China and Thailand Discovery, 11-Day Small Group Tour

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Beijing International Airport to Bangkok airport

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Join the adventure trip that encompasses the highlights of China and Thailand. Experience the unforgettable imperial Forbidden City, majestic Great Wall and amazing Terracotta Warriors before going to historic city Ayutthaya and bustling Bangkok.
Day 01: Beijing Your guide will meet you at Beijing Airport and transfer you to the hotel. Day 02: Beijing (B+L) Visit Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and a Chinese Kung Fu Show. A la carte lunch with Peking duck. Day 03: Beijing (B) Mutianyu Great Wall (round-way cable car ride), Bird's Nest (drive by), a local market. Hotel: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) Day 04: Beijing - Xian (B+L) Visit Summer Palace and Hutong alleys including Chinese Paper Cutting. A la carte lunch. Fly to Xian and check in at the hotel. Day 05: Xian(B+L+D) Visit Terracotta Army, a local family with home-cooked lunch and Small Wild Goose Pagoda. Dumpling dinner and Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show. (Tips: the show with dinner is available from Apr to Nov) Hotel: Sheraton Hotel Xian (5 stars) Day 06: Xian - Shanghai (B+L) See or join locals doing morning exercises in the City Wall Park, One-hour Tai Chi practice, visit the City Wall. An a la carte lunch. Fly to Shanghai and check in at the hotel. Day 07: Shanghai(B+L) Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden and its traditional bazaar, A la carte lunch, Former French Concession, the Bund and Huangpu River cruise.Upon returning to the hotel your guide will see you into the lobby to say bon voyage. Hotel: Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai (5 stars) or SimilarDay 08: Shanghai - Bangkok(B) Fly to Bangkok and check into the hotel. Day 09: Bangkok(B+L) Visit the Wat Pho, the Grand Palace and the Wat Phra Kaew in the morning (experience the monks early morning chanting ritual-chanting starts at 9am). After lunch, we will board a private long-tail boat cruising on the peaceful Klong Bang Luang. Pass by shop houses, local temples and vendors on this waterway. Then the boat stops at Baan Silapin. You can enjoy the gallery, take part in an art workshop or explore the local community. Our last stop today is the beautiful Wat Arun. (Note: Appropriate dress is required or can be rented on site.) Day 10: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok(B+L) Drive you to Ayutthaya. Visit the Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Wat Mahathat, Wat Phra Srisanphet and the town's Muslim Quarter. In the afternoon, we will travel back to Bangkok cruising down the Chao Phraya River on the cruiser, the Grand Pearl. Enjoy a superb buffet lunch on board. Arrive in Bangkok in the late afternoon. Our guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel. Hotel: Majestic Grande Sukhumvit (4 stars) Day 11: Departure from Bangkok(B) Our guide will transfer you to the airport for your homeward flight.

What’s included

  • 10 nights hotel/ cruise ship accommodation
  • One way Economy-class airfare from Beijing to Xi'an
  • One way Economy-class airfare from Xi'an to Shanghai
  • One way Economy-class airfare from Shanghai to Bangkok
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Two bottled water per person per day
  • Professional guide & experienced driver
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • China and Thailand visa fees
  • International airfare to Beijing and out of Hanoi
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Personal travel insurance

Itinerary

Day 01: Beijing Your guide will meet you at Beijing Airport and transfer you to the hotel.
Day 02: Beijing (B+L) Visit Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and a Chinese Kung Fu Show. A la carte lunch with Peking duck.
Day 03: Beijing (B) Mutianyu Great Wall (round-way cable car ride), Bird's Nest (drive by), a local market. Hotel: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars)
Day 04: Beijing - Xian (B+L) Visit Summer Palace and Hutong alleys including Chinese Paper Cutting. A la carte lunch. Fly to Xian and check in at the hotel.
Day 05: Xian(B+L+D) Visit Terracotta Army, a local family with home-cooked lunch and Small Wild Goose Pagoda. Dumpling dinner and Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show. (Tips: the show with dinner is available from Apr to Nov) Hotel: Sheraton Hotel Xian (5 stars)
Day 06: Xian - Shanghai (B+L) See or join locals doing morning exercises in the City Wall Park, One-hour Tai Chi practice, visit the City Wall. An a la carte lunch. Fly to Shanghai and check in at the hotel.
Day 07: Shanghai(B+L) Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden and its traditional bazaar, A la carte lunch, Former French Concession, the Bund and Huangpu River cruise.Upon returning to the hotel your guide will see you into the lobby to say bon voyage. Hotel: Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai (5 stars) or Similar
Day 08: Shanghai - Bangkok(B) Fly to Bangkok and check into the hotel.
Day 09: Bangkok(B+L) Visit the Wat Pho, the Grand Palace and the Wat Phra Kaew in the morning (experience the monks early morning chanting ritual-chanting starts at 9am). After lunch, we will board a private long-tail boat cruising on the peaceful Klong Bang Luang. Pass by shop houses, local temples and vendors on this waterway. Then the boat stops at Baan Silapin. You can enjoy the gallery, take part in an art workshop or explore the local community. Our last stop today is the beautiful Wat Arun. (Note: Appropriate dress is required or can be rented on site.)
Day 10: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok(B+L) Drive you to Ayutthaya. Visit the Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Wat Mahathat, Wat Phra Srisanphet and the town's Muslim Quarter. In the afternoon, we will travel back to Bangkok cruising down the Chao Phraya River on the cruiser, the Grand Pearl. Enjoy a superb buffet lunch on board. Arrive in Bangkok in the late afternoon. Our guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel. Hotel: Majestic Grande Sukhumvit (4 stars)
Day 11: Departure from Bangkok(B) Our guide will transfer you to the airport for your homeward flight.
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