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essence of china -southbound
                               21 days, Beijing to Hong Kong
             oRIgInaL
                               itiNerary... Days 1-4 Beijing Walk along a stretch of the
                               incredible Great Wall of China, visit Tiananmen Square and the
                               Forbidden City and maybe even fit in a shopping spree at a local
                               market. Days 5-7 Xi'an The ancient capital Xi’an has an abundance
*plus Local Payment US$450
                               of cultural marvels including the famous Terracotta Warriors. For
               Physical        a change of pace, take in the serenity of the Great Mosque and be
               culture shock   sure to try a snack from the markets in the Muslim Quarter. Days
                                                                                                        Intrepid Photography Competition 2007, Tiananmen Square, China - Hugh Fotheringham
                               8-9 chengdu/leshan See the adorable residents of a giant
• explore the old
                               panda reserve and explore the cultural wonders of Chengdu. This         accoMMoDatioN Hotels/guesthouses (10 nts), overnight boats (3 nts),
  hutongs of Beijing                                                                                   overnight trains (4 nts), monasteries (3 nts) traNsPort Overnight train,
                               region is home to spicy Sichuan cuisine. In Leshan, marvel at the       private bus, taxi, boat, local bus, bicycle, walking GrouP siZe Max 12 Meals 2
• experience sizzling          world’s biggest stone Buddha. Days 10-12 emei shan From clear           Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners BuDGet Allow US$300 for meals not included
                                                                                                       DeParts Selected Fri & Sun GuaraNtee Departure guaranteed traVeller
  sichuan cuisine              mountain streams running through subtropical rainforest to old          ratiNG 4.75 out of 5
                               growth forest surrounding picturesque monasteries, Emei Shan is a       start    Finish      08 Jun   28 Jun       19 Oct   08 Nov       12 Apr   02 May
• Join the pilgrims on                                                                                 2008                 13 Jun   03 Jul       24 Oct   13 Nov       17 Apr   07 May
                               welcome retreat from the busy Chinese cities and one of the most        07 Mar   27 Mar      15 Jun   05 Jul       26 Oct   15 Nov       26 Apr   16 May
  emei shan                                                                                            09 Mar   29 Mar      20 Jun   10 Jul       31 Oct   20 Nov       08 May   28 May
                               famous Buddhist sites in China. Days 13-16 yangzi river From            14 Mar   03 Apr      22 Jun   12 Jul       02 Nov   22 Nov       10 May   30 May
                                                                                                       16 Mar   05 Apr      27 Jun   17 Jul       07 Nov   27 Nov       15 May   04 Jun
• shop in hong kong            Chongqing, cruise down the majestic Yangzi to Yichang. Witness          21 Mar   10 Apr      29 Jun   19 Jul       09 Nov   29 Nov       17 May   06 Jun
                                                                                                       23 Mar   12 Apr      04 Jul   24 Jul       14 Nov   04 Dec       22 May   11 Jun
                               the dramatic scenery of the Three Gorges, forever changing due          28 Mar   17 Apr      06 Jul   26 Jul       16 Nov   06 Dec       24 May   13 Jun
                                                                                                       30 Mar   19 Apr      11 Jul   31 Jul       21 Nov   11 Dec       29 May   18 Jun
                               to the construction of the world’s largest hydro-electric dam. Days     04 Apr   24 Apr      13 Jul   02 Aug       23 Nov   13 Dec       31 May   20 Jun
                                                                                                       06 Apr   26 Apr      18 Jul   07 Aug       28 Nov   18 Dec       05 Jun   25 Jun
                               17-19 yangshuo A travellers’ delight, Yangshuo is surrounded            11 Apr   01 May      20 Jul   09 Aug       30 Nov   20 Dec       07 Jun   27 Jun
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                               by hundreds of limestone peaks rising majestically from fertile rice    27 Apr   17 May      27 Jul   16 Aug       08 Mar   28 Mar       14 Jun   04 Jul
                                                                                                       09 May   29 May      29 Aug   18 Sep       13 Mar   02 Apr       19 Jun   09 Jul
                               paddies. Cycle through the countryside to gain an insight into rural    11 May   31 May      05 Sep   25 Sep       15 Mar   04 Apr       21 Jun   11 Jul
                                                                                                       16 May   05 Jun      07 Sep   27 Sep       20 Mar   09 Apr       26 Jun   16 Jul
                               life and enjoy lunch in a local farmhouse. Days 20-21 hong kong         18 May   07 Jun      14 Sep   04 Oct       22 Mar   11 Apr       28 Jun   18 Jul
                                                                                                       23 May   12 Jun      28 Sep   18 Oct       27 Mar   16 Apr
                               Lively Hong Kong is an enticing international city with the flavour     25 May   14 Jun      03 Oct   23 Oct       29 Mar   18 Apr
                                                                                                       30 May   19 Jun      10 Oct   30 Oct       03 Apr   23 Apr            triP coDe
                               of Old China. A visit to Victoria Peak provides fabulous views over
                               the harbour and city skyline.
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taste of china - southbound
                               9 days, Beijing to Shanghai
             oRIgInaL          Departs every Thu & selected Mon & Sat
                               itiNerary... Days 1-3 Beijing The journey commences in one
                               of the world’s most impressive cities. Take in iconic sights such as
                               Tiananmen Square and the fascinating Forbidden City. Admire the
                               Great Wall, an impressive example of ancient engineering. Enjoy
*plus Local Payment US$150
                               some free time and do a bit of independent exploration of Beijing’s
               Physical        many sights, such as the Temple of Heaven or Lama Temple. In the
               culture shock   evenings consider catching an awe-inspiring acrobatic performance
                               or feasting on traditional Peking duck. Days 4-5 Xi'an Uncover
• sightsee in Beijing
                               ancient history on a trip to the Terracotta Warriors. Archaeologists
• Walk along the               believe followers of Emperor Qin sculpted the 6,000 warriors and
  Great Wall of china          placed them in battle formation to protect him in the afterlife. Back
                               in Xi’an, why not explore the walled city centre or even join the
• Be amazed by the
                               locals in their daily tai chi practice? Make new friends at Xi’an
  terracotta Warriors
                               Huiling, a special community project for people with disabilities.
• soak up the culture in       Day 6 suzhou Grab a bicycle to explore the serene surrounds of
  old world suzhou             Suzhou, taking in the famous gardens, canals and alleyways of this
                               charming town. Top off the experience with an evening cultural
• experience the bustle
                               performance of traditional music, opera or theatre among the trees               Intrepid Photography Competition 2007, The winding wall, China - Anne Morrison
  of busy shanghai
                               and waterfalls in one of the lovely gardens. Days 7-9 shanghai
                                                                                                       accoMMoDatioN Hotels (6 nts), overnight trains (2 nts) traNsPort
                               Skyscrapers brush shoulders with colonial architecture in the           Overnight train, taxi local bus, bicycle, walking GrouP siZe Max 12 Meals
                               diverse areas of the Bund and Pudong. Get your bearings in its          1 Lunch BuDGet Allow US$150 for meals not included DeParts Every Thu
                                                                                                       & selected Mon & Sat GuaraNtee Departure guaranteed Notes During the
                               complex network of traditional Chinese alleyways and be absorbed        winter months in China (for trips departing 15 Nov 2007 - 15 Mar 2008) a
                                                                                                       different itinerary operates. Please see Trip Notes for details traVeller
                               by art exhibits in the world class Shanghai Museum. There is plenty
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                               of free time to shop up a storm at Yuyuan Bazaar or get a taste of
                               Europe in the French Concession.
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