Round-the-China Odyssey

This 17 day trip will transfer you from the imperial Forbidden City to the average's Hutongs, from the ancient Terracotta Warriors to the Xi'an Giant Music Fountain, from sipping the tea in the People's Park in Chengdu to feeding the naughty monkeys on the Mount Emei, from the isolated Tibet to the vibrant Shanghai. After this trip, you won't lack for fond memories for your later savoring.

  • Exercise in China as the Chinese Exercise. In the Temple of Heaven, find out what kind of different exercises that the locals do to keep healthy and join in them
  • Have a private mask drawing lesson and try your hand at drawing the Beijing Opera mask with an experienced master
  • Make a private drive to the Great Wall at Mutianyu--the less-commercial section after an overlooking view of this winding man-made structure on the cable car (Round trip)
  • Get a close contact with the giant pandas in panda's hometown--Chengdu
  • Wake up your taste buds with the specially-selected spicy Sichuan delicacies
  • Experience Tibetan lifestyle in a local home
  • Stop at Shanghainese home nestled at an alley to explore an ingredient bazaar and cook lunch with them so as to soak in the way of commoner's lifestyle

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Beijing
Airport to hotel transfer

Day 2: Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Draw Beijing Opera mask, Beijing Opera

Day 3: Beijing
Great Wall at Mutianyu, Mutianyu Cable Car, A visit to nearby rural village, Bird's Nest, Water Cube, Peking Duck

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an
Guanyuan Market (or Panjiayuan Market at weekend), Hutong Tour by Rickshaw, Private Museum of the Old Beijingners' Stuffs, Fly to Xi'an

Day 5: Xi'an
Banpo Museum, Terracotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Dumpling Banquet

Day 6: Xi'an
City Wall, the Great Mosque, Gao's courtyard (Shadow puppet Play included)

Day 7: Xi'an - Chengdu
Fly to Chengdu, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Sichuan Cuisine, People's Park, Sichuan Opera Face Changing

Day 8: Chengdu - Lhasa
Fly to Lhasa, free time to acclimatize the altitude

Day 9: Lhasa
Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, A visit to a Tibetan family

Day10: Lhasa
Norbulingka, Tibet Museum, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

Day 11: Lhasa - Gyantse
Yamdrok Tso Lake, Karola Glacier, Mt. Nojin Kangsang, Palkhor Monastery, Gyantse Old Town, Pala Manor, Dzong

Day 12: Gyantse - Shigatse
Tashilhunpo Monastery

Day13: Shigatse - Lhasa
Yarlong Tsangpo scene

Day 14: Lhasa - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai, free time

Day 15: Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, World Financial Center, A vegetarian lunch in Longhua Temple, The Temple and a Market of the Town Gods, Yuyuan Garden, Acrobatic show

Day 16: Shanghai
A Shanghai family visit

Day17: Depart
Bid Farewell to Shanghai and your China trip

Prices (per person in US Dollor)

Price for Group Size of
2-5 Persons 6-9 Persons
Deluxe 3811 3365
Standard 3359 2914
Budget 3104 2659


Destination Hotel Class
Bugdet Standard Deluxe
Beijing Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven Jade Garden Hotel Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel
Xi'an Citadines Central Xi'an Grand Noble Hotel Wyndham Grand Xian South
Chengdu Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Gulou Tianfu Sunshine Hotel Sofitel Chengdu Taihe
Lhasa Dekang Hotel Xinding Hotel Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa
Gyantse Gyantse Hotel
Shigatse Shigatse Hotel Tashi Choeta Hotel Qomo Langzong Hotel
Shanghai Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai The Bund Hotel Grand Central Hotel Shanghai