Cities: Beijing, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Xian, Wuhan, Yangtze River, Chongqing, Lhasa, Chengdu, Guilin, 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
Temple of Heaven, Great Wall
4
Beijing
Breakfast
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace
5
Beijing to Urumqi
Breakfast
Fly from Beijing to Urumqi
6
Urumqi
Breakfast
Heavenly Lake, Khazak Community, International Grand Bazaar
7
Urumqi to Turpan
Breakfast
Xinjiang Autonomous Region Museum, Coach to Turpan, Jiaohe Ruins, Uygar Singing and Dancing Show
8
Turpan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Grape Valley
9
Turpan to Dunhuang
Breakfast
Train to Liuyuan, Motor coach to Dunhuang
10
Dunhuang
Breakfast
Mogao Grottos, Crescent Moon Lake
11
Dunhuang to Jiayuguan
Breakfast
Coach from Dunhuang to Jiayuguan
12
Jiayuguan to Xi’an
Breakfast
Jiayuguan Fort, Jiayuguan Pass, Fly to Xi'an
13
Xi'an
Breakfast
Terracotta Warriors
14
Xian to Wuhan to Yichang
Breakfast, Dinner
Ancient City Wall, Fly to Wuhan, Fast Train to Yichang, Board President Cruise
15
Yangtze River
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Xiling Gorge, Three Gorges Dam Site, Captain's Welcoming Dinner
16
Yangtze River
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Shennong Stream, Wu Gorge, Qutang Gorge
17
Yangtze River
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Shibaozhai, Farewell Dinner
18
Chongqing to Lhasa
Breakfast
Huguang Guild Hall, Fly to Lhasa
19
Lhasa
Breakfast
Potala Palace, Barkhor Street
20
Lhasa
Breakfast
Yamdrok Yumtso, Jokhang Temple
21
Lhasa to Chengdu
Breakfast
Fly to Chengdu, Panda Research Institute and Breeding Center
22
Chengdu to Guilin
Breakfast, Dinner
Fly to Guilin, Ronghu Scenic Area, Free afternoon
23
Guilin to Yangshuo
Breakfast, Lunch
Li River Cruise to Yangshuo, Free afternoon
24
Guilin to Shanghai
Breakfast
Reed Flute Cave, Fly to Shanghai
25
Shanghai
Breakfast
Shanghai Bund, Yu Garden
26
Shanghai
Breakfast
Free Day
27
Depart Shanghai to US
Breakfast, In-flight Meals
Depart Shanghai to US

Hotel Details
City
Hotel
Phone Number
Beijing
Novotel Beijing Peace Hotel
011-86-10-6512-8833
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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
Empark Grand Hotel
011-86-29-6860-8888
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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
The Bund Hotel Shanghai
011-86-21-6352-2000
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