19 Days Best China Landscape Tour

Shanghai-Mt. Huangshan-Hangzhou-Guilin-Chengdu-Jiuzhaigou Valley-Xian-Zhangjiajie-Beijing

Tour Code:TGT-CH-12

Tour Type: Private Tour

Price from:US$ 3652 Free Inquiry
Best China Landscape Tour

Summary

China is a place which you could not miss if you are a scenic tour traveler. The China landscapes in different forms such as the fantastic Mount Huangshan, the crystal scenic city Guilin, the photographing paradise Jiuzhaigou Valley, the extremely amazing area Zhangjiajie, all of these are worth to go. And all of these can be experienced in our 19 Days Best China Landscape Tour. Begin from Shanghai and ends in Beijing, the camera will firmly to be full of your brilliant China’s scenery pictures when finished this tour.

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Shanghai Be transferred to the hotel
02 Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple; the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower; Yuyuan Garden; Shanghai Old Street; The Bund
03 Shanghai Huangshan Tunxi Old Street, Chengkan Ancient Village
04 Huangshan Mt. Huangshan, Lion Peak, Shixin Peak, Grand Canyon of Xihai
05 Huangshan Hangzhou Mt. Huangshan, Bullet train to Hangzhou
06 Hangzhou West Lake; Lingyin Temple; Six Harmonies Pagoda; Tea Museum, Hefang Street
07 Hangzhou Guilin Flight to Guilin, Elephant Trunk Hill
08 Guilin Huanglo Yao Village, Ping An Village, Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, Longji Zhuang Village
09 Guilin Yangshuo Li River Cruise to Yangshuo, Yangshuo West Street, countryside tour
10 Guilin Chengdu Fly to Chengdu
11 Chengdu
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Renmin Park, Jinli Old Street
12 Chengdu Jiuzhaigou Flight to Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong
13 Jiuzhaigou Jiuzhaigou Valley Park
14 Jiuzhaigou Xian Flight to Xian, Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and north square
15 Xian Zhangjiajie Terracotta Warriors, TangBo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter
16 Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Tianzi Mountain Area, Yuanjiajie Scenic Area
17 Zhangjiajie Beijing Tianzi Mountain, Flight to Beijing
18 Beijing Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Great Wall
19 Departure Beijing Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Be transferred to the airport

Tour Itinerary

Note: The flights to Jiuzhaigou have not yet issued since the earthquake in last Ausgust, although the government notice to open Jiuzhaigou to tourists from March The flight from March of 2018. Xian to Zhangjiajie is limited. It might depart every 2 days in high season. This itinerary is only for reference. Your actual itinrary depends on the real flight schedule. Please check it with us before booking.
 

Day 1Arrival Shanghai

Arrive in Shanghai, the modern city of China. You will be met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Meals: No Meals
Hotel: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★

Shanghai City View
Shanghai City View

Day 2Shanghai

Today you will start your exploration by visiting Jade Buddha Temple, which is a famous of the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg.Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walking on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao.

After lunch, viisit Yuyuan Garden, which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Road which is the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, you could look for some special souvenirs there. After that, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as "a Gallery of world architecture".

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★

Jade Buddha Temple
Jade Buddha Temple

Day 3ShanghaiHuangshan

Get up early in the morning. Check-out and be transferred to the train station for 4 hours bullet train to Huangshan city. Upon arrival, your local tour guide will meet you up at Huangshan train station and have simple lunch in the station. 

Enjoy afternoon tour to Chengkan Ancient Village which is a perfect and typical combination of beautiful natural scenery and Huizhou culture art. It is famous for well-preserved residential architecture of the Ming Dynasty (1368 AD - 1644 AD). 

Drive back to Huangshan city and check in. Enjoy your free time at Tunxi Old Street which is an ancient Western-European architect once visited the old street and said that he had found "The Eastern Ancient Rome.” You can find delicious food there as well.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Hangshan International Hotel ★★★★

Chengkan Village
Chengkan Village

Day 4Huangshan

Exploration of Mt. Huangshan starts after you store your luggage in the hotel and  travel light. Enjoy your full day excursion to visit Mt. Huangshan which is one of China's ten best-known scenic spots and also the No. 1 Mountain under heaven. Take a cable car up and head for Xihai hotel on the mountain. It is about half an hour hike to the hotel. En route, you will appreciate the Lion Peak and Shixin Peak.

Check-in and have lunch at the hotel's restaurant. There is less choice for food on mountain and the best option would be in the hotel.

Spend your afternoon and hike on Grand Canyon of Xihai (West Sea). Grand Canyon of Xihai is the highlights of scenic area in Yellow. Covering the most prime scenery of Xihai Scenic Area, it starts at Paiyun Pavilion, linking White Cloud Area at Fairy-walking Bridge and creating a breath-taking sightseeing route. It is a circular footpath for hiking and you will reach the hotel you stay at the end of the tour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Beiihai Hotel ★★★★★

Mt. Huangshan
Mt. Huangshan

Day 5HuangshanHangzhou

Get up earlier in the morning and go to Danxia Peak or nearby peak to watch the sunrise and sea of clouds. It is under the influence of weather. Try your luck! You might have chance to see colorful sea of clouds which is the top view of Mt. Huangshan. Back to your hotel for short break and take cable car down to the foot of Mt. Huangshan.

Lunch will be arranged at local restaurant in the old town and get your luggage which are stored in the hotel you stayed in Huangshan city. Take 3 hours bullet train to Hangzhou Your Hangzhou tour guide will wait for you at the train station and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Hangzhou Merchant Marco Edgelake Hotel ★★★★

Mt. Huangshan
Our Clients on Mt. Huangshan

Day 6Hangzhou

Today is a joyful day with firstly visit the West Lake, reputed for beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products. We will arrange cruise tour on West Lake and it is also highly recommended to walk around. After that, visit the Lingyin Temple a site famous for not only as a Buddhism temple but also an attraction to catch beautiful scenery.

After a local lunch, visit Six Harmonies Pagoda, ensure a view of the Qiantang River and a far view towards the misty horizon. After that, visit China Tea Museum you can have close touch with the China tea history and know more about the tea producing process. Shopping time at Hefang Street, which is the most prosperous place in Hangzhou since the ancient time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Zhejiang International Hotel ★★★★

West Lake
West Lake 

Day 7HangzhouGuilin

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for flight to Guilin. Fly to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit Elephant Trunk Hill which is the badge of Guilin city. Walking along the Li River and enjoy a short visit to Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park by walking around Shanhu Lake and viewing the Golden and Silver Twin Pagodas from distance.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★

Sun and Moon Pagodas
Sun and Moon Pagodas

Day 8GuilinLongjiGuilin

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and get ready for today's excursion to Longji Rice Terraces.  Drive to Longji about 2 hours. It is mountain road and you can see some small terraces scenery outside the window as warm-up.

Upon arrival, change for the shuttle bus provided by the scenic spot. Our guide will accompany with you throughout the tour. Start hiking to Ping An village from there which are all flagstone road and path. Climb up to the mountain about half an hour with breath-taking view on the way

Lunch time at local restaurant in Ping An village. Then hike to Longji Zhuang Village via stone trail to Zhuang village about 2.5 hours. It is the classic hiking route in Longji terrace field, smoothly and leisurely. En route, you will appreciate the endless terrace field and gorgeous view on the mountain. Drive back to Guilin city and you can have a traditional foot message at your own cost to allay tiredness.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★

Longji Rice Terraces
Longji Rice Terraces

Day 9GuilinYangshuo

Enjoy cruise down the Li River with lunch on board. Deluxe cruise will be arranged with decent facility and good service. Savor the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. You can go on the sundeck or just sit and appreciate the view from the picture windows.

After disembarking, stroll around the West Street which is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. It now becomes a place that mixes the eastern and western culture harmoniously. West Street in Yangshuo has developed into the most prosperous area in Yangshuo. Take a biking tour to enjoy the beauty of countryside of Yangshuo before driving back to Guilin. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★

Li River Cruise
Li River Cruise

Day 10GuilinChengdu

Morning at leisure in the hotel and be transferred to Guilin airport for flight to Chengdu. Today is a free day without tours and you will get refreshing and you can just stroll around Kuanzhai Alley which is the famous snack street in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Atour Hotel Chengdu ★★★★

Chengdu City View
Chengdu City View

Day 11Chengdu

Today, enjoy your interesting tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding - a huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda. In the afternoon, visit People's Park, where you could see many locals playing card, Chinese chess, drinking tea, ect.  We will arrange tea break in the park and mahjong lesson if you are interested in. After that enjoy shopping time at Jinli Old Street which is the elegant style of the architectures tells you what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Atour Hotel Chengdu ★★★★

Panda
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Day 12ChengduJiuzhaigou

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for morning flight to Jiuzhaigou. Your Jiuzhaigou tour guide will wait for you at the airport.

Lunch will be served at local restaurant nearby Chuanzhusi Temple. After lunch, visit Huanglong National Park, which is a World Natural Heritage site. There is also cable car service available, and you can take it to the top at your expense for relaxing trip. Drive to your hotel in Jiuzhaigou about 1.5 hours. Get rest and prepare for tomorrow excursion tour to Jiuzhaigou valley.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: New Jiuzhai Hotel ★★★★

Huanglong Scenic Area
Huanglong Scenic Area

Day 13Jiuzhaigou

Take full day excursion into Jiuzhaigou valley with your guide accompanying. Take a shuttle bus from Lantian Station to the Long Lake, then walk around and enjoy the Long lake & the Five-colour Pool. After that, take a shuttle bus from Five-colour Pool to Nuorilang Waterfall.

Continue your hiking tour in the afternoon and feel relaxed without pushing at all. Walk to the Nuorilang Waterfall for a visit before taking a shuttle bus from Nuorilang to Shuzheng Lake, visit the Rhino Lake, Tiger Lake, Shuzheng Fall and Princess Lake along the way in the bus . Then walk around and enjoy the Shuzheng Lake, the Shuzheng Valley, Take a shuttle bus  From Shuzheng Lake to Shuanglong Lake for a visit to the Shuanglong Waterfall.

Finally take a shuttle bus back to the Lantian Station, and visit the Reed Lake, Bonsai Shoal and Mirror Cliff along the way in the bus. Relax in the hotel. The Tibetan dancing show will be an optional activity for you in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: New Jiuzhai Hotel ★★★★

Jiuzhaigou
Jiuzhaigou Valley

Day 14JiuzhaigouXian

Be transferred directly to Jiuzhaigou airport for flight to Xian. Upon arrival, be met by your Xian guide and after lunch, visit the Xian City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Bicycle or sightseeing car will be arranged on the wall to go around. After that visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and you will have chance to watch the North plaza fountain show. Drive back to the hotel and rest of day free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: New Century Hotel Xi'an ★★★★

Xian City Wall
Xian Ancient City Wall

Day 15XianZhangjiajie

Today enjoy 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 Tang Bo Art Museum, where gives you brief history and examples of Chinese art. The calligraphy lesson will be arranged and you will be taught how to write a couple of Chinese characters. Then visit the Bell tower and Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there.

Be transferred to the airport for evening flight to Zhangjiajie. Upon arrival, be met by our guide and transferred to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Santa Daminga Internatianal Hotel ★★★★

Terracotta Warriors
Terracotta Warriors

Day 16Zhangjiajie

Today you will start to explore the Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Get your Wulingyuan Scenic Area pass at the ticketing center with our guide help and aboard the shuttle bus directly to Bailong Elevator, the highest and heaviest outdoor elevator in the world. Take Bailong Elevator up to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area. The view from Yuanjiajie is exactly the same as what we see from the movie of Avatar. Standing on the observation platform in Yuanjiajie, thousands of peaks can be caught at the same time. Peaks in various postures just look like countless brave men. You will enjoy your two hours exploration on foot.

Simple Chinese lunch will be arranged at restaurant in the rest area of Yuanjiajie. We highly recommend you prepare some fruits and snacks beforehand.

Get on shuttle bus from Yuanjiajie to
Tianzi Mountain Area and spend the whole afternoon in the scenic area. The landscape here varies in different seasons and also in one day, which makes Tianzi Mountain a very interesting destination. Take cable car down the Tianzi Mountain and get back to your hotel. A folk show named Amazing Xiangxi is available for your evening activities
 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Santa Daminga Internatianal Hotel ★★★★

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Day 17ZhangjiajieBeijing

Today you will explore the Tianmenshan Mountain by cable car first. The cable car lasts for 40 minutes and it is the longest line in Asia. You will see the gorgeous view while seating in the cable car and the mountain seems just in front of you. Hike on the mountain and you will walk on the floating glass plank. Simple lunch will be arranged at restaurant on Tianmen Mountain and take cable car down to the halfway.

Change to shuttle bus and get to Tianmen Cave site through the Tongtian Avenue which has 99 turns symbolizing that the Heaven has nine palaces. It is worth the title - wonder of highway in the world. Upon arrival, visit the Tianmen Cave. Tianmen cave the natural mountain-penetrating karst cave with the highest elevation in the world. Before getting to the cave, you have to conquer the 999 steps which is exactly a challenge to reach the cave.

After the tour, be transferred directly to Zhangjiajie airport for flight to Beijing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Sun World Hotel ★★★★

Tianmen Mountain
Tianmen Mountain

Day 18Beijing

Today firstly visit Temple of Heaven, the World Heritage List in 1998. The temple is China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven and was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is with the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall, and more popular among foreign visitors. You can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and walk around.

Drive back to Beijing city, while you can take a nap in the car. En route you can plan for the night show or the Peking duck dinner with your guide and ask for suggestions.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

The Great Wall
The Great Wall

Day 19Departure Beijing

In the morning, after a leisure breakfast, check out from hotel and then go to explore the last 2 spots in China like Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City. A lunch is arranged at local restaurant before a transfer to Beijing airport for departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Service Ends

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 7019 7482 8385
2-5 person 4505 5227 4737 5690 5188 6593
6-9 person 3420 4129 3652 4592 4103 5495
≥10 person 2908 3476 3179 4018 3559 4778
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 7319 7801 8851
2-5 person 4692 5527 4933 6009 5458 7059
6-9 person 3606 4429 3847 4911 5498 5961
≥10 person 3035 3693 3287 4197 3769 5161
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 7451 7952 9319
2-5 person 4776 5659 5027 6160 5710 7527
6-9 person 3691 4561 3941 5062 4625 6429
≥10 person 3181 3949 3444 4475 4002 7466
Remarks:
1. Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2018 to Feb 28, 2019, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events
2. TopGuilinTravel reserves the rights to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
3. No guide service from TopGuilinTravel on the flight and Yangtze River cruise
4. Recommended hotels are subject to be changed in actual booking
5. Any special requirements should be advised to us in advance
6. TopGuilinTravel reserves the rights of final explanation for any changes due to the reasons beyond our control
 
Price includes:
1. Private transfers between hotel, airport (railway station) and attractions
2. Domestic airfare or train fare based on economy class
3. English speaking guide service
4. Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
5. Admission for the attractions listed in the itinerary
6. Meals specified in the itinerary.
7. China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance, Insurance Terms & Conditions
 
Price excludes:
1. International transportation
2. Visa fee
3. Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc
4. Personal expenses
5. Optional meals or activities mentioned in the itinerary
6. Services not mentioned 

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