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

• The cultural heritages in Beijing.

• The mysterious Tibet.

• Exploring the legendary Shangri_la.

• The splendid culture and kindly people in Yunnan.

• Selected comfortable and clean hotels in the trip.

• 7X24 hours private travel consultant service.

15 Days China Small Group Tour Beijing-Lhasa-Yunnan

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 22(Mon) 3,063 USD 660 USD Available
May, 2017
May 6(Sat) May 20(Mon) 3,106 USD 704 USD Available
Jun, 2017
Jun 10(Sat) Jun 24(Mon) 3,285 USD 732 USD Available
Jul, 2017
Jul 8(Sat) Jul 22(Mon) 3,285 USD 732 USD Available
Aug, 2017
Aug 5(Sat) Aug 19(Mon) 3,285 USD 732 USD Available
Sep, 2017
Sep 9(Sat) Sep 23(Mon) 3,215 USD 732 USD Available
Oct, 2017
Oct 14 (Sat) Oct 28(Mon) 3,063 USD 660 USD Available
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Price included:

twin-shared occupancy hotel accommodation.

Air-conditioned private vehicle for transfers and sightseeing.

Experienced English speaking guide in each city.

Entrance fees and meals as specified in the itinerary.

Meals as listed in the trip.

Domestic flights as included in the trip.

Domestic train from Xining to Lhasa(softer seats).

Tibet travel permit.

Service Charges & Government Taxes.

Price not included:

International flights.

China visa.

Personal expenses such as: excess luggage charge, beverages, laundry services, etc.

Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide.

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Detailed Itinerary:
Beijing Fobidden 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.

Mutianyu Great Wall
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.

Temple of Heaven
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 the tour, drive back to hotel.

Xining-Lhasa Train
Day 4 Beijing Xining Lhasa

Meals: Buffet breakfast

Accommodation:

Soft sleeper on the train (4 passengers sharing a compartment)

In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport and take the flight to Xining. When you arrive in Xining, you will be transferred from the airport to the railway station for the overnight train to Lhasa. On the train, there is a restaurant car where you can have Chinese meals at extra cost. The ticket price doesn’t include meals. And also constantly, there will be train attendants wheeling trolleys through carriages, touting box meals, snacks, drinks and fruits, etc.

Barkhor Street
Day 5 Arrive in Lhasa

Meals: null

Accommodation:

Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa**** Comfort Room or similar class

Today you will arrive in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region by train. Meet the tour guide at the railway station and be transferred to the hotel. The altitude of Lhasa is 3658m. Please don’t drink alcohol, do strenuous exercise or take a bath for your first day in Lhasa. Do eat plentiful carbs to aid ventilation and efficient use of oxygen, drink plenty of water but not too much and take medications such as Acetazolamide.

Potala Palace
Day 6 Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese lunch

Accommodation:

Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa**** Comfort Room or similar class

Your adventure in Tibet starts from Potala Palace. It is no doubt that the Potala Palace is the symbol of Tibet. The palace is situated on Red Hill in the northwest of the city of Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. It is said that the Potala Palace was built in 641AD and originally named Red Hill Palace. There is a saying that the palace was built for the state marriage between King Songtsen Gampo, the thirty-third king of the Yarlung Dynasty of Tibet, and Princess Wenchang, a niece of the powerful Emperor Taizong of Tang Dynasty (618-907). Most parts of the palace were destroyed in the end of 9th century. It was rebuilt in the 17th century by the 5th Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso and later on, it served as the residence of generations of Dalai Lama. To protect the palace, the government sets a restriction on the time each traveler can spend inside the palace. That’s one hour. So you will explore the palace in one hour.

After that, you will visit Jokhang Temple. The Jokhang Temple is China's key cultural relic for protection and became a world cultural heritage as an extended project of the Potala in November of 2001. It is said that the temple was built by King Songtsen Gampo for his first wife Princess Bhrituti coming from Nepal. With the renovation and extension of the monastery decades by decades, the original Jokhang Temple forms an enormous complex which includes more than 20 halls now.

After that, explore the famous Barkhor Street. It is a bustling shopping area surrounding the Jokhang Temple. You can see devotees doing pilgrims and tourists making some purchases of local handicrafts.

Buddhism scriptures Debating in Sera Monastery
Day 7 Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese lunch

Accommodation:

Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa**** Comfort Room or similar class

Today you will travel to two important Buddhism temples: Sera Monastery (Wild Rose in Tibetan) and Drepung Monastery (Vault of the Crops in Tibetan) and you will also visit Norbulingka, the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from 1780s to late 1950s.

Songzanlin Monastery
Day 8 Lhasa Shangri-La

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

Zinc Journey Arro Khampa, Deluxe Room or similar class(small boutique hotel)

In the morning, you will be driven to the airport and fly to Shangri-La. When you arrive in Shangri-La, you will be met at the airport and then you will visit Gedan Songzanlin Monastery. It is also known as the little Potala Palace. It is a spiritual place that invites you to discover the mystery and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Since the 5th Dalai Lama chose the site through divination in 1679, the monastery has grown into the most important community of its kind in Yunnan Province. Then you will explore the Dukezong old town of Shangri-La.

White Water Terrace
Day 9 Shangri-La-White Water Terrace-Tiger Leaping Gorge

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese lunch

Accommodation:

Tina’s Guesthouse, Standard Room or similar class

In the morning, you will be driven to visit White Water Terrace. It is about 3.5 hours drive. The White Water Terrace is layers of pools and steps containing thick carbonate deposits. It is also believed to be the birthplace of Naxi culture, which is unique to the Naxi people. After that, we will drive you to Tiger Leaping Gorge. Stay overnight at the Tina’s Guesthouse.

Tiger Leaping Gorge
Day 10 Tiger Leaping Gorge-Lijiang

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese lunch

Accommodation:

Blossom Hill Inn Lijiang, Standard Room or similar class (small boutique hotel)

Today you will visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge, a scenic canyon on Jinsha River, a tributary of the upper Yangtze River. The gorge is one of the deepest and most spectacular river canyons in the world and a part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas World Heritage Site. You will also check out the first bend of the Yangtze River. Then we will drive you to Lijiang Old Town.

Black Dragon Pond
Day 11 Lijiang

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese lunch

Accommodation:

Blossom Hill Inn Lijiang, Standard Room or similar class (small boutique hotel)

Today, you will have a look at the murals in Baisha Old Town. Then have a stroll around Shuhe Old Town. Located four kilometers to the northwest of Lijiang Ancient Town, Shuhe is one of the earliest living places of Naxi People in Lijiang area. Then visit the Black Dragon Pond Park where you can see the Jade Snow Mountain in the distance and travel to the Dongba Culture Museum inside the park. The museum is dedicated to displaying Dongba culture of the Naxi people. Naxi is a minority with a long history and a brilliant culture. With a population of 300,000, this group lives mainly in Lijiang, Yunnan. It has kept its own ancient and unique Dongba Culture and thus claims to be a small ethnic group that has created a grand culture. During the tour, you will have a stop at embroider store.

At night, you will enjoy the ancient music performance of ethnic Naxi people, the indigenous inhabitants of Lijiang.

Shibaoshan Hill
Day 12 Lijiang-Shaxi

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese lunch

Accommodation:

Shaxi Laomadian Guesthouse, Standard Room or similar class

Today we will drive to Shaxi Old Town which is an important town on the ancient tea horse road. Compared to Lijiang Old Town, Shaxi is quieter and less commercial. It still keeps its original look. You will explore the old town and also visit the Shibao Hill which has grottoes and Buddhist statues.

Three Pagodas in Dali
Day 13 Shaxi-Dali

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese lunch

Accommodation:

Maison Heritage Songmeiyuan Hotel, Standard Room or similar class (small boutique hotel)

In the morning, you will visit the house of ethnic Bai people and taste their three course tea.

In the afternoon, you will visit Chongsheng Temple and the three pagodas. Then you will explore Dali Old Town. Dali has a glorious history. An ancient kingdom named Nanzhao was once established with Dali as its capital. The old town now is famous for its traditional architecture, beautiful scenery and minority cultures, mostly the Bai people.During the tour, you will have a stop at the tie-dyeing store.

Stone Forest
Day 14 Dali Kunming

Meal: Breakfast, Chinese lunch

Accommodation:

Kunming Jinjiang Hotel **** Standard Room or similar class

In the morning you will be driven to the airport for the flight to Kunming. When you arrive in Kunming, you will visit the Stone Forest. It is a series of limestone formations, formed some 270 million years ago. The rocks stand on the ground in the manner of stalagmites and many look like petrified trees.During the tour, you will have a stop at local tea store and have a taste with the Yunnan Tea.

Kunming city
Day 15 Kunming

Meals: Breakfast

Free until being transferred to the airport for the flight to your home or departure flight to next destination. End your memorable tour in China.

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