Make full use of time and catch the best of China tour package to fulfill your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Tibet in just one go. Discover the holy Tibet, explore the ancient Beijing & Xian, enjoy the leisure life pace in Chengdu. Profound culture, authentic customs, interesting activities, hidden surprises…all are in this 11-day tour from Chengdu. What are you waiting for?
Highlights of this tour:
Enjoy the leisure pace of Chengdu and have very close contact with the lovely Giant Pandas;
Get on the Roof of the World and absorb the essence of Tibetan Buddhism and enjoy plateau landscape;
Be thrilled by the grandeur of Great Wall, as well as the delicacy and majesty of Forbidden City and Summer Palace in Beijing;
Experience the World Heritage Site of Terracotta Warriors in Xian, the ancient capital city of China.
Basic Trip Information
1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Chengdu / Lhasa / Xian / Beijing
11 Days & 10 Nights
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Any day you want
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Your tour - at a glance
Day 1~2 Arrival & Chengdu Panda Tour
One full day to explore leisurely in Chengdu downtown area by visiting Chengdu Panda Base, Wenshu Temple, Renmin Park and Jinli Old Street.
Day 3~6 Flight to Lhasa, Lhasa Tour & Flight to Xian
Two full days to explore the holy Lhasa, covering the grandiose Potala Palace, sacred Jokkang Temple, Barkor Street, delicate Norbulingka Park, and two major temples in Tibet – Drepung Monaster and Sera Monastery.
Day 7~8 Xian Tour & High Speed Train to Beijing
One full day to visit the incredible Terracotta Warriors, leisurely walk on the Ancient City Wall and Muslim Quarter. Before leaving for Beijing, explore the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Shaan’xi History Museum.
Day 9~11 Beijing Tour & Departure
Two full days and a half day sightseeing covering the grand Tiananmen Square, historical Forbidden City, spectacular Temple of Heaven, manmade wonder Great Wall of China, royal park Summer Palace, traditional Hutong, etc.
Full Itinerary Day by Day
Day 1 Chengdu Arrival
Welcome to Chengdu, the hometown of Giant Pandas. Upon arrival, your guide will
meet and escort you to your hotel in Chengdu downtown in a private vehicle. The
rest of today is free to explore the leisure city on your own.
In the evening, you can enjoy a delicious dinner of Sichuan cuisine
at a local restaurant.
The Typical Sichuan Cuisine - Chengdu Hotpot
Day 2 Chengdu (B, L)
This morning you will make a memorable
visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
This facility is not only the most important panda scientific research center
in the world, but also the home for more than 100 Giant Pandas. You will walk
at leisure through the bamboo-framed paths and closely observe giant pandas of
different ages eating bamboos, playing with each other, tumbling, and climbing
trees. Be sure to not miss the chance to watch female pandas nursing their cubs
in the nursery rooms! There is also a very informative Panda Museum where you
can learn more scientific facts about Giant Pandas. Next, you
will be taken to a hidden spiritual Buddhist temple in hustling downtown
Chengdu, Wenshu Temple, where you will marvel at the exquisite
Buddhist architecture, soak in the reverent atmosphere, and wander on the
temple’s peaceful paths.
is famous throughout China for its relaxing and leisurely pace and lifestyle,
which will be demonstrated by a visit to the City’s Renmin Park.
Sit down, order a pot of Chinese tea, have a casual chat with your
watch locals indulging themselves in different kinds of folk
entertainment - napping, playing mahjong, disco dancing, and giving neck
massages! Next will be
an impressive visit to the famous Jinli Old Street. Time will
steal away as you quietly walk on the lively streets full of delicious local
snacks, delicate artifacts, interesting folk shows, and other activities.
activity: In the evening, watch a wonderful performance of
Sichuan Opera which includes folk opera, face changing, fire spitting, rolling
lights, and other delightful entertainment (usually performs at 20:00~21:30).
Mama and Baby of Panda
Beautiful Jinli Old Street Shot by Our Customer Rick
Wenshu Temple Shot by Our Guest Marcin in 2017
Day 3 Flight to Lhasa from Chengdu (B)
Today is free until your guide escorts
you to catch your flight to Lhasa (about 2hrs and 40mins).
Upon arrival, a tour guide will pick you up at the arrival hall and escort you
to your hotel in downtown Lhasa while you enjoy the stunning views along the Yarlong
After check in, the rest of the day is
for you to acclimate to the high altitude and weather of Lhasa. You should
avoid strenuous physical activities during this period since this may cause
high altitude sickness.
Yarlong Tsangpo River
Day 4 Lhasa (B)
After breakfast, start an incredible day
of exploration in Lhasa city. The grandiose Potala Palace will
be the first site to discover. After more than 1300 years of historical
changes, this colossal Palace still dominates the skyline of Lhasa city. The
Palace is the political and religious center of Tibet and has served as the
governance and preaching site for the Dalai Lama. Climbing up the sacred steps
to the Red Palace and White Palace you will explore their marvelous interiors
full of exquisite Thangkas, numerous Buddha statues, vivid wall paintings, and
other works of Buddhist art.
In the afternoon, visit the holiest
Buddhist temple in Tibet, Jokhang Temple, where the 12-year-old-like
Shakyamuni statue is consecrated. With a history stretching over 1,300 years,
this temple combines the architecture styles of Tibet, China, Nepal and India.
As a spiritual center of Tibet, Jokhang Temple attracts hundreds of devoted
pilgrims to worship there every day. Outside the door of Jokhang Temple is the
famous pilgrimage circle, Barkhor Street, where you can join
faithful Tibetans in colorful attires walking the circle around Jokhang Temple.
Meet with Tibet locals at Barkhor Street
Day 5 Lhasa (B)
After breakfast, we start our day with a
visit to the summer palace of Dalai Lamas and also the largest Tibetan garden - Norbulingka Park. The luxuriant trees and flowers, cool ponds
and comfortable palaces make Norbulingka the best place for summer retreat.
Then drive about 5km westward to Drepung Monastery. The
monastery used to play a crucial role in Tibet Buddhism as the school of Dalai
Lamas. As you walk further, immense temples, chapels leap to your eyes one
after one. In its heyday, there were more than 10,000 monks living and studying
in the monastery. Various Buddhist rituals are held in the monastery during
festivals, most famous one is the ceremony of Buddha Display in annual Shoton
We will then go to visit another
featured Sera Monastery. This six hundred year-old monastery
is famous for its grand ceremony of Buddhism debating apart from its beautiful
temples with sensational icons, murals and history.
Norbulingka Park - A Beautiful Tibetan Style Garden
Monks Debating at Sera Monastery
Monks at Drepung Monastery Entrance
Day 6 Flight to Xian from Lhasa (B)
Today is free for you to explore Lhasa
city until your tour guide transfers you to the airport for your flight to Xian
(about 2hrs and 45mins).
Welcome to Xian,
the ancient capital of China! You will be met by our local tour guide at the
arrival hall of Xian Xianyang Airport and escorted to your downtown hotel in a
private vehicle. The rest of the day is on your own to relax.
Day 7 Xian ( B, L )
After breakfast, drive about 40km to
discover one of the greatest man-made wonders in the world - the Terracotta
Warriors and Horses, built by the first emperor of China Qin Shihuang
to protect him in his afterlife. Over 8,000 life-size warriors, horses and
chariots, buried in 3 pits for more than 2,000 years until uncovered by a local
farmer in 1974, form an ancient military army with complete battle units of
infantry, cavalry, etc. Standing in front of these figures, one can’t help
being amazed not only by the ambition of Emperor Qin Shihuang but also by the
fabulous artistic skills of ancient Chinese artisans.
After lunch, return back to Xian to take
a wonderful stroll on the Ancient City Wall, the largest
and best-preserved ancient city wall in China. Enjoy panoramic views of modern
Xian and walk leisurely on the well-maintained city wall which is 12 meters
high and 18 meters wide with a total circle of nearly 14 kilometers. This visit
is followed by a relaxing wander around bustling and lively Muslim
Quarter, a place where you can try different local snacks and explore
activities: 1) Take a relaxing cycling on the Ancient
City Wall; 2) Enjoy a wonderful Tang Palace Dance Show (usually from 8pm to
9pm) after a hearty dumpling dinner at a local restaurant.
Our guests biking on the Ancient City Wall
Our guests get viewed by the countless Terracotta Warriors
Day 8 Xian & High Speed Train to Beijing (B, L)
After breakfast, head to Da Cien
Temple, a famous Buddhist sutra translation site during the Tang
Dynasty. Big Wild Goose Pagoda is the most famous building in
the temple. The pagoda, rising to a height of 64.5 meters, was built by the
famous Buddhist master Xuanzang to preserve classic scriptures he bought back
from India during the early Tang Dynasty. Xuanzang was the prototype character
for Tang Seng in the famous Chinese novel “Journey to the West”. (Note: It
costs an extra 30 RMB if you want to climb up the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.)
Next is an educational visit to the Shaanxi
History Museum where you can ramble in the modern exhibition halls to
appreciate historic relics such as porcelains, paintings, and currencies dating
from the Zhou to the Tang dynastic periods (1100BC to 907 AD). (Note:
Shaanxi History Museum may be replaced with other activity or attraction
because of crowding tourists during July ~ early September and China’s National
Day during Oct.1-Oct.7. You may check details with your travel consultant.)
The rest of today is
free for you until get escorted to catch a high speed train to Beijing
(about 5hrs), the iconic city and capital of China! You will be met by local
tour guide at the Beijing West Railway Station and escorted to check in your
hotel in downtown by a private comfortable vehicle. The rest of today is on
your own to relax.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Day 9 Beijing (B, L)
After breakfast, start to explore the
historical face of Beijing with a brief visit to Tiananmen Square,
now the largest city plaza in the world. Tiananmen Gate on the northern side of
the square was the site where Chairman Mao announced the establishment of the
People's Republic of China. Stepping into the Tiananmen, you will see one of
the world’s five most important palaces - the Forbidden City,
a huge palace complex of more than 9,000 rooms where 24 emperors of the Ming
and Qing Dynasties lived. Pass through various doorways in this magnificent
structure to admire the beautiful and well preserved buildings decorated with
yellow-glazed tile roofs, white marble bases and splendid colorful paintings.
After lunch, drive to the outskirts of
Beijing to spend an enjoyable time in the Summer Palace, the
largest and best-preserved royal garden in China. Stroll around ancient
pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and corridors while feasting your eyes on
the vast lotus in Kunming Lake and the colorful paintings in the Long Corridor.
Optional activities: 1) You can watch a
wonderful Kungfu Show in the Red Theater (Hong Ju Chang) which usually starts
at 19:30; 2) Enjoy the classic Chinese art performance of Beijing Opera at
Liyuan Theater between 19:30-21:00.
Woo's group visited Tiananmen Square
Forbidden City Photographed by Our Customer
Summer Palace Shot by Our Guest Nguyen in 2017
Day 10 Beijing (B, L)
After breakfast, drive about 70km to witness one of the
Seven Wonders of the World - the Great Wall. Visit the Mutianyu,
a less crowded yet well-preserved segment of the Great Wall built in the Ming
Dynasty. It will more than live up to all of your expectations! You’ll take
a cable car to ascend the Great Wall, then hike the most beautiful and
interesting part of Mutianyu. It's a wonderful experience to climb up its
rising towers to enjoy scenic views and take brag-worthy photos of the wall
wriggling along mountain ridges. After the exciting time, descend Mutianyu
Great Wall by cable car. (Note: If energy permits, you can hike up or down
which takes about 40 minutes to climb steps. Please tell your likes to your
Continue your trip to Sacred Way, a
7-kilometer-long passage leading to the Imperial Tombs of 13 Emperors of Ming
Dynasty. The Emperor, known as the Son of the Heaven, who came from Heaven to
his country through the Sacred Way, also would return to Heaven through this
road. Take a walk through the largest archway in China and Great Palace Gate
and you’ll see the magnificent stone guard of 12 sets of mythical animals and
12 officials. Then drive back to Beijing city and take a short stop at the
Beijing Olympic Village to view its famous Bird’s Nest and Water Cube
from the outside.
activity: After the whole day’s tour, treat yourself a great
dinner to taste the famous Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude.
Mutianyu Great Wall Shot by Our Customer Kim
Our customers visited Bird's Nest in 2019
Sacred Way: the road leading to Ming Tombs
Day 11 Beijing & Beijing Departure (B)
After breakfast, drive to the imperial
site of the Temple of Heaven. Originally a site used to pay
homage to Heaven and pray for good harvests, it is now a bustling place where
locals take part in traditional activities such as Tai Chi, dancing, kite
flying, water calligraphy, and others.
Then get back to the central city to hop
on a rickshaw to experience the Beijing Hutongs - small alleys
made by neighboring quadrangle dwellings. Shuttle among different Hutongs to
get a feel of the old Beijing life style, visit various antique shops and small
boutiques, truly feel the historical changes of Beijing, also pay a visit to a local family’s home in
the traditional Hutongs.
After the tour, your Beijing tour is
about to end. Your guide will escort you to the airport for your flight to next
destination or home.
+3 more days to explore all Guilin Highlights (Li River, Yangshuo and Longji)
Guilin, the darling of tourists!
Guilin is famous for having the best landscape under Heaven which can be seen in three most popular places - Guilin, Yangshuo and Longsheng. Only 3 days are needed to get them all in a single trip. You will visit the essential sites in the city, enjoy a relaxing cruise along Li River, and have a pleasant time of countryside exploration in Yangshuo Town. Another highlight is the unique trip to Longji Terrace which is an ideal place for experiencing ethnic culture, hiking and photography.
+ 2 more days to visit the Paris of the East - Shanghai
Shanghai, regarded as the Oriental Paris, is the best place to experience East-meet-West Culture, find hidden tradition within modernity.
Generally speaking, you can spend Day 1 exploring the popular landmarks of Shanghai, such as the Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Nanjing Road, the Bund, and Shanghai World Financial Center Tower. The Day 2 is for you to explore deep into the city of Shanghai (such as Old French Concession, Tianzifang or Jade Buddha Temple) and departure.
The quotation for this trip is from
$1925 Per Person
1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one standard double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling with our private tour in low seasons. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.
3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2024.
4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1=RMB 6.85. The final quote is based on current exchange rate. It may change according to the currency fluctuation, while the RMB quotation will be remained the same.
Professional licensed English-speaking guide;
All necessary Tibet travel permits, including the Tibet Entry Permit;
Admission tickets for all attractions listed in the itinerary;
Accommodation as listed in the itinerary (4-star standard);
Necessary vehicle transfers as listed in the itinerary;
Domestic flights (economy class) and high-speed trains (second class) as listed in the itinerary;
Airport (and train station) pick up and drop off;
Cable cars to ride up and down Mutianyu Great Wall;
Luggage Transfers: between airports (railway station) and hotels;
All meals as listed( “B” for Chinese and Western breakfast buffet in your hotel; “L” for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant; “D” for Chinese dinner in local restaurant.);
Our service charge, including tour planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
Accommodation not listed in the itinerary;
Single Room Supplement;
Tourist sites which are not listed in the itinerary;
Recommended optional activities;
Flights or trains not listed in the itinerary;
Excess Baggage Charges;
Optional tips to guides, drivers, etc.
Check What our delighted customers are saying about our services.
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Eliane - 2023. 5. 30‚ Italy, May 30, 2023
Hello Mr. Wonder Wang,
We have arrived safely to Kuwait and are now cherishing our memories of China. We had a very positive impression of the country and its people in terms of organization, cleanliness, friendliness, beauty and convenience. We would definitely recommend your company to our family and friends. We were well cared for by your guides, which made us feel safe and comfortable the whole time. Regarding your specific questions, we have these remarks:
1. Most definitely Mr. Wonder Wang was quick to answer our many questions. He offered valuable advice and was patient through multiple emails between our first point of contact a month before departure, during the tour of China, and until we returned home.
2. The service of the guides was generally very good. They gave us insight into the history and culture of China, and explained the significance of sites along the way. We also felt safe with the designated drivers. At the end of each guide's service, (s)he asked us to fill a questionnaire, and we can see why this is important. Generally our comments were very positive, but we did not have time to adequately assess one guide who was not at the usual standard for this company. His English name is Waldener. We felt he slacked in sharing beneficial knowledge of his city, instead joking around and showing off his knowledge of American history and culture. He was too familiar for our taste and his comments were often immodest. We feel he might benefit from more cultural sensitivity training. The remaining tour guides were very engaging, knowledgeable, dignified and helpful. Jack (in Beijing), in particular, was exemplary in friendliness and helpfulness.
We also have a couple other minor comments. The cruise ship had very little and usually no Internet connection, which was frustrating. On the other hand, the cruise manager kindly asked us about any dietary restrictions and made sure we had food that met our requirements. Likewise, two of the tour guides understood that we only eat halal meat and took us to a halal restaurant for lunch -- this unexpected consideration was highly appreciated. (This is a very important service for most of your future Middle-Eastern guests!!)
Thank you, Mr. Wonder Wang, for your professional communication and friendly assistance throughout this experience,
Yaser - 2023. 5. 29‚ Kuwait, May 29, 2023
Thanks for asking. Wutaishan is very crowded but it is fine and quite interesting indeed. We enjoy our time very much
Amanda - 2023. 5. 26‚ Hong Kong (China), May 26, 2023
Good Morning Tracy,
Now we are back in the UK, back to work and nearly back to normal.
What a time we had in China. I would like to thank you and your amazing team for a wonderful time and experience. The team looked after us so well. Our holiday even though it was a hundred miles an hour was exciting, informative and we really enjoyed it. We experienced lots of new tastes, culture and knowledge.
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I would highly recommend yourselves as a travel company for any one thinking of venturing to your amazing country and last but not least a hugh thank you to you Tracy for your help all along the way in making our adventure truly rememberable and amazing. Thank you Tracy.
To make your life more colorful and interesting, you could take our best-selected optional activities in the most popular destinations like Beijing, Xian and Chengdu.
You have the final say whether you want it or not. It would be better to decide when you are in the destinations. On one hand, the shows and performances may change according to season and weather. On the other hand, you can check your physical condition, time and discuss with your experienced local guide who may give you useful suggestions. If you are interested, your patient guide will accompany you there and escort you back to your hotel. Please pay attention that extra fee is charged for the optional shows and activities.
Option One: Beijing Kungfu Show
Place: Beijing Red Theater
Show Time: Daily 17:15 - 18:30 and 19:30 - 20:45
Nearby Attractions: Temple of Heaven
Useful Advice: You’d better watch it after visiting Temple of Heaven on the second day in Beijing.
Beijing Kung Fu Show is a mix of traditional martial arts and modern dance which has become the most loved Kung Fu show in China. The Kung Fu show not only shows about the performance of Chinese Kung Fu, but also tells about the story of Chinese young boy who dreams to become a Kung Fu master. The whole story includes seven scenes from “Initiation”, “Learning”, “Casting”, “Illusion”, “Remorse”, “Passing through the Gate”, to “Enlightenment”. It will be a memorable experience to watch the Legend of Kung Fu when traveling in Beijing.
Option Two: Beijing Roast Duck
Place: Several restaurants are offered. You may use the one close to tourist sites and your hotel.
Nearby Attractions: Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven
Useful Advice: Enjoy Beijing Roast Duck after visiting Great Wall on the third day in Beijing.
To enjoy the local flavor of Beijing, you should not miss Beijing Roast Duck. The roast duck is with thin, crisp skin and tempting color and its meat is fresh, tender, rich and fat but not greasy. Getting into the roast duck restaurants, you could catch the chance to know more about how a Beijing Roast Duck is made and watch the cook slice the duck into pieces with both skin and meat for each. When taste the duck, you could wrap duck, scallion, cucumber in a pancake or a sesame bun. Also, you could choose some other spices and sauce when tasting the delicious duck.
Option Three: Beijing Opera
Place: Yiyuan Theater
Show Time: 19:30 - 20:50
Nearby Attractions: Temple of Heaven
Useful Advice: A good optional activity for you who have more free evenings in Beijing
Beijing Opera is the quintessence of Chinese culture which combines literature, music, dance, vocal performance, fine arts, acrobatics and many other arts. Travelers could enjoy charming Beijing Opera in Liyuan Theater in the evening. The repertoire of Liyuan is an interesting combination of delightful humor and old Beijing culture. You could enjoy the four parts Beijing Opera repertoires - “Farewell My Concubine”, “The Crossroads”, “A Bird in Cage” and “Drunken Beauty”. By enjoying the repertoires, you could have better understanding about the four main types of performers, Chinese literature, music and art.
Option One: Dumpling Dinner & Tang Palace Dance Show
Dinner Time: around 18:30 -19:50
Show Time: around 20:00 – 21:00
There are three options for you: enjoy Dumpling Dinner and Tang Palace Dance Show together, only Dumpling Dinner, only Tang Palace Dance Show. If you want to do both, you’ll enjoy the Chinese traditional dumpling banquet first and then the fabulous Tang Palace dance and music. During the dinner, travelers could taste many combinations of dumplings, all shapes, sizes and flavors. While, the Tang Palace Dance Show take you to a magical journey through the ancient and prosperous Tang Dynasty (618-907). Enjoy the story told through impressive acting, dance and singing, traditional orchestra. It will be an amazing evening for your life in Xian.
Option Two: Cycling on Xian Ancient City Wall
Time: about 2 hours
Length: 13.7 km
Bike Rent: You can rent a bike near South Gate City Wall
Useful Advice: You could choose to ride part of the wall instead of whole circle.
Xian Ancient City Wall stands 12 meters tall and 12-14 meters wide at the top. It is quiet suitable for riding a bike on the wall which covers a length of 13.7 km. Start from South Gate City Wall and ride and pass East Gate, North Gate and West Gate and 98 ramparts and more. Moreover, along the riding, you’ll experience the local customs of the street market, see the historical relics and have a look at the modern side of Xian.
Option: Sichuan Opera
Place: Shufengyayun Opera House
Show Time: 20:00 – 21:30
Useful Advice: Pay a relaxing visit to Qingtai Road, Chengdu Culture Park.
Sichuan opera, with 1700 years history, is the famous traditional Chinese operas. The typical stunts include “Faces Changing”, “Fire Spitting”, “Rolling Lamp”, “Folk Music”, “Hand Shadow” and “Puppet Opera”, etc. Shufengyayun Opera House is the great place to enjoy Sichuan Opera while sipping the local tea. There are many programs offered including the classic stunts which will make you have great fun in this traditional opera house.
Travel Tips for Traveling China
Beijing Great Wall Hiking Tips
You need to pack some personal gears, such as light and comfortable walking shoes, outdoor coat
You'd better also pack sun cream, sun glasses.
Tibet Travel Tips
1. A valid passport, a valid China visa and Tibet Permits are necessary documents for traveling
2. In Tibet, we suggest you avoid strong activity; do not take shower at the first day; drink
and avoid of alcohol; better not to take oxygen if your AMS symptoms are mild. Always remember
if you have any problems or feel uncomfortable, please tell your guide immediately or contact
3. A windbreaker, a pair of durable and comfortable shoes, a down jacket (better with hat),
cream, sun block, skin cream and lip balm, sunglasses, medicine for urgent use.
Panda Volunteer in Chengdu
Chengdu Research Base of Panda Breeding is only available to see giant pandas. If you are interested in
giant panda volunteer experience, please extend to Dujiangyan Panda Base, Wolong Shenshuping
Base or Ya'an Bifengxia Panda Base instead.
High Speed Train Experience
Taking high speed train to travel around China will be unique and special experience for you.
of taking flight, you can take high speed train from Beijing to Xian/Xian to Beijing, Chengdu
Chongqing, Yichang to Shanghai/Shanghai to Yichang, etc. All are within comfortable traveling
to reach the destinations. If you are interested, please feel free to ask our travel
to arrange high speed train for you.
Practical Info about Traveling with Us
Restaurant & Food
Vegetarian food Requirement
Vegetarian food in Chinese cuisine culture is usually divided into 3 categories: the Monastery
Food, the Court Vegetarian Food and the Folk Vegetarian Food. And the main ingredients are:
taro powder, mushrooms, fresh vegetables and tofu (bean curd). It will be easier to find the
restaurants in big cities of china, such as: Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, HK, etc.
If allergic to some food
We suggest you to list any food or ingredients that you are allergic to and let our travel
know. Then your travel consultant will mark them in the guide’s itinerary, so that our guides
different cities can make some preparations and arrangements in advance.
Do our guide and driver join the meal with us?
The tour guides and driver will be at the same restaurants with you, but they will only join the
when you invite. Sometimes the drivers are shy to join as they usually eat fast and could not
English talk around the table, so the guide will be with you more often.
Will we be able to try some local foods during our visit?
Yes, you will. There will be some meals excluded in your itinerary as you like, and your private
will be delighted to give you some suggestions and take you to the local restaurants, if you
interested in local food tasting. But remember, some local snacks may not match your stomach,
ask your guided for more information before eating.
What to buy in China?
In China, there are myriads of souvenirs for visitors, and each city has its own specialty.
Some of the best buys are:
Beijing: Cloisonné; Fresh water pearls
Xi'an: Replicas of the Terra Cotta soldiers; Tangsancai (Tang Dynasty hand
Shanghai: Silk carpets
Hangzhou: Longjing Tea; Silk
Guilin: Scroll paintings; China Southern Sea Pearls
Yunnan: Mounted Butterflies; Pure tea; Dali Batik (tie-dyed fabric)
Xinjiang: Carpets; jade articles
Tibet: Thang-ka（tanka）(Sheep skin wall hangings)
How to bargain?
Bargains are not acceptable in big supermarkets and department stores. But in some night markets
shops, you can bargain for a lower price, since the vendors always ask for very high price for
certain item. You’d better ask the opinion of the guide first, and then the guide will tell you
real value and quality of the item. Please note that when the bargain is processing, the guide
be hesitate to help as it may annoy the bosses. Just try to let the guides know you will
What to do with persistent vendors?
If you do not need something from them, just do not ask for price. Some of the venders are very
and if they keep selling things to you, you can simply say “No, thanks.” (Chinese
”Bu, XieXie”). If they do not give up, you just keep silence. Silence is sometimes useful to
More Tips for free-time shopping
1. If you think you have no desire or interest, you do not feel embarrassed to let our
DIRECTLY (since some of our guides are enthusiastic in taking you shopping)
2. Better to choose the shops run by the state when buying expensive articles.
3. Do not shop everything in one city, because every place has its unique local products
4. Do not feel obligate to buy anything only because the shop attendants are very kind to
5. Be smart consumers. Do not spend big money on things you are not familiar with. Do ask
guarantee, contacts and certificates when purchasing big items like antiques, jade, arts
6. Leave plenty of time for transactions. When you see something you like - buy it.
would not find it elsewhere and you would not have time to go back.
7. Always verify the date of antiques before you purchase them. Antiques dated before 1795
legally be exported.
8. Articles made from rare wild animals are contraband and will be confiscated by customs
Private tour & Group Tour
A: Private tours
1. Private guide, driver and vehicle are for your exclusive use; no matter you are
or in a family or friends group. The tour is run exclusively for you without strangers.
2. Every itinerary can be customized to meet your specific interests/ wishes, that is, you
your favored hotels, sightseeing spots, the tour length, means of transportation, budget,
All are free of charge.
3. Start the tour on any date you want.
4. Escort you through the whole tour. All private transfers during the tour are offered,
airport/train station transfer, hotel-attractions round trip transfer.
5. The sightseeing during the tour could be based on your own timetable and pace. Flexible
at your short notice.
6. Ideal for people who need considerate care and assistance, such as elderly, the
with small children.
B: Group tours
1. Low Price;
2. Share a guide and driver;
3. Share a clean, safe and air-conditioned vehicle;
4. Good chance for you to meet and make friends from all over the world;
5. Tour date is fixed and unchangeable.
Call your guide, or if you can’t find your guide, call your travel consultant or our office
All the phone numbers include in our confirmation letter. Keep the letter with your during your
Note: As our Beijing office is using the different guide arranging system, so
we will not
be able to provide the Beijing guide information until the day before you arrival, but once we
it, we will email you immediately.
How Our Teams Serve you at China Discovery
"Highest Standards of Quality and Honesty" is the core value of each
specialized team at
Eveyone in our company is working hard for only one goal, which is to ensure the highest level
luxury, and attention to detail from the minute you begin planning your trip, to the day you
1-on-1 Travel Consultant
Our travel consultants are professional, experienced and responsible, helping
you from the
very beginning to the end of your China trip!
After sending us an inquiry, one of our travel consultants will get back to you within
hrs. In the next few days, he/she will be working closely with you to formulate a
tour plan, as well as providing professional suggestions based on your travel
time, and budget.
Beside, he/she will keep in contact with you during your entire tour in China,
if everything is going well as planned.
We're working at Chengdu Bamboo International Tours, local based in Chengdu.
Local Tour Guides
Our local guide in every destination is not only very friendly, enthusiastic
but also very
informative and knowledgeable.
Once you arrive in the destination, the patient and punctual guides will pick you up and
you to get under skin of the city at your own pace. By in-depth discovery and
they’ll show you more about the history, culture, customs and authentic local life.
the journey, they're not only expert guides who take care of all the details but also
travelers who are dedicated to help you explore in comfort and style.
Our guides are passionate about what they do, and it shows all the way!
Local Drivers & Vehicle
Using our private transfer service makes you comfortable, relaxed and worry
free all the
Our private service includes licensed drivers with many years’ driving experience and
non-smoking, clean and well-maintained cars/vans. Drivers are local, polite, friendly
helpful, taking you to your tourist sites, hotels, airport/train stations in safety.
kinds of vehicle are offered, and yours depends on the size of your group. Usually, we
sedan cars, SUVs, business vans (MPV) and different types of buses, all with extra
for your luggage.
Our private transfer service guarantees you the highest comfort!
Comfortable & Homelike Hotels
In each destination, you’ll enjoy a comfortable stay in a great location!
The hotels we choose are based on star rating, great locations, well-equipped
bed, high quality service and guests’ feedbacks. Choices are a lot ranging from luxury
star, comfortable 4 star to budget 3 star. You could decide where to stay to best suit
your budget and likes. Generally, the hotels have both Western and Chinese breakfast
a wide choices.
If you have already got an ideal hotel, please feel free to tell our travel consultants
book the hotel for you.
Have good sleep in our well-selected hotels in all the destinations of
Meals & Dining
We can satisfy all the dietary requirements no matter you want Chinese local
food, vegetarian food or muslin food.
The restaurants we will take you for lunch or dinner are all designated tourist
by local tourist administration bureau. They have very good sanitary conditions and the
is prepared fresh and clean.
There will be some meals excluded in your itinerary as you like, and your private guide
be delighted to give you some suggestions and take you to the local restaurants to
like Beijing Roast Duck, Xian Dumpling Dinner, Sichuan Hotpot, etc., if you are
in local food tasting.
All the dining options will satisfy your stomach!
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