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12 Days China Landscape Tour

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Tour Code: CTG-9

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The land of China is made up of miraculous landscape, mysterious folklore and marvelous manmade wonders. During the 12-day-long tour you’ll dip yourself into the standout works of nature by mountain climbing, river cruise, countryside strolling and cable car ride. Furthermore, you’ll explore the attractive custom and lifestyle of the local via visiting their lanes, yards and farmland. Just come grasp the rare opportunity!

Wonder at the utmost magnificent Forbidden City and Summer Palace, Beijing

Boat down Li River, becoming part of the panorama of Guilin landscape

Feast on the gothic building troop and vigorous European flavor at the Bund, Shanghai

Appreciate ocean of cloud, army of mighty pines and incredible rock on Mt. Yellow

Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Today's Activities You’ll get all what it takes, like graceful room design, comfortable bed and hot water, to remove travelling weariness and restore strength at the cozy hotel after we pick you up from Beijing airport. Tomorrow will be the first thrilling day of your tour in China, just get ready!
Day 2 Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities The façade of Beijing, the capital city of China for centuries, is always linked to the overwhelming Oriental imperial fashion. Therefore there is no way getting away from grant palaces and halls in Beijing, yet visiting these attractions yourself rather than viewing lots of pictures of them is pretty interesting. We would show you more than their overview. is surely not to be missed during your tour in Beijing.

At Tian'anmen Square you’ll probe into the sophisticated veins in the ornamental columns, fully appreciating strong bricks and pillars of Tiananmen Wall. Later in the paramount Forbidden City, the details that incarnate royal magnificence are sure to impress you too. The golden throne at the Hall of Supreme Harmony (Taihe Hall) definitely boasts off the power of Chinese emperor, moreover, millions of relief sculptures, censers and painting screens convey the same contents with no less vigor. When it comes to Summer Palace, the royal garden, you can still feel the strong tone of imperial grace even via its lotus blossom shaded lakes and the 728-meter-long painting-rich corridor.
Tian'anmen Square Forbidden City Summer Palace          
Ornamental Column at Tian'anmen Square Magnificent Forbidden City at Sunset Blossom Decorated Lake in Summer Palace          
Day 3 Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Yesterday is about the majestically standing halls and palaces, today we give you a bouncing profile of Beijing! Badaling Great Wall needs your brave climbing before you can reach the famous stone tablet, which declares proudly that whoever can’t make his or her way through the Great Wall isn’t a qualified hero. On the way back to the hotel, you’ll go past the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube, both of which are the symbolic buildings during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Your heart would be infused with the strength of fighting.

Apart from vigorous Great Wall climbing, we put Changing of Ming Tombs into your playbill today. Changling, the tomb of Emperor Zhu Di in Ming Dynasty, makes itself well match the brilliant achievements and contributions of the emperor with the greatest scale and most exquisite craftsmanship. Just treat such a visit an extension of imperial might and it’ll bring you absolutely big fun. On your way back to the hotel, you can have an exterior view of the modern-styled Olympic Stadiums and.
Badaling Great Wall Changing of Ming Tombs Water Cube          
Winding Badaling Great Wall Majestical Entrance of Changing State-of-Art Shape of Water Cube          
Day 4 Beijing-Guilin (Breakfast, Lunch)transfer by air
Today's Activities Today let us go to Temple of Heaven and have a Hutong tour in rickshaw, learning subtil part of Beijing locals.

The Temple of Heaven used to witness the holy annual ceremony held by the majesty to wish for harvest and harmony, now it silently supports the morning exercise of Beijing locals. You’ll have fun watching the elders playing Tai Chi and swords toned with pride as capital people while appreciating the profound architectural style of the temple. Afterward the Hutong tour in rickshaw gets you much closer to the lifestyle of Beijing locals. Almost all the elements that were once in old movie turn up to greet you and prove their time-honored popularity like Tasty sugared plums, vibrant kites, happy kids and gorgeous blocks of quadrangles.

In the late afternoon you’ll say goodbye to Beijing on the flight for Guilin. We pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. Another big joy is approaching you, simply await tomorrow and enjoy new travelling fun in the picturesque Guilin.
Temple of Heaven Hutong tour in rickshaw Hutong tour in rickshaw          
Temple of Heaven Traditional Hutong House Hutong tour in rickshaw          
Day 5 Guilin (Breakfast, lunch)
Today's Activities All the miracles of Beijing are creations of manpower, yet farmers in Yangshuo have a better know-how of shaping manmade attractions on the basis of natural force. The best statement of their creativity is Longji Rice Terraces. It’s so amazing to see layers of rice winding from the riverside up to the top of the hills, forming a huge picture of seven stars surrounding the moon.

Near the gorgeous painting of Longji Rice Terraces there is a panorama of ethnic village, Ping’an Village. Yao Women with the longest hair around the world and heavily adorned Zhuang women are highlights of the panorama. You can enjoy exotic Long Hair Dance by those Yao women after paying.
Longji Rice Terraces Ping’an Village Ping’an Village          
Winding Longji Rice Terraces Roads Towards Ping'an Village Local Products in Ping'an Village          
Day 6 Guilin (Breakfast, lunch)
Today's Activities Your dream of appreciating the picturesque Guilin can’t come true till you start the Li River cruise. The landscape right before your eyes is so stunning that you would wish to melt into this Chinese ink painting, feasting on the endless parade of Karst mountains, crystal-like rivers, tranquil huts and terrace fields onshore for ever. Moreover, your appetite can be fulfilled with the tasty DIY meals on boat.

You may not come to assume there is any place that combines Oriental and Western tones, however, in West Street, you get it. Your home sickness will be relieved here and your heart will be overstuffed with shopping happiness.
Li River Li River West Street          
Country Scenery Around Li River Beautiful Panorama of Li River West Street View in the Morning          
Day 7 Guilin – Shanghai (Breakfast, lunch)transfer by air
Today's Activities Two-day experience of Guilin comes to the end and you are going to move on for the next thrill, Shanghai. We’ll arrange airport pickup and escort you to the hotel.
Day 8 Shanghai (Breakfast, lunch)
Today's Activities What Nanjing Road and the Bund mean to Shanghai folks is what Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City to Beijing guys, so we give you quickest access to the two spots to meet your huge curiosity.

Nanjing Road, the world-famous pedestrian street, never fails to make the last shopper among the immense parade of crazy buyers. Nanjing Road knows what is on your mind anytime! Well, how to go on with Shanghai scenery view after the shopping rush in Nanjing Road? Just turn to the Bund. Troops of Gothic skyscrapers tell you how shining the Paris of the East was decades ago. Lit by soft setting sun, the long corridor along the Bund is extreme romantic.

Yuyuan Garden seems to be a Shanghai version of Summer Palace Beijing, yet it differs from Summer Palace with distinctive features of gardens in South China. You may as well compare grace of Yuyuan Garden and grandeur of Summer Palace after visiting Yuyuan. Isn’t it fairy interesting?

Oriental Pearl Tower, the last stop today, brings your affection for the thriving city to the utmost. There you’ll get the best night view of Shanghai.
Nanjing Road the Bund Yuyuan Garden          
Gorgeous Night View in Nanjing Road European Toned Buildings in the Bund Paper Umbrellas in Yuyuan Garden          
Day 9 Shanghai – Huangshan (Breakfast)transfer by air
Today's Activities Your tour note will be turned to the last chapter, Huangshan (Yellow Mountain). The previous three cities describe imperial magnificence, idyllic landscape and prosperous metropolis, then what about Huangshan? Leave for it by flight and the answer is not far away.
Day 10 Huangshan (Breakfast, lunch)
Today's Activities Today is all about breathtaking scenery of Huangshan. We arrange the best route for you to feast on the mountain. The cable car ride up the mountain begins from Yungu (Cloud Valley) Station to White Goose Ridge Station, pulling you face to face with the famed Beginning-to-Believe Peak, Meng Bi Sheng Hua (Flowers Blooming out from a Writing Brush), Lian Li Pine and so on. What’s more, you’ll spend the afternoon in the West Sea Scenic Area, taking beautiful sunset into your vision at Cloud Dispelling Pavilion and addicting yourself to the cloud-surrounded West Sea Grand Canyon.

To make a thorough experience of the mountain, you’ll have the whole night on Huangshan. Ocean of cloud, unbelievable shape of rock and mighty pines, which compose the main wonders of Huangshan, will come together to entertain you. Trust it to be the most unforgettable night in your life!
Huangshan Huangshan West Sea Grand Canyon          
Breathtaking Sunrise Above Cloud Sea Peculiar Eave Carving in Hongcun Elegant Ancient Bridge in Hongcun          
Day 11 Huangshan (Breakfast, lunch)
Today's Activities It’s most exciting to watch vibrant sun rise up through million layers of cloud at the summit of Lion Peak. If weather permits, we’ll go grasp the grand sunrise at about 5:00 A.M.

You’re headed for the next stop, the world-famous ancient village Hongcun at the foot of Huangshan after going downhill by cable car and having lunch. The village is nothing short of an exhibition of Anhui fashioned carvings and it looks so stunning that it’s often called the village within a Chinese painting.
Huangshan Hongcun Hongcun          
Breathtaking Sunrise Above Cloud Sea Peculiar Eave Carving in Hongcun Elegant Ancient Bridge in Hongcun          
Day 12 Huangshan – Shanghai - Departure (Breakfast)
Today's Activities The last day of your tour in China is not less impressive a bit. Tunxi Ancient Street will show you a real panorama of Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival. Affluent Anhui culture penetrates the horse head eaves, black tiles and white walls that light up the shops along the street. Besides, all kinds of cute local products there are worth their prices.

The following stop is Hu Kaiwen Ink Stick Factory. If you’re a big fan of Chinese calligraphy, visiting the ink stick factory will definitely excite you. The elegant ink stick shows you incredible workmanship.

How do you like the playbill? History, culture and landscape are all rolled into one. At last we’ll see you off at Shanghai airport, crowning your tour in China.
Tunxi Ancient Street Tunxi Ancient Street Hu Kaiwen Ink Stick Factory          
Entrance of Tunxi Street Elegant traditional stationary Hu Kaiwen Ink Stick Factory          
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 11 breakfasts and 9 lunches Admissions: Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Flight Tickets: Beijing - Guilin, Guilin - Shanghai, Shanghai - Huangshan Hotels: Accommodation in Beijing, Guilin, Shanghai and Huangshan
Tour Guide: Local experienced English-speaking guides Car Driver: Experienced licensed drivers
Vehicle: Private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers Luggage Transfers: A hand for your heavy luggage;
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance; Government taxes & Service charges
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotels in Beijing
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing
Located in the golden business area of Wangfujing, the hotel only takes 10 minutes to Forbidden City and Dongfang Square.
With stylish guest rooms and newly renovated Crowne Plaza Club floor – Crowne Plaza Beijing has anticipated every need while providing easy access to business, commercial districts and historical landmarks.
Sunworld Hotel Beijing
Situated on the intersection of Wangfujing Avenue and Dengshikou Street, Sunworld Hotel Beijing is close to many famous historical and cultural landmarks, including the Forbidden City.
Guest rooms and suites are designed with a traditional and refined style. From servies to amenities, the hotel strives to make your stay a pleasant experience.
Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing
With its courtyard style, the hotel has retained its charm of the ancient time but as well merged in contemporary architecture and designs. The hotel is near the famous Tian'anmen Square and Wangfujing Business Street. It takes about 20 minutes from Capital International Airport (24km) and 5 minutes from Beijing Railway Station (3km). The hotel provides guests clean and comfortable service and amenities
Hotels in Guilin
Sheraton Guilin Hotel
First opened in 1988 and renovated in 2008, Sheraton Guilin Hotel is ideally located on the west bank of Li River within minutes' walk from the Elephant Trunk Hill and Fubo Hill. It's about 2km from the Railway Station and 30km from the Guilin International Airport.
Guilin Bravo Hotel
Guilin Bravo Hotel is located in the city centre besides the Banyan Lake Park. It's 28km from Guilin Liangjiang International Airport and 3km from Guilin Railway Station.
The hotel Boasts 329 tastefully decorated guest rooms and suites and various facilities to meet the guests' different needs.
Hotel Universal Guilin
Hotel Universal Guilin is situated on the bank of Li River, within walking distance to the local market, shopping area and tourist hot spots. The tastefully decorated guest rooms and a wide range of facilities and services provide guests with a comfortable and joyful stay.
Hotels in Yangshuo
Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel
Located at the foot of the Green Lotus Peak in Yangshuo and on the bank of Li River, Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel is a top luxury hotel integrating the natural beauty of mountains and rivers and the local minority peoples' architectural feature.
New West Street International Hotel
New West Street International Hotel is surrounded by mountains and rivers with convenient transportation. The hotel is furnished with 328 guest rooms, and has both Chinese and Western restaurants and other facilities. It's surely an ideal place for both leisure and business trip.
New West Street Hotel
Located on the centre square of Yangshuo, the New West Street Hotel has elegant environment, convenient traffic and faces Yangshuo Park with beautiful scenery. It's only 3 minutes from the world famous "Foreigners' Street" - The West Street.
Hotels in Shanghai
Howard Johnson Plaza Shanghai
The hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Shanghai, 2 minutes from Nanjing Road, People Square and the Bund. It offers easy access to the city's most important business, cultural and entertainment hubs.
The elegantly designed and tastefully decorated rooms provide you with an experience of exceptional luxury and comfort.
Heng Sheng Peninsula International Hotel
Located in Hongkou District of Shanghai, Heng Sheng Peninsula International Hotel is surrounded by many famous attractions including the Bund, Oriental Pearl River TV Tower, and Nanjing Road.
With its comfortable rooms and complete services, the hotel tries all its best to make guests feel like at home.
Magnificent International Hotel
The hotel is located in the central heart of Shanghai – Xizang South Road and surrounded by the Bund, Xin Tian Di, Yu Garden and Shanghai Museum & Grand Theatre. Shopping streets like Nanjing Road and Huaihai Road are only within walking distance. The well-appointed guestrooms with a great number of amenities and facilities offer you an excellent stay with comfort and convenience.
Hotels in Huangshan City
Huangshan Hotel
Huangshan International Hotel
Located in Huangshan City's central district – Tunxi, Huangshan International Hotel is a 4-star hotel with an ideal location for getting around the city. Facing beautiful Xin'an River, standing in front of Xiao Hua Mountain, the hotel is of ancient Hui-style in accordance with the ancient looking of the streets.
The hotel consists of over 400 rooms of different standards, 7 well-equipped conference halls, Chinese and Western Restaurants, a bar, and other entertainment facilities.
Huangshan Hotel
Huangshan Xinan Country Villa Hotel
Surrounded by ancient Hui-style gardens, the 4-star Xin'an Country Villa Hotel stands at the intersection of three rivers and affords scenic mountain views for guests. It's very convenient to get to the airport and Tunxi Ancient Street from the hotel.
The hotel boasts 64 rooms with first-class amenities. The Zhuxiangju Restaurant serves local Anhui cuisine. Modern conference centers offer various business services.
Hotels on Mt. Huangshan
Huangshan Hotel
Beihai Hotel Huangshan
Beihai Hotel is a 4-star hotel in North Sea (Beihai) Scenic Area of Mt. Huangshan. It's one of the best locations for catching the sunrise or sunset of Mt. Huangshan under or over the almost constant sea of clouds.
The hotel provides 245 well-equipped rooms, Chinese and Western Restaurant and other facilities.
Huangshan Hotel
Paiyunlou Hotel Huangshan
Huangshan Paiyunlou Hotel is a 3-star hotel located at the foot of Danxia Mountain in the West Sea (Xihai) Scenic Area of Mt. Huangshan. The hotel is close to Cloud Dispelling Pavilion (Paiyunlou), which is one of the best places for enjoying Mt. Huangshan's sunrise and sunset.
The hotel has well-designed guestrooms and suites for guests' comfortable stay, and also a business center for not leaving off business. Restaurant provides delicious Chinese cuisine.

Meals in the Package

-- Breakfasts are offered by the hotels
-- Lunches are arranged according to different classes of tour
-- Dinners are for your own arrangement

We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:


Beijing, being the Capital of China, boasts a good number of restaurants with Chinese featured cuisines. Different restaurants, like Great Northeast Restaurant, Gold Palace Restaurant and Tang Yuan Restaurant, lead you for a feast of Chinese classic cuisines.
-- Great Northeast Restaurant: featuring seafood, Sichuan food, Canton food, food of China Northeast Region
-- Gold Palace Restaurant: featuring Canton food, Sichuan food, Shandong food, Japanese & Korean food
-- Tang Yuan Restaurant: featuring Canton cuisine

Dining Hall of Great Northeast Restaurant Main Hall of Tang Yuan Restaurant


Guilin's tasty dishes are also well-known except its charming landscapes. Traditional cuisines include Duck Stewed with Ginkgo Seeds, Lipu Taro Pork, Stewed Clams and Chicken, Lohan Boiled Chicked, and Fried Chicken with Water Chestnut. An abundance of special snacks are also offered throughout the city, like the famous Guilin Rice Noodles.

Guilin Rice Noodles Yangshuo Beer Fish


Shanghai is regarded as a kingdom of delicacies, where you can taste almost everything. Here we strongly suggest you take M on The Bund into consideration.
M on the Bund Shanghai
-- Dedicated to creating a dining experience as exciting, as sophisticated, as delectable as Shanghai itself
-- “One of the top 20 restaurants in Asia” (Miele Guide, 2009-2010)
-- “Best Global Cuisine” (City Weekend Readers’ Choice Awards, 2010)
-- “M on the Bund: Most Popular Restaurant in Shanghai” (Zaqat Survey Shanghai, 2008)

Shanghai M on The Bund Restaurant Brandboard of M on the Bund


As one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of China, Anhui Cuisine features elaborate choices and handling of cooking materials, ingredients, and strict control of cooking process. Wild herbs, both from land and sea, are widely used in Anhui cuisine cooking. Braising and stewing are common techniques in this culinary art.
-- Laojie Diyi Lou(Tunxi Ancient Street):Built in traditional Hui-style, offer both buffet and sit-down meals, featuring traditional Anhui Cuisine
-- Jushantang Hostel (Hongcun Village):Well-preserved old house of traditional style, featuring Anhui Cuisine

Dining Hall of Great Northeast Restaurant Main Hall of Tang Yuan Restaurant
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Destinations: Beijing –Xi’an – Guilin – Yangshuo – Chengdu - Shanghai

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