Cities: Beijing, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Xian, Yangtze River, Lhasa, Chengdu, Guilin, Longsheng, Yangshuo, Shanghai

Highlights: The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Heavenly Lake, International Grand Bazaar, Jiaohe Ruins, Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Grape Valley, Crescent Moon Lake, Mogao Grottos, Jiayuguan Fort, Jiayuguan Pass, Terracotta Warriors, Wild Goose Pagoda, Yangtze River, Three Gorges Dam, Potala Palace, Yamdrok Yumtso, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Panda Research Institute, Longsheng Rice Terraces, Li River, Reed Flute Cave, The Bund, Yu Garden, Oriental Pearl TV Tower

This is the most comprehensive itinerary!  It is considered as the best program showcasing famous sites listed under UNESCO World Heritage and National Geographic!    All the historical attractions are well-represented by beauty, power, wealth, and royalty.  This 29-Day itinerary is a combination of well-known landmarks of three diverse cities of Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai; the intriguing sights of Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, and Jaiyuguan along the Silk Road; the spectacular view of the Yangtze River; the predominantly home of the Tibetans which is the "City of Sunshine" and the highest region on earth; the land of milk & honey and the breeding center of Panda in Chengdu; the rice terrace on the slope of Longji area in Longsheng; and the Li River and surreal beauty of Guilin.   Soar high and consider this trip as your journey of a lifetime!


Itinerary Summary
Day
City
Meals
Activity
1
Depart US to Beijing
In-Flight Meal
Depart US to Beijing
2
Arrive Beijing
In-Flight Meal
Arrive Beijing
3
Beijing
Breakfast, Lunch
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Free afternoon
4
Beijing
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Hutong, Peking Duck Dinner
5
Beijing
Breakfast, Lunch
Sacred Way of the Ming Tomb, Great Wall
6
Beijing to Urumqi
Breakfast, Dinner
Fly from Beijing to Urumqi
7
Urumqi
Breakfast, Lunch
Heavenly Lake, Khazak Community, International Grand Bazaar
8
Urumqi to Turpan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Xinjiang Autonomous Region Museum, Coach to Turpan, Jiaohe Ruins, Uygar Singing and Dancing Show
9
Turpan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Grape Valley, Karez Underground Irrigation Channels, Local Uygar People's Family
10
Turpan to Dunhuang
Breakfast, Dinner
Train to Dunhuang, Cultural Performance
11
Dunhuang
Breakfast, Lunch
Mogao Grottos, Crescent Moon Lake
12
Dunhuang to Jiayuguan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Coach from Dunhuang to Jiayuguan, Jiayuguan Pass
13
Jiayuguan to Xi’an
Breakfast, Dinner
Jiayuguan Fort, Fly to Xi'an
14
Xi'an
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Terracotta Warriors, Wild Goose Pagoda, Dumpling Feast and Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show
15
Xian to Wuhan to Yichang
Breakfast, Dinner
Ancient City Wall, Fly to Wuhan, Fast Train to Yichang, Board President Cruise
16
Yangtze River
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Xiling Gorge, Three Gorges Dam Site, Captain's Welcoming Dinner
17
Yangtze River
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Shennong Stream, Wu Gorge, Qutang Gorge
18
Yangtze River
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Shibaozhai, Farewell Dinner
19
Chongqing to Lhasa
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Huguang Guild Hall, Fly to Lhasa
20
Lhasa
Breakfast, Lunch
Potala Palace, Barkhor Street
21
Lhasa
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Yamdrok Yumtso, Jokhang Temple
22
Lhasa to Chengdu
Breakfast, Dinner
Drepung Monastery, Fly to Chengdu
23
Chengdu to Guilin
Breakfast, Lunch
Panda Research Institute and Breeding Center, Fly to Guilin
24
Longsheng Day Excursion
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Longji Ancient Village
25
Guilin to Yangshuo
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Li River Cruise to Yangshuo, Free afternoon
26
Guilin to Shanghai
Breakfast, Lunch
Reed Flute Cave, Tea Banquet, Fly to Shanghai
27
Shanghai
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Shanghai Bund, Silk Museum, Old Town, Yu Garden
28
Shanghai
Breakfast
Free Day
29
Depart Shanghai to US
Breakfast, In-flight Meals
Depart Shanghai to US

Hotel Details
City
Hotel
Phone Number
Beijing
Sheraton Dongcheng Hotel
011-86-10-5798-8888
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Urumqi
Hoi Tak Hotel
011-86-991-232-2828
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Turpan
Kanerjing Minsuyuan Hotel
011-86-995-768-5927
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Dunhuang
Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel
011-86-937-888-2088
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Jiayuguan
Jiugang Hotel
011-86-937-671-4425
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Xi'an
Holiday Inn Xi'an Big Wild Goose Pagoda
011-86-29-8819-9977
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Yangtze River
President Cruises
None
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Lhasa
Jardin Secret Hotel
011-86-891-693-6666
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Chengdu
Tibet Hotel
011-86-28-8318-3388
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Guilin
Guilin Bravo Hotel
011-86-773-289-8888
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Yangshou
Jasper International Hotel
011-86-773-888-9688
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Shanghai
Central Hotel Shanghai
011-86-21-5396-5000
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