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Great Wall

Day 1: Beijing

Welcome to China and the start of your holiday! Enjoy an arrival transfer to our hotel, where you sit back and relax after your long flight.

Forbidden City

Day 2: Beijing

Don some comfortable shoes. Today we drive out of the city to Badaling, where we can walk a section of the Great Wall. Some sections are fairly steep, but the walk on the vast wall that snakes for thousands of kilometres is one of those ‘must do’ experiences! Continuing a short distance from Badaling, we visit the tombs of the Ming emperors.

Ming statue

Day 3: Beijing

This morning, We explore the heart of Beijing including the vast Tiananmen Square where Chairman Mao’s tomb and various monuments to the people are located. Dominating the city’s heart is the Forbidden City, a centre of power for five centuries and seat of the emperors. Entering through the Gate of Heavenly Peace (replete with Chairman Mao’s portrait), we enjoy a guided walk of this old city within a city. Later we enjoy a rickshaw ride through the Hutong Area to gain a fascinating insight to their life.

Summer Palace

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an

Today we visit the Temple of Heaven, and the beautiful Summer Palace set on Kunming Lake. Later you will be transferred to the train station for your wvernight train to Xian.

Day 5: Xi'an

Arrive Xi’an at 8 am, we will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Before visiting the Terracotta Warrior archaeological site, we visit a workshop where we see the process used to create the terracotta figurines. In battle formation, the Terracotta Warriors are one of China’s most awesome sights.

Day 6: Xi'an - Yangtze & Three Gorges

We continue exploring Xian today with a visit to the Wild Goose Pagoda, and the City Wall. Afternoon flight to Wuhan. Here you will be met and transferred to the train station for your high speed train to Yichang. Here youa re collected and transferred to your cruise. President #6.

Day 7: Yangtze & Three Gorges

Good morning from the River Yangtze! At 6340km in length, the Yangtze is the 3rd longest river in the world, neatly dividing China into north and south, and wending its way through eight very different provinces. Enjoy spectacular vistas passing through all of the famous Gorges Qutangxia Gorge, Wuxia Gorge, Xiling Gorge on your way to Chongqing.

Day 10: Yangtze & Three Gorges - Guilin

Today marks the end of your cruise, upon arrival in to Chongqing around 9:00am. Here we collect you and transfer to the train station for your flight south to Guilin. Here you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 11: Guilin

This morning you pay a visit to The Reed Flute Cave. Within the cave there are enchanting stalagmites, stone pillars, stele, stone curtains and stone flowers. Then we continue on to Elephant Trunk Hill Located at the confluence of the Taohua (Peach Blossom) River and the Li River, this Hill is too famous to be missed.

Day 12: Guilin - Yangshuo

This morning your Li River cruise departs from downtown Guilin for a full days excursion.. The 90 Km Li River cruise is the centerpiece of any trip to northeastern Guangxi Province. Gorgeous Karst peaks give you surprises at each bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. Bear witness to rural China as peasants reap rice paddies, school kids and fisherman float by on bamboo rafts. After passing many world renown sights you arrive in to Yangshuo where you can explore the rest of the day.

Day 13: Yangshuo - Guangzhou

Morning at leisure to explore Yangshuo. Afternoon transfer back to Guilin for overnight train to Guangzhou.


Day 14: Guangzhou

Arrival at Guangzhou station, met by guide, transfer to Guangzhou East station for train to Hongkong. End of arrangements.

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