B) Terra-Cotta Warriors Trip
Day 1 USA or Canada / Beijing
Get to LAX Airport one night before on Oct 5. Check in at Los Angeles International Airport for flight CA 984 by 1:20 am to Beijing. Your adventure begins as you fly trans-Pacific aboard a wide cabin jetliner. Cross the International Dateline.
Day 2 Beijing
(Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel / 5 star, 36 North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District, Tel: 0086-10-57988888) Arrive in Beijing, the Capital of China at 5:00 am. You will be met by your local tour guide at the airport. In the morning visit the Temple of Heaven, built in 1420 A.D., where the emperors prayed to the heaven for a good harvest. Transfer to the hotel after lunch.
Day 3 Beijing
Visit the 2008 Beijing Olympic venues for the outside views of National Stadium the Bird’s Nest and the National Aquatic Center. Continue the tour to the Great Wall. En route visit the Jade Factory. The Great Wall, the 4,000- mile long and 2,000 years old construction is said to be the only man-made structure visible by naked eye from the moon. Visit one of the Ming tombs, one of 13 Ming Emperors’ Tombs is fully excavated and open for exploration. Peking Roast Duck dinner is arranged.
Day 4 Beijing
Sightseeing includes the Tian An Men Square, the largest square in the world.; the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, home of 24 emperors with a total space of 9,999 rooms. Visit the Pearl Market. The Summer Palace, known for many significance such as the Long Corridor with painted gallery, Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, Seventeen- Arch Bridge and Marble Boat.
Day 5 Beijing / Xi’an
(Golden Flower Hotel/5star, 8 Changle Road West, Tel: 0086-29-83232981) Morning flight to Xi’an CA 1203 7:25 am / 9:20 am. Sightseeing to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Visit the Chinese Lacquer Ware Workshop. Evening entertainment of Tang Style Dancing Show.
Day 6 Xi’an
In the morning bus excurses to the Terra-Cotta Warriors at the Tomb of the First Emperor of Qin Dynasty. Enroute visit the Xian Art Ceramic & Terra Cotta Factory. On the way back, visit the Ancient City Wall and Banpo Museum, a preserved pre-historical cavemen site.
Day 7 Xi’an / Shanghai
(Renaissance Shanghai Putuo Hotel / 5 star, No. 50 Tongchuan Road, Putuo District, Tel: 0086-21-22195888) Flight to Shanghai CA 1215 12:10 pm / 2:15 pm.
Day 8 Shanghai
The Bund, a famous waterfront park. Visit the Shanghai Silk Rug Factory. Afternoon enjoy the Yu Garden, a maze of marvelous pavilions, ponds, rocky works and over arching trees. Free time exploration of the old town bazaar. Visit the Pudong District.
Day 9 Shanghai / Beijing / USA or Canada
Depart by morning flight CA 1590 8:55 am / 11:15 am to take a stopover at Beijing. Afternoon flight CA 987 will depart in the afternoon by 1:30 pm for Los Angeles where you will arrive at 10:30 am. Please let me know your interests, then we help you to work on this itinerary.