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Our five nights at Guilin Ming Garden were great as well! It is certainly our favorite place in China. The apartment is remodeled, extremely clean and has a great view; having internet access is a nice touch and there is plenty of room for our entire family. After a long day of fun, it was relaxing to come home to delicious home cooked meals prepared by our nanny Mrs Huang.She made us feel right at home with her traditional Cantonese home cooked dinners: her normal dinner consist of soup, two meat dishes and two vegetable dishes; very much like the meals our Cantonese parents made for us when we were younger and the meals had brought back fond memories.
-Helen Lee

European Homeland Heritage Tour C

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.

Tour Overview
Tour Code: CHHT-EHHTC
Trip Duration: 14 days/13 nights
Click below for: Tour Price / Accommodations
Chengdu, Guilin, Guangzhou
Departure Dates: Every Sunday
Day 1 : Depart for Chengdu En Route
meals: n/a
Take flight to Chengdu.
Day 2 : Chengdu
meals: n/a
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
meals: B/L
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
meals: B/L
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
meals: B/L
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
meals: B/L
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
meals: B/L
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
meals: B/L
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
meals: B/L
Enjoy bike riding in Yangshuo.
Day 10 : Yangshuo/Guilin/Province
meals: B
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
meals: B/L
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
meals: B
This morning take some final glimpses around your child's province to capture your special memories. Then depart for Guangzhou.
Day 13 : Guangzhou
meals: B/L
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
meals: B
Meet your private English-speaking tour guide and driver at the hotel lobby and transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

REMARKS:

    B = Breakfast      L = Chinese Lunch                D = Chinese Dinner
    CA= Air China     CZ=China Southern Airline     MU=China Eastern Airlines
Tour Prices:
Valid: Apr 01, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018
1 Person 2-5 Persons 6-9 Persons 10 Persons Hotel Single Supplement
Standard Class / $1599.00 Booking Tour $1350.00 Booking Tour / $340.00
Deluxe Class / $1699.00 Booking Tour $1450.00 Booking Tour / $440.00
Superior Class / $1799.00 Booking Tour $1550.00 Booking Tour / $530.00
Note: child price is 80% of adult price.


Accommodations:
City Standard Class Deluxe Class Superior Class
Chengdu . Civil Aviation Hotel Antai Anrong Hotel, Chengdu Chengdu Tibet Hotel
Guilin . Guilin Days Hotel Guilin Bravo Hotel Grand Wing Guilin Grand Bravo Hotel
Yangshuo . Guilin Days Hotel Yangshuo New West Street Hotel Jasper International Hotel, Yangshuo
Guangzhou . Guangzhou Jinjiang Inn Hotel Guangdong Victory Hotel Guangzhou China Hotel

Hotel Information:
Hotel Indoor Pool Outdoor Pool Gym Safe Box Refrigerator Hair Dryer Kitchen
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Yangshuo New West Street Hotel     √   √   √   √   √
Jasper International Hotel, Yangshuo     √   √   √   √   √
Guangzhou Jinjiang Inn Hotel             √
Guangdong Victory Hotel     √   √   √   √   √
Guangzhou China Hotel     √   √   √   √   √

Inclusions

  • Chengdu/Guilin air ticket
  • Airport (or bus station) /hotel/airport (or bus station) transfer as listed in itinerary.
  • All listed sightseeing and tour programs with private English-speaking tour guide and private van or bus with driver.
  • Hotels and meals as stipulated in itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All prices are quoted in US Dollars, and are subjected to change without notice. Please check at the time of reservation.
  • All prices are quoted per person, based on two travelers sharing a room (double occupancy). Single supplement applies for single travelers.

Exclusions

  • International Airfare.
  • Some meals.
  • Tipping to tour guide and driver.
  • Chinese visa.
  • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • Orphanage visit filing fee to the Provincial Civil Affair Bureau.
  • Side trips to the designated provinces on Day 10-12 and the airfare of Guilin - province city - Guangzhou which can be arranged with extra cost by us
  • The cost of holding the panda and taking a picture is additional to the entry fee. The costs are USD294.00/per person for holding a baby panda. Although the Pandas are cute and adorable, they may inflict accidental injuries in their playful nature

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  • Deposit: 20 percent of the total tour cost deposit is due at the time of registration
  • Balance: Balance is due 60 days before departure
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