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ChinaExplore the diverse culture of China

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 Our incredible 13 days off the diverse culture trip will offer participants 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 t...

 Our incredible 13 days off the diverse culture trip will offer participants 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 and a stunning backdrop of mountainous landscapes.

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Trip highlights
  • Multi-activity
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Meet locals
    Meet locals
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine
  • Learning activities
    Learning activities

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Day 1: Arrive in Beijing

You will be met at Beijing International Airport by our driver (cannot speak English) 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. As the Forbidden City is the symbol of China's royal family, the Hutongs in Beijing show the real life of the common people. This evening you could choose to go to watch a traditional acrobatic show.

Floral Hotel Michael's House (Beijing)

Day 3: Beijing - Jiankou - Mutianyu

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 half-hour climb upwards, through a gentle wooded area, we will clamber out onto a portion of the Wall not visited by tourists. After a simple breakfast, hike eastwards to Mutianyu Great Wall. 

What a difference between the tourist section and the original Wild Wall we have just seen! After a late lunch, drive to back to Beijing. Free in the evening.

Breakfast and lunch included

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

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an

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.

Night in Eastern House Hotel (Xi'an)

Day 5: Xi'an Tour - Chengdu

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. UNESCO listed it in 1987 as one of the world cultural heritages.

In the afternoon, drive back to Xian city. 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.

Breakfast and lunch included

Xi'an, Chengdu
Mercure Hotel Chengdu (Chengdu)

Day 6: Chengdu

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 visit, drive back to the downtown.

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.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Mercure Hotel Chengdu (Chengdu)

Day 7: Chengdu - Guilin

Free in the morning, then picked up by our local guide and driver, transfer to the airport, take flight to Guilin, a small city with great natural beauty of south China.

This afternoon, enjoy your relaxing city tour covering the Reed Flute Cave, the most famous limestone cave in this area and good example of the Karst Formation with distinctly-colored stalactites.

Chengdu, Guilin
Night Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel (Guilin)

Day 8: Guilin - Zhaoxing

After breakfast, take a bullet train to Zhaoxing Dong village. Surrounded by the high mountains.

 Walk around Zhaoxing Dong Village and have a family visit in a local house. Then learn a traditional folk handicraft -Tie-dye with local people.

After a late lunch, do a 3hrs hike to one of the small villages nearby for their special celebration activities if there are.

Guilin, Zhaoxing
Indigo Lodge (Zhaoxing)

Day 9: Zhaoxing - Longsheng (by train; 4km, 1 hour hike)

After breakfast, take a bullet train back to Guilin. Upon arrival, take 1.5~2hrs drive to witness one of the most beautiful terraces in China, Longji Terraces and have an excursion there for ethnic minority culture. As soon as you get to the entrance of Longji, change the local shuttle bus for another 30 minutes uphill to Longji Ancient Zhuang Village, then start your hiking to Pingan Zhuang Village where your hotel is located.

Night at Longji Star-wish Resort Charm Hotel (Longsheng)

Day 10: Longsheng - Guilin

Enjoy the sunrise view of Longji Rice Terrace Field. After breakfast, start to do a 2 hours hike from Ping'an via the rice terraces to a local Zhuang village, transfer to your van or bus. 

In the evening, follow your guide and take a 1.5 hours' leisure walk along the city's ancient water system – this ancient water system was built by the locals 800 years ago and was served as moat before.

Night Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel (Guilin)

Day 11: Guilin - Yangshuo

After breakfast, meet your guide at your hotel lobby and drive 50-60 minutes to the Mopanshan Pier for a 4-hour's cruise on Li River, with lunch aboard. 

In the afternoon, take an easy bike ride in the countryside for about 1.5 hours if you want. Throw yourself into the stunning countryside views and relaxed atmosphere.

Be enthralled by the patches of paddy fields nestling under green hills and near the mirror-like river, with farmers cultivate the soil with their water buffalos.

Guilin, Yangshuo
Bamboo Leaf (Yangshuo)

Day 12: Yangshuo - Guilin

In the morning, we arrange a Chinese cooking class, which lasts for about 3 hours. It begins with going to the local food market to buy ingredients for your cooking class.

Then cook 2 or 3 popular Chinese dishes under the guidance of an English-speaking tutor, and the taste fruits of your labor at the end.

After lunch, we will first go to visit the Moon hill, and then relax yourself on the narrow Bamboo Rafts bathing in the sun. The 1.5 hours’ rafting on Yulong River will give a fascinating insight into life in rural China.

Bamboo Leaf (Yangshuo)

Day 13: Departure

After breakfast, take a short drive to Xionggongshan Hill. When you climb up to the top of Xianggongshan Hill for about 20 minutes, overlook and find the hills standing orderly, clear Lijiang River meandering through the hills.

The light, clouds, sunrise, pink clouds here attracts numerous photographers and photography enthusiasts. Therefore, it is one of the best place to enjoy the best view of Li River. After visit, transfer to Guilin Liangjiang Airport to catch a flight back home.

Breakfast included



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 November to February $3,370
From March to April $3,460
From May to October $3,560

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  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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