Multi-Day Tour | Private

Chinese Treasures - China (14 days)

WildChina

Beijing, China To Shanghai, China

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Dec 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Beijing, China
Rosewood Hotel Dinner

- Your WildChina Beijing guide will meet you at the arrival hall exit after you collect your luggage

- Travel to your hotel to check in and relax

- Trip orientation and welcome dinner

Day 2
Beijing, China
Rosewood Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Gaze across Tiananmen Square and take in the full weight of its historical and cultural significance

- Enter the Forbidden City, where emperors ruled, concubines fluttered their fans, and eunuchs schemed for five hundred years

- Weave your way through Beijing’s ancient, interwoven hutong alleys, which make up the fabric of Beijing’s past

- Visit a traditional siheyuan courtyard and learn traditional Chinese activities ranging from calligraphy to Chinese yo-yo

- Enjoy Beijing’s signature dish, Peking duck, for dinner in a renovated siheyuan

Day 3
Beijing, China
Rosewood Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Drive out of the city (1.5 hours) to Mutianyu, a remote section of the Great Wall

- Hike along the Great Wall

- Enjoy a refreshing lunch in a courtyard restaurant

- Return to the city and dine in a modern part of Beijing

Day 4
Xian, China
Beijing, China
Hilton Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Test your skills at the delicate art of water calligraphy in a private lesson at the Temple of Heaven, where locals gather to socialize, dance, and fly kites

- Pass by the Beijing Olympic Park, home to the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube - Spend a relaxing afternoon at the serene Summer Palace, a former imperial retreat- Your WildChina guide and private chauffeur will take you to the airport and help you

check in for your flight to Xi’an

- Upon arriving in Xi’an, your WildChina Xi’an guide will meet you in the airport arrival hall with your private vehicle on standby

- Travel to the hotel and spend the evening at your leisure

Day 5
Xian, China
Hilton Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Gaze into the heart of Xi'an as you set out along the ancient city wall enclosing the historical city center

- Enjoy a VIP view of the unflinching, eternally

-stationed Terracotta Warriors Army

-  Learn about Xi’an’s 1,300 year old Muslim community by visiting the Great Mosque- Sample Xi’an’s famous dumplings for dinner

- Wander through Xi’an’s lively Muslim Quarter, the center of Xi’an’s Muslim populace where street vendors sell all kinds of food

Day 6
Xian, China
Chengdu, China
Ritz Carlton Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Your WildChina guide and private chauffeur will take you to the airport and help you check in for your flight to Chengdu

- Upon arriving in Chengdu, your WildChina guide will meet you in the airport arrival hall with your private vehicle on standby

- Start off your day in the lively “broad and narrow” alleys, a historic area now lined with modern shops and restaurants

- Marvel at the rapid skill of “face-changing” at a Sichuanese opera show

Day 7
Chengdu, China
Ritz Carlton Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Travel two hours outside of Chengdu city to view China’s adorable giant pandas in a natural environment at the Bifengxia Giant Panda Base

- Spend the day admiring the resident pandas and exploring the forested panda base

- Explore the hidden, beautifully verdant village of Shangli, both an intersection for the Ancient Tea and Horse Road and Mao Zedong’s Long March

- Return to Chengdu and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure

Day 8
Dali, China
Chengdu, China
Sky Valley Heritage Breakfast, Lunch

- Travel to the airport for your short flight to Dali

- Learn the process of making China’s most famous drink in a tea plantation at the foot of the soaring Cang Mountain, overlooking Dali’s Three Pagodas

- Enjoy the natural scenery as you hike to a neighboring waterfall

- Drive to Dali old town

- Travel back in time by walking around Dali’s picturesque old town, a mixture of pagodas,

red lanterns and mountains

- Dine in Dali old town before departing to hotel in Xizhou

Day 9
Dali, China
Sky Valley Heritage Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Immerse yourself in the traditional Bai architecture of Xizhou, characterized by ornate gateways and honeycomb patterns

- Visit Xizhou’s lively market before learning the process of making rushan, a local cheese

- Bike through lakeside villages

- Hone your cooking skills during a cooking lesson at a local family’s home in Zhoucheng village

- Return to Xizhou and spend the rest of the day at your leisure

Day 10
Dali, China
Sky Valley Heritage Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Drive to Weibaoshan (1.5 hr drive)

- Enjoy a moderate hike up Weibaoshan, a picturesque Taoist mountain decorated with a number of temples (2-2.5 hrs)

- Learn the art of meditation or taiji with a Taoist master

- Hike back to your private vehicle (2-2.5 hrs)

- En route to Xizhou (45 min), follow along the Ancient Tea and Horse Road to Donglianhua village, populated by the Muslim Hui minority- Enjoy scenes of local life as you stroll through the village

- Dine at a local restaurant and bakery

Day 11
Lijiang, China
Dali, China
Lijiang Banyan Tree Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- En route to Lijiang by car, stop by Shaxi village, which used to be an important conduit on the Ancient Tea and Horse Road connecting Tibet and Eastern China

- Arrive at your hotel in Lijiang and check in

- Enjoy a dinner of both Naxi and Han Chinese cuisine

- Spend the remainder of the evening at your leisure (We recommend browsing the wares of Lijiang’s many shops)

Day 12
Shanghai, China
Lijiang, China
The Peninsula Shanghai/Ritz Carlton Portman/How Breakfast, Lunch

- Your WildChina guide and private chauffeur will transfer you to the airport and help you check in for your flight to Shanghai

- Upon arriving in Shanghai, your WildChina Shanghai guide will meet you in the airport arrival hall with your private vehicle on standby

- Enjoy an early dinner before grabbing a seat at the ERA Acrobatics show, which fuses traditional Chinese arts and modern technologies for an explosive effect

Day 13
Shanghai, China
The Peninsula Shanghai/Ritz Carlton Portman/How Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Experience a snapshot of local life by walking around Fuxing Park, a meeting spot for fitness dancers and taichi enthusiasts

- Take to the streets via a Shanghai Sideways sidecar, where you can catch a ground-level view of Shanghai's urban jungle

- Enjoy lunch in one of the chic restaurants or cafes of Xintiandi, housed in retrofittedshikumen structures (traditional Shanghainese architecture combining Chinese and Western elements)

- For history buffs and art aficionados, the Shanghai Museum's extensive Chinese art collection is sure to impress or you can head to Tianzifang to browse clothing and handicrafts fashioned by local designers and visit the burgeoning art galleries

- Enjoy a Shanghainese farewell dinner

Day 14
Shanghai, China
None Breakfast

- Experience zero turbulence as you zip towards Pudong International Airport at well over 400km/hour via the Maglev

- Your WildChina guide will help you check in for your departure flight

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Description

China is a treasure chest waiting to be delved into. Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai are the sparkling jewels that you see when you first open the box, but Sichuanese "face-changing" opera and the traditional lifestyles of ethnic minorities in Yunnan province are equally impressive gems hidden underneath. This trip introduces you to both the classic and hidden images of China: weave your way through Beijing's interwoven hutong alleys which are still lived in today, stand on top of Xi'an's ancient city wall, get to know pandas in Chengdu, sample three types of tea in a symbolic "Three Course Tea" ceremony with the Bai minority, and explore old and Shanghai. Discover China's wealth of treasures on this special trip.

About Us

We believe that luxury and sustainability come hand-in-hand. From picking tea in Yunnan to making hand-spun yak wool with nomads in Gansu, our journeys are accented by sophisticated interpretation of nature and local artisan culture through genuine interactions with local communities. Our innovative way of travel has been critically recognized through numerous awards including National Geographic Traveler - "Tours of a Lifetime; Travel + Leisure - “Best Life Changing Trips”; and Fast Company - “50 Most Innovative Companies”. In 2017 we were honored to be nominated for two Virtuoso Awards including "Destinations Partner of the Year".

Insider Tip

For first-timers, cover Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai in a week. Save five to ten days to explore the southern and western provinces and experience the true diversity of China.

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By: Angie


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2014

Our travel agent used the services of Wild China for our recent trip to Shanghai and Beijing. Overall the guides were good and having their services proved very helpful in a country where the language & driving were very different from our own. 2 of our 3 guides were quite insightful & accommodating and enhanced our trip in many ways. Our only complaint was that 1 of the guides in Shanghai was quick to deliver us to tourist-trap locations where she would receive a kick-back from any purchase we made. We only learned of this after we had already made a few unwise purchases and then wished maybe we had spent less time with her. My advice would be to use the help, but be forewarned & slightly wary of any guide suggested "tours" or shopping.

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By: Lisa580


Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2016

WildChina provided outstanding service during our recent trip to China. Our guide, Anna, was suburb! Thank you, WildChina!
Travel Advisor:  Bobbi Nappi

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By: Bookstaver


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

Wild China setup up the perfect itinerary for my trip to China and Tibet. A different well versed guide met me in each section of my trip and showed me the trip of a lifetime
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

Fantastic trip

By: Jeff


Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2017

Very good experience. Well thought out trip and every detail was covered. Flexibility was also a key factor.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Rosenberg

And on my next trip to China as well.

By: Guy


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

We spent two full days touring Beijing with Wild China and they really could not have been better. Couldn't ask our guide a question he couldn't answer about what were seeing (and in 9.5/10 english fluency). Always on time and always with a smile and great attitude throughout the tour. Very flexible, even on the fly! We made several requests in the car that required slight deviations from the original plan. No problem.
Travel Advisor:  Trish Mercer

WildChina Exceeds Erwin Family Expectations of China

By: Rhonda Erwin


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2018

Rachel Dicker partnered with WildChina to plan our custom Chinese Adventure for our family of four (two boys ages 12 and 16). We experienced REAL China! We're a global family and we've never experienced the professionalism and attention-to-detail as we did from both Wild China (supervisor Kendra Tombolato) and Rachel Dicker Travel (owner Rachel Dicker). We particularly want to say that Joyce Ying (Shanghai), An Na (Beijing), Jessica Zhu (Xian), Dustin Zhang (Chengdu), James Lee (Guilin), and David Leung (Hong Kong) enhanced our trip each day with their warmth, humor, knowledge, and suggestions of off-the-beaten-path of things to see, do, buy and explore...things we would have never discovered on our own. Things we didn't necessarily plan for as well as fulfilling our requests of stuff we wanted to do. They are true GEMS in the sea of tour guides. We cannot say enough about how they made our trip and memories of China unforgettable.
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

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By: China Yunnan 2018


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

The guides were well educated, courteous, kind, thoughtful, and friendly. They were all knowledgeable about each area we visited. We could not have navigated this trip without the guides. Also, the trip was too vast and expansive to try and go it alone. Literally, we would never have gotten out of Beijing without the guide's help. Also, when the chair lift at the park stopped working, when our car over heated and when we needed a toilet, we were graciously helped! It was a trip of a lifetime and we loved every minute of the vacation. Many of the details were so well suited to our family- hiking, natural sites, luxurious lodges, delicious (and clean, safe) food and water, tea, religious monuments, and a spacious and comfortable van. We felt safe and well attended at all times.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Musgrove