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Beijing and Lijiang tour

Tour code: beijing 054
Duration: 9 Days
Route: Beijing, Xian, Kunming, Lijiang, Hong Kong
Attractions: Lijiang old town, Stone Forest, Terra cotta warriors, Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, etc



Day 1( )
To Beijing
Upon Arriving in Beijing, be met and transferred to your hotel with private car and tour guide. In the afternoon, go to visit the downtown for photography.


Day 2 (B, L, )
City tour to Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace. In the evening: Peking Opera Performance.


TianAnMen Square, the symbolical heart of China and gathering place for the masses. It is the biggest public square in the world, which can hold one million people. Having a free walk there, imagining the great historic events of the 20th century took place there. You will also see legendary landmarks including the Great Hall of the People and the towering 125 foot granite obelisk, Monument to the Peoples Heroes, honoring those who died in revolution.


Walking across the Golden River Bridge, enter the Forbidden City, the inner sanctum and palace where for centuries Chinese emperors ruled their world. It has 9000-room maze of courtyards, places, and ceremonial halls, where 24 emperors used to live. Forbidden City was indeed a forbidden place, where commoners were kept out for nearly 500 years in the past. Tour the palace and imagine the mystery, intrigue and incredible power that reigned here.


Temple of Heaven was built in the 15th century, a sacred site for ancient Beijing, where the emperor and his 1000 member entourage would retreat twice a year for religious ritual. Surrounded by enormous grounds designed in accordance with fengshshui, the Temple complex consists of the Celebrated Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, a unique wooden and blue-tiled structure built without a nail. It is considered the supreme achievement of traditional Chinese architecture.


The Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China with a history of over 800 years. With its cool features - water, gardens and hills, it was the palace of choice for vacationing emperors and Dowager Empresses. It was badly damaged by Anglo-French troops during the Second Opium War (1860) and its restoration became a pet project of Empress Dowager Cixi, the last of the Qing dynasty rulers.


Day 3(B, L, )
Drive to Simatai.  Hike from Jinshanlin to Simatai today (12km up and down), drive back to Beijing.


Simatai located at the boundary between Gubeikou Town,130 km away from Beijing, and Luanping County,Hebei Province.  The 19-kilometre-long wall of Simatai began its construction in 1368. Architectually, the wall is delicately structured and unique in design. The 35 watchtowers there are original structured and varied in form. The Tower for Viewing the Capital at an elevation of 986 metres above sea level, is constructed on sheer precipices. This part of the great wall is charictorized as astonish,Unusual and Vicious.


Day 4(B, L, )
Beijing To Xi'an Transfer via: am flight
Flight to Xi'an, ancient capital for 11 centuries and the ancient gateway to the Silk Road full of Chinese legend. In the afternoon, you are arranged to visit the Provincial Museum and the City Wall.


Shaanxi historical museum: The Shaanxi Historical Museum, a large-scale modern State-class museum, is situated at the western side of the "Wild Goose Pagoda" in Xian City. It covers an area of about 70,000 square meters, the architectural area of which is 55,000 odd square meters. It was completed on June 20, 1991 and open to the public.


Xian City Wall: It is a major landmark of Xian, and iis the best preserved, as well as the oldest and largest of the city defence systems in China. Bikes can be rented to ride along the top of the wall for about RMB20/hour.


Day 5 (B, L, )

Xi'an's rich history comes alive on a visit to the greatest archaeological finding of the century: the army of terra cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb. Other monuments on your tour include Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Bell Tower.


The Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses: The greatest archaeological findings of the century: the army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb.


The Bell Tower: The emblem of Xian city.


The Wild Goose Pagoda: The pagoda where widely renowned Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his classics brought from India.


Day 6 (B, L, )
Xi'an / Kunming / Lijiang
Transfer via: am flight
Be transferred to the airport for your flight to Kunming, then the connecting flight to Lijiang. Once arrived in Lijiang, be met and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, go to enjoy the Naxi Ancient Music.  Free time to explore the ancient town.


Naxi Ancient Music:also features wonderful displays of folk songs.


Ancient Town of Lijiang: Dayan Town has a history of over 800 years. It is one of the few places in China with well-preserved old style folk buildings.


Day 7 (B, L, D )
Lijiang / Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge
At 6:00, drive to Qiaotou Town, it takes 2 hours on the trip.  Your hiking trip starts from here, the 28 zigzaging turns will be a real text.   The total trekking route is 28 km, and it takes about 6-8 hours. You will arrive at Tina's Inn to finish today's trekking.


While you are walking in the gorge, our support team will take all of your luggaes to meet you at Tina's Inn, so you only need to carry two bottles of water, chocalate and camera on the trip.   


The Tiger Leaping Gorge: one of the world's four great gorges - is located in Hutiaoxia Town in Zhongdian County, is honored as one of the deepest and most marvelous gorges on the globe.


Day 8 (B, L, )
Tiger Leaping Gorge / Lijiang
The toal hiking journey today is 18 km.   

In the early morning, 1 hour walking down the steep cliff to the bank of Jinsha River, worship the dangerours shoal of "Starriness", it is the most narrow part of the gorge, where a tiger can easily jump over the Jinsha River.


1 more hour to climb up the gorge, have a tea break after the exciting voyage. Continue your trekking through trails for 2 km (about 1 hour) to a small ferry, cross the river by boat, climb up the cliff and see the beautiful Daju Town.  Enjoy a local lunch in the village, and drive to Lijiang.


We will stop at Yak Meadow where a cable car visit to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is available.


Day 9 (B, L )
Lijiang / Depart
Visit Yuhu Village, a village at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, where Mr Joseph Rock, a famous Russian Scientist lived for 27 years from 1922 to 1949, enjoy hundreds of photoes and articles of the culture in this area .


Later today, you will be transfer to airport for return flight.  


Notice: The raining season in Zhongdian, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Lujiang and Lijiang is from late May to early September, roads might be block by mountain slide and falling rocks.  The best traveling time for our trekking tour is from October to April.


In case of bad weather condition or road difficulties, the original itinerary which has been confirmed by us might has to be changed accordingly by our local tour guide, or even the whole trip could be cancelled eventually.   Please trust the judgement of our expienced tour guide, they are the expert and have escored trekking trips for years.