15-Day Culture & Nature
Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu - Guilin - Zhangjiajie - Shanghai
Utilize 15 days to experience a glorious China with most popular cultural sites and enjoy the breathtaking natural scenery in Guilin & Zhangjiajie with magnificent view.
China's history & culture - the Great Wall, Terracotta Armies, Longji Rice Terrace Field, Leshan Giant Buddha
China's national treasure - Giant Panda
The most beautiful hills and waters under the heaven - Guilin
Fantastic Zhangjiajie - film Avatar's shooting location
Once in a lifetime experience by cruising on Li River in Guilin
A place simply out of the world, out of your imagination
Be melted by the lovely baby pandas
Once in a lifetime experience by cruising on Li River in Guilin
Our service includes:
√ China Panda Tour's experienced travel consultant 1 on 1 service 24hours/7days from inquiry to back home;
√ Entrance tickets to listed viewpoints in the itinerary as well as necessary shuttle bus/cable car/sightseeing bus tickets in attractions;
√ Escorted by experienced English-speaking tour guide;
√ Meals mentioned in the itinerary;
√ Private transfers with professional driver between hotel/attraction/airport/railway station/restaurant as listed in the itinerary;
√ Booking of flight/train/cruise tickets per your preferences;
√ Accommodation in each city, hotel level/feature is decided by your choice;
√ Traveler's accidental insurance.
In the morning, pay a visit to the Great Wall, its grey stones, lofty watchtowers and winding routes all tell a story of soul-stirring history. Later move steps to the Ming Tombs, the biggest imperial mausoleum complex in China. You will visit Dingling, the tomb of Wanli, which is the only excavated one of the Ming Dynasty Tombs. Enjoy a wonderful welcome dinner Peking Roast Duck that absolutely comfort your spirit and stomach after a whole-day sightseeing.
Today firstly visit the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors sacrificed the heaven. Continue sightseeing to Tian’anmen Square, the largest central square in the world. And then enter the Forbidden City. For almost 500 years, it serves as the ceremonial and political center of central court. Looking at the yellow roof, glazed tile and red wall, just imagine what emperors’ daily life would be. Have a whole view of this magnificent palace from Jingshan Park.
After breakfast, go sightseeing in Summer Palace, once "the Garden of Thousands Gardens" royally built in Qing Dynasty. Then experience the rickshaw in Hutongs. Hutong is perhaps the traditional Beijing alleys that show the real old Beijing. Be taken to the airport for flight to Xi’an, the ancient capital for 13 dynasties. On arrival in Xi'an, be picked up and transferred to hotel.
Beijing tour, Beijing to Xi'an
In the morning, transfer to visit the Terracotta Army, which is now the Terracotta Warriors Museum. It is a must-see place when you travelled to Xi'an. Even 2000 years has passed, the wood protects of the warriors are still clear to see. Return to downtown Xi'an, learning China's long history in Shaanxi History Museum followed by visiting the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of Xi’an City.
In the morning, have a leisure walk on the Ancient City Wall. Built in Ming Dynasty, this old architecture has an honored history of over 600 years and is the best preserved ancient city wall in China. There is a Muslim Quarter near the Great Mosque that you should never miss. Be sent to the railway station to take a bullet train to Chengdu. Be greeted to hotel and check in.
Xi'an tour, Xi'an to Chengdu
As the hometown of Giant Panda, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding should not be missed when you come to Chengdu. Strolling through the bamboo groves, you will find lovely pandas eating bamboo, playing or sleeping. After a nice time in the park-like panda base, transfer to Leshan, ride on a boat to view the largest carved sitting Buddha in the world. Transfer back to downtown Chengdu, enjoy a nice evening free on own.
In morning, pay a visit to Shuijingfang Wine Museum, where shows traditional skills of brewing Chinese wine. Next, transfer to People's Park, visit the traditional old tea house. Kuanzhai Alley, the so-called Narrow and Wide Alley, shows what old Chengdu was like. Wave goodbye to Chengdu, be sent to airport for flight to Guilin. Receive a warm pick-up in Guilin airport, and then transfer to the hotel.
Chengdu tour, Chengdu to Guilin
Take the Li River Cruise in the morning. The 83km waterway from Guilin City to Yangshuo County, like a meandering jade belt wrapped in green peaks, making Li River the world’s largest and most beautiful Karst landscape area. With fresh breath, everything is so poetic! Walk freely on West Street, or you can choose to ride a bicycle in local villages, or go rafting on Yulong River, which is said to be the essence of Li River.
Drive to the delightful Longji Rice Terrace Field. Longji, which means Dragon’s Backbone, is not only the globally top rice terrace field cluster, but also the culmination of both profound wisdom and strenuous labor. Make a visit to the Zhuang and Yao Villages. The hanging-feet cottage and coiled layers from the foot to the top of the mountain form a spectacular picture. After that be sent to the railway station, board the night train to Zhangjiajie.
Guilin tour, board the night train to Zhangjiajie
The night train arrives Zhangjiajie in the morning. Your private tour guide will be waiting for you in the arrivals area and the driver will be ready.Go sightseeing to Golden Whip Stream for a pleasant stroll along the stream, surrounded by grotesque rocks, this place is well-known for its crystal water and fresh air. In the afternoon, take the Bailong Elevator up to the Yuanjiajie, where said to be the inspiration of Avatar’s Hallelujah Mountain.
Zhangjiajie arrival, Zhangjiajie tour
A full day sightseeing starts with Tianzi Mountain, a mesa in the northwest of Wulingyuan. Up on the mesa, the field of vision is widely opened up and it is a perfect location to have a panoramic view of the nature reserve. Head to Baofeng Lake, which is pure just like a big crystal among Baofeng mountain Range. When you cruise on it, you can hear authentic song from Tujia minority people.
Full day to explore Tianmen Mountain, take the longest cable car in the world up Tianmen Mountain. You will feel like walking in a fairyland when walking on the plank road built along the cliffs. The must-see points are Tianmen Cave, Glass Road and Tianmen Temple. In the late afternoon, be sent to airport for flight to Shanghai. Check into hotel and have a good rest.
Zhangjiajie tour, Zhangjiajie to Shanghai
Today firstly visit Yuyuan Garden, and then walk in the Former French Concession. Go through Nanjing Pedestrian, coming to Shanghai’s landmark, the Bund. It mainly includes Oriental Pearl TV Tower and 52 distinctive mansions in different styles. Enjoy a panoramic view of Shanghai from the 100th floor at “the Eye of Shanghai” - Shanghai World Financial Center.
China Panda Tour has selected below hotels in 3/4/5 star categories for your choice. These are depends on several & years' of our guests's feedback. Should you have other preferred hotels, please feel free to ask us to quote or you can book that yourselves.
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- Tour code: CPT-CT-29
- Price: from $1,602 p/p
- Tour type: private tour
- Departure date: flexible
- Travel route: Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu - Guilin - Zhangjiajie - Shanghai
- Trip length: 15 Days / 14 nights