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14-day South and West China Expedition

Tour code: ETC-Q121   

Exploring the south and west of China in 14 days! This tour are specially design for travelers who are interested in the natural scenery and culture facts in southwest of the nation: starting from Xiamen of Fujian province, travelers will have chance to see the scenic spots in Guangzhou, Zhangjaijie, Chengdu, Lijiang, Kunming, Guilin and Yangshuo, which are all the trip highlights at the region.

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Xiamen Arrival in Xiamen
2 Xiamen drive to Nanjing County, Tianluokeng Earth Towers (Tulou) of Hakka people, Yuchang Earth Building, Taxia Village, back to Xiamen
3 Xiamen / Guangzhou Gulangyu Islet - Sunlight Rock, Birds Garden, Shuzhuang Garden, Piano Museum, Fly to Guangzhou
4 Guangzhou / Zhangjiajie Chen Family Temple, Temple of Six Banyan Trees, Xiguan old houses, Shamian Island, fly to Zhangjiajie
5 Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain, Biyeyaotai Scenic Area, Baofeng Lake
6 Zhangjiajie Zhangjiajie National Park, Huangshizhai (Yellow Stone Fort), Suoxiyu Nature Reserve, Golden Whip Stream
7 Zhangjiajie / Chengdu Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, the Southern Sky Column("Hallelujah Mountains"), Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve, fly to Chengdu
8 Chengdu Leshan Giant Buddha, Huanglongxi old town
9 Chengdu / Lijiang

Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center, Wuhou Memorial Temple, Kuan-zhai Lane, fly to Lijiang

10 Lijiang Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Shuhe Village
11 Lijiang / Kunming Fly to Kunming
12 Kunming / Guilin Stone Forest, fly to Guilin
13 Guilin / Yangshuo Li River cruise down to Yangshuo, free time
14 Yangshuo / Guilin departure Drive back to Guilin, Reed Flute Cave, central lakes, Service end

Day 1 Arrival in Xiamen (No meal)

Arrive in Xiamen, be met and transferred to your hotel. 

Day 2 Xiamen (B, L)

After breakfast, drive 3 hours to Nanjing County to visit Tianluokeng Earth Towers (Tulou) of Hakka people, Yuchang Earth Building, and Taxia Village. Transfer back to Xiamen.  

Day 3 Xiamen / Guangzhou (B, L)

Day tour to Gulangyu Islet- Sunlight Rock, Birds Garden, Shuzhuang Garden, Piano Museum. After that, you will be transferred to airport for your flight to Guangzhou. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 4 Guangzhou / Zhangjiajie (B, L)

Today visit Chen Family Temple, Temple of Six Banyan Trees, Xiguan old houses, and have a stroll at Shamian Island. Transfer to the airport and fly to Zhangjiajie.

Day 5 Zhangjiajie (B, L)

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 6 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 7 Zhangjiajie / Chengdu (B, L)

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 Chengdu.

Day 8 Chengdu (B, L)

Drive to visit the largest stone-carved Buddha at Leshan with a height of 71 meters. Then stop at Huanglongxi old town to experience the traditional lifestyle of local people.

Day 9 Chengdu – Lijiang (B, L)

Visit the Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center to see the lovely creatures. Then drive back and see Wuhou Memorial Temple, have a walk at Kuan-zhai Lane. Transfer to the airport to head for Lijiang.

Day 10 Lijiang (B, L)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (round-way cable car at Spruce Meadow), then a visit to Shuhe Village.

Day 11 Lijiang – Kunming (B)

Free morning for your own exploration. Take an afternoon flight to Kunming. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 12 Kunming – Guilin (B)

Drive to visit the Stone Forest. Then transfer to the airport and fly to Guilin.

Day 13 Guilin – Yangshuo (B, L)

Transfer to Zhujiang Pier in the morning. Take a cruise on the Li River and enjoy lunch on board. Arrive at the small town Yangshuo this afternoon. Check in your hotel and free afternoon for your own exploration (perhaps strolling or shopping for some souvenirs along the West Street).

Day 14 Yangshuo/Guilin departure (B, L)

Drive back to Guilin airport, visit Reed Flute Cave and have a stroll around the central lakes at downtown. Then transfer to the airport for your flight to next destination.

Service ends.

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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