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12 Days China Panda Tour

This 12 day China tour of Shanghai Guilin Chengdu Xian Beijing, combines the nostalgic residence of the Xintiandi, the classic Yuyuan Garden with the timeless landscapes of the Li River in Guilin. We also spend some time in Sichuan Province, home to some of the country’s spiciest cuisine, and the Giant Panda. In Sichuan’s charming capital, Chengdu, we will mix with the locals in the People Park and visit the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Steep in historic and cultural Xian before heading to Beijing where your journey ends.

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Shanghai Be transferred to the hotel
02 Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple, Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Nanjing Road, The Bund
03 Shanghai – Guilin Shanghai Urban Palnning Exhibition Hall, Xintiandi, Flight to Guilin
04 Guilin – Yangshuo Li River Cruise to Yangshuo, Yangshuo West Street
05 Yangshuo – Guilin – Chengdu Back to Guilin, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Flight to Chengdu
06 Chengdu
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Thatched Cottage of Du Fu, Jinli Old Street
07 Chengdu – Xian Flight to Xian, Hanyang Mausoleum, Shaanxi History Museum
08 Xian Terracotta Warriors, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian City Wall
09 Xian – Beijing Flight to Beijing, Hutong Tour by rickshaw
10 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
11 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park ( Bird Nest and Water Cube )
12 Departure Beijing Be transferred to the airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Shanghai

Arrival Shanghai, your start point of this China tour, you will be met at the airport and transferred to hotel to catch up on some rest after international fight.

Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Shanghai


Shanghai City View


Day 2 Shanghai

A full day sightseeing starts with Jade Buddha Temple (1 hour) – famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg. And then, go to Yuyuan Garden (1 hour) – a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then visit the nearby Chenghuangmiao Old Street (1 hour). After lunch time, you will have an exterior tour of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower (30 min) – the most charming landmark of Shanghai. And then, go for shopping in Nanjing Road (1 hours generally) – the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, and have a leisure walk along the Bund (30 min) – famous as a group of building known as “a Gallery of world architecture”. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
Optional Night Activities: Acrobatic Show about 2 hours (daily 19:30)
Tips: Traditional Dim-sum Banquet in Yuyuan Garden is recommended as today’s lunch choice.


Day 3 Shanghai  Guilin

Today is a relaxing day by firstly having a visit to the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall (1 hour) – one of the world largest showcases of urban development. And them, a leisure walk on Xintiandi (1 hour) – a car-free shopping, eating and entertainment area of Shanghai. When finish your lunch, be finished by connecting the 2.5 hours flight to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin


Xintiandi


Day 4 Guilin  Yangshuo

In the morning you will be driven to the Zhujiang Pier for the Li River Cruise (about 4 hours, lunch served on board). Savour the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. After disembarkation and check-in hotel with help of your tour guide, you can have a walk along the famous West Street and enjoy the free leisure time there. After that, be transferred back to your hotel in Guilin for resting well.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Yangshuo
Optional Night Activities: Landscape Show Impression of Liu Sanjie 1 hour (daily around 20:00, time will be changed in different seasons)


Li River Cruise


Day 5 Yangshuo Guilin Chengdu

In the morning, after breakfast and then drive back to Guilin downtown.. You will arrive in Guilin city during the lunch time. Finish lunch and continue to visit Reed Flute Cave (1 hour) – offering a magic fairyland of stalactites, stalagmites, stone columns scenery. And then, the next stop will be the Elephant Trunk Hill (1 hour) – the landmark of Guilin. After that, say good bye to Guilin and have a 2.5 hours flight to Chengdu. Your Chengdu tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Chengdu


Day 6 Chengdu

Today, enjoy your interesting tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (2 – 3 hours) – a huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda . And then, back to town for your continue short trip to Thatched Cottage of Du Fu (1 hour) – the former residence of the famous Tang Dynasty poet, You could not miss a chance to Jinli Old Street (1 hour) – elegant style of the architectures tells you what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Chengdu
Optional Night Activities: Sichuan Hot Pot (generally 1 hour)


Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding


Day 7 Chengdu  Xian

Today, after breakfast you will have a 1.5 flight to Xian, a city experiencing the full history of China in its entirety. Your Xian tour guide will wait for you at the airport. Before drive to the hotel, you will firstly have a visit to the  Hanyang Mausoleum (1 hour) – the multi-burial cemetery of Emperor Jing of Han and his queen. And then, drive to the downtown and visit the Shaanxi History Museum (2 hours) – one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China. After that, drive to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xi’a


Xian City View


Day 8 Xian

Ample time will be provided for visits to Terracotta Warriors (2.5 – 3 hours) – one of the world’s most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. After lunch near the Terracotta Warriors area, drive back to the downtown for a visit to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda (1 hour) – the site of the old Han and Tang capital Chang’an. After that, continue to visit the Xian City Wall (1 hour) – represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian
Optional Night Activities: Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner 3.5 hours (daily 18:00 – 20:30 for dinner, 20:30 – 21:35 for Tang Dynasty Show)


Terracotta Warriors


Day 9 Xian  Beijing

Today after breakfast, drive you to the Xi’an airport for a 2 hours flight to Beijing, the capital city of China. Your Beijing tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to chek in the hotel. After that, drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw (Short route, 40 min) – the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing


Hutong


Day 10 Beijing

Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tiananmen Square (40min) – the World’s largest urban square, and the Forbidden City (2.5 – 3 hours) – the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven (1 hour) in the afternoon. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
Optional Night Activities: Peking Opera 1.5 hours (daily 19:30)


Forbidden City


Day 11 Beijing

After breakfast, start to drive to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall (2 hours) – the section of the Great Wall which is more popular among foreign visitors. Have the lunch near the Mutianyu Great Wall, and then drive back to the downtown and have a short visit to see the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube (about 1 hour) – the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
Optional Night Activities: Peking Roasted Duck around 1 hour


Mutianyu Great Wall


Day 12 Departure Beijing

Bid China a fond farewell as this trip draws to a close. Be transferred to the airport for flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Note: Visiting time, transporting time, and duration of shows and meals in the itinerary are suggested and will be subject to change particular situations.

Prices (per person in US$)

January, February, December
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person 3308 2978 3583 3225 4211 3790
2-5 persons 2222 1999 2620 2358 2359 2123 2894 2605 2673 2406 3523 3170
6-9 persons 1835 1652 2223 2001 1973 1776 2498 2248 2287 2058 3126 2813
≥10 persons 1511 1360 1779 1601 1703 1533 2163 1947 1950 1755 2657 2391
March, June, July, August
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person 3455 3110 3779 3401 4570 4114
2-5 persons 2344 2109 2766 2490 2506 2255 3090 2781 2901 2611 3882 3494
6-9 persons 1957 1762 2370 2133 2119 1908 2694 2424 2515 2264 3485 3137
≥10 persons 1613 1451 1934 1740 1811 1630 2331 2098 2143 1929 2995 2695
April, May, September, October, November
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person 3553 3198 3966 3569 4850 4365
2-5 persons 2417 2175 2864 2578 2623 2361 3277 2949 3065 2759 4161 3745
6-9 persons 2031 1828 2467 2221 2237 2013 2880 2592 2679 2411 3764 3388
≥10 persons 1691 1522 2042 1838 1919 1728 2498 2249 2290 2062 3241 2917
Price includes:

★ Private transfer between airport(railway station), hotel and attractions
★ English speaking guide service
★ Domestic airfare or train fare based on economy class
★ Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
★ Entrance fee to attractions listed in the itinerary
★ Meals as itinerary specifies
★ China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price excludes:

★ International airfare
★ Visa fee
★ Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
★ Personal expenses
Optional tours, meals, activities and services

Remarks:

★ Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2016 to Feb 28, 2017, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
★ CTR reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
★ No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise.
★ Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
★ Special requirements should be advised to CTR in advance.
★ CTR reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

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