Northern and southern China end Hong Kong - ENGMARKET

Duración

21 Días

Condición física

Moderado

Ciudad de inicio

Pekin

Disponible

Abril 2020 / Marzo 2021

Ciudades a visitar: Pekin; Taian; Qufu; Xuzhou; Nanjing, Jiangsu; Suzhou, Jiangsu; Tongli; Shanghai; Luoyang; Longmen; Sanmexia; Xian; Chengdu; Pueblo Miao; Zhaoxing; Guangxiao; Chengyang; Longsheng; Guilin, Guangxi; Crucero Por El Rio Li; Yangshuo; Huangyao; Canton; Zhuhai; Macao; Hong Kong

Descripción detallada día a día

Introducción

Estimado viajero: ¡Gracias por habernos elegido para realizar este circuito! Esperamos que disfrute de su viaje.

Le damos aquí una orientación sobre su tour con la información que consideramos puede ser de su interés. La información es ORIENTATIVA, pudiendo existir variaciones sobre los horarios señalados.

TRASLADOS desde el aeropuerto, si lo tiene incluido o comprado. Nuestro trasladista lo estara esperando con un cartel con el nombre de Europamundo o su nombre a la salida de aduanas (despues de recoger su equipaje).

IMPORTANTE: Si usted tuvo NOCHES ADICIONALES a su llegada al hotel tendrá su reserva realizada, pero el guía de su viaje normalmente no se encontrará hasta la noche anterior al inicio del tour. Su tiempo por tanto hasta ese momento es libre.

En el HOTEL le podrán ayudar con toda la información que precise sobre la ciudad. En la recepción podrá encontrar un CARTEL INFORMATIVO de Europamundo donde figurarán las actividades y los horarios establecidos para su grupo. Lea el cartel informativo.

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Welcome to China.  After the border and customs formalities, an assistant will be waiting for you, to give you basic initial information and accompany on the  transfer to take you  from the airport to the hotel.  Free time.

18.30hrs.- We meet our guide and our fellow passengers  in the hotel reception area. Then we go on to familiarise ourselves with the city. We provide a transfer to  Wangfujing street , a pedestrian and commercial street full of life with many shops and restaurants.   Dinner included  and return to hotel.

08.30hrs-   An exciting day awaits us. We will discover the main points of interest in the Chinese capital. We will have a  full day visit with a local guide  in which we will visit some of the main points in the city. We will start walking through the immense  Tiananmen Square  one of the largest squares in the world, and from them, we will appreciate the Great National Theater, Beijing Opera House. Then, the  Great Chinese Imperial Palace ,  better known as "The Forbidden City",  the most majestic architectural complex in China from where 24 emperors ruled for almost 500 years. We will also have the opportunity to visit  Jingshan Park  where the  Coal Hill is located, one of the best preserved imperial gardens in Beijing. We ascend to the top of the hill to have the best views (if the day is clear) on the Forbidden City.   Lunch is included.  In the afternoon we include a  tricycle ride  through the traditional neigbourhood of Beijing,  known as Hutong. In this area we can see the typical life style in these popular neighborhood, visit typical shops and even a traditional house, a Siheyuan, with all its lounges around a courtyard. We will finish our visit knowing the  SUMMER PALACE,  the Imperial House of the Qing Dynasty with its beautiful gardens and lakes. 

We finish the visit around 17:00 hrs..- You can return to the hotel with the bus or stay in the center (in this case, return to the hotel will be by your means. We always recommend you to bring the hotel card written in Chinese to explain to the taxi driver where do you want to go).

Total distance travelled:  190 km 
Note: Sometimes there is a large number of tourists in the Great Wall and it may be advisable to go walking avoiding the delays that may exist in the climb by funicular
Landscapes:  Great metropolis of Beijing leaving the city, green mountains area around the wall.

08.00hrs.- Beijing, departure. Today’s programme includes an excursion to the Great Wall. 
09.30 hrs.- GREAT WALL OF CHINA (section Mutianyu).  Arrival to this spectacular architectural work. Its history covers more than 2000 years. The day will include a  cable car ride   up and down  to one of the most scenic areas. Free time to have lunch and enjoy the comercial area and the Exhibition Center on the Wall. 
Returning to Beijing, we will stop in the  798 th district,  with its contemporary art located in an old military factory. We will also visit the  TEMPLE OF HEAVEN,  one of the country’s largest sacred complexes and a World Heritage  Site.  Before returning to the hotel, and as a way to rest from this intense day, we will take a  Tai Chi class  and enjoy a  foot massage.   We will bid farewell to Beijing with a  lacquered duck dinner included.  Return to the hotel at 21.00hrs. 

Total distance travelled: 560 km (470 on the high-speed train)
Scenery:   Interesting landscapes from the train. Fantastic in the Taishan mountain.
Notes:  Wear comfortable shoes, we climb one of the sacred mountains of China. - The indicated schedule of the train can be modified. Every traveler must carry their own luggage on the train.

06.30hrs.- After breakfast, we go to the train station. We take one of China´s   high speed trains.  Expected train departure at 08.35 hrs from Beijing. At 300 km/hour, in two hours we arrive at  TAIAN , situated at the foot of Mount Taishan, which is considered the most sacred mountain in China. We will visit the  DAI Temple , a magnificent complex of Taoist temples from the 11th century. From here, the pilgrimage route begins.  Lunch included.  After this, our visit will include the  cable car  that ascends to the  “gates of heaven”  of the sacred mountain. The last phase has to be done walking on foot up its steep staircase among hundreds of pilgrims. 

17.45 hrs- Taian- Departure.  We travel by bus on the excellent Chinese highways.
19.15hrs.-  QUFU, arrival to the city of Confucius, chinese thinker of the fifth century BC initiator of Confucianism, a small city in which it will not be difficult to walk through its historic center that offers a lot of tourist life. We recommend you a stroll.

Total distance travelled:  185 km 
Scenery:  Green landscapes, hills and wide agricultural plains.

07.30hrs.- We visit the city of Confucius,  We will enjoy the opening ceremony of the temple, musical and colorful (on some dates it may not be done). Our trip will include a visit and entrance to the Mansion and the Confucius Temple.  

10.30hrs.- Qufu- Departure. We will continue our trip by coach.
13.00hrs.-  XUZHOU.  Arrival.  Lunch included.  We will discover the impressive  underground Mausoleum of the Han Emperor, and we will be surprised by the sight of the terracotta army in the museum (similar, but smaller in size, to the extremely famous ones in Xian). After that, in the bus, we will pass by the beautiful Lake Yunlong, which is located in the centre of the city.

About 17:00hrs we arrived at our hotel. Accommodation. The city of Xuzhou is commercial and pleasant, you can take a walk on your own.

Total distance travelled: 320 km
Scenery:  Great agricultural plains. Beautiful entrance in Nanjing taking the suspension bridge over the Yangtze River.

07.30hrs.- Xuzhou- Departure. We travel through large agricultural areas. We enter Nanjing across the Yangtze River, the longest river in Asia.

12.15 hrs.- , we arrive in  NANJING , a city of eight million people and considered by many to be the most pleasant in China. We will be amazed by the activity and commercial life of this modern metropolis. We will visit the Pur ple Mountain , where we will look round the  SUN YATSEN mausoleum  and the picturesque  Lingu Temple.  

About 18.00 hrs accommodation at the hotel. We suggest you to stroll in the city, modern, pleasant and full of commercial life and restaurants. Free time later on. Overnight.

Total distance travelled: 350 km.
 
Scenery:  Plain and lakes 
Note:  We can first visit Suzhou and then Tongli.    

07.30hrs.- Nanjing- Departure. We continue our route to the south of China.   10.45hrs.- SUZHOU , arrival to the city which has wonderful gardens that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Lunch is included. This city was the main silk producer in the world, and was always associated with beauty and elegance. We include  entrance tickets to the garden of the humble administrator. We will have free time to stroll along the very picturesque  Pingjian road.     

15.15hrs.- Suzhou- Departure. We soon enter the immense megalopolis of almost 25 million inhabitants.      
16.00hrs.- TONGLI,  arrival to this charming lake town with its small houses next to the canals and their gondolas. We included a  nice boat ride.     

18.00hrs.- Tongli- Departure.   
20.00hrs.-  SHANGHAI.  Arrival.

09.00hrs.- In the morning, our trip  includes a visit round  this impressive city.  We will know the area of  Pudong, located across the Huangpu River, is now the financial district, with its skyscrapers as the Pearl Tower. We will walk around the elevated walkways with a spectacular view of the modern towers and take a local ferry to cross the river to get a view of the scenery from the water and see the city life. We come to the Bund, with its 19th-century European style buildings. Then we will go to the O ld City and the Yuyuan Garden , a private garden that was built during the Ming Dynasty. We will enjoy a  demonstration of the Tea ceremony, t raditional drink that plays an important cultural role in China. We will pass by one of the most fashionable neighborhoods of the capital,  Xintiandi.   Lunch included.  Then, visit  Tianzifang,  a former residential area known for its narrow, labyrinthine traditional streets with its small craft shops and art galleries. We finish the visit along the  Bund  with its old buildings that remind us of the influence of European trade.    

We finish the visit around 17:00 hrs..- You can return to the hotel with the bus or stay in the center (in this case, return to the hotel will be by your means. We always recommend you to bring the hotel card written in Chinese to explain to the taxi driver where do you want to go).  

Distance travelled by high-speed train: 1020 km  
Scenery: Plains, mountains, a variety of scenery seen from our comfortable train.  
Note: The train timetable may be changed. Each passenger must carry their luggage on the trip.   

05.30 hrs.- Departure from the hotel. Picnic type breakfast. Transfer to the railway station. We take one of the fantastic Chinese high-speed trains. The train is expected to leave at 07.17 hrs.-  Enjoy your railway trip, scenery of inland China, large plains, rice paddies, mountainous areas and greenery.    

12.59 hrs.- LUOYANG – LONGMEN - Arrival -. Lunch included. After this we will see the LONGMEN CAVES-. The impressive Buddhist caves over a kilometre long. In the rocky wall of the river, more than 100,000 images of Buddha were cut. We will walk along its base and visit the most spectacular of them, including a boat trip to see them from the water.   

At around 17 hrs we go to our hotel and are transferred to the old city , going in through its impressive wall and where we can enjoy the great traditional activity and its lit up streets. We are shown the life of a small provincial capital of inland China. Return to the hotel.

Distance travelled: 410 KM 
Scenery: Pleasant scenery. Spectacular at Mount Hua.
Notes:  Wear comfortable footwear, above all for the climb up to Mount Hua. If you travel at times of high temperatures, we also recommend you take water with you when climbing in the cable car (cable cars do not have air-conditioning and the temperatures in the cabins can be very high). Sometimes due to the weather or excessive crowding (there is a maximum authorised number of visitors) we might not be able to climb Mount Hua, in which case we would visit Huaquing, with its beautiful gardens and 19th-century palace on our route to Xian).   

08.00 hrs.- Luoyang – Departure -. In the outskirts of the city there is 
08.45 hrs.- Buddhist temple of the WHITE HORSE.- We ask for great respect when visiting this place, which is not accustomed to receiving many tourists and where you will see the places where the monks live and the temples built in the style of the different countries where Buddhism is practised.    

10.15 hrs.- White Horse Temple – Departure -.  We travel towards the mountains.  Lunch en route. - 
14.15 hrs.- HUA SHAN, the tallest of the five sacred Taoist mountains.  We will go up in the cable car (at certain times, there may be long waits or it might not even be possible to visit it due to excessive crowding), the scenery is spectacular and the atmosphere loaded with spirituality.   

17.30 hrs.- Hua Shan – Departure -.  
19.30 hrs.- XIAN – Arrival and accommodation -. We are in the fascinating city where the silk route began.  

Total distance travelled: 105 km.

08.00hrs.- First thing in the morning, we will go to see the  TERRACOTA ARMY,  with its thousands of life size clay soldiers that were found underground. This fantastic archaeological site is less than an hour from the center of Xian.

12.30hrs.- Terracota Army. Departure.
13.00 hrs.-    XIAN.  We will visit the  Small Wild Goose Pagoda   where we will enjoy a  brief Chinese calligraphy course . Later, we go across through the walled centre. We will cross the Muslim quarter there and we will enter the mosque, where we will be able to see the multiple cultures and religions that have left their mark on this country. Our tour will also include  entry tickets to the Drum Tower  where we will enjoy a  short show of traditional instrument playing. Free time.- We will then take a walk through its Muslim quarter and enter the mosque, where we can think about how the different cultures and religions that have populated the scenery have left their mark.  

At around 17:30 p.m. we finish our visit. You can return to the hotel or walk around on your own in the active historic center.

We leave xian in a very modern high-speed train, and in just over three hours we cover the 700 km that separate us from chengdu. on arrival we will go to the panda bear research and breeding centre, a reserve where 120 giant pandas and 76 red pandas live. lunch included. in the afternoon we will take a stroll through the people´s park, with its small lake, the local people doing taichi, and its tea houses.-

Today we include full-day tour of sichuan province, with its pleasant landscapes and traditional villages. in dujiangyan we see the traditional irrigation system, which has been working for more than 2000 years and is a world heritage site. quingcheng shan, “mountain of the green city” is a taoist holy mountain. its paths through the forests show us caves, pavilions and centuries-old wooden temples, lunch included. finally, we will visit the ancient city of jiezi with its alleys with over a thousand years of history.  return to chengdu.

We will travel by train, we get up early (our train leaves at 7.38 hrs), and we have to do almost a thousand kilometres in just over five and a half hours amidst magnificent mountain scenery (picnic lunch on the train). on arrival in congjiang, we are in a magnificent and unknown area of china inhabited by ethnic minorities. we see the basha miao village in the forest, with its wooden houses. this is the only ethnic group authorised to carry firearms, as they were traditional bear hunters. we continue to zhaoxing, the most important town of the dong minority, a beautiful place with its more than 800 traditional homes; many say that it is the most beautiful town in china. accommodation.

Today you will do one of the most beautiful and exciting stages of your trip. guangxiao, among amazing villages of the dong ethnic group with its beautiful wooden architecture, this charming town frozen in time is little visited by international tourism; we will see its suspension bridge, the drum tower and the opera house. we also stop at chengyang, with its magnificent “wind and rain bridge”. lunch included. in longsheng we will go to the lonji rice fields, a world heritage site. a small bus will take us to the viewpoints and you can walk down a sector along paths between rice paddies and wonderful scenery.  after that we continue to guilin -arrival at the end of the afternoon-

A full day in guilin, one of the most popular cities in china with a very pleasant atmosphere on the banks of its lake, next to the river li, and with its busy shopping streets in the centre. we include a visit to the cane flutes grotto, a magnificent cave in which there are numerous fantastically shaped stalactites and stalagmites lit up in beautiful colours, creating a spectacular world in the bowels of the earth. afternoon free, we recommend you visit the jingjiang palace, the “miniature forbidden city”. accommodation.

We will leave guilin by boat and take a cruise on the li river. the countryside is spectacular with its green mountains, the villages on the banks, the amazing rocks and its mountain peaks in amazing shapes. lunch included. we come to yangshuo, a very lively tourist city. a stroll before continuing through central china to the rural huangyao; this ancient city is magnificently preserved with its small streets, old buildings, temples. the life and activity of its inhabitants will also take us to another time. time for a stroll. we continue on our way to guangzhou -arrival at the end of the day-

Guangzhou, we include a two-hour tour of this thriving metropolis of southern china; we will walk along shangiaxju street with its traditional market, see the house of the chen clan from the end of the 19th century and we will explore the riverside area. free time and lunch included. in the afternoon we travel to zhuhai on the china sea; we stop next to the impressive opera house built on land reclaimed from the sea, opened in 2016 and whose impressive shape symbolises the sun and the moon. border crossing and entry in macau, where we see the area of the casinos, many of which are in the same style as those in las vegas. their activity is impressive.    very important: if you return to mainland china on your trip after your stay in macau and hong kong, you need a double entry visa.   

Macau. we include a tour of the city whose historic centre has been declared a world heritage site. administered by the portuguese from the 16th century until 1999, its history can be seen in its ancient churches, the tiles of the civil buildings, its fortress and the oldest lighthouse in china. free time and lunch included. in the afternoon we take the impressive bridge that connects hong kong with macao. this was opened at the end of 2018 and is an engineering feat with more than 30 kilometres of bridges over the china sea, 6 kilometres of tunnel under the sea and artificial islands; we will stop at its tourist platform to admire this work. hong kong - arrival. after our accommodation, we will take the star ferry, crossing hong kong bay by boat to enjoy a short walk to see the illuminated buildings from the other shore. return to the area of our hotel. dinner included. accomodation.note: if there are fewer than 12 people in the group, the trip from macau to hong kong may be done by shuttle bus.

08.30 hrs.- We start our tour of the city. We will take the Star ferry and cross Hong Kong bay by boat and then climb up to Victoria Peak (552 m) from where we can see the whole city. Along the way we will see the financial centre with its tall skyscrapers, we will visit (tickets included) the History Museum that will show us the history of the city (colonial period, World War …) the Avenue of the Stars by the quay that shows us the celebrities of the film industry. Afternoon free.

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