• Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
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Hop aboard a catamaran and explore mainland China on this full-day trip from Hong Kong. Your professional guide will take you to some of the nation’s most iconic destinations and introduce you to adorable pandas at the Shenzhen Safari Park. Tour the thriving metropolis of Guangzhou and learn more about the Qin Dynasty’s terracotta warriors and their horses from your friendly, knowledgeable guide. Experience the beauty, history and excitement of China’s third largest city—formerly known as Canton—before returning by train. Lunch, transportation and visas are included in the cost of this memorable half-day trip.

Please note: Due to tight schedule, this product is not recommended to travelers who need to leave Hong Kong on the same day.


  • Full-day trip to mainland China from Hong Kong with a professional guide
  • Ride a catamaran to Shekou Industrial Zone in Shenzen
  • Observe a Chinese panda at Shenzhen Safari Park
  • See terracotta warriors from Xian at Shekou’s Exhibition Hall
  • Take a guided afternoon tour of Guangzhou, China's largest trading port
  • Enjoy Chinese lunch at a local restaurant
  • All transport plus group visa are included!

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What You Can Expect

Guangzhou (Canton) China Day Trip from Hong Kong

Qin Dynasty Terracotta Warriors from Xi'an

Kick off your full-day mainland China trip with hotel pickup in Hong Kong or Kowloon. Spend 50-minutes aboard a local catamaran and coach bus as you make your way to Shekou Industrial Zone. This area once served as a base for foreign oil workers and is widely recognized as China’s first Special Economic Zone. Weekday trips will include a visit to a local kindergarten to meet some children and see how Chinese schools operate.

Depart the school and head towards Shenzhen Safari Park to meet cute and cuddly pandas up close. Stationed along Xili Lake, this park is home to numerous species of protected animals, including Asian elephants, Siberian tigers and red-crowned cranes.

If time permits, make a stop at a local market to see how locals go about their daily lives. Purchase items and interact with mainland residents during this lively visit. Next it’s on to the Exhibition Hall in Shekou, where your guide will lead you past Qin Dynasty terracotta warriors and horses that were discovered in Xian. Learn about their historical significance as you wander the halls of this impressive museum lined with bronze artifacts, sculptures an other artifacts that date back to the 3rd century. 

Continue on to Guangzhou—China’s third largest city. Enjoy a typical lunch at a local restaurant and then venture out on a sightseeing tour of this urban landscape. Learn about the politics, culture and traditions that drive this city once known as Canton, and pay a visit to several key destinations, like the Six Banyan Tree Temple.

End your day with a return trip to Hong Kong and an express train to Kowloon Station, followed by a Hong Kong island transfer. A friendly driver will insure you arrive safely at your hotel after a memorable day touring mainland China.

Please note: Your tour will not be confirmed unless you provide the following information at time of booking, This is required for your China group visa:
  • Full Name as per passport
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Number
  • Passport Expiry Date
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Hotel name while staying in Hong Kong

Please make sure to send the copy of each passenger's passport which show the Full Name, Date of Birth and Passport number to complete the booking process.

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Customer Reviews

Ivo G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great trip


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Very interesting trip with knowledgeable guides Michelle and Richard who looked after us really well. The trip had lots of variety. A highlight was the kindergarten, as well as the history of the region.

Malcolm B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent guide - mindblowing and eye opening day. Well worth the money.

Susan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Another outstanding day trip to mainland China using boat, bus and train. Fascinating look at two major cities in China. The sights, the people and the food. A must see and do adventure!

Rodney B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

It was a great way for a brief view of China, without the hassle of a full visa. Panda's were wonderful, lunch was great. Only fault would be the quality of the English of the Tour Guide that met us in China, could be better.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great one day excursion from Hong Kong. As US citizens we didn't need a visa. Process to submit copy of passport in advance was simple. We spent a lot of time on the bus and the train, but if you want to get into mainland China from Hong Kong to see it and say you've been there, this is a great tour.

LOIS B Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was great. Got to see a lot of wonderful sights and pandas and some were more active than others. Everything went very smooth and even though it was a long day it was well worth it.

Neil W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Well run trip, my first insight into China and to be honest it totally changed my perception of it.
If you are in Hong Kong and want a small taste of China that's all organised for you this is great trip.

Kevin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great day. Saw a lot and had a wonderful tour guide. She was very nice and informative and caring. China was amazing.

Tonee B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Really enjoyed my trip to Guangzhou. Terrific tour guides. very friendly. The pandas were awake and amazing to watch. Tour takes a ferry there and you come back on the train. Lovely lunch. Went to a market. No super markets there. Many very interesting things there. Went to a temple and Jade factory. Beautiful jade ! Very interesting trip. Loved all the tours I took with Viator.

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