Welcome to Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province. You will be met and transferred to your Guangzhou hotel upon arrival. Enjoy your free time to explore if you arrive early.
Today you will visit the flower Guangzhou, which is the capital of Guangdong Province with a population 18 million. You will visit Museum of the Tomb of the Nanyue King of the Western Han Period to learn history about 2200 years ago, then enjoy the beautiful Academy of Clan Chen before moving to Shamian Island, and visit the Canton Tower, this afternoon. Take a night cruise is a highlight of the day tour to view the lights beside the Pearl River. Lunch is yummy dim sum.
Today you will fly from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie. Zhangjiajie is a renowned town for its spectacular national park, and you can enjoy your free time for the rest of the day.
Today you will take one-hour ride to Zhangjiajie National Park where you will overlook the wonderful views by super elevator. The elevator takes 1.58 seconds to transport tourists from the bottom to the Yuanjiajie top exhibiting unbelievable and fantastic views. Enjoy the heaven and earth pillar unpredictable prototype mountain of the movie AVATAR directed by Jame Cameron on the Summit Sightseeing platform.
Afterwards you will move to visit Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve that offers a perfect location to have a panoramic picture. Known as 'the Monarch of the Peak Forest', Tianzi Mountain has four wonders the Sea of Clouds, the Radiance of the Moonlight, the Rays of Sunshine and the Snow in winter.
Later you will head to Shilihualang (10-Mile-Gallery) to explore. (One way by electric train; other way on foot for about 30 Minutes.)
Drive to Tianmen Mountain, then walk along the road leading to Gateway of Heaven. The glass walkway makes it so distinctive. You will take Tianmen Mountain Cableway to explore Tongtian Avenue (a way to Heaven), Tianmen Cave (Heaven Gateway), Tianmen Temple, Tianmen glass walkway, Ghost-valley plank road, and Yunmeng Fairy Summit. You will take a small cable to the main cable, then take the world's longest cableway, with a length of 7455 meters and elevation of 1518 meters to go down. (The round-way of the main cable and upper way for the small cable are included. If you take round-way small cable car, you will miss some sights.)
Afterwards, you will be transferred to Zhangjiajie Airport to catch your flight to Xian. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Xian hotel.
Today you will take one-hour car ride to The Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum that is one of the highlights of the Silk Road. Discovered and excavated in 1974, the museum was built on the original site, and each of the warriors is unique one with its own uniform. You will learn the history and story about this site with your local guide.
In the morning, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which was build 1500 years ago in Tang Dynasty, still well-preserved. You will get a bird view of the city when you climb up the pagoda.
Afterwards you will be transferred to Xian North Railway Station to catch 5-hour bullet train to Beijing. Upon arrival, transferred to hotel.
You will visit Temple of Heaven in the morning where there are many people are doing excercising, dancing or singing, you can join some of activities to practise.
Afterwards you will visit old hutong area, where you will see the old houses, traditional life of local people.
This afternoon, you will visit the biggest city square in the world, the Tiananmen Square. Then walk to The Forbidden City(close on Mondays), the biggest palace in the world. Explore the main buildings with a local guide in the palace.
Today you will take 2-hour ride to Mutianyu Great Wall, a section of the Great Wall built in Ming Dynasty 600 years 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.
Today it the departure day, you will be transferred to Beijing airport as per your flight time, where the wonderful tour concludes. Note: Hotel check out time is noon.
- 5 star hotel (Sofitel or Hilton)
- Private nice vehicle
- Meals listed
- Local English-speaking guide
- Flight(Economy) : Guangzhou/Zhangjiajie/Xian
- Bullet Train(First Class): Xian to Beijing
- Entrance fees
Pickup location: Guangzhou airport
Pickup time: Coincide with your flight
Tour duration: 10 days