Culture Roots and Routes

In this 11 day journey, you could experience the ancient capitals of different dynasties. The history air is still thick there, found obviously from their good preservations. It is also a good chance for those who want to delve into the China history.

  • Find out what kind of different exercises that local do to keep healthy in the Temple of Heaven, and join in them if you want to
  • 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 and enjoy an overlooking view of this winding man-made structure on the cable car (Round trip)
  • Recall the 2008 Beijing Olympic Game in the Water Cube and Bird's Nest
  • Get lost in fast-disappearing Hutongs by rickshaw and have a close contact with a courtyard family
  • Experience the thick ancient air through a list of ancient buildings in the Pingyao Ancient Town
  • Touch the past history of the Qin dynasty by visiting the Terracotta Warriors guarding the tomb of qinshihuang, the first emperor in China
  • Experience China's fastest train at a speed of 350 km/h
  • Visit the legendary Shaolin Temple--the cradle to the Chinese Kong Fu
  • Stop at Shanghainese home nestled at a alley to explore an ingredient bazaar and cook lunch with them so as to soak in the commoner's lifestyle

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, Airport to hotel transfer, welcome dinner, Free time

Day 2: Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Paint Beijing Opera mask, Beijing Opera

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

Day 4 :Beijing - Taiyuan - Pingyao
Hutong tour by rickshaw, Traditional courtyard (Siheyuan), Private Museum of the Old Beijingners' Stuffs, Fly to Taiyuan and transfer to Pingyao

Day 5: Pingyao - Xi'an
Pingyao Ancinet Town, Take a night train to Xi'an

Day 6: Xi'an
Banpo Museum, Terracotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Dumpling Banquet

Day 7: Xi'an - Luoyang
350 km/h high-speed train ride to Luoyang, Tianzi Jialiu Museum, Luoyang Old Town

Day 8: Luoyang neighborhood - Shanghai
Shaolin Temple, Longmen Grottoes, Fly to Shanghai, The Bund

Day 9: Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, World Financial Center, A vegetarian lunch in Longhua Temple, Temple of the Town Gods, Temple market, Yuyuan Garden, Acrobatic show

Day 10: Shanghai
A Shanghai family visit

Day 11: 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 1779 1542
Standard 1504 1266
Budget 1416 1178


Destination Hotel Class
Bugdet Standard Deluxe
Beijing Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven Jade Garden Hotel Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel
Pingyao Pingyao Dejuyuan Guesthouse Pingyao Yide Hotel Pingyao Yunjincheng Mansion
Xi'an Citadines Central Xi'an Grand Noble Hotel Wyndham Grand Xian South
Luoyang New Friendship Hotel Peony Hotel Hua Yang Plaza Hotel
Shanghai Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai The Bund Hotel Grand Central Hotel Shanghai