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China Tours Giant Pandas & Ethnic Lhasa 11 Days

Giant Pandas & Ethnic Lhasa 11 Days JOIN +

Tour code: GP11EL

Chengdu is the best gateway city to Tibet. Discover the mysterious Tibet, enjoy the leisure life pace and see cute pandas in Chengdu. Amazing culture and original customs are all included in this 11-days trip.

    Visiting:

  • Chengdu--3 nights
  • Lijiang-2 nights
  • Shangri-La--2 nights
  • Lhasa--3 nights

    Hotel Accommodations:

  • Chengdu—Frasers Suites Chengdu or similar
  • Lijiang--Ivy's Garden Lijiang or similar
  • Shangri-La--Songtsam Lodge Shanghri-La or similar
  • Lhasa--Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa or similar

    Included:

  • * All inter-China air/land transportation
  • * Includes all inter-China transfers between airports and hotels
  • * 10 nights in First Class hotels based on double occupancy
  • * 10 hotel breakfasts, 8 lunches and 2 dinners
  • * Includes baggage handling, hotel taxes and service fees
  • * Comprehensive sightseeing with admission as noted
  • * Experienced English speaking guide

    Special Entertainment:

  • * Chengdu—Sichuan Hot Pot Dinner & Opera Performance
  • * Lhasa--Farewell Tibetan Dinner & Cultural Show

    Optional Entertainment:

  • * Chengdu—Taking photo with panda side by side: $320 per person

    Remarks:

  • *Tour cost is per person, based on double occupancy
  • *Minimum for 2 persons
  • * Surcharge for 1 person is $1000 plus single supplement
  • * Other arrival dates are available

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Chengdu

Your flight lands at Chengdu. You are transferred to the hotel for well-deserved rest and relaxation.
Day 2

Chengdu

Morning program begins with Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Center, beautifully landscaped with lush plants and lakes. Meet with 20 some pandas and their caregivers. Also visit the Small Red Panda Center with 40 small pandas in residence who roam freely. After lunch, visit People's Park with its Bonsai Garden. Then head to Kuan Zhai Alley, is one of the top three historic preserve districts in Chengdu City. Tonight, enjoy a Sichuan Hot Pot Dinner followed by a Sichuan Opera Performance. (B,L,D)
Day 3

Chengdu

Morning drive to Dujiangyan Panda Park with Panda Volunteer Work--clean the residual bamboo, wash panda's house and feed the giant pandas, etc. After lunch, visit the ancient Dujiangyan Irrigation System which is the great technological achievement of ancient China. Walk along the Jiezi Ancient Town which includes temples and a great number of other historical sites. (B,L)
Day 4

Chengdu--Lijiang

Today, take a morning flight to Lijiang. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to check-in your hotel. After lunch, visit the Dayan Ancient Town with long history and profound Naxi culture. Ubiquitous mini bridge is the biggest feature there. (B,L)
Day 5

Lijiang

Enjoy the spectacle of Impression Lijiang - Snow Mountain, an outdoor audio-visual extravaganza directed by the internationally acclaimed Zhang Yimou who directed the 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremonies. Over 500 local people perform rituals, dances and folk songs for visitors daily. After lunch, visit the local villages of Baisha Village and Dongba Culture Village. You'll learn about the local Naxi people and their culture including a visit to the home of a local Naxi family and the former residence of Dr. Rock, a 20th century Austrian-American explorer-botanist and author of two English language histories of the Naxi people. (B,L)
Day 6

Lijiang--Shangri-La

Drive to Shangri-La. En route, explore the Tiger Leaping Gorge which is a scenic canyon on the Jinsha River, a primary tributary of the upper Yangtze Rover. It is one of the deepest and most spectacular river canyons in the world. (B,L)
Day 7

Shangri-La

Today, explore the Songzanlin Monastery which is the largest Tibetan Buddhism monastery in Yunnan. Covering an area of 30 hectares, it looks like a mini Kumbum Monastery. Later, take a Tibetan family visit and you'll learn about a local family's history and way of life. After lunch, visit the Pudacuo National Park, Bitahai Lake and Shuduhu Lake. (B,L)
Day 8

Shangri-La--Lhasa

After breakfast, take your flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival, meet and check-in your hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure and adapt to the high altitude. (B)
Day 9

Lhasa

Morning explore the world wonder and pilgrimage site, The Potala Palace. This amazing palace has the honor of being the highest ancient palace in the world. Visit the Jokhang Temple, watch religious pilgrims prostrating themselves at the front gate. Join local people's kora (circle for religion) and stroll around Barkhor Street where you may shop for Tibetan items. (B,L)
Day 10

Lhasa

Morning visit the Norbulingka Palace, which has plenty of plants and is full of oxygen. Explore the Drepung Monastery where used to be the living quarters of the Dalai Lamas. After lunch, visit the Sera Monastery. Watch the monks' debate and enjoy their special "dance". Debate is a way for the monks to learn sutras and scriptures. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Tibetan Dinner & Cultural Show. (B,L,D)
Day 11

Depart Lhasa

Transfer to the airport for flight to your next destination. (B)

Price (JAN 2020~DEC 2020)

Arrival Date 2020/Arrive Chengdu (Wed) Land Only Single Supplement
Jan 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $3999 $850
Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 $3999 $850
Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $3999 $850
May 6, 13, 20, 27 $3999 $850
Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 $3999 $850
Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $3999 $850
Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 $3999 $850
Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $3999 $850
Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 $3999 $850
Nov 4, 11, 18, 25 $3999 $850
Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $3999 $850
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