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Explore the UNESCO city of Lijiang
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Enjoy a rafting excursion on the Li River
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Take a street food cycling route in Dali
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Get out to remote villages
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Admire Guilin’s classical landscapes

Essence of China

A trip to China is a must in any traveller’s repertoire. As new mega-cities appear seemingly out of nowhere, it’s becoming harder to touch more intimate, less-travelled pieces of this fast-growing nation. On this tour, however, we have the privilege of getting to know two such areas.

We meet ‘south of the clouds’ in the Yunnan region with its tropical rain forests, verdant rice terraces, and snow-capped mountains. Yi, Lisu, Bai, Naxi, and Li cultural groups live here, maintaining strong Buddhist and Taoist traditions. From Kunming we set out to discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lijiang: a jumble of twisting lanes, laced with canals, and lined with willow trees. It’s then to Dali: the town set out like a chess board in a stunning location between the mountains and a lake.

The strikingly beautiful landscapes around the city of Guilin have inspired the classical motifs of Chinese art and literature. We’ll cycle in Yangshuo’s ancient streets, take a bamboo raft on the Li River, admire the 400-year-old Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces, and the picturesque villages in the heart of the karst peaks. Our trip concludes in Guilin which offers easy flight connections to Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing.
Classic Explorations Cultural Explorations

China | 13 days
Classic Explorations

Dates:
Apr 05-17, 2018
Cost:
Approx. US$4495
Group Size:
Limited to 16 participants

Includes:
Accommodation, most meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, flight to Lijiang, train to Dali, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, accompanied by Worldwide Quest tour leader.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Meet in Kunming
Day 2: Fly to Lijiang; explore the time-locked city
Day 3: Tribal villages and Ming Dynasty murals
Day 4: Train to Dali, the ancient Bai minority capital
Day 5: Visiting three spectacular pagodas
Day 6: Street food cycling tour in Dali
Day 7: Drive to Kunming, ‘City of Eternal Spring’
Day 8: The legendary Stone Forest; fly to Guilin
Day 9: Dragon’s Backbone rice terraces at Longsheng
Day 10: Dramatic landscapes on the drive to Yangshuo
Day 11: Picturesque minority villages
Day 12: Rafting on the Li River
Day 13: Depart Guilin
Optional Extension: Shanghai and Beijing
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Your Tour Leader

Amanda Butler has a passion for the East; she spent time living on Canada's East Coast, and later moved to the Far East to work in China. She has travelled extensively around Asia and Western Europe; 25 countries and counting! She now creates and leads trips for alumni travel programs and cultural tours. 

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Classic Explorations Cultural Explorations

China | 13 days
Classic Explorations

Dates:
Apr 05-17, 2018
Cost:
Approx. US$4495
Group Size:
Limited to 16 participants

Includes:
Accommodation, most meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, flight to Lijiang, train to Dali, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, accompanied by Worldwide Quest tour leader.

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"Not your typical perspective of China."

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