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Embark on a journey through time with our 6 expertly curated archaeological site visits in China for 2024. Delve into the ancient heart of this vast country, where millennia-old history is etched into every corner. From the awe-inspiring Terracotta Warriors to the majestic Great Wall, each tour offers an intimate glimpse into China's storied past and dynamic present. Over various day ranges, you can hike along historic ramparts, cruise down the Yangtze River amidst soaring gorges, or cycle through landscapes dotted with rice terraces that have fed generations. With starting prices at $1,366 to $14,783, these tours are designed to connect you deeply with China's cultural heritage while ensuring comfort and adventure in equal measure. To begin crafting your own tale of exploration within this land of wonders, contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists.
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Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an
$14,031
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Boundless China

25 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the Panda Base
  • Hike the Great Wall of China
  • Visit the Terracotta Warriors
  • Cruise the Yangtze River
  • Tour the Three Gorges Dam
  • Walk along the Golden Whip Stream
  • Visit Guangzhou Tower
  • Explore the Longsheng rice terraces
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Hiking, Land, Land & Sea, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Explore China in-depth on this slower paced 25-day tour that visits the popular highlights and lesser known gems of mainland China. See the Great Wall, the ancient city of Xi'an, and visit the modern cities of Hong Kong and Shanghai. Enjoy biking in the countryside, a meandering river cruise on the …
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Chinese food
$4,533
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Flavors of China

12 Day Itinerary
  • Take a cooking class in Shanghai
  • Meet and visit with a local family
  • Learn how to prepare Chinese dishes
  • Explore the Great Wall of China
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Cooking Classes, Urban Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Calling all foodies! Experience the highlights of China while tasting the diverse cuisine found all around this beautiful country. Expore the Great Wall, visit the Forbidden City, attend cooking classes, tour temples, visit the Panda Base, and dine at many different local restaurants. Enjoy 12 days …
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Li river and hills in the sun, Yangshuo
$4,738
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Great Wall, Dynasties, & Rivers

Active China - 13 Day Itinerary
  • Hike the Great Wall of China
  • Visit Leshan & the Giant Buddha
  • View pandas early in the morning
  • Explore Ping'an & the rice terraces
Starts / Ends:
Beijing / Guilin
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Hiking, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Experience some of the main highlights of China on an active trip designed for those who want to explore on the move. Hike the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall, as well as through rural villages in the rice terraces of Longsheng. Bike through Beijing hutongs, Xi'an's ancient city wall …
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Jinshanling section of the Great Wall
$1,365
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Great Wall Trek

4 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking
Activity Level:
Moderate
Spend four days hiking more remote sections of the Great Wall of China. Hike along the Gubeikou, Jinshanling, Jiankou, and Huanghuacheng sections on this difficult yet rewarding China trek. Visit the Ming Tombs to top off your journey. This tour is a great extension for a China trip including …
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Night scene of the ancient Xian city wall
$840
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Historic Xi'an

3 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Land, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the historic Xi'an city, one of the oldest cities and a capital for 13 dynasties in China's history. The start of the historic Silk Road, this city is believed to have been one of the four largest cities in the entire world from the 7th to 10th centuries. Add 3 days to any China …
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Beijing great wall trekking
$635
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Jinshanling Great Wall Hike

2 Day Itinerary
  • Admire the Great Wall's Jinshanling
  • Enjoy two days Great Wall hike
  • Relax in a nearby hotel
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking
Activity Level:
Challenging
For the more adventurous at heart, spend two days hiking along a lesser-visited portion of the Great Wall. Start your hike at the Gubeikou section and hike west to Jinshanling. Parts of the wall are covered with vegetation, and you hike along a trail in some portions. Overnight at a hotel near the …
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