From US$2555* PP
Trip code: TOC-C-9 |
Group size: Max 16, Avg 12
START Beijing, Great Wall, Xian Terracotta warriors, Guilin, Li River, Yangshuo, Giant Panda Breeding Base Chengdu FINISH
China's fascinating history offers up some of the world's most iconic sites, yet it retains an exotic allure. Travel from the capital, Beijing, to the Sichuan capital of Chengdu, hitting all the highlights on the way, from the countless lifelike Terracotta Warriors to the Great Wall, and the picture perfect landscapes of Yangshuo. Delve beneath the surface, practice Tai Chi and cycle backroads to charming villages for a deeper understanding of this enticing land.
DAYS 1-3: BEIJING
Arrive in Beijing and transfer to your hotel, with the choice to join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Traverse the expanse of Tiananmen Square and then walk to the marvellous Forbidden City. Discover one of the few remaining backstreets, or hutongs, in Beijing when you enter a local home for lunch then take a rickshaw ride. View the famous Drum Tower and opt for a Peking Duck dinner before an amazing acrobat show. Visit a lesser-visited section of the incredible Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, then take a high speed train to Xian.
Hotels: Novotel Beijing Xinqiao
DAYS 4-5: XIAN & GUILIN
Wander through the beguiling Muslim Quarter and stop at the Big Goose Pagoda. In the evening you might like to indulge in a sumptuous dumpling banquet. Marvel at the overwhelming number of intricately detailed Terracotta Warriors then fly to Guilin, one of China's most scenic cities. Stroll along the peaceful riverfront and wander through the night market.
Hotel: Mercure on Renmin Square, Guilin Universal
DAYS 6-9: YANGSHUO & CHENGDU
Cruise slowly along the Li River to soak up the limestone karst scenery. In charming Yangshuo explore the surrounding countryside by bicycle. You may also like to take in a traditional evening show. Return to Guilin for your flight to Chengdu. Spend some time at the Giant Panda Research & Breeding Base, then unwind in the peaceful cottage gardens of Dufu, a famed poet from the Tang Dynasty. Soak up local life as you relax in a teahouse in bustling People's Park. There is time for shopping in the afternoon before a farewell dinner. On your last day, enjoy free time until your departure transfer.
Hotels: Yangshuo New Century Hotel, Tianfu Sunshine Hotel
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