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  • Day 1 Shanghai
  • Day 2-3 Guilin/Yangshuo
  • Day 4-5 Chengdu
  • Day 6-7 Xi'an
  • Day 8-11 Zhangjiajie
  • Day 12-14 Beijing
Tour Details

Want to travel the most highlights of China in your two weeks vacation for your first time trip or return trip to China? This private China tour included historical sites and spectacular natural sceneries of China.

Visit Forbidden City, walk up to Great Wall, seeing amazing Terracotta Warriors, take cruise along Li River in Guilin and ride biking along Yangshuo country, join a panda holding project in Chengdu, explore the world’s unique Avatar mountain and experience the highest & longest glass bridge in Zhangjiajie, all of the explorations and adventures will add a new color to your travel life.

Pick Up & Drop Off Info

  • Your arrival/departure port
  • Your hotel

Meet Time

  • 09:00am Everyday

Price Includes

  • Private English tour guide service
  • All entrance tickets, hotels and meals listed above
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Service charge, luggage transfer, insurance and tax

Price Excludes

  • International airfare or train tickets in or out of China
  • Any meals not listed above
  • Any private expenses
What to Expect
  • Savor the modern and traditional cityscapes of Shanghai
  • Warm up with our exclusive, in-depth Forbidden City journey with our expert in history and architecture.
  • Explore a less-crowded part of the Great Wall by combining effort-saving cable car rides and moderate hiking.
  • Stand face-to-face with the Terracotta Warriors and get to know why they were created over 2000 years ago
  • Explore Avatar mountain in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
  • Enjoy the Li River Cruise and witness the incredible karst landscape
  • Discover the key sites in Chengdu including see giant pandas
Itinerary

Day 1Shanghai Arrival and Private Transfer to Hotel

After your international flight lands in the airport, our local Shanghai tour guide will meet you up and take you to hotel for check-in. Free time at leisure afterwards. No meals included for today.

Hotel:
Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World (5-star)
The Bund Hotel (4-star)
Kingstown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (3-star)

Meals: None

Good to Know:
For your own physical needs, we suggest you stay in and rest from the jetlag. However, if you feel like going out after check-in, we would suggest an easy walk-around on People’s Square.

Day 2Shanghai City Tour, Flight to Guilin

Today worlds collide, starting at the history exhibition (under the TV tower) watch Shanghai literally rise, at nearly 500m it’s a breathtaking panoramic view from the Oriental Peal TV Tower. Lunch is arranged at Old Shanghai. After lunch, take a relaxing walk to ancient Yuyuan Garden, followed by the Bund, a must-see colonial waterfront area.

Then Evening Flight from Shanghai to Guilin.

Your personal Guilin tour guide will meet you right in the arrivals hall, ready and on time. A comfortable private car and experienced driver will be ready and waiting to take you to the hotel in Guilin City.

Hotel:
Shangri La Hotel Guilin (5-star)
Guilin Lijiang Waterfall Hotel (4-star)
Guilin Park Hotel (3-star)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3Li River Cruise Tour from Guilin to Yangshuo

Be driven to the Zhujiang Pier for the Li River Cruise (about 4 hours, lunch served on board). Savour the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo.

After disembarkation and check-in hotel with help of your tour guide, you can have a walk along the famous West Street and enjoy the free leisure time there.

Hotel:
Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel (Luxury)
Tangrenjie Hotel (Standard)
Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel (Economy)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Optional Night Activity in Yangshuo:
Landscape Show Impression of Liu Sanjie (lasting 1 hour, daily around 20:00, time will be changed in different seasons)

Day 4Flight to Chengdu

Say good bye to Guilin and have a 2.5 hours flight to Chengdu:

Your Chengdu tour guide will wait for you at the airport. Then be transferred to your hotel.

Hotel:
Chengdu Minyoun Royal Hotel (5-star)
Tianfu Sunshine Hotel Chengdu (4-star)
Holiday Inn Express Chengdu (3-star)

Meals: Breakfast

Night Activity Option:
Sighuan Opera

Day 5Chengdu or Dujiangyan Panda Center, Chengdu City Tour

Today, enjoy your interesting tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Center or to Dujiangyan Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Center.

Note:
1. Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Center has no “Panda Holding Project”
2. Dujiangyan Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Center has “Panda Holding Project”
3. If you want to join a pand holding project, pls choose Dujiangyan Center. The project needs a donation of 1800 CNY/person for this breeding center, then you can sit close to the panda, touch and hold the panda and take photos/videos as you want.

And then, back to downtown Chengdu to visit Thatched Cottage of Du Fu – the former residence of the famous Tang Dynasty poet, You could not miss a chance to Jinli Old Street – elegant style of the architectures tells you what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty. After that, back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Hotel:
Chengdu Minyoun Royal Hotel (5-star)
Tianfu Sunshine Hotel Chengdu (4-star)
Holiday Inn Express Chengdu (3-star)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6Flight to Xi'an, Xi'an City Tour

Today, after breakfast you will have a 1.5 flight to Xian

Before drive to the hotel, you will firstly have a visit to the Hanyang Mausoleum – the multi-burial cemetery of Emperor Jing of Han and his queen. And then, drive to the downtown and visit the Shanxi History Museum – one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China.

Then moving to visit Muslim Quarter (market)

After that, drive to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Hotel:
Wyndham Grand Xian South (5-star)
Grand Noble Hotel (4-star)
Titan Times Hotel (3-star)

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7Private Transfer from Xi'an to Huashan, Mt. Huashan Day Tour

In the morning, take a 1.5 hours driving to start Mount Huashan day trip. It is known as “the most precipitous mountain under heaven” and is probably the most dangerous mountain in the world routinely frequented by hikers.

After that, back to your hote inl Xi’an City and free of the rest time.

Hotel:
Wyndham Grand Xian South (5-star)
Grand Noble Hotel (4-star)
Titan Times Hotel (3-star)

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8Terracotta Warriors, Xian City Wall, Flight to Zhangjiajie

Be driven to visit Terracotta Warriors – one of the world’s most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. After lunch near the Terracotta Warriors area, drive back to the downtown for a visit to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda – the site of the old Han and Tang capital Chang’an. After that, continue to visit the Xian City Wall – represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. After the trip, drop off to the airport.

Flight from Xi’an to Zhangjiajie

Your personal Zhangjiajie tour guide will meet you right in the arrivals hall, ready and on time. A comfortable private car and experienced driver will be ready and waiting to take you to the hotel.

Hotel:
Zhangjiajie Huatian Hotel (5-star)
Zhangjiajie Best Western Hotel (4-star)
Jinjiang Inn Zhangjiajie (3-star)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9Tianmen Mountain with Glass Skywalk

Wake up and have breakfast at hotel. Be transferred to Tianmen Mountain Cable Car Station, take cable car(25 minutes riding) up to explore Tianmen Mountain.

After the trip in Tianmen Mountain, be transferred to Wulingyuan Town, check in hotel.

Hotel:
Pullman Hotel Zhangjiajie (5-star)
Zhangjiajie Tianzi Hotel (4-star)
Jinxi International Hotel (3-star)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Night Activity Options:
1. Tianmen Fox Lady Show (Zhangjiajie Downtown)
2. Charming Western Hunan Cultural Show (Wulingyuan Town)

Day 10Avatar Mountain Day Tour in Zhangjiajie Natural Forest Park

Be transferred to Wulingyuan Entrance.

Morning: Take mini train to visit Ten-mile Gallery. Then get Bailong elevator up to visit Yuanjiajie(Avatar Mountain).

Afternoon: Go to visit Tianzi Mountain, Yangjiajie, West sea etc. Yangjiajie cable car down.

Hotel:
Pullman Hotel Zhangjiajie (5-star)
Zhangjiajie Tianzi Hotel (4-star)
Jinxi International Hotel (3-star)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11Baofeng Lake, Glass Bridge Skywalk Day Tour In Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, Flight to Beijing

Transfer to visit Baofeng Lake.

Baofeng Lake: It is the masterpiece of nature and human beings’ wisdom. It is 85 meters above the ground and attains an altitude of 585 meters. With an average depth of 72 meters. All the water is from rainfall and spring without any pollutant. It is pure just like a big crystal among Bao feng mountain Range.When you cruise, you can hear authentic song from Tujia minority people. You can fully understand the harmony and peace between human beings and nature.

Transfer to visit Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon and the Glass Bridge.

You will explore the main attractions in Zhangjiajie Great Canyon: One-Line-Sky, Family Portrait, The Millennial Ancient Rattan, Chuangwang Pavilion, the Southern Red Flag Canal, Zhuaxian Spring, Rotten Ship Rock, The Bandit Hole, the World’s Highest See-through Skywalk Bridge and so on.

After the trip, be transferred to Zhangjiajie Airport, then flight to Beijing.

Your private Beijing tour guide will be on time and waiting for you at the arrival hall. A comfortable private car (non-smoking) & experienced driver are ready and will transfer you to the hotel.

Hotel:
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town (5-star)
Sunworld Hotel Beijing (4-star)
Dongfang Hotel Beijing (3-star)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12Forbidden City, Hutongs Tour

You will first visit Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City in the morning. Then, have lunch in a local restaurant.

Later, you will get on a rickshaw and the rider will take you into the beating heart of Beijing: the hutongs (old alleyways). Follow up by spending some quality time with a local family in a hutong.

Hotel:
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town (5-star)
Sunworld Hotel Beijing (4-star)
Dongfang Hotel Beijing (3-star)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Good to Know:
The Forbidden City is the most popular attraction in Beijing, so usually visitors have to take at least half an hour to queue up for entrance tickets. Only 80,000 tickets are sold per day. During the high season, if you don’t get up early to buy the tickets, you may well be shut out.
When you travel with us, however, our tour guide will buy the tickets in advance for you, so that you won’t waste any time standing in a queue and won’t need to worry about whether or not you can get in.

Optional Activities:
Cultural experience: If you are interested in learning to make facial masks for Peking Opera, learning Chinese calligraphy or learning Chinese paper-cutting, just ask us to make a reservation for you. (Each activity takes about 40 minutes and US$5-18.)

Day 13Great Wall at Mutianyu and Temple of Heaven

In the morning, take a relaxing visit to the Temple of Heaven, where Chinese emperors used to worship God.

Later, visit the Mutianyu Great Wall (2.5 hours’ drive from downtown Beijing). This is a less-crowded section of the Great Wall. A cable car takes you up to a good spot, where you can have an easy walk along the wall.

You can return either by cable car, walking down or tobogganing down. Tobogganing down is actually the most popular.

Hotel:
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town (5-star)
Sunworld Hotel Beijing (4-star)
Dongfang Hotel Beijing (3-star)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

The Great Wall Travel Tips:
Toilets are accessible from the Wall. They are clean and hygienic. You should of course always bring some tissues and wet wipes with you when travelling in China, as there are no tissues at most toilets in China.
Put on your hiking shoes. You can hike at your own pace. If you don’t much like hiking, you can take some nice pictures of and from the Great Wall.
Cultural experience: Weather-permitting, at the Temple of Heaven you’ll see locals doing tai chi, making calligraphy and playing traditional instruments, and you can join them if you wish, for experiences you could probably never have in your own country.

Optional Activities:
If a 2-hour hike on the Great Wall at Mutianyu is not enough for you or you want to hike along other parts of the wall, let us know in advance. We can arrange the day according to your preferences.

Day 14Summer Palace, Beijing Departure

After breakfast, you will be transferred to visit Summer Palace. The Summer Palace, initially built in 1888, is also known as the Royal Garden Museum. The long gallery, where there are over 8000 paintings about ancient Chinese stories, is the must-see in the Summer Palace.

Be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

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