DAY 1: HOME – BEIJING (D)
Arrive Beijing International Airport by international flight. Upon arrival, you will be directly transferred to the hotel for recovery of Jetlag. Stay in the Grand View Hotel 4 * or Similar
DAY 2: BEIJING (B/L/D)
Today you will visit Solemn Tiananmen Square where every morning at sunrise, the Five-Star red flag would be raised high above the square. Then the tour continues to magnificent Forbidden City, the world’s largest and best-preserved imperial palace complex. Surrounded by a massive moat and a ten-meter high wall are 9,999 rooms – just one room short of the number that ancient Chinese believed represented divine perfection. In the afternoon you will take a leisurely walk around the breath-taking Summer Palace, a veritable museum of classical Chinese garden architecture with its bold and generous design. After dinner stay in same hotel.
DAY 3: BEIJING (B/L/D)
Today your journey to The Great Wall of China, the only monument that transcends the atmospheric eye. This great wonder of the world was built to keep invaders out while retaining the locals, and spans over 5 provinces, totaling 6,700 kilometers.
Afternoon visit the Ming Tombs mausoleums which comprises of a perfectly preserved necropolis for 13 emperors. After dinner stay in the same hotel.
DAY 4: BEIJING – XI’AN (B/L/D)
In the morning dart through Old Beijing ‘Hutongs’ on a rickshaw with its narrow lanes and traditional courtyard houses. In the afternoon you would be taken by domestic flight from the Capital City of China to Xian.
Xi’an the capital of the Shaanxi Province is a world-renowned ancient city, having more than 1 million years of condensed history. During Xian’s 3,100 years of development, 13 dynasties such as Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang, held it as their capitals.
Upon arrival you will visit City Wall preserved from Ming Dynasty. After dinner check into King Dynasty Hotel 5 *
DAY 5:XI’AN – GUILIN (B/L/D)
Today you will visit the Banpo Matriarch Society Historical relic site dating back 6000 years ago and Terracotta Warriors and the Horses of Emperor Qin. This site is the most significant archeological excavation of the 20th century and the museum spans an area of 16,300 square meters. In the afternoon ascend to the Hua Qing Hot Springs where emperors used to bathe and enjoy the scenic beauty. Tonight take flight for Guilin (2 hours). After dinner check into the Bravo hotel 4*..
Day 6: GUILIN (B/L/D)
A half-day cruise on the picturesque Li River, or Lijiang, is one of the key highlights during the 2 weeks trip. The river winds through needle-like limestone hills covered with lush subtropical vegetation. For centuries, the area’s incredibly beautiful mountains and rivers, the result of unique karst formation, have been an attraction for Chinese poets and artists. Disembark at Yangshuo after lunch on the boat and drive back to Guilin through the mesmerizing scenery of the countryside. After back the city visit Reed Flute Cave where is full of stelatagite and stalaimegite Stay in the same hotel.
DAY 7: GUILIN – CHONGQING (B/L/D)
This morning visit Elephant trunk Park, symbol of Guilin, then take a domestic flight to Chongqing where you would board on the Cruise ship (4* Victoria ) after dinner. During the day you could visit Panda Zoo where you can enjoy lovely panda and enjoy this hilly city view by mono-rail. After enjoying Sichun Hot Pot dinner, around 8 Pm the ship would leave Chong Qing and start river cruise. Tonight stay on board (4* Victoria ) .
DAY 8 & 9: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE (B/L/D)
Your first stop over is at Fengdu, presumably the adobe of ghosts. This phantom city was coined after Old Fengdu sank when the first flooding of the Dam Project overwhelmed the city.
Pass through the Qutang Gorge with endless sights like the Meng Liang Staircase, Hanging Monk Rock, and Rhinoceros Looking at the Moon, Bellows Gorge, and many others.
Sail pass the Wu Gorge, which extends for 44 kilometers and has 12 peaks linking the banks to the Gorge. Legend has it that if you look carefully at the top of the Goddess Peak, you could catch a glimpse of the Goddess’s silhouette.
On the next day, the cruise would detour towards Shennong Stream (Small Three Gorges) where you would drift through impressive crystal clear rapids and deep gorges.
Enjoy the scenery as you pass through the West and East of Li Xing Gorge.
DAY 10: YICHANG – SHANGHAI – SUZHOU (B/L/D)
Finally, upon reaching Yichang Port town in the morning, marvel at the gargantuan Three Gorges Dam Project. Located at Shandouping. This arduous construction is the largest undertaken by mankind, and would be the largest dam in the world. After lunch on board disembark the ship and head for airport to catch flight for Shanghai (2 hours). (The Shore excursion during the cruise would have slight changes according to actual water level condition). Upon arrival of Shanghai, directly transfer to Suzhou by deluxe coach via toll way (1.5 hours). After dinner check into Bamboo Grove hotel 4 *
DAY 11: SUZHOU – SHANGHAI (B/L/D)
This morning you will visit Lion Grove Garden and Fish-Net Garden, both world cultural heritage sites. In the afternoon visit silk mill to see the process of Chinese pure silk making and take Grand Canal cruise by pleasure boat. Before dinner goes back to Shanghai, after dinner enjoy charming night view along the Bund. Stay in the Golden River View Hotel 4*.
Day 12 – 13: SHANGHAI (B/L/D)
In these two days familiarize yourself with a symbol of Shanghai TV tower, a district that portrays a living canvas of architectural styles and washes into a flood of colorful lights by night. Jade Buddha Temple – a venerable site that holds two statues entirely craved out of white jade.
Explore the cultural legacies of Shanghai’s Xin Tian Di, a fashionable pedestrian street composed of Shikumen and modern architecture style. Although encompassed by antique walls, the interior breathes a dynamic air of international gallery, bars and cafes, boutiques or theme restaurants. Strolling along this new heaven on earth, you would be infused with the rustic charm of 1920s Shanghai and the sonic modern lifestyle of urbanites of the 21st century.
Absorb yourself in the Old God Temple Markets, which comprise more than 100 shops specializing in the sale of small products and souvenirs.
Wander along China’s premier shopping street, Nanjing Road. This pedestrian only lane houses over 600 businesses ranging from traditional textile and precious stone shops to upscale stores like Louis Vuitton and Tiffany’s. As well as knock-off products market. Also in the evening you have chance to enjoy fabulous acrobatic show in the local theater. Stay in the same hotel.
DAY 14: SHANGHAI – HOME (B/L)
This morning you will be free for your own. In the afternoon bid farewell to your tour as you are transferred to the airport for your flight back home, reminiscing on the myriad of memories of your expedition to China and its Golden Cities.
The Quote inclusion:
+ Daily meals as specified and Hotel accommodations and river cruiser.
+ Local transportation and domestic air fare as specified in the Itinerary.
+ Sightseeing entrance fees and admissions to cultural show shown on the itinerary.
+ Services of English-speaking guides at each cities. Insurance within the tour in China mainland.
The Quote Exclusion
+ International round-trip air ticket and air fare for next destination.
+ Expanded or optional tour. Single room supplement.
+ Tips/gratuities for local guides, drivers, tour leader & bellhops.
+ Any item or service not listed in the itinerary as included.
1) B = Western/buffet breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
2) Changes to the itinerary, including substitution of air carriers and hotels for those of equal or similar quality, may be made out of necessity.
3) The tour price may vary according to actural participants and the arriving date and is subjet to slight changes due to fluctuation of exchange rate.
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