Beijing to Kunming

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In this exciting journey from Beijing to Kunming, you'll have the opportunity to visit iconic sights like the Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors and head out into the vast plains of Inner Mongolia to spend a night in the desert. Throw in the modern cities of Xi'an and Chengdu, add the diversity of China´s colourful minority groups and perhaps even come face-to-face with a giant panda. Adventure awaits us around every corner as we take the back roads to Kunming.

Itinerary

Days 1-4 Beijing

Delve into the culture and sights of China's amazing capital. Explore the city's hutongs and perhaps take a trip to the Great Wall.

Days 5-7 Zhongwei/Camel Trek

Travel to this small town, situated on the Yellow River and surrounded by desert, farmland and remnants of the Great Wall. Visit the Gao Miao temple then set off into the sand dunes of the Tengger Desert for an overnight camel safari and enjoy a dinner under the stars.

Days 8-10 Xi'an

The lively Muslim Quarter is always full of activity and a great place for a sizzling kebab. Duck into the Great Mosque to take time out from the city bustle. A day trip to the Terracotta Warriors is highly recommended, as is cycling the majestic Ming Dynasty wall for great views over Xi'an.

Days 11-13 Chengdu

The old-world charm of Chengdu is sure to delight. This city is the home of spicy Sichuan cuisine so be sure to seek out a traditional hotpot. Be sure to visit the giant pandas or spend free time drinking tea, exploring temples or perhaps having a relaxing massage.

Days 14-15 Kunming

The modern city of Kunming has some excellent markets tucked away in the quaint backstreets. Try and stay on after this trip has ended to see the Tang dynasty pagodas or visit the dramatic landscapes of the Stone Forest.

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