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Tour Overview

Discover the essence of China in this captivating 10-day journey. Begin in Beijing, exploring ancient wonders like the Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall. Immerse yourself in Zhangjiajie’s surreal landscapes, from the towering sandstone pillars to the serene Tianzi Mountains. Experience the serenity of traditional villages like Chengkan and the spiritual aura of Jade Buddha Temple. In Shanghai, marvel at modern marvels like Oriental Pearl TV Tower, indulge in local cuisines, and witness breathtaking acrobatics. This itinerary seamlessly blends history, nature, and culture, offering an unforgettable adventure through China’s diverse landscapes and rich heritage.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Explore Ancient Marvels: Wander through Forbidden City’s grand halls and centuries-old villages, immersing yourself in China’s imperial and cultural heritage.
2. Conquer Nature’s Heights: Hike along Mutianyu Great Wall and Tianmen Mountain’s glass plank, conquering ancient fortifications and vertigo-inducing thrills with panoramic rewards.
3. Witness Ethereal Landscapes: Stand amidst Zhangjiajie’s sandstone pillars, where Avatar’s inspiration comes to life, and marvel at Wulingyuan’s peak forest and cloud-kissed Tianzi Mountains.
4. Embrace Serenity in Tradition: Roam Chengkan Ancient Village’s ancient alleys, surrounded by Huizhou-style architecture, and find tranquility amidst ornate pavilions in Jade Buddha Temple’s serene ambiance.
5. Savor Culinary Delights: Indulge in the crispy perfection of Peking Roasted Duck and explore Shanghai’s diverse street food, tantalizing your taste buds with authentic Chinese flavors.
6. Marvel at Modern Marvels: Admire Shanghai’s futuristic skyline from Oriental Pearl TV Tower, stroll along Nanjing Road, and witness acrobatic wonders in ERA show, experiencing the city’s vibrant energy.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport, your friendly guide and driver will be waiting to greet you. They will transfer you comfortably to your hotel, where you can check in and unwind after your journey. Take the opportunity to relax or explore the immediate surroundings. Beijing, China's bustling capital, offers a vibrant atmosphere and a mix of modernity and tradition.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  2. Begin your day with a visit to the Temple of Heaven, a masterpiece of Ming Dynasty architecture set within a peaceful park. Marvel at the intricately designed Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests and the beautiful surroundings.

    Beijing Temple of Heaven
    Temple of Heaven

    Afterwards, journey to Mutianyu Great Wall, a scenic section known for its spectacular views and well-preserved watchtowers. Take a cable car ride up, allowing you to admire the vast landscape. Hike along the ancient wall, taking in the awe-inspiring vistas. Descend via cable car and return to Beijing. In the evening, indulge in the culinary delight of Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude, a renowned restaurant offering this local delicacy.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Beijing

    Mutianyu Great Wall Beijing
    Mutianyu Great Wall

  3. Embark on a historical journey as you visit Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest public square, a site of significant cultural and political events in China's history. Explore the Forbidden City, an imperial palace complex where emperors once resided. Admire the grand halls, intricate architecture, and ancient artifacts.

    Beijing Forbidden City
    Forbidden City

    Next, hike up to Jingshan Park, an imperial garden with panoramic views of the Forbidden City and Beijing's skyline. After a fulfilling morning, savor a delicious lunch before catching your flight to Zhangjiajie.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Zhangjiajie

  4. Explore the enchanting landscapes of Wulingyuan Scenic Area, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take the Bailong Elevator, a glass elevator built into the side of a cliff, up to Yuanjiajie, where you'll be greeted by surreal sandstone pillars and lush greenery. Enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch amid this natural wonder.

    Zhangjiajie Bailong Elevator
    Bailong Elevator

    Later, take a shuttle bus to Tianzi Mountain Area, known for its peak forest and ethereal cloud sea. Descend via cable car and, in the evening, consider attending the Charming Xiangxi Show, a cultural performance showcasing local traditions and folklore.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Zhangjiajie

    Zhangjiajie Tianzi Mountain
    Tianzi Mountain

  5. Embark on an exhilarating adventure to Tianmen Mountain, accessible via a long cable car ride. Walk on the famous glass plank, suspended high above the ground, offering thrilling views of the precipitous cliffs below. After a memorable morning, savor a delightful lunch before taking a cable car down to the halfway point. From there, board a shuttle bus to Tianmen Cave, where you'll conquer the 999 steps, symbolizing the path to heaven. Conclude your Zhangjiajie experience and catch a flight to the vibrant city of Shanghai.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Shanghai

    Tianmen Mountain Heaven's Gate
    Tianmen Cave

  6. Immerse yourself in Shanghai's rich culture and history. Start your day at the serene Jade Buddha Temple, which houses two precious jade statues brought from Myanmar. Next, admire the futuristic exterior of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, an iconic landmark on the city's skyline.

    Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower
    Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower

    Enjoy a delightful lunch before exploring Yu Garden, a classical Chinese garden featuring pavilions, ponds, and intricate architecture. Stroll through Shanghai Old Street, a charming area preserving traditional buildings and craftsmanship, and continue to Nanjing Road, one of the world's busiest shopping streets. Cap off your day with a leisurely walk along The Bund, Shanghai's waterfront promenade, offering stunning views of the city's skyline. Optionally, indulge in the mesmerizing performances of the ERA Acrobatic Show in the evening.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Shanghai

    Shanghai Yuyuan Garden
    Shanghai Yuyuan Garden

  7. Travel to Huangshan City via a high-speed train, arriving in time for lunch. Explore the enchanting Chengkan Ancient Village, characterized by well-preserved Huizhou-style architecture. Wander through narrow alleys, admire traditional courtyard homes, and experience the village's timeless charm. Return to Huangshan City and enjoy your free time at Tunxi Old Street, where you can shop for souvenirs, sample local delicacies, and soak in the area's historical ambiance.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Huangshan

    Huangshan Chengkan Village

  8. Embark on a scenic adventure to Mt. Huangshan, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its natural beauty and ancient pine trees. Take a cable car up to the mountain's summit, where you'll be greeted by breathtaking vistas and serene landscapes. Follow picturesque trails, exploring iconic spots like the Beginning-to-Believe Peak and the Flying Over Rock. Reach your hotel at the summit, where you can rest and refresh.

    Guest-Greeting Pine Huangshan
    Guest-Greeting Pine on Yellow Mountain

    In the afternoon, hike to visit the West Sea Grand Canyon, a circular footpath offering mesmerizing views of deep ravines, jagged peaks, and lush vegetation. Hike back to your hotel, appreciating the tranquility of the surroundings.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: on Mt. Huangshan

  9. Wake up early to witness the enchanting sunrise from Mt. Huangshan's summit, a truly magical experience as the sun illuminates the landscape with golden hues. After capturing this natural spectacle, return to the hotel for a hearty breakfast. Take a short break to relax before descending the mountain via cable car. Enjoy your lunch and then head to the railway station for a high-speed train journey back to Shanghai.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Shanghai

    Mount Huangshan Sunrise
    Sunrise over the Mount Huangshan

  10. Savor your last moments in Shanghai with free time in the morning. Explore the city at your own pace, perhaps revisiting favorite spots or discovering new ones. Your driver will escort you to the airport or train station, ensuring you catch your flight or train to your next destination or back home. Depart with cherished memories of your incredible journey through China. Safe travels!

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

Price Includes

  • 9 nights' accommodation in well-selected hotels;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Economy air tickets and second-class train tickets mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets to Beijing / off Shanghai;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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