- • Visit the premiere travel destinations in Beijing; The Great Wall, Temple of Heaven and Forbidden City.
- • Travel to the ancient capital of Xi’an and witness the tomb of China’s first emperor and his army of Terracotta warriors.
- • See China’s iconic Giant Panda population in their natural habitat of Sichuan.
- • Cycling in the beautiful karst landscapes in the idyllic countryside in Guilin,
- • Visit the “City of Gods” in Tibet and explore the landscape of Tibetan culture
- • Witness the beautiful skyline of Hong Kong’s Victoria harbor.
- Duration: 15
- Difficulty: 1
- Group Size: 3-10
Have you ever wanted to experience every corner of the middle kingdom? With this in-depth itinerary, our team can offer the premier view of China’s expansive historical past, natural beauty, and its bright innovative future in one trip! Visit stunning and iconic destinations like the Great Wall, Terracotta warriors and Potala Palace in Tibet, watch Giant pandas gorge themselves on bamboo, ride a ferry past the glimmering skyline of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor.
There is no other trip that can offer you the experience to travel around China in its fullest.
Destination: Hong Kong, Guilin, Xian, Chengdu, Lhasa, Beijing rVisit the premiere travel destinations in Beijing; The Great Wall, Temple of Heaven and Forbidden City
Day 1: Arrive in Hong Kong, check in the hotel upon arrival.
Day 2: Explore the vibes of Hong Kong
We will have a walking tour in Central and discover the cultural and visual landmarks from Hong Kong’s colonial vestiges. In the evening we will take the ferry to TST and enjoy the most incredible skylines in the world.
Overnight: Hong Kong Accommodation: Hotel
Day 3: Take the high-speed train from Hong Kong to Guilin though Guangzhou
In the morning you will cross the border from HK and take the high speed train to Guilin. Pick up from Guilin (West or North) train station. Private vehicle transferring to Yangshuo Immersing hotel. The guide will meet them in the hotel and go through the itinerary and give them a walking tour around the town.
Overnight: Guilin Accommodation: Hotel
Day 4: Cycling in Guilin Yulong Valley
After breakfast in the hotel, the guide will lead them to the shop and start the cycling tour from here. The cycling guide will bike with the customers to Yulong valley through small cycling paths, countryside roads, small villages and rice fields to Yulong river where they will get on a bamboo raft for 1 hour. The guide and bikes will meet them again in the rafting pier where the rafting tour ends. You will continue to cycle with the guide back to Yangshuo town.
Cycling distance: 15km -30km
Overnight: Guilin Accommodation: Hotel
Day 5: Take the plane from Yangshuo to Chengdu
After breakfast, we will arrange a private vehicle to Guilin train station or Guilin airport for your ongoing holiday. Take the high-speed train from Yangshuo and arrive in Chengdu in the late afternoon. Upon arrival, you will be picked up by your guide and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an evening show traditional Sichuan Opera, the “face changing performance”.
Overnight: Chengdu Accommodation: Hotel
Day 6: Panda Breeding Centre & walking tour in Chengdu
Visit the Panda breeding Centre in the morning. Enjoy a private walking tour in the city of Chengdu, immerse yourself in the local cultures, guided by a private local guide.
Day 7: Take the high-speed train from Chengdu to Xi’an
After waking up early in the morning, we will depart to the ancient capital of Xi’an by high speed train. This innovative mode of transport is an exciting experience for any western traveler and will prove to be a comfortable and convenient experience.
After arriving in Xi’an, our group will go to our hotel accommodation to drop of our luggage and become settled. Afterwards, we will spend the rest of the day exploring the scenic city life in Xi’an before returning to the hotel to sleep.
Day 8: The Terracotta Warriors
After waking up, our group will set off to enjoy the exciting history of China’s first emperor and his massive Terracotta army. Even though this monument was constructed almost two thousand years ago, it wasn’t until the late 20th century that the tomb was discovered. As a result, there is still much mystery surrounding this ancient army.
In addition to the Terracotta warriors, our group will visit Xi’an’s impressive city wall and expansive Muslim district before heading to the train station. You will then take the high speed train and arrive in Chengdu (around 3 hours).
Day 9: Xi’an to Lhasa
Visit the Xian Muslim street before heading to the airport. Take the plane from Xi’an to Lhasa. Upon your arrival, your local tour guide will pick you up at the airport or railway station and escort you to your hotel in Lhasa. The rest of the day is up to you. It is a good idea to rest and adapt yourself to the high altitude of Lhasa.
Day 10: Lhasa Sightseeing/Potalapalace/Jokhang Temple/Barkhor Street
In the morning, a preferable choice is to visit the famous Potala Palace and explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, and you will experience its audience halls, and appreciate the jeweled and Golden burial chortens (stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, Thangkas, combinations of mandala, etc. In the afternoon, you can pay a visit to the holiest temple in Tibet, i.e. the Johkang Temple built during Songtsen Gonpo’s reign by princess Wencheng of Tang Dynasty, 647 A.D, and Barkor Kora, an equally important street surrounding the Johkang Temple,see the Wencheng Princess show at night.
Day 11: Lhasa LHASA SIGHTSEEING-DREPUNG MONASTERY/SERA MONASTERY/Norbu Lingkha Palace
Today, you will visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung and the Sera. Drepung monastery is situated at the foot of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It used to be the home to 10000 monks and Ganden podrang in Drepung was renowned for its role as the centre of government during the fifth Dalai Lama and later relocated to the famous Potala palace during the fifth Dalai Lama. Having finished the lunch, you may continue and visit the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa’s disciple Jamchen Choeje. The highlights of Sera Monastery is its Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard mostly around 4:00 – 5:00 in the afternoon.
Day 12: Lhasa return to Beijing by Air
Our guide will accompany tourists to the airport or railway station to see you off. Pick up from the airport and have a well-deserved rest at your hotel in Beijing.
Day 13: Explore Beijing – Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and Hutong
After waking up in the hotel in Beijing and preparing for the day’s activities, our group will set of to visit Beijing’s iconic Tiananmen square and the Forbidden City in the morning and then the Temple of Heaven that afternoon. These destinations showcase the vast history of the city, with some of them dating back to China’s antiquity while others being representations of contemporary China.
Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to visit a Beijing Hutong, or ancient alley. This destination is a typical example of the sprawling ancient city alleys, with some of Beijing’s Hutongs spanning back to the Yuan, Ming or Qing Dynasty.
Day 14: Explore Beijing – The Great Wall of China
This day of activities in Beijing will include one of China’s most iconic monuments, the Great Wall. The section we will visit, Mutianyu, is much less crowded than some of the more touristy portions of the wall. This portion offers a variety of different options to view, the most notable being either by cable-car or by climbing 1000 steps to witness the breathtaking view
This section of the wall was commissioned and constructed during China’s northern dynasties in the mid-6th century. The wall underwent extensive restoration during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and served as one of Beijing’s main lines of defense since ancient times.
Day 15: Departure from Beijing