Urumqi Holidays

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Great Wall

Day 1: Beijing

Welcome to the start of you exclusive journey through the Orient! On arrival into Beijing International Airport you will be met by and On The Go Representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, so you can start exploring Beijing independently or relax and rest up for the evening at the hotel.

Forbidden City

Day 2: Beijing

Today you will set out to sightsee the nation's capital, starting with Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square - home to the Monument of the People's Heroes and many important events in Chinese history - most notably the 1989 Student Protests. The Forbidden CIty - so called as it was only visited by people on Imperial business up until 1911 - is a vision in grandeur with yellow roofs, vermilion walls and the innermost sanctum of Beijing. This afternoon you will walk through the city's many temples, grand halls and courtyards before visiting the Temple of Heaven later today.

Ming statue

Day 3: Beijing

Beijing - Mutianyu. Today you take a journey outside of the city to the most famous wall in the world - the Great Wall of China. Take a walk or maybe even a climb on some of the lesser visited parts of the wall - a much more fulfilling and intimate experience of the wall! Included Mutianyu Cable Car, The Sacred Road and The Chang Tomb.

Summer Palace

Day 4: Beijing - Urumqi

OWN ARRANGEMENTS TO GET TO AIRPORT AND FLIGHT URUMQI

Days 5-12: Urumqi

THE NEXT DAYS ARE AT OWN ARRANGEMENTS

Day 13: Urumqi - Chengdu

OWN ARRANGEMENTS TO GET TO AIRPORT AND FLIGHT CHENGDU. Welcome to Sizzling Sihcuan. Arriving at Chengdu Airport, you will see our friendly local team waiting to meet you for transfer to the hotel. This evening with our local guide enjoy exploring Kuanzhai Alley.

The Big Buddha

Day 14: Chengdu

Today our guide will take you to explore the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base where you can spend time meeting the cuddly residents. Later, explore Wenshu Temple, The River Viewing Tower Park, The famous Tea Houses of Renmin Park and Jinli Old Street.

Local cafe, Chengdu

Day 15: Chengdu - Xi'an

Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Xi'an. Later a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda before a visit to the local Muslim Quarter that includes the Great Mosque.

Day 16: Xi'an

This morning we explore the Terracotta Warriors comprised of more than 7,000 life-sized soldiers standing battle-ready in excavated pits under the cover of a modern protective hanger. After, a bike around the City Wall and conclude with a visit to the Bell Tower.

Day 17: Xi'an - Guilin

Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Arriving here, meet our local team who will transfer you to the hotel. This afternoon is spent visiting the Reed Flute Cave, where there are enchanting stalagmites, stone pillars, stele, stone curtains and stone flowers. Then we continue on to Elephant Trunk Hill Located at the confluence of the Taohua (Peach Blossom) River and the Li River.

Day 18: Guilin

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. Where there is soil a terrace has been made! Taking a walk along the stone paths no more than a metre wide, we climb skyward to enjoy panoramic views of the ribbon like terraces with picturesque valleys and meandering streams below.

Day 19: Guilin - Yangshuo

This morning your Li River cruise departs from downtown Guilin for a full days excursion. The 90 Km Li River cruise is the centerpiece of any trip to northeastern Guangxi Province. Gorgeous Karst peaks give you surprises at each bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. Bear witness to rural China as peasants reap rice paddies, school kids and fisherman float by on bamboo rafts. Arriving in Yangshuo we will take you to your hotel and then time to explore West Street. This evening we will take you to see the Show of Impression Liusanjie.

Day 20: Yangshuo - Shanghai

Morning exploration of the Fuli old town in Yangshuo then off to the airport in Guilin for your flight to Shanghai. Arriving here, meet our guide and transfer to the hotel.

Day 21: Shanghai

Today we spend the day with our expert guide exploring the highlights of the city including Jiangnan Silk Workshop, Yu Garden, Yuyuan Market, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Former French section, The Bund, and lastly Nanjing Road.

Day 22: Shanghai

Sadly your epic journey has reached it's conclusion, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.

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