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This Luxury China tour package provides golden opportunity to explore the charm of rich cultural heritage and monuments of China. The itinerary has been specially created to ensure maximum interest and enjoyment with your personal tour guide and driver. The tour covers from romantic Lijiang and idyllic Yangshuo in the south to home to the giant panda – Chengdu in the west, to the cradle of the Terracotta Army – Xi’an, and to the regal capital - Beijing in the north.

Duration: 16 days & 15 nights

Destinations: Shanghai - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Kunming - Lijiang - Chengdu - Xi'an - Beijing

Starting Point: Shanghai

Ending Point: Beijing

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Arrive in Shanghai, the most dynamic and bustling metropolis in China. Be met and transferred to your luxury hotel at downtown.

In the morning, visit Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition. Then proceed to Yu Garden--it was inaugurated in the Ming dynasty and has a total area of 20,000 square meters. As a paragon of the south Chinese landscaping style, it is a must-see site in Shanghai. In the afternoon, a private history tour of the Bund. As it is known to all, it is the waterfront to see newly-erected modern skyscrapers and aged buildings of the colonial period. At night, optional Acrobatic show is offered.

Meal: B, L, D

Yu Garden

Drive to visit a nearby water town Zhujiajiao ancient town, where you can see the traditional lifestyle of Yangtze Delta. Later, stroll at the former French Concession, and enjoy a relaxing moment at Xintiandi, a restored old district of “Shikumen” houses.  

Meal: B, L

Zhujiajiao ancient town

Fly to Guilin, be met and transferred to the Club Med at Yuzi Paradise. Later, enjoy leisure time at the sculpture park. 

Meal: B, L

Transfer to Yangshuo, visit Fuli old town, walking on the cobbled stone street, then take a private boat to an undisturbed section of Li River, and visit a little village at the river bank. After lunch, you can choose to bike or take golf car like vehicle to the countryside to see the stunning karst landscape and local farmer’s life. The home visit to a farmer’s house can be arranged. Then spend some free time for shopping at West Street and relax at cozy bars along the street. 

Meal: B, L

West Street

Then drive back to Guilin and visit the Reed Flute Cave, which is the most famous cave with its multicolored lighting and fantastic stalagmites and stalactites. Transfer to the airport and fly to Kunming. Be met and transferred to the hotel. Watch Dynamic Yunnan show in the evening. 

Meal: B, L, D

Reed Flute Cave

An escorted tour to the section of less visited section of the prestigious Stone Forest, a typical formation of Karst topography and the most famous tourist attraction in Kunming. Then transfer to the airport and fly to Lijiang to explore the well preserved ancient town of minority Naxi people. Overnight at Banyan Tree Hotel in Lijiang.

Meal: B, L, D

Stone Forest

Drive to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the soul of Lijiang and the holy mountain of local Naxi People. Sit down for an open-air fantastic show of Impression Lijiang, proceed to see White Water River. Take a cable car up to Spruce Meadow for incredible views of snow-capped peaks. Then Transfer to visit Baisha Village, explore the hundred-year-old mural. 

Meal: B, L

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Bike or drive to Shuhe Town for exploration, the original habitat of Naxi people. Go to Black Dragon Pool Park to enjoy stunning sightseeing there then proceed to visit Dongba Museum, which has more than 10000 Dongba cultural relics and various other historical relics and offers the "Dongba Culture Exhibition". Later, take a guided tour at downtown of Lijiang Old Town, originally called Dayan, it is a very well preserved old town built by Naxi people with unique cultural background. It was listed as the World Cultural Heritage Sites in 1997.

Meal: B, L

Lijiang Old Town

Transfer to the airport and fly to Chengdu, be met and transferred to visit Jinsha Cultural Relics Musuem, Jinsha Cultural Relics Museum--it was regarded the most significant archaeological discovery in the 21st century in China. Later, enjoy leisure time on Jinli Old Street. Then taste Sichuan cuisine at decent local restaurant. Special Sichuan opera show is also prepared at night. 

Meal: B, L, D

Jinsha Cultural Relics Musuem

Morning visit to Panda Breeding Center to see the lovely creatures. This huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda and is dedicated to preserving and increasing their population so they will not become extinct. Then proceed to visit Qingyang Taoist Temple – a perfect place to know about Chinese Taoism. Later, transfer to the airport and fly to Xian.

Meal: B, L, D

Panda Breeding Center

In the morning, transfer to visit Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, one of the top attractions in China, because of its historical significance and uniqueness. Drive back to the city and visit Chinese herbal medicine market, and stroll at old Muslim quarters. Enjoy the local specialty dinner and Tang Dynasty show at night.

Meal: B, L, D

Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum

Fly to Beijing and transfer to the hotel. We prepare the options for clients to learn how to play Chinese Mahjong, or make Chinese knots / kites with local Beijingers at Hutong, a type of narrow streets or alleys in the old quarters of Beijing, representing the disappearing traditional life of Beijingers. At night, enjoy tasty Peking duck dinner.

Meal: B, L, D

Go to Mutianyu Great Wall by round-way cable car. This less-crowded section of the Great Wall is about 2.5 hours' drive from downtown Beijing. Besides, it is the longest fully-restored Great Wall section open to tourists. Then the program is followed by 1-hour relaxing Chinese foot massage. After dinner, go and watch special and amazing Peking Opera.

Meal: B, L, D

Mutianyu Great Wall

Morning visit to Temple of Heaven, included in the World Heritage List in 1998, is well-preserved Altars buildings. In the afternoon, pay a visit to 798 Art Zone, the thriving artistic community in Beijing. The rest of the day is free for your own exploration.

Meal: B, L

Temple of Heaven

Transfer to airport and fly to your next destination.

Meal: B

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What's included

  • Guide

    Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide.

  • Meals

    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Transport

    Private transfers airport/hotel/airport.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodations with daily breakfast.

  • Other

    Domestic flights and trains listed.
    Admission fees.

  • Visa

    Visa arrangement. Please consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General first for the tourist visa.

  • Other

    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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