Multiaspect Reflections of Grand China

Follow us to delve into the kaleidoscopic aspects of China in this 16 day trip. You can wander in the off-limited loyal palace in Beijing, see the life-size Terracotta Warriors in the museum, feed the naughty monkeys on the Mount Emei, roam the Old Town in Lijiang and indulge in the metropolitan Shanghai.

  • Wave your body together with the local morning exercisers in the Temple of Heaven
  • 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)
  • Peak into the past lifestyle of the Beijingners at a private museum in Hutong
  • Get lost in fast-disappearing Hutongs by rickshaw and have a close contact with a courtyard family
  • View many pandas in large enclosures and leisurely life of those black-and-white plump fur balls
  • Join in the local's relaxing way--sipping tea in the Chengdu People's Park
  • Savor a tempting vegetarian meal in the 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, Forbidden City, Beijing Opera mask painting, Beijing Opera

Day 3: Beijing
Great Wall at Mutianyu, Mutianyu Cable Car, A 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, Wenshu Temple, Sichuan cuisine, People's Park, Sichuan Opera Face Changing

Day 8: Chengdu - Leshan - 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 - Lijiang
Jinsha Ruins, Wuhou Temple, Fly to Lijiang Old Town

Day 11: Lijing
Visitor's Center for Nature and Culture of Northwest Yunnan, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (Round trip), Baisha Murals, A visit to a local family

Day 12: Lijiang
First Bend of Yangtze River, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Naxi Ancient Music

Day 13: Lijiang - Kunming - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai, Market and Temple of the Town Gods, Yuyuan Garden

Day 14: Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, A vegetarian lunch in the Longhua Temple, World Financial Center, Acrobatic show

Day 15: Shanghai
A Shanghai family visit

Day 16: Depart

Prices (per person in US Dollor)

Price for Group Size of
2-5 Persons 6-9 Persons
Deluxe 2994 2685
Standard 2609 2294
Budget 2493 2183


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
Lijiang Jinhong Villa Manxin Hotels & Resorts (Dayange) InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort
Shanghai Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai The Bund Hotel Grand Central Hotel Shanghai