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Highlights of China

Itinerary

Highlights of China

Day 1 - Beijing

Arrive at any time. Attend a welcome meeting in the evening followed by an orientation walk with your CEO in the area of Beijing near the joining hotel. There will be an optional group dinner afterwards at a local restaurant.

Day 2 - Beijing

Explore bustling Beijing including the famous Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. Visit the vast expanses of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Use free time to explore the Hutongs (historic narrow streets and alleys) or The Temple of Heaven, the Drum and Bell Tower, Lama Temple, or Summer Palace.

Day 3 - Beijing

Head out to discover the wonders of the Great Wall of China. Travel north to the Great Wall. One of the most iconic sights in all of China, spend the better part of the day exploring and taking photos, soaking in the atmosphere.

Day 4 - Beijing/Xi'an

In the morning catch a bullet train from Beijing to vibrant Xi'an. After settling in at your hotel go on an orientation walk with your CEO and visit points of interest around the city like the bustling Muslim Quarter. Known as one of Xi'an's most fascinating areas, you will pass the lovely and unusual Great Mosque and wander by food stalls with some of the best street eats in China.

Day 5 - Xi'an

Visit one of China's greatest archaeological treasures??the Terracotta Warriors. This evening, opt for a dumpling banquet with your CEO and group.

Day 6 - Xi'an/Chengdu

In the morning board a bullet train to Chengdu and after getting settled at the hotel join an orientation walk around the city. In the evening sit down for a Hotpot dinner with the group. Hotpot is a very local way to have a meal. We sit around a table with a pot built in the middle – the pot is divided into 2 halves (spicy vs. non-spicy usually). The restaurants flavoured soup is added and brought to a boil, then we can start adding our food in the pot to cook ( including vegetable, meat or fish). The table also offers various sorts of herbs, spices, oil etc so you can make your own soup to taste.

Day 7 - Chengdu

Enjoy a morning visit to see pandas at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base. Witness the conservation efforts being made to save this endearing species. Afterwards, take time for lunch on your own before your CEO will take the group to People's Park by metro for an orientation walk. End the walk in Tianfu Square, located in the city centre of Chengdu. Take the metro back to the hotel before an optional group dinner in the evening.

Day 8 - Chengdu to Mt. E'Mei

Travel from Chengdu to Leshan this morning in a private vehicle. Upon arrival the group will have time to grab lunch on their own before the included visit to the Giant Buddha. The building of the monument began in the year 713 and finished in the year 803 taking more than 90 years to carve. Thousands of workers expended their efforts on the project. Then, drive to the foot of Mt. E'mei, located southwest of Sichuan Basin. Continue to the monastery.

Day 9 - Mt. E'Mei

Take the shuttle bus to Wannian Monastery Parking lot for the start of today's hike. Walk to Qingyin Ge, Guangfo Monastery, Fu hu Monastery, Shengshui Ge, Chun Yang Dian, Lei Yin Monastery. Finish at the WuXianGang Parking lot where the group can take the shuttle back to Baoguo Monastery, or choose to keep hiking to Fuhu Nunnery, then walking back to Baoguo Monastery. There will be free time before an optional group dinner in the evening.

Day 10 - Emei Shan/Yangshuo

Travel by private vehicle to Leshan train station and hop on a bullet train to Yangshuo. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel, get settled, and then go on a CEO-led orientation walk before an optional group dinner.

Day 11 - Yangshuo

Drive to Xingping pier and navigate the stunning Li River on a bamboo raft. Afterwards, take the local ferry across the river to get to the Dabeicun Village. Set off on a short walking tour led by your CEO. End the walk at the Jia Community Restaurant where the group will have lunch.

Day 12 - Yangshuo

Enjoy free time for more activities and to explore this beautiful area. Opt to join a cycling tour through the countryside which includes lunch with a local family.

Day 13 - Yangshuo/Shanghai

Catch a flight to Shanghai today and arrive in the late afternoon. Take an orientation walk down one of the city's most famous streets, Nanjing Road and The Bund, a famous waterfront on the west bank of Huangpu River with a great view of the city's skyline.

Day 14 - Shanghai

Temples, markets, gardens and colonial enclaves are around every corner. Spend some time immersed in Shanghai today. Start with a visit to the Shanghai Museum, one of the best in the country. Then, take the metro to Yuyuan Gardens for an optional visit and walk around the grounds. The remainder of the afternoon is free for optional activities in the area. There will be an optional group dinner in the evening.

Day 15 - Shanghai

Depart at any time.
Summary

What’s included?

Extra expenses at the destination
A Letter of Invitation may be required for your China Visa. www.gadventures.com/visa-forms/China/

Accommodation

Hotels (14 nts).

Local transport

Train, private vehicle, boat, walking, plane.

Meals

Meals Included: 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Meals Budget: Allow USD445-580 for meals not included.

Additional info

Beijing
- Hutong Walk
- Temple of Heaven (40CNY per person)
- Summer Palace (60CNY per person)
- Lama Temple Visit (25CNY per person)
- Drum and Bell Tower Visit (30CNY per person)

Mutianyu
- Toboggan at Great Wall (100-140CNY per person)
- Cable Car at Great Wall (100-140CNY per person)

Xi'an
- The Great Mosque (25CNY per person)
- Big Goose Pagoda Visit (50CNY per person)
- Cycling Xi'an City Walls (45-45CNY per person)
- The Tang Dynasty Cultural Show with Dumpling Banquet (328CNY per person)
- Xi'an City Wall South Gate (54CNY per person)

Yangshuo
- Impression Liu Sanjie Culture Show (298CNY per person)
- Central Chinese Cooking Class - Yangshuo (250CNY per person)
- Tai Chi Class (100CNY per person)
- Yangshuo Guided Cycle Tour (200CNY per person)
- Moon Hill Entrance and Hike (15CNY per person)

Shanghai
- Yuyuan Garden (40CNY per person)
- Shanghai Acrobatic Performance (280CNY per person)
- Shanghai Tower (180CNY per person)

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