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Incomparable Natural & Historic China

Tour Route: Guangzhou - Zhangjiajie - Chengdu - Jiuzhaigou - Xi'an - Beijing

China is teeming with history, personality and mind-blowing beauty, making the travel possibilities virtually endless. On this tour, your will see different facets of China as a first time travelers to this great country.

15-day Incomparable Natural & Historic China
Tour Code: JZG-J-07
Departure:Any day you want
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Our Advantages & Promise

  • One-on-one Travel Consultant Service.
  • Flexible time schedule to suit your pace.
  • Selected and trained guides.
  • Meals are in quality local restaurants.
  • Western style service standard
  • DAY 1 Arrival in Guangzhou

    Transfer via: international plane - your arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport to hotel transfer (Guangzhou), Yuexiu Park (Five Ram Statue), Chen Family Temple

    Upon arrival in Guangzhou in the morning, you will be met and transferred to visit the Yuexiu Park, where you can see the Symbol of the city - Five Rams Statue. After that, process to visit the Chen Family Temple. Free shopping on the Beijing Road.

    Yuexiu Park
    Chen Family Temple
    Xiguan Residences
  • DAY 2 Guangzhou/Zhangjiajie

    Transfer via: domestic plane for economy class - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport transfer (Guangzhou, Zhangjiajie), Tianmenshan Mountain Nature Reserve

    Morning be met and transferred to airport for the morning flight to Zhangjiajie. On arrival, meet the local guide and transfer to explore Tianmenshan Mountain Nature Reserve, where you will experience a ride on the world’s longest cable car up to the summit of the mountain. You will take a hiking (approximately 2 hours) on the Plank Road alongside Guigu Cliffs. After hiking, you will pay a visit to the Tianmen Temple, and then take the Forest sightseeing cable car and back to the Tianmen Cable car station, and take the big cable car down to the middle station, you will take a bus through the Tongtian Avenue to explore the Tianmen Cave. After the tour, we will drive about 45 minutes to your hotel at Wulingyuan Area.

    Yellow Dragon Cave
    Tianmen Mountain
    Tianmen Mountain Cable Car
  • DAY 3 Zhangjiajie

    Activities for today: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (Golden Whip Stream), Baofeng Lake

    After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to the Golden Whip Stream (Jinbianxi) – this charming valley is most likely to bring you into the pandora’s wonderland of the movie. You will have a leisure hiking about 2.5 hours.​ After that, visit the Baofeng Lake. Hiking about 1 hour through a grand Valley (Baizhangxia) and reach the sleepy Baofeng Lake. You will take a short cruise on the Lake.​

    Yellow Stone Village
    Golden Whip Stream
    Baofeng Lake
  • DAY 4 Zhangjiajie

    Activities for today: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (including Yuanjiajie Mountain, Bailong Lift Sightseeing Terrace, Tianzi Mountain and Shi Li Hua Lang)

    After breakfast at the hotel, you will then ascend the Yuanjiajie Mountain (Bailong Lift Sightseeing Terrace) by the Bailong Elevator - a glass elevator built into the side of the mountain. On the summit, you will take about 2.5 hours hiking to discover the Pillar of the Southern sky. It was used to inspiration for the famous "Hallelujah Mountains" seen in the Blockbuster movie, Avatar. Proceed to the platform or Forgetfulness to enjoy the nearby peak views and then walk across the NO. 1 Bridge under Heaven. Climb up the Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve. After that, take a cable car down the mountain and go on sightseeing along the dreamlike Fairyland – Ten-mile Natural Gallery (sightseeing train optional CNY52/pp). Free evening for your leisure.

    Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
    Bailong Elevator
    Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
  • DAY 5 Zhangjiajie / Chengdu

    Transfer via: domestic plane for economy class - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport transfer (Zhangjiajie, Chengdu), Leshan Giant Buddha

    Morning transfer to the airport and take the flight to Chengdu. On arrival, be met and transferred to visit Leshan Giant Buddha. You will walk or hiking to the mountain and visit the Giant Buddha though the plank road and different direction. Drive back to Chengdu and free at leisure in the evening.

  • DAY 6 Chengdu

    Activities for today: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Jinsha Site Museum, Wide and Narrow Alley

    Start the day with driving to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to see the lovely pandas and learn some interesting facts about the giant pandas. After lunch at a popular Chinese restaurant, go on visiting to the Jinsha Site Museum and the Wide and Narrow Alley.

    Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
    Jinsha Site Museum
    Jinli Ancient Street
  • DAY 7 Chengdu / Jiuzhaigou

    Transfer via: domestic plane for economy class - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport transfer (Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou), Huanglong Scenic Area

    Pick up at the hotel by driver (no guide service) and transfer to airport for the morning flight to Jiuzhaigou. Upon arrival, you will be met at the Jiuhuang Airport and drive to visit the Huanglong Reserve by cable car. After that, transfer to hotel at Jiuzhaigou.

    Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
    Huanglong National Park
    Huanglong National Park
  • DAY 8 Jiuzhaigou

    Activities for today: Jiuzhaigou National Park

    Full day guide tour to explore Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic Area which can be considered a natural botanical and Zoological Garden. It is part of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. Jiuzhaigou was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992, and it was also awarded the status of UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1997 with its large number of lake groups and fauna.

    Jiuzhaigou Five-flower Lake
    Nuorilang Waterfall China
    Reed Lake Jiuzhaigou
  • DAY 9 Jiuzhaigou / Xi'an

    Transfer via: domestic plane for economy class - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport transfer (Jiuzhaigou, Xi'an), Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda Park

    Transfer to the airport by driver (no guide service) for the morning flight to Xi'an. Upon arrival in Xi'an, you will be met and transfer to visit the Shaanxi History Museum, which is one impressive museum housing more than 370,000 pieces of historical relics. In the afternoon, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Park (excludes climbing the pagoda). The pagoda is the city emblem, which was first built in Tang Dynasty for the storage of Buddhist scriptures taken from India by Monk Xuanzang.

    Shaanxi History Museum
    Shaanxi History Museum
    Big Wild Goose Pagoda
  • DAY 10 Xi'an

    Activities for today: Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Grand Mosque, Muslim quarters

    After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and drive to visit the Xi'an Daqin Terra-Cotta & Lacquer Furniture Art Factory. In the factory, you can see the process of how to make Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Continue drive to visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is one of the most important archaeological finds in the 20 th century; an army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb since 2200 year ago. Lunch will be taken at a local Chinese restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Grand Mosque and free walk on the nearby Old Muslim Quarters.

    Terracotta Warriors
    Great Mosque
    Muslim Quarters
  • DAY 11 Xi'an / Beijing

    Transfer via: high-speed train for 1st seat class - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Train station transfer (Xi'an, Beijing)

    Transfer to Xi'an North Railway station for the high-speed train to Beijing (about 5 hours). Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be met and transfer to the hotel. Free at leisure for your own exploration or free shopping in Beijing.

  • DAY 12 Beijing

    Activities for today: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven

    Today Beijing city starts from leisure walking through the largest square in the world - Tian’anmen Square, and then enter the Forbidden City. It is the largest imperial palace in China for 24 emperors’ reign during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years. After that, climb the nearby small Jingshan and have a full view of the Forbidden City. Lunch will be taken at a local Chinese restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer to visit the Temple of Heaven Park. It is a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God’s bless of the whole nation. Free evening for your leisure exploration.

    Temple of Heaven
    Tiananmen Square
    Forbidden City
  • DAY 13 Beijing

    Activities for today: Mutianyu Great Wall, 798 Art Zone

    After breakfast at your hotel, the morning escorted tour is scheduled with a visit to the Great Wall of Mutianyu Section, which is one of the great wonders in the world and the symbol of China. A short hiking on the wall is enjoyment. Lunch will be taken at a local Chinese restaurant.

    In the afternoon, guide tour to the Cloisonné Factory where you can see the traditional Beijing culture Art. And then drive to explore 798 Art Zone, a thriving artistic community at Beijing outskirt. Hereafter, drive back to your hotel and free at leisure in the evening.

    Mutianyu Great Wall
    Mutianyu Great Wall
    798 Art Zone
  • DAY 14 Beijing

    Activities for today: Summer Palace, Pearl Factory, Lama Temple (Yonghe Lamasery), Hutongs

    Today meet the guide and drive to visit the Summer Palace, and then pay a visit to the Pearl Factory. After lunch, visit the Yonghe Lamasery which is considered as the larges and most perfectly preserved lamasery. It was the residence of Emperor Yongzheng When he was just a prince during Qing Dynasty. Continue to have a Hutongs tour by a 3-wheel rickshaw and then visit a local family living in a Siheyuan (Chinese quadrangles) in the Hutong. Free evening for your own exploration.

    Summer Palace
    Summer Palace
    Beijing Hutongs
  • DAY 15 Beijing Departure

    Transfer via: international plane - your arrangement

    Activities for today: Hotel to airport transfer (Beijing)

    Today is the end of the trip. We will transfer you to the airport and say goodbye to you until you enter the security. We wish you a happy flight back home and hope we can serve you again in the future.
    Service ends.

Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip

Price Includes

Private Transfers:
Between airports / railway station, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the cities specified in the itinerary by the private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
Entrance fees:
All entrance fees to scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of TourJiuZhaiGou. TourJiuZhaigou will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
Meals:
All meals as specified in the itinerary. “B” stands for western breakfast “L” for Chinese Lunch in local Chinese restaurant. “D” for Chinese dinner in local Chinese restaurant. The quotation is basic on the above normal meals. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, or Indian food etc, please inform us in advance.
Private tour escort for Sightseeing:
Normal sightseeing activities as outlined in the Itinerary will be escorted with English-speaking guide.
The English-speaking guide and driver of each city accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
Accommodation (if include Yangtze Cruiser):
Service based on two adults sharing on one standard twin/double-bed room (cabin); solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room/cabin of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate. A single room (cabin) is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar class one.
All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
Transportation:
All the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax/ or train ticket(s) as specified in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Government Taxes
Arrangements:
The tour cost includes the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Excludes

Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets, unless other wise noted.
Visa Fees, passport application or renewal fee.
Excess Baggage Charges.
Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as excess luggage fees, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities (shows) and meals, beverages...
Meals:
Any meals which are not specified in the itinerary with “B”, “L” or “D”.
Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of TourJiuZhaiGou and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.
Gratuities:
Tips to guides, escort, drivers bellman, etc.

Destinations

Guangzhou

Guangzhou, also known as Canton, is located along the south coastline of China. It is the capital city and the political, economic and cultural center of Guangdong Province. 

Benefited from the Reform and Opening Up policy since 1978, Guangzhou serves as an important national transportation hub and trading port. With a population of 12.78 million, it is the third-largest Chinese city and the largest city in South Central China. 

Guangzhou is a famous historical city, the Chen Clan Academy, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Five Ram Statue in Yuexiu Park and Baiyun Mountain are popular among tourists. Nightlife in Guangzhou is also amazing, take a boat on the Pearl River to admire the beautiful night view is really a great enjoyment. Besides, Guangzhou cuisine is one of the Eight Major Regional Cuisines in China. You would love to have a local meal in this city.

Zhangjiajie

Located in the west of Hunan Province, 330 kilometers from Changsha, Zhangjiajie is a prefecture-level city in the northwestern part of Hunan. 

It is a region beloved for its magnificent natural beauty. 

The most attractive destination in Zhangjiajie is the world-famous natural heritage site Wulingyuan Scenic Area, which is recognized in the UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. 

It consists of four parts, the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Tianzi Mountain, Baofeng Lake and Suoxi Valley. In addition, Tianmen Mountain, a world famous national park in Zhangjiajie, also worth your visiting.

Chengdu

Chengdu is the provincial capital of Sichuan Province in Southwest China. It is located on the edge of the Chengdu Plain which is known as the “Country of Heaven” (Tian Fu Zhi Guo). The agriculture in Chengdu really develop well, as a result, it is also called the “Land of Milk and Honey” due to this. One thing you must do in Chengdu is visiting the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. 

Chengdu is famed as “the home Town of Giant Panda” which attracts millions of tourists from inland and abroad. Moreover, Chengdu has a history of more than 2,000 years with numerous historical places of interests and relics. 

You can experience the history of Chengdu can go to the Jinsha Site Museum, Sanxingdui Museum, Wuhou Memorial Temple and Wenshu Temple, or you can stroll in the Jinli Ancient Street and the Wide and Narrow Alley to relax yourself. Additionally, you’d better not miss the Sichuan Cuisine.

Jiuzhaigou

Jiuzhaigou County, once named Nanping County, is a county of Sichuan Province, China. In 1998, it is renamed Jiuzhaigou, because the county consists of nine villages in a valley in Sichuan Province and it is under the administration of the Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. 

This county is mainly famous for the Jiuzhaigou Valley, or the Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area which is known for its many multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes, forests, and snow-capped peaks. 

It was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 and was awarded the status of UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1997. 

The valley is a paradise for the wildlife. There are 27 protected rare and endangered species like the giant panda, Sichuan golden monkey, and more than 140 species birds are inhabitant in this valley. 

Beijing

Beijing, the capital of P.R.C. Being one of the six ancient cities in the country, it was the seat of the Ming and Qing dynasties’ emperors until the formation of a republic in 1911. It is also the main center of politics, culture and education in China. 

With a long history of more than 5,000 years, this city is quite rich in historical sites and important government and cultural institutions, moreover, it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Among different kinds of attractions, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, Great Wall, and the Grand Canal have been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In addition, the Peking duck, Peking Opera and Hutong are also worthwhile in your Beijing trip.

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