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2018 China & the Yangtze River

Beijing • Shanghai • 4-night Yangtze River Cruise • Xian • Guilin • Hong Kong

97% Traveler Excellence Rating Read reviews

21 Days from only $3495 including international airfare

Activity Level:

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Moderate

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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:

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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:

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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.

Courtesy Small World Productions
Shanghai

Experience Shanghai’s bustling markets, modern skyline, historic canals, and ancient treasures with travel expert Rudy Maxa.

Courtesy CNN
CNNGo: Exploring Beijing

Explore neighborhoods and local haunts with Beijing residents, and tap into the pulse of daily life here.

©2015 The New York Times
36 Hours in Beijing

In Beijing, everything has an art and a history—from roasting duck to walking through the Yonghegong Temple.

Courtesy BBC.com Travel
Going Local: Hong Kong

Find the best milk tea, make your own pottery, and uncover more of Hong Kong’s local-only experiences.

Courtesy Kathy Monk
Japan – The Contemporary and the Ancient

Follow along as two friends dive into the cultural blend of Japan—featured on our pre-trip extension.

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