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Trip to Wonderland

117: 15 Days Private Tour of Beijing - Zhangjiajie - Xi'an - Chengdu - Guilin - Shanghai
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts 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
  • Walk into a local Chinese family, interact & dine with the hosts in their home
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Mutianyu Great WallRickshaw riding during Hutong tourGiant pandas munching on bamboosFantastic Li River cruiseShanghai Bund
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Upon your arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport, you will receive a warm welcome from our guide. Afterwards, our guide will escort you to the well-picked hotel for check-in. You could use the rest of the day to explore this city on your own.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Our China tour package starts today. In the early morning, our guide will pick you up to visit Tiananmen Square, the world's largest city square located in the center of Beijing. And then, walk northward to 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.

We will serve you an A la carte lunch with authentic local dishes. It costs CNY 150.00 per person and is included in our price. In the afternoon, our 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 and harvest year.

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, our guide will escort you to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall with round trip cable car, which is one of the essence, the most representative and best-preserved part of Ming Great Wall. We do not arrange lunch for you today as the restaurants around cannot meet our service standard. But our guide could give you some advice.

After that, we'll proceed to the Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs, which is guarded by pair of stone statues on both sides. On the way back to downtown Beijing we will have a look at the exterior appearance 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 - Zhangjiajie
Summer Palace, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Fly to Zhangjiajie, Airport-hotel transfer. (B)
Rickshaw riding during Hutong tour
Rickshaw riding during Hutong tour
Photo by our client Ms. Maria Negreira
In the morning we will visit Summer Palace, the largest royal garden in China. Then continue our Beijing tour to Hutongs. These old alleys still remains the traditional folk architectures.

After the Hutong tour, we will send you to the airport and take a flight to Zhangjiajie. Upon landing, our guide in Zhangjiajie will be waiting for you at the airport and transfer 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 you will spend the whole day in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Firstly, we will tour the Yuanjiejie Scenic Area. We will take the world's highest outdoor elevator with the height of 326m, Bailong Elevator and have a look at the Hallelujah Mountain in the movie Avatar.

Then we will take a battery car to 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 Jinbian Stream. This enormous canyon weaved by the limpid stream is famous for the Golden Whip Rock upstream. In the end, we will take a small train to visit the Ten-Mile Gallery in Suoxiyu Scenic Area. This 5km trip will take you to 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)
Our Zhangjaijie tour starts from 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. Later, you will take a boat ride on Baofeng Lake, while enjoy the local girls singing the folk songs. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Zhangjiajie - Xi'an
Xibu Street, Tian Men Mountain, Fly to Xi'an, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Today our Zhangjiajie tour continues to the highest peak of Zhangjiajie, Tianmen Moutain. It's well-known for a splendid natural wonder, Tianmen Cave. Before that, you can visit the Xibu Street escorted by our guide or have a leisure morning at the hotel by yourself. The buildings along the Xibu street feature in local ethnic minority style.  Over here, you can find water bars, restuarants, souvenir stores. eateries selling local snacks etc. 

Our Zhangjiajie tour ends when our guide take you to the airport. You will take a late evening flight to Xi'an. Upon arrival in Xi'an, transfer to the hotel with the assistance of our local guide.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Xi'an
Terracotta Army, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Provincial History Museum. (B)
Terracotta Army
Today you will have a full day Xi'an tour. Our experienced guide will first escort you to visit Terracotta Army, the Eighth Wonder in the World. Inside are more than 7,000 life-size pottery figures of horses, chariots and warriors.

Then return to downtown to visit the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda and the Shaanxi History Museum. This 9-storey pagoda was first built in Tang Dynasty more than 1,300 years ago and enshrines the Sarira and many other Buddhist relics. The museum is regarded as "the pearl of ancient China and house of Chinese treasures". We do not arrange lunch today.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 9 Xi'an - Chengdu
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 Ancient City Wall, the most complete city wall remaining in China. At noon, we will prepare you a delicious authentic home-cooked lunch at a local family. After lunch, our guide will take you to visit the Great Mosque built in 742 and have a stroll in the nearby Muslim Quarter.

Then we will send you to the North Railway Station for a high-speed train to Chengdu. It takes around 4 hours to reach Chengdu. Our local guide will transfer you to the hotel upon 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
Giant pandas munching on bamboos
Our Chengdu tour starts from Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Here you would have a close encounter with the lovely pandas by taking photos of them and observe them eating, sleeping and playing. The next spot is Broad and Narrow Alleys, a traditional historical and cultural block in Chengdu. Then our driver will send you to Jinsha Site Museum to experience the mysterious ancient Sichuan culture.

Lunch is not included in today's tour, and you could seek advice from our guide on where to have the best Chengdu meals.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 11 Chengdu - Guilin
Fly to Guilin, Airport-hotel transfer, Elephant Trunk Hill. (B)
In the morning you will be sent to the airport and take a flight to Guilin. Our Guilin guide will pick you up and send you to the hotel. After a short break, follow our guide to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill, a landmark of Guilin.

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
Fantastic Li River cruise
Today's Guilin tour starts with a cruise along Li River to Yangshuo, which takes about 4 hours. You can enjoy the beautiful views along the river including Yellow Cloth Shoal and Mural Hill. Upon arrival at Yangshuo, we will arrange you a visit to a local farmer's home and experience their farming life style. In the afternoon, transfer you back to Guilin.

Tips: Lunch on the cruise is box food today. Its quality and flavor is not guaranteed. So we suggest that you fill your stomach at hotel in the morning and bring some snacks.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 13 Guilin - Shanghai
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 with colorful lights and unique rocks. Then visit the Seven Star Park, known for the Seven Star Cave in it.

After, you will be transferred to the airport and fly to Shanghai. Upon arrival, our local guide will pick you up and help you check in 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
Shanghai Bund
Today's Shanghai tour is the last sightseeing day of our China tour package. We will firstly visit Shanghai Museum with more than 120,000 collections and famous for ancient bronze wares, calligraphy works and paintings. Then you will be escorted to 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), at a high-end local restaurant.

After lunch, we will arrange you a Huangpu River cruise to enjoy the landscapes of Shanghai along the banks. Then our guide will guide you to the Bund and leave you some free time to explore it. The last spot of our Shanghai tour is Tianzifang, a distinctive cultural street with small stores selling souvenirs, cafes and bars.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 15 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off, A pleasant trip home! (B)
Our driver will transfer you from hotel to the airport to take your onward flight. We wish you a safe 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
XianWyndham 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
Tour Prices
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts 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
Why Travel With Us
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    4.01 Review
    Nicole LaCroix
    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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