19 Days Best China Landscape Tour

Shanghai, Mt. Huangshan, Hangzhou, Guilin, Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou Valley, Xian, Zhangjiajie, Beijing

Tour Code: TCT-Scenic-07

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best time is from April to October

Price from $ 3367

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Tour Feature

China is a place which you could not miss if you are a scenic tour traveler. The China landscapes in different forms such as the fantastic Mount Huangshan, the crystal scenic city Guilin, the photographing paradise Jiuzhaigou Valley, the extremely amazing area Zhangjiajie, all of these are worth to go. And all of these can be experienced in our 19 Days Best China Landscape Tour. Begin from Shanghai and ends in Beijing, the camera will firmly to be full of your brilliant China’s scenery pictures when finished this tour.

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Shanghai Be transferred to the hotel
02 Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple; the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower; Yuyuan Garden; Shanghai Old Street; The Bund
03 Shanghai Huangshan Tunxi Old Street, Chengkan Ancient Village
04 Huangshan Mt. Huangshan, Lion Peak, Shixin Peak, Grand Canyon of Xihai
05 Huangshan Hangzhou Mt. Huangshan, Bullet train to Hangzhou
06 Hangzhou West Lake; Lingyin Temple; Six Harmonies Pagoda; Tea Museum, Hefang Street
07 Hangzhou Guilin Flight to Guilin, Elephant Trunk Hill
08 Guilin Huanglo Yao Village, Ping An Village, Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, Longji Zhuang Village
09 Guilin Yangshuo Li River Cruise to Yangshuo, Yangshuo West Street, countryside tour
10 Guilin Chengdu Fly to Chengdu
11 Chengdu
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Renmin Park, Jinli Old Street
12 Chengdu Jiuzhaigou Flight to Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong
13 Jiuzhaigou Jiuzhaigou Valley Park
14 Jiuzhaigou Xian Flight to Xian, Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and north square
15 Xian Zhangjiajie Terracotta Warriors, TangBo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter
16 Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Tianzi Mountain Area, Yuanjiajie Scenic Area
17 Zhangjiajie Beijing Tianzi Mountain, Flight to Beijing
18 Beijing Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Great Wall
19 Departure Beijing Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Be transferred to the airport

Tour Itinerary

Note: The flights to Jiuzhaigou have not yet issued since the earthquake in last Ausgust, although the government notice to open Jiuzhaigou to tourists from March The flight from March of 2018. Xian to Zhangjiajie is limited. It might depart every 2 days in high season. This itinerary is only for reference. Your actual itinrary depends on the real flight schedule. Please check it with us before booking.
 

Day 1Arrival Shanghai

Meals: No Meals
Recommended Hotel: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★

Arrive in Shanghai, the modern city of China. You will be met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.


Shanghai City View
 

Day 2Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★
Sightseeing: Jade Buddha Temple, the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden; Shanghai Old Street, The Bund
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Modern city of China.
[09:30-12:30] Visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg.Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walking on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time for the local special food, Dim Sum and Steamed Bun
[13:30-16:30] Visit Yuyuan Garden, which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Road which is the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, you could look for some special souvenirs there. After that, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as "a Gallery of world architecture".
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night Acrobatic Show, especially the ERA show, which is one of the most popular evening entertainments in Shanghai.


The Bund
Shanghai the Bund
 

Day 3Shanghai Huangshan

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Hangshan International Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Chengkan Ancient Village, Tunxi Old Street
 
[07:30-08:00] Get up early in the morning. Check-out and be transferred to the train station for 4 hours bullet train to Huangshan city.
[09:30-14:00] You will get on the bullet to Huangshan city. Upon arrival, your local tour guide will meet you up at Huangshan train station and have simple lunch in the station.
[14:00-17:00] Enjoy afternoon tour to Chengkan Ancient Village which is a perfect and typical combination of beautiful natural scenery and Huizhou culture art. It is famous for well-preserved residential architecture of the Ming Dynasty (1368 AD - 1644 AD). The ancient architectures contain elegant pavilions, bridges, houses, ancestral temples, wells, etc. Taste the local snack in the village. You can have a try the flocky bean curd which is very famous.
[17:00-18:00] Drive back to Huangshan city and check in. Enjoy your free time at Tunxi Old Street which is an ancient Western-European architect once visited the old street and said that he had found "The Eastern Ancient Rome.” You can find delicious food there as well.



Tunxi Street
 

Day 4Huangshan

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Beiihai Hotel ★★★★★
Sightseeing: Mt. Huangshan, Lion Peak, Shixin Peak, Grand Canyon of Xihai
 
[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start today’s exploration on Mt. Huangshan. You can store your luggage in the hotel and travel light.
[09:30-12:30] Enjoy your full day excursion to visit Mt. Huangshan which is one of China's ten best-known scenic spots and also the No. 1 Mountain under heaven.. It is characterized by the four wonders, namely, odd-shaped pines, grotesque rock formation, seas of clouds and crystal-clear hot springs. Yellow Mountain is celebrated for having all the features of mountain scenery. Take cable car up and head for Xihai hotel on the mountain. It is about half an hour hike to the hotel. En route, you will appreciate the Lion Peak and Shixin Peak.
[12:30-13:30] Check-in and have lunch at the hotel’s restaurant. There is less choice for food on mountain and the best option would be in the hotel.
[13:30-18:30] Spend your afternoon and hike on Grand Canyon of Xihai (West Sea). Grand Canyon of Xihai is the highlights of scenic area in Yellow. Covering the most prime scenery of Xihai Scenic Area, it starts at Paiyun Pavilion, linking White Cloud Area at Fairy-walking Bridge and creating a breath-taking sightseeing route. It is a circular footpath for hiking and you will reach the hotel you stay at the end of the tour



Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)
 

Day 5Huangshan Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Hangzhou Merchant Marco Edgelake Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Mt. Huangshan
 
[06:00-12:00] Get up earlier in the morning and go to Danxia Peak or nearby peak to watch the sunrise and sea of clouds. It is under the influence of weather. Try your luck! You might have chance to see colorful sea of clouds which is the top view of Mt. Huangshan. Back to your hotel for short break and take cable car down to the foot of Mt. Huangshan.
[12:00-13:30]  Lunch will be arranged at local restaurant in the old town and get your luggage which are stored in the hotel you stayed in Huangshan city. After that ,be transferred to Huangshan train station.
[14:00-18:30] Take 3 hours bullet train to Hangzhou Your Hangzhou tour guide will wait for you at the train station and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Mt. Huangshan
Mt. Huangshan
 

Day 6Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Zhejiang International Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: West Lake; Lingyin Temple; Six Harmonies Pagoda; Tea Museum; Hefang Street

[09:00-09:30] Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby early in the morning.
[09:30-12:30] Today is a joyful day with firstly visit the West Lake, reputed for beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products. We will arrange cruise tour on West Lake and it is also highly recommended to walk around. After that, visit the Lingyin Temple a site famous for not only as a Buddhism temple but also an attraction to catch beautiful scenery.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at local restaurant for traditional Hangzhou cuisine
[13:30-17:00] Visit Six Harmonies Pagoda, ensure a view of the Qiantang River and a far view towards the misty horizon. After that, visit China Tea Museum you can have close touch with the China tea history and know more about the tea producing process. Shopping time at Hefang Street, which is the most prosperous place in Hangzhou since the ancient time.
[17:00-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities or watch Impression Show of West Lake.



West Lake
 

Day 7Hangzhou Guilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Bravo Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Elephant Trunk Hill; Walk around Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for flight to Guilin. Fly to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit Elephant Trunk Hill which is the badge of Guilin city. The whole hill looks exactly like a huge elephant stretching its trunk drinking water of the Li River. It is the masterpiece of karst landscape, composed of pure limestone deposited on seabed 360million years ago. You can climb up to the top and take full view of Guilin’s hills and rivers. Walking along the Li River and enjoy a short visit to Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park by walking around Shanhu Lake and viewing the Golden and Silver Twin Pagodas from distance.


Elephant Trunk Hill
 

Day 8Guilin Longji Guilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Huanglo Yao Village, Ping An Village, Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, Longji Zhuang Village
 
[08:30-09:00] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and get ready for today’s excursion to Longji Rice Terraces
[09:00-13:00] Drive to Longji about 2 hours. It is mountain road and you can see some small terraces scenery outside the window as warm-up. Upon arrival, change for the shuttle bus provided by the scenic spot. Our guide will accompany with you throughout the tour. The shuttle bus will stop at Huanglo Yao Village and you will have chance to watch Long Hair Show and folk dance with an optional cost in the village. Start hiking to Ping An village from there which are all flagstone road and path. Climb up to the mountain about half an hour with breath-taking view on the way
[13:00-14:00] Lunch time at local restaurant in Ping An village and try the typically local food, such as Bamboo Rice, Chinese Bacon and Bamboo shoot
[14:00-16:30] Continue hiking to Longji Zhuang Village via stone trail to Zhuang village about 2.5 hours. It is the classic hiking route in Longji terrace field, smoothly and leisurely. En route, you will appreciate the endless terrace field and gorgeous view on the mountain
[16:30-18:30] Drive back to Guilin city and you can have a traditional foot message at your own cost to allay tiredness



Longji Rice Terraces
 

Day 9Guilin Yangshuo

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Li River; West Street, Countryside Tour
 
[08:00-08:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Li River on Cruise.
[09:30-14:00] Enjoy cruise down the Li River with lunch on board. Deluxe cruise will be arranged with decent facility and good service. Savor the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. You can go on the sundeck or just sit and appreciate the view from the picture windows.
[14:00-17:00] After disembarking, stroll around the West Street which is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. It now becomes a place that mixes the eastern and western culture harmoniously. West Street in Yangshuo has developed into the most prosperous area in Yangshuo. Take a biking tour to enjoy the beauty of countryside of Yangshuo before driving back to Guilin.
[17:00-17:30] Back to the hotel and rest of day at leisure, for evening activities, we suggest you walk by the four lakes or take the night cruise along the city waterway.



Li River
 

Day 10Guilin Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Chengdu ★★★★

Morning at leisure in the hotel and be transferred to Guilin airport for flight to Chengdu. Your Chengdu tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel. Today is a free day without tours and you will get refreshing and you can just stroll around Kuanzhai Alley which is the famous snack street in the evening.


Chengdu City View
 

Day 11Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Chengdu ★★★★
Sightseeing: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Renmin Park, Jinli Old Street
 
[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Panda hometown.
[09:30-12:30] Enjoy your interesting tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is a huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda. Sightseeing shuttle bus is included. You will learn the habits and characteristics of Giant and baby pandas, observe them eating bamboos and playing around. Lunch will be arranged as local food at restaurant nearby.
[12:30-13:30] Typical lunch will be arranged as Hot Pot at Old House restaurant.
[13:30-16:30] In the afternoon, visit Renmin Park and it is the paradise for local people who addict to dancing, playing mahjong, drinking teas. We will arrange tea break in the park and mahjong lesson if you are interested in. After that enjoy shopping time at Jinli Old Street which is the elegant style of the architectures tells you what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel and the Face Changing show will be a good option or you can just stroll around Kuanzhai Alley which is the famous snack street in the evening.



Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
 

Day 12Chengdu Jiuzhaigou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: New Jiuzhai Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Huanglong National Park

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for morning flight to Jiuzhaigou. Your Jiuzhaigou tour guide will wait for you at the airport.
 
[12:00-16:00] Lunch will be served at local restaurant nearby Chuanzhusi Temple. After lunch, visit Huanglong National Park, which is a World Natural Heritage site, and famous for its colorful ponds, snowy mountains, deep valleys, and dense forest. All the colors of the rainbow are here. The landscape studded with waterfalls and terraced, colored limestone ponds of blue, yellow, white and green. We suggest you hike on the mountain to explore the real beauty of Huanglong National Park. There is also cable car service available, and you can take it to the top at your expense for relaxing trip.
[16:00-17:30] Drive to your hotel in Jiuzhaigou about 1.5 hours. Get rest and prepare for tomorrow excursion tour to Jiuzhaigou valley.



Huanglong Scenic Area
 

Day 13Jiuzhaigou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: New Jiuzhai Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve
 
[08:00-08:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the fairyland and national treasure.
[08:30-12:30] Take full day excursion into Jiuzhaigou Valley with your guide accompanying. Take a shuttle bus from Lantian Station to the Long Lake, then walk around and enjoy the Long lake & the Five-colour Pool. After that, take a shuttle bus from Five-colour Pool to Nuorilang Waterfall.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time will be served at Nuorilang restaurant in the park. You can also choose to have a picnic lunch at stopover site.
[13:30-17:30] Continue your hiking tour in the afternoon and feel relaxed without pushing at all. Walk to the Nuorilang Waterfall  for a visit before taking a shuttle bus from Nuorilang to Shuzheng Lake, visit the Rhino Lake, Tiger Lake, Shuzheng Fall and Princess Lake along the way in the bus . Then walk around and enjoy the Shuzheng Lake, the Shuzheng Valley, Take a shuttle bus  From Shuzheng Lake to Shuanglong Lake for a visit to the Shuanglong Waterfall.
[17:30-18:00] Finally take a shuttle bus back to the Lantian Station, and visit the Reed Lake, Bonsai Shoal and Mirror Cliff along the way in the bus. Relax in the hotel. The Tibetan dancing show will be an optional activity for you in the evening.



Jiuzhaigou Valley
 

Day 14Jiuzhaigou Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: New Century Hotel Xi'an ★★★★
Sightseeing: Ancient City Wall; Wild Goose Pagoda and north square;

Be transferred directly to Jiuzhaigou airport for flight to Xian. Upon arrival, be met by your Xian guide and after lunch, visit the Xian City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Bicycle or sightseeing car will be arranged on the wall to go around. After that visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and you will have chance to watch the North plaza fountain show. Drive back to the hotel and rest of day free at leisure

Xian City Tour
Xian City Wall

Day 15Xian Zhangjiajie

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Santa Daminga Internatianal Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing:Terracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Ancient city.
[09:30-12:30] Drive to  Terracotta Warriors and explore one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. Shuttle bus will be arranged for your convenience.
[12:30-14:00] Lunch time at Lanchi Restaurant, professional for buffet and local food, such as dim sum, noodles and Chinese hamburger.
[14:00-17:00] Afternoon visit Tang Bo Art Museum, where gives you brief history and examples of Chinese art. The calligraphy lesson will be arranged and you will be taught how to write a couple of Chinese characters. Then visit the Bell tower, which is the largest bell tower in structure and shape and the best-preserved one in China. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there.

Be transferred to the airport for evening flight to Zhangjiajie. Upon arrival, be met by our guide and transferred to the hotel.


Terracotta Warriors
 

Day 16Zhangjiajie

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Santa Daminga Internatianal Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Tianzi Mountain Area, Yuanjiajie Scenic Area
 
[08:30-09:00] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore Wulingyuan Scenic Area
[09:00-12:30] Get your Wulingyuan Scenic Area pass at the ticketing center with our guide help and aboard the shuttle bus directly to Bailong Elevator, the highest and heaviest outdoor elevator in the world. Take Bailong Elevator up to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area. The view from Yuanjiajie is exactly the same as what we see from the movie of Avatar. Standing on the observation platform in Yuanjiajie, thousands of peaks can be caught at the same time. Peaks in various postures just look like countless brave men. Rock pillars with green trees just look like handsome generals. They describe a scene of army. Although these peaks are solid, they let people enter into an imaginary world and present a lively picture in the front of our eyes. You will enjoy your two hours exploration on foot
[12:30-13:30] Simple Chinese lunch will be arranged at restaurant in the rest area of Yuanjiajie. We highly recommend you prepare some fruits and snacks beforehand
[13:30-16:30] Get on shuttle bus from Yuanjiajie to Tianzi Mountain Area and spend the whole afternoon in the scenic area. There is a famous saying that you have no wish to visit any other mountains after viewing the Tianzi Mountain. The landscape here varies in different seasons and also in one day, which makes Tianzi Mountain a very interesting destination. There are four highlights for the breathtaking sceneries: peak forest, cloud sea, sunrise and winter snow. Cloud and mist in Tianzi Mountain enjoys high reputation nationwide, especially just after the rain, which adds much charm to Tianzi Mountain
[16:30-17:30] Take cable car down the Tianzi Mountain and get back to your hotel. A folk show named Amazing Xiangxi is available for your evening activities



Yuanjiajie Scenic Area
 

Day 17Zhangjiajie Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Sun World Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Tianmenshan Mountain, Tianmen Cave
 
[08:30-09:00] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore Tianmenshan Mountain which is the highest mountain in Zhangjiajie
[09:00-12:30] Take cable car up to Tianmenshan Mountain. The cable car lasts for 40 minutes and it is the longest line in Asia. You will see the gorgeous view while seating in the cable car and the mountain seems just in front of you. Hike on the mountain and you will walk on the floating glass plank. The experience is unique and gives you the feeling like just wandering in the clouds
[12:30-13:30] Simple lunch will be arranged at restaurant on Tianmen Mountain and take cable car down to the halfway
[13:30-16:30] Change to shuttle bus and get to Tianmen Cave site through the Tongtian Avenue which has 99 turns symbolizing that the Heaven has nine palaces. It is worth the title - wonder of highway in the world. Upon arrival, visit the Tianmen Cave. Tianmen cave the natural mountain-penetrating karst cave with the highest elevation in the world. It is actually a big hole in the mountain but people call it a cave and it has become a major attraction. The cave become the unique sight under heaven and breeds the profound and grand heaven culture of Fairy Mountain in the local area. Before getting to the cave, you have to conquer the 999 steps which is exactly a challenge to reach the cave

After the tour, be transferred directly to Zhangjiajie airport for flight to Beijing. Upon arrival, your Beijing tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Tianmen Mountain
Tianmen Mountain
 

Day 18Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Great Wall
 
[08:00-08:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall
[08:30-10:00] Firstly visit Temple of Heaven, the World Heritage List in 1998. The temple is China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven and was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. Almost the local resident will do morning exercises in the square and full of vigor. You will have chance to watch Chinese Kongfu, Taichi, square dancing, etc. and get to know the real folk master there
[10:00-13:30] Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors. Lunch time at Xiaolongpu Restaurant, famous for the vegetable food, such as fried vegetables, dry-fried beans, sweet corn cake
[13:30-15:30] Visit Mutianyu Great Wall, which is one of the best-preserved sections with the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall, and more popular among foreign visitors. You can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and walk around
[15:30-17:30] Drive back to Beijing city, while you can take a nap in the car. En route you can plan for the night show or the Peking duck dinner with your guide and ask for suggestions



Mutianyu Great Wall
 

Day 19Departure Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Sightseeing: Tian'anmen Sqaure, Forbidden City

In the morning, after a leisure breakfast, check out from hotel and then go to explore the last 2 spots in China like Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City . A lunch is arranged at local restaurant before a transfer to Beijing airport for departure flight.

Service Ends

Note: The flights to Jiuzhaigou have not yet issued since the earthquake in last Ausgust, although the government notice to open Jiuzhaigou to tourists from March The flight from March of 2018. Xian to Zhangjiajie is limited. It might depart every 2 days in high season. This itinerary is only for reference. Your actual itinrary depends on the real flight schedule. Please check it with us before booking.
 

Day 1Arrival Shanghai

Meals: No Meals
Recommended Hotel: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★

Arrive in Shanghai, the modern city of China. You will be met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.


Shanghai City View
 

Day 2Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Modern city of China.  Visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels.Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walking on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao. After Lunch time, visit Yuyuan Garden, which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Road which is the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, you could look for some special souvenirs there. After that, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as a Gallery of world architecture.

The Bund
Shanghai the Bund

Day 3Shanghai Huangshan

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Huangshan International Hotel ★★★★

Get up early in the morning. Check-out and be transferred to the train station for 4 hours bullet train to Huangshan city. You will get on the bullet to Huangshan city. Upon arrival, your local tour guide will meet you up at Huangshan train station and have simple lunch in the station. Enjoy afternoon tour to Chengkan Ancient Village which is a perfect and typical combination of beautiful natural scenery and Huizhou culture art. Drive back to Huangshan city and check in. Enjoy your free time at Tunxi Old Street which is an ancient Western-European architect once visited the old street and said that he had found "The Eastern Ancient Rome.”


Tunxi Street
 

Day 4Huangshan

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Beihai Hotel ★★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start today’s exploration on Mt. Huangshan. You can store your luggage in the hotel and travel light. Enjoy your full day excursion to visit Mt. Huangshan which is one of China's ten best-known scenic spots and also the No. 1 Mountain under heaven. Take cable car up and head for Xihai hotel on the mountain. It is about half an hour hike to the hotel. En route, you will appreciate the Lion Peak and Shixin Peak. After lunch, spend your afternoon and hike on Grand Canyon of Xihai (West Sea). Grand Canyon of Xihai is the highlights of scenic area in Yellow. Covering the most prime scenery of Xihai Scenic Area, it starts at Paiyun Pavilion, linking White Cloud Area at Fairy-walking Bridge and creating a breath-taking sightseeing route.


Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)
 

Day 5Huangshan Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Zhejiang International Hotel ★★★★

Get up earlier in the morning and go to Danxia Peak or nearby peak to watch the sunrise and sea of clouds. It is under the influence of weather. Try your luck! You might have chance to see colorful sea of clouds which is the top view of Mt. Huangshan. Back to your hotel for short break and take cable car down to the foot of Mt. Huangshan. After lunch, be transferred to Huangshan train station and take 3 hours bullet train to Hangzhou. Your Hangzhou tour guide will wait for you at the train station and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Mt. Huangshan
Mt. Huangshan
 

Day 6Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Zhejiang International Hotel ★★★★

Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobbyearly in the morning. Today is a joyful day with firstly visit the West Lake, reputed for beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products. We will arrange cruise tour on West Lake and it is also highly recommended to walk around. After that, visit the Lingyin Temple, a site famous for not only as a Buddhism temple but also an attraction to catch beautiful scenery. After lunch visit Six Harmonies Pagoda, ensure a view of the Qiantang River and a far view towards the misty horizon. After that, visit China Tea Museum you can have close touch with the China tea history and know more about the tea producing process. Shopping time at Hefang Street, which is the most prosperous place in Hangzhou since the ancient time.
 


West Lake
 

Day 7Hangzhou Guilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Bravo Hotel ★★★★

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for flight to Guilin. Fly to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit Elephant Trunk Hill which is the badge of Guilin city. The whole hill looks exactly like a huge elephant stretching its trunk drinking water of the Li River. It is the masterpiece of karst landscape, composed of pure limestone deposited on seabed 360million years ago. You can climb up to the top and take full view of Guilin’s hills and rivers. Walking along the Li River and enjoy a short visit to Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park by walking around Shanhu Lake and viewing the Golden and Silver Twin Pagodas from distance.


Elephant Trunk Hill
 

Day 8Guilin Longji Guilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and get ready for today’s excursion to Longji Terrace Field. Drive to Longji about 2 hours. Start hiking to Ping An village with all flagstone road and path. Climb up to the mountain about half an hour with breath-taking view on the way. After lunch, continue hiking to Longji Zhuang Village via stone trail to Zhuang village about 2.5 hours. It is the classic hiking route in Longji terrace field, smoothly and leisurely. En route, you will appreciate the endless terrace field and gorgeous view on the mountain. Drive back to Guilin city and you can have a traditional foot message at your own cost to allay tiredness.


Longji Rice Terraces
 

Day 9Guilin Yangshuo Guilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Li River; West Street

Enjoy cruise down the Li River with lunch on board. Deluxe cruise will be arranged with decent facility and good service. Savor the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. You can go on the sundeck or just sit and appreciate the view from the picture windows. After disembarking, stroll around the West Street which is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years.   Take a biking tour to enjoy the beauty of countryside of Yangshuo before driving back to Guilin.


Li River
 

Day 10Guilin Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Chengdu ★★★★

Morning at leisure in the hotel and be transferred to Guilin airport for flight to Chengdu. Your Chengdu tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel. Today is a free day without tours and you will get refreshing and you can just stroll around Kuanzhai Alley which is the famous snack street in the evening.


Chengdu City View
 

Day 11Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Chengdu ★★★★

Enjoy your interesting tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is a huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda. Sightseeing shuttle bus is included. You will learn the habits and characteristics of Giant and baby pandas, observe them eating bamboos and playing around. Lunch will be arranged as local food at restaurant nearby. After lunch, visit Renmin Park and it is the paradise for local people who addict to dancing, playing mahjong, drinking teas. We will arrange tea break in the park and mahjong lesson if you are interested in.  After that enjoy shopping time at Jinli Old Street which is the elegant style of the architectures tells you what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty.


Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
 

Day 12Chengdu Jiuzhaigou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: New Jiuzhai Hotel ★★★★

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for morning flight to Jiuzhaigou. Your Jiuzhaigou tour guide will wait for you at the airport. After lunch, visit Huanglong National Park, which is a World Natural Heritage site, and famous for its colorful ponds, snowy mountains, deep valleys, and dense forest. All the colors of the rainbow are here. The landscape studded with waterfalls and terraced, colored limestone ponds of blue, yellow, white and green. Drive to your hotel in Jiuzhaigou about 1.5 hours. Get rest and prepare for tomorrow excursion tour to Jiuzhaigou valley.


Huanglong Scenic Area
 

Day 13Jiuzhaigou

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: New Jiuzhai Hotel ★★★★

Take full day excursion into Jiuzhaigou Valley with your guide accompanying. Take a shuttle bus from Lantian Station to the Long Lake, then walk around and enjoy the Long lake & the Five-colour Pool. After that, take a shuttle bus from Five-colour Pool to Nuorilang Waterfall. After lunch, continue your hiking tour in the afternoon and feel relaxed without pushing at all. Walk to the Nuorilang Waterfall  for a visit before taking a shuttle bus from Nuorilang to Shuzheng Lake, visit the Rhino Lake, Tiger Lake, Shuzheng Fall and Princess Lake along the way in the bus . Then walk around and enjoy the Shuzheng Lake, the Shuzheng Valley, Take a shuttle bus  From Shuzheng Lake to Shuanglong Lake for a visit to the Shuanglong Waterfall. Finally take a shuttle bus back to the Lantian Station, and visit the Reed Lake, Bonsai Shoal and Mirror Cliff along the way in the bus.


Jiuzhaigou Valley
 

Day 14Jiuzhaigou Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: New Century Hotel Xi'an ★★★★

Be transferred directly to Jiuzhaigou airport for flight to Xian. Upon arrival, be met by your Xian guide and after lunch, visit the Xian City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Bicycle or sightseeing car will be arranged on the wall to go around. After that visit the Wild Goose Pagoda, and you will have chance to watch the North plaza fountain show. Drive back to the hotel and rest of day free at leisure

Xian City Tour
Xian City Wall
 

Day 15Xian Zhangjiajie

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Santa Daminga Internatianal Hotel ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Ancient city. Drive to Terracotta Warriors and explore one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. After lunch, visit Tang Bo Art Museum, where gives you brief history and examples of Chinese art. Then visit the Bell tower, which is the largest bell tower in structure and shape and the best-preserved one in China. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there. Be transferred to the airport for evening flight to Zhangjiajie. Upon arrival, be met by our guide and transferred to the hotel.
 


Terracotta Warriors
 

Day 16Zhangjiajie

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Santa Daminga Internatianal Hotel ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Take Bailong Elevator up to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area. The view from Yuanjiajie is exactly the same as what we see from the movie of Avatar. Standing on the observation platform in Yuanjiajie, thousands of peaks can be caught at the same time. After lunch, get on shuttle bus from Yuanjiajie to Tianzi Mountain Area. The landscape here varies in different seasons and also in one day, which makes Tianzi Mountain a very interesting destination. Take cable car down the Tianzi Mountain and get back to your hotel.


Yuanjiajie Scenic Area

Day 17Zhangjiajie Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Sun World Hotel ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore Tianmenshan Mountain which is the highest mountain in Zhangjiajie. Take cable car up to Tianmenshan Mountain. The cable car lasts for 40 minutes and it is the longest line in Asia. You will see the gorgeous view while seating in the cable car and the mountain seems just in front of you. Hike on the mountain and you will walk on the floating glass plank. The experience is unique and gives you the feeling like just wandering in the clouds. After lunch, change to shuttle bus and get to Tianmen Cave site through the Tongtian Avenue which has 99 turns symbolizing that the Heaven has nine palaces. It is worth the title - wonder of highway in the world. Upon arrival, visit the Tianmen Cave. After the tour, be transferred directly to Zhangjiajie airport for flight to Beijing. Upon arrival, your Beijing tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Tianmen Mountain
Tianmen Mountain
 

Day 18Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall. Firstly visit Temple of Heaven, the World Heritage List in 1998. The temple is China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven and was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. Almost the local resident will do morning exercises in the square and full of vigor. You will have chance to watch Chinese Kongfu, Taichi, square dancing, etc. and get to know the real folk master there. And then, drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors. After lunch, visit Mutianyu Great Wall, which is one of the best-preserved sections with the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall, and more popular among foreign visitors. You can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and walk around. Drive back to your hotel after the tour.


Mutianyu Great Wall
 

Day 19Departure Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

In the morning, after a leisure breakfast, check out from hotel and then go to explore the last 2 spots in China like Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City . A lunch is arranged at local restaurant before a transfer to Beijing airport for departure flight.

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Prices (per person in US$)

Hotel Class Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
Economy Hotel
★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $4436 $4703
6 ~ 9 pax $3367 $3634
Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $4664 $4949
6 ~ 9 pax $3595 $3881
Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $5109 $5622
6 ~ 9 pax $4040 $4554

Price includes:
  Domestic flight or high-speed train as specified
  Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  Private licensed English-speaking guide and driver service
  Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  All attraction entrance fees as specified
  Meals mentioned in the itinerary, Chinese local food
  China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price excludes:
  International Air tickets or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
  Tips to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
  China Entry Visa Fees
  Personal expenses
  Optional tours, meals, activities and services

Remarks:
※   Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2018 to Feb 28, 2019, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※   TCT 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 TCT in advance.
※   TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control


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