The Yangtze & Mekong Explored

Xi'an - Bangkok

46 days through China, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia
FROM: $7450 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Ferry, Overnight Boat, Private Bus, Tuk Tuk, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, One Local Crew Member, Local Crew Member in certain areas
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 7 nights
Basic Hotel 18 nights
Overnight Boat 3 nights
Guesthouse 13 nights
Multishare Hostel 2 nights
Camping without facilities 1 night
Homestay 1 night
Meals:
Breakfasts x 18, Lunches x 1, Dinners x 2
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
EXO
Deposit:
$435 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This is a fantastic cultural journey through the cities and provinces of southern China, then down into South East Asia to visit Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.

Our route through China stops at several temples and other religious sites from China's three dominant religions, Buddhism, Taoisim and Confucianism, as well as the Terracotta Army near Xi'an and two of China's sacred mountains, Wudang Shan and Emei Shan. One of the highlights of this trip is a fantastic 3-day cruise on the Yangtze River among Chinese locals. We travel through magnificent scenery near the Three Gorges, stopping off at various sites along the way. Farther south we have an optional trek along the imposing Tiger Leaping Gorge, a very peaceful place in contrast with our other stops in China, and a visit to the Chengdu Giant Panda Centre.

With about 15 days in Laos, we have plenty of time to slowly explore this beautiful and serene country, with its history, beautiful people and amazing landscapes. By the time we get to Cambodia we will be fully in tune with the Mekong and its stunning sunset views, but there are few better than at Kratie in the northeast of Cambodia. Cambodia's modern history is not a happy one, but Phnom Penh wears it with resilience in public and no visitor can be left unmoved by their visit to this lovely Mekong City. Of course, no trip to this country would be complete without a thorough exploration of the many incredible temples surrounding Angkor Wat.

Guided tour of Xi'an's world famous Terracotta Warriors
Explore Xi'an and its myriad of attractions
Visit the huge former Tang Dynasty royal palace of Daming
Go to the birthplace of the martial art of Tai Chi at Wudang Shan
Trek up the Wudang Shan's Tianzu Peak to the Taoist martial arts school
3 day Three Gorge cruise on the Yangtze River
Visit the three gorges dam, the largest hydroelectric dam in the world
Stop off at the ancient Zhang Fei temple, famous for its red-light decoration
Side trip to see the amazing sleeping Buddha in the Dazu Caves
Visit to the Giant Panda breeding centre in Chengdu

This is a comfortable journey through southern China and into the countries of South East Asia, staying mostly in hotels and guesthouses. A well-paced trip with plenty of two and three night stays.

Day 1 - Xi'an (18th September 2021)

Border Information: if joining in Xi'an, you will most likely enter China at Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (IATA code: XIY).

Welcome to the amazing city of Xi'an, the ancient capital of Shaanxi province and the end of the 'Silk Road'!

There will be a group meeting today at 6:00pm - please look out for a note from your tour leader at the hotel reception with more information about this important meeting.

The rest of the day will be free to explore the city of Xi'an, its famous walls, bell and drum towers, pagodas and Muslim Quarter.

Please note that many of the optional activities listed will only be possible for those with extra time in Xi'an before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Xi'an.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Xi'an (19th September 2021)
Day 3 - Wudang Shan (20th September 2021)
Day 4 - Wudang Shan (21st September 2021)
Day 5 - Yichang (22nd September 2021)
Day 6 - Yichang (23rd September 2021)
Day 7 - Yangtze River (24th September 2021)
Day 8 - Yangtze River (25th September 2021)
Day 9 - Yangtze River (26th September 2021)
Day 10 - Dazu (27th September 2021)
Day 11 - Chengdu (28th September 2021)
Day 12 - Chengdu (29th September 2021)
Day 13 - Emei Shan (30th September 2021)
Day 14 - Emei Shan (1st October 2021)
Day 15 - Panzhihua (2nd October 2021)
Day 16 - Tiger Leaping Gorge (3rd October 2021)
Day 17 - Tiger Leaping Gorge (4th October 2021)
Day 18 - Tiger Leaping Gorge (5th October 2021)
Day 19 - Dali (6th October 2021)
Day 20 - Dali (7th October 2021)
Day 21 - Kunming (8th October 2021)
Day 22 - Shilin Stone Forest (9th October 2021)
Day 23 - Xishuangbanna (10th October 2021)
Day 24 - Jinghong (11th October 2021)
Day 25 - Luang Namtha (12th October 2021)
Day 26 - Luang Namtha (13th October 2021)
Day 27 - Luang Namtha (14th October 2021)
Day 28 - Luang Prabang (15th October 2021)
Day 29 - Luang Prabang (16th October 2021)
Day 30 - Luang Prabang (17th October 2021)
Day 31 - Vang Vieng (18th October 2021)
Day 32 - Vang Vieng (19th October 2021)
Day 33 - Thakhek (20th October 2021)
Day 34 - Pakse (21st October 2021)
Day 35 - Si Phan Don (22nd October 2021)
Day 36 - Si Phan Don (23rd October 2021)
Day 37 - Kratie (24th October 2021)
Day 38 - Kratie (25th October 2021)
Day 39 - Phnom Penh (26th October 2021)
Day 40 - Phnom Penh (27th October 2021)
Day 41 - Kompong Thom (28th October 2021)
Day 42 - Siem Reap (29th October 2021)
Day 43 - Angkor Wat (30th October 2021)
Day 44 - Siem Reap (31st October 2021)
Day 45 - Bangkok (1st November 2021)
Day 46 - Bangkok (2nd November 2021)

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02 Nov 21 Bangkok

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27 Apr 22 Xi'an

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