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China Adventure Journey

13-DayBeijing Xian Chengdu Guilin Yangshuo Shanghai

  • Tour Type : Private Tour
  • Best Season : Spring Summer Autumn Winter
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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

To appreciate the charming of historical city Beijing and enjoy the international metropolis Shanghai with exotic style and modernism. Soak up the simple rural beauty of Yangshuo, the history of Xian and panda's hometown of Chengdu. To explore different city's local culture in your free time during the journey will be meet some surprise.

Highlights

  • Hike on the winding Jinshanling Section of the Great Wall
  • Come face to face with amazing Terracotta Warriors
  • Learn about the giant pandas' struggle for survival and get up close to these unique creatures in Chengdu
  • Enjoy the peaceful country scenery in Yangshuo
  • Walking along ten miles of the Bund
  • Tasting local dishes in each city

Tour Itinerary

DAY
1

Beijing Arrival

Airport Transfer (Beijing)

Upon arrival in Beijing, your Beijing tour guide will escort you to hotel. The rest of the day is free on your own.

- Free time ideas: For your solo adventure, you can take a visit to the Ancient Observatory. If you are traveling with kids, Beijing Amusement Park is a good choice.

DAY
2

Beijing

Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Tongrentang Wangfujing

The tour will start with visiting Tian'anmen Square for about 40 minutes which is the largest square in the world.

After that, we will go to the Forbidden City which was home to 24 emperors from 1368 and 1911 and is the largest and best preserved ancient imperial palace in the world.

We will head to the Temple of Heaven after our lunch in a local restaurant. Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties held ceremonies for praying good harvest there.

- Good to Know:

  • After dinner, you could to walk around in Houhai Lake area. A mix of serenity and the vibrancy from the pubs at night. It is near to the siheyuan and hutong. Good to explore by walking, cycling or ricksaw.
  • DAY
    3

    Beijing

    Hike from The Gubeikou-Jinshanling Great Wall

    Mutianyu Great Wall

    Today is a exiting day. We will hike from The Gubeikou section Great wall to Jinshanling Great Wall. These two sections of Great Wall is less travellers and let us enjoy the natural sceneries along the road. The whole journey is about 15km and takes about five hours. We will pass several watch towers and beacon towers, which only have foundation stones by weathering.

    - Good to Know:

  • Beijing Roat Duck is must-try on travel's list. you could see the staff how they make art out of duck slices and showed how you should eat your duck.
  • DAY
    4

    Beijing to Xian by Train No. G87 (Beijing Xi (west) Railway Station - Xian Bei (north) Railway Station) Dep 14:00 - Arr 18:23

    Free time in Beijing, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Beijing), Train station Transfer (Xian)

    Today is a free day for you until take train to Xi'an which will takes an half and four hour from Beijing to Xi'an.

    Good to Know:

  • If you need a break from the business, crowds and - yes, thick air - Hutong is a great spot for some down time. These narrow alleys offer an authentic glimpse of the old Beijing, before the emergence of high-rise buildings and modern commerce. It is a nice spot to walk around a grab a bite to eat and enjoy with Beijingers.
  • DAY
    5

    Xian

    Shaanxi History Museum, The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Chongde Handmade Pottery Factory

    

    Start our Xi'an historic trip to visit Shaanxi History Museum. More than thirty thousands of items on display in the museum record the vivid and long history of Shaanxi Province from prehistoric times to about Tang Dynasty. Have lunch in a local restaurant taste dumplings.

    In the afternoon we will visit the wonder of ancient China: Terracotta Warriors and Horses.

    Good to know:

  • Muslim Quarter is a place to visit for local delicacies and halal food. Walking down the street is an adventure with crowds of people and the odd car and motor bike with trays of goods on board tooting and pushing through the crowds. You could go to here at night by yourself.
  • DAY
    6

    Xian to Chengdu by Hainan Airlines HU7855 Dep 16:20 - Arr 17:55

    Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Chengdu)

    Today is a free day for your own explore the charming of historical Xi'an.

    -Free day for explore suggestions-:

  • You are suggested meet Xi'an's morning at the Ancient City Wall. Walking or cycling around the walls gives a very good idea of the power and importance of the city which was once the capital of the Tang dynasty. It is better to reach the gates as early as 8 am to beat the crowds.

    Local food taste. rou jia mo which succulent grilled bread stuffed with minced pork.

  • DAY
    7

    Chengdu

    Free time, Dujiangyan Panda Valley

    

    The morning will be spent with your cute friends: pandas at the Dujiangyan Panda Valley. Have lunch in a traditional Sichuan restaurant.

    Free time explore:

  • Chengdu is all about leisure hours. In the afternoon, you could enjoy a relaxing walk in the Jinli Pedestrian Street.
  • Chengdu's night is never boring! What we recommend is a cup of tea in a traditional teahouse, or a face-changing show of a Sichuan Opera (Shu Feng Ya Yun Sichuan Opera wins No.6 attraction in TripAdvisor forums). Our guide can help you book the show. All the cost (entrance fee, transfer and meal) are on your own.
  • DAY
    8

    Chengdu to Guilin by Shandong Airlines SC4764 Dep 11:20 - Arr 13:05

    Hotel to airport Transfer (Chengdu), Airport Transfer (Guilin)

    In the mornign,we will fly from Chengdu to Guilin. Have a rest in the hotel and start your own mountain scenery journey by your discovery.

    - Smart Tips:

  • Walking along the Banyan Lake and Cedar Lake see local retired people practice Tai chi and folk dancing or you may see a couple taking their wedding pictures.
  • Under Jiefang Bridge in downtown Guilin, you can make a relaxing sunset walk along the Li River.
  • Formerly known as Zhongshan Night Market, now is relocated in Xicheng pedestrian street, where you can find all kinds of stuff ranging from pearl necklace to sugar cane juice.
  • Taste Local snack called "Oil Tea" which you can see in lots of street of residential area.
  • DAY
    9

    Yangshuo

    Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo (by 4 star boat)

    Unfolding Li River by a Li Rive Cruise down to Yangshuo County. It will take about an half and four hours.Have simple Chinese lunch on board whilst the landscape changes along the way.

    You will get to Yangshuo in the afternoon. After check-in, it's your time to explore this charming county.

    - Free explore ideas:

  • Cycling in Yangshuo is rated #5 of Things to Do's in Lonley Planet while CNNGo reader and photographer Darren LeBeuf set in its Zen atmosphere. With us, you will ride through the rice paddies and knock on a local house halfway.
  • Free time ideas: Got whole night for Yangshuo, gotta check out West Street! Bars, cafes and clubs, you won't be bored!
  • DAY
    10

    Yangshuo

    Yangshuo Countryside Cycling, Yangshuo Chinese Cookery Class

    This morning, we will enjoy Chinese Cookery Class.This class begins at the local market where ingredients for the dishes are chosen by students. Back at a covered, rooftop patio-classroom, you have an opportunity to learn three dishes and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

    - Free explore ideas:

  • This afternoon, there is the option to explore independently or to take part in some river rafting on the Yulong River.
  • DAY
    11

    Guilin to Shanghai by Flight No. Y87506 (Guilin Liangjiang Airport - Shanghai pudong Airport) Dep 11:45 - Arr 14:05

    Airport Transfer (Guilin), Airport Transfer (Shanghai)

    Today you will fly to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai from Guilin.

    - Free explore ideas:

  • This afternoon, there is the option to explore independently or to take part in some river rafting on the Yulong River.
  • DAY
    12

    Shanghai

    Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Oriental Pearl TV Tower(INCL Shanghai History Museum), Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop

    The Bund

    Oriental Pearl TV Tower is our first stop. Inside the tower, Shanghai History Museum offers an informative visit with its waxwork display.Have lunch in a famous restaurant.

    Then will visit Yuyuan Garden, a classical private garden in the style of Southern China. It is located right in the hustle and bustle of the Temple of City God. Take a walk along the Bund.

    DAY
    13

    Shanghai Departure

    Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)

    You will be transferred from your Shanghai hotel to the Shanghai Pudong International Airport in time for your flight home.

    Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

    $ USD
    Apr.1- Nov.31 Deluxe Class Superior Class Tourist Class Single Room Supplement
    1 person -
    2-5 persons / /
    6-9 persons / /

    * The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

    * The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

    What's Included & Excluded

    Price Inclusion

    • Entrance fees.
    • Meals listed in the itinerary.
    • Private transfers.
    • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
    • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
    • Service Charge & Taxes.
    • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    • Luggage Transfers.

    Price Exclusion

    • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    • China Entry Visa Fees.
    • Excess Baggage Charges.
    • Personal Expenses.
    • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
    • Single Room Supplement.

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