Soul Retreat Heaven

Experience the imperial China as you reach the top of the Great Wall, stand among armies of life-size Terracotta Warriors, sip the tea in the Chengdu park where the locals kill time, feed the naughty monkeys on the Mount Emei, visit and converse with the real Tibetan host family and be a Shanghainese for half a day. All these different and unique experiences will 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
  • 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 a local village where the residents are still living off the land and visit a family to know about 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 who have been guarding the tomb of qinshihuang, the first emperor in China
  • Have a close contact with the giant pandas in Chengdu
  • Wake up your taste buds with the delicious spicy Sichuan cuisine
  • Have a real private Tibetan home visit
  • Stop at Shanghainese home nestled at a alley, explore a food 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, Forbidden City, Beijing Opera mask painting, 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
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Sichuan cuisine, People's Park, Sichuan Opera Face Changing

Day 8: Chengdu - Mount Emei
Leshan Giant Buddha, Drive to Mount Emei

Day 9: Mount Emei
Jinding cable car (Round trip), Qing Yin Pavilion, One Line of Sky, Ecological Monkey Area

Day 10: Chengdu - Lhasa
Fly to Lhasa, rest and acclimatize the breath-taking altitude

Day 11: Lhasa
Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, A visit to a Tibetan family

Day 12: Lhasa - Shanghai
Norbulingka, Tibet Museum, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Fly to Shanghai

Day 13: Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, World Financial Center, A vegetarian lunch in Longhua Temple, Temple and Market of the Town Gods, Yuyuan Garden, Acrobatic show

Day 14: Shanghai
A Shanghai family visit, Free time

Day 15: Farewell, Shanghai

Prices (per person in US Dollor)

Price for Group Size of
2-5 Persons 6-9 Persons
Deluxe 3372 3006
Standard 2904 2539
Budget 2724 2358


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
Emeishan Teddy Bear Hotel Emeishan Grand Hotel Hong Zhu Shan Hotel
Lhasa Dekang Hotel Xinding Hotel Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa
Shanghai Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai The Bund Hotel Grand Central Hotel Shanghai