Giant pandas, Chengdu

Pandas & Golden Cities

FT04: 11 Days Private Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu - Shanghai
Tour Type: Private Family Tour, any part of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: Kids-friendly guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned vehicle

Tour Highlights:
  • Getting close to lovely pandas and adore their cuteness
  • Enriched itinerary with participatory interactions
  • A la carte lunch for you to taste authentic Chinese food
  • The customized itinerary to meet the needs of all family members
From $2379 per person Free Inquiry
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Upon you arrival, our guide will meet you up at the exit of the airport. Then you will be sent to the hotel for check in. In the rest of the day you can have a good rest in the hotel room to get recovered from the long fly or stroll around on your own.
Day 2 Beijing
After enjoying buffet breakfast at the hotel, follow the guide to explore the charming city of Beijing. First we will come to Tiananmen Square. Located on the traditional central axis of Beijing, this world's largest city square holds many significant buildings including Great Hall of the People and Monument to the People's Heroes. Located to the north of Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City is a large wooden palace complex inhabited by emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1911). Your guide will show you around this spot next. Inside, there are also many treasures once belonged to the royal family on display.

At noon, we will offer you an a la carte lunch worth CNY 150 per person, which is included in the price. The guide will be glad to recommend you some local specialties and help you with the ordering.

In the afternoon, we will visit Hutong by rickshaw. Along the way, we will pass by the Shicha Lake, Yindingqiao, Yandai Xie Street, Drum Tower and Bell Tower. Also, we will go to visit a local family to learn the traditional Chinese folk art, paper cutting.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Forbidden City, Beijing
Forbidden City
Beijing Hutong Tour
Hutong rickshaw tour
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, Summer Palace. (B)
In the morning, we will drive about 1.5 hours to the Mutianyu Great Wall. Mutianyu is the longest section of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall and one of the best preserved sections. The scenic area is equipped with cable car, toboggan, and chairlift for the needs of your family members with different physical conditions. For the seniors, the cable car is better. For adults and brave kids, thrilling toboggan will leave a long-lasting memory.

In the afternoon, the guide will escort you to tour the Summer Palace, a wonderful imperial garden of the Qing Dynasty with delicate laid-out lake, pavilions, corridors, and palaces, etc. After the sightseeing, send you back to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Our family group at the Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 4 Beijing to Xi'an by High Speed Train
Temple of Heaven, A 4.5-hour high speed train to Xi'an, Train station to hotel transfer. (B)
After having breakfast we will visit the Temple of Heaven. Here you can not only learn about the ancient Chinese royal sacrificial culture, but also see many local people exercising, playing chess, playing Taiji, dancing and so on. After that, you will have some free time to go anywhere you want in downtown area and the tour guide and the driver will accompany you all the way.

In the afternoon, you will be sent to the railway station for a high speed train to Xi'an. Upon arrival, our local guide will pick you up and escort you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Temple of Heaven, Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Beijing
Day 5 Xi'an
Terracotta Army, Make terracotta figures, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. (B)
In the morning we will drive to visit the Terracotta Army consisting of about 8,000 terracotta warriors and horses. What is interesting is that each statue has a unique appearance and facial expression, none of which is the same. If look carefully, you will find all the figures in the terracotta army have single eyelids, leading experts to speculate that 2,200 years ago, single eyelids were the norm for handsome men. After the visit, you will also have a chance to learn how to make terracotta figures.

In the afternoon, we will drive back to the city to visit the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. After, send you back to the hotel. At night, the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda Square is very bustling, where all kinds of performances are held. If you are interested, you can stay there until night and then return to the hotel by yourself.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Terracotta Army, Xian
Terracotta Army Museum
Day 6 Xi'an to Chengdu by High Speed Train
Xi'an City Wall Park, Cycling on the City Wall, A local family visit and an authentic home-cooked lunch, A 4-hour high-speed train to Chengdu, Train station to hotel transfer. (B+L)
In the morning we will go to visit the Xi'an City Wall Park just outside the Xi'an Ancient City Wall. It is a popular place for local residents to do morning exercise and spend leisure time. After that we will go up to the city wall and you can take a sightseeing vehicle to tour around. Or, if interested, you can also rent bicycles to enjoy a cycling tour with your kids instead.

After the visit, we will visit a local family and have lunch at the host's house. If you are interested in Chinese food, you can learn to make dumplings from the host. After lunch, the guide will send you to the railway station for you to take another high speed train to Chengdu. Our guide based there will pick you up on arrival and transfer you to the hotel. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch
City Wall, Xian
Cycling on the City Wall, Xi'an
Cooking class in Xian
Learn to cook Chinese dishes
Day 7 Chengdu Panda Keeper Program
Join the volunteer activities and interact with the pandas closely at Dujiangyan Panda Base. (B+L)
Today will be an unforgettable day for you will get the chance to join the volunteer activities and interact with the pandas closely. Your guide will wait for you in the hotel lobby at 7 am., then drive for about 1.5 hours to Dujiangyan Panda Base. Upon arrival, make registration at first. Then you can clean the panda house, make cakes for pandas, and feed the pandas under the panda keepers' guidance. At noon, enjoy authentic Chinese food as lunch. We will send you back to your hotel after the day's volunteer activities.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Giant panda
Cute giant panda
Day 8 Chengdu to Shanghai by Flight
Jinsha Site Museum, People's Park, Fly to Shanghai, Airport-hotel transfer. (B)
In the morning, we will visit Jinsha Site Museum, where a lot of golden wares and jade wares from Shang to Zhou Dynasty (17th century BC - 256 BC) are displayed. Then the guide will lead you to People's Park, where you will have a chance to see the featured blind dating corner. If you're lucky, you will also have a chance to admire the exhibition of chrysanthemums or lotus. After that, the guide will send you to the airport for you to fly to Shanghai. Upon landing, our local guide will pick you up at the airport and send you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 9 Shanghai
Shanghai Tower, A la carte farewell lunch, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Yu Garden, the Bund. (B+L)
Today we are going to visit the second tallest building in the world, the Shanghai Tower. Going up to the super-high viewing platform by elevator, you can have a panorama of Shanghai's cityscapes. At noon, you will have the opportunity to taste authentic Shanghai cuisine of a la carte style, and the cost is included in our price.

In the afternoon, the tour guide will escort you to Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall and Yu Garden. Yu Garden is a typical Chinese traditional garden with a history of more than 400 years, where you can enjoy amazing man-made landscapes and towering ancient and famous trees. Finally, we will take a walk along the Bund and enjoy the scenery on both sides of the Huangpu River.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
The Bund, Shanghai
Local people playing Tai Chi at the Bund area
Day 10 Shanghai
Free Day. (B)
Today, you can enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and make your own arrangements for the rest of the day. Shanghai is a charming cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer to its visitors. You can go to Disneyland to have fun or enjoy a day trip to nearby Hangzhou or Suzhou. If you need any help, please feel free to contact your travel consultant.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 11 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A pleasant trip home! (B)
Today your guide will drop you off at the airport. Wish you a nice trip home!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$2979 $2681$2719 $2447$2449 $2204
Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$2639 $2375$2379 $2141$2099 $1889
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Tour price for the child under 12 is upon request, we will quote for the age.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfare & train fares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Dave Taysom from USA | Jul. 24, 2019 05:49Reply
What is the best metro route from Pudong Airport to Campanile Shanghai Bund Hotel?? Thanks Dave
Answers (2)
Answered by Sophie from POLAND | Jul. 31, 2019 00:31

Upon landing, take subway line 2 to East Nanjing Road Station and transfer to metro line 10 to Yuyuan Station, Exit 4. After arriving, walk northwest around 600 meters to find the destination.
Answered by David from USA | Jul. 31, 2019 10:16

Thanks for your help...…..appreciate your guidance and support....Great service
Asked by David from SINGAPORE | Apr. 18, 2019 01:29Reply
Taking Shanghai Maglev ending Longyang Road station
Taking which is the best way to Magnificent Int'L Hotel at Xintiandi ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ursa from POLAND | Apr. 18, 2019 18:10

From Longyang Road, take subway line 2 to East Nanjing Road Station and then change to subway line 10 to Laoximen Station, Exit 1. After arriving, walk north around 550 meters to find the hotel.
Asked by Gayle from UK | Jan. 24, 2019 15:51Reply
Hi. We are flying to Shanghai arriving on 1st March in the morning
We are staying in Shanghai until 4th March, where we join a cruise ship and sail to Japan
We are a bit confused if we will qualify for the 144 hour visa? if we do how do we apply for it?
Thank you for you help.
Answers (1)
Answered by Joanna from FRANCE | Jan. 27, 2019 19:58

If you come to Shanghai from a third country, then you qualify for the 144 hours visa.
The following are the 6 Steps to Apply for 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit:
1. Inform the carrier when boarding
2. Fill an Arrival/Departure Card
3. Apply for the 144-hour visa-free stay permit upon arrival
4. Claim the luggage
5. Go through the customs
6. Leave the airport

Hope helpful!
Asked by amit from INDIA | Jul. 31, 2018 01:03Reply
Is there indian veg restaurant near Grand Hyatt Shanghai Pudong new area
Answers (1)
Answered by Emma from USA | Jul. 31, 2018 18:45

There is an Indian restaurant Kebabs On The Grille located on Room 103, 1 / F, Central Plaza, 227 North Huangpi Road, Huangpu District.
Asked by Eveline from THE NETHERLANDS | Apr. 24, 2018 14:57Reply
Best way from Chengdu airport to Xiao Nan Street, Qingyang District?
What would be the best way to get to 109 Xiao Nan Street, Qingyang District by public transport, please?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tyler from GERMANY | Apr. 24, 2018 22:32

You are suggested to take subway line 10 to Taipingyuan to switch to line 3 to Yiguanmiao. Then, take a taxi to your destination.
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