Stylish and Spicy China

Besides the signature sites awaiting you in this trip, you could spoil your taste buds by savoring the local delicacies in the tour cities. The crispy Peking Duck, the dazzling snacks in the Muslim Quarter, the bazaar around Temple of the Town Gods and the smoking hot Sichuan cuisines will add more luring touch to your China travel.

  • 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)
  • Explore 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 farmhouse meal
  • Get lost in fast-disappearing Hutongs by rickshaw and have a close contact with a courtyard family
  • Touch the past history of the Qin dynasty by visiting the Terracotta Warriors guarding the tomb of qinshihuang, the first emperor in China
  • View many pandas in large enclosures and leisurely life of those black-and-white plump fur balls in Chengdu
  • Wake up your taste buds with the spicy Sichuan Cuisines
  • Savor a healthy vegetarian meal in 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, Bird's Nest (National Stadium), Water Cube (National Aquatics Center), 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 - Chengdu
City Wall, Great Mosque, Gao's Courtyard (Shadow puppet play included), Fly to Chengdu

Day 7: Chengdu
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Wenshu Temple, Sichuan Cuisines, People's Park, Sichuan Opera Face Changing

Day 8: Chengdu - Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, World Financial Center, a vegetarian lunch in Longhua Temple, Temple of the Town Gods, a bazaar around Temple of the Town Gods, Yuyuan Garden, Acrobatic show

Day 9: Shanghai
A Shanghai family visit

Day 10: Farewell Shanghai

Prices (per person in US Dollor)

Price for Group Size of
2-5 Persons 6-9 Persons
Deluxe 1985 1798
Standard 1649 1461
Budget 1561 1373


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
Shanghai Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai The Bund Hotel Grand Central Hotel Shanghai