China Shanghai-Guilin-Chengdu Panda-Xi'an-Beijing 13 days Tour
shanghai -Guilin -Chengdu-Xi'an-Beijing
Day 1: Shanghai, Arrival
Upon your arrival at Shanghai, China's most cosmopolitan city, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out into this amazing city for an adventure on your own.
Day 2: Shanghai, Sightseeing
Your first stop is the Shanghai Museum (Audio Guide included), a famous museum that houses over 140,000 precious Chinese antiques. Later stroll alone the Bund and enjoy the nice view of the Huangpu River, followed by a visit to the Yu Garden, a fine example of the Chinese gardens. After that, you'll drop by a silk workshop and spend some time to discover the bustling Yuyuan Market.
Day 3: Shanghai-Guilin
After breakfast, take a 50-minute drive to the historic Zhujiajiao Village, where you'll taste its old charm by visiting the major attractions such as the Fangsheng Bridge, Beida Street, and Kezhi Garden. Then you'll get back to Shanghai and take the flight to Guilin.Upon your arrival in Guilin, the most scenic city in China, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel.
Day 4: Guilin- Longsheng
Today's excursion will take you to the Longsheng Autonomous County, which is 90 kilometers northwest to Guilin city and is home to many different ethnic minority groups such as Zhuang, Yao, Miao and Dong, etc. There you will not only see the famous Longji Rice Terraces, but also have chance to walk into the old minority villages along the hillside, chat with the local Zhuang and Yao people and learn about their rich culture.After that, get back to Guilin.
Day 5: Guilin-Yangshuo
This morning, head for the Zhujiang Pier (about 40 minutes' drive) to start a wonderful Li River boat cruise to Yangshuo county. Along the river, you will be inspired by breathtaking views of peaks and pinnacles, crystal-clear water and reflections in the water together with the serene pastoral views of rice paddies and water buffaloes.Upon your arrival, enjoy some leisure time at the famous West Street and take a countryside tour along the Jima Road.
Day 6: Guilin-Chengdu
Today you will get back to Guilin and enjoy a half-day city tour, to see the iconic Elephant Trunk Hill, visit the Pearl Museum and walk into the colorful wonderland - the Reed Flute Cave, a natural wonder that offer amazing rocks formations. Later you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Chengdu. Upon arriving in Chengdu, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel.
Day 7: Chengdu, Sightseeing
On this day, you will visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, after Sightseeing to the Wenshu Temple where you can spend some time sitting in its tea house enjoying a cup of traditional Chinese tea and absorb the special atmosphere of Chengdu and Jinli Old Street.
Day 8: Chengdu-Xian
After breakfast, be transferred to airport for flight to Xian. On arrival, local tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. After that, you will visit The Ancient City Walls and have a cycling tour along the top of City Walls and visit Muslim Street.
Day 9: Xian, Sightseeing
This morning, you will visit a local family and join them for lunch. You can go to the market with the hostess, help preparing the meals and learn to make dumplings or stretched noodles. Surely a memorable experience. In the afternoon, drive out of the city to visit the incredible Terracotta Warriors and Horses, asignificant archaeological discovery in the 20th century known for its grand scale and vivid terracotta statues. Later, drop by the Xian Art Ceramics Factory and then get back to your hotel.
Day 10: Xian- Beijing
This morning you will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, a 13-story beautiful Buddhism pagoda. There you will also take an interesting Calligraphy Class. After that, your guide will escort you to the airport for your flight to Beijing. Upon your arrival at the Beijing airport, your local guide will greet you and escort you to the hotel. Rest of the day is yours to rest or explore.
Day 11: Beijing, Sightseeing
Today you will visit the Temple of Heaven, a sacred place where the royal held rituals to pray for good harvest and prosperity. After lunch, proceed to visit the landmark of Beijing - Tiananmen Square, followed by the magnificent Forbidden City, the most gorgeous complex of royal palaces in China.
Day 12: Beijing, Sightseeing
In the morning, drive out of the Beijing city and visit the world famous Great Wall (Badaling Remnant Great Wall), the highlight of any tour to Beijing. After that, you will visit a Jade Gallery and then enjoy a leisure walk along the Sacred Road.
Day 13: Beijing, Departure
You can explore the city in your own before being escorted to the airport for your flight to your next destination,end the tour.