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BEIJING CHINA TOUR (10 DAYS / 09 NIGHTS TOUR)

ITINERARY

Day 1: ARRIVAL AND EVENING CITY TOUR OF BEIJING
Arrive at Beijing international airport check into your hotel and overnight at your hotel. Enjoy an evening city tour of the famous city Beijing (formerly called Peking, Beiping, Dadu, Jingcheng, and Yanjing in different periods of Chinese history) is the capital city of the People's Republic of China. It is also the nation's political and cultural hub as well as the focal point for the country's transportation, scientific and technological development, education and communication. The city's grid pattern and original walls were first laid down in the 13th century when it was called Khanbalik, the capital city of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). It was razed, rebuilt and named Beijing by the Han Chinese rulers of the subsquent Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It also served as capital city of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The people of Beijing speak the English language and their local language of Mandarin you can always find someone willing to assist you and their currency is the Chinese Yuan. Diner and overnight at Sunworld Hotel Beijing (4-star) (Full board B, L, D).

Day 2: TIANANMEN SQUARE, OLYMPIC STADIUM AND BEIHAI PARK
After an early morning breakfast at 0700am proceed for the forbidden city tour which is a full day tour lunch will be serve at a local restaurant as well as dinner return to the hotel at 2100rs. Tiananmen Square is the geographical center of Beijing City and the largest city square in the world accommodating 1,000,000 people at one time with beautiful flowers and the red national flag which flutters in the wind. The raising of the national flag is something which should not be missed by visitors to Tiananmen Square.
BEIHAI PARK TOUR
A guide to the 1,000 year history of BeiHai Park and its main elements. The imperial court of the Liao Dynasty built a secondary palace on the site of the present Beihai Park (YaoYu) in the 10th century. When the Jin came to power, they renamed the capital ZhongDu ('Central Capital'). Rocks used for building the hill on the island were brought in from KaiFeng in Henan Province. Around the lake and on the island, palatial halls, corridors and pavilions were erected. In 1179, a Jin Dynasty emperor declared the BeiHai Park to be an imperial garden.
Visit Beijing Olympic Stadium tour (from outside)
End your day’s tour by visiting the Beijing Olympic stadium g where the international world commonwealth games are carried are held. Diner and overnight at Sunworld Hotel Beijing (4-star) (Full board B, L, D).

Day 3: FORBIDDEN CITY (COMMONLY CALLED THE PALACE MUSEUM)
At 0930am after your breakfast, proceed for the Forbidden City where twenty-four emperors reigned over the country for over 500 years and was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The Forbidden City, commonly called named the Palace Museum, shares the honor of being one of five world-famous palaces with the Palace of Versailles in France, Buckingham Palace in England, the White House in the U.S. and the Kremlin in Russia. The palace, the most magnificent and splendid palace complex in China, was listed as a World Cultural Heritage Building in 1987. Diner and overnight at Sunworld Hotel Beijing (4-star) (Full board B, L, D).

Day 4: AT LEISURE AND SHOPPING
Wake up at leisure and have your breakfast and head for shopping at major shopping malls with the assistance of the tour guide. Lunch at an outside restaurant continue with shopping after which collect at one central place where we all can converge for dinner at an identified restaurant and there after proceed for overnight at your hotel in Beijing 4*. Diner and overnight at Sunworld Hotel Beijing (4-star) (Full board B, L, D)

Day 5: THE GREAT WALL (BADALING,CABLE CAR NOT INCLUDED), FULL DAY TOUR 100KMS RETURN DISTANCE
After an morning breakfast proceed to the Chinese great wall where Lunch will be had at a local restaurant along the journey. A Chinese saying goes that He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man. The spectacular and formidable architectural feat of the great wall should not be missed by anyone who visits China under any circumstances. China's Great Wall is the world's longest architectural structure and is widely renowned as one of the seven great wonders of the world. It stretches 6,700 kilometers (4,163 miles) from the Jiayuguan Pass in Gansu Province to the Shanhaiguan Pass in Hebei Province. Like a gigantic dragon, this imposing wall meanders across mountains, spans vast plains and trudges through the barren deserts of China's northern interior. Diner and overnight at Sunworld Hotel Beijing (4-star) (Full board B, L, D)

Day 6: AT LEISURE AND SHOPPING
Visit more major shopping malls with the assistance of the tour guide after breakfast at the hotel, lunch at an outside restaurant continue with shopping after which gather at one central place where we all can converge for dinner at an identified restaurant and there after proceed for overnight at your hotel in Beijing 4*. Diner and overnight at Sunworld Hotel Beijing (4-star) (Full board B, L, D)

Day 7: TOUR THE TEMPLE OF HEAVEN (HALF DAY)
After an early morning breakfast from your hotel proceed for the temple of heaven tour. From the 1st to 5th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year (Jan. 23 to 27, 2012), Temple of Heaven Culture Week will be held at Tiantan Park. A total of 320 Performers always act as the emperors, guards, officials, dancers and musicians and show visitors the solemn ancient worshipping ceremonies to the heaven. The Temple of Heaven (also Tiantan Park) is the biggest cult architecture complex in the world and a masterpiece of the Chinese people created in ancient times, covering 667 acres and is nearly four times the area of the Forbidden City. Emperors of the two dynasties used to worship the heaven and pray for rich harvests, as the feudal emperors thought they were the son of the heaven. Have lunch at a given restaurant in the central district after which proceed to your hotel where you will have dinner and overnight while you spend the rest of the late afternoon and evenings at leisure. Diner and overnight at Sunworld Hotel Beijing (4-star) (Full board B, L, D)

Day 8: SUMMER PALACE FULL DAY TOUR 40KM DISTANCE TO RETURN TO THE HOTEL
Depart from your hotel at 0900am early after your breakfast, so as to have enough time to enjoy the Summer Palace tour lunch will be provided on the tour at an identified restaurant. Yiheyuan in Chinese is the most celebrated imperial garden / museum of gardens in China. The Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), located in the northwestern outskirts of Beijing, is the largest and most famous imperial garden in China. The palace features hundreds of architecturally distinct buildings, halls, pavilions, pagodas, bridges and corridors dispersed among magnificent and elegant gardens. It has an area of 290 hectares (717 acres), three quarters of which is water hence, the Garden of Clear Ripples (Qingyi). Lunch will be at a local restaurant during the tour. Diner and overnight at Sunworld Hotel Beijing (4-star) (Full board B, L, D)

Day 9: HUTONG TOUR (HALF DAY)
Depart from your hotel after breakfast in the midday hours of the day and head for the Hutong tour where you will experience the different greater understanding of the common people as well as the history of the ancient yet modern Beijing. Hutongs are in fact, alleys or lanes that exist only in Beijing. The origins of the word 'Hutong' is still under discussion, but it is generally believed that the word came from the Mongolian meaning of 'a well', for long ago, when there was a well, there were also residents nearby. The hutongs came into existence in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) when Kublai Khan (first emperor of the Yuan Dynasty) founded Beijing as the capital. In the residential area, all closed courtyards were built in a neat layout, and the lanes served the purpose of going around. Have a late lunch and dinner combined, overnight at your hotel 4* in Beijing. Diner and overnight at Sunworld Hotel Beijing (4-star) (Full board B, L, D)

Day 10: BEIJING DEPARTURE
This day is free for you until you get escorted to airport for your flight back home.


INCLUDES
  • The Great Rift Valley
  • Masaai Community performances
  • Extensive Game drives to view the big five and other wildlife
  • Game black manned lion (Mara is famous for this)
  • Ground transport in a pop up 4WD vehicle
  • The famous Flamingoes
  • All entry fees
  • Paradise of bird for Avi Tourism
  • English speaking driver guide
  • All Government taxes
  • EXCLUDES
  • Air tickets, Insurance of any nature, Things of personal nature like Cigarettes, Laundry, Tips Alcohol, anything not mentioned in the inclusion

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    SHANGHAI TOUR (10 DAYS / 09 NIGHTS)

    ITINERARY

    DAY 1: ARRIVE IN SHANGHAI AND AFTERNOON AT LEISURE
    Arrive in Shanghai and check in at your hotel and spend the afternoon at leisure Diner and Overnights. Shanghai is the country's biggest city and a global financial hub, whose heart is the Bund, is lined with colonial-era buildings and boasts a city proper population of 24 million people as of 2014 and is continually on the rise. The Best Times to Visit Shanghai are the Middle Seasons (spring with confortable weather and autumn where the weather is generally sunny and drier), which offer mild temperatures and cleaner air. Diner and Overnight at Sunrise On The Bund Hotel (4 star) on full board.

    DAY 2: SHANGHAI MUSEUM AND YU GARDEN.
    After your breakfast at 0730am, proceed to the Shanghai Museum which is of ancient Chinese art, situated on the People's Square in the Huangpu District China, which is the modern museum, with a round top and a square base which symbolizing the ancient Chinese perception of the world as "round sky square earth". Head for the Yu Garden, the shining star among all the ancient Chinese gardens in Jiangnan fully embodies the traditional design of Chinese architecture with jagged pavilions with elegant decorations and glittering pools with roving fish. Yu Garden or Yuyuan Garden is an extensive Chinese garden located beside the City God Temple in the northeast of the Old City of Shanghai, China, believed to have been built in the Ming Dynasty, more than 400 years ago. The artistic style of the garden architecture, the Sculptures and Carvings all makes the garden one of the highlights of Shanghai that one can’t miss seeing. Diner and Overnight at Sunrise On The Bund Hotel (4 Star) on full board.

    DAY 3: SHANGHAI CITY TOUR AND JADE BUDDHA TEMPLE
    Visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center to answer your questions why Shanghai is a modern city while also giving you an overview of the City’s ambitious plans for future. The Center is a fashionably designed modern museum, themed with “City, Citizens, Environment and Development”. Different usages of photography, models and interactive multimedia displays make your visit enjoyable and entertaining. Next is a wonderful visit to Jade Buddha Temple, the site of the largest jade Buddha in the world and numerous religious artifacts, ancient statues and Buddhist scriptures. This peaceful kingdom of Buddhism hidden among modern blocks and dominating mansions is a great place for a nice break in this very busy city. Diner and overnight at Sunrise On The Bund Hotel (4 star)

    DAY 4: YUYUAN BAZAAR, SHANGHAI WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER AND NANJING ROAD
    Start your day with a heavy breakfast and at 8:00am, head for the Yuyuan Bazaar which is adjacent to the garden, near tasteful local snacks and you can explore elaborate traditional Chinese handicrafts and art works. Shanghai World Financial Center Drive to “The Eye of Shanghai” Shanghai World Financial Center to enjoy a panoramic view of the modern face of Shanghai from the 100th floor (474m). Another popular landmark of Shanghai, a shopping paradise as well as a great place to take a wonderful walk to experience the modern atmosphere of the City is the Nanjing Road. Diner and overnight at Sunrise on the Bund Hotel (4 star) on full board

    DAY 5: THE BUND, HUANGPU RIVER NIGHT CRUISE AND ENTERTAINMENT
    Have your breakfast, and drive to the Bund which is commonly known as Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. It is on the west bank of Huangpu River from the Waibaidu Bridge to Nanpu Bridge and winds 1500 meters (0.93 mile) in length. Feel the perfect fusion of Chinese and Western cultures. Acrobatics Show entertainment Enjoy the afternoon with Acrobatic Show entertainment with breathtaking “Balls of death” acts, chair balancing, hula hoops, juggling of benches, walking in the air among others. Enjoy a Huangpu River night cruise for 50 minutes to see the city’s most significant edifices and streets sparkling under the atmospheric cover of darkness. Diner and overnight at Sunrise on the Bund Hotel (4 star) on full board.

    DAY 6: SHANGHAI DISNEY RESORT (OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY)
    After breakfast, drive to Shanghai Disney Resort for the full day entertainment, the first Disney resort in mainland China. On this magic land, you’ll take this full day to enjoy different kinds of activities in the six themed parks – Mickey Avenue, Gardens of Imagination, Fantasyland, Adventure Isle, Treasure Cove and Tomorrow land. Enjoy a warm welcome on Mickey Avenue and if lucky catch the precious chance to take photos with your favorite Disney characters. Step into the Gardens of Imagination to meet twelve friends of Chinese Zodiac, climb aboard Dumbo’s delightful caravan for high-flying fun, lose yourselves in the dream-like landscape in Alice in Wonderland and attend the delightfully mad tea party, hop into the giant spinning jar that whisk you around while searching for precious nectar. Diner and overnight at Sunrise on the Bund Hotel (4 star) on full board

    DAY 7: RELAXATION AND SHOPPING AT LEISURE
    Wake up at leisure and have your breakfast before 09:30, have a drive to the shopping centers and enjoy the great offers from different Arcades. Enjoy the beauty of China as you move around and live to thanks God for the good architecture Chinese have. Diner and overnight at Sunrise on the Bund Hotel (4 star) on full board

    DAY 8: SHANGHAI - ZHUJIAJIAO ANCIENT TOWN - SHANGHAI
    After breakfast, an hour’s drive will take you away from the city’s hustle and bustle and you’ll visit Zhujiajiao Ancient Town which is known as the “Venice of Shanghai”. Zhujiajiao has a history of 1,700 years and is a well-preserved waterside ancient town. Stroll along Hundred-year-old North Street, take some awesome pictures on the Fangsheng Bridge, have a panoramic view of Zhujiao by climbing up to Yuanjin Buddhist Temple, enjoy some leisure time on the traditionally decorated boat, cruise along the canals and see the old residences, shops and bridges which are filled with classic architectural style in Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 AD - 1911 AD). Diner and overnight at Sunrise on the Bund Hotel (4 star) on full board

    DAY 9: SHANGHAI CITY TOUR AND ENTERTAINMENT
    Have your breakfast and head for the city tour where you will see some of Shanghai's street arts culture and traditional architecture before finishing the evening with a rousing show of acrobatics. Learn fascinating details about the city from a knowledgeable guide, picking out historic and modern points of interest. Visit the famous Tianzifang, a section of the French Concession home to many artists and crafts workers. See stores containing small artifacts and galleries, all based out of old buildings in the Shikumen style. Diner and overnight at Sunrise on the Bund Hotel (4 star) on full board

    DAY 10: DEPARTURE
    After breakfast, depending on your flight timing, you will check out of the hotel. Your guide and driver will escort you to the airport to catch your flight back home


    INCLUDES
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Masaai Community performances.
  • Extensive Game drives to view the big five and other wildlife
  • Game black manned lion (Mara is famous for this).
  • Ground transport in a pop up 4WD vehicle for easy viewing and photographing
  • All entry fees
  • Paradise of bird for Avi Tourism
  • English speaking driver guide
  • All Government taxes
  • EXCLUDES
  • Air tickets, Insurance of any nature, Beverages and Alcoholic drinks, Personal and Luggage insurance, Airport departure Tax, Tips, Visas, Laundry, Personal Toiletries, Optional activities or items of personal nature.

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    COMBO TOUR 10 days (BEIJING AND SHANGHAI DISCOVERY)

    ITINERARY

    DAY 1: BEIJING ARRIVAL
    Welcome to Beijing, the iconic city as well as the capital of China! You will be met by the local tour guide on arrival hall of Beijing Airport and escorted to check in your hotel in downtown by a private comfortable vehicle. The rest of today is on your own to relax. If you want to explore nearby, feel free to get some practical suggestions from your tour guide. Arrival Ideals: At present, there are many international and domestic flights to Beijing. Besides, you can take a high speed train to this capital city from Shanghai (5-6 hrs), Xian (5.5 hrs), Guangzhou (8-9.5 hrs), etc. Diner and overnight at Sunworld Hotel Beijing / similar (4 star) on full board.

    DAY 2: FORBIDDEN CITY AND TEMPLE OF HEAVEN
    After breakfast, start to explore the historical face of Beijing with a brief visit to Tiananmen Square which is now the largest city plaza in the world. Tiananmen Gate on the northern square was the site where the Chairman Mao announced the establishment of the People's Republic of China. Stepping into the Tiananmen, you will see one of the world’s 5 most important palaces –Forbidden City. Pass through various doorways to admire the magnificent and well preserved buildings decorated with yellow glazed tile roof, white marble base and splendid colorful paintings.
    After that, drive about 6km to next imperial site, the Temple of Heaven which was originally used to pay homage to Heaven and pray for harvest, now becomes a bustling place for locals to take part in traditional activities, such as Tai Chi, dancing, kite flying, water calligraphy, etc. Diner and overnight at Sunworld Hotel Beijing / similar (4 star) on full board.

    DAY 3: BEIJING GREAT WALL (CABLE CAR EXCLUDED) AND DING TOMB
    After breakfast, drive about 70km to witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the Great Wall. Visit the Mutianyu, a less crowded yet well-preserved segment of the Great Wall built in the Ming Dynasty and it will cover up all your expectations. This great wall covers Gubeikou in the east and Juyongguan in the west served as the vital military strategic point in the ancient time and it is “longest great wall in China” with tight protection / security to enable tourists enjoy the real ancient culture of China with beautiful sceneries of rich vegetation. You can take a cable car (extra fee) or an enjoyable 40 minute walk to set your feet on the historic Great Wall. Then climb up its rising towers to enjoy scenic views of the wall as it wriggles along mountain ridges and you take brag-worthy photos.
    Continue your trip to Ding Tomb, the mausoleum of a 13th century emperor of the Ming Dynasty. Follow your tour guide to observe its geomantic arrangement as well as visit the underground palace for a closer observation. Then drive back to Beijing City and take a short stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to view its famous Bird’s Nest and Water Cube from the outside. Diner and overnight at Sunworld Hotel Beijing / similar (4 star) on full board

    DAY 4: BEIHAI PARK, LAMA TEMPLE
    Today, your first stop is the charming Beihai Park, then take a lifetime rickshaw tour the ancient alleyway of Hutongs that are still keeping the original layout in the Shichahai area. You’ll stop by a Siheyuan local family and experience what their life is like. Lunch will be arranged at your local family, and you can learn to cook some Chinese dumplings if you like.
    After lunch, you will move on to the majestic Lama Temple. It is the largest and best-preserved lamasery in Beijing. Then, walk ahead 10 minutes get to the Confucius Temple - where emperors of the past worshiped Confucius, as well as the Imperial College at Guozijian - an ancient imperial colleague for high-ranking scholars in history.
    Diner and overnight at Sunworld Hotel Beijing / similar (4 star) on full board

    DAY 5: BEIJING DEPARTURE / BULLET TRAIN TO SHANGHAI
    After breakfast, you are going to visit the famous imperial site - Summer Palace (driving for 20 km and about 40 mins), the largest and best - preserved royal garden in China. The palace has assembled almost the best design, skill and classic features of traditional gardening architecture of ancient China. Stroll around ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and corridors. Feast your eyes on the vast lotus in Kunming Lake and the colored paintings in Long Corridor. Drive back to the city center. The rest day is free for you until your tour guide escort you to railway station to Shanghai. Transfer via: Bullet train G17 or similar (15:00 - 19:56) 2nd class seat on our arrangement. Welcome to Shanghai, the biggest metropolis of China and upon arrival, be met by your local guide in Shanghai and transfer to your hotel. Have a good rest today. Diner and overnight at Sunrise On The Bund Hotel or similar 4-star on full board

    DAY 6: SHANGHAI MUSEUM, YU GARDEN AND THE BUND
    You will take a full day of sightseeing to explore both the past and present of Shanghai. Your first stop is Shanghai Museum, one of the Best Four Museums in China. This modern museum, with a round top and a square symbolizing the ancient Chinese perception of the world as "round sky, square earth". Then you will take an interesting visit to Yu Garden, a shining star among all the ancient Chinese gardens in Jiangnan, emboding the traditional design of Chinese architecture with jagged pavilions with elegant decorations, glittering pools with roving fish, and pine trees sprouting to the sky, all designed to refresh your mood and spirit. Visit also the Yuyuan Bazaar which adjacent for tasteful local snacks and explore elaborate traditional Chinese handicrafts and art works.
    You will then be transferred to Nanjing Road, which is a shopping paradise as well as a great place to take a wonderful walk to experience the modern atmosphere of the City. Lastly, you will stop at the Bund, originally a simple towpath for transporting goods but now transformed into a feverish trading district, as you stroll along the Bund, seeing and feeling the perfect fusion of Chinese and Western cultures while at the same time taking in the stunning Shanghai skyline with your own eyes!
    Diner and overnight at Sunrise on the Bund Hotel or similar 4-star on full board

    DAY 7: ZHUJIAJIAO ANCIENT TOWN - SHANGHAI
    After breakfast, an hour’s drive will take you away from the city’s hustle and bustle and you’ll visit Zhujiajiao Ancient Town which is known as the “Venice of Shanghai” and is a well-preserved waterside ancient town for over 1700 years. Stroll along Hundred-year-old North Street, take some awesome pictures on the Fang sheng Bridge, have a panoramic view of Zhujiao by climbing up to Yuanjin Buddhist Temple, enjoy some leisure time on the traditionally decorated boat, cruise along the canals and see the old residences, shops and bridges which are filled with classic architectural style. Head back to the Shanghai city. Diner and overnight at Sunrise on the Bund Hotel or similar 4-star on full board

    DAY 8: SHANGHAI DISNEY RESORT
    After breakfast, drive to Shanghai Disney Resort for the full day entertainment, the first Disney resort in mainland China. On this magic land, you’ll enjoy different kinds of activities in the six themed parks – Mickey Avenue, Gardens of Imagination, Fantasyland, Adventure Isle, Treasure Cove and Tomorrow land. Enjoy a warm welcome on Mickey Avenue and if lucky catch the precious chance to take photos with your favorite Disney characters; step into the Gardens of Imagination to meet twelve friends of Chinese Zodiac, climb aboard Dumbo’s delightful caravan for high-flying fun; lose yourselves in the dream-like landscape in Alice in Wonderland and attend the delightfully mad tea party, hop into the giant spinning jar that whisk you around while searching for precious nectar.
    Diner and overnight at Sunrise on the Bund Hotel or similar 4-star on full board

    DAY 9: SHANGHAI URBAN PLANNING EXHIBITION CENTER AND THE JADE BUDDHA TEMPLE
    If you have ever wondered why Shanghai developed into a modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan city from what was originally a shabby fishing village, this morning tour to the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center can answer that fully while also giving you an overview of the City’s ambitious plans for future. This is a fashionably designed modern museum, themed with “City, Citizens, Environment and Development”. Different usages of photography, models and interactive multimedia displays make your visit enjoyable and entertaining. Next is a wonderful visit to Jade Buddha Temple, the site of the largest jade Buddha in the world and numerous religious artifacts, ancient statues and Buddhist scriptures. This peaceful kingdom of Buddhism hidden among modern blocks and dominating mansions is a great place for a nice break in this very busy city.
    Diner and overnight at Sunrise On The Bund Hotel or similar 4-star on full board

    DAY 10: SHANGHAI DEPARTURE
    After breakfast, depending on the flight timing, you will check out of the hotel and your guide and driver will escort you to the airport to catch your flight back home.