15 Days the Tracks of Mysterious Buddhism

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15 Days the Tracks of Mysterious Buddhism

From US$2882 per adult

Destination:

Beijing (4 Nights) ,Xi'an (2 Nights) ,Chengdu (3 Nights) ,Lhasa (5 Nights) ,Shigatse

Duration: 15 Days & 14 Nights
Tour Type: Multi-City Tour
Tour Code: CTP23

Summary:

History oozes each and every day of this odyssey to some of the oldest most famous historical sites in the world. From the grandeur of Beijing's Forbidden City to The incredible Entombed Warriors to the unforgettable sights of Tibet, your will be enthralled at every turn.

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Notes: The above rates is based on 4-person group of twin sharing room.

Tour Class
Start Date
End Date
Adult (12+)
Children (2-12)
Rooms
US$ 7598

1Highlights & Map

Experience the journey on top of the world View the historical sites in ancient capitals while see living national treasure - Giant Panda Visit various and mysterious local Tibetan temples and palaces View the pure scenery of pilgrim road and get close to sky

2Itinerary

Day 01Beijing

Destinations: Arrive in Beijing

Activities:

Beijing is a city of amazing contrasts - an ancient capital with some incredible historical sites and a bustling modern metropolis just held the 2008 Olympics. Upon your arrival in Beijing, our guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. The guide will give you some tips on local restaurants that we recommend and you can do some shopping in streets nearby. The rest of the day is free to rest to recover from jetlag or to explore by yourself.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 02Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities:

After breakfast head out for Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest public square, which is closely linked to The Forbidden City, from which the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties governed for over 500 years. Later you'll visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperors prayed for good harvests and rain, or gave thanks for the harvest. Today's itinerary includes a visit to the old Beijing handicraft workshop.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 03Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities:

Leave town in the morning for the drive (a bit under two hours) to the Badaling Section of The Great Wall , which stretches for over 6000 km, and was originally built to protect China from the barbarians. You can walk and climb at your own pace, or enjoy spectacular views from the cable car. Before returning to the city you'll enjoy visiting the Changling (one of the Ming Tombs), and the attractive tree-lined Sacred Way , bordered by stone statues, along which the Emperors once trod to conduct their sacred ceremonies. During the day a visit to Jade Caving Factory or Cloisonné (enamelware) workshop is included. Dinner tonight is at Quanjude Restaurant, where you'll eat some of the best 'Peking Duck' in Beijing.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 04Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities:

After experiencing royal life today there is the opportunity to take a rickshaw ride to the Hutong where we visit a local flea market which is an excellent example of typical architecture of this area. You may find some interesting things and learn how to bargain. You will also visit with a local family and talk to the family members to gain a true understanding of life in this region and to have an experience of this unique form of community. We can guarantee you will have impressive stories to tell your friends after this. Then to the Summer Palace, which is equally famous as the Forbidden City. It is the best preserved and the largest imperial gardens in China.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 05Beijing, Xi'an

Destinations: Beijing to Xi'an

Activities:

This morning you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Xi'an. After arrival you will proceed to at one of the best museums in China, the Shaanxi Historical Museum. Among the 400,000 items on display are treasures from many Dynasties including some magnificent bronzes and porcelain which have never before been on permanent display.

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Xian

No.59 Heping Road Bei Lin District Shaanxi Show Map

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Day 06Xi'an

Destinations: Xi'an

Activities:

After breakfast in the hotel, you will set off for the incredible 2000 year-old Terracotta warriors. The Warriors are part of the underground tomb of the Emperor Qin. Well over 7000 figures in full battle array are formed for battle in several large pits. Many of the figures - soldiers, archers, horses and chariots have been restored. In the afternoon we're going to the Bell Tower where you can get a bird's view of the city from the top. There is a music performance of the ancient music and a display of the instruments. We will continue to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda where widely renowned Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his collection of classic Buddhist artifacts brought from India.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Xian

No.59 Heping Road Bei Lin District Shaanxi Show Map

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Day 07Xi'an, Chengdu

Destinations: Xi'an to Chengdu

Activities:

Free time on you own until transferred to airport for flight to Chengdu. Du Fu Cottage: The poet Du Fu lived in Chengdu for years. In the west suburbs of the city, he built for himself a thatched hut and wrote a lot of poems here. The poet's thatched cottage is an important scenic and historic spot in Chengdu. Wuhouci Temple: It is a place to commemorate Zhuge Kongming in Three Kingdoms around 2 and 3 centuries. Zhuge Kongming is an avatar in China.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Gulou

No.72 West Daqiang Street, Qingyang District,ChengduShow Map

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Day 08Chengdu

Destinations: Chengdu

Activities:

"The front gate of Mt. Qingcheng: Located about 15 kilometers from the southeast of Dujiangyan City, Sichuan Province, Mt. Qingcheng lies amidst the Western Mountains covered with pure white snow, and dominates the fertile land of Chengdu. Dujiangyan Irrigation Project: It is an Irrigation System, which was built over 2250 years ago to irrigate the Chengdu Basin, and it effectively controls flooding and has been cultivated the whole basin for more than 2000 years already. Cable Car on Mt. Qingcheng : You can take the cable car for deep feeling of the Mt.Qingcheng. Yuecheng Lake: Yuecheng Lake is located in the foot of Yuecheng Hill."

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Gulou

No.72 West Daqiang Street, Qingyang District,ChengduShow Map

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Day 09Chengdu

Destinations: Chengdu

Activities:

"Sanxingdui Museum in Guanghan: Founded in 1992, this museum occupies an area of 7000 square kilometers, and has a exhibition of the cultural relics excavated from No1 and No2 sacrificial pits of Shang Dynasty (from 16th-11th century B.C.). Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding : It locates at the Axe Hill 10 kilometers from the north suburb of Chengdu City. It covers an area of 600 acres. The environment here is exquisitely designed; the air is refreshing with the bamboo growing luxuriantly and flocks of wild birds flying around. (There are two Personal interactions with the pandas. "

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Gulou

No.72 West Daqiang Street, Qingyang District,ChengduShow Map

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Day 10Chengdu, Lhasa

Destinations: Chengdu to Lhasa

Activities:

After breakfast in the hotel, we will depart for the airport in time for the flight to Lhasa, Tibet. After arriving in Lhasa the rest of the day is free to explore the city and to allow your body to adjust to the altitude.

Hotel: Lhasa Dhood Gu Hotel

No.19 Shasarsu Road, Trom Si Khang, Lhasa, ChinaShow Map

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Day 11Lhasa

Destinations: Lhasa

Activities:

Today we explore Lhasa. Your first stop will be The Potala Palace with its 10,000 steps. It is the largest structure in Tibet. Then we visit to the most celebrated temple in Tibet the The Jokhang Temple . The afternoon is a little more relaxed with time to enjoy some leisure time in Barkhor Street to shop and to look at some of the local crafts.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Lhasa Dhood Gu Hotel

No.19 Shasarsu Road, Trom Si Khang, Lhasa, ChinaShow Map

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Day 12Lhasa

Destinations: Lhasa

Activities:

Today you will go to visit Sera Monastery . It is known as one of the three greatest monasteries of Tibet. As one of the three main monasteries of Lhasa, it is here that the monks "famous daily debates" take place. One of the most famous souvenir in Tibet is carpet.Then we will go to The Carpet Factory. By visiting the Factory you will have a general idea how carpets are produced. After lunch you will have a chance to visit Drepung Monastery and Norbulingka . Drepung Monastery used to be the living palace of Dalai Lamas before the reconstruction of Potala palace (after the 5th Dalai Lamas was bestowed by Qing emperor Qianlong). Norbulingka means "Jeweled Garden". It was constructed as a summer palace for the Dalai Lama and later served the whole governmental administration.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Lhasa Dhood Gu Hotel

No.19 Shasarsu Road, Trom Si Khang, Lhasa, ChinaShow Map

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Day 13Lhasa, Shigatse

Destinations: Lhasa to Shigatse

Activities:

Drive to Lake Yamdrok - one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. You can choose to enjoy a pinic luch by the lake side. Then drive for about 4 hours to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet.

Meals: lunch

Day 14Shigatse, Lhasa

Destinations: Shigatse to Lhasa

Activities:

Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery which is painted in red and white. The buildings in the monastery stand close together in terraced rows offer a great view of the surrounding country side. After having lunch we will drive back to Lhasa. Enjoy the grassland views on the way (about 4 hours).

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Lhasa Dhood Gu Hotel

No.19 Shasarsu Road, Trom Si Khang, Lhasa, ChinaShow Map

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Day 15Lhasa

Destinations: Depart from Lhasa, Flight not included

Activities: Your time is your own, until you are ready to be transferred to the airport for your departure.

3Price Policy

Price Includes

  • Hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner).
  • Domestic flights, trains or buses as specified in the itinerary
  • Airport tax and fuel fee.
  • Private car/coach for transfers service and sightseeing program as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Local English-speaking tour guide for transfers and sightseeing program as indicated in each city.
  • Entrance fees to scenic spots as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Service charge and government Taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Entry or exit China international airfare or train tickets.
  • Hotel room/cruise cabin single supplement.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
  • Gratuities to the tour guide, driver and hotel bellboy.
  • Fees for entry visa to China.
  • Traveler insurance.
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
Note: Tipping is now considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration. However, this is a matter of personal discretion. You may use following as a reference.Suggested Tipping: for local guide: $8 to $10 per person(guest) per day, for driver: $4 to $5 per person(guest) per day.
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Tours Reservation
Cancellation in advance Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days No Cancellation Fee
30-10 days 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show 100% of the full payment

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5Reviews

Reviews (95% / overall satisfaction:)
would
recommend

Ms. Ms Judy Miracle

(United States/America)

Sep.10, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
"..."
Shifted in the different life pace in several cities of this country is an interesting experience for all. We see even the old in Beijing were kind of nervous, I think maybe that's the influence of the population, you know, there are so many people in Beijing. We don't have quite a lot of opportunities to experience other ways of transportation for the thoughtful arrangement of the CYTS. We have buses picked us up every single day. Only one day we tried the Subway Line 1. And never want to try it again. Compared with Beijing, Chengdu is amazingly peaceful and slow in life. I think the former environment presses people to find inner peace and the latter one is the one where inner peace is, lol.
would
recommend

Ms. Mr. Jeffery Peace

(United States/America)

Sep.09, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
"..."
If you have an available time of 2 weeks and more you must experience such a tour! I think I began to know nearly 20% of this great country, this is very difficult, for this country is big enough. I come here for I just finish my SAT and they said go to a new place to experience a new culture may be a good thing for me. I was also wondering what do oriental people believe in when there may be no Jesus for these guys, but I do real the look of inner peace when I was in the temples with the citizens came there to make wishes, not mention the pure sky and eyes of Lhasa.
would
recommend

Ms. Mr. Nan

(Estonia)

Aug.30, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
"a nice tour"
My family spent a great time in China. Especially my children, they were looking forward to see the giant pandas for a long time. Two weeks was worse for such a big country with plenty of famous tourists’ attractions. I recommend this tour to all the tourists who are interested in China tours. You wont be regret.

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