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13 Days 12 Nights China Avatar Tour

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Overview

  • Delve into the world of Avatar in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
  • Unlock the postcard-worthy sceneries during a Li River cruise
  • Uncover the secrets of China’s first feudal emperor’s Terracotta Army
  • Visit Beijing and Shanghai, two most popular and developed tourist destinations in China

Itinerary Day by Day

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Day 1  Arrival in Beijing

Welcome to Beijing, a historical city with a splendid civilization and one of the most prosperous cities in China. With a population of more than 20 million, Beijing is the place where countless people search for their dreams. There are countless cultural collisions and blends here every day. Your tour guide will meet you at the airport or train station and help you check in your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel in Beijing

Meals: None

Day 2  Beijing History and Culture Tour
Forbidden City
The Forbidden City is now open to the public as a Palace Museum. It has a collection of more than 1.86 million sets and is one of the five largest museums in the world. The exhibits collected in the Palace Museum are unparalleled in terms of artistic value and fineness.
Tian’anmen Gate
Tian’anmen gate is the middle gate of the imperial city of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911 AD). Only the emperors were allowed to enter and exit the imperial city through the middle gate. A portrait of Chairman Mao hangs above the central gate.
Jingshan Park
Jingshan Park has a history of nearly a thousand years. It is one of the oldest and most well-preserved palace gardens in China. Standing on the top of Jingshan hill, tourists can have a panoramic view of the Forbidden City.
Summer Palace
The Summer Palace was built by the Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (1636 to 1912 AD). He was fond of the gardens in the south Yangtze area, so many imitations of attractions in south Yangtze area were built in the Summer Palace.

Accommodation: Hotel in Beijing

Meals: Breakfast   Lunch   

Day 3  Beijing Great Wall Tour
Mutianyu Great Wall
Constructed in 1368 AD, the Mutianyu is an essential section of the Great Wall in Beijing. There are lots of watching towers on Mutianyu, because if enemies marched over Mutianyu, the city of Beijing would be in great danger..
Ming Tombs
In order to protect the ancient relics, only three parts of the Ming Tombs are open to tourists. However, the royal relics in these parts are the essence of the Ming Tombs. Tourists can also admire the statues of gods on the Sacred Way in front of the tombs.
Bird's Nest
The National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, undertook the opening and closing ceremonies, track and field competitions and football finals during the Beijing Olympics. The shape of the stadium is like a "Brid’s Nest".
Water Cube
The National Swimming Center is known as the "Water Cube" because of its unique appearance. It was built to hold the swimming competitions for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. After the Olympics games, Water Cube became a fitness center.

Accommodation: Hotel in Beijing

Meals: Breakfast   Lunch   

Day 4  Temple of Heaven and Hutong
Temple of Heaven
As the emperors’ worshiping place, the design concept of the Temple of Heaven was to highlight the supremacy of the "Sky". With its important cultural status and magnificent architectural style, the Temple of Heaven demonstrated China’s ancient culture of belief and was a portrayal of China’s civilization.
Hutong
Hutong is like a recorder, witnessing every change of this city. Hutongs have a history of more than 700 years. Only the common people lived there. The rich men had their own luxury houses. Your guide will be happy to tell you some anecdotes about Hutongs.

You will take 5-hour long train ride from Beijing to Xian after today’s sightseeing

Accommodation: Hotel in Xian

Meals: Breakfast   Lunch   

Day 5  Terracotta Army Discovery
Terracotta Army
Listed as a world heritage site by the UNESCO in 1987, the Terracotta Army is one of the most popular tourist attractions in China. The Terracotta Army were the funeral objects of Qin Shihuang, who united the ancient China. He wanted to transfer his power to the underground world, so he constructed the Terracotta Army.
Ancient City Wall
The City Wall of Xian was initially built 1500 years ago, however most parts we can visit today only have a history over around 700 years. Most tourists like to take a stroll of cycle on the ancient city wall while admiring the city view of Xian.
Muslim Quarter
The most authentic Xian local foods can be found in the Muslim Quarter. Roasted beef or mutton, Chinese hamburgers, fruit juices and steamed buffs, almost everybody’s hands are occupied by foods. You can eat while walking or in small restaurants.

Accommodation: Hotel in Xian

Meals: Breakfast   Lunch   

Day 6  Xian Half-Day History Tour
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2014, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is and landmark on the ancient Silk Road. Ancient Chinese products were transferred to the Western world from Xian, and Buddhist treasures were transported to and collected in the pagoda.
Shaanxi History Museum
Located to northwest of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Shaanxi History Museum is a must-visit place in Xian. Xian was the capital of Qin, Han and Tang dynasties, so the ancient relics, which were made during these three dynasties, are the most valuable collections.

You will take a flight to Zhangjiajie after today’s tour. Your tour guide will help you get your boarding card at the airport in Xian.

Accommodation: Hotel in Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie

Meals: Breakfast   

Day 7  Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
As the first national forest park in China, Zhangjiajie Forest Park is home to over 3000 mountains and thousands of kinds of plants and animals. April to October are the best time to visit the Natural Museum. Over 100 million visit the park every year.
Huangshi Village
Surrounded by steep cliffs, the Huangshi Village is actually the largest viewing terrace in the Zhangjiajie National Park. Tourists can both take a 3-hour hike or a 5-minute cable car ride to reach the terrace. Or take a one-way cable car ride and go up or down by hiking.
Golden Whip Stream
Located only 500 meters away from the entrance of Zhangjiajie National Park, the Golden Whip Stream is most tourists’ first destination in the park. The clear stream, colorful flowers on the banks and valley views are the essences of the park.
Glass-Bbottomed Bridge
Welcome to the world’s highest (300 meters) and longest (536 meters) glass-bottomed bridge! Not so many people dare walk on it. Other warriors’ activities include bungee jump, wire walking, sky rope and trapeze. Are you ready to challenge yourself?

Accommodation: Hotel in Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie

Meals: Breakfast   Lunch   

Day 8  Avatar Hallelujah
Bailong Elevator
The Bailong Elevator is set up for tourists to reach the Yuanjiajie Scenic Area. It takes only 118 seconds for the elevator to reach its destination – a 326-meter high terrace, which make it the highest and fasted outdoor sightseeing elevator.
Yuanjiajie Avatar Hallelujah
Yuanjiajie is the place used as the filming location for Avatar. The most renowned mountain was renamed as “Avatar Hallelujah” after the movie became well-known all over the world. If you want to delve into an authentic Avatar world, Yuanjiajie is a must-visit place.
Tianzi Mountain
The sceneries on the Tianzi Mountain varies in different seasons. In spring, the sea of cloud is the most attractive thing. In summer, the tourists can admire sunglow. In autumn and winter, the snow views are excellent. Besides, a rich variety of plants are always worth a visit.

Accommodation: Hotel in Zhangjiajie City

Meals: Breakfast   Lunch   

Day 9  Zhangjiajie to Guilin Train

Today, you will take a train to Changsha first, and then change to a train to Guilin from Changsha. It may take 7 hours for the two train rides.

Accommodation: Hotel in Guilin

Meals: Breakfast   

Day 10  Li River Cruise
Li River Cruise
You will cruise past some scenic spots, which have interesting names, during the 4.5-hour long boat ride, such as the “Nine Horse Painting Hills” and “Celestial Being Pushes Stone Grinder”. Check out if they really look like what they are named during the cruise.
Yulong River
The exquisite Yulong River looks like a photo of the Li River, because the sizes of the Yulong River itself, the bridges on the river and hills and villages along the river are all smaller than the Li River. Bamboo raft cruises, cycling and hiking are popular ways to admire the river view.
West Street
Built in 1647 AD, the West Street has been the center of Yangshuo for over 400 years. Most shops on this street were initially designed by Chinese people but decorated in Western style. Both domestic and international tourists like to take a stroll on this historical street.

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangshuo

Meals: Breakfast   Lunch   

Day 11  Guilin City Highlights

After breakfast, you will drive back to Guilin for half day’s tour. Your tour guide will help you board on your plane to Shanghai after today’s tour

Elephant Trunk Hill
There is an old legend saying that the Elephant Trunk Hill was actually a sacred elephant sent by the god to stop the Li River flooding the city of Guilin. The hill does look like an elephant, but you may think it is lovely rather than sacred.
Reed Flute Cave
Being available to tourists since 1962, the Reed Flute Cave is a must-visit places in the city of Guilin. It is paradise for tourists who like karst views. Every stalactite and stalagmite in the cave look so vivid when the colorful neon lights are on.

Accommodation: Hotel in Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast   Lunch   

Day 12  Shanghai Sightseeing
Shanghai Museum
Like most museums in China, tourists can admire the 1.02 million pieces of ancient relics in Shanghai Museum without paying entrance fee. There are 17 exhibition halls in the museum. The bronze vessels are the major exhibits in these halls.
Yu Garden
Yu Garden is a classic ancient Chinese garden. The area of Yu Garden is only about 20,000 square meters, but there are many rockeries, ancient trees, attic pavilions and theater in the Garden. The Yuyuan Market outside the garden is a good place to buy special crafts and souvenirs.
Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street
Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street is one of the most prosperous commercial streets in Shanghai, known as "China's First Street". Many of the buildings on the street were built in the early 20th century.
The Bund
The Bund, a landmark of Shanghai, is known as “gallery of international architecture.” There are more than 20 historical buildings with different styles standing on the 1.5 kilometers long Bund, and most of these buildings were built in the 19th century.
Shanghai World Financial Center
The 94th to 100th floors of the Shanghai World Financial Center enjoy a reputation of “Eyes of Shanghai”. The transparent glass floor and unique mirror reflection on the Eyes of Shanghai offer tourists an incredible sightseeing experience.

Accommodation: Hotel in Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast   Lunch   

Day 13  Thank You for Traveling with us
Tianzifang
Tianzifang is one of Shanghai’s most charming and unmissable neighborhoods. It is rebuit from an old building complex with more than 50 years of history. After a unified planning and transformation, it has become a cultural and creative park.
Jade Buddha Temple
The Jade Buddha Temple is named after the a sitting and a reclining Jade Buddhas enshrined in it. The sitting Buddha is the treasure of the temple. It is 1.95 meters high and the major material of it is precious Burmese jade.

You tour will end at the Shanghai train station or airport, where you will start your back trip. Hope you had a wonderful tour experience with us and wish you all the best!

Accommodation:

Meals: Breakfast   

Our Service

We will send you our quotation after we confirm the itinerary with you. The quotation will include experienced English-speaking (or your preferred languages) tour guides, entrance fee to the tourist attractions, accommodation, city transfers with private car and driver, domestic flights or trains, and insurance. The quotation varies in different tourist seasons.

Cancellation Policy

Once the deposit is paid, your trip is confirmed. If you need to change or cancel your itinerary, please contact your travel consultant by email, phone, instant messenger, etc. There will be a charge for Cancellation or modification. The policy is as follows:

1. Notice of trip cancellation due to personal reasons before the trip starts
Cancellation 30 days or more before the trip starts, 10% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation 29-15 days before the trip starts, 20% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation 14-7 days before the trip starts, 30% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation 6-2 days before the trip starts, 50% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation within 48 hours prior to the trip starts, no refund of your deposit.

2. Trip cancellation due to irresistible factors before the trip starts

If you have to cancel the itinerary due to irresistible reasons such as traffic, weather, politics, etc., the deposit will be fully refunded by the company (for loss related to air ticket/train ticket, please take reference of the first item).

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