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12 Days China Essence Tour

Destinations:Beijing, Xian, Zhangjiajie, Guilin,Yangshuo

from: US$1690
Tour Code: CITA-CT-06
Summary: Visit the capital city of China-Beijing where you can enjoy the grand Chinese history and culture.Enjoy the amazing Natural wonder of Zhangjiajie (Avatar mountain).Homeland of Panda-Chengdu where you also can enjoy the lesuire life of the locals.Finally visit the most beautiful nature-Guilin.

Day 1

Beijing
International flight on your own arrangement. Once arrive in Beijing,be met and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Beijing 

Day 2

Beijing
Morning breakfast at the hotel, then we are going to visit the Tian’anmen Square, the largest city square in the world. Later visit the The Forbidden City, the largest imperial palace in China during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years. It was the Chinese royal palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. visit the Temple of Heaven, which is located in the southern part of Beijing, and has been one of the most holy places for the whole country for more than five centuries.
Overnight in Beijing 
  •   Tian'anmen Square

  •   Forbidden City

Day 3

BeijingZhangjiajie
Morning head to visit the Great Wall of Mutianyu,  Lies in Huairou County, Mutianyu Section is 73 kilometers away from Beijing City. Commanding the strategic importance, Mutianyu Section is called as the Majestic Pass on Precipitous Mountains. It is one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall. Then we will head to Summer Palace, the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, it greatly influences Chinese horticulture and landscape with its famous natural views and cultural interests, which also has long since been recognized as 'The Museum of Royal Gardens' . Then explore the alleyway -"Hutong" by riding on a traditional rickshaw to catch close-up glimpses of local life. 
Overnight in Beijing 
  •   Mutianyu Great Wall

  •   Mutianyu Great Wall

Day 4

Zhangjiajie
Morning breakfast at the hotel, then enter zhangjiajie national park, ascend yuanjiajie -avatar mountain by bailong elevator, sightseeing in yuanjiajie and tianzi mountain , down hill by tianzi mountain cable, sightseeing in 10-mile nature gallery by mini train, back to hotel.
Overnight in Zhangjiajie 
  •   Bailong Elevator

  •   Zhangjiajie National Park

Day 5

Zhangjiajie
Today you will visit Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon where you can watch the entire landscape of the North Temperate Zone karst topography, Canyon lush vegetation and fresh air. The weather in the canyon is cool and comfortable. You will also have chance to visit the newest glass bridge which is the longest and highest glass-bottom bridge in the world. It has a beautiful name of Yuntiandu meaning Cross the Sky. Standing on the bridge, travelers can get a panoramic view of the majestic Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon under your feet. In the middle of the bridge, there is a bungee jump platform, where you can try the highest bungee jumping in the world. What an exciting experience. After lunch, continue to Baofeng Lake, enjoy the scenery. 
Overnight in Zhangjiajie
  • Zhangjiajie

  • Glass bridge

Day 6

Zhangjiajie
Today your guide and the driver will meet you at the hotel lobby in the morning and drive to visit to Tianmen Mountain. Take cable car up to Tianmenshan Mountain. it is the longest line in Asia. You will see the gorgeous view while seating in the cable car and the mountain seems just in front of you. Hike on the mountain and you will walk on the floating glass plank. The experience is unique and gives you the feeling like just wandering in the clouds. Later, we will visit the Tianmen Cave site through the Tongtian Avenue which has 99 turns symbolizing that the Heaven has nine palaces. It is worth the title - wonder of highway in the world. Upon arrival, visit the Tianmen Cave. Tianmen cave the natural mountain-penetrating karst cave with the highest elevation in the world. It is actually a big hole in the mountain but people call it a cave and it has become a major attraction. The cave become the unique sight under heaven and breeds the profound and grand heaven culture of Fairy Mountain in the local area.
Overnight in Zhangjiajie 
  • Tianmen Mountain

  • Zhangjiajie

Day 7

Zhangjiajie  Changsha  Xi’an
Zhangjiajie- Changsha:T8324(08:42-13:05)
Morning breakfast at the hotel, then you will be transferred to the train station, and take the soft sleeper train to Changsha, upon arrival, change the flight to Xi’an. Have a good rest upon arrival.
Overnight in Xi’an 

Day 8

Xi'an
Morning we will visit the Shaanxi Province Museum, to explore the history and culture of ancient China. Afternoon, stroll on the Ancient City Wall, Which you have opportunity to cycle on this ancient wall,and then explore the Old Muslim Quarter and Old Mosque
Overnight in Xi’an
  • Ancient City Wal

  • Shaanxi Province Museum

Day 9

Xi'an
In the morning, we are going to visit the historical significance of the amazing The Terracotta Warriors and Horses -where7000 individually crafted clay soldiers stand on guard.Then continue to the Bid Wild Goose Pagoda built to house Buddhist scriptures collected by a Chinese Monk,where you can see variety of Buddha statues. 
Overnight in Xi’an 
  • The Terracotta Warriors Warriors

  • Bid Wild Goose Pagoda

Day 10

Xi’an Guilin
Morning breakfast at the hotel, then take the flight to Guilin. Upon arrival,  
Visit" Palace of Natural Art"Reed Flute Cave,view the beautiful vista of the Elephant Trunk Hill.
Elephant Trunk Hill : is located on the western bank of Li River. The shape of the hill is just like a huge elephant drinking water from the river with its trunk, so it is called Elephant Trunk Hill.Shui Yue Cave (Water Moon Cave) is between the trunk and the legs, which is a semi-round cave penetrated by water. The inverted reflection of the cave in water plus the part above forms a full moon. This phenomenon is unique and many laudatory inscriptions were found on the wall inside the cave. Visitors can boat through the cave to the river.
Palace of Natural Art"Reed Flute Cave: Known as “the Palace of Natural Arts”, Inside the cave, there are various stalagmites, stone curtains, stone flowers and stone pillars, which constitute a unique charm, making it known as a palace of natural art.This limestone cave with impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations makes the Reed Flute Cave well worthy of a visit.According to legend, it is believed that the green reed could be made into flutes to create dulcet music. The exuberant reed covered the entrance to the cave, so the people of the area used this cave for many centuries as a hideout in times of war.
Overnight in Guilin 
  • Elephant Trunk Hill

  • Reed Flute Cave

Day 11

Guilin Yangshuo
Morning your guide and driver will pick you from your hoel. Then you will enjoy the spectacular Li River Cruises.The cruise ship goes past the bizarre shaped mountains,villages and water buffaloes.Disembark at the traditional country town of Yangshuo. You can explore tranquilly countryside and local villages, see rice paddies and fish farms. There are many activities to day, such as cycling,bamboo boat drifting and more. 
Overnight in Yangshuo 
  • Li River Cruises

  • Li River Cruises

Day 12

Yangshuo
Airport transfer based on your flight schedule.

Travel in party of Superior Class
★★★★★
Deluxe Class
★★★★
Tourist Class
★★★
2-4 persons $2790 $ 2590 $1780
5-9 persons $2230 $ 2030 $ 1880
10 persons & above $2050 $ 1850 $ 1690
Single room Supplement $700 $ 500 $ 350

Service included:

* Private transportation with Good AC
* Accommodation based on DB/Twins shared rooms listed with breakfast; (12nights) 
* Excellent English speaking guide
* All sightseeing as specified in the itinerary;
* 2 bottles of water each person every day
* River cruise in Lijiang
* Train: Zhangjiajie to Changsha
* Airfare: Beijing to Zhangjiajie, Changsha to Xi’an. Xi’an to Guiling
* Travel insurance and government tax
* One China SIM Card for whole group

Service excluded:

* Full board meals listed every day
* Personal expenses and tips to the guide and driver
* Flight to Beijing and leave from Guiling
* some other tours not listed in the itinerary
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