12 Days China Highlights & Guilin Minorities Tour
Price per person from $2027
- This price is based on a group (2 to 5 travelers) accommodated in 3-star hotel in shoulder seasons.
- This price is subject to change according your group members and traveling time. Usually lower price with more travelers, higher price in high seasons, and lower in low seasons.
- Tour Length:
- 11 nights & 12 days
- Departure Date:
- Available Everyday
- Private tour guide & driver + Private car/van
- Begin your China tour from Chinese capital city-Beijing which offers you an opportunity to explore most highlights of China.While enjoying leisurely vacations and impressive outdoor adventures,you will also visit interesting ethnic groups in Guilin.
Day 1 Beijing Arrival
Welcome to Beijing, the capital of China.
Upon your arrival in Beijing, we’ll greet you at the airport and accompany you to your hotel in a private vehicle. The rest of today is yours to acclimatize or explore this dynamic metropolis on your own.
Day 2 Beijing ( B,L )
Today's tour begins to visit the Tiananmen Square, the world's largest plaza. Walking through Tiananmen Gate, you'll enter the splendid Forbidden City, China's No.1 palace complex adorned with imperial treasures.
In the afternoon, you'll marvel at the Temple of Heaven where the emperors worshipped heaven and prayed for peace and harvest.
After the tour, back to your hotel.
Day 3 Beijing ( B,L )
This morning tour will take you to size up the world-famous Great Wall (Mutianyu section), the key symbol of China. Flexible visiting time allows you to enjoy a lifetime trekking trip (1-2 hours' hiking), or witness the breathtaking views of this man-made wonder by taking a cable car (optional).
After the Wall visit, you'll take a leisurely stroll along the tranquil Sacred Road to explore the Ding Tomb of Ming Imperial Tombs.
Feel tired after a whole day tour? You're offered with a free foot massage. In the evening, try the flavorful dish of Peking Roast Duck Dinner. (Optional)
Day 4 Beijing & Flight to Xian ( B,L )
Today after breakfast, you'll visit the fabulous Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China, the next 'must see' site after the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.
Then you will be escorted to the airport for a 2-hour flight to Xian, the ancient heart of China. Upon arrival in Xian, your local guide will greet and guide you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free on your own.
Day 5 Xian ( B,L )
Today your first stop is to join the ranks of the incredible Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the forbidding sentinels of a death defying emperor, starting out through the silent millennia of history.
In the afternoon, visit the Ancient City Walls, the largest and best-kept city walls on earth. Strolling and cycling on the Walls is quite an enjoyable experience(optional).
Today’s tour ends at the Bell Tower, a famous landmark of Xian ancient city.
Day 6 Xian & Flight to Guilin ( B,L )
Today after breakfast, you'll visit the Great Mosque, a tranquil and historic mosque that has served Xian's Muslim community for more than a millennium. By the way, you'll stop by the Muslim Community.
Then head to the age-old Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of the old-line Xian, a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists.
After lunch, be transferred to the airport and take a flight to Guilin (2 hours), the most scenic city of China. Be met and transferred to your hotel by the local guide and the rest of today is free at your leisure.
Day 7 Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo ( B,L )
After breakfast, you'll be driven to Zhujiang Pier to cruise the Li River, a must-do for any Guilin tourists and a mile-long natural gallery.
This was what Bill Clinton said: 'I heard of the name of Li River long ago. Today I visit Li River. It is more vivid and genuine than what I thought before. Nowhere is like Guilin. It makes me think of the traditional Chinese paintings.'
After about 4 hours cruise, disembark at Yangshuo, the paradise of Guilin. Check in your hotel. The rest of this afternoon is free for you and explore why West Street is so famous. You’ll watch the Yangshuo night show on the Li River, commencing at 8:00pm and finishing up at 9:00.
Stay in a hotel in the town at night.
Day 8 Yangshuo Countryside Tour by Bicycle ( B,L )
Ride a bicycle to the Yulong River in the morning during which you will pass villages and you can feast your eyes on the beautiful landscape. As you pass paddy fields and buffalos you catch a glimpse of how the local farmers work and live.
Then move to Moon Hill which is a symbol of the area. You can also climb to the peak where you will be able to have a panoramic view of that area.Have lunch in a farmers' restaurant at the foot of Moon Hill.
After that, ride a bike to the ancient Big Banyan Tree in the afternoon. Then drive straight to the Longsheng Rice Terraces where you stay the night at Longshen Ping An Guesthouse.
Day 9 See the villages and the Rice Terraces （ B,L )
You’ll hike to the Zhuang Minority Village. It takes 2 hours to get there. We stay and have lunch and explore the villages. Then you return to Ping An village.
Day 10 Flight to Shanghai from Guilin ( B,L )
After breakfast you’ll be driven back down to Guilin which takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes, and have an essential Guilin city tour. The first stop surely is the Elephant Trunk Hill, the city symbol. Then head to visit the fabulous Reed Flute Cave to see the beautiful stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, and stone flowers with various shapes.
After the tour, be escorted to the airport for your flight to Shanghai, the most metropolis of China. Upon your arrival, transferred to your hotel in Shanghai in private vehicle.
Day 11 Shanghai ( B,L )
After breakfast, you'll visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, which shows the new way of life, and the science promotional and educationcal exhibition for people of different ages. It witnesses how Shanghai became a cosmopolitan city from a shabby fishing village.
Then walk leisurely around the beautiful Yu Garden, a pleasant enough, well-contained classical Chinese garden, and savor some local flavor snacks at the Yu Garden Bazaar.
Later to visit the French Concession to appreciate its old French-style villas and special colonial culture. In the evening, enjoy the breathtaking Acrobatic Show. (Optional)
Day 12 Shanghai Departure ( B )
After breakfast, head to the famous Bund to witness Shanghai’s skyline, and stroll along China's No.1 shopping street, Nanjing Road.
Then ascend the Jinmao Tower to get an amazing bird’s eye view of this metropolis. Then continue to Jade Buddha Temple to admire the largest jade Buddha in the world and exquisite religious artifacts.
After the tour, be transferred to the airport for your flight to next destination or back to home.
- All domestic flights fare mentioned above with taxes and fees;
- Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary;
- 11 Night hotel accommodations based on twin-sharing with breakfast;
- Meals indicated in the itinerary;
- Private English-speaking tour guide;
- Private transfers service;
- Arrangements: charges of planning, handling, operation and communication.
- International flights in/out China;
- China Visa service;
- Excess baggage charge at airport;
- Service that is not mentioned above;
- Tips and Personal expenses.
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