14 Days China Panda Tour Route with Tibet Adventure

14 days Destination: Beijing–Xian–Lhasa–Chengdu–Guilin–Shanghai
Tour code: BI-TT-10
Duration: 14 Days
Price: From US $2461/RMB 15255

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, you are greeted at the airport by our English speaking guide and then transferred to your hotel by private van. The rest of the day is for you to recover from jetlag.
Meals: None

Day 2: Beijing
A full day city tour to soak up the atmosphere of Beijing. This includes visiting historical sites such as the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. Then we will go to watch an entertaining acrobatic show. Enjoy the famous Peking Roasted Duck dinner before back to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 3: Beijing
The highlights of today include a visit to the Great Wall, the only man-made wonder on earth visible from the moon. Then travel to the Ming Tombs to see the resting place of thirteen Chinese Emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Our memorable date continues with an outside view to the Beijing Olympic Park (Bird’s Nest & Water Cube) for picture opportunities.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 4: Beijing-Xian
After breakfast, we will take a morning flight to Xian (2 hours), the former capital of China starting point of the ancient Silk Road. A city tour which includes visiting Xian’s well preserved Ancient City Walls, built in the early Ming Dynasty (about 600 years ago),and the historic Bell Tower where you can overlook the entire city. In the evening we attend a re-enactment of the royal arts performance of a 7th century Tang Dynasty Show, with a special banquet dinner of dumplings included.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 5: Xian
Today, the highlights include Terra-cotta Warriors. You will visit the luxury underground palace of Emperor Qinshihuang, the Archaeological Museum of 6,000 life-size Terracotta Warriors and horses. The warriors were the soul protectors of the first emperor who united China (221BC-206BC). After that we will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, built as a Buddhist Monastery during the Tang Dynasty.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 6: Xian-Lhasa
Transfer to take the flight to Lhasa (3 hours). Meet by the guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Lhasa with 1.5 hour drive. For the rest of the day you will be at leisure for acclimatization or visit local bazaar on your own.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Lhasa
Highlight of the day is the mysterious and sacred Potala Palace, former living quarters of the Dalai Lama and also is the highest palace in the world. Afterwards you will proceed to the Jokhang monastery, the most holy place in every single believer’s eyes. Afterwards you can have a nice walk around the oldest commercial Barkhor Street, a big free market with its prolific stalls selling local specialties.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 8: Lhasa
This morning you will visit the Dalai Lama’s summer palace, Norbulingka. It is also known as the Jewel Park, unfortunately there isn’t much jewel now. In the afternoon you will go to the Sera monastery appreciating debate by hundreds of monks and lamas. Debating is a unique method of Buddhist philosophy studies. It is open to tourists every Monday through Saturday, and you are welcome to have free photos with them! You can also visit a Tibetan Traditional Carpet Factory if time permits.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 9: Lhasa-Chengdu
Morning take a flight to Chengdu(2 hours). Transfer to hotel to check in and then visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 10: Chengdu-Guilin
Morning take a flight to Guilin(1.5 hour), one of the most beautiful cities of China, upon arrival, transfer to check in the hotel. Then take a visit to Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin, which really looks like an elephant drinking from the river. Then move to visit the Reed Flute Cave, one of the most egregious underground scenery in China.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 11: Guilin-Li River Cruise-Yangshuo-Guilin
Today you will enjoy a cruise down the Li River and view the limestone rock formations along the banks. You will agree that “Guilin waters and mountains are the most beautiful under heaven.” Lunch is served on board. After you arrive in Yangshuo you can stroll through the Yangshuo West Street to find some interesting souvenirs. Transfer back to Guilin after the tour.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 12: Guilin-Shanghai
Take a flight to Shanghai(2 hours). Today our visit includes the Yu Garden, famous for its rock gardens, pavilions, halls and ponds. Sightseeing to the famous area along the Huangpu River, the Bund, Nanjing Road, and the local bazaar around the Temple of City Deity. Then we will go to Xin Tian Di (Bar Area), a conservation area of traditional homes, and former French quarter.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 13: Shanghai
We leave today free for you to explore the cosmopolitan city, or join an optional tour to village of Zhujiajiao, the watertown unspoiled for hundreds of years. There you have the opportunity to take a boat ride through the village canals whilst being serenaded. Lunch included. Drive back to Shanghai in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 14: Depart Shanghai
Your guide will meet you at the hotel and see you off at Shanghai airport. (Service Ends)
Meals: Breakfast

Summary
Tour Dates Destinations Today’s Activities Meals Included
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing Airport to hotel transfer(Beijing) \
Day 2 Beijing Tiananmen Square,Forbidden City,Summer Palace,Acrobatic Show,Peking Roasted Duck Dinner B/L/D
Day 3 Beijing Great Wall,Ming Tombs,outside view to the Beijing Olympic Park (Bird’s Nest & Water Cube) B/L
Day 4 Beijing-Xian Hotel to airport transfer(Beijing),Airport to hotel transfer(Xian),Ancient City Walls,Tang Dynasty Dancing Show,Banquet Dinner of Dumplings B/L/D
Day 5 Xian Terra-cotta Warriors,Big Wild Goose Pagoda B/L
Day 6 Xian-Lhasa Hotel to airport transfer(Xian),Airport to hotel transfer(Lhasa) B
Day 7 Lhasa Potala Palace,Jokhang Monastery,Barkhor Street B/L
Day 8 Lhasa Norbulingka,Sera Monastery,Tibetan Traditional Carpet Factory B/L
Day 9 Lhasa-Chengdu Hotel to airport transfer(Lhasa),Airport to hotel transfer(Chengdu),Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding B/L
Day 10 Chengdu-Guilin Hotel to airport transfer(Chengdu),Airport to hotel transfer(Guilin),Elephant Trunk Hill,Reed Flute Cave B/L
Day 11 Guilin Cruise down the Li River,Yangshuo West Street B/L
Day 12 Guilin-Shanghai Hotel to airport transfer(Guilin),Airport to hotel transfer(Shanghai),Yu Garden,The Bund,Nanjing Road,Local bazaar around the Temple of City Deity,Xin Tian Di(Bar Area),Former French Quarter B/L
Day 13 Shanghai Zhujiajiao watertown B/L
Day 14 Depart Shanghai Hotel to airport transfer(Shanghai) B
Quotation
Quotation (The rate is showed in US dollars for one person)
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* Validity of the rate: 1st Feb 2010—1st Feb 2011.
* The rate may rise while in high season and special events/holidays,depending on your departure date.
* The rate for some special holidays/events, such as the National Holiday(1st-7th Oct), Chinese Spring Festival and Shanghai F1,would be much higher than usual days.
* Please contact us for a special discount if there’s more than 10 persons in your group.
Featured Hotels
featured hotels
(We will arrange hotels of the same class if there are no rooms available during your travelling periods)
Price Inclusions:
1/ Entrance Fees to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary
2/ All meals as specified in the itinerary
3/ Professional English-speaking Guide in each city as outlined in the itinerary
4/ Private Transfers with driver between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Beijing,Xian,Lhasa,Chengdu,Guilin,Shanghai by private air conditioned vehicle
5/ Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels
6/ Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast.
7/ Transportation with airport tax and fuel fee for flights if applicable
Beijing To Xian Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)
Xian To Lhasa Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)
Lhasa To Chengdu Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)
Chengdu To Guilin Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)
Guilin To Shanghai Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)
8/ Special permission fee to entry Tibet.
9/ Service Charge & Government Taxes
10/The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price Exclusions:
1/ International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
2/ China Entry Visa Fees
3/ Tips to Guide and Driver
4/ Excess Baggage Charges
5/ Personal Expenses

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