Visit: Beijing, Chengdu, Emei Shan, Leshan & Datong Adventure
July 25/Sunday New York to Beijing
July 26/Monday Arrive Beijing
Arrive Beijing. Welcome to China’s capital, Beijing. Our tour guide will meet you and transfer you to Capital Hotel.
July 27/Tuesday BEIJING B
Full day free to explore on own
July 28/Wednesday BEIJING imatai Great Wall B, L
Full day private escorted excursion to Simatai Great Wall with lunch.
July 29/Thursday BEIJING B
Free to explore on own
July 30/Friday BEIJING to CHENGDU B
Fly Beijing to Chengdu. Upon arrival, transfer to Jinjiang Hotel. Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province in southwestern China. The rest of the day is free at leisure.
July 31/Saturday CHENGDU B, L
Full day private escorted tour to the Panda Breeding Base, Qingyang Gong Monastery, Sichuan University Museum, lunch at local restaurant for Sichuan Cuisine, then tour Wangjiang Bamboo Garden.
Aug 1/Sunday CHENGDU to LESHAN to EMEI SHAN B, L, D
Morning drive to Leshan, lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Giant Buddha in the afternoon. Then continue drive to Emei Shan, with a myriad of attractions. Check into Emei Hotel.
Aug 2/Monday EMEI SHAN B, L, D
Drive to the base and spend the whole day to climb to the summit of Emei Shan which occupies a large territory. The slopes contain 50 miles of trails and about 30 active temples. Emei Shan was inscribed as a natural and cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO 1996. It has designated protection zones for plants (including 29 spicies of rhododendron) and landscapes. Ten percent of China's plant species grow her. Threatened animal species include the red panda, Asiatic black bear, Asiatic golden cat, and Tibetan macaque. Drive back to the hotel at the end of the day.
Aug 3/Tuesday EMEI SHAN to CHENGDU B, L
Drive back to Chengdu through the picturesque countryside. Check into Jinjiang Hotel.
Aug 4/Wednesday CHENGDU to BEIJING B
Fly Chengdu to Beijing, transfer to Capital Hotel
Aug 5/Thursday BEIJING to DATONG B
Drive to Datong about 4.5 hours, check into Datong Hotel.
Aug 6/Friday DATONG B, L
Full day visit to the Yungang Grottoes of Datong, fifty ĘCthree grottoes remain in which there are 51,000 statues.
Aug 7/Saturday DATONG to BEIJING B
Take a morning train back to Beijing.
Transfer to Capital Hotel.
Aug 8/Sunday BEIJING B
All day free at leisure on own
Aug 9/Monday BEIJING to NEW YORK B
Breakfast in the hotel, transfer to airport for your return flights.
Transfer to airport and fly Beijing to New York.
B= Breakfast L= Lunch D= Dinner
Land cost includes:
Round trip transpacific air transportation via Air China flights
- All intra-China air/land transportation
- 14 night accommodation in deluxe 4 or 5 star hotels or best in town with daily breakfast
- 2 double rooms in each city
- Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel and baggage handling
- Private escorted sightseeing tours, bilingual tour guides, admissions
- Meals as specified
- Chinese visa fee
- China domestic airport taxes
- Any personal expenses
Beijing: Capital Hotel Beijing
Chengdu: Chengdu Jinjiang Hotel
Emei Shan: Emeishan Grand Hotel
Datong: Datong Hotel