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2018 Imperial China, Tibet & the Yangtze River

China: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu • Tibet: Lhasa • China: Yangtze River, Wuhan, Hong Kong

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22 Days from only $4495 including international airfare

Activity Level:

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Moderately Strenuous

Find the Adventure That’s Right for You

Our Activity Level rating system ranks adventures on a scale of 1 to 5 to help you determine if a trip is right for you. See the descriptions below for more information about the physical requirements associated with each rating.

Activity Level 1:

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Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 25 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 1-2 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last at least 1-2 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 2:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 40 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 2-3 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for at least 2-3 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 3:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderate

Travelers should be able to climb 60 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 3 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 3 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 5,000 to 7,000 feet.

Activity Level 4:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 80 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 4 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 7,000 to 9,000 feet.

Activity Level 5:

1 2 3 4 5

Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 100 or more stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 8 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 10,000 feet or more.

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Hong Kong

Let travel expert Rudy Maxa guide you through the temples, restaurants, and shops of Hong Kong.

©2015 The New York Times
China's Unlikely Pop Star

Share the amazing story of a Nigerian-born singer whose stardom in China crosses cultures.

Courtesy Cynthia Younker
Earth Diaries - Jokhang Temple

Enter Lhasa's Jokhang Temple, a sanctuary at the heart of the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

Courtesy CNN
Underground Beijing

Let a Beijing resident take you to the city’s seldom-visited hutongs, nuclear tunnels, and more.

Courtesy of CNN
Chengdu's Monastery Food Haven

Get a taste of Chinese culture as locals lead you to food markets, an outdoor tea café, and an opera house.

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