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Home Stay in Guilin of Best of China for Family with Kids
from US$1520 per person

Do you want to experience the real daily life of local ordinary people? Do you want to cook authentic Chinese food with friendly Chinese people? Do you want to enjoy the top destinations in China with professional guides? You can enjoy all of them if you join this home stay tour with China Expedition Tours. To discover a real China and make an extraordinary and unforgettable China journey!

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  • Content-rich Itinerary
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  • Meeting Local People
  • Authentic Chinese Food
  • Centrally Located Hotel
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Tour Code: CET-HS04 Length:
Cities Visited/Stayed: Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Shanghai
Highlight Attractions: Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Li River, Yangshuo, Yu Yuan Garden, The Bund
Experience &Features: Kite Flying, Kungfu Legend Show, Panda, Hutong Tour by Rickshaw, Biking on Top of Xi’an City Wall, Home Stay in Guilin, Local Market, Cooking Your Own Chinese Dinner, Chinese Tea Tasting, Cooking Class, Traditional Chinese Painting class, Visit a Local School, Chinese Acrobatic Show
Physical Rating (What Is It?):
 1 
Cultural Shock Rating ( What Is It?):
 2 
Day 1: Beijing

Our CET guide will meet you at airport on your arrival, and you are transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free on your own. Going to a local restaurant to taste delicious Beijing Duck is a popular choice.

Stay overnight in Beijing.

Meals:


Day 2: Beijing

Today we have an activity for the kids. If weather permitting, we will fly kites in the [Temple of Heaven], the place where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's blessing for the whole nation. Then is the [Tian'anmen Square], the largest city square in the world. Just following the square, we will go to the [Forbidden City] which is the largest royal palace in China having a record of a history of around 600 years during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Later in the evening a Chinese martial art show named [Kungfu Legend] is arranged. That will be very exciting not only to the kids, but also to adults.

Stay overnight in Beijing.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 3: Beijing

Today we will have a chance to climb up the[Jinshanling Great Wall], a largely unrestored and, as such, more authentic section of the famous wall, not crowded with hordes of other tourists. This engineer is incredible man-made. Up there, you can observe the spectacular surrounding countryside.

Stay overnight in Beijing.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 4: Beijing

This day belongs to your kids! In the morning, we drive to visit [Beijing Zoo] to see national treasure, lovely Pandas! Then go to the [China Military Museum] and [Beijing Nature History Museum] to learn more knowledge about China’s brilliant military history and nature history.

Stay overnight in Beijing.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 5: Beijing-Xi'an

A tour to the [Summer Palace] which makes us has a short sight of the biggest and most renowned imperial summer resort from the Ming and Qing Dynasty and the China's extraordinary workmanship and architecture. Then we will drive to the special area to feel the old Beijing and have a short [Hutong Tour by rickshaw]. Later, drive to the airport for a pm flight to Xi'an. 

Stay overnight in Xi'an.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 6: Xi'an

Go the renowned [Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum] which collect these unearthed pottery statues, considered "the Eighth Wonder of the World" and one of the most important archaeological finds of the 20th Century. After coming back, you can spend your free time in wandering the narrow streets among the Muslim Quarter where the quaint shops, lively markets can be found, and also the groups of white-bearded men in skull caps sipping tea in dingy cafes.

Stay overnight in Xi'an.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 7: Xi'an

Start a leisurely day; take a morning walk in the Muslim Quarter again, to feel the difference between the morning and the night. Visit the [Great Mosque], and then have a [noodle cooking class], then have your lunch in the place where you have the class. In the afternoon, follow our guide, have a [bike tour] around the whole downtown on the top of [Xi'an City Wall].

Stay overnight in Xi'an.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 8: Xi'an-Guilin

A visit to the [Shaanxi Provincial Museum], will help us know how Xi'an became the cradle of Chinese culture in a vivid way. And then visit the [Big Wild Goose Pagoda] which was built by the eminent monk Xuanzang in 652 AD, being significant to China's Buddhism history. After those, we go to the airport to take a pm flight to Guilin.

Stay overnight in the hotel in Guilin.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 9: Guilin

We take our bus to Longji (Dragon Back), a minority area with magnificent [Terraced Rice Paddy Fields] . The views of the fields are stunning from all perspectives as you walk your way towards the top of a mountain. Along the way, you will encounter some of China’s ethnic minority peoples dressed in traditional, exotic, colorful clothes, and adorned with delicate silver ornaments intertwined with their traditional long hair. We will visit their traditional [Zhuang Village] in the afternoon, leave the village and take our bus going downhill and drive to Guilin City.

Stay overnight in the hotel in Guilin.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 10: Guilin Home Stay

After breakfast, we will leave for a local family's home in a residential area in this city. You will meet your home stay host, check in to your room in their house or apartment and have lunch with them. In the afternoon, your host will guide you to buy stuff you need for dinner in a local market. THIS IS COMPLETELY "WHEN IN ROME, DO AS THE ROMANS DO.” You will be cooking your own Chinese dish by following your host! Enjoy your REAL Chinese dinner and have some tea with them and get to know the ordinary people's life from your talk and from your own experience. If your host have child, how nice will it be to see your kid(s) having fun and making friends with your host's

Stay overnight in a local Guilin Home.

Meals: (B, L, D)


Day 11: Guilin-Yangshuo

In this early morning, say good-bye to your Guilin home stay host and drive to the wharf for [Li River cruise] right followed. You will definitely enjoy the Li River picturesque scenery to Yangshuo. The cruise will make your highlight of visit to China. Pass the extraordinary peaks, sprays of bamboo lining, local fishing rafts floating on the river and picturesque villages are very impressive. After disembarkation, go and check in to your hotel. The rest time of the afternoon will be free. See a [cormorant fishing] from a short night cruise in the evening.

Stay overnight in Yangshuo.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 12: Yangshuo

We will take our second [Bike Tour] in the countryside near Yangshuo and [fly kites] in the field area if weather permitting. In the afternoon, let's have an entire [cooking class] to learn how to make southern China meals which are quite different from the northern one.

Stay overnight in Yangshuo.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 13: Yangshuo-Shanghai

We're going to have a [Traditional Chinese Painting class] and [visit a local primary school] in the morning. In the afternoon, we drive to Guilin airport for our flight to Shanghai.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 14: Shanghai

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, and we go to visit the [Yuyuan Garden], where you find some delicate handicrafts and tasty Chinese snacks with crowded tourists. Followed is a visit to the [Jade Buddha Temple], which is an elegant structure famous for its Buddha statue with carved of solid white jade and decorated by jewels. Lunch will be finished at a romantic Shanghai restaurant. And after that, our guide takes you to the [Outer Bund], which you can have a grand view of Shanghai and you may wonder at how modern this metropolis is while still containing its old traditions. Taking this chance, we go to take a walk on the Nanjing Road nearby, the most prosperous commercial street in China and the best place for shopping. You can find lots of world famous brands setting along the street. In the evening, enjoy an incredible [Chinese acrobatic show] after your dinner. The kids will definite like that very much.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 15: Shanghai-Departure

Free for your own, until you are transferred to the airport for your flight home. Your tour we sponsored ends at the airport.

Meals: (B)


 

Pricing & Accommodations
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  1 person 2-5 persons 6-9 persons ≥10 persons Single Room Supplement
First Class Tour / $3014 $2566 $2034 $1070
Comfortable Tour / $2617 $2159 $1795 $620
Standard Tour / $2242 $1863 $1520 $390
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* The differences between First Class Tour, Comfortable Tour and Standard Tour are mainly reflected in the hotels we use. For First Class Tour, we use mostly 5 star hotels (or hotels corresponded to 5 star ones), 4 star hotels for Comfortable Tour and 3 star hotels for Standard Tour. But there’re exceptions when there come home stay experience, remote destinations and other specified circumstances in the itinerary.

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