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China Natural Wonders and Pandas

Private tour
2
8 days
3 cities
2nights

Chengdu, China

Chengdu is the gateway city to China’s western hinterlands, where the world’s pandas roam through bamboo forests and the Tibetan Plateau descends down to the valleys of China proper. This provincial capital is also known as a relatively easygoing counterpart to China’s unending hustle. People smile a bit more, take it slower than the nationwide average, and enjoy eating all afternoon and then retiring to watch a Sichuan Opera show at their favorite local teahouse. 

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  • Day By Day

    Day 1: Arrival, Opera House performance

    Welcome to Chengdu! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport or train station and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

    In the evening we have planned a Shufeng Sicuhuan Opera House performance. Located in the west of Chengdu on Qintai Boulevard, the city's original tourist street. Shufeng has been putting on Sichuan Opera shows for decades, and it is one of the must-sees on your trip. The venue’s decor is a bit tacky, but the performance is colourful, musical, and highly acrobatic. The performance features traditional Chinese instruments, with concerts sometimes held in an outdoor courtyard.


    Day 2: Panda Breading Base and City Tour

    You can’t visit Chengdu and not go and see the pandas! The Breeding Center is a 45 minutes drive north of the city center, set in peaceful bamboo groves dissected by paved lanes and wooden plank paths. Snap shots of the lolling pandas and catch a glimpse of the tiny baby pandas that are born here with startling regularity. We plan to go early in the morning, when the pandas are most active.

    Then after returning a city and taking a bite, we start our city tour - Tianfu Square Tianfu Square, where the nation's largest Mao Zedong statue overlooks Chengdu, is located at the very center of the city. The square lights up at night, with fountains providing a small show to revolutionary music. It is often crowded with migrant workers, and people from outside of Chengdu who take their significant others to the square for a quiet, free night out. 

    Wu Hou Temple Wu Hou Temple is the major shrine to Sichuan’s past heroes and one of the most popular tourist sites in the city. The temple is divided into three major parts: the cultural relics with Zhaolie Temple, Wu Hou Temple and the Brotherhood Shrine; a sprawling park with ponds, rock sculptures and willow trees; the Jinli Ancient Street adjacent to the temple. Qingyang Temple Qing Yang Temple was first built in the Zhou Dynasty (1,040BC – 221BC) and is one of the largest and most important Daoist temples in the country. 

    Wenshu Monastery Western China’s largest Buddhist monastery, Wenshu Yuan, is a major tourist attraction in Chengdu. Recent renovations to the alleys around the temple have turned what was once a quiet neighborhood into one massive souvenir stall, but one step into the monastery and all that falls away. Here you can find a fine cup of green tea and the best vegetarian food in the city.

    At the end of a tour you return to your hotel. 


    Day 3: Departure

    Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and depart from Chengdu.

  • Included in your trip
    The Hidden House
    4-star hotel
    , 59 Qinghua Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu, 610000
    The Hidden House
    Deluxe
    Boasting a garden, The Hidden House is situated in Chengdu in the Sichuan region, 500 m from Du Fu Thatched Cottage and 5 km from Kuanzhai Ancient Street. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is allergy-free and is set 6 km from Tianfu Square.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Panda Breeding Base guided tour
    • Chengdu City Tour
    • Shufeng Sichuan Opera House
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Connection | Chengdu - Chongqing
Economy
Chengdu, China
2 h
Chongqing, China
2nights

Chongqing, China

Sprawling along the banks of the Yangtze River is Southwest China’s largest metropolis, Chongqing. Nicknamed the Mountain City for its position amongst several mountain ranges, Chongqing is a modern city known for its historic sites, friendly locals, and history as China’s capital during the 1930s and 1940s. As a common starting port for the Yangtze River cruise, tourists can go for a downstream tour to the magnificent Three Gorges.

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  • Day By Day

    Day 3: Arrival

    Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport or train station and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

    In the evening we had planned a beautiful Chaotianmen River. Chongqing is located at the crossover of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers. There is an old saying “ If you don’t have a night cruise, you can never know the real Chongqing”.


    Day 4: Chongqing City Tour

    After breakfast in your hotel we start your day tour with a visit to Jiefangbei, the exact city center also a landmark, is a must-see place in Chongqing. As the most prosperous pedestrian street of the city, it centers on the People's Liberation Monument and consists of Minquan Road, Minzu Road and Zourong Road. Lined with skyscrapers and shopping malls, the busy Jiefangbei will allow you to purchase the most fashionable clothes and ornaments. If you are interested in delicious food, the tasty local snacks on the street will definitely attract your attention.

    Then we continue to The Yangtze River Cableway, a special vehicle for local people to cross the Yangtze River. However, it now has become a one of the top things to do in Chongqing for the tourists from home and abroad. The cable car has been run since 1980s and the total length is about 1,166 meters (1,275 yards). In some way, it’s a symbol of the city and you can enjoy the city view in a different angle within 4 minutes. What’s more, enjoying a magnificent night view of the city on the cable car will bring you a unique experience.

    In the afternoon, we take you back to your hotel.


    Day 5: Departure

    Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and depart from Chongquing.

  • Included in your trip
    Zou Qu Ye Travel Hotel
    4-star hotel
    CN, 272-15, Binjiang Road, Jialing River, Chongqing, 400010
    Zou Qu Ye Travel Hotel
    Deluxe Room
    The 4-star Zou Qu Ye Travel Hotel provides guests with cozy accommodation in Chongqing. The venue comprises 20 rooms. This hotel is located only 1.4 miles from Fantawild Sci-Fi Theme Park. The property is set within 0.3 miles distance of the city center. In the vicinity of the venue there is Fangte Science Fiction Park. This hotel is located steps from Guhuangling Temple. Within a 5-minute walk, guests will find Niujiaotuo metro station.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Jienfangbei Central Business District
    • Experience Yangtze River Cableway
    • Chaotianmen Night Cruise
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    Included Transfers
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Connection | Chongqing - Guilin
2nd class
Chongqing, China
4 h 27 min
Guilin, China
3nights

Guilin, China

Guilin, a 2000 year old city, is a world-famous scenic destination, with unrivalled karst landscape and limpid rivers, wired caves and beautiful rocks. Refered by the phrase of “ top landscape in the world” - Guilin is like a glittering pearl on a green carpet. As old Chinese proverb say, “looks East or West, Guilin is the best”

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  • Day By Day

    Day 5: Arrival 

    Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport or train station and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.


    Day 6: Guilin City Tour

    After breakfast you meet with your guide in a hotel lobby to start your exciting tour! Firstly make a visit to the symbol of Guilin landscape - Elephant Trunk Hill. A giant rock hill vividly shapes like an elephant which is drinking water. Besides, there are many historical sites here for us to explore, such as stone carving, Buddhist temple, relic exhibition, famous water system etc. Then, drive about 7 kilometers (about 20 minutes' drive) to the next attraction - Reed Flute Cave, a majestic underground palace with sparkling different colors. The magical Mother Nature condenses millions years of natural efforts to form the incredible stalactite, stalagmite, stone shield and stone waterfall of different sizes and shapes.

    At the end of a tour get back to your hotel.


    Day 7: Cruise on Li River and Yangshuo Town

    As the declaration in Chinese textbook "Guilin’s landscape is the best under heaven", today you will explore this best landscape starting with a relaxing sightseeing cruise along the Li River from Mopanshan Pier to Yangshuo Town. Along the 84-kilometer cruise, dazzling scenery overwhelms your eyes like a vast endless Chinese painting of winding river, green limestone karst mountains, fascinating countryside views, amazing scene of A Painting of Nine Horses, and notable view printed on the back of the 20 RMB note. (Please note: Lunch is served by the cruise with simple local Chinese cuisine. And you can take some snacks when getting on board.) After about 4 hours’ cruise, disembark in Yangshuo Town, and check in your hotel. Take a short break, and then 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 cultivating the soil with their water buffalos. After that, walk leisurely on the ancient West Street to witness how the western culture and Chinese culture perfectly and peacefully coexist here. Whether you want to enjoy a cup of drink in bar, taste some local food, or just experience the relaxing atmosphere, you get it here. After the tour we drive back to you hotel.


    Day 8: Departure

    Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and depart from Chongquing.

  • Included in your trip
    Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin
    5-star hotel
    Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin
    Deluxe
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    1 room / 3 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Guilin City Tour
    • Cruise on the Li River (4h) and Yangshuo town
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    Included Transfers
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:

1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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