Tianmen Moutain, Zhangjiajie

Trip to Wonderland

117: 15 Days Private Tour of Beijing - Zhangjiajie - Xi'an - Chengdu - Guilin - Shanghai
Tour Type: Private Tour, any part of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned vehicle
Meals: 14 western buffet breakfasts, 7 lunches with some being a la carte style

Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, Giant Pandas
  • See the Avatar floating mountains in Zhangjiajie & experience the No.1 glass bridge
  • Fantastic cruise tour on the Li River from Guilin to rural Yangshuo
  • Meet a local Chinese family, interact & taste delicious home-cooked Chinese food
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing today, you will receive a warm welcome from your guide. Afterwards, he or she will escort you to the well-picked hotel for check-in. You could use the rest of the day to explore this city freely.
Day 2 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall
Your China tour package starts today. In the morning, your guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel and take you to visit the Tiananmen Square frist, the world's largest city square located in the center of Beijing. Then, walk northward to enter the Forbidden City, which is the world's largest palace complex with a history of more than 600 years, also known as the Palace Museum. At least two hours will be spent here. During the visit, you will learn about Chinese history and the imperial life of the ancient emperors.

We will serve you an a la carte lunch with authentic local dishes. It costs CNY 150.00 per person and has been included in our price. In the afternoon, your guide will accompany you to visit the Temple of Heaven, first built in 1420, where the emperors used to worship the God and pray for a peaceful year and an abundant harvest. Now, it is also a park for local people. Then continue your Beijing trip to Hutongs to explore the old alleyways and traditional courtyard houses. It is a good place to get close to the local people and their life.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, Sacred Way, Olympic Bird's Nest. (B)
Today, your guide will escort you to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the essence, the most representative and best-preserved parts of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall. A round-way cable car will take you up and down the mountain, so that you could spend more time to hike as long as you can on the Great Wall and to take more beautiful pictures. We do not arrange lunch for you today as the local restaurants do not meet our service standard. But your guide is happy to give you some advice.

After that, we'll proceed to the Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs, which is guarded by a row of stone statues on both sides. On the way back to downtown Beijing, we will take a look of the Bird's Nest, also known as the National Stadium where the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Opening Ceremony was held.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing to Zhangjiajie by Flight
Summer Palace, Lama Temple, Imperial Academy, Temple of Confucius, Fly to Zhangjiajie, Airport-hotel transfer. (B)
Take a rickshaw ride through Hutongs
Today, we will first visit the Summer Palace, the largest royal garden in China. Then we go to visit the Lama Temple with its neighboring sites of the Imperial Academy and the Temple of Confucius.

After the visit, we will take you to the airport for the flight to Zhangjiajie. When you arrive, your guide in Zhangjiajie will wait for you at the airport and take you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet Breakfast
Day 5 Zhangjiajie
Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, Tianzi Mountain, Golden Whip Stream, Ten-mile Gallery. (B+L)
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge
Today we will spend a wonderful day in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Firstly, we will visit the Yuanjiajie Scenic Area. Here, we will take the world's highest outdoor elevator with a height of 326m, the Bailong Elevator, and have a look at the Hallelujah Mountain depicted in the movie Avatar.

Then we will take an electric car to the Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve. There are more than 3,000 mountains there, each with unique geographic sceneries, waterfalls and caves. Afterwards, the guide will take you to visit the Jinbian Stream. This enormous canyon, weaved by the limpid stream, is famous for the Golden Whip Rock located upstream. At the end, we will take a small train to visit the Ten-Mile Gallery in Suoxiyu Scenic Area. This 5-kilometer's trip will make you appreciate many pictographic rocks such as Old Man Gathering Herbs, Tiger Roaring to the Heaven and King Xiangwang Reading A Book.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Zhangjiajie
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, Experience glass bridge, Baofeng Lake. (B+L)
Today's trip starts from the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. You will experience the excitement of walking on the world's highest Glass Bridge hanging over the valley with a height of 300m. The middle part of the bridge is connected by transparent glass. Those who love to take pictures can lie on the bridge and take unique pictures. Also, standing on the bridge, you can see the scenery at the bottom of the valley 300 meters below your feet, which challenges your courage a lot. Later, you will take a boat ride on the Baofeng Lake, while enjoying the local people singing folk songs.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Zhangjiajie to Xi'an by Flight
Xibu Street, Tian Men Mountain, Fly to Xi'an, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Today your Zhangjiajie tour continues to the highest peak of Zhangjiajie, Tianmen Moutain. It's well-known for a splendid natural wonder, Tianmen Cave. It is a huge cave through the mountain, often filled with fog. There are 999 steps to reach the cave. When walking up the steps towards Tianmen Cave, you will have a feeling of going up to the Heaven. Before that, you can visit the Xibu Street in the company of your guide or have a leisurely morning at the hotel by yourself. The buildings along the Xibu Street feature in local ethnic minority style. Over here, you can find bars, restaurants, souvenir stores, eateries selling local snacks etc. 

After the visit, your guide will take you to the airport, where you will take an evening flight to Xi'an. When you arrive, your Xi'an guide and driver will meet you and drive you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Xi'an
Terracotta Army Museum, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum. (B)
Terracotta Army
Today you will have a full day Xi'an tour. Your experienced guide will first escort you to visit the Terracotta Army Museum, the Eighth Wonder of the World. Inside are more than 8,000 life-size pottery figures of warriors, horses and chariots. Lunch is by your own arrangement.

Then return to the downtown to visit the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda and the Shaanxi History Museum. This 9-storey pagoda was first built in the Tang Dynasty more than 1,300 years ago to collect the Buddhist scriptures and relics. The museum is regarded as "the pearl of ancient China and house of Chinese treasures".

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 9 Xi'an to Chengdu by High Speed Train
Xi'an City Wall, A local family visit and an authentic home-cooked lunch, Great Mosque, A 4-hour high-speed train to Chengdu, Train station to hotel transfer. (B+L)
The first destination of today's China tour package is Xi'an City Wall, the most complete city wall in China. Riding a bike on the ancient Wall is quite a pleasant experience. If you are interested, you may rent one on the spot. At noon, we will prepare you a delicious authentic home-cooked lunch at a local family home. After lunch, your guide will take you to visit the Great Mosque built in 742 and have a stroll in the nearby Muslim Quarter. This is an area inhabited by the Muslim people. Please respect customs of the Muslims when you are there.

Then, we will take you to the North Railway Station for a high-speed train to Chengdu. It takes around 4 hours to reach Chengdu. Your local guide will transfer you to the hotel on your arrival.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch
Day 10 Chengdu
Giant Panda Base, Broad and Narrow Alleys, Jinsha Site Museum. (B)
Giant pandas munching on bamboos
Your Chengdu tour starts from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Here you will have a close encounter with the lovely pandas by taking photos of them and observe them eating, sleeping and playing. The next spot is the Broad and Narrow Alleys, a traditional historical and cultural block in Chengdu. Then your guide and driver will take you to the Jinsha Site Museum to experience the mysterious history of the ancient Shu Kingdom. It is a relic museum built to protect, study and display the Jinsha culture and the ancient Shu civilization.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 11 Chengdu to Guilin by Flight
Fly to Guilin, Airport-hotel transfer, Elephant Trunk Hill. (B)
In the morning you will be escorted to the airport to take a flight to Guilin. Your Guilin guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. After a short break, follow your guide to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill, a landmark of the city. Its shape is like a giant elephant drinking water from the River.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 12 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, Countryside tour, Drive back to Guilin. (B+L)
Fantastic Li River cruise
Today's Guilin tour starts with a cruise journey along the Li River to Yangshuo, which takes about 4 hours. You can enjoy the beautiful views along the river including the Yellow Cloth Shoal and the Mural Hill. Upon arrival at Yangshuo, we will arrange a visit for you to a local farmer's home to experience the farming life style. In the late afternoon, you will be transferred back to Guilin.

Tips: Lunch on the cruise is box food today. Its quality and flavor cannot be guaranteed. So we suggest that you have a hearty breakfast at the hotel in the morning and pack some snacks.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 13 Guilin to Shanghai by Flight
Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, Fly to Shanghai, Airport-hotel transfer. (B)
In the morning we will visit the Reed Flute Cave, a representative karst cave in Guilin, enhanced with colorful lights and unique rocks. Then visit the Seven Star Park, known for the Seven Star Cave in it.

Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport to take a flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival, your local guide and driver will pick you up and help you check in at the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 14 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, A la carte farewell lunch, the Bund and Huangpu River cruise, a cultural street. (B+L)
Shanghai Bund
Today's Shanghai tour is the last sightseeing day of your China tour package. We will firstly visit the Shanghai Museum with its more than 120,000 collections and famous for ancient bronzes, calligraphy works and paintings. Then you will be escorted to the Yu Garden, an exquisite Chinese garden with a history of over 400 years. Following is an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150 per person and included in our price), served at a high-end local restaurant.

After lunch, we will arrange a one-hour Huangpu River cruise for you to enjoy the landscapes of Shanghai on the two banks. Then your guide will take you to the Bund and leave you some free time to explore it. The last sightseeing spot is Tianzifang, a distinctive cultural street full of art galleries, cafes, bars and souvenir stores.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 15 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off, A pleasant trip home! (B)
Today, your guide and driver will transfer you from the hotel to the airport for your departing flight. We wish you a pleasant journey!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
BeijingHotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong Pentahotel Beijing
ZhangjiajiePullman Zhangjiajie Hotel Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel
Xi'anWyndham Grand Xian South Holiday Inn Xian Big Goose Pagoda
ChengduGrand Hyatt Chengdu Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza
GuilinShangri-La Hotel Guilin Bravo Hotel
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel Ocean Hotel Shanghai
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
$4209 $3788$3819 $3437$3399 $3059
Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$3799 $3419$3419 $3077$2989 $2690
  • 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 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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    4.01 Review
    Nicole LaCroix
    USA
    Posted on November 28, 2018
    Vera has been excellent! She is very responsive and provides me with the answers I need.

    Only 1 thing I would recommend and that is when she has taken care of something, like booking a train or hotel for example, if she would let me know. I am sure she is waiting to send me the final package before she provides me with all the details, but it is nice to know when things are cared for. I have now been communicating with Vera over WeChat, as well as email, and that has made it very easy to communicate quickly.

    Overall I am very pleased with the service, and I look forward to my trip in a couple of weeks.
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