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2016 Lhasa Explore

Day01 Arrival in Beijing

Upon arrival, greeted at airport and transferred to hotel for rest.

Hotel: Oriental Bay International Hotel 5* or similar

 

Day02 Beijing (B/L/D)

After hotel breakfast, begin our wonderful city tour by visiting Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City, which is the largest and the best-preserved imperial palace complex in the world. Afterwards, visit the Summer Palace, where we will enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the Kunming Lake. Lastly, Stop by Tongrentang Chinese Medicine Institute, which had been designated to provide medicines for the royal pharmacy of the imperial palace of the Qing Dynasty for 188 years. Enjoy the famous Beijing acrobatic show after dinner.

 

Day03 Beijing (B/L/SD)

Looking like a gigantic dragon across deserts, grasslands and mountains, the Great Wall of China is one of the 'Eight Wonders of the World'. We tour the Juyongguan portion of the Great Wall in the morning and stop by a Jade Workshop where we will learn some information about the precious jade. Afterwards, pay a visit to the Changling of the Ming Tombs. Lastly, drive by Olympic Village and have a photo stop at the Bird Nest & Water Cube. Peking Duck Dinner will be served tonight.

 

Day04 BeijingQXian (B/L/D)

After hotel breakfast, fly to Xian. Upon arrival, visit Shaanxi History Museum, which boasts more than 370,000 rare cultural relics unearthed in Shaanxi. Afterwards, visit Ancient City Wall, which is the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. Take a scroll on the Muslim Street after dinner.

Hotel: Titan Times Hotel 5* or similar

 

Day05 Xian (B/L/SD)

We will have a full day visit to the Terra-cotta Warriors& Horses, which are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century, and pay a visit to the Terra-cotta Figure Workshop en route. After lunch, tour the Qinshihuang Mausoleum. Tonight, Dumpling Banquet & Tang Dynasty Show will be served.

 

Day06 XianQLhasa (B)

After hotel breakfast, take a flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for rest and get adjusted to the elevation.

Hotel: Jardin Secret Hotel 4* or similar

 

Day07 Lhasa (B/L)

Start our wonderful Lhasa city tour today by visiting the famous Potala Palace, which is the highest ancient palace in the world. For more than 300 years, Potala Palace has treasured many culture relics such as murals, stupas, statues, thangkas, and rare sutras. Afterwards, visit the magnificent Sera Monastery. It is one of three famous monasteries in Lhasa.

 

 Day08 Lhasa (B/L)

  We will visit Jokhang Temple in the morning. This   temple brought Buddhism into Tibet and became     an inseparable part of Tibetan history and culture.     Surrounding Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street is a     very ancient round street located in the old area of   Lhasa City. Afterwards, visit Norbulingka, meaning   'Treasure Park' in Tibetan. It is the biggest man-       made garden in Tibet Autonomous Region.

 

  Day09 LhasaQChengdu (B/L/D)

  After hotel breakfast, take a flight to Chengdu, which is known as the "Heavenly State". Upon arrival, visit the Wild & Narrow Alleys in Chengdu, Jinli Ancient Street and mingle with local people.

Hotel: Essen International Hotel Chengdu 4* or similar

 

Day10 ChengduQShanghai (B/L)

Pay a morning visit Giant Panda Natural Reserve, where we could have a look at the lovely giant pandas and picture with them. Afterwards, take a flight to Shanghai. Meet at airport and transfer to hotel for rest.

Hotel: Sheraton Hotel Hongkou Shanghai 5* or similar

 

Day11 Shanghai (B/L)

After hotel breakfast, begin our wonderful half-day city tour by visiting Yu Garden, the bund, Nanjing Road, silk factory, Xintiandi Old French Concession. Enjoy rest of the day as free time to explore this renowned international metropolis. Take own arrangement back to hotel.

 

Day12 Shanghai Departure (B)

Transfer to airport after breakfast for the homebound flight.

 

Package price (twin sharing): US$/ Per Person

 

Land cost includes:

   1.  Sup. 1st class hotel accommodation based on double occupancy specified in itinerary or equivalent.

   2.  Daily American buffet breakfast and meals as listed in the itinerary

   3.  English-conducted sightseeing tour specified in itinerary 

   4.  Baggage handling

   5.  Domestic flights within China and China AIF

Land cost excludes:

   1. International flight

   2. China visa

   3. Travel insurance

   4. Personal expense and Tips (Suggested tipping amount: USD8-10 per person per day for the guide, and USD4-5 per person per day for the driver.)