Day 1: Arrive Beijing, the capital of China. Meet your guide upon arrival and transfer to your comfortable hotel. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Beijing. A stroll on Tian’anmen Square starts your first full day in China. Today's next stop will be the "Forbidden City". After lunch, you will visit the Temple of Heaven,the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for peace and harvest. A Peking Duck Dinner in the evening. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Beijing-Tunxi. Take a morning excursion to the Great Wall. Take a late afternoon flight to Tunxi. Check in Hotel. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 4: Wenquan. A visit to Tunxi's historic Lao Jie (Old Street). Later, go to Hongcun and Xidi villages in Yixian County for a visit. Arrive at the foothill town Wenquan (Hot Spring) around lunch time and check in Hotel. Hike around the scenic sites nearby, such as Taoyuan Stream and Waterfalls. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Yellow Mountain. Today you start the ascent from Mercy Light Temple, where there is a gondola available to take you up to Yuping Lou (Jade Screen Pavilion), then follow trails to explore Tiandu Feng (Celestial Capital Peak) and Lianhua Feng (Lotus Flower Peak). You will continue your climb through Baibu Yunti (Ladder in the Clouds) and arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Yellow Mountain. You will explore the peak circuit and several side trails, including trails leading to Lion Peak and to Beginning-to-Believe Peak. Back to the main circuit and moving clockwise to explore the lonely tower of Feilai Rock and Danxia Feng (Red Cloud Peak). Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Tunxi. Get up early in the morning if you want to watch the sunrise near your hotel. After breakfast, you descend from the peaks along the eastern steps. You will pass some very interesting sites on your way down. At Yungu (Cloud Valley), you will be picked up by a motor coach and drive to Shexian County where was prospered in the seventeenth century. Return to Tunxi in the evening and overnight at Hotel. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 8: Tunxi-Shanghai. Fly to Shanghai in the morning. Visit the Bund, the splendid row of early 20th century European buildings, which still remains the quintessential Shanghai sight. Stop by Yuyuan garden, a well-restored Suzhou-style garden built in 1559. Afternoon, you will explore the St. Ignatius Cathedral built in 1846. Move on to wander around the leafy Fuxing Park and architecture in the area. Check in Hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 9: Shanghai. In the morning, visit Shanghai Museum, a leading attraction of the city since it opened in 1994. The rest of the day is free for your own exploration. Includes: (B).
Day 10: Return from Shanghai. Transfer to the airport and board your homebound flight. Includes: (B).
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