Tianmen Mountain, Zhangjiajie

Gems of China from Hong Kong

L07: 14 Days Private Tour of Hongkong - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Chengdu - Xian - Zhangjiajie - Beijing
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 5-star Luxury Hotels and Super Deluxe Hotels for your choice
Meals: 13 american breakfasts, 7 lunches with some being a la carte style, 2 dinners
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, Giant Pandas
  • Take a Li River cruise down to Yangshuo & admire the essence of Guilin landscape
  • Try biking on the Ming Dynasty City Wall of Xian, or tour by electric car
  • See the Avatar floating mountains in Zhangjiajie & experience the No.1 glass bridge
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Victoria PeakLi River cruiseYangshuo rural sceneryCute pandasXian City WallLearning cooking at a local familyZhangjiajie National Forest ParkGlass Bridge at Zhangjiajie Grand CanyonForbidden CityOur clients at Mutianyu Great Wall
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Day 1 Arrival in Hong Kong
You will meet our guide and driver at Hong Kong International Airport and then take our comfortable vehicle to the high-end InterContinental Grand Stanford for check in. The rest of the day is free for you to recover from the jet lag.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Hong Kong
Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak
Today, we will unveil this 14 days luxury China itinerary with a visit to Victoria Peak. You will take the Peak Tram, that has operated since 1888, to reach the top. Occupying an altitude of 554 meters (1,818 feet), the Victoria Peak is widely recognized as the best place to get a panoramic view of the Victoria Harbor. You are also able to climb up to the rooftop of the bowl-like Peak Tower to have a 360-degree-view of the city. 

We will then proceed to Aberdeen to explore local fishermen's life. Take a ferry across the sea to Tsim Sha Tsui District and go ashore to take pictures at the 100-year-old Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower. We will continue our trip to the International Commerce Centre and take an elevator up to Sky 100 Viewing Platform to have a wonderful view of the city.

After a self-paid lunch, you will have a free afternoon to explore Hong Kong on your own. As Hong Kong is considered a shoppers' paradise, it is highly recommended that you have a shopping spree in popular commercial blocks in Tsim Sha Tsui , Central, Yau Ma Tei... When you are ready to make your own way back to your hotel, please take a taxi or public bus.

Meals: American breakfast
Day 3 Hong Kong - Guilin
High-speed train to Guilin. Railway station-hotel transfer. (B)
This 14 days China itinerary continues to Guilin, a picturesque city embraced by verdant hills and crossed by the clear Li River. In the morning, you will be transferred to Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station for a 3.5-hour's high speed train to Guilin. Upon arrival, our Guilin tour guide will meet you at the West Railway Station and escort you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to soak in the cozy ambience of the city.

Meals: American breakfast
Day 4 Guilin - Yangshuo
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, Countryside trip in Yangshuo, Impression Sanjie Liu. (B+L)
Li River cruise
Li River cruise
The essence of the landscape in Guilin lies in the Li River as it meanders past strangely shaped hills. Today, you will be accompanied to board the 4-star ship to cruise along the river to Yangshuo. We will reserve the upper cabin for you to have a better view. During the journey, our guide will point out some famous sights, including Wangfu Rock, Mural Hill, and Yellow Cloth Shoal. A simple Chinese lunchbox will be served onboard.

After disembarking, our guide will lead you to the countryside of Yangshuo. You can take in the tranquil idyllic landscape consisting of rolling hills and vast farmlands dotted with simple wooden houses. We will then go back to the town to check into a local hotel. Dinner is at your own expense. After that, the splendid singing and dancing performance - Impression Sanjie Liu awaits you at a water stage on the Li River.

Meals: American breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Yangshuo - Guilin
Free morning. Yangshuo-Guilin transfer. Reed Flute Cave. (B)
You will have a free morning to have fun in Yangshuo by yourself. It is suggested that you stroll along the West Street brimming with distinctive cafés, bars, handicraft shops and restaurants. Alternatively, you may take a bamboo raft ride on Yulong River or rent a bike to cycle along the country road at your own expense. Please select a restaurant for lunch at your own expense.

In the afternoon, our guide and driver will transfer you back to Guilin and then you will go to see the Reed Flute Cave. Here stalactites and stalagmites are bathed in colored lights that transform the cave into a crystal palace. You will find "pagodas", "forests", "lanterns" and "chambers" in the cave. After that, you may have dinner at a local restaurant and our guide is willing to offer you some suggestions as to which to choose.

Meals: American breakfast
Day 6 Guilin - Chengdu
Fly to Chengdu. Airport-hotel transfer, lunch at Da Miao Hot Pot Restaurant, Wide and Narrow Alley. (B+L)
Yangshuo rural scenery
Yangshuo rural scenery
Today, this luxury China tour from Hong Kong extends to Chengdu. A morning flight will transfer you to this historical city. Our local guide and driver will meet you outside the baggage claim area and will head directly to Da Miao Hot Pot Restaurant for lunch. This restaurant enjoys great popularity among locals and its spicy flavor even attracted Michelle Obama, the former first lady of the America. 

After lunch, our guide will accompany you to stroll around the Wide and Narrow Alley lined with antique courtyards of the late Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911). We will also stop at an ancient tea house to taste a cup of tea and enjoy the tea ceremony.

After that, you will be escorted to check into a local hotel. You may have dinner either at the hotel or in a nearby restaurant.

Meals: American breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Chengdu - Xian
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. High-speed train to Xian. Railway station-hotel transfer. (B)
Cute pandas
Cute pandas
A visit to Chengdu is never complete without seeing the adorable giant pandas. After breakfast, you will be accompanied to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to have intimate interactions with these lovely animals. Their chubby appearance and charmingly naïve movements will be sure to amuse you. 

Lunch is not included in our itinerary, but you can choose a restaurant with your guide's advice. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the railway station for a high-speed train to Xian. Our Xian guide and driver will pick you up at the train station and then transfer you to a boutique hotel. Dinner is at your own expense.

Meals: American breakfast
Day 8 Xian
Terracotta Army Museum, A la carte lunch, Muslim Quarter, City Wall, Tang Dynasty Dinner Show. (B+L+D)
Xian City Wall
Our clients riding bikes on Xian City Wall
After breakfast, we will set out for an excursion to the Terracotta Army, an underground military museum built over 2,200 years ago. Here more than 8,000 life-sized soldiers, horses and chariots have been assembled out in three pits, demonstrating the military formation of the Qin Dynasty (221 - 207 BC). 

After that, we will drive back to downtown Xian. Alight at Huaqing Aegean International Hot Spring Resort in the midway to have an a la carte lunch. The afternoon tour includes the 600-year-old City Wall and the bustling Muslim Quarter. You can either ride a bike or take a battery car on the City Wall and the fare is included in our price. 

A spectacular Tang Dynasty Dinner Show is going to highlight your evening. Not only can you sample imperial dishes of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907), the splendid Tang music and dance performance will also give you a memorable experience.

Meals: American breakfast, A la carte lunch, Tang dynasty dinner show
Day 9 Xian - Zhangjiajie
Provincial History Museum, A local family visit and home-cooked lunch, Small Wild Goose Pagoda. Fly to Zhangjiajie. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Learning cooking at a local family
Learning cooking at a local family
As today's morning tour only includes Shaanxi History Museum, we will start off a bit later so that you can have a good rest at the hotel. This museum houses more than 370,000 precious exhibits, ranging from simple stone tools from millions of years ago to daily appliances in 1840, which enables you to delve into the profound history of the province. At lunch time, you will be accompanied to a local family to taste authentic home-cooked meals. If interested, it is also a rare chance to learn some cooking techniques from your hospitable hostess. 

The afternoon tour itinerary leads you to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda built during the Tang Dynasty, and the Muslim Quarter brimming with time-honored restaurants and workshops. 

Your Xian tour during this 2 weeks China itinerary ends at this point. After having dinner on your own, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Zhangjiajie. Our local guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to a downtown hotel.

Meals: American breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch
Day 10 Zhangjiajie
Golden Whip Stream (Jinbian Stream), Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve and Ten-Mile Gallery. (B+L)
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Today, you will have a whole day sightseeing tour in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park famed for wonderful scenery of more than 3,000 peaks towering into the sky. Firstly, our guide will accompany you to go along the gurgling Golden Whip Stream through a verdant valley. Then take the Bailong Elevator leaning against a vertical cliff of more than 300 meters (950 feet) high to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area. From the viewing platform, you can overlook the world renowned Hallelujah Mountain that was featured in the movie "Avatar".

Lunch will be served at a restaurant inside the national park. Please understand there are limited dinning conditions on the mountain. This afternoon, a public sightseeing bus will transfer you to Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve. Here you will traverse primitive forests and view sword-like peaks in our guide's company. After that, you will take the cableway downhill and then transfer to a tourist train to view strangely-shaped hills along the Ten-Mile Gallery.

At the end, a comfortable vehicle will transfer you back to the hotel. Dinner is on your own arrangement. 

Meals: American breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 Zhangjiajie - Beijing
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon with glass bridge, Tianmen Mountain. Fly to Beijing. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Glass Bridge at Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon
Glass Bridge at Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon
After breakfast, you will be accompanied to view the supreme natural landscape in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. Moreover, you can walk on the Glass Bridge crossing over the canyon with a span of 430 meters (1,400 feet). It is sure to be a thrilling experience. You can also have a panoramic view of the whole valley from the bridge. After lunch, the trip continues to Tianmen Mountain where you can see a unique scene of a naturally-formed giant aperture passing through a screen-like high mountain.

You will have dinner on your own. We will then transfer you to the airport for your flight to Beijing. Upon arrival, you will meet our local guide and take a private transfer to the hotel.

Meals: American breakfast, Lunch
Day 12 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City with Treasure Gallery and the Hall of Clocks, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven, Chinese Kung Fu show. (B+L)
Forbidden City
Forbidden City
Today, your deluxe Beijing tour unfolds with the Tiananmen Square, where you can take pictures of the imposing Tiananmen Tower, Monument to People's Heroes, and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, as well as the neighboring Great Hall of the People and National Museum. Then you can walk through the Tiananmen Tower to the Forbidden City, a grand palatial complex occupied by the imperial family during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911). A visit to the Treasure Gallery and Clock Hall in the palace is also included in our itinerary.

At noon, an a la carte lunch will be served at a fancy local hotel. Our guide will be glad to offer you some special dishes. In the afternoon, you will be escorted to tour the Temple of Heaven, which was the venue for the national sacrificial rituals in ancient times. 

At night, watching a Kung Fu show at the Red Theater will be another great experience in this 14 days luxury China itinerary. You may find a good restaurant to have dinner on your own after the performance.

Meals: American breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 13 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace with boat, Peking Duck Dinner. (B+D)
Our clients at Mutianyu Great Wall
Our clients at Mutianyu Great Wall
The Great Wall should be on most visitors' must-do list of their China tour. This morning, our guide will accompany you to conquer the Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the most famous sections of the Great Wall throughout the whole country. The dense distribution of watchtowers along the rolling ramparts are the main highlight of Mutianyu. A round-trip cableway is included to make your hike much easier.

After getting down from the Great Wall, you may have lunch at a nearby fast food restaurant at your own expense. Then we will drive back to the downtown area. Our next stop is the Summer Palace. It is the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China. It mainly consists of the large Kunming Lake and lush Longevity Hill. If weather is clear, you will take a gaily-painted boat to cruise on the lake.

At night, you will enjoy dinner of authentic Beijing roast duck at a renowned restaurant.

Meals: American breakfast, Dinner
Day 14 Departure from Beijing
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
This 2 weeks China itinerary will conclude today. Our guide will help you check out from the hotel and then escort you to the airport for your departure flight. We wish you a safe and pleasant journey home!

Meals: American breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
DestinationsSuper Deluxe HotelsLuxury Hotels
Hong KongInterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong
GuilinShangri-La Hotel - river view roomShangri-La Hotel
YangshuoBanyan Tree Resort - Karst Discovery SuiteGreen Lotus Hotel
ChengduThe Temple House Grand Hyatt Chengdu
XianSofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian Wyndham Grand Xian South
ZhangjiajieCrowne Plaza Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel
BeijingThe Peninsula Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Tour Prices with Super Deluxe Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$6479 $5831$6029 $5426$5259 $4733
Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$4769 $4292$4319 $3887$3859 $3473
  • 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
  • Domestic airfares & train fares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • 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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