The adventure begins! Nearly 30 hours of travel from Orlando to Beijing.
Transportation and a guided tour of Tiananmen Square, best known as the focal point of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Also included, dinner and a night's stay in Beijing!
A guided tour of the Forbidden City. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.
A shopping Spree through various Beijing markets. A chance to pick up souvenirs!
The Great Wall at Mutianyu, an incredible piece of engineering stretching almost 3000km from the mountain ridges north of Beijing. Includes transportation, entrance fees and lunch.
A local bus ride from Xi'an to visit the Terracotta Warriors. The warriors were re-discovered in 1974, having been buried for over 2000 years. All stand facing east in battle formation.
An overnight train ride from Xi'an to Chengdu.
Visit to the Research Center to see both giant and lesser pandas up close, but in a relatively natural environment. There are thought to be less than 1000 of these remarkable animals left in the wild.
A visit to Leshan, home of the Grand Buddha, the largest stone-carved Buddha in the world.
A scenic boat ride down the Mingjiang river and a stop for tea at one of the many teahouses in the forested park. Lunch on the boat, too!
A bus ride and tour of Emeishan, one of the four famous Buddhist mountains of the Middle Kingdom.
A night's stay at the Emeishan Monastery with breathtaking views of the mountains.
In the Yunnan province, the Yangtze has cut a dramatic gorge so narrow in places that legend has it a tiger once escaped capture by jumping across it. Includes transportation, lodging and meals.
A full-day boat trip through the ancient, walled town of Dali, nestled snuggly between the towering Cangshan Mountains and beautiful Erhai Lake, perhaps most famous for the stunning "Three Pagodas".
A guided city tour starting with a trip on a public bus to the local flower and bird market in Kunming.
An afternoon exploring the park, observing groups of locals singing, dancing and doing tai chi. The perfect place to spend the afternoon interacting and relaxing, including lunch!
A cooking class.
Embark from Fuli town, taking in views of the mountainous landscape as we cruise for down this scenic river.
An overnight train ride from Yangshuo to Hong Kong.
Dinner in one of the many night markets in Hong Kong and stay at a local hotel.
A shopping spree in various Hong Kong Markets. A chance to pick up souvenirs!
A new digital camera for the trip!!
The trip home! Nearly 30 hours of travel from Hong Kong to Orlando.