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Yangzi & Beyond

Small Group Tour with Pergrine Adventures

Visit Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Yangzi River, Yangshuo and Shanghai on this comprehensive China adventure

This trip weaves together China’s most famous icons. Walk an original section of the great wall and revel in the big show of Beijing. A city within a city of incredible scale and detail awaits, as well as serenely set palaces of sublime beauty and construction, and the full panoply of China’s people. A short high speed train ride away, in Xian, the famous Terracotta Warriors fascinate for their evocative detail, while a walk of the wider city finds us deep in the rarely seen exotica of the Muslim Quarter. The narrow streets, colourful markets and quiet mosques are surviving remnants of Silk Road caravan days. In Chengdu, observe the unique giant pandas in their struggle for survival. Relax on a Yangzi River cruise through the beautiful mountains above the Three Gorges dam, passing by picturesque rural villages still reliant on China’s most vibrant waterway. Travel to Yangshuo where the karst hills stand in the mist of Li River, serene and beatiful landscape immortalised by so many painters in generations. Shanghai’s bright lights, fevered trade and frenetic pace provide a glimpse into modern China and the dazzling global future and a palm sweating acrobatic show await for us here.


Why you'll love this trip

  • The quintessential image of China is the imposing Great Wall – walk through history on an original section

  • Like everything it does, China’s ancient history is on an epic scale – get a sense of it when you come face-to-face with arrays of Terracotta Warriors. Also enjoy a deliciously home cooked meal while listening to the stories of our host who has lived through witnessed the changes brought about by this epic excavation.

  • Learn about the endangered (and adorable) giant pandas’ struggle for survival, and get up close to these unique creatures in Chengdu.

  • Step back in time with a boat trip through the painterly scenery of the Yangzi River, which meanders through the dramatic Three Gorges.

  • Try your hand at both traditional cooking and tai chi in Yangshuo, where the karsts dots beautiful the banks of the Li River.

  • Discover Shanghai's bright lights, fevered trade and frenetic pace, which provides a glimpse into modern China.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip includes one overnight train in soft sleeper class. 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. It's the main form of transport for locals, so take the chance to interact.

  • This trip allows you to experience travel in a variety of different ways, using local transport including fast trains, overnight trains, a boat and plane, as a well as private buses. The trip covers a fair amount of ground, so be prepared for some long journeys.

  • We suggest packing relatively lightly for this trip, as you’ll need to be able to comfortably carry your own luggage for the duration of the trip. This includes to and from accommodation, and on and off flights, trains and buses.

  • Accommodation on this trip is on a twin-share basis, unless booking a Single Supplement.


Price shown is based on low season travel. Seasonal surcharges apply.
Airfares are additional.

Travel Dates

Specific travel dates apply

*per person share twin

17 Days From



  • Accommodation - Hotel (8 nights), Great Wall Guesthouse Feature Stay (1 night)
  • Meals - 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Transport by Private vehicle, high-speed train, metro
  • Included activities as specified
  • The services of Peregrine's expert English-speaking local tour leader

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