Day 1 - Arrival in Beijing, China
Today you'll start your China adventure to make unforgettable memories with your gorup. Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be greeted at the airport by your Tour Manager.
Day 2 – Exploring Beijing
After breakfast, you will participate in a full day city tour, which will include: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. In the early evening you will enjoy a traditional Beijing duck dinner.
Day 3 – Great Wall Excursion
After breakfast at your hotel you will go on a full day excursion to the Great Wall of China, and visit the Ming Tomb seeing the Changling and Sacred Way.
Day 4 – Beijing City Tour and Transfer to Xi’an
To start the day, you'll have a half day city tour in Beijing, including the Summer Palace, the 'hutongs' tour with a pedi-cab of old Beijing residences and a walk around Houhai Lake. After lunch, you will have a departure transfer to the airport for your afternoon flight from Beijing to Xi’an. Your guide will take you to the Muslim Living Quarter for a very interesting tour.
Day 5 – Xi’an Full Day Tour
This morning, you will embark in a full day tour including the Army of Terracotta Warriors, BanpoVillage and the Big Goose Pagoda. In the evening you will have a 'Dumpling Banquet’ dinner at a local restaurant and see a famous Tang Dynasty Show.
Day 6 – Xi’an Morning tour and Transfer to Kunming
After lunch, you will continue in a half-day tour to visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum and the Old City Wall. After lunch, you will head to the airport for the flight from Xi’an to Kunming.
Day 7 – Kunming Tour and Transfer to Lijiang
You will leave your hotel for a full day tour to the Lunan Stone Forest, the Sani Ethnic village and the birds and flowers free market. After lunch, you will transfer to the airport for your flight from Kunming to Lijiang. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel, the Sanhe Hotel Lijiang or a similar 3 star hotel, where you will stay for two nights.
Day 8 – Lijiang Full Day Tour
For today's adventure, you will have a full day tour to Dragon Spruce Meadow Mt., the ShuheVillage, Baisha Murals, and the old town. You will also visit the Black Dragon Pool Park and the Dongba Museum.
Day 9 – Lijiang and Zhongdian
In the morning, you'll drive from Lijing to Zhongdian with stops and visits to the First Bend of the Yangzi River at Stone Drum village and the Tiger Leaping Gorge on the way. Your local guide from Zhongdian will meet you and you will transfer to your hotel. The county of Zhongdian has recently been re-named after the fictional Shangri-La in an effort to promote tourism in the area.
Day 10 – Zhongdian
After breakfast, you will visit the Ringha Monastery near a Tibetan village, the Ganden Songzanlin Monastery, and the old town and local market in Zhongdian.
You will have a departure transfer to the airport for your flight from Zhongdian to Shanghai (via Kunming or Chongqing). Upon arrival you will be met by your Tour Manager and head to your hotel. In the afternoon you will enjoy an amazing half day tour to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, The Bund and Nanjing Road.
Enjoy a morning tour to the Yuyuan Garden, the Town God's Temple Market and the Jade Buddha Temple. In the evening you will enjoy a dinner and attend a performance by the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe.
Day 13 – Depart Shanghai
After breakfast, you will have some free time to shop and explore the city. Then your China adventure comes to an end as you and your group journey back home.
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