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This 10-day panda tour features interesting and enjoyable panda experience in Chengdu but also includes the famous sites in Beijing & Shanghai. The Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City and thriving the Bund & Nanjing Road also worth a visit.

Duration: 10 days & 9 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Chengdu - Ya'an - Chengdu - Shanghai

Starting Point: Beijing

Ending Point: Shanghai

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Our guide will meet you at Beijing Airport after your arrival and transfer you to the hotel.

Private escorted tour to the most famous and representative square - Tiananmen Square, that is the heart of Beijing and the world's largest city center square. Then go to the Forbidden City, which is officially known as the Imperial Palace Museum and has a long history over 500 years. After visiting it, we go to Temple of Heaven which is one of Beijing's most impressive sites in terms of architecture, color and significance and was used by Emperor to communicate directly with Heaven. At night, a delicious and special Peking duck dinner is included.

Meal: B, L, D

Private escorted tour by round-way cable car to Mutianyu Great Wall -- the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall that connects with Jiankou in the west and Lianhuachi and Jinshanling in the east. After climbing the Great Wall, take a pedicab tour to Hutong (Beijing's traditional alleyways), an interesting place where you can see the local people's way of life. The name of a Hutong represents its origin, location or history. It is in these gray-tiled long lanes that families play, buy goods, gossip, and connect. 

Meal: B, L

Visit the Panda House at Beijing Zoo. Transfer to fly to Chengdu. Be met and transferred to the hotel.

Meal: B, L

Drive (about 3 hrs) to the Bifengxia Panda Base in Ya'an City, where you will apply for the necessary permit and sign an agreement. Then you will get the special working uniform, gloves etc., and learn how to work as a panda volunteer. Overnight stay at a local guesthouse near the reserve.

Meal: B, L

Enjoy a happy full-day work in the panda base. In the afternoon, drive back to Chengdu.

Meal: B, L

Visit Jinsha Cultural Relics Museum – a large park complex covering 74 acres with big flat and spread-out modern-looking buildings that contains 3,000 years-old artifacts, which was claimed as the first important archaeological find in China at the beginning of 21 century. After a visit to Qingyang Daoist Temple, wander in Jinli Old Street. Transfer to the airport and fly to Shanghai. Be met and transferred to the hotel.

Meal: B, L

Visit the Yu Garden, the only fully restored classical Chinese garden which was inaugurated in the Ming dynasty and has a total area of 20,000 square meters that demonstrates perfectly the sophisticated art and create a world in miniature. Then proceed to other interesting attractions as Shanghai Urban Exhibition, Pudong area and Oriental Pearl Tower. After that, wander along the famous Bund to appreciate the modern and historical atmosphere there with the breeze blowing from Huangpu River. Then go shopping and take a glimpse of the bustling shopping center Nanjing Road. Optional Acrobatic Show at night.

Meal: B, L

Free day for your own exploration.

Meal: B

Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.

Meal: B

End of service.

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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