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China Adventure

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The one that hits up great walls, Terracotta Warriors, a panda sanctuary and so much more…

12 Days
5 places

Visiting Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Yangshuo, Shanghai

Is this trip for me?

Travel Style

In-Depth Explorer

Group Size

Average 24 people

Transport Style

Mini-Coach + Internal Flights


  • Dine on crispy Peking Duck at an authentic Chinese dinner in Beijing
  • Visit the tombs of the Ming Empire in Beiijing
  • Witness one of the wonders of the world: the Great Wall of China (Mutianyu section)
  • Only $200 deposit to book
  • Pay over time, interest free
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  • No booking fee, no change fees
  • Financing available with UpLift

What's included?

11 nights accommodation

11 nights in Hotel, 1 night in Overnight Train

3-star hotels and an overnight train are the name of the game. We like to keep it intrepid, but there's no compromise on comfort.

17 Meals

3 Dinner, 11 Breakfast, 3 Lunch

Re-fuel with our hearty breakfasts, luscious lunches and delicious dinners, plus we'll also give you the opportunity to sample some of the best eats in the East. We'll get 17 of your meals, you get the rest. Taste it all - spicy street eats, the freshest fruit and delicious gourmet dining.


Expert Trip Manager and Local Guides

A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life, along with Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.


All transport included during the trip

Getting around Asia is half the fun, and all transport is included for the duration of your trip. Private, air conditioned mini coaches allow you soak up all that scenery in style, but it's our unique, local forms of transport that make the journey all part of the adventure.


20 included, 5 optional that you can add


- Devour a traditional Chinese dinner of Peking Duck in Beijing
- Take a trip to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall
- Soak up the best of modern China in the hip and happening art precinct of 798
- Have your heart melt at the Panda Sanctuary of Chengdu
- Take a cooking class in Yangshuo, the region known for Pijiu Yu fish stewed in beer and chili
- Be amazed by a dynamic acrobat show in the energetic city of Shanghai

*This experience is a Free Time Add-on and not included in trip costs

Travel the exotic lands of China where modern cities and ancient history collide. On your 12 day tour you'll feast on peking duck, explore the Great Wall and be spellbound by museums, markets and mayhem. You'll be a guidebook to China in no time.

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Top Experiences

Some are available to purchase while on the trip

Witness one of the wonders of the world: the Great Wall of China (Mutianyu section)


Tour the Forbidden City


See the ancient Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, depicting the armies of the first Emperor of China


Cycle along the ancient city walls of Xi'an


Meet cute giant pandas in their natural habitat-like setting at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Sanctuary


Learn the secrets of Chinese cuisine at a Sichuan Cooking Class in Chengdu

CNY 400


China Adventure

20 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Dine on crispy Peking Duck at an authentic Chinese dinner in Beijing
  • Visit the tombs of the Ming Empire in Beiijing
  • Witness one of the wonders of the world: the Great Wall of China (Mutianyu section)
  • Visit a traditional artisan Cloisonné factory in Beijing
  • Tour the Forbidden City
  • Visit Tiananmen Square, site of the '89 Democracy Movement in Beijing
  • Visit Beiijing's artistic community in the 798 Art Precinct
  • Ride in a Rickshaw
  • Visit the huddled ancient hutongs (local backstreets) of Beijing
  • Visit the Summer Palace
  • Visit the TangBo Art Museum in Xi'an, full of traditional, folk, ancient & modern Chinese artefacts
  • See the ancient Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, depicting the armies of the first Emperor of China
  • Cycle along the ancient city walls of Xi'an
  • Meet cute giant pandas in their natural habitat-like setting at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Sanctuary
  • Included flight to Yangshuo
  • Group Dinner
  • Pay your respects at Shanghai's City God Temple complex
  • Explore one of China's traditional arts at the Shanghai Silk museum
  • Visit Shanghai’s Bund area
  • Shanghai Tower

5 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Travel to ancient China at a Tang Dynasty Show & Dinner in Xi'an CNY 270
  • Learn the secrets of Chinese cuisine at a Sichuan Cooking Class in Chengdu CNY 400
  • Take a invigorating Tai Chi class surrounded by the limestone karsts of Yangshuo CNY 200
  • Treat yourself to an a mindblowing acrobat show in Shanghai CNY 250
  • Indulge in a farewell Chinese feast on your last night in Shanghai CNY 330


Nights spent per location

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Are flights included in my trip?

International flights to/from the destination your trip starts and ends in are not included in the cost of the trip, and must be purchased separately. You can book these independently if you want to shop around for the best quote, or through your travel agent.

Any flights you take during your Contiki are included in the cost of your trip. On certain Asian trips we use planes to get you from A to B as quickly as possible, and all of this is included.

What documents do I need to travel?

Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter certain countries on your trip. In Asia, some visas – but not all – can be purchased at the border with US$ or local currency. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas that are required prior to the departure of your trip. Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip. Visa & other entry & exit conditions (such as currency, arrival/departure taxes, customs & quarantine regulations) do change regularly.
Your passport must have at least six months’ validity remaining when you arrive. Local immigration authorities may deny entry & deport people who do not meet this requirement, even if they intend on staying only for a short period. Important to consider:
1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged.
2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to
miss part of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience.
3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent before you leave home. Be aware that some visas can be purchased & arranged on arrival.
4. It is very important that the entry & exit dates are correct on the visa. Your travel agent will contact Contiki for full details. In these cases passport photos and US$ will be required and your Trip Manager will explain the process.

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our Asia trips, you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20kg (44lbs) – 15kg in India – plus one piece of hand luggage suitable as a carry-on for flights.

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. 
Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Local Guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

There are loads of great things to spend your money on while you’re in Asia – from a trip to an offshore island, to a special dinner or an outfit that you just can’t resist... So how much money should you bring?

Remember your trip already includes plenty of things such as breakfast every day, many meals, lots of sightseeing, guided tours & activities & much more

Before you travel, it’s a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
- Cost of a local lunch
- Cost of a local dinner
- Cost of a local taxi
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot
Remember, there’s a big budgetary difference between a country like Japan & a country like Thailand, so do your research.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

Contiki Asia is mostly hotel accommodation with great amenities like WiFi. We have also included accommodation that reflects Asian culture, too. Like a family-run Guest house in the Mekong, a traditional junk boat in Halong Bay & an authentic local guesthouse in Laos. At these Special Stays, take the time for a digital detox and soak in all of that natural beauty.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. From the Dhonk centre in India to the COPE visitor centre in Laos, our projects in Asia are all about giving something back. Find out more at

How do I pay for my Free Time Add Ons?

Free Time Add Ons in Asia are paid for in cash with local currency and USD only. Payments with other currencies (eg. AUD) or credit card cannot be accepted.

How do I redeem the % off deal?

Our great deals and offers are only in market for a limited time are subject to pay in full deadlines. If you cannot pay in full by the specified date shown alongside the offer/deal you can still  lock in the trip date of your choice at our Standard Price where normal payment terms of pay in full 45 days prior to your trip departing apply.  Visit the deals page for the full terms & conditions. Discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip).


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