You will discover in Beijing a historical capital still deeply rooted in the past. From Beijing, we propose an inevitable discovery of the Chinese wall. Note that if you want to hike off the beaten track on the wall, we can offer you, instead of the discovery of the Ming tombs, to do on the still wild section of Gubeikou to Jingshanling (4 to 5h walk) video preview here: hiking Gubeikou Jingshanling.
Your hotel in Beijing will be very typical, in the heart of a traditional Beijing hutong building: Shadow Art Hotel Beijing.
From Beijing, you will take a domestic flight to Kunming. Yunnan is considered the most beautiful province of China, contrasting with beautiful old towns and villages, very different minorities (Naxi, Tibetan, Bai) and ever-changing mountain landscapes.
You will discover emblematic sites (Stone Forest, old cities of Dali and Lijiang), but also more remote and authentic regions, like Weishan / Weibaoshan, the surroundings of Shangri La or Shaxi.
For a walk in a beautiful nature site, we offer a small trek on the way to the top of the Gorges du Saut du Tigre, among the deepest in the world.
Finally, the discovery of Chengdu in Sichuan, and especially its giant pandas, is planned like a little cherry on the cake thanks to a long stop possible (but not mandatory) between flights Lijiang Chengdu and Chengdu Paris.