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Huan ying, welcome to China and the start of your holiday! Airport arrival transfer and hotel check in.
Free day to explore.
Today, we drive beyond Beijing to Mutianyu and walk a section of the famous Great Wall. Built in the Ming Dynasty, a 6m wide pathway makes a formidable defence, following the highest contours of a steep range of hills. Return to Beijing by around 4 pm - 5 pm.
Free day to explore.
Free day to explore. Later a transfer and assistance for boarding the overnight sleeper train to Xi'an.
Arrive Xi’an and hotel check in. Later we tour the Terracotta Warrior archaeological site where some 7,000 warriors stand in battle ready position and a factory demonstrating how the warriors are crafted.
Today we visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and take a bicycle ride or walk along Xi’an 9 mile in length, medieval City Wall. Free time in the afternoon before your transfer to the station for the sleeper train to Chengdu.
Arrival at 11:03 am we will collect you and transfer you to your hotel. Afternoon tour a visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding located a short drive out of town. Evening at leisure.
Driving to Leshan our morning is spent exploring the the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Dafo (Great Buddha), which is carved into the red sandstone face of Lingyun Hill overlooking the treacherous confluence of the Min, Qingyi and Dadu rivers below it. Arriving we check into your hotel.
Enjoy a tour of Mt Emei area the highlight is the Golden Summit peak and magnificent Wannian temple. Your guide will take on interesting walks to take in the scenery. Some scenic cable car trips are involved today as well.
Returning to Chengdu we take you straight to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Arrival transfer to your hotel.
Free day to explore the city.
Today we take a high speed train journey to ancient Suzhou. A sort of oriental Venice, ancient Suzhou is interwoven by a series of canals and pretty waterways which feed a series of classical gardens, laid out here since the Song dynasty, a thousand years ago. We enjoy a cruise on the Grand Canal, tour the Humble Administrator’s Garden and visit a silk workshop. Return to Shanghai by around 5-7 pm.
We bid you farewell with a transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.
Considered the most beautiful mountain in China, Yellow Mountain or Huangshan is one of a range of 72 peaks in ...