Feast Your Eyes & Feed Your Mind

The imperial Beijing, the ancient Pingyao and Xi'an, the amazing Yangtze cruise and the bustling Shanghai will expose you the complete understanding about the China-big in size and ancient in time.

  • 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 Masks 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)
  • Visit a local village where the residents are still living off the land and visit a family to know their common life and enjoy a delicious home-made lunch
  • 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
  • Marvel at the warriors and the horses guarding the qinshihuang Tomb, the first emperor in China
  • Wake up your taste buds with the spicy Sichuan cusines
  • Savor a tasty vegetarian meal at the mind-soothing Longhua Temple
  • Stop at Shanghainese home nestled at a alley, explore an ingredient bazaar and cook lunch with them to soak in the commoner's lifestyle

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Beijing
Airport to hotel transfer, free time

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

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

Day 4: Beijing - Taiyuan
Guanyuan Market (or Panjiayuan Market at weekend), Hutong tour by Rickshaw, Private Museum of Old Beijingners' Stuffs, Fly to Taiyuan and transfer to Pingyao Ancient Town

Day 5: Pingyao
Half a day of exploration tour in Pingyao Ancient Town, Rishengchang Draft Bank, Mingqing Street, Ancient City Wall, 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 - Chongqing
Fly to Chongqing, Check in the cruise ship, Three Gorges Museum, Light Rail, Hotpot

Day 8: Yangzte River Cruise
The fantastic view along the river, Fengdu Town, Shibaozhai or WanXian

Day 9: Yangzte River Cruise
Qutang Gorge/ Daning River or Shennong Stream, The Lesser Three Gorges, Wu Gorge

Day 10: Yichang - Shanghai
Three Gorges Damm, Fly to Shanghai, The Bund

Day 11: Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Shanghai World Financial Center, A vegetarian lunch in Longhua Temple, Temple of the Town Gods, A bazaar around the temple, Yuyuan Garden, An acrobatic show

Day 12: Shanghai
A Shanghai family visit

Day 13: Depart

Prices (per person in US Dollor)

Price for Group Size of
2-5 Persons 6-9 Persons
Deluxe 2288 2053
Standard 1967 1732
Budget 1882 1647


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
Yangtze Cruise Ship American Victoria Cruises
Shanghai Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai The Bund Hotel Grand Central Hotel Shanghai