The 10 days China private tour covers Chengdu, Xi’an, Xining, and Lhasa. The highlight of this tour is panda and Leshan Giant Panda in Chengdu, Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi’an, and Potala Palace in Lhasa. It is worthy of trying for the 2nd time and the 3rd time visitors to China.
Giant Panda Center, Wuhou Temple, Jinli Old Street, Leshan Giant Buddha, Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter, Great Mosque, Ta’er Monastery, Dongguan Mosque, local market, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Hotel + Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fee + Lunch + Flight +Train
Our driver will be waiting for you at the exit of Chengdu airport / train station by holding a welcome sign with your name. Then you will be transferred to the hotel. Please enjoy your free time in the rest of the day.
Day 2 Chengdu
Attractions: Giant Panda Center, Wuhou Temple, Jinli Old Street (Breakfast +Lunch)
In the morning our guide and driver will greet you in your hotel lobby and escort you to Giant Panda Center to get a close look at pandas in their different life stage: the infant pandas, the baby pandas, the young adult pandas and the elder adult pandas. The lovely creatures will definitely touch your heart. In the afternoon pay a visit to Wuhou Temple – the memorial temple of Zhuge Liang, the outstanding strategist of Shu Kingdom in the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280). After that you will take a walk in Jinli Old Street. That street used to be one of the oldest and busiest commercial streets of Shu Kingdom. In that street tourists will see some typical elements of Chengdu lifestyle. E.g. Tea houses, taverns, bars, local snacks, handcrafts, local specialties, etc.
Day 3 Chengdu
Attractions: Leshan Giant Buddha (Breakfast +Lunch)
In the morning, meet your guide and driver and then drive for about 2 hours to our destination – Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area. Your sightseeing will start from the temple which locates behind the Buddha’s head. The guide will escort you to go down stairs along the left side (of) the Buddha till the foot part. Then we will go upstairs along the right side of the Buddha from its foot part to head part. And you will pay a visit to Wuyou Temple, a Buddhist temple originally built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) which is well known for the collection of terracotta sculptures and Chinese calligraphic paintings. After the tour you will be escorted back to hotel in Chengdu by 18:00.
Day 4 Chengdu – Xi’an by Flight
Attractions: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Breakfast +Lunch)
Your driver will meet you in hotel and transfer to airport for flight to Xi’an. Our tour guide will greet you at Xian airport with holding your name. Then directly transfer from airport to visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Known as “the eighth Wonders of the world”, the museum shows a surprisingly high level in sculpture, which is the most significant discovery of the 20th century.
In the afternoon, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was originally built to hold Buddhist sutra and figurines of the Buddha that Xuanzang brought back to China from India. Now surrounding the Big Wild Goose Pagoda there build a big Garden, where people can have a retreat at there.
Day 5 Xi’an – Xining by Bullet Train
Attractions: Xian Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter, Great Mosque (Breakfast +Lunch)
Our tour guide will pick up you from your hotel at 09:00, and then visit Xian Ancient City Wall which is the most completely preserved and the largest city wall in China. It was built for the military defense in the ancient time. Since it is cycling the city, visitors can ride a bike around the city wall. Then visit the colorful food street – Muslim Quarter. In the afternoon, come to the Great Mosque, which is a major place for religious activities of Muslim in Xi’an.
After then transfer to take the Bullet train D2693 (15:00-19:36) or similar train to Xining. Met by local guide and driver and check in hotel.
Day 6 Xining
Attractions: Ta’er Monastery, Dongguan Mosque, local market (Breakfast +Lunch)
In the morning after hotel pickup we will visit the Tibetan style Ta’er Monastery. In the first month, the fourth month, the six month or the ninth month of Chinese calendar, you will have chance to experience the royal temple fair in the temple. Then pay a visit to Dongguan Mosque, the well known ancient architecture in Xining and the religious activity center of thousands of Muslim people in Xining.
In the afternoon talk a walk in the local market to meet some authentic local things and have a glimpse of local people’s daily life. At last you will be escorted back to hotel.
Day 7 Xining – Lhasa by Overnight Train(Breakfast)
After your breakfast meet your driver in hotel. Then you will take the overnight train Z323 (12:27-09:55+1) to Lhasa. Please take your time to enjoy the fresh scenery of the Qinghai – Tibet Plateau.
Accommodation: On the train
Day 8 Lhasa Arrival
Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street (Breakfast +Lunch)
we will head to see the World Cultural Heritage Potala Palace which was the winter palace of the sovrans of Tibetan area in ancient time. After Lunch, move to another World Heritage Jokhang Temple. That 1400 years old temple is the most sacred temple Tibetan Buddhists’ mind. And then on the Barkhor Street around Jokhang Temple you will have some free time to have a glimpse and feel daily life of nowadays Tibetan people. The devout people doing Kora (a special way of pilgrims by circle around a building or mountain) have impressed lots of visitors.
Day 9 Lhasa
Attractions: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery (Breakfast +Lunch)
After Breakfast, start your visit with Drepung Monastery, located 11km away from Lhasa city, that 700 years old monastery is one of three greatest monasteries of Gulug (Yellow Hat) of Tibetan Buddhism. In the afternoon, we will visit the Sera Monastery, which located at the north top of Lhasa city, about half hour drive from Drepung Monastery. Public debate on Buddhist classics among monks is a highlight attraction of the monastery.
Day 10 Lhasa departure
Our driver will meet you in hotel 3-4 hours before the flight departing and transfer you to airport. Service ends here.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.