from US$1197 per person

Home Stay in Guilin of Best of China, from US$1197

Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, Guilin

Do you want to experience the real daily life of local ordinary people? Do you want to cook authentic Chinese food with friendly Chinese people? Do you want to enjoy the top destinations in China with professional guides? You can enjoy all of them if you join this home stay tour with China Expedition Tours. To discover a real China and make an extraordinary and unforgettable China journey!

  • Tour Code:
  • CET-HS03
  • Length:
  • Cities Visited/Stayed:
  • Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, Guilin
  • Highlight Attractions:
  • Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Li River, Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Yu Yuan Garden, The Bund
  • Experience & Features:
  • Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell Tower and Drum Tower, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Elephant Trunk Hill, Yangshuo, The site of Weiyang palace of the Han dynasty, Yu Yuan Garden, The Bund
  • Physical Rating : 1
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is given a Physical Rating, which indicates how much physical activity is required to participate in it.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Always very easy to go! Sometimes getting around on your own, up and down steps and carrying your own small backpack.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : Light walking or hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : May include moderate hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking and other activities that require only an average/moderate level of fitness to enjoy.
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : May include high altitude hiking of up to 4-6 hours per day some days of the tour or other activities that require a moderately high level of fitness.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : High altitude trekking suitable only for those with a higher level of fitness and endurance.
  • Cultural Shock Rating : 1
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is also given a Culture Shock Rating, designed to help you choose a trip that is suitable to your travel tastes and preferences.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Little or no adjustment at all is required. The comforts of home are here for the most part.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : A generally easy trip but there may be the occasional local home accommodation, remote lodging or some public transportation, simple meal or language barrier.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : Expect an occasional cold shower and remote or even multi-share accommodation, and public transportation or train ride without shower on board…Remember though, this is all part of your CET authentic travel experience!
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : Expect to rough it here and there. This may mean a packed public bus, very remote and rustic accommodation, and no access to western-style food.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : You are totally off the beaten track with none of the comforts of home, and are exposed to a totally foreign culture to what you are accustomed ... Sounds fantastic, doesn't it!
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Day 1: Beijing

Our China Expedition Tours guide will meet you at airport on your arrival, and then you will be transferred to your hotel.

Stay overnight in the hotel of Beijing.


Day 2: Beijing

Today we are going to visit the [Temple of Heaven]. The ancient emperors used it to pray for the Heaven's bless for the whole nation in there; and [Tian'anmen Square], the largest city square in the world, and the[Forbidden City] which is the largest and majestic palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties in Chinese history around 600 years.

Stay overnight in the hotel of Beijing.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 3: Beijing

We will travel to[Mutianyu Great Wall] , 80 kilometers northeast of Beijing. Mutianyu Great Wall is characterized by many watchtowers on overlapping mountain ranges. The wall, built with slabs of stone, is crenellated on both sides with bricks. After a late lunch in a local restaurant, get back to the downtown.

Stay overnight in the hotel of Beijing.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 4: Beijing-Xi'an

Visit the [Summer Palace] which is regarded as the biggest and most famous regal summer resort from the Ming and Qing Dynasty and a great exhibition of China's extraordinary workmanship and architecture. After lunch we will drive to the airport, taking a pm flight to Xi'an.

Stay overnight in the hotel of Xi' an.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 5: Xi'an

Today we will visit the renowned [Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum], which will present us unearthed pottery statues and it is considered as "the Eighth Wonder of the World", as well as one of the most important archaeological finds of the 20th Century. After coming back, the rest free time is very suitable for you to take a walk in the narrow streets among the Muslim Quarter where the quaint shops, lively markets, groups of white-bearded men in skull caps sipping tea in dingy cafes can be found.

Stay overnight in the hotel of Xi' an.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 6: Xi'an-Guilin

Xi’an is the cradle of Chinese culture. And today, through the visit of [Shaanxi Provincial Museum], we will know how and why it became. Following this, we will go to the[Big Wild Goose Pagoda] built by the eminent monk Xuanzang in 652 AD, which has a great importance in China's Buddhism history. After those, we go to the airport to leave for Guilin.

Stay overnight in the hotel of Guilin.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 7: Guilin-Yangshuo-Guilin

In the mornig ,we will have [Li River cruise], enjoy the Li River picturesque scenery to Yangshuo. The cruise will definitely become your highlight of visit to China. You will pass the extraordinary peaks, and enjoy sprays of bamboo lining, experience local fishing rafts floating on the river and picturesque villages. After disembarkation, some free time will be spent on Yangshuo town which boasts the "Global Village" for the popularity with foreigners. And then we will drive back to Guilin.

Stay overnight in the hotel of Guilin.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 8: Guilin

After breakfast, check out from hotel and follow our representative to a local family's home in a residential area in this city. You will meet the host, and check in to your room in their house or apartment and have lunch with them. After a short rest, follow your host and guide to go to a local market. You can buy what you need for dinner there. Just as a saying goes, "WHEN IN ROME, DO AS THE ROMANS DO." You will be cooking your own Chinese dinner by following your host! Enjoy your REAL Chinese dinner and have some tea with them and get to know the local people's life from your talk and from your own experience.

Stay overnight in a local Guilin home.

Meals: (B, L, D)

Day 9: Guilin-Shanghai

After checking out your Guilin home stay in the morning, we go to visit the famous [Reed Flute Cave], the natural beauty of a large amount of stalactites and stalagmites, with their endless variety of remarkable scenes. Not to be missed is the symbol of Guilin city, the [Elephant Hill] that looks like a giant elephant with its long trunk drinking water from the Li River. Then we take a pm flight to Shanghai.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 10: Shanghai

The [Yuyuan Garden] is a beautiful private garden, which is the most typical representative of its sort of Chinese garden; [Huangpu River Cruise], from where the modern skylines of this China's biggest city can be seen; and then walking along [the Bund].

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 11: Shanghai-Departure

The spare time before transferred to the airport is free on your own. Our reception ends at the airport.

Meals: (B)

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  1 person 2-5 persons 6-9 persons ≥10 persons Single Room Supplement
First Class Tour $3437 $2518 $1890 $1693 $780
Comfortable Tour $2716 $2176 $1642 $1469 $460
Standard Tour $2225 $1769 $1416 $1197 $290
* Price in every box above is for each person.
* The default currency is in US dollar. Please use the Currency Converter to see the equivalent quote in your currency. Price is for references only, it may vary according to your actual travel itinerary, travel time, hotel price rise or fall, US dollar exchange rate fluctuation, car fuel price change and government tax adjustment, etc..
* The price is only for your reference and  it is subject to seasons, high or low.Please send us your inquiry if you are interested.
* The differences between First Class Tour, Comfortable Tour and Standard Tour are mainly reflected in the hotels we use. For First Class Tour, we use mostly 5 star hotels (or hotels corresponded to 5 star ones), 4 star hotels for Comfortable Tour and 3 star hotels for Standard Tour. But there’re exceptions when there come home stay experience, remote destinations and other specified circumstances in the itinerary. 

Price Inclusion

  • Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Centrally Located Hotels
  • Authentic Chinese Food
  • Private Experienced Guides
  • Private Cars/Van with Drivers
  • Internal Flights/Train(s) in China
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Fees
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Travel Insurance

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare to Enter/Leave China
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Excess Baggage Charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Single Room Supplement
  • Tips or Gifts to Guides/Drivers/Bellmen

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