15 DAY CHINA GARDEN TOUR
Day 1 Depart the U.S.
2 Arrive Beijing – Met by your Guide and transferred to your hotel. D.
3 Beijing – Guide will take you to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City where
you will visit the Imperial Gardens. Guide will then take you to Beihai Park
before going to the Summer Palace with boat ride on Kunming Lake. Special
Traditional Chinese Dinner tonight at the Dazhaimen Restaurant of Family Bai
which was the former home of Prince Li of the Qing Dynasty. BLD
4 Beijing – Guide will take you to the Great Wall at Mutianyu with the cable car
included both directions. Returning to the city you will visit the famous Lama
Temple known for the 5 story tall Buddha carved from one tree trunk. BLD
5 Beijing/Chengdu – In the morning you will visit Prince GongÕs Mansion Gardens
and the Temple of Heaven before lunch. After lunch you will be transferred to
the airport for your afternoon flight to Chengdu. In Chengdu you will be met
by the local guide and transferred to your hotel BLD
6 Chengdu – In the morning you will visit the Panda Experiment station when the
Pandas are more active. Guide will then take you to the city of Leshan to view
the largest Buddha in the World carved into the side of a cliff . This evening you
will have a famous Sichuan Hot Pot dinner. BLD
7 Chengdu – Guide will take you to see the Jinsha Relics Museum and gardens
before going to lunch at the famous Yi Private Gardens. In the afternoon you will
visit the Wenshu Temple and Gardens and have tea with the local people where
they gather to enjoy the afternoon by playing board games, cards or just chatting
over tea. This evening you will attend the famous Sichuan Opera performance
and perhaps go back stage to visit the Opera stars in person. BLD
8 Chengdu/Kunming/Xishuangbanna: In the morning the guide will take you to
Du FuÕs Thatched Cottage and Park before lunch. After lunch you will be
transferred to the airport for your afternoon flights to Xishuangbanna where you
will be met by the local guide and transferred to your hotel. BLD
9 Xishuanganna – Guide will take you to the Dai village of Ganluanba with a
home visit . Lunch in the countryside restaurant of traditional Dai food.
After lunch you will visit the beautiful Botanical Gardens before returning to
the city. BLD
10 Xishuangbanna – Guide will take you to Mengyang with a visit to the Hani
village to learn about this minority culture and traditions. You will visit some
country markets on the way to Redai Zhiwuyuang Tropical Plant Research
Institute and Park. Return to the city and dinner tonight at one of the local
11 Xiahuangbanna/Kunming/Shanghai – Guide will transfer you to the airport for
your flights to Shanghai. In Shanghai you will be met by the local guide and
transferred to your center city hotel. Special Dinner tonight at the Ye Olde
Station Restaurant featuring special Shanghai cuisine. BD Evening free
12 Shanghai - Guide will take you to the Yu Garden recognized as the #1 garden
in China in the morning. After lunch you will be taken to the Shanghai
National Museum and an early dinner before going to the famous Shanghai
Acrobats Show this evening. BLD
13 Shanghai/Jingxi/Suzhou – Guide will take you by bus through the lake
country famous for Summer Homes of the Shanghai Officials during the Qing
Dynasty where you will see life as it has hardly changed in the last 100 years.
Arriving in Suzhou, you will transfer to your hotel. This evening after dinner
you will enjoy Traditional Chinese music at the Garden of the Nets. BLD
14 Suzhou – Known for Silk and over 84 Formal Gardens, you will visit the #2
garden in all of China the Humble AdministratorÕs Garden in the morning.
After lunch you will visit Tiger Hill Park where you will see an afternoon
performance of local talent and the Pagoda built in 1492 the year Columbus
was discovering America. Guide will then take you to the Lingering Park
before transferring back to your hotel in Shanghai. BLD
15 Shanghai/home – Guide will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.
Tour Includes: All China Transportation, meals as indicated, local guides, hotel choice of Standard, First Class
or Deluxe hotels, sightseeing and entertainment as listed.
Your tour does not include:
Tips to Guides and drivers, Chinese Visa (we have the forms to apply on your own.)
Your international air (we can give you a quote) and any personal expenses or not listed as included.
2-5 Persons: Using Standard Hotels $4295. per person dbl occ. + International air.
Using First class hotels $4695. per person dbl. occ. + International air.
Using Deluxe class hotels $5195, per person dlb. occ. + International air.
6-9 or 10+ ASK FOR GROUP RATES!