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South China: Hike, Bike & Kayak

From £1020 for 9 days
Trip Overview
Enter a world of both natural wonder and big city glamour. Admire the majestic beauty of Longji rice terraces, appreciate limestone karsts dotted around rice paddies in Yangshuo, discover the abandoned towers of Kaiping, indulge in a passionate food culture, and hit the water in Hong Kong.
Essential Info
Starts: Guangzhou
Ends: Hong Kong
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Walking, Cycling, Active
Trip Code: ICBXA
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: China
What's Included

Meals

1 Lunches included

Transport

Private vehicle,High-speed train,Train,Subway/Metro,Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights),Guesthouse (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   Start off with scenic bike ride through Kaiping, revealing the hidden history and clan culture of its many abandoned diaolou (fortified tower houses).

•   Spend time hiking the rice terrace-carved landscape of Longji and visiting communities that call this pocket of China home.

•   Cycle amongst the dramatic karst-dotted countryside of Yangshuo that has been immortalised in countless traditional Chinese paintings.

•   Gain an insight into an important element of Chinese culture with a visit to a local tea farm in Yangshuo. Learn a few things about tea picking and perhaps sample a cuppa.

•   Discover the coast of Hong Kong by kayak. Paddle through giant stone arches and to uninhabited islands and  beaches for some sun and surf time.

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 12th Oct 2019
Returning: 20th Oct 2019
£1,360pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 18th Apr 2020
Returning: 26th Apr 2020
£1,445pp
£1,375pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 16th May 2020
Returning: 24th May 2020
£1,375pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 18th Jul 2020
Returning: 26th Jul 2020
£1,445pp
£1,375pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Aug 2020
Returning: 30th Aug 2020
£1,445pp
£1,375pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 19th Sep 2020
Returning: 27th Sep 2020
£1,445pp
£1,375pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 17th Oct 2020
Returning: 25th Oct 2020
£1,375pp
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Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Arrive in Guangzhou, a sprawling port city on the banks of the Pearl River. Your adventure kicks off with a 6 pm welcome meeting where you’ll meet your tour guide and fellow travellers. If you arrive earlier in the day, why not head out and explore the city’s modern architecture. Don’t miss the spectacular Opera House designed by Zaha Hadid. The Guangzhou Circle ("Copper Coin Building"), Guangzhou Library and Guangzhou (Canton) Tower are also all worth a gander. As the capital of Guangdong (Canton) province, Guangzhou is THE place to taste authentic Cantonese cuisine. After your important evening meeting, delve into the food scene with an optional welcome dinner, or head out in search of the best dim sum on your own.
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