South China Getaway

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South China Getaway - Intrepid Travel
South China Getaway - Intrepid Travel
2 reviews
+2 Destinations
Southern China
Hong Kong


Start in Shanghai and end in Hong Kong! With the in-depth cultural tour South China Getaway, you have a 12 day tour package taking you from Shanghai to Hong Kong and through Shanghai, China and 3 other destinations in China. South China Getaway includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, transport.
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Hotel, Guesthouse, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Local Transport
Physical Rating
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Historical

2 Reviews

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  • South China Getaway reviewer 1
    Written on June 1, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    Didn’t get our promised overnight stay in a Toulou because Intrepid didn't book early enough and was beaten out by other tour companies. Intrepid’s China operation had the nerve to lie to us and state that the communist party took over all the rooms for a conference. Tour leader told us this fake news 2 days before the Toulou visit. We did visit the Toulou during the day and I was able to get the truth from folks at the Toulou using phone translators. Thank goodness for tech and shame on Intrepid...
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Jeffrey, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're very sorry to hear that you did not get to stay in the Toulou due to unforseen circumstances with our local operator. I know that our customer relations team is currently in touch with you and are working on rectifying this situation, so please feel free to get in touch with them with any further feedback. Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • AS
    Written on November 30, 2017
    2.5 - Average

    The tour was massively overpriced. Given that 4-5 star hotels at most locations could be booked for around $70/night and flights between cities were less than $100, it's absurd that we paid $1200 and stayed in fairly low quality places very far from the center of town and took 18 hour train rides between cities. Talking with some Chinese friends, I learned that they have booked similar tours for around $500 which includes food. I'd highly recommend if you'ne interested in the same tour, to explore booking your own hotels with Ctrip and go on guided trips from the hotel. You'll either save a lot of money or have much nicer accommodations and much faster trips between cities. That said, the tour itself was fun. The tour guide was very friendly, flexible, and informative and all the locations were beautiful. And the accommodations were fine (though the beds were super hard and the first hostel in Shanghai smelled pretty bad). It's just frustrating that I could have had a nicer experience for half the price.
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Shanghai
  2. Day 2: Shanghai - Overnight Train
  3. Day 3: Longji Rice Terraces
  4. Day 4: Longji Rice Terraces
  5. Day 5: Yangshuo
  6. Day 6: Yangshuo
  7. Day 7: Yangshuo
  8. Day 8: Guilin - Xiamen - Tulou Village
  9. Day 9: Tulou Village - Xiamen
  10. Day 10: Xiamen
  11. Day 11: Hong Kong
  12. Day 12: Hong Kong

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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.
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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 Hong Kong is the endpoint.
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Covering a total distance of approx 2,062 km.
  • Shanghai (China)
  • 822 km
  • Xiamen (China)
  • 768 km
  • Yangshuo (China)
  • 471 km
  • Hong Kong (China)

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