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Oriental Jewels, Pandas and Gorges

Oriental Jewels, Pandas and Gorges

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 22 people
Destination(s): China  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Sightseeing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1855 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2031 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Our guide will meet you at the Beijing airport and then transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and get ready for your exciting China tour.

Day 2: Begin to explore Beijing from paying a visit first to the largest and grandest square in the world – Tiananmen Square. As walking through the square, you will come to the magnificent Forbidden City, the biggest palace complex in the world. Then, you will hop on a rickshaw to ride through the narrow alleys for a Hutong Tour, and pay a visit of a local family as well as have the lunch with local neighborhoods. Then go on to appreciate the fantastic Summer Palace, the biggest and best-preserved imperial garden so far. (B+L)

Day 3: The sightseeing today starts from exploring the great Temple of Heaven where emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties had worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvest. Afterwards, you will be guided to the snaking Mutianyu Great Wall, an uncrowded section with comfortable round trip cable car to take and picturesque scenery to enjoy. As for lunch, it will be offered at an elegant restaurant at the foot of the Great Wall. At night, the dinner is arranged to let you taste mouthwatering and authentic Peking Duck. (B+L+D)

Day 4: After breakfast, take a chance to have a close view of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube on the way to Beijing 798 Art Zone where you will be able to touch the unique sense of culture and have lunch on your own. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Xian. Upon your arrival at Xian, your local guide will meet you at airport and then transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is left on your own.
Once was the military-industrial factory complex since early 1950's, Beijing 798 Art Zone has more than 200 art & culture galleries. Meanwhile, it is often compared with New York's Greenwich Village. (B)

Day 5: The highlight of the tour today lies in the world-shaking Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses where you might be shocked by the rows of life-size warriors in order. After a local featured dainty lunch, drive back to the hotel and passing by the Big Wild Goose Pagoda – the sign of ancient Xi'an. Make a stop and choose the best angle to view this "Leaning Tower of China", you will also be amazed by those exquisite architectures and sculptures on the two sides of the square in the front of the pagoda. (B+L)

Day 6: Pay a visit to Xian City Wall (Bicycle Riding on the wall is included) and the Great Mosque. After lunch and a rest, take a flight to Chengdu. After arrival at Chengdu airport, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. (B+L)

Day 7: Head to Chengdu Giant Panda Base which houses much more pandas for Chengdu is the hometown of giant pandas. There is a mini theater in the base showing pandas' process of growth including breeding, feeding and living. Then drink tea with local people at your own expense and experience the daily life of Chengdu citizens. After lunch, take a train to Chongqing and our guide will meet you at Chongqing railway station and then take you to board the Century Sky Cruise. (B+L+D)

Day 8: Sail along the mighty Yangtze River today. The ship will land at Fengdu and it's time for you to have an exciting excursion of the Fengdu Ghost City. (B+L+D)

Day 9: The highlight of today's tour is to have a small wooden boat trip to enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes of Shennong Stream. (B+L+D)

Day 10: After breakfast, you will take a shuttle bus to see the significant project of Three Gorges Dam, which is also the highlight of Yangtze River Cruise. Then our guide will pick you up at the cruise. After lunch and a rest, take a flight to Shanghai in the afternoon. Upon arrival, you will be picked at the Shanghai airport and transferred to the hotel. (B+L)

Day 11: Pay a visit to Shanghai Museum and the Bund which is well-known for the gallery of international architecture. After lunch, head to the Yuyuan Garden, a famous ancient garden and the Yuyuan Market nearby where you will have a chance to see lots of Shanghai handicrafts and exquisite souvenirs displayed on stalls. Afterwards, visit the Tianzifang, a Shanghai-featured alleys full of diverse styles of shops and crafts. (B+L)

Day 12: Get to the airport and board your homeward flight by yourself. (B)

Airfare is included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Admission fees: to sightseeing spots and activities specified
- Meals: as specified above
- Tour guides: excellent private English-speaking guide
- Accommodations: hotels based on double/single occupancy as specified
- Transfers: domestic flights and land transfer with drivers as specified
- Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour
- Government taxes and fees.

Price Excludes:
- International airfares: including flights to/from China
- China visa fees
- Tips to guides and drivers and any expense of personal nature.

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