The Hutong’s Beijing Tours:
The Hutong’s Hutong Tour; Angels & Demons, Spies & Nuns, Ghosts & Princes. Experience daily life while walking through one thousand years of history on Beijing’s most exciting walking hutong tour. Dig deep into the past, the character, and the legends of China’s capital.
The Hutong’s Hutong Tour – 120 minutes – 120 to 160 RMB
Every week we lead culinary walking market tours to help guests create their own Chinese kitchen, as well as to get over the intimidation and confusion of the Chinese food market. Explore the local wet market’s colors, sights, smells and sounds.
Local Culinary Market Tour- 90 minutes – 100rmb
Join a group of fellow tea connoisseurs, amateurs and thirsty friends on a journey to Beijing’s Maliandao Tea city, an area filled with the best tea wholesaling and tasting in the region. Taste the finest teas the city has to offer.
Chinese Metaphysics Walk – 90 minutes – 150rmb
While walking through the Temple of Earth, come along and learn about how the principles of the Tao, yin/yang, and the 5-elements are the soul of Chinese culture and health sciences. Explore how these core Taoist principles underpin Chinese thinking, even today, and how we can use these ideas of ancient Chinese philosophy in our own lives for greater alignment with ‘heaven & earth’ and the ‘sun & moon’. For more details Click here
The Hutong’s Maliandao Tea Tour- 5 hours – 280rmb
Join a group of fellow tea connoisseurs, amateurs and thirsty friends on a journey to Beijing’s Maliandao Tea city, an area filled with the best tea wholesaling and tasting in the region. Start the late morning off with some light green teas, then a spectacular North-west Fujian-style lunch, followed by an afternoon of darker and more robust teas. A relaxing way to take in tons of information and participate in eye-opening discussions. Free access to excellent tea and gift-shopping at the end of the program.
For daylong tours, our friends at Intrepid Travel offer a variety of Beijing Urban Adventures … from exploring the rich history of Beijing to taking in the major tourist attractions, get up close and personal with the Chinese capital. Even better, enter in The Hutong’s promo code of TBJ001 and enjoy a 10 % discount.
Every year The Hutong runs it’s celebrated Yunnan Bike Journey. Yunnan is China’s most stunning region, a magical and enchanting part of the world. Its pristine beauty transports the traveler to a mystical land and to a time long gone. Through The Hutong’s Yunnan Bike Journey you will experience village life, while also exploring Yunnan and its diverse cultures, delicious cuisines, and celebrated teas. Click here for more information on the Yunnan Bike Journey itinerary.
After four years of successful rides through Yunnan’s Xishuangbanna, our super gung-ho bike advocate Kristen Lum is helping The Hutong in expanding our bike repertoire of biking destinations to include our newest bike trek that travels through the rolling hills from Ningxia to remote outposts in Inner Mongolia.
Mistaken in 1980′s satellite photos for missile silos, Fujian’s Tulou turned out to be far more interesting: multi-storied, fengshui-alligned, rammed earth fortresses built from the 13th Century onward to protect the “newly” arrived Hakka Clan’s and their rich tea culture. 300 Tulou scattered across Southern Fujian’s tea fields are now UNESCO listed World Cultural Heritage gems, best appreciated on a bike, with plenty of tea.