Jiayuguan Holidays

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Day 1: Shanghai

Welcome to China and the start of your holiday! We meet you at the airport and just for the experience we catch the Maglev train into Longyang station in the city where we meet you and transfer you to your hotel for check in.

Day 2: Shanghai - Xi'an

Focus your eyes on spectacular Shanghai. Perhaps China’s most modern city, its amazing Pudong skyline is stunning with the Oriental Pearl TV Tower being the center of attention. We enjoy a tour of the many city sights including Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, the old city and vist China's premier shopping street Nanjing Road. Tonight we board your overnight train to Xi'an.

Day 3: Xi'an

Arrive into Xi'an this morning to be met by your tour guide. Xi’an, most famous for Emperor Qin’s Terracotta Warriors. 2,200 year old terracotta warriors comprise more than 7,000 life-sized soldiers which stand battle-ready in excavated pits under the cover of a modern protective hanger. Today, we visit Huaqing Hot Springs, a scenic spot in the shadow of Li Mountain.

Day 4: Xi'an

Today, we visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Muslim Quarter and the Great Mosque. Encircling the old city is Xi’an’s medieval City Wall which you will view from many angles while site seeing today.

Dinner time!

Day 5: Xi'an - Chengdu

Early morning flight to Chengdu where you will enjoy a full day tour at the Panda Breeding Center. Giant pandas, lesser pandas, black-necked ranes, white storks as well as over 20 species of rare animals are fed and bred here throughout the year. Verdant bamboo, bright flowers, fresh air, a natural hill scene and a beautiful artificial view are merged ingeniously at the base.

The Big Buddha

Day 6: Chengdu

Drive to Leshan for a full day visit including a boat ride on the Leshan River.

Local cafe, Chengdu

Day 7: Chengdu - Jiuzhaigou

Early morning flight to Nine Villages Valley (Jiuzhaigou) for a full day tour to the World Heritage Site located in the northern Sichuan Province the Huanglong Scenic area. Huanglong Scenic are is well known for its colorful lakes, snow clad mountains, valleys and virgin forest.

Waterfall through the rocks

Day 8: Jiuzhaigou - Jiayuguan

Enjoy a full day tour of The Nine-village Valley, another name for Jiuzhaigou Valley, so named because there used to be nine Tibetan villages in the valley. Its superb landscapes are particularly interesting for their series of narrow conic karst land forms and spectacular waterfalls. Some 140 bird species also inhabit the valley, as well as a number of endangered plant and animal species, including the giant panda and the Sichuan takin.

Lake and Mountains

Day 9: Jiayuguan - Beijing

Morning flight to Chengdu, where we board a connecting flight to Beijing. In Beijing you are met by guide and transfer to your hotel.

Great Wall

Day 10: Beijing

Day at leisure.

Forbidden City

Day 11: Beijing

Day at leisure.

Ming statue

Day 12: Beijing

Day at leisure.

Summer Palace

Day 13: Beijing

Onward departure transfer to the Airport.

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