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16-day China Walking Holiday

Tour code: ETC-B51   

This 16-day walking holiday provides leisure walking on the rigid Jinshanling Great Wall, through the terraced fields and little villages in Longsheng, along the most beautiful part of Li River and countryside Yangshuo…Not only natural scenery like Yellow mountain been included, the thriving city Shanghai but also waits your exploration on foot.

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Beijing
Arrival in Beijing
2 Beijing Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, hutongs on foot
3 Beijing Jinshanling Great Wal
4 Beijing / Xi'an
Temple of Heaven, fly to Xi'an
5 Xi'an
Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Muslim quarter
6 Xi'an / Guilin / Longsheng
Fly to Guilin, Ping'an Zhuang Village
7 Longsheng / Guilin
Walking on the Rice Terraces, back to Guilin, Reed Flute Cave
8 Guilin / Yangshuo
Walking along Li River to Xingping, stay at Yangshuo
9 Yangshuo
Walk along Yulong River, free afternoon
10
Yangshuo / Guilin / Hangzhou
Fly to Hangzhou
11 Hangzhou
West Lake, Su Causeway and Bai Causeway, Longjing Village
12
Hangzhou / Huangshan
transfer to Huangshan, Hongcun and Xidi Village
13 Huangshan / Shanghai
Yellow Mountain, West Sea Grand Gorge, fly to Shanghai
14
Shanghai
Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund
15 Shanghai
French Concession, Xintiandi, Fuxing Park, Tianzifang
16
Shanghai
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing  (No meal)
After arrival in Beijing, you will be met at the airport for the transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2 Beijing (B, L)
Today, we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Forbidden City, which is officially known as the Imperial Palace Museum and has a long history over 500 years. Then pay a visit to Jingshan Park, covering an area of more than 230,000m², Jingshan is immediately north of the Forbidden City on the central axis of Beijing. Later, take a 3-wheel rickshaw to Hutong (Beijing’s traditional alleyways) to see the local people's life and this tour will actually show old Beijing’s timeless best to you.

Day 3 Beijing (B, L)
Drive to the Jinshanling Great Wall of China, a less visited section which is justifiably famous and breathtaking. It connects to the Simatai section of the wall in the east and Gubeikou section in the west. 

Day 4 Beijing – Xian (B, L)
In the morning, proceed to Temple of Heaven, included in the World Heritage List in 1998, it is well-preserved Altars buildings. Then transfer and fly to Xian. Be met and transferred to the hotel.

Day 5 Xian (B, L)
Transfer to visit Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is known as the eighth wonder of the world and a museum to display terra-cotta warriors and horses in Qin Dynasty. Then go to local Herbal Medicine Market to know better about Chinese medicine. Later, stroll at local Muslim quarter and get close to Muslim people.

Day 6 Xian - Guilin - Longji (B, L, D)
Fly to Guilin and transfer to Longji Ping’An Village. Explore the Longji Rice Terraces-- the terraces look like great chains or ribbons winding from the foot to the top of the mountain. This ingenious construction makes best use of the scarce arable land and water resources in the mountainous area. Overnight at local guesthouse.

Day 7 Longji - Guilin (B, L)
Further explore the minority Zhuang and Yao village, and hike 4-5 hours to see Jinkeng Rice Terraces. Then drive back to Guilin. Visit Reed Flute Cave, inside which is a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition.

Day 8 Guilin-Yangshuo (B, L)

Drive to Yangdi, and start a fantastic day of your walking trip. Walk along the Li River (20km) with stunning landscape, which has inspired Chinese artists for thousands of years. After arrival in Xingping, you will be picked up and transferred to Yangshuo.

Day 9 Yangshuo (B, L)
Today, we transfer to Yulong Bridge for a lovely walk alongside the Yulong River. We follow the trail through the Yangshuo countryside to the Outside Inn café for lunch. After lunch, return to Yangshuo for free time to explore the town.

Day 10 Yangshuo-Guilin-Hangzhou (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Hangzhou.

Day 11 Hangzhou (B)
A boat cruise on West Lake, and walk on Su Causeway and Bai Causeway, enjoying the breathtaking view along the lake. Then transfer to walk from Longjing Village, where the well-know Longjing Green Tea is produced, finally arrive at Jiuxi Scenic Area (1 hour).

Day 12 Hangzhou – Huangshan (B, L, D)

A private transfer to Huangshan. Visit Hongcun and Xidi Village, where the Oscar Winner "Couching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" was filmed. Overnight at local featured hotel.

Day 13 Huangshan – Shanghai (B, L, D)

Drive to take a cable car up to Yellow Mountain, visit West Sea Grand Canyon, and explore other scenic spots on the mountain. Then go down the mountain by cable car, visit an old street at Tunxi, and transfer to fly to Shanghai by evening flight.

Day 14 Shanghai (B, L)
After breakfast, visit Yu Garden, the only fully restored classical Chinese garden in Shanghai which inaugurated in the Ming dynasty. Numerous rock and tree garden areas, ponds, walls and bridges separating various garden areas and pavilions are its features. Then go to Jade Buddha Temple, which is the most popular Buddhist temple in Shanghai boasting 2 precious jade Buddha sculptures from Burma. Later, walk along the Bund to see the old and new Shanghai at the each side of Huangpu River.

Day 15 Shanghai (B, L)
Visit the former French Concession in Shanghai on foot, including Xintiandi, Fuxing Park, Tianzifang, etc. Free time at the rest of the day.

Day 16 Shanghai departure (B)

Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.

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PRICES START FROM PER PERSON

As all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact 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 aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.

Included Services
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;
Admission fees.

Non-included Services,
Visa arrangement;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Personal expense;
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";
Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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