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Scenic China Explorient - Beijing Chengdu Guilin Xian Shanghai Package

A Private China Tour – Beijing, Xian, Lijiang, Chengdu, Guilin, Shanghai

16 Days / 14 Nights – Tour Code (CSP)

Daily departure

Luxury China Tour featuring Lijiang, Chengdu and Guilin


This meticulously crafted itinerary is specially designed for the nature lover, boasting an enchanting journey to several of China’s most beautiful destinations.

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.

Then, journey southwest bound and touchdown in one of China’s most scenic and cultural towns — Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an ancient city in Yunnan Province hidden amid towering mountain ranges built in the Song and early Yuan Dynasties. Revered by locals and foreigners alike for centuries, Lijiang comprises of a labyrinth of cobbled streets and tiny alleyways beautifully complemented by tranquil, Koi-filled waterways, peaceful willow trees, and vibrant red lanterns. Lined with small shops, restaurants and local residences, you will find exploring the Old City a relaxing yet, fascinating experience like nowhere else on Earth. Climb (by cable car) the breathtaking Yulong Snow Mountain, visit a mountain top Tibetan Monastery, and take a stroll through one of the many rural Naxi Minority Tribal villages in the region. Lijiang delights the visitor in just about every way.

Next proceed to Chengdu, renowned for its Panda Research & Breeding Center where significant 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, there are roughly 100 Giant Pandas where visitors are rewarded by a glimpse of the day in a life of these amazing animals that were once at the brink of extinction. We visit the spectacular Mt. Qincheng known for its Taoist Temples and the Dujiang Weir, the world’s oldest and still operational irrigation system built over 2,300 years ago. 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 tantilizing Sichuan cuisine!

Continue our journey southward for Guilin. There will be nothing short of bewilderment as your flight makes its final descend upon this mystical land called Guilin. Its stunning landscape of karst mountains and tranquil rivers has for centuries mesmerized poets, artists and visitors alike from around the globe. Here, embark on a riverboat journey along the majestic Li River. Explore the beautiful countryside by bicycle amid lush rice paddies, quaint villages and free roaming water-buffalos. Trek the spectacular Moon Hill and treat yourself to a spectacular panorama of Mother Nature at her finest. After a couple of days of total relaxation, we end this incredible trip in Shanghai, a World City of glam & sophistication, fantastic shopping and a futuristic skyline that has the world at your fingertips.

From ancient landmarks to beautiful natural sceneries, from bustling metropolises to tranquil countrysides — they’re all here. Get ready for your trip of a lifetime!


TOUR OVERVIEW

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip air from the U.S. via Cathay Pacific Airways
  • All domestic flights within China
  • 14 nights deluxe accommodations per itinerary
  • Hotel American Breakfasts Daily
  • Other meals as specified per itinerary
  • 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 the Great Wall at Mutianyu with Cable car ride, Ming Tombs, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tian’anmen Square, and the Temple of Heaven.
  • 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, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the City Wall
  • Evening Tang Dynasty Dinner and Cultural Performance

LIJIANG (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Crowne Plaza Lijiang
  • Extensive private Sightseeing of the Old Town, Black Dragon Pool, Baisha Town and the spectacular Yulong Snow Mountain

CHENGDU (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at St. Regis Chengdu
  • Full day private sightseeing of Panda Research & Breeding Center and Dujiangyan Irrigation System

GUILIN (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Shangri-la Guilin
  • Hotel American Breakfasts Daily
  • Private half-day city tour and full-day Li River excursion

SHANGHAI (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Swissotel Grand Shanghai
  • Full day private sightseeing including the Bund, Old Town & its Garden, Tianzifang Art District, Shanghai Museum & Shanghai Urban Planning & Exhibition Center.

 


Yunnan Province, China Luxury Tour

Road to Lijiang, Yunnan Province


Guilin Countryside, Private Tour China

Grazing Cows in Guilin

TOUR ITINERARY

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

Day 2 Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3 Beijing
Today you will visit the spectacular Mutianyu section of the Great Wall with Cable Car ride. After lunch at a local restaurant, return to Beijing City and enjoy a tour of its Old Quarters (Hutongs) by rickshaw visiting a local family residence, Bell & Drum Tower. This evening, enjoy a Peking Duck Dinner followed by the Legends of Kung Fu Show. (B,L,D)

Day 4 Beijing
A full day city tour 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, be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)

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

Day 7 Xian / Lijiang
Enjoy a morning tour of the City Wall & Yangling Tombs. Transfer to the airport for your afternoon flight to Lijiang. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)

Day 8 Lijiang
This morning, enjoy a visit to the Black Dragon Pond followed by a walking tour of UNESCO Old Town with lunch at a local restaurant. (B,L)

Day 9 Lijiang
Full day excursion to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain with cable car to the Yak Level (weather permitting) followed by a visit to a Naxi Minority Village. Includes lunch at a local restaurant. (B,L)

Note: Cable car to Yunshan level (spruce tree level) will be provided if weather condition is poor.

Day 10 Lijiang / Chengdu
Morning flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival, commence sightseeing of Panda Breeding & Research Center 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 / Guilin
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, commence brief sightseeing of the city before transferring to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a Cormorant Fishing Show followed by dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 13 Guiliin / Yangshuo / Guilin
A full day tour today features a boat cruise on the picturesque Li River. Enjoy sightseeing of Yangshuo’s beautiful countryside before returning to Guilin in the afternoon. (B,L)

Day 14 Guilin / Shanghai
Transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at your leisure. (B)

Day 15 Shanghai
A full day tour takes you to Shanghai’s Old Town and its Yu Garden, Urban Planning Exhibition Center, Shanghai Museum, Art District of Tianzifang. Enjoy a Chinese or Western Lunch at one of the Bund’s exclusive restaurants. This evening, enjoy a breathtaking Shanghai Acrobatics Performance. (B,L)

Day 16 Depart Shanghai
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight home. (B)

 

PRICE CHART

2017/18 Air and Land Price Chart (Prices valid thru March 31, 2018)
Daily Departures Land Only SFO/LAX NYC/CHI/BOS Single Supplement
January – February ’17 5,995 7,025 7,125 1,835
March 6,025 7,075 7,175 1,895
April – May* 6,095 7,145 7,245 1,945
June – August 6,025 7,525 7,725 1,875
September – November 6,175 7,225 7,325 2,025
December** 6,025 7,045 7,145 1,845
January – February ’18 6,025 7,045 7,145 1,845
March ’18 6,025 7,075 7,175 1,875
Tour requires a 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. $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)
    • **A supplement of $400 (SFO/LAX) | $500 (NYC/CHI) 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 China Domestic Airfares
  • China visa required for entry. 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

The Regent, Beijing Vacation

Beijing – The Regent Hotel

Xian Westin Hotel

Xian – The Westin

Crowne Plaza Lijiang, Luxury China Vacation

Lijiang – Crowne Plaza Hotel

St. Regis, Chengdu and Panda Reserve Travel Package

Chengdu St. Regis

Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin Vacation China

Guilin – Shangri-La Hotel

Swissotel Shanghai, Travel Package China

Shanghai – Swissotel


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Great Wall at Mutianyu with cable car ride
  • Hutong Tour by rickshaw with visit to a local family’s residence
  • Tour of Xian’s remarkable Terracotta Museum
  • Excursion to the Yulong (Jade Dragon) Snow Mountain with visit to a typical Tibetan Monastery
  • Full Day boat cruise on the picturesque Li River
  • Tour of Chengdu’s Panda Research & Breeding Center

Price Starting From: $6,815


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TESTIMONIALS

“Your agency created a marvelous trip for us….It is so good to know that your agency will arrange the perfect trip when the time comes….Thank you for your integrity and compassion”

J. Sandra Lashway - Massachusetts

September 1998 (China)