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Tour Overview

Now's the time to explore China on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. It’s in the spaces between Shanghai and Hong Kong that you get a real feel for China. On this nine-day trip, you’ll get to stay in famous Hakka roundhouses and get a genuine sense of rural Chinese culture. There will also be time to take the perfect hike in the beautiful Wuyishan area and hit up a few of the major cities as well. China can be difficult to navigate on your own, so let us take the planning off your shoulders and leave you free (with plenty of free time) to enjoy the ride.

Highlights

  • iconYour Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Local Living Moment: Hakka Tulou
  • iconSoak up traditional Chinese culture with an overnight tulou stay, explore China's cities with like-minded travellers, photograph the purple-brown rock and rich vegetation of Wuyishan, let loose in a university town
  • icon Hongkeng Village Your Big Night Out Moment: Zhongshan Road
  • iconSoak up traditional Chinese culture with an overnight tulou stay
  • icon photograph the purple-brown rock and rich vegetation of Wuyishan
  • icon let loose in a university town
  • icon explore China's cities with like-minded travellers

Places You'll See

Countries:
Shanghai to Hong Kong: Bustling Cities & Bamboo Rafts
Shanghai to Hong Kong: Bustling Cities & Bamboo Rafts
Shanghai to Hong Kong: Bustling Cities & Bamboo Rafts
Shanghai to Hong Kong: Bustling Cities & Bamboo Rafts
Shanghai
Wuyishan
Wuyishan
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Xiamen
Hong Kong

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Shanghai

Location: Shanghai

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Phoenix Hostel (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Arrive at any time and welcome to the coastal metropolis of Shanghai, China's largest city. After getting to know your fellow travellers over dinner, venture with your CEO to the famous Bund - a bustling promenade along the Huangpu River. This neon architectural haven provides the perfect backdrop for your first night out with new friends. Choose from the many bars, restaurants, shops, and settle in with a Shanghai cocktail or tea to cheers to new adventures!

Additional Information: There is so much to see in Shanghai, we recommend booking pre-nights to explore on your own. Peak season notice: Golden Week falls between October 1st and 7th, 2020/2021. Please note that Golden Week is a semi-annual 7-day or 8-day national holiday for the people of China. This is a very busy time of the year for domestic tourists, so expect some crowding at major attractions. We recommend booking these dates well in advance as accommodations and transportation availability is extremely limited.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

ACTIVITY: Connect with new friends on your first night out in a new destination. Only available on 18-to-Thirtysomethings tours.

icon Day 2 : Shanghai/Wuyishan

Location: Shanghai, Wuyishan

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Yilan Hotel (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Spend the morning and early afternoon getting to know more of Shanghai. Visit the Bund for a daytime perspective of the many historical buildings and city view. Wander through picturesque Old Town or visit the lush scenery of People's Park. Later, board a bullet train to Wuyishan in the Fujian providence.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Get out and explore Shanghai.

TRANSPORT: Get to your next destination faster than the speed of light (ok maybe not that fast) aboard a high-speed train.

TRANSPORT: Get around underground via public transit.

icon Day 3 : Wuyishan

Location: Wuyishan

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Yilan Hotel (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Wake up and take in the breathtaking serenity of the UNESCO Wuyishan Biosphere Reserve. Hike up towering peaks into the clouds for an encompassing valley view through the fog and mist, then climb down into the valley for an incredible view upward. After, opt for a bamboo raft ride down the Nine Bend Stream.

ACTIVITY: Visit beautiful Wuyishan Reserve, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and hit the trails. You'll find breathtaking lookouts, stone peaks, tea fields, interesting rock formations, and a winding river down below.

TRANSPORT: Get around underground via public transit.

ACTIVITY: Head out on a hike of the Wuyishan Nature Reserve. Take 1000 steps up into the clouds to Tiyanou Peak for some incredible valley views through the fog and mist. Hike into the deep valley to the One-Line-Sky scenic area which is known for its view of the sky looking straight up from the valley. All around you are jagged mountain peaks that blend together like a forest of trees. Last stop will be to Tiger Hissing Peak which is a mountain in the formation of a tiger and when the wind whistles through the trees around the sound it makes resemble tigers hissing.

icon Day 4 : Wuyishan/Xiamen

Location: Wuyishan, Gulangyu, Xiamen

Accommodation: Bullet Train (Similar)

Meals: No Meals

Catch a bullet train to the coastal colonial city of Xiamen. Embark on an orientation walk through the modern architecture, then opt to take a ferry to Gulangyu Island, a pedestrian-only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Climb Sunlight Rock for a 360-degree view or relax in Shuzhuang Garden.

Xiamen is a modern university city with a little something for everyone, from night markets to laid-back cafés and beautiful sculptures lit-up at night to peaceful parks.

TRANSPORT: Get to your next destination faster than the speed of light (ok maybe not that fast) aboard a high-speed train.

TRANSPORT: Get around underground via public transit.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

icon Day 5 : Xiamen/Hongkeng Village

Location: Xiamen, Hong Kong

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Yuchenglou Guesthouse (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Jump on a local bus — always an adventure in itself — and enjoy the ride to Hongkeng Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Yongding County. Take in the mountainous views and stroll down to Hongchuan Creek. Spend the night in an authentic Hakka tulou, a massive, multi-story fortified roundhouse built for communal living. This will definitely be an experience you'll never forget.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

FREE TIME: HALF DAY Get out and explore!

ACTIVITY: Spend two nights in an authentic Hakka tulou for a once-in-a-lifetime cultural immersion experience. These rural Chinese dwellings, also known as earthen houses, are circular or rectangular fortified structures up to five stories high with an open-air centre. Settle in and make yourself at home.

icon Day 6 : Hongkeng Village

Location: Hong Kong

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Yuchenglou Guesthouse (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Discover Hongkeng on a village walk, then experience rural day-to-day life by immersing yourself in the community. Learn of this unique regions history and traditional Chinese culture by mingling with the Hakka people.

ACTIVITY: Experience the Hakka culture and their way of life. Alongside your CEO, learn more about Hongkeng village and its people who have lived here for hundreds of years.

icon Day 7 : Hongkeng Village/Xiamen

Location: Hong Kong, Xiamen

Accommodation: Metro (Similar)

Meals: No Meals

Say farewell to the beautiful Hongkeng Village, catch the bus back to Xiamen, and get ready for your big night out. Venture to Zhongshan Road, indulge in local delicacies, and immerse yourself in the lively nightlife. Grab a drink on our tab and cheers to the life-changing adventures you've just shared with newfound friends!

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

TRANSPORT: Get around underground via public transit.

ACTIVITY: Follow your CEO to the best spots for street food and local delicacies on the pedestrian-only Zhongshan Road. Pick the best looking place and enjoy a drink on us to celebrate new adventures with new friends!

icon Day 8 : Xiamen/Hong Kong

Location: Xiamen, Luohu District, Hong Kong

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Harbour Plaza North Point (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Hop on a bullet train and cross the border into famous Hong Kong. Spend the evening exploring this bustling and towering metropolis on the sea. Stroll along Pearl River and capture the neon city at night.

TRANSPORT: Get to your next destination faster than the speed of light (ok maybe not that fast) aboard a high-speed train.

ACTIVITY: Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

TRANSPORT: Get around underground via public transit.

icon Day 9 : Hong Kong

Location: Hong Kong

Meals: No Meals

Today is departure day, but don't fret! There is no such thing as goodbye, only until next time. Share last laughs and exchange social medias with your newfound friends before heading on your way. Depart at any time.

ACTIVITY: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

What's Included

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    Fully Guided

    English-speaking Chinese CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout

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    Accommodation

    Hotels (5 nts), Hostel (standard twin/single) (1 nt), guesthouse (standard twin/single) (2 nts).

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    Your Big Night Out Moment: Zhongshan Road, Xiamen

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    Your Local Living Moment: Hakka Tulou, Hongkeng Village

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    Orientation walks in Shanghai and Xiamen

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

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    Tour of a traditional tulou

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends

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    Wuyishan entrance ticket, including hiking

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    Meals

    No meals included Allow USD225-295 for meals not included.

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    Transportation

    Train, local bus, walking.

What's Not Included

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    International Travel

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    Tipping and Gratuities

Transport

Train, local bus, walking.

Meals Included

No meals included

Accommodation

Hotels (5 nts), Hostel (standard twin/single) (1 nt), guesthouse (standard twin/single) (2 nts).

Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    G Adventures requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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