China Tours: CNT_16
Palace , Beijing
of Heaven, Beijing
Way, Ming Tombs
cotta Warriors, Xi'an
Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an
pagodas of Dali
Bai People, Dali
Dragon Snow Mountain
Naxi People, Lijiang
Pearl TV Tower
Yuan Garden, Shanghai
13 Days China
Tour To Beijing, Xi'an, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang
Tour Code: CNT_16
1. Tour Itinerary
Upon your arrival in Beijing,
our English-speaking tour guide
will meet you at the airport or railway station.
After claiming your luggage, you
will easily find our guide holding
a welcome sign with your name
on it. Transfer to your hotel.
Afternoon at leisure to overcome
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Square, the Forbidden City (the
Imperial Palace) and the Summer
Palace. Enjoy the Beijing Duck
Dinner and the Peking Opera in
Square, the largest square in
the world, encompasses 440,000
square metres, about the size
of 60 soccer fields, 880 metres
from north to south and 500 metres
from east to west, big enough
to hold half a million people.
Forbidden City China is a symbol
of oriental culture, Established
on the basis of the Imperial PaLace
of the Ming and Qing dynasties.
One cannot be counted as having
visited China if he or she has
never visited the Forbidden City
Summer Palace is a monument to
classical Chinese architecture,
in terms of both garden design
and construction. Incorporating
scenes from surrounding landscapes,
it radiates not only the grandeur
of an imperial garden but also
the beauty of nature shown by
Chinese architectural style.
Duck Dinner: Beijing
Roasted duck is renowned as the
most delicious food of Beijing.
Opera is deemed the national opera
of China. The accompanying music,
singing and costumes are full
of Chinese cultural facts.
Take an excursion
to the Great Wall and the Ming
Tombs. See the appearance of the
Bird's Nest (Olympic National
Stadium) at a distance.
Wall Of China: One
of the seven wonders in the world
and the symble of China. The Great
Wall extends to more than 5,000
50 kilometers northwest of the
downtown Beijing, the Ming Tombs
are generally combined with a
visit to the Great Wall. Otherwise
known as the "13 Tombs", this
is the burial site of 13 out of
17 emperors of the Ming Dynasty.
- Xi'an (Breakfast
Tour to the Temple
of Heaven. Transfer to the airport
for flight to Xi'an.
Visit Ancient City Wall.
of Heaven: Situadet
in the South-Eastern part of Beijing,
the Temple of Heaven is the largest
still existing sacrificial temple
in China. It was used as the site
for imperial sacrifices during
the Ming and Qing dynasties. It
was here that the emperor conducted
the elaborate and most exalted
sacrifices addressed to "the Supreme
Ruler of the Universe" to ask
for the heavens blessings and
City Wall: The
wall is 15 meters wide and 11.9
kilometers in perimeter, it is
the best preserved, oldest and
largest ancient city defence system
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the Terra
Cotta Warriors Museum, the Forest
of Stone Steles Museum and the
Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Enjoy Tang
Dynasty Show this evening.
Cotta Warriors Museum: Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, with its 40 meters high tumulus, was built in the third century B.C. for Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.). In 1974 a huge pit with numerous Qin pottery figures was discovered to the east of the mausoleum. The unearthed clay warriors and horses are huge and life-like and provide valuable data for the study of the military weaponry and sculpture of the time. The excavation of this incredibly rich find is a continuing process and visitors can actually see the archaeologists at work revealing more and more of these remarkable statues. Nothing comparable to it has ever been uncovered in China before.
of Stone Steles Museum: The
Stele Forest stores voluminous
artworks which possess not only
eximious value of handwriting
and art, but also rich cultural
connotation. The Stele Forest
began to be built in 1087.
Wild Goose Pagoda: This pagoda is on the grounds of the DaCiEn Temple. It was built in 652 A.D. Xuan Zhuang, the famous master monk of the Tang Dynasty, here translated Buddhist texts that he had brought back from India. The pagoda, as it stands today has seven stones and is 64 meters high. Spiraling staircases lead to the top where one is rewarded with a good view of Xi'an and the surrounding area.
Dynasty Show: A
performance of Chang'an music
and dances that was originated
in the Tang dynasty of Chinese
history over a thousand years
- Kunming (Breakfast
Visit the Shaanxi
Provincial History Museum and
the Great Mosque. Transfer to
the airport for flight to
- Stone Forest - Kunming
After breakfast, drive 1.5 hours
(90 KM) to visit the Stone Forest.
Back to Kunming in the afternoon
and visit the Golden Temple.
massive collection of grey limestone
pillars, split by rain water and
eroded to their present fanciful
built in 1604 during the Ming
dynasty. Built in 1890 with 250
tons of solid bronze, the present
temple, 6.7 meters in height and
7.8 meters in width, is reputed
as the largest bronze hall in
- Dali (Breakfast
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.
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.
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.
- Lijiang (Breakfast
Drive 3 hours
Visit the Black Dragon Pool in
the Heilongtan Park and Lijiang
the park, many ancient architectures
of the Naxi people scatter amidst
the lush trees, adding unique
view to this park.
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
Tour to the Jade
Dragon Snow Mountain. Visit villages
of Naxi people, the Lijiang Murals,
the 600 year old Ten Thousand
Blossom Camellia Tree at the Yufeng
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.
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
- Shanghai (Breakfast
Free in the morning.
Take flight to Shanghai
and transfer to hotel. Have an
evening cruise over Huangpu River.
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
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the Shanghai
Museum, the Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai
Old Street and former French Concession.
Have a stroll over the Bund. Enjoy
the Portman Acrobatic Show in
museum boasts over 120,000 pieces
of collection, including bronze,
ceramics, paintings, calligraphy,
sculpture, ancient Chinese coins,
jade furniture, and western art.
Yuan Garden: A
traditional Chinese park complete
with beautiful pavilions, miniature
lakes, bridges and rock formations.
French Concession: The
French Concession is the area
of Shanghai once designated for
the French. Today, the area's
central Huaihai Rd is a busy shopping
street, but the tree-lined avenues
and their many Tudor mansions
still retain an air of the "Paris
of the East".
a length of 1 km, the bund is
dotted with various grandiose
solid buildings of western style
dating back to the early this
century in its west. Due to these
imposing buildings, the bund is
also reputed as "an international
exhibition of architecture".
Transfer to the
airport for your departure, end
2. Hotel Accommodation
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
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
The economic class air tickets of the
domestic flight or soft berth/seat train
tickets between cities as specified in
The main entrance tickets for the sights
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.
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
of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train
charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room
Should a twin room is needed by a single
guest, supplement of the twin room will
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
Expenses of a personal nature such as
laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call,
optional activities or sightseeing, overweight
baggage charges or meals not indicated,
Optional programs which are not specified
in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides