China Real Food Adventure

05/12/2023 through 10/17/2024
05/12/2023 through 10/30/2024
Intrepid Travel

China Real Food Adventure

Embrace the tastes of China’s most important food regions on a food adventure with a side order of culture, history and more. Taste the peppery cuisine of Sichuan in Chengdu, then enjoy a visit to a small tea-farming village to discover the secrets of this famous Chinese beverage. Stay in a monastery in the lofty heights of Emei Shan, and travel to Xi’an to marvel at the magnificent Terracotta Warriors and learn the art of noodle-making. Explore Beijing’s ancient hutongs to search out some of the city’s best street food, discover Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City and stroll along the Great Wall of China, then board a train to Shanghai, one of the world’s most vibrant cities.


  • Chengdu – Welcome Dinner
  • Chengdu – Leader-led market tour
  • Chengdu – Sichuan Cooking class
  • Chengdu – Spice market tour
  • Chengdu – Tianfu Square and People’s Park
  • Emeishan – Baoguo Temple
  • Chengdu – Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (entrance fee & transport included)
  • Emeishan – Tea Farm Visit
  • Xi’an – Terracotta Warriors Tour (entrance fee, transport, local guide included)
  • Xi’an – Muslim Quarter tasting trail
  • Xi’an – Noodle-making demonstration in a local home
  • Beijing – Beijing duck dinner
  • Beijing – Forbidden City
  • Beijing – Tiananmen Square
  • Beijing – Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Beijing – Hutong Tour
  • Shanghai – Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Shanghai – Dumpling cooking class


  • Get your hands floury and gain a unique insight into one of China’s most revered culinary arts – noodle-making – at a local couple’s apartment.
  • Dine on classic Chinese dishes like kung pao chicken and dumplings and learn how to make them during cooking classes with local chefs.
  • Meet producers and locals at spice markets, a family-owned tea plantation in Leshan, and along the Muslim Quarter tasting trail in the heart of Xi’an.
  • Explore many of China’s most famous sites such as the Terracotta Warriors, Tiananmen Square and Great Wall and see Giant Pandas at a breeding and research centre.
  • Embrace the tastes of China’s most important food regions – from Peking duck in Beijing, to the Muslim-influenced food of Xi’an, the spicy flavours of Sichuan hotpot and dumplings in Shanghai.


Day 1 Chengdu
Day 2 Chengdu
Day 3 Emei Shan
Day 4 Xi'an
Day 5 Xi'an
Day 6 Xi'an
Day 7 Beijing
Day 8 Beijing
Day 9 Shanghai
Day 10 Shanghai
Day 11 Shanghai

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