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Classic Shanghai to Hong Kong Adventure

8 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Shanghai
Arrive at any time.

After the group meeting, head out for an optional group dinner and go for a stroll along the Bund, taking in Shanghai's futuristic skyline.

Day 2 Shanghai/Yangshuo
Spend a free day exploring the mix of modern and historic in Shanghai before boarding an overnight train to Yangshuo.

Day 3 Yangshuo
Transfer to Yangshuo. Admire the region's unforgettable landscape, dotted with towering karst mountains along the winding Li River.

Spend two days in Yangshuo enjoying the heaps of activities available in this scenic region. Some favourites include dabbling in Tai Chi or Chinese calligraphy, walking and cycling through the countryside, climbing atop a karst for panoramic views or relaxing at one of the town's many cafés. Try your hand at cooking local fare at a boutique cooking school and pre-book the Central Chinese Cooking Class by adding it to your checkout page, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Day 4 Yangshuo
With an entire free day, Yangshuo is yours to discover.

Try your hand at cooking local fare at a boutique cooking school and pre-book the Central Chinese Cooking Class by adding it to your checkout page, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Day 5 Yangshuo/Longji
Enjoy a morning float down the Li River, then enjoy a traditional lunch at the Jia Community Restaurant. After lunch, transfer to Longji and get ready for the next day's hike with some free time. (L)

Day 6 Longji
Enjoy village to village trekking along the rice terraces.

Longji is famous for its centuries old rice terraces, often referred to as the Dragon's Backbone, built along forested mountain slopes that seem to poke into the clouds. Check out the unique wooden architecture of the local Zhuang and Yao people.

Day 7 Longji/Hong Kong
Transfer to Guilin and board a bullet train to Hong Kong, arriving in the late afternoon.

Day 8 Hong Kong
Depart at any time.
All This Included
Ultramodern and resolutely traditional, China is a land with one foot in the present and the other striding into the future. This eight-day adventure connects them both, beginning with Shanghai’s sleek skyscrapered skyline. Then, you’ll strap on your boots and hike into the countryside around Longji to wander the picturesque rice paddies. (Depending on the season, you may even get to help out with the harvest.) See the limestone karsts of Guilin before you return to modern times with a two-day stint in always-on Hong Kong. Nature and modernity, in perfect balance.
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Shanghai
  • Longji Terraces half day trek
  • Orientation walk in Yangshuo
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels (4 nts)
    Guesthouse (2 nts)
    Sleeper train (1 nt)
  • No meals included.
  • Transportation: Train, private vehicle.
  • Explore Shanghai's mix of modern trends and historic sites
  • Trek along rice terraces through different villages
  • Travel along the famous Li River
  • Discover scenic Yangshuo
Hotels (4 nts)
Longji, China: Liqing Hotel (or similar)
Shanghai, China: Shanghai Holland Hotel (or similar)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Harbour Plaza North Point (or similar)
Yangshuo, China: Xinfuan Hotel (West Street) (or similar)

Guesthouse (2 nts)

Sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12.
  • Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.