Shanghai to Hong Kong on a Shoestring

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You’d be surprised by just how much China you can squeeze into a single week. Need proof? Look no further than this tour. It begins with two busy days in Shanghai before heading off to Yangshuo — a backpacker’s haven set deep amid the forested hills of the Guangxi region — where you can practice calligraphy, study tai chi, and learn how to make local delicacies. Then, it’s off to Hong Kong to wrap things up with two days in one of the world’s most mind-blowing cities. Short on days, long on memories.

Highlights
  • Spend a week soaking in Chinese culture
  • Walk the French Concession in Shanghai
  • Experience the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong
  • Admire the limestone karsts of scenic Yangshuo
Accommodation
Hotels (4 nts), Hostel (standard twin/single) (1 nts), sleeper trains (1 nt).
Transport
Train, private vehicle.
Meals Included
No meals included
Destinations
  • Asia
  • China
Tour Types
  • Adventure
  • 18-to-Thirtysomethings
  • Basic
  • 3 - Average
  • Small Group
Day 1: Shanghai

Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Shanghai

After some free time, board an overnight train to Guilin.

Day 3: Guilin/Yangshuo

Continue on to Yangshuo and enjoy some free time.

Arrive in Guilin by train and transfer to the nearby village of Yangshuo, nestled among the limestone karsts jutting out of the Li River. One of the most scenic regions of China, 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.

Day 4: Yangshuo

Explore Yangshuo with a free day. Opt for a tai chi lesson, a cooking class, or try your hand at calligraphy.

Try your hand at cooking local fare at a boutique cooking school and pre-book the Central Chinese Cooking Class by adding it to your checkout page, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Day 5: Yangshuo

Explore Yangshuo with a free day. Opt for a tai chi lesson, a cooking class, or a calligraphy lesson.

Day 6: Yangshuo/Hong Kong

Travel to bustling Hong Kong via Guilin.

Day 7: Hong Kong

Depart at any time.

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Yangshuo
  • Free time in Shanghai and Hong Kong
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Dates Price Single Availability

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Meals:No meals included
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