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Shanghai to Hong Kong: Bustling Cities & Bamboo Rafts

It’s in the spaces between Shanghai and Hong Kong that you get a true taste of what China has to offer. On this nine-day trip, you’ll get to stay in famous Hakka roundhouses and really get a sense of rural Chinese culture. Additionally, there’ll be time to take the perfect hike in the beautiful Wuyishan area and hit up a few of the major cities as well. China can be difficult to navigate on your own, so let us take the planning off your shoulders and leave you free to simply enjoy the ride.

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Supplier Tour ID: ACSH/145626
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Shanghai, China
  • Finishes: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Shanghai
  • Wuyishan
  • Xiamen
  • Hongkeng Village
  • Hong Kong



Day 1: Shanghai

Arrive at any time.


Day 2: Shanghai/Wuyishan

Enjoy free time to explore before boarding a bullet train to Wuyishan in the Fujian province.


Day 3: Wuyishan

Explore the area with an included entrance ticket to the reserve. Go hiking and opt to go bamboo rafting.


Day 4: Wuyishan/Xiamen

Board a fast train to Xiamen. Enjoy an orientation walk around colonial Xiamen on the coast, then opt to visit the cafés and beaches of Gulangyu Island and check out the night markets. Be sure to indulge in the lively nightlife of this university town.
Xiamen is a modern city with a little something for everyone from night markets to beautiful sculptures lit-up at night to peaceful parks.


Day 5: Xiamen/Hongkeng Village

Transfer to Yongding County. Overnight in a Hakka tulou, a large, multi-storey fortified roundhouse built for communal living.


Day 6: Hongkeng Village

Enjoy an orientation tour around the village, then experience day-to-day life in this unique province full of history and traditional Chinese culture.


Day 7: Hongkeng Village/Xiamen

Leave the beautiful Hongkeng Village behind and head back to Xiamen.


Day 8: Xiamen/Hong Kong

Hop on the bullet train and get ready to cross the border into Hong Kong.


Day 9: Hong Kong

Depart at any time.

    • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
    • Wuyishan entrance ticket, including hiking
    • Orientation walks in Shanghai and Xiamen
    • Tour of a traditional tulou
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hotels (5 nts), Hostel (standard twin/single) (1 nt), guesthouse (standard twin/single) (2 nts)
    • No meals included
    • Train, local bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • English-speaking Chinese CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Soak up traditional Chinese culture with an overnight tulou stay
  • Explore China's cities with like-minded travellers
  • Photograph the purple-brown rock and rich vegetation of Wuyishan
  • Let loose in a university town