China Tour with Panda
from 11 days
Price (domestic air & land) from USD1750 Condition?
11 Day Tour Itinerary
Tour Code: Essential Tour-Vivid-01
- 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 locals 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 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 Chengdu, home to the cute giant pandas.
- Day 5 in Chengdu
- Day 5
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 6-7 in Xian
- Day 6
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 7
In the morning, you will inspect the incredible Terracotta Warriors. These terra soldiers and horses wrer sculpted like the real Qin Dynasty legions from 2,200 years ago; when discoverd they shocked the world with its 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 8-11 in Beijing
- Day 8
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 9
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 Forbidden 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 commons and their long-kept traditions. Then walk along Houhai Bar Street to see how locals enjoy their entertainment.Day 10
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 leisurly stroll on the Sacred Road, a royal path reputed for its vivid statues and beautiful scenery.Day 11
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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Build in 1559, Yu Garden is a masterpiece of traditional Chinese gardens.
Like a huge virtual maze of rockeries, paths, bridges, corridors and buildings, every corner you turn has a new surprise, and a totally different view.
You may often come across a single area from three different approaches, but don't realize you are coming to the same place.
Zhujiajiao Old Town: With a history of over 1,700 years, this ancient town is known as Shanghai's Venice because of the many canals that wind throughout the town. It also features beautiful waterways, arched stone bridges, ancient streets paved with stones, and more than 10,000 houses dating back to Ming and Qing dynasties, as well as the tranquil countryside life.
Just 18km from the city center, housing 12 pandas, it is the best place to see Chengdu's most famous residents and you can get to know more about this precious species in its museum.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses: discovered in 1974 by local farmers digging a well, it is considered as one of the most significant archeological finds of the 20th Century.
Over 8,000 life-size painted terra soldiers and horses, individually sculpted from real-life models and arranged in battle formation, have been protecting the mausoleum of China’s foremost Emperor Qin Shihuang for over 2,200 years.
The Ancient City Walls: Original built in Tang Dynasty and renovated in Ming Dynasty, the Walls are the largest and best-preserved ancient fortress in the world.
It is worth spending time around the lofty Gate Tower and the outer gateways, as well as walking or cycling along the walls for views looking down on the houses and local life.
Reputed as the 8th Wonder of the World, the Great Wall winds its way through mountains, grasslands and deserts for some 4,000 miles across northern China.
But the term 'Great Wall' is something of a misnomer as there is a net of walls of varying ages all designed to provide protection from intruders; a great man-made complex of walls, forts and signal stations.
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