China Highlights Tours—01 (18 days )
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D1 Arrive in Beijing
Beijing - the capital of China with thousands of year history. Pick up service to your hotel.
D2 Beijing City Excursion ( the Great Wall / Ming Tomb / Beijing Roast Duck )
The Great Wall will be our first destination to trace the ancient history of China through the old wall and mountains. In the afternoon, you will visit to the Ming Tomb where you will see how the emperors desired for immortal. In the evening we will enjoy the well-known Peijing Roast Duck which you will see how Chinese treat their food as arts.
D3 Beijing City Excursion ( The Forbidden City / the Summer Palace/Beijing Olympics Stadia (Bird's Nest & Water Cube)
Today we will explore the Forbidden City in the morning, and the Summer Palace in the afternoon. A night tour to the Beijing Olympics Stadium (Bird's Nest & Water Cube)with their lights on.
D4 Beijing City Tour ( The Heaven Temple / Hutong Tour ) （B,L）
we will take a rickshaw to explore the old street of Beijing, Hutong to see how the old Beijing people live. In the afternoon we will walk around in the Temple of Heaven, which is used to worship emperor’s ancestors and pray for a harvest season. We will board on a over night train to Xi’an . Night in the soft berth of the train.
D5 Xi’an City Tours(city wall biking / forest of stele museum/ muslim quarter)
Arrive in Xi’an in the morning. After freshen up in hotel, you will begin your trip in Xi’an, which had been the most prosperous capitals for over 1000 years.
D6 Xi’an (The Terra cotta Museum / tomb of emperor Jingdi/big goose pagoda)
Surely the Terra Cotta museum is the most important spot. It will be amazing experience to visit these old warriors and horses under earth for over 2000 years. Then we will visit the tomb of emperor Jingdi the most underrated highlight, it’s a total contrast with terra cotta army as it reveal more about daily life than martial preoccupation. At night we can enjoy the fountain show in front of big goose pagoda.
D7 Xi’an / Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
D8 Jiuzhaigou National park
you will visit this amazingly beautiful national park. It will be 7 to 20 kilometers hike combined with shuttle bus inside.
You will go to Chengdu by car, it will be a long but a nice drive with beautiful scenery along the road side and we will go through the area of wenchuan earthque in 2008,we will see how it looks like after such disaster.
D10 Chengdu (Panda base /giant budda / opera show)
D11 Chengdu City Excursion( wide and narrow alley/people’s park / Jinli ancient street )
D12 Chengdu / guilin (Elephant Trunk Hill/two river and four lakes night walking tour)
D13 Li River Excursion ( Li River Excursion / Biking in Yangsuo) （B,L）
In the morning we will make a cruise in picturesque Li River. Arrive in Yangshuo in the afternoon. After a break at the hotel ,you can walk to the famous Westerner Street.
D14 Guilin /shanghai
Depend on your flight time, fly to Shanghai in the afternoon. Shanghai acrobatic show is the best in China, so we will enjoy it in the evening.
D15 Shanghai /Suzhou (Humble Governor’s Garden / Silk Museum ) （B,L）
Drive to Suzhou in the morning. The Suzhou Gardening is the most beautiful in China, and each of them will show us how ancient Chinese rich people enjoyed their life. The Humble Governor ‘s Garden is the best of them. And we will relax in the Tiger Hill Park in the afternoon. Then visit the Silk Museum to learn the long history of silk and embroidery. Night in hotel. (B , L , D)
D16 Suzhou /Tongli /Shanghai ( Tongli Water Village / Huangpu River Cruise )（B,L）
Tongli is a river channels crossing villages and still remain its traditional culture. We will explore this water village in the morning. In the afternoon we will drive back to Shanghai. The night of Bund deserve our trying. And the night cruise of Huangpu River will leave us life standing memory.
D17 Shanghai City Tour (Yu Garden/ The Shanghai World Financial Center/Xin Tian DI) (B,L)
Our tour continues with a visiting to Yu Garden, famous for its rock gardens, pavilions, halls and ponds. The Shanghai World Financial Center, a super tall skyscraper which reaches 492.3 meters (1,615.2 ft) and became the tallest structure on mainland China, including Hong Kong, as well as the world's third tallest building (including unfinished ones), after the Burj Dubai and Taipei 101.Then we will go to Xin Tian DI (Heaven on Earth), a conservation area of traditional low-rise homes, formerly part of the French quarter.
D18 Shanghai Departure （B）
In the morning we will head to air-port , say “ Zai Jian ” to China and leave China with sweet memory .