Sanya Holidays

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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 Mutianyu where we walk a section of the Great Wall with your guide. Depending on your fitness level can be as rigorous or as easy as like.

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. After we visit the Forbidden City which has been a centre of power for five centuries. This afternoon we take rickshaws to explore the Hutongs of Beijing which offers us great insight into the traditional way of life in a fast modernising city.

Summer Palace

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an

This morning a guided visit to the temple of heaven and it's wonderful park lands where people practice Tai Chi and dancing. Later a visit to the Summer Palace and explore the lavishly decorated temples, halls and courts, reconstructed in 1902 at the whim of the extravagant Dowager Empress Cixi. Later a transfer to the station for your sleeper train to Xian.

Day 5: Xi'an

Today arrival transfer at 8 am to your hotel. Later a full day tour primary highlight is the archaeological site and Terracotta warrior replica workshop to see how they were made. Following this we enjoy a tour of the city wall (Bicycle ride optional included) and a look around the Muslim Quarter of the city.

Day 6: Xi'an

Enjoy a day excursion to Mt. Huashan. It takes one and a half hours to be at the foot of Huashan Mountain from there we take the cable car to the North Peak continuing with a Climb (hike) of the Thousand-feet Stone Pillar, the Lianhua Peak, the Yuquan Court and the Changjin Pavilion. Return to Xian by evening.

Day 7: Xi'an - Chengdu

Free day to explore. Tonight you fly to Chengdu it departs at 20:00 and on arrival at 21:20 we will transfer you to your hotel.

The Big Buddha

Day 8: Chengdu - Jiuzhaigou

This morning fly to Jiuzhaigou - a region that for centuries has been inhabited by various Tibetan and Qiang people. Enjoy a Tour the Huanglong Monastery and then enjoy a relaxing stroll by the region’s famed calcium travertines. Resembling a terraced field, the travertines flow gently into a series of multi-coloured, mineral rich ponds beneath.

Waterfall through the rocks

Day 9: Jiuzhaigou

Today is spent exploring the Jiuzhaigou Scenic Reserve including Nine Village Valley, Pearl Beach Falls, Nuorilong Falls and Long Lake and more time permitting and fitness permitting.

Great colours in the lake

Day 10: Jiuzhaigou - Chengdu

Morning flight returning to Chengdu. Later we tour Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding a short drive out of town. Afterwards, visit the Wuhou Memorial Temple, the Tomb of Wang Jian and Jinli Lu street - part of the old city where open air theatre and Sichuan Opera are performed in the evening.

Local cafe, Chengdu

Day 11: Chengdu - Guilin

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 spectacular scenery. We continue our drive and take in views of Mt Emai and visit some sites if there is time. We then get to the airport for your evening flight to Guilin at 19:50. Arrival 21:20 transfer to your hotel.

Day 12: Guilin - Yangshuo

This morning we drive to Longsheng. Here, we explore the rice terraces of the Dragon’s Backbone! Beginning at the base of Mt Longji the verdant green rice fields coil the steep mountain layer upon layer climbing to its summit. We then continue onto your hotel in Yangshuo.

Day 13: Yangshuo

Today enjoy an included bamboo rafting trip on the Yulong River followed by visits to some of local spectacular giant caves and we go to Xanadu - a primitive minority village bursting with rural charm, culture and genuine hospitality. This evening we will transfer you to enjoy the famous Impressions show 'Sanjie Liu'

Small golden temple

Day 14: Yangshuo - Yangtze & Three Gorges

This morning we transfer to Guilin visiting the Reed Flute Caves and Elepehant Trunk hill before your flight to Chongqing. Here our guide meets you and takes you for a walking tour and dinner then embark your cruise.

Days 15-16: 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. Today and tomorrow Enjoy spectacular vistas passing through all of the famous Gorges Qutangxia Gorge, Wuxia Gorge, Xiling Gorge on your way to Yichang.

Day 17: Yangtze & Three Gorges - Sanya

Today marks the end of your cruise on arrival we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Sanya (via HKG or Shanghi) Arriving into Sanya we will transfer you to your hotel.

Days 18-20: Sanya

For your remaining days with us enjoy a unique tropical oceanic landscape that is totally different from the other provinces of China simply sit back and relax.

Day 21: Sanya

Today you will fly to Hong Kong to catch your evening connecting flight home.

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