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16 Days Beijing-Xi'an-Lhasa-Chengdu-Zhangjiajie-Shanghai Tour

Highlights: 16 Days Beijing-Xi'an-Lhasa-Chengdu-Zhangjiajie-Shanghai Tour is a classic route of touring China,we will take you into China's best treasures, imperial past, enchanting rivers and mountains, and the home of super adorable Giant Pandas,Tibet and Moreover

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Itinerary Details

Day 1: Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will meet local tour guide at Beijing Capital Airport,be greeted and transferred to check in your hotel in downtown Beijing. Free at leisure for the rest of today. 
Meals: No                                                                                   Accommodation: In Beijing

Day 2: Beijing

In the morning, take a driving to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall (including round-way cable way and scenic shuttle bus) first, Mutianyu Great Wall was first built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, making it older than the Badaling section. In 1569, the Mutianyu Great Wall was rebuilt and till today most parts of it are well preserved. The Mutianyu Great Wall has the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall.then drive back to the downtown for a short visit to see the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube. if you are interested, you can choose Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner tonight.
Meals: Breakfast                                                                         Accommodation: In Beijing                  


Day 3: Beijing-Xian

Today, enjoy your full day Beijing City Tour that covers the most popular sites in Beijing city : Tian'anmen Square,the biggiest city center square in the world; Forbidden City, which was the Imperial Palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties and, it is one of the largest, and certainly the most completely restored, ancient architectural complex in the world. And then visit magnificent Temple of Heaven,which is the largest ancient preserved garden in China and a former summer retreat for Emperors, for your 1 hour short visiting.Then take flight from Beijing to Xi'an. Upon Arrival in Xi'an, meet local guide and transferred to your hotel in Xi'an City.
Meals:Breakfast                                                                          Accommodation: In Xi'an                              


Day4: Xi'an City Tour

The highlight of the tour today lies in the world-renowned Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum.It is reputed as the largest underground military base in the world. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to explore the ancient Xi'an City Wall,the largest and best-preserved wall in China ,running 13.75km, enclosing the old capital. In the middle of the old block of Xi'an stands the Great Mosque, the oldest and biggest Islamic mosque in the country, determined to have been built in mid-7th century. Around the mosque is the Muslim Street that is bustling every day with loads of the most authentic fine eateries and souvenirs shops. Also we would stop at the nearby Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square for some great photo opportunities. At night, please enjoy the Tang Dynasty Show and have the Dumpling Banquet.

Meals:Breakfast                                                                        Accommodation: in Xi'an City 


Day 05 :  Xi'an - Lhasa By Flight 
After breakfast at the hotel, the tour guide will take you to the Xi'an Museum,housing 130,000 pieces of archaeological items,located right at the foot of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the two most significant Buddhist pagodas in Xi'an, which was built around early 8th century. Later, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your departing flight to Lhasa,  capital of Tibet Autonomous Region .Upon arrival ,meet your local Tour Guide and drive  to your hotel and free leirure for the rest time today. Kindly please have a good rest at hotel to adapt yourself to the high altitude of about 3,650 meters above sea level.

Travel Tips: Remember that you should start taking anti-AMS medicines a week in advance before arrving in Tibet. When you arrived at the hotel, please be not so curious to walk much around the hotel, and all you need is a good rest in your room for necessary acclimatization, otherwise you may easily get mountain sickness. Besides, try to aviod catching a cold. And a first aid kit including aspirin, antibiotics and AMS medication is highly recommended.

Meals: Breakfast                                                                  Accommodation: In Lhasa City


Day 6: Lhasa City Tour

It believes that this day must leave a lifetime memory for your whole life. In the morning, you will visit the splendid Potala Palace, which originated from 7th century and once homed to Dalai Lamas. The Jokhang Temple, we head to later, as the spiritual center of Tibet, will deeply impressed you by its magnificence and sincere pilgrims. Barkhor street, hugging the jokhang temple, is regarded as the crowded central Market in ancient section of Lhasa, and at where you can buy various Tibetan or other minorities’ souvenirs for your family and friends.

Meals: Breakfast                        Accommodation: In Lhasa City


Day 7: Lhasa City Tour

After having breakfast, we will drive to the western suburb of Lhasa City for visiting the Norbulingka, and which is meaning 'Treasure Park' in Tibetan. It is the biggest man-made garden in Tibet, covering an area of 360,000 square meters (88 acres), with 374 rooms in the various buildings. Then we will have a side trip to Lhasa Carpet Factory, where you could see lots of elegant rugs and other beautiful handicrafts. Later that day, after having lunch, the next visit is Sera Monastery, the second monastery in Tibet. Distinctively its famous debating activities are holding around 3-4 pm regularly every working day that you should never miss.

Meals: Breakfast                         Accommodation: In Lhasa City 


Day 8: Lhasha-Gyantse - Shigatse

After two days' visit of Tibetan human landscapes, today we will drive about 2 hours (120 km) to appreciate the beautiful natural views of the famous Sacred Lake of Tibet - Yamdrok Yumtso Lake. The surface of the lake seemly looks like a green jade, hence it was praised as the most beautiful lake all over the world. Later, we arrive at Gyantse (2 hrs, 140 km), and take a one hour visit to the local popular Pelkhor Chode Monastery and the precious Kumbum Stupa. At last, we drive straight to Shigatse (1.5 hr, 150km) and check in there.

Meals: Breakfast                                  Accommodation: In Shigase City 


Day 9: Shigatse-Lhasa

After breakfast, you will visit the most famous tourist spot of Shigatse - Tashilhunpo Monastery. It was founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447, and expanded by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. Later on the way back to Lhasa, we will take you to visit a local Tibetan family, here you can know more about local culture, customs and life condition of tibetan people. After several hours' drive, we will back to check-in at Lhasa downtown hotel.

Meals: Breakfast                          Accommodation: In Lhasa City 


Day10: Lhasa-Chengdu by flight

After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Gonggar Airport for the filght to Chengdu, you could have a rest during the flight. Then after 2 hour's fly, when you are landing in Chengdu, our Chengdu tour guide will pick you up at airport and send you to check-in, you are supposed to have a good rest before starting Chengdu tour. In the afternoon, you will have a visit to Giant Panda Breeding Base. Let these extremely lovely creatures greet you and grant you good mood for a whole day at here. You’ll have great fun watching panda parents and kids, panda lovers and panda clan playing so happily at the cozy base.

Meals: Breakfast                          Accommodation: In Chengdu City


Day11: Chengdu-Zhangjiajie by flight

This day, before you are transferred to Airport for filght to next destination - Zhangjiajie, you will visit the following two famous attractions in Chengdu, the first one is Jinli Ancient Street, that is the top choice if you’re interested in Sichuan folklore. It gives access to the tasty Sichuan cuisine and amusing local custom just like what Hutong of Beijing shows you. The second is Wuhou Memorial Temple. It was built as a tribute to Zhuge Liang, the Martial Marquis of Shu during the Three Kingdoms Period. Zhuge Liang was a wise hero of ancient China. Chinese respected him to such an extent that after his death many memorials were raised to him across the country. When you arrive in Zhangjiajie, you will be sent to downtown hotel.

Meals: Breakfast                         Accommodation: In Zhangjiajie City


Day12: Zhangjiajie Tour: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

After breakfast at hotel , transfer to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, and you will visit Yellow Stone Village by round trip cble cars. The Yellow Stone Village lies to the west of Zhangjiajie Forest Park with an altitude of 1200m and covers an area of 250mu. There is a popular saying that you cannot say that you have been to Zhangjiajie if you don't visit Yellow Stone Village, the most popular scenic spots are Six Strange Pagoda, Picking Up Star Platform, Five Finger Peaks and so on.After lunch, you will trek about 3hours along the Golden Whip Stream, which is ocated in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, it covers a distance of 7.5 km from north to south, winding across mountains and valleys. The brook is limpid through the year, with many scenic spots along the way. At the same time you can have a free oxygen show when you are explore this beautiful valley.

Remark: Tonight, you can also be charge USD60/pax  by ourself to enjoy the famous show --Charm Western Hunan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch                   Accommodation: In Zhangjiajie City 


Day13: Zhangjiajie Tour-YuanjiajIe-Tianzi Mountain

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to take Bailong Elevator up to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area. Yuanjiajie is also called AVATAR Mountain for the movie AVATAR is filmed here. Located in the northwest part of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Yuanjiajie is a naturally formed platform mountain, surrounded by higher summits which are divided by deep valleys. You will enjoy Hallelujah Mountain, NO.1 Bridge in the world and so on.After lunch, take bus about 40 minutes driving to He Long Park, and visit Tianzi Mountain.Tianzi Mountain is known for 4 natural spectacles, the clouds of mist that circle the peaks of the mountain, the amazing views of the rising sun, the moonlit nights and snowcapped winter peaks. They include more than 80 natural platforms to take in the magnificent scenery. Then take Tianzi Mountain cable car down and continue to visit Ten-mile Gallery by trams in Suoxiyu Scenic Spot

Remarks:Your tour guide can decide if you visit Yuanjiajie first or Tianzi Mountain first so as to get rid of a long time waiting for a line when you take Bailong Elevator and Tianzi Mountain Cableway.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch                   Accommodation: In Zhangjiajie City


Day14: Zhangjiajie Tour-Tianmen Mountain-Shanghai By flight

After breakfast at hotel, you will visit Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park by round trip cable cars. Tianmen Mountain is praisd as "the Soul of Zhangjiajie". With 1518 metres above sea level, it is standing at the site of 8km south away from Zhangjiajie Downtown.Today you can exlpore the six wonders of Tianmen Mountain,including Tianmen Cave, Tontian Avene, The Ghost Plank Road, Glass Skywalk, Tianmen Temple, etc. After lunch, you will visit Tujia Folk Customs Park and Junsheng Painting Institute in Zhangjiajie Downtown,to realise the loacal culture and customs of theTujia Ethnic Group of Zhangjiajie.Then trasnfer to Zhangjiajie Airport to take flight to Shanghai City, Upon arrival Shanghai, meet local guide to transfer hotel in Sshanghai.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch                   Accommodation: Shanghai City


Day15: Shanghai City Tour

A full day sightseeing starts with Jade Buddha Temple (1 hour) - famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg. And then, go to Yuyuan Garden (1 hour) - a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then visit the nearby Chenghuangmiao (Old Street) (1 hour). After lunch time, you will have an exterior tour of theOriental Pearl TV Tower (30 min) - the most charming landmark of Shanghai. And then, go for shopping in Nanjing Road (1 hours generally) - the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, and have a leisure walk along the Bund (30 min) - famous as a group of building known as "a Gallery of world architecture". After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.
Optional Night Activities: Acrobatic Show about 2 hours (daily 19:30)(on your own expense)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch                  Accommodation: In Shanghai


Day16: Shanghai-Departure

Free at leisure until be transferred to the airport for the return flight. 
Meals: Breakfast 

Price Details

Price Includes:

  • Airport/railway station welcome and private transfers between airports/railway stations, hotels and sightseeing spots. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
  • Accommodation based on two adults sharing one standard twin-bed room (cabin); solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room/cabin of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate. A single room (cabin) is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the recommended hotel is not available,it will be substituted by a similar one.
  • Driver and English-speaking guide service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary.
  • All entrance fees to scenic spots as shown in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of visitarounchina.com.We will adhere to ariginal itinerary as accurately as possible.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Government taxes.

  • Price Excludes:

  • Round way International and domestic airfare, unless otherwise noted.
  • Visa fee, passport application or renewal fee.
  • Any Meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
  • Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.
  • Optional meals and shows mentioned in the itinerary, which will be added up if the clients desire to take the activities.
  • Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations,damages injury caused by accident beyond the control of visitarounchina.com and that has incurred due to the tourist action voilating the laws.
  • Any items not specified in the plan.