22 Days Beijing-Shanghai-Xian-Chengdu-Shangrila-Lijiang-Dali-Kunming-Guilin-Hong Kong Tour

During this tour, we will explore the history and culture of China in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai; have fun with the Giant Pandas in Chengdu Panda Base; visit the top cities of Yunnan tour including Shangrila, Lijiang, Dali, Kunming; enjoy the best highlights of Guilin and Yangshuo and feel the vibrant atmosphere & explore bustling markets freely in Hong Kong.

Highlights:

  • Experience the old and modern culture of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai.
  • Have fun with the Giant Pandas in Chengdu Panda Base in a short distance.
  • Visit the top destinations of Yunnan tour: Shangrila, Lijiang, Dali, Kunming.
  • Enjoy the best highlights of Guilin and Yangshuo.
  • Feel the vibrant atmosphere & explore bustling markets freely in Hong Kong.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Beijing Arrival
  • Day 2: Beijing
  • Day 3: Beijing
  • Day 4: Beijing – Shanghai
  • Day 5: Shanghai
  • Day 6: Shanghai – Xian
  • Day 7: Xian
  • Day 8: Xian
  • Day 9: Xian – Chengdu
  • Day 10: Chengdu – Shangrila
  • Day 11: Shangrila
  • Day 12: Shangrila – Lijiang
  • Day 13: Lijiang
  • Day 14: Lijiang – Dali
  • Day 15: Dali
  • Day 16: Dali – Kunming
  • Day 17: Kunming
  • Day 18: Kunming – Guilin
  • Day 19: Guilin
  • Day 20: Guilin – Hong Kong
  • Day 21: Hong Kong
  • Day 22: Hong Kong Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Beijing
Meals:

Upon your arrival, our guide will pick you up from airport and transfer you to your hotel in a comfortable and clean car. Then have a good rest.

Day 2 Beijing

Sightseeing and Activities: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, Kung Fu Show
Accommodation: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

We will start the tour form the center of the city – Tiananmen Square. Go north through the square and you will reach the Forbidden City. As the largest and best-preserved ancient wooden structure in the world, it has more than 8,000 pavilions and thousands of historic treasures. Then enjoy the lunch.

In the afternoon, head to visit the royal altar of the Ming and Qing dynasties – the Temple of Heaven. Then have a fantastic Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre in the evening.

Day 3 Beijing

Sightseeing and Activities: Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tomb
Accommodation: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Get up early to visit Badaling Great Wall. Great Wall is one of the greatest architecture projects in human history. Then visit Ming Tomb, where 13 emperors and their wives of the Ming Dynasty were buried. See the appearance of Bird’s Nest on the way to your hotel at a distance.

Day 4 Beijing – Shanghai

Sightseeing and Activities: Summer Palace, Beijing hutong
Accommodation: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visit the Summer Palace in the morning, , which used to be the summer resort for royal families and emperors. In the afternoon, walking along Beijing hutong alleys, narrow but original. Then fly to city of Shanghai. A local tour guide will pick you up at airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 5 Shanghai

Sightseeing and Activities: Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Market, Shanghai Museum, the Jade Buddha Temple
Accommodation: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, we will first visit Yuyuan Garden and Yuyuan Market. Yu Yuan Garden(or Yun Garden) is a famous classical garden located in Anren Jie, Shanghai. It abuts the Yuyuan Market. Then we will stop at Shanghai Museum. It is the Museum of Ancient Chinese Art with more than 120,000 precious and rare works of art. In the afternoon, we will head to the Jade Buddha Temple, which is a venerable and famous Buddhist temple built in 1928.

Day 6 Shanghai – Shangrila

Sightseeing and Activities: the bund, East Nanjing Road, Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Accommodation: Shangrila
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today visit the bund, which is located along the Huangpu River. It is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai. Then we will head to East Nanjing Road – the first choice for many fashion-seeking shoppers. You can find out whatever you want. Afterwards we will stop at Oriental Pearl TV Tower. The ultra-modern Oriental Pearl TV Tower combines ancient concepts with 21st Century technology, where you can get a bird-eye-view of whole Shanghai city.

In the afternoon, we will drive you to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival, met by the tour guide and transferred to hotel.

Day 7 Xian

Sightseeing and Activities: Terracotta Warriors, local family visit, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show
Accommodation: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today visit the world famous Terracotta Warriors. The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. After that, visit a local family and have a home-made lunch.

After that, visit the the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. At night, enjoy the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show(paid by yourself).

Day 8 Xian

Sightseeing and Activities: the City Wall, Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, Great Mosque, Muslim street
Accommodation: Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today visit the City Wall. And then visit Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China and one of the largest with the large storage of cultural relics from the Shang Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty.

Have a la carte lunch at a decent local restaurant and then continue to visit the Great Mosque. Later taste some local snacks on the Muslim Street.

Day 9 Xian – Chengdu

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, take a high-speed train to Chengdu. Upon your arrival, your tour guide will pick you up at train station and transfer you to the hotel. Then have a good rest and free activity.

Day 10 Chengdu – Shangrila

Sightseeing and Activities: Chengdu panda base, Jinsha Site Museum, the Broad and Narrow Alleys
Accommodation: Shangrila
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visit giant pandas at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. After that, continue to visit Jinsha Site Museum. Jinsha Cultural Relics in Jinsha Site Museum is a complete demonstration of ancient Sichuan culture. Then explore the Wide and Narrow Alleys of Chengdu.

In the evening, take the train to Shangrila.

Day 11 Shangrila

Sightseeing and Activities: Songzanlin Lamasery, Potatso National Park
Accommodation: Shangrila
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Morning, visit the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan – Songzanlin Monastery. Afterwards visit Bita Lake & Shudu Lake in Pudacuo National Park, which is located in one of the most biologically-diverse regions of the world.

Day 12 Shangrila – Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities: Tiger Leaping Gorge, Ancient town of Lijiang
Accommodation: Lijiang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today drive another 4 hours to Lijiang. On the way, stop to visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the deepest and most spectacular river canyons in the world. After Lijiang arrival, head to visit Ancient town of Lijiang and stroll on Square Street.

Day 13 Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Yufeng Temple, Baisha Mural
Accommodation: Lijiang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast at hotel, drive to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Then head to visit Yufeng Temple and Baisha Mural.

Day 14 Lijiang – Dali

Sightseeing and Activities: Dali Ancient Town, Three Pagodas
Accommodation: Dali
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, drive to Dali, one of the important cradles of Yunnan ancient culture. Upon arrival, visit Dali Ancient Town and Three Pagodas, the symbol of the history of Dali.

Day 15 Dali

Sightseeing and Activities: Erhai Cruise, Xizhou ancient town
Accommodation: Dali
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast at hotel, take an Erhai Cruise for about 4 hours. Erhai, is the second largest lake in Yunnan after Dianchi Lake. Then transferred to visit Xizhou Bai’s Houses (Yan’s Courtyard included) to see the ancient house of Bai people.

Day 16 Dali – Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: on the overnight train
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Explore this city at leisure until being transferred to Dali railway station for the overnight train to Kunming.

Day 17 Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities: Stone Forest, Flowers and Birds Market
Accommodation: Kunming
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast at hotel, our tour guide and drive will pick you up from your hotel and then drive about 85km to the Stone Forest, a notable set of limestone formations and two parts of which have been UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the South China Karst. Besides, Stone Forest is also famous for the ethnic culture of the Sani People (a branch of the Yi ethnicminority).

After the visit, drive back to Kunming and visit Flowers and Birds Market. Then continue the tour to Green Lake, strolling around the lake, watching locals do dancing and making music.

Day 18 Kunming – Guilin

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Guilin
Meals: Breakfast

Take the flight to Guilin. A local tour guide will pick you up at airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 19 Guilin – Yangsuo – Guilin

Sightseeing and Activities: Li River, Elephant Trunk Hill
Accommodation: Guilin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Take a Li River cruise to Yangsuo. On the twisty Li River from Zhujiang to Yangshuo, it covers hundreds and thousands of grotesque peaks. You will have lunch on board. Then disembark at Yangsuo and explore Yangsuo’s countryside to appreciate the beautiful rural scenery and farmer’s lifestyle.

Then transferred back to Guilin and visit Elephant Trunk Hill, which is the symbol of the city of Guilin, which got its name because it looks like an elephant drinking water.

Day 20 Guilin – Hong Kong

Sightseeing and Activities: Reed Flute Cave
Accommodation: Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, visit Reed Flute Cave. Known as “the Palace of Natural Arts”, it is a natural limestone cave with multicolored lighting and has been one of Guilin’s most interesting attractions for over 1200 years.

Then escorted to airport to take the flight to Hong Kong. After Hong Kong arrival, local tour guide will pick you up and transfer to your hotel.

Day 21 Hong Kong

Sightseeing and Activities: Victoria Peak, Stanley Market, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen
Accommodation: Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we will explore Hong Kong city. The first stop is Victoria Peak – the highest mountain on Hong Kong island. Then transfer to Aberdeen fishing village and take a ride on the boat.

Afterwards continue today’s tour with Repulse Bay and Stanley Market. Known as the Hawaii of Orient, Repulse Bay is the most wonderful bay in the region in crescent-shaped. Stanley Market is another must-go attraction of Kong Kong tour, which is a typical example of a traditional old open-air market known for its bargains with many shops selling souvenirs.

Day 22 Hong Kong Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation:
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast at hotel, check out the hotel and be escorted to the airport for your homeward flight.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.