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Pandas and Palaces – Scenic Land tour – China Package

Special Tour Availability: Speak to your Travel Advisor
Beijing, China Couples, Luxury, Hotels, Solo Travel, Family, River
See the grand sights of China in this stunning land tour!

EXPERIENCE CHINA LIKE NEVER BEFORE!

Take an enrichening journey through inland China. Featuring an exciting itinerary including visits to Beijing, the Great Wall at Mutianyu and enter the mysterious Forbidden City. With the exclusive opportunity to visit a private section of the Forbidden City. A part that was once used as the living quarters of Emperor Qianlong, a section that is not usually open to the general public. From there spend three relaxing days on the Yangtze river, giving you time to absorb the local sights as you wine and dine through China in style.

SPEND A DAY THE PANDAS

While in Chengdu, spend a special day as a member of the Panda Volunteer Training Program. Enjoy an enchanting encounter with rare Giant panda cubs as you help staff at the Dujiangyan Panda Base prepare food to feed and care for them.

PRICE

From $6690 * per person – Save up to $500 per couple by booking with Orbit World Travel

SALE PERIOD

Valid until 4th January 2020, unless sold out prior.

TRAVEL PERIOD

2020/2021

INCLUDED

  • Return economy flights
  • Yangtze River Cruise
  • Luxury tour
  • Pandas visit
  • Freechoice dining and activities

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Beijing
Begin your amazing discovery of China with a Peking duck welcome dinner. Enjoy a four night stay in Beijing. – Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 – Beijing
Start your tour with a visit to China’s most iconic attraction, the Great Wall at Mutianyu.
Freechoice – Spend an unforgettable evening at either the famed Peking Opera or the spectacular Kung Fu Show. – Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 – Beijing
Wander through Tiananmen Square and enter the mysterious Forbidden City.

Enrich – Visit a private section of the Forbidden City. It was once used as the living quarters of Emperor Qianlong, and this section is not usually open to the general public.

Afterwards, enjoy lunch with a local family in a traditional home in the Hutongs before relaxing on a rickshaw ride through the ancient laneways.

Freechoice Dining – Choose between mixed Asian at Lost Heaven or Western cuisine at The Exchange. – Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – Beijing
Freechoice – Hunt for ingredients at the wet markets for a wonderful interactive cooking class. Alternatively, learn the ancient art of writing Chinese calligraphy or visit the incredible 15th-century Temple of Heaven.

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. – Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 – Beijing > Yichang > Yangtze River Cruise
Explore the Summer Palace and enjoy a cruise on Kunming Lake. Later, fly to Yichang to join your boutique cruise ship, Yangzi Explorer. On board, enjoy included wine and beer with your lunch and dinner. – Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – Yangtze River Cruise
Visit the Three Gorges Dam project site. Later, sail through Xiling Gorge while sampling afternoon tea. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s reception. – Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – Yangtze River Cruise
Glide through the dramatic gorges of Shennong Stream by longboat (sampan). Later, traverse Wu Gorge, known for its sheer rock walls, and Qutang Gorge, the most dramatic of the three gorges. – Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 – Yangtze River Cruise
Join an insightful excursion to Fuling to see the 816 Underground Project. Tonight, mingle at the Taste of China Gala Dinner. Be sure to dress in your finest Chinese outfit. -Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 – Yangtze River Cruise > Chongqing > Chengdu
Disembark and tour around Chongqing and the ancient town of Ciqikou, known for its porcelain. Experience China’s new high-speed train network on the way to Chengdu and settle in for a two night stay.

Freechoice Dining – Dinner is a delicious choice between traditional Sichuan cuisine at Shang Palace, Western ribs and burgers at Mooney’s Irish bar, or international fare at Café Z. – Meals – Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 – Chengdu
Enrich – A special day as a member of the Panda Volunteer Training Program. Enjoy an enchanting encounter with rare Giant panda cubs as you help staff at the Dujiangyan Panda Base prepare food to feed and care for them.

Wander through the old quarter, visit Jinli Street, one of the oldest commercial streets in China, and the 2nd-century Wuhou Temple. – Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 – Chengdu
Depart after breakfast today and transfer to Chengdu airport. – Meals Included: Breakfast

OTHER INFORMATION

If this is not quite what you’re looking for, contact an advisor today, to discuss other available options for your trip.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

*Prices are per adult in AUD, based on lead-in twin-share accommodation in each of the specified categories. Valid for a limited time only, is capacity controlled, subject to change/availability and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Does not include any additional accommodation made necessary by flight schedules. Prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency even after the deposit is paid. Agents may charge service fees/or fees for card payments which vary. Subject to cancellation penalties, terms and conditions and Blackout dates.

 Call Us: 1800 249 804
Total: $6,990 From $6,990 /person