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33-day Intrepid Lifestyle Voyage

Tour code: ETC-B56   

This is an Intrepid Lifetime journey for travelers, which blends diverse landscape with cultural relics from eastern coastal plain to far western plateau, from ancient cities to modern metropolis, from traditional Chinese gardens to natural heavenly landscapes. The 33 day covers the most popular tourist attractions in China as well as unique local lifestyles - a tour to learn and know an authentic China!

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Beijing
Arrival in Beijing
2 Beijing
Jinshanling Great Wall
3 Beijing
Free Day
4 Beijing / Datong
Free morning, Train to Beijing
5 Datong
Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple
6 Datong / Pingyao
Train to Pingyao
7 Pingyao / Xi'an
Free day, Train to Xi'an
8 Xi'an
Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses Museum, Banpo Museum
9 Xi'an
Free day
10 Xi'an / Lhasa
Fly to Lhasa
11
Lhasa
Drak Yerpa, Sera Monastery
12 Lhasa
Potala Palace, The Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
13
Lhasa / Shangrila
Fly to Shangrila, visit old town
14 Shangrila / Lijiang
Napahai Lake and Songzanlin Lamasery, bus to Lijiang
15
Lijiang
Free day
16 Lijiang / Kunming
Free day, Overnight Train to Kunming
17
Kunming
Arrival in Kunming
18 Kunming
Free day
19
Kunming / Chengdu
Train to Chengdu
20 Chengdu
Arrival in Chengdu
21
Chengdu
Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center, and Leshan Giant Buddha
22 Chengdu / Chongqing
Train to Chongqing, Board cruise ship
23
Yangtze Cruise
Fengdu Ghost City
24 Yangtze Cruise
Daning River Small Gorges or Shennong Stream
25
Yichang / Shanghai
Disembark the ship, fly to Shanghai
26 Shanghai
Yu Garden, the Bund, Xintiandi old quarters (French Concession), People’s Square, Urban Planning Exhibition, Jade Buddha Temple
27
Shanghai
Free day
28 Shanghai / Guilin / Yangshuo
Fly to Guilin, then transfer to Shanghai
29
Yangshuo
Li River Cruise, Fuli Town
30 Yangshuo / Guilin / Shenzhen
transfer to Guilin and visit Reed Flute Cave, train to Shenzhen
31
Shenzhen / Hong kong
transfer to Hong Kong
32 Hong Kong
Free day
33
Hong Kong
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing     

Upon arrival, be met at the airport and transferred to a hostel at downtown.

Day 2 Beijing

Join-in bus tour to Jinshanling Great Wall.

Day 3 Beijing

Free time for your own exploration at city downtown.

Day 4 Beijing - Datong

Free morning at leisure. Transfer to take train to Datong. Upon arrival, be met and transfer to the local budget hotel.

Day 5 Datong

Private day tour to the Yungang Grottoes, and Hanging Temple at Mt. Heng.

Day 6 Datong – Pingyao

Transfer to the train station and head for Pingyao at hard sleep class. Upon arrival, be met at the rail station and transfer to hotel, overnight at the guesthouse in Pingyao Ancient Town.

Day 7 Pingyao – Xian by train (B)

Free time for your own exploration at Pingyao old town. Take train to Xian (about 3 hours).

Day 8 Xian (B)

Join-in bus tour to Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses Museum, Banpo Museum.

Day 9 Xian(B)

Free time for your own exploration at downtown.

Day 10 Xi'an / Lhasa

Fly to Lhasa. Be met at the airport upon arrival and transfer to hotel.

Day 11 Lhasa

Join-in tour to visit Drak Yerpa, which consists of a monastery and a number of ancient meditation caves that used to house about 300 monks. Later go to Sera Monastery, which is famous for lama debating.

Day 12 Lhasa

Join in tour to the Potala Palace, The Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street.

Day 13 Lhasa / Shangrila

Transfer to fly to Shangrila, be met and transferred to visit old town.

Day 14 Shangrila - Lijiang

After a visit to Napahai Lake and Songzanlin Lamasery. Transfer to take an express bus to Lijiang.

Day 15 Lijiang

Free time at leisure.

Day 16 Lijiang / Kunming

Free time at leisure, transfer to take an overnight train to Kunming.

Day 17 Kunming

Arrival in Kunming in the morning, be picked up at the train station and transferred to a budget hotel.

Day 18 Kunming

Free time at leisure.

Day 19 Kunming – Chengdu

Transfer to the train station and head for Chengdu (21 hours, at soft sleeper class).

Day 20 Chengdu

Arrival in Chengdu, be met and transferred to the hotel.

Day 21 Chengdu

Join-in bus tour to Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center, and Leshan Giant Buddha.

Day 22 Chengdu - Chongqing

Free time at leisure, and take an afternoon train to Chongqing (2 hrs). Be met and transferred to have dinner, then board the Yangtze Cruise ship.

Day 23 Yangtze Cruise (B, L, D)

On board, shore excursion to Fengdu.

Day 24 Yangtze Cruise (B, L, D)

On board, excursion to Daning River Small Gorges or Shennong Stream.

Day 25 Yichang – Shanghai (B)

Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Project, disembark at Yichang. Be met at the pier and transfer to fly to Shanghai.

Day 26 Shanghai

Join-in bus tour to Yu Garden, the Bund, Xintiandi old quarters (French Concession), People’s Square, Urban Planning Exhibition, Jade Buddha Temple, etc.

Day 27 Shanghai

Free time at leisuSre.

Day 28 Shanghai – Guilin - Yangshuo

Transfer to fly to Guilin. Upon arrival, transfer to Yangshuo.

Day 29 Yangshuo

Transfer to take a Li River cruise at Fuli old town. Then free time at the rest of the day.

Day 30 Yangshuo – Guilin - Shenzhen

Free time in the morning, transfer to Guilin and visit Reed Flute Cave, then board the overnight train to Shenzhen (13 hrs).

Day 31 Shenzhen – Hong Kong

Arrival in Shenzhen in the morning, your own arrangement to cross the Luohu Pass to Hong Kong next door to the Shenzhen Railway Station. Go to check into the hostel in Hong Kong booked by Easy Tour China.

Day 32 Hong Kong

Free time for your own exploration.

Day 33 Hong Kong departure

Transfer to the airport on your own arrangements 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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