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13-Day Beijing - Xian - Kunming - Lijiang - Kunming - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai

  • Code: CT-L/S105
  • Category: Luxury & Standard
  • Departure: Daily
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[ B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner ]

Great Wall, Beijing

Great Wall of China

Day 01: Arrival in Beijing

Our guide will meet you at Beijing Airport according to your flight schedule and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of your day is free.

Day 02: Beijing

Today you will walk through the Tiananmen Square which is the landmark of modern Beijing and attracts numerous visitors from abroad and at home every day. Then go to visit the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. The a la carte lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant. The Forbidden City is one of the largest and best-preserved palace complexes in the world and the Temple of Heaven is famous for its Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest in ancient time. Tonight you will enjoy a lively Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre. (B+L)

Day 03: Beijing
The highlight morning excursion will take you to climb up the Badaling Great Wall which is the most visited segment of the Great Wall. To avoid the tourist eateries at the Wall, you will be taken to a local popular Sichuan restaurant for lunch. After lunch, you will visit the Sacred Way and the Ming Tomb. There are totally 13 imperial tombs of the Ming Dynasty, scattered over an area of 15.4 square miles in Changping District to the northwest of Beijing. On the way back to downtown, drive by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium). You will see its appearance at a distance. (B+L)  

Terra cotta warrior, Xian

Terra cotta soldier, Xian

Day 04: Beijing - Xian
This morning you will visit the ornate Summer Palace on the shores of the immense Kunming Lake and then have a Hutong tour. Ingeniously conceived and elaborately designed, the Summer Palace features the garden styles of both northern and southern China and hence is justifiably known as the 'garden of gardens'. We will arrange you an a la carte lunch in a well-selected restaurant at noon. Take a flight to Xian and transfer you to the hotel. (B+L)
Day 05: Xian
The highlight of the day is to visit the astounding Museum of Qin Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses. The museum mainly consists of three pits marked numerically in order of their excavation. Featured with the life-size warriors and horses, the Terracotta Amy is renowned as one of the World's eight wonders. Then return to the city for an a la carte lunch at a renowned restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which is a Buddhist temple with miraculous architecture. It was built with layers of bricks without any cement in between. The seams between each layer of bricks and the so-called "prisms" on each side are clearly visible. Later today, you will visit the City Wall which is the most intact and largest city wall built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in China. This evening you will enjoy the marvelous Tang Dynasty Show. (B+L+D)

Note: Tang Dynasty Dinner Show at the Tang Dynasty Palace is arranged for Luxury series while Standard series will have the Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Music and Dances Show at Shaanxi Opera Theater.
Day 06: Xian - Kunming

In the morning visit the Great Mosque and a local family. Unlike most mosques in Middle Eastern or Arab countries, the Great Mosque in Xian is completely Chinese in its construction and architectural style, except for some Arabic lettering and decorations, for the mosque has neither domes nor traditional-style minarets. While in the local family, you will experience the folk life style. After enjoying a delicious a la carte lunch at a local cuisine restaurant, take a flight to Kunming and transfer you to the hotel. (B+L)

Lijiang Old Town, Yunnan

Lijiang Old Town, Yunnan

Day 07: Kunming - Lijiang

You will not miss the highly recommended spot in Kunming today. Drive to Lunan to visit the Stone Forest. In a region stretching about 400 square kilometers, there abounds with numerous stone formations just like the stone pillars, stalagmite, stone peaks, appearing like a big forest. Hence comes the name the Stone Forest. Walking through the alleys in the Stone Forest is just like touring around the art museum. Countless stone peaks have sprung up from the ground, assuming a thousand different shapes, all fanciful and picturesque. Then take an afternoon flight to Lijiang and transfer you to the hotel. (B+L)

Day 08: Lijiang

For your first day in Lijiang, you will visit the Baisha Village and a local Naxi family to get to know the local custom and the ethical way of people's life there. Then visit the Baisha Murals, the Rock Joseph's Former Residence in Yuhu Village. In the afternoon spend some time exploring the Old Town by yourselves in a leisure way. You will feel peaceful and relaxed by walking around this ancient town away from the noisiness. (B+L)

Day 09: Lijiang - Kunming - Guilin

The guide will see you off at Lijiang airport to take a flight to Kunming. Upon arrival in Kunming, please connect the flight to Guilin by yourself. We will inform you the detailed flight information in advance. Please don't worry and it is easy for you to do the connecting. Upon arrival in Guilin, our guide will pick you up at the Guilin airport and transfer you to the well-selected hotel. (B)

Stone Forest, Kunming

Li River cruise, Guilin

Day 10: Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Enduring memories are created today as you cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo. Upon arrival in Yangshuo, you can take a short bicycle trip to the countryside where you will visit a local villager's home and experience his rural lifestyle. Alternatively, we will transfer you there instead of riding bicycles. Then take the short drive back to Guilin. (Sometimes the food served on the cruise is not the best, so consider a hearty breakfast at the hotel this morning) (B+L)
Day 11: Guilin - Shanghai

The first stop in Guilin will be the Reed Flute Cave. As one of the numerous natural caves in Guilin, the Reed Flute Cave is the most noteworthy and renowned one that cannot be missed for any comers here. When you enter the Reed Flute Cave, your eyes will be feasted with a large display of stone formations, such as stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone flowers, stone curtains, stone mushroom and so forth. Then you will visit the Seven Star Park and the Elephant Trunk Hill. The natural view and human landscape there reflect each other and you will enjoy the eyeful beautiful sceneries. Then take a flight to Shanghai and transfer you to hotel.(B+L)

Day 12: Shanghai
In the morning, visit the Shanghai Museum and Yuyuan Garden. Shanghai Museum is located near the city center at People's Square on Nanjing Road and is one of the four largest in China. (The others are in Beijing, Xian and Nanjing). The museum has eleven special galleries and three comprehensive exhibition halls. It features collections of bronzes, chinaware, painting and calligraphy. The Yuyuan Garden is a featured classical garden of Southeast China and attracted numerous visitors who are interested in the traditional Chinese culture. After an a la carte lunch, our guide will transfer you to the Bund where you may visit many old buildings with different styles and we would like to arrange a short cruise trip on the Huangpu River for you. Some free time will be also left for you to wonder around by yourself. And you will also visit an old street in Shanghai. (B+L) 
Day 13: Departure from Shanghai
You will be transferred to the airport to board your homeward bound flight filled with memories of your exciting journey to this most amazing land. (B)

Hotel
CityClass
Luxury Standard
BeijingCrowne Plaza Hotel   Holiday Inn Central Plaza - the best Holiday Inn Hotel in Beijing   
XianSheraton Hotel   Grand New World Hotel   
KunmingGrand Park Hotel   Kunming Hotel   
LijiangCrowne Plaza Lijiang Ancient Town   WangFu Hotel   
GuilinSheraton Hotel   Guilin Bravo Hotel - former Holiday Inn Hotel   
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel   Ya Fan Long Men Hotel   
Price
2017
Based on per person and shown in US dollars. Valid from Mar. 1st, 2017 to Feb. 28th, 2018
TravelersSeasons
Luxury Standard
High Season Low Season High Season Low Season
2-5 $3490.00 $3210.00 $3050.00 $2820.00
6-9 $3010.00 $2720.00 $2560.00 $2330.00
10 & above $2710.00 $2460.00 $2220.00 $2090.00
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