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Family Tour of China

PRIVATE TOUR - 18 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $7094+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Victoria Peak the most extraordinary & legendary vista of any modern city in the world
  • Visit Hong Kong’s poshest area, with awe-inspiring views
  • Board a floating restaurant –Jumbo, the world’s largest – for a seafood meal
  • Learn of the 3 core religions of China – Buddhism, Taoism & Confucianism- At the Wong Tai Sin Temple
  • Shop the Jade Market for various shades & qualities of the stone
  • Watch a famous water and light show, performed by over 600 local singers and dancers
  • Bamboo rafting on the Yulong river
  • Prepare dinner with a local family, which includes tofu making, vegetable picking, and more
  • Visit Reed Flute Cave, an underground spectacle of stalactites and stone pillars
  • Explore the Panda Breeding Center in Chengdu and make friends with the adorable creatures
  • Join some local dance, sip some tea, play Chinese chess and learn to play Mahjong
  • Admire the largest stone-carved Buddha in the world
  • Visit the beautiful Yu Garden and walk around the French Concession
  • The world famous Terracotta Warriors
  • Tour Beijing with Tian’anmen Square and a walk to the Forbidden City
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Tour Overview

Out of all destinations that can be chosen for a family outing, China is a unique destination that can be experienced in full with Yampu’s Family Tour of China. Experience the autonomous territory of Hong Kong with tours through the colorful Jade shops while admiring the colorful birds being sold by local shop owners. Take a peek at the colorful city as it reaches out to sea from Victoria Peak, and admire the poshest area of Hong Kong Island. When in Guilin, be sure to marvel at the Karst landscape that surrounds the area while rafting along the Yulong river aboard a bamboo raft. Children will be enthralled by the colorfully lit Flute Reed Caves as the colors bounce off of the ancient stalagmites. Later on, be acquainted with the famous Giant Pandas of Chengdu at the Panda Breeding Center with an afternoon of mingling with the locals while sipping tea and learning of their daily lives. Moving towards the Golden Triangle of China, experience three of the country’s top destinations; Xi’an, famous for the mysterious Teracotta Warriors, Shanghai with its stupendous architectural marvels, and Beijing’s Forbidden city and Great Wall Experience. With Yampu, the entire family’s interests and needs will be met with the diverse destinations offered within this magnificent region.

Inclusions
Accommodation on twin sharing basis as per the hotels mentioned. All meals as specified in itinerary (one glass of soft drink per meal included) Private transfers and sightseeing as per the given itinerary. Services of local English speaking guide. Entrance fees – for single visit only. Assistance on arrival and departure. All currently applicable taxes.
Exclusions

International airfares and Airport Taxes. Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic/non- alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, any insurance etc. Any alcoholic beverage (consumption on direct payment basis) Tips for guides and drivers Visa Fee, Surcharge during Exhibitions in Shanghai and Chengdu (dates are to be advised) Surcharge during the public holiday. Any surcharge announced by government after this quotation, Early check-in or late check-out or day use room, National guide, FOC, Separate luggage van, Surcharge of overweight luggage (in case of exceeding 20 Kilo per piece)

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Package Price: $7094
Pricing Details

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Arrive in Hong Kong

Upon arrival in Hong Kong, be met at the airport for reception and a private transfer to the hotel.

Upon arrival in Hong Kong, be met at the airport for reception and a private transfer to the hotel.

Day
2

Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen Fishing village

Today, reception at the hotel for private visit to Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen Fishing village

Victoria Peak gives Hong Kong perhaps the most extraordinary & legendary vista of any modern city in the world. An upper-class residential area in colonial times, The Peak is still Hong Kong’s poshest area, with rent for a one-bedroom apartment starting around HK$50,000 a month. One glimpse of the awe-inspiring view & the price may seem reasonable. Whether by day or night, Victoria Peak is a must-see.

Continue on to Repulse Bay. Primarily a well-to-do residential area, Repulse Bay has a relaxed, resort-like atmosphere. The wide beach is popular with residents & great for sandy strolls. The Lift Guard Club built in traditional Chinese style, features statues of Kwun Yum & Tin Hau, both protectors of fishermen. Colonial-style, The Repulse Bay, resembling the original luxury hotel that occupied the site, houses shops & restaurants for perusal.

Afterwards stop by the Aberdeen Fishing Village. Aberdeen Harbour is home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks, juxtaposed against a modern high-rise community. Take a sampan ride to get a close-up look at this unusual way of life. For one’s own waterborne experience, board one of the two floating restaurants – including Jumbo, the world’s largest – for a seafood meal. At night, the brightly-lit restaurants are a magnificent sight. ...read less

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Free Day to Explore

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Optional Half Day Tour (not included): Guided Visit of Wong Tai Sin Temple, Jade Market, Bird & Flower Market
At the impressive Wong Tai Sin Temple, all three main religions of China – Buddhism, Taoism & Confucianism – are practiced. The temple is dedicated to Wong Tai Sin, a shepherd who earned immortality through his good deeds. The temple is a shining example of traditional Chinese architecture, with red pillars, a golden ceiling & ornate latticework. The “office” consists of many sooth-sayers & the temple may well house the largest concentration of fortune-tellers in Asia.

A short walk south from the temple is the Jade Market (located on the junction of Kansu & Battery streets), where hawkers sell various shades & qualities of the stone. To Chinese, jade has great spiritual value for warding off evil. When carved into certain shapes, it can represent wealth (deer), good fortune (tiger) & power (dragon). Don’t buy expensive jade unless you are with an expert. With about 70 bird stalls showcasing a variety of melodious songbirds, the nearby Bird Market garden, with its courtyards & moon gates, is a delight. Songbirds remain a favorite pet of some local men.
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Guilin

Private transfer to airport, fly to Guilin for an early afternoon flight. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.
This afternoon, have a stroll along the Guilin Li River.

Private transfer to airport, fly to Guilin for an early afternoon flight. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.
This afternoon, have a stroll along the Guilin Li River.

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Li River Cruise

This morning, transfer to pier and board the awaiting river cruise on the tranquil Li River. Disembark at Xinping and walk around in this quaint and small town. Travel back in time among the stone houses and cobbled streets of the village. Set out to Fuli Village, home to China’s instantly-recognizable traditional paper fans, and visit the local workshops. Transfer to Yangshuo, to admire and walk down West Street--Yangshuo's oldest street turned lively shopping area.

This evening, transfer from hotel to watch a famous water and light show: Impression LiuSanJie. The sensational night show is performed by over 600 local singers and dancers against the backdrop of twelve mountain peaks and the Li River in the world's largest natural theater.
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Morning Hike and Bamboo Rafting

In the morning, Yampu recommends to rise early to watch the beautiful sunrise. Then, hike up to the Moon Hill for a bird’s eye view of the entire town. Enjoy afternoon bamboo rafting on the Yulong river, then walk around the village, before enjoying the remaining afternoon at leisure. Tonight, dinner is a rare treat and is prepared and enjoyed with a local family. Prepare dinner with the host, which includes tofu making, vegetable picking, and cooking the local specialty dish “beer fish”.

In the morning, Yampu recommends to rise early to watch the beautiful sunrise. Then, hike up to the Moon Hill for a bird’s eye view of the entire town. Enjoy afternoon bamboo rafting on the Yulong river, then walk around the village, before enjoying the remaining afternoon at leisure. Tonight, dinner is a rare treat and is prepared and enjoyed with a local family. Prepare dinner with the host, which includes tofu making, vegetable picking, and cooking the local specialty dish “beer fish”.

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Reed Flute Cave- Chengdu

After lunch, transfer back to Guilin to visit Reed Flute Cave. An underground spectacle of stalactites and stone pillars located just minutes from Guilin, Reed Flute Cave is named for the reeds that were once used to create musical instruments. The cave’s interior is emphasized by the multi-colored lights, which illuminate the entire cave. The experience is sure to be awe-inspiring, thanks to the breathtaking grandeur of the rock formations. This afternoon, transfer to the airport for the flight to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province. ...read less

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Pandas & the Life of a Chengdu Local

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Chengdu is well-known for two things: its relaxed lifestyle and adorable pandas. The city itself is awash with colorful characters that should make for some interesting subject matter, especially when viewed down the lens of a camera. Today is your day of being a Chengdu local.

Take the morning to explore the Panda Breeding Center in Chengdu and see the adorable creatures. After lunch, visit a local park to see a typical day. Join some local dance, sip some tea, play Chinese chess and learn to play Mahjong, a traditional Chinese game using little cubes instead of playing cards. Mahjong is an essential part of the locals’ daily life, and it can be seen being played in people’s houses, in teahouses and even on the footpath if the weather is conducive.

Hotpot is tonight’s dinner highlight. Be ready for spice!
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Happy Mountain and the largest Buddha

Today, drive to Leshan (“Happy”) Mountain. The area is known for the largest stone-carved Buddha in the world – the Leshan Giant Buddha—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, enjoy some time at leisure to hike around in the mountain.

Today, drive to Leshan (“Happy”) Mountain. The area is known for the largest stone-carved Buddha in the world – the Leshan Giant Buddha—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, enjoy some time at leisure to hike around in the mountain.

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10

Yu Garden and French Concession

Early this morning, transfer for flight to Shanghai.

After lunch this afternoon, visit the beautiful Yu Garden and walk around the French Concession, dating from the late 18th to early 20th century. The catholic Cathedrals and European style houses that give the area a distinct character can still be seen today.

This evening’s show (included) is a spectacular performance of the Shanghai Acrobatics.

Early this morning, transfer for flight to Shanghai.

After lunch this afternoon, visit the beautiful Yu Garden and walk around the French Concession, dating from the late 18th to early 20th century. The catholic Cathedrals and European style houses that give the area a distinct character can still be seen today.

This evening’s show (included) is a spectacular performance of the Shanghai Acrobatics.

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11

Day Tour in Shanghai

This morning visit the Shanghai Museum, a world-class institution, home to some of the most dedicated Chinese historical collection. The intricately carved jade sculptures and stone sculpture gallery are interesting for kids. This afternoon explore the Tianzifang & Xintiandi area before an evening walk on the city's Bund, flanked by the magnificent colonial-era buildings previously owned by the great trading houses and banks of the early 1900's.

This morning visit the Shanghai Museum, a world-class institution, home to some of the most dedicated Chinese historical collection. The intricately carved jade sculptures and stone sculpture gallery are interesting for kids. This afternoon explore the Tianzifang & Xintiandi area before an evening walk on the city's Bund, flanked by the magnificent colonial-era buildings previously owned by the great trading houses and banks of the early 1900's.

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Suzhou Excursion

Today, travel by car to Suzhou and explore the area’s remarkable classical Chinese style gardens, which are on the United Nations’ World Heritage List. Visit The Humble Administrator’s Garden and The Garden of the Master of the Nets, visit the fascinating Silk Museum before lunch at Pan Pacific Hotel. Then explore the ancient canal by boat, where there are many classic works of architecture on the both sides of the canal to be seen.

This evening, transfer to the train station for an overnight train to Xi’an.

Today, travel by car to Suzhou and explore the area’s remarkable classical Chinese style gardens, which are on the United Nations’ World Heritage List. Visit The Humble Administrator’s Garden and The Garden of the Master of the Nets, visit the fascinating Silk Museum before lunch at Pan Pacific Hotel. Then explore the ancient canal by boat, where there are many classic works of architecture on the both sides of the canal to be seen.

This evening, transfer to the train station for an overnight train to Xi’an.

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Xi’an, Terracotta Warriors and Muslim Quarter

Arrive in Xi’an and transfer to the hotel and freshen up.
Visit the world famous Terracotta Warriors, a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. The figures are the size of actual humans and featured vividly and clearly.

Next, walk through the lively Muslim Quarter to visit the Grand Mosque. The 60,000 strong Muslim community that lives and works today in Xian traces its history back to Arab and Persian merchants who, after traveling the Silk Road, became permanent residents here for 13 dynasties.

Tonight’s dinner show (included) combines a dumpling banquet with a fascinating Tang Dynasty Show.
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Xi’an City Wall and Shaanxi History Museum

Visit the City Wall - the fortification showcases the seamless protection and construction of the ancient capital. The wall measures 13.7 km in circumference, 12 m in height, and 15 to 18 m in thickness at the base. We can choose to walk or bike along part of the City Wall -- from the top there’s a great view over the city.

In the afternoon, have a visit to the Shaanxi History Museum, which houses a collection of over 300,000 precious artifacts showing the development of civilization in this region from 150,000 years ago to the year 1840. Highlights of the museum's collection include fossils of the Lantian Man (a hominid species even older than the famous Peking Man), a Tang Dynasty (618AD – 907AD) mural of people playing polo in China, and eighteen of China's national treasures, such as a bronze tripod dating from the Western Zhou dynasty (~1,100BCE - 771BCE).

This evening, transfer to train station for an overnight train to Beijing.
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Beijing, Forbidden City and Hutong

Arrive in Beijing and transfer to the evening’s accommodation and freshen up.
The day starts from the center of Beijing in Tian’anmen Square with a walk to the Forbidden City. This was once the Chinese Imperial Palace and has a history of almost five hundred years. It is said to be the world’s largest existing palace complex with 999.5 rooms. While walking in the city, one can retrace the Chinese history from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. Visit Jingshan Park. “Jingshan” literally means Prospect Hill. The hill inside the park is “Coal Hill,” which overlooks the Forbidden City. We’ll walk to the top of Coal Hill for a bird’s eye view of the Forbidden City’s yellow rooftops.

This afternoon, take some free time to discover the city’s traditional neighborhoods – Hutongs, the narrow alleys in old Beijing, and see the Ancient Residential Area, Drum Tower and Bell Tower, all before a stop at local artists’ home to learn Chinese handicrafts.
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Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace

Enjoy a morning transfer to Mutianyu Great Wall for a hike! This section of the Great Wall was restored in the early Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), on the remnants of a Wall originally built in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577). The trail consists of mostly rock steps as this section has been restored and renovated, On the way back to city, stop at the Olympic Stadium for a snapshot.

This afternoon, visit the Summer Palace, constructed as a place of rest and recreation for the emperor of old, it is now open as a public park and is one of the most impressive places to visit in Beijing. The focus of the Summer Palace is a huge lake with a long walkway circling it, with a series of towers, halls and temples climbing the hillside. From the buildings towards the top of the hill one can see the entire lake and its surroundings. The park is accented by many small architectural features such as the beautiful 17 arch bridge, which leads to a small island and pagoda on the hill of the far shore.
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Temple of Heaven

This morning, join the locals for morning exercise in the Temple of Heaven Park. In the park, travelers will see various activities, such as Taiji, ribbon dance, sword dance, and water calligraphy. Afterwards, visit the Temple of Heaven, once the prayer palace for good weather and bountiful harvests of the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Take the rest of day at leisure.

This morning, join the locals for morning exercise in the Temple of Heaven Park. In the park, travelers will see various activities, such as Taiji, ribbon dance, sword dance, and water calligraphy. Afterwards, visit the Temple of Heaven, once the prayer palace for good weather and bountiful harvests of the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Take the rest of day at leisure.

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Flight Home

This morning, transfer to the airport for the flight back home.

This morning, transfer to the airport for the flight back home.

Hong Kong

Guilin, Guangxi, China

Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi, China

Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Shanghai, China

Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

Xian, Shaanxi, China

Beijing, China

Places You'll See

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    Hong Kong

    The unique city of Hong Kong has endless opportunities for sightseeing, adventure, and new cuisine experiences. Head to the top of Victoria Peak for unmatched views of the city. Visit one of the many traditional heritage sites, such as Che Kung Temple, or the more modern theme parks. There are also opportunities of hiking and camping, or rent a junk boat for sailing.

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    Guilin

    Guilin is considered one of the Pearls of China due to its spectacular treasures and landscape. Shrouded by sheer sided karst mountains and surrounded by numerous rivers and lakes, Guilin is a place of wonder. Explore Reed Flute Cave with its beautifully lit rock formations and fun romantic stories behind them. Visit outside of the city, Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces, where thousands of acres of rice patties covering the base of Longji Mountain.

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    Yangshuo

    Yangshuo, a small city southeast of Guilin, is Known for its Karst landscape that has inspired many artists and writers throughout history. Studded with Limestone mountains and flowing with windy rivers, Yangshuo is a beautiful place for base camp to explore the surrounding area. From caves and mountains to temples and bamboo rafting, there is a lot to choose from to accommodate all interests.

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    Chengdu

    Home to China’s famous Giant Panda is Chengdu, the capital of China’s southwest Sichuan Province. Benefiting from Dujiangyan Irrigation Project, constructed in 256 B.C., Sichuan Province is reputed as the Heavenly State with its natural resources.

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    Shanghai

    Located in the estuary of the Yangtze River is the influential city of Shanghai. A fine combination of modern and traditional, Shanghai is the perfect open display of history and culture, along with human development. Take in the magnificent views from the Bund, admiring the modern architecture before walking China’s premier shopping street, Nanjing Road. Walk the famous classical Yuyuan Garden just before visiting a venerable and famous Buddhist temple, home to the Jade Buddha.

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    Suzhou

    Known as the “Venice of the Orient” nearly half of the city of Suzhou is covered in water, where the streets run parallel to the water. The temperate climate provides a pleasant experience, no matter the time of year. Meander through the lush classical gardens while admiring the charming natural beauty and harmonious construction.

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    Xi’an

    Located near Central China, Xi’an is another historical city of great importance to the development of this culturally rich country. Once the eastern terminal of the Silk Road and home to the famous Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty, the city of Xi’an has been a part of more than 3,000 years of history. Over 1,100 years Xi’an was the capital city of ancient dynasties, gracing the city with an amazing historical heritage.

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    Beijing

    Located in Northern China, Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China. Throughout the Country’s long history the ancient city of Beijing has been the center for trade and politics, and is home to many culturally significant landmarks. Walk through the Famous Tiananmen Square, located at the center of Beijing City, and witness the immense historical wealth that the Forbidden City has to offer. Of course, no visit to china is complete without a visit to The Great Wall to admire the massive military defense system of ancient China.

Hotel Options

4 Star Properties

Hong Kong : Novotel Nathan Road (Kowloon)

Hong Kong : Excelsior Hotel (Hong Kong Island)

Guilin : Bravo Hotel

Yangshuo : Yangshuo Mountain Retreat

Chengdu : Xinliang

Shanghai : Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai (Superior Room)

Shanghai : SSAW Hotel Shanghai

Xian : Mercure Xian on Renmin Square (Classical Room)

Beijing : Holiday Inn Central Plaza

Beijing : Hotel Kapok

5 Star Properties

Hong Kong : Kowloon Shangri-La (Kowloon)

Hong Kong : The Peninsula (Kowloon)

Guilin : Sheraton Hotel Guilin

Yangshuo : Green Lotus Hotel

Chengdu : Sheraton Chengdu Lido Hotel

Shanghai : Le Royal Meridien Shanghai (deluxe Room)

Shanghai : Fairmont Peace Hotel

Xi'an : Hilton Xi’an

Beijing : St.Regis

Luxury Properties

Hong Kong : Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Hotel

Guilin : Shangri-la Guilin

Yangshuo : Banyan Tree Yangshuo

Shanghai : Park Hyatt Shanghai

Xi'an : Sofitel on Renming Square

Beijing : Regent Beijing Hotel

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