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|
||Arrival in Beijing|
||Jinshanling Great Wall|
|4||Beijing / Datong
||Free morning, Train to Beijing|
||Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple|
|6||Datong / Pingyao
||Train to Pingyao|
|7||Pingyao / Xi'an
||Free day, Train to Xi'an|
||Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses Museum, Banpo Museum|
|10||Xi'an / Lhasa
||Fly to Lhasa|
||Drak Yerpa, Sera Monastery|
||Potala Palace, The Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street|
||Lhasa / Shangrila
||Fly to Shangrila, visit old town|
|14||Shangrila / Lijiang
||Napahai Lake and Songzanlin Lamasery, bus to Lijiang|
|16||Lijiang / Kunming
||Free day, Overnight Train to Kunming|
||Arrival in Kunming|
||Kunming / Chengdu
||Train to Chengdu|
||Arrival in Chengdu|
||Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center, and Leshan Giant Buddha|
|22||Chengdu / Chongqing
||Train to Chongqing, Board cruise ship|
||Fengdu Ghost City|
||Daning River Small Gorges or Shennong Stream|
||Yichang / Shanghai
||Disembark the ship, fly to Shanghai|
||Yu Garden, the Bund, Xintiandi old quarters (French Concession), People’s Square, Urban Planning Exhibition, Jade Buddha Temple|
|28||Shanghai / Guilin / Yangshuo
||Fly to Guilin, then transfer to Shanghai|
||Li River Cruise, Fuli Town|
|30||Yangshuo / Guilin / Shenzhen
||transfer to Guilin and visit Reed Flute Cave, train to Shenzhen|
||Shenzhen / Hong kong
||transfer to Hong Kong|
||End of service|
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.
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";
Gratuities to guides and drivers.
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