Bayon Temple Cambodia

China Wonders & Angkor Wat

TICN07: 11 Days Private Tour of Beijing - Xian - Guangzhou - Siem Reap
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
From $2289 per person Free Inquiry
Forbidden City, BeijingOur clients at the Great WallOur client at the Terracotta Warriors Museum, XianYexiu Park, GuangzhouBayon Temple, Siem ReapBanteay Srei Temple, Siem Reap
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Once you arrive at the airport, our guide will be waiting for you outside the arrival hall, holding a welcome sign with your name on it. Then our guide and driver will drive you to the well selected hotel and help you with the check-in procedures. You can have a good rest in the hotel if you need to recover from the jet-leg. Or you can seize the chance to explore the capital city on your own. Near the hotels, there are some Chinese restaurants, where you can have meals by yourself.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing
Day 2 Beijing
Forbidden City, Beijing
Forbidden City, Beijing
Your private tour starts with the Tian'anmen Square, the heart of the capital city. Near the square, you will access to the Forbidden City, the renowned imperial palace for 24 emperors in Ming and Qing dynasties. Wandering inside, you will get a close touch to the palace, and there you can learn about the royal family's life. Towards noon, we prepare you an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) in a popular restaurant, where you can taste the authentic-flavor local dishes.

After the short rest, you will head to the Temple of Heaven. It used to be the imperial praying place in Ming and Qing dynasties. Emperors usually worshiped the heaven and prayed for a good harvest for his people. The echoing wall inside the temple is quite interesting, you should not miss it.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, Olympic Bird's Nest. (B)
Our clients at the Great Wall
Our clients at the Great Wall
Our first stop today goes to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall with the round-trip cable car included in our tour. As one of the world wonders, Great Wall is a must-see in Beijing, and the Mutianyu section is the most picturesque part. Ascending the wall, you will be stunned by the majestic view. Lunch is not included today, but our guide will offer you some suggestions upon your request.

Making our way back to downtown area, we will pass by the Bird Nest (National Stadium). You can view its appearance from afar, and it is a perfect distance to take a photo of it. The last destination is a famous local market, where you can walk around and relax yourself. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing
Day 4 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, Hutong tour. High speed train to Xian. Railway station-hotel transfer. (B)
In the morning, we will first visit the Summer Palace, a famous classic garden with enchanting natural scenery and grand architecture. You should not miss the corridor gallery, where you can see a lot of traditional Chinese painting on the walls, pillars and roofs. Afterwards, we will explore the old Hutongs, which is the best place to get close touch with local people's life. Furthermore, it would be a life-time experience to take a rickshaw shuttling in these narrow alleys. Your private tour in Beijing concludes, board a high-speed train to ancient city, Xian. Our guide will pick you up outside the railway station and escort you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Xi'an Big Goose Pagoda
Day 5 Xian
Terracotta Warriors Museum, Provincial History Museum, City Wall. (B)
Our client at the Terracotta Warriors Museum, Xian
Our client at the Terracotta Warriors Museum, Xian
Xian stunned the world in 1974, since the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Army was discovered and excavated. Your first visit in Xian goes to the museum directly. Inside the museum, a number of life-size pottery warriors are arrayed in the pit, with horses, chariots and weapons for accompany. If you are observant enough, you will notice that every soldier wears different looks. Lunch is on your own arrangements.

Afterwards, we will drive to the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, where you can learn more about Chinese history and culture. We then head to the more than 600-year-old City Wall. The wall used to be the military defense in war time, strongly fortified, so it is still well preserved. Cycling on the wall would be a cool experience, and you can rent a bike on your own. We will transfer you back to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Xi'an Big Goose Pagoda
Day 6 Xian - Guangzhou
Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, A local family visit with lunch. Fly to Guangzhou. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
After breakfast, we will go to the Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda. It is a Buddhist pagoda from Tang Dynasty, with a history over 1,300 years. You can take a relaxing walk around the scenic area or you can try the bell striking to prying for blessing to your families. Then you will pay a visit to a local family in Xian and have lunch there. The hostess is good at cooking, and she will serve you an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at her house. If you are interested, we can arrange you a cooking class there. After lunch, you will board a flight to Guangzhou. Our guide will meet you on time in the airport, and then transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch
Accommodation: Ocean Hotel
Day 7 Guangzhou
Dr. Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall, Yuexiu Park, Temple of Six Banyan Trees, Qingping Market, Shamian Island. (B+L)
Yexiu Park, Guangzhou
Yexiu Park, Guangzhou
You will have a full day guided tour in downtown Guangzhou today. First, we will visit Dr. Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall which was built in remembrance of the Chinese revolutionist Dr. Sun Yat-sen. The octagonal palatial architecture which covers an area of 4000 square meters is one of the most representative buildings in Guangzhou. Then have a leisurely walk through the biggest park of the city - Yuexiu Park, where you will not only enjoy the graceful natural landscape, seeing variety of plants, but also find many historical vestiges and cultural relics. Guangzhou is sometimes called "Five Goats City", thus the Five-Ram Statue in Yuexiu Park is regarded as the city's symbol.

Continue to visit the Temple of Six Banyan Trees, the Qingping Market and Shamian Island in the afternoon. Shamian Island was once the concession area of Britain and France thus there is much western architecture here. And now, the Consulate of Poland, Germany, the United States and Czech Republic etc. are still located here, which make it a popular place to visit by all travelers.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Ocean Hotel
Day 8 Guangzhou - Siem Reap
Fly to Siem Reap. Airport-hotel transfer. (B)
Today, you will proceed to visit Siem Reap of Cambodia, which is famous for the grandiose Angkor Wat. Based on the flight schedule, our Guangzhou guide will pick you up at the hotel at the appointed time and transfer you to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, our private guide in Siem Reap will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel we have booked. You will be free after checking in at the hotel with the assistance of the guide. If time allows, we suggest you stroll around the old town where there are lots of stores, restaurants and bars. It is easy for you to take a Tuk Tuk from the hotel which takes only about 10 minutes to get to the old town.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel
Day 9 Siem Reap
Sunrise over Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Elephant Terrace, Terrace of the Leper King, Ta Prohm, Bakheng Temple, Apsara Dinner Show. (B+L+D)
Bayon Temple, Siem Reap
Bayon Temple, Siem Reap
If weather permits, we can start the day in the early morning by viewing the haunting spectacle of Angkor Wat lit by the golden light of sunrise. Return to the hotel to have breakfast. Then proceed to Angkor Thom's imposing South Gate, topped with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. We will focus on visiting the Bayon Temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Bayon Temple is at the heart of Angkor Thom, and it has 49 impressive pagodas as its highlights. The most distinctive feature of the temple is the four-faced Buddha carving on the tower. The reliefs on the wall are also amazing and worth your time for appreciation. They tell the religious and mythical stories and also of the wars and ordinary people's lives. The remarkable Elephant Terrace still retains some of its original glory. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Stop to explore the jungle-entwined temple, Ta Prohm. After that you will reach the Bakheng Temple to enjoy the splendid sunset if weather permits. Then we conclude this day by enjoying the Apsara Dinner Show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel
Day 10 Siem Reap
Preah Khan, Banteay Srei Temple, pass by local villages, return to the ancient capital of King Indravarman I, stop at Orphanage school. (B+L)
Banteay Srei Temple, Siem Reap
Banteay Srei Temple, Siem Reap
Today we will visit Preah Khan (Sacred Sword): one of Angkor's largest temples, constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII. We then drive to visit Banteay Srei Temple, one of the three palaces of Angkor Wat. On the way to the Banteay Srei Temple, you will also have stopovers at some villages to observe the local people's lifestyle. Unlike the massive Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei Temple is on small scale but really delicate. You may see the exquisite carvings everywhere and the most distinctive feature of this temple is its pink sandstone, which makes it very beautiful. Visitors are fascinated with its very exquisite inscriptions and carvings. We suggest you a lunch stop at Bong Thom home stay (reservation is needed) or at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, return to the ancient capital of King Indravarman I (877–889), now referred to as the Rolous Group and known as the birthplace of classical Khmer art and architecture. If time allowed, have a stop at Orphanage school nearby for a short visit. Drive back to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel
Day 11 Departure from Siem Reap
Khmer Village, boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake. Drive to airport & see you off. A nice journey home! (B+L)
As an escape from the hitherto concentration on temples, today you will have a relaxing and enjoyable time at the local village and the Tonle Sap Lake. In the morning, we will first visit the Khmer Village to enjoy the rice field scenery. Then we take a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake and visit the floating village to observe the local people's life. Tonle Sap Lake is the biggest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Generations of fishermen are living there. They built school, market, hospital and houses on the lake and it is the lake of life. After lunch, we will transfer you to the airport and see you off on your flight to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
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Year Round$2559 $2303$2289 $2060
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • One high-speed train (second class seat): Beijing - Xian
  • Two flight (economy class seat): Xian - Guangzhou - Siem Reap
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Service of English speaking guides as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Price Excludes
  • International flight into Beijing and out Siem Reap
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • China and Combodia Visa fees
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