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14-day Exclusive of China

Tour code: ETC-Q24   

Commencing in Kunming and finishing in Shanghai, this trip visits the minority Spring city Kunming, super amazing destination Guilin, ancient attractions in Xi’an, grand historical sites like great wall in Beijing and modern city Shanghai as well as the tranquil nearby water towns.

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Kunming
Arrival in Kunming
2 Kunming
Stone Forest, Green Lake
3 Kunming / Guilin
West Hill, Dragon Gate, Fly to Guilin
4 Guilin / Yangshuo
Li River Cruise, West Street
5 Yangshuo
Yangshuo Biking, bamboo rafting on Yulong River - option
6 Yangshuo
Reed Flute Cave, downtown Guilin, Fly to Xi'an
7 Xi'an
Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses Museum, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, old Muslim quaters, Grand Mosque
8 Xi'an / Beijing
Fly to Beijing, Jingshan Park, Pecking Roast Duck Dinner
9 Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City
10
Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall, Hutongs by Rickshaw
11 Beijing / Shanghai
Yonghe Lama Temple, Fly to Shanghai
12
Shanghai
People’s Square, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition, City God Temple, the Bund and Nanjing Road
13 Shanghai / Suzhou / Shanghai
Tongli Watertown, Garden of Net Master, Pan Gate, No.1 Silk Factory
14
Shanghai
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Day 01 Arrival in Kunming (No meal)
Landing at Kunming International Airport, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Day 02 Kunming (B, L)
Make an excursion to the Stone Forest, a typical formation of Karst topography-- the most famous tourist attraction in Kunming. Then pay a visit to a minority village on the way to experience people's life and customs. Later, have a stroll around Green Lake.

Day 03 Kunming / Guilin (B, L)

Drive to visit West Hill, take a cable car up and see the Dragon Gate. You will have a panoramic view of the Dian Lake. Transfer to the airport and fly to Chongqing.

Day 04 Guilin / Yangshuo(B, L)

Take a leisurely Li River cruise to enjoy the stunning landscape, disembark at the beautiful small town famous for its Karst landscape--Yangshuo. At night, the West Street is a must-go where shows lively nightlife with both Chinese and western style. Overnight at Yangshuo.

Day 05 Yangshuo (B, L)
The day begins by biking to the countryside escorted by your private guide to see the stunning scenery, rice paddies, water buffalo and local farmer’s life. Theni it's your option to take a 1-hour bamboo rafting down Yulong River. Have lunch at a local restaurant. Later, free time at leisure.

Day 06 Yangshuo / Guilin /Xian (B,L)
Drive back to Guilin, and visit Reed Flute Cave, known as "Natural Art Gallery", it is famous for its fantastic stalactites and stalagmites formation. Then have a stroll around the central lakes at downtown. Transfer to the airport and fly to Xian. Check in your hotel.

Day 07 Xian (B, L)
The famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum is the tour highlight today. It's often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world, which is an enormous collection of vivid Chinese warriors made out of hardened clay. 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. Later, meander through the old Muslim districts, tour the Grand Mosque of Chinese architectural style.

Day 08 Xian / Beijing (B, D)
Transfer to airport and fly to Beijing. Be met and checked in the hotel. Visit Jingshan Park and have a panoramic view of downtown Beijing. Enjoy tasty Peking duck dinner at night.

Day 09 Beijing (B, L)
Private escorted tour to China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven, Temple of Heaven. It was used to hold a memorial ceremony for the God in Winter Solstice Festival and to pray for harvest in the first month of the lunar year by the emperors in Ming and Qing dynasties. Then go to Tiananmen Square, which is the largest city square in the world. Later, pay a visit to the Forbidden City, nominated as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1987, is the largest ancient palatial structure in the world and the best-preserved imperial palace in China.

Day 10 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 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 11 Beijing /Shanghai (B, L)
After breakfast, visit Yonghe Lama Temple, which originally was a prince mansion of Qing Dynasty, later changed into the head office of Lama Administration. Later, proceed to the airport and fly to Shanghai. Check in the hotel.

Day 12 Shanghai (B, L)
After a visit to the People's Square, pay a visit to Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition to appreciate the modern designs. Then go to the City God Temple, a busy market today, specializing in traditional arts and crafts. Later, wander around the area of the Bund, the waterfront to see new-erect modern skyscrapers and aged buildings of the colonial period. At last, proceed to Nanjing Road, which is the busiest shopping street in Shanghai.

Day 13 Shanghai /Suzhou/Shanghai (B, L)
A full day tour to Suzhou and Tongli water town: first go to the Garden of Net Master, it is the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens, yet it is the most impressive because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is much greater than its actual size. Pay a visit to Pan Gate (Panmen), a fortress suitable for ancient water-towns like Suzhou in the southern part of China. The two water gates adjoining the land gates are the only water pass linking the inside and outside of the southwestern corner of the city. Later, proceed to visit the No.1 Silk Factory. With a history of more than 80 years, it enjoys a good reputation in the silk industry. At last, enjoy a boat ride at Tongli. Transfer back to Shanghai.

Day 14 Shanghai (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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