China Real Food Adventure

08/13/2020 through 10/20/2022
08/13/2020 through 10/23/2022
Intrepid Travel

China Real Food Adventure

Visit 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, and travel to Xi’an to be struck by the magnificent Terracotta Warriors and to learn the art of noodle-making. Explore Beijing’s ancient hutongs to search out some of the city’s best street food, discovering Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Wander along the Great Wall of China, then board a train to Shanghai, one of the world’s most vibrant cities.


  • Chengdu – Market Visit and Sichuan Cooking Class
  • Chengdu – Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (entrance fee & transport included)
  • Emeishan – Tea Farm Visit
  • Xi’an – Leader-led Muslim Quarter walking tour
  • Xi’an – Terracotta Warriors Tour (entrace fee, transport, local guide included)
  • Xi’an – Noodle-making demonstration
  • Beijing – Forbidden City (entrance fee included)
  • Beijing – Tiananmen Square
  • Beijing – Hutong Tour
  • Beijing – Traditional Tea Ceremony
  • Beijing – Mutianyu Great Wall (entransce fee, transfer included)
  • Shanghai – Leader-led walking tour
  • Shanghai – Dumpling cooking class


  • Embrace the tastes of four of China’s most important food regions – from the imperial cuisine of Beijing, to the Muslim-influenced food of Xi’an, the spicy Sichuan flavours of Chengdu and the international melting pot of Shanghai.
  • Nothing beats the flavour of Peking Duck in the city where this iconic dish was born, so treat yourself to a feast with your group in Beijing.
  • Savour the spicy flavours of Sichuan, like the fiery, tingling, tongue-numbing sensation of the famous Sichuan Pepper at Chengu’s spice market.
  • Get a hands-on experience with everyone’s favourite Chinese specialties – dumplings – as you learn to make them in Shanghai, China’s unofficial dumpling capital.
  • Hand pick a variety of fresh seafood from a famous local fish market and have several regional dishes prepared on the spot for tasting.


Day 1 Chengdu
Day 2 Chengdu
Day 3 Emeishan
Day 4 Overnight Train
Day 5 Xi'an
Day 6 Xi'an
Day 7 Overnight Train
Day 8 Beijing
Day 9 Beijing
Day 10 Shanghai
Day 11 Shanghai
Day 12 Shanghai

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