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SG23: 12 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Kunming - Lijiang

Tour Type: Perfect group size of maximum 6 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 11 nights, nice 5-star & 4-star hotels
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dumpling dinner

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Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Beijing
On your arrival, you will be welcomed by your guide and then follow the guide to a coach bus. An experienced driver will then transfer you to the hotel.

Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

Day 2: Beijing
The guide will introduce the 12 days China tour briefly in the hotel lobby before taking you to Tiananmen Square. After visiting the square, we will continue to the Forbidden City, the place where the emperors used to live and administer the affairs of government. It is one of the largest and best-preserved ancient wooden architecture complex in the world.

At noon, an a la carte welcome lunch featuring Peking Duck will be served.

After a short break, we will tour the Temple of Heaven, where an important ceremony called the Worship of Heaven was held during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1912). Then we will watch a Chinese Kung Fu Show in the Red Theater.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch

Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

  • Gate of Heavenly Purity
    Splendid Gate of Heavenly Purity
  • Beijing Temple of Heaven
    Our guests with Temple of Heaven
Day 3: Beijing
The Mutianyu Great Wall is the main attraction we will visit today. Regarded as the most beautiful part of the Great Wall, it has been well-preserved and shows the charm of the ancient wall. Also, its vegetation coverage is over ninety percent. To appreciate the scenery in comfort, we will reach and leave the wall by cable car. After reaching the top, red wine will be provided for a toast.

We will have some time to explore a local market before going back to hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

Day4: Beijing - Xi'an
Today, we will visit the Summer Palace, known as the Museum of Royal Gardens and the largest existing imperial garden in China. Then we will make a stop at the Olympic Bird’s Nest, the stadium built for the 2008 Summer Olympics, and you can take pictures of this landmark building. After an a la carte lunch, exploring a Hutong by rickshaw is the next activity in our schedule. It is a good chance to learn about the local life. Also, we will have a chance to about the ancient art of paper cutting and have a chance to try our hand at it.

Afterwards, your guide will accompany you to the airport to fly to Xi’an. Upon your arrival, the Xi’an guide will pick you up and escort you to your hotel for check-in.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

  • Summer Palace
    Seventeen Hole Bridge in Summer Palace
  • Hutong tours
    Taking a rickshaw at Beijing Hutong
Day 5: Xi'an
Today, we will spend the whole morning visiting the Terracotta Army. The museum consists of three main pits with thousands of terracotta sculptures that reproduce a battle formation under the lead of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259-210BC). It is an attraction definitely worth visiting on our 12 days China tour.

We will also pay a visit to a kind local family and enjoy an authentic home-cooked lunch around noon. You can chat with the host and learn to cook some Chinese dishes there.

In the afternoon, we will continue our tour by visiting the Xi’an Museum, which is famous for the precious cultural relics, and see the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and its splendid garden landscape. After the visit, we will have a tasty the Dumpling Dinner while watching a Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

Friendly Tips:
As the theater is usually not open in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we will not arrange the show and dumpling dinner for tours during the periods. Guests will enjoy free time to relax.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

Day 6: Xi'an
In the morning, we will set out for the City Wall and spend the whole morning there. First, we will stroll in the park surrounding the City Wall to observe people’s everyday life. Then a Master will teach you Tai Chi in the park. After this short experience, we will climb up the City Wall whose total length is about 13.7 kilometers (8.5 miles). If you want to circle the entire wall, renting a bike or taking a sightseeing battery car are both good choices, but the fee is not included.

After an a la carte lunch, your guide will lead you to the Shaanxi History Museum, which features various collections of from most of the Chinese dynasties. Then head to the Great Mosque and the Muslim Quarter. Through the visit, you will gain an understanding of the life of Muslims in Xi’an and taste some well-known specialty foods.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Accommodation:  Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

  • City Wall of Xi'an, China
    Historic City Wall of Xi'an
Day7: Xi'an - Guilin
Today, our guide will escort you to the airport for the morning flight to Guilin. After your arrival, the Guilin guide will help you with your hotel transfer. Then you can have a break to prepare for the 12 days tour of China in Guilin. In the afternoon, we will tour the Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill to appreciate the amazing scenery of the karst landform.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Guilin Grand Bravo Hotel (5 stars)

Day 8: Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Today’s visit starts with a Li River cruise. Just relax and appreciate the scenery along the river. After arriving at Yangshuo, we will go to the oldest street there - West Street, which has low brick houses remaining from the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912). Next we will have a tour in the countryside and pay a visit to a villager’s home to learn more about local life. Afterwards, we will drive back to Guilin.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Guilin Grand Bravo Hotel (5 stars)

  • Li River Cruise
    Taking a Li River Cruise tour
  • Countryside of Yangshuo
    Picturesque view of Yangshuo countryside
Day 9: Guilin - Kunming
This morning is your time to relax. In the afternoon, your guide will transfer you to the train station to take a 5-hour high-speed train to Kunming. Upon your arrival, the local guide there will pick you up and help you to get to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Jinjiang Hotel (4 stars)

Day 10: Kunming - Lijiang
The only attraction we will visit in Kunming is the Stone Forest, one of the finest examples of the worldwide karst stone formations formed 270 million years ago. Also, it is the oldest and largest karst topography in the Paleozoic area with all kinds of unique scenic spots. After the excursion, the guide will send you to the 3.5-hour bullet train to Lijiang. Upon arrival, the Lijiang guide will meet you at the train station and accompany you to your hotel for a rest.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Ivy Garden Hotel Resorts (4 stars)

  • Stone Forest
    The karst landform, Stone Forest
  • Lijiang old city
    Featured Lijiang old city
Day 11: Lijiang
Baisha Village, which was the ancient capital of the Naxi Nationality, is the first stop today. We will arrange a visit to a Naxi family to learn more about their unique culture. Then we will enjoy the murals in this 500-year old town. Another ancient town we will tour is Shuhe where the Tea-Horse Road Museum is located. This museum displays the local customs, the culture of Tea-Horse Road and Pu'er tea, a specialty of Yunnan province.

After lunch, we will explore the famous Lijiang Old Town to feel its unique charm.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Ivy Garden Hotel Resorts (4 stars)

Day 12: Departure from Lijiang
Please remember to pack all your belongings and check out before 12:00. We suggest you to take a taxi to the airport. Your 12 days tour of China ends here, and we hope you enjoy the trip back.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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Prices are per person in US Dollars;
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Arrival DateDepature DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement
Jan
09(Sun)
Jan
20(Thu)
$2319
$2203
$619
Feb
20(Sun)
Mar
03(Thu)
$2319
$2087
$619
Mar
04(Fri)
Mar
15(Tue)
$2339
$2105
$639
Mar
11(Fri)
Mar
22(Tue)
$2339
$2105
$639
Mar
25(Fri)
Apr
05(Tue)
$2449
$2204
$679
Apr
01(Fri)
Apr
12(Tue)
$2549
$2294
$719
Apr
08(Fri)
Apr
19(Tue)
$2549
$2294
$719
Apr
15(Fri)
Apr
26(Tue)
$2549
$2294
$719
Apr
22(Fri)
May
03(Tue)
$2549
$2294
$719
May
06(Fri)
May
17(Tue)
$2549
$2294
$719
May
13(Fri)
May
24(Tue)
$2549
$2294
$719
May
20(Fri)
May
31(Tue)
$2549
$2294
$719
May
27(Fri)
Jun
07(Tue)
$2529
$2276
$699
Jun
03(Fri)
Jun
14(Tue)
$2519
$2267
$689
Jun
10(Fri)
Jun
21(Tue)
$2519
$2267
$689
Jun
17(Fri)
Jun
28(Tue)
$2519
$2267
$689
Jun
24(Fri)
Jul
05(Tue)
$2519
$2267
$689
Jul
01(Fri)
Jul
12(Tue)
$2559
$2303
$689
Jul
08(Fri)
Jul
19(Tue)
$2559
$2303
$689
Jul
15(Fri)
Jul
26(Tue)
$2559
$2303
$689
Jul
22(Fri)
Aug
02(Tue)
$2559
$2303
$689
Jul
29(Fri)
Aug
09(Tue)
$2559
$2303
$689
Aug
05(Fri)
Aug
16(Tue)
$2559
$2303
$689
Aug
12(Fri)
Aug
23(Tue)
$2559
$2303
$689
Aug
19(Fri)
Aug
30(Tue)
$2559
$2303
$689
Aug
26(Fri)
Sep
06(Tue)
$2569
$2312
$709
Sep
02(Fri)
Sep
13(Tue)
$2569
$2312
$749
Sep
09(Fri)
Sep
20(Tue)
$2569
$2312
$749
Sep
16(Fri)
Sep
27(Tue)
$2569
$2312
$749
Sep
23(Fri)
Oct
04(Tue)
$2569
$2312
$749
Oct
07(Fri)
Oct
18(Tue)
$2569
$2312
$749
Oct
14(Fri)
Oct
25(Tue)
$2569
$2312
$749
Oct
21(Fri)
Nov
01(Tue)
$2569
$2312
$749
Oct
28(Fri)
Nov
08(Tue)
$2409
$2168
$729
Nov
04(Fri)
Nov
15(Tue)
$2409
$2168
$729
Nov
11(Fri)
Nov
22(Tue)
$2389
$2150
$709
Nov
20(Sun)
Dec
01(Thu)
$2339
$2105
$649
Dec
04(Sun)
Dec
15(Thu)
$2319
$2087
$629
Dec
23(Fri)
Jan
03(Tue)
$2319
$2087
$629
What's Included
  • Domestic airfares & train fares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
What's Excluded
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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From US$2319 per person
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