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15 Day Southwest China Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): China   Tibet  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1000 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1600 US Dollar (USD)

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Shenzhen. Pick up guests from airport, then transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Shenzhen. Splendid China, it is the micro version of the scenic spots over China. In the park, about 100 scenic spots are distributed according to the territory of China and the whole park looks like a large map of China. Although, in terms of accuracy, they cannot compare with the actual scenics, in a range of tens of footsteps, you can feel the solemn and majestic Ming Tombs and the smooth Lijang Landscape like poem and picture, look with reverence the grand Potala Palace at the highest altitude, experience the steep, tall and straight Yangtze River Three Gorges, look up to the largest figure of BuddhaLeshan Giant Buddha and feasts eyes on the longest grotto gallery the Dunhuang Mogao Caves, etc. In a small area, you can see everything of the whole China, conveniently and fantastically. You can feel the original traditional folk flavors. In particular, Oriental Rainbow colored Costumes at the central theater in the afternoon and Dancing with the Dragon and Phoenix in the Phoenix Theater in the evening are the most wonderful. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 3: Shenzhen to Guangzhou. Transfer service to hotel. Guangzhou Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, an octagonal building designed in palatial style, was built in 1931 with funds donated by patriotic overseas Chinese. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 4: Guangzhou. To visit the Chen Family Temple, The Chen-family Ancestral Temple covers an area of 8,000 square meters. Each row of its constructions is separated with courts and connected with porches and corridors. Altogether, the imposing, symmetrical temple contains nine halls and six courts. The Juxian Hall, built on the central axis, is the main hall and also the center of the whole temple. A broad stone platform was built in the front of the hall. The Juxian Hall was originally a gathering place for clansmen of the Chen family and later became an ancestral hall. Yuexiu Park is the largest park in Guangzhou, gets its name from Yuexiu Mountain, which is located in the park. Yuexiu Park is famous for its beautiful scenery and its large number of historical relics such as the Five-Ram Sculpture, Zhenhai Tower, the site of the Ming Dynasty City Wall, and the Square Cannon Site. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 5: Guangzhou to Kunming. Take flight to Kunming. then transfer to hotel. Includes: (B).

Day 6: Kunming. The Stone Forest is approximately 120 kilometers (or 75 miles) from Kunming along a modern expressway built in recent years. This is considered a national-level scenic resorts in China, and one of the best places in the world to see what is known as karst formations. These are large, limestone pillars, some as tall as 30 m, that have been split and eroded by wind and rain into their present formation. Marine fossils found in the area indicate that this area was under the sea approximately 270 million years ago. Gradual shifting of the earth’s crust pushed this area up, leading to the unique process of erosion that gave us the present-day Stone Forest. Yunnan Minority Village, here tourists can also enjoy some unique Zhuang minority ethnic festivals, such as paying tribute to ancestors, playing grass balls, singing girls and boys matching songs. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 7: Kunming. In the morning, drive to Lijiang, along the way, you will stop by visiting the Yan’s Compound of Bai Minority in Xizhou and the tie-dying in Zhoucheng. Balance day hava a visit to the Square Street of the Lijiang Old Town. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 8: Lijiang to Zhongdian. Drive to Zhongdian, 210 km. On the way visit Tiger Leaping Gorge and the First Bend of Yangtze River. Visit Song Zan Lin monastery built by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th Century. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 9: Kunming to Lhasa. Drive back to Kunming. then transfer to airport, take flight to Lhasa. Includes: (B).

Day 10: Lhasa. After breakfast, visit the highest palace in the world Potala Palace. After lunch, visit Jokhang Temple built in the 7th century, and then go to Barkhor Street. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 11: Lhasa. After breakfast, visit the biggest Buddhist monastery - Drepung Monastery, located 5 km on the slope of Mt Ganpoi Utse in the northwest of Lhasa. In the afternoon, visit Norbu Lingka, literally “Jewel Garden”, the summer palace for the Dalai Lamas and Tibet Museum. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 12: Lhasa to Guilin. Transfer service. Includes: (B).

Day 13: Guilin. Be met from your hotel in the morning, visit Reed Flute Cave, South Pearl Museum, Solitary Beauty Peak, and Fubo Hill, then be transferred back to your hotel. Reed Flute Cave: It is 5 km west of the city center. Here multicolored lighting and fantastic stalactites and stalagmites resemble a set from Journey to the Center of the Earth. Inside, the Crystal Palace of the Dragon King alone can comfortably hold about 1000 people. Solitary Beauty Peak: This 152 m pinnacle is at the center of the town. The climb to the top is steep, but offers good views of the town, Li River and surrounding hills. Fubo Hill: Close to Solitary Beauty Peak, Fubo Hill offers a fine view of the town. Just inside the gate, you can still see a rice pot left over from the temple-it's big enough to cook rice for 1000 people at a time. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 14: Guilin Yangshuo. Full day Li River Cruise to Yangshuo with lunch aboard. Be transferred back to Guilin city and return to Guilin in the afternoon. Li River Cruise: Depart in the morning. Be transferred for a 4.5 hours wonderful cruise. You will enjoy most beautiful mountains, villages and water. Yangshuo: It is a one-thousand-year-old town. You will have a short exploration to the old town. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 15: Guilin. Transfer guests from hotel , then drop off at the airport. Includes: (B).

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Pick-up from and transfer back to your hotel in Beijing and Shanghai
- Air-conditioned car or van
- Admission fee of mentioned attractions
- Meals as listed in itinerary
- English-speaking tour guide
- Domestic flight tickets
- Accommodation fee (accord you choose different rate).

Price Excludes:
- Gratuities to guide and driver
- Personal expense.

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