Day 1-2 Depart from LAX, Los Angeles
Board a Trans-Pacific flight to Beijing.
Day 3 Beijing (AB, L, SD)
Arrive in Beijing and check into the hotel. Later, we visit famous sites of
the 2008 Olympic Games which includes the Bird's Nest (outside), the
Water Cube (outside), Yonghegong, and Beihai Park. In the evening, we
are treated to a famous Peking Duck Welcome Banquet.
Day 4 Beijing - Datong (AB, L, D)
Board a morning flight to Datong. Upon arrival, we visit the Yungang
Grottoes and the Huayan Monastery.
Day 5 Datong - Pingyao (AB, L, D)
Travel to Pingyao and on the way, we visit Hanging Monastery and
Wooden Pagoda. Wooden Pagoda is China's tallest and oldest Buddhist
pagoda constructed entirely of wood.
Hanging Monastery in Datong, China
Day 6 Pingyao - Taiyuan (AB, L, D)
City tour of Pingyao, the financial center in Qing Dynasty, now an UNESCO
World Heritage Site. Later, we visit Risheng Chang Old Bank and Qiao
Family's courtyard house followed by a drive to Taiyuan.
Day 7 Taiyuan - Xian (AB, L, D)
Take a Taiyuan city tour before flying to Xian. Upon arrival at Xian airport,
we are transferred to our hotel where we enjoy a free evening.
Day 8 Xian (AB, L, D)
Spend an exciting day as we visit the Terracotta Warriors excavation site.
Three pits contain over 7,300 warriors, horses and chariots crafted more
than 2,000 years ago in honor of China's first Emperor Qin Shi Huang. In
the evening, we indulge ourselves with a spectacular Tang Dynasty Show
and a Chinese Dumpling Banquet.
Day 9 Xian - Luoyang (AB, L, SD)
Visit City Wall and Big Goose Pagoda before driving or taking a train to
Luoyang. Have a Luoyang flavor dinner for the evening.
Traditional Chinese courtyard in Pingyao, China
Day 10 Luoyang-Shaolin-Zhengzhou (AB, L, D)
In Luoyang, we visit Longmen Grottoes and Guan Mausoleum. We
continue on in the afternoon with a drive to Shaolin Temple, best known
for its martial arts. Zongyue Temple at Songshang, Talin, and Shaolin
Martial Arts School are other sites we visit in Shaolin. Later, we travel to
Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province.
Day 11 Zhengzhou-Shanghai (AB, L)
Board a flight to Shanghai and then check into our hotel. Explore
Shanghai by visiting the Yu Yuan Garden, Old Shanghai District, and take
a ride up the famous Pearl TV Tower. After lunch we stroll along Nanjing
Road and the Bund.
Day 12 Shanghai (AB)
Free day to explore Shanghai.
Day 13 Shanghai - USA (AB)
Free morning in Shanghai before catching a flight back home.
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