China intensiv China

China intensiv

  • Märchenhafte Landschaft von Yangshuo
  • Chinesiche Mauer - Wandere auf dem längsten von Menschen geschaffenen Bauwerk
  • Auge in Auge mit den Terrakotta Kriegern
  • Kreuze die Wasserstraßen von Hongcun
  • Wanderung durch die Reisterrassen von Longji
  • Pulsierende Metropolen Shanghai, Peking & Hongkong
  • Kreisrunde Lehmbauten der Hakka im Tulou Dorf
  • Ausflug zum "Gelben Berg"
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
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23 Tage China

ab  2.500 € Anfragen oder buchen

Erlebe ein spannendes Abenteuer zu boomenden Großstädten, verträumten Dörfern und historischen Sehenswürdigkeiten im Reich der Mitte. Von Peking, über antike Hinterlassenschaften vergangener Zivilisationen bis zur magischen Kulisse des südlichen China: Attraktionen wie die beeindruckende Verbotene Stadt im Herzen Pekings, die berühmte Terrakotta Armee von Xi'an und die monumentale Chinesische Mauer werden dich ebenso begeistern wie die märchenhafte Landschaft von Yangshuo und die faszinierende Mischung aus Tradition und Moderne, die dich auf deiner Reise durch das Reich der Mitte auf Schritt und Tritt begleitet. Begib dich auf Entdeckungstour in der scheinbar unendlich wachsenden Metropole Shanghai, genieße per Fahrrad oder vom Boot aus die traumhafte Karstlandschaft rund um Yangshuo und wandere durch die spektakulären Reisterrassen von Longji, bevor du deine China Rundreise in der Metropole Hongkong ausklingen lässt.

Tag 1: Peking
Entdecke Sehenswürdigkeiten wie den monumentalen Kaiserpalast oder den Platz des Himmlischen Friedens.

Tage 2-4: Große Mauer
Du wanderst auf dem längsten von Menschenhand geschaffenen Bauwerk der Welt - ein wahrhaft monumentales Erlebnis.

Tage 5-6: Xi’an
Die Hauptattraktion der einst kaiserlichen Hauptstadt ist die 2.200 Jahre alte Terrakotta Armee, die den ersten Kaiser nach seinem Tod beschützen sollte.

Tag 7: Shanghai
Der Yuyuan Basar ist ein Muss für Souvenirjäger.

Tage 8-9: Huangshan
Ein Ausflug führt zum ‘Gelben Berg‘.

Tag 10: Hongcun
Einige der Dörfer in der Huizhou Region zählen zum UNESCO Weltkulturerbe.

Tage 11-12: Shanghai
Jetzt ist Zeit, die Sehenswürdigkeiten zu entdecken, die du beim ersten Besuch verpasst hast.

Tag 13: Nachtzug
Mit dem Zug reisen wir nach Guilin.

Tage 14-15: Longji Terrassen
Nach einer Tageswanderung durch die auf Bergflanken angelegten Terrassen, die nicht ohne Grund ganz oben auf der Liste vieler China Besucher stehen, erwartet dich in einem Gästehaus die herzliche Gastfreundschaft der Einheimischen.

Tage 16-18: Yangshuo
Bizarre Kalksteinfelsen und eine Landschaft voller Poesie prägen die Provinz Guangxi, die wir nach einem kurzen Flug erreichen. Wie wäre es mit einem Kochkurs oder einer Bootsfahrt auf dem Fluss Li?

Tag 19: Tulou Dorf
Wir bewundern die kreisrunden Lehmbauten des Hakka Volkes, in denen Hunderte von Menschen leben. Das Dorf öffnet sich erst seit kurzem dem Tourismus, also dürfen wir keinen Luxus, dafür aber authentische Begegnungen erwarten.

Tage 20-21: Xiamen
In der Küstenstadt kannst du einen Ausflug zur Gulangyu Insel unternehmen.

Tage 22-23: Hongkong
Die einstige britische Kronkolonie am Victoria Peak ist das letzte Ziel einer erlebnisreichen Reise.

Leistungen enthalten

  • China Rundreise wie angegeben
  • Transport, Unterkunft und Mahlzeiten gemäß Programm
  • Aktivitäten und Ausflüge laut Programm:
    • Wanderung durch die Reisterrassen von Longji
    • Tulou: Geführte Wanderung und Spaziergang durch das Dorf
    • Ausflug & Wanderung auf der Chinesischen Mauer
    • Xi'an: Rundgang durch das Muslimische Viertel, Terrakotta Krieger
    • Rundgang in Shanghai
    • Huangshan: Wanderung im Nationalpark
    • Hongcun: Geführter Rundgang durch das Dorf

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar)
  • Visum China
  • nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Reiseversicherung
  • persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder
  • optionale Aktivitäten/Ausflüge
  • lughafentransfers

Unterbringung

12x Hotel
7x Gästehaus/Pension
3x Nachtzug (Mehrbettabteil)

Die Unterbringung erfolgt in Doppelzimmern. Alleinreisende teilen sich das Zimmer mit Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts. Einzelzimmer sind gegen Aufpreis buchbar (außer in den Nachtzügen). EZ-Zuschlag bitte anfragen.

Verpflegung

keine Mahlzeiten enthalten

Dies soll dir die größtmögliche Flexibilität bei der Wahl der Mahlzeiten und die Möglichkeit geben die einheimische Küche des bereisten Landes kennenzulernen.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachige Reiseleitung, lokale Tourguides

Hinter jeder Reise steht ein großartiger Reiseleiter. Der Enthusiasmus und das fast unschlagbare Wissen unserer einheimischen und englischsprachigen Reiseleiter werden deine Reise unvergesslich machen. Mit Rat und Tat stehen sie den Reisenden zur Seite. Vom Anfang bis zum Ende der Tour sind sie vor Ort für die Gruppe da, wissen nicht nur, in welchen Restaurants man gut isst und wo die besten Shops zu finden sind, sondern zeigen den Reisenden mit Kompetenz und voller Begeisterung ihre Heimat.

Transportarten

Bahn, Öffentliche / gemietete Busse, Flugzeug, Taxi, Seilbahn, Metro

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Bitte kontaktiere uns - wir beraten dich gerne.

Flughafentransfer

Bitte kontaktiere uns - wir beraten dich gerne.

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

PEKING:
Akrobatenshow - CNY250
Tian'anmen Platz & Verbotene Stadt - CNY60
"Beijing by Bike" Urban Adventure - CNY530
Kungfu Show - CNY180
Lama Tempel - CNY25
Sommerpalast - CNY40
Himmelstempel - CNY40

XIAN:
Große Moschee - CNY25
Große Wildganspagode - CNY80
Glocken- & Trommeltürme - CNY50
Kleine Wildganspagode - CNY50
Radfahren auf der Stadtmauer - CNY80

SHANGHAI:
Propaganda Museum - CNY20
Shanghai Museum - Frei
Yuyuan Gärten - CNY40
Urban Planning Exhibition Centre - CNY30
Akrobatenshow - CNY180
Oriental Pearl Tower Aussichtsplattform - CNY150

YANGSHUO:
Zhang Yimou's Impressions Show - CNY198
Tai Chi/Kung Fu Kurs - CNY50
Kochschule & Markt Tour - CNY150
Fahrrad Leihgebühr - CNY20
Bootstour Li River - CNY100

HONG KONG:
Star Ferry - HKD15
Victoria Peak & Tram - HKD40
Nightly Light Show - Frei
"The Story of Hong Kong" Urban Adventure - USD49
"Old vs New Hong Kong" Urban Adventure - USD49
"Around Kowloon in 8 Markets" Urban Adventure - USD49

Bitte beachte, dass sich die angegebenen Aktivitäten/Preise jederzeit ändern können.
Day 1: Beijing
Nimen Hao! Welcome to China. The capital of the most populous country on earth, Beijing is quickly shedding its historical face in favour of modernity. However, there are still plenty of places that give an insight into the nation's ancient past, as well as sights that showcase China's contemporary culture. Your adventure begins with a Welcome Meeting at 6 pm this evening. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. Settle into your hotel and then maybe head out to explore the Beijing Streets - with your hotel located centrally, a walk in any direction will unveil all sorts of wonderful surprises.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Optional Activities
Beijing - Acrobat show - CNY250
Beijing - Tian'anmen Square & Forbidden City - CNY60
Beijing - Beijing by Bike Urban Adventure - CNY530
Beijing - Kungfu Show - CNY180
Beijing - Lama Temple - CNY25
Beijing - Summer Palace - CNY40
Beijing - Temple of Heaven - CNY40

Special Information
As we will depart for the Great Wall on Day 2 of this trip we highly recommend arriving a few days earlier to make the most of your time here.

Day 2: Great Wall
Today you’ll have some free time in the morning to further explore Beijing before taking take a private bus to a lesser-known section of the Great Wall - Gubeikou (approximately 3 hours drive). An incredible piece of engineering, the wall stretches 6,000 km westwards from the mountain ridges north of Beijing. It was originally constructed to protect Chinese empires from the 'barbarians' of the north and even though it failed in this purpose, it's still without a doubt one of the country's most remarkable achievements and an iconic destination.

You’ll spend the night in a family run village guesthouse. The facilities are more basic than some of our accommodation on this trip but you can be assured of great local hospitality. Most passengers will choose to eat at the guesthouse for dinner as it's a great chance to sample local produce and delicious home style cooking.

Accommodation
Guesthouse (1 night)

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Special Information
As we use plenty of public transport on this trip, you will be better off to bring only minimal belongings, or to leave your larger luggage in Beijing/Shanghai and take a smaller bag with you to the Great Wall, Huangshan and Hongcun.

You'll need good fitness and walking shoes with good support and grip for the walk. There are many steps and slopes on the way so be prepared for a tough climb in sections. The views make it more than worth the while though - this is a real highlight of the trip. Because you will stay at a local guesthouse while here you will have a chance to see the Great Wall at sunset or sunrise, an experience that should not be missed.

Day 3: Great Wall
Today you’ll rise early and trek from the Gubeikou section to the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall. You will walk over some steep, remote terrain for approximately 3-5 hours. Some parts of the wall are un-restored so you'll need to concentrate hard to keep your footing, while in other parts the trail takes you off the wall to walk alongside it through the countryside. You’ll often feel like you have the whole wall to yourself as you take your time strolling along the wall, which snakes through the hills almost endlessly into the distance. Being perched on this incredible engineering feat and surveying the spectacular surrounding countryside is an unforgettable experience. You’ll spend tonight in accommodation in Jinshanling.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Included Activities

Great Wall - Gubeikou section
Great Wall - Jinshanling section

Special Information
If you do not believe you are fit enough for the trek, you can go on the bus with the driver to the finishing point of Jinshanling and still have a chance to exlore this section of the Wall.

Please note for departures during winter (Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb) we may not stay overnight near the Great Wall as the guesthouse and hotels we use do not have adequate heating for the winter months. During these months, depending on the weather, we might stay in Beijing to ensure your comfort.

Day 4: Overnight Train
Today is a long travelling day - you’ll travel back to Beijing by bus (approximately 3 hours), maybe grab some snacks for the journey, and then board an overnight hard sleeper train bound for Xi'an (approximately 15 hours). Train travel in China may not be entirely luxurious but it's certainly one of the best ways to come face to face with the country and its people, as it's the main form of transport for locals.

Accommodation
Overnight Hard Sleeper Train (1 night)

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Special Information
Train travel in China may not be entirely luxurious but it's certainly one of the best ways to come face to face with the country and its people, as it's the main form of transport for locals. We use hard sleeper class trains for most of our overnight train journeys. These are not as rough as they sound - compartments are open-plan, clean, with padded three-tiered berths (6 to a compartment). Wherever possible, we will group our travellers together, but this will depend on group size and ticket availability. Sheets, pillows and a blanket are provided. Some travellers prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet. Safe, hot drinking water is always available. It is a good idea to bring a mug, spoon, knife and fork if you will be preparing your own hot drinks or food on the train (as these are not provided in cabins). Basic bathroom facilities with toilets and washbasins are situated at the end of each carriage. As toilet paper isn't always available, it's best to bring an emergency supply.

Day 5: Xi'an
Arrive in Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi Province and the largest city in northwest China. Once the imperial centre of China for 2,000 years, Xi'an is now a vibrant, modern city dotted with many interesting historical sites and is a great place to explore. Head to the hotel to freshen up then join your leader on a short walking tour to uncover what was once the start of the ancient trading route of the Silk Road. Visit the Bell and Drum Towers, the former built (according to legend) to restrain the dragons that were causing earthquakes, the latter is (unsurprisingly) full of drums, once used to mark time and warn in emergencies. The city also has a wonderful Muslim Quarter, and you’ll wander the narrow streets of quaint shops, lively markets, groups of white-bearded men in skull caps sipping tea in cafes, and the Great Mosque, one of the most important in China. See the City Walls and Gates, the most complete in China, running over 13 kilometres around the city. Xi’an’s Silk Road history means it has an exciting mixture of cultures, especially found in its food options, ranging from delicious Muslim fare to great little dumplings in Chinese restaurants. Perhaps visit the night markets and try many of the tantalising local specialties such as pao mo (lamb broth that you break flat bread into), hand pulled noodles, hot pot and barbecue.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Included Activities
Xi'an - Muslim Quarter Walking Tour

Optional Activities
Xi'an - Great Mosque - CNY25
Xi'an - Big Wild Goose Pagoda - CNY80

Special Information
As we arrive early in the morning, we may not be able to check in right away if rooms are still occupied or have not yet been cleaned. Your leader will try to secure one room for early check in if possible where the group can leave their luggage and freshen up, however this is subject to availability.

Day 6: Xi'an/Overnight Sleeper Train
Today we will travel by public transport (approx 2 hours) to visit what is undoubtedly one of the man-made wonders of the world - the Terracotta Warriors. You’ll learn all about this incredible archaeological find, discovered in 1976 by farmers digging a well, after being buried for 2,000 years. These clay statues of soldiers, horses and chariots (originally all painted) were commissioned by the emperor Qin Shi Huangdi as part of his mausoleum after he ascended to the throne in 264 BC. Three main pits are open for you to view, where just under 2,000 of the total 6,000 warriors - each individually sculpted from clay, each having a different costume, height, and even facial expressions - stand in battle formation. The scale is incredibly impressive. Afterwards you'll return to Xi'an and then the train station to board your second overnight train to Shanghai (approximately 16 hours).

Accommodation
Overnight Hard Sleeper Train (1 night)

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Included Activities
Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors & Guide

Optional Activities
Xi'an - Bell & Drum Towers - CNY50
Xi'an - Small Wild Goose Pagoda - CNY50
Xi'an - Cycling on City Wall - CNY80

Day 7: Shanghai
Blending 21st-century architecture with old-world character, Shanghai pulses with the beat of new China. Arrive and take the subway to your accommodation. You’ll have a full day to explore here, but don't worry if you don't fit everything in, as you will return here for the end of the trip. Today join your leader for a walking tour that will take you to historical Shanghai. At the Bund you can get a taste of 1920s Shanghai; its spectacular array of art deco style buildings, formerly belonging to Western banks, line what was once the most important financial street in Asia. Wander the narrow winding lanes (nongtangs) of old Shanghai, where you can get a real glimpse into the locals’ daily life. Explore the European-influenced French Concession, the area of Shanghai once designated for the French, consisting of today's Luwan and Xuhui Districts. Luwan's Huaihai Road is a busy shopping street and is home to Xintiandi and Tian Zi Fang, extremely popular shopping and dining spots for visitors. The area's tree-lined avenues and their many Tudor mansions still retain an air of the 'Paris of the East'. This evening perhaps get a taste of Shanghai’s eclectic food scene, which draws influence from far beyond China’s walls.

Accommodation
Hostel (1 night)

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Included Activities
Shanghai - Walking Tour

Optional Activities
Shanghai - Propaganda Museum - CNY20
Shanghai - Shanghai Museum - Free
Shanghai - Yuyuan Gardens - CNY40
Shanghai - Urban Planning Exhibition Centre - CNY30
Shanghai - Acrobat Show - CNY180
Shanghai - Oriental Pearl Tower Viewing Deck - CNY150

Days 8-9: Huangshan
Travel by public bus to Huangshan (approximately 6 hours), otherwise known as Yellow Mountain, where you’ll stay in a local guesthouse for the next two nights. The 72 peaks of Huangshan provide some of China's most stunning scenery, and you have the next two days to explore the mountain however you’d like. The eastern steps are shorter (7.5 kilometre, approximately 3-4 hours), but with less spectacular views. The western steps take longer (15 kilometres) and are more difficult. We recommend taking the cable car up, exploring the trails at the summit and then descending via the western steps. Either way, the dramatic limestone peaks populating this superbly beautiful area make for some breathtaking vistas. After taking in the iconic beauty of Huangshan (which, despite the crowds and unpredictable weather, is a rewarding destination) you’ll return to your guesthouse for a well-earned rest.

Accommodation
Guesthouse (2 nights)

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Included Activities
Huangshan - National Park Trek

Special Information
The paths here are steep and often slippery, so you will need good fitness and suitable hiking shoes. Please note that Huangshan is subject to dramatic changes in weather. You will need to be prepared for mist, fog, rain and cool temperatures. September & October are considered the best months to visit Huangshan weather wise. In any season you should ensure that you take enough clothing, food and water supplies as well as extra money in case the weather changes and you need to take the cable car instead of hiking. As one of China's premier sights, you should also be prepared for crowds of domestic tourists during public holidays, although at any time of the year there can be long waits for the cable car.

Day 10: Hongcun
Climb aboard public transport to travel through Anhui province to the picturesque villages of the Huizhou region (approximately 2 hours). A number of these villages are now World Heritage sights, and were even the backdrop to scenes in ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’. You will stay overnight in a village guesthouse, giving you plenty of time to wander the maze of cobbled alleys, admire Ming dynasty architecture and ornate stone carvings, or clamber up into the hillsides for panoramic views of the pretty-as-a-picture traditional settlements. You might like to explore more villages on your own by bike or public transport, or just on foot.

Accommodation
Guesthouse (1 night)

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Included Activities
Hongcun - Guided Village Tour

Day 11: Shanghai
A long travel day by public transport (approximately 6 hours) takes you back to the big smoke of Shanghai. Perhaps celebrate the end of your time in China with a night out with the group at a traditional tea ceremony, visit the city's hippest bars, or toast to the conclusion of this memorable Chinese journey in one of Shanghai's great restaurants.

Accommodation
Hostel (1 night)

Meals Included

There are no meals included on this day.

Day 12: Shanghai
As this is a combination trip you may say farewell to some of your fellow travellers who are ending their journey here today. You will have free time until the group meeting tonight at 6pm where you will meet your new travel companions and leader (if applicable) for the next leg to Hong Kong.

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Day 13: Shanghai/Overnight Train

Today you have free time to explore this bustling city until this afternoon, when you’ll board your first overnight train from Shanghai to Guilin (approximately 18-20 hours). You could visit the Propaganda Museum for a fascinating look at China's revolutionary past, get a bird's eye view of the city from the Pearl Tower's observation decks, get a taste of 1920s Shanghai along the Bud, wander the Yuyuan Gardens and Bazaar, barter in markets, stroll through modern Pudong or the explore ancient nongtangs.

Accommodation
Overnight Hard Sleeper Train (1 night)

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Special Information
Train travel in China may not be entirely luxurious but it's certainly one of the best ways to come face to face with the country and its people, as it's the main form of transport for locals. We use hard sleeper class trains for most of our overnight train journeys. These are certainly not as rough as they sound - compartments are open-plan, clean, with padded three-tiered berths (6 to a compartment). Wherever possible, we will group our travellers together, but this will depend on group size and ticket availability. Sheets, pillows and a blanket are provided. Some travellers prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet. Safe, hot drinking water is always available. It is a good idea to bring a mug, spoon, knife and fork if you will be preparing your own hot drinks or food on the train (as these are not provided in cabins). Basic bathroom facilities with toilets and washbasins are situated at the end of each carriage. As toilet paper isn't always available, it's best to bring an emergency

Day 14: Longji Rice Terraces
Disembark from the train and jump on a bus from Guilin to Longji.
The Longji region has some of the most extensive rice terraces around. These terraces change with the seasons: filled with water from the mountains before planting, becoming green during the growing season and then golden when the rice is ready for harvest. This evening you’ll overnight in the village of Dazhai, which is home to the Yao minorities. The Yao still preserve some of their traditional lifestyle and unique customs. You'll notice women only cut their hair at 16 years old, symbolising their entrance into adulthood. The hair isn’t thrown away, but is kept by the grandmother. When the woman marries, the hair is made into an ornamental headdress and brought to the husband's home as a souvenir!

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Included Activities

Longji - Guided Rice Terraces trek

Day 15: Longji Rice Terraces
Today you’ll hike through the Longji Valley and its rice terraces, constructed over 500 years ago (called the Dragon’s Backbone because the rice terraces resemble a dragon's scales, while the mountain summit looks like the backbone of the dragon). Walk through stunning scenery, with its unique terraces for growing rice, alongside bamboo trees and chestnut forests. Despite some challenging hills, much of the hike is spent walking around over the stones, passing waterfalls and fields. After a day spent admiring the endless vistas, you’ll overnight in the picturesque village of Ping'an.

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Special Information

Expect to carry your own daypack and walk for up to five hours as your next accommodation may be in a different village. The hike can be tough going for some, with many uphill stretches and some very slippery paths. However, more experienced hikers will have no problems and there are many more optional walks available, uncovering great photo opportunities around every corner.

Day 16: Yangshuo
Take public transport on to Yangshuo (approximately 4 hours). Soak up the charm of this little town, popular with the Chinese and Western travellers alike, who come for the beautiful landscape and stay for the great cafes and bars. It's also one of the best places in the country to get a feel for local culture and traditions while having plenty of fun at the same time. The countryside around Yangshuo is immortalized in many traditional Chinese paintings - picture immense limestone karsts dotting the rural landscape, towering spectacularly over rice paddies and the meandering Li River. The scene is even celebrated on every 20 Yuan note.

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Optional Activities
Yangshuo - Zhang Yimou's Impressions Show - CNY198
Yangshuo - Tai Chi/Kung Fu class - CNY50
Yangshuo - Cooking School & Market Tour - CNY150
Yangshuo - Bike hire - CNY20
Yangshuo - Li River Cruise - CNY100

Day 17: Yangshuo
Today is a free day for you to do as you like. You could begin by focusing your body and mind with a morning Tai Chi class or Kung Fu lesson, and then continue the active theme by hiring a bike, gaining insight into rural Chinese life on a cycle through picture-perfect locations. You could climb up to Moon Hill - a limestone pinnacle with a moon-shaped hole penetrating the hill - or simply stroll along the river and be immersed in the natural beauty of the valley. For something a little less energetic, you could simply sit back and relax as you enjoy a relaxing cruise down the Li or Yulong River. Later, perhaps watch an outdoor light show staged by 2008 Beijing Olympics’ Opening Ceremony director Zhang Yimou.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Day 18: Yangshuo
Today’s another free day to pursue you interests here in Yangshuo. Freedom and flexibility is the idea today, and your friendly local leader will be on hand to give you suggestions and tips. If you’re still feeling active then up in the limestone hills are a number of caves that can be explored; or if you’d rather see the landscape from a different perspective, then kit up in a rock-climbing harness and tackle one of the 300 rock-climbing routes. For a more laid-back day, maybe visit the market to shop with the locals and get a feel for the regional produce. You can then put this new knowledge to use in a cooking class at the Yangshuo Cooking School. Learn to cook dishes with recipes that are easy to make and ingredients readily available outside of China, so that you’ll soon be wowing friends and family back at home.

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Day 19: Tulou Village

This morning travel by private bus to Guilin Airport (approx 90 mins) for your flight to Xiamen (approx 90 mins). On landing you’ll transfer by private bus from Xiamen Airport to the Tulou village (approximately 3 hours). This area is home to the Hakka people, who traditionally live in round, walled villages or communal houses (“tulou”) with many families and generations of the same clan living together. Accommodation is very basic in the local style. It can get quite cold at night in some months so please ensure you bring warm clothes. Washing facilities may be limited, with communal toilets outside of the rooms. Tonight you have the option to try some simple local dishes for dinner, and breakfast tomorrow may be quite different from what you are used to, but is certainly authentic. The area has been developed for domestic tourism recently and sees lots of day-trippers, but few people stay overnight, so you’re sure to have a great local experience while here.

Accommodation
Guesthouse (1 night)

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Included Activities

Tulou Village - Guided hike & village tour

Day 20: Xiamen
Today you’ll take a walk with a local guide around the surrounding villages and between some of the clusters of Tulou houses. Learn some more about these impressive structures, which are like 500-yar-old apartment blocks, huge earthen structures that resemble coliseums with timbered galleries as high as five stories. The buildings were constructed to protect the inhabitants from animals, warlords and bandits, with five-feet thick walls repelling human and natural threats. Later, head out on a hike to a viewpoint and nearby waterfall. The length and distance of the hike will depend on the weather, local conditions and fitness of the group, however most groups will generally spend a few hours exploring. Transfer to by private bus to return to Xiamen for the evening (approximately 3 hours).

Meals Included

There are no meals included on this day.

Day 21: Xiamen
Today is a free day for you to explore Xiamen. One of the highlights of this coastal city is the island of Gulang Yu, just across the harbour. It’s highly recommended that you jump on a ferry and head over to this island crammed full of historic mansions and villas, which is easily navigable by bike or on foot. The streets are filled with food vendors, handicraft stalls, and lovely cafes and restaurants to sit and relax. The island was declared an international settlement after the First Opium War in the late 19th century, and Europeans, Japanese and wealthy Chinese constructed lavish buildings during Xiamen’s time as an important port. Time in the city can be spent in the landscaped grounds of Xiamen University campus, surrounded by trendy bars and cafes where you might have a chat with some local students. Perhaps climb up the steps to Nanputuo Temple, one of the most important and active Buddhist sites in the region, which has beautiful views across the city and surrounds. Xiamen has many local specialty dishes, so tonight why not try something like Shacha Mian (noodles with peanut soup) for dinner.

Meals Included

There are no meals included on this day.

Day 22: Hong Kong

Today you’ll travel by high-speed train to the Chinese border at Shenzhen (approximately 4 hours). The China-Hong Kong border is busy, so there can often be a bit of a wait to get through and a lot of patience is required. On average, it takes around 2 hours to clear immigration and customs on both sides. Your bags will be with you during this time. Then you’ll walk the short distance from the train station to the border, go through procedures to exit China, and then enter Hong Kong. Once all that's done, you’ll travel on the KCR train to central Hong Kong. Hong Kong made itself known to the world as a British colony and, since the 1997 handover, the city has become a unique and fascinating place to see where the East really does meet the West. Hong Kong's cityscape is spectacular and its modern fast-paced life is only minutes from picturesque islands and beaches. Perhaps spend the last few hours of this trip searching out the best yum cha for a final sumptuous meal with your group.

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Optional Activities

Hong Kong - Star Ferry - HKD15
Hong Kong - Victoria Peak & Tram - HKD40
Hong Kong - Nightly Light Show - Free
Hong Kong - The Story of Hong Kong Urban Adventure - USD49
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Day 23: Hong Kong
There are no activities planned for today and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time.

Meals Included

There are no meals included on this day.

Special Information
As your trip finishes today and you only have limited time in Hong Kong, we highly recommend staying a few extra days to enjoy all this incredible city has to offer: Take a scenic journey around the islands of Hong Kong on the famous passenger ferry service, the Star Ferry; venture up to the top of Victoria Peak for a bird's eye view; watch the harbour's spectacular light show or ride the peak tram to Victoria Peak for incredible views of the Hong Kong skyline.
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  • Oktober 2017

    • 11.10.2017 - 02.11.2017 Ausgebucht 2.560 € anfragen buchen
  • November 2017

    • 08.11.2017 - 30.11.2017 Ausgebucht 2.560 € anfragen buchen
  • März 2018

    • 14.03.2018 - 05.04.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.500 € anfragen buchen
  • April 2018

    • 11.04.2018 - 03.05.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.500 € anfragen buchen
  • Mai 2018

    • 09.05.2018 - 31.05.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.600 € anfragen buchen
  • Juni 2018

    • 06.06.2018 - 28.06.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.600 € anfragen buchen
  • Juli 2018

    • 04.07.2018 - 26.07.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.600 € anfragen buchen
  • August 2018

    • 01.08.2018 - 23.08.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.600 € anfragen buchen
  • September 2018

    • 05.09.2018 - 27.09.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.500 € anfragen buchen
  • Oktober 2018

    • 10.10.2018 - 01.11.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.500 € anfragen buchen
  • November 2018

    • 07.11.2018 - 29.11.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.500 € anfragen buchen
TOURSTIL
Echtes Abenteuer zum super Preis für budgetbewusste Reisende! Ohne Extras, die du nicht haben möchtest! Einfache Unterkünfte und viel Zeit für individuelle bzw. optionale Aktivitäten. Dieser Reisestil ist gerade unter jüngeren Reisenden sehr beliebt. Bereise die entlegensten Orte dieser Welt sicher und unbeschwert in einer kleinen Gruppe und mit einem erfahrenen, einheimischen Guide. Das Reiseprogramm lässt viel Raum zur eigenen Gestaltung. So hast du unterwegs die Möglichkeit dir aus zahlreichen optionalen Aktivitäten je nach Interessen, Reisebudget und Schwierigkeitsgrad dein persönliches Programm zusammenstellen. Wer auf sein Budget achten muss, sich in einer einfachen Unterkunft wohlfühlt und auf Extras verzichten kann, ist mit diesem Tourstil bestens beraten. Weniger Inklusivleistungen, dafür mehr Zeit für eigene Interessen - und das zu einem unschlagbar günstigen Preis.

Die Unterkünfte sind einfach, aber sauber und zentral gelegen. Meistens wird in landestypischen Gästehäusern und günstigen Hotels übernachtet, die zentral gelegen sind. Manchmal haben die Unterkünfte Gemeinschaftsbäder oder es wird in einem Schlafsaal mit mehreren, anderen Mitreisenden geschlafen. Ein besonderes Erlebnis ist der Aufenthalt in einer Gastfamilie. Mit den Einheimischen kochen, essen, spielen oder einfach das Leben vor Ort kennenzulernen - während unserer Homestays erhältst du einen authentischen Blick hinter die Kulissen. In vielen Regionen leben die Menschen noch in sehr traditionellen Behausungen und dies greifen wir auch bei unseren Reisen auf. Auf einigen Touren wird auch in malerischer Umgebung gecampt.

Als Transportmittel werden überwiegend öffentliche Verkehrsmittel genutzt. Die Vielfalt reicht von Tuk Tuks, über Rikschas bis hin zum Kamel. Das schont nicht nur die Umwelt, sondern garantiert auch jede Menge Spaß und Kontakt mit den Einheimischen.

Wer auf sein Budget achten muss, sich in einer einfachen Unterkunft wohlfühlt und auf Extras verzichten kann, ist mit diesem Tourstil bestens beraten. Weniger Inklusivleistungen, dafür mehr Zeit für eigene Interessen - und das zu einem unschlagbar günstigen Preis.

HINWEIS:
Bei Buchung benötigen wir eine Farbkopie des Reisepasses.