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Overall China Tour
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This is a combination tour of both the classic route and the newly-developed one. You are going to have a more complete and deeper understanding of this world's biggest developing country after while. The capital of Beijing and the China's largest city Shanghai will give you some first impressions of a thriving society. The ancient capital city Xi'an is really a Chinese history book, from which you read all the vicissitudes of this nation's civilization. You will love Chengdu, this central city in southwest China not only because the world-wide famous Sichuan food, but also China's animal ambassador, the giant panda. Those cute black and white animal stunners will make you forget all the tiredness of your journey. Whenever you get there, the weather in Kunming will please you a lot. It enjoys a nickname of "Spring City" due to the high elevation and sub-tropical location. The exotic and colorful minority cultures of those Bai, Naxi and Tibet Chinese minorities in Dali, Lijiang and Zhongdian (Shangri-La) will enrich your experiences in an overall China. The lakes with vast expanse of misty and rolling waters, towering snow-capped mountains and herds of yaks and sheep on the beautiful grasslands will also make you hesitate to leave. In the "No. 1 Beautiful Place under the Heaven" of Guilin, the picturesque scenery along the Li River will amaze you and consume dozens of films or a big capacity of the memory card in your camera. The beautiful and peaceful environment and the relaxing life-pace will stimulate you to think about making a home here. Although your tour we sponsored ends after you finish you visit to Guilin, we highly suggest you to take the just one-hour flight to Hong Kong to see the "Oriental Bright Pearl". At least it's an ideal place to do some shopping in the "Shopping Paradise" at the end of your China trip.

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Tour Code: CET-OCT Length:
Cities Visited/Stayed: Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Chengdu, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la, Guilin, (Hong Kong)
Highlight Attractions: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Yu Yuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall of Xi’an, Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base, Leshan Giant Buddha, The Stone Forest, The Three Pagodas, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (Yulong Xue Shan ), Songzanlin Monastery, Li River, Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave
Experience &Features: Beijing Duck(optional), Walk on the Tian’anmen Square, Minor Hiking on the Great Wall, the Bund, Nanjing Road, Dumpling Dinner(optional), Tang Dynasty Show(optional), Panda, Sichuan Food, Old Part of Shangri-la Town, a Tibetan Family Visit, West Street in Yangshuo...
Physical Rating (What Is It?):
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Day 1: Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Stay overnight in Beijing. 

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Day 2: Beijing
After breakfast, join us for a visit to the [Temple of Heaven], which is a complex of buildings, gardens, and pathways, its organization indicates relationship between Earth and heaven. Enjoy a walk on the [Tian'anmen Square]- one of the largest city squares in the world. It is located on the central axis of old Beijing. In the center of Tiananmen Square stands the Monument to the People's Heroes. Then we go to the [Forbidden City]- Imperial palaces for the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The city contains 800 ceremonial buildings, 9,999 rooms, and a courtyard that can hold 100,000 people. Best ancient Chinese architectural styles are well preserved here, consist an imposing view. Later the day is on your own to explore more about this city.

Stay overnight in Beijing.
 

Meals: (B, L)


Day 3: Beijing
This morning we drive to the [Jinshanling Great Wall], the less developed and commercial section of the Wall. This historic construction is somewhat dangerous to climb because it winds up and down the precipitous ranges, but as a reward, splendid views are available. People say that a visit to Beijing isn't complete without trying the crispy and tasty Peking duck dinner, so we recommend a featured dinner for you at one famous restaurant.

Stay overnight in Beijing.

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Day 4: Beijing-Shanghai
This morning we go to visit the [Summer Palace] - one of China's architectural masterpieces. The beauty of the Summer Palace is deliberated. The pavilions, kiosks, terraces, bridges, dikes, corridors are delicately crafted and placed, well displaying the thousand-year old Chinese landscape gardening. The scenic spots contain a nation's profound philosophical and aesthetic tradition. After lunch we drive to the airport for a pm flight to Shanghai.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

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Day 5: Shanghai 
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, and we go to visit the [Yuyuan Garden], where you find more delicate handicrafts and tasty Chinese snacks. Also include a visit to the [Jade Buddha Temple], an elegant structure famous for its Buddha statue which is carved of solid white jade and decorated by jewels. Lunch is arranged at a characteristic Shanghai restaurant. After lunch our guide takes you to the [Outer Bund], for a grand view of Shanghai and you may marvel at how modern this metropolis is while still containing its old traditions. Enjoy a walk on the [Nanjing Road], the most prosperous commercial street. You can find lots of world famous brands setting along the street and enjoy a good time in shopping.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.
 

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Day 6: Shanghai-Xi'an
Today we will go to the [Lower Sphere of the Oriental Pearl Tower] . After lunch we drive to the airport for a pm flight to Xi'an.

Stay overnight in Xi'an.
 

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Day 7: Xi'an
With a history of more than 3,000 years, Xi'an has abundant collection of archaeological relies to express its rich history. This morning we go to visit [Banpo Museum], where you can see lots of precious unearthed cultural relics and artworks, indicating the prehistoric civilization. Situated east of Xi'an city, the [Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum] is famous throughout the world for life-sized terra-cotta warriors and horses. The three pits of the terra-cotta warriors and horses excavated shows you how magnificent the structure of Emperor Qin Shihuang's Mausoleum was. Later this evening you may choose local special Dumpling Dinner and the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

Stay overnight in Xi'an. 

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Day 8: Xi'an-Chengdu 
Visit the [City Wall] and the [Provincial Museum], a striking Tang-Dynasty style pavilion, houses a large collection of 113,000 historic and cultural artifacts unearthed in Shaanxi. Also include is a visit to the [Big Wild Goose Pagoda]- one of the city's most distinctive and outstanding landmarks, possibly the most beautiful building left in Xian today. And then take a pm flight to Chengdu.

Stay overnight in Chengdu. 

Meals: (B, L)


Day 9: Chengdu
You have a whole-day tour to Leshan, a city about 120 kilometers to the south of Chengdu, to see the [largest sitting Buddha] in the world. The Buddha was carved out of the cliff with a height of more than 70metrs and has been well preserved for more than a thousand years. It's worth making a trip to Leshan that offers a pleasant picture consisted of ancient Chinese culture and nature beauty. Today's dinner could be some traditional Sichuan food that most of you must have heard about, such as Chicken with Peanut (Gong bao ji ding) and Spicy Bean Curd (Ma po dou fu).

Stay overnight in Chengdu.
 

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Day 10: Chengdu-Kunming
Early this morning, we depart by private bus to [Chengdu Giant Panda Researching and Breeding Base]- the best place to see Chengdu's most famous residents. As one of the world's most endangered species, the cute black and white bear will bring you great fun. You may be lucky to watch the feeding of pandas. After lunch drive to the airport for a pm flight to Kunming.

Stay overnight in Kunming. "

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Day 11: Kunming-Dali
Join us today for a whole day tour to the [Stone Forest]. Those magnificent stone masterpieces, various strange and steep intricate formations, and countless labyrinthine vistas make Stone Forest (Shi Lin in Chinese) worthy of the fame as the 'First Wonder of the World'. And there goes a local saying: 'It is a waste of time without being in the Stone Forest while visiting Kunming'. Later this afternoon we drive to Kunming Train Station to catch an overnight train to Dali after dinner.

Stay overnight on train. 

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Day 12: Dali 
You are picked up by your guide at Dali Train Station in the morning, transferred to your hotel in the Old Town. The rest time in the morning will be your own. After lunch, we set out to visit a typical sight of Dali-the [Three Pagoda Temple]. As its name implies, Three Pagodas are made of three ancient independent pagodas forming a symmetrical triangle. This is unique in China. And they are one of the most significant and majestic wonders in Dali and look magnificent.

Stay overnight in Dali Old Town. 

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Day 13: Dali-Lijiang
This morning we depart for Lijiang by private car, van or bus after lunch. It is roughly a 3.5 hours drive. The beautiful scenery on the way will surely give you some special feeling, and we may stop on the way for you to relax and take some photos. You will arrive in Lijiang before dinner time.

Stay overnight in Lijiang.

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Day 14: Lijiang
Lijiang is an ancient town with unique architectural styles and people there still hold on their original way of living. This morning we go to the [Jade Dragon Snow-capped Mountain]. With skyscraping snow-capped peaks and its imposing body, it reflects in the interlaced rivers flowing under the old town, composing a fabulous picture. Viewed from afar, the snow-capped range resembles a silver dragon with snow curling up its middle. Rich forest, herb and animal resources thrive on the mountain and a giant tram cart up here is one of the highest of its kind in China. We take cables to climb the mountain and be intoxicated in the picturesque scenery.

Stay overnight in Lijiang.
 

Meals: (B, L)


Day 15: Lijiang-Zhongdian
Depart for Zhongdian by private car, van or bus after breakfast. It will be a long drive. You have a lunch stop on the half way. But the scenery all the way is fantastic. You will arrive in Zhongdian before dinner time.

Stay overnight in Zhongdian.
 

Meals: (B, L)


Day 16: Zhongdian
Join us today to visit [Songzanlin Monastery]- a spiritual hub for people to discover the mystery and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, a famous Tibetan style Buddhist temple in China. Tourists are attracted to this scenic spot where they can enjoy the view and be lucky to take photos of girls wearing exquisite Tibetan costumes holding perfectly white fluffy lambs against the imposing mountains and blue sky. Visit the [old part of the town, a Tibetan family visiting] s included as well. The Tibetan built their houses in distinctive religious styles influenced by Buddhism. You can taste Tibetan specialties of yak butter tea, local yogurt and Tibetan barley. Later this afternoon is on your own to walk around. We suggest you get a feeling of local people's daily life by visit the local market.

Stay overnight in Zhongdian. 

Meals: (B, L)


Day 17: Zhongdian-Kunming-Guilin
Take a morning flight back to Kunming. In the afternoon, catch another flight to Guilin.

Stay overnight in Guilin. 

Meals: (B, L)


Day 18: Guilin-Yangshuo-Guilin
This morning we embark the ship for [Li River cruise]. Cruising downstream with a pleasant breeze greeting, you can sit on cushion comfortably or enjoy the open-air viewing platform. Bring lots of film because this is a photographer's dream, where you are able to capture the dramatic landscapes that Chinese artists have been painting for centuries. Lunch will be served on board. Enjoy the Li River picturesque scenery to Yangshuo, Later the day we drive back to Guilin.

Stay overnight in Guilin. 

Meals: (B, L)


Day 19: Guilin-Hong Kong-Departure
Spend the day in Guilin to discover its shinning scenic spots that make the city unique and especially beautiful. The [Elephant Trunk Hill] is the symbol of Guilin, standing in the Li River and looks like an elephant drinking water from the river. The [Reed Flute Cave] is one of the most spectacular caves displaying karst geographical formation in various shapes. After the visit, we will continue to the nearby [South China Sea Pearl Museum], where we can learn some knowledge of pearls and have the chance to purchase real sea pearl at competitive prices. Then you will be transferred to Guilin airport to catch your pm flight to Hong Kong. Your tour we sponsored ends at the Guilin airport.
 

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First Class Tour $5600 $4015 $3444 $2577 $1330
Comfortable Tour $4861 $3260 $2690 $2302 $660
Standard Tour $4008 $2782 $2403 $2032 $480
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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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