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In Pursuit of Pandas

Beijing | Xian | Chengdu

Explore the incredible cities of Beijing and Xian with their world renowned historical treasures, before visiting two Panda conservation centres near Chengdu.

Tour Highlights

  • Great Wall and Forbidden City
  • Amazing Terracotta Warriors
  • Dujiangyan Panda Base
  • Panda Conservation Centre


Day 1
- Beijing
On arrival at Beijing airport, transfer to your hotel where you will meet up with the rest of your group. 

Hotel: Jiangxi Grand

Day 2 -  Beijing
Today walk through Tiananmen Square to the Forbidden City, which is the largest and best preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. This afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven before an evening meal tasting including the delights of Peking Duck.

Hotel: Jiangxi Grand

Day 3 - Beijing
Start early this morning to avoid the crowds at the Great Wall and, after an introduction to its unique history, there will be free time to explore. Marvel at the human ingenuity that created this 4,000 mile structure and enjoy panoramic views of the countryside. After lunch, continue on to the Summer Palace with its extensive park and lakes.  

Hotel: Jiangxi Grand

Day 4 - Xian
Fly to Xian where, this afternoon, a visit is made to the beautifully preserved City Wall, before a delicious feast of traditional Shui Jiao dumplings and a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing. The next day visit the Terracotta Warriors which amazingly were only dicovered in the 1970's by local farmers. Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of life-like warriors. Later take a three hour bullet train ride to Chengdu.  

Hotel: YuLong International  

Day 6 - Chengdu
Today meet the Giant Pandas at Dujiangyan Panda Base. Located in the forested Sichuanese countryside around one hour's drive north of Chengdu, Dujiangyan offers refuge to this most iconic of Chinese animals with the aim to reintroduce them back into the wild. Later, return to Chengdu and soak up the atmosphere on lively Jinli Street, before enjoying a typical Sichuan meal this evening.

The next day visit the famous Panda Conservation Centre, where you can learn more about China's celebrated bear with a walking tour. Later visit an embroidery museum, before a hot drink in a traditional tea house.

Hotel: Tianfu Sunshine

Day 8 - Farewell
After breakfast there is time at leisure before transferring to the airport for your onward flight.

8 day tour from £1150

with flights from £1725 All prices are per person and based on 2 sharing a double or twin room. Prices are subject to seasonal changes. Departs selected Sundays throughout the year. Hotels may on occasion need to be substituted for a similar standard. Excludes compulsory gratuities payable locally.
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In Pursuit of Pandas
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Your escorted tour includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All domestic flights
  • Airrival/departure transfers
  • Free visa service
  • English speaking guide
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees
  • All meals
  • Maximum 30 passengers



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