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13 day journey to China's must see places

China Discovery

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    On this fascinating journey you experience the many facets of China, from the famous sights to the more obscure experiences. From the capital city of Beijing, where you explore all the major places of interest, including the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and a more remote section of the Great Wall.,Warriors in Xian. This tour is the ideal journey if you want to see the famous “icons” of China in an interesting way. After a few days visiting in beautiful countryside of Yunnan we will go to Shanghai to visit the Yu Yuan Garden and the bund, also a visit to Suzhou.

    Day 1  Arrive in Beijing

    Met by your guide and taken to hotel. Welcome dinner.

    Day 2  Beijing

    After breakfast, you will visit the enormous Forbidden City, built more than 500 years ago and off limits to commoners for almost all that time. Hutong is another fine example of extraordinary workmanship. In the evening, enjoy dinner and a performance of the unique Beijing Opera.

    Day 3  Beijing 

    Morning transfer to Simatai Great Wall, hiking this least visited, largely unrestored, and most beautiful section of the Great Wall.  Return to Beijing for overnight.

    Day 4  Xi'an

    Visit Temple of Heaven and learn to play Taichi.  Also visit Summer Paplace. In the evening take an overnight soft sleeper train to Xi’an (12hrs, 20:40--08:29+1)

    Option:Take a bullet train to Xi’an, 4.5Hrs and overnight in Xi’an

    The Price different for train and hotel about US$100/person

    Day 5  Xi'an

    Arrive in Xi'an in early morning, met and taken to the hotel for breakfast. Afterward, visit Terracotta Warriors, these entombed statues are considered one of the most important archaeological finds of the century. Over 6,000 of them were individually sculpted from clay, each having a different costume, height and even facial expression;Bicycle ride on Xi'an's Ancient City Wall. Stay in Xi’an。

    Day 6  Lijiang

    Fly to Lijiang, is the capital of the Naxi people, a small but fascinating ethnic minority known for their matriarchal society, their pictographic language, and their distinctive music. Visit Balck Dragon Pool Park and Dongba Museum as time permit. Stay in Lijiang

    Day 7  Lijiang 

    Walking tour of Puji Temple and the villages on the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Visit Old city. Stay in Lijiang
    Option:Enjoy a concert of traditional Naxi music as your wishes. Stay in Lijiang.

    Day 8 Shangri-La

    Drive to Shangri-La County, en route visit Yangtse River, also stop at stop at famous Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the deepest gorges in the world. Arrive in Shangri La for dinner.

    Day 9  Shangri-La

    We will visit Songzanlin Monastery, built at the instruction of the fifth Dalai Lama in the 17th century. Also visit the prayer wheel overlooking the old town and visit a Tibetan family and sample the Tibetan Yak Butter Tea. Stay in Shangri La.

    Day 10  Shangri_la to Shanghai

    Fly to Shanghai via Kunming; met and check in hotel.

    Day 11 Shanghai

    You visit the famousYuyuan Gardens and Bazaar, a fascinating highlight of the city and worth exploring for its tranquil Chinese garden and wonderful food stalls. You also visit Shanghai Museum and French Concession. Stay in Shanghai.

    Day 12  Shanghai

    Drive to Suzhou, famous for its canals and silk industry. However, its most famous assets are its magnificent landscaped gardens, which are all works of art. Enjoy a rickshaw ride through the old town section. Afterwards, embark on a boat ride to Han Shan Si Temple (Cold Mountain Temple). You also visit Tiger Hill, which is surrounded by rivers and covered with pine and plum trees. Here you can see the Yunyan Pagoda, Suzhou’s oldest pagoda built in the Sui Dynasty (581-618) and the Duanliang Hall, which was built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Continue on with a visit to the Gardens – the Humble Administrator’s Garden is recommended for its fine example of gardens and is one of the four most famous gardens in China. Visit the Silk and Embroidery factory before returning to Shanghai for your overnight.

    Day 13  Onward flight

    Drive to Pudong International Airport. Our service ends of here.

    Option:Drive to take Maglev train(1.5Hrs) to Pudong airport.

    Tour Cost on demand, Best for April to October


    --Most meals

    --All entry fees and sightseeing

    --All overnights in hotels with double occupancy

    --Private Transfers

    --English Speaking guides

    --Domestic Flights and train ride 


    --All services not mentioned and all items of a personal nature

    --Tipping or gratuities to guides and drivers

    --Mandatory international travel insurance

    --Excursions other than those specified in trips

    --Extra cost if  tour is delayed or changed due to reasons beyond control

    --Excursions other than those specified in trips--Extra cost if tour is delayed or changed due to reasons beyond control

    Great Journey through China, we have had so much to see and experience.We absolutely enjoyed the trip and the guides were fantastic. Would highly recommend ActiveChina to anyone again.

    Jim - USA


1-16 participants




13 days


Easy touring





✥Forbidden City
✥Temple Of Heaven
✥Practising Taichi
✥Visit Hutong on pedicar
✥Walk on the Great Wall
✥Terra Cotta Army & City Wall
✥Visit Lijaing world heritage site
✥Visit Songzanlin Monastery
✥Shanghai Yuyuan Gardens
✥Shanghai Museum

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