11 Days Small Group Tour to Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu


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Day 1: Day 1 Arrival in Beijing

Once you reclaim your luggage and clear the customs, you will find our local guide welcoming you at the arrival hall of the airport. On the way to the hotel, your guide will give you a general overview about our capital city. You can fill in the rest of the day having a good rest or walking around on your own.

Meal: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing*****or similar
Major Attractions: No sightseeing today

Day 2: Day 2 Beijing

This morning will be spent in the heart of Beijing. We will first transfer you to Tiananmen Square. From there you could walk through the Golden Water Bridge directly to the Forbidden City. With the marvelous structural layout, exquisite decorations and valuable treasures, the imperial Forbidden City attracts travelers all over the world.

Around noon, we will arrange a rich a la carte lunch for you at a decent local restaurant.

Then continue to the Temple of Heaven, the royal temple for sacrifice in ancient time, nowadays, it is not only a tourist spot, but also a beautiful and large park for local people spending their leisure time, especially for those who have been retried to find amusement here. In the evening, a lively Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre is scheduled for you.

Meal: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing*****or similar
Major Attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Chinese Kung Fu Show

Day 3: Day 3 Beijing

Great Wall is one of the greatest architecture projects in human history. The perfectly preserved section is Badaling, which is located 60 kilometers at the northwest of the city. This morning we will transfer you to climb the Great Wall and go to a jade factory later.

As it is in the mountain area, the meals offered by restaurants nearby are not good and worthy to eat. In this case, we suggest you have a hearty breakfast at the hotel this morning and then have some fast food for lunch at noon by yourself.

In the afternoon, we will head to the Sacred Way. You will walk through the most interesting part of the Sacred Way along with many vivid animals and human stone figures. At the end of the day trip, we will transfer by the Olympic National Stadium for you to see the big Bird's Nest at a distance.

Meal: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing*****or similar
Major Attractions: Great Wall, Sacred Way, distant view of Bird's Nest

Day 4: Day 4 Beijing - Xian

After finishing the check-out process, you will be escorted to visit the Summer Palace, which used to be the summer resort for royal families and emperors to deal with the various issues and have fun here during the hottest days of the year. Then go to a pearl store.

Followed is an a la carte lunch at a good local restaurant.

We will take you to the old Hutong area, where there are narrow alleys lined with ancient style residential houses, to get a taste of the traditional features of the city. Then you will go on to the next destination Xian by taking an afternoon flight. The local guide will await you on time at the airport and then accompany you to check in the hotel.

Meal: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel*****or similar
Major Attractions: Summer Palace, Hutong tour

Day 5: Day 5 Xian

It is a full and interesting day. We will take you out of downtown to see the Terracotta Army, which is a huge project of three bury pits built by Emperor Qinshihuang, the first emperor who united the nation in ancient times. The life-sized terracotta army well represents his ambition even to be realized in the nether world. A pottery-making factory is arranged later.

Then move to a local family. The elaborately prepared a la carte dishes coupled with the hosts' cordial hospitality make your lunch a memorable experience. Especially, learning Chinese dishes cooking recipes with the host would be a unique experience for your escorted China tour.

After the family visit, you will proceed to the Xian Museum and then visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, an ancient Buddhist stupa with unique structure and elegant appearance. Tonight an exceptional performance is waiting for your attendance. It is the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show of exceeding sweetness displaying the prosperity of the culture in the Tang Dynasty. Before the show, you will have a Dumpling dinner.

Tips: Since the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show will be closed in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we do not calculate the price of the show and dumpling dinner for tours starting during this period. Clients will enjoy a free night by themselves.

Meal: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel*****or similar
Major Attractions: Terracotta Army, a local family, Small Wild Goose Pagoda

Day 6: Day 6 Xian

This morning, you will climb up the ancient City Wall. Compassing the old city with a circuit of 13,700 meters, the square city wall is as thicker as 14 meters, so visitors may rent a bicycle and take a ride on the wall. After that, our guide will lead you to the treasure house of northwest China, the Provincial History Museum, which collects a large number of rare historical relics illustrating the achievements of different eras.

You will have a gratifying a la carte lunch at a fine local eatery.

A visit to the Great Mosque is scheduled for you in the afternoon. You can have some free time strolling along the nearby bustling Muslim street.

Meal: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel*****or similar
Major Attractions: City Wall, Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, Great Mosque

Day 7: Day 7 Xian - Guilin

Set off to Guilin by a morning flight, meet the local guide and get to the hotel. You will have lunch by yourself. The local guide will offer you some suggestions upon request.

After that, you will be transferred to visit the Reed Flute Cave. Reputed as the 'Natural Art Palace', the Reed Flute Cave is mainly made up of stalactites, stalagmites, and stone pillars, which were naturally formed in different shapes and poses. Shined in different colors of lights, the cave is like a fairyland.

Meal: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel*****or similar
Major Attractions: Reed Flute Cave

Day 8: Day 8 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin

Your trip will never be complete if you come to Guilin but do not take a Li River cruise. Usually Li River refers to the section from Guilin to Yangshuo, which is also the best and the most splendid part. Our guide will also show you some famous spots that Li River boasts during the about four hours' journey.

Here we would like to remind you the lunch on the cruise is not that good. It is the simple lunch box, but we have no other choice since it is provided by the cruise company. We can only say it is edible but far from delicious. We suggest you have a big breakfast at the hotel this morning.

When the cruise arrives at Yangshuo, we will drive you to the countryside area to visit rural sceneries, along with a local peasant's home. Now it is time for us to get back to Guilin.

Before transferring you back to the hotel, we will take you to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill. You don't need to climb up the hill. It is just like a park, but deserves a visit.

Meal: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel*****or similar
Major Attractions: Li River, Elephant Trunk Hill

Day 9: Day 9 Guilin - Chengdu

A morning flight will take you to Chengdu today. When you arrive, our guide will greet you at Chengdu airport and escort you to check in at the hotel. With all kinds of rich resources, Chengdu enjoys the reputation of being a 'Heavenly Land of Plenty'. And now Chengdu has become an ideal city for many young graduates. They would rather work and live here than go to big cities like Beijing and Shanghai. Therefore, we would leave you free to know a bit about this city on your own in the afternoon.

Meal: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza****or similar
Major Attractions: No sightseeing today

Day 10: Day 10 Chengdu

We all know that Chengdu is the home of pandas, so the first stop today is surely about pandas. Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is not far from the city center, about half an hour's journey. But you still need to get up early today if you want to see pandas at their best. Usually the keepers will feed pandas at about 08:00 to 09:00. At this time, all pandas will come out to wait, and then they begin to eat and play. At about 11:00 pandas are full and most of them go to sleep. So according to our experiences the best time to visit the panda base is from 08:30 to 10:00 in the morning.

This afternoon, we will head to Jinsha Site Museum. Jinsha Site can trace back to about 3,000 years ago. There were many gold articles unearthed in the site, but the most highlight ones are the Gold Foil of Sun and Immortal Bird and the Gold Mask. A 4D Cinema 'Dream Back to Jinsha' which takes more than 20 minutes will present you the complete history vividly and take you back to the period. After the history and culture appreciation, it's time for you to get relaxed. The Broad and Narrow Alleys is your last stop of today. Just take your time to stroll in the leisurely alleys. It is a very popular place not only for travelers also for locals.

Meal: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza****or similar
Major Attractions: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Jinsha Site Museum, Broad and Narrow Alleys

Day 11: Day 11 Departure from Chengdu

Our group tour comes to the end today. The hotel check out time is 12:00 at noon. Since clients will have different flight schedules to leave Chengdu, we do not include the airport see-off service today. You can charter a taxi to the airport at about CNY100 per cab. Wish you a smooth and pleasant journey!

Meal: Western buffet breakfast

Tour ends.

  • Visit the highlights in China, especially the lovely Giant Pandas included.
  • Have chance to know the life of Chinese people more by visiting local families in some cities as arranged in the tour.
  • Small group, good 4-5 star hotels arranged to ensure you a comfortable tour.
  • Departures are guaranteed even with one person, you can just prepare the tour free from worries.
  • The economy-class airfare of China flights as specified in the itinerary.
  • The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one standard twin room with private facilities in all relevant locations. If a single client requests a twin room, the single room supplement will be charged.
  • All meal arrangements are served as the itinerary specifies.
  • Land transfers for you and the group between airports, hotels and all sightseeing spots as specified in the itinerary. Separate requirement for the transfers will incur extra charge.
  • One English-speaking guide and one experienced driver will accompany you on the guided sightseeing tours in each city.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
  • Tips or gratuities for the hotel porters in each city.
  • The air charge of arrival in the first city of the tour and departure from the last city of the tour.
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as internet access, overweight baggage charges, etc.
  • Tips or gratuities for the guide and driver in each city.
  • China visa fees.

A ten percent (10%) of the tour total price is required as deposit upon your confirmation of the tour. The final or full payment is required 30 days prior to the tour commence.

Reservation and Payment

  • Our quotation is calculated in Chinese currency (CNY). For the convenience of clients, we convert it to US Dollars at a current exchange rate USD1.00 = CNY6.20. The exchange rate is valid for 3 months from the quotation date.
  • A ten percent (10%) of the tour total price is required as deposit upon your confirmation of the tour. The handling charge is your responsibility. A reservation for your tour will not be considered firm until the deposit is received.
  • The final or full payment is required 30 days prior to the tour commence. The handling charge is your responsibility.

Cancellation & Refund

  • For any changes made prior to the tour commence, the client will enjoy our free change service. However, if in case there are any extra losses occurred due to the reservation changes, you are responsible to pay for this part.
  • The cancellation fee will be a certain percentage of the tour total price.
    • 30 days or more before the arrival day: we will refund the full cost to you except for the actual air, train, hotel cancellation fee and the bank transfer fee if there is.
    • 29 days to 15 days before: 30% of the total price.
    • 14 days to 3 days before: 50% of the total price.
    • Cancellation within 2 days before: 100% of the total price.
  • After the tour begins, any extra charges caused by clients' changes will be added. Any unused portion is neither refundable nor exchangeable.
  • If the client cancels the trip, the client should inform us by email. We calculate your refund on the day when we receive the written cancellation by Beijing time. All refunds to the client will be processed within 20 days of receipt of your cancellation.
  • If we cancel a tour due to circumstances beyond our control, we will endeavor to find an alternative tour for the client or refund all payment paid. A full refund will constitute final settlement for the client; the company shall not take responsibilities for any expenses that may have been incurred as a result of the client's booking.

Group Size
We guarantee departures with even one person. Our groups provide our travelers a perfect combination between intimacy, flexibility and low price. We reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a passenger should such person's health or mental condition or physical infirmity or general deportment impede the operation of the trip or the rights or welfare or enjoyment of other passengers.

Passports and Visas
Please make sure you have got your valid passport and visa before leaving for China. We can send you a free official invitation to assist you to obtain your visa after the reservation deposit is received. For those who may be qualified for a 72-hour visa free stay in Beijing (Shanghai), we suggest you double confirm this with your local embassy or consulate.

Sole Occupancy

If any tour participant travels alone and needs our assistance to find a roommate, we will endeavor to meet his needs. We will introduce and exchange their personal status to each other. After the two single travel guests confirm the other roommate and the tour begins, any roommate cannot change the confirmed sharing basis twin room, no matter whatever habits a roommate has which cause inconvenience such as and not limited to smoking, excessive snoring, etc. If one roommate insists on staying one single room, the roommates must get the agreement with the other roommate to pay the sole occupancy separately.