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Natural Wonderland of China

10-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Zhangjiajie, Shanghai

Code:P11
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Natural Wonderland of China

On this tour, you will explore the stunning natural wonders in Avatar's shooting place Zhangjiajie, world famous historical sites in ancient cities including Beijing and Xi'an, and multicultural cityscape in metropolis Shanghai. Delve into the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and other natural scenic areas to discover the awe-inspiring beauties and experience the thrilling manmade challenges.

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Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Admire the Hallelujah Mountain in the fairyland Zhangjiajie and challenge the thrilling Skywalk.
  • Hike the quieter Mutianyu Great Wall with magnificent natural views.
  • Absorb the imperial life in the Forbidden City including palaces other groups don't bring you to.
  • Meet the incredible full-sized Terra-cotta Army and discover vivid miniatures in Hanyang Tombs.
  • Visit the Bund to trace Shanghai's ancient glories and embrace its modern atmosphere.

Natural Wonderland of China

10-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Zhangjiajie, Shanghai

Code:P11
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$2102
Tour Highlights
  • Admire the Hallelujah Mountain in the fairyland Zhangjiajie and challenge the thrilling Skywalk.
  • Hike the quieter Mutianyu Great Wall with magnificent natural views.
  • Absorb the imperial life in the Forbidden City including palaces other groups don't bring you to.
  • Meet the incredible full-sized Terra-cotta Army and discover vivid miniatures in Hanyang Tombs.
  • Visit the Bund to trace Shanghai's ancient glories and embrace its modern atmosphere.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrive in Beijing
Airport-hotel transfer. Have a rest or roam about at leisure.
Luxury: Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel Superior: Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

Welcome to China! On arrival, you are welcomed by your guide holding your name plate at the exit, then you will be transferred to the hotel for a good rest.

Day 2
Beijing
Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Explore traditional Hutongs by a rickshaw ride. Learn to paint a facial mask in the Peking Opera at a local Hutong courtyard.
Breakfast

Start your China exploration from admiring the nation's most symbolic constructions as you walk through Tiananmen Square, the world's largest city square. Then travel back to the history of 1420-1912 in the Forbidden City, the quintessence of Chinese ancient imperial palaces. Follow your guide to discover mysteries hidden behind those awe-inspiring architectures, once the residence of 24 emperors,and appreciate those countless national treasures, many of which embody the uppermost human artistry. What's special is that you will delve into more palaces other groups do not go.

Continue to explore common people's houses and customs as you take a rickshaw ride into the lanes of labyrinthine Hutongs. Then enter a courtyard and learn to paint a facial mask of the Peking Opera, which could be a memorable souvenir to bring home.

Forbidden City
Day 3
Beijing
Hike on the less crowed Mutianyu Great Wall. Snap some photos of the iconic Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Ramble in the imperial garden Summer Palace.
Breakfast

Today you will have an impressive Great Wall adventure and enjoy a moderate hike on the Mutianyu section, a much quieter and well-maintained part. A round-trip cable car is arranged to save more time for your hike on the wall and appreciate the distinctive watchtowers and boundless natural scenery.

On your way back to the city, make a stopover near the Bird's Nest and Water Cube, and snap some photos of the new landmarks with abstract and elegant design.

Then visit the Summer Palace, a 290-hectare imperial garden in which lakes, hills and palace buildings are harmonized with each other. Wander in this landscape masterpiece to discover the extremely exquisite gallery, halls, gardens, bridges and antiques.

Day 4
Beijing-Xian by High Speed Train
Visit the Temple of Heaven. Take a 4.5-hour highspeed train to Xi'an.
Breakfast
Luxury: Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel Superior: Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

In the morning, tour the Temple of Heaven, the largest and most sacred sacrificial altar for emperors to worship the heaven, serving for five centuries from 1368 to 1911 in ancient China. As one of the best symbolic illustrations of Chinese cosmology, it is an architectural masterpiece of distinctive compactness and exquisiteness. Another highlight here is that you will encounter the locals playing diabolo, Tai Chi, martial arts or other traditional exercises, and you are more than welcome to join them.

Afterwards, head to the highspeed railway station for a 4.5-hour comfortable trip to Xi'an, another great antient capital of China. When you arrive, meet your local guide and travel back to your hotel.

Day 5
Xian
Marvel at the Terracotta Army and the ancient City Wall. Visit the Great Mosque and enjoy some free time at the bustling Muslim Quarter.
Breakfast

Today you will visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and be awed by nearly 8,000 clay warriors, chariots and horses. Follow your insider local guide to discover their unique facial expressions, hairstyles and uniforms, find out the startling mysteries on the pigments, bronze swords, missing weapons, etc.

Then head back to the downtown and ascend the City Wall, the largest and best-preserved ancient city fortifications. You could walk or cycle on the wall to appreciate the full view or take photos from the best angles.

Continue to visit the Great Mosque, where the architectures demonstrate the perfect combination of Chinese classical and Islamic styles. And stroll at leisure in the bustling bazaar Muslim Quarter to seek out your favor.

Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum
Courageous vanguards standing solid and straight in Pit 1 at Terracotta Army Museum
Day 6
Xian-Zhangjiajie by Flight
Uncover the mysteries of the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and visit the Xi'an Museum. Discover the Hanyang Tombs. Then fly to wondrous Zhangjiajie.
Breakfast
Luxury: Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel Superior: Santa Daminga Internatianal Hotel

This morning, you will pay a visit to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which used to be a site to translate Buddhist scriptures in Tang Dynasty, and wonder at this architectural miracle.

Then walk to the Xi'an Museum to uncover this ancient capital that witnessed the evolution of 13 dynasties.

On your way to the airport, call at the Hanyang Tombs (Hanyangling Mausoleum). When you ramble along the glass walkways, you will be stunned by what is underneath your foot -- a huge miniature world full of terra-cotta ministers, maids, concubines, animals and livestock.

Afterwards, fly to Zhangjiajie, known for its miraculous lofty peaks shrouded in mist.

Day 7
Zhangjiajie
Soak up the magnificent scenery of Hallelujah Mountain, Tianzi Mountain and challenge the Bailong Elevator in Yuanjiajie Scenic Area. Savor the "painting scroll" of the Ten Mile Gallery.
Breakfast

Today, you will be transfered to the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and immerse in the breathtaking beauty of this World Geopark.

Upon arrival, you will first take a shuttle bus to the Yuanjiajie Scenic Area and get ready to challenge the Bailong Elevator. With the lift soaring into the sky along the cliff, you will be extremely thrilled by the excitement and incredible scenery passing by.

Continue your hike to discover the Hallelujah Mountain, the original inspiration of Avatar's suspending mountains.

Then transfer to Tianzi Mountain and reach the top by a cable car to savor the boundless rock pinnacles in countless bizarre shapes.

At last, enjoy a round-trip small train along the huge "painting scroll" Ten Mile Gallery to discover the spots like Herb-picking Geezer, Growling Tiger and other wonders created by nature.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Grotesque pillar like limestone mountains at Zhangjiajie wonderland
Day 8
Zhangjiajie-Shanghai by Flight
Marvel at the Tianmen Cave and challenge the breathtaking Skywalk at Tianmen Mountain. Fly to Shanghai.
Breakfast
Luxury: Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai Superior: Central Hotel Shanghai

After arriving at Tianmen Mountain (Heaven's Gate) by a soul-stirring cable car, hold your breath to challenge the glass Skywalk, under which is the bottomless chasm.

Then take the trans-mountain escalator down to the Tianmen Cave and be fascinated by this "celestial door" that is big enough for a jet to fly through. You could challenge the 999 steps to get down on foot or take the escalator (optional).

Then return by shuttle bus and marvel at the graceful 99 curves around the hillside.

In the evening, you are escorted to the airport for a flight to Shanghai.

Day 9
Shanghai
Roam in the Yu Garden, Nanjing Road and the Bund. Overlook the megacity atop the Shanghai World Financial Center. Stroll at Xintiandi and visit the Jade Buddha Temple.
Breakfast

In the morning, take a refreshing morning excursion to the elaborate Yu Garden to discover the delicate halls and chambers, and learn the ancient living philosophy and artistic taste.

After walking through the Nanjing Road of hustle and bustle, you will be absorbed in the old Shanghai fantasy while marveling at the "World Architecture Museum" along the Bund.

Then get a panoramic scenery of the modern metropolis atop the Shanghai World Financial Center.

And shuttle around Xintiandi to take in the constructions with a mixed style of the orient and the west.

At last, slow down your pace in the Jade Buddha Temple, which houses the Reclining Jade Buddha statue brought from Burma in the late 19th century.

The Bund
Glamourous night view of the Bund.
Day 10
Depart from Shanghai
Transfer to the airport and wish you a nice journey home!
Breakfast

Your fantastic China tour ends today, and you will be escorted to the airport for your departure flight. Wish you a nice journey home!

Accommodations
BeijingXianZhangjiajieShanghai
Beijing
Luxury

Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel

No.36, North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng enjoys perfect location in the new CBD area with various on-site restaurants catering to different tastes plus easy access to all places.
Superior

Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Located in downtown Wangfujing area, Novotel Peace is only 5-minute walk to the nearby shopping malls and 15-minute walk to the Forbidden City. Easy to explore local life.
Xian
Luxury

Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel

No.208, Cien East Road, Qujiang Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian, China
Wyndham Xi'an Grand South Hotel is located in the city's newly built CBD area, featuring the grand Tang Dynasty's architectural styles with amazing night views and easy access for shopping.
Superior

Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

No.79 Bei Da Jie, Xincheng, Xi'an, China
Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower boasts great location in the city center with comfortable rooms and good western buffet breakfast, easy to take a walk around to explore local life.
Zhangjiajie
Luxury

Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel

No.188, Gaoyun Road, Wulingyuan, Wu Lingyuan, Zhangjiajie, China
As Accor Group member, the hotel ensures great breakfasts and service. It takes 5 minutes to drive to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and to the Xibu Street filled with bars and small featured local stalls.
Superior

Santa Daminga Internatianal Hotel

Opposite the station of Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie, Hunan
Located in Wulingyuan Scenic Area, the hotel is close to the major sightseeing spots with local minority designs mixed with Southeast Asian styles.
Shanghai
Luxury

Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

1. Jinling East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
The hotel is located right on the bund with artistic design merged modern Shanghai with Art Deco of 1930s. The hotel is also a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts with excellent service, amazing views and great breakfasts.
Superior

Central Hotel Shanghai

No.555 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Located in the heart of the city, Central Hotel Shanghai featuring traditional Shanghai style rooms, good facilities and nice breakfasts is next to the Nanjing Road and 5-minute walk to the Bund.
Luxury
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Beijing

Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel

No.36, North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng enjoys perfect location in the new CBD area with various on-site restaurants catering to different tastes plus easy access to all places.

Xian

Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel

No.208, Cien East Road, Qujiang Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian, China
Wyndham Xi'an Grand South Hotel is located in the city's newly built CBD area, featuring the grand Tang Dynasty's architectural styles with amazing night views and easy access for shopping.

Zhangjiajie

Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel

No.188, Gaoyun Road, Wulingyuan, Wu Lingyuan, Zhangjiajie, China
As Accor Group member, the hotel ensures great breakfasts and service. It takes 5 minutes to drive to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and to the Xibu Street filled with bars and small featured local stalls.

Shanghai

Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

1. Jinling East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
The hotel is located right on the bund with artistic design merged modern Shanghai with Art Deco of 1930s. The hotel is also a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts with excellent service, amazing views and great breakfasts.
Superior
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Beijing

Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Located in downtown Wangfujing area, Novotel Peace is only 5-minute walk to the nearby shopping malls and 15-minute walk to the Forbidden City. Easy to explore local life.

Xian

Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower

No.79 Bei Da Jie, Xincheng, Xi'an, China
Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower boasts great location in the city center with comfortable rooms and good western buffet breakfast, easy to take a walk around to explore local life.

Zhangjiajie

Santa Daminga Internatianal Hotel

Opposite the station of Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie, Hunan
Located in Wulingyuan Scenic Area, the hotel is close to the major sightseeing spots with local minority designs mixed with Southeast Asian styles.

Shanghai

Central Hotel Shanghai

No.555 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Located in the heart of the city, Central Hotel Shanghai featuring traditional Shanghai style rooms, good facilities and nice breakfasts is next to the Nanjing Road and 5-minute walk to the Bund.
Price / Enquiry
from US$2102
  • The price above is for one person based on a group of 2 adults sharing one room of 4 star hotels. It is subject to change according to your traveling season, number of travelers, hotel class, etc.
  • Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, hotels, etc.
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees to sightseeings and attractions
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking tour guides
  • Private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Domestic flights, trains and cruises as specified in the itinerary
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  • A detailed itinerary with quotation based on your enquiry will then be sent to you within 12 hours or even sooner. You could share your ideas freely to adjust the itinerary till your satisfaction.
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