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CHINA

Beijing, X'ian, Guilin, Hong Kong

Activities

  • Forbidden City

  • Tiananmen Square

  • Great Wall of China

  • Ming Tomb

  • Temple of Heaven

  • Hutong Tour

  • Acrobatic Show

  • Summer Palace

  • Pandas

  • Bullet train to X'ian

  • Optional bike ride

  • Visit an orphanage

  • Terracotta Warrior Museum

  • Longi

  • Li River Cruise

  • Local Market

  • Tea Plantation

  • Bullet train to Hong Kong

  • Victoria Peak

  • Abeerdeen Local Floating Village

  • and Much More!

Inclusions

  • Round-Trip Airfare from LAX

  • Airport Transfers

  • Accommodations in 4 and 5 star hotels

  • All breakfasts, 8 lunches and 1 dinner.

  • Activities and entrance fees listed on itinerary

  • Bullet Trains

  • Private Transportation

  • Local Tour Guide

  • Tour Escort

Price


$3,699 - 

per person (double occupancy) 

+$449 for single occupancy

Fine Print

  • You must be able to walk with no problems; trip is not wheelchair accessible

  • Deposit required (make below) to secure airfare

  • Full payment due 100 days before and must be made by check

  • A Chinese Visa is required and costs $185 per person plus broker fees to obtain the Visa.

  • The U.S. State Department has issued a warning for travel. If you are of Asian descent, we recommend you not travel to China.

  • Trip deposit and final payments are non-refundable once paid

  • must be valid 6 months after final date of the trip

  • No COVID Restrictions

Your Host: Carlie Hamilton

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March 6-19, 2024

Day 1-2: Fly to China

Cross the international dateline on your late evening flight from the West Coast.

Day 3Arrival in Beijing

Upon your mid-day arrival in Beijing, you'll be greeted by your fantastic local guide, Henry, who will assist you with transportation to your hotel. In the evening, you'll be treated to a warm welcome dinner at a traditional Chinese restaurant, allowing you to savor your first taste of authentic Beijing cuisine.

 

Day 4: Explore the Historical Heart

Your second day begins with a visit to the renowned Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage site that served as the imperial palace for centuries. You'll marvel at the intricate architecture and learn about China's imperial history. Afterward, you'll head to Tiananmen Square, one of the largest city squares in the world, where you can take in the vastness of this iconic space. The day ends with free time for shopping or leisure, offering you a chance to explore Beijing's bustling markets or relax at your own pace.

Day 5: The Great Wall and Ming Tombs

Today, you'll embark on a full-day excursion to the awe-inspiring Great Wall of China. Your journey will take you to one of the best-preserved sections, allowing you to hike along its ancient ramparts and soak in the breathtaking views. On your way back to Beijing, you'll stop by the Ming Tombs, a collection of mausoleums for Chinese emperors. This historical site provides insight into China's imperial past.

Day 6: Temple of Heaven and Hutong Exploration

In the morning, you'll visit the Temple of Heaven, an architectural masterpiece where emperors once conducted elaborate ceremonies. It's a serene and culturally rich experience. In the afternoon, you'll take a guided tour of Beijing's traditional Hutong neighborhoods, providing a glimpse into the daily lives of locals. In the evening, you'll be treated to a captivating Acrobatic Show, featuring extraordinary talents and performances that will leave you in awe.

Day 7: Summer Palace, Panda Encounter, and Departure for X'ian

Your day begins with a visit to the beautiful Summer Palace, a stunning imperial garden filled with ancient temples, pavilions, and a tranquil lake. Afterward, you'll head to the Beijing Zoo, where you can see adorable pandas in their natural habitat. In the evening, you'll board a high-speed bullet train to X'ian, where the next leg of your adventure awaits.

Day 8: Bike Ride and Heartwarming Visit

Start your day with a leisurely bike ride through X'ian, offering a unique perspective on the city's urban landscape. In the afternoon, you'll visit a local orphanage, providing a touching opportunity to connect with the community and contribute to a meaningful cause.

Day 9: Terracotta Warriors and Flight to Guilin

Today, you'll explore the world-famous Terracotta Warrior Museum, home to thousands of life-sized clay soldiers. This archaeological wonder provides a window into China's ancient history and military prowess. In the evening, you'll catch a flight to Guilin, a city renowned for its stunning natural beauty.

Day 10: Longi and Mountain Retreat

Your day starts with a scenic journey to Longi, where you'll check in to a Tranquil Mountain hotel. Surrounded by lush greenery and serene landscapes, you'll have the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate.

Day 11: Li River Cruise

Embark on a picturesque Li River cruise, where you'll be surrounded by dramatic karst limestone peaks and lush countryside. This leisurely journey is an opportunity to immerse yourself in Guilin's breathtaking natural scenery.

Day 12: Bike Ride, Local Market, Tea Plantation, and Departure for Hong Kong

Your morning begins with a bike ride through the picturesque countryside, offering an up-close view of rural life in Guilin. Afterward, you'll explore a bustling local market, where you can sample regional delicacies and shop for souvenirs. Your next stop is a tea plantation, where you'll learn about traditional Chinese tea culture and enjoy a tea-tasting session. In the evening, you'll board a high-speed bullet train to Hong Kong, marking the final leg of your journey.

Day 13: Full Day Hong Kong

Ascend to Victoria Peak for sweeping views of Hong Kong's skyline, then embark on a leisurely walk along the scenic Peak Circle Walk. Discover Aberdeen, a former fishing village now transformed into a vibrant harbor community. Take a sampan ride to explore the floating village and interact with the locals, learning about their traditional way of life and the significance of the sea in their culture. Explore the bustling waterfront markets, where you can engage with artisans and fishermen, gaining insights into the close-knit community that thrives here. Enjoy some shopping this afternoon.

Day 14: Final Day and Departure

Your last day in Hong Kong is yours to spend as you like. You can further explore the vibrant city, shop for souvenirs, or relax by the waterfront. In the evening, you'll depart from Hong Kong, concluding your remarkable journey through China. Welcome back to the U.S.!

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