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Wonders of China Tour - 15 Days

Destination: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shanghai
Duration: Fifteen Day
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Transportation: Vehicle
Best Travel Time:All Year
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Not only can the cultural scenes of ancient China be appreciated during this well-planned itinerary, but also the glorious views from the southern China, the likes of Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Kunming, Dali and Shanghai are involved.


Sightseeing Highlights:
Beijing
Water Cube, Bird's Nest, Forbidden City, Hutong Tour, Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square
 
Xian
Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum, Great Mosque, Muslim Street, Xian City Wall
 
Guilin
Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave
 
Yangshuo
Li River Cruise, Local Family Visit, Electric sightseeing car ride
 
Kunming
the Golden Palace, Stone Forest
 
Dali
Erhai Lake, Foreigner Street, Dali Old Town, Three Pagodas Temple
 
Lijiang
Baisha Murals, Black Dragon Pool, Joseph's Former Residence, Wanggu Pavillion, Naxi Ancient Music, Shuhe Old Town, Lijiang Old Town
 
Shanghai
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Huangpu River Cruise, Nanjing Road, New Spot (XinTianDi), The Bund, Yuyuan Garden

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):
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US$3750/persons 3750USD/Person

 

 

Day 1:Arrive in Beijing
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:Beijing
The first day of the trip 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 A La Carte lunch and a delightful afternoon in Summer Palace, the spectacular private garden for royal members only back in the imperial times.

 

Day 3: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. On the way back to the hotel, there will be a stop at the Bird's Nest stadium and Water Cube, and you'll have some time to take pictures.

 

Day 4:Beijing - Xian
After breakfast, a Hutong Tour on rickshaw around the most original and characteristic neighborhood. Afterwards, you would be taken to the railway station for the high speed rail train to Xian, 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 Xian North Station, the professional tour guide would pick you up and escort you to the hotel.

 

Day 5: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.

 

Day 6:Xian - Guilin
This day's tour is still surrounded on the historical side of Xian, featuring the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, a 43.4m (142ft) tall, 13-storey pagoda established during the Tang Dynasty, and the Xian Museum, showcasing nearly 15,000 pieces of items, right at the foot of it. After a special A La Carte lunch in a stylish local restaurant, you would be given a ride to the airport for your flight to the next destination, Guilin, and picked up from the airport straight to the hotel.

 

Day 7:Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Board on a well-equipped cruise ship at the Zhujiang Pier 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 ride in the electric sightseeing vehicle, followed by a visit to a local family to experience the most authentic lifestyle of the local people. You'll be transferred back to Guilin and stay there.

 

Day 8:Guilin - Kunming
This day kicks start with a visit to the Reed Flute Cave, a limestone cave filled with millions of years old stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations in various shapes resembling countless items, and 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. Later the day you would fly to Kunming and the rest of the day is on your own after checking in the hotel.

 

Day 9:Kunming
Transfer to visit the Stone Forest, an undoubtedly unique natural phenomenon, incorporating numerous limestone formations of all kinds of shapes and sizes over an area of approximately 350 square kilometers; and the Golden Palace, a prestigious Taoist Temple nestled among the Mingfeng Mountain about 7km from downtown Kunming, built in the early 17th century majorly with brass, which appears shining golden shade.

 

Day 10:Kunming - Dali
Take the morning flight to Dali. After checking in the hotel, you would have a boat trip on Erhai Lake, an alpine fault lake lying in a basin on an altitude of 1,980m (6,500ft). Move on to the Three Pagodas, one of the proudest landmarks of Dali, which were Buddhism structures erected around mid 9th century; and the South Gate of the Dali Old Town about 1.5km away. The South Gate of the Dali Old Town is another iconic architecture of Dali, built around the Qing Dynasty and with a plaque hand-written by Emperor Kangxi hung on it. At night, feel free to roam about the Foreigner Street, the main commercial area of the town.

 

Day 11:Dali - Lijiang
This day kicks start with a drive to Lijiang in the morning. Pay a visit to a local market, the traditional Tie-dying in Zhoucheng and the featured Yan's Compound of Bai ethnic group in Xizhou. Transfer to the hotel. We will head for Black Dragon Pool in the afternoon if your time permits.

 

Day 12:Lijiang
Today's highlights incorporate Shuhe Ancient Town, a significant stop on the Cha Ma Gu Dao (Ancient Tea Road); Rock Joseph's Former Residence in Yuhu Village; Baisha Murals in Baisha Village, the Local Bazaar and a walk up the Lion Hill to visit the Wangu Pavillion, from where the panoramic view of the Lijiang Old Town can be observed. Also enjoy the traditional Naxi Ancient Music show after dinner.

 

Day 13:Lijiang - Shanghai
Today you would be given a ride to the airport and take your flight to Shanghai in the afternoon. The time before that is open to your own arrangements, please feel free to explore the Lijiang Old Town is you like.

 

Day 14:Shanghai
With an experienced guide meeting you at the hotel, this day's destinations include Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, a museum stresses on urban planning, architecture, modern history of the metropolis, with seasonal art exhibitions and others. After that, feel free to have a captivating walk around the Bund and Nanjing Road, the upscale and busiest shopping hub of Shanghai, before proceeding to the Yuyuan Garden, a former privately-owned garden of traditional southern China architectural style, comprises of pavilions, ponds, bridges, rockeries trees and the likes. Afterwards, please take some time to roam about the nearby Yuyuan Market and Xintiandi (New Spot), the most traditional street market with hundreds of stalls peddling all kinds of trinkets and the up-and-coming high-end neighborhood featuring series of bars, caf¨¦s, restaurants, spa centers, clubs, galleries, boutiques and so forth. The day would be summed up by a 45-minute cruise ride down the Huangpu River, passing by the wonderful night view of legions of skyscrapers along the river banks.

 

Day 15:Depart from Shanghai
Ride to the airport for your homeward flight. The time before the flight is open to your own arrangement.

 

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