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China Landscape Tour

13-Day, Beijing, Xian, Jiuzhaigou, Chengdu, Guilin, Yangshuo, Private Tour (CT-PT-03)

China Landscape Tour
China Landscape Tour
Huang Long
Calcification ponds in Huang Long Scenic Area
Cute Babies
Cute Babies in Chengdu, Sichuan.
Li River
Fisherman by the Li River, Yangshuo County, Guilin.
Terracotta Army
The Terracotta Army in Xi'an
Jiuzhai Valley
Paradise-like landscape in Jiuzhai Valley, Sichuan
The Forbidden City
The ground of the Forbidden City, Beijing.
Bird's Nest
Chinese people's new pride: the Bird's Nest.
The Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Get on the top of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda to take an excellent photo of Xi'an.


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Packing up all the splendid colors China has to offer: Beijing, Xi'an, Jiuzhai Valley, Chengdu and Guilin. All you need to do is to bring your camera and an artist heart.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Beijing Arrival (Flight not Included)

Destinations & activities: Airport transfer

Welcome to China! Your China photography tour starts at the capital: Beijing city. Upon arrival, your Beijing tour guide will escort you to hotel. Check in and adjust yourself from the jetlag.


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  • We don't arrange international flights in this tour package. However, if you need our help for booking, please contact us or check out our latest deal China Tours from USA.
  • Meals: None


    Day 2


    Hutong Life
    Grannies chatting in a Hutong alley

    Destinations & activities: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Former Residence of Soong Chin Ling, Hutong rickshaw ride and family visit

    A fresh coffee kicks a good start for your morning.

    Pack up your gear and today you will firstly visit Tian'anmen Square and then the Forbidden City.

    Have lunch in a local restaurant and we will get to the Former Residence of Soong Chin Ling, more widely known as the birthplace of China's last emperor Puyi. Get on a rickshaw and the rider will take you into Beijing's beating heart: Hutong. Following up is some quality time with a local family in the Hutong.

    Today you will also have a chance to learn how to spot fake pearls at a time-honored pearl store.


    - Smart Tips:

  • The Corner Tower of the Forbidden City is always a favorite spot for photographers. Spend some time there if the time allows.
  • Today's tour ends up at the Hutong area near Houhai, where you can find a decent place to kick back and enjoy a brisk Beijing night.
  • It takes some nerve to dance in public. But moves don't matter if you got the passion - at least it's so for Chinese dance devotees. Go check out China's national hobby: Square Dance in Beijing!
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at Bai Shi Da Restaurant


    Day 3


    Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall
    Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall

    Destinations & activities: Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall, a cloisonné factory and Kungfu Show at night

    In morning, we will first visit the holy site of Temple of Heaven, where Chinese emperors used to worship God with their sacrifices. Later, drive up to the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section, where you will take a cable car ride up the peak and walk along with your tour guide. Visit a local cloisonné store before lunch.

    In the afternoon, we will be back to the city. Free night for you to thrill.


    - Smart Tips:

  • Don't leave Beijing without a bite of the legendary Peking Duck. Dine like a royalcourt member at Hua's Restaurant.
  • Tired of today's walking and photo-taking? Let's rub it away with a traditional Chinese massage. Your Beijing tour guide sure knows some decent place.
  • If you want to carry on with excitment, an acrobatics show will be the best bet. Ask your guide for ticket and direction or you can check on our "Solo Adventure!" tag.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Xinshuangquan Restaurant


    Day 4

    Beijing to Xi'an (Flight No.CA1225 1520 - 1725)

    Lama Temple
    The wall an#100; roof of the Lama Temple, Beijing.

    Destinations & activities: Summer Palace, Yonghe Lama Temple, Bird's Nest and Water Cube, and transfer to the airport

    This morning, you will take a relaxing visit at Summer Palace. After a boat trip you will go to lunch and following up is the less-visited yet vividly distinctive Yonghe Lama Temple. Have lunc in a restaurant that is famous among the locals.

    We will take a free walk outside the Bird's Nest and Water Cube before the onward flight to Xi'an.

    Check in upon arrival and have a free night in Xi'an.


    - Smart Tips:

  • Nightscape of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is just gorgeous viewed from the Fountain Square. Photo-taking here is rewarding! Take Bus. No 5, 19, 21, 23, 24, 27 or ask your Xi'an tour guide for direction.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at Bai Shi Da Restaurant


    Day 5


    Terracotta Army in Xi
    Terracotta Army in Xi'an

    Destinations & activities: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Ancient City Wall and an art center

    The jaw-dropping impressive site of Terracotta Warriors and Horses will be the first stop for today. Stop by an art center with replicas of the imperial art works after lunch.

    In the afternoon, you will get back in Xi'an. When the sun is slowly setting, your Xi'an tour guide will lead your way onto the Ancient City Wall, ideal for sunset photo-taking.


    - Smart Tips:

  • At night, you can go check out the famous Big Wild Goose Pagoda with colorful lights on the Fountain Square.
  • Try out Shaanxi's specialty: Noodle of all kinds at The First Noodle Under the Sun.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at A Wa Shan Zhai Restaurant

    Day 6

    Xi'an to Jiuzhai Valley (Flight No.MU2331 1820 - 1925)

    China Landscape Tour

    Destinations & activities: The Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter, Great Mosque and transfer to the airport

    Xi'an has an important standing in China's Buddhist community and Muslim community. Today we will visit the two sides of it: firstly comes the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Have lunch and take a break.

    Later, you will get to the Muslim Quarter and Great Mosque.

    At the evening, you will fly to Jiuzhai Valley. Check in upon arrival.


    Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at Qianzhou Restaurant

    Day 7

    Jiuzhai Valley

    Jiuzhai Valley
    Amazing view at Jiuzhai Valley.

    Destinations & activities: Jiuzhai Valley

    Jiuzhai Valley, or Jiuzhai Gou, literally meaning Nine Villages in a Valley, is world-known for its paradise-like landscape and exotic Tibetan lifestyle. Today you will visit the major parts of the valley including Shuzheng Valley, Rize Valley and Zachawa Valley.


    - Smart Tips:

  • A friendly note: We don't recommend you dine at the restaurants in Jiuzhai Valley. Please bring some food with you during the trip. Dining by the beautiful lakeside of Jiuzhai Valley must be a special experience for your China holiday.
  • Meals: Breakfast


    Day 8

    Jiuzhai Valley

    Winter landscape of Huang Long.

    Destinations & activities: Huanglong Scenic Area

    Today you will visit the picturesque Huanglong Scenic Area. Let the colors collide!


    - Smart Tips:

  • A friendly note: We don't recommend you dine at the restaurants in Huanglong Scenic Area and Jiuzhai Valley. Please bring some food with you during the trip. Dining by the beautiful lakeside of Jiuzhai Valley must be a special experience for your China holiday.
  • Meals: Breakfast


    Day 9

    Jiuzhai Valley to Chengdu (Flight No.EU2708 1220 - 1310)

    Destinations & activities: Transfer to the airport, free time in Chengdu


    - Smart Tips:

  • For life in Chengdu, nothing is bigger than a cup of tea in a lazy afternoon. Take your camera and get to People's Park where you can see the locals hang in tea houses or fish by the lake. You can also find the famous Heming Tea House inside the park.
  • If you want to buy some supplies, go check out Chengdu Xinan Photography Supply Market. Find out more on our "Solo Adventure!" tag.
  • Meals: Breakfast

    Day 10

    Chengdu to Guilin (Flight No.CA4323 2015 - 2155)

    China Landscape Tour

    Destinations & activities: Panda Breeding and Research Center, Kuanzhai Lane, Wuhou Temple and Shu Brocade Institute and Factory, transfer to the airport

    This morning we will drive outside the city to the Panda Breeding and Research Center. These cute friends will make you smile all day!

    Drive back to downtown and have lunch. This afternoon, life is gonna get real: your will walk along the Kuanzhai Lane and experience some simple Chengdu life style. Later, you will check out the historical Wuhou Temple. Shu Brocade Institute and Factory will be our last stop for today.

    Tonight, you will take a late flight to Guilin. Check in upon arrival and sleep tight!


    - Smart Tips:

  • If you want to interact with the pandas, please request in advance. Extra cost might apply.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Long Chao Shou Restaurant


    Day 11

    Guilin to Yangshuo

    China Landscape Tour

    Destinations & activities: Li River Cruise, cycling in the countryside and free time in Yangshuo

    Today you will take a cruise down Li River to Yangshuo.

    Arrive in Yangshuo in the afternoon, take an enjoyable cycling trip around the countryside in Yangshuo and visit a local family.


    - Smart Tips:

  • The food on the cruise boat is just so so and taking some snack or drinks with you might get you better experience whilts crusing down in the beautiful scenery.
  • At night, you can book a night show Impression Sanjie Liu with your Guilin tour guide. A love story is retold at the natural setting of Yangshuo's mountains and waters.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch on the cruise


    Day 12


    Fisherman by the Li River
    Fisherman by the Li River

    Destinations & activities: Xingping Old Village

    Humble lifestyle by the river is kept alive years after years at Xingping Old Village. Today you will visit this fishing village and take great photos of fisherman and his fishing hawks at work.

    The rest of today will be free for you to explore.


    - Smart Tips:

  • If you get up early in the morning, you can see people practise Tai Chi by the riverfront.
  • Not much to do in Yangshuo except hanging in a bar or cafe. Luckily, at West Street, you won't have to search too hard for a good one.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

    Day 13

    Yangshuo to Guilin, Guilin Departure (Flight not Included)

    Destinations & activities: Transfer to the airport

    Today you will have some free time in Yangshuo before we drive back to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will escort you to the airport.

    Fully loaded with excellent photos, we hope you had a wonderful trip with us. See you again soon!


    - Smart Tips:

  • You can extend your trip from Guilin to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other cities in China.
  • Please let us know if you need our help booking international flights.
  • Meals: Breakfast

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

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    • 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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    • Price may change during some Chinese festivals.
    • Price is subject to change based on exchange rate.
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