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This itinerary will offer you a wonderful experience of some of the finest cultural heritage sties and spectacular landscapes China beholds. Due to an ancient history and deeply rich culture, Beijing has a wide range of exciting things to offer and we have developed a tour that will allow you to experience many of its incredible highlights including the amazing Forbidden City. Most importantly, yo...

This itinerary will offer you a wonderful experience of some of the finest cultural heritage sties and spectacular landscapes China beholds. Due to an ancient history and deeply rich culture, Beijing has a wide range of exciting things to offer and we have developed a tour that will allow you to experience many of its incredible highlights including the amazing Forbidden City. Most importantly, you will also experience a magnificent section of the Great Wall at Gubeikou and a stunning backdrop of mountainous landscapes. For lovers of wildlife, Chengdu will also not disappoint as we take a ride to see pandas at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Centre. The last station is Yunnan area. Yunnan, a land of natural beauty and mystery, located in the most southwest of China, has a vast territory, magnificent mountains and rivers, abundant natural resources and diverse cultures. 

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Trip highlights
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Horseback riding
    Horseback riding
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Mountain
  • Sightseeing

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Day 1: Arrive in Beijing

You will be met at Beijing International Airport by our driver and transferred to a hotel in central Beijing. Today you will have an opportunity to rest and recover from the long flight.

Floral Hotel Michael's House (Beijing)

Day 2: Beijing City Tour

This morning, we will first go to visit Summer Palace. Summer Palace located in a northwestern suburb of Beijing; it is an immense park containing some Chinese traditional architecture and arts. 

In the afternoon, we will continue to visit Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world, then follow in the footsteps of emperors, court ministers and eunuchs and head south to the magnificent and colorful Forbidden City. In the late afternoon, enjoy a Hutong rickshaw tour. 

This evening you could choose to go to watch a Chinese opera performance. Peking Opera has a history of about 200 years, now it becomes more and more popular as it is a combination of stylized acting, singing, acrobatics and colorful costumes.

Floral Hotel Michael's House (Beijing)

Day 3: Mutianyu Great Wall

Your last trekking day is again great for photography! The Jiankou section of the Wall is known to be one of most beautiful part of the Wild Wall near Beijing, loved by photographers. 

After a simple breakfast, hike eastwards to Mutianyu Great Wall. The hike itself is quiet and beautiful - in about four hours of passing deserted sections of the Wall in its original state, we will get to the well-known restored section of the Wall - Mutianyu.

After a late lunch, drive to back to Beijing. Free in the evening.   

Beijing, Jiankou, Mutianyu
Floral Hotel Michael's House (Beijing)

Day 4: Temple of Heaven

In the early morning, after breakfast, we will go to see the local people doing their morning exercises. Then we will visit the Temple of Heaven. 

At the end of visit, transfer to Beijing West Railway station, take a high speed train to Xi’an. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and have a rest.  

Beijing, Xi'an
Night in Eastern House Hotel (Xi'an)

Day 5: Visit the magnificent Qin Terra-cotta Army

After breakfast, we will drive to visit the magnificent Qin Terra-cotta Army, one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the world: a life-size clay soldier poised for battle. 

Then, we will go to visit the Ancient City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Bicycle or sightseeing car will be arranged on the wall to go around.

In late afternoon, transfer to Xi’an North Railway station, take a high speed train to Chengdu.  

Xi'an, Chengdu
Mercure Hotel Chengdu (Chengdu)

Day 6: Chengdu Research center of Panda Breeding

In the morning, we will go to the Chengdu Research center of Panda Breeding to have a real chance to get intimate interaction with lovely panda. 

In the afternoon, take a 1.5hrs drive visit Leshan Giant Buddha, the looming Leshan Giant Buddha is a Tang dynasty (618-907 AD) relic that is the largest carved stone Buddha in the world at 71 meters. 

After dinner, attend the Sichuan Opera—a dazzling show performed with local instruments, hand shadows, candle storytelling, fire spitting, and face changing.

Wandering around the local market and bar street Jinli, take local delicacies yourselves and enjoy the leisure life with local people.  

Mercure Hotel Chengdu (Chengdu)

Day 7: Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple

Take an early morning flight to Dali, upon arrival, our guide will lead you to visit Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple northwest of Dali. This architectural treasure. has survived several eras of severe earthquakes.

Then, we will go for a boat tour on Erhai Lake, watching queues of captive cormorants waiting on the edge of the boat for their turn to do the fishing. You can watch the people live their daily lives in a traditional way.

Then extend your tour to the native's hand-made clothing process - tie-die cloth workshop, taste local snacks when your walk along the small streets. By visiting this small town, you gain a better understanding of the history of this ingenious people and an appreciation of a culture that has been important in Chinese history.  

Chengdu, Dali
Landscape (Dali)

Day 8: Danxia landscape and the Buddhist grottoes

In the morning we will make a 1.5-hour drive to Shibao Shan, a stone treasure mountain, which is famous for its red rock formations called Danxia landscape and the Buddhist grottoes that feature unique stone-carving nestled into the pine-forested mountain.

Walking in the mountain there are dense forests and flowing streams, which makes a beautiful picture.

Then walk 2 hours down from the mountain to Shaxi village, a historical village at the foot of Shibao Shan, nested in a valley. 

ShaxiDali, Shibaoshan, Lijiang

Day 9: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Our car will pick you up from the hotel, and drive about 30KM to Ganhaizi Meadow(3100M), you will take the sightseeing bus for a short visiting through the Baishuihe River. Then, take the chairlift up to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The cableway will be arranged according to the condition of the mountain. You will hike around 1 hours in the original forest in Spruce Meadow (3200M). Then visit Blue Moon Valley.

After lunch, you will enjoy the Impression Lijiang Ethnic Show directed in Ganhaizi Meadow (3100M). A cultural show demonstrating the traditions and lifestyles of the Naxi, Yi and Bai peoples of the area. 

After that, drive to visit Black Dragon Pool and Dongba Culture Museum. Then drive back to hotel. 


Day 10: Cycling and Horseback riding tour in Lijiang

Today, you will start your cycling tour from Lijiang Old Town. Cycle to Baisha Old Town first, then stop to visit Baisha Murals. Painted over 1,000 years ago, the murals display the life stories of China’s main religions, including Confucianism, Taoism, and Tibetan Buddhism.

Then go on your cycling to Lashihai Lake. Lashihai Lake, a nature reserve rich in biodiversity. You will start your horse-riding around Lashihai Lake.  With an area of 5,330 hectares, Lashihai Lake is about 9.3 km long from south to north and 8.2 km wide from east to west. It is the largest lake in Lijiang County. 


Day 11: Tiger leaping gorge

After breakfast, take private bus to Tiger leaping gorge is a canyon on the Yangtze River. This gorge is about 3700m from the top of the mountain to the water surface, and about 15 km in length.

There we will do a short hike race to exercise the student team consciousness, after lunch, visit the upper tiger leaping gorge.

In the afternoon, drive to Shigu town, where you will have a rafting experience, then visit Shigu town, a military importance historically. You will witness the wonder of the First Bend of the Yangtze River with a big turn from the southward to the east. then our car will drive you to Lijiang Old Town.  


Day 12: Departure Day

Relax yourself in Lijiang Old Town in the morning. Lijiang, a well-preserved old city of ethnic minorities with brilliant culture, is a central town of the Lijiang Autonomous County of the Naxi Ethnic Minority in Yunnan Province. 

Picked up by our guide and driver at the appointed time, transfer to the airport, take a flight back home.  



Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

For 2 Adults
SeasonPrice Per Adult
Average trip price
From December to February $3,510
From March to April $3,620
From May to October $3,720
November $3,620

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