19-day Asia Highlight Tour from Ancient Kingdom to Beach Resort
Tour code: ETC-A05
Learn of the mysterious and charming history of China and Thailand by visiting sites of great historical and cultural significance, such as Great Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors, Lijiang Ancient Town, Bang Pa In Palace, Grand Palace of Thailand and some of world’s oldest Buddhist temples. Furthermore, you’ll get close to the cutest creature of panda and enjoy the relaxing time on the best sea beaches.
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
|2||Shanghai||Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple|
|3||Shanghai - Beijing||Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund and Nanjing Road, take a flight to Beijing|
|4||Beijing||Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, The Summer Palace|
|5||Beijing||Great Wall, Ming Tomb, The Sacred Road|
|6||Beijing - Xi’an||Fly to Xian, Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum|
|7||Xian||Shaanxi History Museum, Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda|
|8||Xi’an - Chengdu||Fly to Chengdu, Jinsha Cultural Relics Museum, Jinli Old Street|
|9||Chengdu - Lijiang||Panda Breeding Center, Fly to Lijiang|
||Lijiang Old Town, Black Dragon Pool Park|
||Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Baisha Mural in Baisha Town|
||Lijiang - Kunming
||Fly to Kunming, Dragon Gate & West Hills|
|13||Kunming - Bangkok
||Fly to Bangkok|
||Bangkok||Wat Traimit, Grand Palace with temple Wat Phra Kaew, Aft Wat Pho, Temple of Dawn-Wat Arun|
|15||LaBangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok||Bang Pa In Palace, Wat Yai Chaimongkhol and Ayutthaya Historical Park., Chao Praya cruise|
||Bangkok - Phuket||Fly to Phuket|
|19||Phuket - Bangkok||Bangkok Departure|
Day 1 Arrival Shanghai (no meal)
Arrive in Shanghai. Our guide will meet you at the airport & transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Day 2 Shanghai (B, L)
Visit 3 highlights today: first, visit Shanghai Museum, a large museum of ancient Chinese art which is divided into eleven galleries and three exhibition halls with a collection of over 120,000 pieces. Secondly, pay a visit to Yu Garden to appreciate its brilliant historical garden art and have a leisurely stroll in it. At last, go to the Jade Buddha Temple, which is the most popular Buddhist temple in Shanghai boasting 2 precious jade Buddha sculptures from Burma.
Day 3 Shanghai - Beijing (B, L)
In the morning, Visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower and wander around the old quarters of Shanghai to get close to Shanghai people's life and appreciate the architecture style there. Then proceed to the Bund and Nanjing Road – as it is known to all, the Bund is the waterfront to see new-erect modern skyscrapers and aged buildings of the colonial period. Then transfer to Beijing.
Day 4 Beijing (B, L)
Take a private escorted tour to go to the Tiananmen Square, located at the heart of Beijing, is the world's largest city center square. Secondly, go to the Forbidden City, officially as the Imperial Palace Museum, was constructed between 1406 and 1420 by the Ming emperor Zhu Di and witnessed the enthronement of 14 Ming and 10 Qing emperors over the following 505 years. The Summer Palace comes the last one on the plan. Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, gardens and other ancient-style architectural structures.
Day 5 Beijing (B, L, D)
Private escorted tour to the Great Wall, the greatest of the eight ancient architectural wonders in the history of human civilization. Then go to Ming Tomb, about 50 kilometers from the northwest of Beijing, is the best preserved Chinese imperial tombs and have been nominated by UNESCO as world cultural heritage. The Sacred Road, namely "the way leading to Heaven", is affiliated with Ming Tomb. At night, a famous and delicious Peking Duck Banquet is offered.
Day 6 Beijing - Xi’an (B, L)
Enjoy the free time until your guide escort you to airport for you flight to Xi’an. Upon arrival, transfer to visit Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is known as the eighth wonder of the world and a museum to display terra-cotta warriors and horses in Qin Dynasty (221-207B.C.).
Day 7 Xi’an (B, L)
After breakfast, go to the Shaanxi History Museum, which boats a large collection of unearthed cultural relics of China. Then visit the Ancient City Wall, the best-kept and biggest city walls in China--13,912 meters in circumference, 12 meters in height, and the foundation is 18 meters in width and the top of the wall is 15 meters wide. Later, go to the Wild Goose Pagoda-- the city emblem, which was first built in Tang Dynasty (618--907) for the storage of Buddhist scriptures taken from India by Monk Xuanzang.
Day 8 Xi’an - Chengdu (B, L)
Fly to Chengdu, transfer to visit Jinsha Cultural Relics Museum, which was claimed as the first important archaeological find in China at the beginning of 21 century. Then wander around Jinli Old Street to have fun.
Day 9 Chengdu - Lijiang (B, L)
Half-day tour to Panda Breeding Center to see the lovely China's ambassadors. Transfer to airport for your flight to Lijiang.
Day 10 Lijiang (B, L)
Spend the whole morning exploring the famous Lijiang Ancient Town, originally called Dayan, it is a very well preserved old town built by Naxi people with unique cultural background. It was listed as the World Cultural Heritage Sites in 1997.Then go to Black Dragon Pool Park, to enjoy the stunning view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain from it. After lunch, enjoy half day cycling tour to Shuhe Village.
Day 11 Lijiang (B, L)
Drive to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain to take a cable car to Yak Meadow. It is the holy mountain of local Naxi people and the soul of Lijiang. Then visit Baisha Mural and free time at leisure. It was painted in Baisha Town in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), an interesting co-existence of Buddhism, Taoism and Lamaism in the artworks.
Day 12 Lijiang - Kunming (B, L)
Fly to Kunming, Have city tours to Dragon Gate & West Hills.
Day 13 Kunming - Bangkok (B)
Enjoy your free morning until your guide escort your to airport to Bangkok. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.
Day 14 Bangkok (B, L)
After breakfast, explore the capital city of Thailand. In the morning, visit the Wat Traimit, Grand Palace with temple Wat Phra Kaew, After lunch, we will visit the one of the oldest temple in Bangkok, Wat Pho, then visit Temple of Dawn-Wat Arun.
Day 15 Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok (B, L)
After breakfast, drive to Ayutthaya. Enjoy the beautiful view along road. On the way to Ayutthaya, visit Bang Pa In Palace where is the old Royal summer palace. Upon arrival Ayutthaya, visit Wat Yai Chaimongkhol and Ayutthaya Historical Park. After that, take a Chao Praya cruise back to Bangkok, and enjoy the country view of riverside. Disembark at Bangkok pier, free at leisure in the rest of day.
Day 16 Bangkok - Phuket (B)
Enjoy free time in the morning. After breakfast, our guide escorts you to Bangkok airport for your flight to Phuket. Upon arrival, transfers to the hotel, enjoy the free time at night and the next two days.
Day 17 Phuket (B)
Free time on your arrangement
Day 18 Phuket (B)
Free time on your arrangement
Day 19 Phuket - Bangkok Departure (B)
Enjoy free time in the morning until our guild escorts you to airport for your flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival, transfer to the international flights or flights to next destination on your own.
PRICES START FROM PER PERSONAs all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact 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 aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.
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Flights and trains listed;
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