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2018 China Exploration Overland from South to North


2018 China Exploration Overland from South to North


Visit China by overland tour is one of the best ways to know about this huge country closely . The good highway networks in China made the overland tours everywhere much easy and safe now. China Exploration pushed this join-in China overland tours from South China to North China for those want to know and enjoy China closely.

On this overland tour route, you will sit in Chinese vehicle all the tour and visit China from South to north which covers most of the cultural and natural attractions. And we just provide private transportation, English speaking guide and clean accommodation for you, and released the meals, and tour tickets for your own choice as well as easy controlling the budget.

It is separated as South Part and North trip in order to meet your time and budget control, and you can both book only one trip or book full trip. It is an adventure of lifetime.


A. Departure Time: 


First Departure

Second Departure

Third Departure

Fourth Departure

South Trip Code.





Price (US$)

$ 1460.00




Start Time

Apr 20th, 2018

June 15th, 2018

Aug 30th , 2018

Oct 19th , 2018

End Time

May 4th, 2018

June 29th, 2018

Sept 13rd,2018

Nov 2nd , 2018

North Trip Code.





Price (US$)





Start Time

May 2th, 2018

June 27rd ,2018

Sept 11th, 2018

Oct 31st, 2018

End Time

May 16th, 2018

July 11th, 2018

Sept 25th, 2018

Nov 15th , 2018


B.  Itinerary:

Note: Itinerary below is for OV180420SKC and OV-180502NCB, other departure time groups’ dates will be changed accordingly.


D1April 20th , 2018  Kunming   OV-180420SKC start

OV-180420SKC start start today, you need to arrive in the Spring City of Kunming and check in the hotel. Free to make the city tour yourselves, where the West Hill, Dragon Gate, Dianchi Lake, Ethnic minority village, all deserved a visit, suggest you arrive one day before to visit these spots yourselves. Meet with your tour guide and driver in the evening at 7:30 Pm at hotel and prepare for the tour.

D2April 21st  ,2018  Kunming - Luoping   Driving 300Kms, 4 hours 

Visit the magic park of Stone Forest in the morning, where you will enjoy various shaped beautiful rock and enjoy the romantic tale of Asima. Drive to Luoping city in about 2 hrs’ driving in the late afternoon. Luoping is well known for its Rape Flower and beautiful villages and peaks around. Night in local hotel.

D3  Luoping- Anshun     Driving 252 Kms,  3.5 hours

Drive to Anshun today, but in the morning you will drop a tour to Jinji village about 10 kms away from the national road, where you can enjoy the beautiful Jinji Peaks Forest standing among the Rape fields. And you can also enjoy the village of Buyi people in the villages around. In spring the Rape flower is the most beautiful place for photo. Arrive in Anshun at noon, visit the famous Huangguoshu Water Fall in the afternoon. The beautiful Huangguoshu Waterfall is the largest in China, besides the water full, the Qixing Bridge and dragon cave are also beautiful place for your visit. Night in Anshun.

D4 April 23th ,2018 Anshun -Guiyang-Rongjiang    Driving 310Kms, 4 hrs.

Drive to Rongjiang in the morning, enjoy the beautiful landscape of Guizhou en route, and arrive in Rongjiang, and visit the Chejiang Sanbao Dong Village. Dong people is one of the ethnic minority in Guizhou, and here the population is the largest. You will enjoy their unique village with Drum Towers. They possess the highest Drum tower in the Guizhou, and the ancient Banyan tree here is also beautiful. If you just meet the time of their festival, you will enjoy their well reserved ethnic dancing and fold songs. 

D5 April 24th ,2018  Rongjiang-Congjiang - Longsheng    Driving 240 Kms,  5.5 hrs.

Drive to Longji Rice Terrace all the day via Chongjiang and Sanjiang city, and today you will pass by beautiful green Duliu River, continue to explore the special Dong people’s villages in Gaozheng village and Xiaohuang village. Arrive in Longji in the late afternoon, and stay one night in local village.

D6 April 25th ,2018   Longsheng - Yangshuo  Driving 145 Kms, 2.5 hrs.

Enjoy the beautiful Rice Terrace in Longji in the morning, which is one of the largest rice fields in China. You can enjoy this wonder of agriculture and also make a short section of hiking on the rice terrace mountain. And then drive to Yangshuo in the afternoon, and visit the dream like beautiful West Street in the evening, on this street, many kind of delicious foods, souvenir and bars existed, you can try to discover what you want here. 

D7 April 26th ,2018  Yangshuo-Guilin  Driving 66 kms, 1.5 hrs.

Drive to Yulong River in the morning to enjoy the beautiful Yulong River and pretty shaped peaks around, and then drive to Xingping old village, where you will take the boat to enjoy a section of beautiful Li River Cruise, and then drive to Guilin in the afternoon to drop a visit to the Elephant Hill Park, which is the symbol of Guilin. 

D8 April 27th ,2018 Guilin - Zhangjiajie    Driving 700 Kms, 8 hrs.

Drive to Zhangjiajie all the day along the highway, enjoy the mountains of Hunan province en route. Arrive in Wulingyuan National Park in the late afternoon, night in local hotel.

D9April 28th ,2018  Zhangjiajie Tour         

All the day to explore the Wulingyuan National Park. The Golden Whip Steam, Yuanjiajie, Tianzishan mountain are the main attraction in Wulingyuan, you can do them all in one day!

D10April 29th ,2018  Zhangjiajie - Yichang    Driving 320 Kms, 6 hrs,

Drive to Yichang in Hubei province all the day, and then drop a visit in the Three Gorge Dam in the late afternoon. The Three Gorge Dam is the largest power station in the world.

D11April 30th ,2018  Yichang - Fengjie- Chongqing    Driving 620 kms, 8 hrs.

Drive to Chongqing all the day, and you will enjoy the beautiful mountain along the Yangtze river, and stop for a tour in Fengjie to visit White Emperor Temple, which you will know about the history and culture of Three Kingdom. And you will also enjoy the great Kuimen Gate and Qutangxia Gorge. Continue to drive to Chongqing, enjoy the beautiful night of Chongqing mountain city. Night in Chongqing.

D12May 1st  ,2018  Chongqing - Dazu - Rongxian   Driving 300 Kms, 4 hrs.

In the morning enjoy the largest mountain city, Chongqing in China, and you will drive to Dazu to drop a visit in the Dazu Buddhism Rock Carving Heritage, and then continue to drive to Rongxian city.

D13May 2nd  ,2018 Rongxia - Leshan - Chengdu   Driving 230 Km, 3 hrs. 

Today you will visit both the TOP one and TOP two Buddha rock calving in the world. Firstly in the morning visit the Rongxia Giant Buddha Statue, which is the second largest Budda Statue in the world, but off the beaten track, and then head for Leshan city to visit the largest Leshan Buddha Statue in the world. Drive to Chengdu in the late afternoon.

OV-180502NCB start today, tourist arrive in Chengdu today and check in the hotel, meet with your guide in the evening at hotel. And you can also arrive in Chengdu a few days before to do more tours around yourselves.


D14May 3rd ,  2018  Chengdu City Tour

Both OV-180420SKC and OV-180502NCB will make the Chengdu tour together today.

Chengdu is the most famous tour city in West China, so you will stay one day here also for tour of the giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Kuanxiangzi old street, Jinli street, as well as the recreation of the overland tours in China for half journey.


D15May 4th ,  2018  Chengdu - Foping    Driving 590 Kms, 8 hrs.

OV-180420SKC finished today, and if you want to continue the tour, you need to book the OV-180502NCB.

All the day drive to Xi’an. You will drive cross the big mountain of Qingling between Sichuan and Shanxi province.  Arrive in Foping in the late afternoon.

D16 May 5th ,  2018  Foping - Xi’an  Driving 197 Kms, 3 hrs

Foping nature reserve is among the Qingling Mountain and a lot of giant pandas and wild life lived in the big mountain, today you will drive to the Panda Valley to enjoy the giant panda and golden monkeys. Actually giant panda are few here, but there are many wild golden monkeys in this valley. Continue driving to Xi’an in the afternoon. You will cross a lot of tunnels today, which is amazing to see the advanced China construction of highway

D17 May 6th ,  2018  Xi’an City Tour

As the city with longest history of Chinese capital, Xi’an possess a lot of tour spots, the Wild Goose Tower, Old City Wall, Muslim Street, History Museum, all are hot attractions in Xi’an. You can choose anything you are interested to visit.

D18May 7th ,  2018  Xi’an - Yuncheng  Driving 240 Kms, 3.5 hrs.

Drive to Terracotta Museum in the morning, where you will enjoy the most famous Warriors 2000 years ago. And then drive to Yuncheng city in the afternoon, drop a visit in the Guanquelou Building at the side of the Yellow River where you will have a bird’s eye view of Yellow River and the huge bend here.

D19May 8th ,  2018  Yuncheng- Luoyang   Driving 191 Kms, 3.5 hrs.

In the morning drive to Jiezhou to visit the Guangong Temple, where is the home of Guanyu, who is the symbol of loyalty in China. And in the afternoon drive to another ancient capital city of Luoyang and you will visit the most famous Longmen Grotto, also called Dragon Gate , which is the largest Grottoes in China, and you can enjoy various Buddhism Rock Carving from 1500 years ago.

D20 May 9th ,  2018  Luoyang-Jincheng - Pingyao    Driving 430 kms, 6 hrs.

All the day drive to Pingyao Old city, enjoy the big mountain of Taihangshan in North China. Arrive in Pingyao Old City in the late afternoon and free to walk around in the old town in the evening. Pingyao is the only old city keeping well the complete system of city, including the city wall, government, Confucius temple, bank, etc. And you will stay in local special guesthouse with Kang bed.

D21May 10th ,  2018  Pingyao- Taiyuan  Driving 100 kms, 2 hrs

In the morning continue to explore the Old Town of Pingyao, and then drive to Qiao Family, which was the richest family in Qing Dynasty, and left a lot of delicate garden and houses which won it the fame of The Forbidden City in folks. In the afternoon continue to Taiyuan.

D22May 11th ,  2018  Taiyuan - Wutaishan Mountain    Driving 200 Kms, 3 hrs.

In the morning drive to Wutaishan Mountain, drop a visit in Daluoding Summit if time allowed.Wutaishan mountain is one of the Buddhism sacred mountain with a lot of ancient temples. It used to possess 400 temples, and now still 47 temples existing here.

D23May 12th ,  2018  Wutaishan - Yingxian  Driving 122 Kms, 3 hrs.

Continue the tour in Wutaishan Mountain, and today you will only visit the most important  Xiantong Monastery, Pagoda Monastery, in the afternoon drive to Yingxian to drop a visit to the Leaning Tower, which will show you the magnificent skill of ancient Chinese workers.

D24May 13th ,  2018  Yingxian - Hunyuan- Beijing   Driving 390 Kms, 6.5 hrs.

Drive to Hunyuan city to visit the ancient Hanging Temple, which is another wonder of ancient Chinese architecture 1500 years ago. And then drive to Yanqing of Beijing all the day.

D25May 14th ,  2018  Beijing City Tour

The Badaling Great Wall around Beijing are well reserved till today. You will make a short time’s hiking on the great Wall as well as visit the beautiful mountain in and out side of the wall. In the afternoon explore the emperor’s tomb. Arrive in Beijing in the late afternoon.

D26May 15th ,  2018  Beijing City Tour

As the capital of China, Beijing possess a lot of historical sites for your visit. The Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Square, Sky Temple, Hutong, the Summer Palace, etc. Today you will explore these most important sites of Beijing with our guide.

D27May 16th ,  2018  Beijing

End of the tour.


C. Cost included and not included:

a. The cost included

1.  Transportation from Kunming to Beijing, a vehicle and driver will be provided, and it is join-in tour, each people share one seat with certain space for luggage within 23 kg.  

2.  English speaking guide. The guide will arrange the accommodation and tour en route.

3.  Accommodation. Will stay in local clean guesthouse or hotel about 2-3 star level with private shower, two people share one room.

4.  Provide free visa invitation letter.

5.  Traveler’s travel injury insurance. We offer the highest refund of RMB 300,000


b.The cost not included:     

1. Your meals. You can deal with the meals by simple noodle or Jiaozi of US$2.00 per person or pay US$5-10 for a good Chinese meal.

2. Tour spots tickets, cable cars and electric car tickets. You can make decision if you want visit the tour spots and pay yourself at spot.

3.China visa fee or China visa extension fees.

4.Tips for guide and driver. It is not obliged, you can decide if you want to pay according to their service.

5. Any of the medicinal cost due to your own health .

6. Any other cost we have not mentioned.


D. Reservation and Deposit : US $ 500.00
A deposit of $500 per person (including a US $50.00/ pp non-refundable planning and operation fee) is due within seven calendar days of booking. Receipt of the deposit by China Exploration confirms the customer's reservation and is applied toward the customers' final payment. Payment may be made by bank transaction or credit card or Paypal.

E. Final Payment:

Final payment in the form of bank transaction is due 20 days prior to departure or pay cash when the customer arrive in China.

F. Cancellation:
Cancellations must be made in a written format. If China Exploration receive cancellations 50 days prior to departure, China Exploration must charge an additional $50 expedition fee per person plus the fees have pre-paid for. Within 50 days, the following schedule applies plused the fees have preparid for. :
20-49 days 50% of the deposit;
20 days or less or no show 100% of the deposit.
There will be no partial refunds for unused segments of the land program (including hotels, meals, domestic flights and trains, cruises, and sightseeing). Flights changed or canceled following issuance of tickets are subject to additional fees.

G. Health Requirements

For passenger safety and enjoyment, the customer should be in good physical condition to participate in all tours. Destinations in China do not have facilities to accommodate wheelchairs or physically challenged passengers.

H. Travel Protection Plan:
China Exploration strongly encourage the customer to obtain travel insurance in the customer own country. China Exploration also offers travel injury insurance from Ping An of China, and all the refund terms are subject to the terms of Ping An of China.

I. China Visa:
The customer to China must possess a Chinese visa prior to departure from their countries. And the customer's passport must be valid for six months after the date of return. Please contact the nearest Chinese consulate office in the customer area or look for help from visa agent near the customer.

China Exploration offers free service of invitation letter for the customer visa application when needed.

J. Changes In Itinerary:
China Exploration will make every effort to provide all the trips described in the customer itinerary. However, circumstances can arise (i.e. bad weather) which may require an adjustment to the tour. China Exploration will do all that is possible to avoid such changes, but China Exploration must reserve the right to make such modifications if they are determined to be necessary.


K. Settlement of disputes and disagreements

In the unlikely event that the customer feels dissatisfaction with aspect of the customer holiday arrangement .China Exploration ask the customer to bring this to the attention of its representative at the time so that the matter may be resolved right away. All efforts to rectify the customer complaint will be made on the spot whilst the customer are at the customer resort. By informing China Exploration's local service provider/tour guide, they will be able to assist in rectifying the customer grievance with minimal disruption to the customerself and enable the customer to enjoy the customer stay. If the matter cannot be put right on the spot the customer must ask China Exploration's representative for a Holiday Report Form which the customer must then complete in his or her presence. One copy will be given to the customer and the other copy sent to head office. If the customer remain dissatisfied, the customer must write to China Exploration within 15 days of return from the customer holiday. Any complaint concerned with the arrangements for the customer holiday will be dealt with carefully and fairly by our staff. In case disputes and disagreements are not settled, they are subject to the hearing in China Arbitration Court in accordance with Rules of the Court. Decisions of the Arbitration Court are final and binding upon both Parties.


M. Force Majeure

In case either Party suffers force-majeure circumstances (unforeseen, inevitable, or uncontrollable), as a result of which obligations under the confirmed terms cannot be fulfilled, the Parties shall be exonerated from their obligations without having to pay compensation for the damage to the other Party.

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