24 Day Magnificent China of Nature (Air tickets & taxes included)

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Departure Date: 12 Apr 2018

Tour Highlights:

Xi'an - Chengdu - Jiuzhaigou Valley - Leshan - Chongqing - Three Gorges of Yangtze River - Wuhan, Zhangjiajie - Changsha

◆ 5 Stars Yangtze River Cruise (3 nights)

◆ Hight Speed Train Experience (Wuhan - Changsha)

◆ Xi'an - Visit World-famous【Qin Emperor's Mausoleum & Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses】

◆ Chengdu - Face-to-face with rare animals as giant pandas【Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding】

◆ Jiuzhaigou - Wonderland on Earth

◆ Fenghuang (Phoenix) - Ancient town and enjoy a leisure visiting to the famous 9 scenic places

◆ Zhangjiajie - Breathtaking journey【Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge】&【Glass Sky Walk】

◆ Deposit $1000 per person by 30 Aug 2017, the final payment due to 30 JAN 2018.
◆ Sequence of the itinerary might be adjusted, please refer to the final confirmation.
◆ The itineraries are subject to minor change upon local arrangement.
◆ If the weather condition, war, general strikes and other unforeseen circumstances interrupt the journey, our company reserve the right to rearrange the journey without refunding the tour fee.

Tour Fare Inclusions

  • Hainan Airlines economy class air tickets, Fuel Surcharges & taxes
  • Direct services from Sydney -> Xi'an and Changsha -> Sydney
  • 5 Stars Yangtze River Cruise
  • High Speed Train Wuhan Changsha (2nd class seat)
  • 4-5 stars Hotel accommodations based on twin share
  • Entrance fees for listed in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English-speaking local guides and air-conditioned buses
Tour Fare Exclusions
  • Tipping ( Driver & Tour Guide )
  • Chinese Visa fee
  • Travel insurance & personal expenses(e.g porter tips, phone bills, laundry bill etc.)
  • Optional Tours
  • Cruise shore excursions
  • Other things did not mention in the inclusions

Tour Itinerary

Qin Emperor's Mausoleum & Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Xi'an

Qin Emperor's Mausoleum & Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Xi'an

Giant panda, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Giant panda, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Leshan Giant Buddha, Sichuan

Leshan Giant Buddha, Sichuan

Yangtze River cruise

Yangtze River cruise

Bailong Lift, Zhangjiajie

Bailong Lift, Zhangjiajie

Grand Canyon Glass Bridge,Zhangjiajie

Grand Canyon Glass Bridge,Zhangjiajie

Day 1【12 Apr 2018】: Australia – Xi’an

Take the flight from Australia to Xián. Xian is a historical city that served as a capital for twelve Chinese dynasties spanning over 1120 years. In addition, it was the first stop and the oriental cultural center of the Silk Road, opening its door to the ancient world during the Tang Dynasty. Upon arrival Xian airport, meet and greet by tour guide and transfer to hotel. The rest of day is free at leisure. (D)

Hotel: Sheraton Hotel Xi’an or similar

Day 2【13 Apr 2018】: Xi’an

After breakfast, visit world-famous【Qin Emperor’s Mausoleum & Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses】, the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. The Terracotta Army is one of the top attractions in China, because of its historical significance and uniqueness. After that, continue to visit Artistic Ceramics Factory, learn about the techniques of making Tang San Cai, as well as the terra cotta warriors. Then continue to visit the 【Big Wild Goose Pagoda】(outside view) – a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi’an. By the way, enjoy the Music Conduit beside the pagoda, which is the largest Music Conduit Square of Asia, experiencing the perfect combination of music and spring (except rainy or snowy days). Then visit【Qujiang Pool Park】. Dinner will be century-old De Fa Chang Dumplings, one of China’s Intangible Cultural Heritage, the most famous dumplings’ restaurant in China. Many Tang style sculptures here show the real view of the living situation in ancient Tang dynasty. After dinner enjoy the【Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show】. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Sheraton Hotel Xi’an or similar

Day 3【14 Apr 2018】: Xi’an

After breakfast, visit【Ancient City Wall】 which still compasses the centre of Xi’an. It is the most complete one that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. After that, visit the dramatic【Small Wild Goose Pagoda】, famous Buddha’s pagoda of Tang Dynasty. Then transfer to the airport for your flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival at Chengdu, you will be met at the airport then transferred to the hotel for your stay overnight. (B/L)
Hotel: Sofitel Hotel Taihe Chengdu or similar

Day 4【15 Apr 2018】: Chengdu

Today, enjoy your interesting tour to【Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding】- a huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda, offering a wonderful chance to get face-to-face with China’s ‘National Treasure’. Then, head to explore【The Dujiang Dam】, a water project constructed over 2,200 years ago. The dam, a true historical wonder of science and technology, is considered one of the greatest irrigation works in the world. After dinner, enjoy a【Sichuan Opera Face Changing Show】, a remarkable type of Chinese Sichuan opera performance. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Sofitel Hotel Taihe Chengdu or similar

Day 5【16 Apr 2018】: Chengdu – Leshan – Emeishan

In the morning, explore the【KuanZhai (Broad and Narrow) Alleys】, an area developed during the Qing Dynasty and once considered the “beating heart of old Chengdu”. The alleys lead you to a window through which you can have a better view of Chengdu. Later, drive to Leshan, take a cruise tour to enjoy the【Leshan Giant Buddha】, the largest stone-carved Buddha in the world. It has been described as “a mountain emerging as a Buddha and a Buddha becoming a mountain”. Then head to Mount Emei, a UNESCO World Heritage site. After dinner enjoy the 【Mount Emei Kung Fu Show】. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Emei Mountain or similar

Day 6【17 Apr 2018】: Emeishan – Chengdu

At Mount Emei, you will visit four places of interest: 【Baoguo Temple】, 【Wannian Temple】, 【Qingyin Pavilion】 and 【Golden Summit】(with cable car). The main peak, Golden Summit, reaches 3,079.3 meters (10,103 feet) above sea level. Standing at the top, you will enjoy a view of the snowy mountains in the west and the vast plain to the east. After some stroll on the mountain, get down the mountain then drive back to Chengdu. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Sofitel Hotel Taihe Chengdu or similar

Day 7【18 Apr 2018】: Chengdu – Maoxian

After breakfast, visit the【Wuhou Temple】, a shrine dedicated to “Zhu Ge liang”(Famous character in Era of Three kingdoms), the Prime Minister of the Shu Kingdom. Then, explore the 【Jinli Ancient Street】, a place where visitors can enjoy delicious Sichuan food and snacks while taking in the local folk culture. Drive from Chengdu to Sichuan Cuisine Museum learn Sichuan Food Culture and how to cook local famous dishes such as Kung Pao Chicken and Spicy Tofu. Stay overnight at Maoxian. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Shalang Feature Hotel or similar

Day 8【19 Apr 2018】: Maoxian – Jiuzhaigou

Ater breakfast visit【Taoping Qiang People’s Village】. Taoping Qiang Village has the most well-preserved architectures of the Qiang People, and retains their pure and primitive cultures. Moreover, the village is the best example of Qiang-style architecture groups and it is called the “mysterious oriental castle” by experts. Afterward drive continues to Jiuzhaigou via【Songpan old town】, arrive Jiuzhaigou at the afternoon. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Howard Johnson Tianyuan Resort Jiuzhaigou or similar

Day 9【20 Apr 2018】: Jiuzhaigou

Jiuzhaigou, or “Wonderland on Earth”, is known for its natural charm: mysterious waters pooling in lakes, flowing through streams and gushing down falls, magically appearing to be either peacock blue or emerald green. Everyone who visits the city is overwhelmed by its breathtaking splendor. The tour today will include visits to 【The Shuzheng Waterfall】, 【Changhai Lake】and 【The River View Pavilion】. In the evening, you will be entertained by a local【folk dance show】and enjoy a fine hotel dinner. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Howard Johnson Tianyuan Resort Jiuzhaigou or similar

Day 10【21 Apr 2018】: Jiuzhaigou – Huanglong Chongqing

After breakfast, head to visit【Huanglong】, is on the way between Jiuzhaigou Valley and JiuHuang Airport. Huanglong, a World Natural Heritage site, is also famous for its colorful ponds, snowy mountains, deep valleys, and dense forest. In the afternoon, take a flight from Jiu Huang Airport to Chongqing, a start point of the Yangtze River Cruise. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Sofitel Forebase Chongqing or similar

Day 11【22 Apr 2018】: Chongqing

Today, you will be visit the【Dazu Rock Carvings】- listed as a World Heritage Site, are a series of Chinese religious sculptures and carvings, dating back as far as the 7th century AD, depicting and influenced by Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist beliefs. Some are in rock-cut cave shrines, in the usual Chinese Buddhist style, but many others are rock reliefs carved into the open rock faces. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Sofitel Forebase Chongqing or similar

Day 12【23 Apr 2018】: Chongqing – Yangtze River Cruise

In the morning, firstly have a visit to【Eling Park】- displays the layout of Suzhou gardens. And then, continue to have a viewing of the【Chongqing Great Hall of the People】 – looks like the enlarged version of the sacramental Temple of Heaven in Beijing. After that, have a leisure walk on the【Ancient Town of Ciqikou】 (means porcelain harbor) to get touch with the local lifestyle. If the time enough, we may visit the【Jiefangbei Shangye Buxingjie】before embarking Yangtze River Cruise. You will be transferred to the wharf and get on board. Overnight on board. (B/L/D)
Cruise: Yangtze/Golden/Victoria

Day 13【24 Apr 2018】: Yangtze River cruise

Enjoy your Yangtze cruise! After breakfast, shore excursion to the Ghost city of 【Fengdu】 (Optional tour). The temples display punishing instruments and wild demon images, which vividly depict the Chinese people’s imagination of Hell. After lunch, shore excursion to【Shibaozhai】(Optional tour), literally means Stone Treasure Fortress, located in Zhong County at the south bank of the Yangtze River. It was first built in Qing Dynasty in 1750. The wooden architecture stands on the riverside. It is built by catch upon a rectangular rock with sheer cliffs with a height of 56 meters and 12 stories. This evening, the captain will hold a welcoming party. (B/L/D)
Cruise: Yangtze/Golden/Victoria
*Optional Shore Excursions is depends on the cruise company, the price is approximately RMB290 per person per tour.

Day 14【25 Apr 2018】: Yangtze River cruise

After breakfast, shore excursion to the【White Emperor City】(Optional tour). Then the cruise will pass through【Qutang Gorge】. the middle gorge which is best known for its quiet beauty, sheer cliffs and twelve unique peaks. After lunch, visit the【Shennong Stream】, a 60-kilometer tributary of the Yangtze River, originates in the southern part of Shennongjia Natural Reserve and joins the Yangtze at Badong County. The crystal clear and unpolluted water flows swiftly. A tour by sampan is just like a shooting arrow. Then the cruise will pass through the Wu Gorge. In the evening, “Captain’s Farewell Banquet” will be held. (B/L/D)
Cruise: Yangtze/Golden/Victoria
*Optional Shore Excursions is depends on the cruise company, the price is approximately RMB290 per person per tour.

Day 15【26 Apr 2018】: Yichang – Wuhan

After breakfast, shore excursion to the【Three Gorges Dam】. Then the cruise will pass the【Xiling Gorge】– the longest one among the Three Gorges. At noon the ship will disembark at Yichang Peach Village Pier. After lunch, drive to Wuhan. Wuhan is set on the west of Jianghan Plain, a region that has more water area than land. It is the biggest city in central China and the capital of Hubei province where the land is very productive 【Jianghan road pedestrian street】.(B/L/D)
Hotel: Dorsett Wuhan or similar

Day 16【27 Apr 2018】: Wuhan

This morning we will visit【Hubei Provincial Museum】- is one of Wuhan’s most famous and impressive attractions with a large amount of State-level historic and cultural relic.【East Lake】is the largest lake within a city in China. The lake covers an area of 87 square kilometers (33 square kilometers of water area), that is five times greater than the area of the West Lake in Hangzhou. It is one of the 5A tourist zones of China, and admits over a million people yearly. Afterward continues to visit the 【Wuhan University】and【Chu River and Han Street】. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Dorsett Wuhan or similar

Day 17【28 Apr 2018】: Wuhan

After breakfast, visit the【Guiyuan Temple】o it was built in the 15th year of Shunzhi (1658), Qing Dynasty and has a land area of 4.67 acres. There are 500 arhat (Buddhist disciples) statues inside. They are said to have taken nine years to carve, and each is unique. Afternoon visit the【Yellow Crane Tower】, together with Yueyang Pavilion in Hunan Province and Tengwang Pavilion in Jiangxi Province, is praised as the Three Most Notable Towers in the south of the Yangtze River. Afterward visit【Hubu Lane】 – is known for its breakfast snacks. The small lane, 150 meters long and three meters wide, is visited by over 1,000 customers per day all the year round. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Dorsett Wuhan or similar

Day 18【29 Apr 2018】: Wuhan – Changsha

After breakfast, take a high speed rail to Changsha, the capital city of Hunan Province. Upon arrival, visit【The Yuelu Academy】, one of the four most renowned academies from the Tang Dynasty. The renowned Confucian scholars Zhu Xi and Zhang Shi both lectured at this academy. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Xiandai Gloria Grand Hotel or similar

Day 19【30 Apr 2018】: Changsha – Fenghuang (Phoenix)

In the morning, taking about 4.5 hours driving to【Fenghuang】, the ancient town and enjoy a leisure visiting to the famous “9 scenic places of Fenghuang Ancient Town” such as 【Former Residence of Shen Congwen】, 【Yang Ancestral Memorial】,【Ancient East Gate】, 【Tuojiang River】,【Hongqiao Bridge】, etc. ‘Feng Huang’ is Chinese for ‘ Phoenix’, the mythical bird of good omen and longevity. Visitors to the town will be impressed by its mysterious but elegance atmosphere. The bridges over the water and unique houses built on stilts along the river banks display a harmony that is so often portrayed in traditional Chinese paintings. After the tour, have a leisure night in this quiet fairy land. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Fenghuang Garden hotel or similar

Day 20【1 May 2018】: Fenghuang – Zhangjiajie

After breakfast, travelling to【Zhangjiajie】. Its fantastic formations of peaks, crystal clear waters, spectacular karsts caves make it a popular tourist destination. This is also the location where the film AVATAR was filmed for it’s Pandora city. After lunch, take the world’s longest cable car to the summit of【Tian Men Mountain】, which allows you to acquire a breathtaking overview of Zhangjiajie. Tianmen Mountain is regarded as the symbol and soul of Zhangjiajie. The mountain is named after the natural huge cave half way up the mountain just like a gate to the heaven, hence, the name Heavenly Gate Mountain – Tianmen Mountian. On the top of Tianmen Mountain, enjoy the【Cliff-Hanging Walkway】and avoid the crowds to take some photos; hold your breath and experience the thrilling【Glass Sky Walk】. Then, visit the natural mountain-penetrating Karst cave -【Tianmen Cave】. After dinner enjoy the【Tianmen Fox Fairy Show】- known as the world’s first real-scene musical drama with the high mountains and deep valleys as the stage background, Originated from a traditional Chinese myth and folk tale – “Love between Man and Fox”, the drama integrates the elements of folk music and modern art. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Sunshine Hotel Zhangjiajie or similar

Day 21【2 May 2018】: Zhangjiajie

Spend the day exploring【Zhangjiajie National Forest Park】. Take the【Bailong Lift】up to 【The Yujiajie Scenic Area】, a natural platform that faces giant rocks rising up from deep valleys and surrounded by tall mountains. Unique in their shapes and covered with pine trees, these rocks resemble a vivid Chinese painting. Today’s scenic visits will also include:【The Back Garden】, the breathtaking Mihun Stage and The First Bridge under the Sun. Proceed to【Tianzi Mountain】where you can see many sites including【Helong Park】, 【West Sea】, 【The Yu Bi Peaks】, 【Xian Nü San Hua 】(floral tributes) and【Shen Bing Ju Hui】. Finally, take a cable car down the mountain. (B/L/D)
(Optional Tour: Charming Xiangxi Show: USD80 per person)
Hotel: Zhangjiajie Jingwu Pullman Hotel or similar

Day 22【3 May 2018】: Zhangjiajie

After breakfast , have a day tour in 【Wulingyuan Scenic Area】. It’s noted for more than 3,000 quartzites and stone pillars and peaks across most of the site, many over 200 metres in height, along with many ravines and gorges with attractive streams, pools and waterfalls. Continue to visit【Golden Whip Stream】(2.5 hours hiking). It flows between steep grotesque peaks and luxuriant trees. Here, the meandering streams, the crystal-clear waterfalls, exotic plants and rare animals co-exist and constitute the extraordinarily beautiful, tranquil and natural ecological. After lunch you will be visit the world’s longest and highest glass bridge, 【Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge】. It’s opened to the public on August 20, 2016. It offers a way to enjoy a panoramic view of the stunning Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon if you dare to walk on it! When finish this tour, drive back to your hotel and have rest of this day.(B/L/D)
(Optional Tour : BaoFeng lake – included Lake cruise: USD80.00 per person )
Hotel: Zhangjiajie Jingwu Pullman Hotel or similar

Day 23【4 May 2018】: Zhangjiajie – Changsha – Australia

Drive to Changsha in the morning. After lunch, you will visit Changsha【Tianxin Pavilion Park】. It is a main scenic spot of classical botanical garden with its ancient city wall and the ancient garret. The ancient Chinese style pavilion and the ancient city wall combined as one. All these are regarded as Changsha’s symbolic. Then transfer to airport for your homeward flight back to Australia. (B/L)

Day 24【5 May 2018】: Australia

Arrive Australia in the morning. Wish you have a pleasant trip.


Departure Date: 12 Apr 2018

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