Arrive in Beijing, our
guide will meet you at the airport or railway
station, and then transfer you to the downtown
hotel. The rest of the day is free for your
will, have a rest or take a walk near your
After breakfast at hotel,
visit the Tiananmen Square, then walk north
to explore the Forbidden City. Later you will
tour to the Summer Palace. Optional
program in the evening: Peking Opera, Kungfu
Show or Chinese Acrobatics.
Square: The name of the square
comes from the Tiananmen Gate, which is located
on the north side of the square. Tiananmen
was the main gate of the royal palace (Forbidden
City) of both the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
City: The Forbidden City served
as the royal palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties,
and 24 emperors once lived there over a period
of 500 years. Constructed from 1406 to 1420,
covering an area of 720,000 square meters,
it served as the ceremonial and political
center of the Chinese imperial government.
Palace: Covering an area of 2.95
square kilometers, the Summer Palace is a
well-preserved royal garden. It is a large
landscape garden based on Kunming Lake and
Longevity Hill. In 1998, the Summer Palace
was listed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO.
After breakfast, you
will have an excursion to the Mutianyu Great
Wall. After lunch, visit the Temple of Heaven.
Drive back to downtown Beijing, stop by the
Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) and
Water Cube (National Aquatics), to view the
unique constructions and take some photos.
Great Wall: With a length of 2,250
meters opened to the tourists, this section
of Great Wall is considered the most beautiful
in Beijng. The whole area is like a garden
on a mountaintop. Mutianyu Great Wall has
25 watchtowers. There are abundant natural
springs which feed a great variety of plants
and fruit trees. The scenic beauty is excellent
especially in spring and autumn.
of Heaven: Originally built in
1420 during the Ming Dynasty, it is famous
for its 38-metre-high Hall of Prayer for Good
Harvest. The Temple of Heaven is a circular
construction, and is also a good example of
China's ancient architectural art.
- Lijiang (Breakfast,
This day you will explore
Hutongs by rickshaw to know more about the
life of local Beijing people. After lunch,
transfer to airport for flight to Lijiang.
Your local guide in Xi'an will greet you and
and transfer to your hotel with private air-conditioned
Old lanes, alleys or small streets, formed
by rows of courtyards where old Beijing residents
lived. It is in these gray-tiled long lanes
that families play, buy goods, gossip, and
connect. In the past, hutongs are home to
celebrities, business owners and officials.
Now Hutong is the first choice for visitors
who are interested in learning about the Beijing's
history and traditional culture.
Tour to the Jade Dragon
Snow Mountain, the Baisha Murals and the Ancient
Shuhe Village of Naxi People.
Jade Dragon Snow
Mountain: The 21-mile long Jade
Dragon Snow Mountain range rises majestically
from the plains, it is famous for its ice
and snow sights, virgin forest, meadow attractions
and landscape. The highest peak in the mountain
range is Shanzidou which has a height of 5596
Drive 180 km from Lijiang
to Shangri-la, on the way, visit the Tiger
Leaping Gorge and the First bend of the Yangtze
River. Tiger Leaping
Gorge is one of the deepest and most spectacular
river canyons in the world, you could hike
along the gorge to feel the galloping river.
Visit Songzanlin Monastery
and Pudacuo National Park (including Bitahai
Lake, Shudu Lake and Xiaji Resort).
Construction of the monastery began in 1679
and was completed in 1681. Songzanlin is the
largest Tibetan Buddhism monastery in Yunnan
Province which covers an area of 33 hectares.
Built along the mountains with a magnificent
facade, the monastery houses more than 700
monks and lamas. The monastery contains many
treasures. The most famous of these are eight
gold-covered sculptures of Sakyamuni.
It is mainly comprised of Shudu Lake, Militang
Pasture and Bitahai Lake. As an integral part
of the Three Parallel Rivers Scenic Area -
a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pudacuo National
Park also functions as a natural reserve.
The eco environment is well preserved with
marsh, lakes, virgin forests, brooks, springs,
and rare fauna and flora resources.
- Kunming (Breakfast,
Transfer to the airport
and take flight to Kunming. Take an excursion
to the Stone Forest. Return to Kunming in
Covering an area of 350 square kilometers,
it is one of the world's most stunning natural
creations. This amazing labyrinth is made
up of countless awesome natural rock formations,
and boasts many different areas each with
its own special features. This natural phenomenon
is said to have begun taking shape about 270
million years ago in the Carboniferous Period.
- Guilin (Breakfast,
Tour to the Dragon Gate
in Western Hills by the Dianchi Lake. You
will be transferred to the airport for the
flight to Guilin in the afternoon.
Arrive in Guilin,
our English speaking tour guide will meet
you at Liangjiang International Airport and
transfer to your hotel with private air-conditioned
vehicle. After claiming your luggage, you
will easily find our guide holding a welcome
sign with your name on it.
- Li River Cruise - Yangshuo (Breakfast,
Today's highlight is taking the Li
River Cruise. Li River Scenic Zone is
one of the largest and most beautiful karst
landscape tourist areas in China. In the morning,
be transferred to the Zhujiang Pier, which
takes about 50 minutes' driving. Then aboard
the boat to start the cruise down to Yangshuo
that takes about 4-5 hours. Cruising on the
crystal clear Li River, visitors will view
many limestone peaks and bamboo groves along
the riverbank like a traditional Chinese painting;
water buffaloes pulling the plough; fishermen
and their cormorants glide on narrow bamboo
rafts. Have lunch on the boat.
After disembarking the boat, ramble in the
West Street - the most ancient stone slate
street in Yangshuo which was first built in
590 A.D.. Tour to countryside and villages.
- Guilin (Breakfast,
Drive 1.5 hours back to Guilin. Tour to the
Reed Flute Cave and the Elephant Trunk Hill.
Enjoy a leisure walk from the picturesque
Fir Lake to the Banyan Lake and the Southern
Flute Cave: The cave contains some of
the most extraordinary underground scenery
in Guilin. Inside the cave are a large number
of stalagmites, stalactites, stone curtains,
stone pillars, and stone flowers. Illuminated
by the colorful lights, the cave looks like
a dazzling and splendid underground palace.
Trunk Hill: It looks like an elephant
dipping its trunk into the Li River, hence
the name. A pagoda that was constructed in
Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) is found on the hill.
The Elephant Hill Park is the most visited
park in Guilin.
- Longsheng - Shanghai (Breakfast,
Drive to Longsheng which
takes 2 hours, explore the Longji Terraced
Fields and villages of ethnic Zhuang and Yao
minority people. You will be accompanied by
tour guide to Guilin airport to board flight
Terraced Fields: It is also named Dragon's
Backbone Rice Terraces. Located in the mountainous
region in the northeastern part of Guilin,
they are about 100 km from Guilin City. Covering
an area of 66 square kilometers, it was formed
gradually starting during the Yuan Dynasty
and ending during the Mid-period of Qing Dynasty.
In addition to splendid terrace view, Longsheng
is the gathering place of traditional ethnic
folk customs, among which the Zhuang occupies
the most. There are several Zhuang and Yao
Villages where visitors can experience an
authentic minority life as well as the culture.
Tour to the visit Yuyuan
Garden. Afterwards, explore
the nearby Chenghuang Miao bazaars and XinTianDi.
After lunch, take a stroll over The Bund and
First constructed in 1559 as a private garden,
the classical Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) garden
covers an area of 20,000 square meters. Inside
the garden, there are elegant pavilions, grottoes,
zigzag bridges crossing streams, fresh greenery
and lotus ponds teaming with goldfish.
- Departure (Breakfast)
You will be accompanied by tour guide to Shanghai
airport to board flight for onward destination.
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Forbidden City, Beijing
Temple of Heaven
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Lijiang Ancient Town
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Yangtze River First Bend
Songzanlin Lama Temple
Songzanlin Lama Temple
Li River at Huangbutan
on the Li River boat
Big Banyan Tree, Yangshuo
Yulong River, Yangshuo
Fir Lake, Guilin
Elephant Trunk Hill
Reed Flute Cave
Longji Terraced Fields
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
The Bund, Shanghai