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The charming modern metropolis of Shanghai, the natural beauty of Guilin and the dream land of Shangri-la are the great combination of Chinese Modern and natural landscape scenery, taking this tour will leave you an unforgettable experience in your life time.

ITINERARY

DAY1Arrive Shanghai

Your guide will pick you up from airport and then transfer you to your hotel. Rest of day is free for you to walk around Shanghai, just have a rest and relax. 
 
Meals:No Meals
Hotels: Superior 5 star/Deluxe 4 star/Economy 3 star
Mingde Grand Hotel Shanghai/ Ramada Shanghai Wujiaochang / Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei

Shanghai City

DAY2Shanghai

Today you will start to visit Shanghai sightseeings including Yu Garden, Jin Mao Tower, Xin Tian Di, the Bund, Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum
 
Yuyuan Garden is located in the heart of Shanghai's old Chinese quarter and links to Yuyuan Market. Built in 1559 during the Ming Dynasty in the Suzhou style by a high official Pan Yunduan in honor of his father, the garden has maintained its classic beauty over the centuries. The Yuyuan Garden was considered the best garden in Southeast China. It is a renowned traditional landscape garden in Jiangnan. 
Jin Mao Tower is a very high tech looking building which offers fantastic views of the Pudong, Huangpu Districts, and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Jinmao Tower is 420.5m high, and its total construction area is 290,000 square meters. It is the third tallest tower on Earth represents a triumph of modern engineering and architectural theory. 
Xin Tian Di, which means "the New World" in English, is located at the very Centre of the City. Covering a total area of 30,000 square meters, it is a fashionable pedestrian street composed of Shikumen and modern architecture style. 
The Bund is a 1.5-kilometer-long boulevard on the western bank of the Huangpu River. For more than 100 years, it has been the symbol of Shanghai. Shanghai people are proud of the Bund. It shows the culture of Shanghai and the creation of modern civilization to people. 
 
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese lunch 
Hotels: Superior 5 star/Deluxe 4 star/Economy 3 star
Mingde Grand Hotel Shanghai/ Ramada Shanghai Wujiaochang / Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei

Yu Garden                                                   Jin Mao Temple                                           The Bund

DAY3Shanghai – Guilin by Flight

Today you will explore Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum, People's Square. Be transferred to the Pudong airport. Be greeted at the Guilin airport.  
 
Jade Buddha Temple was built during the reign of Guang Xu, in the Qing Dynasty. It is also the home of the Shanghai Buddhism Institute. There are two precious jade Buddhist statues which are not only rare cultural relics but also porcelain artworks. Both the Sitting Buddha and the Recumbent Buddha are carved with whole white jade. 
Shanghai Museum is to the south of the People's Square in the downtown area.As a museum of ancient Chinese art, Shanghai Museum possesses a collection of 120,000 precious works of art. The museum style and presentation surround visitors with artifacts demonstrating ancient wisdom and philosophy. 
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese lunch 
Hotels: Superior 5 star/Deluxe 4 star/Economy 3 star
Royal Garden Hotel/ Universal Hotel Guilin/ Guilin Osmanthus Hotel  

Jade Buddha Temple

DAY4Guilin - Yangshuo

After breakfast at your hotel, your will be transferred to Zhujiang Pier to take a boat to start your cruise on picturesque Li River, which is the highlight of any visit to Guilin. Also you will roam around West Street

 
The Li River originates in the Mao'er Mountains in Xing'an County and flows in the general southern direction through Guilin, Yangshuo and Pingle. Gorgeous Karst peaks give you surprises at each bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. Enjoy your experience in idyllic surroundings.
West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. Situated at the center of Yangshuo County, the street has become, since the 1980's, a window of eastern and western culture and the biggest 'foreign language center' in China.
 
Optional activities(not included): Impression Sanjie Liu
 
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese lunch
Hotels:  Superior 5 star/Deluxe 4 star/Economy 3 star
Green Lotus Hotel/ New Century Hotel/ Aiyuan Hotel

Li River                                                              West Street

DAY5Yangshuo - Guilin

Today you will do Yulong River Rafting to see the highlights of little Li River, Sceneries between the Yulong Bridge and Qinger ferry crossing is the most charming. The scenic attractions include Rhinoceros Pool, shuier scenery, the Five-finger Hill, and many others.


Besides, you will ride off on a bikes into Yangshuo countryside. You will escape the hustle and bustle city life and go into countryside,. Biking along the paddy field and orchards and through the villages will you a wonderful insight of real rural life in China. The Yulong River originates within the boundary of Lingui County with a length of 42.5km. Sceneries between the Yulong Bridge and Qinger ferry crossing is the most charming. The scenic attractions include Rhinoceros Pool, shuier scenery, the Five-finger Hill, and many others.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese lunch
Hotels:  Superior 5 star/Deluxe 4 star/Economy 3 star
Royal Garden Hotel/ Universal Hotel Guilin/ Guilin Osmanthus Hotel

Yulong River Rafting                                       Yangshuo Countryside Cycling

DAY6Guilin - Longsheng - Guilin

Today your guide will pick you up from your hotel and escort you to visit Longji Terraced Field, also experience the culture and life of minority people in Zhuang village.
 
Longji Terraced Field is the man-made wonder in the world and recommended by lots of international travel Medias as top travel destination in China even in the world. The gorgeous rice terrace will shake you. The Terraces were first built in the Yuan dynasty and completed in the Qing dynasty by the Zhuang people. Zhuang minority villages dot the area and feature traditional unique architecture where no nails are used in construction. The different minority customs and dressing styles are especially interesting.Here you can find the most traditional lifestyle of Zhuang people and experience the culture of this Chinese minority.
Warm tips: 1, wear suitable shoes and clothes. 2, remember to bring some water and snacks, sunscreen, cap, etc. 
 
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese lunch 
Hotels: Superior 5 star/Deluxe 4 star/Economy 3 star
Royal Garden Hotel/ Universal Hotel Guilin/ Guilin Osmanthus Hotel  

Longji Terraced Field                                       

DAY7Guilin - Kunming by Flight

Today you will be transferred to the Guilin airport for flight to Kunming. Upon arrival, your tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to Kunming airport.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese lunch 
Hotels: Superior 5 star/Deluxe 4 star/Economy 3 star
Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel/ Golden Dragon Hotel /Jinhua International Hotel

DAY8Kunming - Lijiang by Flight

Today you will take a flight to Lijiang from Kunming, your Lijiang tour guide will pick you up from airport., then have a trip of Lijiang Ancient Town, Yuhu Village-Former Residence of Joseph Rock.

Lijiang Ancient Town, which is perfectly adapted to the uneven topography of this key commercial and strategic site, has retained a historic townscape of high quality and authenticity. Its architecture is noteworthy for the blending of elements from several cultures that have come together over many centuries. Lijiang also possesses an ancient water-supply system of great complexity and ingenuity that still functions effectively today.
Yuhu Village-Former Residence of Joseph Rock -- Yuhu Village is the last village in the Lijiang Basin at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The houses were made of a unique stone called "monkey head" by Naxi people. The stone is something between stone and mud. With the reflection of the stone on the snow mountain, houses made of: "monkey head" look even more natural and beautiful. 
 
Meals: Breakfast , Chinese lunch 
Hotels: Superior 5 star/Deluxe 4 star/Economy 3 star
Lijiang Wangfu Hotel/ Yunnan Aviation Sightseeing Hotel Lijiang / Grand Lijiang

 Lijiang Ancient Town                                   Yuhu Village-Former Residence of Joseph Rock

DAY9Lijiang - Shangri-la

Today full day trip to explore Baisha Mural, and discover Tiger Leaping Gorge en-route when you are transferred to Shangri-la. 

Baisha Village was once been the political and economic center of Lijiang, Yunnan. 55 frescos were housed in Baisha now; they are precious cultural heritage of Baisha Culture. Baisha frescos were famous for their integration of sophistication from Han Paintings and Brutalism from Zang Nation style paintings.
Tiger Leaping Gorges are located in Hutiaoxia Town,100 kilometers away from Lijiang ancient city. It is regarded as one of the deepest and most marvelous gorges. Spring is the best time to visit, as melting snow flowing down from mountains makes the river turbulence at its peak. Naturally divided into three sections, the first section, which is the narrowest and uppermost section, is the mouth of the fast flowing Jingsha River. In the midst of the river's mouth is a large rock that is positioned at the gorge's narrowest section-only 30 meters (33 yards) wide.
 
Meals: Breakfast , Chinese lunch 
Hotels: Superior 5 star/Deluxe 4 star/Economy 3 star
Local best hotel/ Longfengxiang Hotel/ Shiner Hotel Shangri-la

Baisha Mural                                                    Tiger Leaping Gorge

DAY10Shangri-la

Today you will viist the must-see attractions of Shangri-la including Zhongdian Old Town, Songzanlin Lamasery and Napahai Natural Reserve.
 
Zhongdian Old Town, located in the south of Zhongdian, is filled with Tibetan style old houses. Although it is now under renovation to match the old town of Lijiang, this old town still has plenty of small charming streets to be explored. The authentic Tibetan dwellings, gilded prayer halls and pagodas, and lanterns of various shapes lighting the way along narrow, winding lanes are permeated with the grace as well as the mystique of antiquity that enchants visitors the moment they set foot in it.
Songzanlin Lamasery is the largest Tibetan Buddhism monastery in Yunnan Province. Covering an area of 30 hectares, it looks like a mini Kumbum (Taer) Monastery. It is located on a mountain slope 5km from the county town of Shangri-la. Since the 5th Dalai Lama chose the site through divination in 1679, the monastery has grown into the most important community of its kind in Yunnan.
Napahai Natutral Reserve is 3,270m above sea level and covers 660 square kilometers. It is both an ideal field for herdsmen and a paradise for many species of birds. This is, in the true sense, a seasonal lake. When summer comes, snow on the adjacent mountains melts and flows down into about ten rivers forming a vast lake. Every September the lake again turns into a temporary habitat for migratory birds, such as bar-headed geese, wild ducks and black-necked cranes which is one of the 12 rarest bird species in the world. During this period, the lake becomes an ideal place for ornithologists from around the world.
 
Meals: Breakfast , Chinese lunch 
Hotels: Superior 5 star/Deluxe 4 star/Economy 3 star
Local best hotel/ Longfengxiang Hotel/ Shiner Hotel Shangri-la

 Zhongdian Old Town                               Songzanlin Lamasery                                 Napahai Natural Reserve

DAY11Shangri-la - Kunimg Depart by Flight

On the last day you will be transferred to airport for flight to Kunming when you are ready. This 11 Days Impression China Modern and Nature Tour ends happily. 

Price Inclusion

  • Above mentioned domestic airfare in China with airport taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Entrance fees to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary 
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary, if you need any special food like vegetarian food might cost more and need to be reserved, inform us in time. 
  • Private transfer between airports, hotels and scenic spots. Any separated transfer because of different arrivals will incur extra charges.
  • Private English speaking tour guide and driver. Additional costs may apply if a different language guide is needed.
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.

Price Exclusion

  • International air tickets in/out of China or train tickets.
  • Accommodation fee.
  • Any meals which are not specified in the itinerary. 
  • Single Room Supplement
  • Expenses of a purely personal nature such as landry, drinks,optional activites or sightseeing which are not included in the itinerary. 
  • Visa fees, passport application or renewal fees.
  • Applicable taxes or government fees.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Gratuties, tips to guides and drivers.
  • Any items not specified in the plan.

Please send your plans and requests to us, we will design a suitable trip according to your needs to make your exploration for Chinese cities, culture, history and attractions more easy, simple and safe.
Telephone: 86-773-2851898
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1.2017-05-14 21:00:37

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