CHINA - 14 DAYS
Explore the world’s most populous country and home of the giant Panda with your private guide. Discover fascinating Beijing with Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace & Beijing Zoo. Travel to Xi'an where the Army of Terracotta Warriors stand guard over Emperor Qin’s tomb. Push further south to Zhangjiajie and be awed by the mystical Tianmen Mountain - conquer your fear as you crawl along 328 ft of glass sky walkway hugging the mountain over a 4,600 ft drop. Trek along the ancient Longsheng Terraced Fields dating back to the Yaun Dynasty (1271-1368 AD) & enjoy a bamboo raft cruise on the magical Li River.
PROGRAMME CAN BE CUSTOMISED TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS
DAY 1 BEIJING (/): Arrival in Beijing, meet & greet and transfer to your hotel.
DAY 2 BEIJING (B): Today you will be taken to visit Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world, as well as the Forbidden City which was the political centre from 1420-1911AD and has 9,999 rooms. Later enjoy a Hutong tour (ancient city alley) by rickshaw. Return to your hotel.
DAY 3 BEIJING (B): Today visit the The Great Wall at Mutianyu, which was built in 1569 to protect China against barbarians from Mongolia and Manchuria.Take the cable car or toboggan-luge down for that extra thrill. Afterwards return to Beijing and visit The Summer Palace and take a boatride at Kunming Lake. Return to your hotel.
DAY 4 BEIJING - XI'AN (B): Morning transfer to the station for your 5 hour fast train journey to Xi’an. Meet & greet at the station and transfer to your hotel.
DAY 5 XI'AN (B): After breakfast you will be taken to the old city walls where you can enjoy a short bike ride. The highlight of any visit to Xian is to see the amazing army of Terracotta Warriors and visit the incredible burial site where the warriors stand guard over Emperor Qin's Tomb.
DAY 6 XI'AN – ZHANGJIAJIE (B): Morning tour of the Wild Goose Pagoda and History Museum – rest of the day at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your flight to Zhangjiajie. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
DAY 7 ZHANGJIAJIE (B): After breakfast take one of the longest and fastest cable car rides up to the top of Tianmen Mountain. Visit Tianmen Cave, Guigu wooden walkways and Glass sky walkways. Then drive to Wulingyuan to visit Baofeng Lake by boat, enjoying the natural views around it.
DAY 8 ZHANGJIAJIE (B): After breakfast ascend up to Yuanjiajie by Bailong Elevator, for sightseeing of the back garden, Mihun Stage, the First bridge in the world, and Hallelujah mountains, then by eco-car to Tianzi Mountain scenic area. Cable car down, then by train to visit the Ten-Miles-Gallery.
DAY 9 ZHANGJIAJIE – GUILIN (B): Transfer to the airport for your flight to Guilin. On arrival meet & greet and transfer to your hotel.
DAY 10 GUILIN - LONGSHENG - GUILIN (B): This morning transfer to Longsheng to visit the Terraced Fields built in the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368AD). Start off at Ping’an Village for a 2 hour trek on the“Dragon’s Backbone” (Longji), one of the most beautiful stretches of rice terraces in the country. You will visit the Seven Stars and the Nine Dragons points before returning to your hotel.
DAY 11 GUILIN - XINGPING - YANGSHUO (B): This morning transfer to Xingping to explore this ancient village known for its Ming and Qing Dynasty houses. The village is surrounded by “sugar loaf Mountains,” unique karst formations that provide a stunning backdrop. Afterwards, enjoy a 1 hour bamboo raft cruise on the Li River overshadowed by picturesque hills. These superb natural formations have inspired poets, painters and photographers, and are considered one of the most captivating visits in the country.
DAY 12 YANGSHUO - BEIJING (B): This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Beijing. On arrival transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 13 BEIJING (B): After breakfast, your guide will take you to visit the Ming Tombs - tombs of thirteen emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD). Later visit Beihai Park located in the downtown area of Beijing City, composed of Beihai lake and Qionghua island. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake. Return to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Kung fu show.
DAY 14 BEIJING (B): After breakfast visit the Beijing Zoo. Transfer to the airport in time for your departure flight.
The above stay in China includes:
► Accommodation in 3 / 4 / 5 star hotels with Breakfast
► Private English-speaking guide where applicable
► All featured excursions with air / land / water transfers & entrance fees
► Insolvency protection certificate as per Laws of Malta
► Arrival / Departure transfers
Does NOT include:
► Lunch or Dinner unless specified
► Early check-in / late check-out
► Optional supplements and excursions
► Tips & personal expenses
► Travel Insurance & entry Visa
Terms & Conditions apply