General

Go to the southwest, to explore the mysterious high land, to get close to the minority life and to discover the imaginary landscape, all in this 21 Days journey. Come with us, you will first visit Beijing and Xian those two ancient city, to find out the solemn manner of the majestic city walls, royal palaces and grand pottery figurine. After that, starts your journey to the wild southwest land. From divine Lhasa to colorful Shangri-la, from peaceful Lijiang to picturesque Guilin, etc…You will have chance to visit the most classic sites of each city, to touch their very spirit. You will then finish your trip with a visit in Shanghai, a city which is walking between Tradition and Modernity.

Day 1 Arrival Beijing( )
Sightseeing and Activities:Arrival Beijing
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Arrive in Beijing, the Capital city of China. Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Overnight in Beijing.

Day 2 Beijing( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Peking Opera
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Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tian'anmen Square, the World's largest urban square and the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. The perfect harmony between the architectural environment and nature can be felt at Temple of Heaven; you might easily imagine the vivid spectacle of a great sacrifice to the Heavens for a good harvest. Peking Opera is available for your optional night entertainment(your own expense).

Day 3 Beijing ( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Peking Roasted Duck
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In the morning, take a driving for 75km to visit the Badaling Great Wall first, then Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb), the once lavish burial chambers of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty.  Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner(your own expense).

Day 4 Beijing-Xian by flight( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Beijing Hutong
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In the morning, take a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw to visit the ancient lanes and alleyways of Beijing. Hutong Tour will give you an insight into the lives of ordinary Chinese people and reveal their social culture in today's Beijing City. Be transferred to the airport for the flight to Xian in the afternoon.

Day 5 Xian( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Terracotta Warriors, Xian City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Show
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Enjoy your full day visit to the Terracotta Warriors, one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation and the massive Xian City Wall. After that, you can take a nice walk to the North Square to view the ancient Big Wild Goose Pagoda. There is also the option to attend fantastic Tang Dynasty Show (dinner included)(your own expense).

Day 6 Xian-Lhasa by flight( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Xian-Lhasa by flight
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Enjoy your own free time and get ready for your Lhasa tour. You will be then transferred to the airport to board a short flight to Lhasa, capital of the Tibetan Autonomous Region.

Day 7 Lhasa( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Street
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Taking a visit to Lhasa, a trip to Potala Palace is a must. It’s the largest monastery of its type in the world and official home to Dalai Lama. Then move to Jokhang Monastery, where monks receive their official training and education. The surrounding Jokhang Monastery of is Barkhor Street. Walk along this street of eight corners which will afford us a window into Tibetan culture and an opportunity to buy colorful ethnic handicrafts rarely seen outside of Tibet.

Day 8 Lhasa( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities: Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka and Sera Monastery
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After breakfast, enjoy your sightseeing tour today that starts with a visit to Drepung Monastery, then continue your tour to Norbulingka and Sera Monastery.

Day 9 Lhasa-Shangrila by flight( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Lhasa-Shangrila by flight
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In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Shangri-la, the legendary lost paradise, a place with stunning scenery, the azure sky and the hospitality of unsophisticated people. 

Day 10 Shangrila( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Songzanlin Lamasery, Potatso National Park
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Today, begin your exciting tour with a visit to Songzanlin Lamasery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan, then visit Potatso National Park (green vans available in scenic area) after lunch.

Day 11 Shangrila-Lijiang( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Lijiang Ancient Town
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In the morning, take another 4hours driving, you will reach Lijiang, and visit Lijiang Ancient Town to walk down the cobblestone streets over 700 years and see the Naxi way of life which chaned little over time.

Day 12 Lijiang( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Yufeng Temple, Baisha Mural
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In the morning drive about half an hour to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (cable car and green vans available in the scenic area). After lunch, visit Yufeng Temple and Baisha Mural in the ancient capital of Naxi Kingdom in Baisha village.

Day 13 Lijiang-Dali( )
Sightseeing and Activities:Dali Ancient Town and Three Pagodas
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In the morning, you will be transferred to Dali, the ancient political, economic and cultural center of Yunnan area. Upon arrival, visit Dali Ancient Town and Three Pagodas, the symbol of the history of Dali.

Day 14 Dali( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Erhai Cruise, Xizhou Bai's Houses
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Today, after breakfast, you will first be transferred to the pier and take an Erhai Cruise for about 4hours. Then in the afternoon, then visit Xizhou Bai's Houses (Yan's Courtyard included) where you can see what the Bai people's houses like.

Day 15 Dali-Kunming by flight( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Western Hill & Dragon Gate, Village of Ethnic Culture
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Fly back to Kunming in the morning, you will then take a visit of Western Hill & Dragon Gate. After the tour, you can have a short visit to Village of Ethnic Culture.

Day 16 Kunming-Guilin by flight( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Reed Flute Cave
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In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your short flight to Guilin. On arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Actually, during your way to the hotel, you can have a short stop at Reed Flute Cave, a fantastic Karst cave with a profusion of stalactites and stalagmites, stele, stone pillars, stone curtains and stone flowers.

Day 17 Guilin-Longsheng-Guilin( )
Sightseeing and Activities:Longji Rice Terrace and Ping'an Zhuang Village
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In the morning, you will take about 2.5hours driving to Longsheng, for your today’s highlight tour to Longji Rice Terrace and Ping'an Zhuang Village. Be transferred back to Guilin after the visits. 

Day 18 Guilin-Yangshuo by boat( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Li River Cruise, Yangshuo, West Street, Impression of Liu Sanjie
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In the morning you will be driven to the Pier for the Li River Cruise (about 4 hours, lunch served on board). Savour the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. After disembarkation, have a walk along the famous West Street. In the evening you can enjoy the optional night show of Impression of Liu Sanjie(on your own expense).

Day 19 Yangshuo-Guilin-Shanghai by flight( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Moon Hill,Big Banyan Tree
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In the morning, have an excursion (if you are interested, can have a biking) in the countryside of Yangshuo to admire some of the most stunning scenery like the Moon Hill and the Big Banyan Tree. Drive back to Guilin after lunch for your flight to Shanghai.

Day 20 Shanghai( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Museum, the Bund, Acrobatics show
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Today, enjoy your full day city tour that start with the visit to the Yuyuan Garden, a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, and the nearby old street. Next have a bird-eye view of the city after ascending Shanghai’s new landmark- Shanghai World Financial Center in the new and fast-developing Lujiazui. After that, have a short stop at Shanghai Museum. In the late afternoon, have a nice walk along the Bund, Shanghai’s famed waterfront promenade, will be a good idea. Today if you are interested you can take an Acrobatics show as the optional activity. 

Day 21 Depart from Shanghai( )
Sightseeing and Activities:Depart from Shanghai
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Your China Experience is over all too soon as you transfer to the airport and board the homebound international flight, bidding a fond farewell to this ancient land.

Recommended Hotels

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Quotations

Group size(person) 5 Star ($) 4 Star ($) 3 Star ($)

What's Include

  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
  Tibet Permit

What's Exclude

  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

※ Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018, 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

Our travel consultants are professional, experienced and responsible and active to help you from the very beginning to the end of your China trip!

After sending us an inquiry, one of our travel consultants will get back to you within 0.5~23.5 hrs. In the next few days, he/she will be working closely with you to formulate a customized tour plan, as well as providing professional suggestions based on your travel interests, time, and budget. Beside, he/she will keep in contact with you during your entire tour in China, continually checking if everything is going well as planned.

Our local guide in every destination is not only very friendly, enthusiastic but also very informative and knowledgeable.

Once you arrive in the destination, the patient and punctual guides will pick you up and take you to get under skin of the city at your own pace. they’ll show you more about the history, culture, customs and authentic local life. Throughout the journey, they're not only expert guides who take care of all the details but also fellow travelers who are dedicated to help you to explore in comfort style.

Using our private transfer service makes you comfortable, relaxed and worry free all the way!

Our private service includes licensed drivers with many years’ driving experience and air-conditioned, non-smoking, clean and well-maintained cars/vans. Drivers are local, polite, friendly and helpful, taking you to your tourist sites, hotels, airport/train stations in safety. All kinds of vehicle are offered, and how big the car or the van should be depends on the size of your group. Usually, we offer sedan cars, SUVs, business vans (MPV) and different types of buses.

In each destination, you’ll enjoy a comfortable stay in a great location!

The hotels we choose are based on star rating, great locations, well-equipped facilities, cozy bed, high quality service and guests’ feedbacks. Choices are a lot ranging from luxury 5 star, comfortable 4 star to budget 3 star. You could decide where to stay to best suit for your budget and likes. Generally, the hotels have both Western and Chinese breakfast with a wide choices. And also, if you can find your favorite hotels by yourself, the travel consultant can help you to book them.

We can satisfy all the dietary requirements no matter you want Chinese local food, western food, vegetarian food or muslin food.

The restaurants we will take you for lunch or dinner are all designated tourist restaurants approved by local tourist administration bureau. They have very good sanitary conditions and the food is prepared fresh and clean.

There will be some meals excluded in your itinerary as you like, and your private guide will be delighted to give you some suggestions and take you to the local restaurants to taste like local food and snacks if you wish.

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Lhasa

LhasaAt the altitidu of 3658 meters, Lhasa is the holy land of Tibetan Buddhism, also famed as ‘the Sunshine City’ for its annual sunshine time.  Lhasa is not only the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Prefecture, but also the political, economical, cultural and regional center of Tibet.  Highlights of Lhasa ▪ Potala Palace: As the Read more

Lijiang

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Tibet

Tibet is a word that referred real Shangri-La, the forbidden land and the holy land of your innermost desire. When people refer Tibet, they will describe this land as the roof of the world. Due to the high altitude, Tibet is a land of snows as well as a mysterious place to explore. Snow mountains Read more

Xian

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