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12-Day China Tour To Guangzhou, Guilin, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang And Shanghai

Destinations: Guangzhou, Guilin, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shanghai
Tour Code: CNT_18
Availability: Year Round

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive In Guangzhou
Upon your arrival in Guangzhou , you will be met by our guide and escorted to your hotel.
Day 02 Guangzhou (Breakfast + Lunch)
Sightseeing tour to the Dr. Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall, Chen Family's Temple and Temple of the Six Banyan Trees and Local market.

Dr. Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall: Located near Yue Xiu Park, this remarkable piece of traditional Chinese architecture has a vast auditorium which can seat up to five thousand people. Through an ingenious design, there is not one supporting pillar to obstruct the view. The building was erected in 1931 and boasts a beautiful blue tile roof. Sun Yat-sen played an important role in overthrowing the Qing Dynasty (1638-1912). He became the first president of the Republic of China in 1911.
Chen Family's Temple: This edifice is distinguished because of its exceptional size, covering an area of 25,000 sq. ft. (2,323 sq. m.) and because of the glazed pottery carvings on its roof. It was constructed in 1890 and it is now utilized as an exhibition space for the art of the City of Guangzhou and the Province of Guangdong.
Temple of the Six Banyan Trees: The temple's most noted feature is its pagoda, which is designated as the "decorated pagoda" to clearly identify it from the undecorated "naked" minaret of a nearby mosque. The temple was established in 479 A.D., and the pagoda built in 537 A.D.
Day 03 Guangzhou - Guilin (Breakfast + Lunch)
Transfer to the airport for flight to Guilin. Tour to the Reed Flute Cave and the Elephant Trunk Hill. Enjoy a leisure walk from the picturesque Fir Lake to the Banyan Lake and the Southern Ancient Gate.

Reed Flute Cave: The cave got its name from the kind of reed growing near the cave which makes fine flutes. The huge limestone karst cave zigzags 500 metres deep and stretches 240 metres wide. Inside, stalactites in dazzling shapes and colours show the visitor why the cave has a reputation of being a "palace of natural art".
Elephant Trunk Hill: The most popular attraction in Guilin. Amidst the hills is a rock formation. Viewed from Guilin it looks like an elephant's trunk dipping into the water.
Day 04 Guilin - Li River Cruise - Yangshuo (Breakfast + Lunch)
Cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo which takes 3-4 hours, enjoy the most beautiful landscape in China, have lunch on board. Disembark your ship when arriving Yangshuo. Transfer to the hotel in Yangshuo.
Day 05 Yangshuo - Guilin - Kunming (Breakfast + Lunch)
Tour from Yangshuo to Yulong River and the nearby countryside, visit villages and a local peasant's home, tour to Moon Hill and Big Banyan Tree Park, explore the breathtaking scenery in Yangshuo. Transfer to the Guilin airport for flight to Kunming.
Day 06 Kunming - Stone Forest - Kunming (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, drive 1.5 hours (90 KM) to visit the Stone Forest. Back to Kunming in the afternoon and visit the Golden Temple.

Stone Forest: As a typical karst landscape, it should not be missed if you visit Kunming. The Stone Forest is 89 kilometers from Kunming and the driving takes an hour. The area covers 26,000-hectare and from a distance, it does indeed look like a forest of stones with its peaks and odd-shaped rocks standing straight up from the ground.
Golden Temple: With a gross weight of 250 tons, the temple is a component of the Taihe Palace. It was built on in 1671 during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The temple's North Pole Hall was constructed entirely of cast bronze, including its pillars, beams, roof tiles, arched doors and windows, statues, and incense burners. With double-eave roofs, the bronze hall is 6.7 meters high, and 6.2 meters wide and deep.
Day 07

Kunming - Dali (Breakfast, Lunch)
Take morning flight to Dali. Take a cruise in the Erhai Lake then visit the Three pagodas. In the afternoon, we will visit the Dali Ancient City.

Erhai Lake: A fresh water lake in the Yunnan Plateau at an elevation of 1972 metres, with a length of 42 km and width of 8 km.
Three pagodas:
The Three Pagodas are representation of the ancient architectural and cultural arts of the Bai nationality, erected during the Wudai Period (907-979 A.D.) of the Dali Kingdom.
Dali Ancient City: A famous Chinese historical and cultural city and a national scenic zone. A rich heritage dates back to the days when the city was the capital of the kingdoms of Nanzhao and Dali.

Day 08 Dali - Lijiang (Breakfast, Lunch)
Drive to Lijiang. Visit the Black Dragon Pool in the Heilongtan Park and Lijiang Ancient Town.

Heilongtan Park: Inside the park, many ancient architectures of the Naxi people scatter amidst the lush trees, adding unique view to this park.
Lijiang Ancient Town: It is situated on a plateau at an elevation of 2,600m and is impressive because of its scenery and lush vegetation. There is no other town in China like Lijiang which incorporates the folkways of so many people and the architectural styles of both north and south China.
Day 09 Lijiang (Breakfast, Lunch)
Tour to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Visit villages of Naxi people, the Lijiang Murals, the 600 year old Ten Thousand Blossom Camellia Tree at the Yufeng Lama Temple. Enjoy the Naxi Ancient Music this evening.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: A holy mountain for the Naxi people that is located 15km north of Lijiang city with an altitude of 5600 meters (18,400 feet) above sea level. Visit villages of Naxi people.
Lijiang Murals: Made in succession from the early Ming dynasty to the reign of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing dynasty. These mural paintings, with their fine and smooth lines, bright colors, vivid pattern and balanced and harmonious composition are a wonderful sight.

Day 10 Lijiang - Shanghai (Breakfast + Lunch)
Free in the morning. Take flight to Shanghai and transfer to hotel. Have an evening cruise over Huangpu River.

Huang Pu River: A tributary of the Yangtze and there is plenty of traffic on it to prove its importance. You'll see the magnificent building skylines on both the historic west side (the Bund), and the modern east side (Pudong) as well as the working area of coal boats filling barges and sending them downriver. It's fun to see such lively river life as well as Shanghai's amazing skyline.
Day 11 Shanghai (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the Shanghai Museum, the Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street and former French Concession. Have a stroll over the Bund. Enjoy the Portman Acrobatic Show in the evening.

Shanghai Museum: A large-scaled museum of ancient Chinese art. Established in 1952, this museum is housed in a former bank building. Shanghai Museum is renowned at home and abroad for its rich collection of 120,000 precious cultural relics. At present the halls display Chinese bronzes, ceramics, and paintings arranged in chronological order.
Yu Yuan Garden: Originally designed in the sixteenth century, Yu Yuan is a garden within a garden. Divided into two parts, the outer garden contains pavilions, rock gardens, and ponds and leads to the inner garden, which is a smaller version of the outer garden.
Former French Concession: The French Concession is the area of Shanghai once designated for the French. Today, the area's central Huaihai Rd is a busy shopping street, but the tree-lined avenues and their many Tudor mansions still retain an air of the "Paris of the East".
The Bund: With a length of 1 km, the bund is dotted with various grandiose solid buildings of western style dating back to the early this century in its west. Due to these imposing buildings, the bund is also reputed as "an international exhibition of architecture".
Day 12 Departure (Breakfast)
Transfer to the airport for your departure, end of service.


2. Hotel Accommodation For This Tour

Destination Luxury Standard Comfort
Guangzhou Baiyun Hotel

Hotel Landmark Canton
Liuhua Hotel
Guilin Waterfall Hotel
Vienna Hotel
City Garden Hotel
Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel
New Century Hotel
West Street Hotel
Kunming Kai Wah Plaza
Kunming Hotel
Camellia Hotel
Dali Regent Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Golden Dali Hotel
Lijiang International Hotel
Zen Garden Hotel
Xin Na Hotel
Shanghai Renaissance Yuyuan
Galaxy Hotel
Holiday Inn Express

3. Tour Price

Please send us an email and provide the information below so that we can quote precisely for the above tour.
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.


4. Inclusion For The Above Tour:

1. Airport or hotel pick-up and drop-off service in cities listed in the itinerary.
2. Private English-speaking tour guide, driver and car service as indicated in the itinerary.
3. The admission tickets for scenic spots listed in the itinerary.
4. Service charge and government taxes.
5. The air ticket of economic class, taxes and dues for the flights as listed in the itinerary.
6. Fourteen-night hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
7. A lunch served on board as listed in the itinerary.
8. Tibet entry permit based on the listed itinerary.



5. Exclusion For The Above Tour:

1. International flight tickets or train tickets.
2. Hotel single room supplement.
3. Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
4. Tips to local tour guide and driver.
5. Estimated group surcharges for excess baggage.
6. Fees for entry visa to China.
7. Cable car, sightseeing bus and cruise unless explained specially.
8. Meals (L & D) not listed in the itinerary.

 

6. Terms / Condition

Cancellation and refund policy for Tours reservation
If you want to cancel your booking or part of it, you must advise us in advance. The letter must be signed by the lead name on the booking and once we receive it you should expect to receive a cancellation letter within 24 hours. If you do not then please contact us to ensure your letter has been received.
To cover the cost of processing your cancellation and to compensate us for the risk that we may not be able to resell your travel arrangements, we make a cancellation charge on the scale shown below. The person who made the booking is responsible for paying this charge. The size of the charge depends on when we receive your cancellation notice or letter or how you would like us to deal with your payment providing that we have received your full payment for the tours.
No Cancellation Fees if written cancellation notice is received more than 30 days prior to tour departure!
Cancellation in advance & Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days, no Cancellation Fee
30-10 days, 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show, 100% of the full payment

 

7. Pricing Policy

  • The price is set as four travelers together, usually more people more discounts. See Price Calendar on top right corner.Please fill out Tailor-made form for free if you have over 10 travelers, and we will calculate a more favorable quoted price.
  • Accommodation
    The quoted price contains Standard Tour Class lodging, and we offer hotel upgrade service. You can choose to upgrade hotel when booking, the price will change accordingly.
    Not all hotels can provide Standard Triple Room if you want three travelers in one room, they may arrange extra bed service. The additional fee for an extra bed is Single Supplement, and it is included in the final price.
    Your earlier arrival to Beijing later departure from Hong Kong can be adjusted on line; but the extra charge is not included in the original charge.
    The single supplement is not included in the quoted price except single traveler's price.
    We choose only centrally located hotels with western standard service and breakfast. However, we can also arrange good location and clean local hotels with lower prices. Please inquiry for details.
  • Breakfast
    The breakfast is subject to hotels' arrangements, they may offer western food or Western & Chinese Buffet in the morning.
    Child's breakfast is included only when he/she occupy a bed. Otherwise the hotel may charge an extra fee for the breakfast.
  • Lunch and Dinner (Optional)
    The original price excludes lunch and dinner unless particular illustration. Usually, dinner and lunch are optional Chinese food with local flavor, and the meal price is charged based on the group size.
    If you have some preferences on meals such as vegetarian meal and diabetic meal, please make us know in Special Requirements.
    Please also fill the Special Requirements if you want other choices such as Hindu meal, Halal food or Western food, etc. You are suggested to uncheck lunch and diner when booking. We will try to arrange it and your meal price is charged by the local restaurant.
    Our guide will lead you to your favorite restaurants when you don't select meals, the meal fee is at your own. Besides, your group should pay an extra 100RMB per day in cash to the driver and guide.
  • Transfer Service
    We offer free airport/railway station transfer service as specified in the itinerary. As for earlier arrival or later departure, you will be charged a bit of service fee and guide service is not provided. Please provide train/flight number, arrival time and contact information in Special Requirements.
    Usually, local guide will drop you off at security checkpoint of airport or railway station without guide serve on the flight or train. And the transfer guide may be not the same of that on the tour.
  • Flight
    We promise to offer flights operated by major airlines such as Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airline, etc. or local big airlines such as Shenzhen Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Shandong Airlines and so forth. And the aircraft type is Airbus A3XX Series or Boeing 7-Series. Any change due to objective cause, we will ask your permission in advance.
  • Scenic Spots
    Children, between 2 to 12 years old and under 1.3 meters (4.3 feet), can get discount.

 

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Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall
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Yangshuo
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Kunming Stone Forest
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Golden Temple
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Dali Three Pagodas
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Erhai Lake
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Bai People
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Lijiang
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Lijiang Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
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Naxi People
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Heilongtan Park
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