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CT03 Beijing,Chengdu,Jiuzhaigou,Mt. Emei,Lijiang,Dali,Kuming,Guilin,Yangshuo,Shanghai 18 days Tour
CT03 Beijing, Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Mt. Emei, Lijiang, Dali, Kuming, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai 18 days Tour
Duration: 18 days Route: Beijing -- Chengdu – Jiuzhaigou - Mt.Emei - Leshan –Chengdu-Lijiang- Dali – Kunming - Stone Forest – Kunming- Guiling - Longji – Yangshuo- Shanghai
Highlights and Attractions:
Mutianyu Great Wall - the most beautiful part of the walls in Beijing
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Jiuzhaigou National Park and Huanglong National Park, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site
Mt.Emei and Leshan Grand Buddha, a UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage site
Lijiang, Dali, Kunming most attractive highlights in Yunnan
Enjoy the natural scenery of Li River and beautiful Yangshuo
Photograph the Longji Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
Shanghai, the Oriental Pearl in the east of China.
Day 01:Beijing airport pick up. O/N in Beijing Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of the People’s Republic of China where we will be welcomed at the airport and escorted to our hotel for check-in.
Day 02:Visit the Mutianyu great wall, bird's nest and Water Cube. O/N in Beijing Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall - the most beautiful part of the walls in Beijing, situated in Huairou District, 73 kilometers (45.4 miles) northwest from Beijing. The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is connected with Juyongguan Pass in the west and Gubeikou Gateway in the east .Eight and a half miles to the northwest is where General Xu Da defeated the Yuan troops ,and barrier was built to prevent them from attacking again .After lunch driving (1.5 hours) to the Bird's Nest - The Beijing National Stadium, also known as the bird's nest will be the main track and field stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics and host to the Opening and Closing ceremonies. Then walk to Water Cube. The "Water Cube" was built in accordance with a water-saving design concept to be a gigantic green architectural wonder. Tonight, enjoy an entertaining “The Legend of Kung Fu” show.
Day 03:Take morning flight to Chendu, visit Jinsha Ruins Museum and old Chengdu. O/N in Chendu In the morning, fly to Chengdu, upon arrive transfer to visit Chengdu Jinsha Ruins Museum, It exhibits the splendid culture of the ancient Shu Kingdom 3,000 years ago, modifying previous assumptions about the origins of the Chinese civilization. Over 6,000 pieces of cultural relics with sophisticated craftsmanship, like carved jade, gold, bronze, stone, and ivory artifacts, have been unearthed at the Jinsha Ruins. Historians believe they are the remains of the ancient Shu Kingdom mentioned in stories of the Qin and Han dynasties. The discovery is considered by local archaeologists as one of the most important finds in the region's history. Then, visit the Kuanxiangzi (wide lane) and Zhaixiangzi (narrow lane), it used to be home to officials in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties and are among the city's cultural heritage sites still intact today. Originally, single-story houses and courtyards featured the specialty of the area. To relive the taste of local life years ago, teahouses and folk arts are readily found in the area while displays of the lifestyle, dialects, food and customs of Chengdu in the past will be reinstated in museums. As an option in the evening(200RMB extra), enjoy a wonderful variety show of Face changing and Flame Spitting - Out of Sichuan Opera.
Day 04: Visit Chengdu Panda Base, fly to Jiuzhaigou airport. O/N in Jiuzhaigou Visit Chengdu Panda Base. The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is located in the northern suburb of Chengdu on Futou Hill. It is 10 km from downtown Chengdu, and can be reached by the Panda Road. Giant pandas at the Chengdu Research Base live in large naturalistic habitats, which help the visitor to understand how these animals live in the wild . It is an excellent recreational area and a highlight of any visit to Chengdu. Many types of bamboo, trees, and flowers thrive at the Research Base.Several species of birds also make their home there. The Research Base is one of the important centers in China for the captive conservation of giant pandas. Take flight (45 minutes) from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou in later afternoon.
Day 05: One day Jiuzhaigou Sightseeing. O/N in Jiuzhaigou. After breakfast, head to the Jiuzhaigou National Park where you will board environmentally friendly buses to sightsee the Park. Visit the Shuzheng and Zezawa Valleys; Pearl Sands and Shuzheng Waterfall; the Tibetan village of Shuzheng, and numerous picturesque lakes including Panda Lake, Long Lake, Rainbow Lake, Tiger Lake and Rhinoceros Lake. Then summon your energy for a Tibetan folk customs show at night, consisting of singing, dancing and other programs. (The entrance fee of 180 RMB is not included in the tour price).
Day 06: Visit Huanglong, fly back to Chengdu, dirve to Mt.Emei O/N in the hotel on the foot of Emeishan Drive to visit Huanglong National Park, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site, with beautiful mountains, lush woods, colourful flowers, and crystal clear waters. (Note: If the road is icy , the tour will visit Munigou National Park instead) Then take flight back to Chengdu, drive to Mt.Emei, enjoying countryside views of the Chuanxi Plain.on the way (two and half hour along expressway).
Day 07: Mt. Emei Sightseeing O/N in the hotel of Wanniansi temple on the half of Mt. Emei Set off from the hotel at 7:00am by tour bus to the cable car station, where you will begin your ride to the the highest summit of Mt. Emei, the Golden summit. Have a look around the Golden summit including Huazang temple. After lunch,Take the cable car down and take the bus to Wanniansi parking lot which is located halfway up Mt. Emei. Take another cable car to visit Wanniansi temple. Hiking down to sightsee Qingying pavilion, the Strip Skyline and Monkey Mountain. Then take the local bus down to the gate.
Day 08: Mt.Emei – Leshan Grand Buddha, fly to Lijiang Over night in Lijiang Old Town. Drive half an hour to Leshan, board a tour boat have a panoramic view of the biggest carved Buddha statue in the world. The boats hover for five to ten minutes in front of the Buddha, engines whirling madly against the current. Boats leave from north of the ferry dock approximately every 30 minutes from 7 am to 5 pm. What`s more, a huge natural lying Buddha can be easily figured out while you are standing on the deck and viewing the outline of Mt Lingyun from afar. Then continue drive about 1.5 hours from Leshan to Huanglongxi old town in the morning. It is 1700 years history and around 30 miles away from Chengdu. For most of local people, Huanglongxi old town could be a place where it will bring them back to their childhood. The aged old trees, old temples and native custom all together can be an amazing to you. At Huanglongxi, despites the latest renovation, some of the old architectures were built in the late of Qing Dynasty, which was the last feudal dynasty in Chinese history. Drive to Chengdu airport fly to Lijiang.The local guide will meet you in the airport,and drive about 26KM to Lijiang. Lijiang is an ancient town at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in northwestern Yunnan. It was put on the World Cultural Heritage List in 1997. The ancient Dayan Town of Lijiang was located on the plateau which is 2,400 meters above the sea level and embraced by the tree-covered Lion Mountain in the west, Elephant and Golden Row Mountains in the north, vast fertile fields in the southeast. The old town , a well-preserved old city of ethnic minorities with brilliant culture, is the center of Lijiang Naxi Ethnic Minority Autonomous County. Owing to it's unique ethnic culture and urban layout, this old town is praised as the "Oriental Venice" and "Suzhou on the Plateau".
Day 09: Lijiang sightseeing. Over night in Lijiang Old Town. Visit Ganhaizi Meadow, Baishui River and the Yak Meadow in the Yulong Snow Mountain, it’s situated some 15km north of Lijiang County.The summit's semblance to a crystalline jade dragon gives the mountain its name. Access to the top of the mountain is provided by a cableway from the foot of the mountain to the Yak Meadow. In the afternoon, we'll go to Yuhu Village and visit the former residence of Joseph Rock, famous botanist and expert on Naxi culture. And then,we'll stroll through Baisha Village, which is an enchanting traditional Yunnan village, At last, we'll drive back to Lijiang to visit the Black Dragon Pond and Dongba Museum of Naxi people. Night walk around in the oldtown. (Optional:Night enjoy Naxi Orchestral and Dance in the Old Town.140RMB/each)
Day 10: Lijiang-Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shigu Old Town, the First Bend of Yangtze River.-Lijiang Overnight in Lijiang. Early morning drive about 100KM to visit Tiger Leaping Gorge,which is the deepest gorge in the world,about 3900M deep,here you will see the wonderful mountains bank of Yangtze River.if you have more days in Lijiang ,you can go to trek along the gorge ,it is the most wonderful trekking in the world .Lunch at the bank of Yangtze River,After luch we will drive 60KM back,and visit the Shigu(Stone Drum) Old Town and witness the beauty of the First Bend of Yangtze River.Then drive back to Lijiang .Dinner in the local family in Huangshan Village about 5 km away from Lijiang Old Town.
Day 11: Lijiang - Dali by private car, Sightseeing: Shaping Bai Ethnic market, the Three-pagoda in Chongshen Monastery, Dali Old Town Overnight in Dali After breakfast, travel (200 km - 4 hrs) south on the old road to the ancient city of Dali, Dali, a historically and culturally famous city of China, is renowned for her historical interest. If this day happens to fall on a Monday you will call in at Shaping for a visit to the colorful Bai market. In Dali you will visit the Three-pagoda in Chongshen Temple, which is a typical historical symbol of Yunnan. It is also one of the oldest sublime architecture in South China. At last, you will walk around the Old Dali Town, which is located at the foot of Cangshan Mountain.
Day 12: Dali Sightseeing: the Erhai Lake Cruise, Xizhou Town, Zhoucheng Village and Bai Tie-Dyed Cloth Work Shop. Overnight in Dali Special Experience: Taste the Bai Three Cyourse Tea with ethnic dance and music. In the morning, you’ll travel in the Erhai Lake by boat and visit Jinsuo Island. After landing, you will head for Xizhou Town to fully appreciate Bai-style architecture, taste their fragrant three-course tea and explore their distinctive culture. At last, you will visit Zhoucheng Town, and Bai people's Tie-Dyed Cloth Work Shop. --Erhai Lake is the largest highland lake next to Dianchi and one of the seven biggest fresh water lakes in China. It means, 'sea shaped like an ear', in Chinese. Implying that the lake is ear shaped and as large as a sea, hence it was so named. The lake covers an area of 250 square kilometers and is located about two kilometers east of Dali. It is like a crescent lying between Cangshan and Dali city as seen from Cangshan Mount.
Day 13: Dali – Kunming - Stone Forest – Kunming Overnight in Kunming. Take the early morning flight to Kunming, then drive about 90KM from Kunming to the Stone Forest, which is well-known as the most beautiful Carst Landform in the world. Here you will see a lot of girls and boys from Sani peple which is a brance of Yi minority in China.After the Stone Forest ,drive back to Kunming,the Capital of Yunnan.then visit the local Bird market. Dinner taste Yunnan Bridge Crossing Noodles.
Day 14: Kunming-Guilin Overinght in Guilin Take fliht to Guilin visit Lijiang River's most famous sights, Elephant Trunk Hill and Seven star park(You can see pandas, camel hill etc.) Walking along the San and Rong lakes enjoying the peaceful view of Guilin. City . After that ,Visit Reed Flute Cave.
Day 15: Guilin - Longji Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces - Guilin Overinght in Guilin After breakfast，your guide will meet you and transfer you to LongJi，(about 2. 5 hours)，climb up to the top of hill to visit the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces . Transfer back to Guilin.
Day 16: Guilin - Yangshuo O/N in Yangshuo One day Li River Cruise to Yangshuo with lunch aboard . Relax in the old town after the cruise. Li River Cruise for a 4 hours wonderful cruise. You will enjoy the picturesque mountains, peaceful green fields ect. After arrive Yangshuo, visit Big banyan Tree, Visit the Moon Hill with 890 steps, climbing to have a bird's eye view on the town of Yangshuo. Stay over night at Yangshuo, relax in the West Street small town atmosphere and culture. Option: At night,you can choose to enjoy the spectacular show "Impressions San Jie Liu" with over 600 performers, live animals, and spectacular lighting effects all performed on the Li River with the majestic limestone mountains as the back drop. Price: 220RMB/p.p, 320RMB/p.p for VIP SEAT. (extra paid)
Day 17:Transfer from Yangshuo to airport ( 2.H ) .Fly to Shanghai, Overnight in Shanghai. Arrival from Guilin to Shanghai and upon your arrival, meet with local guide and be transferred to hotel.
Day 18: Drop off to the airport for your international flights. Service end.