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[ GW-CH-007 ] Beijing-Xi'an-Chengdu-Kunming-Guilin-Yangshuo-Hangzhou-Suzhou-
Shanghai (20 Day)
Day 1 Arrive Beijing


Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Meet your guide upon arrival and be transferred to your comfortable hotel. (D)

Day 2 Beijing
Begin the day with a visit to Tiananmen Square, the world largest. Then, move on to the Imperial Palace, also
known as the "Forbidden City" that symbolizes the imperial and traditional China. After lunch, visit Temple of
Heaven
, the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for peace and
harvest. A Peking Duck Dinnerconcludes your first full day activities in China. (B-L-D)
Day 3 Beijing
Visit the enchanting Summer Palace, one of China's largest and best-preserved imperial gardens. In the
afternoon, you will visit the Yonghe Lama Temple. (B-L-D)
Day 4 Beijing
Today's highlight is your visit to the Great Wall, symbol of Chinese civilization. A short drive away is the statue-
lined Shenlu (Spirit Road) leading to the Ming tombs, here you can see some marvelous stone sculptures. The
Ming Tombs the tomb area for deceased emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Rest of the day is free. (B-L-D)
Day 5 Beijing-Xian
After a relaxed breakfast at hotel this morning, you will take a walk through some old "hutongs", a kind of ancient
city compound, to see traditional style courtyards and locals doing their daily chores. Fly to Xi'an and check in Hotel
upon arrival. Climb up the ancient City Walls and visit Forest of Steles Museum where precious stone carvings
and sculptures are kept. Enjoy a characteristic dumpling dinner at a local restaurant. (B-D)
Day 6 Xi'an
Begin the day with a once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the extraordinary 2,200-year-old terracotta warriors of China's
first Emperor, Qin Shihuang. After lunch, visit the superb Shaanxi History Museum, the best of its kind in China.
Visit to Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in 652 A.D. It contains a large volume of Buddhist scriptures
which were obtained from India by the eminent monk of Xuanzang. Tonight, you are invited to enjoy a Tang Style
Dinner Show
. (B-L-D)
Day 7 Xi'an-Chengdu
Take a short visit to the digging site and museum of Yangling, tomb of Emperor Jingdi of the Han Dynasty (25-
220 AD). Fly to Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province. Check in Hotel. Visit the

Amagnificent Sanxingdui
Archaeological Museum in the afternoon. (B-D)
Day 8 Chengdu

Today's highlight is to take a full day excursion to Bi Feng Xia Panda Base, located in Ya'an City (100 motorway
kilometers from Chengdu). The base consists of Acclimation and Breeding District, Office and Living District,
Bamboo District, and Wild Training District. It is the biggest half-open Giant Panda Ecological Park in China.
Besides viewing the roly-poly, black and white pandas, here is a lot more involves, a very pleasant country park.
Drive back to Chengdu for overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 9 Chengdu-
Kunming
Fly to Kunming this morning. Check in Hotel. Take a city tour in the afternoon. Visit Yuantong Temple, northern
Yunnan's major Buddhist site and an active place of pilgrimage. Next visit Golden Palace, temple structure built
later in 1671 with Buddhist statues, inscription boards, beams and pillars, wall-screen and other decorations, all
made of copper. (B-L-D)
Day 10 Kunming
Today's excursion takes you to the Stone Forest, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) southeast of Kunming. Located
in Lunan Yi Nationality Autonomous County, this area offers visitors a unique landscape of stark limestone
pillars twisted and sculpted by the elements. From a distance, these stone pillars look indeed like a dense forest;
hence the name of Stone Forest. It covers an area of 81,000 acres, yet only about 400 acres have been developed
as scenic landscape open to public. Also, explore the local markets and villages of the ethnic Sani people. Return to
Kunming in the evening. (B-L)
Day 11 Kunming
Today you will have a chance to visit suburban hills of Kunming and check out the intriguing Buddhist art at
Qiongzhu Temple. Then visit Daguan Lou (Grand View Pavilion), which was built in 1690. Stop by the
Ethnic Village where the colorful cultures of Yunnan's different ethnic groups are represented. Later, go to the
Western Hill to get a bird's-eye-view of the Dianchi lake. Enjoy a Yunnan flavor dinner this evening. (B-L-D)
Day 12 Kunming-
Guilin
Fly to Guilin, one of China's most beautiful cities. Visit Fubo Hill for a panoramic view of Guilin and Seven Star
Park
for its huge caverns and charming pavilions. Enjoy a Sichuan flavor dinner at a local restaurant. (B-L-D)
Day 13 Yangshuo
Check out the Elephant Trunk Hill in the morning. Today's highlight is a 4-hour cruising down the Li River,
which stretches 83 kilometers from Guilin to Yangshuo. The cruise will give you a chance to savor the lovely view of
the area's extraordinary limestone peaks. Get off the boat in Yangshuo, and explore this small county town and its
local markets on your own. Check in Hotel. (B-L)
Day 14 Guilin-
Hangzhou
This morning you will have some free time to explore the beauty of Yangshuo's waters and mountains. If you like,
hire a local fisherman's boat for a float on the charming Li River. Return to Guilin for an afternoon flight to Hangzhou
later afternoon. Check in Hotel. (B-L)
Day 15 Hangzhou
Visit West Lake and Huagang Park. Go to the Lingyin Temple (Temple of the Soul's Retreat) initially built
in 326 AD. On the outskirts of the city is the natural wonder of Longjing Quan (Dragon Well Spring) and the
lush tea bushes of nearby Longjing Village that produce the highly regarded tea. Also, you will visit a Tea Museum
located next to the plantation. (B-L-D)
Day 16 Hangzhou-
Suzhou
Take a morning train ride to Suzhou, a famous garden city, check in Hotel. Founded in 514BC, Suzhou is known as
the "Venice of the East". It was so named by early travelers because the town was built around a network of canals
and 300 criss-crossing bridges that fanned out from the Grand Canal. The highlight of the day is a visit to two of
Suzhou's beautiful gardens - Zhuozheng Yuan and Lion's Grove
. A boat ride on the Grand Canal reveals the
traditional way of life for the people who have lived here for generations. (B-L-D)
Day 17 Suzhou-
Shanghai
You will begin the day with a stop at the ancient Wumen bridge and the relatively under-visited but intriguing
Canglang pavilion. You will then visit Suzhou Silk Museum. A short train ride takes you to Shanghai, check in
Hotel. Visit the Bund, this splendid row of early 20th century European buildings remains the quintessential
Shanghai sight. A fabulous acrobatic show concludes your first day in Shanghai. (B-L-D)
Day 18 Shanghai
This morning you will visit Yuyuan Garden. It is a well-restored Suzhou-style garden that was created by a Ming
Dynasty official in 1559. Visit the marvelous Shanghai Museum, a leading attraction of the city since it opened in
1994. Move on to the leafy Fuxing park and the architecture in the area. Tonight, you will enjoy a Shanghai cuisine
dinner at Hotel. (B-L-D)
Day 19 Shanghai
Enjoy a relaxing day in Shanghai on your own. Great shopping opportunities abound in central Shanghai, and
restaurants serving a full range of international cuisine can be found in every part of the town. (B)
Day 20 Return from
Shanghai
Be transferred to the airport and prepare for boarding on your homebound flight. (B)
B:Breakfast  L:Lunch  D:Dinner
 
Hotel: (or the same standard)
Standard A ( for 4-star hotel )
Beijing: Hollyear Hotel Beijing
Xi'an: Wan Nian Hotel Xi’an (4-star building)
Chengdu: Tianfu Sunshine Hotel Chengdu
Kunming:Jin Jiang Hotel Kunming
Guilin: Guilin Plaza Hotel
Yangsuo: Paradies Hotel
Suzhou: Holiday Inn Youlian Suzhou
Hangzhou: Best Western Hangzhou Meiyuan Hotel
Shanghai: Dorure International Hotel Shanghai
 
Hotel Standard A( for 4-star hotel ) Price: RMB --/ per person in 1/2 double room
 
≥10 person
Single Supplement
6-9 person
Single Supplement
2-5 person
Single Supplement
High Season
¥ 15565
¥ 4605
¥ 19675
¥ 5560
¥ 23040
¥ 5560
Shoulder Season
¥ 14875
¥3920
¥ 19150
¥ 5030
¥ 22510
¥ 5030
Low Season
¥ 14325
¥ 3370
¥ 18805
¥4690
¥ 22190
¥4690
 
Standard A ( for 3-star hotel )
Beijing: Pinganfu Hotel Beijing
Xi'an: Wan Nian Hotel Xi’an (3-star building)
Chengdu: Xiyu Business Hotel Chengdu
Kunming:Camellia Hotel Kunming
Guilin: Guilin Fubo Hotel
Yangsuo: ( ) New West Street Hotel
Suzhou: Changmen Hotel
Hangzhou: Lily Hotel Hangzhou
Shanghai: Xin Ya Hotel Shanghai
 
Hotel Standard A( for 3-star hotel ) Price: RMB --/ per person in 1/2 double room
 
≥10 person
Single Supplement
6-9 person
Single Supplement
2-5 person
Single Supplement
High Season
¥ 14365
¥ 3430
¥ 18130
¥ 4140
¥ 21505
¥ 4140
Shoulder Season
¥ 14310
¥ 3375
¥ 18080
¥ 4190
¥ 21460
¥ 4190
Low Season
¥ 14110
¥ 3180
¥ 17945
¥3950
¥ 21320
¥3950
 

High Season: Apr., May, Sep., Oct., 1st Nov.-15th Nov
Shoulder Season: Mar., July, June, Aug., 16th Nov.-30th Nov
Low Season: Dec., Jan., Feb

 
 
 
 


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