Yangshuo landscape, China

Highlights of China Trip Notes

Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures
Destinations:
China
Programmes:
Culture Holidays
Trip Code:
ACH
Activity Level: Leisurely
Leisurely

You are healthy, enjoy the outdoors and want a relaxing trip. No experience is required.

12 Days Flight Inclusive
11 Days Land only
16 Min age

Trip Overview

Tracing the remnants of China's imperial past, we discover the magnificent monuments of Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors, the imposing mosques of Xi'an, and the picturesque city of Hangzhou. We also have time to explore some of the exquisite landscapes and tranquil countryside of Yangshuo, so beloved by Chinese poets and painters. Visit a time capsule containing one quarter of the human race, where the modern world coexists with the ancient, and each region has its own traditions and mouthwatering culinary delights.

At a Glance

  • 11 days land only/ 12 flight inclusive
  • Travel by train, private minibus, public bus and 2 internal flights
  • 9 nights comfortable hotels, 1 night overnight train
  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner included
  • Optional single supplement, available on request
  • Group normally 5 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs

Trip Highlights

  • Beijing in depth
  • Stunning scenery in Yangshuo
  • Cosmopolitan Shanghai
  • The Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors
  • UNESCO World Heritage West Lake at Hangzhou

Is This Trip for You?

This holiday is designed so that you can see the best parts of China in less than two weeks. There is a lot to see in the time you are there, and the distances covered are large, but everything is scheduled so that it doesn't feel too rushed. You should come armed for an experience: China can be hard work and the summer heat and the bustle of some of the cities can be a little overwhelming. That said, there are places where you can find peace and quiet and we try to fit these into the itinerary at regular intervals.

Adult min age:
16
Min group size:
5
Max group size:
16

Itinerary

ACH Trip Map

Land Only

Start City:
Beijing
End City:
Shanghai

Land Only Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrive Beijing.

    There will be a welcome briefing this evening followed by an opportunity to taste the famous Beijing duck during an optional welcome dinner.

    Dong Fang Hotel or similar

  • Day 2

    Great Wall

    We leave the capital and head into the countryside to the Great Wall, an approx 2 hour journey to the north of the city. We go to one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall at Mutianyu which is an impressive sight, snaking across mountains and valleys into the distance. This section of the Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. The wall here is upto 8.5 metres high and 5 metres wide, and has 22 watchtowers on its 2,250-metre-long stretch. There are some steep steps to navigate and clients who suffer from vertigo may find it difficult, (there is an optional cable car and chairlift). There is the option of seeing a Kung Fu show or a trip to the opera this evening in Beijing.
    Dong Fang Hotel or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch
  • Day 3

    More exploration of Beijing; to Xi'an

    The sightseeing in Beijing today will include the Forbidden City with its innumerable courtyards and temples, and the Temple of Heaven Park in the southern part of the city. We also visit Tiananmen square, the largest square in the world and able to hold over a million people. We will take a walking tour of the cities hutongs (narrow alleys) to see what is left of old Beijing and its traditions. In the afternoon we board an overnight train to the ancient city of Xi'an. It is recommended to try and get food before the train as there is a limited selection provided on the train. The train itself is of a good standard, although facilities such as washrooms and toilets are shared with other passengers. Sleepers are four berth and bedding is provided.

    Overnight Train

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch
  • Day 4

    Morning walking tour of the Muslim area; free afternoon or optional cycle ride.

    Xi'an is one of China's former capitals and one of the few cities in the country to have retained its city walls, probably because they are so massive that no revolutionary was willing to tackle the huge task of removing them. Today we will visit the city and the Bell and Drum Plaza at its heart, along with the Great Mosque. The Muslim quarter is a fascinating place to visit, especially in the evening as it comes alive with the bustle of the bazaars and food stalls. It is possible to hire bikes (optional) and cycle on the city walls to appreciate the sheer scale of the walls.

    Skytel Hotel or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Full day in Xi'an/Terracotta Warriors

    Today we visit the famous Terracotta Warriors of Emperor Qin. Originally four armies were planned, at each point of the compass, life-size and lifelike. Three have been found and it is assumed the emperor's successors decided enough was enough before the fourth was begun. The first pit excavated had an estimated 6,000 figures in its one army. The third pit has been opened to the public, which contains the 'command post' for the entire operation. This is one of China's great tourist attractions, and some people may find the sheer numbers of visitors rather overpowering. 

    After our visit we will take our lunch at a local farmer's restaurant nearby with the opportunity to taste some fresh seasonal produce, home-made noodles and bread. The rest of the afternoon and evening is left free to relax. It is possible to hire bikes (optional) and cycle on the city walls to appreciate the sheer scale of these constructions. There is also the opportunity to attend an evening performance of the Tang Dynasty Show; a performance of the region's ancient music with accompanying dance.

    Skytel Hotel or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch
  • Day 6

    Flight to Guilin; transfer to Yangshuo

    This morning we fly to Guilin in the South of China. We then drive for 2 hours through the stunning towering limestone scenery to Yangshuo. The surrounding region is famous for the steep-sided Karst Mountains that pierce the otherwise flat landscape of paddy fields. A view of a rural landscape that has changed little in centuries. Despite its small size Yangshuo has quite a good tourist infrastructure due to its large transient population of backpackers and domestic tourists.

    Once we have settled into our hotel there will be time for a short orientation walk before dinner.

    Starway Hotel or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 7

    Cycle to Moon Hill past rice terraces; free afternoon.

    Today we have the chance to appreciate the spectacular landscape on two wheels; as we take a bike and ride towards Moon Hill, one of the most famous in the area. Lunch is spent at a local family-run restaurant, giving us the opportunity to sample some new dishes. The afternoon is free to relax or enjoy one of the many optional activities Yangshuo has to offer. A local cooking class is recommended, as under the watchful eye of an expert we learn more about the Chinese cuisine and hopefully pick up a few skills to learn in the future!

    Starway Hotel or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch
  • Day 8

    Transfer to Guilin; fly to Hangzhou and lakeside dinner

    This morning we transfer back to Guilin to take a flight to the eastern city of Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province. The city is most famous for its natural beauty, with the pretty West Lake being a favourite subject of countless poets and artists, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Apparently described by Marco Polo as "the finest and most splendid city in the world", Hangzhou was named one of the top 52 places to go by the New York Times in 2016. We will take an afternoon walk exploring the city's highlights before enjoying a scenic lakeside dinner.


    Zhejiang Culture Plaza Hotel or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Dinner
  • Day 9

    Morning tour of Hangzhou; to Shanghai

    This morning we will take a tour of Hangzhou. Highlights include the Buddhist Lingyin temple, which translates as the 'Temple of the Soul's Retreat'. From here we will take a short walk to experience the beautiful surroundings before experiencing a tea-tasting at a local teahouse.

    After a late afternoon bullet train to Shanghai we take a walking tour of the famous Bund area, to see the iconic buildings along the riverside lit up in all their glory. There will be the opportunity to visit the Jin Mao Tower (optional), which is the 18th tallest building in the world and boasts a spectacular view of Shanghai from the observation deck.

    Kingtown Hotel Plaza or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 10

    Full day in Shanghai

    Today we will spend the day exploring the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, which has a real international feel to it when compared to many of our previous destinations. We will make a morning visit to the Shanghai museum which boasts some of China's most beautiful and best preserved cultural relics, with some over 5,000 years old! Then we will head to the Yuyuan garden which offers an oasis of calm and tranquility in contrast with the hustle and bustle of city life. The garden is composed of six scenic areas and the exquisite architecture, carving and scultures are a delight to see.

    In the evening there is a chance to see the fantastic Shanghai Acrobatic Show along with a farewell dinner (both optional) before our departure tomorrow.

    Kingtown Hotel Plaza or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 11

    End Shanghai

    The trip ends in Shanghai after breakfast.

Accommodation

Hotels & Train

Dong Fang Hotel, Beijing

On this trip you will spend 9 nights in comfortable hotels and 1 night 1st class sleeper train, soft-bed berths. In all the cities, we stay in good, tourist class hotels with twin rooms and private facilities. Nearly all the hotels are locally rated as at least 3-star and wherever possible located as near to local attractions as possible. The overnight trains are in the 'soft sleeper' cabins, which are 4 berth (bunk beds) private cabins. The train itself is of a good standard, although please note that facilities such as washrooms and toilets are shared with other passengers and the cleanliness can never be guaranteed. Bedding is provided but we do recommend you consider taking a thin sleep sheet. Whilst we make every attempt to place passengers together in cabins, sometimes this is impossible, however we will never place a solo traveller in a cabin by themselves (they will always be either with another passenger on the trip or with the leader).

Single supplement from 393,70 €

Food & Transport

Eating & Drinking

All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner included.

One of the major draws of China is its exciting and varied cuisine. On this trip you will be able to try many different dishes that will be carefully selected with your leaders help and based on the group's dietary requirements and preferences. Meals generally consist of shared dishes, which is the best way to experience as many different ingredients as possible and try things you might not usually choose. Examples of popular dishes include Ma Po Tofu, a delicious tofu dish made with beef, chillies and onion, Gong Bao chicken, a very popular dish with chilli and peanuts, the iconic Peking Duck, served with hoisin sauce and pancakes, and dumplings in many shapes and sizes. There are many different dishes to try and the leader will always try and accommodate tastes, but if you do tire of Chinese food there are always opportunities to eat Western-style dishes in the cities you visit. For vegetarians or those with dietary requirements, many of the traditional dishes can be amended to omit the meat products.

Transportation

Road travel will be by private minibus and taxis, public buses and metro in some cities.  Most of the driving days are not long, usually no more than four hours.

On trains we use first class 'soft-seat' or 'soft-sleeper', which although not quite up to western first class standards and usually more than acceptable. Usually these are 4-berth (bunk bed style). Please note that whilst every attempt will be made to place passengers in the same/nearby cabins this is not always possible. A single passenger will not be placed by themselves; there will always be another member of the group in the cabin.

All flights will be in economy class.

Weather & Seasonality

When to go

Beijing & Xi'an: The north of China has warm (25degC+), quite humid summers, and cold dry winters. If you travel between June and August, it will be hot more or less everywhere, except in the mountains. Some rain must be expected, possibly heavy. If you travel in September/October, you will probably get less rain and the temperatures will be fairly warm (around 20degC) everywhere.

Weather Information

Beijing & Xi'an: The north of China has warm (25º+C), quite humid summers, and cold dry winters. If you travel between June and August, it will be hot more or less everywhere, except in the mountains. Some rain must be expected, possibly heavy. If you travel in September/October, you will probably get less rain and the temperatures will be fairly warm (around 20ºC) everywhere. Yangshuo/Shanghai: The south of China is sub-tropical with hot (30ºC), wet summers (May to September), and warm, relatively dry (November to March) winters, though rain is possible at almost any time of year. The winter months in China are cold (+3ºC), so if travelling in November/March be prepared for temperatures to drop to below freezing at night in the North, but with almost guaranteed dry sightseeing. The weather is milder in the south.

Weather Charts

Joining Instructions

Travelling flight inclusive from London: 12 days

The group flight from London is an overnight flight departing the day before Day 1 of the itinerary.

Flights from London


We normally use the scheduled services of Air China (depending on availability). As flight timings and schedules change regularly we recommend you call one of our specialist sales staff or your agent to confirm up‐to‐date timings. Please note timings may change at a later date and cannot be confirmed until approximately two weeks before departure.


Internal flights during the trip are with a local airline.

Travelling land only: 11 days starting in Beijing and ending in Shanghai

Your trip normally starts at our accommodation in Beijing in the morning of Day 1 of the itinerary. Details of how to reach the start point are provided in the Final Joining Instructions ‐ sent approximately two weeks before departure.

Regional Flights

The Flight Inclusive price is based on a London departure, but we are happy to tailor this to your local or regional airport. Please ask about flights from local or regional airports.

If booking regional flights other than with Exodus, you must allow a minimum connecting time (in addition to the international check-in time) of 1 hour at Gatwick, and 1.5 hours at Heathrow; this is longer than the official minimum, but baggage handling is known to be subject to delays.

Free Transfers

Exodus offers FREE airport arrival and departure transfers on any flight for this trip, for both Land Only and Flight Inclusive clients, so no matter which flight you choose to arrive on you will be met and transferred to your hotel. All those taking advantage of the free airport transfers must provide full flight details for both arrival and departure in advance; unless specified otherwise, the transfer will be to the Exodus start (or pre-tour) hotel; transfers to other hotels in the same city may attract an extra charge; transfers may be shared with other Exodus customers on the same flight, or on a flight with similar arrival times.

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers will be sent to you as part of our Final Joining Instructions. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

Location start:
Beijing
Location end:
Shanghai

What to Take

Essential Equipment

In addition to your 'normal' daily clothes, you will need the following: Light casual cotton clothing is recommended. Please remember that you will be expected to cover your legs and arms (to the elbow) during visits to some temples and palaces. Sandals are useful as they are cooler and are easier to take off when visiting temples. A light pair of long underwear, a fleece, hat, gloves and a wind-proof or down jacket if visiting from November to March/April is advised. Lightweight walking boots that give proper ankle support, or at least comfortable and strong trainers are recommended for the walk on the Wall. Cycling helmets are unlikely to be available for hire and if they are the quality cannot be guaranteed, we therefore strongly suggest you bring your own helmet with you for this trip.

At time of writing the standard weight limit for hold baggage on the recommended international carrier for this trip is 20kg. We recommend packing only one piece of
checked baggage.

Internal flights in the destination country are subject to a weight limit of 20kg.

Optional Equipment

Lightweight waterproof jacket or an umbrella. The overnight trains are generally very clean, but as standards vary, you may feel more comfortable bringing a sleeping bag liner or similar to sleep in. You may also wish to take earplugs just in case there are louder sleepers in the berth! Most people want to carry certain items with them during the day while cycling, for this we recommend a large bum-bag or small close-fitting daysack. Shoes with relatively stiff soles are better for biking, and eye-protection (sunglasses) and a waterbottle or hydration system (e.g. camelbak) are also useful.

Practical Information

Passport

China

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and to obtain your own visa, if one is necessary, in accordance with the regulations of the country you are to visit. The information below is primarily for UK passport holders, and other nationalities should check with their travel agent or the relevant embassies. We are not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise, and any subsequent effects.

Visa

China

Nearly all nationalities require a visa to enter China, which must be obtained prior to departure. The Chinese authorities now require a letter from Exodus, confirming all your accommodation details. Along with this, you need to supply a copy of your flight details, which are on your invoice if you have booked directly through Exodus. For further information see http://www.exodus.co.uk/assets/travelink/China.pdf
It is also essential that we have a clear copy of the details page of your passport. This is required to book certain ground services in China and we cannot confirm your details with our local partners until it has been received. This must be emailed as an electronic scan to [email protected] a minimum of 8 weeks prior to your trip.

For assistance with obtaining visas please call Travcour on 020 7223 5295 or visit their website: http://www.travcour.com/page/tour-packs/exodus.php

 

Visa regulations can change without notice: please check the current regulations in good time to obtain a visa if one is required.

Vaccination

China

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. The risk of malaria is slight but you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice.

Travel health can often be something people forget about before going away, but a little preparation and knowledge can go a long way to help you stay fit and healthy while abroad.

The above information can change at short notice; as we are not qualified to answer all your questions about travel health we strongly recommend you contact your Medical Professional or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information.

For additional information please visit: https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

The risk of malaria on this trip is slight, but you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice.

Insurance - are you adequately covered?

It is a condition of joining any of our holidays that you must be fully insured against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs and air ambulance or helicopter rescue services where appropriate). On arrival in destination for your trip, you will be asked to present details to your leader or local representative of your policy.

If you are resident in the UK we strongly recommend the Exodus travel insurance policy, this is specifically designed to cover all activities on your trip. If arranging your own policy please ensure that you are covered for all activities that are part of the trip, optional activities that you intend to take part in and/or on high altitude itineraries, that you are covered up to the maximum altitude of the trip.

Local Time

China's Timezone:
Asia/Shanghai CST (GMT +08:00)

Electricity

China's Electricity:

China uses non‐grounded twin flat plugs, similar to the nongrounded US version. The voltage provided at sockets is 220V ‐ 240V in China. In China, they also sometimes use Australian style 3‐pronged sockets. Sockets are widely available in the hotels that we use for charging camera equipment.

China uses non-grounded twin flat plugs, similar to the non-grounded US version. The voltage provided at sockets is 220V-240V in China. In China, they also sometimes use Australian style 3-pronged sockets. Sockets are widely available in the hotels that we use for charging camera equipment.

Money

China's Currency

The national currency of China is the Chinese Yuan (Renminbi) (CNY), with an exchange rate at the time of publication of approximately 8.3 to the UK£ and 6.7 to the US$.


Exchange facilities are readily available in all the big cities, and many of the hotels that we stay in also have foreign exchange facilities that do not charge a commission as the banks do. Exchange facilities may be limited in smaller towns. Please note that if you wish to change RMB back into hard currency when you leave China, you may have to produce your exchange certificates to do this.

ATM Availability

There are ATMs almost everywhere in China, either actually in or close by the hotels we use, in the major towns and cities. Most but not all ATMs will take British/ European style cards, but your leader will be able to advise you.

Credit cards are widely accepted in China in the cities, less so outside of them.

Cash (GBP or USD) is much easier to exchange than travellers' cheques, and can sometimes attract a better rate of exchange. We generally advise against taking travellers cheques as very few banks can cash them.

Exchange facilities are readily available in all the big cities, and many of the hotels that we stay in also have foreign exchange facilities that do not charge a commission as the banks do. Exchange facilities may be limited in smaller towns. Please note that if you wish to change RMB back into hard currency when you leave China, you may have to produce your exchange certificates to do this.

Extra Expenses & Spending Money

Allow at least £200/$320 for the optional activities mentioned and meals not included, more if you include options given to you locally by your leader not mentioned here. Please note this does not include tips, please see the box below for more details.

Optional Excursions 


There are a number of optional activities, which if you wish, your leader can arrange for you. These range from hiring bikes to boat trips along the Li River and in Yangshuo a stunning water performance. They are subject to schedules and availability; your leader will let you know what is available and the local costs.

Beijing
Opera: £32
Kungfu Show: £32
Cable car at Great Wall: £11 one way; £14 return

Xian
Bell and Drum Tower entry £5, city wall entry £6, Bike rental on
the city walls in Xian (90min) £5
Tang Dynasty Show and dumpling banquet £33

Yangshuo
Liu Sanjie show £33
Li River Cruise £23
Cooking Class £20
Bike rental £5/day, bike guide £30/group
Taiji/calligraphy/Chinese painting lesson £12

Shanghai
Acrobatic performance £33
River cruise £23

It is not compulsory to join any of these optional activities and your leader can recommend many more options. It is also possible to arrange many of these activities independently if you prefer. The prices quoted above generally do not include transportation to get to these activities, which will cost extra, and there are more expensive tickets available for better seats at various performances.

 

Please note:

Some hotels in China require a refundable deposit of between 200-400CNY per room, to be paid upon check in, to cover items from the minibar etc. This can usually be paid in cash or on credit card, and will be refunded in full upon departure providing no items have been consumed.

Tipping

This is entirely at your own discretion however; we suggest that you allow a few pounds for tips for the local guides and staff. In China, with the increase in tourism, tipping has become customary. The local staff will probably expect some gratuity and we suggest you allow for this. The leader will suggest to the group that they donate a sum of £25/$40 per person towards a kitty on arrival. This money is then used for tipping of local guides, hotel porters, drivers etc. It is basically to ensure that the hassle is taken out of various tipping activities for you. If you do not wish to contribute to a central pool for tips you are of course free to do so.

If you feel that your leader has performed well over the course of your trip, you may want to show your appreciation of their services. The sum you choose to give is entirely personal, but as a guide, £3-4/$4-6 per person per day would be a reasonable starting point.

The 'tipping kitty' explained above is entirely separate from any contribution to the tour leader. Our local staff are paid well and fairly for their work with Exodus.

Responsible Tourism

At Exodus we believe in the power of Responsible Travel.

Every time we travel, we are part of a global movement that creates jobs, builds more sustainable societies, encourages cultural understanding and safeguards common natural and cultural heritage. To learn more about what Responsible Travel means to Exodus click here… 

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Important Information

On all guided trips

Although our leaders are well trained to deal with different capabilities, if they have any concerns about someone’s ability to safely partake in an activity, or their impact on other people’s enjoyment, we authorise them to take necessary action which, in some circumstances, may involve asking someone to miss that activity.

Although rarely enforced, by booking this trip you agree to section 16 of our Booking Conditions which clearly states that our leaders have the authority to do this. In these circumstances we will ensure anyone sitting out is safely provided for and offered alternative options where possible. Refunds will not be provided for activities missed and customers may be liable for additional costs incurred.

On all trips

In booking this trip you should be confident in your ability to participate in all activities described in these Trip Notes. If you have any doubt about your suitability you should call the Exodus office and ask to speak to one of the experts on this itinerary.

In an emergency, please contact our 24 hour out of hours service on +44 (0) 844 326 7041.

Every time that you travel abroad you should take the time to read the warnings in the essential information in the brochure.

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers, and details of how to reach the start point, will be sent to you approximately 2 to 3 weeks prior to departure. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

The information in these Trip Notes is given in good faith. Where differences exist between the Trip Notes and our current brochure or website, the Trip Notes supersede the brochure and website. All holidays can be subject to unexpected changes; in order to enjoy them you should be prepared to be flexible where necessary. Occasionally, as stated in our brochure, it may not be possible to follow the itinerary as planned. This may be for a variety of reasons - climatic, political, physical or other. In these circumstances we will make the best possible alternative arrangements that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.

As fuel prices, airport taxes and exchange rates fluctuate, and airlines manage their rates to match demand, it is proving harder than ever to guarantee our Flight Inclusive prices. Although we endeavour to keep our website as accurate as possible, daily fluctuations mean that our Flight Inclusive price may be out of date. For accurate prices we recommend that you contact one of our Travel Experts, or your Travel Agent.

TRAVEL AWARE –STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD

 

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the NHS have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad. For more on security, local laws, plus passport and visa information, see https://travelaware.campaign.gov.uk/

Keep informed of current travel health news by visiting https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/

Advice can change so check regularly for updates.

For all latest travel information about your holiday, please visit our Travel Safety Advice page.

How to Book

1. Check availability

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2. Secure your place

You can provisionally hold a place on this trip, usually for between three and seven days.

3. Complete your booking and payment

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