China Odyssey Tour Package
17 days & 16 nights
Tour Destinations:Beijing - Xi'an - Chongqing – Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang – Shanghai – Guilin – Yangshuo - Hong Kong
Tour Highlights:This package introduces you China’s ancient cultures, beautiful classical gardens, and its modern miracles.
Related Information:[Beijing Travel Guide] [Xian Travel Guide] [ Shanghai Travel Guide ] [Chongqinq Travel Guide] [Hong Kong travel Guide]
Day 1: Arrival in Beijing
Upon your arrival at Beijing airport, our local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.
Day 2: Beijing (B/L/D)
Today you will first visit the Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City . A delicious welcome dinner will be arranged for you to taste the local specialty food – Beijing duck.
The Tian'anmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace) Square: the largest city square in the world and the spiritual heart of China .
The Forbidden City : the royal palace of Ming and Qin dynasties. It is also known as the Palace Museum . It is about 600 years old and served as the home of the Emperors and their household from mid-Ming dynasty to the end of the Qin dynasty. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 and listed as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world by UNESCO.
Day 3: Beijing (B/L/D)
In the morning, you will visit the Summer Palace . After lunch, you will have the rest of your time to explore this ancient city on your own. Our guide will suggest you some to-do lists, such as tour Lama Temple , shop at Silk Alley or Panjiayuan Flea Market, watch the Peking Opera at night if available, etc.
The Summer Palace : Located about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) to the northwest of downtown Beijing , it was an imperial summer resort of the Qing Dynasty. Known far and wide for its architectural splendor and natural beauty, the Summer Palace is China 's largest Royal garden existed. It is one of the World's cultural heritage site and one of China 's AAAA first-class scenic spots.
Day 4: Beijing (B/L/D)
Today you will have a full-day tour to the legendary Great Wall of China .
The Great Wall of China: one of the seven wonders of the world, it is the must-see place in China . UNESCO lists it as one of the world's cultural heritage sites. Badaling Great Wall, located in northwest of Beijing , is the most famous Great Wall and popular tourist spot in Beijing , China .
Day 5: Beijing (B/L/D)
Today you will tour the Temple of Heaven and Beijing 's old Hutong, then flight to Xi'an .
Temple of Heaven : one of the most impressive imperial temples for its perfect fusion of art and architecture. Located in southeast Beijing , it was served as the place where emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties offered sacrifices to their heavenly gods and prayed for a good harvest. It is one of the World's cultural heritage site and one of China 's AAAAA first-class scenic spots.
Beijing 's old Hutong: a narrow alleyway flanked with traditional residential courtyards in Beijing .
Day 6: Xi'an (B/L/D)
Today, you will enjoy a full-day excursion to the amazing life-size Terracotta Warriors and Horses. A delicious dumpling dinner will be arranged for you to enjoy.
Army of Terracotta Warriors and Horses: inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987, it is one of China 's most famous tourist attractions. The museum of Army of Terracotta Warriors lies 1.5 km (0.93 mile) east to the Tomb of Qin First Emperor. There are more than 9000 statues of soldiers which are part of the tremendous mausoleum of China 's first Emperor has been discovered after two thousand years of their underground existence.
Day 7: Xi'an (B/L/D)
Today you will tour the ancient Xi'an City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and the Shaanxi Provincial Museum .
Xi'an City Wall: Located in the central area of Xian city, Xian City Wall is one of the oldest, largest, and best-preserved ancient military defense systems in China and in the world.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda: Situated in the Da Ci'en Temple, and are about 4 kilometers (2.49 miles) south of downtown of the Xian City , the Big Goose Pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. It was built in 652 AD during Tang Dynasty to store the sutras and the figurines of Buddha.
Shaanxi Provincial Museum :the largest comprehensive museum in Shaanxi . The museum exhibits over 3,000 historical relics, most of which are rare treasures.
Day 8: Xi'an – Chongqing – Yangtze River Cruise(B/L/D)
Today you will take a morning flight to Chongqing, take a brief tour of Chongqing city, then board an luxury cruise ship for Yangtze River cruise.
Day 9: Cruising the Yangtze River(B/L/D)
Cruise the Yangtze River through the Three Gorges. Shore excursion features Shibaozhai or Stone Treasure Fortress, a magnificent ancient wooden pagoda built against rock cliffs facing the Yangtze.
Day 10: Cruising the Yangtze River(B/L/D)
dmire nature's grandeuron the cruise. Depending on the water level, you may have a choice to board a riberboat for a voyage down the Lesser Three Gorges.
Day 11: Cruising the Yangtze River - Yichang – Shanghai (B/L/D)
On the way to Yichang, you will visit the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric power plant. You will disembark in Yichang around noon and fly to Shanghai .
Day 12: Shanghai (B/L/D)
Shanghai is known as “Paris of China”, Pearl of the Orient, city of quick riches. The fast economic expansion in the past decade has made Shanghai the modern city as it is today. you will visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the beautiful Yuyuan Garden . Afterwards, you will have some free time to stroll along the Bund - a waterfront promenade famous for its European style landmark buildings.
Day 13: Shanghai – Guilin (B/L/D)
Today you will take a morning flight to Guilin , one of the hottest tourist cities in China . Marvel at the distinctly-colored stalactites and stalagmites in the Reed Flute Cave in Guilin . Our guide will arrange dinner to taste the local specialty food. After dinner, a night cruise has been arranged for you for sight-seeing the city's night scene around Guilin 's beautiful lakes and rivers.
Day 14: Guilin - Yangshuo (B/L/D)
Day cruise on Li River. The Li River meanders through miles of beautiful countryside from Guilin to Yangshuo. The unique scenery of bamboo greens, rocky cliffs, various shapes of stones and caves along with the clear water has make the Li River sightseeing the highlights of Guilin trip. When you arrive in Yangshuo, take a stroll in the West Street to experience this beautiful and relaxing small old town appealing style. Afterwards, you will take the bus back to Guilin .
Day 15: Guilin – Hong Kong (B)
Fly to Hong Kong . Enjoy the rest of the day at Leisure in this breathtaking city which offers a vibrant blend of East and West culture.
Day 16: Hong Kong (B/L)
Today you will visit Wong Tai Sin Temple , and then take the tram to Victoria Peak . In the afternoon, you will visit Aberdeen Fishing Village and Stanley Market.
Day 17: Departure from Hong Kong (B)
It's your free morning to pack and relax. According to your flight schedule, you can transfer to airport by taxi for your homeward flight. If you should choose to have an extension to your China adventure, check our Customized Tour Packages.