17 Days China Wonderful Tour


Tour Name: 17 Days China Wonderful Tour

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Summary: 17 Days China Wonderful Tour offers Beijing,Xian,Kunming,Dali,Lijiang, Zhangjiajie and Shanghai Follow us this tour, you will enjoy the colorful culture and beautiful scenery of China

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17 Days China Wonderful Tour

Day 1:  Arrive in Beijing
Ni Hao, Welcome to Beijing ! The capital of China,Beijing, is a city of amazing contrasts - an ancient capital with some incredible historical sites and a bustling modern metropolis getting ready to host the 2008 Olympics. Upon your arrival in Beijing, our guide will meet you and transfer you to your Hotel. The guide will give you some tips on local restaurants that we recommend and you can do some shopping in streets nearby. The rest of the day is free to rest or to explore by yourself.
Meals: no                                                                            Accommodation: In Beijing

Day 2: Beijing (the Greal Wall , Ming Toms )
Leave town in the morning for the drive (a bit under two hours) to the Badaling Section of The Great Wall , which stretches for over 6000 km, and was originally built to protect China from the barbarians. You can walk and climb at your own pace, or enjoy spectacular views from the cable car. Before returning to the city you'll enjoy visiting the Changling (one of the Ming Tombs), and the attractive tree-lined Sacred Way , bordered by stone statues, along which the Emperors once trod to conduct their sacred ceremonies. During the day a visit to Jade Caving Factory or Cloisonne (enamelware) workshop is included. Dinner tonight is at Quanjude Restaurant, where you'll eat some of the best 'Peking Duck' in Beijing.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch                                                                            Accommodation: In Beijing


Day 3: Beijing (Tiananmen Sqaure, Forbidden City,Temple of Heaven)
After breakfast head out for Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest public square, which is closely linked to The Forbidden City, from which the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties governed for over 500 years. Later you'll visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperors prayed for good harvests and rain, or gave thanks for the harvest. Today's itinerary includes a visit to the old Beijing handicraft workshop.
Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch                                                                           Accommodation: In Beijing


Day 4: Beijing-Xian (Shanxi Historical Museum, Ancient City Wall)
This morning you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Xi'an. After arrival you will proceed to at one of the best museums in China, the Shaanxi Historical Museum. Among the 400,000 items on display are treasures from many Dynasties including some magnificent bronzes and porcelain which have never before been on permanent display. Later we will take a half-hour's hike along the Ancient City Wall to familiarize ourselves with this fascinating cross cultural city. For the energetic we recommend a ride bike along the top of the wall (Bikes can be rented for around 20 yuan/hour). The City Wall is a major landmark and the best preserved, oldest and largest city defense system in China.
Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch                                                                           Accommodation: In Xian


Day 5: Xian City Tour
After breakfast in the hotel, you will set off for the incredible 2000 year-old Terracotta Warriors and Horses. The Warriors are part of the underground tomb of the Emperor Qin. Well over 7000 figures in full battle array are formed for battle in several large pits. In the afternoon we're going to the Bell Tower where you can get a bird's view of the city from the top. There is a music performance of the ancient music and a display of the instruments. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda stored his collection of classic Buddhist artifacts brought from India.
Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch                                                                           Accommodation: In Xian


Day 6: Xian-Kunming by flight
After breakfast. take flight to Kunming, capital city of Yunnan Province in southwest of China. Kunming is praised as " the Spring City" with beautiful landscape and warm weather. Upon arrival, you will be met local guide and transferred to hotel in downtown,you are free time on your own for rest of the day.
Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch                                                                           Accommodation: In Kunming
Day 7: Kunming
After breakfast, transfer to visit The Stone Forest: A fantastic natural phenomena located 90 km southeast of Kunming. The various shapes of karst landscape was formed due to the millions years movement of Earth. The Stone Forest area is the home of the Sani people, their folk customs has become one spectacular scene, the colorful embroidery and minority dances combine with the natural sceneries, which will surely leave you a deep impression. Afternoon you will set off for The Dragon Gate on West Hill. Which is The natural forest park in Kunming. The carvings on the cliff was made in 1751. Western Hills boasts an excellent environment with flourishing flowers and dense forest, providing tourists an excellent environment to enjoy the tranquility and marvelous scenery."
Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch                                                                           Accommodation: In Kunming
Day 9: Kunming-Dali
After breakfast,transfer to  visit  Dali City. Zhoucheng elaborate batik crafts: A town where Bai minority people live and is famous for its elaborate batik crafts.Here you can see traditional way of making those exquisite crafts by Bai Minority people. - Houses of Bai People in Xizhou: the Houses of Bai people in Xizhou is located in the Xizhou Town which is 16 kilometers away from the Ancient City of Dali.Xizhou is not only a famous historic city, but also a typical commercial town of Bai people. It is one of the cradles of National capitalism of Bai people, and a famous hometown to overseas Chinese in Yunnan. - The Ancient City of Dali: the Ancient City of Dali is 13 kilometers away from Xiaguan, Dali city, and is located at the foot of Cangshan Mountain. The Ancient City of Dali ranks in the first list of Famous Historic and Cultural Cities of China. - Three Pagodas: The Three Pagodas between the Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake are considered the landmark of Dali.
Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch                                                                           Accommodation: In Dali

Day 10: Dali-Lijiang
After breakfast, trasnfer to Lijiang. The Black Dragon Pool: The park holds the Black Dragon Pool and got name because of it. The pool is listed in the Collections of Famous Pools of China because of its beauty. Lijiang Ancient City: It is situated in the middle area of the county, which is more than 2400 meters high above sea level. It enjoys beautiful scenes, an indeed famous city with long history and splendid culture, it is very rare in China that such well-preserved minority ancient city still exists.
Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch                                                                           Accommodation: In Lijiang
Day 11: Lijiang
Today you will visit Lijiang Ancient City. Spuce Meadow: It is a large patch of pasture tucked away hidden amongst a virgin spruce forest on the eastern side of the The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The Fresco in Baisha Village: Baisha village is about 16 kilometers north of Lijiang City. It is the important birthplace of "Tusi" (the Chinese word means chieftain of a clan) from Mu clan. Its characteristic artistic style and precious historic content of the mural deeply attracted visitors from home and abroad.
Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch                                                                           Accommodation: In Lijiang
Day 12: Lijiang-Zhangjiajie
After breakfast,transferred to the airport for your fligh  t to Kunming. Transit at Kunming airport on your own for next flight to Zhangjiajie. You will be met by local guide in Zhangjiajie City.
Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch                                                                           Accommodation: In Zhangjiajie

Day 13: Zhangjiajie 

After breakfast at hotel , transfer to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, and you will visit Yellow Stone Village by round trip cable cars. The Yellow Stone Village lies to the west of Zhangjiajie Forest Park with an altitude of 1,206 m and covers an area of 250 mu. There is a popular saying that you cannot say that you have been to Zhangjiajie if you don't visit Yellow Stone Village, the most popular scenic spots are Six Strange Pagoda, Picking Up Star Platform, Five Finger Peaks and so on.After lunch, you will trek about 3 hours along the Golden Whip Stream, which is located in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, it covers a distance of 7.5 km from north to south, winding across mountains and valleys. The brook is limpid through the year, with many scenic spots along the way. At the same time you can have a free oxygen show when you are explore this beautiful valley.

Remark: Tonight, you can also be charge USD 50/pax  by yourself to enjoy the famous show --Charm Western Hunan
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch                               Accommodation: In Wulingyuan 

Day 14: Zhangjiajie
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to take Bailong Elevator up to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area. Yuanjiajie is also called AVATAR Mountain for the movie AVATAR is filmed here. Located in the northwest part of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Yuanjiajie is a naturally formed platform mountain, surrounded by higher summits which are divided by deep valleys. You will enjoy Hallelujah Mountain, NO.1 Bridge in the world and so on.After lunch, take bus about 40 minutes driving to He Long Park, and visit Tianzi Mountain.  Tianzi Mountain is known for 4 natural spectacles, the clouds of mist that circle the peaks of the mountain, the amazing views of the rising sun, the moonlit nights and snow capped winter peaks. They include more than 80 natural platforms to take in the magnificent scenery. Then take Tianzi Mountain cable car down and continue to visit Ten-mile Gallery by trams in Suoxiyu Scenic Spot. 

Remark:  Your tour guide can decide if you visit Yuanjiajie at first or Tianzi Mountain at first so as to get rid of a long time waiting for a line when you take Bailong Elevator and Tianzi Mountain Cable way.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch                                    Accommodation: In Wulingyuan 


Day 15: Zhangjiajie (Tianmen Mountain-Tujia Customs Park)
After breakfast at hotel, you will visit Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park by cable cars. Tianmen Mountain is praised as "the Soul of Zhangjiajie". With 1518 meters above sea level, it is standing at the site of 8 km south away from Zhangjiajie Downtown.Today you can explore the six wonders of Tianmen Mountain,including Tianmen Cave, Tontian Avenue, The Ghost Plank Road, Glass Skywalk, Tianmen Temple, etc. Then take flight to Shanghai,Arriving in Shanghai our local driver will pick you up from airport and transfer to hotel.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch                                                     Accommodation : In Shanghai

Day 16: Shanghai
In the morning, our tour guide will meet you at hotel lobby at confirmed time. The first stop is Shanghai Old Street. You will find some taste of Old Shanghai in 1920th. Walking along the street you will come to Yuyuan Garden, that garden used to be a private garden of Pan family and after establishment of new China it is open to public. Next you will be escorted to the Bund where you could see the best scenery of old and modern Shanghai. After lunch go to visit the most charming area of Shanhgai, Tianzifang, the place mixed of old and modern, food, art, music. The last stop will be Old French Concession which used to be one of the two largest concessions in Shanghai. Finally you will be escorted back to hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch                                                     Accommodation : In Shanghai

Day 17: Shanghai/ Departure
Transfer to airport for departure or free on your own and end pleasant your Beijing  Xian Shanghai trip. 
Meal: Breakfast
Hotels in Use for this tour :
City Luxury Deluxe Hotel Comfortable  Hotel Standard Hotel
Beijing Crowne Plaza Beijing or same class Sunworld Hotel Beijing or same class King Parkview Hotel Beijing or same class
Xian     Hotel Ibis Xian
Kunming   Jinhua International Hotel - Kunming  
Dali    Lan Lin Ge Hotel Dali  
Lijiang      Lijiang Sanhe Hotel
Zhangjiajie Fengyun Holiday Hotel or same class Zhangjiajie International Hotel or same class Zhangjiajie Sunshine Hotel or same class
Wulingyuan Royal Hotel or same class State-Guest Hotel Hotel or same class Pullman Hotel Zhangjiajie or similar
Shanghai Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World or same class Golden River View Hotel or same class Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai or same class
 

Price : Use in USD/P.P

Group Size Using ★★★ Hotel Using ★★★★Hotel Using ★★★★★Hotel
1 Person 0 USD/P.P 0 USD/P.P 0 USD/P.P
2-5 Persons 0 USD/P.P 0 USD/P.P 0 USD/P.P
6-9 Persons 0 USD/P.P 0 USD/P.P 0 USD/P.P
≥10 persons 0 USD/P.P 0 USD/P.P 0 USD/P.P

Price Excludes:

Private transfers between airports/railway stations, hotels and sightseeing spots.
Driver and English-speaking guide service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary.
Two perosns share one twins or double room at hotel with daily breakfast
Entrance fees to attractions or activities listed in the itinerary
Meals as itinerary specifies
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
Government & service taxes
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price Excludes:

Round way International and domestic airfare, unless otherwise noted.
Visa fee, passport application or renewal fee.
Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
Personal expenses
Optional tours, meals, activities and services
Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations,damages injury caused by accident beyond the control of visitarounchina.com and that has incurred due to the tourist action voilating the laws.

Remarks:

※ Prices are valid from Mar 1 this year to Feb 28 next year, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※ VAC reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※ No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise.
※ Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※ Special requirements should be advised to VAC in advance.
※ VAC reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

Price includes:

1. Bus service for your own use.

2. English-speaking guide service.

3. Entrance fees as mentioned.

4. The prices above are based two persons sharing one standard room with daily breakfast.

5. The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group.

6. Luggage Transfers: Between airports/railway stations/hotels.

7. Service Charge & Government Taxes.

8. Insurance: The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.

9. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

10. All credit card processing fees.


Price excludes:

1. Tips for your tour guide and driver.

2. The prices above are based two persons sharing one standard room. If one person prefers to stay in one room, the single room supplement must be paid.

3. The price shall increase at the duration of super high season,such as 1May-3 May, 1 Oct-7 Oct and Chinese New Spring Festival.

4. In order to give our guests more choices, the meals are not included in the quotation.

5. Early check in or late check out.

6. Any other changes caused by the acts of God, natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of China Travel Club and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.

1. All rates are subject to reconfirmation from our trip advisors when an actual booking is being made.

2. All tours & transfers are all based in English Speaking local guides. For other languages, please contact our trip advisors for new quotations.

3. Child definition: From Age 3 to 11 Years (usually enjoying 10%-40% discount. Contact our trip advisors for the actual discount for your case). 12 Years old and above will be charged as Adult Price.

4. Wear casually with comfortable sports shoes and please pay attention to the local climate of Zhangjiajie.

5. Prices are based on current exchange rate and are subject to change without prior notice. For the most up to date prices, please contact with the sales.

6. As your traveling places are in mountainous area, please pack leisure clothing and shoes.

7. The weather in mountainous area is changeable. It is better to bring your umbrella.

8. All the hotels(except 5 star hotel) in Zhangjiajie do not offer complimentary toilet articles, such as shampoo, shower gel, soap, disposable teeth brush, slippers, ect for environmental protection.

9. Tour Standard:
Economic: You will enjoy the most beautiful places in Zhangjiajie at low costs, we provide good hotels for you, and you will even have a chance to live in the family style hotels in the park. The routes is designed especially for hiking and can save you a lot of money.
Standard: We will provide tourism van with professional driver, the hotels you will stay are all 4 star and have good locations to the different science spots; A map of Zhangjiajie for everyone and one bottle of water each day.
Deluxe: The Buick Business Purpose Vehicle (or Mercedes-Benz car if our guests require )will serve you during your whole trip, 5 star hotel is your choice when you are traveling, most routes are designed to assure that you will have a leisure and unforgettable trip in Zhangjiajie; A map of Zhangjiajie and one bottle of water each day.