Days China Panda Tour: Beijing, Xi'an,
Chengdu, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai
1. Tour Itinerary
On arrival at Beijing airport or railway
station, you will be met by our guide
and transferred to your hotel. The rest
of day is at leisure or explore the
nightlife of Beijing on your own.
+ Lunch + Dinner)
In the morning,
visit Tiananmen Square and then explore
the Forbidden City which was the Imperial
Palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties.
This afternoon we will discover the
exquisite Summer Palace. Enjoy the Beijing
Optional program in the evening: Peking
Opera, or Kungfu Show or Chinese Acrobatics.
in the heart of Beijing, the square
stretches 880 meters from north to south
and 500 meters from east to west. Tian'anmen
is the entrance gate to the Forbidden
City and was built in 1417. On October
1, 1949, Mao Zedong, proclaimed the
founding of the People's Republic of
China on the Tian'anmen Gate Tower.
almost 500 years, this imperial palace
served as the home of 24 Emperors and
the ceremonial and political center
of the Chinese imperial government.
The construction of the Forbidden City
took 14 years and was finished in 1420.
UNESCO listed it as a World Cultural
Heritage Site in 1987.
largest, most beautiful and exquisite
imperial garden in China. Mainly dominated
by Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill,
the Summer Palace covers an area of
2.9 square kilometers. There are more
than 100 traditional architecture in
the park; they include pagodas, temples,
pavilions, waterside gazebos, halls,
palaces, marble boat and stone bridges.
Duck Dinner: Beijing
Roasted Duck is renowned as the most
delicious food of Beijing. The duck
is hung in the oven and roasted by flame
burning from fruit-wood. The finished
duck is characteristic with crispy skin,
tender meat and the fragrance from the
Opera is deemed the national opera of
China. The accompanying music, singing
and costumes are full of Chinese cultural
Take an excursion
to the Mutianyu Great Wall, escape from
the crowds and enjoy a leisure walk
on the wall. After lunch, visit the
With has a history of more than 2,300
years, the Great Wall is one of the
most extensive construction projects
ever completed. Stretching 21,196 kilometers,
this ancient defensive architecture
winds up and down across mountains,
deserts, grasslands and plateaus. The
best-known and best-preserved section
of the Great Wall was built in the 14-17th
centuries A.D.. Mutianyu section is
famous for its breath-taking scenery
and is less crowded than the Badaling
majestic mausoleums of 13 emperors of
the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Ming
Tombs offers insight into imperial Ming
Dynasty life, including stone thrones,
tablet archway, Stone Figures, animal
sculptures, ornamental columns and other
evidence of Chinese culture and traditions.
At present, only the Spirit Way, Dingling
Tomb, Changling Tomb and Zhaoling Tomb
are open for viewing.
- Xi'an (Breakfast
In the morning,
take a visit to the Temple of Heaven.
After lunch, transfer to the airport
for flight to Xi'an. Optional program
in the evening: Tang Dynasty Dinner
of Heaven: A
complex of Taoist buildings built in
1420 during the Ming Dynasty (1368 -
1644). It is the place where the emperors
of Ming and Qing Dynasties made sacrifices
to Heaven and prayed for good harvest.
Dynasty Show: A
performance of Chang'an music and dances
that was originated in the Tang dynasty
of Chinese history over a thousand years
will take you to the Terra Cotta Warriors
Museum, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and
Ancient City Wall.
Cotta Warriors Museum: The underworld
army of Qin Shihuang who was the first
emperor and unifier of China (259BC-210BC).
More than 8000 life-size terra cotta
warriors, archers, horses and bronze
chariots have silently guarded the emperor's
tomb for more than 2,200 years.
Wild Goose Pagoda: Built in 652 A. D., the pagoda is a part of the Da CiĄŻen temple complex and is regarded as a National Key Cultural Relic. It contains a large volume of Buddhist scriptures, which were obtained from India by the eminent monk of Xuanzang who was a great translator as well as a famous traveler. At the age of 28 in 627 A.D., he travelled alone to India for the learning and studying of Buddhist scriptures.
City Wall: Built in Ming Dynasty
(1368-1644), it is the best-preserved
defensive wall in China. The wall is
13.7 kilometers in circumference and
12 meters in height. A moat surrounds
the wall. Over the moat, there used
to be a huge drawbridge.
- Chengdu (Breakfast
Visit the Shaanxi
Provincial History Museum and the Great
Drive to the airport and take flight
for Chengdu. Upon your arrival at Chengdu
airport, local guide will meet you and
transfer to your hotel.
Provincial History Museum: The
museum, with a floor space of over 4,000
square meters, was opened in 1952. There
are more than two thousand ancient artifacts
on display. They are divided into three
sections: Forest of Steles (the oldest
and richest collection of such stone
tablets in China), Gallery of Stone
Sculpture, and Historical Relics.
in 742 A.D., the mosque was restored
in each of the Yuan (1271 - 1368), Ming
and Qing Dynasties. The distribution
of pavilions, halls, towers and platforms
in the mosque is compact and exquisite,
blending the traditional architectural
styles of Islam and Han.
Panda Base. After lunch, visit Sanxingdui
Museum. After the trip, drive back to
Panda Breeding Research Base: Located
just 10 km away from Chengdu downtown,
it is a man-made facility for the pandas.
Chengdu Panda Base was founded in 1987,
it imitates pandas' natural habitat
so that they could have a good environment
for rearing and breeding. At the end
of 2010, pandas' captive population
has increased to 97 individuals.
Tour to Zhaojue
Temple and old street Kuan-Zhai Lane.
Drive to Chengdu airport and take flight
for Guilin. Upon your arrival at Guilin
airport, local guide will meet you and
transfer to your hotel.
Guilin - Li
River Cruise - Yangshuo (Breakfast
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...
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
- Guilin - Shanghai (Breakfast
Drive back 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.
Transfer to the airport for flight to
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.
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.
Visit the Shanghai
Museum, 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.
museum is a treasure house of Chinese
cultural essence with a rich collection
of 120,000 valuable antique items. Shanghai
Museum is especially famous for its
treasures of bronzes (bells, knives,
chariot ornaments), ancient coins, ceramics,
Chinese calligraphy and traditional
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.
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.
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.
Transfer to the
airport for your departure, end of service.
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.
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
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.
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 and drivers
Mutianyu Great Wall
Forbidden City, Beijing
Temple of Heaven
Terra cotta Warriors, Xi'an
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Tang Dynasty Show
Li River at Huangbutan
on the Li River boat
Yulong River, Yangshuo
Fir Lake, Guilin
Elephant Trunk Hill
Reed Flute Cave
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
The Bund, Shanghai