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Explore China - Intrepid Travel
Explore China - Intrepid Travel
Age Range
15 to 70 year olds


Start in Shanghai and end in Beijing! With the in-depth cultural tour Explore China, you have a 13 day tour package taking you from Shanghai to Beijing and through Shanghai, China and 5 other destinations in China. Explore China is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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    Guide was great, very patient and knowledgeable about culture. He was respectful and knew a lot about Chinas culture and... Read more

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    The trip was great, I had wanted to do this trip for years and it was so much more amazing than i could have ever imagin... Read more

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    Amazing views and cultural experience. Kind and caring guides. Challenging treks. Our final full day of trekking was aff... Read more

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Shanghai
  • Day 2: Shanghai
  • Day 3: Shanghai - Overnight Train
  • Day 4: Luoyang/Shaolin
  • Day 5: Longmen/Xi'an
  • Day 6: Xi'an
  • Day 7: Xi'an – Overnight Train
  • Day 8: Lanzhou - Xiahe
  • Day 9: Xiahe
  • Day 10: Beijing
  • Day 11: Beijing/Great Wall
  • Day 12: Beijing
  • Day 13: Beijing

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Flights

  • Insurance

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    Explore China

    • Upcoming departures
    • July 2017
    • September 2017
    • October 2017
    • April 2018
    • May 2018
    • June 2018
    • July 2018
    • September 2018
    • October 2018
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    About the countries

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    Yuan Renminbi

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    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Recommended for China. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for China. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for China. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Japanese B encephalitis
    Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for China. Ideally 6 months before travel.


    Shanghai is the starting point and Beijing is the endpoint.
    Hold my seat
    TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold seats for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 56 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 18 August 2017 the full payment of $2,695 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2695 for Explore China, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 3,172 km.
    • Shanghai (China)
    • 864 km
    • Shaolin (China)
    • 58 km
    • Luoyang (China)
    • 325 km
    • Xian (China)
    • 596 km
    • Xiahe (China)
    • 1,329 km
    • Beijing (China)

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