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14 Day Insight China

Beijing - Xi'an- Guiyang-Yunnan (Dali & Lijiang) - Shanghai-Suzhou-Shanghai 

Our All-inclusive Package:

  • Visa and insurance fees at no additional cost

  • Round-trip airfare and all transportation expenses within China, including airfare, bus, and train tickets, as well as sightseeing boat tickets

  • Accommodation throughout the duration of the tour

  • All breakfasts & 2 lunches & 2 dinners 

  • Tickets to all shows and cultural experiences featured in the tour itinerary

  • Tickets to all sightseeing attractions featured in the tour itinerary

  • Five Chinese intangible heritage workshops, all included in your package at no extra charge

  • An English-speaking guide accompanying the group for the duration of the trip, ensuring a smooth program and offering assistance with any issues encountered in China

  • Local guides in each area, offering expertise and familiarity with the region

  • Chinese SIM card with unlimited data usage

  • Professional photographer on board. At the end of the journey, each participant will receive 10-20 high-quality photos at no extra charge as a keepsake of their experience

Peking Duck
Peking Duck
Peking Opera

DAY 01 | Arrival

PM: Check in & set up SIM card and payment methods & Welcome dinner 

  • Upon arrival in Beijing, your local guide will meet you at the arrival gate.

  • Transfer to the hotel and complete check-in procedures.

  • Icebreakers and an opening ceremony will be conducted.

  • The local guide will assist in setting up a Chinese SIM card (if you don't have data in China) and help you establish Alipay or WeChat payment methods. *These are essential for making payments in China, as most places prefer mobile payments over other methods like Apple Pay or credit cards.

  • Dinner: The welcome dinner will feature the renowned Peking duck while watching a traditional Peking opera (京剧).

DAY 02

AM: Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City

  • Explore Tiananmen Square to appreciate its historical and cultural significance.

  • Visit the Forbidden City delving into its rich history where emperors held court, concubines adorned themselves, and eunuchs plotted for five centuries.

  • Lunch: Experience famous beijing local cuisine — BeiJing Hot Pot

PM: Summer Palace & Beijing's Hutongs

  • Enjoy a tranquil boating experience amidst the serene beauty of lotus-filled lakes at the Summer Palace.

  • Embark on a pedi-cab tour through Beijing's Hutong, stopping at a traditional Siheyuan (courtyard home). You will be introduced to participate in traditional Chinese activities, with options such as calligraphy, paper-cutting, dumpling making, learning about stories of old objects in hutongs, cricket fighting, sugar figurine making

  • Dinner: Explore the local flavors at Nanluoguxiang Night Market. *Recommended treats to try: 炸酱面 (Zhajiangmian), 糖葫芦 (Tanghulu), 卤煮 (Lu Zhou), 奶卷 (Nai Juan), 爆肚 (Bao Du)

Beijing hotpot
Summer Palace

DAY 03

Temple of Heaven
The great wall

AM: Temple of Heaven

  • Engage in morning activities at the Temple of Heaven, joining locals in leisure activities. Participate in activities such as learning Tai chi from a Master or trying your hand at yo-yo or kicking shuttlecocks.

  • Brunch: Delight in a brunch on the rooftop of a quaint building in a hutong, relishing the street view and immersing yourself in the historical architecture of Beijing.

PM: The Great Wall

  • Head to the Great Wall of China for an afternoon of exploration. Choose between hiking or taking the cable car for stunning views.

  • Dinner:Dine at a distinctive restaurant offering an authentic royal feast experience. Dress in attire reminiscent of ancient Chinese styles and prepare to be transported to a bygone era as you indulge in a sumptuous meal accompanied by traditional royal dance and service. (photograph available from this experience) 

DAY 04

AM: Transfer from Beijing to Xi'an

  • Take an early bullet train at 7 am for an approximate arrival in Xi'an at 12 pm.

  • Lunch: Try Xi’an’s famous street food : Roujiamo / Paomo

PM: “Twelve Hours of Chang'an” Cultural District

  • Explore Twelve Hours of Chang'an, China's first immersive Tang-style city life district, covering 24,000 square meters of three-dimensional commercial space. It features Chang'an snacks, themed cultural creations, special performances, immersive games, and scenic experiences in diverse "original Tang" business forms. Many visitors dress up in Chinese Tang Dynasty costumes, offering an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in Tang Dynasty culture, take photos, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere

  • Evening: Experience “The Grand Tang Dynasty Everbright CityWalking Street, where the modern city of Xi'an is transformed into the Tang Dynasty's heyday. 

  • Dinner: Try Xi’an Street food in this cultural setting.

 museum tour in Xi'an
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor & Hua Qing Palace

DAY 05

AM: Anrenfang Ruins Exhibition Center & Shaanxi History Museum

  • Embark on a museum tour to delve into the rich culture of the Tang Dynasty at three of Xi'an's most renowned museums: Anrenfang Ruins Exhibition Center, Xi'an Museum, and Shaanxi History Museum. Explore exhibits showcasing poetry, residences, costumes, musical instruments, and more.

  • Lunch: Local Food

PM: Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor & Hua Qing Palace

  • Visit the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor to marvel at the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses.

  • Explore the Hua Qing Palace and unwind by soaking your feet in the hot springs before attending the stage play "The Song of Everlasting Hatred," set amidst the historical backdrop of the palace.

  • Dinner: Local Food around Hua Qing Palace 

*The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor: renowned as one of the world's top ten rare treasures from ancient tombs. Housing over 8,000 life-size figurines known as the Terracotta Warriors of Qin Shi Huang, this site offers a fascinating glimpse into ancient burial customs, where slaves were interred alongside their masters as martyrs.

*The Huaqing Palace: served as a luxurious royal vacation villa and palatial retreat during the Tang Dynasty.

"The Song of Everlasting Hatred: a captivating stage play based on the famous Chinese poet Bai Juyi's renowned poem. Set in the historical backdrop of the Huaqing Palace over 1,300 years ago, this performance vividly recreates the timeless love story of Emperor Li Longji and Yang Guifei, offering a mesmerizing glimpse into Tang Dynasty romance and intrigue.

DAY 06

AM: Fly from Xi'an to Guiyang

PM: Jia Bang Terraces & Dong Village

  • Take a scenic drive to the highest viewpoint of Jia Bang Terraces

  • Lunch: Enjoy a long-table lunch overlooking the terraces

  • Take our bus to Dong village and Check-in 

  • Immerse yourself in the culture of the Dong ethnic group and dress up in traditional attire for photos

  • Dinner: Savor Guizhou's famous Sour Soup Fish

  • Evening: Experience Bai people’s Bonfire Party

Jia Bang Terraces in Guizhou, China
Jia Bang Terraces in Guizhou, China
Huangguoshu Waterfall
Huangguoshu Waterfall

DAY 07

AM: Bus from Dong Village to Huangguoshu Waterfall

  • Lunch: Guizhou's local delicacies

PM: Huangguoshu Waterfall

  • Explore China's largest waterfall, Huangguoshu Waterfall, with options for hiking or taking a cable car

  • Dinner: Delight in Guizhou's street food, including wrapped rolls(裹卷), duo duo noodles(夺夺粉), and layered pastry buns(破酥包

DAY 08

AM: Falling Water Cave

  • Embark on a caving adventure from Huangguoshu Waterfall to Falling Water Cave.

  • Descend from the 40-meter waterfall to the cave via ropes. Enjoy activities like kayaking inside the cave.

  • Lunch: Guizhou's local food

PM: Guanling Glacier Mill& Yelang Valley

  • Hike through the GuanlingMoulin, a geological marvel shaped millions of years ago by melting glaciers.

  • Explore the Yelang Valley to discover the awe-inspiring man-made stone city created by Chinese artist Mr. Song Peilun over 20 years.

  • Dinner: Guizhou's local food

Cave in China
Guanling Glacier Mill
Fanjingshan Mountain

DAY 09

AM: Bus to Fanjingshan (Fanjing Mountain)

PM: Fanjingshan (Fanjing Mountain)

  • Lunch: Guizhou's local cuisine

  • Take a cable car ride and hike to experience the breathtaking "City in the Sky" at Fanjing Mountain 

  • Dinner: Guizhou's local delicacies

DAY 10

AM: Take the bullet train from Guizhou to Dali

  • Lunch: Indulge in the unique flavors of White Vegetarian cuisine

PM: Cangshan Mountain & Erhai Lake

  • Engage in Bai tie-dyeing, participate in tea leaf picking to make tea cakes, and enjoy a scenic hike on Cangshan Mountain to forage for mushrooms

  • Take a leisurely ride around Erhai Lake as the sun sets

  • Dinner: Experience the local delicacies of mushroom hotpot and rice noodles


DAY 11 

AM: Dali Morning Market

  • Experience the bustling atmosphere of the vibrant Dali morning market, brimming with an array of fresh mushrooms, locally-grown vegetables, and fragrant flowers. Following your market excursion, venture to a nearby farmer's home where you can personally cook these handpicked vegetables, savoring the flavors of locally-sourced ingredients amidst the tranquil countryside setting.

  • Take our bus from Dali to Lijiang

  • Lunch: Local cuisine & Yulong Snow Mountain

PM: Lijiang Old Town & Yulong Snow Mountain

  • Enjoy a leisurely walk and rest in the charming Lijiang Old Town

  • Take a cable car ride up Yulong Snow Mountain

  • Dinner: Local cuisine

DAY 12 

AM: Fly from Lijiang  to Shanghai 

  • Lunch: Shanghai Local Cuisine

PM : Shanghai City Walk

  •  Yuyuan Road -  Xingdu Road - Huashan Road - Xujiahui Road

  •  Along the way, immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of China's most beautiful bookstore, an eclectic art district bustling with creativity, and charming coffee shops. Discover designer boutiques and peruse captivating pop-up galleries, embracing the lively spirit and cultural richness of Shanghai's urban landscape.

  • Dinner: Shanghai Local Cuisine

  • Evening: Head to the Bund and catch the Huangpu River ferry to enjoy breathtaking views of the city skyline and the iconic Oriental Pearl Tower illuminated against the night sky.

  • Late Evening: Bar Hopping (If Desired)

Shanghai, China

DAY 13

AM: Brunch & Bullet Train from Shanghai to Suzhou

  • Enjoy a well-deserved morning of rest and relaxation, allowing yourself to sleep in and rejuvenate from the week of travel. Begin your day with a leisurely brunch to fuel up for the activities ahead.

  • Take a bullet train from Shanghai to Suzhou

PM:  Pingjiang Road & Humble Administrator's Garden & Suzhou Museum

  • Along Pingjiang Road, one of the most historical and cultural roads in Suzhou, we will arrive at Humble Administrator's Garden and Suzhou Museum.

  • The Humble Administrator's Garden has been honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognized as a quintessential example of the Classical Gardens of Suzhou. Within its serene confines, visitors can immerse themselves in the poetic ambiance of Jiangnan water towns and experience the tranquil beauty of a traditional Chinese garden.

  • Suzhou Museum stands as a beacon of cultural enrichment, drawing millions of visitors annually to explore its vast collections. With over 2 million visitors in 2018, it ranks among the world's most frequented museums. Here, patrons can delve into the realms of ancient Chinese art, paintings, calligraphy, and exquisite handmade crafts, gaining profound insights into Suzhou's rich cultural heritage.

  • Dinner: Suzhou's famous Crab Meat Noodle followed by a delectable dessert

  • Evening: Enjoy a boat ride along Seven Mile Shantang Street and explore the lively night market

DAY 14

AM: Experience Suzhou's Morning Tea tradition ( Tea & brunch)

PM:Return Flight

  • Return to Shanghai and  board your return flight from Shanghai Airport with cherished memories of your journey through China.


Sample Itinerary

(Subject to Adjustment Based on Specific Conditions)

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