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Day 1 - Arrive in Beijing

Today you will fly to Beijing. On arrival, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel

Day 2 - Beijing's Historic Treasures | Tian'anmen, Forbidden City, and Hutong Delights

Begin your adventure at the iconic Tian'anmen Square, where you'll stand in awe of its grandeur and significance in Chinese history. Then, step into the majestic Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, where our expert guides will regale you with captivating royal stories, bringing the ancient palace to life before your eyes.

Ascend to the scenic Jingshan Park for a panoramic view of the Forbidden City, offering a breathtaking perspective of its sprawling grandeur against the backdrop of Beijing's skyline.

Next, immerse yourselves in the charm of Beijing's traditional way of life as you wander through the labyrinthine alleys of the old Hutongs, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern life.

Experience the captivating artistry of Beijing Opera Facial Makeup, as skilled performers demonstrate the intricate techniques behind this centuries-old art form.

Finally, indulge in a culinary delight with a sumptuous feast of Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude, a culinary institution renowned for its exquisite flavors and culinary mastery.


Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
Forbidden City
Forbidden City
Jingshan Park (Panorama view of Forbidden City)
Jingshan Park (Panorama view of Forbidden City)
Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude
Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude
Palace Museum royal story explanation
Palace Museum royal story explanation
Beijing Opera Facial Makeup
Beijing Opera Facial Makeup
Hutong
Hutong
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel

Day 3 - Great Wall Marvels and Temple Serenity | Mutianyu Adventure & Temple of Heaven Exploration

Venture to the magnificent Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, where you and your loved ones will ascend ancient stone steps and traverse winding pathways, marveling at the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Explore watchtowers, guard stations, and historic landmarks, all while immersing yourselves in the rich history and legend of this iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Afterward, delve into the spiritual realm with a visit to the awe-inspiring Temple of Heaven, a masterpiece of Ming dynasty architecture and a symbol of ancient Chinese cosmology. Engage in a Tai Chi experience amidst the serene surroundings of the temple grounds, guided by experienced instructors who will teach you the graceful movements and philosophy behind this ancient martial art.


Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Take cable car up and down the Great Wall
Take cable car up and down the Great Wall
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Glide down the Great Wall on a toboggan
Glide down the Great Wall on a toboggan
Temple of Heaven Tai Chi experience
Temple of Heaven Tai Chi experience
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel

Day 4 - Palatial Splendor and Spiritual Tranquility | Summer Palace and Yonghe Temple Discovery

Embark on your journey at the Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the East Gate's Hall of Benevolence and Longevity, the Long corridor, the marble boat, and more. As you travel back through the middle, visit the serene Yonghe Temple with its unique blend of Tibetan and Han Chinese architecture. Continue to the Hall of Dispelling Clouds, admire the Tower of Buddhist Incense, and conclude your tour at the north gate of the Summer Palace. This adventure seamlessly weaves historical richness with spiritual beauty.

Enjoy your free time until your guide comes and escort you to the high-speed train station.

Take a 4.5-hour bullet train from Beijing to Xi'an with second class seat.

Then you will arrive in XIan by high-speed train station. On arrival, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Summer Palace
Summer Palace
The Lhama Monastery
The Lhama Monastery
China Bullet Train
China Bullet Train
Accommodation: InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel

Day 5 - Discover Xi'an's Ancient Marvels | Terracotta Army & TukTuk Food Tour

Embark on a journey through time as you explore the awe-inspiring Terracotta Army, where you and your little ones can marvel at the intricately crafted soldiers and horses. Delve deeper into history with a visit to the fascinating exhibit showcasing Peasants made terracotta warriors and horses, offering a unique perspective on the craftsmanship and dedication of ancient artisans.

But the adventure doesn't end there! Experience the thrill of cycling atop the majestic Ancient City Wall, an iconic symbol of Xi'an's rich heritage. As you pedal along the ancient ramparts, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the city skyline and surrounding landscapes, creating unforgettable memories for the whole family.

After picking you up from your hotel, then wind your way through the narrow streets and alleys by tuktuk within the Xi'an City Wall to find the best food in the city.   We'll take you places where only locals go.   You'll cover a lot of ground and get off the beaten path to family-run restaurants that you (and other tourists) won’t find on your own.   Between food stops, you’ll be able to chat with your English-speaking guide about the city while drinking unlimited chilled beer and soda during the ride.

While visiting our 4-5 food stops, you will get to learn about the families that have been making their specialties for generations. You'll watch your food being made and learn about what makes it so special to Xi'an locals. Whether it's sitting by an old man grilling meat over coals in a quaint Muslim Quarter alleyway, or watching noodles hand-pulled to order, there is something to try for everyone. The tour will finish at the only local brewery in Xi'an where you can tour the facility and sample what's on tap before we treat you to a pint of your choice.

The tour ends at a local brewery where you can sample their craft beer and then enjoy a pint of your choice.

Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Peasants made terracotta warriors and horses
Peasants made terracotta warriors and horses
Ancient City Wall Cycling(120 minutes)/hiking
Ancient City Wall Cycling(120 minutes)/hiking
4-5 food stops
4-5 food stops
Experience Xi'an's cuisine
Experience Xi'an's cuisine
Explore hidden streets
Explore hidden streets
Tuk-tuk food tour of Old Xi'an
Tuk-tuk food tour of Old Xi'an
Accommodation: InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel

Day 6 - Xi'an City Tour

Begin your adventure with a visit to the Xi'an Museum, where ancient artifacts and treasures await, offering a glimpse into the city's illustrious past. Delve into centuries of history as you wander through captivating exhibits, learning about Xi'an's pivotal role as an ancient capital along the Silk Road.

Next, marvel at the majestic Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a revered Buddhist landmark towering over the cityscape. Explore the sacred grounds, adorned with ornate sculptures and intricate architecture, while our expert guides share fascinating tales of devotion and enlightenment.

Immerse yourselves in the enchanting world of traditional Chinese culture with a mesmerizing Shadow Play performance, where intricately crafted puppets come to life against a backdrop of light and shadow. Then, unleash your creativity with a hands-on Paper Cutting workshop in the serene ambiance of Gaojia Courtyard, where skilled artisans will teach you the time-honored art of crafting delicate paper designs.


Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Shaanxi History Museum
Shaanxi History Museum
Shadow Play and Paper Cutting in Gaojia Courtyard
Shadow Play and Paper Cutting in Gaojia Courtyard
Accommodation: InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel

Day 7 - Fly to Lhasa

Enjoy your free time until your guide come and escort you to airport for your onward flight.

Then you will fly to Lhasa. On arrival, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Accommodation: Shangri-La Lhasa

Day 8 - Discovering Lhasa's Spiritual Heart | Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street

Begin your day by stepping into the majestic realm of the Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an architectural marvel that crowns the Lhasa skyline. Marvel at the intricate artwork, sacred relics, and panoramic views from the highest ancient palace in the world, as you delve into the centuries-old history of Tibetan Buddhism and the Dalai Lama.

Next, venture to the revered Jokhang Temple, a spiritual sanctuary that stands as the holiest site in Tibetan Buddhism. Admire the ornate Tibetan architecture adorned with vibrant murals, prayer wheels, and devout pilgrims, as you soak in the atmosphere of reverence and devotion that permeates this sacred space.

Continue your journey through the bustling lanes of Barkhor Street, a vibrant marketplace and pilgrimage circuit that pulses with the energy of Lhasa's cultural heritage. Lose yourself in the maze of traditional Tibetan homes, souvenir shops, and lively street vendors, as you encounter the authentic flavors, sights, and sounds of local life.


The Potala Palace
The Potala Palace
The Jokhang Temple
The Jokhang Temple
The Barkhor Street
The Barkhor Street
Accommodation: Shangri-La Lhasa

Day 9 - Immersing in Sacred Serenity | Drepung and Sera Monasteries of Lhasa

Begin your day by delving into the ancient halls and sprawling courtyards of Drepung Monastery, once the largest and most influential monastic institution in Tibet.  Nestled amidst the scenic backdrop of the Lhasa Valley, this iconic landmark echoes with the chants of monks and the whispers of centuries-old wisdom.  Explore the labyrinthine corridors adorned with intricate murals, visit the sacred assembly halls, and witness the daily rituals of prayer and contemplation that perpetuate the spiritual legacy of this revered site.

Next, journey to the tranquil environs of Sera Monastery, renowned for its unique blend of scholarly pursuits and religious devotion.  Marvel at the distinctive architecture of the monastery's buildings, adorned with ornate carvings and colorful prayer flags fluttering in the breeze.  Experience the renowned Sera Debate, where monks engage in spirited philosophical discussions, showcasing the intellectual vitality and depth of Tibetan Buddhist tradition.


Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery
Sera Monastery
Sera Monastery
Accommodation: Shangri-La Lhasa

Day 10 - Transfer to Shigatse | Yamdrok Lake & Karo La Glacier & UNESCO World Heritage

Our journey begins with a visit to the stunning Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet's most sacred and picturesque lakes. Marvel at the shimmering turquoise waters set against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains, creating a scene of unparalleled beauty and tranquility. Take a moment to soak in the serenity and snap photos of this natural wonder that has captured the hearts of travelers for centuries.

As we continue our drive, prepare to be awestruck by the breathtaking Karo La Glacier, one of the largest and most accessible glaciers in Tibet. Witness the shimmering ice fields and towering peaks that stretch as far as the eye can see, creating a mesmerizing spectacle of natural beauty. Feel the crisp mountain air and marvel at the raw power of nature as you capture unforgettable memories of this glacial wonderland.

Our journey culminates with a visit to the historic Pelkor Chode Monastery & Kumbum Stupa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its exquisite architecture and religious significance. Explore the ancient halls, ornate pagodas, and sacred shrines that make up this revered spiritual complex, as your guide shares insights into its rich history and cultural heritage. Admire the intricate artwork, colorful murals, and sacred relics that adorn the monastery, and climb to the top of the Kumbum Stupa for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Yamdrok Lake
Yamdrok Lake
Yamdrok Lake
Yamdrok Lake
Karo La glacier(Glacier in Shigatse)
Karo La glacier(Glacier in Shigatse)
Pelkor Chode Monastery & Kumbum Stupa
Pelkor Chode Monastery & Kumbum Stupa
Accommodation: Qomo Langzong Hotel

Day 11 - Transfer to Lhasa | Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

As you journey from Shigatse to Lhasa, our route leads us to the sacred Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, a cornerstone of Tibetan Buddhism and an architectural marvel nestled amidst the rugged landscapes of Tibet. Founded in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama, Gendun Drup, Tashi Lhunpo holds deep spiritual significance as the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama, the second highest spiritual leader in Tibetan Buddhism.

Upon arrival at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, be prepared to be awe-struck by its grandeur and tranquility. Marvel at the intricate Tibetan architecture, adorned with vibrant prayer flags fluttering in the mountain breeze. Explore the expansive courtyards, ornate temples, and towering stupas that make up this sacred complex, each a testament to centuries of devotion and craftsmanship.

Delve into the rich history and spiritual heritage of Tashi Lhunpo as you wander through its hallowed halls, adorned with intricate murals, golden statues, and ancient scriptures. Gain insight into Tibetan Buddhist rituals and traditions as you witness monks engaged in prayer, meditation, and daily rituals, their chants echoing through the sacred spaces.

Climb to the rooftop for panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, where snow-capped peaks and rolling hills stretch as far as the eye can see. Feel a sense of serenity and reverence wash over you as you take in the majestic beauty of the Tibetan plateau, a landscape imbued with spiritual energy and ancient wisdom.


Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
Accommodation: Shangri-La Lhasa

Day 12 - Fly to Chengdu

Enjoy your free time until your guide come and escort you to airport for your onward flight.

Then you will fly to Chengdu. On arrival, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel

Day 13 - Chengdu's Charm | Pandas, Temples, and Old Street Delights

The "Panda Keeper Volunteer" meaningful experience is an extraordinary adventure for animal enthusiasts, offering the chance to interact with giant pandas, assist in their care, and learn about their conservation, all while enjoying the cultural and natural beauty of China.   This unique experience includes feeding, cleaning, and observing pandas in a stunning natural habitat, making it an unforgettable opportunity to support wildlife conservation and create cherished memories. Cap off your experience with a delightful buffet lunch at the Panda Center.



observe professional keeper feed pandas
observe professional keeper feed pandas
Panda Breeding Center
Panda Breeding Center
panda enclosure cleaning
panda enclosure cleaning
Panda Keeper Volunteer
Panda Keeper Volunteer
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel

Day 14 - Departure

Enjoy your free time until your guide come and escort you to airport for your onward flight.

Accommodation

  • 3 Nights in Beijing
  • 3 Nights in Xi'an
  • 4 Nights in Lhasa
  • 1 Night in Shigatse
  • 2 Nights in Chengdu
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Room Type:Superior Room
Why this Hotel:

Crowne Plaza offers a fitness centre and a 24-hour lounge. Located next to Beijing U Town, which houses a lot of shops and restaurants, it is a 5-minute stroll from Chaoyangmen Subway Station (Line 2), and features spacious accommodation with 24-hour room service.

Located in Beijing’s Central Business District, Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U Town is a 2-minute walk from Foreign Ministry of China, a 15-minute drive from Worker's Stadium and Sanlitun Bar Street. Beijing Capital International Airport is 24 km away.

Modern rooms at Crowne Plaza Beijing feature air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and private bathroom with bath and shower facilities. A minibar and an ergonomic writing desk is included.

Guests can make travel arrangements at the tour desk or rent a car to explore the surrounding area. Those who drive can park on the premises for free.

Meals and drinks can be enjoyed at Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang’s signature Hopfenstube German Restaurant. C6 Coffee serves daily buffet spreads. Alternatively, the lobby lounge offers cocktails round-the-clock.

InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
Room Type:Executive Double or Twin Room
Why this Hotel:

InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel features a fitness center, terrace, a restaurant and bar in Xi'an. An indoor swimming pool and a car rental service are available for guests. The property provides room service, a 24-hour front desk and currency exchange for guests.

The daily breakfast offers continental, American or Asian options.

Daming Palace is 4.8 miles from the hotel, while Xi'an City Wall is 5.5 miles away. The nearest airport is Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, 18 miles from InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel.

Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Shangri-La Lhasa
Room Type:Deluxe Room
Why this Hotel:

The Shangri-La Lhasa is a luxury resort hotel located a short walking distance from some of the most famous attractions in Lhasa, Potala Palace and adjacent to Norbulingka Summer Palace and Tibet Museum.

Diners may enjoy authentic Cantonese and spicy Sichuan foods at Shang Palace, or head to Altitude All-day-dining restaurant, where international and local dishes are served. The tapas bar and lounge Shambala and Lodger’s Lounge, specializes in Tibetan dishes and drinks.

Chi, the Spa at this Lhasa Shangri-La hotel, is the choice for guests to get pampered after a day of travelling. In addition, guests may pay a visit to the Health Club where fitness facilities, a swimming pool and a 24-hours oxygen lounge are available for guests to relax. Hotel is also equipped with 24-hours clinic.

This Lhasa hotel offers a parking lot as well as Wi-Fi access in the public areas.

Qomo Langzong Hotel
Qomo Langzong Hotel
Qomo Langzong Hotel
Qomo Langzong Hotel
Qomo Langzong Hotel
Room Type:Executive Room
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Room Type:Standard Room

What's included

AccommodationInternational-standard
Day1-3 Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Day4-6 InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
Day7,8,9,11 Shangri-La Lhasa
Day10 Qomo Langzong Hotel
Day12-13 Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel

Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast

Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)

  • Well screened Hotels

    Handpicked hotels with good service and spacious room.

  • Super nice location

    Downtown location with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.

TransportPrivate & Air-conditioned

All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises

Private & air-conditioned vehicle with ample space

  • Best-time flight

    No early get up. No late arrival.

  • Better seats

    Select seats for you as spacious as possible, such as exit row or bulkhead with more legroom.

GuidePrivate & Professional

Expert English-speaking local guide

MealsSafe & Authentic

All meals specified in the itinerary

  • Satisfying food

    Your special request on food can always be satisfied, no matter it relates to religion or medical purpose!

  • Local specialities

    Traditional local food is delicious and its specialities are worth searching out with our local guide!

  • Little snack

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SupportUseful Package & 24/7 Local Service

Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day

24/7 helpline while you are travelling

ExcursionsAll listed in the above Itnerary

All excursions specified in the itinerary

All entrance fees specified in the itinerary

Not included
Flights

Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.

service

our driver
Professional Guides & Drivers

We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.

our hotel
Well-selected Scenic spots and Hotel

All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

local
Local Available 7/24

You will have our local team's urgency contact number and we are available whenever and wherever. If you meet any problem or need any help, just make a phone call and everything will be settled down at a time.

welcome kit
Warm Welcome Kits

We provide the welcome kits for each customer, you will receive the SIM card, city map, a bottle of drinking water and a cool towel per guest per day for FREE. Get all first-step information and useful tips in one profile and make your first tour simple and easy.