Day 1 – Arrival in Beijing
As soon as you get off your flight and pass to the arrival hall, you will meet our trusted English-speaking guide who will give you any necessary information that is required, and then take you to your hotel. Once at the hotel, you will check-in and have any remaining time for yourself. We suggest having some rest, as you will need your energy to see the best of China and enjoy your time in the country.
Day 2 – History and Culture of Beijing
You will have your full buffet of breakfast at the hotel and then we will go to see the largest square in the world. We will get to Tiananmen Square by car or van. Once we are there, you will learn about the events that have taken place in this location and hear a little about its history. Next, we will go to The Forbidden City that is the imperial palace of the Ming dynasty. The palace is very large and was forbidden for people to see, but now you have the opportunity to enjoy its magnificence. When this visit is finished, it is time for lunch in a Chinese restaurant to eat a Chinese dish of your own choice.
Our afternoon will be spent at The Temple of Heaven, which is unique in terms of its architecture. This temple is considered to be the largest of its kind and is also built taller to be closer to the heavens. After that, you and your group will be taken to watch a Chinese Kong Fu Show and enjoy a piece of their culture.
Day 3 – The Great Wall of China
In the morning you will have a full buffet breakfast and then head out to your first destination of the day; The Great Wall of China. Due to its length, we will only take you to the most famous and least-crowded sections of the wall such as Mutianyu or Badaling sections. To climb the wall and enjoy the view, and take better pictures, we can go hiking up, or we can use cable cars and toboggan for climbing up or down. After seeing one of the seven wonders, we will make a short stop for lunch and then see the Jade Factory, where we will also have time for some shopping if you want. After some time, we will head out to the Summer Palace, which is another great and beautiful part of Beijing. To make the most of this day, we will then take you to a local tea house to have a Tea Ceremony where you can have some Chinese tea and learn more about life in China.
Day 4 – Leaving for Xian
You will have your last breakfast in Beijing during on this day, we will then go to see some old neighborhoods of the city during a visit to the Hutongs of Beijing. You can take a walk around the area, or try some tricycles while we are there. In the afternoon you will check-out from your hotel so we can leave Beijing for Xian. Once there, your guide will find you and take you to the new hotel for check-in so you can some rest.
Day 5 – History, Culture, and Crafts in Xian
On this day you will learn about the history and culture of Xian by visiting the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, where you can see the crafts of the Qin dynasty and also enjoy the pottery-making factory right after that. After these visits, it is time for some Chinese food of your choice in one of the best restaurants in the city.
Next, you and your group will be visiting Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xian Museum to see some of their must-see paintings and calligraphy. Afterward, we have arranged for a Dumplings dinner, which is one of the most famous Chinese dishes that you must try. After dinner in an exotic Chinese restaurant, we will watch a Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show and our day is complete.
Note: the show is closed in December, January, February, and March. Tourists will have the evening for themselves during these months.
Day 6 – City Walls and Muslims of China
On our sixth day, we go to see the city fortifications or the City Walls that are very well preserved and are an important part of Xian. During that time, you can also rent bicycles and enjoy the visit for some time before leaving for lunch (the bicycle ride is an optional part of this visit and thus not included on the tour fee). Once you have had your lunch, your group will be taken to The Great Mosque of Xian to learn about the Muslims of China. After the mosque, there is some free time to walk around Muslim Street to try some of the food there and even go shopping if you want.
Day 7 – Departure from Xian – Arriving in Guilin
On the morning of this day, we will check-out from the hotel in Xian right after breakfast to catch a flight to Guilin. Once there, we will immediately go sightseeing. First off, we will go and see the Reed Flute Cave, which is an attractive pare of the Chinese nature for the lovers of nature. We will then make our way to the Elephant Trunk Hill before going to our five-star hotel to check-in.
Day 8 – More of Culture and Rural Texture in China
First, you can have your full buffet breakfast at the hotel and then set off to see more of the rich culture and nature of China in Guilin, this time in a Cruise on Li River. It is time to rest, relax and enjoy the time on the river. While on the cruise, we will provide you with boxed lunch; You can also bring any snacks you want. This lovely trip will take about 4 hours, after which we will get to Yangshuo. Once we are off the cruise, we will take a walk in West Street and then take a ride to see the countryside. There, you can see and feel the simple life of the folk in some of the rural areas and enjoy the view even more. After this visit, we can return to the hotel so you can rest.
Day 9 – The End of an Adventure
We hope you enjoyed the journey as this will be our last day together. You will have your full buffet breakfast and after that, you can check-out to catch your flight. The easiest way to get to the airport is to ask your hotel to call a taxi for you. You will not be accompanied by your guide on this day and must keep an eye on the clock if you have a flight schedule. If you have any other plans, feel free to ask your guide for advice in advance, or even contact us for any additional information you need. We wish you make the most of this trip, and use the help of our guide and team to enjoy your stay.
Specification: 9 Days Beijing- Xian – Guilin – Yangshuo
Buffet Breakfast, Some Lunches
Train Ticket, City Tours, Domestic Flight, Breakfast, Hotel, Pickup, Guide, Meals, Tickets & Entry Fees, Tip & Gratitude, Invitation Letter
Boat, Domestic Flight, Private Car, Train, Van
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