China Tour from Los Angeles

SG05-INTL: 12 Days Small Group Tour of Los Angeles - Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu - Shanghai - Los Angeles
Tour Type: Small Group of 1-18 persons, guaranteed departures, all-inclusive
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned, licensed limousine
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, Giant Pandas
  • Have a once in a life chance to get close to the incredibly cute treasure - Pandas
  • Cruise on the Huangpu River to take in the impressive skylines of Shanghai
  • Enjoy a la carte meals, Kung Fu Show, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance performance
From $2529 per person Free Inquiry
Day 1 Flying from Los Angeles
In general, about 2 to 4 direct flights are available everyday from Los Angeles to Beijing. After checking the details of the flight schedule with us, please go to Los Angeles airport on your own, and take a 13-hour flight journey to Beijing.
Day 2 Arrival in Beijing
Upon your arrival, the guide and driver of this China tour from Los Angeles in Beijing will give a warm greeting to you outside the customs. Then, you will be escorted to the hotel.
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 3 Beijing
Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
This morning, we will set out for the largest urban square in the world, Tiananmen Square, to unveil the 12 days private China tour from USA. Then, enter the famed Forbidden City to catch the grandness and exquisiteness of the royal buildings of Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911). After viewing the richly ornamented palaces, halls as well as tranquil imperial gardens from the magnificent Palace Museum, you will be treated with a bumper welcome lunch with Peking Duck.

In the afternoon, follow our guide to the Temple of Heaven, an imperial sacrificing architectural complex of altars and temples, for sightseeing. Later, please enjoy the Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Day 4 Beijing
Our group visiting the Forbidden City
Our group visiting the Forbidden City
Today we are going to tour the Mutianyu Great Wall with round trip cable car included. With winding tall defensive walls connected by mighty beacon towers along mountain ridges, the imposing Mutianyu section has attracted many tourists from home and broad for years. Moreover, a toast of red wine will be proposed there to celebrate the memorable moment of this China tour from the United States. Lunch is not included in our price, so you can prepare some snacks before departure, and our guide will offer some recommendations about the neighboring restaurants.

Afterwards, we will drive back and make a stop at the Olympic Bird's Nest for you to take photo. Then, a visit to the bustling local market will be arranged. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Beijing - Xi'an
Rickshaw riding in old Hutongs
Rickshaw riding in old Hutongs
After breakfast, you will be guided to appreciate the picturesque landscape of Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake inside the best-preserved royal garden, Summer Palace. Next, an interesting old Beijing Hutong rickshaw tour will follow, and you can learn more about Chinese culture from the activity of Chinese Paper Cutting later.

After lunch, the guide will escort you to catch the flight to Xi'an. Upon arrival, you will be warmly greeted by the guide of the Xi'an tour from Los Angeles, and then be transferred to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 6 Xi'an
Small Wild Goose Pagoda
Small Wild Goose Pagoda
Today we will pay a visit to the unrivalled Terracotta Army, and marvel at various kinds of pottery figurines such as infantry warriors, kneeling archers, and the unique green-faced terracotta warrior from the three large pits. Finish the terra-cotta warriors excursion, you will be picked up for a local family visit where you can enjoy an authentic home-cooked lunch and learn to cook Chinese dishes with the hostess if you like.

In the afternoon, continue this China tour from Los Angeles to Xi'an Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda to have a look. Afterwards, we will entertain you with the feast of dumpling dinner and Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

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

Clients visiting in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec need to arrange the dinner and evening activity on their own for this day, since the theater is usually not open at that time.
Day 7 Xi'an
Have fun on Xi'an City Wall
Have fun on Xi'an City Wall
Observing the morning life of the locals in the City Wall Park, you will be able to have Tai Chi practice later. Then, our guide will accompany you to overlook the ancient capital of Chang'an from Xi'an City Wall. You can either take a leisure stroll or rent a bike for cycling at your own expense.

After an a la carte lunch, you will be led to immerse in Chinese five thousand years old history in Provincial History Museum by observing the delicate cultural relics. Then, the popular Muslim Quarter and the distinctive Great Mosque will expect you in downtown Xi'an.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 8 Xi'an - Chengdu
Today a 4-hour high-speed train will take you to Chengdu after breakfast. When you reach Chengdu railway station, our local guide will escort you to check in at the hotel. You will be free for the rest of the day to explore the surroundings. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza
Day 9 Chengdu
Giant pandas
Giant pandas
After breakfast, we will head for the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, where you are able to observe the amusing scenes of pandas eating bamboos, climbing trees and playing with each other. If lucky enough, you can also see the adorable baby pandas in the early morning. Then, when passing through the famed Broad and Narrow Alleys, you can taste some local cuisines as lunch.

In the afternoon, our Chengdu trip will extend to Jinsha Site Museum, and you will then experience some leisure time at Renmin Park after a tea break.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 10 Chengdu - Shanghai
This morning, you will be escorted to the airport for the flight to the last destination of this China tour from Los Angeles, Shanghai. Upon your arrival, the guide will pick you up and help you with the hotel check-in.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai
Day 11 Shanghai
Huangpu River cruise
Huangpu River cruise
Today's first stop will be Shanghai Museum which is full of exquisite bronze wares, jade wares and ceramics. Later, you will be led to have an in-depth exploration in Yu Garden and its traditional bazaar. There the verdant plants, pretty rockeries and well-decorated pavilions and towers would impress you deeply.

When finish the a la carte farewell lunch, you will reach the graceful Former French Concession under our guide's accompany. Next, go to the must-visit site in Shanghai - the Bund, and feel the modernization of the city from those forest-like high-rise buildings along both banks of Huangpu River. At last, take a relaxing Huangpu River cruise to round off the day.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
Day 12 Shanghai - Los Angeles
After breakfast, you can hail a taxi to catch the homeward flight at the cost of about CNY150. The daily direct flight will take 11.5 hours to fly from Pudong airport to Los Angeles. Hope you have spent a nice time during the 12 days China tour from America and we look forward to traveling with you again! 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
(From LAX)
Single Room
Mar 25(Mon) Apr 05(Fri) $1809$2629$519
Apr 03(Wed) Apr 14(Sun) $1889$2709$569
Apr 10(Wed) Apr 21(Sun) $1889$2709$569
Apr 17(Wed) Apr 28(Sun) $1889$2709$569
Apr 24(Wed) May 05(Sun) $1889 $1794$2709 $2614$569
May 08(Wed) May 19(Sun) $1889 $1794$2889 $2794$569
May 15(Wed) May 26(Sun) $1889 $1794$2889 $2794$569
May 22(Wed) Jun 02(Sun) $1889 $1700$3389 $3200$569
May 29(Wed) Jun 09(Sun) $1869 $1682$3369 $3182$549
Jun 05(Wed) Jun 16(Sun) $1869 $1682$3369 $3182$549
Jun 12(Wed) Jun 23(Sun) $1869 $1682$3369 $3182$549
Jun 19(Wed) Jun 30(Sun) $1869 $1682$3369 $3182$549
Jun 26(Wed) Jul 07(Sun) $1869 $1682$3269 $3082$549
Jul 03(Wed) Jul 14(Sun) $1909 $1718$3209 $3018$549
Jul 10(Wed) Jul 21(Sun) $1949 $1754$3249 $3054$549
Jul 17(Wed) Jul 28(Sun) $1949 $1754$3249 $3054$549
Jul 24(Wed) Aug 04(Sun) $1939 $1745$3239 $3045$589
Jul 31(Wed) Aug 11(Sun) $1909 $1718$3209 $3018$549
Aug 07(Wed) Aug 18(Sun) $1909 $1718$3209 $3018$549
Aug 14(Wed) Aug 25(Sun) $1909 $1718$3209 $3018$549
Aug 21(Wed) Sep 01(Sun) $1909 $1718$3209 $3018$549
Aug 28(Wed) Sep 08(Sun) $1889 $1700$2889 $2700$579
Sep 04(Wed) Sep 15(Sun) $1909 $1718$2909 $2718$589
Sep 11(Wed) Sep 22(Sun) $1909 $1718$2909 $2718$589
Sep 18(Wed) Sep 29(Sun) $1909 $1718$2909 $2718$589
Oct 02(Wed) Oct 13(Sun) $1939 $1745$2929 $2735$629
Oct 09(Wed) Oct 20(Sun) $1909 $1718$2899 $2708$589
Oct 16(Wed) Oct 27(Sun) $1909 $1718$2899 $2708$589
Oct 23(Wed) Nov 03(Sun) $1879 $1691$2869 $2681$589
Oct 30(Wed) Nov 10(Sun) $1809 $1628$2799 $2618$589
Nov 06(Wed) Nov 17(Sun) $1809 $1628$2709 $2528$589
Nov 20(Wed) Dec 01(Sun) $1719 $1547$2619 $2447$519
Dec 07(Sat) Dec 18(Wed) $1709 $1538$3109 $2938$519
Dec 21(Sat) Jan 01(Tue) $1709 $1538$3309 $3138$519

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount of land tour. International airfare does not enjoy discount.

Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
(From LAX)
Single Room
Jan 04(Sat) Jan 15(Wed) $1709 $1538$2689 $2518$519
Feb 12(Wed) Feb 23(Sun) $1709 $1538$2689 $2518$519
Mar 04(Wed) Mar 15(Sun) $1709 $1538$2529 $2358$519
Mar 11(Wed) Mar 22(Sun) $1709 $1538$2529 $2358$519
Mar 25(Wed) Apr 05(Sun) $1749 $1574$2569 $2394$519
Apr 04(Sat) Apr 15(Wed) $1889 $1700$2709 $2520$569
Apr 11(Sat) Apr 22(Wed) $1889 $1700$2709 $2520$569
Apr 18(Sat) Apr 29(Wed) $1889 $1700$2709 $2520$569
Apr 25(Sat) May 06(Wed) $1889 $1700$2709 $2520$569
May 02(Sat) May 13(Wed) $1889 $1700$2889 $2700$569
May 16(Sat) May 27(Wed) $1889 $1700$2889 $2700$569
May 23(Sat) Jun 03(Wed) $1889 $1700$3389 $3200$569
May 30(Sat) Jun 10(Wed) $1869 $1682$3369 $3182$549
Jun 06(Sat) Jun 17(Wed) $1869 $1682$3369 $3182$549
Jun 13(Sat) Jun 24(Wed) $1869 $1682$3369 $3182$549
Jun 20(Sat) Jul 01(Wed) $1869 $1682$3369 $3182$549
Jun 27(Sat) Jul 08(Wed) $1869 $1682$3269 $3082$549
Jul 04(Sat) Jul 15(Wed) $1909 $1718$3209 $3018$549
Jul 11(Sat) Jul 22(Wed) $1949 $1754$3249 $3054$549
Jul 18(Sat) Jul 29(Wed) $1949 $1754$3249 $3054$549
Jul 25(Sat) Aug 05(Wed) $1939 $1745$3239 $3045$589
Aug 01(Sat) Aug 12(Wed) $1909 $1718$3209 $3018$549
Aug 08(Sat) Aug 19(Wed) $1909 $1718$3209 $3018$549
Aug 15(Sat) Aug 26(Wed) $1909 $1718$3209 $3018$549
Aug 29(Sat) Sep 09(Wed) $1909 $1718$2909 $2718$579
Sep 05(Sat) Sep 16(Wed) $1889 $1700$2889 $2700$589
Sep 12(Sat) Sep 23(Wed) $1909 $1718$2909 $2718$589
Sep 19(Sat) Sep 30(Wed) $1909 $1718$2909 $2718$589
Oct 03(Sat) Oct 14(Wed) $1909 $1718$2899 $2708$629
Oct 10(Sat) Oct 21(Wed) $1939 $1745$2929 $2735$589
Oct 17(Sat) Oct 28(Wed) $1909 $1718$2899 $2708$589
Oct 24(Sat) Nov 04(Wed) $1909 $1718$2899 $2708$589
Oct 31(Sat) Nov 11(Wed) $1869 $1682$2859 $2672$589
Nov 07(Sat) Nov 18(Wed) $1809 $1628$2709 $2528$589
Nov 14(Sat) Nov 25(Wed) $1809 $1628$2709 $2528$519
Dec 07(Mon) Dec 18(Fri) $1719 $1547$3119 $2947$519
Dec 21(Mon) Jan 01(Wed) $1709 $1538$3309 $3138$519

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount of land tour. International airfare does not enjoy discount.

Price Includes
  • China domestic airfares & train fares
  • Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX)
  • 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
  • Land only package excludes international airfare
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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    5.02 Reviews
    Jonna Angelos
    united states
    Posted on January 08, 2019
    A well-organized group tour, which we enjoyed very much. The guides in both Beijing and Xian are knowledgeable and attentive. They speak fluent English and know very well about their cities. Wonderful!
    Bunty Law
    United States
    Posted on December 31, 2018
    Our China vacation was excellent! We enjoyed all the meals presented to us and found that the variety of dishes available meant that there was always a choice to satisfy all tastes. We also liked the different regional variations as we visited. The fact that most of our lunches were taken in Chinese restaurants, frequented mostly by Chinese added to the pleasure of the experience.

    All the guides allotted to us were wonderful. They seemed to be able to put us at ease from the start, were ever attentive to our needs and showed high degrees of local knowledge. They managed to strike just the right balance of friendliness and courtesy. All the drivers were polite and attentive. The cars were always clean, even between visits during the day we could see they had been cleaned. At no time did we feel uncomfortable with their driving skills. We particularly liked the punctuality of all the guides throughout our journey. On no occasion were we ever left waiting. ... More
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