China travel map - Intrepid Lifestyle Voyage

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 - Dali - Chengdu - Chongqing - Yangtze Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shenzhen - Hong Kong

Starting Point: Beijing

Ending Point: Hong Kong

Customize Your Tour:
☑  Travel Dates  ☑ Your Interests  ☑ Your Travel Style

Upon arrival, be met at the airport and transferred to a hostel at downtown. 

Join-in bus tour to the Fobidden City and the Temple of Heaven.

Join-in bus tour to Jinshanling Great Wall.

Jinshanling Great Wall

Free morning for your own exploration. Local Hutongs and Lama Temple are highly recommended. Transfer to take high speed 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.

Yungang Grottoes

Transfer to the train station and head for Pingyao by high speed train. 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 afternoon train to Xian (about 3 hours).

Meal: B

Pingyao old town

Join-in bus tour to Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses Museum, Small Wild Goose Pagoda.

Meal: B

Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses Museum

Free time for your own exploration at downtown. Bell Tower, Drum Towr, Muslim Quarters, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Datang Nightless City and Shanxi History Museum are highly recommended. 

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.

Sera Monastery

Join in tour to the Potala Palace, The Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street.

Potala Palace

Transfer to fly to Shangrila, be met and transferred to Dukezong Old Town overnight. 

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 in the morning. transfer to take an afternoon train to Dali. Be met and transferred to hotel in Dali Ancient Town. 
Free day in Dali to walk around the Ancient Town. A bike tour to Erhai Lake is recommended. 
Transfer to the train station and head for Chengdu by high speed train (around 8.5hrs). Upon arrival, be met and transfer to hotel. 
Join-in bus tour to Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center, and Leshan Giant Buddha.

Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center

Free day in Chengdu to experience local lifestyle and try local foods and snacks. Renmin Park, Kuanzhai Alleys, Jingli Old Street are recommended. 

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

Shennong Stream

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.

Yu Garden

Free time at leisure.
Transfer to fly to Guilin. Visit Reed Flute Cave and East-West Alleys in the afternoon.  

Reed Flute Cave

Picked up from hotel in the morning and transfer to pier for Li River Cruise to Yangshuo. Arrive in Yangshuo at early afternoon, take taxi to your hotel under the guide's help.

Free day in Yangshuo to explore the beautiful countryside. 

Free time in the morning, transfer to Guilin and take the overnight train to Shenzhen (12.5hrs).

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

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suit Your Preference

    In each place, we hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our China tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

  • Internal Transportation

    Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.

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