CTH-005: 16-Day China Southwest Exploration

  • Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin
  • Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin
  • Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang
  • Giant Panda, Chengdu Sichuan
  • The Bund, Shanghai Tours
  • Sacred Road, Beijing
  • Tour code: CTH-005
  • Tour Type: Adventure,Culture,Minority
  • Destinations: Beijing - Xian - Chengdu - Lijiang - Kunming - Guilin - Yangshuo - Longji - Shanghai
  • Tour overview: An in-depth journey starts from the historical Beijing to Terroccota army in Xian and hometown of cute panda bear then to the heart of Yunnan which is the home to magical scenery, laid-back ancient towns and splendid minority culture; continue to explore the countryside Yangshuo and breath-taking rice terraces in Guilin then the last stop comes at cosmopolitan Shanghai.


Beijing: (3 nights)

Hiking up the dragon-like Great Wall for about half day; visit the Forbidden City - a large and luxurious emperor's complex and a hutong rickshaw tours takes you into the common Pecking people's life and the ancient narrow laneways

Xian: (2 nights)

Marvel at the stunning Terracotta Army

Chengdu (1 night)
A great chance to view the lovely pandas in semi-wild environment; if you like, you can hold the panda baby in hand and take some memorable photos

Lijiang (1 night)

Cable car journey up to the cloud-caped Jade Dragon Snow Mountain to see the beaituful scenery there or just strolling on the cobblestone-paved road of Lijiang Old Town

Kunming (1 night)
Walking in the forest of stone pillars to see unique aesthetic peaks, grotesque rocks, strange caves, flying-down cascades, mountain lakes and the ethnic culture and customs

Guilin & Yangshuo & Longsheng(2 nights)
A 4-hour's cruise down Yangshuo provides the best scenery along the beautiful Li River; have a fun and soft adventurous tour in countryside of Yangshuo which combines bike riding, bamboo rafting and Chinese cooking learning; climb up to the top of longji rice terraced to view the most amazing scenery and yao people there

Shanghai (3 nights)

Appreciate the quiet and classic Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai, and take a half-day vacation to the tranquil water town Zhujiajiao. Walk along the bustling Nanjing Road for some shopping or just go ahead to enjoy the splendid colonial buildings on the Bund

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Beijing N/A
2 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
3 Beijing the Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Sacred Road
4 Beijing - Xian Hutongs
5 Xian Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses, Bell Tower, Big Goose Pagoda
6 Xian - Chengdu Shaanxi History Museum, Xian City Wall
7 Chengdu - Lijiang Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Giant Panda Breeding Research Base
8 Lijiang Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Yufeng Lamasery, Baisha Murals
9 Lijiang - Kunming Free morning
10 Kunming - Guilin Stone Forest, Kunming Flower and Bird Market
11 Guilin - Yangshuo Li River
12 Yangshuo Yangshuo Bike Riding, Yangshuo Bamboo Rafting, Yulong River, Yangshuo Cooking Lesson
13 Yangshuo - Longji - Guilin - Shanghai Longji Rice Terraces
14 Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower, Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple
15 Shanghai Zhujiajiao Water Town, the Bund, Nanjing Road
16 Shanghai Service Ends.

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