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China is a multicultural vast country with some many amazing things for travelers to explore & experience. Take this 20-day China holiday and see the most splendid spots: Terracotta Army in Xi’an, mysterious culture of religion in Tibet, cute panda in Chengdu, peaceful old town at Lijiang, unique Karst scenery in Guilin region…all of these highlights are combined in the tour and make you fascinated.

Duration: 20 days & 19 nights

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

Starting Point: Xi'an

Ending Point: Beijing

Day
Arrive in Xian, our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Transfer to visit Chinese Herbal Medicine Market, and the famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, later go to visit Bell Tower

Meal: B, L

Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum

Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xian Museum, watch Shadow Puppet Play at Gao’s Courtyard House, visit Great Mosque and stroll at the Muslim quarters of the city.

Meal: B, L

Transfer to fly to Lhasa, the holy land of Tibet. Be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Free time for acclimatization.

Meal: B

Full day city tour of The Potala Palace, The Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street.

Meal: B, L

Potala Palace

A visit to Norbulingka, Sera Monastery and Tibet Museum.

Meal: B, L

Transfer to the airport and fly to Chengdu. Transfer to visit Jinsha Cultural Relic Museum and Jinli Old Street.

Meal: B, L

Jinsha Cultural Relic Museum

Visit the Panda Breeding and Research Center, transfer to the airport and fly to Lijiang. Be met and transferred to the hotel. 

Meal: B, L

Drive to see the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, where you'll take a cable car to its picturesque Cloud Fir Meadow (including eco-friendly bus). On the way back to Lijiang, watch Baisha Mural.

Meal: B, L

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

After breakfast, visit Lijiang, Black Dragon Pool Park and Shuhe old town. The rest of the day is for your independent exploration.

Meal: B, L

Transfer to fly to Kunming in the morning, visit the famous Stone Forest. Overnight in Kunming.

Meal: B, L

Stone Forest

A visit to West Hill and Dragon Gate (cable car included), and a walk around Green Lake. Then transfer to fly to Guilin in the afternoon. 

Meal: B, L

Take a leisurely cruise down Li River to enjoy spectacular natural sceneries, disembark at Yangshuo. After checking into the hotel, it is followed by an excursion to the countryside to see the local farmer’s life and beautiful landscape by either bike or golf-car-like vehicle. Overnight at Yangshuo.

Meal: B, L

cruise down Li River

Transfer for optional tour of bamboo raft down Yulong River (1.5 hour), and easy hike to the countryside near old town of Yangshuo. Free afternoon at leisure.

Meal: B, L

Drive back to Guilin in the morning, and visit the famous Reed Flute Cave, also called “Natural Arts Gallery”, and walk up the Fubo Hill to have a bird’s eye view of the city, then stroll at the central lakes at downtown. Drive to the airport and fly to Shanghai in the late afternoon.

Meal: B, L

Reed Flute Cave

In the morning, visit Yu Garden, an exquisite small garden nestled in the old quarters of Shanghai, then pay a visit to a local Shanghaiese family and see the local people’s life. In the afternoon, a private history tour of the Bund to see old & new Shanghai along Huangpu River. Optional acrobatic show at night. 

Meal: B, L

the Bund

Visit The People’s Square and the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, then transfer to Tianzifang to enjoy the fun at the small shops and café in the narrow lanes. Fly to Beijing in the late afternoon. Transfer to the hotel.

Meal: B, L

Today we start with Temple of Heaven, where the ancient emperor worshipped the God for good harvests and stable reign, and now has become a perfect place for many local seniors to enjoy their lives after retirement. Then visit Tiananmen Square, and walk through the Gate of Heavenly Peace to enter the Forbidden City to unveil the mystery of Chinese Imperial Palace of Ming and Qing Dynasty. 

Meal: B, L

Temple of Heaven

Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, a less touristy section, round-way cable car included. Then drive to 798 Art Zone, a thriving artistic community to see the modern art works made by Chinese artists. 

Meal: B, L

Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.

Meal: B

Trip ends

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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