12 days Tour Dates & Prices

The Dumpling Dynasty

12 days

Make Beijing’s acquaintance, before seeing why The Great Wall isn’t called The Somewhat Better Than Your Average Wall Wall. Rub shoulders with Xi’an’s Terracotta Warriors and strut your stuff in Shanghai’s uber-cool Bund District. The landscapes of Huangshan and Yangshuo are heaps pretty too.


Don't get weirded out, but dumplings were originally used to treat frostbitten ears. Zhang Zhongjing, a Chinese medicine man, would wrap mutton, chilli and a bunch of herbs into bits of dough and give them to people in his village. Apparently they helped promote blood flow and warmed up the body. Soon, everybody cottoned on and the jiaozi was born. 



Some of the destinations visited on this tour are very popular with Chinese domestic tourists including the Great Wall, Hongcun and Huangshan and as such can be extremely crowded on weekends. Based on feedback from our travellers and in order to avoid the crowds and have a much more enjoyable experience of these fantastic places, we have changed the start day of our Dumpling Dynasty trips from Friday to Wednesday. 

Trip Dates and Prices

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Start Date – End Date Trip Status Price
19 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 2014 Fully Booked
US $1,495 On Sale
Sale: US $1,345
10 Oct 2014 - 21 Oct 2014 Available US $1,275 Book Now
24 Oct 2014 - 04 Nov 2014 Available US $1,275 Book Now
14 Nov 2014 - 25 Nov 2014 Available US $1,275 Book Now



The operator for this Geckos Adventures trip is our experienced sister company Intrepid Travel. Your group will therefore be a mixture of Geckos booked passengers and other international like-minded travellers.