11 Days Small Group of Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Chengdu

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SG15: 11 Days Small Group Tour to Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Chengdu
Tour Type: Small Group of 1-18 persons, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned, licensed limousine
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights - the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, Giant Pandas
  • Cruise on the meandering Li River & admire the essence of Guilin landscape
  • Have a once in a life chance to get close to the incredibly cute treasure - Pandas
  • Walk into a local Chinese family, interact & dine with the hosts in their home
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Once you reclaim your luggage and clear the customs, you will find our local guide welcoming you at the arrival hall of the airport. On the way to the hotel, your guide will give you a general overview about our capital city. You can fill in the rest of the day having a good rest or walking around on your own.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 2 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven, Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
Tian'anmen Square
Photo offered by our clients Mr. Barry David Nichols & Ms. Janet Laura Nichols
This morning will be spent in the heart of Beijing. We will first transfer you to Tiananmen Square. From there you could walk through the Golden Water Bridge directly to the Forbidden City. With the marvelous structural layout, exquisite decorations and valuable treasures, the imperial Forbidden City attracts travelers all over the world. 

Around noon, we will arrange a rich a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) for you at a decent local restaurant. 

Then continue to the Temple of Heaven, the royal temple for sacrifice in ancient time, nowadays, it is not only a tourist spot, but also a beautiful and large park for local people spending their leisure time, especially for those who have been retried to find amusement here. In the evening, a lively Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre is scheduled for you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch  
Day 3 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Toasting on the Great Wall
Great Wall is one of the greatest architecture projects in human history. The perfectly preserved section is Badaling, which is located 60 kilometers at the northwest of the city. This morning we will transfer you to climb the Great Wall and go to a jade factory later. 

As it is in the mountain area, the meals offered by restaurants nearby are not good and worthy to eat. In this case, we suggest you have a hearty breakfast at the hotel this morning and then have some fast food for lunch at noon by yourself. 

In the afternoon, we will head to the Sacred Way. You will walk trough the most interesting part of the Sacred Way along with many vivid animals and human stone figures. At the end of the day trip, we will transfer by the Olympic National Stadium for you to see the big Bird's Nest at a distance.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, A la carte lunch, Hutong visit. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
After finishing the check-out process, you will be escorted to visit the Summer Palace, which used to be the summer resort for royal families and emperors to deal with the various issues and have fun here during the hottest days of the year. Then go to a pearl store.
 
Followed is an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a good local restaurant. 

We will take you to the old Hutong area, where there are narrow alleys lined with ancient style residential houses, to get a taste of the traditional features of the city. Then you will go on to the next destination Xian by taking an afternoon flight. The local guide will await you on time at the airport and then accompany you to check in the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch  
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 5 Xian
Terracotta Warriors, A local family visit, Home-cooked lunch, Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling dinner. (B+L+D)
Bike riding on the City Wall
It is a full and interesting day. We will take you out of downtown to see the Terracotta Army, which is a huge project of three bury pits built by Emperor Qinshihuang, the first emperor who united the nation in ancient times. The life-sized terracotta army well represents his ambition even to be realized in the nether world. A pottery-making factory is arranged later. 

Then move to a local family. The elaborately prepared a la carte dishes (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) coupled with the hosts' cordial hospitality make your lunch a rememberable experience. Especially, learning Chinese dishes cooking recipes with the host would be a unique experience for your escorted China tour. 

After the family visit, you will proceed to the Xian Museum and then visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, an ancient Buddhist stupa with unique structure and elegant appearance. Tonight an exceptional performance is waiting for your attendance. It is the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show of exceeding sweetness displaying the prosperity of the culture in the Tang Dynasty. Before the show, you will have a Dumpling dinner.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner
 Friendly Tips

Clients visiting in December, January, February and March will arrange the dinner and evening activity on their own for this day, since the theater will not be open at that time.
Day 6 Xian
City Wall, Provincial History Museum, A la carte lunch, Great Mosque, Free time at the Muslim Bazzar. (B+L)
Learning to cook Chinese dishes
This morning, you will climb up the ancient City Wall. Compassing the old city with a circuit of 13,700 meters, the square city wall is as thicker as 14 meters, so visitors may rent a bicycle and take a ride on the wall. After that, our guide will lead you to the treasure house of northwest China, the Provincial History Museum, which collects a large number of rare historical relics illustrating the achievements of different eras. 

You will have a gratifying a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a fine local eatery.
 
A visit to the Great Mosque is scheduled for you in the afternoon. You can have some free time strolling along the nearby bustling Muslim street.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch 
Day 7 Xian - Guilin
Fly to Guilin. Airport-hotel transfer. Reed Flute Cave. (B)
Set off to Guilin by a morning flight, meet the local guide and get to the hotel. You will have lunch by yourself. The local guide will offer you some suggestions upon request. 

After that, you will be transferred to visit the Reed Flute Cave. Reputed as the 'Natural Art Palace', the Reed Flute Cave is mainly made up of stalactites, stalagmites, and stone pillars, which were naturally formed in different shapes and poses. Shined in different colors of lights, the cave is like a fairyland.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 8 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, Countryside trip. Yangshuo-Guilin transfer. Elephant Trunk Hill. (B+L)
Our clients on Li River cruise
Your trip will never be complete if you come to Guilin but do not take a Li River cruise. Usually Li River refers to the section from Guilin to Yangshuo, which is also the best and the most splendid part. Our guide will also show you some famous spots that Li River boasts during the about four hours' journey. 

Here we would like to remind you the lunch on the cruise is not that good. It is the simple box lunch, but we have no other choice since it is provided by the cruise company. We can only say it is edible but far from delicious. We suggest you have a big breakfast at the hotel this morning. 

When the cruise arrives at Yangshuo, we will drive you to the countryside area to visit rural sceneries, along with a local peasant's home. Now it is time for us to get back to Guilin. Before transferring you back to the hotel, we will take you to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill. You don't need to climb up the hill. It is just like a park, but deserves a visit. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Guilin - Chengdu
Fly to Chengdu. Airport-hotel transfer. Free time in the afternoon. (B)
A morning flight will take you to Chengdu today. When you arrive, our guide will greet you at Chengdu airport and escort you to check in at the hotel. With all kinds of rich resources, Chengdu enjoys the reputation of being a 'Heavenly Land of Plenty'. And now Chengdu has become an ideal city for many young graduates. They would rather work and live here than go to big cities like Beijing and Shanghai. Therefore, we would leave you free to know a bit about this city on your own in the afternoon.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza
Day 10 Chengdu
Giant Panda Breeding Base, Jinsha Site Museum, Broad and Narrow Alleys. (B)
Giant pandas
We all know that Chengdu is the home of pandas, so the first stop today is surely about pandas. Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is not far from the city center, about half an hour's journey. But you still need to get up early today if you want to see pandas at their best. Usually the keepers will feed pandas at about 08:00 to 09:00. At this time, all pandas will come out to wait, and then they begin to eat and play. At about 11:00 pandas are full and most of them go to sleep. So according to our experiences the best time to visit the panda base is from 08:30 to 10:00 in the morning.

This afternoon, we will head to Jinsha Site Museum. Jinsha Site can trace back to about 3,000 years ago. There were many gold articles unearthed in the site, but the most highlight ones are the Gold Foil of Sun and Immortal Bird and the Gold Mask. A 4D Cinema 'Dream Back to Jinsha' which takes more than 20 minutes will present you the complete history vividly and take you back to the period. After the history and culture appreciation, it's time for you to get relaxed. The Broad and Narrow Alleys is your last stop of today. Just take your time to stroll in the leisurely alleys. It is a very popular place not only for travelers also for locals.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 11 Departure from Chengdu
Hotel-airport transfer is arranged on your own. A pleasant onward trip! (B)
Our group tour comes to the end today. The hotel check out time is 12:00 at noon. Since clients will have different flight schedules to leave Chengdu, we do not include the airport see-off service today. You can charter a taxi to the airport at about CNY100.00 per cab. Wish you a smooth and pleasant journey!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days in advance, 5% off - book 30 days in advance
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Aug. 2018Aug 02(Thu) Aug 12(Sun) $1629$489
Aug 09(Thu) Aug 19(Sun) $1629$489
Aug 16(Thu) Aug 26(Sun) $1629$489
Aug 30(Thu) Sep 09(Sun) $1629$539
Sep. 2018Sep 06(Thu) Sep 16(Sun) $1629$539
Sep 13(Thu) Sep 23(Sun) $1629$539
Sep 20(Thu) Sep 30(Sun) $1629 $1547$539
Oct. 2018Oct 04(Thu) Oct 14(Sun) $1629 $1547$539
Oct 11(Thu) Oct 21(Sun) $1629 $1547$539
Oct 18(Thu) Oct 28(Sun) $1629 $1466$539
Oct 25(Thu) Nov 04(Sun) $1629 $1466$519
Nov. 2018Nov 01(Thu) Nov 11(Sun) $1489 $1340$499
Nov 08(Thu) Nov 18(Sun) $1489 $1340$499
Nov 15(Thu) Nov 25(Sun) $1439 $1295$459
Dec. 2018Dec 08(Sat) Dec 18(Tue) $1389 $1250$439
Dec 22(Sat) Jan 01(Tue) $1389 $1250$439

Remarks: The prices in red reflect the current discount.

Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days in advance, 5% off - book 30 days in advance
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan. 2019Jan 05(Sat) Jan 15(Tue) $1449 $1304$449
Jan 19(Sat) Jan 29(Tue) $1449 $1304$449
Feb. 2019Feb 24(Sun) Mar 06(Wed) $1449 $1304$449
Mar. 2019Mar 05(Tue) Mar 15(Fri) $1479 $1331$479
Mar 12(Tue) Mar 22(Fri) $1479 $1331$479
Mar 26(Tue) Apr 05(Fri) $1589 $1430$519
Apr. 2019Apr 04(Thu) Apr 14(Sun) $1689 $1520$559
Apr 11(Thu) Apr 21(Sun) $1689 $1520$559
Apr 18(Thu) Apr 28(Sun) $1689 $1520$559
Apr 25(Thu) May 05(Sun) $1689 $1520$559
May. 2019May 09(Thu) May 19(Sun) $1689 $1520$559
May 16(Thu) May 26(Sun) $1689 $1520$559
May 23(Thu) Jun 02(Sun) $1689 $1520$559
May 30(Thu) Jun 09(Sun) $1659 $1493$519
Jun. 2019Jun 06(Thu) Jun 16(Sun) $1659 $1493$519
Jun 13(Thu) Jun 23(Sun) $1659 $1493$519
Jun 20(Thu) Jun 30(Sun) $1659 $1493$519
Jun 27(Thu) Jul 07(Sun) $1659 $1493$519
Jul. 2019Jul 04(Thu) Jul 14(Sun) $1699 $1529$519
Jul 11(Thu) Jul 21(Sun) $1699 $1529$519
Jul 18(Thu) Jul 28(Sun) $1699 $1529$519
Jul 25(Thu) Aug 04(Sun) $1699 $1529$519
Aug. 2019Aug 01(Thu) Aug 11(Sun) $1699 $1529$519
Aug 08(Thu) Aug 18(Sun) $1699 $1529$519
Aug 15(Thu) Aug 25(Sun) $1699 $1529$519
Aug 22(Thu) Sep 01(Sun) $1699 $1529$519
Aug 29(Thu) Sep 08(Sun) $1699 $1529$559
Sep. 2019Sep 05(Thu) Sep 15(Sun) $1709 $1538$569
Sep 12(Thu) Sep 22(Sun) $1709 $1538$569
Sep 19(Thu) Sep 29(Sun) $1709 $1538$569
Oct. 2019Oct 03(Thu) Oct 13(Sun) $1709 $1538$569
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 20(Sun) $1709 $1538$569
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 27(Sun) $1709 $1538$569
Oct 24(Thu) Nov 03(Sun) $1699 $1529$569
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 10(Sun) $1559 $1403$569
Nov. 2019Nov 07(Thu) Nov 17(Sun) $1559 $1403$569
Nov 21(Thu) Dec 01(Sun) $1499 $1349$479
Dec. 2019Dec 08(Sun) Dec 18(Wed) $1459 $1313$449
Dec 22(Sun) Jan 01(Wed) $1459 $1313$449
Jan. 2020Jan 05(Sun) Jan 15(Wed) $1459 $1313$449
Feb. 2020Feb 13(Thu) Feb 23(Sun) $1459 $1313$449
Mar. 2020Mar 05(Thu) Mar 15(Sun) $1479 $1331$479
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 22(Sun) $1479 $1331$479
Mar 26(Thu) Apr 05(Sun) $1549 $1394$519
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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