Great Wall, Beijing, China
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China is considered the world’s longest continuous civilization.
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Buddha Grottoes, Datong, China
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Fishermen and Osprey Mountain Li River, Guilin, China
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A Farmer Making Fishing Basket. China
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Asia Fan Dancing, Shanghai, China
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Terracotta Army of, Xi'an, China
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Hill Tribe Women, China
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Our guides were excellent and met our needs with care. Thank you for all of your help.

Mr.John and Loretta Wortley
Fascinating and never to be forgotten !

Backyard Travel was the best - professional, inovative, flexible, informative and fun!

Mrs. Christine Ekberg

EPIC CHINA

We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements
Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursion to accommodation
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It’s easy to immediately think of the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors when you consider China, but this wonder-filled country has so much more to offer – enough to fill a lifetime of travel. Although it may be impossible to see all of what China offers in one trip, this package allows you to see the key highlights of this captivating destination.

Our ‘Epic China’ tour will take you on an once-in-a-lifetime trip through the most essential elements of one of the most varied and interesting civilizations on the planet, including all the elements you already know of China, and many often unseen ones that will amaze and surprise you. Along the way you’ll learn, absorb and savor the sights, sounds and subtle nuances through unique interactions that only a trip with Backyard Travel can offer.

You will visit the film sets of numerous places you’ll instantly recognize from iconic movies such as Ang Lee’s ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ and Ai Weiwei’s films ‘Hero’ and ‘House of Flying Daggers’. You’ll see the wonders of China the majesty of Beijing, the bustle of Shanghai, and the natural beauty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites at staggering scenery of Guilin. We’ll also take you to see the Terracotta Warriors and the Great Wall up close and at times when fewer people are around.

Your guide will show you behind the scenes of the real China as you experience modern life in the big cities as well as stepping back in time to some of the rural areas.

THE BACKYARD DIFFERENCE
  • Take a trip to a lesser-visited section of The Great Wall of China and enjoy a peaceful picnic perched atop the majestic structure
  • Visit the Terracotta Warriors  in Xi’an, sentries frozen in time, immortalized by stone
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Summer Palace, West Lake, the villages of Xidi and Hongcun, and of course, the Great Wall of China
  • Learn about ancient Chinese arts including fengshui, Chinese medicine, acupuncture and qigong
  • See China the authentic way, by guided bike tours of Xi’an, Pingyao, Yangshuo, Hangzhou, Xidi, Hongcun, Chengshitang, Tachuan, and Namping
  • Get a true glimpse of Chinese society with an overnight sleeper train experience
ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS
Beijing
Beijing – Datong
Datong
Datong – Pingyao
Pingyao
Pingyao – Taiyuan – Xi’an
Xi’an
Xi’an – Guilin
Guilin - Yangshuo
Yangshuo – Guilin - Hangzhou
Hangzhou - Xidi
Xidi - Huangshan
Huangshan - Shanghai
Shanghai