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North China Getaway

China

Tour length 12 daysFrom Beijing to Shanghai
Christmas & New Year
Active Adventure
In-depth Cultural
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Fully Guided
Serious

About this tour

Discover the breathtaking countryside and rich cultural history of China's north on this 12-day trip bookended by the bright city lights of the country’s biggest hubs. From the dizzying heights of Huangshan, the Great Wall and waterfront Shanghai to the underground pits that hold thousands of Terracotta Warriors, this trip explores the diversity and significance of China. Go beyond the tourist trail, immersing yourself in the local ways of life, with hand-picked experiences to choose from and curated stays in small village guesthouses along the way. Northern China is a feast for the senses, especially your appetite.This trip is made for travellers who value their independence but also want the benefit of a local leader and a group of like-minded travellers. The itinerary has a mix of included activities and free time when your leader will offer suggestions. Please budget spending money for optional activities you want to partake in.This trip packs a lot into a short amount of time, so we highly recommend spending extra time in Beijing and Shanghai before and after your trip.Family-run guesthouses and hostels are used on this trip, which tend to have more basic facilities than hotels (but offer a lot more character). You’ll encounter some cold-water showers, might need to rug up inside in the colder months and need to use a few squat toilets. The local experience is worth it – trust us!With treks on the Great Wall and Huangshan, both of which can be tough going with many steps, uneven surfaces and steep terrain, you'll need a good level of fitness to get the most out of this trip. Walking shoes with good support and grip are essential, as is being prepared to sweat it out a bit.The overnight train travel included is in 'hard sleeper' class – carriages sectioned off into 3 tier (6 berth) compartments. It’s not luxury, but it’s efficient and a great local experience. For more information about the overnight train condition, please check out the Essential Trip Information.
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Tour ID 4073
Tour length 12 days
Language English
Group size 16
Age range 15 - 99

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Intrepid Travel

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Day 1: Beijing
Day 2: Great Wall
Day 3: Great Wall
Day 4: Beijing - Overnight Train
Day 5: Xi'an
Day 6: Xi'an – Overnight Train
Day 7: Shanghai
Day 8-9: Huangshan
Day 10: Hongcun
Day 11: Shanghai
Day 12: Shanghai

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Carbon emission, kg/CO2
(Guests: 1, Nights: 1)
10
Exploreo will offset your calculated CO2e at no cost.
How is the carbon footprint calculated?
From€897/ Person
(-15%)€1,055
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