16-day Scenic China Tour
Tour code: ETC-B40
This 16 Days Scenic Tour will show you the most fantastic scenery of China, from the beautiful mountains to the limpid rivers like Li River in Guilin, Rice Terraces in Longsheng, charming peaks at Zhangjiajie as well as the famed Emei Mountain.
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
|1||Beijing||Arrive Beijing, Free Day|
|2||Beijing||Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven|
|3||Beijing||Jinshanling Great Wall|
|4||Beijing / Xi'an||Summer Palace, Fly to Xi'an|
|5||Xi'an||Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Grand Mosque, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarters.|
|6||Xi'an / Zhangjiajie||Shaanxi History Museum, fly to Zhangjiajie |
|7||Zhangjiajie||Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park, Yellow Dragon Cavern|
|8||Zhangjiajie||Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Yuanjiajia Scenic Area,Baofeng Lake.|
|Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Golden Whip Stream, Huangshizhai Scenic Area, Fly to Chengdu|
|10||Chengdu / Emeishan||Leshan Giant Buddha, Drive to Chengdu|
|11||Emeishan / Chengdu||Wannian Temple, back to Chengdu|
|12||Chengdu / Guilin||Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Kuanzhai Alley, Fly to Guilin|
|13||Guilin / Yangshuo||Li River Cruise, West Street|
|14||Yangshuo||Bamboo Rafting Yulong River|
|15||Yangshu / Longsheng||Longji Rice Terraces|
|16||Longsheng / Guilin||Longji Old Zhuang Village, Back to Guilin|
Be met at the airport and transfer to hotel check in.
Day 2 Beijing (B, L)
Private escorted tour to the most famous and representative square -Tiananmen Square, that is the heart of Beijing and the world's largest city center square. The Forbidden City, which is officially known as the Imperial Palace Museum and has a long history over 500 years. Later, visit the Temple of Heaven which is one of Beijing's most impressive sites in terms of architecture, color and significance and was used by Emperor to communicate directly with Heaven.
Day 3 Beijing (B, L)
Today's highlight is the Jinshanling Great Wall, it is an exemplary section of the Great Wall and hence comes the saying that Jinshanling section is the most quintessential of the Great Wall.
Day 4 Beijing / Xi'an (B, L)
In the morning, go to the Summer Palace which is a royal garden most completely preserved with richest landscapes and large compact buildings. It was listed as the world cultural heritage in 1998. If weather permits, enjoy a short cruise on Kunming Lake. Later, transfer to the airport and fly to Xi'an. Be met and transferred to check in hotel.
Day 5 Xi'an (B, L)
The famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum is the tour highlight today. It's often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world, which is an enormous collection of vivid Chinese warriors made out of hardened clay. Then go to Ancient City Wall is the second stop - the most intact ancient Chinese wall in existence. It encircles and protects the ancient part of Xi’an City. Then go to Grand Mosque, built in a Chinese architectural style and most of the grounds are taken up with gardens, the mosque has neither domes nor traditional-style minarets. At last, have a stroll at the Muslim Quarters, so you will have a look at the local people's life there.
Day 6 Xi'an / Zhangjiajie (B, D)
In the morning, visit Shaanxi History Museum, one impressive museum housing more than 370,000 pieces of historical relics. Transfer to the airport and fly to Zhangjiajie, which is prestigious for its quartz and sandstone geomorphologic structure rarely seen on the planet. Be met at the airport and check in hotel.
Day 7 Zhangjiajie (B, L, D)
Visit Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park, 8 kilometers from the urban district, it is regarded as the symbol and soul of Zhangjiajie and is the first recorded mountain in the history of Zhangjiajie. The second spot is the Yellow Dragon Cavern, a 20-hectare wide cavern, is home to an impressive collection of stalactites and stalagmites.
Day 8 Zhangjiajie (B, L, D)
In the morning, go to Wulingyuan Scenic Area. It is famous for its "five wonders", namely queer peaks, tranquil valleys, elegant rivers, deep forests and ancient karst caves. It is ranked as a national 5A tourist area. Then go to Yuanjiajia Scenic Area to have amazing sightseeing there (Tianzishan cable car included). Baofeng Lake is the last spot. Comprises some 275 hectares, it consists of Baofeng Lake and Yingwo Stockade Village.
Day 9 Zhangjiajie / Chengdu (B, L, D)
After breakfast, explore Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, 32 kilometers from Zhangjiajie city. It was recognized as the first national forest park in China in 1988 and was included in World Heritage list by NUESCO in 1992. Visit Huangshizhai Scenic Area, rising about l,200 meters above sea level, its stockade area covers over 133 hectares. Walk through Golden Whip Stream, with a length of 7.5 kilometers, it is famous for its pristine water, its verdant mountains, its steep cliffs and its serene valley. Later, transfer to the airport. Be met and transferred to check in hotel.
Day 10 Chengdu/Emeishan (B, L, D)
Transfer to visit the 71-meter-high Leshan Stone-carved Buddha with a history of 1200 years. The Buddha is so big that its head is 14.7 meters long and 10 meters wide with total 1021 buns of hair on it, and his smallest toenail can accommodate a seated person. Boating at Min River to see the Giant Buddha. Proceed to Mt. Emei, one of the four famous holy mountains for Buddhists in China.
Day 11 Emeishan/Chengdu (B, L)
Take a cable car up to Wannian Temple--one of the eight largest temples on this mountain and translated as "Long Life Temple" in English. See the scenic spots nearby and walk down to see the wild monkeys on the way. Drive back to Chengdu.
Day 12 Chengdu / Guilin (B, L)
After breakfast, drive to the Giant Panda Breeding Research Center --founded in 1987, it is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. The second stop is at Kuanzhai Alley, large scale legacy of old streets handed from Qing Dynasty in Chengdu, and a preserved area in the historical and cultural city that represents vividly the original folk culture of Chengdu. Transfer tthe airport. Be met at the airport and transferred to hotel.
Day 13 Guilin / Yangshuo (B, L)
Take a leisurely Li River cruise, you will see Bamboo groves, jagged, sharp-edged hills like broken teeth, a wide placid river and peaceful farm and village terrain along the river. At the end, disembark at the beautiful small town Yangshuo, 65 kilometers to the southeast of Guilin, Then free at leisure on the West Street. Optional Sister Liu Sanjie Light Show at night.
Day 14 Yangshuo (B)
Biking to the Yangshuo countryside to see the stunning scenery, rice paddies, water buffalo and local farmer's life. Then have a 1-hour bamboo rafting down Yulong River, known as litter Li River, which is lined by green bamboo and rolling hills. After the rafting tour, lunch at a local restaurant to taste local dishes and snacks. Later, free for your own exploration.
Day 15 Yangshuo / Longji (B, L, D)
Drive to Longji (4 hours), go to see Longji Rice Terraces which was built into the hillsides. The terraces look like great chains or ribbons as they wind from the foot to the top of the mountains. This ingenious construction makes best use of the scarce arable land and water resources in the mountainous area.
Day 16 Guilin (B, L)
Explore the old Zhuang Village where you can get close to Zhuang people's life and their culture. Drive back to Guilin to connect the flight to your next destination.
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PRICES START FROM US$3,200 PER PERSONAs all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give an exact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as a guideline you should expect to pay from US$3,200 for the opposite itinerary.
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