OVERVIEW

China Encompass Tour, from Beijing to Hong Kong, is ideal to immerse into the authentic life of the country from city to countryside. You will explore Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Three Gorges, Yangshuo, and Hong Kong.

ITINERARY

Day 1Beijing Arrival Transfer

Welcome to Beijing, the capital of P.R.China. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to Beijing hotel. 

Transport: Private vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Beijing

Day 2Beijing Mutianyu & Summer Palace Tour

Today you will take 2-hour ride to Mutianyu, a section of the Great Wall built in Ming Dynasty 600 yeara ago. You can walk up or take cable car up to the Wall, and walk from tower to tower. It is amazing to view the ancient military construction that is well preserved on the giant mountains.

Head to Summer Palace this afternoon to view the amazing Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill this afternoon, where it used to be a summer resort for the royal families during Qing Dynasty.

Later you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Transport: Private vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Beijing
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3Beijing to Shanghai by bullet train after the Forbidden City tour

You will visit the biggest city square in the world, the Tian'anmen Square. Then walk to the Forbidden City, the biggest palace in the world. Explore the main buildings with a local guide in the palace. Then you will catch 5-hour bullet train to Shanghai. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel. 

Transport: Private vehicle + Bullet train
Accommodation: Overnight in Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4Shanghai city tour by metro/taxi

City explore in Shanghai by metro and taxi today with a local guide, you will visit the Bund that is riverfront of the Huangpu River, Yuyuan Garden that is an old pretty garden, Xintiandi that is former French Colony, etc. 

Transport:
Accommodation: Overnight in Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5Shanghai to Xian by air, visit Muslim Quarter and City Wall

Take 2-hour morning flight to Xi'an. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Xian hotel. Explore the OId Ciy Wall this afternoon, which was built 600 years ago with a length of 14km. Then you will wander around the renown Muslim Quarter where there are shops, markets, restaurants, and old houses etc. 

Transport: Private vehicle + Flight + Taxi/Metro
Accommodation: Overnight in Xi'an
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6Xi'an: Terra-Cotta Warriors and Big Wild Goose Pagoda

This morning you will take the fantastic tour to Terra-cotta warriors that is one-hour car ride from Xian. There are 4 exhibition halls presenting various warriors and horses that were make 2200 years ago.

This afternoon you will move to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda afterwards which was constructed 1500 years ago.

Later, you will be transferred back to your hotel.


Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Xian
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7Xi'an to Chengdu by bullet train, explore Kuaizhai Alleys & Qingyang Temple

Take 3-hour bullet train this morning to Chengdu. Upon arrival, you will explore the Kuaizhai Alleys, Qingyang Temple in the afternoon. The yummy hot pot is a well-known meal in Chengdu, so taste the hot pot for dinner! You can choose the Sichuan opera performance this evening to learn Chinese traditional drama culture.

Transport: Private Vehicle + Bullet Train
Accommodation: Overnight in Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8Chengdu to Chongqing by bullet train, embark the cruise

Visit Chengdu Panda Base in the morning to view the cute panda feeding. Afterwards move to railway station to catch a bullet train to Chongqing where boarding a luxury boat to start 4-day boat tour on the Yangtze River.

Transport: Private Vehicle + Bullet Train
Accommodation: Overnight on the cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9Cruise sailing to Shibaozhai or Yuhuang Shengdi

Shibaozhai - Take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named "The Pearl of the Yangtze". Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Yuhuang Shengdi (Jade Emperor Sanctuary), visiting the new relocation village built for families who have moved as a result of the Yangtze's rising waters brought about by the Three Gorges Dam. Additional optional Shore Excursion to Fengdu's “Ghost City” (river conditions permitting), known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill. 

Transport:
Accommodation: Overnight on the cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10Cruise enter the Three Gorges

Enter the Three Gorges, one of nature’s most extraordinary sculptures. Today you will pass through the first two—Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Qutang Gorge is the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic. The 25-mile long Wu Gorge is known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. Transfer to another vessel for a relaxing excursion through the attractive gorges of Goddess Stream. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to the gorges of Shennong Stream or Goddess Stream. Enter Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges. Additional optional Shore Excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge. 

Transport:
Accommodation: Overnight on the cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11Yichang: Disembark the Cruise, train to Wuhan

Visit the Three Gorges Dam this morning before transferring from the cruise to Yichang railway station to catch 2-hour bullet train to Wuhan. Upon arrival, transferred to hotel.

Transport: Private Vehicle + Bullet Train
Accommodation: Overnight in Wuhan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12Wuhan to Guilin by bullet train, then drive to Yangshuo

Visit the provincial museum(close on Monday) and Huanghe Tower in the morning, afterwards catch a train to Guilin in the afternoon. Upon arrival, transferred to Yangshuo. 


Transport: Private Vehicle + Bullet Train
Accommodation: Overnight in Yangshuo
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13Yangshuo bike riding and rafting on Li River & Mt Xianggong

Today you can ride a bike to the Yulong River, or walk around if you do not want ride bike. Then you will take a local boat on the most impressive part of Li River this afternoon. Later, you will climb up Mt Xianggong to view the Li River on the top.

Transport: Private vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Yangshuo
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14Yangshuo drive to Guilin, bullet train to Hong Kong

Take 2-hour car ride to Guilin railway station to catch a bullet train to Hong Kong after lunch. Upon arrival, you will take taxi to hotel. Wander around Victoria Harbour this evening, which is renown for its pretty lights.

Later, you will get back to hotel.  

Transport: Private Vehicle + Bullet Train + Taxi/Metro
Accommodation: Overnight in Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast

Day 15Departing from Hong Kong

Today is departure day, you can depart anytime to airport at your own cost. Note: Hotel check out time is at noon. 

Transport: None
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED

Group Size: 2--15 people

Travel Season: Year around

Accommodation: 3-star hotel

Transport: Chartered car or bus

Train:

   Bullet train Beijing/Shanghai

   Bullet train Xian/Chengdu/Chongqing

   Bullet train Yichang/Wuhan

   Bullet train from Wuhan/Guilin

   Bullet train from Guilin/Hong Kong

Flights: Shanghai to Xian

Cruise: 5-star Cruise 

Meals: Breakfast included

Guide: English-speaking local guides

Entrance Fees: Sites stated


EXCLUDED

Gratuities

TRIP NOTES

Please apply your China Visa before the tour.

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