China - 13 Days

Beijing, Xi'an, Kunming, Lijang

Program Highlights & Inclusions

  • Professional ETA Tour Manager throughout your trip
  • Transportation throughout your trip
  • Guided tour of Beijing
  • Admission to the Great Wall of China
  • Visit the Ming Tomb seeing the Changling and Sacred Way
  • Visit to the Summer Palace in Beijing
  • Guided tour of the Muslim Living Quarter in Xi'an
  • Guided tour of Xi'an
  • Experience a famous Tang Dynasty Show
  • Guided tour at the Shaanxi Provincial Museum & Old City Wall
  • Guided tour of the Lunana Stone Forest & The Sani Ethnic Village
  • Guided tour of Dragon Spruce Meadow Mountain, the Shuhe Village, Baisha Murals & the Old Town
  • Visit to the Black Dragon Pool Park
  • Admission to the Dongba Museum
  • Visit to the First Bend of the Yangzi River at Stone Drum Village
  • Visit to the Tiger Leaping Gorge
  • Visit to the Ringha Monastery
  • Visit to the Ganden Songzanlin Monastery
  • Free time in Zhongdian
  • Guided tour of the Yuyuan Garden
  • Visit to the Town God's Temple Market & the Jade Buddha Temple
  • Enjoy a performance by the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe
  • Free time in Shanghai


Daily Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Beijing, China

Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be greeted at the airport by your bilingual guide. From the airport you will head to your hotel, the Huaqiao Travel Inn (3 star) or similar, where you will stay for three nights.

Note: no meals are included this day.    

Day 2 – Exploring Beijing

After breakfast at the hotel 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.  You will enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Later in the afternoon you will return to your hotel in Beijing.

Day 4 – Beijing City Tour and Transfer to Xi’an

Today starts with breakfast at your hotel, then 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. You will have lunch at a local restaurant.  After lunch, you will have a departure transfer to the airport for your afternoon flight from Beijing to Xi’an.  Arrival transfer to your hotel, the Days Inn City Center Hotel or similar, where you will stay for two nights.  Your guide will take you to the Muslim Living Quarter for a very interesting tour.  In the late afternoon you will return to your hotel in Xi’an.

Day 5 – Xi’an Full Day Tour

After breakfast at the hotel 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. After the show you will return to your hotel in Xi’an.

Day 6 – Xi’an Morning tour and Transfer to Kunming

After lunch at a local restaurant 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. Upon your arrival, you will transfer to your hotel,Golden Spring hotel or other similar 3 star hotel, where you will stay for one night.  You will have dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 7 – Kunming Tour and Transfer to Lijiang

After another early breakfast 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.  You will have dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 8 – Lijiang Full Day Tour

After breakfast at your hotel 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. You will return to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 9 – Lijiang and Zhongdian

You will have a morning 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 Moonlight City Hotel or a similar three star hotel, where you will stay for two nights. 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 return to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 11 – Zhongdian to Shanghai

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 guide and transfer to your hotel, the Holiday Inn Zhabei Hotel or similar, where you will stay for one night.  In the afternoon you will enjoy an amazing half day tour to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, The Bund and Nanjing Road.

Day 12 – Shanghai

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. You will then return to your hotel for your last night in Shanghai and China.

Day 13 – Depart Shanghai
After breakfast you will have some free time to shop and explore the city. Lunch is on your own. You will then transfer to the airport for your flight back home.





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Air, Land & Water Transportation

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Accommodations

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Sightseeing & Entrance Fees

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Meals

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