14-day Spotlight on China

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Tour code: TCG-L-012       

A great introduction to the best of China! The trip start from the City of Perpetual Spring - Kunming, then the scenic Guilin, home to the Terracota Army and the capital city of Tang Dynasty, Great Wall, Fobidden City, bustling and modern Shanghai, ancient private gardens in Suzhou, and tranquil water town...

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  • Day 1 Arrive in Kunming

    Transfer via: TBA – your arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport to hotel transfer

    Pick up by our representative upon arrival in the "City of Perpetual Spring". Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

  • Day 2 Kunming

    Activities for today: Stone Forest, Green Lake

    After breakfast, drive to see the world's natural heritage site - the Stone Forest. In the afternoon, drive back to Kunming to enjoy a walk aroud the Green Lake Park at your own pace.

  • Day 3 Kunming/Guilin

    Transfer via: TBA – our arrangement

    Activities for today: Western Hill, airport transfer (Kunming), airport to hotel transfer (Guilin)

    After breakfast, we will ascend the Dragon Gate by cable car (one-way) in the Western Hill. It features cliff-side grottoes cut out of the sheer stonewalls. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, you are picked up to the hotel check in.

  • Day 4 Guilin/Yangshuo

    Transfer via: Cruise - arranged by Trip China Guide

    Activities for today: Li River Cruise, West Street, Impression Liu Sanjie

    Today, enjoy a wonderful cruise along the Li River with an overnight in Yangshuo, a small county diverse in culture and exotic flavors. The remainder of the day is at leisure or do some independent exploration of the West Street and some other places. After dinner, watch an fantastic sound and light show "Impression Liu Sanjie".

  • Day 5 Yangshuo

    Activities for today: Biking, bamboo rafting

    Today, we ride bicycles to explore the nearby countryside of Yangshuo and then take a bamboo rafting on the beautiful Yulong River. The Yulong River is also called "lesser Li River". It winds its way in a picturesque valley sided by limestone hills where you can see the rice files, water buffaloes... Free evening for your own leisure.

  • Day 6 Yangshuo/Guilin/Xi'an

    Transfer via: TBA – our arrangement

    Activities for today: Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, airport transfer (Guilin), airport to hotel transfer (Xi'an)

    Drive back to Guilin to explore the Reed Flute Cave. This "Palace of Natural Arts" features numberous staactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains in shapes of birds, plants and animals, all glistening in colorful lights. Proceed to visit the symbol of Guilin - Elephant Trunk Hill. The shape of the hill is just like a giant elephant drinking water from Li River with its trunk, hence the name. Standing atop the hill, you can see the beautiful panoramic view of the city. Later fly to Xi'an and check into your hotel.

  • Day 7 Xi'an

    Activities for today: Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, old Muslim quaters, Grand Mosque

    After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and drive to visit the Xi'an Daqin Terra-Cotta & Lacquer Furniture Art Factory. In the factory, you can see the process of how to make Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Continue drive to visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is one of the most important archaeological finds in the 20 th century; an army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb since 2200 year ago. Lunch will be taken at a Chinese restaurant.

    In the afternoon, drive to visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. It mainly consists of the Xian Museum, the ancient Jianfu Temple built in the year 684 A.D during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and the famous Small Wild Goose Pagoda. The scenic area has become a wonderful leisure site for the appreciation of cultural relics, sightseeing and entertainment. Today's tour ends at the Grand Mosque and the Old Muslim Quarters (Old Street).

    Recommend evening Activities: Tang Dynasty show.

  • Day 8 Xi'an/Beijing

    Transfer via: TBA – our arrangement

    Activities for today: Jingshan Park

    Meet the guide and transfer to Xi'an Xianyang Airport for the morning flight to Beijing. Upon arrival in Beijing, meet the local guide and transfer to the hotel for a short rest, visit Jingshan Park, and have a panoramic view of the Forbidden City. Enjoy Peking Roast Duck dinner.

    Recommended night show: Chinese Kung Fu Show

  • Day 9 Beijing

    Activities for today: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City

    After breakfast at your hotel, meet the guide and transfer to visit the Temple of Heaven Park, which is a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation. You may have a chance to see the local seniors to enjoy their lives after retirement in the morning. Lunch will be taken at a local Chinese restaurant.

    In the afternoon, guide tour to the Tiananmen Square which is the largest city square in the world, followed by the Forbidden City. It is the largest imperial palace in Cina for 24 emperors' reign during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years. Free evening for your own exploration.

  • Day 10 Beijing

    Activities for today: Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing Hutongs

    After breakfast at your hotel, meet the guide and drive to visit the Great Wall of Mutianyu Section, which is one of the great wonders in the world and the symbol of China. You can take a short hiking on the wall. Lunch will be taken at a local Chinese restaurant.

    In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Cloisonné Factory where you can see the traditional Beijing culture Art. And then drive to take a 3-wheel rickshaw to Hutong and have a visit to the local family. Hutong is the unique street design in Beijing - some crisscrossing old narrow paths with courtyard houses built on each side. It can be regarded as a window into Beijing folk life.

  • Day 11 Beijing/Shanghai

    Transfer via: TBA – our arrangement

    Activities for today: Yonghe Temple, airport transfer (Beijing), airport to hotel transfer (Shanghai)

    Morning guide tour to visit the Yonghe Temple (Lama Temple). It is a temple and monastery of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism located in the northeastern part of Beijing. The building and the artworks of the temple combine Han Chinese and Tibetan styles. After that, process to Beijing airport for the flight to Shanghai.

    Upon arrival in Shanghai, meet the local guide and transfer to the hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

  • Day 12 Shanghai

    Activities for today: People's Square, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, City God Temple, the Bund, Nanjing Road

    Today city tour to visit the People's Square, and Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center (Hall). It is a huge scale model of the city of Shanghai, showing all existing and approved buildings. you can view the model from alongside or ascend to a gallery running around it for views from above. Lunch will be taken at a local Chinese restaurant.

    In the afternoon, pay a visit to the City God Temple (also called Chenghuangmiao) and free walk on the Bund and the Nanjing Road for shopping.

  • Day 13 Shanghai /Suzhou/Shanghai

    Activities for today: Tongli Water Town, Humble Administrator's Garden, Pan Gate, No.1 Silk Factory

    In the morning, meet the guide and drive to Suzhou. En route, pay a visit to Tongli Water Town. It is s characterized by stone bridges and well preserved ancient architecture including private gardens, temples and houses. Process to Suzhou city and visit the Humble Administrator's Garden, the largest and most renowned garden. Lunch will be taken at a local Chinese restaurant.

    In the afternoon, take a short boat on the Grand Canal which is also known as the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. It is the earliest and the longest artificial river in the world that is ten times of the Suez Canal and 22 times of the Panama Canal. Like the Great Wall, the Grand Canal is regarded as one of the two great projects in Chinese ancient time. Today's tour ends at the No. 1 Silk Factory for the ladies to see the process of how to make silk and free shopping. Drive back to Shanghai in the later afternoon.

  • Day 14 Shanghai / Exit

    Transfer via: TBA – your arrangement

    Activities for today: Hotel to airport transfer

    Today, your trip comes to an end with a transfer to the airport.

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