Beginning in Beijing, over 12-days we’ll see historic landmarks such as the Tiananmen Square, Terracotta Warriors and the Great Wall of China. Explore the vast metropolises of Shanghai and Beijing and see the real-life paradises of Gulin and Yangshuo.
This luxury gay group trip combined an eclectic range of sights and activities, making this a perfect way to experience mainland China.
Upon arrival, we’ll transfer you to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. In the evening we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner together.
We begin our first day at the Temple of Heaven. Starting with Tai Chi in the park, we’ll then make our way to Tiananmen Square to explore the iconic landmark and then enter the Forbidden City.
Our day will be an introduction to the traditions, culture and history of Beijing, as we stroll through the parks and see the classical architecture of China.
After an early breakfast, we’ll head to a quiet part of the Great Wall of China. The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall offers a more intimate experience with the world’s longest man-made structure.
This 2.5 Kilometre stretch of the Great Wall will allow you to walk for over an hour and visit twenty-two watchtowers. You’ll also get the chance to take a cable car along the wall and see many breathtaking views.
This morning we’ll cruise along the Kunming Lake and see the tranquil imperial gardens of the Summer Palace.
We then move onto the Long Corridor, a 728-metre hall, laden with the historic art collection of Chinese Emperors. Later in the day, we board a speedy train to Xian.
Today we’ll see one of China’s most iconic sites, the Terracotta warriors. One of the greatest archaeological finds in human history, these sculpted soldiers, horses and chariots are an astounding remnant of ancient Chinese history. Estimated to of taken over 100,000 men and nearly 40 years to make, you’ll be blown away by the sheer scale of craftsmanship.
Later in the day, we’ll walk along the walls of Xian, some of the oldest structures in all of China, and then explore the vibrant Muslim Quarter.
Starting early, we’ll head to Guilin. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel where you’ll have an opportunity to wind down and relax after your travels.
Once rested, we’ll head to the Reed Flute Cave, home to a gallery of limestone cave formations that blur the line of art and nature. Then we’ll embark on a boat trip along the Two-Rivers-Four-Lakes, the ideal mode of transport for viewing the gorgeous natural scenery of Guilin.
As we leave Guilin, we’ll experience the Li River Cruise along the Lijang River. You’ll have a chance to disembark and explore local villages before we continue to Yangshuo.
Yangshuo is known for its unbelievable scenery, local delicacies and friendly vibe. It’s home to the “Biggest Market in the World.”
From biking in the countryside to bamboo rafting along Li River, today is jam-packed.
In the afternoon, we’ll stroll through the quaint town of Fuli, upon cobbles and stone houses that date back over 1000 years, From the local streets and markets, fan-craft workshops and rice wine factories, Fuli will be an exciting glimpse into the villages of Mainland China.
Returning to Guilin, we’ll transfer you to the airport to fly you to Shanghai Pudong. With a population of 18.7 million, they’ll be much to explore in this multi-cultural metropolis.
Whether it’s the architecture leftover from the Yuan Dynasty or the fishing villages by the port, Shanghai is the perfect place to explore China old and new.
At the start of our day, we’ll visit the Shanghai Museum to familiarise ourselves with the city. With over 120,000 priceless pieces in its collection, the Shanghai museum is an essential spot to learn of the ancient antiques and art of China.
Then, we’ll head to the Yuyan Garden and the old Bazaar, to view the peaceful gardens at the heart of Shanghai and then view the local markets of the city.
On our final day, we’ll head to the picturesque water town of Zhujiajiao. Located on the crisscrossing waterways that flow from the Dianshan lake, this town is a tranquil end to our eclectic gay trip.
After our day tour of Zhujiajiao, we’ll head back to the hotel. Your last afternoon will be at your own leisure to do as you wish before our goodbye dinner.
Spend the morning doing as you wish, savouring your final moments in Shanghai before your departing flights.
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