Show Filters
Back

Travel agent? Log in here

Thank you for registering, please check your email to activate your account.

Please let us know your email address so we can respond to you
Manage my booking

By clicking 'Find my booking' I agree to the privacy policy

Find my booking

CALL US 1-866-266-8454

We're open

Monday to Thursday 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday 07:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Sunday 08:30 AM - 09:00 PM
Pacific Time

...or speak with your favorite travel agent
Messages: 1 - Deposit: <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; margin: 0px;">Only $#amount# deposit to book.<br> </div>


China Adventure

COUNTRIES
1
DAYS
12
FROM
$3,015
In-Depth Explorer
4.8
23 reviews
23 reviews
SEE AVAILABLE DATES
Save your space with only $200 deposit
WHAT YOU GET
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 included 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.
Team
Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides
A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.
Transport
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.
Your group
Our trips are exclusively 18-35. This means you'll be travelling with people just like you, from all over the world. Small group sizes ensure you'll never miss out on the action, and laughter and friendships are always guaranteed.
Experiences
20 included, 5 optional that you can add
We'll get all your transport, accommodation and most meals sorted, plus a plethora of activities. We'll take you on cable car journey up to the Great Wall of China, introduce you to local family for a lunch date and show you the inner workings of a silk factory. Trust us, we know China.
Read more Read less
Modern cities and ancient history collide in the exotic lands of China. 12-days are yours to 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.
Travel is best shared. This is a small group adventure of 12-30 people, aged between 18-35 exclusively, giving you the perfect balance of new friends to travel with and access to even more authentic experiences.
step 1

CHOOSE DEPARTURE DATE

parrafo con datos

parrafo con datos

parrafo con datos

parrafo con datos

parrafo con datos

parrafo con datos

Please, select a date to continue

Deals available
Almost Full
Definite departure

This trip is a definite departure.

Sort by date

April 2019

Apr
7
  • Sunday 7th April
  • Thursday 18th April
Definite departure $3,015
$3,015

May 2019

May
5
  • Sunday 5th May
  • Thursday 16th May
Definite departure $3,015
$3,015

June 2019

Jun
23
  • Sunday 23rd June
  • Thursday 4th July
Definite departure $3,015
$3,015

July 2019

Jul
14
  • Sunday 14th July
  • Thursday 25th July
$3,015
$3,015

September 2019

Sep
15
  • Sunday 15th September
  • Thursday 26th September
$3,015
$3,015

October 2019

Oct
6
  • Sunday 6th October
  • Thursday 17th October
Definite departure $3,015
$3,015

Your Options

Starts on

Pick your start location

Ends on

Pick your end location

Trip Options

step 2

Your trip summary

CHINA ADVENTURE

Only $200 deposit to book.

Select a date from the calendar

Start

Trip Options

End

FREEDOM GUARANTEE
Change travel dates of trip for FREE.
More
FLEX DEPOSIT
Can't travel? Save your deposit for later.
More

From $3,015

Based on

Get a quote Book trip
This departure can only be booked by speaking with our reservation team.

Price breakdown:

(Adult Port Tax)

All prices in

itinerary
Map
Itinerary

ITINERARY

Nights spent per location
3
3 nights
Beijing
2
2 nights
Xi'an
2
2 nights
Chengdu
2
2 nights
Yangshuo
2
2 nights
Shanghai
see detailed itinerary
back to map
Map
Itinerary
  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
  • Bus route
  • River route
  • Plane route
  • Traveller Photos
DAY 1 - Arrive Beijing
Beijing

Today we join up in the capital city of Beijing and begin rolling in the excitement of having 12-days of Chinese explorations lie ahead of us. Get cozy in our fancy hotel and perhaps do some DIY exploring before we get to know each other - no time like the present to begin getting cultured. 

Stay
Novotel Sanyuan Hotel (or similar)
DAY 2 - Beijing
Beijing
NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
Visit the Ming Tombs
Visit a Cloisonné Factory
Visit the Great Wall (Mutianyu section)
Peking Duck Dinner
Beijing

With another day filled with historical delights and jaw-dropping sites still here in the heart of Beijing, we will start to understand just how much this vast country has to brag about. A trip to the Great Wall, Ming Tombs & a Cloisonné Factory will fill our day, while local delicacies at the Wangfujing Night Markets will colour our night. 

Stay
Novotel Sanyuan Hotel (or similar)
DAY 3 - Beijing
Beijing

This captivating city will start revealing its depths today as ancient monuments are presented to us up close and personal. We will roam the world’s largest city square, visit the resting place of the founding father of the People's Republic of China, & tour the Forbidden City. The thriving Chinese artistic community of 798 Art Precinct will contrast the historical masterpieces with its modern galleries and trendy vibe. 

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
Tour the Forbidden City
Visit Tiananmen Square
Visit the 798 Art Precinct
Stay
Novotel Sanyuan Hotel (or similar)
DAY 4 - Beijing to Xi'an
Beijing

Though we won't be spending another night in the capital, we've still got a few things to tick off our Bejing to-do list, not to mention some ME Time to do your own last bits of exploring. Roam the 1,700 stalls of the Silk Market (which offers way more than just silks), check out the Summer Palace, venture to the Temple of Heaven or just hang out at one of Beijing's many museum with a rickshaw ride in-between to really do it local. Tonight we kick on to Xi'an.

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
Ride in a Rickshaw
Visit a local hutong
Visit the Summer Palace
Xi'an

When in China, ride the overnight train  - that's our go local motto. Sleep soundly knowing tomorrow a new city will be ours to uncover. 

Stay
Overnight Train
DAY 5 - Xi'an
Xi'an

With a tasty Tang Dynasty dumpling dinner & show in our sights for this evening, we’ve got an equally incredible day lined up. Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Terracotta Army & the TangBo Art Museum, anyone? Oh hell yes. Our Local Guide will show us around the site of the Terracotta Army, discovered in 1974 by local farmers. Excavation projects since have unearthed three pits containing over 8,000 soldiers as well as chariots & horses. Our guide will give us an insider’s look at how the site was discovered, its historical significance & the effort that has gone into restoring the warriors. Back in the city, a Free time add-on dinner awaits. Sixteen dumpling variations is more than our foodie dreams could ever imagine.

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
Visit the interesting TangBo Art Museum
Guided tour of Terracotta Warrior Complex
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Tang Dynasty Dinner and show
CNY 270
Stay
Skytel Hotel (or similar)
DAY 6 - Xi'an to Chengdu
Xi'an
Rise, shine, and give your legs a shake out – today we’ll be taking on Xi’an by two wheels. Cycling through the chaotic streets, we’ll be able to poke through back alleys and learn to navigate the city. Then we’ll head ‘home’ and pack our bags for another incredible destination. 
NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
Bike ride on the Xi’an City Wall
Chengdu
After a speedy train journey we’ll land in Chengdu, where we can settle into our hotel before heading out to explore the teahouse dotted city. 
Stay
Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Hotel (or similar)
DAY 7 - Chengdu
Chengdu
Team squeals will fill the air at breakfast this morning, as we prepare for half a day at a Panda Sanctuary. If hanging out with these gorgeous creatures hasn’t completely worn you out, you can sign up for a Sichuan Cooking Class in the evening. 
NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
Visit the Panda Sanctuary
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Sichuan Cooking Class
CNY 600
Stay
Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Hotel (or similar)
DAY 8 - Chengdu to Yangshuo
Chengdu
This morning we say goodbye to panda land and get ready to board a flight to Guilin. This city will be the gateway to our time in the countryside – it’s time to get a little bit traditional. 
NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
Included flight to Yangshuo
Group Dinner
Yangshuo
After a drive out of Guilin we’ll arrive in Yangshuo, where we’ll sip Tsingtao and shop the late night markets. With the quaint setting of this village & surrounding limestone karsts, we may never want to leave this endlessly scenic region.  But while we’re here, why not try your hand at a local cooking class or check out the Impression Liu Sanjie show set on the Li River.
Stay
New Century Hotel (or similar)
DAY 9 - Yangshuo
Yangshuo
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Chinese cooking class
CNY 370
Yangshuo

With all the city time we've had of late, today's the perfect chance to soak up some of mother nature's beauty by roaming the nearby hills. Time your wanderings around lunch however, as we’ve got an optional Chinese cooking class lined up, including a trip to the local markets to pick up fresh produce. Nothing says authentic like skills picked up in the motherland.

Stay
New Century Hotel (or similar)
DAY 10 - Yangshuo to Shanghai
Yangshuo
On yet another conveniently included flight we’ll hop from Yangshuo to Shanghai, waving to the charming countryside setting on take off. 
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Acrobat Show
CNY 250
Shanghai

Our ultimate scene change awaits us in Shanghai, a city bursting with energy and lights. The first night is yours to explore as you please.

Stay
Merry Rendezvous Hotel (or similar)
DAY 11 - Shanghai
Shanghai

Wakey wakey travellers - it's our first full day in Shanghai and it promises to be an epic one. First up we're heading to Chenghuang Miao (City God Temple) where 3 temples, teahouses, shops and restaurants will keep us entertained. Shanghai's Silk Museum and riverside promenade of Bund are also ours to explore before some free time and the chance to see some acrobats in full swing. 

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
Visit the City God Temple Complex
Visit a Shanghai Silk Museum
Visit Shanghai’s Bund area
Shanghai Tower
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Shanghai Farewell Dinner
CNY 240
Stay
Merry Rendezvous Hotel (or similar)
DAY 12 - End Shanghai
Shanghai
Okay Chinese revellers, our trip has come to a close. Though we knew this sad day was inevitable, it doesn't make saying goodbye any easier. Hug it out and go back to your corners of the world armed with a wealth of new knowledge, a stack of new pals and endless life-lasting memories. 
 
back to overview
00:00 / 00:00
in-depth-explorer
Travel style:
In-Depth Explorer
In-depth in one country or region
local experiences
Twin share hotels
Average rating for

China Adventure

4.8
23 independent reviews
Powered by
Showing MOST RECENT
from WORLDWIDE
RESET
criteria
MOST RECENT
FIVE STARS
FOUR STARS
THREE STARS
TWO STARS
ONE STAR
location
WORLDWIDE
NEAR ME
5 total reviews
Filter by traveller’s rating
5
19
4
4
3
0
2
0
1
0
CHANGE REGION OR TRIP
Patrick Kelly
Traveled Oct 2018
The whole tour was a great experience; it gave a really good overview of China and definitely made me want to return and explore more of the country. Honestly, it was a nice blend of structure and free time, which really appreciated. The included meals were great and, being a vegetarian, I felt Lee made a real effort to provide me with great options.
Traveled Oct 2018

READ MORE CLOSE

Richard Adam Tang
Traveled Oct 2018
It was well-balanced trip - lots of sights and unique experiences.
Traveled Oct 2018

READ MORE CLOSE

Roxana Ibarra
Traveled Oct 2018
Incredible place to travel with Contiki
Traveled Oct 2018

READ MORE CLOSE

Anonymous
Traveled Oct 2018
Amazing!! If you’re thinking of doing it, do yourself a favour and book it now
Traveled Oct 2018

READ MORE CLOSE

Anonymous
Traveled Oct 2018
Don't listen to anyone telling you not to do this because it's too crowded, their's censorship, and its unsafe. It's great! The same as any country or city. I am an introvert, I get VERY anxious in tight crowds and I had a blast. I am also picky with food and didn't have an issue. The other people in our group who loved to party and try new food such as rabbit head or weird things on sticks didn't have any problem finding what they were looking for either. China is for everyone. Do not be intimidated or scared. Everyone was friendly. I'm high maintenance and aside from the squat toilets nothing fazed me. Even the giant spiders mind their own business. Before your trip - most people didn't get shots and were fine. I got an anti-diarrhea vaccine which helped greatly. I am susceptible to food poisoning and I could tell when I had it twice from trying some new stuff but it was okay because of the vaccine. Pack or purchase toilet paper as it's not available in restrooms. Squat toilets only outside of touristy bits and your hotel. Get used to people taking your photo. It's not weird they aren't used to seeing white or colored people. Oh and save all your shopping for Shanghai - I promise the millions of fans, t-shirts, tea, and magnets you go by through the two weeks will all be in Shanghai. That was our shared regret on the trip! Price - worth it. Yes it's a huge chunk of money but this is definitely one of the best Contiki's I've been on and a big culture shock if you've done a few European ones and need a spot to explore. I am a shopaholic and only spent $300 on my souvenirs. Food, drinking, and Contiki optionals cost $400 on top of that. Very inexpensive once you pay for the trip and plane tickets. Food - whatever you want. I will say the included meals are western Chinese food but large quantities. But my trip manager had great recommendations for foodies. Whether you wanted authentic Chinese food, weird things, or some good ol' pizza she had you covered. Optionals - do them! Loved all of them. I skipped the cooking class and had a better time exploring Chengdu but the people that went had great fun. River cruise was great to see Shanghai by night. Paid an extra $20CAD to escape the crowds and it was worth it. Accommodation - Hard beds. This is how Asians sleep. Get use to laying on what feels like a wood box with a cloth draped over it. Aside from that I found everything great. Partying - They don't dance but that didn't stop us from dancing. They also love to free pour. I'm a small girl but two drinks had me hammered. They do full glass of liquor and splash of sprite. Girls be advised only squat toilets so be careful not to step in them when you're drunk!! Transportation - Internal flights were great - food was weird so pack your own. Even a local next to me on my flight was like WTF am I eating? Train was a solid miss for me but that's because I'm an introvert and hate tight spaces. I just slept through it. (I had my own room for the rest of the trip) Overall, whether you're introverted, extroverted, partier, or explorer, young or old you will meet awesome people like yourself and China has something for everyone. It was all fantastic. My favorite spot was the 798 district. Great spot to explore, shop and take the BEST Instagram posts.
Traveled Oct 2018

READ MORE CLOSE

Anonymous
Traveled Oct 2018
This was a trip of a lifetime - from start to finish, everywhere brought something different and made for the perfect trip to China.
Traveled Oct 2018

READ MORE CLOSE

Anonymous
Traveled Oct 2018
An amazing trip! Some of the optional extras didn't feel like good value after experiencing them (eg AU$40 each for a one hour tai chi lesson in a park with one instructor for 20+ people) but all of the inclusions were incredible and I felt like I could really tick off China by the end, which is exactly what I want from a Contiki!
Traveled Oct 2018

READ MORE CLOSE

Anonymous
Traveled Oct 2018
Excellent value for money!
Traveled Oct 2018

READ MORE CLOSE

Andrea Reyes
Traveled Oct 2018
China was such a beautiful place. our hotels were lovely and our tour director was amazing.
Traveled Oct 2018

READ MORE CLOSE

Anonymous
Traveled Jul 2018
Worth spending the money.
Traveled Jul 2018

READ MORE CLOSE

Anonymous
Traveled May 2018
The flight from Xian to Chengdu was changed to the bullet train at last minute. When the trip was priced out it was priced at about $200 for that flight. I'm almost certain that the bullet train was not of equal cost. I don't feel scammed but it would be nice to see where the money for the trip goes. I understand the local transportation and tour guides cost but the change from flight to bullet train with no price difference seems sketchy.
Traveled May 2018

READ MORE CLOSE

Craig Foord
Traveled May 2018
Tour leader was very amazing.
Booked from prince rupert Traveled May 2018

READ MORE CLOSE

William Hurley
Traveled May 2018
The tour covered a lot of chins in only 2 weeks. I would recommend it to anyone
Traveled May 2018

READ MORE CLOSE

Craig Payton
Traveled Oct 2017
Beautiful place well worth going
Traveled Oct 2017

READ MORE CLOSE

Anonymous
Traveled Oct 2017
Lots of included activities and lots of breakfast, lunch and dinners included too. Great local guides and hotels were really good.
Traveled Oct 2017

READ MORE CLOSE

Anonymous
Traveled Oct 2017
Well organised and great value for money tour. Had a lot of fun and learnt a lot along the way
Traveled Oct 2017

READ MORE CLOSE

Anonymous
Traveled Aug 2017
The China tour was amazing but quiet expensive but totally worth it!
Traveled Aug 2017

READ MORE CLOSE

Ashlea Waight
Traveled Aug 2017
Easiest way to experience China, good guides and fantastic tour manager
Traveled Aug 2017

READ MORE CLOSE

Connor Davies
Traveled Aug 2017
Had so much fun and met some great people
Traveled Aug 2017

READ MORE CLOSE

Anonymous
Traveled Jul 2017
The tour guide Lee was amazing, the hotels where good to excellent, the places we visited and saw will stay with me forever. The food could have been alittle more daring and not so westernised, however the included food was good. A great trip, made me love china and I was able to cross so many things off my bucket-list.
Traveled Jul 2017

READ MORE CLOSE

Sorry! The reviews aren't available for the chosen filter.

REVIEWS

for China Adventure
Showing MOST RECENT
from WORLDWIDE
RESET
criteria
MOST RECENT
FIVE STARS
FOUR STARS
THREE STARS
TWO STARS
ONE STAR
location
WORLDWIDE
NEAR ME
5 total reviews
4.8
23 independent reviews
Powered by
READ ALL REVIEWS

BUY WITH CONFIDENCE

contiki-homepage-bwc-deposit-dollar
DEPOSIT
Only $200 deposit to secure your spot today
contiki-homepage-bwc-flexible-payment
FLEXIBLE PAYMENT
Full payment not required until 45 days before travel.
contiki-homepage-bwc-no-change-fees
NO CHANGE FEE
Change your travel dates or even your trips for free
contiki-homepage-bwc-flex-deposit
FLEX DEPOSIT
Can't travel? Save your deposit for a new trip or gift it to a mate
contiki-homepage-bwc-pay-securely
PAY SECURELY
We accept Mastercard, Visa, PayPal

Created with Sketch.

HAVE A QUESTION?
Call Us at +1-866-266-8454

TRAVEL INSPIRATION FROM SIX-TWO

OTHER TRIPS YOU MIGHT LIKE

Contact Get a Quote Book trip