Land Adorned in Diverse Nationalities

Delve into the kaleidoscopic aspects of China in this 13 day trip. Follow the China heartbeat through the off-limited loyal palace in Beijing, the life-size Terracotta Warriors, the Old Town in Lijiang and the metropolis Shanghai. Boundless list of activities, customs and sights in this trip would contribute to your Once-in-a-lifetime China tour.

  • 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)
  • Peek into the past lifestyle of the Beijingners at a private museum in Hutong
  • Feast your eye and mind on the First Bend of Yangtze River (part route of the central Red Army Long March) and the awestruck Tiger Leaping Gorge
  • Savor a tempting vegetarian meal in Longhua Temple
  • Stop at Shanghainese home nestled at an alley to explore an ingredient bazaar and cook lunch with them so as to soak in commoner's lifestyle

Short Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Beijing
Airport to hotel transfer

Day 2: Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square,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 - Kunming
City Wall, Muslim Quarter, Great Mosque, Gao's Courtyard (Shadow puppet play included), Fly to Kunming

Day 7: Kunming - Lijing
Stone Forest, Golden Temple, Fly to Lijiang

Day 8: Lijiang
Visitor's Center for Nature and Culture of Northwest Yunnan, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain(cable cars), Baisha Murals, A visit to one local family

Day 9: Lijiang
First Bend of Yangtse River, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Naxi Ancient Music

Day 10: Lijiang - Kunming - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai from Ljiang via Kunming, Free time

Day 11: Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, World Financial Center, A vegetarian lunch in Longhua Temple, Temple of the Town Gods, Temple market, Yuyuan Garden, Acrobatic show

Day 12: Shanghai
A Shanghai family visit, free time to explore the surrounding

Day 13: Depart Shanghai
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 2965 2711
Standard 2529 2270
Budget 2404 2149


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
Kunming Spring City Garden Tianhong Hotel Kunming Jinjiang Hotel Green Lake Hotel
Lijiang Jinhong Villa Manxin Hotels & Resorts (Dayange) InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort
Shanghai Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai The Bund Hotel Grand Central Hotel Shanghai