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10 Days China Panda Tour

Home to the incredibly adorable giant pandas and a wealth of cultural treasures, China is a perfect country for travelers to have a close contact with dozens of pandas and delve into thousand year-old fascinating cultural traditions.

This 10 days private China tour is a wonderful combination – explore the iconic destinations, experience China’s stunning contrast between ancient history, culture & art and modern development, and join the panda keeper program to enjoy the happy and valuable time with pandas.

CCT Advantages:

  • 1. Explore two of the world’s oldest and most famous ancient capitals – Beijing & Xian;
  • 2. Enjoy the cable car ride of the Great Wall and witness its unique grandiosity and grandeur.
  • 3. Discover ancient China’s royalty treasures – Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace;
  • 4. Relax on a rickshaw through a maze of Beijing hutongs to discover the local folklores, dwellings and handicraft;
  • 5. Visit the enormous Terra Cotta Army, and enjoy a traditional Shadow Play and Puppet Show;
  • 6. Visit panda’s lovely natural habitat and work as a volunteer to improve their living circumstances;
  • 7. Experience the vibrancy and extreme of modern Shanghai, and discover its colonial architectures on the Bund.

10 days Beijing Xian Chengdu Shanghai Tour

10 days Beijing Xian Chengdu Shanghai Tour

Day 1, Beijing Arrival

Meals: No Meals

Fly into Beijing and view China’s capital city from the air. Your private guide has been waiting for you outside the customs of airport. Meet up and transfer to your luxurious hotel with a private vehicle.

Recommended hotels:

  • - Beijing luxury hotels: Four Seasons, Peninsula, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, Regent Beijing or similar
  • - Beijing boutique hotels: Double Happiness Beijing Courtyard Hotel or similar
  • 10 days Beijing Xian Chengdu Shanghai Tour

    Day 2, Forbidden City, Beijing Hutong Culture

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    The over 3000-year-old Beijing was the capital of imperial China since the 13th Century, where there are numerous remarkable historical and cultural sites to be discovered.

    Walking across Tiananmen Square, the biggest of its kind in the world, you can see Tiananmen Rostrum and several monuments and get into the Forbidden City.

    The royal palace of Ming and Qing Dynasty, Forbidden City is now China’s best and largest ancient culture and art museum, known as Palace Museum. See the world’s best-preserved ancient wooden structural palace and many valuable collections.

    Experience Beijing’s folklores and cultural essence on a hutong rickshaw tour, and witness the historical chances of this imperial city.

    Enjoy a night show of Shaolin Kungfu or Peking Opera (optional).

    10 days Beijing Xian Chengdu Shanghai Tour

    Day 3, Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Continue your Beijing tour. Visit Temple of Heaven, a finest Ming architecture complex is where the ancient emperors used to fete the gods of heaven and earth.

    To understand China’s history, the Great Wall is a must-visit sight, which is one of the world’s rarely-seen ancient wonders and really an enormous defense military project. Take cable car up and down to see the Great Wall embraced by spectacular mountain scenery, and get to know why and how it was built.

    Taste famous Beijing specialty food – Peking duck (optional).

    10 days Beijing Xian Chengdu Shanghai Tour

    Day 4, Summer Palace, Beijing to Xian by Bullet Train

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Tour Summer Palace – the best classical garden in China with exquisite palace and temple complex built against Wanshou Hill and bridges over Kunming Lake. Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise surrounded by intoxicating scenery.

    Then move to Xian, China’s most brilliant historical city that was vital to the trading development of Silk Road.

    Recommended hotels:

  • - Xian luxury hotels: Wyndham Grand Xian South, Gran Meliá Xian, Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel or similar
  • - Xian boutique hotels: Grand Mercure Xi'an on Renmin Square or similar
  • 10 days Beijing Xian Chengdu Shanghai Tour

    Day 5, Museum of Terra-cotta Army

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Discover one of the world’s top ten ancient tombs - the massive excavation pits of Terra-cotta Army dating to over 2200 years ago. Have a wonderful encounter with thousands of life-sized Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, and witness a list of cold weapons.

    Afterwards, delight in the leisure ambience of Muslim Quarter, where the various kinds of street foods is about to make your mouth water.

    At dinner time, savor different flavors of dumplings, the most popular Chinese food, and feast your eyes on beautiful Tang Dynasty Dance show.

    10 days Beijing Xian Chengdu Shanghai Tour

    Day 6, Xian City Essence, Xian to Chengdu by Bullet Train

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Get in ancient China’s best-kept and longest city wall dating to the 14th Century, which is also one of the iconic structures of Xian. If you prefer, ride a bike to see the old structures such as the Bell and Drum Tower of Xian in the Old City area and tower blocks in the New Xian.

    Then visit Xi'an Museum to admire cultural relics of different historical periods and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda that retains its original look from the 8th Century. Also watch a Shadow Play and Puppet Show, an interesting traditional Chinese art show.

    Take a high speed train from Xian to Chengdu – you’ve landed the panda paradise.

    Recommended hotels:

  • - Chengdu luxury hotels: The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu or similar
  • - Chengdu boutique hotels: BuddhaZen Hotel or similar
  • 10 days Beijing Xian Chengdu Shanghai Tour

    Day 7, Become a Panda Keeper at Dujiangyan Panda Base

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Enjoy a full day with giant pandas, one of the most adorable creatures on earth. Participating in the panda volunteer program allows you to work with the scientists and experts to learn the knowledge of pandas. Meanwhile, you need to help clean pandas’ house, prepare the food, and of course observe pandas closely, when they are having food, sleeping or some naughty ones are playing on the grass or in the tree.

    10 days Beijing Xian Chengdu Shanghai Tour

    Day 8, Chengdu Cultural Essence, Chengdu to Shanghai

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Discover the cultural riches of Chengdu. Join the locals to have a relaxing time at Chengdu Renmin Park, where you can listen to traditional folk music, watch performances of diabolo and Sichuan Opera, enjoy the ear cleaning service, and sample local tea at quaint teahouse.

    Then have a brisk stroll along Wide and Narrow Alley, the Chengdu style hutongs dating to 18th Century, with traditional courtyards of black tiles and grey brick walls.

    Afterwards, visit Wenshu Monastery, Chengdu’s best-preserved temple, initially built in the 7th Century. It is a treasure house of Buddhist relics, and also a graceful garden.

    Fly to Shanghai, a bustling, energetic international metropolis, where cultural traditions can still be found.

    Recommended hotels:

  • - Shanghai luxury hotels: Peace Hotel, Les Suites Orient Bund, Peninsula or similar
  • - Shanghai boutique hotels: Hotel Indigo on the Bund, The Yangtze Boutique or similar
  • 10 days Beijing Xian Chengdu Shanghai Tour

    Day 9, Shanghai Essence – the Bund & Old Street

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Appreciate the masterpieces of ancient Chinese art at Shanghai Museum, which incorporates bronze gallery, ceramic gallery, Chinese seals gallery, traditional Chinese calligraphy and painting gallery…

    Then tour Yu Garden, a fine example of Jiangnan classical garden with fascinating artificial landscape consisting of pavilion, corridor, rockery, wood carving… And walk the old streets of Yuyuan Market, where the traditional Chinese-style architectures remind people of its ancient traditions.

    Later learn from your guide about Shanghai’s colonial culture when on the Bund, where you can see an array of 19th Century colonial architectures. Across the Huangpu River is the Lujiazui Financial District. Ascend Shanghai World Financial Center, one of the highest buildings in the district, for glitzy city view of Shanghai.

    10 days Beijing Xian Chengdu Shanghai Tour

    Day 10, Shanghai Departure

    Meals: Breakfast

    Here comes to the end of the 10 days China tour itinerary. Enjoy a private transfer service to the airport and board your departure international flight back to sweet home.

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