Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of the People's Republic of China you will be met and check in hotel for 2 nights stay. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city.
Accommodation: 3* Red Wall Hotel (Or the same class) for 2 nights
Day 2 Jinshanling - Simatai Great Wall (B, L, D)
Today we start to hike westward today along the magnificent stretch of the Jinshangling Great Wall. This section is known for its variety of walls and towers as well as its generally unspoiled character. It's one of the least visited and best preserved parts of the gorgeous Great Wall built in the Ming Dynasty (1567). There are 2 beacon towers, 67 watch towers and 5 passes along this section of Great Wall with a total distacne of 10.5 km. Complete the day's hike at the Jinshanling village where simple accommodations await at the foot of the Great Wall. Stay in Jinshan Hotel
Day 3 Simatai Great Wall (B, L, D)
Continue the hike on the Great Wall to Simatai section. The Simatai section of the Great Wall is one of the few sections to retain the original appearance of the Great Wall. Incorporating a variety of characteristics of other sections of the Great Wall, Simatai also displays some unique features of its own. It is often described with the following five words: perilous, dense, diverse, artful, and peculiar. The total distance of Simatai Great Wll is 5.4 km. The Jinshanling-Simatai Great Wall is for hikers perhaps the most magnificent part of the Great Wall. Drive back to Beijing for overnight. You will have a Peking Duck dinner in the evening.
Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an (B)
We leave the day at your own leisure before taking evening train to Xi'an. You may choose to hire a rickshaw exploring the fascinating ancient Hutong neighborhoods. The oldest Beijing Hutongs were constructed during Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. Four quadrangles or houses are often built around a quadrangular courtyard; they are often regarded as the main buildings of the Hutongs. In the evening, you'll take overnight train to Xi'an (Z19 19:57/07:50).
Day 5 Xi'an (B, L, D)
Upon arrival in Xi'an in the morning, you will be transferred to the hotel for breakfast and refreshment. Then head for Shaanxi Historical Museum and Ancient City Wall, the most complete city wall that has survived in China as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. It was enlarged in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) from the city wall initially built in Tang Dynasty (618 -907). Now it is 12 meters tall, 12-14 meters wide and 14 kilometers in length with a deep moat surrounding it. You can walk, even cycle on the wall. A nice Chinese buffet lunch at the Tang Dynasty Palace. Accommodation: 3* Melody Hotel (Or the same class) for 3 nights
In the afternoon, drive for one hour to Lingtong County to visit the world famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses with circle movie showed before visiting the pits and the banpo Neolithic Village. The original site of Terracotta Warriors was found by a local farmer digging a well in 1974. Now it has turned into the most important attraction in Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is located about 50km east of the Xian City. The museum includes Pit 1, Pit 2 and Pit 3 as well the exhibition hall of the chariots and horses. The Pit 1 is the largest of the three. You'll take the Tang Dynasty Dinner Show, one of the best shows in China, in the evening.
Day 6 Xi'an - Huashan Mountain (B, L, D)
In the morning, drive for 120 km to Huashan Mountain located in Huayin County, Shaanxi province. It is the Western Mountain of the Five Sacred Mountains. It is second highest to the Northern Mountain -- Hengshan Mountain and praised as "the First Odd Mountain in the World". Its craggedness is superior to the other four sacred mountains. You'll take cable car up the mountain to North Peak area and have a walking tour on the Cloudy Terrace Peak, Golden Lock Pass, Main Peak area before descending down the mountain by cable car and drive to Xi'an.
Day 7 Xi'an - Shanghai (B)
Transfer to airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for 3 nights stay. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Accommodation: 3* East China Hotel (Or the same class) for 2 nights
Day 8 Shanghai (B, L)
Explore the vibrant culture and lifestyle of Shanghai. The day will first begin with a visit to the world renowned Shanghai Bund. Take a glimpse into Shanghai's architecture and see how it looked centuries ago. This landmark known for its distinct neo-classic architecture of 52 European style buildings not only lined the Huangpu River but at one time in the past housed most financial institutions including national banks that were considered part of the "Big Four." You'll take a stroll along the emporium-lined Nanjiing Road. After feasting on a delicious and special Mongolian BBQ meal, you will then tour the Pearl Tower and Shanghai History Museum (you may choose to walk through the foreign concession area instead). In the evening you will attend a mesmerizing Shanghai Acrobatic Show which will conclude the night.
Day 9 Departure (B)
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
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*Price is for per person, based on two persons sharing one room.
*When there are 10 or more paying pax in your group, a national guide will travel with you from city to city, upon your arrival in China up to your departure.
1. All internal transportations and transfers in China, including internal flights from Xi'an to Beijing.
2. Hotels specified in the itinerary with private facilities
3. Meals specified in the itinerary, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.
4. Comprehensive sightseeing with a local English Speaking Guide in each city
5. All entrance fees
6. All domestic airport taxes
7. Complimentary domestic travel insurance.
1. Flights arriving Beijing and departing Shanghai.
2. Chinese visa fee.
3. Your own international travel insurance.
4. Expenses in hotels such as laundry, tips, telephone and room service, etc.
5. Gratuities for service provided by tour guides and drivers.
6. Other personal expenses.