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13-day South China Train Tour

Tour code: ETC-Q06   

See the best scenery in southern China and save! Your train trip starts at visiting cuddly pandas in Chengdu, and then go to the colorful Yunnan, riding through the Bai villages in Erhai, peaceful ancient town Lijiang as well as the snow-capped Mountains; Taking bullet train from Kunming to the Karst Paradise Guilin for more exploration.

Tour DateCityTour Brief
Arrival in Chengdu
2ChengduChengdu Research and Breeding Center of Giant Panda, Wenshu Temple, People’s Park, Jinli Old Stree
3Chengdu / LijiangLijiang Ancient Town, Dongba Museum
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, White Water River, Shuhe Town
5Lijiang / Dali
Er Lake, Fishing Village, Dali Old Town
6Dali-KunmingCang Mountain, Xizhou Town, Overnight Train to Kunming
7KunmingStone Forest, Golden Temple
8Kunming / Guilin
Arrival in Guilin
9Guilin / Yangshuo
Li River Cruise
Free Day
Yangshuo / Guilin / Guangzhou
Reed Flute Cave, High-speed Train to Guangzhou
Chen Family Temple, Xiguan Old Houses and Qingping Market.
GuangzhouGuangzhou Departure

Day 01 Arrival in Chengdu

Arrival in Chengdu by flight. Pick up and transfer to hotel.

Day 02 Chengdu (B, L)

After breakfast, you will start today's tour with a visit to Chengdu Research and Breeding Center of Giant Panda. In the afternoon visit People’s Park to have some tea in local teahouse. Take a snack food tour at Jinli Old Street.

Chengdu Panda Base

Day 03 Chengdu-Lijiang (B)

Take a flight to Lijiang in late morning, be met and transfer to hotel check in. In the afternoon, visit Lijiang Ancient Town including a panaramic view of the whole town from the Lion Hill. Visit Black Dragon Pool (also called Jade Spring Park) and Dongba Museum.

Day 04 Lijiang (B, L)

Drive to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the holy mountain - 'God of Sanduo' of Naxi people. 
take cable car to Yak Meadow. Then go to Yuhu Village, where the houses were made of a unique stone called monkey head by Naxi people. Visit Former Residence of Joseph Rock . At last, pay a visit to Shuhe Town, with an altitude of 2440 meters above sea level, it is a tranquil town with a population of about 3000 people.

Day 05 Lijiang-Dali (B, L)

Take train to Dali in the morning (2hrs). Be met and transfer to visit the Erhai Lake and surrounding fishing villages. With an altitude of 1972 meters above sea level, the Lake is a beautiful highland lake of Yunnan Province and one of the seven largest fresh water lakes in China. Later, explore Dali old Town. The town’s layout was uniform, with five main streets from south to north and eight main streets from east to west, while marketplaces were neatly arranged within the town, which has remained unchanged to this date.

Dali Erhai Lake

Day 06 Dali-Kunming (B, L)

Visit morning market at Xizhou and then go for the traditional residential houses of Bai people – the houses with gray-green roof tiles, peculiar workshops, temples, schools and churches with antique flavor are scattered. Enjoy your free time before transfer to rail station. Take overnight train to Kunming (around 7hrs).

Day 07 Kunming (B, L)

Pick up at train station, and transfer to visit Stone Forest, which is about 120 km from Kunming City and requires only a 1.5-hour drive. It covers an area of 400 square kilometers and includes both large and small forest as well as many other scenic spots. A visit to a minority village on the way where you can enjoy precipitous hills, beautiful lakes and an integration of the customs, religious and architecture of the 26 nationalities. Take a free walk at Old Streets, a historical and cultural area with old style buildings.

Kunming Stone Forest

Day 08 Kunming-Guilin (B)

Transfer to the train station and head for Guilin by speed train (8 hours). Arrive in Guilin in the afternoon. Pick up at the station and transfer to city center hotel. Free at leisure in rest of the day and central lakes is highly recommended.

Day 09 Guilin-Yangshuo (B, L)

In the morning, take a Li River cruise leisurely. Bamboo groves, jagged, sharp-edged hills like broken teeth, a wide placid river and peaceful farm and village terrain are along the tour. By the end disembark at the beautiful small town Yangshuo, 65 kilometers to the southeast of Guilin, which is an internationally acclaimed tourist destination. Afternoon time is free for your own exploration. Wandering around the town to appreciate its great natural sights is ideal choices. At night, a stroll on the West Street is a must to experience wonderful nightlife of both Chinese and Western styles. 

Guilin Li River

Day 10 Yangshuo (B)

Free time for your own exploration in Yangshuo.

Day 11 Yangshuo-Guilin-Guangzhou (B)

Transfer back to Guilin and visit Reed Flute Cave, and then take a high-speed train to Guangzhou. Upon arrival in Guangzhou, the guide will pick you up and transfer to the hotel.

Day 12 Guangzhou (B, L)

Visit Chen Family Temple - the largest, best preserved, and best decorated ancient architecture existing in Guangdong province. Then pay a visit to Xiguan Old Houses. Xiguan refers to Guangzhou's Liwan district. Liwan, the old district of Guangzhou is filled with local architecture, Cantonese Opera, ancient foreign trade as well as traditional Cantonese delicacies and morning tea. Visit Qingping Market which has over 2000 stall along 1-km-long Qingping Lu and Ti Yun Lu in the north of Shamian Island. At last, visit Shamian Island, the concession of Britain and France in 19th century is a famous historical sightseeing district and a historic reservation now.

Guangzhou Chen Family Temple

Day 13 Guangzhou Departure (B)

Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination. 


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. Contact our sales people for the detailed price of this tour package.

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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