China Tours & Trips 2020

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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Wonders of China & the Yangtze River

Collette
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
16 days
$ 200 / day
$ 3,199
From : $ 3,935
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Savor traditional Chinese food including dumplings, noodles and Peking Duck.
  • Share lunch with a local family in their Hutong home.
  • Partake in a traditional tea ceremony.
  • Take your seat at an amazing acrobatics show.
  • All aboard the Maglev train - reach speeds over 260 miles per hour!
  • Interact with China’s national treasure at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base.
  • Walk on the Juyongguan section of the Great Wall.
  • Explore Old Town Shanghai and tranquil Yuyuan Garden.
  • Take a relaxing 4-night upstream cruise on the Yangtze River.
Visits:
Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shanghai, Xian, China
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China Sampler

SmarTours
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 150 / day
$ 1,499
From : $ 4,097
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit the Tiananmen Square (Beijing)
  • Explore the Great Wall (Beijing)
  • See the Terra Cotta Soldiers (Xian)
  • Embark on a guided orientation drive and stroll down the Bund (Shanghai)
  • Enjoy Suzhou Excursion (Shanghai)
Visits:
Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Terra Cotta Warriors, The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Xian, China
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Yunnan Explorer

Intrepid Travel
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12 days
$ 133 / day
$ 1,670
From : $ 2,147
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Hard
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit our local Bai friends in Dali and learn about Bai people and their way of life.
  • In Shaxi, you'll see one of the best-preserved traditional towns in Yunnan. Stay in a friendly, family-run guesthouse and sample some authentic local cuisine
  • Experience the legendary Tiger Leaping Gorge, with two days of hiking one of China's most breathtaking trails.
  • Journey to Shangrila and walk among Tibetan pilgrims in Sumtseling Monastery.
  • Travel like a local, on public buses and sleeper trains. It's the perfect opportunity to interact with people and take in the charming provincial scenery.
  • You've never tried anything like Yunannese food! Get a different perspective on Chinese cuisine with the unique flavours of the local soup, noodles, mushrooms and even cheese.
Visits:
Dali, Lijiang, Kunming, China
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Trans-Mongolian Experience

Intrepid Travel
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
20 days
$ 214 / day
$ 4,280
From : $ 5,778
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Discover Russia, Mongolia and China on sample two of the world’s greatest overland journeys – the Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian railroads.
  • Visit some of Intrepid’s local friends in St Petersburg and share some afternoon tea in a unique setting – a Soviet-era communal apartment.
  • Combine train travel with time to explore cities and villages along the way, including two nights in a homestay with a Russian family near Lake Baikal.
  • Immerse yourself in Mongolian wilderness during a night in a ger camp in Terelj National Park, including a locally-guided hike to a Buddhist retreat and a hand-on dumpling dinner.
  • Explore Ulaanbaatar on a tour of the Mongolian capital, a city where the outer suburbs are still made up of tented ger camps but the centre is home to modern skyscrapers.
Visits:
Beijing, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Moscow, Ulaanbaatar, China, Mongolia, Russia
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China Family Holiday

Intrepid Travel
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12 days
$ 225 / day
$ 3,170
From : $ 3,637
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Though not quite visible from space, the Great Wall of China is still massive! Wander this iconic monument and learn about its history
  • Travel back in time to the era of China’s powerful Emperors in Beijing while you and your family explore the halls and courtyards of the Forbidden City
  • Experience whizzing through the Chinese landscape on futuristic bullet trains
  • The kids will enjoy meeting the pandas in Chengdu on a once-in-a-lifetime encounter. Watch these adorable creatures at play, get to know the super-cute red ones, and learn about important conservation work
  • Uncover the secrets of Chinese food in a cooking class in Yangshuo 
  • Wrap up this eye-opening adventure in Hong Kong – a fast-paced explosion for the senses that’s an exciting mix of old and new, East and West
Visits:
Beijing, Chengdu, Great Wall of China, Hong Kong, Yangshuo, Xian, Guilin, Victoria, China
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Wonders of China & the Yangtze River

Collette
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
16 days
$ 187 / day
$ 2,999
From : $ 3,689
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Savor traditional Chinese food including dumplings, noodles and Peking Duck.
  • Share lunch with a local family in their Hutong home.
  • Partake in a traditional tea ceremony.
  • Take your seat at an amazing acrobatics show.
  • All aboard the Maglev train - reach speeds over 260 miles per hour!
  • Interact with China’s national treasure at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base.
  • Walk on the Juyongguan section of the Great Wall.
  • Explore Old Town Shanghai and tranquil Yuyuan Garden.
  • Take a relaxing 4-night upstream cruise on the Yangtze River.
Visits:
Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shanghai, Xian, China
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Villages of Southwest China

Audley Travel
Preferred
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15 days
$ 7,115
From : $ 9,605
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Visits:
Dali, Guilin, Lijiang, China
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Yunnan Adventure

Intrepid Travel
Premier
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20 days
$ 155 / day
$ 3,095
From : $ 4,178
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Follow the Yunnan–Vietnam railway and visit the one of the oldest train stations on this line at Bisezhai village for a fascinating glimpse into history.
  • Explore idyllic Yuangyang on a guided half-day walk, snapping photos of the spectacular rice terrace landscapes.
  • Discover the Ming and Qing marvels of Jianshui Ancient Town on a guided walk. Visit Zhu's Family Garden, the Confucius temple and the amazingly preserved Tuanshan village
  • In Shaxi, you'll see one of the best-preserved traditional towns in Yunnan. Stay in a friendly, family-run guesthouse and sample some local specialities.
  • Hike the legendary Tiger Leaping Gorge – one of China's most breathtaking trails, and journey to Shangrila to walk among Tibetan pilgrims in Sumtseling Monastery.
Visits:
Dali, Kunming, Lijiang, China, Vietnam
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Northern Vietnam & Yunnan Adventure

Intrepid Travel
Premier
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29 days
$ 146 / day
$ 4,220
From : $ 5,697
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Float along the lake, viewing magnificent waterfalls and wildlife in the Ba Be National Park. A traditional homestay is the perfect way to access remote parts of this region and to get a real glimpse of Vietnamese life.
  • Mrs Mai’s Responsible Tourism project in Dong Van is an eye-opening insight into the world of human trafficking. Learn about the amazing efforts made by an inspirational project to free their country of this crime.
  • Explore idyllic Yuangyang on a guided half-day walk, snapping photos of the spectacular rice terrace landscapes and learning a thing or two about their makers, the Hani people.
  • Discover the Ming and Qing marvels of Jianshui Ancient Town on a guided walk. Visit Zhu's Family Garden, the Confucius temple and the amazingly preserved Tuanshan village
  • In Shaxi, you'll see one of the best-preserved traditional towns in Yunnan. Stay in a friendly, family-run guesthouse and sample some authentic local cuisine
  • Experience the legendary Tiger Leaping Gorge, with two days of hiking one of China's most breathtaking trails, and journey to Shangrila to walk among Tibetan pilgrims in Sumtseling Monastery.
Visits:
Dali, Hanoi, Kunming, Lijiang, China, Vietnam
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Hanoi to Kunming

Intrepid Travel
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 165 / day
$ 1,485
From : $ 2,005
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Follow the Yunnan-Vietnam railway and visit the one of the oldest train stations on this line at Bisezhai village for a fascinating glimpse into history
  • Explore idyllic Yuangyang on a guided half-day walk, snapping photos of the spectacular rice terrace landscapes and learning a thing or two about their makers, the Hani people
  • Discover the Ming and Qing marvels of Jianshui Ancient Town on a guided walk. Visit Zhu's Family Garden, the Confucius temple and the amazingly preserved Tuanshan village
  • Kunming is yours for the taking. Enjoy plenty of free time in the liveable, laid-back 'Spring City' to make your own discoveries
Visits:
Kunming, Hanoi, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam
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China: Hike, Bike, Kayak & Kung Fu

Intrepid Travel
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
16 days
$ 252 / day
$ 4,025
From : $ 5,434
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Hard
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Hike along unrestored sections of the Great Wall, with magnificent views of the Wall winding along mountain ridges, maybe even all to ourselves!
  • Find your Zen while learning kung fu from a local master. Learn the basic principles and common misconceptions of the martial art while being guided through moves and practices.
  • Cycle through Hutong lanes and past landmarks on an adventure to Beijing’s Forbidden City, and continue your ride later on with a scenic trip through Kaiping, revealing the hidden history and clan culture of its many abandoned fortified tower houses.
  • Spend time hiking the rice terrace-carved landscape of Longji, learning a few things about tea picking and perhaps sampling a cuppa at a tea plantation in Yangshuo.
  • Discover the coast of Hong Kong by kayak, as you paddle through giant stone arches and to uninhabited islands and beaches for some sun and surf time.
Visits:
Beijing, Hong Kong, Yangshuo, China
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Beijing to Hong Kong Getaway

Intrepid Travel
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
20 days
$ 105 / day
$ 2,640
From : $ 2,933
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • Spend two nights at the base of the Great Wall in a locally run guesthouse, and follow in the footsteps of soldiers from hundreds of years ago when you trek the lesser-visited Gubeikou to Jinshanling section.
  • This adventure offers plenty of opportunity to get active among the wonders of China. Explore city laneways on walking tours, climb the steps of the Yellow Mountain, trek the Great Wall and cycle countryside lanes in Hongcun.
  • In Longji, hike the beautiful rice terraces that snake through the mountains of Longsheng like giant dragons, and visit hill tribe communities to learn of a local way of living.
  • Enjoy time to sit back and relax beside the dramatic karst countryside of Yangshuo. This region, immortalised in countless traditional Chinese paintings, is a haven of exploration.
  • Cross the border into cosmopolitan Hong Kong – one of the world’s global cities, and a perfect place to extend your stay. Why not dig a little deeper and explore its up-and-coming neighbourhoods.
Visits:
Beijing, Guilin, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Silk Road, Yangshuo, China
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Sapa & Yunnan Explorer

Intrepid Travel
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
18 days
$ 140 / day
$ 2,520
From : $ 3,402
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • This combination trip includes one of our most popular trips in Vietnam and one of our most exciting new itineraries in China. 
  • Stay in a local homestay and get to know our H'mong hosts invite you to learn about their rich culture, to share stories and to try some of their local home cooked cuisine.
  • As the dramatic mountains of Heaven’s Gate soar above the green forests and rice paddies of Ha Giang, a deep appreciation of this region's landscape will be understood as you journey through it.
  • Mrs Mai’s Responsible Tourism project in Dong Van is an eye-opening insight into the world of human trafficking. Learn about the amazing efforts made by an inspirational project to free their country of this crime
  • Float along the lake, viewing magnificent waterfalls and wildlife in the Ba Be National Park. A traditional homestay is the perfect way to access remote parts of this region and to get a real glimpse of Vietnamese life
  • Follow the Yunnan-Vietnam railway and visit the one of the oldest train stations on this line at Bisezhai village for a fascinating glimpse into history
  • Explore idyllic Yuangyang on a guided half-day walk, snapping photos of the spectacular rice terrace landscapes and learning a thing or two about their makers, the Hani people
  • Discover the Ming and Qing marvels of Jianshui Ancient Town on a guided walk. Visit Zhu's Family Garden, the Confucius temple and the amazingly preserved Tuanshan village
  • Kunming is yours for the taking. Enjoy plenty of free time in the liveable, laid-back 'Spring City' to make your own discoveries
Visits:
Hanoi, Kunming, China, Vietnam
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South China: Hike, Bike & Kayak

Intrepid Travel
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 229 / day
$ 2,060
From : $ 2,781
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Start off with scenic bike ride through Kaiping, revealing the hidden history and clan culture of its many abandoned diaolou (fortified tower houses).
  • Spend time hiking the rice terrace-carved landscape of Longji and visiting communities that call this pocket of China home.
  • Cycle amongst the dramatic karst-dotted countryside of Yangshuo that has been immortalised in countless traditional Chinese paintings.
  • Gain an insight into an important element of Chinese culture with a visit to a local tea farm in Yangshuo. Learn a few things about tea picking and perhaps sample a cuppa.
  • Discover the coast of Hong Kong by kayak. Paddle through giant stone arches and to uninhabited islands and  beaches for some sun and surf time.
Visits:
Hong Kong, Yangshuo, China
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Classic Tibet

Intrepid Travel
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
11 days
$ 324 / day
$ 4,405
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Flanked by the majestic Himalayan Mountains, Kathmandu is nothing short of a legendary destination. Its bustling alleyways are filled with monks, incense, goats and sacred cows, and its temples steeped in symbolism.
  • With knowledgeable local guides and others to look after the finer details, it has never been easier to make the journey into the far-fetched and mystical land of Tibet.
  • In Lhasa, discover the dazzling former home of the Dalai Lama and the enchanting atmosphere of the pilgrim-filled Jokhang Temple – the holiest in the Tibetan Buddhist world.
  • Each leg of a Tibetan road trip seems more incredible than the last. Climb stunning passes, drive along the sides of misty mountains, and take in jaw-dropping views of skies and shimmering lakes.
  • Accompany devoted pilgrims on their kora (prayer circuit), spinning prayer wheels on a clockwise walk around the perimeter of the vast Tashilhunpo Monastery.
Visits:
Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Lhasa, Potala Palace, Tibet, China, Nepal
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Top China Experiences and Attractions

Top China Experiences

Standing face-to-face with thousands of life-sized, Terra Cotta Warrior statues excavated from the vast necropolis of China’s First Emperor in Xi’an

Taking a long walking tour of the Great Wall of China

Sailing down the Li River from Guilin through an incredible landscape of sheer cliffs and peaks, resembling a dreamy ink-brushed scroll

Exploring the Forbidden City

Reaching two fabled oases on the Silk Road: Urumqi (China’s Timbuktu) and Kashgar, site of one of Asia’s largest outdoor markets and camel bazaars

Experiencing the uniqueness of Beijing

Circumnavigating the entire city wall of Xi’an by bicycle, then exploring the city within

Cruising through the remains of the Three Gorges on the Yangtze River and visiting the huge hydroelectric dam that partially submerged them

Visit Apricot Valley, one of the most beautiful forests in the world

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ACIS is an amazing peer travel company…

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

ACIS is an amazing peer travel company to work with, especially during this unprecedented time of Covid. ACIS continues to be a leader in the industry, standing behind their incredible quality of service and experience while keeping safety as their highest priority. I have worked with ACIS for the past 21 years. First as the parent of a traveler, then as a trip chaperone and now as a group leader; and I wouldn't travel with any other peer travel company as my experience with ACIS has consistently been outstanding.

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Operator ACIS

Italy tour, June 2021

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0

We booked a tour in September 2019 to go Italy in June, 2021 through EF Tours through my daughters school. I was going as a chaperone as well. The school had a Zoom meeting in December, 2020 discussing plans concerning COVID. This company charging cancellation fees of $500 each is ridiculous due the pandemic. Not to mention it will take them 4-6 weeks to make the refund. I will not ever book with them again, and would highly suggest that no other parent does, either. Save up the money and take your child on your own.

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Operator EF Educational Tours

I have been traveling with ACIS since 1999 and wouldn't travel with any other company! They are the best!

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I have been traveling with ACIS since 1999 and each trip has been a spectacular journey from the planning process right through to departure and our return to the states. The representatives are extremely helpful and the tour guides are amazing! They are exceptionally knowledgeable and speak to the students, not at them. From beginning to end, I feel well taken care of, they tailor the trip to my students and their specific needs. Flights, hotels, meals are all excellent as well as the venues we go to. All of this is done at a reasonable cost. My students come back changed, "Travel Changes Lives" is exactly right! I would highly recommend ACIS!!! I look forward to getting back on a plane and traveling abroad with my students as soon as possible with ACIS!

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Simply the best!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

ACIS is hands down the best in the business for educational travel. I have been traveling abroad with students since 2005 but exclusively with ACIS since 2011. They have provided my students with a top-notch experience every year. Aside from creating outstanding itineraries and/or working with group leaders to customize their own, ACIS has mastered the minor details which could be easily overlooked when organizing an educational tour for students. Establishing quality and centrally located accommodations, diversifying meals, being flexible with group sizes, and providing experienced and dedicated tour directors are all top priorities in their tour development. For example, I can always count on ACIS to put us in a centrally located hotel near the action as opposed to a cheaper hotel 30 minutes outside of the city center; I do not worry about student complaints of repetitive dinners; and I know that I can choose a catalog tour to Iceland with 25+ students or customize a tour through Mexico with 15 students. I have found ACIS to be the best value for the money spent.

ACIS also has top-of-the-line customer service. Tour consultants are readily available for your assistance. They are extremely accommodating, professional, hard-working, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. I have never been disappointed or had difficulty resolving complications. Additionally, ACIS has been extremely accommodating to my students and their families in response to the COVID-19 travel dilemmas. I will definitely be traveling with ACIS in the future!

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Funny---and interesting that all of…

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0

Funny---and interesting that all of their 5-star reviews are from this month where the company has moved all tours AGAIN to 2022 and there are some really angry people. Not angry because of moving tours to next year due to Covid, but angry because ACIS is withholding refunds of money due to parents. Their "enhanced cancelation" policy is a bunch of bs. They're not refunding me $1125 of paid-in-full tour, as my son cannot go next year. So, for all of those that have written a STELLAR review on behalf of ACIS this month (feb 2021) thanks for sticking up for your buddies at ACIS. The rest of us, struggling to even try and pay for such an extravagant trip for our children, are out a ton of money because as one ACIS rep told me on the phone "we need to pay bills too." I'm sure that PPP money you got will cover you just fine. The rest of us will figure it out from here.

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ACIS is unmatched

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

ACIS is unmatched! From the planning stages all the way to our daily excursions one thing that ACIS does better than anyone else is check in with their customers. My students and I are in safe hands the entire time, and if I ever needed anything, I don't have to make a move. Tour consultants call their group leaders while we are on the trip to make sure we are happy and satisfied. I always forget about this until I see a phone being handed to me and hear, "It's for you." Every trip I've taken with students has been a wonderful, engaging, and educational experience. Leading students on an international excursion is not for the faint of heart, but ACIS provides support the entire way. No matter how big or small a question is, the tour manager will respond with professionalism and genuine care. Local guides are knowledgable and dedicated to teaching and the accommodations are clean, comfortable, and close to the sites. And, of course, the daily adventures and local, authentic food are in a tie for my favorite part of traveling. You cannot go wrong with this company.

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