Our guide will wait for you outside the baggage claim area at Beijing
airport, holding a banner with your name on it. Then drive to the hotel for 4 nights. The rest of the day you can just rest from the long fly as well as adjust to the time difference or make some other arrangement.
Today we will visit the Tiananmen Square (the world largest central city square), the Forbidden City (the world largest and the best-preserved Imperial Palace complex) and the Temple of Heaven (national largest group of structures dedicated to rituals that pay homage to the glory of heaven)
Today tours will cover the Great Wall- the best preserved BaDaling Section, the Sacred, the Ming Tomb (under ground and about 27 meters deep). On the way back, you will have a chance to see the appearance of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) in the distance and where you may take some pictures from the outside.
Today is free for you explore the city on your own with only breakfast arranged. Beijing
, the nation's political, economic, cultural and educational center as well as China's most important center for international trade and communications, enable you get many places to visit on the free day. If you have kids with you, amusement parks like the Beijing
Happy Valley (can be reached by bus 52 or 41 at Tiananmen Square or take taxi), Shijingshan Amusement Park and the Panda House in Beijing
Zoo are all preferred choices. (Tips: There will be very crowed if you go there on weekends or the Chinese holidays.) If you have interest in Temples, we will recommend the following temples. The Temple of Confucius (located on Guozijian Street inside Anding Gate), in honor of and sacrifice to Confucius and, opens from 08:30 to 17:00 and only cost CNY10 per person. If you want to see the Tibetan Buddhist Temple in Beijing
, out of question, Lama Temple (Yonghegong) is the best choice. Built in 1694, it is the most well-known Tibetan Buddhist temple belonging to the Yellow Hat sect of Lamaism in China (outside of Tibet itself). For more information, please refer to Beijing
free day suggestions.
The guide will lead you to the royal garden, Summer Palace to pack your Beijing
tour. After lunch, see you off at Beijing
airport to board a flight to Urumqi. Upon arrival, be picked up by the local guide at Urumqi airport and transferred to hotel.
After breakfast in the hotel, see you off at the Urumqi airport to board a morning flight to Kashgar. Our local guide will pick you up at Kashgar airport and transfer you to hotel. Then the guide will lead you to the bustling Sunday Bazzar (Please be sure to visit in sunday). You will offer a chance to witness the original commodity exchange which are still kept and alive among the local villagers. It will last the whole day and composed by the two parts, the common one and the herd one which especially deserves your visit. When the night falls, the night market begins to run. The street is filled with smoke and smell of the tasty baked mutton. It's fine to wonder in the evening while please take care of your belongings.
Today you will see the Id Kah Mosque, the Old Street and the Abakh Khoja Tomb. Built in 1442, the Id Kah Mosque is the biggest and most important mosque. Many Mohammedan activities held here. After the visit, fly to Urumqi (about 2 hours) and then private transfer to Turpan (about 2 hours) to check in at the hotel. Turpan is one of the hottest areas in China and temperature change is obvious between day and night. Therefore, the grape is especially sweet under the condition and small rainfalls contribute to a large land of deserts which allures many tourists afar every year.
You will have a full day guided tour to Jiaohe Ruins, the Karez Well and the Sugong Pagoda. The whole-brick construction style is taken for the highlight of the Sugong Pogoda. Unbelievably, it was constructed without even one piece of wood in 1777 and it is now the only well-preserved ancient pagoda in Xijiang Province. In such a drought area, you may be curious about how the local villagers get water for living. Then visit in Karaz well (main irrigation system) will tell you the truth. The great underground system will prevent the mountain snowmelt well from evaporation and the guide will show you the theory in details.
You will take overnight soft sleeper train to Dunhuang
after visiting the Gaochang Ruins, the Baizikeli Thousand Buddha Cave and the Flaming Hill. Breakfast and lunch are served and you need to prepare food in advance for the evening. Spend the night on the train.
Morning, train ride arrive in Dunhuang
. You will be transferred to check in. Tours follows with the Mogao Grottoes and the Dunhuang
Museum. There are some caves of the Mogao Grottoes normally open to the visitors, but if you need to pay for some other special-preserved caves like cave No. 465、285、220、272、275、45、57、158、156、159、254、217、321、322、9、401. In the tourist high season, a few of the cost-free caves will be classified as the special-preserved caves and you need to pay for visit. The extra charge differs from different caves.
You can relax yourself by experiencing a short camel-riding along the Echoing-Sand Dune to reach the Crescent Lake. Then, take flight to Xian
. Arrive in Xian
and transfer you to hotel.
Take a full day tour to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the City Wall.
Today is free for you and please click for Xian
free day suggestions as a reference. You need to check out before 12:00 and walk few minutes northward to the Bell and walk left to find the Airport Shuttle Bus stop outside the Melody Hotel. The ticket for the bus is about CNY26 net per person and the bus leave every integral point. Board a flight to Shanghai by yourself.
A free day is left for you while we reserve the hotel with breakfast. We recommend rising early in the morning and going to the Shanghai Gym (Xuhui district) where you will see many senior citizens taking their morning exercise (including dance with music, Taiji and body mechanics). You can even join them if you wish and a fun day just starts from here! Then take a taxi to the Temple of the Town God (Chenghuangmiao), where there are many stalls selling snacks and souvenirs around the sites. Perhaps you could dine at a Chinese restaurant after visiting the beautiful Yuyuan Garden. After lunch, take the No. 930 bus to the People's Square which is a large public square just near Nanjing Road. This is a lovely place to take photographs and admire the view, which includes trees and flowers as well as people flying kites and feeding the birds in warmer weather. You could also visit Shanghai Museum in the south of the square and Shanghai City Hall to the north. The Shanghai Grand Theater and Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall assembling in this area are also worth a look.
Today is free as well while the hotel with breakfast is reserved for you. You could explore the city by yourself refering to the Shanghai free day suggestions.
Please check out before 12:00 and take taxi or shuttle bus to the Pudong Airport for your international flights. You may deposit the luggage at the hotel if your flight is very late. If you want to try the Maglev Train (the world's fastest one) to the Airport, please take taxi to Longyanglu Maglev Train Stop to buy a ticket and ride to the airport for a few minutes.