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The Forbidden City spreads its welcoming arms. Terracotta Warriors show their loyalty to the ancient emperor. Activities of playing Mahjong and sipping the tea in the park display you the leisurely life of the Chengdu people. Visit and converse with the real Tibetan host family. Be a Shanghainese for half a day. All of these unfold you a complete picture of the featured China.

  • 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 if you want
  • 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)
  • Explore Water Cube (National Aquatics Center) and National Stadium (Bird's Nest)
  • Get lost in fast-disappearing Hutongs by rickshaw and have a close contact with a courtyard family
  • Have a close contact with the giant pandas in Chengdu
  • Wake up your taste buds with a delicious spicy Sichuan lunch
  • Experience Tibetan lifestyle in a local home
  • 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, a welcome dinner

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 - Chengdu
City Wall, Great Mosque, Gao's Courtyard (Shadow puppet play included), Fly to Chengdu

Day 7: Chengdu
Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Jinsha Ruins, Sichuan Cuisine, People's Park, Sichuan Opera, Face Changing

Day 8: Chengdu - Lhasa
Fly to Lhasa, Acclimatize the breath-taking altitude

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

Day 10: Lhasa
Norbulingka, Tibet Museum, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

Day 11: Lhasa - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai, Free time in the evening

Day 12: Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, World Financial Center, A vegetarian lunch of Longhua Temple, A bazaar and Temple of the Town Gods, Yuyuan Garden, Acrobatic show

Day 13: Shanghai
A Shanghai family visit, Free in the afternoon

Day 14: Depart

Prices (per person in US Dollor)

Price for Group Size of
2-5 Persons 6-9 Persons
Deluxe 3200 2890
Standard 2786 2476
Budget 2568 2258


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