13 Days Tibet, Sichuan, Mt. Emeishan Buddhist Tour & Picturesque Guilin

    Tour Code:yct-18

    Start: Lhasa

    End: Hong Kong

    Duration: 13 Days

    Reversed Itinerary: 13 Days Tibet, Sichuan, Mt. Emeishan Buddhist Tour & Picturesque Guilin

    The holy and pure snow high land, the mysterious Tibet - a place full of charm. Besides, you will also taste the world famous Sichuan cuisine, visit Mt. Emeishan and get to know Buddhism and tour in Guilin, a picturesque place.
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    08-25-2014

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    Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 5, All 4 Nights in Lhasa
    Day 4, All 1 Night in Shigatse
    Day 6, Day 8, All 2 Nights in Chengdu
    Day 7, All 1 Night Overnight on Mt. Emeishan
    Day 9, All 1 Night in Guilin
    Day 10, All 1 Night in Yangshuo
    Day 11, Day 12, All 2 Nights in Hong Kong

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    Itinerary
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    Lhasa
    Arrive in Lhasa. Pick up at Airport/Railway Station in Lhasa.
    Overnight in Lhasa
    Lhasa
    Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street.
    Overnight in Lhasa
    Lhasa
    Visit Drepung Temple, Norbulingka Park, Sera Temple.
    Overnight in Lhasa
    Lhasa - Gyantze - Shigatse
    Visit Lake Yamdrok. Transfer to Gyantze in the morning.
    Visit Palkhor Monastery. Drive to Shigatse in the afternoon.
    Overnight in Shigatse
    Shigatse - Lhasa
    Visit Tashilhunpo Temple, New Palace of Panchen. Transfer to Lhasa in the afternoon.
    Overnight in Lhasa
    Lhasa - Chengdu
    Lhasa to Chengdu by Air in the morning (air ticket included). Visit Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Wangjiang Park.
    Overnight in Chengdu
    Chengdu - Leshan - Emeishan
    Drive to Leshan in the morning. Visit Leshan Giant Buddha (cruise ticket included). Transfer to Emeishan by in the afternoon. Visit Mt. Emeishan (round trip cable car included).
    Overnight on Mt. Emeishan
    Emeishan - Chengdu
    Visit Mt. Emeishan (round trip cable car included). Drive back to Chengdu from Emeishan in the afternoon.
    Overnight in Chengdu
    Chengdu - Guilin
    Visit Du Fu Cottage. Chengdu to Guilin by Air in the morning (air ticket included). Visit Elephant Trunk Hill.
    Overnight in Guilin
    Guilin - Yangshuo
    Guilin to Yangshuo by Cruise in the morning (cruise ticket included; lunch served on board). Visit Li River, West Street, Moon Hill, Big Banyan Tree. Enjoy Impression Liu Sanjie (ticket included).
    Overnight in Yangshuo
    Yangshuo - Guilin - Hong Kong
    Transfer to Guilin. Visit Reed Flute Cave, Diecai Hill. Guilin to Hong Kong by Air in the afternoon (air ticket included).
    Overnight in Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    Visit Victoria Peak, Aberdeen, Repulse Bay.
    Overnight in Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    Transfer to Airport/Railway Station in Hong Kong and Departure.
    Day 1 Lhasa

    Upon arrival, your guide greets you at Airport/Railway Station in Lhasa and escorts you to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

    Lhasa is the spiritual anchor of Tibet and you can find religion blended into every aspect of life here.

    Day 2 Lhasa

    Visit the most known Potala Palace, a model of Tibetan architecture. The construction of this massive, beautiful yet forbidding structure was a gigantic undertaking, and it that has bequeathed to the world one of its most unique architectural treasures.

    In the afternoon, get to the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual centre of Tibet and the holiest destination for all Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims.

    In the Evening, browse through the Barkhor Square, the heart of the local bazaar, enjoy shopping some of the rare traditional specialties of Tibet, such as Tibetan Thangka, Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Carpet, etc.

    Day 3 Lhasa

    Visit Deprung Monastery, the main place where Shoton Festival takes place, to the west of which was where each reincarnation of the Dalai Lama received his training.

    Move on to the Norbulingka Park, the Summer Palace of Tibet with the highest gardening level artistic level.

    Visit Sera Monastery, one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa. A most interesting time to visit the monastery is in the afternoon when monks, after finishing their morning scripture classes, can be seen debating in the courtyard. During the remainder time we can visit the carpet factory and enjoy some beautiful Tibetan Carpets.

    Day 4 Lhasa>>Gyangtze>>Shigatse

    Leave Lhasa for Lake Yamdrok, the transformation of a goddess according to local mythology and one of the Three Sacred Lakes in Tibet.

    Then drive westward to Gyangtze, stop at Palkhor Monastery, a monastery having the characteristics of Han, Tibetan and Nepali architecture. Palkhor Choede enjoys a high status in Tibet Buddhism history because it houses three sects -Sakyapa, Kadampa and Gelugpa together. Drive west to Shigatse.

    Day 5 Shigatse>>Lhasa

    Visit the Tashilhunpo Temple, one of the Six Big Temples of Gelugpa in Tibet and the official seat of the Panchen Lama, the chief spiritual and temporal authority of Tsang. The biggest stupa - Stupa tomb of the tenth Panchen Lama is kept there.

    Go on to visit the New Palace of Panchen, famous as the summer palace of the tenth Panchen Lama. It greatly mixes both traditional and modern architectural styles.

    Later leave Shigatse for Lhasa. Visit a Tibetan family and savor local food.

    Day 6 Lhasa>>Chengdu

    Fly to Chengdu from Lhasa (air ticket included). On arrival in Chengdu, visit the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base. It has been created and imitates the pandas' natural habitat in order that they will have the best possible environment for rearing and breeding.

    Go to Wangjiang Park. which is built in honor of the famous poet Xue Tao of Tang Dynasty.

    Day 7 Chengdu>>Leshan>>Emeishan

    Drive to Leshan in the morning. Catch the boat to see the Leshan Giant Buddha. The Leshan Giant Buddha is the largest stone carved sitting Buddhist statue in the world so far.

    Then head for Mount Emei, one of the most famous mountains for Buddhism in China. It has many temples and beautiful scenery. Stay overnight at hotel in Emeishan.

    Day 8 Emeishan>>Chengdu

    Continue touring Mount Emei. Take the sightseeing bus to Leidongping. After a short walk we'll take a cable car up to the "Golden Peak (Jin Ding)". The Huazang Temple (Golden Peak Temple) is a very active place for pilgrims to worship. You can see the "cloud sea" at the summit if you are lucky.

    Then drive back to Chengdu and stay overnight at hotel.

    Day 9 Chengdu>>Guilin

    Visit the Du Fu Cottage in the west suburbs of the city. The famous poet Du Fu of Tang Dynasty built himself a thatched hut and wrote a lot of poems here. The poet's thatched cottage is an important scenic and historic spot in Chengdu.

    Later take flight to Guilin (air ticket included). Your guide takes you to your hotel after arrival in Guilin. One of Gulin's best attractions is Elephant Trunk Hill, which really looks like an elephant drinking from the river.

    Day 10 Guilin>>Yangshuo

    Take a cruise on the meandering blue waters of Li River and view the limestone rock formations along the banks (cruise ticket included). You will agree that "Guilin waters and mountains are the most beautiful under heaven. Lunch is served onboard.

    Go ashore as you arrive in Yangshuo. You can choose to rent a bicycle to tour the countryside of West Street if you want to get a taste of the laidback rural life of the farmers there.

    Appreciate Moon Hill and the Big Banyan Tree. Moon Hill is a limestone pinnacle with a moon-shaped hole in the middle.

    Big Banyan Tree became famous for its long history, towering beauty and the moving love story of Liu Sanjie.

    Then enjoy a local folk dance show of Impression Liu Sanjie before (ticket included) transfer to your hotel in Yangshuo.

    Day 11 Yangshuo>>Guilin>>Hong Kong

    Transfer to Guilin. Visit the Reed Flute Cave in the morning. Reed Flute Cave is one of the most egregious underground scenery in China. The cave got its name from the verdant reeds growing outside it, with which people make flutes. Inside this water-eroded cave, you will see a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition.

    Head for the Diecai Hill (Folded Brocade Hill). The thin shape of the hill and lush greenery around make it resemble brocaded fabric. The local osmanthus tea (Guihua) is very famous and worth trying.

    Flight to Hong Kong in the evening (air ticket included).

    Day 12 Hong Kong

    Take a half day tour to Victoria Peak, which is the highest peak on Hong Kong Island and also the best spot to get a bird's eye view of Victoria Harbor and the whole thriving island.

    Visit the Aberdeen, the largest satellite town in Hong Kong, attracts lots tourists both at home and abroad. The intriguing fishing life and delicious seafood definitely are quite worthy a visit!

    Then visit the sun-drenched Repulse Bay for its relaxed resort-like atmosphere. The crescent-shaped stretch of sand is one of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong. The wide, wave-lapped beach is popular with locals and visitors alike and great for sandy strolls at sunset when all is at peace.

    Day 13 Hong Kong

    Transfer to Hong Kong Airport/Railway Station to prepare for your departure.

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    Pricing Policy
    Tipping is now considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration. However, this is a matter of personal discretion. You may use following as a reference.
    Suggested Tipping: for local guide: $8 to $10 per person (guest) per day, for driver: $4 to $5 per person (guest) per day.
    Special Note:
    • Your length of stay in part or all cities listed in our itineraries can be adjusted on line; but the extra charge is not included in the original charge.
    • Generally speaking, these excluded lunch and dinner in our itineraries are optional; the price is according to the group size; but may we have your attention on following point: tips to local guide and driver are must remuneration if you prefer to self-catering.
    • We offer hotel upgrade service but extra charge to the hotel is at your own.
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    • Children, between 2 to 12 years old and under 1.3 meters (4.3 feet), can get discount.
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    Exclusions

    • International flight tickets or train tickets.
    • Hotel room single room supplement.
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
    • Tips to local tour guide and driver.
    • Estimated group surcharges for excess baggage.
    • Fees for entry visa to China.
    • Cable car, sightseeing bus and cruise are not included unless explained specially.
    • Meals (L & D) not listed in the itinerary.

     
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    If you want to cancel your booking or part of it, you must advise us in advance. The letter must be signed by the lead name on the booking and once we receive it you should expect to receive a cancellation letter within 24 hours. If you do not then please contact us to ensure your letter has been received.
    To cover the cost of processing your cancellation and to compensate us for the risk that we may not be able to resell your travel arrangements, we make a cancellation charge on the scale shown below. The person who made the booking is responsible for paying this charge. The size of the charge depends on when we receive your cancellation notice or letter or how you would like us to deal with your payment providing that we have received your full payment for the tours.
    No Cancellation Fees if written cancellation notice is received more than 30 days prior to tour departure!
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    30-10 days, 50% of the full payment
    9-0 days or no show, 100% of the full payment

     
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