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  • Go on an exclusive tour of the Forbidden City
  • Visit a less-crowded section of the Great Wall
  • Travel to Xi'an, see the famous Terracotta Army
  • See the Avatar mountains of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Book with us and get the chance to visit some of the major historic and natural sights of China during this 2-week, private tour of China. Start with a city tour of Shanghai, followed by a 4-hour Li River cruise. See cuddly pandas in Chengdu. Trvael to Xi'an and see the famous Terracotta Army that has been standing for more than 2,000 years now. Also visit the Xi'an City Wall, one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls.

Go on an Avatar Mountain day tour in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park before heading for Beijing, where you will go on an exclusive Tian’anmen Square and Forbidden City day tour. Visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall on the second-last day of the trip.

End your China tour within the vaunted walls of the Summer Palace, a vast ensemble of palaces, lakes and landscape gardens. For more details about this guided tour, please go through the itinerary below.
Hotel
Meet your guide at the airport and drive to the hotel. Check in at the hotel and take rest. You are free for the rest of the day. In case you want to explore Shanghai, you can do so on your own.
5 Star Hotel at Shangri La Hotel Guilin
Start your Shanghai city tour from the Oriental Pearl Tower. See China's biggest city and a global financial hub from nearly 500m up. Enjoy your traditional Chinese lunch in one of the restaurants in the Old City of Shanghai. Take a relaxing walk to the ancient Yuyuan Garden, followed by a visit to the Bund, a must-see colonial-era waterfront area.

Catch an evening flight from Shanghai to Guilin. Meet your Guilin tour guide in the arrivals hall, ready and on time. A comfortable private car and an experienced driver will take you to your hotel in Guilin.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel
Drive to the Zhujiang Pier for a 4-hour Li River cruise (lunch will be served on board). Savour the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. Disembark from the boat and check in at your hotel in Yangshuo. Go out on a walk along the famous West Street if you want to.

The optional activity you can book today is Impression Sanjie Liu, a spectacular, 1-hour performance that starts at around 20:00 ( the time varies according to seasons).
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel
Say goodbye to Guilin and drive to the airport for a 2.5-hour flight to Chengdu. Meet your Chengdu tour guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel. You have the option to go out and watch Sichuanese opera tonight.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hotel
Visit either the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Center or to Dujiangyan Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Center. Please note that both these centres have a strict no panda holding policy.

If you want to visit a panda holding project, you have the option of travelling to the Dujiangyan Center. The centre charges visitors CNY1800 per person, upon paying which you will be allowed in. Inside the centre, you can sit close to pandas, touch and hold them and even take photos/videos if you want to.

Drive back to downtown Chengdu to visit the thatch cottage of Du Fu, a Tang Dynasty poet widely regarded as among the greatest in Chinese literature. Walk down Jinli Old Street and enjoy seeing its unique architectural style that goes back to the days of the Qing Dynasty. Return to your hotel after that.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel
Drive to the airport after breakfast and catch the 1.5-hour flight to Xi'an. Visit the Hanyang Mausoleum, Shanxi History Museum and the Muslim Quarter before driving to your hotel.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hotel
Go on a hike in Mount Huashan, one of the most dangerous mountain in the world among those that are routinely frequented by hikers. Drive back to your hotel in Xi’an after the hike.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hotel
See the Terracotta Army, which have been standing for over 2,000 years now and are widely regarded as one of the world’s most important archaeological finds of recent times. Enjoy your lunch and drive back to downtown Xi'an to visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda.

Continue your journey to the Xian City Wall, one of the oldest and best-preserved Chinese city walls. We will drop you off at the airport for your flight to Zhangjiajie after that. Meet your Zhangjiajie tour guide in the arrivals hall and drive to the hotel.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
5 Star Hotel
Have breakfast in your hotel and transfer to the Tianmen Mountain Cable Car Station. Take the cable car up to the mountain (25 minutes). Transfer to Wulingyuan Town and check in at the hotel. Book any of the following optional shows to make the most of your stay here:

1. Tianmen Fox Lady Show ( Downtown Zhangjiajie)
2. Charming Western Hunan Cultural Show (Wulingyuan)
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel
Transfer to Wulingyuan. Take a mini train to the Ten-mile Natural Gallery in the morning before taking the Bailong Elevator up a mountain in Yuanjiajie. Your other destinations of the day include Tianzi Mountain, Yangjiajie, West Sea etc.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel
Travel to Baofeng Lake, a freshwater lake in the Wulingyuan Scenic Area near Zhangjiajie. Enjoy the beautiful scenery before transferring to the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge. Transferred to Zhangjiajie Airport after this and take a flight to Beijing.

Meet your tour guide upon reaching the Chinese capital meet your tour guide. Transfer to the hotel and check in.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel
Visit Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City in the morning and have lunch in a local restaurant after you are done exploring the places. Our tour guide will buy the tickets in advance for you, so that you won’t waste any time standing in a queue and won’t need to worry about whether or not you can get in.

Hop on a rickshaw and start exploring the beating heart of Beijing: the hutongs (old alleyways). Follow this up by spending some quality time with a local family in a hutong and learning more about their culture.

If you are interested in learning about the facial masks used by actors of Peking Opera, Chinese calligraphy or paper-cutting, we can make a reservation for you. Please note that each activity takes about 40 minutes and costs between USD5 to USD18.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel
Visit the Temple of Heaven, where Chinese emperors used to worship, in the morning. Weather-permitting, you’ll see locals doing tai chi, making calligraphy and playing traditional instruments at the temple. Join them if you want to learn more about Chinese culture.

Head for the the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall (2.5 hours’ drive from downtown Beijing) next. This is a less-crowded section of the wall where a cable car takes you up to a good spot. Enjoy walking walk along the wall.

Return to the starting point after 2 hours by cable car, foot or by tobogganing down, the last of which is the most popular option among the visitors. If you think two hours is not enough, please inform us in advance so that we can make arrangements for you to explore more of the monument (own expense).
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
Visit the Summer Palace after breakfast. See the long gallery, which is home to over 8,000 paintings. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
what’s included
  • Shared accommodation as per the itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Domestic flight or high-speed train tickets as per the itinerary. All transport, including pickup transfer
  • Entrance fees to destinations mentioned on the itinerary
  • Meals (Chinese food only) as per the itinerary
  • Service charge, luggage transfer, insurance and tax
what's excluded
  • International air/train tickets
  • Tips to your tour guide and driver (on your own discretion)
  • Expenses that are personal in nature
  • Optional tours, meals, activities and services
  • Anything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 14 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 1 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Shanghai, China
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