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17-Day China & Thailand Highlights Tour from Xiamen to Bangkok

Tour code: ETC-A02   

A Journey through the classical destinations and landscapes of China and Thailand, to marvel at the world-famous heritages, temples, museums, ancient royal palaces, and indulge in the intoxicating, relaxing natural sceneries of sea beach, Karst mountains, elephant park, exotic hidden village…

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Beijing Arrival in Beijing
2 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, The Summer Palace
3 Beijing Great Wall, Ming Tomb, The Sacred Road
4 Beijing - Xi’an Fly to Xian, Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum
5 Xi’an Shaanxi History Museum, Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda
6 Xi’an - Guilin Fly to Guilin, Reed Flute Cave
7 Guilin - Yangshuo Li River cruise, West Street, optional evening show 'Impression Sanjie Liu'
8 Yangshuo - Longji - Guilin Longji rice terraces, Ping An Zhuang Village
9 Guilin - Xiamen Fly to Xiamen
10 Xiamen
Gulangyu Island
11
Xiamen - Bangkok Fly to Bangkok
12 Bangkok Wat Traimit, Grand Palace with temple Wat Phra Kaew, Aft Wat Pho, Temple of Dawn-Wat Arun
13
Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok Bang Pa In Palace, Wat Yai Chaimongkhol and Ayutthaya Historical Park., Chao Praya cruise
14 Bangkok - Chiang Mai Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep and Meo Hill Tribe Village
15
Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai Golden Triangle, Mae Sai Border, long neck villages
16 Chiang Mai Baan Chang Elephant Park
17
Chiang Mai Chiang Mai Departure

Day 1 Arrival Beijing (no meal)

Arrive in Beijing. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 2 Beijing (B, L)

Take a private escorted tour to go to the Tiananmen Square, located at the heart of Beijing, is the world's largest city center square. Secondly, go to the Forbidden City, officially as the Imperial Palace Museum, was constructed between 1406 and 1420 by the Ming emperor Zhu Di and witnessed the enthronement of 14 Ming and 10 Qing emperors over the following 505 years. The Summer Palace comes the last one on the plan. Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, gardens and other ancient-style architectural structures.

Day 3 Beijing (B, L, D)

Private escorted tour to the Great Wall, the greatest of the eight ancient architectural wonders in the history of human civilization. Then go to Ming Tomb, about 50 kilometers from the northwest of Beijing, is the best preserved Chinese imperial tombs and have been nominated by UNESCO as world cultural heritage. The Sacred Road, namely "the way leading to Heaven", is affiliated with Ming Tomb. At night, a famous and delicious Peking Duck Banquet is offered.

Day 4 Beijing - Xi’an (B, L)

Enjoy the free time until your guide escort you to airport for you flight to Xi’an. Upon arrival, transfer to visit Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is known as the eighth wonder of the world and a museum to display terra-cotta warriors and horses in Qin Dynasty (221-207B.C.).

Trip to Terra Cotta Army China

Day 5 Xi’an (B, L)

After breakfast, go to the Shaanxi History Museum, which boats a large collection of unearthed cultural relics of China. Then visit the Ancient City Wall, the best-kept and biggest city walls in China - 13,912 meters in circumference, 12 meters in height, and the foundation is 18 meters in width and the top of the wall is 15 meters wide. Later, go to the Wild Goose Pagoda - the city emblem, which was first built in Tang Dynasty (618--907) for the storage of Buddhist scriptures taken from India by Monk Xuanzang.

Day 6 Xi’an - Guilin (B, L)

Enjoy the free time until your guide escort you to airport for you flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, visit Reed Flute Cave near Guilin downtown – inside this water-eroded cave is a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition.

Day 7 Guilin - Yangshuo (B, L)

Take a leisurely Li River Cruise and disembark at the beautiful small town famous for its Karst landscape - Yangshuo. At Yangshuo, you can have a free afternoon for your own exploration. At night, the West Street is a must-go where shows lively nightlife with both Chinese and western style. Besides, you can also go to watch the optional evening show 'Impression Sanjie Liu' on the natural stage along Li River.

Day 8 Yangshuo - Longji - Guilin (B, L)

Drive to Longji to see the rice terraces. It is a feat of farm engineering which was first built in Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Then visit Ping An Zhuang Village, where you can know about Zhuang people's life, customs, etc.

Day 9 Guilin - Xiamen (B)

Enjoy your free time until your local guide escort you to airport for your flights to Ximen. Arrival in Xiamen, be met and transfer to hotel.

Trip to Guilin Yangzhuo Longji

Day 10 Xiamen (B, L)

Visit Gulangyu Island including Shuzhuang Garden and Crag of Sunlight.

Day 11 Xiamen - Bangkok (B)

Enjoy your free time until your local guide escort you to airport for your flights to Bangkok. Arrival in Bangkok, be met and transfer to hotel.

Day 12 Bangkok (B, L)

After breakfast, explore the capital city of Thailand. In the morning, visit the Wat Traimit, Grand Palace with temple Wat Phra Kaew, After lunch, we will visit the one of the oldest temple in Bangkok, Wat Pho, then visit Temple of Dawn-Wat Arun.

Day 13 Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok (B, L)

After breakfast, drive to Ayutthaya. Enjoy the beautiful view along road. On the way to Ayutthaya, visit Bang Pa In Palace where is the old Royal summer palace.  Upon arrival Ayutthaya, visit Wat Yai Chaimongkhol and Ayutthaya Historical Park. After that, take a Chao Praya cruise back to Bangkok, and enjoy the country view of riverside. Disembark at Bangkok pier, free at leisure in the rest of day.

Day 14 Bangkok - Chiang Mai (B, L)

Enjoy free time in the morning. After breakfast, our guild escorts you to Bangkok airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, you will meet your local guide in Chiang Mai and transfers to the hotel. After lunch, explore Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep and Meo Hill Tribe Village. Drive back to hotel, and enjoy free night on your own.

Day 15 Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai (B, L)

After breakfast, drive to Chiang Rai, and visit Hot Spring on the way. Then head to Golden Triangle in Chiang Sean, where are the borders of Myanmar-Laos-Thailand. After lunch visit Mae Sai Border. Last, visit long neck villages. Transfer back to Chiang Mai.

Day 16 Chiang Mai (B, L)

After breakfast, visit Baan Chang Elephant Park which gives you a wonderful introduction to the Thai elephants. You will learn about the behaviors and lifestyle of these elephants, also you can learn how to control and bath the elephants as if you are a Mahout (elephant trainer). All the while, you will be able to ride elephant bareback through the hill around the park.

Day 17 Chiang Mai Departure (B)

Enjoy free time in the morning until our guild escorts you to airport for your flight to next destination.

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;
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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