16-day Scenic China Tour
Tour code: ETC-B40
This 16 Days Scenic Tour will show you the most fantastic scenery of China, from the beatiful mountains to the limpid rivers like Li River in Guilin, Rice Terraces in Longsheng, charming peaks at Zhangjiajie as well as the famed Emei Mountain.
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
||Arrive Beijing, Free Day|
||Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven|
||Jinshanling Great Wall|
|4||Beijing / Xi'an
||Summer Palace, Fly to Xi'an|
||Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Grand Mosque, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarters.|
|6||Xi'an / Zhangjiajie
||Shaanxi History Museum|
||Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park, Yellow Dragon Cavern|
||Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Yuanjiajia Scenic Area,Baofeng Lake.|
|Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Golden Whip Stream, Huangshizhai Scenic Area, Fly to Chengdu|
||Leshan Giant Buddha, Drive to Chengdu|
||Wannian Temple, back to Chengdu|
||Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Kuanzhai Alley, Fly to Guilin|
||Li River Cruise, West Street|
||Bamboo Rafting Yulong River|
||Guilin / Longsheng
||Longji Old Zhuang Village, Longji Rice Terraces|
||Longji Rice Terraced, Back to Guilin|
Be met at the airport and transfer to hotel check in.
Day 2 Beijing (B, L)
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven.
-Tiananmen Square: The largest city square in the world.
-Forbidden City: The largest imperial palace in China for 24 emperors' reign during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years.
-Temple of Heaven: A masterpiece of architecture and landscape design where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation.
Day 3 Beijing (B, L)
Jinshanling Great Wall.
-Jinshanling Great Wall: It is an exemplary section of the Great Wall and hence comes the saying that Jinshanling section is the most quintessential of the 10,000 li Great Wall.
Day 4 Beijing / Xi'an (B, L)
the Summer Palace, with a short cruise on Kunming Lake, Transfer to the airport., Be met at the airport and transfer to hotel check in.
-Summer Palace: The largest and best-preserved royal garden in China with a history of over 800 years.
Day 5 Xi'an (B, L)
Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Grand Mosque, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarters.
-Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum: One of the most important archaeological finds in the 20 th century; an army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb since 2200 year ago.
-Grand Mosque: The Great Mosque is built in a Chinese architectural style and most of the grounds are taken up with gardens, except for some Arabic lettering and decorations, the mosque has neither domes nor traditional-style minarets. It's still an active place of worship and several prayer services are held each day.
-Ancient City Wall: The best-kept and biggest city walls in China.
Day 6 Xi'an / Zhangjiajie (B, D)
Morning free at leisure, Shaanxi History Museum, Transfer to the airport. Be met at the airport and transfer to hotel check in.
-Shaanxi History Museum: One of the main museums in China boasting a large collection of unearthed cultural relics of China.
Day 7 Zhangjiajie (B, L, D)
Visit Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park, Yellow Dragon Cavern.
Day 8 Zhangjiajie (B, L, D)
Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Yuanjiajia Scenic Area, Tianzishan cable car included, Baofeng Lake.
Day 9 Zhangjiajie / Chengdu (B, L, D)
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Golden Whip Stream, Huangshizhai Scenic Area, Huangshaizhai cable car included, Transfer to the airport. Be met at the airport and transfer to hotel check in.
-Zhangjiajie National Forest Park: Lying in the northwest of Hunan province, it covers 4810 hectare, 32 kilometers from Zhangjiajie city. It was recognized as the first national forest park in China in 1988 and was included in World Heritage list by NUESCO in 1992. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park together with Suoxiyu Nature Reserve, Tianzi Mountain Natural Reserve and Yangjiajie Nature Reserve constitute Wulingyuan Scenic Area.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park has already developed several scenic spots, such as, Yellow Stone Stronghold (Huang-shi-zhai), Golden Whip Stream (Jin-bian-xi), Yuanjiajie, etc. It not only boasts breathtaking natural landscape but also is rich in animal and plant resources. So it is titled 'Natural Garden' and ‘Kingdom of Wild Animals'. The vegetation in the park is up to 98%. And there 7 kinds of rare species (plant and animal) under the state-level protection.
Day 10 Chengdu/Emeishan (B, L, D)
Transfer to visit Leshan Giant Buddha, Boating at Min River to see the Giant Buddha. Proceed to Mt. Emei, one of the four famous holy mountains for Buddhists in China.
-Leshan Giant Buddha: About 125 km south of Chengdu, the 71m-high Giant Buddha is qualified as the largest stone-carved Buddha in the world.
Day 11 Emeishan/Chengdu (B, L)
Take cable car up to Wannian Temple, then walk down to see wild monkeys. Drive back to Chengdu.
Day 12 Chengdu / Guilin (B, L)
Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Kuanzhai Alley, Transfer to the airport. Be met at the airport and transfer to hotel check in.
-Giant Panda Breeding Research Base: Situated on the Axe Hill 10 kilometers north of Chengdu, 40 plus pandas as well as other endangered species like lesser pandas and black-necked crane currently reside at the base in quarters. It was awarded "Global 500" twice by the UN in the year of 1989 and 1994.
-Kuanzhai Alley: Kuanzhai Alley is large scale legacy of old streets handed from Qing Dynasty in Chengdu, and a preserved area in the historical and cultural city. It represents vividly the original folk culture of Chengdu.
Day 13 Guilin (B, L)
Enjoy Li River Cruise (Lunch on board), then free at leisure on the West Street. Optional Sister Liu Sanjie Light Show at night.
-Li River Cruise: A wonderful 3.5 hour cruise going down a clear river sided by picturesque scenery.
Day 14 Guilin (B)
Biking to the countryside to see the stunning landscape and local farmer’s life, then bamboo rafting down Yulong River. After lunch, free for your own exploration.
Day 15 Guilin (B, L, D)
Transfer to Longji, explore the old Zhuang Village and its nearby Longji Rice Terraces.
-Longji Rice Terraces: It is built into the hillsides. The terraces look like great chains or ribbons as they wind from the foot to the top of the hill. This ingenious construction makes best use of the scare arable land and water resources in the mountainous area.
Day 16 Guilin (B, L)
Further explore the terraced rice fields. Drive back to Guilin to connect the flight to your next destination.
PRICES START FROM US$3,200 PER PERSONAs all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give an exact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as a guideline you should expect to pay from US$3,200 for the opposite itinerary.
Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Domestic flights and trains listed;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";
Gratuties to guides and drivers.
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