Real Food Adventure - China
Welcome to enigmatic China, where culture, history and cuisine all combine to create a truly mesmerising travel experience. Taste the peppery treats of Sichuan in Chengdu, then enjoy a visit to a small tea-farming village to discover the secrets of this most famous of Chinese beverages. Stay in a monastery in the lofty heights of Emei Shan. Travel to Xiâan to be awed by the magnificent Terracotta Warriors and learn the art of noodle-making. Explore Beijingâs ancient hutongs to search out some of the cityâs best street food. Discover Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City before seeing another side of China's gastronomy at the Donghuamen Night Market. Wander along the Great Wall of China, then board a train to Shanghai, one of the worldâs most vibrant cities, where thisÂ Food Adventure comes to an end.
- Embrace the tastes of four of China's most important food regions â from the imperial cuisine of Beijing, to the Muslim-influenced food of Xi'An, the spicy Sichuan flavours of Chengdu (a UNESCO City of Gastronomy) and the international melting pot of Shanghai
- Nothing beats the flavour of Peking Duck in the city where this iconic dish was born.
- Savour the spicy flavours of Sichuan, like the fiery, tingling, tongue-numbing sensation of the famous Sichuan Pepper at Chenguâs spice market
- Get a hands-on experience with everyoneâs favourite Chinese specialties â dumplings â as you learn to make them in Shanghai, China's unofficial dumpling capital
- Marvel at the incredible Terracotta Warriors
- Spice things up with a Sichuan hotpot in Chengdu
- Master the art of the perfect dumpling in Shanghai
- Visit a remote tea farm near the mystic mount of Emei Shan
|Physical||Cultural||Max Group Size||12||Duration||12 days|
|Category||Silver||The classic small group tour, with some included activities and staying at reasonably priced accommodation.|
Day 1 - Chengdu
Day 2 - Chengdu
Day 3 - Emeishan
Notes: Your accommodation here is in a monastery on Emei Shan. It is basic but atmospheric, with simple rooms and shared bathroom facilities, and the setting is always a highlight of the trip. Please note that during religious festivals or peak travel periods, you may stay at a guesthouse in Emei town as an alternative to the monasteries here. If you are travelling in the months of October-April, while we still visit Emei Shan and the surrounding areas there may be some changes to the activities and accommodation available depending on the weather conditions. We advise you to bring very warm clothes (waterproof shoes, windproof coat, hat, scarf, gloves) as there can be snow and sub-zero temperatures.