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China & Tibet Explorient Tour Package

A Private Tour of China & Tibet – Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Chengdu, Shanghai

15 Days / 13 Nights – Tour Code (CTE)

Private Tour – Daily departure

Portala Palace, Luxury Tibet Tour


Our China and Tibet Explorient tour boasts 15 unforgettable days of sensory overload, offering the visitor a myriad of China’s unique faces: from distinctive cultures to awe-inspiring landmarks to sensational cuisines – all in the comfort of luxury accommodations and Explorient’s signature private service.

Your introduction to China begins with 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.

In a flash, travel back in time to Lhasa, the heartland of Tibet and home of the imposing Potala Palace. At 12,000 ft above sea level, Lhasa offers a rare glimpse into this sacred land that rewards the visitor with its idyllic mountain sceneries, fascinating, even bizarre Tibetan culture, and remarkable monasteries to which thousands of Tibetan pilgrims embark months-long expeditions from near and far. We continue our journey to the charming city of Chengdu, renowned for its Giant Pandas, laid-back atmosphere and exceptional Sichuan cuisine. Visit the Panda Breeding & Research Center where monumental strides have been made toward the conservation of the endangered Giant Panda species since its inception in 1987 when six of these gentle giants were rescued from the wild. Today, you’ll have a chance to observe roughly one hundred of these amazing animals that were once at the brink of extinction. Awarded the City of Gastronomy by UNESCO, Chengdu is home to a plethora of culinary delights – so be sure to bring your appetite for some tantalizing Sichuan cuisine!

Last but not least, we fast-forward our time journey by touching down upon Shanghai, one of the world’s most exhilarating International City where East meets West, the Modern fuses with the Traditional, and the visitor has virtually the world at their fingertips. From legendary landmarks to breathtaking sceneries, bustling metropolises to thousand-year old villages, modern cosmopolitan life to timeless traditions. They’re all here. Get ready for your trip of the lifetime!


TOUR OVERVIEW

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip air from the U.S. via Cathay Pacific Airways
  • All domestic flights within China
  • 13 nights deluxe accommodations per itinerary
  • Hotel American Breakfasts Daily
  • Other meals as specified per itinerary (food only)
  • Private Tour: Sightseeing & Transfers by private car, driver and Professional guides

BEIJING (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at The Regent Beijing
  • 2 full days of private sightseeing including Great Wall at Mutianyue (with cable car ride), Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tian’anmen Square, Temple of Heaven and Hutongs by Rickshaw
  • Evening “Legends of Kung Fu” Performance

XIAN (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at The Westin Xian
  • Full day private sightseeing including the Terra Cotta Army excavation site, City Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the City Wall
  • Evening tour of Night Markets at Muslim Quarters
  • Tang Dynasty dinner and cultural show

LHASA (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at the Shangri-La Lhasa
  • 2 full days of extensive private sightseeing including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Square and Summer Palace.

CHENGDU (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at St. Regis Chengdu
  • Private sightseeing of Panda Research & Breeding Center & Sanxingdui Museum

SHANGHAI (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Swissotel Grand Shanghai
  • Full day private sightseeing including the Bund, Old Town & its Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum and Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center & Tianzifang Art District
  • Evening Acrobatics Performance


Great Wall, Private tour Beijing

The Great Wall, Beijing


Terracotta Warriors, Xian China Luxury Vacation

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, after clearing immigration and customs, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3. Beijing
Today you will visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu (with cable car ride) followed by the Ming Tombs with lunch at a local restaurant. This evening, enjoy a Peking Duck Dinner followed by a “Legends of Kung Fu” 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. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. (B,L)

Day 5. Beijing / Xian
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival, commence sightseeing of Yangling Museum & City Wall before transferring to your hotel. (B)

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

Day 7 Xian / Lhasa
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure to relax adjust yourself to the high altitude (12,000 ft. above sea level). (B,D)

Day 8. Lhasa
Full day sightseeing includes the Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Square and the Summer Palace. (B,L,D)

Day 9. Lhasa
Today’s tour includes the Portala Palace, former home of the Dalai Lama and a typical Tibetan Monastery. (B,L,D)

Day 10. Lhasa / Chengdu
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival, commence sightseeing of Panda Research & Breeding Center (time permitting) before transferring to your hotel. This evening, enjoy an International Buffet Dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 11. Chengdu
Enjoy an excursion to the site of Sanxingdui, located in the city of Guanghan, 40 km from Chengdu, Sichuan Province, is recognized as one of the most important ancient remains in the world for its vast size, lengthy period and enriched cultural contents. The site is believed to be an ancient Chinese city dating back 1,000 to 2,000 B.C. Return to Chengdu in the afternoon with a stroll along the quaint walking streets of Jin Li lined with tea houses, restaurants and small shops. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. (B,L)

Day 12. Chengdu / Shanghai
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 13 Shanghai
A full-day tour takes you to Shanghai’s old town, Yu Yuan Garden, the Bund, Shanghai Museum and Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center. Tonight, enjoy a Shanghai Acrobatic Show after dinner at a local restaurant . (B,L,D)

Day 14 Shanghai
Full day free at leisure to relax, shop and explore the vibrant city of Shanghai on your own. (B)

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

 

 

PRICE CHART

2017 Air and Land Price Chart (Tour operates in April – November)
Daily Departure Land Only SFO/LAX NYC/CHI/BOS Single Supplement
April – May* 6,425 7,475 7,575 2,125
June – August 6,375 7,845 8,045 2,185
September – October 6,425 7,475 7,575 2,255
November 6,425 7,475 7,575 2,255
Tour Requires minimum of 2 passengers to operate


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy
  • Price includes all entrance fees, Tibet Entry Permit , hotel taxes & service charges, domestic air taxes
  • Entry to Tibet is subject to government restrictions/closure and can be changed with short or no notice, affecting tour availability.
  • 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. $180 – 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)
    • For add-on fares from eligible connecting U.S. domestic cities, please refer to Connecting Cities chart.
  • Land-only price includes China Domestic Airfares
  • A visa is required for China. NOT included in package. Passport must be valid at least 6 months from date of trip return
  • All flights, hotels and land services are subject to availability at time of reservation

 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Regent Beijing, China Luxury Travel

Beijing – The Regent Hotel

Xian Westin Hotel

Xian – The Westin

St. Regis, Chengdu Luxury Travel Package

Chengdu St. Regis

 Shangri-la Lhasa, Luxury Tibet Tour

Lhasa – Shangri-La Hotel

Swissotel, Shanghai luxury tour

Shanghai – Swissotel Grand

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
  • Tour of Potala Palace & Jokhang Temple in Lhasa
  • Visit to Chengdu’s Panda Research & Breeding Center
  • Evening Shanghai Acrobatics Performance

Price Starting From: $7,285


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TESTIMONIALS

“All arrangements made by Explorient were flawlessly executed. Rest Assured, our next visit to Asia will be handled by you and your fine organization.”

Plymale Family -- Maryland

December 2006 (China)