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11-day Splendor of China

Tour code: ETC-Q117   

This tour is careful designed for travelers who had been China before; we skip big cities like Beijing or Hong Kong, while lead you into other charming cities like Nanning, Zhangjiajie, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Huangshan and Shanghai, for the beautiful natural wonders and ancient relics.

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Nanning Arrival in Nanning, Qingxiu Mountain
2 Nanning / Zhangjiajie Golden Camellia Park, Guangxi Museum, train to Zhangjiajie
3 Zhangjiajie Arrival in Zhangjiajie, Tianmen Mountain, Biyeyaotai Scenic Area, Baofeng Lake
4 Zhangjiajie Zhangjiajie National Park, Huangshizhai, Suoxiyu Nature Reserve, Golden Whip Stream
5 Zhangjiajie / Shanghai Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve, fly to Shanghai
6 Shanghai / Suzhou / Shanghai Drive to Suzhou, Net Master’s Garden, Old City Gate, No. 1 Silk Factory, a rickshaw tour to the old quarters of the city, drive back to Shanghai
7 Shanghai / Huangshan Yu Garden, Yu Market, Jade Buddha Temple, Jinmao Tower, the Bund, Nanjing Road, take an overnight train to Huangshan
8 Huangshan Yellow Mountain, West Sea Grand Canyon
9 Huangshan / Hangzhou Hongcun village, Tunxi old street, drive to Hangzhou
10 Hangzhou West Lake(boat cruise included), General Yuefei Mausoleum, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Chinese Herbal Medicine Museum, Tea Plantation Farm
11 Hangzhou Lingyin Temple, Feilai Peak, service end

Day 01 Arrival in Nanning (D)

Upon arrival in Nanning, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by private car. Visit Qingxiu Mountain to enjoy the scenery and relax.

Day 02 Nanning / Zhangjiajie (B, L)

After breakfast, drive to visit the peaceful the Golden Camellia Park. In the afternoon, visit Guangxi Museum, which is famous for the rich collection of ancient bronze drums. Transfer to take an overnight train to Zhangjiajie (14.5 hours).

Day 03 Zhangjiajie (B, L)

Arrive at Zhangjiajie in the morning. Our guide will pick you up at the train station and transfer to check into the hotel. After breakfast, drive to visit Tianmen Mountain, 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. Have a 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 visit Baofeng Lake by boat, stay overnight at Wulingyuan town.

Day 04 Zhangjiajie (B, L)

Drive to visit Zhangjiajie National Park, take a cable car up to Huangshizhai (Yellow Stone Fort), then proceed to visit Suoxiyu Nature Reserve, hike along Golden Whip Stream. Stay at Wulingyuan overnight.

Day 05 Zhangjiajie / Shanghai (B, L, D)

After breakfast, ascend the Yuanjiajie Scenic Area by an elevator. On the summit platform, you will see the Southern Sky Column - the prototype of the "Hallelujah Mountains" in Avatar. Later, visit Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve. Then transfer to the airport and fly to Shanghai by evening flight.

Day 06 Shanghai / Suzhou / Shanghai (B, L)

One-day tour to Suzhou, visiting Net Master’s Garden, Old City Gate, No. 1 Silk Factory and a rickshaw tour to the old quarters of the city. Then drive back to Shanghai. Optional acrobatic show in the evening.

Day 07 Shanghai / Huangshan (B, L, D)

City tours to the Yu Garden and Yu Market, Jade Buddha Temple, Jinmao Tower, the Bund and Nanjing Road. Transfer to take an overnight train to Huangshan (11 hours)  

Day 08 Huangshan (B, L, D)

Arrive at Huangshan Train Station in the morning, our guide will meet you, and drive to Yellow Mountain. Take cable car up to the mountain, check into the hotel. Visit West Sea Grand Canyon, and other scenic spots.

Day 09 Huangshan / Hangzhou (B, L)

If getting up early, you may see the sunrise on the mountain top. After breakfast, take cable car down, and transfer to visit Hongcun village, where the Oscar Winner “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” was filmed. After shopping at Tunxi old street, you will be transferred to Hangzhou by car (3 hours).

Day 10 Hangzhou (B, L)

Take city sightseeing to West Lake (boat cruise included), General Yuefei Mausoleum, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Chinese Herbal Medicine Museum and Tea Plantation Farm 

Day 11 Hangzhou / Departure (B)

Visit Lingyin Temple, Feilai Peak, transfer to the airport to head for your next destination.

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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";

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