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. You will travel to some amazing Buddhist cave art in Datong, explore the ancient town of Pingyao and visit the famous Terracotta 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 and the water town.

    Day 1  Arrive in Beijing
    Met and taken to hotel. Welcome dinner.

    Day 2  Beijing
    Forbidden City,  pedi-cab tour of Beijing's hutong. Peking Duck dinner.

    Day 3  Beijing 
    Simatai Great Wall hiking, Return to Beijing.

    Day 4  Xi'an
    Visit Temple of Heaven and learn to play Taichi.  Evening train to Xi'an.

    Day 5  Xi'an
    Visit Terracotta Warriors; bicycle ride on Xi'an's Ancient City Wall. Take an afternoon flight to Kunming.

    Day 6  Lijiang
    Fly to Lijiang, touring Balck Dragon Pool Park and Dongba Museum.

    Day 7  Lijiang 
    Walking tour of Puji Temple and the villages on the foot of  Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

    Day 8 Shangri-La
    Drive to Shangri-La County,  Yangzte River; Tiger Leaping Gorge. 

    Day 9  Shangri-La
    We will visit Songzanlin Monastery, and visit the prayer wheel overlooking the old town.

    Day 10  Shangri_la to Shanghai
    Fly to Shanghai via Kunming; met and check in hotel.

    Day 11 Shanghai
    Shanghai Museum, French Concession; Yu Garden

    Day 12  Shanghai
    Day tour to Suzhou and Tongli.

    Day 13  Onward flight
    Maglev train to Pudong International Airport; trip ends

    Tour Cost on demand

    Best for April to October

    --Most meals
    --All entry fees and sightseeing
    --All overnights in hotels and guesthouses with double occupancy
    --Domestic Flights
    --Private Transfers
    --English Speaking guides
    --Train Rides on "Soft Class" Cabins

    --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

    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.

    Trip Leader - Will Weber 


1-16 participants




13 days


Easy touring





Forbidden City, Temple Of Heaven, Great Wall, Terra Cotta Army, Giant Panda, Lijaing world heritage old city, Jade Dragon Mountain, Dali Old City, Shanghai, Suzhou

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