Sample Itinerary - REF CHINA 660

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Tailor made holidays and tours to Hong Kong in China

Day 1: Hong Kong - Guilin

We will meet you at the airport and make sure you get checked in for the flight to Guilin. Upon arrival in Guilin, we will transfer to your hotel.

Guilin tours and tailor-made holidays in China

Day 2: Guilin - Yangshuo

This morning drive on to Yangshuo. Renowned for its striking, if bizarre scenery, vast areas of karst limestone outcrops which rise up from flat rice paddy fields. From Yangshuo it is possible to take a relaxing cruise by simple bamboo raft or motorised long boat along the River Li passing an endless procession of peaks and remote villages.

Tailor made holidays and tours to Yangshuo in China

Day 3: Yangshuo

Choose to go boating along the Li or Yu Long rivers, cycling, hiking, rafting or rock climbing or simply spend the day exploring this charming village laden with quirky shops, tea shops, antiques, art t-shirt designers and souvenir curios. Maybe take a calligraphers or beginners art class with a local painter or enjoy a morning class at the ‘Cloud 9’ cooking school.

Tailor made holidays and tours to Yangshuo in China

Day 4: Yangshuo - Kunming

Returning to Guilin we tour the enormous Reed Flute Caves. Take an afternoon stroll along the picturesque riverside foot bridges and paths before our overnight train journey to Kunming.

Tailor made holidays and tours to Kunming in China

Day 5: Kunming

Capital of Yunnan Province, Kunming lies 2000m above sea level. Its gentle weather and abundance of flowers have earned it the name ‘City of Eternal Spring’. Arriving mid morning, hotel check in and free time. Visit the stunning Western Hills or the Dragon Gate Grotto if you choose.

Tailor made holidays and tours to Kunming in China

Day 6: Kunming - Lijiang

Today we visit the petrified Stone Forest, before flying onward to Lijiang.

Tailor made holidays and tours to Lijiang in China

Day 7: Lijiang - Wenhai and Lashihai

Seeing the reflection of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain on the surface of a picturesque lake, is the highlight of the 3 - 4 hour hike toward Wenhai Eco lodge. Upon arrival explore the village and drink tea with a local family.

Tailor made holidays and tours to Wenhai and Lashihai in China

Day 8: Wenhai and Lashihai

This morning you visit Yi Village before embarking on a 4 hour hike to visit the Lashishai community. Here, you’ll meet and stay overnight with a traditional Naxi indigenous family.

Tailor made holidays and tours to Wenhai and Lashihai in China

Day 9: Wenhai and Lashihai

En route to Liming (approx 3 hour drive) visit the town of Shigu, located on the first bend of the Yangtze River. Here you undertake a 3 hour hike (or pony ride if you choose) to the 3000m summit of the Thousand Tortoise Mountain. After enjoying the spectacular panoramic views continue your walk (downhill) to Liming.

Tailor made holidays and tours to Wenhai and Lashihai in China

Day 10: Wenhai and Lashihai - Tiger Leaping Gorge

After breakfast head to the excitingly named Tiger leaping gorge on the Yangtze River. Some 16km long and up to 3000m deep, it is the world’s deepest canyon. The gorge is so narrow at various points that legend has it a tiger once escaped pursuit by leaping across. You will trek in the gorge today.

Tailor made holidays and tours to Tiger Leaping Gorge in China

Day 11: Tiger Leaping Gorge

You’ll have a chance to walk in the gorge this morning and take in the dramatic, yet stark scenery. After lunch return to Lijiang for your onward flight to Hong Kong. Our services will end with your arrival into Hong Kong.

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