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14 Days China Ethnic Discovery Tour: Beijing, Lijiang, Shangri-La, Kunming, Guilin, Yangshuo, Longsheng, Shanghai

Tour Code: GCN_11
Tour Type: Private Tour Package
Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November.

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive in Beijing
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 hotel.
Day 02 Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)
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.

Tiananmen 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.
Forbidden 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.
Summer 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.
Day 03 Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)
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.

Mutianyu 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.
Temple 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.
Day 04 Beijing - Lijiang (Breakfast, Lunch)
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 vehicle.

Hutong: 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.
Day 05 Lijiang (Breakfast, Lunch)
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 meters.
Day 06 Lijiang - Shangri-La (Breakfast, Lunch)
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.
Day 07 Shangri-La (Breakfast, Lunch)
Visit Songzanlin Monastery and Pudacuo National Park (including Bitahai Lake, Shudu Lake and Xiaji Resort).

Songzanlin Monastery: 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.
Pudacuo National Park: 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.
Day 08 Shangri-La - Kunming (Breakfast, Lunch)
Transfer to the airport and take flight to Kunming. Take an excursion to the Stone Forest. Return to Kunming in the afternoon.

Stone Forest: 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.
Day 09 Kunming - Guilin (Breakfast, Lunch)
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.
Day 10 Guilin - Li River Cruise - Yangshuo (Breakfast, Lunch)
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.
Day 11 Yangshuo - Guilin (Breakfast, Lunch)
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 Ancient Gate.

Reed 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.
Elephant 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.
Day 12 Guilin - Longsheng - Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch)
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 for Shanghai.

Longji 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.
Day 13 Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch)
Tour to the visit Yuyuan Garden. Afterwards, explore the nearby Chenghuang Miao bazaars and XinTianDi. After lunch, take a stroll over The Bund and Nanjing Road.

Yuyuan Garden: 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.
Day 14 Shanghai - Departure (Breakfast)
You will be accompanied by tour guide to Shanghai airport to board flight for onward destination. End of our services.

Hotels For This Tour

City Luxury Standard Comfortable
Beijing Crowne PLaza Hotel
Sunworld Hotel
King Parkview Hotel
Xi'an Sheraton Hotel
Tangcheng Hotel
City Hotel
Lijiang Guan Fang Hotel
Wang Fu Hotel
Sanhe Hotel
Kunming Green Lake Hotel
Kunming Hotel
Jixie Hotel
Guilin Sheraton Hotel
Guilin Plaza Hotel
Grand 0773 Hotel
Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel
New Century Hotel
Ai Yuan Hotel
Shanghai Renaissance Yuyuan
Galaxy Hotel
Holiday Inn Express


Quotation For The Above Tour
Please send us an email and provide the information below so that we can quote precisely for the above tour.
1. Your name and nationality;
2. The number of persons in your party, if there are children, please let us know their age;
3. Your travel date;
4. Would you like 5-star luxury hotels or standard 4-star hotels or comfortable 3-star hotels for your tour;
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from above tour, please let us know your requests.



Tour Quotation Inclusions
1. Entrance fees for sights.
2. Meals as listed in the itinerary: Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary.
3. Personal Guide and private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Hotels: twin sharing bases with private facilities.
5. China Life Tourist Accident / Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin.
6. The economic class air tickets of the domestic flight or soft berth / seat train tickets between cities as specified in the itinerary.
7. 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.


Tour Quotation Exclusions
1. The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
2. Visa Fees.
3. Excess Baggage Charges.
4. Personal Expenses.
5. Meals: Any meals which are not specified.
6. Single Room Supplement.
7. Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
8. Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers.



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.

 

Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
the Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Forbidden City
Forbidden City, Beijing
Peking Opera
Peking Opera
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Hutong
Hutong tour
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Lijiang Ancient Town
Lijiang Ancient Town

Stone Forest
Stone Forest
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge
first bend of the Yangtze River Yangtze River First Bend
Shangri-la
Shangri-la
Bitahai Laken
Bitahai Lake
Shudu Lake
Shudu Lake
Songzanlin Lama Temple
Songzanlin Lama Temple
Songzanlin Lama Temple
Songzanlin Lama Temple
Li River, Huangbutan
Li River at Huangbutan
Li River in Huangbutan
Li River
visitors on the Li River boat on the Li River boat
Big Banyan Tree, Yangshuo
Big Banyan Tree, Yangshuo
Yangshuo Yulong River
Yulong River, Yangshuo
Fir Lake, Guilin
Fir Lake, Guilin
Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill
Reed Flute Cave
Reed Flute Cave
Longji Terraced Fields
Longji Terraced Fields
Zhuang People Longsheng
Zhuang People
Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
Shanghai The Bund
The Bund
Shanghai The Bund
The Bund, Shanghai
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