arrival in Beijing, you will be greeted at the airport by our English
speaking guide and transferred to your hotel by private transport.
The rest of the day is at your leisure to recover from jet lag and
get ready for the adventure to come! (China is 8 hours ahead of
2 Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
full day city tour to soak up the atmosphere of Beijing. This includes
visiting historical sites such as Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen
Square and the Forbidden City.
welcome dinner in the evening provides an opportunity to
sample various type of Chinese cuisine.
3 Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
highlights of today's visit is to the Great Wall (Mutianyu
Section), the quieter and less commercial section compare with some
others. You will have plenty of time to walk along the wall and
enjoy unforgettable views. For those who prefer an easier way up
to the wall, a cable car is available (payment required locally
memorable day continues with a trip to the Beijing Bird's Nest
Olympics Stadia & the Water Cube swimming stadium (exteriors
only). Have a stroll in the large Olympic square and enjoy great
photo opportunities. Later we experience the famous Peking Roasted
Duck dinner to conclude this unforgettable day.
4 Beijing to Xian (Breakfast)
day at your own leisure until your sleeper train departure in the
evening. Alternatively we can arrange either of the following optional
guided tours. (Ask for prices at time of booking).
Visit the 12th century Summer Palace, Kunming Lake and the
Garden of Harmony before taking the ferry next to the famous Marble
Boat. In the next part of the tour enjoy a fascinating Rickshaw
ride through the 'Hutong' residential area of Beijing
to see how local people live. Our guide will then escort you to
Houhai, a popular relaxing eating out place for both Western
and Chinese tourists. For travellers who would like to experience
shopping in China, we can take you to the popular shopping street
- Xiushui Silk Market. Lunch not included.
Visit the fascinating 'Yonghe' Lama Temple built in 1694.
The Tibetan Buddhism temple is one of the largest and most important
Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world. Lama Temple is unique
as its architecture and artworks combines both Chinese and Tibetan
styles. Then we visit Temple of Confucius, built in 1302,
the second largest Confucian Temple in China, after the one in Confucius'
hometown. Later enjoy lunch in one of the many nice restaurants
located near the temple area. (Our guide can make some recommendations
if you require). Lunch not included.
the evening our guide will take you to the train station, where
you will board the overnight train to Xian (soft sleeper cabin).
5 Xian (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
in Xian early morning and transfer to your hotel for breakfast.
breakfast we explore Xian and visit the old Muslim Quarter
of the City which is home to large Ethnic Muslim Chinese community,
who have lived in the city since the silk road was established.
Our tour including visiting Muslim square, the Wooden Mosque and
later we will have great photos opportunities of the Bell and
the afternoon we enjoy a leisurely walk & cycle ride
on the ancient city walls. The smooth & well preserved
walls make for an ideal and safe cycling route around the inner
historic city centre and are a charming way to enjoy the local lifestyle
we drive to see the Wild Goose Pagoda built in the Tang dynasty
and we enjoy the jovial atmosphere around the beautiful Pagoda and
picturesque boulevard where Xian residents come to meet & relax.
6 Xian (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
we visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Shaanxi Historical
Museum. Marvel at the immense grandeur & scale of the unearthed
terracotta Army. The warriors are positioned in battalion formation
includes 6,000 life-size Terracotta Warriors and their war horses.
The warriors were created as the after life protectors of the powerful
first Emperor Qinshihuang, who was the Emperor that united the whole
of China. (221BC-206BC).
7 Xian - Foping Nature Reserve (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
take a scenic journey into the mountainous countryside on our way
to Foping (approx 4 hrs). Upon arrival in Foping, we visit the Nature
Museum to familiarise ourselves with the different variety of
plants and animals that live in this rural location.
we drive into the Foping Nature Reserve, where we then proceed
on foot to walk to the conservation station (8 kms/ approx 3 hrs
8 Foping Nature Reserve (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
we will begin our adventure to visit wild Giant Panda's
in their natural habitat with our experienced guide.
Lunch box will be provided for a picnic lunch and all other time
will be spent tracking and searching for the Giant Panda which live
in the bamboo mountains. Approx six hrs panda trekking and later
have a dinner at a local family home.
9 Foping Nature Reserve (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
spend another day trekking to see wild Giant Panda's in their
natural habitat with our experienced guide. Sighting of Panda's
are expected, however as the Panda's are wild, this can not be categorically
box will be provided for a picnic lunch and all other time will
be spent tracking and searching for the Giant Panda which live in
the bamboo mountains. Approx six hrs panda trekking and later have
a dinner at a local family home.
10 Foping Nature Reserve (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
we enjoy a three hour trek in the Nature Reserve before driving
back to Foping where we freshen up in our hotel and have lunch at
a local restaurant. The rest of the day we enjoy a well earned rest.
11 Foping Nature Reserve -
Dapingyu - Xian (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
morning we drive to Dapingyu and take a nature walk
into scenic valley to visit the wild Golden Monkeys. After
a few hours in the valley, we begin our drive back to Xian (4 hrs).
Lunch will be provided by a local family in their home along the
way to Xian. Dinner is in a local restaurant in Xian before boarding
the overnight train to Chengdu in the evening.
12 Chengdu ( Lunch)
our train arrives in Chengdu in the morning, where you meet our
local guide upon arrival and transfer to your hotel.
the afternoon we explore Chengdu and after lunch visit the
enjoyable Ji Li Street for a pleasant walk around this historic
13 Chengdu (Breakfast, Lunch)
breakfast we drive to the Chengdu Panda Breeding Centre to
see more about the care and conditions this world leading breeding
we travel to Wensu Monastery where we visit a local tea
house and enjoy activities in the nice garden inside the monastery.
option is to visit the Bi-Feng-Xia Panda breeding centre
at the Wolong nature reserve, if you wish to volunteer to
work at the centre. Extra days may be required (Ask for prices and
details at booking stage).
14 Chengdu - Onward Destination
guide will meet you at your hotel for your transfer to the airport
for your onward flight home, or extend your stay in China. There
are frequent flights from Chengdu to Hong Kong, Macau, Beijing,
Shanghai etc, we can assist in arranging out sections of the tours
if required, please ask.
Dates & Price (£)
share - Gold
share - Silver
Price will Include.
Station/hotel transfers within Mainland China.
train tickets in soft sleeper cabin (4 person cabin).
tours by professional English-speaking tour guide.
as specified in the itinerary.
Does Not Include.
- can be provided upon your request.
fee - We can arrange Visa's subject to your request.
we can assist in obtaining flight tickets. Some of our programmes
can also be combined for a longer tour, please enquire at the time
Accommodation for this tour:
Carefully selected good hotels & guesthouse accommodations.
4 star hotels for Gold package, 3 star hotels for Silver package.
In some remote areas the standard can be lower but we will provide
you with one of the best available in the area.
Meals: As specified in the
itinerary. Dishes are using local cooking style with on-season fresh
ingredients and vegetables when possible.
fact of our tour arrangement: Our
itineraries are regularly checked and updated to provide ideal and
latest sightseeing spots for our travellers, and we organise our
own special activities to try to introduce the real China to you,
and connect closer to local people.
group travel with like minded people. Normal group size 6 to 9 people.
Group booking for more than 10 people will enjoy a discount. Suitable
for active travellers.
is designed according to the most updated information of flights
available, although on rare occasions the sequence in which cities
are visited, duration of time spent can change due to local conditions
which are out of our control. The above itinerary highlights the
main attractions that are to be visited each day. Further places
of interest may be visited during your stay, which will provide
unique ethnic and cultural handcraft shopping opportunities. We
reserve the right to change, amend or alter the itinerary, although
we will act in your best interests to handle any amendments. Please
refer to the booking form for detailed terms & conditions.