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Guangzhou Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall
Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall
Chen Family's Temple
Chen Family's Temple
Chen Family's Temple
Chen Family's Temple
Six Banyan Trees Temple
Six Banyan Trees Temple
Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill, Guilin
Reed Flute Cave
Reed Flute Cave, Guilin
Guilin Li River
Li River, Guilin
Guilin Yangshuo
Yangshuo
Yangshuo
Yangshuo
Kunming Stone Forest
Stone Forest, Kunming
Golden Temple
Golden Temple, Kunming
Dali Three Pagodas
Three pagodas of Dali
Erhai Lake
Erhai Lake, Dali
Bai People
Bai People, Dali
Lijiang
Lijiang
Lijiang Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Naxi People
Naxi People, Lijiang
Heilongtan Park
Heilongtan Park, Lijiang
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Shanghai The Bund
Bund, Shanghai
Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai

11 Days Guangzhou, Guilin, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang And Shanghai Tour

Destinations: Guangzhou, Guilin, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shanghai
Tour Code: CNT_18
Departure: Daily

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive In Guangzhou
Arrive at Guangzhou airport or railway station. Our English-speaking tour guide will meet and welcome you at the arrival hall, and then you will be transferred to your hotel for checking in. Remaining day is free at your own leisure.
Day 02 Guangzhou (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Dr. Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall, Chen Family's Temple and Temple of the Six Banyan Trees and Local market.

Dr. Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall: Dr. Sun has been respected as Father of Modern China since he fought unyieldingly against the corrupt Qing government (1616-1911) and led the 1911 revolution to end feudal system and found Republic of China (1912-1949), leading Chinese people into a new era.
Chen Family's Temple: Built in the 1890s. Its windows, door frames, and pavilions are lavishly decorated with intricate carvings and sculptures. It is now the largest and best preserved and decorated ancient architecture existing in Guangdong province.
Temple of the Six Banyan Trees: A famous ancient Buddhist temple that was built in 537 in the Liang dynasty during the Southern dynasties (386-581).
Day 03 Guangzhou - Guilin (Breakfast + Lunch)
Transfer to the airport for flight to Guilin. Visit the Elephant Trunk Hill and the Reed Flute Cave. Have a pleasant stroll around the picturesque Fir Lake, the Banyan Lake and the Southern Ancient Gate.

Reed Flute Cave: A fascinating limestone cave famed for the odd-shaped Karst formations. The length of the tour is about 550 meters offering a magic land of stalagmites, stalactites, stone curtains and stone pillars in fantastic shapes and colors. It has been one of Guilin's interesting attractions for over 1,200 years.
Elephant Trunk Hill: The hill is located on the western bank of Li River. The shape of this famous rock formation is just like a huge elephant drinking water from the river with its trunk, hence the name. On the top of the hill there is a Puxian Pagoda which was built in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), the pagoda looks like the handle of a sword.
Day 04 Guilin - Li River Cruise - Yangshuo (Breakfast + Lunch)
Our tour guide will meet you in your hotel lobby in the morning, then take our private car / van to the Zhujiang Pier where the Li River cruise starts (50 minutes' driving), board the cruise boat (large, air-conditioned ship). Usually the boats set off at 09:00-09:30. Lunch will be served onboard. The boat trip takes 4 hours. After arriving at the Yangshuo Pier, you can have a stroll over the busy West Street that lined with restaurants, shops and caf¨¦s. Transfer to your hotel in Yangshuo. There are optional tours available in Yangshuo: taking bamboo raft on Yulong River and seeing cormerants catching fish; biking to the countryside and visiting a local farmer's family; visiting the Silver Cave...

Li River: Also called Lijiang River, it flows 83 kilometers from Guilin to Yangshuo, winding between green karst hills and lush green fields. Cruising down the river, you will encounter poetic rural landscapes with rolling mountains, steep cliffs, fishing boats, wild birds, water buffalos, quiet villages, graceful bamboo groves, and breathtaking views of fantastic peaks.
Day 05 Yangshuo - Guilin - Kunming (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour from Yangshuo to Yulong River and the nearby countryside, visit villages and a local peasant's home, tour to Moon Hill and Big Banyan Tree Park, explore the breathtaking scenery in Yangshuo. Transfer to the Guilin airport for flight to Kunming.
Day 06 Kunming - Stone Forest - Kunming / (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, drive 1.5 hours (90 KM) to visit the Stone Forest. Return to Kunming in the afternoon.

Stone Forest: The 26,000-hectare Stone Forest is located in Lu'nan Yi Nationality Autonomous County, about 120 kilometers southwest of Kunming. The area is believed to have been originally under the ocean. With eons of movement of the earth crust the area rose and broke through. The limestone left behind went through sun, rain, wind, and earthquakes and finally developed into the beautiful stone forest we see today.
Day 07

Kunming - Dali / (Breakfast, Lunch)
Take morning flight to Dali. Take a cruise in the Erhai Lake then visit the Three pagodas. In the afternoon, we will visit the Dali Ancient City.

Erhai Lake: A fresh water lake in the Yunnan Plateau at an elevation of 1972 metres, with a length of 42 km and width of 8 km.
Three pagodas:
The Three Pagodas are representation of the ancient architectural and cultural arts of the Bai nationality, erected during the Wudai Period (907-979 A.D.) of the Dali Kingdom.
Dali Ancient City: A famous Chinese historical and cultural city and a national scenic zone. A rich heritage dates back to the days when the city was the capital of the kingdoms of Nanzhao and Dali.

Day 08 Dali - Lijiang / (Breakfast, Lunch)
Drive 3.5 hours to Lijiang. Explore Dayan Ancient Town.

Lijiang Ancient Town: It is situated on a plateau at an elevation of 2,600m and is impressive because of its scenery and lush vegetation. There is no other town in China like Lijiang which incorporates the folkways of so many people and the architectural styles of both north and south China.
Day 09 Lijiang / (Breakfast, Lunch)
Tour to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang Murals and Ancient Shuhe Village of Naxi people.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: A holy mountain for the Naxi people that is located 15km north of Lijiang city with an altitude of 5600 meters (18,400 feet) above sea level. Visit villages of Naxi people.
Lijiang Murals: Made in succession from the early Ming dynasty to the reign of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing dynasty. These mural paintings, with their fine and smooth lines, bright colors, vivid pattern and balanced and harmonious composition are a wonderful sight.

Day 10

Lijiang - Shanghai (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take flight to Shanghai and transfer to hotel. Visit the Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street and former French Concession. Have a stroll over the Bund. Optional program in the evening: the Portman Acrobatic Show or Huangpu River cruise.

Yuyuan Garden: As the most famous classical garden in Shanghai, Yuyuan is located to the northeast of the old town, not far from The Bund. It was built from 1559 to 1577 during the Ming Dynasty. Each pavilion, hall, stone and stream in the garden is expressing the quintessence of South China landscape design from Ming and Qing Dynasty.
Former French Concession: It is once designated for the French from 1849 to 1946, consisting of today's Luwan and Xuhui Districts. Interesting architecture built with French and Belgian venture investments and showing mixed Chinese-European styles. Today, the area is characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China.
The Bund: As the architectural symbol of Shanghai, the Bund is on the west bank of Huangpu River and winds one kilometer. The name "the Bund" is derived from an Anglo-Indian term meaning literally "muddy embankment". To the west of the Bund, there are 52 magnificent buildings standing in different styles: Rome, Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance, Classic and the combination of Eastern and Western style, most of them were erected before 1937.
Huang Pu River: A tributary of the Yangtze and there is plenty of traffic on it to prove its importance. You'll see the magnificent building skylines on both the historic west side (the Bund), and the modern east side (Pudong) as well as the working area of coal boats filling barges and sending them downriver. It's fun to see such lively river life as well as Shanghai's amazing skyline.

the Bund
the Bund

Day 11 Departure (Breakfast)
Transfer to the airport for your departure, end of service.


2. Hotel Accommodation

Destination Luxury Standard Comfort
Guangzhou Baiyun Hotel

Hotel Landmark Canton
Liuhua Hotel
Guilin Waterfall Hotel
Vienna Hotel
City Garden Hotel
Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel
New Century Hotel
West Street Hotel
Kunming Kai Wah Plaza
Kunming Hotel
Camellia Hotel
Dali Regent Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Golden Dali Hotel
Lijiang International Hotel
Zen Garden Hotel
Xin Na Hotel
Shanghai Renaissance Yuyuan
Galaxy Hotel
Holiday Inn Express

3. Tour Price

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4. Quotation Inclusions For The Above Tour:

1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Transportation between Cities
The economic class air tickets of the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets between cities as specified in the itinerary.
5. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
6. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable. Our guide will not fly with you from one city to another. Upon your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see you off after you finish the itinerary of each city. The cruise shore excursion is in-group assigned by the cruise company.
7. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

8. Tibet Travel Permit application fee
The Tibet Travel Permit application fee if your tour covers Tibet.

 

5. Quotation Exclusions For The Above Tour:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement?
The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3,5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers

 
 
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