Terracotta Warriors and Karst Hills of China | Yampu Tours

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Terracotta Warriors and Karst Hills of China

$ 3546 8 days Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Private

Tour Highlights

  • Leisurely scenic cruise of the Li River to Yangshuo
  • Gain a fascinating glimpse into the ancient world
  • Stand in the square that witnessed the founding of the People's Republic of China, Tianan Men Square
  • Visit the celebrated 'Reed Flute Cave'
  • Indulge in the finest Chinese food including a succulent Peking duck dinner
  • Otherworldly mountains and stunning landscape around Guilin
  • Walk the Badaling section of the Great Wall, a monument to human endeavor
  • Ponder the mysteries of the Terracotta Warrior Museum, praised as 'the eighth wonder of the world'
  • Explore the halls and gardens of the largest ancient palatial structure in the world, the Forbidden Palace
  • Walk Sacred Way, a historical road flanked with statues leading to the Ming Tombs
  • Pay a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the oldest surviving structures of its kind in China
  • Experience the beautifully decorated Summer Palace, a former site of retreat for the imperial family
  • Watch a beautiful Tang Dynasty Show with dinner in Grand Theater
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Tour Details

Experience some of China’s greatest wonders with Yampu’s “Terracotta Warriors and Karst Hills of China” tour! After walking through the historic Chinese capital of Beijing, jump a bullet train to another one of China’s top destinations. In the city of Xi’an is one of China’s most historic and mysterious points of interest, the Terracotta Warriors. Created to assist China’s first emperor into the afterlife, thousands of clay soldiers guard the tomb of Qin Shi Huang Di, each with their own distinct and individual characteristics. After pondering these enigmatic figures, head on over to Guilin for some of the most beautiful views in the world. Rising from the flat ground are sudden and extraordinary limestone formations that have developed over millions of years due to weathering and geological shifts. Take in these stunning views while on a delightful cruise along the crystal clear Li River. With the help of Yampu, one can experience these fantastic ambiguities in person, hassle free!

Country Notes:

Please note US citizens require a Visa to enter China. Please contact the Chinese consulate directly, or use the services of a visa processing company such as Travisa: http://travisa.com/?accountcode=AFF0249. Yampu is not affiliated with this company. Please double check this information with your local consulate as it is subject to change without notice.
A valid passport is required to travel. It should be machine readable and have at least 6 months’ validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.


Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
All meals as specified in itinerary (one glass of soft drink per person included) First class seat for the bullet train from Beijing to Xi’an
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

Best Time to Travel
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Pricing Details
  3-Star 4-Star 5-Star Luxury
Double N/A £$3546 £$3951 £$5307
Single N/A £$4223 £$5195 £$8295

Prices shown above are per person, in US Dollars ($) or Pound Sterling (£) for residents in the UK. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability.

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Arrival in Beijing

After arrival at the award winning Beijing Capital international airport, be met by the local guide to assist with the transfer to the city. Transfer by car/coach to the awaiting hotel in the heart of the city with an opportunity to rest and prepare for the remainder of the day Note: Check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed). If you would like guaranteed access to the room (at an additional cost), please advise a Yampu Travel Consultant.

After arrival at the award winning Beijing Capital international airport, be met by the local guide to assist with the transfer to the city. Transfer by car/coach to the awaiting hotel in the heart of the city with an opportunity to rest and prepare for the remainder of the day Note: Check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed). If you would like guaranteed access to the room (at an additional cost), please advise a Yampu Travel Consultant.

beijing-china-the-scenery
Day
2

Badaling section of the Great Wall and Sacred Way

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall. Enjoy this testament to Chinese engineering and ingenuity, a monument to human endeavor set against a backdrop of stunning scenery. (excl. cable car) Lunch will be at a local Chinese restaurant before walking Sacred Way. This historical road is flanked with statues that lead to the Ming Tombs. Peking duck dinner will be enjoyed at a local restaurant. Dine on an iconic Beijing dish refined to perfection over the centuries and fit for read more...

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall. Enjoy this testament to Chinese engineering and ingenuity, a monument to human endeavor set against a backdrop of stunning scenery. (excl. cable car) Lunch will be at a local Chinese restaurant before walking Sacred Way. This historical road is flanked with statues that lead to the Ming Tombs. Peking duck dinner will be enjoyed at a local restaurant. Dine on an iconic Beijing dish refined to perfection over the centuries and fit for an emperor's table. ...read less

the-great-wall-badaling-china
Day
3

Tianan Men Square and the Forbidden City

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the square that witnessed the founding of the People's Republic of China. Tianan Men Square is of one the world's most impressive public plazas and stands at the center of Beijing. Visit the Forbidden City and explore the halls and gardens of the largest ancient palatial structure in the world, the best preserved imperial palace in China and a site of great historical importance. Enjoy lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. Visit the Temple of Heaven, framed amongst the princely read more...

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the square that witnessed the founding of the People's Republic of China. Tianan Men Square is of one the world's most impressive public plazas and stands at the center of Beijing. Visit the Forbidden City and explore the halls and gardens of the largest ancient palatial structure in the world, the best preserved imperial palace in China and a site of great historical importance. Enjoy lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. Visit the Temple of Heaven, framed amongst the princely imperial styles of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The site is a masterpiece of imperial style and architecture. Dinner will be on one's own ...read less

Day
4

Summer Palace -Xian

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Summer Palace. The former site of retreat for the imperial family, the Summer Palace provides a range of striking views and the opportunity to take to Kunming Lake. Its buildings and courtyards are beautifully decorated and charged with history. Lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. Transfer to the train station; take Bullet train to the ancient capital of Xian. Transfer to hotel after arrival.

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Summer Palace. The former site of retreat for the imperial family, the Summer Palace provides a range of striking views and the opportunity to take to Kunming Lake. Its buildings and courtyards are beautifully decorated and charged with history. Lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. Transfer to the train station; take Bullet train to the ancient capital of Xian. Transfer to hotel after arrival.

china-east-summer-palace-beijing
Day
5

Xian- Terracotta Warrior Museum

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Terracotta Warrior Museum. The Museum of Terra Cotta Warriors is praised as 'the eighth wonder of the world' and is a fascinating glimpse into the ancient world. The silent army and its place in Chinese culture represent a wonderful highlight of any tour. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, The pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building, one of the oldest surviving structures of its kind in China. Tang Dynasty Show with dinner read more...

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Terracotta Warrior Museum. The Museum of Terra Cotta Warriors is praised as 'the eighth wonder of the world' and is a fascinating glimpse into the ancient world. The silent army and its place in Chinese culture represent a wonderful highlight of any tour. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, The pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building, one of the oldest surviving structures of its kind in China. Tang Dynasty Show with dinner in Grand Theater. ...read less

terracotta-warrior-museum-xian
Day
6

Xian- Guilin with Li River, and Reed Flute Cave

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Xian airport for connecting flight to Guilin. The otherworldly mountains and stunning landscape around Guilin provide a magical backdrop to a truly beautiful city set alongside the Li River before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the celebrated 'Reed Flute Cave,' an impressive grotto of stalactites and stalagmites whose name derives from the profusion of reeds at the caves opening. Traditionally, reeds such as these have been used to furnish the mouthpieces read more...

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Xian airport for connecting flight to Guilin. The otherworldly mountains and stunning landscape around Guilin provide a magical backdrop to a truly beautiful city set alongside the Li River before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the celebrated 'Reed Flute Cave,' an impressive grotto of stalactites and stalagmites whose name derives from the profusion of reeds at the caves opening. Traditionally, reeds such as these have been used to furnish the mouthpieces of musical instruments. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy dinner on one's own. ...read less

ancient-tower-stupa-lake-night-view-china
Day
7

Xian- Guilin- Yangshuo

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the pier to board the awaiting vessel for a leisurely scenic cruise of the Li River to Yangshuo. A simple lunch will be served aboard the boat. Upon arrival in Yangshuo enjoy some free time to explore this exquisitely gorgeous setting and marvel at the heavenly natural surroundings. Set against a backdrop of breathtaking mountains, the area has an abundance of attractions to discover. Dinner will be on one's own.

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the pier to board the awaiting vessel for a leisurely scenic cruise of the Li River to Yangshuo. A simple lunch will be served aboard the boat. Upon arrival in Yangshuo enjoy some free time to explore this exquisitely gorgeous setting and marvel at the heavenly natural surroundings. Set against a backdrop of breathtaking mountains, the area has an abundance of attractions to discover. Dinner will be on one's own.

yangshuo-river
Day
8

Flight Home

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer by bus to Guilin airport for connection to the international departure flight.

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer by bus to Guilin airport for connection to the international departure flight.

Beijing, China

Xia'an, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China

Guilin, Guangxi, China

Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi, China

Places You'll See

  • beijing-olympiad-birds-nest

    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.

  • xian-the-city-walls-city-gate-moat

    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.

  • china-guilin-scenery-mountain

    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.

Hotel Options

4 Star Properties

Beijing : Holiday Inn Central Plaza

Xi'an : Grand New World Hotel

Guilin : Bravo Hotel

5 Star Properties

Yangshuo : Green Lotus Hotel

Luxury Properties

Beijing : Regent Beijing Hotel

Beijing : Aman at Summer Palace Beijing

Xi'an : Sofitel on Renming Square

Xi'an : Angsana Xi’an Lintong

Guilin : Shangri-la Guilin

Testimonials

From travel agent, Jim

Traveled July, 2016

An incredible time……

WOW!!!…..

Just had Evelyn on the phone for over an hour and they had an incredible time……

“Very impressed with China and learned a lot! We loved our experience in Tibet. The people are lovely and scenery magnificent. We had very accommodating and thoughtful guides. Very helpful.”

Flights in China were great and no delays, hotels were awesome, guides were wonderful, tours were perfect and even the train worked out. The 8th person on the train was a young Tibetan woman and they felt safe with her in the compartment.

Once again, a total success and very happy clients….

Best and thanks,

 

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