China, the Yangzi & Tibet's Horse Racing Festival - An A&K Hosted Journey (2017)

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17 Jul - 2 Aug 2017
Hosted Group Journeys

  • The Orient, China, Tibet
  • 17 days, from AU$15,495
  • 15,495pts
  • 18 Guests

Journey Highlights

Guaranteed Departure

This innovative journey reveals the heart and soul of China and its tiny neighbour Tibet. Travel by air, road and luxury small cruise-ship as you traverse magnificent landscapes and learn about the region’s fascinating history and culture from expert local guides. Visit remarkable cities and astounding archaeological sites, and marvel at the exquisite treasures of the Ming, Han and Tang dynasties in intriguing museums. The Qinghai Yushu Horseracing Festival is an unforgettable cultural experience where you spend two days surrounded by the colour and vibrancy of ethnic Tibetans celebrating the equestrian skills of horse racing, shooting and archery. Enjoy these vibrant regions where both the ancient and the new are gracefully embraced.

Your Host

Michael Ye (Ye Nan), Michael Ye was born and raised in a traditional hutong right outside Beijing’s Forbidden City. Since childhood, he has been influenced by traditional Chinese culture and unique Beijing customs; and it is Beijing and China’s rich history that he loves to share with visitors to his country. Michael joined A&K China in 2006 as a tour director where his extensive knowledge, practicality and cheerful personality has made him one of our favourite tour directors. He was awarded best guide of the year in 2008 proving his professionalism and capabilities. When not on tour, he keeps himself abreast of the latest Chinese and international news and considers himself an ambassador of China to his guests.

Journey Highlights

  • An intimate group size of no more than 18 guests
  • Explore Beijing’s historic Forbidden City
  • Scale the iconic Great Wall of China
  • View the compelling Terracotta Warriors and go behind-the-scenes to see the restorers at work
  • Visit Tibet’s most sacred monasteries
  • Two days at the spectacular Qinghai Yushu Horse Racing Festival
  • Cruise the Yangzi River, passing through the legendary Three Gorges
  • Discover old and new Shanghai
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