Day 1: Depart USA for Beijing. The adventure begins.
Day 2: When you arrive in Beijing, you will be met by a guide and transferred to your hotel.
Day 3: Today you will experience the Temple of Heaven, which is the site where the emperor would go to pray and commune with the gods. After lunch you will visit the 2nd Hand Street Market. You will find a wide array of items from Jade, jewelry, art, cloth, chopsticks, furniture, etc.
Day 4: Today you will visit the Summer Palace which was built for the Emperors of the Ming Dynasty. The Emperors used to relax on the lake and escape from the summer heat in Beijing. You will then visit the Pearl Factory. In the afternoon you will be taken to the White Cloud Pagoda Daoist Temple. This is an active Monastery with interesting buildings and serene grounds. You might even be able to see some Monks.
Day 5: The day starts with a tour of TianAnmen Square and then the Forbidden City. In addition to seeing the buildings and grounds of the Emperor's palace, you will also see the Emperor's clock collection and the Qing Dynasty Jewelry, Robes and Relics collection. After lunch you have the option of taking the afternoon off to relax on your own or you can be taken to Beihai Park, where the Beijingers go to relax and where you can see the Tibetan Stuppa, the lake and the 9 Dragon Wall.
Day 6: The day begins with a tour of a Chinese Hutong. This begins with a rickshaw ride through the old neighborhood, then a short walking tour into the narrow streets of the Hutong. You will be able to visit the home of a family who lives there; feel free to ask any questions. In the afternoon you will be driven three hours outside of Beijing to a special part of the Great Wall at Jin Shan Ling. You will have plenty of time to take pictures and walk around before and during sunset. After sunset a local family will prepare dinner for you.
Day 7: You will wake up on one of the Wonders of the World! It is certainly a majestic sight! After you have finished with your time there you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing.
Day 8: Leave Beijing for USA with many wonderful memories!
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