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China Tour: TPT_07
Imperial Palace, Beijing
the Great Wall of China
Temple of Heaven
Sacred Way, Ming Tombs
Summer Palace, Beijing
Stone Forest, Kunming
Golden Temple, Kunming
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Naxi People, Lijiang
Heilongtan Park, Lijiang
Songzanlin Lama Temple
Songzanlin Lama Temple
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
14 Days China Shangri-La
Exploration Tour: Beijing, Yunnan Kunming, Lijiang,
Shangri-la, Tibet Lhasa, Shanghai
Tour Code: TPT_07
Availability: Year Round
1. Tour Itinerary
On arrival in Beijing, you will be welcomed
at the airport by our tour guide and driver,
then you will be transferred to your hotel.
Afternoon is free for you to relax or take
a walk near the hotel.
+ Lunch + Dinner)
After breakfast, tour
to the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City
(the Imperial Palace). After lunch, explore
the Summer Palace. Enjoy the Beijing Duck
Dinner. Optional program in the evening: Peking
Opera, Kungfu Show or Chinese Acrobatics.
Square: Large enough
to hold 1 million people, the square is of
great significance for its seeing of several
key events in Chinese history. Tiananmen Square
is surrounded by a few magnificent buildings,
such as National Museum of China, Great Hall
of the People, and Memorial Hall of Chairman
Mao. The Forbidden City's outer entrance,
the Gate of Heavenly Peace stands at the north
City: Located in
the center of Beijing, the 720,000-square-meter
Palace Mueum was the imperial palace for the
dynasties of Ming and Qing, a period extending
over 500 years. Built during 1406-1420, it
used to serve as the residence for the royal
families and political center of the Chinese
imperial government. In 1987, the Forbidden
City was enrolled as a "World Chutural Heritage"
by the UNESCO.
created as an imperial garden in 1750, it
is the biggest and best-preserved imperial
garden in China. The vast Summer Palace compound
centers itself on Kunming Lake. The lovely
landscaped gardens, bridges, halls, kiosks,
pavilions, corridors and other Chinese classical
architecture are set around the lake and rivers
in natural harmony. It was endorsed by the
UNESCO in 1998 as a world cultural heritage
Duck Dinner: Beijing
Roasted duck is renowned as the most delicious
food of Beijing.
Opera: Beijing Opera
is deemed the national opera of China. The
accompanying music, singing and costumes are
full of Chinese cultural facts.
Take an excursion to
the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. See the
appearance of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National
Stadium) at a distance.
Wall Of China: One
of the seven wonders in the world and the
symble of China. The Great Wall extends to
more than 5,000 kilometers.
Tombs: Some 50 kilometers
northwest of the downtown Beijing, the Ming
Tombs are generally combined with a visit
to the Great Wall. Otherwise known as the
"13 Tombs", this is the burial site of 13
out of 17 emperors of the Ming Dynasty.
- Kunming (Breakfast
Tour to the Temple of
Heaven. Transfer to the airport for flight
of Heaven: Built in 1420, it was where
the emperors prayed for peace and harvest
for more than five centuries. The Temple of
Heaven covers an area of 2,700,000 square
meters and has two altars, an altar on the
inside and one on the outside. The place was
used as a complex of sacrificial buildings
for the emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties.
- Stone Forest - Kunming (Breakfast
After breakfast, drive 1.5 hours (90 KM) to
visit the Stone Forest. Return to Kunming
in the afternoon.
Forest: As a typical karst landscape, it should not be missed if you visit Kunming. The Stone Forest is 89 kilometers from Kunming and the driving takes an hour. The area covers 26,000-hectare and from a distance, it does indeed look like a forest of stones with its peaks and odd-shaped rocks standing straight up from the ground.
- Lijiang (Breakfast
Take morning flight
Dayan Ancient Town.
Ancient Town: It
is situated on a plateau at an elevation of
2,600m and is impressive because of its scenery
and lush vegetation. There is no other town
in China like Lijiang which incorporates the
folkways of so many people and the architectural
styles of both north and south China.
Tour to Jade Dragon
Snow Mountain, Lijiang Murals and Ancient
Shuhe Village of Naxi people.
Dragon Snow Mountain: A
holy mountain for the Naxi people that is
located 15km north of Lijiang city with
an altitude of 5600 meters (18,400 feet)
above sea level. Visit villages of Naxi
Murals: Made in
succession from the early Ming dynasty to
the reign of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing
dynasty. These mural paintings, with their
fine and smooth lines, bright colors, vivid
pattern and balanced and harmonious composition
are a wonderful sight.
- Shangri-La / (Breakfast,
Drive 180Km to Shangri-la.
On the way, visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge
and the First bend of the Yangtze River.
Leaping Gorge: One of the longest, deepest
and narrowest gorges in the world.
bend of the Yangtze River: The upper
reaches of the Yangtze River is named the
Jinsha River, which originates from the
Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The Jinsha River
flowed southward along the Hengduan Mountain
ranges and was forced to the turn to north
because of the Alpine movements which caused
changes in the earth's physiognomy. When
the river reaches Shigu Township, it makes
an abrupt turn and flows further northward,
forming the rare V-shape bend.
Visit the Songzanlin Lama Temple, the Pudacuo
Scenic region (including Shudu Lake, Bita
Lake Resort and Xiaji Resort.).
Lama Temple: A typical Lama monastery.
Located at the foot of Mt. Foping, four
kilometers north of Zhongdian County, a
monastery was first built here in 1679 and
has been rebuilt many times.
Lake: A fault lake, is an intact natural
attraction with various species of flora
and fauna and, of course, picturesque landscapes.
Lake: The lake is known for its clear
water, and the peaceful environment of the
area around here. The lake abounds in unique
species of fish, with double lips and a
- Lhasa (Breakfast,
Take flight to Lhasa. Arrive in Lhasa,
you will be met by our guide and transferred
to your Hotel. Our guide will greet you at
the airport outside the luggage claim area,
holding a sign with your name on it. Visit
the Nietang Buddha on the way.
Tour to the Potala Palace, the Sera Monastery
and the Norbulingka.
Palace: An architecture group situated on the top of the Red Hill in Lhasa, it consists of temples, palaces, and dormitories. Covering an area of over 130,000 square meters, Potala Palace originally hosted the meditation retreat of Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo, who built the first palace there in 637. It used to be the residence of Dalai Lamas and the political center of Tibet from 1649 until 1959.
Monastery: Built in 1419, it is one of the six main monasteries of the Gelugpa of the Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery is famous for the daily spiritual debates of the monks. Covering an area of 114,946 square meters, Sera Monastery has many Buddha statues and beautiful murals in the halls.
Norbulingka: Built by the 7th Dalai Lama in 1755, it was the former summer residence of the 8th Dalai Lama. Norbulingka means Jewel Garden in Tibetan, it has an abundance of chapels, gardens, fountains, and pools as well as a variety of beautiful flowers and trees.
Tour to the Jokhang Temple, the Drepung Monastery,
the Tibet Museum and visit the Barkhor Street.
Temple: Located in the center of old Lhasa city, the monastery was first built in 647AD by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. It is a prime seat of the Gelugpa of the Tibetan Buddhism with many invaluable cultural relics. Every year, the Great Prayer Festival is held here. In 2000, Jokhang Temple was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Drepung Monastery: Known for its high standards in academic study, it was called the Nalanda of Tibet. Drepung Monastery was built in 1416, it currently covers an area of 250,000 square meters. In its heyday, it held as many as 7,700 monks. One of the monastery's highlights is the thangka unveiling at the Shoton Festival in August.
Tibet Museum: Covering an area of 54,000 square meters, it demonstrates a traditional Tibetan architectural style. Starting with the prehistory of Tibet, the multiple halls cover a variety of interesting exhibits: Tibetan handicrafts, costumes, jewellery, weapons and musical instruments.
Street: With a history of more than 1300 years, it is the oldest street in Lhasa. Barkhor Street is the window of Tibet, it exhibits articles showing typical Tibetan life. All kinds of interesting commodities show all aspects of Tibetan culture, economy, religion, and arts.
- Shanghai (Breakfast
Take flight to Shanghai.
Visit the Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street
and former French Concession. Have a stroll
over the Bund. Optional program in the evening:
the Portman Acrobatic Show or Huangpu River
Yuan Garden: Originally
designed in the sixteenth century, Yu Yuan
is a garden within a garden. Divided into
two parts, the outer garden contains pavilions,
rock gardens, and ponds and leads to the inner
garden, which is a smaller version of the
French Concession: A
foreign concession in Shanghai from 1849 until
1943. For much of the 20th century, the area
covered by the former French Concession remained
the premier residential and retail district
of Shanghai. Despite re-development over the
last few decades, the area retains a distinct
character, and is a popular tourist destination.
Bund: A famous waterfront
and is regarded as the symbol of Shanghai.
The bund is on the west bank of Huangpu River
and winds 1500 meters in length. The most
attractive sight which is at the west side
of the Bund are the 26 various buildings of
different architectural styles including Baroque,
Gothic, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance.
Pu River: A tributary
of the Yangtze and there is plenty of traffic
on it to prove its importance. You'll see
the magnificent building skylines on both
the historic west side (the Bund), and the
modern east side (Pudong) as well as the working
area of coal boats filling barges and sending
them downriver. It's fun to see such lively
river life as well as Shanghai's amazing skyline.
Transfer to the airport
for your departure, end of service.
2. Hotel Accommodation
For This Tour
|Zen Garden Hotel
|Xin Na Hotel
||Xin Ding Hotel
3. Tour Price
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and provide the information below so that we
can quote precisely
for the above tour.
1. The number of adults and the number of children
in your party. If there are children under 12
years, they can enjoy the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
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4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard
or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new
tour for you that is different from the above
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4. Inclusion For The Above Tour:
1. Airport or hotel pick-up
and drop-off service in cities listed in the
2. Private English-speaking tour guide, driver
and car service as indicated in the itinerary.
3. The admission tickets for scenic spots listed
in the itinerary.
4. Service charge and government taxes.
5. The air ticket of economic class, taxes and
dues for the flights as listed in the itinerary.
6. Fourteen-night hotel accommodation in twin
shared room with daily breakfast.
7. A lunch served on board as listed in the
8. Tibet entry permit based on the listed itinerary.
5. Exclusion For The Above Tour:
1. International flight tickets
or train tickets.
2. Hotel single room supplement.
3. Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks,
fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
4. Tips to local tour guide and driver.
5. Estimated group surcharges for excess baggage.
6. Fees for entry visa to China.
7. Cable car, sightseeing bus and cruise unless
8. Meals (L & D) not listed in the itinerary.
6. Terms / Condition
Cancellation and refund policy
for Tours reservation
If you want to cancel your booking or part of
it, you must advise us in advance. The letter
must be signed by the lead name on the booking
and once we receive it you should expect to
receive a cancellation letter within 24 hours.
If you do not then please contact us to ensure
your letter has been received.
To cover the cost of processing your cancellation
and to compensate us for the risk that we may
not be able to resell your travel arrangements,
we make a cancellation charge on the scale shown
below. The person who made the booking is responsible
for paying this charge. The size of the charge
depends on when we receive your cancellation
notice or letter or how you would like us to
deal with your payment providing that we have
received your full payment for the tours.
No Cancellation Fees if written cancellation
notice is received more than 30 days prior to
Cancellation in advance & Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days, no Cancellation Fee
30-10 days, 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show, 100% of the full payment
7. Pricing Policy
- The price is set as four travelers
together, usually more people more discounts.
See Price Calendar on top right corner.Please
fill out Tailor-made form for free if you have
over 10 travelers, and we will calculate a more
favorable quoted price.
The quoted price contains Standard Tour Class
lodging, and we offer hotel upgrade service.
You can choose to upgrade hotel when booking,
the price will change accordingly.
Not all hotels can provide Standard Triple Room
if you want three travelers in one room, they
may arrange extra bed service. The additional
fee for an extra bed is Single Supplement, and
it is included in the final price.
Your earlier arrival to Beijing later departure
from Hong Kong can be adjusted on line; but
the extra charge is not included in the original
The single supplement is not included in the
quoted price except single traveler's price.
We choose only centrally located hotels with
western standard service and breakfast. However,
we can also arrange good location and clean
local hotels with lower prices. Please inquiry
The breakfast is subject to hotels' arrangements,
they may offer western food or Western &
Chinese Buffet in the morning.
Child's breakfast is included only when he/she
occupy a bed. Otherwise the hotel may charge
an extra fee for the breakfast.
- Lunch and Dinner (Optional)
The original price excludes lunch and dinner
unless particular illustration. Usually, dinner
and lunch are optional Chinese food with local
flavor, and the meal price is charged based
on the group size.
If you have some preferences on meals such as
vegetarian meal and diabetic meal, please make
us know in Special Requirements.
Please also fill the Special Requirements if
you want other choices such as Hindu meal, Halal
food or Western food, etc. You are suggested
to uncheck lunch and diner when booking. We
will try to arrange it and your meal price is
charged by the local restaurant.
Our guide will lead you to your favorite restaurants
when you don't select meals, the meal fee is
at your own. Besides, your group should pay
an extra 100RMB per day in cash to the driver
- Transfer Service
We offer free airport/railway station transfer
service as specified in the itinerary. As for
earlier arrival or later departure, you will
be charged a bit of service fee and guide service
is not provided. Please provide train/flight
number, arrival time and contact information
in Special Requirements.
Usually, local guide will drop you off at security
checkpoint of airport or railway station without
guide serve on the flight or train. And the
transfer guide may be not the same of that on
We promise to offer flights operated by major
airlines such as Air China, China Southern Airlines,
China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airline, etc.
or local big airlines such as Shenzhen Airlines,
Xiamen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Shanghai
Airlines and Shandong Airlines and so forth.
And the aircraft type is Airbus A3XX Series
or Boeing 7-Series. Any change due to objective
cause, we will ask your permission in advance.
- Scenic Spots
Children, between 2 to 12 years old and under
1.3 meters (4.3 feet), can get discount.