Wanna escape from the over-noising city? Why not enjoy a tour to the living paradise Jiuzhaigou Valley and picturesque Guilin? Spend 15 Days to wander in the wonderland - green hills, clear waters and vivid plants, blue skies…Just imagine all the best things are waiting for you. Come with us, to be the Alice in Wonderland, to appreciate all the breathtaking sceneries there.
Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
MealsL: No Meals
Accommodation: In Beijing
Beijing, China's capital and one of the great travel destinations of the World, offers sights and cultural relics found no where else on Earth. The city has a character all its own; there are quadrangles, small alleys, tricycle, boiled mutton, roasted duck, arts and crafts, Peking Opera, The Great Wall, the 2008 Olympics venue and a vibrancy that is the distinctive flavor of Beijing.
Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tian'anmen Square, the World's largest urban square and the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. Peking Opera is available for your optional night entertainment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
, the heart of Beijing, is definitely the largest city-center square in the world. It covers an area of 44,000 square meters and has a total population of 1 million people. Forbidden City
, or the Imperial Palace, is the largest and best-preserved palatial complex existing now. It is situated in the very center of Beijing covering an area of 724,250 square meters. It absolutely was constructed within the Ming Dynasty between the 4th and the 18th years in the Yongle time period (1406 - 1420 AD). Numerous architectural structures in the Palace have been repaired and rebuilt, but their fundamental type and layout stay within their authentic state.
After enjoying a delicious lunch, continue on to the Temple of Heaven
. Departing from the Imperial vermilion and gold hues of the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven is the largest heaven-worshipping architecture in the world. It is situated in Chongwen District and occupies an area of 273 hectares. It was the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped Heaven and prayed for good harvest.
In the evening, we offer you an opportunity to enjoy Peking Opera
, China's national treasure. It is really a conventional type of Chinese theatre general performance and is considered to be the model of Chinese culture, experiencing a history in excess of 200 years. Having a special mixture of dance,mime,vocal performance, acrobatics and music, Peking Opera is a perfect medium for meaning and performance of traditional and historic myth and tale.
In the morning, take a driving for 75km to visit the Badaling Great Wall, first, then Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb), the once lavish burial chambers of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Peking Roast Duck is available for your optional dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
Badaling Great Wall
, in the northwestern suburbs of Beijing, is one of the best-preserved and most available areas and is actually lying on the steep mountains. It is primarily a mark of historic Chinese civilization and a world-renowned fortification, stretching 6,350 kilometers. It had been initially built some 500 years ago throughout the Ming Dynasty using large and solid square rocks. It absolutely was an important protective display of Beijing city and also the crucial military pass of Ming Dynasty in historic time.
Then, you will have chance to visit the The Ming Tombs
which located in the northern suburbs of Beijing. Altogether there are thirteen tombs of Ming Dynasty Emperors from the period after the capital was moved from Nanjing to Beijing. You'll visit the Changling Tomb
, as you can imagine is quite impressive and it is the largest of the Ming tombs among the 13 mausoleums in the vicinity of Tianshou Mountain. The architecture in Changling is of magnificence, especially the Ling’en Hall, which is the architecture style of which is identical to that of the Supreme Harmony Hall in the Forbidden City. And the Ling'en Hall represented the highest architecture and artistic level of Ming dynasty.
For today's dinner, how about taste the famous Peking Roasted Duck
, as it is the best-known dish in Beijing. It is very tender and unforgettably delicious. You'll visit a local restaurant to enjoy a full meal and learn the proper way to experience Peking Roasted Duck. From the whole roasted duck to the soup of duck bones, you'll enjoy a banquet made from every part of the duck. Moreover, the chef will demonstrate his skill of cutting the skin of the duck for your entertainment.
In the morning, take a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw
to visit the ancient lanes and alleyways of Beijing. Be transferred to the airport for the flight to Xian in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Chengdu
If exploring the Forbidden City has improved your understanding of the lifestyles of China's ancient Imperial Court, then this Hutong Tour
will give you an insight into the lives of ordinary Chinese people and reveal their social culture in today's Beijing City. The narrow streets of old Beijing are known as Hutongs. You'll take a rickshaw tour along the Hutongs and see the 100-year-old houses, courtyards and a vanishing way of life in today's Beijing.
Wonderful time always passes so quickly, in the afternoon, you have to take a flight to Xian, the city that steeped in history and still giving up secrets, is your gateway to ancient Chinese civilization. In its 3,100 recorded years of evolution, it has been home to 13 dynasties. Xi'an was also the end of civilization for those setting out on the famous Silk Road. Today's Xi'an is a vibrant, modern city, but surrounded by history, even underfoot! So there can be no underground railways due to the obligation to preserve the wealth of ancient treasure still awaiting discovery.
Today enjoy your full day visit to the Terracotta Warriors
, one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation and then to see the Big Wild Goose Pagoda
, and the massive Xian City Wall
. Either Jiaozi Banquet
or Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner
is available for your optional meal.
As an ancient capital city to 13 dynasties, Xian has a rich recorded history, frequently enhanced by the evidence of new discoveries, like the 1974 unearthing of the fabulous Terracotta Warriors
, the long forgotten army created to guard Emperor Qin Shihuang's tomb. In accordance with ancient beliefs, this grand project was mounted at enormous cost by the cruel and tyrannical Emperor, only to be attacked, plundered, burnt and buried after his funeral by the peasants who’d labored under the whip to build it. Then, over two thousand years later, this “Eighth Wonder of the World” was rediscovered by farmers digging a well. The fine troops, horses and carriages in battle formation are a National ancient art treasure. Three excavation pits are now opened to the public and a fourth is nearing completion. You can, like US President Clinton, now gaze in wonder upon this historic site, listed by UNESCO in 1987 as a world cultural heritage.
The first landmark visitors will encounter in Xian is the ancient city wall
, which stretches round the old city. Xian was always a walled city, and today’s wall represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. The first city wall of Chang'an was begun in 194 BCE. The existing wall was started during the Ming Dynasty in 1370; it is massive, measuring 13.7 km in circumference, 12 m in height, and 15–18 m in thickness at the base. The South Gate and North Gate are the two main entrances to the inner city. The city itself is neatly arranged along the city wall. This impressive structure is just a precursor to the remarkable discoveries awaiting visitors to Xian.
The Big Wild Goose Pagoda
was built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty and originally had five stories, although the structure was rebuilt in 704 during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian and its exterior brick facade renovated during the Ming Dynasty. One of the pagoda's many functions was to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and travelers Xuanzang. Now this well-preserved holy place for Buddhist has been the symbol of Xi'an.
This evening you could choose Jiaozi Banquet
as a local flavor experience. It includes over 10 kinds of Jiaozi, whose shapes and flavours vary, such as rabbit, duck, shrimp, peanuts and so on.
Or if you more interested in dancing show, choose a Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner
would be a good idea. You'll enjoy the sumptuous dinner while watching a fabulous dancing and singing performance of the Tang Dynasty. This is not only a performance of Chinese traditional dancing and singing, but a re-enactment of Chinese ancient ceremony and culture.
Xian Jiuzhaigou Airport Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area
Finish up your Xian tour by visiting the famous Shaanxi History Museum and Hanyanling Mausoleum
. After lunch, you will be transferred to the airport to board a flight from Xian to the Jiuzhaigou Airport, Upon arrival, be transferred to your hotel in Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic Area
(1.5 hours dirving).
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
In Jiuzhaigou Town
The famous Shaanxi History Museum
introduces the visitor to area’s rich culture, from Emperor Qin Shihuang to the present day in this walled city. The museum is house in a striking Tang Dynasty-style pavilion and features an enormous collection of 113,000 historic and cultural relics. This is where you experience history, with chronological dynasties exhibits that take you through the dynasties.
(Jiuzhaigou) is a nature reserve in the north of Sichuan. Jiuzhai Valley took the name from the nine Tibetan villages living in the valley which is composed of three valleys in a Y shape. The Rize and Zechawa valleys flow from the south and meet at the centre of the site where they form the Shuzheng valley, flowing north to the mouth of the valley. Jiuzhaigou's best-known feature is its dozens of blue, green and turquoise-colored lakes. The local Tibetan people call them “Haizi”, meaning “son of the sea”.
Enjoy your whole day time for the excursion in this fairy land (green vans available in the scenic area). Recommended Jiuzhaigou Valley 1 Day Sightseeing Routes from us is: after entering into the entrance, taking the sightseeing bus to visit Rize Valley sites including Panda Lake, Five Flowers Lake, and Pearl Shoals, and then walking to the Pearl Shoals Waterfall (about 1 km). Have you lunch at tourist Center in Nuorilang. After that, continue to visit Zechawa Valley ite Long Lake, and walking about 1.2km to take photos of Five Colored Pool. When finish that, walking for another 1km to the parking lot for bus to leave the scenic area.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: In Jiuzhaigou Town
has an average depth of 14 metres and as its name implies is in the heart of panda country. This area is surrounded by bamboo forests and a mix of deciduous and coniferous woodland. The vivid green color in autumn attracts tourist all over the world.
Pearl Shoal and Pearl Shoal Falls
are best viewed by taking the walkway. This takes visitors across the "Golden Bell Lake" and "Pearl Shoal" down the left side of the falls then across the base of the Falls to "Mirror Lake".
Long Lake, also known as Changhai Lake is at the head of the Zechawa valley. The S-shaped Long Lake covers an area of 930,000 sq meters, making it the largest lake in Jiuzhaigou. It is 4390 meters long, and has an average width of 200 meters and reaches a depth of 80 meters. Tibetans prefer to call this lake as "The Lake that never dries out"
Five Color Pool, also called Jade Pool, is fed by underground streams from Long Lake. Just as its name implies, the colorful water in this lake makes it as a charming part during the summer time. Despite its very modest dimensions and depth, it has a richly colored underwater landscape with some of the brightest and clearest waters in the area.
Note: The above itinerary is a recommended one. You also can tell us your planned itinerary such as hiking or photographing tour in Jiuzhaigou so that we can help you to tailor make it for you.
Jiuzhaigou Valley Jiuzhaigou Airport Chengdu
Early departure from your hotel and drive to Huanglong Scenic Area
. You will have a half day visit to Huanglong Scenic Area (about 3.5hrs, including round-way cable car), the fairyland. After the tour, be transferred to airport directly for the flight to Chengdu. Optional Hot Pot in Sichuan style
is available for a dinner if you are interested.
, a World Natural Heritage site, touching Jiuzhaigou, is also famous for its colorful ponds, snowy mountains, deep valleys, and dense forest. Between 3,145 and 3,578 meters above sea level at the foot of Xuebaoding, the main peak of Mt. Minshan, lies a 3.6-km-long calcified hill, resembling a giant golden dragon galloping among the virgin forest, and this is how the mountain was named. More than 3,400 ponds, varied in color and shape, picture the most spectacular view in the world, known as the Jasper Lake Under Heaven.
is the capital city of Sichuan Province. With a population of 11 million, it is an important commercial transportation, and communications hub of south-western China. The locals have a reputation for a laid back attitude and knowing how to enjoy life. Historically, Chengdu has a special place in the annals of finance. The world's first paper money, the 'Jiao Zi' was minted in Chengdu in the year 1023.
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. In the afternoon, visit Wenshu Temple
. There is a local market behind the temple. If you are interested in, you could have a visit. Then visit to People's Park
, where you could see many locals playing card, Chinese chess, drinking tea, ect. And then, be transferred to the airport for a 1.5 hours flight to Guilin
. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.
What you could not miss in Chengdu is the world famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant
It is the world-famous Panda breeding research located about 10km (6 miles) out of the city. This institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda and is dedicated to preserving and increasing their population. Visitors are able to hold lovely pandas and be photographed with them.
is world-famous for its serene landscape, Karst limestone formations, mist-covered hills and bamboo groves. It is home to more than ten ethnic groups, including Han, Zhuang, Miao, Yao, Hui and Dong. On the way from the airport to your hotel, you will see dozens of pretty hills everywhere in the city of Guilin. It is a city of hills and green trees and boasts one of the most photographed areas of China.
Guilin Longsheng Guilin
In the morning, you will take about 2.5hours driving to Longsheng
and start your exploration to the famous Longji Rice Terrace
and Ping'an Zhuang Village
. Be transferred back to Guilin after the visits.
Longji Rice Terraces
, with a history of more than 700 years, the area is still be the farm lands that growing premium quality rice by Yao and Zhuang villagers. The rice terraces are built into the hillsides and look like great steps cut into the slopes as they wind around the mountainsides. This ingenious construction makes best use of the scarce arable land and water resources in the mountainous area.
The Rice Terraces are much prettier after the rain, as the morning fog is clearing or while rice is being harvested. If you like to paint or photograph dramatic, beautiful landscapes, this would be a superb destination in which to practice your art; or come here anyway just to look, gaze in awe, and take it all in; it's a Guilin must-see!
Ping'an is a Zhuang minority village high up in the mountains at Longji. The village is only accessible by foot, and from across the valley, the visitor has a first impression of entering another land as the buildings, clustered around the hillside, are all two story wooden structures resembling a European Alpine village. This is the traditional Zhuang style house and among them there are excellent guest houses that can cater to all your practical needs. Ping'an is surrounded by beautiful terraced rice fields. From a distance, the terraces look like contour lines on a topographical map, texturing the ridges, mountainsides and valleys.
In the morning you will be driven to the 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, have a walk along the famous West Street
. In the evening you can enjoy the optional night show of Impression of Liu Sanjie
In the morning, be driven to Pier for your Li River Cruise
. A double-decker river boat is waiting for you. The landscape from Guilin to Yangshuo is truly a masterpiece of nature. The crystal waters, straight-out-of-a-painting mountains, peaceful farm fields, hard-working-but- ever-smiling fishermen and wandering water buffaloes inspire poetic musings of Guilin's charming life. Under the blue sky, your river boat transports you in an unending daydream.
You will end up your cruise in Yangshuo, is a small oriental but Western-influenced town with a history of 1000 years. The West Street
in the town earns its name since almost every one in West Street can speak fluent English and every restaurant or bar offers menus in several languages. You'll feel no borders or distance here and will soon fall under the spell of this charismatic, welcoming small-town atmosphere. Moreover, West Street is flanked by fascinating little shops and vendor stands selling a broad variety of superior quality souvenirs, perfect gifts for friends and relatives. West Streets charms increase when night comes; countless bars, cafés and bistros open till midnight with dynamic music and live bands to ensure you can have a really memorable night with your new-found friends.
Some guests may also hear about the night show- Impressions of Liu Sanjie performance. The site is only one mile from West Street in the world's largest natural theatre which utilizes the waters of the Li River as its stage, flanked by twelve mist shrouded hills and the heavens as its backdrop. Mist, rain, moonlight, the hills and their inverted reflections in the river all become the ever-changing natural background, so you will enjoy a unique experience each time you attend. In the 'Impressions of Liu Sanjie', you will be presented with stylized scenes and events from the daily life of the Zhuang people living around the Li River. From these pageants, you will gain a realistic sense of Sanjie's birthplace and appreciate the beauty of the folk songs. If you are able to take photographs under low-light conditions, you are assured of some stunning images from this performance.
Yangshuo Guilin Shanghai
In the morning, after breakfast in Yangshuo, drive back to Guilin. You will visit Elephant Trunk Hill
, the symbol of Guilin City, then on your way to the airport, you will have chance to see the mysterious Reed Flute Cave
, the showcase of distinctly-colored stalactites and stalagmites. Then take the flihgt to Shanghai
Elephant Trunk Hill
, or Xiangbishan, is the symbol of Guilin. Observed from a distance, you'll see an elephant-like form standing majestically at the confluence of the Li and Yang Rivers, with its trunk arching into the clear waters, a fantasy elephant eternally quenching a gargantuan thirst; lifelike in shape and energetic in posture.
Reed Flute Cave is named for the special reeds, used for making flute instruments that grow near the cave entrance. The caves are a feast for the eyes. The natural beauty of a profusion of stalactites and stalagmites, stele, stone pillars, stone curtains and stone flowers creating an infinite variety of extraordinary scenes, creatively illuminated, is bound to evoke gasps of admiration. It is fitting then, that Reed Flute Cave is commonly praised as Nature's Grand Art Palace.
'Wonderful time always passes so quickly, in the afternoon, you have to take a flight to Shanghai. From scenic place Guilin to that modern city, you have a lot to expect. It is the bustling economic heartbeat of China that enjoys all of the comforts and amenities of a fully modern metropolis. But at the same time, it still has scenic ancient sites reminding the rich history of old Shanghai.
Depart from hotel in the morning, you will then have a whole-day trip of Jade Buddha Temple, Yuyuan Garden, the Old Street, Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the Bund, Shanghai's famed waterfront promenade. Tonight, how about enjoy the breathtaking Acrobatic Show as your optional night entertainment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
Today you'll find a Buddhism shrine - Jade Buddha Temple, Jade Buddha Temple
, which is located in a crowd of Shanghai City. It was first built in 1882 in Jiangwan on the southern outskirts of Shanghai. In order to make it convenient for the adherents to visit, it was bodily moved to Shanghai City at the present sire in 1918. It is named for its two bejeweled white jade Buddha. It receives thousands of visitors and worshipers everyday while keeps its sanctity and charming. Carved from a whole piece of white jade, the sitting jade Buddha statue is translucent with a solemn expression, displaying the excellent skill and extraordinary art of Chinese people.
has a lot of stories for it was severely damaged in the 19th century and was restored in 1961. This garden was first built in the 16th century by provincial governor, Pan Yunduan, in honor of his father who was the then government minister. It has many scenic courtyards decorated with baroque rockery, pools, and flora that are all connected by corridors and passageways. The delicate design and exquisite layout of the whole garden reveals a strong impression of 'garden in the garden, whole in the part.
Completed in 1995 to a highly innovative design, Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower
includes 15 spheres of different sizes at different levels creating an artistic conception of "large and small pearls dropping onto a jade plate" in ancient Chinese poem. It has become a symbol of excellence in architecture and is a favourite sight for tourists in Shanghai. Viewed from the Bund at night, the tower's three-dimensional lighting creates an enchanting, brilliantly coloured display. At 468 meters, it is the third tallest TV and radio tower in the World. Two of the six tower elevators can reach the highest sphere in 40 seconds; here the visitor will discover shops, a rotating restaurant and a sightseeing floor. The view of Shanghai from here is breath-taking.
The Bund is the showcase with the old buildings of colonial-era leftover along Huangpu River. The renowned waterfront district is the city's most famous landmark. The word BUND is of Anglo-India origin meaning embankment on the waterfront. It is also the popular site to enjoy the night view of the city.
Shanghai offers colorful recreations with rich contents and creative form. Your night may be filled with an interactive old form of art known as the Acrobatics. Those professional performers have been trained of as early as age six or seven so that they can play so well and excellent. It definitely will be an unforgettable night in your memory.
Today is a relaxing day by a half day trip to Zhujiajiao Water Town - best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. After that, drive back to Shanghai downtown and enjoy your free time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
Located in a suburb of Shanghai city, Zhujiajiao is a water town with a history of more than 1,700 years. Endowed with another elegant name - 'Pearl Stream' - the little town is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. Unique old bridges across bubbling streams, small rivers shaded by willow trees, and houses with courtyards attached all transport people who have been living amidst the bustle and hustle of the modern big city to a brand-new world full of antiquity, leisure and tranquility.
Be transfer to the airport for the return flight as the unforgettable China trip ends.