Of course you have heard about Beijing, Shanghai and perhaps Xian, but have you heard of Fenghuang, home to the Southern China Great Wall and many Miao and Tujia minorities and recognized on the UNESCO World Heritage List? What do you know about Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, not to mention Yuanjiajie scenic area and peak, the inspiration for the floating mountain images in the movie “Avatar?” Have you considered visiting the Buddhist Temple of Labrang or seeing yaks on the Tibetan Plateau? And, what about Zhangye with its amazingly colorful cliffs or the Matisi Grottoes? How do you feel about lunch with a Tibetan family or a Uyghur Family?
If these places are new to you, if you want to see a China that is not part of most tourist itineraries, then this incredibly beautiful and captivating trip to China might be just what you want.
Trip Dates & Pricing
Join Us On Our Next Adventure
April 14, 2019 - April 27, 2019
November 3, 2019 - November 16, 2019
Custom Dates and Prices Available • 800.670.6984 OR 775.832.5454
Land Cost: Starting At $4795 per person*
*Based on 4-6 People (excluding international air)
Experience & Explore
- Day 1
Arrive in Shanghai. Met and transferred to hotel.
- Day 2
Walk around Xintiandi and Tianzifang. Visit Shanghai Museum, Chaoyang New Village and Afternoon walk along the Bund. PM Acrobatic show.
- Day 3
Fly Tongren/Fenghuang on MU 5882 (0745/1030). Drive Fenghuang. Evening walk through ancient town.
- Day 4
Boat Tour on River. Visit Dehang Miao Village. Drive Zhangjiajie.
- Day 5
Visit Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Cable car to Baofeng Lake. Walk along Golden Whip Stream Canyon.
- Day 6
AM Visit to Tianzi Mountain Natural Reserve. PM visit to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area and take elevator down the mountain.
- Day 7
Transfer to airport and fly Xian on MU 2620 (0910-1040). Drive to Farmer’s Painting Village. Visit family, painting house and primary school (if open).
- Day 8
Fly Lanzhou. Drive to Xiahe (4.5-5 hrs.)
- Day 9
AM visit to Labrang Monastery. PM visit to village and local Tibetan Family.
- Day 10
Drive to Lanzhou. Train to Zhangye (D 2751 (1410/1723).
- Day 11
Full day tour of Gansu Zhangye National Geopark. Hiking or shuttlebus inside park.
- Day 12
AM tour of Matisi (Horseshoe Temple and Grottoes), and visit to Uyghur Village and family. PM visit to Big Buddha Temple.
- Day 13
Drive Jiayuguan (2-3 hrs.). PM visit to Overhanging Great Wall and Wei-Jin Art Gallery.
- Day 14
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Beijing and then home.