20-day Splendid China Tour
Tour code: ETC-Q41
China is a multicultural vast country with some many amazing things for travelers to explore & experience. Take this 20-day China holiday and see the most splendid spots: Terracotta Army in Xi’an, mysterious culture of religion in Tibet, cute panda in Chengdu, peaceful old town at Lijiang, unique Karst scenery in Guilin region…all of these highlights are combined in the tour and make you fascinated.
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
||Arrival in Xi'an|
||Chinese Herbal Medicine Market, Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Bell Tower|
||Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum, Shadow Puppet, Great Mosque|
|4||Xi'an / Lhasa
||Fly to Lhasa|
||Potala Palace, The Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Stree|
||Norbulingka, Sera Monastery and Tibet Museum|
|7||Lhasa / Chengdu
||Fly to Chengdu, Jinsha Cultural Museum, Jinli Old Street|
|8||Chengdu / Lijiang
||Panda Breeding and Research Center, Fly to Lijiang|
||Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Baisha Murals|
||Black Dragon Pool Park and Shuhe old town|
||Lijiang / Kunming
||Fly to Kunming, Stone Forest|
|12||Kunming / Guilin
||West Hill and Dragon Gate, Fly to Guilin|
||Guilin / Yangshuo
||Li River Cruise, yangshuo countryside|
||Optional Yulong River Bamboo Rafting, yangshuo hiking|
||Yangshuo / Guilin / Shanghai
||Reed Flute Cave, central Lakes, Fly to Shanghai|
||Yu Garden, the Bund, Acrobatic Show|
||Shanghai / Beijing
||Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Tianzifang, Fly to Beijing|
||Temple of Heaven, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City|
||Mutianyu Great Wall, 798 Art Zone|
Arrive in Xian, our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02 Xian (B, L)
Transfer to visit Chinese Herbal Medicine Market, and the famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, later go to visit Bell Tower.
Day 03 Xian (B, L)
Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xian Museum, watch Shadow Puppet Play at Gao’s Courtyard House, visit Great Mosque and stroll at the Muslim quarters of the city.
Day 04 Xian-Lhasa (B)
Transfer to fly to Lhasa, the holy land of Tibet. Be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Free time for acclimatization.
Day 05 Lhasa (B, L)
Full day city tour of The Potala Palace, The Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street.
Day 06 Lhasa (B, L)
A visit to Norbulingka, Sera Monastery and Tibet Museum.
Day 07 Lhasa – Chengdu (B, L)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Chengdu. Transfer to visit Jinsha Cultural Relic Museum and Jinli Old Street.
Day 08 Chengdu - Lijiang (B, L)
Visit the Panda Breeding and Research Center, transfer to the airport and fly to Lijiang. Be met and transferred to the hotel.
Day 09 Lijiang (B, L)
Drive to see the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, where you'll take a cable car to its picturesque Cloud Fir Meadow (including eco-friendly bus). On the way back to Lijiang, watch Baisha Mural.
Day 10 Lijiang (B, L)
After breakfast, visit Lijiang, Black Dragon Pool Park and Shuhe old town. The rest of the day is for your independent exploration.
Day 11 Lijiang-Kunming (B, L)
Transfer to fly to Kunming in the morning, visit the famous Stone Forest. Overnight in Kunming.
Day 12 Kunming - Guilin (B, L)
A visit to West Hill and Dragon Gate (cable car included), and a walk around Green Lake. Then transfer to fly to Guilin in the afternoon.
Day 13 Guilin-Yangshuo (B, L)
Take a leisurely cruise down Li River to enjoy spectacular natural sceneries, disembark at Yangshuo. After checking into the hotel, it is followed by an excursion to the countryside to see the local farmer’s life and beautiful landscape by either bike or golf-car-like vehicle. Overnight at Yangshuo.
Day 14 Yangshuo (B, L)
Transfer for optional tour of bamboo raft down Yulong River (1.5 hour), and easy hike to the countryside near old town of Yangshuo. Free afternoon at leisure.
Day 15 Yangshuo-Guilin-Shanghai (B, L)
Drive back to Guilin in the morning, and visit the famous Reed Flute Cave, also called “Natural Arts Gallery”, and walk up the Fubo Hill to have a bird’s eye view of the city, then stroll at the central lakes at downtown. Drive to the airport and fly to Shanghai in the late afternoon.
Day 16 Shanghai (B, L)
In the morning, visit Yu Garden, an exquisite small garden nestled in the old quarters of Shanghai, then pay a visit to a local Shanghaiese family and see the local people’s life. In the afternoon, a private history tour of the Bund to see old & new Shanghai along Huangpu River. Optional acrobatic show at night.
Day 17 Shanghai – Beijing (B, L）
Visit The People’s Square and the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, then transfer to Tianzifang to enjoy the fun at the small shops and café in the narrow lanes. Fly to Beijing in the late afternoon. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 18 Beijing (B, L)
Today we start with Temple of Heaven, where the ancient emperor worshipped the God for good harvests and stable reign, and now has become a perfect place for many local seniors to enjoy their lives after retirement. Then visit Tiananmen Square, and walk through the Gate of Heavenly Peace to enter the Forbidden City to unveil the mystery of Chinese Imperial Palace of Ming and Qing Dynasty.
Day 19 Beijing (B, L)
Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, a less touristy section, round-way cable car included. Then drive to 798 Art Zone, a thriving artistic community to see the modern art works made by Chinese artists.
Day 20 Beijing departure (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.
PRICES START FROM PER PERSONAs 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.
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";
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