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China Panorama. - 2018

Small group tour
15 days - From US$3680*PP

Witness the incredible diversity of China, from human feats such as the Terracotta Warriors and the Great Wall, to breathtaking rural scenery in Guilin and Yangshuo. The cities of China are thrilling, with Beijing offering fascinating insights into history and culture and Shanghai a bustling modern metropolis. Spend a morning at the captivating Giant Panda Research & Breeding Base, and visit the intriguing hilltribe region of Longsheng with its impressive rice terraces. Immerse yourself in this comprehensive journey of incredible China.

Inclusions

  • 14 nights hotel accommodation
  • breakfast daily
  • 2 lunches
  • 3 internal flights within Asia
  • transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • support vehicle
  • bicycle hire
  • helmet
  • small group touring
  • entrance fees
  • tour leader based on a minimum 10 travelers
  • local English-speaking guides
  • porterage and incidental tipping
  • arrival and departure transfers.

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OCTOBER 21st
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NOVEMBER 4th
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US$4493*

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NOVEMBER 18th
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MARCH 31st
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MAY 19th
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US$3860*

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US$960*
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MAY 18th
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SEPTEMBER 14th
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SEPTEMBER 28th
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OCTOBER 26th
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Small Group Tour Itinerary

2018

DAY 1: SHANGHAI
On arrival in Shanghai, transfer to your hotel, and meet your fellow travelers and Tour Leader (or local guide).

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Xujiahui (or similar)

DAY 2: SHANGHAI CITY TOUR
Shanghai is a buzzing contemporary metropolis with an international commercial center. Discover the neoclassical buildings along the historical riverfront area known as the Bund.  Visit a silk factory to learn more about the ancient practice of silk production in China. Venture to one of the oldest neighborhoods in Shanghai and discover Confucius Temple. Head to the Old Chinese Quarter and wander through Yu Garden. In the evening, enjoy an acrobatic performance.

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Xujiahui (or similar)

DAY 3: ZHUJIAJIAO
Visit charming Zhujiajiao, a traditional water canal town and enjoy a short cruise along the narrow canals. Return to Shanghai and visit the Propaganda Poster Art Center.

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Xujiahui (or similar)

DAY 4: SHANGHAI TO GUILIN
Fly to Guilin, a city located on the banks of the Li River and famous for its unique limestone hill landscape. In Guilin, ascend Fubo Hill, explore an intriguing riverside village and wander the laneways. Visit a tea plantation in the countryside for a tea sampling. In the evening, take a walking tour of the Central Square and lake area.

Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel (or similar)

DAY 5: LONGSHENG
Enjoy a local-style breakfast before embarking on a day trip to Longsheng to explore some of China’s beautiful rural scenery. Drive past towering limestone cliffs and ascend the mountainside to a region inhabited by various ethnic hilltribes. Hike a short distance to be rewarded with views of China’s spectacular rice terraces.

Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel (or similar)

DAY 6: LI RIVER CRUISE & YANGSHUO
Cruise along the Li River passing tranquil farming and fishing scenes. Stunning limestone karsts tower above the river creating a magical landscape of mountains and water. Arrive in Yangshuo and spend the afternoon enjoying the colorful atmosphere of this enchanting town.

Hotel: Days Inn Frontier Yangshuo (or similar)

DAY 7: YANGSHUO
Be treated to a private Tai Chi lesson from a professional local instructor. Venture out to the farmlands surrounding Yangshuo for a fascinating farming village experience. Spend the afternoon exploring Yangshuo independently.

Hotel: Days Inn Frontier Yangshuo (or similar)

DAY 8: YANGSHUO TO CHENGDU
Take a mid-morning flight to Chengdu. Visit the serene gardens at Dufu Cottage before observing local life in bustling People’s Park. Visit an English language group where locals gather to develop their English skills. 

Hotel: Tianfu Sunshine Hotel (or similar)

DAY 9: CHENGDU TO XIAN
Visit the Giant Panda Research & Breeding Base to see Giant pandas and the lesser known Red panda. In the afternoon, fly to Xian.

Hotel: Mercure Xian on Renmin Square (or similar)

DAY 10: XIAN CITY TOUR
Enjoy a morning stroll through Xian’s City Park, where local people gather daily to socialize and participate in a range of activities. Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Great Mosque situated in Xian’s Muslim Quarter. End the day with a bike ride atop Xian’s Old City Walls.

Hotel: Mercure Xian on Renmin Square (or similar)

DAY 11: ARMY OF TERRACOTTA WARRIORS & BEIJING
Drive a short distance to the Army of Terracotta Warriors and marvel at the spectacular scenes of countless life-size warriors. After lunch, visit a Terracotta Warrior Factory to learn about the complex production process of these fascinating sculptures. In the afternoon, take the high-speed train to Beijing.

Hotel: Mercure Xian on Renmin Square (or similar)

DAY 12: TIANANMEN SQUARE & FORBIDDEN CITY
Traverse the expanse of Tiananmen Square and walk to the marvellous Forbidden City. Venture deep into the alleyways of Beijing known as ‘hutongs’. Share a home-cooked lunch with a local family before taking a rickshaw through the narrow laneways. Stroll to the city’s famous Drum Tower, and enjoy a free evening to explore the vibrant nightlife.

Hotel: Novotel Beijing Xinqiao (or similar)

DAY 13: TEMPLE OF HEAVEN
Enjoy the delights of a local breakfast before visiting the iconic Temple of Heaven. Afterwards, visit the Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall to gain a glimpse of the city’s past, present and future development. In the afternoon, explore the magnificent Summer Palace.

Hotel: Novotel Beijing Xinqiao (or similar)

DAY 14: GREAT WALL OF CHINA
Venture to the Great Wall of China and spend time exploring the Mutianyu section. This evening, celebrate the end of a memorable vacation to China at a farewell group dinner.

Hotel: Novotel Beijing Xinqiao (or similar)

DAY 15: BEIJING
Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

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