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Thailand China Heritage Treasures Tour - 18 Days

Destination: Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Guangzhou, Guilin, Yangshuo, Xian, Beijing
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This packed journey is delivering all the basics you pictured about Asia, from the ancient, original side of Thailand, the mysterious yet thrilling border among Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, to the well-preserved master pieces in Xian, unbelievably stunning natural sceneries in Guilin and Yangshuo to the historical, remarkable world heritage sites in Beijing.


Sightseeing Highlights:
Bangkok
Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Traimit
 
Ayutthaya
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, Chao Phraya River, Wat Yai Chaimongkhol
 
Chiang Rai
Golden Triangle, Karen Hill Tribe Village, Long Neck Tribe, Mae Sai Border, Mae Salong, Maekok River Village, Thaton , Thaton Temple, Wat Rong Khun
 
Chiang Mai
Mae Taeng River, Maetaman Elephant Camp, Mount Doi Suthep, Temple Wat Doi Suthep
 
Phuket
Your free time in Phuket
 
Guangzhou
Chan Clan Ancestral Hall, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Mausoleum of Nanyue King, Shamian Island, Yuexiu Park
 
Guilin
Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park
 
Yangshuo
Li River Cruise, Bicycle Tour to the Countryside
 
Xian
Great Mosque, Muslim Street, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xian City Wall, Xian Museum
 
Beijing
Water Cube, Bird's Nest, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Hutong Tour, Lama Temple

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):
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US$5326/persons 5326USD/Person

 

 

 

Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok
The pre-arranged guide would be awaiting with a welcoming sign featuring our logo at the airport before the plane touches down. There would be no itinerary arranged for the rest of the day, considering your need to soothe the fatigue from the long-haul flight.

 

Day 2: Bangkok
Following breakfast, set out to visit Wat Traimit, a temple found in central Bangkok significantly renowned for housing the world's largest solid gold statue, weighing 5.5 tons. Continue to Wat Arun, better known as the Temple of the Dawn, presumably from the belief that the first light of the morning reflects glorious iridescence on the temple's exterior.

After that, explore Wat Pho, the temple housing a 15m-tall, 43m-long Reclining Buddha and nowadays famed for the authentic Thai massage.

After lunch comes the highlight of today's tour - the renowned Grand Palace, the remarkable complex of royal structures on a land of 218,400m2, accommodating the kings ever since 1782. And the Wat Phra Kaew, positioned at the northeast corner of the palace, is the most sacred Buddhist Temple in the country, for enshrining a 66cm Buddha figure carved out from one single piece of emerald. Back to hotel after the trip.

Meals:  Breakfast + Regular Lunch

 

Day 3: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok - Chiang Rai
After breakfast and checking out the hotel, you'll be picked up and depart for Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. The first place you'll visit is Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, the summer palace seen by the bank of Chao Phraya River, built in 1632. Followed by a tour to Wat Yai Chaimongkhol, on which you would marveled at one of the biggest Reclining Buddha Images as well as the ruins of the old Grand Palace and temples.

At noon, take a cruise trip down the Chao Phraya River back to Bangkok, during which you will be impressed by the Thai rural scenery along the river. Lunch is served on board. Enjoy dinner on your own choice before we take you to the airport for your flight to Chiang Rai. Upon arrival, we will take you to the hotel for a good rest.

Meals:  Breakfast + Regular Lunch

 

Day 4: Chiang Rai Trekking
In the morning, we will take you to the hill village Mae Salong, also known as Santikhiri, nestled among the Doi Mae Salong Mountain at the north border of Thailand, famed for its indigenous tribes, tea leaves and cherry blossoms. After a relaxing stroll up there, we will proceed to Wat Rong Khun, better known as White Temple for its unconventional appearance of pale white façade, unlike most of the golden architectures in Thailand. After that, drive to Mae Sai Border (A fee of 500THB would be imposed on you for crossing the border to Myanmar). Later, we make a rest stop at the Golden Triangle in Chiang Saen, the border among Myanmar, Laos and Thailand.

Meals:  Breakfast + Regular Lunch

 

Day 5: Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai
After breakfast, drive to the pier for a boat trip to Thaton. The boat trip will take about 2 hours, along the way we will visit the Karen Hill Tribe Village. Upon arrival, we will drive to visit the Long Neck Tribe, a mysterious Tibeto-Burman ethnic minority group within which the female are well-known for wearing series of brass rings around the neck. Have lunch at Maekok river village. Then drive up to Thaton Temple for a full view. Transfer to Chiang Mai after the day.

Meals:  Breakfast + Regular Lunch

 

Day 6: Chiang Mai Elephant Ride
We begin with a morning visit to the Maetaman Elephant Camp, which presents to you a joyous close-up encounter with these talented animals - watch them perform little tricks, have an exciting elephant ride along the trails, followed by an ox-cart ride back to the camp. In the afternoon, enjoy a brilliant white-water rafting along Mae Taeng River. Return to city afterwards, ride up the well paved, winding road till you reach the magical staircase leading to the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a highly revered temple that sits on the top of Mount Doi Suthep, overlooking Chiang Mai.

Meals:  Breakfast + Regular Lunch

 

Day 7: Chiang Mai - Phuket
Feel free to take the morning to explore the city of Chiang Mai. In the afternoon, you would be given a ride to the airport for your flight to Phuket. Upon arrival, you would be greeted and taken to the hotel.

Meals:  Breakfast + Regular Lunch

 

Day 8: Phuket Relaxation
The whole day is open for your own plan around this fascinating place, don't be shy to dig around all that Phuket has to offer, from vast beach to crystal-like seawater to exotic foods. Have a good time!

Meals:  Breakfast

 

Day 9: Phuket - Guangzhou
The time after breakfast at hotel till your ride to the airport for your flight toward Guangzhou is up to your own arrangement. Be met and taken to the hotel.

Meals:  Breakfast

 

Day 10: Guangzhou - Guilin
Today you will be guided to visit the Chan Clan Ancestral Hall, a typical Lingnan structure constructed among 1888 and 1894, originally as an academic venue but also the temple for the Chen Family. After that, proceed to the Shamian Island, a 0.3km2 artificial island on the Zhujiang River, housing several foreign embassies, churches, foreign enterprises and so forth since the mid 20th century. Next on the schedule would be the Mausoleum of Nanyue King, an archeological site discovered in 1983 and proved to be a tomb of over 2,000 years of history. The Mausoleum is right next to the Yuexiu Park, one of the most favorite parks of the locals and the most recognizable landmarks of the city, with the stone statues of ¡°Five Sheeps¡±. Last destination of the day would be Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, which is apparently, dedicated to the founding father of the modern China and another landmark of Guangzhou. When the day draws to the end, our tour guide will drive you to the airport to fly to Guilin.

Meals:  Breakfast + Regular Lunch

 

Day 11: Guilin
This day kicks start with a visit to the Elephant Trunk Hill, the landmark of Guilin, which refers to a mountain appears very much alike an elephant sticking its trunk into the river for water, followed by the Reed Flute Cave, a limestone cave filled with millions of years old stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations in various shapes resembling countless items. Another landmark of Guilin, the nearby Seven Star Park, is scheduled in the afternoon.

Meals:  Breakfast + A La Carte Lunch

 

Day 12: Guilin - Yangshuo
Board on a well-equipped cruise ship to sail down the gorgeous Li River. Just sit back, relax and take in the stunning sceneries along the river banks for four hours before arriving at Yangshuo. The most appropriate way to mill about a historical, captivating small town is evidently a bicycle ride, experiencing the most authentic lifestyle of the local people.

Meals:  Breakfast + Regular Lunch

 

Day 13: Guilin - Xian
Drive to airport for the flight to Xian. The guide will wait for you at the airport and to you to visit the Shaanxi History Museum, the largest museum in Shaanxi Province housing a collection of more than 370,000 pieces artifacts displaying the past of Shaanxi, spanning over 1million years. The next stop would be the Small Wild Goose Pagoda Scenic Area, a 43.4m (142ft) tall, 13-storey pagoda established during the Tang Dynasty.

Meals:  Breakfast

 

Day 14: Xian
The highlight of the day is without doubt the most renowned feature of Xian and one of the most recognizable cultural symbols of China, which has been exhibited in dozens of different countries around the world ¨C the Terracotta Army, or better known as Bing Ma Yong in Chinese. As you may have heard, Terracotta Army is an army consists of thousands of soldiers, horses, chariots and loads of other items made of terracotta, under the demand of Qin Shi Huang, the first-ever emperor of China around the early 3rd century. More history, sagas and anecdotes behind this mysterious masterpiece would be presented by our guide on the tour. In the afternoon, the tour would be taken back to the downtown Xian, around the Xian City Wall, the 25.7km fortifications enclosing the city used to be the capital of China for 13 dynasties. The wall can be dated back to as early as the late 2nd century, but the existing wall was established in Ming Dynasty. Apart from it, also on the itinerary are the Great Mosque, the oldest Islamic mosque in the country, erected in 742AD, and the Muslim quarter built around it, which is rife with excellent historical buildings, favorable eateries, souvenir shops and the likes.

Meals:  Breakfast + Regular Lunch

 

Day 15: Xian - Beijing
Afterwards, you would be taken to the railway station for the high speed rail train to Beijing, which takes approximately 5 hours, and along the way you would have the chance to admire a different scenery of the countryside. Upon arriving at the Beijing West Railway Station, the professional tour guide would pick you up and escort you to the hotel. After checking in the hotel, pay a visit to the Lama Temple (better known as Yonghe Temple in Chinese), an over 300 years old temple and monastery for the Tibetan Buddhism established during the Qing Dynasty at the north eastern corner of Beijing. Later, a Hutong Tour on rickshaw around the most original and characteristic neighborhood and a visit to a local family would be arranged.

Meals:  Breakfast

 

Day 16: Beijing
This day's excursion begins with the Temple of Heaven, the sacred venue where the Ming/Qing Emperors performed major sacrificial and praying ceremonies for good fortune, prosperity and blessings. After that, embark on a 1.5 to 2-hour ride to the leg of Great Wall situated in Mutianyu, a not-so-overcrowded section of the Great Wall which extends over 2km but features cable car up and down the mountainous part. When the day draws to the end, a little detour would be taken on the way back, to the Bird's Nest stadium and Water Cube, the two ahead-of-the-time structures famed for not only holding most games during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but also for their world-recognized, innovating appearances.

Meals:  Breakfast + Regular Lunch

 

Day 17: Beijing
The trip of today would start with a visit to the very heart of the country's capital, Tiananmen Square, a magnificent square extending in front of the Forbidden City, which has been the power center for nearly six centuries and has witnessed 24 emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties carried out their administration, followed by a pleasant lunch and a delightful afternoon in Summer Palace, the spectacular private garden for royal members only back in the imperial times.

Meals:  Breakfast + A La Carte Lunch

 

Day 18: Depart from Beijing
Ride to the airport for your homeward flight. The time before the flight is open to your own arrangement.

Meals:  Breakfast

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