China Tour with Panda
from 14 days
Price (domestic air & land) from USD2230 Condition?
14 Day Tour Itinerary
Tour Code: EssentialTour-Vivid-05
- Day 1-4 in Shanghai
- Day 1
Welcome to Shanghai. Upon your arrival at Shanghai Pudong airport, you will be met and taken to experience the high-tech Maglev Trains, the world’s fastest train running 430 km an hour. 8 minutes later, you will reach Longyang Road station where your driver is ready to pick you up and take you to your hotel.Day 2
Today you first visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center to witness how Shanghai became a cosmopolitan city from a shabby fishing village.
Then take a leisurely walk in the beautiful Yu Garden, sample some flavorful local snacks at the bustling Yuyuan Market and drop by a Silk Workshop.
Later, you will tour the French Concession to appreciate its old French-style villas and special colonial culture. In the evening, enjoy the fabulous Acrobatic Show.Day 3
In the morning, comfortable transfer will take you to Zhujiajiao, China’s largest water town. In this fan-shaped town, you will step on Fangsheng Bridge, walk through Beida Street and visit the Xi Family Residence.
Or you could take a sampan to see traditional residences, peculiar stone bridges, charming waterscape and local simple countryside life along the winding canals. After the tour, be driven back to Shanghai.Day 4
After breakfast, you will head to the famous Bund to view Shanghai’s fantastic skyline, stroll along China's No.1 shopping street, Nanjing Road, and ascend the Jinmao Tower to get an amazing bird’s eye view of this metropolis. Then proceed to Jade Buddha Temple to admire the largest jade Buddha in the world and exquisite religious artifacts.
Afterwards, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Guilin, China's most scenic city.
- Day 5-7 in Guilin
- Day 5
This morning, you will take an excursion to see the beautiful Longji Rice Terraces. Originated in Yuan Dynasty, the terraces showed the advanced technology in China’s mountainous agriculture. Their two ethnic farming groups, Zhuang People and Miao People, began to make their living in these fertile terraces 700 years ago.
You will trek along the quiet field paths, see the beautiful idyllic views, explore minority villages, admire their colorful clothes, taste some self-made delicacies and even try their primitive farm work. Transfer back to Guilin after the excursion.Day 6
After breakfast, you will be driven to Zhujiang Pier to start your Li River Cruise, the highlight of Guilin visits. Along the journey, you will feast your eyes with stunning scenery comprised of reflections of peculiarly-shaped peaks, crystal clear water, bamboo groves and fantastic idyllic views.
After disembarking at Yangshuo and check-in, you will be free to explore Yangshuo and find out why West Street is so popular among tourists.Day 7
Being driven back to Guilin in the morning, you will have an essential city tour. First, tour visit Elephant Trunk Hill, the city symbol which resembles a huge stone elephant drinking waters from Li River, drop by a Pearl Museum and then see beautiful stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone flowers with various shape at the fabulous Reed Flute Cave.
After the tour, your guide will escort you to the airport for your flight to Chengdu, home to the cute giant pandas.
- Day 8 in Chengdu
- Day 8
Today you visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to have a memorable close-up encounter with pandas. You will see real pandas enjoying their lives in this sanctuary and learn more about this lovable but endangered species via documentary film and exhibition.
Then you will visit the city’s oldest Wenshu Temple, sip a cup of genuine Chinese tea in its teahouse, and walk along Jinli Old Street to absorb the relaxing atmosphere of Chengdu.
Evening is free, optional to enjoy the melodious Sichuan Opera.
- Day 9-10 in Xian
- Day 9
You will be free until your local guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to Xian.
Upon arriving in Xian, your local guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. After a rest, you will set out to tour the centuries-old Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and then pay a visit to the Great Mosque and Muslim Community to appreciate the ingenious religious architectures and exotic Muslim culture.Day 10
In the morning, you will inspect the incredible Terracotta Warriors. These terra soldiers and horses were sculpted like the real Qin Dynasty legions from 2,200 years ago; when discovered they shocked the world with the overwhelming scale and exceptional sculpture skills. Like a living army, they stand in battle formation ready to fight any invaders.
In the afternoon, you will take a bike tour along the top of the Ancient City Walls, drop by a Jade Gallery and appreciate Chinese stele calligraphy at Forest of Stone Steles Museum.
- Day 11-14 in Beijing
- Day 11
On this day you will be free to pursue your personal activities until being transferred to the airport for your flight to Beijing.
Upon your arrival in Beijing, capital of China, your local guide is ready to greet you and take you to the hotel. After a rest, you will tour the 798 Dashanzi Art District where you can see various delicate artworks created by artists from all over the world.Day 12
Today you will first visit Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest plaza, and the splendid Forbidden City. Famous for its impressive royal architectures and imperial legends, the Frobidden City is a must-see of Beijing.
In the afternoon, you will stop by a Pearl Store and take a pedicab to explore Hutongs, the disappearing ancient alleys of Old Beijing, to discover the daily life of Beijing locals and their long-kept traditions. Then walk along Houhai Bar Street to see how locals enjoy their entertainment.Day 13
The magnificent Great Wall, the Eighth Wonder of the World, is your first stop today. You will be transferred to the Mutianyu section, an intact and less touristic part of the Great Wall. Walking along these venerable ramparts provides you a chance to step back in history.
In the afternoon, you will take a leisurely stroll on the Sacred Road, a royal path reputed for its vivid statues and beautiful scenery.Day 14
After breakfast, you will marvel at the spectacular Temple of Heaven. Here you will not only see grand imperial temples but also watch locals doing their stylish morning exercises. Even you could learn some from them if you like.
After the tour, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
Never miss a 11-24 days' delightful adventure that will enliven all your senses. Warm up in vibrant Shanghai to experience "China speed" by maglev train and watch a stunning acrobatic show. Smell Guilin's rustic odor by bike and by boat. Hear the roar of water at the world's deepest Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan. Taste the spicy food and snacks say hello to adorable pandas in Chengdu. Steep yourself into a festive Lhasa, where you'll be enthralled by religious festivals with exciting activities. See Xian's life-size Terracotta soldiers and horses before making one yourself. This thrill-a-minute journey will invoke a vivid China in your mind.
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