Classic Hong Kong to Xi'an Adventure
13 days from Hong Kong to Xi'an
From $ 2299
Duration13 days

It’s a rare tour that can include the word “classic” in its name and have it feel like an understatement. This adventure packs a ton of pure, unfiltered China into 13 incredible days, starting with two days in bustling Hong Kong. From there, you’ll move on to scenic Yangshuo (home of the majestic limestone karsts), explore Yunnan (a showcase for China’s incredible ethnic diversity), hike the drop-dead gorgeous Tiger Leaping Gorge, meet pandas in Chengdu, and wrap it all up in Xi’an, starting point of the fabled Silk Road. If you think you'll only go to China once, take this tour. Trust us; it won’t be your last visit.

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  • Duration: 13 days
    Service level: Standard
  • Starts in: Hong Kong
    Physical Grading: Average
  • Ends in: Xi'an
    Ages: 12+
Classic Hong Kong to Xi'an Adventure - Tour Map


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Day 1: Hong Kong
Arrive at any time.
Day 2: Hong Kong/Yangshuo
Arrive to Guilin by train and transfer to the nearby village of Yangshuo. One of China's most scenic regions, this beautiful backpacker town is a haven for activities, cultural immersion, and relaxing at cafés.

The Li River and the limestone karst mountains interspersed with picturesque riverside villages and markets make this area perhaps the best known scenic attraction in the region.
Catch the bullet train to Guilin, then transfer to Yangshuo, nestled amongst the limestone karsts jutting out of the Li River.

End place: Yangshuo

Day 3: Yangshuo

Start place: Yangshuo

Float along a tributary of the stunning Li River on a local boat. After, enjoy a traditional lunch at a G Adventures supported restaurant where rural women are working to create new opportunities for their families.

End place: Yangshuo

Meals: L
Day 4: Yangshuo/Kunming

Start place: Yangshuo

After a free morning in Yangshuo, transfer to Guilin and fly to Kunming, capital city of Yunnan.

End place: Kunming

Day 5: Kunming/Dali

Start place: Kunming

Enjoy free time in Dali with optional activities like visiting the old town, taking a boat around Lake Erhai, and riding a bike to Xizhou. Choose to spend some time wandering the local markets.
Enjoy a walk around the Bird and Flower Market in Kunming before boarding an express bus to Dali. With free time, opt to explore the old town.

End place: Dali

Day 6: Dali

Start place: Dali

Enjoy a free day to explore this scenic town. Opt to rent a bike to visit Lake Erhai and explore the Villages along the lake.

End place: Dali

Day 7: Dali/Lijiang

Start place: Dali

Travel by bus to Lijiang and take an orientation walk before free time to explore on your own.

End place: Lijiang

Day 8: Lijiang/Yongsheng County

Start place: Lijiang

In the heart of Yunnan province, the fast-flowing Yangtze has cut a dramatic gorge so narrow that legend has it a tiger once escaped capture by jumping across it.

This area rivals the well-known Three Gorges as the most spectacular scenery along the Yangtze River and hiking the route is surely the best way to experience the landscape.
Take a bus to Tiger Leaping Gorge and start on the famous hike. The route follows the stunning scenery of the Yangtze as it cuts through the gorge.
Day 9: Yongsheng County/Lijiang
Continue the hike through Tiger Leaping Gorge. After completing the trek, drive back to Lijiang.

End place: Lijiang

Day 10: Lijiang

Start place: Lijiang

Enjoy a day to discover Lijiang. Opt to explore the UNESCO Heritage-listed Old Town or visit the Black Dragon Pool Park.

End place: Lijiang

Day 11: Lijiang/Chengdu

Start place: Lijiang

Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, is a city of almost 12 million people, which still manages to retain some of its older characteristics and traditions.

One of these traditions is the Sichuan Opera. The singing, comedy, puppetry, and incredible 'changing faces' act performed as part of the opera are a feast for the eyes.
Fly from Lijiang to the vibrant, modern city of Chengdu. Opt to watch a Sichuan opera.

End place: Chengdu

Meals: D
Day 12: Chengdu

Start place: Chengdu

Visit the Panda Breeding Centre for an up-close experience with these gentle giants. Later, board an overnight train to Xi'an.

End place: Chengdu

Day 13: Xi'an

Start place: Xi'an

Trip ends on arrival at Xi'an train station at approximately 1pm.

End place: Xi'an



  • Your G for Good Moment: Jia Community Restaurant, Yangshuo
  • Li River boat ride
  • Orientation walk in Lijiang and Dali
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge Trek (2 days)
  • Panda Breeding Centre visit
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Train, Local bus, Private vehicle, Plane
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (8 nts), Guesthouses (4 nts)

Dates & availability: Classic Hong Kong to Xi'an Adventure

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