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17-day Essential China & Cambodia from Guangzhou to Siem Reap

Tour code: ETC-A07   

An in-depth tour of South-East Asia, discover all the highlights of Cambodia and China – the well-preserved ancient architectures, impressive historical sites, breathtaking natural wonders and the holiest Buddhist temples. Travel with Easytourchina to Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, Great Wall, Terra Cotta Army, Forbidden City…

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Beijing Beijing Arrival
2 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, The Summer Palace
3 Beijing Great Wall, Ming Tomb, The Sacred Road
4 Beijing - Shanghai Fly to Shanghai, Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple
5 Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the old quaters of Shanghai, The Bund and Nanjing Road
6 Shanghai - 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 - Guilin Fly to Guilin, Reed Flute Cave
9 Guilin - Yangshuo Li River cruise, West Street, optional evening show 'Impression Sanjie Liu'
10
Yangshuo - Longji - Guilin Longji rice terraces, Ping An Zhuang Village
11 Guilin - Guangzhou Speed train to Guangzhou, Yuexiu Park, Five Ram Statue, Chen Family Temple
12 Guangzhou - Siem Reap Take an international flight to Siem Reap, Angkor Wat
13 Siem Reap  Angkor Thom, ancient city wall, the Terrace of the Elephants, the Royal Palace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the Temple of Ta Prohm
14 Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Lake, Kompong Phluk Tonle Sap Lake, Kompong Phluk
15 Siem Reap - Phnom Penh Naga Bridge, Sombor Prei Kuk
16 Phnom Penh Wat Phnom Temple, Silver Pagoda, Royal Palace
17 Phnom Penh Phnom Penh Departure

Day 1 Arrival Beijing

Arrive in Beijing. Our guide will meet you at the airport & transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 2 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 3 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 4 Beijing - Shanghai (B, L)

After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, 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 5 Shanghai (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.

Day 6 Shanghai - 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 - Guilin (B, L)

Enjoy the free time until your guide escort you to airport for you flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, visit Reed Flute Cave near Guilin downtown--inside this water-eroded cave is a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition.

Day 9 Guilin/ Yangshuo (B, L)

Take a leisurely Li River cruise, and disembark at the beautiful small town famous for its Karst landscape - Yangshuo. At Yangshuo, you can have a free afternoon for your own exploration. At night, the West Street is a must-go where shows lively nightlife with both Chinese and western style. Besides, you can also go to watch the optional evening show 'Impression Sanjie Liu' on the natural stage along Li River.

Day 10 Yangshuo - Longji - Guilin (B, L, D)

Drive to Longji to see the rice terraces. It is a feat of farm engineering which was first built in Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Then visit Ping An Zhuang Village, where you can know about Zhuang people's life, customs, etc.

Day 11 Guilin - Guangzhou (B, L)

In the morning, transfer for high speed train to Guangzhou, upon arrival, go to Yuexiu Park - the largest park in Guangzhou City, and take photos of Five Ram Statue – the landmark of the city. Then pay a visit to Chen Family Temple, the largest, best preserved, and most decently decorated ancient architecture existing in Guangdong province.

Day 12 Guangzhou - Siem Reap (B, L)

Enjoy free time in the morning. After breakfast, our guide escorts you to Guangzhou airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival in Siem Reap, you will meet your local guide at the airport then escorts to hotel. After check in, you will visit the world’s wonder site Angkor Wat, the 12th century palace and it is the largest first Hindu, which is a Buddhist temple complex and the largest religious monument in the world. Enjoy the sunset from the top of the temple of Pre Rup.

Day 13 Siem Reap (B, L)

After breakfast, visit the ancient city Angkor Thom which was the last capital city of the Khmer empire. Firstly, you will visit the South Gate and walk along the ancient city wall to see the lost temple of Prasat Chroung, and continue to the Bayon Temple where you will be surrounded by 216 gigantic stone faces which fame as “Smile of Angkor”.  Then visit the Terrace of the Elephants, the Royal Palace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the Temple of Ta Prohm.

Day 14 Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Lake, Kompong Phluk (B, L)

In the morning, you will visit the biggest Southeast Asia’s largest fresh water lake - Tonle Sap Lake. Enjoy the fun ox cart ride in the countryside, and take a boat trip to appreciate the beautiful lake view, and visit the largest village in this lake - Kompong Phluk, to experience rural life of the local people. Then back to Siem Reap, check in and free at leisure in the night.

Day 15 Siem Reap - Phnom Penh (B, L)

In the early morning, driving from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, which will take about 7.5-8 hours ( sightseeing and having lunch). Firstly, visit the Naga Bridge with perfectly reserved, which was built in 12th century. Now it is still using by local people. Secondly, visit the ruined temples in Sombor Prei Kuk which used to be the ancient capital of the Khmer in the pre-Angkorian period between 6th and 7th century. After lunch, you will Visit a local market where local people selling deep fried spiders and other insect. Arrive in Phnom Penh in the afternoon and check in hotel.

Day 16 Phnom Penh (B, L)

After breakfast, you will visit the Wat Phnom Temple, and then visit the National Museum, there is the large collection of Khmer history, arts and architecture. Then you will visit the Silver Pagoda which has 5,000 silver tiles on the floor and visit to the Royal Palace where the Khmer royal family leaves.

Day 17 Phnom Penh Departure (B)

Enjoy free time in the morning, and then be escorted to airport for your homeward flight.

PRICES START FROM PER PERSON

As 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.

Included Services

Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Flights and trains listed;
Admission fees.

Non-included Services,
Visa arrangement;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Personal expense;
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";
Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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Unique charm of Guilin lies on the stunning landscape from Guilin to Yangshuo area. By bike, car, cruise and on foot, you will enjoy the different beauties.

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