Welcome to Beijing, the capital of P.R.China. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to Beijing hotel.
Today you will take 2-hour ride to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, which was built 600 years ago in the early Ming Dynasty. You can choose walk up or take cable car up to the Great Wall, and view the imposing ancient Chinese military construction. The impressive Wall extends like a dragon on the top of the endless mountains. It is a nice walk on the Wall to enjoy the fantastic scenery.
Lunch is included at local restaurant before moving back to Beijing hotel.
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 Xian after included lunch. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel.
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, and each warrior has unique face.
This afternoon you will move to visit the 14-km old city wall in Xi'an, which was built in Ming Dynasty and still well preserved. You can walk, or ride bike on the wall to view the old city and modern city in and out of the city wall.
Later, you will visit the Muslim Quarter in the city center, which is situated near Bell and Drum Tower. There are shops, snack stands, market, and restaurants in this area, and it is nice to view the bustling street here.
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.
Today you will take 2-hour car ride to Wolong or Dujiangyan Panda Base to attend the Panda Volunteer work at the base. It takes about 6-7 hours to prepare panda food, clean the cage and watch the documentary film etc.
Afterwards you will be transferred back to your Chengdu hotel.
Today you will visit Chengdu Panda Base in the morning to view the cute panda feeding. Afterwards you will head to Wenshu Temple or Qingyang Temple in Chengdu depengding on your interest, one is Buddhism Temple, other one is Taosim Temple.
Later you will visit the Jinsha Musuem that is a wonderful ruin museum to exhibit the bronze culture in the histiory in Chengdu.
Taste the yummy Hot Pot dinner tonight, and try to eat some local snacks as Sichuan Cuisine is renown for all sorts of snacks, dishes and hot pot.
Fly to Shanghai from Chengdu, enjoy acrobatic show this evening in Shanghai.
City explore in Shanghai 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, and Jade Buddha Temple etc.
Today you will take 1.5-hour car ride to Zhujiajiao Water Town that is a typical Southern China water village with well-preserved houses, stage, old bridges, and gardens etc.
Afterwards you will be transferred back to your Shanghai hotel.
Today is departure day, you will be transferred to Shanghai Airport to catch your flight back home, where the wonderful tour concludes.
Group Size: 1--15 people
Travel Season: March to October
4-star hotel & guesthouse in remote area
Transport: Chartered car or bus
Train: Bullet train Beijing/Xi'an/Chengdu (Second Class)
Meals: Listed in the itinerary
Guide: English-speaking local guides
Entrance Fees: Sites stated
China Visa is required