“Following our popular In Pursuit of Pandas Classic itinerary, the private version offers a choice of hotel level, flexible days and select evenings free for your own exploration.” ~ Jenine Bett, Destination Specialist
China is a land of contrasts, each of its regions offering a different history, culture and landscapes to explore. Learn the ways of a wide variety of ethnic groups, sample a magnificent range of cuisines and get to grips with ‘hello’ in a number of different languages! From the classical historical sights to natural wonders to hidden gems, this is a land with plenty to fascinate.
Depart on your overnight flight from the USA to China. Upon arrival in Beijing, you are met and transferred to your hotel.
Beijing: Stroll through Tiananmen Square to the treasure filled Forbidden City, with the largest and best preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. Visit the unique Temple of Heaven. This evening’s meal includes the local delicacy, Peking Duck.
Beijing: Walk on the Great Wall, China’s most iconic attraction, to appreciate 2,000 years of historical significance while admiring the panoramic views. Also tour the exquisite Summer Palace and see a fascinating Chinese Acrobatic show in the evening.
Beijing to Xian: Fly to Xian, the former ancient capital and walk along the Ancient City Wall. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal followed by a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.
Xian to Chengdu. Visit one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the Terracotta Warriors, created over 2,000 years ago. Later today, fly to Chengdu.
Chengdo – Day tour to Leshan. Travel to Leshan and take a short boat trip to visit the Grand Buddha, the world’s largest stone carved Buddhist statue. Return to Chengdu, visiting the old town of Huanglongxi en-route. Sample a delicious Sichuan meal in the evening.
Chengdu. Visit the famous Panda Conservation Center to see these charismatic animals being reared in wooded surroundings reminiscent of their natural habitat. Later, stroll along the ancient Jinli Street.
Transfer to the airport to board your flight back to the USA.
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