from US$1060 per person

Fantastic South China Experience Tour

Shanghai, Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Guilin, (Hong Kong)

This tour shows you a picturesque China and provides you an unforgettable journey. Our tour begins from Shanghai, the largest city of China. You will be amazed by its modern atmosphere and traditional culture and art. Enjoy natural beauties best demonstrated in the Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area. What's more, you experience a cruise on the world-wide famous Li River through stunning karst landscapes in Guilin. Enjoy a leisurely walk at the West Street and be intoxicated in the warm and romantic atmosphere.

  • Tour Code:
  • CET-LS12
  • Length:
  • Cities Visited/Stayed:
  • Shanghai, Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Guilin, (Hong Kong)
  • Highlight Attractions:
  • Yu Yuan Garden,The Bund,Terraced Rice Paddies at Longji,Li River,Yangshuo
  • Experience & Features:
  • Old Part of Shanghai, Children’s Palace, Panda in Chengdu, Yao Minority’s Village, South China Sea Pearl, Picturesque Li River Cruise, the Global Village--Yangshuo
  • Physical Rating : 2
    (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: Shanghai

Arrive in Shanghai, our guide (CET representative) will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Visitors come to Shanghai with a purpose of appreciating the beautiful urban scenery, as well as shopping in its various kinds of shops and stores.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.


Day 2: Shanghai

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, and we will go to visit the [Yuyuan Garden], where you may find more delicate handicrafts and tasty Chinese snacks which are so unique and characteristic. Also include a visit to the [Jade Buddha Temple], an elegant structure famous for its Buddha statue which is carved of solid white jade and decorated by jewels. Lunch will be arranged at a famous Shanghai restaurant. After lunch we will come to the [Outer Bund], to take a grand view of Shanghai and you may definitely marvel at how modern this metropolis is while still containing its old traditions. Enjoy a walk on the [Nanjing Road], the most prosperous commercial street. You can find lots of world famous brands setting along the street and enjoy a good time in shopping.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 3: Shanghai-Chengdu

This morning we will discover a special view of Shanghai by visiting the [Children's Palace] (when in session). There you may see lovely children taking activities such as playing music instruments or dancing. After lunch we will drive to the airport for a pm flight to Chengdu.

Stay overnight in Chengdu.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 4: Chengdu-Jiuzhaigou

Today we will drive to Chengdu Shuangliu Airport to take a flight to Jiuhuang airport in Jiuzhaigou area. Upon arrival, we will take a coach to Muni scenic area to see the [Zaga Waterfall]. Marvelous pictures which are beyond your imagination can be taken from there. It will take about two hours in hiking along that area. Afterwards, we will drive to Jiuzhaigou, check into hotel and relax.

Stay overnight at Jiuzhaigou.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 5: Jiuzhaigou

After breakfast, we will go to [Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area]. We will visit the [Shuzheng Valley], [Rize Valley] and [Zechawa Valley] which take a "Y" shape, in the Minshan Mountain Range. Inhabited by Tibetans, the nine villages and alpine lakes, affectionately called "Ham", are like reflecting mirrors or crystal jade blocks inlaid in Snow Mountains and forests. There is the Chang (Long) Lake at the end of Zechawa Valley and there are virgin forests at the end of Rize Valley. From south to north, both Valleys stretch and meet at Nuorilang. The drop between the two valleys and Shuzheng Valley is over 1,000 meters (about 3,281feet), with 114 lakes lying downward in an echelon manner, on which are 17 waterfalls, 11 rip currents and 5 travertine beaches, formulating alpine lake clusters and travertine spots that are rarely seen in China and even in the world. Enjoy natural beauties best demonstrated in its lakes, waterfalls, beaches, water currents, snow peaks, and virgin forests and spend time to take photos.

Stay overnight at Jiuzhaigou.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 6: Jiuzhaigou-Huanglong Scenic Area-Chuanzhusi Town

This morning we will drive to [Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Scenic Area], neighboring the Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area. The special character of the area, which extends over 700 square kilometers (about 172,934acres) results from formations of talpatate, gives a special color to ponds and beaches. With a background of high mountains, snow covered peaks, valleys, waterfalls, lakes and forests, these talpatate scenes are quite spectacular. The scenic area provides a variety of unique and wild scenery such as the Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Ravine, at the foot of the Xuebao Peak in the Minshan Mountain. In the sunshine, the ravine looks like a golden dragon winding its way through the forest. Later this afternoon we will drive to Chuanzhusi Town.

Stay overnight at Chuanzhusi Town. 

Meals: (B, L)

Day 7: Jiuzhaigou-Chengdu

After breakfast, we will drive to the airport for a flight back to Chengdu city.

Upon our arrival at Chengdu airport, we will be picked up and transferred to the city. The rest time of the day will be on your own. Taking a walk to Tianfu Square to see Chairman Mao's marble statue, to go to People's Park, having a sip of Chinese green tea in the tea house there are our recommendation. What does still exist here in abundance, is a great street life. Markets and street hawkers fill the streets dealing in everything you could possibly imagine, from snakes and snails to fortunes and foot scrubs. A hotpot dinner will let you know what real Sichuan spicy food is. Sichuan brocade, embroidery and lacquer ware are famous souvenirs.

Stay overnight in Chengdu.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 8: Chengdu-Guilin

Let’s go to see China’s animal ambassador--Pandas in [Chengdu Panda Breading and Researching Base] in the morning. They are so cute and lazy that you will have a combined feeling of love and hate. In the afternoon, we will catch a flight to Guilin city. Upon arrival, we will be met and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day will be on your own to explore the city.

Stay overnight in Guilin.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 9: Guilin-Longsheng

Today we will go to Longji, a minority area with magnificent terraced rice paddies. The [Longji Terraces] are located southeast of Longsheng county, the rice terraces are built into the hillsides which look like great chains or ribbons as they wind from the foot to the top of the hill. This ingenious construction makes best use of the scare arable land and water resources in the mountainous area. Also you may have a chance to take some wonderful pictures of minority people wearing exquisite costumes along the way. Later this afternoon we will drive to visit [Huangluo Red Yao minority village]. Women there all keep their hair to a length of more than one meter. You will be marvel at their characteristic red costumes and beauty.

Stay overnight in Longsheng.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 10: Longsheng-Guilin

Early this morning we will drive to the Longsheng town. You can see daily life of local people by visiting the local market and having interesting discovery. Then we will drive to Guilin city. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel, enjoy a leisure afternoon.

Stay overnight in Guilin.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 11: Guilin-Yangshuo

This morning we will embark the ship for [Li River cruise] to Yangshuo. Cruising downstream with a pleasant breeze greeting, you can sit on cushion comfortably or enjoy the open-air viewing platform. Enjoying the fabulous scenery where Chinese artists have been painting for centuries. Lunch will be served onboard. Disembark and walk to the West Street, which has received countless foreigners from all over the world and reputed as "Earth Village in China". Today, the 600 meters long street is over 300 cafes, restaurants, hotels art crafts and tourist stores, foreign language clubs, internet centers and Kungfu schools. This afternoon you will be free at leisure, you can enjoy a coffee time at the West Street, or walk around the small Yangshuo town.

Stay overnight in Yangshuo.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 12: Yangshuo-Guilin

After breakfast, we will drive back to Guilin city, spend the rest of the day in Guilin to discover its shinning scenic spots that make the city unique and especially beautiful. The [Elephant Trunk Hill] is the symbol of Guilin, standing in the Li River and looks like an elephant drinking water from the river. The [Reed Flute Cave] is one of the most spectacular caves displaying karst geographical formation in various shapes. After the visit, we will continue to the nearby [South China Sea Pearl Museum], where we can learn some knowledge of pearls and have the chance to purchase real sea pearl at competitive prices. After dinner, we [recommend a cruise in the city's central area] on a water system, this will impress you with another feeling of Guilin.

Stay overnight in Guilin.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 13: Guilin-Hong Kong-Departure

Today will be on your own to relax and later you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Hong Kong to continue your tour or for departure. Our service will end at the airport of Guilin.

Meals: (B)

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  1 person 2-5 persons 6-9 persons ≥10 persons Single Room Supplement
First Class Tour $4171 $2612 $2236 $1768 $920
Comfortable Tour $3329 $2100 $1705 $1381 $520
Standard Tour $2743 $1775 $1449 $1060 $340
* 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..
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* 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.

Hotel List
  First Class Tour Comfortable Tour Standard Tour
Shanghai Hilton Shanghai Hotel New Century Hotel Shanghai Swan Hotel Shanghai
Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel Ocean Hotel Shanghai Anting Villa Hotel Shanghai
Chengdu Sheraton Chengdu Hotel Yinhe Dynasty Hotel Furong Hotel
Tibet Hotel Chengdu Water Hotel Civil Aviation Hotel
Jiuzhaigou Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Resort New Jiuzhai Hotel Qianhe International Hotel
Intercontinental Resort Jiuzhai   Gesang Hotel
Guilin Sheraton Guilin Bravo Hotel Guilin Osmanthus Hotel Guilin
Shangri-la Hotel Guilin Park Hotel Guilin Hotel Universal Guilin
Longsheng Guesthouse Guesthouse Guesthouse
Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel Yangshuo Yangshuo New Century Hotel Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel
Yangshuo Resort Yangshuo Tangrenjie Hotel Yangshuo Regency Holiday Hotel

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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