Ya'an Holidays

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The Great Wall

Day 1: Beijing

Welcome to China and the start of your holiday! Enjoy an arrival transfer to the hotel, where you can relax after your long flight.

Forbidden City

Day 2: 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. 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, we enjoy a guided walk of this old city within a city. Tonight, we enjoy a Chinese Acrobatic show after dinner.

Great Wall

Day 3: Beijing - Xi'an

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. This evening at 21.24 we board the Z19 soft sleeper train to Xian.

Day 4: Xi'an

Upon arrival at 08.25, a guide will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Later today we visit the Terracotta Warrior archaeological site, we visit a workshop where we see the process used to create the terracotta figurines. In battle formation, the Terracotta Warriors are one of China’s most awesome sights. Encircling the old city is Xi’an’s medieval City Wall, where we enjoy a hired bike ride.

Day 5: Xi'an - Guilin

This morning we will transfer you to the Airport in Xian for your flight to Guilin. Arrive Gulin and we will be there to meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Today we visit to The Reed Flute Cave, within the cave 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 6: Guilin

This morning we will take you on a day trip to Longsheng. Longsheng located in the northwest of Guilin City is famous for its enchanting natural beauty and unique folk culture. It is well known for its Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces that you will explore extensively today.

Day 7: Guilin - Yangshuo

This morning your Li River cruise departs from downtown Guilin for a full days excursion. The 90 Km Li River cruise is a highlight of any trip to the northeastern Guangxi Province with gorgeous karst peaks, peasants reaping rice paddy fields and fisherman floating by on bamboo rafts.

Dinner time!

Day 8: Yangshuo - Ya'an

Early morning flight to Chengdu. Met by our guide on arrival and transferred to Ya'an. Here check into your hotel enjoy the day to explore at leisure.

The Big Buddha

Day 9: Ya'an - Chengdu

Currently the Wolong Nature reserve is closed so instead we will inclujde a visit to Bifengxia Nature Reserve to see Panda's and amazing scenery. Back to Chengdu in the afternoon. Evening at leisure.

Day 10: Chengdu - Yangtze & Three Gorges

Morning train from Chengdu to Chongqing. Met by our guide on arrival. Enjoy a city tour. Later this evening we will board our Yangtze River cruise.

Days 11-12: 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 winding its way through eight very different provinces. For today and tomorrow enjoy spectacular vistas passing through the famous Qutangxia, Wuxia and Xiling Gorge, on your way to Yichang. During the cruise, we will also sail through the new ship locks of the impressive Three Gorges Dam construction.

Day 13: Yangtze & Three Gorges - Hong Kong

Today marks the end of your cruise, we arrive into Yichang around 13:00 our local guide will be there to meet you and transfer you straight to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong where you will spend your final night. Upon arrival in Hong Kong we will transfer you to the hotel.

Summer Palace

Days 14-15: Hong Kong

for today and tomorrow enjoy free time to explore Hong Kong.

Lamma Island

Day 16: Hong Kong

Today we bid you farewell as we transfer you to the airport for your onward flight home and farewell to this fascinating country.

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last updated - 25 Jan 2015 11:06 AM