15-day Scenic & Historic China
Tour code: ETC-Q18
Fly from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie for the breathtaking scenery of Zhangjiajie, the magnificent mountains, unique shaped stone pillars, mysterious valley & karst cave, green vegetation and crystal water are what the natural offered. Go to Chengdu for the fairy land – Jiuzhaigou Valley which offers another kind of pristine scenery; After the scenic enjoyment, further to Xi’an and Beijing for the grandest historical sites of the country.
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
|1||Guangzhou||Arrival in Guangzhou|
|2||Guangzhou / Zhangjiajie|| Yuexiu Park, Chen Family Temple, Xiguan Old House, Qingping Market, Fly to Zhangjiajie|
|3||Zhangjiajie||Tianmenshan National Forest Park, |
|4||Zhangjiajie||Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, Tianzi Mountain|
|5||Zhangjiajie / Chengdu||Yellow Dragon Cave, Baofeng Lake, Golden Whip Stream, fly to Chengdu|
|6||Chengdu||Panda Breeding Center, Jinsha Cultural Relics Museum, Jinli Old Street|
|7||Chengdu||Fly to Jiuzhaigou, visit Huanglong Reserve|
|9||Chengdu / Xi'an||Fly to Xi'an, Less Goose Pagoda and Xian Musuem|
|10||Xi'an||Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Muslim quarter, Grand Mosque|
|11||Xi'an / Beijing||Fly to Beijing, 798 Art Zone|
|12||Beijing||Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City|
|13||Beijing||Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tomb (Changling)|
|14||Beijing||Summer Palace, Hutongs by Rickshaw|
Arrival in Guangzhou, be met and transfer to hotel.
Day 2 Guangzhou /Zhangjiajie (B, L, D)
In the morning, visit Yuexiu Park-the largest park in Guangzhou City with an area of 920,000 square meters. Then go to Five Ram Statue to take photos of this landmark site. Then pay a visit to Chen Family Temple, the largest, best preserved, and best decorated ancient architecture existing in Guangdong province. Later, go to Xiguan Old Houses and Qingping Market to see local people's life. Transfer to airport and take an evening flight to Zhangjiajie. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 3 Zhangjiajie (B, L)
Drive to the Tianmenshan National Forest Park. Take the world's longest cable car up to the summit of the mountain. Tour the Biyeyaotai Scenic Area, walk along the plank road built along a cliff and enjoy a breathtaking view of clouds, virgin thicket and unique peaks. Have a stunning bird's eye view of the "road to the Sky" - The road was built spiral along the high mountains and has 99 bens, looks awesome beautiful; walk up along the "steps to the heaven" and then go through a huge hole - "the gate of heaven". Then proceed to Wulingyuan town and check in hotel.
Day 4 Zhangjiajie (B, L)
After breakfast, ascend the Yuanjiajie Scenic Area by the elevator. On the summit platform, you will see the Southern Sky Column - the prototype of the "Hallelujah Mountains" in Avatar. In January 2010, it had been renamed "Hallelujah Mountain Avatar" by the local government in honor of the movie. Proceed to the Platform of Forgetfulness to enjoy the nearby peak views and then walk across a supernatural work - the No.1 Bridge under Heaven.Then Climb up the ‘King of Peaks’ - Tianzi Mountain. From the unique peaks in clusters here you will rediscover the mysterious setting of Avatar. Go on sightseeing along the dreamlike fairyland - Ten-miles Gallery (Shi Li Hua Lang).
Day 5 Zhangjiajie / Chengdu (B, L)
In the morning, explore in the fantastic underground cave-Yellow Dragon Cave. Hike through a grand valley (Baizhang Xia) and reach the sleepy Baofeng Lake. Around the lake area the beautiful cataracts are found in the film Avatar. Proceed to the Golden Whip Stream (Jinbian Xi)- this charming valley is most likely to bring you into the Pandora's wonderland of the movie. Then transfer to the airport to head for Chengdu. Be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 6 Chengdu (B, L)
After breakfast, transfer to fly back Chengdu. Drive to visit Panda Breeding Center to see the lovely creatures. This huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda and is dedicated to preserving and increasing their population so they will not become extinct. Then pay a visit to Jinsha Site Museum, which was regarded as the most significant archaeological discovery in the 21st century in China. Later, enjoy leisure time on Jinli Old Street.
Day 7 Chengdu-Jiuzhaigou (B, L, D)
Transfer to the airport. Be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Later, visit Huanglong Reserve (including a cable car). Huanglong valley is studded with terraced, colored ponds and waterfalls. It wins its fame for its breathtaking beauty of lime formations, made up of 3400 multi-colored ponds, interlace along the valley. Besides, five waterfalls, four stalactite caves and three ancient temples, are all in the same valley, which looks like a dragon winding down from snowcapped peaks of Mt. Minshan.
Day 8 Jiuzhaigou (B, L, D)
Enjoy a full-day tour of Jiuzhaigou Reserve. Deep in the heart of the 4500-meter-high, perpetually snow-clad Min Shan Range, it encloses one of the most spectacular landscapes. It can be considered a natural botanical and zoological garden, a home of densely growing conifers and broadleaf trees, and of rare and endangered animal species such as the giant panda, golden-haired monkey, and white-lip deer.
Day 9 Jiuzhaigou / Xian (B, L)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Xian. Transfer to visit Small Wild Goose Pagoda which has a brick frame built around a hollow interior, and its square base and shape reflect the building style of other pagodas from the era of Tang Dynasty. Then pay a visit to Xian Provincial Museum, one impressive museum housing more than 370,000 pieces of historical relics.
Day 10 Xian (B, L)
Today's city tour will include Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, one of the most important archaeological finds in the 20th 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. Then stroll at old Muslim quarters and visit the Grand Mosque of Chinese architectural style.
Day 11 Xian / Beijing (B, L)
Fly to Beijing. Transfer to visit 798 Art Zone, which houses a thriving artistic community, among 50-year old decommissioned military factory buildings of unique architectural style. Then check in the hotel.
Day 12 Beijing (B, L)
After breakfast, visit 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. Then go to the Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world.Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. Later, pay a visit to the 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.
Day 13 Beijing (B, L)
Today's excursion takes you to Mutianyu Great Wall, a less visited and more original part of the Great Wall. It is situated where vegetation is luxurious and over 90 percent of the land is covered with grass, forests and fruit trees. Then pay a visit to Ming Tombs(Changling), the tomb for Emperor Yongle, the third Ming emperor, and his wife Empress Xu. He ruled for 22 years and made some achievements in political, military, economic, cultural and diplomatic fields.
Day 14 Beijing (B, L)
After breakfast, visit the Summer Palace (with a short cruise on Kunming Lake), which is the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China with a history of over 800 years. Then enjoy Hutong tour by 3-wheel rickshaw and stroll at Houhai area for leisure. The square layout of Hutong not only influences Beijinger's way of living, but also affects their thoughts and actions.
Day 15 Beijing departure (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.
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