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Natural Treasures of China

  • Duration
    15 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Go Beyond
  • Price From
    £4,490pp

Join us on an epic journey down the road less travelled to uncover China's most incredible natural treasures, including the sapphire lakes of Nine Villages Valley, the dramatic yet serene valleys at Black Mountain and the mythical Zhangjiajie, whose soaring peaks were the inspiration for the blockbuster film 'Avatar'.

Amongst the magnificent scenery, immerse yourself in China's ancient and modern marvels. Experience the thrill of travelling on the high-speed bullet train, take a walk on the glass bridge suspended over Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, wander through the streets of Fenghuang Ancient Town and be awed by the intricate beauty of the historic Dazu Rock Carvings.

Wanting to see the classic sights of Shanghai, Xian and Beijing? Our 'A China Experience' group tour can be arranged prior or you can add on one of our many private extensions.

  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 13 , Lunches: 12 , Dinners: 10
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    13 nights in 4 star accommodation
  • Visa Included
    Visa fees for UK passport holders
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 2Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required, as you'll be spending time on your feet and doing a bit of walking to cover short distances during your daily sightseeing. There will also be some climbing of steps and climbing on and off of coaches and boats. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and extended time on your feet.
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Tour Highlights

Our Natural Treasures of China tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Tour Experiences

Tour Itinerary

This tour is perfect for those who want to explore off the beaten track and discover some of China's most spectacular national parks and treasures. The tour is designed to showcase China's stunning scenery and does involve some days of walking longer distances.

  • Days 1-2
    Fly overnight to Changsha
    Days 1-2: Fly overnight to Changsha

    Fly overnight to Changsha, the capital city of Hunan province. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    Explore Changsha
    Day 3: Explore Changsha

    Step into history at the Yuelu Academy, a historial hub of learning nestled by the scenic Mt. Yuelu. Travel to Zhangjiajie National Park and enjoy a night tour of 72 Qilou's strange and spectacular buildings – the tallest Tujia stilted building in the world.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4
    Avatar Mountains
    Day 4: Avatar Mountains

    Begin the day with a ride in the remarkable Bailong glass elevator. Embedded into the mountain, the elevator soars up the mountain side to a towering height of 326 metres in as little as two minutes! Soak up the amazing views of the 'First Bridge under the Sun' and Hallelujah Mountain. Continue to Emperor Mountain and Helong Park before taking a cable car down. Later, explore Jinbian Stream and Ten-Mile Natural Gallery with a ride on the scenic train. End the day with a scenic sampan cruise on Lake Baofeng, a turquoise expanse of water amongst picturesque karst scenery.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5
    Zhangjiajie Glass Skywalk
    Day 5: Zhangjiajie Glass Skywalk

    Brace yourself for an exhilarating walk across Zhangjiajie's Glass Bridge, the world's longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge spanning 430-metres over the Grand Canyon. Later, soar up the heights of Tianmen Mountain in the world's longest cable car, a 7-kilometre journey taking approximately 40-minutes. Atop the Mountain, marvel at Tianmen Cave, nicknamed 'Heaven's Door', standing proudly at the top of 999 steep steps and take a thrilling walk along a glass skywalk, aptly named the 'Walk of Faith'.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6
    Fenhuang Ancient Town
    Day 6: Fenhuang Ancient Town

    Travel by road to Fenghuang (Phoenix) Ancient Town, a scenic and quaint town rich in culture and natural beauty. Visit the Former Residence of Shen Congwen and enjoy an evening at your leisure to wander the ancient streets illuminated at night.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 7
    Cruise the Tuojiang River
    Day 7: Cruise the Tuojiang River

    Relax on a scenic cruise along the Tuojiang River before boarding your bullet train to Chengdu, China's symbolic western capital and the residence of the country's most lovable black and white bear.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8
    Giant Pandas
    Day 8: Giant Pandas

    Spend the morning getting to know China's most famous resident, the giant panda, at Chengdu's Panda Conservation Centre. Later, soak up the culture at People's Park. People-watching here is an endless pleasure, from the lively locals playing mahjong to the parents searching for suitable partners for their children in Matchmaker's Corner. Head to the local food markets for a dinner at your leisure.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 9
    Huanglong Pools
    Day 9: Huanglong Pools

    Travel by bullet train to Nine Villages Valley. Spend the afternoon exploring the Huanglong Pools where you will find hundreds of vivid pools in striking colours, formed by thousands of years of mineral deposit, tumbling gently down through the bright green forests of the Huanglong Valley.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10
    Nine Villages Valley
    Day 10: Nine Villages Valley

    Enjoy a full day exploring the diverse scenery of the splendid Nine Villages Valley, China's most awe-inspiring National Park. Spend the day taking in the natural sights of Long Lake, Five Coloured Lake and Nuorilang Falls.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11
    Shuzeng Village
    Day 11: Shuzeng Village

    Visit Shuzheng Village, where you will spend some time with a local Tibetan family who will give you an insight into daily life in Nine Villages Valley. This afternoon, stroll by Rhinoceros Lake, passing Tiger Lake ending at Reed Lake – an excellent way to really appreciate the local scenery. Dine on traditional Tibetan cuisine for dinner.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12
    Chongqing's Hongya Cave
    Day 12: Chongqing's Hongya Cave

    Board your bullet trains to Chongqing. Visit the Hongya Cave to see the impressive architecture of the 11 storey stilt building, beautifully constructed in traditional Bayu architecture style. In the evening, wander the night food markets with your local guide on hand to recommend the most delicious Sichuanese snacks!

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 13
    Black Mountain Valley
    Day 13: Black Mountain Valley

    Take a day trip out of Chongqing to Black Mountain Valley, also known as Heishan Valley. This is a serene and picturesque area covering over 100 square kilometres, brimming with dramatic mountains, deep valley floors, waterfalls and sheer cliffs, along with an impressive 13 kilometre long gorge. The luscious landscapes are cloaked in green vegetation and are home to a variety of wildlife, offering some great photo opportunities!

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 14
    Dazu Rock Carvings
    Day 14: Dazu Rock Carvings

    Travel by road to Dazu, home to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Dazu Rock Carvings. Here, you'll find thousands of Buddhist, Taoist and Confucianist idols and symbols carved into rock faces over 70 sites. Made between the 9th and 13th centuries, they are some of the best preserved in China. Enjoy the day in Dazu before returning to Chongqing.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 15
    Depart Chongqing
    Day 15: Depart Chongqing

    Depart Chongqing, arriving home the same or following day.

    • Breakfast

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

  • Night 1
    Holiday Inn Express Changsha Shengfu
    East & South corner in Wuling Rd and Zhengtangpo Rd, Tianxin, Changsha, China, 410000
    Holiday Inn Express Changsha Shengfu
    A contemporary 4-star hotel, the Holiday Inn Express Changsha Shengfu, is conveniently located around 5 km from Hunan Forest Botanical Garden and 6 km from Tianjiling National Forest Park. The clean and minimalist rooms offer a comfortable stay without forgoing a wide variety of amenities. Featuring high speed Wi-Fi and a buffet breakfast, the hotel also provides a pillow menu, flat-screen TV with premium and satellite channels along with a well-appointed ensuite bathroom.
  • Nights 3
    Zhangjiajie Expert Village Sunshine Courtyard Hotel
    598 Wuling Road, about 100 meters north at the intersection of Osmanthus Road and Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie, Hunan, 427400, China
    Zhangjiajie Expert Village Sunshine Courtyard Hotel
    Close to the scenic area, the 4-star Zhangjiajie Expert Village Sunshine Courtyard Hotel, blends contemporary interiors with a classical garden style allowing you to embrace your natural surroundings and scenery. A buffet breakfast is available, serving both Chinese and Western cuisine while the tea room makes for a great spot to unwind. Each room is spacious and modern with Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.
  • Night 1
    Phoenix International Hotel
    Near Nanhua Road (Ximenpo), Fenghuang, Hunan 416200, China
    Phoenix International Hotel
    Conveniently located for exploring the scenic area of Fenghuang Ancient Town, the 4-star Phoenix International Hotel offers a clean and comfortable stay. The hotel offers a traditional Chinese tea house and the rooms feature classical dark wooden interiors, with an ensuite and complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Nights 2
    Xin Liang Hotel
    No.246, Shangdong St., Chengdu·Sichuan
    Xin Liang Hotel
    The 4-star Xin Liang Hotel is centrally located in the Chunxi Road Business District, adjacent to Tianfu Square, making it an ideal starting point for exploring Chengdu. The hotel draws inspiration from Bashu culture, seamlessly blending elegant and modern elements, providing a tranquil oasis in the bustling city. Featuring Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast, the property also provides rooms with soundproof windows, a work desk, refrigerator, and a flat-screen TV featuring satellite channels.
  • Nights 3
    Celebrity Jiuzhaigou Hotel
    No.118 Zhangzha Town, Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan, 623402, China
    Celebrity Jiuzhaigou Hotel
    Situated within the Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area, the 4-star Celebrity Jiuzhaigou Hotel is surrounded by natural beauty and spectacular scenery. With a warm and inviting atmosphere, the hotel offers many facilities and services such as a gym and massage treatments as well as a bar and restaurant serving a buffet breakfast. The well-appointed rooms are clean and comfortable with modern decor, offering Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.
  • Nights 3
    East Garden Hotel
    55 Xuetianwan Street, Yu Zhong District, Chongqing
    East Garden Hotel
    Well positioned near the People’s Square, the 4-star East Garden Hotel boasts modern and warm interiors. The hotels tea room and restaurant offer traditional Chinese cuisine, while each room comes equipped with air-conditioning and Wi-Fi for your comfort.
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 6°c
  • 8mm
  • Chongqing
  • 8°c
  • 20mm
  • Zhangjiajie
  • 4°c
  • 35mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 8°c
  • 12mm
  • Chongqing
  • 10°c
  • 21mm
  • Zhangjiajie
  • 6°c
  • 50mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 12°c
  • 20mm
  • Chongqing
  • 14°c
  • 36mm
  • Zhangjiajie
  • 10°c
  • 92mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 17°c
  • 44mm
  • Chongqing
  • 19°c
  • 105mm
  • Zhangjiajie
  • 16°c
  • 167mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 22°c
  • 78mm
  • Chongqing
  • 23°c
  • 152mm
  • Zhangjiajie
  • 20°c
  • 218mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 24°c
  • 107mm
  • Chongqing
  • 26°c
  • 171mm
  • Zhangjiajie
  • 24°c
  • 243mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 26°c
  • 224mm
  • Chongqing
  • 29°c
  • 175mm
  • Zhangjiajie
  • 26°c
  • 193mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 26°c
  • 201mm
  • Chongqing
  • 29°c
  • 134mm
  • Zhangjiajie
  • 26°c
  • 155mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 22°c
  • 119mm
  • Chongqing
  • 24°c
  • 128mm
  • Zhangjiajie
  • 22°c
  • 108mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 18°c
  • 35mm
  • Chongqing
  • 19°c
  • 92mm
  • Zhangjiajie
  • 17°c
  • 111mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 13°c
  • 16mm
  • Chongqing
  • 14°c
  • 46mm
  • Zhangjiajie
  • 12°c
  • 69mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Chengdu
  • 8°c
  • 5mm
  • Chongqing
  • 10°c
  • 25mm
  • Zhangjiajie
  • 6°c
  • 35mm
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Natural Treasures of China  map

Places Visited: UK - Changsha (1N) - Zhangjiajie (3N) - Fenghuang (1N) - Chengdu (2N) - Nine Villages Valley (3N) - Chongqing (3N) - UK

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Departures for Solo travellers only are available for this tour on selected dates.
In addition to being for solos only these departures feature smaller group sizes, free airport lounge access and complimentary cocktails on arrival.

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There are no dedicated Solo departures for this year. You can enjoy any of our tours with no Single Supplement on our Happy to Share option or explore the solo departures in other years.

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Extensions and Stopovers

Extend your holiday or break up your journey with one of our extensions and stopovers. Choose from city breaks or some beach time, or spend more time in your chosen destination.

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