Cost from US$2600, 13 days, 6 day hiking, 5 day sightseeing

China for hikers

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    On this fascinating journey you experience the many facets of China, from the famous sights to the more obscure experiences. From the capital city of Beijing, where you explore all the major places of interest, including the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and a more remote section of the Great Wall. You will travel to Xi'an. the ancient capital to visit the famous Terracotta Warriors in Xian. This tour is the ideal journey if you want to see the famous “icons” of China in an interesting way. After a few days hiking in beautiful countryside of Yunnan we will go to picturesque Guilin. Your journey continues to Longji, Dragon's Back. This trip will allow you to take a scenic hike in a legendary terraced fields. We will then go to Yangshuo which has attracted travelers for centuries, followed by a bikng excursion to the surrounding countryside - an area known as Moonhill - famous for its poetic Chinese landscape. Our trip in Yangshuo will also include a boat trip on the Li river.

    Day 1 Beijing 
    Met by your guide and taken to your centrally located hotel for overnight. Rest of day is free on your own.

    Day 2  Gubeikou to Jinshanling 
    Transfer to Gubeikou Great Wall(2Hrs drive), start trekking to Jinshanling Great Wall(4-5 Hrs). Stay overnight at Jinshanling.

    Day 3  Great Wall 
    Trek from Jinshanling to Simatai Great Wall(4-5 Hrs). Meet your driver again and transfer back to Beijing for overnight.

    Day 4   Beijing 
    Visit Tian’an Men Square and the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven. In the evening take an overnight soft sleeper train to Xi’an (12Hrs, 20:40--08:29+1)

    Option: Take a bullet train to Xi’an, 4.5Hrs and overnight in Xi’an

    The Price different for train and hotel about US$100/person

    Day 5  Xi'an 
    Arrive in Xi'an in early morning, met and taken to the hotel for breakfast. Sightseeing in Xi'an history museum. Also visit its ancient sites, which include the Bell and Drum Towers, the Wild Goose Pagoda. In the evening, there will be a dinner and concert from the restored Tang Dynasty featuring court music and dance. Stay in Xi'an. 

    Day 6  Xi'an to Lijiang 
    Visit Terra Cotta Army site, flight to Lijiang in the afternoon, spend the rest day visit Lijiang--UNESCO world heritage site as time permit such as Black Dragon Park,  the Naxi Dongba Museum etc.

    Day 7  Tiger Leaping Gorge
    Transfer to Tiger Leaping Gorge. Hiking the third deepest gorge in the world. Asia’s top hiking destination. Stay in the gorge. 

    Day 8  Tiger Leaping Gorge
    Hiking in the gorge and transfer back to Lijiang. Visit old city of Lijiang in the evening. Stay in Lijiang.

    Option: Enjoy a concert of traditional Naxi music as your wishes. 

    Day 9  Lijiang to Guilin(Longji)
    Take the flight to Guilin. Met and transfer to Longji terraced fields for your overnight.

    Day 10  Longji
    Hike Longji fields to Dazhai.(5Hrs) best place to view the art of agriculture. Stay in Longji.

    Day 11  Longji to Yangshuo
    Transfer to Yangshuo. the famed laid back countryside of southern China. Hike along the Yulong River(2Hrs) to visit local village and beautiful views. Stay in Yangshuo.

    Day 12  Yansghuo
    Biking tour-spend a few hours pedaling through the spectacular scenery of the surrounding countryside, including Moon Hill, a limestone pinnacle with a moon-shaped outcrop. Meet the inhabitants of local villages.

    Option: take a Bamboo raft trip in Li river from Yangti to Xingping. Stay in Yangshuo.

    Day 13  Yangshuo
    Transfer to Guilin airport included.

    Oct. 17 (Sunday) - Oct. 29 (Friday), 2021
    Apr. 24 (Sunday) - May 06 (Friday), 2022
    May 22 (Sunday) - Jun. 03 (Friday), 2022
    Sept. 18 (Sunday) - Sept. 30 (Friday), 2022

    Tour Prices in US$: $2600/person 6+ persons
    3 - 5 persons +$500/person to advertised price
    2 - 2 persons +$1000/person to advertised price
    Private dates + US$500person to advertised price
    Singleroom Supplement: $600/person


    --All meals as noted in your itinerary with complimentary drinking water

    --All entry fees and sightseeing as noted in your itinerary

    --All overnights in hotels based on double occupancy and including breakfast, service charge, and government tax


    -- All International and domestic flights, domestic trains, plus relevant taxes

    --All services not mentioned and all items of a personal nature

    --Tipping or gratuities to guides and drivers

    --Mandatory international travel insurance

    --Excursions other than those specified in trips--Extra cost if tour is delayed or changed due to reasons beyond control

    "Me and my friends enjoyed the trip very much, the great wall hiking was a great experience"

    Thanks to our guide who arranged everything flawlessly."

    -- Sophie (France)


    My second trip in China with ActiveChina, been to the Silk Road years ago. As always I wasn't disappointed at all. Very good trip and beyond my expectation.  Would recommend this company to anyone who wants to see China in a different way, privately.

    Karen - USA


2 - 16 participants




13 days, 6 hiking days, 5 sightseeing days


Moderate with 3-5 hr walks daily


Beijing - Great Wall - Xi'an - Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge - Guilin - Longji - Yangshuo



✧Visit China’s capital city, Forbidden City, Temple Of Heaven
✧Hiking on Great Wall
✧World Famous Terra Cotta Army
✧Lijiang world heritage site
✧Hiking the third deepest gorge
✧Hiking in terraced fields of Longji.
✧Cycling and Bamboo raft in beautiful Li river.

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