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13 Days Mt. Huangshan and Guilin Tours

Li River and Mt. Huangshan are both top natural wonders in China, Beijing and Xi’an are the cultural cities, and Shanghai is the most prosperous cities in China. In this 13 days’ classic china tour, you will travel in China with China Exploration to discover the real China and its highlights.
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D1 Arrive in Beijing

Today we will arrive in Beijing, the ancient capital of China with over thousand years’ history. Receive a welcome from our guide and then transfer to hotel, and you also learn your first Chinese“ Nin Hao ” for greeting.

D2 Beijing City Excursion ( the Great Wall / Ming Tomb / Beijing Roast Duck ) (B,L,D)
The Great Wall will be our first destination. As Chairman Mao has said: “Walk on the Great Wall, and to be a real man”. China Exploration chose the best section of Mutianyu Great Wall for our tourist. We will walk on this ancient stone stage on feet, and trace the ancient history of China through the old wall and mountains. In the afternoon, a visit to the Ming Tomb will be an interesting adventure for us, where we will see how the emperors desired for immortal.

On the way to your hotels, we also arrange a short exterior visit to "the Birds Nest,water cube"---the main Olympic Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games. Then you will have a chance to enjoy the Chinese traditional Silk arts. In the evening we will enjoy a delicious Chinese banquet with the well-known Beijing Roast Duck, and you will see how Chinese treat their food as arts.


D3 Beijing City Excursion ( Tian’an Men Square / The Forbidden City / the Summer Palace/ Hutong (B,L)
Today we will explore the mysterious palace of Chinese emperors, The Forbidden City, which boasts having 9999 rooms and could be the biggest palace in the world. And we will also walk around in the heart of China, Tian’anmen Square . In the afternoon we will have a leisure walk in the emperors’ royal garden, the Summer Palace, which is a much-loved summer retreat of the Imperial families, the lovely landscaped gardens, halls, pavilions and corridors are set around the lake and rivers in natural harmony. In the late afternoon we will explore the ancient Hutong by rickshaw, which is the traditional residence of Beijing people.

D4 Beijing / Xi’an ( Sky Temple /High Speeding Train ) (B,L)
Get up in the early morning and we will visit the Heaven temple, also called sky temple, which is used to worship emperor’s ancestors and pray for a harvest season. And it is also a good chance to see local people doing morning exercise in it, such as Taiji, Dama Dancing, etc.

And we will head for Xi’an today. The high speed train of China has connected most of the big cities in China now, which make our travel much easier and enjoyable. So China Exploration prefer to arrange a tour of bullet train riding, therefore our tourist can enjoy the more landscape en route and know more about real China. G657(11:02- 16:44) is suggested. And your guide in Xi’an will meet you at the railway station, and then take you to hotel for rest.

D5 Xi’an City Tours (The Terracotta Museum / Shanxi Province Museum / Muslim Square) (B,L)
Xi’an had been the most prosperous capital in China for over 1000 years. Surely the Terracotta museum is the most important spot. It will be amazing experience to visit these old warriors and horses under earth for over 2000 years. And we will also learn how to make a warrior ourselves by our own hand.

In the afternoon we will return Xi’an city, and then visit the Shanxi history Museum, where we will have a lecture about ancient Chinese history and culture. It will unfold the long history of China. And we will drop a visit in Muslim Street in the late afternoon. Night in hotel.


D6 Xi’an / Guilin (Wild Goose Tower / The City Wall/) (B,L )
In the morning we will have a mild hiking on the Old City Wall of Xi’an, where we will have a bird’s eye view of Xi’an city. The Wild Goose Pagoda will tell us how the Chinese traveled over ten thousands miles to probe Buddhism. Fly to Guilin in the late afternoon. Transfer to hotel for rest today.

D7 Li River  Excursion ( Li River Excursion / Biking in Yangsuo) (B,L)
In the morning we will make a cruise in picturesque Li River. You will learn many romantic tales about the peaks and love. Arrive in beautiful Yangsuo in the afternoon. The famous Westerner Street will be in our schedule naturally. And your guide will also take you to explore the beautiful countryside and village in the afternoon. And fly to Hangzhou in the evening.


D8 Hangzhou / Huangshan City (B, L)
Hangzhou has the reputation of Paradise on the earth due to its beautiful West Lake, cultural sites and good climate. So in the morning we will make a cruise on the West Lake. And the Longjin Tea, also called Dragon Well Tea, is the best in China. So we will visit the Longjin tea plants too. In the afternoon we will take long distance bus to Huangshan city. It is about 3 hours’ driving and the window will show you the beautiful Anhui style villages en route. In the late afternoon you will visit Tunxi Ancient Street of Song Dynasty (960-1279). Free to walk around in this old street in the evening.



D9 Mt. Huangshan Tour (B )
After breakfast, your guide in Huangshan will take you to Huangshan Mountain by one hour’s driving, and then exchange local cableway to the upper mountain. By taking the cable, you can save hours of trek and enjoy the most elegant mountain view from the air.

We will visit some best scenic spots in Mt. Huangshan including the North Sea and Jade Screen. Many famous attractions at Mt. Huangshan are scattered here, such as Welcoming Guest Pine, Carps Back Bone, Jade Screen Peak, Lotus Peak, Celestial Capital Peak, Lotus Stamens Peak, Ladder on the Clouds, Turtle Peak, Flying Over Rock, Cloud Dispelling Pavilion, Monkey Gaping at the sea, etc.


D10 Huangshan Villages Tour ( Sunrise, Xidi and Hongcun villages) (B, L)
In the early morning, you can try to catch the magnificent Huangshan Sunrise at one of the east-facing view point near the hotel. Descend the mountain after the breakfast, and then head for Xidi and Hongcun villages for a great local culture experience tour.

About one hour’s driving, you will reach Yixi County where Hongcun village and Xidi village are located. We'll explore in depth the typical architectural style of the local residential houses, including the beautiful wood carving, stone carving, brick carving and bamboo carving which are almost everywhere. Fly to Shanghai in the evening. Transfer to hotel tonight.


D11 Shanghai /Tongli / Shanghai  (Tongli Water Village / Bund ) (B,L)
Tongli village is a river channels crossing villages and still remain its traditional culture. We will explore this water village in the morning. In the afternoon we will drive back to Shanghai. The night of Bund deserve our trying. It is a beautiful street with a lot of European style architecture and flashing light!



D12 Shanghai City Tour (The Shanghai Museum / Yu Garden/ ) (B,L, D)
The Shanghai Museum will show us the marvelous treasure of oriental Asia. So in the morning we will explore this famous spots. And then we will admire the Lujiazui financial center. As the most prosperous city in China, even in Asia , a lot of sky scrapers over 400 meters in height are standing in these area, the World Financial Center of 492.3 meters (1,615.2 ft) , and Oriental TV tower, Jinmao Hotel, etc. It is unnecessary to ascend these buildings, so just taking a local sightseeing bus to show around is enough for us.

In the afternoon our tour continues with a visiting to Yuyuan Garden, famous for its rock gardens, pavilions, halls and ponds. Then we will explore the old style Yuyuan market and prepare for our leaving. And enjoy a farewell dinner today before our leaving of China.


D13 Shanghai Departure (B)
In the morning we will head to air-port , say “ Zai Jian ” to China and leave China with sweet memory .

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Our prices included:

1. Accommodation. For tourist class hotels will be about 3 star level, superior class will be about 4 star level, and deluxe class will be 5 star level. Each 2 people share one room. 

2. The meals as schedule listed. Breakfasts in the hotel, Chinese lunches and dinners at local restaurant. 
3. Tour site tickets. 
4. English speaking guide service. 
5. Domestic flights tickets of Xi’an / Guilin, Guilin/Hangzhou, Huangshan/Shanghai, economic cabin seats. 
6. High Speeding Trains ticket from Beijing to Xi’an, second class soft seat. 
7. Private transportation in the airport / hotel, tour site between. 
8. Travel personal accident insurance with the highest refund of RMB 300000.00/ per people .
9. The long distance bus from Hangzhou to Huangshan city. 


Our prices not included :

1. Meals we have not included. China food is well known in the world, and almost each city has its unique and delicious foods, so we prefer to release the chance for tourist so that you can try more Chinese food as part of your discovery. 
2. Your international flights. 
3. The tips to guides and drivers. Certain tips can greatly encourage the works of guides and drivers, but you are not obliged to pay it. 
4. The insurance for your property and medicinal cost due to your own health condition.
5. The cost of China visa, but we can provide China visa invitation letter free. 
6. Shopping.


If you require, we can book hotels in Chengdu, and make private airport and city tour necessary.

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