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Home >> China Tours >> Twelve Days China Trip Travel To Beijing Xi'an Chengdu Kunming Lijiang Shanghai

12-Day China Yunnan Tour: Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Kunming, Lijiang, Shanghai

Tour Code: CNTP_03
Tour Type: Private Tour Package
Best Travel Time:
Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November.

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Beijing
You will be met on your arrival at Beijing Airport and transferred to your hotel.
Day 02 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
Driver to Tian'anmen Square and take photos, then visit the Forbidden City. After lunch, tour to the Temple of Heaven.

Tian'anmen Square: The world's largest public square, Ti'ananmen Square is a vast desert of paving stones at the heart of Beijing and a poignant epitaph to China's hapless democracy movement.
Forbidden City: With a history of more than 500 years, it is the largest and best-preserved cluster of ancient royal palatial complex in China and home to two dynasties of emperors, the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911), who didn't stray from this pleasure dome unless they absolutely had to.
Temple of Heaven: Its Chinese name actually means Altar of Heaven - originally served as a vast stage for solemn rites performed by the Son of Heaven, who prayed here for good harvests, and sought divine clearance and atonement.
Day 03 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast in your hotel, tour to the Mutianyu Great Wall. After lunch, return to the downtown and see the exterior of Bird Nest and Water Cube - the Beijing 2008 Olympic National Stadium.

Mutianyu Great Wall: One of the "Seven Wonders of the World" and a symbol of Chinese civilization. Mutianyu Great Wall is one of the most famous and best-preserved wall. Its highest point is some 800 meters above sea level. Cable car is available and optional.
Day 04 Beijing - Xi'an (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw at the Drum Tower area - it's a good way to know the Beijing local lifestyle, then explore the Summer Palace. After lunch, be transferred to the airport for flight to Xi'an. You will be met on your arrival at Xi'an Airport and transferred to your hotel.

Hutong: Alleyways and courtyard homes have been the signature features of Beijing's urban landscape sine the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). These homes traditionally comprised buildings built around an enclosed courtyard, but many have been subdivided in modern times.
Summer Palace: The huge regal garden in the northwest of Beijing is one of city's principle attractions and requires at least half a day of your time. As long ago as the Yuan Dynasty, officials set up their private gardens in this scenic area.
Day 05 Xi'an (Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast, visit the Terracotta Warriors Army. After lunch, explore the Xian Museum. Then have a stroll on the ancient Xi'an City Wall.

Terracotta Warriors Army: Located in Jiangzhai Xichang Village, about one mile from Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum. There are about 8,000 of these warriors and horses covering a massive area of 20,000 sq meters. For history lovers, the sight is truly breathtaking.
Shaanxi Provincial Museum: One of the largest comprehensive museums in China. It exhibits primarily historical relics of past dynasties and displays precious art treasures and stone carvings of the Han and Tang dynasties. Walking through the exhibits in the museum is like walking through the 3000 years of China history.
Xi'an City Wall The most complete city wall survived in China as well as one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. The wall was built in the Tang dynasty (618-907) and enlarged in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).
Day 06 Xi'an - Chengdu (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Great Mosque and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. After lunch, transfer to the airport and take flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival in Chengdu, our local tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Great Mosque: One of the largest mosques in China, the Great Mosque is a fascinating blend of Chinese and Islamic architecture. Facing west (towards Mecca) instead of the usual south, the mosque begins with a classic Chinese temple feature, the spirit wall, designed to keep demons at bay. The gardens, too, with their rocks, pagodas and archways are obviously Chinese style.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda: Situated at south of the Xi'an City, as one of the main constructions in the famous Buddhist Dacienci Temple, the pagoda is one of the most distinctive and outstanding landmarks for Xi'an.
Day 07 Chengdu (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. After lunch, visit Sanxingdui Museum. After the trip, drive back to your hotel.

Panda Breeding and Research Centre: 10km north of Chengdu this beautifully laid-out 230-hectare park is home to pandas and other endangered species. Visitors can see the highly successful breeding program, and the many enclosures among lakes, bamboo groves and shady walkways, to view the pandas at rest and play. There's a wealth of information, a panda museum, and of course the engaging animals themselves.
Day 08 Chengdu - Kunming (Breakfast + Lunch)
Explore Zhaojue Temple and old street Kuan-Zhai Lane. Drive to Chengdu airport and take flight for Kunming. Upon your arrival at Kunming airport, local guide will meet you and transfer to your hotel.
Day 09 Kunming (Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast, our driver will pick you up for a day of sight seeing of the Stone Forest. Drive back to Kunming in the afternoon.

Stone Forest: Situated in Lunan County, it is an area of typical karst landform with numerous groups of strange gray-black stone peaks and stone pillars. The Stone Forest covers an area of 400 square kilometers, is about 85 kilometers away from Kunming and requires 1.5 hours' driving.

Day 10 Kunming - Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take morning flight to Lijiang. Visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the Baisha Murals, the Ancient Shuhe Village of Naxi people. In the afternoon, explore Lijiang Ancient Town - Dayan.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: The mountain is located 15 kilometers north of Lijiang, it has 13 peaks, stretching 35 kilometers from north to south. Shanzidou, the main peak, is 5,596 meters above sea level. Access to the mountain is provided by a cable lift to Yunshanping Meadow, halfway to the glacier peak. Every season, different kinds of flowers bloom and almost throughout the entire year visitors can see flowers in bloom.
Baisha Murals: Lijiang's murals are works of the Ming Dynasty, chiefly created from the Hongwu to the Wanli eras. They were originally distributed among the Juexiansi Temple and twelve others, nine of which fell to ruins. The remaining four temples have altogether 55 murals, with a total area of 139.22 sq. m.
Naxi people: Naxi literature is rich in form and content. Besides works by Naxi scholars and writers, there is a repository of oral folk literature.
Lijiang Ancient Town: As one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites in China, Lijiang Ancient Town has attracted many tourists from home and abroad. Different with other old towns, it has no city wall. Lijiang features with cobbled streets, crisscrossing canals flowing with water, swaying willow trees and gaily-hued blossoms and many buildings and structures are in styles of Ming and Qing dynasties. The people here are mainly from the Naxi ethnic group and you can still see many older women dressed in their traditional attire. They have an obvious passion for flowers, as almost every courtyard is a garden.

Day 11 Lijiang - Shanghai (Breakfast + Lunch)
Free in the morning. Take flight to Shanghai after lunch. Have a stroll over the Bund and Nanjing Road.

The Bund: Symbolic of Old Shanghai, the Bund was the city's Wall St, a place of feverish trading, of fortunes made and lost.
Day 12 Shanghai (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Yuyuan Garden and the nearby Chenghuangmiao Old Street. Transfer from hotel to the airport for your departure flight, we wish you safe and happy journey back to your home.

Yuyuan Garden: The best Chinese classical garden in Shanghai with exquisite scenery and abundant culture. History of the Yu Garden can trace back to the Ming Dynasty, while the Pan family, founded the gardens, and took 18 years (1599-1577) to be nurtured into existence before bombardment during the Opium War in 1842.

2. Hotels For This Tour

City Luxury Standard Comfortable
Beijing Crowne PLaza Hotel
Sunworld Hotel
King Parkview Hotel
Xi'an Sheraton Hotel
Tangcheng Hotel
City Hotel
Kunming Green Lake Hotel
Kunming Hotel
Jixie Hotel
Lijiang Guan Fang Hotel
Wang Fu Hotel
Sanhe Hotel
Shanghai Renaissance Yuyuan
Galaxy Hotel
Holiday Inn Express

Tour Price

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1. The number of adults and the number of children in your party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
3. The code of the tour that you are interested in. Each tour has a code, you can find it above - at the top of the page where the tour is.
4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from the above tour, please let us know your requests.

Quotation Inclusions For For The Above Tour:

1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch or dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Transportation between Cities
The economic class air tickets of the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets between cities as specified in the itinerary.
5. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
6. Guiding service
Excellent tour Guiding. All normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable. Our guide will not fly with you from one city to another. Upon your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see you off after you finish the itinerary of each city.
7. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident / Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

Quotation Exclusions For The Above Tour:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement? - The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers
Tips depending on the service of your guide and driver, entirely voluntary.

Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
the Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Forbidden City
Forbidden City, Beijing
Peking Opera
Peking Opera
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Hutong tour
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Terra cotta Warriors
Terra cotta Warriors, Xi'an
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Great Mosque
Great Mosque
Panda Breeding Base
Panda Base
Panda Research Base
Panda Research Base
Chengdu Panda Research Base in Sichuan
Stone Forest
Stone Forest
Stone Forest
Stone Forest
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Naxi People, Lijiang
Naxi People, Lijiang
Lijiang Ancient Town
Lijiang Ancient Town

Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
Shanghai The Bund
The Bund
Shanghai The Bund
The Bund, Shanghai
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