$8800pp twin/double | Solo traveller please add $2100
This 21-day journey uncovers China’s wonderful geographical, historical and cultural highlights many of which we think are often missed on more mainstream China holidays. We take advantage of the best season to visit on our Manchuria and the Yellow River Hinterland journey.
Embraced in the bookends of Shanghai and Chengdu we travel overland from Harbin in the far northeast where many Russian nationals fled to after the Bolsheviks took power in 1917. We use fast trains to move effortlessly between destinations taking time to see the countryside with visits to Pingyao, the only walled town that remains in China and onto Xian, China’s original capital city. Further west we travel into the high country of Gansu and Sichuan provinces visiting Muslim communities then later the nomadic Tibetans herding their yaks on endless grasslands.
In a journey that has highlights from start to finish Juizhaigou National Park is arguably the jewel in the crown with its 100 pristine lakes, soaring snow capped mountains and forests of maple and fir.
Our journey concludes in Chengdu and of course we will visit the Giant Pandas - the best place to see them.
*20 nights quality accommodation
*Private vehicles (always a ratio of two seats to one)
*First class trains with allocated seats
*All entrance and sightseeing fees
*Private airport/hotel/airport transfers
*Tour director - Ross Goddard
Our favourite things on this journey - cosmopolitan Shanghai and Harbin's Russian history. The classics in Beijing and the old streets of Pingyao. The Terracotta Warriors and the Han Dynasty tombs. Meeting the Hui people of Gansu province and the Tibetan nomads living in black tents on endless grasslands. The incomparable Juizhaigou National Park with its soaring snow capped peaks and blue lakes. The giant Pandas in Chengdu.