The Natural Wonders of Ancient China (14N/15D)
No. : 211 Price: USD
Day 1 Shanghai Arrival (No Meal)
Meet and transfer to the hotel, the rest of day at leisure.
2 nights at Central Hotel Shanghai or similar one
Day 2 Shanghai (B)
Morning visit of the Jade Buddha Temple, the Yu Garden and its nearby bazaars; afternoon at leisure to stroll along the Bund or shop on the Nanjing Road on your own arrangement.
Day 3 Shanghai-Huangshan by train (B)
Morning take high-speed train to Huangshan (appr. 3.5 hours), enjoy a walking tour of Tunxi Ancient Street (1-2 hours), with hundreds of years of history and the traditional style of the Huizhou Culture, the street owns some of the best-preserved buildings in the architectural styles of the Song, Ming and Qing dynasties. It is one of the famous Mount Huangshan attractions.
2 nights at International Huangshan Hotel or similar one
Day 4 Huangshan (B/L)
Morning tour to one of the most famous mountains in China, commonly known as Yellow Mountain or Mt. Huangshan. The mountain peaks rising out of a sea of clouds give people an impression that the mountain is an island floating over the clouds. Take the cable-car up to North Sea Scenic Area, and you can take this opportunity to visit Lion Peak, Flower-Scattering Valley and Cloud-Dispelling Pavilion, then down the mountain by a cable car.
Day 5 Huangshan-Wuyuan (B/L)
Morning excursion of the Hongcun Village, listed as one of China's top 10 charming villages, known for their beautiful wood carvings and well-preserved traditional buildings, it has been named "a village in the Chinese painting". After the visit here, continue your trip to Wuyuan county, a tiny village of Yan, aprotected 900-year-old settlement.
2 nights at Skywells Wuyuan or similar one
Day 6 Wuyuan (B/D)
Explore the surrounding countryside of Wuyuan via a number of walking trails to feel refreshed in spirit at the breathtaking scenery. Wuyuan is actually the birthplace of Huizhou Culture and is famous all over the world for its unique natural scenic spots and culture relics as well as its specialties such as tea and rape flowers. The country has a good reputation as one of the top 10 sacred places for photographers in China.
Transfer to Hangzhou airport (appr. 3-4 hours) and fly to Chengdu (appr. 2.5hours). On arrival in Chengdu, transfer to the Qingcheng Mountain (appr.1.5hours), the rest of the day at leisure.
3 nights at Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain.
Day 8 Qingcheng Mountain (B/L)
Full day tour of the Qingcheng Mountain, is one of the most famous Taoist mountains in China. It is also a very attractive and intriguing scenic spot, covered by luxuriant and verdant trees. The mountain is praised for being one of the most quiet and peaceful places under heaven and combines perfectly with its ever green sceneries.
Day 9 Qingcheng Mountain-Dujiangyan-Qing Cheng Mountain (B)
Half day tour of the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project where represents ancient China's superb science and technology and is a milestone in the world's water harnessing and irrigation history. It is the world's oldest diversion project without a dam, still feeds a grid of irrigation canals in Sichuan, turning the province into the country's famous land of abundance since ancient times. Therest of the day is free at leisure.
Day 10 Qingcheng Mountain/Chengdu-Xian by train (B)
Morning transfer to Chengdu visit Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, then transfer to train station for high-speed train to Xi'an (appr. 4 hours) where the former Silk Road trading city retains some of itshistoric character, laid out in a grid pattern within huge perimeter walls.
2 nights at Sofitel Renmin Square Xian or similar one
Day 11 Xi'an (B/L)
Spend the morning discovering the Terracotta Warriors & Horses, known as the eighth wonder of the world, now is a museum to display the warriors and horses which were made in Qin Dynasty. They have guarded them ausoleum of Qin Shi Huang for over 2000 years. Followed by an afternoon walking tour of the Muslim Quarter, then enjoy a free time afterwards.
Day 12 Xi'an-Beijing by train (B)
Today, continue east take high-speed train to Beijing (appr. 4.5-6 hours), the capital city of China and the center of economy, history and culture of China. After arrival, transfer to your hotel for a fresh up, and free time in the evening.
3 nights at Regent Hotel Beijing or similar one
Day 13 Beijing (B)
Morning tour of the Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City (closed on Monday), followed by a stroll through the historic Liulichang District and the Hutongs (ancient narrow alleyways) nearby to get a better understanding of the local people’s life.
Day 14 Beijing (B/L)
Leave Beijing for a journey north to the Jinshanling Great Wall, a quiet and dramatic section of the wall which is about 140KM from Beijing connecting the Simatai Great wall in the east and the Gubeikou Great Wall in the west respectively, then transfer back to the city in the afternoon.
Day 15 Beijing Departure (B)
Transfer to the airport for the flight to your onward destination.
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