12 Days China Panda Tour

Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Shanghai

Tour Code: TAT-China-05

Tour Type: Private Tour

Price from: US$1953 Free Inquiry

Tour Feature

  • Fine-designed tour brings you to visit the hometown of Giant Panda
  • Best seller China tours, popular in the tourists who visit China for the 1st time
  • Another highlight in this tour is to walk into the picturesque countryside of Yangshuo, Guilin
  • Well-planned the tour will also show your way to discover the colourful history and culture of China

Tour Itinerary Expand All

Day 1 Arrival Beijing

Transfer to hotel

Meals: No Meals
Recommended Hotel: Citadines Ritan Service Apartment or similar ★★★★

Your journey will begin in Beijing, one of the most mysterious cities in the world. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a local guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, you will be free at leisure and have a good sleep to get over the jet lag.

Beijing City View
Beijing City View

Day 2 Beijing

Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Back Lakes and Nanluoguxiang Alley

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Citadines Ritan Service Apartment or similar ★★★★

It will be an exciting day for you as this is your 1st-day tour in China. Our local guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and show you to explore this historical city. The 1st stop is Tian'anmen Square. It is the largest public square in the world. After a short visit at the square, we will walk through it and go to the entrance of Forbidden City, which is just behind Gate of Tian'anmen. Forbidden City is the highlight of the Beijing city tour. It is the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. 2 hours visit to the palace will amaze you. Then we will walk to Jingshan Park. Climb up to the top of Coal Hill to enjoy a nice panoramic view of the Forbidden City.

An authentic Chinese lunch is arranged at a local restaurant for you. In the afternoon, we will move to Back Lakes (Houhai) and walk through Nanluoguxiang Alley. As one of the most famous Beijing Hutong districts, it is really a good place to discover the history and the endless charm of Beijing City. We will have a stop at a tea house before driving back to your hotel. If you are interesting in Chinese gourmet, Peking roast duck is recommended as an optional dinner.

Forbidden City
Forbidden City

Day 3 Beijing

Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, The exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Citadines Ritan Service Apartment or similar ★★★★

After the hotel breakfast, the local tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby in the morning. Then we will drive out of the downtown of Beijing, to visit Mutianyu Great Wall. It is now popular among foreign visitors with less tourists but more beautiful scenery. We left enough time for you to hike and take pictures on the Great Wall. It will be definitely your unforgettable experience. Lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant at the foot of the mountain.

Then drive back to downtown and we will have a stop at jade store en route. When we arrive in Beijing city, we will have a picture stop at Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures built for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. You will be dropped off at hotel after the tour. For a long hike on the Great Wall, you are highly recommended to take a traditional Chinese foot massage (optional).

China Great Wall
China Great Wall

Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an

Temple of Heaven, Old Beijing Hutong, High speed train to Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Somerset Xindicheng Xi'an or similar ★★★★

After hotel breakfast, check out from hotel. Then guide will lead you to visit next landmark of Beijing - Temple of Heaven. It is really a masterpiece of ancient times. It was a place where the royal family prayed for a  good harvest of the nation each year. Currently it is like a park, where local resdents do morning exercises in the square and make it full of vigor. Then step into a pure Hutong nearby and pretend to be a real Beijinger for a while.

After a la carte lunch at a local restaurant, we will go to Beijing Xi Railway Station (West Railway Station), from which you will take 5-hour high speed train for Xi'an, another exciting destination of your China trip.

Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven

Day 5 Xi'an

Terracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Somerset Xindicheng Xi'an or similar ★★★★

The local guide picks you up from hotel lobby in the morning, then head for Terracotta Warriors --- today's highlights. It is regarded as one of the most important archaeological finds in the world, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. We guarantee you an amazing experience. Then we will go to a pottery figurine factory, where you will learn how to make a pottery figurine.

You will enjoy a Chinese lunch at a nearby restaurant before we drive back to downtown. In the afternoon, we will visit Tang Bo Art Museum. It is a private art museum, displaying many ancient Chinese artworks. If you are interested in Chinese culture, you could practice writing a couple of Chinese characters or painting a traditional Chinese painting in your style. After that, we will have leisure time at the Bell Tower area and Muslim Quarter. The tour will end by dropping off at your hotel.

Qin Terracotta Warriors
Qin Terracotta Warriors

Day 6 Xi'an - Chengdu

Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda, Take high-speed train to Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Chengdu or similar ★★★★

Have a leisure breakfast in the hotel, then check out from the hotel. With the hotel pick-up, you will enjoy a leisure city tour before leaving for Chengdu. We will visit the Ancient City Wall, which is one of the oldest and best-preserved city walls in China. You can visit the wall on foot, or by bicycle or sightseeing car. After that, we will move to Yanta North Plaza from which you will have a good view of Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which is another landmark of Xi'an.

After lunch, take a 4-hour high-speed train to Chengdu, the hometown of giant pandas. The local guide will wait for you at the exit of railway station.

Xian Ancient City Wall
Ancient City Wall

Day 7 Chengdu

Dujiangyan Panda Base, Jiezi Ancient Town

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Chengdu or similar ★★★★

It is an exciting day to have a close contact with the dorrable giant pandas. In the early morning, our local tour guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby. Drive for about 1.5 hours to Dujiangyan Panda Base, where you will take a close encounter with the lovely pandas. It is also the only place in China currently that welcomes the tourists to experience volunteer program while taking care of the giant panda and feeding them. You will also have chance to hug the giant panda there.

Lunch is arranged at a local popular restaurant, where you could enjoy local Sichuan food. In the afternoon, we will visit Jiezi Ancient Town, which is of one thousand year history. The town is mainly composed of three parts: The Street, Guang Yan Temple and Fengqishan Forest Park. Enjoy walking on the bluestone road and explore this ancient town leisurely. Drive back to Chengdu city and tour ends by dropping you off at your hotel. We highly recommend you watch the Sichuan Opera as an optional night activity.

Giant Pandas
Giant Pandas

Day 8 Chengdu

Chengdu Sichuan Cuisine Museum, Renmin Park

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Chengdu or similar ★★★★

Today we will explore the famous Sichuan food. After breakfast, we will drive to Chengdu Sichuan Cuisine Museum, where you will have a journey of food cultural exploration, including tasting popular local snacks, sightseeing for cultural relics, walking through old Sichuan restaurant alley, learning how to cook some popular Sichuan food and enjoy them as your lunch. In the afternoon, we get back to the downtown, walk into a local citizen park --- Remin Park. Join in the locals to enjoy leisure time in a Sichuan tea house, resting in a bamboo chair and desk, sipping a cup of covered-bowl tea. If you are interested in , you could also try playing mahjong in the park. You will feel like a real native. In the park, you will also meet the locals singing and dancing there. Stroll around Jinli Old Street before transferring back to hotel.

Sichuan Food Experience
Sichuan Food Experience

Day 9 Chengdu - Guilin

Fly to Guilin, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel or similar ★★★★★

In the early morning, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and help you with the check-out. Then you take the morning flight from Chengdu to Guilin, a small city in southern China with the most beautiful natural view of China. The Guilin local guide will pick you up from Guilin airport with the TCT signboard. On the way back to the hotel, visit Reed Flute Cave which is a famous scenic spot offering a magic fairyland of stalactites, stalagmites in fantastic shapes and colors. Then transfer to the hotel for check-in before A La Carte Lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. You will have a stop at a pearl store. After a break at noontime, drive to Elephant Trunk Hill, the badge of Guilin city. The hill looks exactly like a huge elephant stretching its trunk drinking water of the Li River. Then have a leisure walk along the Shanhu Lake and Ronghu Lake.

Shanhu Lake
Shanhu Lake

Day 10 Guilin - Shanghai

Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo, West Street, Yangshuo countryside tour, Fly to Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund or similar★★★★

Take a leisure trip with us today. In the morning, our local tour guide will pick you up from the hotel lobby and transfer you to the river cruise pier. We will check in a luxury cruise boat and start the great Li River cruise at 09:30. You will enjoy the fairy-tale scenery along the Li River to Yangshuo. You will feel you are just walking in a beautiful traditional Chinese painting. When arriving at Yangshuo, we will walk through the West Street or take a sightseeing car to the parking lot directly. Optional Yangshuo countryside tour by biking is recommended if weather allows.

Then drive to Guilin airport directly to take a night flight for Shanghai. The local Shanghai guide is waiting for you at the exit of the airport, meeting you and transferring you to check in the hotel.

Li River Cruise
Li River Cruise

Day 11 Shanghai

Shikumen, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Lujiazui CBD, Shanghai Tower

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund or similar ★★★★

Today our local tour guide will show you to explore the new and old Shanghai. After breakfast, we will walk into the Shikumen area with many old buildings, a blend of western and  Chinese traditional culture. You will find many local residents are still living there. Then, we will move to visit Yuyuan Garden. It is a traditional Chinese garden situated in downtown of Shanghai. Continue a walk on the Bund, the famous landmark of Shanghai was a foreign trade center from the late 19th century.

Lunch is arranged at a local Chinese restaurant, enjoy the local food, which tastes a bit different from the food of northern China and southern China.

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jade Buddha Temple first and a silk museum will be after it. Then we will drive pass Lujiazui CBD new area and have a cup of coffee or take a break on the Riverside Promenade. Shanghai Tower is now the tallest building in Shanghai. Enjoy a Shanghai panoramic view journey at the top of Shanghai Tower. Tour will end by dropping you off at the hotel. Shanghai acrobatic show is recommended to you as an optional activity.

Shanghai City View
Shanghai City View

Day 12 Departure Shanghai

Transfer to airport

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy your free time before being transferred to the airport to catch your departure flight.

Service Ends

Price Includes

  • Internal flight or train as specified
  • Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  • Private licensed English speaking guide and driver service
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  • All attraction entrance fees as specified
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary


Price Excludes

  • International air tickets or train tickets for arrival and departure
  • Gratuities to your tour guide and driver at your own discretion
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours, meals, activities, and services
  • Comprehensive travel insurance



-The reference prices are based on a group of 6 persons, with local 4- start superior accommodation

-The prices are not valid during the national holidays. Please feel free to contact us to ask the detailed prices based on your traveling dates and group size.

What our clients say

5/5.0 | Excellent




Sep 15 ,2019

Great way to see the major sights & experience traditional food & culture.
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Jun 18 ,2019

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