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12 days 10 nights tour to Beijing, Xian, Kunming and Hong Kong

Tour Highlights:

Beijing : Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Beijing duck dinner
Xian : City Wall, Terracotta Warrior and Horses, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi Provincial Museum
Kunming : Stone Forest, Golden Temple, Wester Hill, the Dragon Gate, the Huating Temple, the Minority Museum
Hong Kong : Aberdeen Harbor, Victoria Peak, and Repulse Bay

Day 01  US/China
Board on your flight to China today.

Day 02  Beijing
Upon arrival, you will be met by your tour guide at Beijing International Airport and transferred to your hotel.  The rest of today is on your own.
Beijing Xiangda International Hotel or similar

Day 03  Beijing  (B/L)
A full day excursion by seat-in-coach to the Great Wall - the landmark of China, stretching almost 4,000 miles from the Pacific Ocean to the sands of Central Asia and befittingly crowned one of the ten wonders of the world. It is one of the most amazing feats of human labor. After lunch, a drive to the Ming Tombs along the Sacred Way with giant marble figures and animals guarding the tomb area for deceased emperors of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644AD).

Day 04  Beijing  (B/L/SD)
A morning tour of Tian'anmen Square, the largest public square in the world, and the Palace Museum, known as the Forbidden City; the complex of imperial palaces are home to the emperors for over 500 years in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Some of the grand halls have been used as museums for fine collections of Chinese treasures. After lunch you will be driven to visit the Summer Palace, a former summer resort for the royal family, and take a boat ride on its Lake Kunming. This evening you will be treated to a delicious Beijing roasted duck dinner.

Day 05  Beijing/Xian  (B/L)
Your sightseeing this morning is the Temple of Heaven, where the Ming and Qing emperors prayed for good harvest. It is the largest temple complex remaining in China today. After lunch, take a two-hour flight to Xi'an, the great ancient capital and the eastern end of the Silk Road. A city tour of the ancient city wall, which is one of few well preserved ones in China.
Xian Hotel or similar

Day 06 Xian (B/L)
This exciting day of sightseeing will include the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses at the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first Qin Emperor, and the Bronze Chariots. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which was built in 652 AD. It contains a large volume of Buddhist scriptures, which were obtained from India by the eminent monk Xuanzang. Remainder of day is at leisure.

Day 07 Xian/Kunming (B/L)
This morning, visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum where you will discover how Xi'an became the cradle of Chinese culture. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to the airport for a two-hour flight to Kunming. As the capital of Yunnan Province, Kunming is one of China’s noted historical and cultural cities. The city is located in central Yunnan at the elevation of 1894 meters above sea level and is praised it as the city of eternal spring. Upon arrival, you are picked up by local guide and are transferred to hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Kunming Hotel or similar

Day 08 Kunming (B/L)
Drive along the new express way to Stone Forest. Stone Forest is 75 kilometers from Kunming and is accessible by a bus ride of 70 minutes. The Stone forest belongs to the typical Karst geomorphology, it consists of innumerable bizarre-shaped ancient limestone cliffs and peaks created by wind and water erosion some 200 million years ago, and this area is praised as the “ First Wonder Under Heaven”. Drive back to Kunming. Visit the Golden Temple. Situated 11 kilometers northeast of Kunming, this Taoist temple got its name from a copper temple of 300 tons in weight and 6.5 meters in height built in 1671.

Day 09 Kunming/Hong Kong (B/L)
Drive to the Western Hill, a range of 4 mountains stretching over 40 kilometers by the western shore of the Dianchi Lake. It offers the best scenery and some of the finest temples in the entire region. Visit the Dragon Gate, a grotto complex of rooms, sculptures, archway and tunnel chiseled along sheer cliff by local stonemasons from 1781 to 1853; the Huating Temple, the biggest Buddhist complex in Kunming. Then visit the minority museum, they provide basic information on the living condition, population, costumes, and distribution of each of 25 minority groups in Yunnan. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to the airport for a two hours flight to Hong Kong, a cosmopolitan, bustling and heavily populated city in China. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Remainder of day is at leisure.
Hong Kong Metropark Kowloon Hotel or similar

Day 10 Hong Kong (B)
A half-day island tour to Aberdeen Harbor, Victoria Peak, and Repulse Bay. Enjoy the rest of day on your own.

Day 11 Hong Kong (B)
Enjoy your leisure on your own.

Day 12 Hong Kong/US (B)
Enjoy your leisure in the morning until you transfer to the airport for departure.

Departure Dates:

Every Tuesday and Saturday (Start Beijing Date)

Price: $2,570 per person based on twin share

Single Supplement: $720 per person
China domestic airport taxes and fuel surcharges: $120 per person

Price includes:

  • 4 star Hotel accommodation based on twin occupancy

  • Beijing to Xian, Xian to Kunming, Kunming to Hong Kong airfare, coach class

  • Daily meals as specified in the itinerary (B-Breakfast; L-Lunch; D-Dinner; SD-Special Dinner)

  • All sightseeing and entrance fees

  • English speaking guide

  • Round trip airport / hotel transfers as specified in the itinerary

Price does NOT includes:

  • International airfareFuel surcharges and taxesVisa application fees and travel insuranceTips and personal expenses




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