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This is an Intrepid Lifetime journey for travelers, which blends diverse landscape with cultural relics from eastern coastal plain to far western plateau, from ancient cities to modern metropolis, from traditional Chinese gardens to natural heavenly landscapes. The 33 day covers the most popular tourist attractions in China as well as unique local lifestyles - a tour to learn and know an authentic China!

Duration: 33 days & 32 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Datong - Pingyao - Xi'an - Lhasa - Shangrila - Lijiang - Kunming - Chengdu - Chongqing - Yangtze Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shenzhen - Hong Kong

Starting Point: Beijing

Ending Point: Hong Kong

Day
Upon arrival, be met at the airport and transferred to a hostel at downtown.
Join-in bus tour to Jinshanling Great Wall.
Free time for your own exploration at city downtown.
Free morning at leisure. Transfer to take train to Datong. Upon arrival, be met and transfer to the local budget hotel.
Private day tour to the Yungang Grottoes, and Hanging Temple at Mt. Heng.
Transfer to the train station and head for Pingyao at hard sleep class. Upon arrival, be met at the rail station and transfer to hotel, overnight at the guesthouse in Pingyao Ancient Town.

Free time for your own exploration at Pingyao old town. Take train to Xian (about 3 hours).

Meal: B

Join-in bus tour to Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses Museum, Banpo Museum.

Meal: B

Free time for your own exploration at downtown.

Meal: B

Fly to Lhasa. Be met at the airport upon arrival and transfer to hotel.
Join-in tour to visit Drak Yerpa, which consists of a monastery and a number of ancient meditation caves that used to house about 300 monks. Later go to Sera Monastery, which is famous for lama debating.
Join in tour to the Potala Palace, The Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street.
Transfer to fly to Shangrila, be met and transferred to visit old town.
After a visit to Napahai Lake and Songzanlin Lamasery. Transfer to take an express bus to Lijiang.
Free time at leisure.
Free time at leisure, transfer to take an overnight train to Kunming.
Arrival in Kunming in the morning, be picked up at the train station and transferred to a budget hotel.
Free time at leisure.
Transfer to the train station and head for Chengdu (21 hours, at soft sleeper class).
Arrival in Chengdu, be met and transferred to the hotel.
Join-in bus tour to Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center, and Leshan Giant Buddha.
Free time at leisure, and take an afternoon train to Chongqing (2 hrs). Be met and transferred to have dinner, then board the Yangtze Cruise ship.

On board, shore excursion to Fengdu.

Meal: B, L, D

On board, excursion to Daning River Small Gorges or Shennong Stream.

Meal: B, L, D

Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Project, disembark at Yichang. Be met at the pier and transfer to fly to Shanghai.

Meal: B

Join-in bus tour to Yu Garden, the Bund, Xintiandi old quarters (French Concession), People’s Square, Urban Planning Exhibition, Jade Buddha Temple, etc.
Free time at leisure.
Transfer to fly to Guilin. Upon arrival, transfer to Yangshuo.
Transfer to take a Li River cruise at Fuli old town. Then free time at the rest of the day.
Free time in the morning, transfer to Guilin and visit Reed Flute Cave, then board the overnight train to Shenzhen (13 hrs).
Arrival in Shenzhen in the morning, your own arrangement to cross the Luohu Pass to Hong Kong next door to the Shenzhen Railway Station. Go to check into the hostel in Hong Kong booked by Easy Tour China.
Free time for your own exploration.

Transfer to the airport on your own arrangements and fly to your next destination.

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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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