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Welcome to China. Upon your arrival at Shanghai Airport, we will be there to meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Once known for its decadent magnetism that attracted fortune-seekers and adventurers, Shanghai looks like a European city in a Chinese setting. A stroll along the famous Shanghai Bund confirms this. Today is yours to explore this fascinating city where East meets West.
Today after breakfast we wil fly you to Chendgu (approx 9 flights a day, duration 3 hours). On arrival we will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this laid back city with its abundance of greenery and friendly characters.
After breakfast you will venture to the Panda Centre. Located just 6 miles from downtown Chengdu, the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Centre has been created and imitates the pandas' natural habitat in order that they might have the best possible environment for rearing and breeding. It's a full day excursion where you will also get to see other endangered species and the famous giant Buddha sculpture, before returning to Chengdhu.
Today we will take you to the airport for your flight back to Beijing (flight time TBA - choice of approx 9 flights). On arrival into Beijing we will meet you and transfer you to your hotel with the rest of the day free to explore the local area.
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. We also make a visit to a cloisonne workshop, where we’ll see firsthand the unique Chinese art of combining copper and enamel to make decorative pieces. There’s a shop if you fancy splashing a little cash.
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.
After breakfast and hotel check out, we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Sanya for a few days R&R.
Sanya is a noted tourist resort with mountains, sea, river and city. For your remaining days with us enjoy a unique tropical oceanic landscape that is totally different from the other provinces of China. Sanya Bay, Yalong Bay and Dadonghai, all golden seaboards of Sanya, are some of the first choices for visitors to spend their holidays.
After you final leisurely breakfast then hotel check out, we will come to collect you and transfer you to the airport for your flight home.
Neatly dividing China into north and south, the 6340km-long Yangtze River is the third longest river in the world, winding ...