16-day Hidden Treasures of China

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Tour code: TCG-L-009       

Experience the style, elegance and luxury, reminiscent of different glorious bygone ages. Witness the great treasures of China, experience the finest traditions of ethnic groups' hospitality and retire to great buildings, towns and cities that echo with history. It's a great tour of China you'll remember for a lifetime.

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  • Day 1 Arrive in Kunming

    Transfer via: TBA – your arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport to hotel transfer

    You will be met on your arrival at Kunming Wujiaba International Airport and transferred to the hotel of your choice. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

  • Day 2 Kunming/Yi Autonomous County of Shilin

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Stone Forest, Green Lake

    Breakfast at the hotel followed by a full day sighteeing tour of the Stone Forest and a minority village. Later return to Kunming to enjoy a walk around the beatiful Green Lake at your own pace.

  • Day 3 Kunming/Shangri-la

    Transfer via: TBA – our arrangement

    Activities for today: Pudacuo National Park, Nixi Pottery Village, Dukezong Old Town, Songzanlin Monastery, airport transfer (Kunming, Shangri-la)

    After breakfast, depart for Shangri-la by air. On your arrival at Diqing Airport be picked up to explore Pudacuo National Park, Nixi Pottery Village - see the locals how to make black pottery, Dukezong Old Town, and Gedan Songzanlin Monastery - the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan and is nicknamed the "Lesser Potala Palace".

  • Day 4 Shangri-la/Lijiang

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Drive to Lijiang

    Morning free at leisure. Transfer to Lijiang by private car in the afternoon.

  • Day 5 Lijiang

    Activities for today: Lijiang Old Town, Black Dragon Pool Park, Dongba Museum, Shuhe Old Town

    Visit Lijiang Old Town - a World Cultural Heritage Site, the beautiful Black Dragon Pool Park, Dongba Museum, and Shuhe Old Town.

  • Day 6 Lijiang

    Activities for today: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Baisha Mural

    Drive to see the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, where you'll take a cable car to its picturesque Spruce Meadow (including eco-friendly bus). The mountain is called the holy mountain of local Naxi People, the soul of Lijiang.

    On the way back to Lijiang, watch Baisha Mural. It was painted in Baisha Town in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), an interesting co-existence of Buddhism, Taoism and Lamaism in the artworks.

  • Day 7 Lijiang/Chengdu

    Transfer via: TBA – our arrangement

    Activities for today: Jinsha Site Museum, Jinli Old Street, airport transfer (Lijiang, Chengdu)

    Transfer to the airport and take a morning flight to Chengdu.

    Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel, then visit Jinsha Site Museum and Jinli Old Street.drive to visit the Jinsha Cultural Relics Museum, a very impressive museum built at Jinsha Ruins, featuring various tools and art pieces from around 3,000 years ago. After that, we will drive to visit the Jinli Old Street where you can see the local people's lifestyle.

  • Day 8 Chengdu/Xi'an

    Transfer via: TBA – our arrangement

    Activities for today: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, airport transfer (Chengdu, Xi'an)

    Moring guide tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to see the lovely China's ambassadors. This is a perfect place to see lovely giant pandas at their hometowns.

    In the afternoon, transfer to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport for the flight to Xi'an. Upon arrival in Xi'an, meet the guide and transfer to the hotel for a leisure evening.

  • Day 9 Xi'an

    Activities for today: Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Small Wild Goose Pagoda

    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.

    In the afternoon, visit 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.

  • Day 10 Xi'an/Beijing

    Transfer via: TBA – our arrangement

    Activities for today: Shaanxi History Museum, Grand Mosque, Muslim Quarters, airport transfer (Xi'an, Beijing)

    Guide tour to visit the Shaanxi History Museum, which is one impressive museum housing more than 370,000 pieces of historical relics. And then visit the Grand Mosque and have a free walk at the nearby Muslim Quarters (Old City Street).

    Transfer to the airport for the flight to Beijing. Upon arrival, you will be met and transfer to the hotel. Free evening for your own leisure.

  • Day 11 Beijing

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

    After breakfast at your hotel, meet the guide and start today's city tour from 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. Lunch will be taken at a local Chinese restaurant.

    In the afternoon, walk through the Tiananmen Square which is the largest city square in the world, and visit the Forbidden City. It is the largest imperial palace in China for 24 emperors' reign during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years.

  • Day 12 Beijing

    Activities for today: Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing Hutongs

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

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

  • Day 13 Beijing/Shanghai

    Transfer via: TBA – our arrangement

    Activities for today: Summer Palace, Yonghe Temple, airport transfer (Beijing, Shanghai)

    After breakfast at your hotel, meet the guide and transfer to visit the Summer Palace, which is the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China with a history of over 800 years.

    Followed tour to 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. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

  • Day 14 Shanghai

    Activities for today: Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, The Bund

    After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and full day guide tour to visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower where has best viewing spot of Shanghai located by the Huangpu River with 468 meters high.

    Followed by a visit to the Yu Garden. The garden used to be a private garden with 400 years' history; it features traditional architectural style of Yangtze Delta. After that, have a free walk on the nearby Old Street and transfer to visit the Jade Buddha Temple. Free at leisure on the Bund to see the new and old Shanghai along Huangpu River.

  • Day 15 Shanghai

    Activities for today: Zhujiajiao Water Town

    After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and drive to Zhujiajiao Water Town to see the traditional life at Yangtze River Delta. You will take a short boat on the Water Town.

    In the afternoon, drive to the city and pay a visit to the Jiangnan Silk Workshop, and drive back to your hotel and free at leisure.

  • Day 16 Shanghai Exit

    Transfer via: TBA – your arrangement

    Activities for today: Hotel to airport transfer

    Transfer to the airport and fly to your destination.

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