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Shanghai to Shanghai Adventure - The Dragon Trip
18 days

Shanghai to Shanghai Adventure

From Shanghai to Shanghai
Tour Operator:
The Dragon Trip
Max group size:
20
Age range:
18 to 60
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
39587
Our saving: $31
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US $1,519
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Highlights

  • Optional Shanghai Drunken Dragon Pub Crawl
  • Enjoy an unmissable Sunrise on the Wall
  • Cruise the Yulong River on Bamboo Rafts
  • Visit the Giant Panda Breeding & Research Center

Itinerary

Start and end in Shanghai! With the in-depth cultural tour Shanghai to Shanghai Adventure, you have a 18 day tour package taking you through Shanghai, China and 7 other destinations in China. Shanghai to Shanghai Adventure includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 - Meet your fellow dragons + Travel to Guilin
  2. Day 2 - Arrive in Yangshuo + Join a traditional cooking class (Optional)
  3. Day 3 - Free day to explore + Optional Activities
  4. Day 4 - Free day to explore + Optional Activities
  5. Day 5 - Board a bullet train to Chengdu
  6. Day 6 - Visit the world's biggest Giant Panda Breeding & Research Center
  7. Day 7 - Free day to explore + Optional Activities
  8. Day 8 - Optional Activities + Board your train to Xian
  9. Day 9 - Ride along the Ming Dynasty City Walls (Optional)
  10. Day 10 - Visit the World famous Terracotta Warriors
  11. Day 11 - Travel to Shaolin + Kung Fu Lesson (Optional)
  12. Day 12 - Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site + travel to Beijing
  13. Day 13 - Camp on the Great Wall of China (May to September)
  14. Day 14 - Watch a Chinese acrobatics show and taste Beijing's signature dish (Optional)
  15. Day 15 - Free day to explore + Optional Activities
  16. Day 16 - Free day to explore + Catch a night train to Hangzhou
  17. Day 17 - Catch a stunning sunset over West Lake + Boat tour
  18. Day 18 - Hike to the Nine Creeks + Say your goodbyes!
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
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  • G
    November 15, 2019
    The tour was incredible it far passed expection. If your thinking of going to China you should 100% go and with the dragon trip. All the guides couldn't be more helpful and everything was organised perfectly
    The Dragon Trip commented on this review
    Thanks for such a fab review Gideon. We are so pleased that you had such a good trip. Love the pic of the panda.
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    Trip date: October 2019
  • A
    July 16, 2018
    I'm dissapointed. I will never go!
    Trip date: May 2018
  • JP
    October 10, 2016
    The tour was really insightful and had a great mixture of culture and fun. The tour guides were all great and very helpful. When I first arrived in Shanghai I was quite overwhelmed by the culture shock but I was soon put at ease. The group sizes are... Show more
    The Dragon Trip commented on this review
    Hi Jordan, we are so pleased that you had such an amazing experience :) thank you for taking the time to review your trip!
    Trip date: April 2016
  • A
    August 09, 2016
    Awesome people. Well organised and most of the guides are very kind and helpful. I would do it again :)
    The Dragon Trip commented on this review
    Hi Andrea, thank you for your feedback. Our guides are a very important part of our trips and we are happy to hear that they were of such great help!
    Trip date: September 2014
  • MS
    August 09, 2016
    Had an amazing time on the China trip. Everything is organised for you so no worrying about trains/buses/hostels while you're travelling. Good size group and you fit so much in during the month I really feel like we made the most of it! Would definitely... Show more
    The Dragon Trip commented on this review
    Thank you Maddi for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon :)
    Trip date: August 2015
  • J
    August 08, 2016
    Only great things to say about this trip! We travelled for a few months and the China dragon trip was the best part. The trip allows you to see so much and really experience China in a unique way. It is extremely hard to communicate in China, therefore... Show more
    The Dragon Trip commented on this review
    Hi Jess, we are very glad to hear that you had a great time on your travels. Thank you so much for your feedback!
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    Trip date: May 2016
  • A
    August 08, 2016
    It was amazing! Better than i thought it would be, guides were very nice and helpfull!
    The Dragon Trip commented on this review
    Hi Anita, we are glad to hear that you had a wonderful trip! Thank you for your feedback :)
    Trip date: April 2016
  • KB
    August 08, 2016
    This was one of the best experiences of my life! It was amazing to see the diversity of cities in Eastern China. One of my favorite memories was being able to kayak on the li river in YangShuo. I also loved being amble to talk to and sometimes serve... Show more
    The Dragon Trip commented on this review
    Hi Kayla, thank you so much for your fantastic review :) The Dragon Trip hope to see you again soon!
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    Trip date: July 2015
  • A
    May 31, 2016
    It was an amazing trip! De guides were very nice, and around our ages. We had a lot of fun with most of them! The traveling was nice with the train. It is nice when everyone is around the same place in the train, so we can talk with each other. The... Show more
    The Dragon Trip commented on this review
    Hi Anita, thank you so much for taking the time to give feedback on your trip. We are so happy to hear that we were able to provide you with a fantastic tour!
    Trip date: April 2016

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Shanghai to Shanghai Adventure
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FAQs

    • Do I need a sleeping bag or is linen supplied in the hostels?

      All bedding – including sleeping bags and mats during Great Wall camping – is provided

    • What is the standard of accommodation?

      All of the hostels are clean, air-conditioned or have fans, are safe, have good showers, internet, washing machines and most importantly, have real Chinese character. People who stay at hostels are usually young people aged 18 to 35 who are travelling on a smaller budget than people staying at hotels. So it is easy to make friends and fun to hang out at the bar (all the hostels we stay at have cool bars and lounging areas to hang out). If you would like to stay in a private room though, that is absolutely possible as well as we have room upgrades available at the time of purchase.

    • Which hostels do you use?

      Yangshuo 11 international Hostel Yangshuo – 11 Lian Feng Xiang West, Street YangShuo, GuiLin, GuangXi, Yangshuo
      Mr. Panda Guesthouse Chengdu – Mr Panda Guesthouse, 75 2nd Ring Road North, Chengdu (Tel: +86 028 8662 8336)
      Shuyuan hostel Xi’an – Shuyuan Youth Hostel, No.2 West Shuncheng Road (Tel: +86 029 8728 7720)
      Bandeng Guest house Shaolin – Bandeng Guest House (Tel: +86 159 3871 9599)
      Leo Hostel Beijing – Leo Hostel 52, Da ZhaLanXiJie, Qianmen, Beijing (Tel: +86 010 6303 3318)
      Xiwuli Lodge Moganshan – Xiwuli Lodge, Houwu Village, Paitou Township, Deqing County (Tel: +86 1865936 9855)
      Phoenix Hostel Shanghai – Phoenix Hostel 15-17 South Yunnan Road Shanghai (Tel: +86 021 6328 8680)
      Camping/Tulou stay Fujian – WanheKezhan Tulou (Tel: +86 1395 9628 178)

    • What are the ages & nationalities of people booked on Dragon trips?

      Each trip is different, but our travelers come from all over the world and from every background- why not connect with fellow Dragon Trippers or meet people on The Dragon Trip Facebook page. Usually Dragon Trippers are aged anywhere between 18 to 30 something, but we do get older customers joining. We fully embrace the backpacker attitude that everyone is very welcome. A typical trip would include friends who have just finished high school, couples on career breaks, students on university holidays, and solo travelers from all walks of life. The group normally speaks English, but come from all over the world including the UK, North America, Australia and New Zealand, Mainland Europe, Israel and Brazil.

    • What is not included in the trip?

      - Flights to and from China
      - Aside from the many free un-missable activities The Dragon Trip offers you, we also offer some extra activities which are great value for money, safe and fun.
      - Food and Drink – Eating and drinking is incredibly cheap in China, but even so, the Dragon Trip still gives you access to a great range of discounts on food and drinks in the liveliest bars in town.
      - Any train/bus tickets for journeys made after the trip- we provide a booking service at a cost of 30 RMB per ticket booked, on top of the price of the ticket.
      - Any hostels for after your trip has ended- we recommend that you use Hostel World for booking hostels. We can book hostels for you, however we will charge a service fee of 150 RMB.

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      Vaccines

      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for China. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for China. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before 19 March 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 19 March 2020, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with The Dragon Trip. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and The Dragon Trip will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for The Dragon Trip tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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