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Welcome to China.Arrival at Shanghai, met by guide, transfer to the airport for your flight to Xian. Transfer from the airport to your hotel. Remaining day at leisure
Todays highlights will be a visit to 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.
In the morning fly to Guilin and indulge yourself in China's most amazing natural landscapes. Guilin is celebrated for its picturesque karst limestone pinnacles and meandering Li River. An old Chinese saying describes Guilin's landscape as the best scenery under heaven. Its misty limestone peaks rise as suddenly from the earth as trees in a forest, and surrounding the city like mountains floating in an imaginary sea. Meet your local guide and transfer to Long Sheng's spectacular Dragon Spine Rice Terraces. Over the centuries, the Zhuang and Yao minorities have sculpted 2,000 feet peaks with remarkable step-like terraces for growing rice in the hilly areas of Southwest China. You will have chance to stay overnight in Pingan Guest house.
Visit the unique culture of local minorities and their villages where life has remained unchanged for thousands of years. We are able to hike between the villages following tiny stone paths carved out by the local people. Discover the beauty of Longji Rice terraces. This transformation over time has created landscapes of utility as well as immense beauty. This evening we will visit Li River Cormorant fishermen
A beautiful day waits! After breakfast, you take a scenic ride through the city and countryside, passing lush green fields, to reach the Bamboo River pier, where you embark on a memorable cruise down the picturesque Li River. The 40-mile trip has countless twists and turns and the scenery is reminiscent of classical Chinese landscapes—bamboo groves, sleepy villages, fishermen on bamboo rafts, water buffalo, soaring karst pinnacles and mist shrouded peaks... and also you will have local Chinese food on the boat for your lunch. Your cruise concludes at Yangshuo, a rural town, amidst a haunting and surreal setting villages and bustling local markets in a very intimate way. (breakfast, lunch) In the afternoon transfer to the airport for flight to HongKong.
Neatly dividing China into north and south, the 6340km-long Yangtze River is the third longest river in the world, winding ...