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18-day Impressive Asia Travel to Thailand & China

Tour code: ETC-A04   

For those looking for a historical and scenic Asia tour, you should not miss the old kingdom of China for an ultimate oriental cultural experience, also Thailand for both historical sites and best sea beaches in the world. This tour package covers world-renowned big-name attractions including Grand Palace, Phuket, Li River, Terra Cotta Army, Great Wall…

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Shanghai Shanghai Arrival
2 Shanghai Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple
3 Shanghai - Beijing Oriental Pearl TV Tower, The Bund and Nanjing Road, take a flight to Beijing
4 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, The Summer Palace
5 Beijing Great Wall, Ming Tomb, The Sacred Road
6 Beijing - Xi’an Fly to Xian, Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum
7 Xian Shaanxi History Museum, Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda
8 Xi’an - Guilin Fly to Guilin, Reed Flute Cave
9 Guilin - Yangshuo  Li River cruise, West Street, optional evening show 'Impression Sanjie Liu'
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Yangshuo - Longji - Guilin Longji rice terraces, Ping An Zhuang Village
11 Guilin - Hong Kong  Fly to Hong Kong
12 Hong Kong - Bangkok Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay and Stanley Market, fly to Bangkok
13 Bangkok Wat Traimit, Grand Palace with temple Wat Phra Kaew, Aft Wat Pho, Temple of Dawn-Wat Arun
14 Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok Bang Pa In Palace, Wat Yai Chaimongkhol and Ayutthaya Historical Park., Chao Praya cruise
15 Bangkok - Phuket Fly to Phuket
16 Phuket Free day
17 Phuket Free day
18 Phuket - Bangkok Bangkok Departure



Day 1 Arrival Shanghai (no meal)

Arrive in Shanghai. Our guide will meet you at the airport & transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 2 Shanghai (B, L)

Visit 3 highlights today: first, visit Shanghai Museum, a large museum of ancient Chinese art which is divided into eleven galleries and three exhibition halls with a collection of over 120,000 pieces. Secondly, pay a visit to Yu Garden to appreciate its brilliant historical garden art and have a leisurely stroll in it. At last, go to the Jade Buddha Temple, which is the most popular Buddhist temple in Shanghai boasting 2 precious jade Buddha sculptures from Burma.

Day 3 Shanghai - Beijing (B, L)

In the morning, Visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower and wander around the old quarters of Shanghai to get close to Shanghai people's life and appreciate the architecture style there. Then proceed to the Bund and Nanjing Road – as it is known to all, the Bund is the waterfront to see new-erect modern skyscrapers and aged buildings of the colonial period. Then transfer to Beijing.

Day 4 Beijing (B, L)

Take a private escorted tour to go to the Tiananmen Square, located at the heart of Beijing, is the world's largest city center square. Secondly, go to the Forbidden City, officially as the Imperial Palace Museum, was constructed between 1406 and 1420 by the Ming emperor Zhu Di and witnessed the enthronement of 14 Ming and 10 Qing emperors over the following 505 years. The Summer Palace comes the last one on the plan. Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, gardens and other ancient-style architectural structures.

Trip to Beijing Xian Shanghai

Day 5 Beijing (B, L, D)

Private escorted tour to the Great Wall, the greatest of the eight ancient architectural wonders in the history of human civilization. Then go to Ming Tomb, about 50 kilometers from the northwest of Beijing, is the best preserved Chinese imperial tombs and have been nominated by UNESCO as world cultural heritage. The Sacred Road, namely "the way leading to Heaven", is affiliated with Ming Tomb. At night, a famous and delicious Peking Duck Banquet is offered.

Day 6 Beijing - Xi’an (B, L)

Enjoy the free time until your guide escort you to airport for you flight to Xi’an. Upon arrival, transfer to visit Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is known as the eighth wonder of the world and a museum to display terra-cotta warriors and horses in Qin Dynasty (221-207B.C.).

Day 7 Xi’an (B, L)

After breakfast, go to the Shaanxi History Museum, which boats a large collection of unearthed cultural relics of China. Then visit the Ancient City Wall, the best-kept and biggest city walls in China--13,912 meters in circumference, 12 meters in height, and the foundation is 18 meters in width and the top of the wall is 15 meters wide. Later, go to the Wild Goose Pagoda-- the city emblem, which was first built in Tang Dynasty (618--907) for the storage of Buddhist scriptures taken from India by Monk Xuanzang.

Day 8 Xi’an - Guilin (B, L)

Enjoy the free time until your guide escort you to airport for you flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, visit Reed Flute Cave near Guilin downtown – inside this water-eroded cave is a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition.

Day 9 Guilin - Yangshuo (B, L)

Take a leisurely Li River cruise, and disembark at the beautiful small town famous for its Karst landscape - Yangshuo. At Yangshuo, you can have a free afternoon for your own exploration. At night, the West Street is a must-go where shows lively nightlife with both Chinese and western style. Besides, you can also go to watch the optional evening show 'Impression Sanjie Liu' on the natural stage along Li River.

Yulong River Yangshuo trip

Day 10 Yangshuo - Longji - Guilin (B, L)

Drive to Longji to see the rice terraces. It is a feat of farm engineering which was first built in Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Then visit Ping An Zhuang Village, where you can know about Zhuang people's life, customs, etc.

Day 11 Guilin - Hong Kong (B)

Fly to Hong Kong, free at leisure in the rest of day.

Day 12 Hong Kong - Bangkok (B)

Visit the Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay and Stanley Market. Transfer to airport to connect your flight to Bangkok. Upon your arrival, your local tour guide will meet you at the airport then escort you to hotel. Check in and enjoy the free time on your own.

Day 13 Bangkok (B, L)

After breakfast, explore the capital city of Thailand. In the morning, visit the Wat Traimit, Grand Palace with temple Wat Phra Kaew, After lunch, we will visit the one of the oldest temple in Bangkok, Wat Pho, then visit Temple of Dawn - Wat Arun.

Trip to Grand Palace Thailand

Day 14 Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok (B, L)

After breakfast, drive to Ayutthaya. Enjoy the beautiful view along road. On the way to Ayutthaya, visit Bang Pa In Palace where is the old Royal summer palace.  Upon arrival Ayutthaya, visit Wat Yai Chaimongkhol and Ayutthaya Historical Park. After that, take a Chao Praya cruise back to Bangkok, and enjoy the country view of riverside. Disembark at Bangkok pier, free at leisure in the rest of day.

Day 15 Bangkok - Phuket (B)

Enjoy free time in the morning. After breakfast, our guild escorts you to Bangkok airport for your flight to Phuket. Upon arrival, transfers to the hotel, enjoy the free time at night and the next two days.

Day 16 Phuket (B)

Free time on your arrangement

Day 17 Phuket (B)

Free time on your arrangement

Day 18 Phuket - Bangkok Departure (B)

Enjoy free time in the morning until our guild escorts you to airport for your flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival, transfer to the international flights or flights to next destination on your own.

PRICES START FROM PER PERSON

As all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.

Included Services

Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Flights and trains listed;
Admission fees.

Non-included Services,
Visa arrangement;
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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