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17 Days Beijing-Zhangjiajie-Guilin-Guizhou-Shanghai Tour
You will enjoy this tour because:

• Covering the most visited cities, Beijing and Shanghai.

• The Avatar exploration tour in Zhangjiajie.

• The fascinating landscapes in Guilin and Yangshuo.

• The typical rice terrace and minority village in Longsheng.

• The distinct culture, lifestyle and well-preserved traditional residence in the minority region in Guizhou.

• Carefully selected comfortable hotels.

• 7*24 hours private travel consultant service

17 Days China Small Group Tour Beijing-Zhangjiajie-Guilin-Guizhou-Shanghai

Price Details

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Departures are guaranteed with minimum 2 travelers.
Month Start Date Finish Date Price (Double Occupancy) Single Room Supplement Booking
Apr, 2017
Apr 8(Sat) Apr 24(Mon) 3,026 USD 650 USD Available
May, 2017
May 6(Sat) May 22(Mon) 3,026 USD 650 USD Available
Jun, 2017
Jun 10(Sat) Jun 26(Mon) 2,922 USD 563 USD Available
Jul, 2017
Jul 8(Sat) Jul 24(Mon) 2,922 USD 563 USD Available
Aug, 2017
Aug 5(Sat) Aug 21(Mon) 2,922 USD 563 USD Available
Sep, 2017
Sep 9(Sat) Sep 25(Mon) 3,026 USD 650 USD Available
Oct, 2017
Oct 14 (Sat) Oct 30(Mon) 3,026 USD 650 USD Available
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Price included:

Twin-shared room with daily breakfast.

Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary.

The activities and show included in the tour.

The bulletin train with first class seat as listed.

The airfare and tax of the domestic flights with economy class.

Meals as listed in the itinerary.

Experienced English speaking guide service.

Shared air-conditioned vehicle service.

Service Charges & Government Taxes.

Price not included:

The travel insurance.

Chinese visa.

Personal expenses.

Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide.

Other charges not mentioned in the tour.

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Detailed Itinerary:
The Forbidden City
Day 1 Arrival at Beijing

Meals: null

Accommodation:

Holiday Inn Central Plaza Beijing****Superior Room or similar class

Welcome to visit China, one of the TOP 4 Civilized countries in the the world, which features the 5000-year-old history, splendid culture and numerous historical heritages. Upon arrival, our local experienced tour guide and driver will hold a pick-up sign with your name and meet with you at the Arrival Hall of Beijing International Airport. Then be transferred to your hotel in the city downtown.The rest of the day, free at your leisure after a long journey on the plane.

Temple of heaven
Day 2 Beijing

Meals: Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Accommodation:

Holiday Inn Central Plaza Beijing****Superior Room or similar class

The history of Beijing City can be traced back to 3000 years ago. It was then known as Ji, a city state from the 11th century to 7th century BC. Ji was conquered by the State of Yan and was renamed as Yanjing. Beijing’s glory starts from early Ming Dynasty when Emperor Yongle decided to establish it as the capital city of the empire. From then till now, Beijing has served as China’s capital for around 600 years. The fast developing economy has seen quick shrinking of its historical part to give way to modernity. But there are still many places where travelers can look into the city’s ancient past.

After enjoying the breakfast you will walk on Tian’an men Square, the biggest city square in the world. Covering 440,000 square meters, it has witnessed many important historic events taking place here. Then discover The Forbidden City, one of the five most famous palaces in the world where the 24 emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties lived and ruled for over 500 years. After that visit Jingshan Park, the former imperial garden of Ming and Qing dynasties where you can have a panoramic view of the whole Forbidden City.

Lunch will be served with local Chinese meal.

This afternoon drive to Summer Palace, the best-preserved imperial garden in the world that boasts architectural masterpieces as well as beautiful scenery, it was originally a retreat for Empress Cixi and the emperor built in late Qing Dynasty. The fascinating Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill are the most famous attractions in the park.During the tour, you will have a stop at the fresh-water pearl store.

After the tour, drive back to your hotel.

Great Wall
Day 3 Beijing

Meals: Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Accommodation:

Holiday Inn Central Plaza Beijing **** Superior Room or similar class

In the morning, you will be transferred to the suburb of Beijing to visit a less-traveled section of the Great Wall, the Mutianyu Great wall. You will spend some time walking on the wall, taking pictures and admiring the might and grandeur of the Great Wall. Not until you are there, you can hardly image how this could be done merely by human hands. The construction of the Great Wall started as early as the Spring and Autumn period. During that time and the following Warring States period, different states such as Qin, Wei, Zhao, etc. built several walls to defend their own borders. At the end of Warring States period, Ying Zheng, King of Qin State, conquered his opponents and united China again as a great empire. He joined the walls together. Since then, the Great Wall has been rebuilt, made bigger and stronger. The current wall was mainly built during the Ming Dynasty.

Lunch will be served with local Chinese meal.

In the afternoon, continue on to explore the Ming Tombs to know more about that period of history. In total 13 emperors from Ming Dynasty were buried here, together with their empresses and concubines. You will visit Changling, the tomb of Emperor Yongle, who built the Forbidden City. The tomb is not excavated so you will visit the on-ground museum which houses many artifacts unearthed from another tomb: Dingling. During the tour, you will have a stop at Jade Store. After that, drive back to your hotel.

Summer Palace
Day 4 Beijing Zhangjiajie

Meals: Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Accommodation:

Sunshine Hotel & Resort Zhangjiajie **** Standard Room or similar class

This morning you will visit the Temple of Heaven where emperors conducted the religious rituals and prayed for good harvests in Qing and Ming dynasties. It is one of the most important landmarks of Beijing. Then take a leisurely rickshaw tour in Beijing Hutong and get to know the local lifestyle and the typical residence.After that, visit the famous Drum Tower where you have the chance to enjoy the traditional drum striking performance there.

Lunch will be served with local Chinese meal.

This afternoon, continue on to visit the famous National Museum of China, one of the top 3 museums in China where you can see the large collections of cultural relics and artworks and get to know the history of China. The last stop today is the Panjiayuan Flea Market.

After the tour, you will be transferred to take the departure flight to the fairyland Zhangjiajie. Once there, be picked up and transfer to your hotel in the downtown.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Day 5 Zhangjiajie

Meals: Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

Accommodation:

Pandora Inn, Standard Room or similar class

After breakfast, drive to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park which consists of more than 3000 pillar-like formations emanating abruptly from the ground. Once there, You will firstly walk along the Golden Whip Valley which is very scenic. It takes about 2.5-3 hours walking and is mainly on a flat path. After that, you will ascend the mountain by Bailong Elevator. You will then visit Yuanjiajie Scenic Area. You will see World No. 1 Bridge, Jiutianxuanti, Qiankun Pillar, Lianxi Bridge and Mihuntai and so on. Here you will trek and visit for 1.5-2 hours. You will then take the shuttle bus to Dingxiangrong Village and check into a local guest house.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Day 6 Zhangjiajie

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

Accommodation:

Pandora Inn, Standard Room or similar class

In the morning, you will trek to visit Laowuchang Scenic Area which includes Shenxiansuo, Shenbingjuhui, Kongzhongtianyuan, etc. It takes about 3-3.5 hours or so to trek and visit. Then you will take a shuttle bus to Yangjiajie Scenic Area. Here, you will visit Jinjibaoxiao, Three Netherworld Gates, Wulongzhai, Tianbofu, Yibudengtian, Heavenly Walk, etc. Here you need to trek and visit for 4.5-5 hours or so. Then take the shuttle bus back to Dingxiangrong Village. Stay overnight in the guest house.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Day 7 Zhangjiajie

Meals: Breakfast,Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

Accommodation:

Sunshine Hotel & Resort Zhangjiajie **** Standard Room or similar class

After breakfast this morning, you will take a shuttle bus to Tianzi Mountain Scenic Area. Here you will hike to visit Shentangwan, Dianjiangtai, Xihai, Yubifeng, Helong Park, etc. It takes about 2-2.5 hours to trek and visit these sites. After that, you will take the shuttle bus to Daguantai Scenic Area. In this area, you will visit Shenzjizhuoshi, Yibunanxing, Fairy Bridge, etc. It takes about 2.5-3 hours or so to trek and visit. Finally, you will take the shuttle bus back to Yuanjiajie Area and descend by Bailong Elevator. And you will be transferred out of the National Forest Park to the hotel located in downtown Zhangjiajie.

Tianmenshan
Day 8 Zhangjiajie Guilin

Meals: Buffet breakfast,Chinese Lunch

Accommodation:

Guilin Bravo Hotel **** Standard Room or similar class

Today you will travel to Tianmen Mountain, literally translated as Heaven’s Gate Mountain. You will take the world’s longest cable car ride to the summit where you can visit the glass road built on the cliff; it is very exciting when you are walking on the glass. You can also visit Tianmen Cave, which is more than 100 meters long and 63 meters wide. Then you will descend by cable car. In the afternoon you will be driven to the airport for the flight to Guilin. When you arrive in Guilin, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Li River
Day 9 Guilin Yangshuo

Activities: Cooking Lesson in Yangshuo

Meals: Buffet breakfast,Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

Accommodation:

Yangshuo Mountain Retreat(boutique hotel), Standard Room or similar class

Today make this day with a cruise trip on Li River to witness the spectacular limestone rock formations and rural life along the riverbanks. In the afternoon you will stop at Yangshuo, a small town set in the lush rice paddies surrounded by meandering rivers and limestone peaks. In the afternoon, you will explore West Street and take a Chinese cooking class to visit local market and learn to cook several Chinese dishes. The food you cook will be served to you as dinner. Stay overnight in Yangshuo.

Taichi class
Day 10 Yangshuo Longsheng

Activities: Taichi class in Yangshuo

Meals: Buffet breakfast,Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

Accommodation:

Longsheng Holiday Hotel(local guest house), Standard Room or similar class

In the morning, you will participate in a Taichi Class for 1 hour. Taichi is often practiced in China to keep healthy. After that, you will explore the countryside of Yangshuo and see karst hills, rice fields and local villages and then you will be driven to the Longsheng to explore the magnificent rice terraces. The rice terraces in Longsheng is considered to be the perfect combination of the natural beauty and art. Depending on the weather, you can enjoy the fascinating sunset on the rice terrace. Stay overnight in Pingan Village.

Longji Rice Terrace
Day 11 Longsheng Guilin

Activities: Long Hair Show in Longsheng

Meals: Breakfast,Chinese Lunch

Accommodation:

Guilin Bravo Hotel **** Standard Room or similar class

Today after breakfast, you will continue on to visit the fascinating Longji Terraced Rice, appreciate the architectures, garments and cultural scene at the Zhuang(Ping’an Village) & Yao (Huangluo Village) Minority Villages. You will also enjoy the traditional Longhai Performance in Huangluo Village.

Lunch will be served with local Chinese meal.

After lunch, transfer back to Guilin and visit the highlights. Firstly visit the typical Karst land form-Reed Flute Cave which is considered to the “Art of Nature Museum”. After the tour, drive to your hotel in Guilin.

Flute Reed Cave
Day 12 Guilin Congjiang Zhaoxing

Meals: Buffet breakfast,Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

Accommodation:

Indigo Lodge Zhaoxing **** Standard Room or similar class

In the morning, visit the landmark of Guilin-Elephant Trunk Hill. Elevated at 200m, Elephant Truck Hill rises 55m above water surface and measures 108m in length and 100m in width.

After the tour, we will drive to Guilin Railway Station for the high speed train to Congjiang railway station. When you arrive in Congjiang, you will be driven to Zhaoxing Dong Village which is only 20 minutes drive away from the railway station. You will explore Zhaoxing Dong Village which was regarded one of the TOP 33 most attractive destinations in the world by the National Geographic TRAVELLER. The village was firstly built in Song Dynasty (960-1279). At present, around 1000 ethnic Dong families live in the village. With hundreds of years’ history, the local ethnic Dong people have created a colorful ethnic Dong culture that consists of unique costumes, buildings such as Drum Tower, Grand Choral Songs, their legal system and religion. Stay overnight in Zhaoxing Dong Village.

Biasha
Day 13 Zhaoxing Biasha Rongjiang

Meals: Buffet breakfast,Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

Accommodation:

Dongxiangmi Hotel*** Standard Room or similar class

Today you will continue to explore other ethnic villages: Yintan Dong Village and Biasha Miao Village. Yintan Dong Village is an authentic Ethnic Dong Village where you will experience the original lifestyle of ethnic Dong people. Biasha Miao Village is known as “the last tribe of gunmen in China”. It has a total population of 2,550 people. The local people are probably the only civilians in China who are allowed to hold guns. After the tour, drive to Rongjiang.

Paikai Village
Day 14 Rongjiang Kaili

Meals: Buffet breakfast,Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

Accommodation:

Kaili Jinguan Hotel **** Standard Room or similar class

Today you will visit Datang Miao Village and Jidao Miao Village. Both are charming ethnic villages that worth a visit. You will also have the chance to take photos of the local people who wear the traditional minority costume.You will also visit Paikai Village where you can see local residents making Lusheng. Lusheng is a musical instrument with multiple bamboo pipes, each fitted with a free reed, which are fitted into a long blowing tube made of hardwood. Finally, drive to Kaili.

Wangba Ge Village
Day 15 Kaili Guiyang Shanghai

Meals: Buffet breakfast,Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

Accommodation:

Shanghai Lee Gardens Hotel **** Superior Room or similar class

Today you will visit Wangba Ge Village. The Ge people are not officially recognized as national minority group, but as a sub-group under the Miao people. This is primarily because they speak the same language as the Miao people called Hmongic language, with slight variation. With their unique custom and traditional practices, they consider themselves as a distinct ethnic group. The total population is reported to be over 125,000. After that, you will visit Kaili Ethnic Minority Museum to get further information about the ethnic groups in Guizhou Province. Afterwards, drive to Guiyang Airport for the flight to financial center, Shanghai. Once there, be picked up and transfer to the hotel.

The night of Shanghai
Day 16 Shanghai

Meals: Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Accommodation:

Shanghai Lee Gardens Hotel **** Superior Room or similar class

As the most developed city in China and a new world financial city, Shanghai will definitely give you a big surprise for its rapid speed of economy achievements, impressive city view and modern life. .

After breakfast, you will start your full day tour to explore the metropolis. Firstly stroll around the romantic place the Bund which is a famous waterfront with 52 various buildings of different architectural styles. Besides you can enjoy a impressive skyline of Pudong District. Then visit the Old City, the cradle of the history of Shanghai, was the former political, economic and cultural center of Shanghai in the ancient times. The close-by Yu Garden is one of the most famous attractions in old city. As a stunning pearl of the metropolis and typical private garden, it was originally built in 1559 A.D. In Ming Dynasty.

Lunch will be served local Chinese meal.

This afternoon, visit the well-known Shanghai Museum, one of TOP 3 museums in China, which is famous for its large collection of bronze articles and relics.Besides, you can also see the precious ancient ceramics, Chinese paintings and etc. Then drive to visit the Former French Concession which features the well-preserved European style buildings. Tianzifang is a spotlight today which has been occupied by the art studios, art galleries, bars and restaurants. You will have a lot to explore here.During the tour, you will have a stop at the silk store. After the tour, drive back to the hotel.

Maglev Train in Shanghai
Day 17 Shanghai-Departure

Activities: maglev train ride(Single way)

Meals: Buffet breakfast

Today free on your own until being transferred to take the maglev train ride to Shanghai Pudong International Airport for your flight home. End you memorable gourmet tour in China.

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