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Commencing in Kunming and finishing in Shanghai, this trip visits the minority Spring city Kunming, super amazing destination Guilin, ancient attractions in Xi’an, grand historical sites like great wall in Beijing and modern city Shanghai as well as the tranquil nearby water towns.

Duration: 14 days & 13 nights

Destinations: Kunming - Guilin - Yangshuo - Xi'an - Beijing - Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai

Starting Point: Kunming

Ending Point: Shanghai

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Landing at Kunming International Airport, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. 

Make an excursion to the Stone Forest, a typical formation of Karst topography-- the most famous tourist attraction in Kunming. Then pay a visit to a minority village on the way to experience people's life and customs. Later, have a stroll around Green Lake.

Meal: B, L

Drive to visit West Hill, take a cable car up and see the Dragon Gate. You will have a panoramic view of the Dian Lake. Transfer to the airport and fly to Chongqing. 

Meal: B, L

Take a leisurely Li River cruise to enjoy the stunning landscape, disembark at the beautiful small town famous for its Karst landscape--Yangshuo. At night, the West Street is a must-go where shows lively nightlife with both Chinese and western style. Overnight at Yangshuo.

Meal: B, L

The day begins by biking to the countryside escorted by your private guide to see the stunning scenery, rice paddies, water buffalo and local farmer’s life. Then it's your option to take a 1-hour bamboo rafting down Yulong River. Have lunch at a local restaurant. Later, free time at leisure.

Meal: B, L

Drive back to Guilin, and visit Reed Flute Cave, known as "Natural Art Gallery", it is famous for its fantastic stalactites and stalagmites formation. Then have a stroll around the central lakes at downtown. Transfer to the airport and fly to Xian. Check in your hotel.

Meal: B, L

The famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum is the tour highlight today. It's often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world, which is an enormous collection of vivid Chinese warriors made out of hardened clay. Transfer to visit Small Wild Goose Pagoda which has a brick frame built around a hollow interior, and its square base and shape reflect the building style of other pagodas from the era of Tang Dynasty. Later, meander through the old Muslim districts, tour the Grand Mosque of Chinese architectural style. 

Meal: B, L

Transfer to airport and fly to Beijing. Be met and checked in the hotel. Visit Jingshan Park and have a panoramic view of downtown Beijing. Enjoy tasty Peking duck dinner at night.

Meal: B, D

Private escorted tour to China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven, Temple of Heaven. It was used to hold a memorial ceremony for the God in Winter Solstice Festival and to pray for harvest in the first month of the lunar year by the emperors in Ming and Qing dynasties. Then go to Tiananmen Square, which is the largest city square in the world. Later, pay a visit to the Forbidden City, nominated as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1987, is the largest ancient palatial structure in the world and the best-preserved imperial palace in China. 

Meal: B, L

Today's excursion takes you to Mutianyu Great Wall, a less visited and more original part of the Great Wall. It is situated where vegetation is luxurious and over 90 percent of the land is covered with grass, forests and fruit trees.Then enjoy Hutong tour by 3-wheel rickshaw and stroll at Houhai area for leisure. The square layout of Hutong not only influences Beijinger's way of living, but also affects their thoughts and actions. 

Meal: B, L

After breakfast, visit Yonghe Lama Temple, which originally was a prince mansion of Qing Dynasty, later changed into the head office of Lama Administration. Later, proceed to the airport and fly to Shanghai. Check in the hotel.

Meal: B, L

After a visit to the People's Square, pay a visit to Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition to appreciate the modern designs. Then go to the City God Temple, a busy market today, specializing in traditional arts and crafts. Later, wander around the area of the Bund, the waterfront to see new-erect modern skyscrapers and aged buildings of the colonial period. At last, proceed to Nanjing Road, which is the busiest shopping street in Shanghai. 

Meal: B, L

A full day tour to Suzhou and Tongli water town: first go to the Garden of Net Master, it is the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens, yet it is the most impressive because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is much greater than its actual size. Pay a visit to Pan Gate (Panmen), a fortress suitable for ancient water-towns like Suzhou in the southern part of China. The two water gates adjoining the land gates are the only water pass linking the inside and outside of the southwestern corner of the city. Later, proceed to visit the No.1 Silk Factory. With a history of more than 80 years, it enjoys a good reputation in the silk industry. At last, enjoy a boat ride at Tongli. Transfer back to Shanghai.

Meal: B, L

Transfer to the 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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