Day 1 Depart your country.
2 Arrive Beijing – Met by guide and transferred to your hotel in the central
area. D if you arrive early.
3 Beijing – Guide will take you to Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City
and the Hutongs old neighborhoods with a visit to a Chinese family’s
home. BL dinner on your own near your hotel.
4 Beijing – Guide will take you to the Great Wall at Mutianyu with cable
car in both directions to be included. Stop at the Lama Temple on the
way back to the city known for the 5 story tall Buddha carved from one
tree trunk. BLD
5 Beijing/Xian by night express train and 1st Class sleeper. During the day
you will visit the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven Park. If time
you will visit Xiu-Xiu market before an early dinner and transfer to the
train station. BLD
6 Xian – You will arrive in the early morning and be met by your local
guide on the platform. (please wait for the guide to find you). Guide
will take you to breakfast and to drop off your luggage at the hotel.
Guide will then take you to the famous Terra Cotta Warriors site and
the Tang Dynasty Winter Palace known as the HuaQing Pools.
BLD Special Traditional Dumpling Dinner tonight.
7 Xian/Chengdu by afternoon air. In the morning the guide will take you
to the Shaanxi Museum one of the best in China. After lunch the guide
will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Chengdu. In Chengdu
you will be met by the local guide and transferred to your hotel. This
evening you will enjoy a traditional Sichuan Hot Pot Dinner. BLD
8. Chengdu/Ya'an Visit the famous Chengdu Panda Breeding & Research
Base in the morning. Drive to Shangli Old Town before arriving at Ya'an
City in the late afternoon. Transfer to a central hotel. BLD
9 Ya'an /Rilong - Travel through the sparsely populated mountains and over
Mt. Jiajinshan Pass at over 13,000' feet to Rilong Valley known for
beautiful flowers and natural beauty. Transfer to your hotel. BLD
10 Rilong – Hike along the creek from GuoZhuangPing enjoying the
natural beauty of this area known for flowers and wild birds and animals. BLD
11 Rilong/Danba Drive along the river to Dawei Village site of the famous
Mao's Long March b ridge where he met up with another army. Most of
the children in this small village speak some English. Come to Xiaojin
town for lunch. Continue to Danba. You can either stay in a hotel in
Danba or in a Tibetan Family guesthouse in the village for overnight. BLD
12 Danba - Drive to Jiaju or Zhonglu, one of the most beautiful villages of
Danba. You will experience life staying in the Guest House of a local
Tibetan family and be able to hike around this wonderful mountain village
visiting neighbors. After lunch you will visit the Watch Towers nearby,
stop in the village of Danba before returning for dinner. BLD
13 Danba/Bamei - You will bid goodbye to your Tibetan family and travel
through the mountains and plateau to the grasslands and the Buddhist
Huiyuan Monastery one of the best Tibetan monasteries in China where
the 11th Dali Lama lived for several years. Continue to Bamei town
and stay overnight at the Golden Sun Guesthouse. BLD
14 Bamei/Kangding - Drive to Xinduqiao town, acknowledged as a Paradise
by many photographers from around the world. Continue via a high
Pass to Kangding, one of the larger cities in these mountains. It is very
unique with a roaring river that goes through the middle of the town.
Transfer to a local hotel. BLD
15 Kangding/Moxi Village (Hailuogou National Park) You will go over
another 12,000’ Pass on the way to Moxi which is the entrance to
Hailuogou Park. Enjoy the scenery along the way and transfer to
the Long March Hotel or Pearl Garden Hotel. Visit Moxi village which is
very friendly in this remote area. BLD
16 Hailougou – Today you will go up the mountain to the end of the
road and hike through the forest to the Glacier. (if you like as an
option you may take a cable car across the Glacier and up onto the
mountain at your own expense) After lunch you will come down
the mountain halfway to the wonderful Hailougou Hot Springs one
of the best in China. 5 Levels of pools all at different temperatures
to relax and enjoy the medicinal affects of the pools. The views
are fantastic as you look out into the mountains. Return to Moxi BLD
17 Hailougou/Chengdu – You will pass through the beautiful
mountains and return to Chengdu today. This evening you will
be taken to a western restaurant for dinner for some western
food as a change. BL (D order on your own and pay yourself.)
18 Chengdu – Today you will go to Leshan home of the largest
Buddha in the world who sits at the meeting of two rivers. After
lunch you will go to Yellow Creek Village a UNESCO site which
is a village that represents old China as it was 150 years or more.
Return to Chengdu. BLD
19 Chengdu/Guilin by early morning air. Guide will transfer you to
the airport for your flight to Guilin. In Guilin you will be met by
a local guide and transferred to your hotel. During the afternoon
you will visit Jiuwa 9 House Village and Reed Flute Cave if there
is time. BLD (wonderful central area around the lake for walking)
20 Guilin/Yangshuo – Guide will take you through the countryside to
the boat dock to board your Li River Cruiser to sail down one of
the most beautiful scenery spots in all of China. Arrive at the
village of Yangshuo and transfer to a local hotel. BLD
21 Yangshuo/Guilin/Shanghai – In the morning enjoy this wonderful
village once visited by Presidents Carter and Clinton. Good bargains,
good food and a wonderful place to rent a bicycle and go out into
the countryside before lunch. Guide will transfer you to the airport
for your evening flight to Shanghai. In Shanghai you will be met
by the local guide and transferred to your hotel. B only. Lunch
and dinner on your own today.
22 Shanghai – Guide will take you to the Yu Garden, best in China, in
the old district. You will then be taken to lunch near the Xiang Yang
Market in Pudong across the river. After lunch the guide will take you
through the Market area and then to the Shanghai National Museum.
Guide will then take you back to your hotel for a short rest and perhaps
a snack on your own before the guide returns and takes you to the
famous Shanghai Acrobats Show in the evening. BL dinner on your own.
23 Shanghai/Home – Guide will transfer you to the airport for your flight
home. B. only.
Included: Hotels, meals as indicated, all domestic transportation and transfers, English speaking guides
with professional drivers, sightseeing and some entertainment as indicated.
Not included: Tips to guides and drivers, Chinese visa (we have the forms for you to apply) international
air (we will be glad to quote you or you may use your own air) and any expenses of a
personal nature or not specifically listed as included.
2-5 people $4485 pp dbl. occ. + air Single Supplement $850.
6-9 people $3495 pp dbl. occ. + air Single Supplement $850.
10+ people $2950 pp dbl. occ. + air Single Supplement $850.
Tours use clean 3 star or best hotels available in the remote areas.
In Beijing, Xian, Chengdu and Shanghai, 4 or 5 star hotels may be used if you desire.
Please ask for a quote for upgrades.
International air not included. You may use your own air or frequent fly miles.
We will quote a price from your city upon request.