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This tour is devised for those who are seeking a more unique tour in China; you can immerse yourself in some of the best and most variety of China's cultural heritages such as Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing, Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang. In addition, you can also throw yourself into the dreamlike natural landscape in Guilin, and have a taste of the prosperity of Hong Kong and Macau.

Explore China’s precious treasury with long history and splendid cultures.

Tame the endless Silk Road to find the incredible natural wonders and the brilliant Buddhist culture.

Feast your eyes on picturesque natural landscapes and experience the idyllic life in Guilin.

Catch a glimpse of the hustle and bustle of two seaside cities - Hong Kong & Macau.

Day 1 Arrive in Beijing : Pick-up and Check-in
Today's Activities A thrilling tour is waiting for your arrival. Beijing, the capital of China with a long history, is your first highlight. After airport pick-up and hotel check-in, freely enjoy yourself at leisure. The prosperous Wangfujing Street may be a good place for you to spend your nightlife, where the local snack is a must-try.
Highlights
Wangfujing Street Wangfujing Street Summer Palace          
Wangfujing Street Entrance Snack Street of Wangfujing Snacks in Wangfujing Street          
Day 2 Beijing ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Ready to draw a picture of awe-inspiring historical sites and the ancient imperial life in Beijing for yourself?

Start at Tiananmen Square, a symbol of the nation, home to various historical sites and known for the daily ritualistic flag raising ceremony. At the next stop, Forbidden City, served as China's imperial palace for almost five centuries, you will be overwhelmed by its massive scale and majestic design.

Do not miss the awesome Temple of Heaven, a precious example of China's ancient architectural art, used for worshipping Heaven and praying for good harvest. Beijing Roast Duck, the most famous dish of Beijing, is suggested for your dinner.
Highlights
Tiananmen Square Forbidden City Temple of Heaven          
Tiananmen Square Forbidden City in the Sunlight Temple of Heaven          
Day 3 Beijing ( Breakfast, Lunch )

Today's Activities

The dramatic Great Wall endows you with an unbelievable masterpiece that has witnessed the ups and downs of ancient China. Take the cable car up to Mutianyu Great Wall, the most beautiful section of the entire Great Wall to immerse yourself into this weather-beaten relic.

Continue on to Dingling of Ming Tombs, also known as the Underground Palace, which is the first imperial tomb to have been excavated in China, dedicated to Emperor Wan Li of Ming Dynasty.

Afterwards, on the way back to the hotel, you can have an exterior view of Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) and Water Cube (National Aquatics).
Highlights
         
Mutianyu Great Wall Hikers Dingling Tomb Bird's Nest          
Day 4 Beijing - Dunhuang ( Breakfast ) transfer by air

Today's Activities

After breakfast in the morning, take the flight to Dunhuang from Beijing. Upon arrival, you are picked up and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free at your proposal.

Located on the world-famous ancient Silk Road, Dunhuang is one of the most important historical and cultural cities in China, renowned for its outstanding grottoes and murals depicting the profound cultures of China with a long history.
Day 5 Dunhuang ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Could you imagine how nature carves an utmost stunning massive city? In Yardang Ghost City, you will marvel at the spectacular Yardang landscape, one of the wind-erosion landforms, which forms a natural sculpture museum housing vivid miniatures resembling lots of world-famous architectures such as Potala Palace of Tibet, Pyramids of Egypt, Mongolian yurts, Arabian mosques, etc.

Visit Yumenguan Pass, once an important military pass on Hexi Great Wall defense in Han Dynasty and a vital route on the Silk Road, and still standing as a landmark nowadays to guide the exploration for deep and wild China.

Afternoon set out to explore the renowned wonder on desert, Mingsha Mountain & Crescent Moon Spring, both of which have co-existed for over one thousand years. Here you can have a look at your reflection at the crystal clear crescent-shape spring and listen to the roaring sound of wind or your voice of shouting, echoed by the mountains. What’s more, it’s an interesting experience to hike up the hills by barefoot, take a ski through the sands and ride a camel over the dunes. Later, back to the hotel for rest.
Highlights
Temple of Heaven Silk Road          
Overhanging Hexi Great Wall Sunset on Mingsha Mountain Crescent Moon Spring          
Day 6 Dunhuang - Xi'an ( Breakfast, Lunch ) transfer by air
Today's Activities Begin your exploration of the profound Buddhist culture in Mogao Grottos, which is the largest Buddhist art treasure of architectures, painted sculptures and frescos in the world, housing lots of precious historical and cultural relics. The millions of flying Apsaras all over the interior grottos will tell you how far the imagination of the ancient painters can go. Afterwards, leave Dunhuang for Xi’an by air. You will be picked up and transferred to the hotel.
Highlights
yungang caves          
Mogao Grottos Exterior Flying Apsaras Fresco in Mogao Grottos Buddha Statues in Mogao Grottos          
Day 7 Xi'an ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Explore this ancient capital city by visiting the best-known Terracotta Warriors, regarded as the eighth wonder of the ancient world with a history of more than 2200 years. You can catch a glimpse of the vivid warriors, bronze chariot, vigorous horses, etc., and know about the long history of ancient China.

Move further to Big Wild Goose Pagoda to appreciate the outstanding design in Chinese pavilion architecture history, in which contains many Buddhist relics that brought by Master Xuan Zang 1000 years ago.

Then turn your attention to Muslim Quarter, a fascinating area where you can find exotic food, interesting people and great souvenirs.
Highlights
         
Terracotta Warriors Big Wild Goose Pagoda Muslim Quarter          
Day 8 Xi'an - Guilin ( Breakfast, Lunch ) transfer by air
Today's Activities This day start from a leisure stroll on the top of Xi’an Ancient City Wall, which is the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. You can optionally hire a bike to ride along the City Wall to have a taste of its massiveness and beauty alongside.

Then head to Shaanxi Historical Museum to have a look at more than 3000 well-chosen cultural and historic relics displayed there, which can fully reflect splendid civilization of Shaanxi province. Later, take the flight to Guilin and stay in the hotel for refreshment.
Highlights
wutai mountain          
Moat of Ancient City Wall Cycling on Ancient City Wall Exhibitions in Shaanxi Historical Museaum          
Day 9 Guilin ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Hit Guilin for sights including the impressive Elephant Trunk Hill, a masterpiece of karst landscape shaped like a huge elephant dipping its trunk into the Li River to quench its thirst, and the largest park in Guilin – Seven Star Park, named after seven peaks inside viewing together like the Big Dipper, as well as the amazing Reed Flute Cave, with a large variety of natural rock formations that are sure to challenge your imagination.

You can enjoy your free time at night. If you would like, you can take a stroll to appreciate the spectacular night view of Two Rivers and Four Lakes area in Guilin.
Highlights
         
Elephant Trunk Hill Reed Flute Cave Seven Star Park          
Day 10 Guilin - Yangshuo ( Breakfast )
Today's Activities After breakfast, drive to the dock to take the cruise on the dreamlike Li River to appreciate the Guilin picturesque landscape. On both banks, the towering array of Karst mountains, crystal-clear rivers and streams and shades of clouds and fogs are moving towards you. You can hardly imagine how amazing it is!

Continue cruising down to Yangshuo County, where you disembark and enjoy a leisure stroll in West Street, which features its unique mix of Chinese traditional folk and amazing international elements, attracting many tourists from all over the world.

In the evening, if you want to know more about the local culture, you can optionally appreciate the fantastic Impression Liusanjie, an outdoor performance set in real mountains and rivers.
Highlights
         
Li River Yangshuo West Street Impression Liusanjie Show          
Day 11 Guilin - Hong Kong ( Breakfast, Lunch ) transfer by air
Today's Activities This day is highlighted by a memorable cycling excursion of Yangshuo. You will go and hold the idyllic life and scenery in your arms, decorated by the waving limestone hills, extensive fields, unpolluted streams and ponds, tranquil huts, etc. After that, take the flight to Hong Kong. You are greeted at airport and transferred to the hotel for check-in and a good rest.
Highlights
         
Yangshuo Cycling Excursion Idyllic View in Yangshuo Unique fishing style with cormorants          
Day 12 Hong Kong ( Breakfast )

Today's Activities

Enjoy a half-day tour visiting the famous attractions in Hong Kong. Start from Victoria Peak, the highest point in Hong Kong, where you can stand and marvel at the restless city of Hong Kong. Then cruise around the well-preserved Aberdeen to experience the local lifestyle. Next stop is Repulse Bay, a famous spot for relaxation and aquatic activities, where a charming beach, golden sand and azure blue water gently lapping the seashore.

Then enjoy your free time in the afternoon at your proposal. Victoria Harbor Cruise is suggested for you to take in the beauty of the night view in Hong Kong.
Highlights
         
Overview on Victoria Peak Aberdeen Cruise Repulse Bay          
Day 13 Hong Kong - Macau ( Breakfast, Lunch ) transfer by boat

Today's Activities

Today you can get a sense of the diverse appearances of Macau. Ruins of St. Paul is your first stop, which was once the greatest church in the city and now is an excellent example of Macau's diverse culture featuring both magnificent architecture and religious importance. Visit Penha Church, located on one of the highest points in Macau, dedicated to the God of protecting navigators.

Then head to Literally Border Gate, a three-floor gate tower designed in Chinese architectural style, which is one of the overland entrances from China Mainland to Macau.

After appreciation of the famous Guanyin Temple, Macau Casino is your last stop of this day tour. Teemed with grand casinos, Macau is known as "Las Vegas of the Orient"; the themed casinos complex will surely amaze you with its exciting games, dazzling nightlife, shopping and cuisine. Later take a boat back to Hong Kong and stay overnight there.
Highlights
The bund          
Ruins of St. Paul Penha Church Macau Casino          
Day 14 Hong Kong Departure ( Breakfast )
Today's Activities After breakfast you are sent to the Hong Kong airport to take the flight to your next destination. Say goodbye to China.
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 13 breakfasts, 9 lunches. Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Flight Tickets: all listed in itineraries; Hotels: accommodation in mentioned cities;
Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver
Vehicle: a 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 attractions / tours / meals and international flights; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotel in Beijing
Crowne Plaza Hotel 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
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
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 Dunhuang
Dunhuang Sunshine Hotel
Dunhuang Sunshine Hotel
Dunhuang Sunshine Hotel is located in the New City Zone with convenient transportation, went into operation in 2007. It enjoys a good location with Mingsha Mountain and Dunyue Square near by. It's about 12km away from the Railway Station and 14.5km away from the Dunhuang Airport.
Dunhuang Hotel
Dunhuang Hotel
Dunhuang Hotel is a 4 star hotel located in Dunhuang city. The hotel offers total of 248 guest rooms with speedy internet access. It offers guests easy access to the Dunhuang pedestrian street, and Shanzhou evening market. It is about 13 km to Dunhuang Airport,11 km to Dunhuang Railway Station, and 25 km to the famous Mogao Caves.
Dunhuang Guangyuan Hotel
Dunhuang Guangyuan Hotel
Close to a long distance bus station, Dunhuang Guangyuan Hotel is 25 km from Mogao Caves and only 5 km from two national scenic spots. Even though this hotel is a 3 star hotel, its guestrooms come outfitted with en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, cable TVs, digital TVs and 24-hour hot water.
Hotels in Xi'an
Sheraton Hotel Xi'an
Located near the 600-year-old City Wall and close to the city centre, Sheraton Hotel is just 35 minutes from Xi’an Xianyang International Airport. With first-class amenities, facilities and family-friendly services, Sheraton Xi’an Hotel will make you feel at home.
Grand New World Hotel Xian
Grand New World Hotel Xian
Located within the Ancient City Wall and styled in an extraordinary mix of tradition and modernity, the hotel is just 4km from the railway station and 45km from Xianyang International Airport. The large Parkson shopping centre is close by, while the Terracotta Warriors Museum is about 35km from the hotel. The hotel provides a satisfying range of contemporary accommodation together with business services and recreational facilities.
City Hotel Xian
City Hotel Xian
The hotel is located in the centre of Xi’an city and just near the well-known Bell Tower, Drum Tower and Ancient City Wall. The hotel offers a total of 137 well-appointed guestrooms for guests’ comfortable living space. The elegant and magnificent restaurants serve delicious flavor of many varieties.
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.
Hotel 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.
Grand New World Hotel Xian
Yangshuo New Century Hotel
New Century Hotel Yangshuo is a 4-star hotel centrally located in downtown Yangshuo. It is adjacent to the well-known Yangshuo West Street and the beautiful Yangshuo Park.
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.
Hotel in Hong Kong
Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel
Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel is situated by the waterfront overlooking Victoria Harbour on the doorstep of Star Ferry, right in the heart of the commercial, shopping and entertainment district of Hong Kong. The hotel was designed for the pleasure and comfort of the modern business and holiday traveler and offers a wide range of elegant, superbly furnished, spacious rooms and suites.
Golden Mile Holiday Inn Hongkong
Golden Mile Holiday Inn Hongkong is the winner of the 2002 Hong Kong Tourism Board Tourism Services Award. The hotel Enjoys a central location in the heart of Hong Kong's commercial and business district – Tsim Sha Tsui, guests are in close proximity to the shopping area of Kowloon.
Imperial Hotel Hong Kong
The Imperial Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Tsimshatsui - Hong Kong’s premier retail, cultural and leisure district. Surrounded by numerous tourist attractions, shopping arcades, fine restaurants and fabulous night entertainment.

Overview

- Breakfasts offered by hotels: just start your happy tour after having breakfast in the morning, especially for deluxe class, buffet breakfast is available;
- It supplys lunch according to different classes of tour, such as deluxe in city-famous restaurants and tourist in popular tourist restaurants;
- Dinner option is open to you, you could find your favorite place to eat, or take our recommendations.

We promises no worries about the dining quality, plus flexible choices that you can have depending on your preference. If having any special requestment, just tell our trip advisor directly. In all, we aim to satisfy your tongue and stomach with our recommendation as follows:


Beijing

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

Silkroad ( Dunhuang )

The cuisine of Silkroad reflects the region's many ethnic groups, and refers particularly to Uyghur cuisine. Signature ingredients include roast mutton, kebabs, roast fish and rice. Because of the Islamic population, the food is predominantly halal.

Roasted Lamb Chops Chicken on the Big Plate

Xi’an

Xi'an features distinctive cuisines of China Northwest, such as various-shaped Chinese dumplings and other wheaten food. Muslim Quarter gathers lots of delicious local food like Rou Jia Mo and shish kebabs, etc.
(1) Here we highly recommend Chinese Dumpling Dinner, which also named Jiaozi, typically consist of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together or by crimping. As a must-try for visitors, it serves with Tang dynasty show. And it belongs to an [add on] item in the tour.
(2) Friendship Restaurant at Terracotta Museum, is famous for the noodle-stretching performance. You can also enjoy the delicious local cuisine here, such as steamed cauliflower, pork and small bamboo shoots, bean curd with celery, etc.

Chinese Dumpling Dinner Local Cuisine at Friendship Restaurant

Guilin

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

Hong Kong

Hong Kong may well be considered the lap of luxury for the gourmet and the gourmand alike. Look no further than Causeway Bay, Lan Kwai Fong, Soho and Stanley, and wander the winding streets of Kowloon for a taste of traditional Chinese and local Cantonese cuisine. Sea food is great in Hong Kong and you should not miss it. Tanks of live seafood like fish, lobster, prawns, crab, geoduck, clams, scallops, oysters vie for attention.

Various Hong Kong Dim Sum Various sea food in a street restaurant of Lei Yue Mun

Comments

Hello Choury,

Thanks for everything, the trip was great. I would really like to thank you as you were very attentive and always took care of things very fast.

The accommodations were all good, the locations were great and we enjoyed them all, the only comment was that some of them only had wifi in the lobby and not the rooms which was kind of inconvenient.

The tours were good but we should have taken a few more free days as we felt really rushed in some places and did not get to see as much as we would have liked, but that was more on our part than yours.

Again i would like to thank you for everything, you did a wonderful job of coordinating everything,

Thanks

Customer: Mr. John

Destinations: Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Shanghai - Hangzhou - Hong Kong

Related Tour: 9 Days Golden Triangle Tour, 12 Days China Signature Tour

Dear Sara,

The trip is going very well and we are very happy. We saw wonderful places. We will make a better report in the next days.

thank you a lot for your organization and assistance.

Customer: Mr. Spinoglio

Destinations: Beijing - Urumqi - Turpan - Dunghuang - Xian - Shanghai

Related Tour: 14 Days Silk Road Adventure

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