Travel the World of 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 

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. 

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 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.

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. 

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. 


We know how hidden costs can ruin a program. Our tours are fully inclusive; there are no hidden costs or surcharges.
Once your group enrolls in a trip, the price will never change. Here is what you will get on every trip:


Every single tour that we operate is unique and tailored for your group.

Private Tours

We do not combine your tour group with others.

Online Planning

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Flexible Payments

We offer a variety of online, scheduled and recurring payment options.

Affordability & Quality

We focus on providing the best experience with the best value for your dollar.

Chaperones travel for free!

Just tell us how many free places you need.

Medical & Trip Delay Insurance

ETA includes up to $100,000 per person in medical coverage and insurance protection for travel delays.

Optional Trip Cancellation Insurance

This even includes a "cancel for any reason" option.

24 Hour Support

We have staff available 24/7 via phone for any emergency.

Full-time Tour Manager

ETA's professional Tour Manager will be with you throughout your trip.

Air, Land & Water Transportation

We include all transportation... to, from and during your trip.


Hotel, homestay and/or hostel options are customized according to your preferences, itinerary and budget.

Sightseeing & Entrance Fees

If it is included in your itinerary, any fees and/or tickets are covered.


You choose which meals are included in your program.