Travel to Guilin after visiting pandas' hometown Chengdu. You will surely be amazed by the picturesque city of Guilin, Guangxi Province. The Li River Cruise will lead you to see the most gorgeous landscape in China, with sparkling clear waters and magnificent green hills and to explore the fascinating Yangshuo, where you can see combined features of east and west, classic and modern. Also take a trip to Longsheng for the wonderful terrace there, which are result of hundreds of year's hard work. Besides the attractive visual cuisine, you have a great opportunity to stay in the home-like cozy Guilin Ming Garden Apartment Suite. It is located among local residence, and you can get a sense of local people's daily life.
Day 1 : Depart for Chengdu En Route
Take flight to Chengdu.
Day 2 : Chengdu
Arrive in Chengdu. Our English-speaking tour guide and driver will meet you at the airport exit and transfer you to hotel.
Day 3 : Chengdu
Embark on an extraordinary journey to the Panda Breeding Research Base this morning. Everyone will have the rare opportunity to hold and hug a baby panda; something everyone in the family is sure to enjoy. Continue on to Huanglongxi which is a 1700-year-old scenic town in Sichuan Province. It has been lovingly restored to retain its old world charm, so that visitors can walk the streets as they would have done a couple of centuries ago.
Day 4 : Chengdu
Explore Leshan Giant Buddha is a statue of Maitreya (a Bodhisattva usually represented as a very stout monk with a broad smile on his face and with his naked breast and paunch exposed to view) in sitting posture. The Buddha is located to the east of Leshan City, Sichuan Province, at the confluence of three rivers, namely, Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River. The statue makes itself the most renowned scenic spot in Leshan City. In December, 1996, the location of the Buddha was included by UNESCO on the list of the World Heritage sites.
Day 5 : Chengdu/Guilin
After breakfast, visit the People's Park with tea house & garden. Full of vegetation and shade, it is a great place to visit with friends or family. You'll be surprised to see so many people exercising together to traditional Chinese music. People dance, do tai chi, play badminton or sing Chinese Opera songs. The Teahouse is as relaxing and shady a setting as any place in Chengdu. Your English-speaking tour guide and driver will transfer you to airport. Chengdu/Guilin by air ( Your guide has tickets )Your English-speaking tour guide and driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to hotel.
Day 6 : Guilin
After breakfast, visit to the Reed Flute Caves (Ludi Yan). Inside the caves, the cool atmosphere and colorful lighting displays provide a beautiful backdrop as you pass by many fanciful shapes (don't forget to look for the Monkey King). In the afternoon, visit Children's Palace where you can learn the basic techniques used for centuries to create Chinese calligraphy and landscape painting, making this a fun activity for all.
Day 7 : Guilin/Longji/Guilin
Your English-speaking tour guide and driver will take you to Longsheng Longji Terrace which is a fascinating scenic spot for tourist. Being one of the 12 top class scenic spots in Guangxi Province, the fields has a history of 600 years, which were first constructed in Yuan dynasty and completed in early Qing dynasty. These fields are result of hundreds of year's wise management and hard work. Return to Guilin.
Day 8 : Guilin/Yangshuo
Enjoy Li River Cruise. The landscape surrounding Guilin is noted as being the most beautiful in China with sparkling clear waters, magnificent green hills, and the occasional fisherman fishing with his trained cormorant birds. Your children will be excited to watch for water buffalo either grazing along the riverbanks, or perhaps taking a lazy afternoon swim. Arrive in Yangshuo this afternoon and check into your hotel.
Day 9 : Yangshuo
Enjoy bike riding in Yangshuo.
Day 10 : Yangshuo/Guilin/Province
Travel to the capital city of the designated province for an orphanage visit. Lotus guides will sensitively and carefully assist your family as you embark on this most meaningful portion of your return trip. On this initial day of the city visit, one can spend time strolling the area and absorbing a sense of the city and locale.
Day 11 : Province
Your orphanage visitation typically includes a lunch meeting with the orphanage director and staff. If your family wishes to be in touch with the foster family, Lotus can also arrange a time for you to reunite if contact information is available. After lunch, you may explore your child's finding site. Record the day's events in your journal or just relax with your family this evening.
Day 12 : Province/Guangzhou
This morning take some final glimpses around your child's province to capture your special memories. Then depart for Guangzhou.
Day 13 : Guangzhou
After breakfast, your guide will take you to Yuexiu park where you can enjoy a story-time of traditional Chinese folktales. Then explore the halls and courtyards of the Chen Family Temple covering more than 10,000 square meters.
Day 14 : Leave Guangzhou
Meet your private English-speaking tour guide and driver at the hotel lobby and transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
B = Breakfast L = Chinese Lunch D = Chinese Dinner Valid: Dec 01, 2016 - Mar 31, 2018
CA= Air China CZ=China Southern Airline MU=China Eastern Airlines
| ||2-5 Persons ||6-9 Persons ||Hotel Single Supplement |
|Standard Class ||$1620.00 ||$1370.00 ||$350.00 |
|Deluxe Class ||$1730.00 ||$1480.00 ||$460.00 |
|Superior Class ||$1920.00 ||$1670.00 ||$640.00 |
Note: child price is 80% of adult price.