China – Ancient and Modern

China – Ancient and Modern China – Ancient and Modern
£3997

This captivating journey from the cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong to the enchanting outposts of the Tibetan Plateau in Yunnan, illustrates perfectly the contrasts between the China of old and today’s dynamic country.

From Hong Kong you fly to Yunnan, a land of snowbound peaks, verdant terraced fields and rugged frontier lands, populated by some thirty different ethnic peoples and seemingly frozen in time. In the charming town of Lijiang, whose cobbled streets, arched bridges and canals date back to the Ming Dynasty, you explore traditional villages, thriving markets, fine monasteries and majestic scenery. Continue north, via the spectacular Tiger Leaping Gorge on the Yangtze River, to Zhongdian, which is surrounded by snowcapped mountains and is renowned for its traditional Tibetan culture and hospitality. The tour ends back in Hong Kong with the opportunity to explore this vibrant bastion of commerce and symbol of modern China.

This is a sample itinerary to inspire your holiday – it can be tweaked in every way possible from the places you want to go to and number of days you spend in each, as well as hotels you stay in and activities you do. Get in touch with one of our experts by calling +44+4402073864646 and a consultant will start creating your perfect trip.

Days Location Detail
days 1 - 2

Arrive Hong Kong. Overnight Intercontinental Hotel.

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Arrive Hong Kong. Overnight Intercontinental Hotel.

days 3 - 6

Fly to Lijiang via Kunming. City sightseeing and excursions …

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Fly to Lijiang via Kunming. City sightseeing and excursions to Dayan, Yu Hu Village, Yongfeng Monastery & Wenhai Lake. Overnights Banyan Tree, Lijiang.

days 7 - 9

Drive via Tiger Leaping Gorge to Zhongdian. Excursions to …

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Drive via Tiger Leaping Gorge to Zhongdian. Excursions to Songzanlin Monastery & Shudu Lake. Overnights Banyan Tree, Ringha.

days 10 - 11

Fly to Hong Kong via Kunming. Independent sightseeing. Overnights …

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Fly to Hong Kong via Kunming. Independent sightseeing. Overnights Intercontinental Hotel.

day 12

Fly home.

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Fly home.

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