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China & Thailand Explorient Tour - Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Bangkok, Phuket Vacation

A Private Luxury China & Thailand Tour – Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Bangkok, Phuket

15 Days / 13 Nights – Tour Code (CTP)

Private Tour – Daily departure

Luxury China and Thailand Tour by Explorient


Buckle up and get ready for the trip of a lifetime on this unforgettable 15-day expedition that combines culture, nature and pure exhilaration to Asia’s top spots.

Starting in China, we visit two of its greatest ancient capitals, where you’ll experience first-hand China’s storied past, legendary landmarks and national treasures. Stroll the massive grounds of the awe-inspiring Forbidden City. Trace the footsteps of mankind atop the magnificent Great Wall. Marvel the incredible Terracotta Army that laid beneath the earth for over two thousand years. Admire the intricate architectural masterpiece of Beijing’s Temple of Heaven formerly privy only to the Great Emperor himself. Beijing and Xian never cease to amaze the visitor. Next, embark on time journey to mystical Guilin, where visitors are forever mesmerized by its striking karst towers & tranquil rivers, lush green rice paddies and laid back atmosphere. Here, soak up Mother Nature at her best whilst enjoying the great outdoors hiking, biking and river cruising through some of our planet’s most picturesque landscapes.

Journey south to the “Land of Smiles” starting with Bangkok, a vibrant international city with warm friendly people, dazzling temples and an arsenal of boundless entertainment like nowhere else on Earth — everything from bustling open air night markets to unique dining experiences to heart throbbing nightlife. We continue and conclude this extraordinary journey with a few days of pure indulgence in the beautiful tropical island of Phuket, a world-class beach destination blessed with powdery, palm-fringed white sandy beaches, sparkling island-dotted seas, charmingly hospitable people – all in a fun-filled, laid-back atmosphere for which this island paradise is famous.

From legendary landmarks to exotic cultures. Glittering skyscrapers to rustic farm villages. Mystical karst towers to stunningly beautiful beaches. Your trip of a lifetime awaits.


TOUR OVERVIEW

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Air by Cathay Pacific Airways from the U.S.
  • 13 nights of deluxe accommodations per itinerary
  • Hotel American Breakfasts Daily
  • Other lunches & dinners per itinerary (food only)
  • All Intra-Asia Airfares per itinerary
  • Private Tour: Sightseeing & Transfers provided by private car, driver & Professional English-speaking guides

BEIJING (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at The Regent Beijing
  • 2 full days of private sightseeing including Great Wall at Mutianyu (with cable car ride), Ming Tombs, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tian’anmen Square, and Temple of Heaven.
  • Evening Legends of Kung Fu Show

XIAN (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at The Westin Xian
  • Extensive private sightseeing of Terra Cotta Army excavation site, Yangling Tombs, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Museum, the City Wall and Night Market at Muslim Quarters
  • Tang Dynasty dinner and cultural show

GUILIN (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Shangri-la Guilin
  • Li River Cruise and private sightseeing of Guilin and Yangsuo per itinerary
  • Cormorant Night Fishing Excursion

BANGKOK (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Bangkok Shangri-la | Renaissance Bangkok
  • Private Half Day Bangkok City Tour of the Royal Grand Palace, Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha) and Wat Trimit (Golden Buddha)

PHUKET (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Amatara Resort & Spa (Pavilion) | Katathani Resort (Oceanfront Jr. Suite)
  • Excursion to Phi Phi Island by Speedboat with lunch (join tour, non private)


Elephant Trunk Hill, Guilin Travel Package

Elephant Trunk Hill, Guilin


Terrcotta Museum, Xian - Luxury China Tour

Terra Cotta Warriors, Xian

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Depart North America
Depart USA for Beijing via Cathay Pacific Airways, connecting in Hong Kong

Day 2 Beijing
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for your next 3 nights’ accommodations.

Day 3 Beijing
Today you will visit the spectacular and less crowded Mutianyu section of the Great Wall with Cable Car ride. After lunch, proceed to the Old Quarters of Beijing, also known as the Hutongs, visiting a local family’s residence and the Bell & Drum Towers by rickshaw. This evening, enjoy a Peking Duck dinner followed by an Acrobatics Performance. (B,L,D)

Day 4 Beijing
A full-day tour today visits the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square. (B,L)

Day 5 Beijing/Xian
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival, commence sightseeing of the Yangling Tombs and City Wall before transferring to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a stroll through the Night Markets in Muslim Quarters. (B)

Day 6 Xian
Today’s full day tour includes the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the City Wall and the tomb of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di with its terra cotta army. Tonight enjoy a Tang Dynasty dinner and cultural show. (B,L,D)

Day 7 Xian / Guilin
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, commence brief city sightseeing of Elephant Trunk Hill and Reed Flute Cave as time permits before transferring to your hotel. (B)

Day 8 Guilin
A full-day tour today includes a cruise along the Li River. Enjoy sightseeing of Yangshuo before returning to Guilin in the afternoon. Enjoy an International Buffet Dinner at your hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 9 Guilin / Bangkok
Transfer for your flight to Bangkok, connecting in Hong Kong (or Guangzhou). Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for your next 3 nights’ accommodations. (B)

Day 10 Bangkok
Enjoy a morning tour of the two famous Buddhist temples in Bangkok: Wat Trimit with its Golden Buddha (5½ tons of solid gold); Wat Po, with its massive reclining Buddha. Afterwards, enjoy a visit of ‘Chedi of the Kings’ as well as the Royal Grand Palace including Wat Phra Kaew famous for its Emerald Buddha. (B)

Day 11 Bangkok
Enjoy a full day at leisure to shop and further explore Bangkok on your own. Many optional tours Floating Market, River Kwai, Ayuthaya, Thai Culinary Lesson, etc.) are available upon request. (B)

Day 12 Bangkok / Phuket
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Phuket. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your resort. Enjoy the balance of the afternoon at leisure .(B)

Day 13 Phuket (Phi Phi Islands)
Enjoy an excursion by speedboat to the beautiful Phi Phi Islands for swimming and snorkeling. Visit Phi Phi Lay, Loh Sama with abundant coral and fish and Tonsai Bay. After lunch, visit Phi Phi Don before returning to your resort in the afternoon. (B,L) ****NOTE: tour operates on join (non-private) basis. ****

Day 14 Phuket
Full day free at leisure in paradise. (B)

Day 15 Return Home
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight home, connecting in Hong Kong. (B)

PRICE CHART

2017/18 Price Chart (Prices valid through March 31, 2018)
Daily Departure Land Only SFO/LAX NYC/CHI/BOS Single Supplement
January – March ’17 4,925 5,975 6,075 1,835
April – May* 4,925 6,025 6,125 1,865
June – August 4,825 6,425 6,625 1,775
September – October 4,925 6,025 6,125 1,865
November 4,995 6,095 6,195 1,945
December* – February ’18 4,875 5,975 6,075 1,825
March ’18 4,925 6,025 6,125 1,835
Tour Requires minimum of 2 passengers to operate

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy
  • Price includes all entrance fees, domestic air taxes, hotel taxes & service charges
  • Price excludes personal expenses, beverages, gratuities to guides and drivers
  • For Air & Land Option
    • U.S. & Foreign departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges are not included (Approx. $250 – subject to change)
    • When Trans-Pacific travel takes place on a weekend (Fri-Sun), add $50 per person each direction.
    • *June rates apply for departures between May 24-31 (due to peak season airfares)
    • **A supplement of $400 (SFO/LAX) | $500 (NYC/CHI/BOS) applies for departures between December 10 – 31
    • For add-on fares from eligible connecting U.S. domestic cities, please refer to Connecting Cities chart.
  • Land-only price includes all Intra-Asia Airfares per itinerary
  • Holiday surcharges and blackout dates apply for stays in Thailand during Dec. 20- Jan. 10
  • A visa is required for China. Not included in package. Passport must NOT expire within 6 months from end of trip
  • All flights, hotels and land services are subject to availability at time of reservation

ACCOMMODATIONS

Regent Beijing, Private China Tour

Beijing – The Regent Hotel

Xian Westin Hotel

Xian – The Westin

Guilin Shangri-La Hotel, China Vacation

Guilin – Shangri-La Hotel

Shangri-La Hotel, Luxury Travel Bangkok and Southeast Asia

Bangkok – Shangri-La Hotel

Renaissance Ratchaprasong, Bangkok Vacation

Bangkok – Renaissance Ratchaprasong

Amatara Phuket, Thailand Luxury Beach Vacation

Phuket – Amatara Resort & Spa

Katathani Resort, Luxury Travel Thailand

Phuket – Katathani Beach Resort


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Great Wall at Mutianyu with cable car ride
  • “Legends of Kung Fu” Performance
  • Terra Cotta Army excavation site in Xian
  • Dinner & Cultural Show at Tang Dynasty Theatre
  • Private sightseeing in Guilin and Yangshuo including a Li River Cruise
  • Cormorant Night Fishing Excursion in Guilin
  • Private tour of Royal Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Trimit in Bangkok
  • Excursion to Phi Phi Island by Speedboat

Price Starting From: $5,975


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TESTIMONIALS

“We can’t thank you enough for organizing the most perfect vacation. Our hotels were incredible, the sights were magnificent and our guides were absolutely the best! There is no other way to see China and Thailand. We are so happy we made this trip and again, thank you so much.”

Jim & Cathy Tsacoyeanes - Connecticut

July 2011 (China & Thailand)