2009 Chinese Checkers:12 day China Family Package Tour

2009 Chinese Checkers - 12 days

Whether you’re discovering the life-size Terracotta Warriors or learning Kung Fu moves from the experts, this 12-day journey through the Middle Kingdom will be both educational and fun. Your family will experience the very best China has to offer on this exciting journey, and enjoy a range of fun, cultural activities we’ve designed especially for you. Fly a kite at the Temple of Heaven, have a picnic atop the Great Wall, cycle through the countryside around Yangshuo, and enjoy the spectacle of the Shanghai Acrobats and so much more. ‘What are you waiting for? Let’s play ‘Chinese Checkers’.

Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai, Acrobats, Zhujiajiao, Kung Fu Class

Departure dates for our Family Small Group Journeys are aimed to fit into worldwide school holiday periods. Booking conditions are generally the same as those for our other Small Group Journeys, but please be aware of the following important terms:

  • The minimum age of participation is five-years old.
  • A family is defined as a minimum of two people – one aged five- to 18-years and one over 18 (in other words no children-only or adult-only bookings). Our normal limit is three children per adult (and vice versa).
  • Triple-share is possible and must be requested at the time of booking. Please be clear whether a double bed plus an extra bed is required or whether three separate beds are preferred.
  • Where separate rooms for children are booked, interconnecting or adjacent rooms will be requested (subject to availability).
  • Child prices only apply to children under the age of 12. Children aged 12- to 17-years must pay the adult price.
  • We do not offer ‘Willing to Share’ or “Deluxe’ options on our Family Small Group Journeys.
  • Maximum number of travellers on these journeys is 16.

We understand that families come in all shapes and sizes; if you would like to travel with us but do not fit these criteria, please contact us.

Trip grading: EASY TO MODERATE Suitable for travellers with an average level of fitness and independent mobility. Expect a fair amount of walking and you may need to carry your bags from time to time. Fly between major destinations with 1 overnight train.

What's included: 10 nights hotel accommodation and 1 overnight train (soft sleeper 4-berth shared), flights as specified, all road transport by air-conditioned vehicles, half-day temple touring by tuk tuk, all sightseeing as specified (excluding entrance fees), Western tour leader (7 or more travellers) and local English-speaking guides throughout, arrival and departure transfers, breakfast daily and 2 lunches.

Tour Leader: Travel Indochina tour leader based on a minimum of 7 people.

Maximum group size: 15 


Not Ready to go Home Yet? Hong Kong isn’t just a great gateway to our ‘Chinese Checkers’ journey, she’s also home to one of ‘the happiest places on earth,’ the latest Disneyland! There’s something for everyone at the park’s Adventureland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, and even Main Street, USA! Ask about our ‘Hong Kong for Families’ add-on.

Ask our Travellers: "I achieved goals I never imagined possible, and our son has gained a great deal from this trip and made some wonderful friends. Thank you so much for such a fantastic family experience." J. Jackson - UK

Tip's for your Holiday: Hop on a night cruise on Shanghai's Huang Pu River for some great views of the city lights during a free evening.

Responsible Travel: Your earth-friendly rickshaw brings you through Beijing’s hutongs to a family’s home where you will share a tasty, homemade lunch and get to connect with the locals.

Did you know: Travel Indochina can organise your flights and any additional accommodation. Call us on 1300 138 755 to speak to one of our experts or click here to request a quote.

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Departure dates

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  • Days 1 to 3    - Beijing 
  • Days 4 to 5    - Overnight Train & Xian 
  • Days 6 to 8    - Guilin & Yangshuo
  • Days 9 to 12  - Shanghai & Zhujiajiao