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China Private Journey

China, Asia

from $4,195* per person 10 Days February-November
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Wilderness Travel 15 people max
  • Shanghai, china
  • Active & Adventure trips
In China’s Southwest, discover Guizhou Province, a hidden realm of ancient hill villages and mist-shrouded valleys dotted with spirit shrines. Here in a green, mountainous landscape, tiny villages isolated from modern China preserve ancient cultures. Enjoy a Private Journey in the traditional world of village China, meeting Old Han and Long-Skirt Miao villagers as they make rice paper in the traditional way and cultivate terraced rice fields. Village-to-village hikes bring you into exquisite valleys that seem drawn from classical Chinese landscape paintings, and you enjoy the rare cultural opportunity of village homestays hosted by local families, an experience that our past travelers report to be among the most rewarding adventures on the journey. The trip begins in Shanghai and ends in Beijing. We also offer a choice of two mid-trip extensions: one visits ancient Lijiang and Gyalthang in the eastern Tibetan highlands, and the other visits Lhasa, Holy City of Tibet. At journey’s end, we offer an optional extension to Xi’an, home of the legendary Terra Cotta Warriors.

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China, Asia

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Special information

  • May accommodate certain types of disabilities. Contact the operator for more information.

Itinerary

Day 1
Old Shanghai

Stroll the Bund and explore Shanghais historic seafront.

Days 2-3
Guiyang / Jichang Village

From Guiyang, capital of Guizhou Province, enjoy a village hike in the Old Han settlement of Jichang, where women still dress in traditional clothing styles worn since the Ming Dynasty.

Days 4-7
Ming, Old Han, and Miao Villages of Guizhou

Explore quaint villages including Dazhai, an enchanting maze of old Ming-style wooden houses set among green paddy fields, set out for optional hill walks, meet the local families. Your support staff is a private guide and a driver, both wonderful traveling companions who offer unique insights into fascinating village cultures. Overnight in village homes for three nights, hosted by a local family. Note: Hotel options are available for those who prefer. Hotel overnight in Kaili on Day 7.

Days 8-10
Beijing / Forbidden City and Great Wall

More than 30 emperors have lived and ruled from Beijing, as evidenced by the incredible ancient monuments scattered across this vibrant international city. Visit the local hutongs (narrow-laned traditional neighborhoods), Tiananmen Square, the vast Forbidden City, and The Great Wall. Depart Day 10.

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