11-day Panda China Winter Cruise

Day By Day

Day 1 Arrival in Hong Kong
Upon arriving in Hong Kong, your local guide will meet you and you will be driven to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or explore Hong Kong on your own.


Day 2 Hong Kong
Meals: B
Places to visit: Victoria Peak, Aberdeen Fishing Village, Stanley Market
In the morning, take a half day Hong Kong Island tour to Victoria Peak, where you will have a panorama view of the beautiful Victoria Harbour. Explore Aberdeen Fishing Village - an old fishing village where the Tanka people –the fishermen dwelled in Hong Kong since old times. You can take the sampan ride to experience the water lifestyle of the fisherman (the expense is at an individual’s expenses). Visit the Stanley Market - Hong Kong's most popular open air and low-cost shopping centre. Later, free at leisure for shopping or do some independent exploration in Hong Kong.


Day 3 Hong Kong/Chengdu/Leshan
Meals: B, L
Site Visited: Leshan Giant Buddha, Lingyun Temple, Ancient Plank Cliff Path
After breakfast, you will take a morning flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival in Chengdu, you will transfer to Leshan to see the world's largest stone Giant Buddha and then visit the Lingyun Temple, the ancient Plank Cliff Path and the Stele Forest. Drive back to Chengu. Sichuan Hotpot is recommended.


Day 4 Chengdu
Meals: B,L,D
Site Visited: Sanxingdui Museum, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Jinli Old Street
A morning drive about 40 km to Sanxingdui Museum, where the ruins are known as the world's ninth wonder. The cultural remains excavated from the ruins record the history of more than 5,000 years ago. Later, transfer to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to see the adorable panda bears. Drive back to Chengdu, and have a walk on the Jinli Old Street to experience Chengdu people's leisure life.


Day 5 Chengdu/Xiling Snow Mountain
Meals: B,L,D
Places to visit: Xiling Snow Mountain
Morning meet your guide at your hotel, and then drive about 2-3 hours to the Xiling Snow Mountain. Later take cable car up to the ski resort to enjoy some interesting activities, such as snowmobile driving (10 minutes), sleighing,  (hot air ballooning, flying saucer, skiing at your own expense) etc.


Day 6 Xiling Snow Mountain/Chengdu
Meals: B,L,D
Places to visit: Riyueping, Huashuiwan Hot Spring Resort
This morning go to have a sightseeing in Riyueping, and then enjoy a spa in Huashuiwan Hot Spring Resort. In the afternoon drive back to your hotel in Chengdu.


Day 7 Chengdu/Harbin
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: St. Sofia Church, Central Street,  Ice Lantern Show at Zhaolin Park
After breakfast in your hotel, you will be driven for a morning flight to Harbin. Upon arrival in Harbin, you will be driven to visit the St. Sofia Church with Byzantine style and meaning of 'God's wisdom' and built in 1907 and rebuilt into brick and wood structure in 1912. It is the largest Orthodox Church in the Far East.  Afterwards, you will take a stroll at Central Street, which is the business center and most prosperous street of Harbin city. It's a good place to see architectural styles as well as for shopping and taste different Cuisine.

After you will be driven to Zhaolin Park to view the Dragon Tower and Ice Lantern. Ice Lantern Fair, also named the Ice Lantern Show, it is hold every year from 5th January to the end of February in Zhaolin Park. The park located in the downtown, it is a small and peaceful place. Still you can see pretty ice sculptures without many crowded. Especially at night when the ice sculptures are lit then which looks like a magical world.


Day 8 Harbin
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: Snow Sculpture Art Expo on Sun Island, Siberian Tiger Park, Ice and Snow World
In the morning after having breakfast in your hotel, you will be driven to Sun Island Scenic Area (Tai Yang Dao). It's a great place for escaping the hot summer with cool weather and nice scenery, flowers, lakes and cute animals in the forest. When it comes to winter the island will be covered by thick snow and there will be a world-famous snow sculpture show: International Snow Sculpture Art Expo. There are various of massive, huge snow sculptures which is so impressive and amazing.

Then you will make an safari-style adventure in the Siberian Tiger Park. Siberian Tiger Park located on the north bank of the Songhua River. It is the largest natural park for wild Siberian tigers of China, even in the world. There are over 500 Siberian tigers this park. Here you can see wild tigers closely and take some fantastic photos.

In the evening you will go to visit the Ice and Snow World. Located on the north bank of the Songhua River, the Ice and Snow Amusement World is a major attraction of Harbin Interactional Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival dunging the winter. There are full of awesome ice and snow sculptures created by artists from all around world. Kind note that please wear enough layers of proper clothes and warm shoes to keep you away form the freeze especially when you want to stay there longer to enjoy the beautiful scenery.


Day 9 Harbin/Beijing
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: Tiananmen Sqare, The Forbidden City, Beijing Hutongs   
After breakfast at your hotel, you will fly in the morning to Beijing. Upon arrival in Beijing, you will firstly visit Tiananmen Square followed by the magnificent Forbidden City, home to China's Emperors for over 500 years. In the late afternoon, you will be driven to Beijing Hutongs, where you can take a rickshaw ride through the ancient lanes and alleyways that how local Beijingers have been living for centuries


Day 10 Beijing
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: The Mutianyu Great Wall, the Sacred Road, the Changling Tomb, Beijing Duck
The magnificent Great Wall, the Eighth Wonder of the World, is your first stop today. You will be transferred to the Mutianyu Great Wall section,an intact and less touristic part of the Great Wall. Walking along these venerable ramparts provides you a chance to step back in history. After lunch next to the Great Wall you will be driven to visit the Sacred Road, the road leading to the tombs of the Ming Dynasty’s Emperors. You will then visit the Chang Tomb, the imperial Ming Dynasty Tomb.

Optional Recommendation: In the evening you will be taken to enjoy a Peking Beijing Duck Banquet at Quanjuede, the oldest and most famous Beijing Duck restaurant in China.


Day 11 Beijing/Departure
Meals: B
Places to visit: Summer Palace
After breakfast, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to the Summer Palace, a marvel at the opulence of this imperial summer getaway. Then you will be driven to the airport for your flight to your next destination.


Service Ends

Price Includes:

Transportation & Private Transfers:

Transportation cost covers all the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax, train tickets between the cities as the itinerary specified.

Transfer between airports, railway station, hotels and scenic spots for sightseeing around the cities that are specified by the itinerary with private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.

Entrance Fees:

All entrance fees to the scenic spots listed in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by private tour guides depends on the real-time local circumstances wheather are beyond the control of Access China Travel. We will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.

Normal Meals:

All normal meals as the itinerary specified: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner in local restaurant. Breakfasts are served in hotel, breakfasts have Chinese or Western style for your option; Lunches are served in carefully selected quality local Chinese restaurants with best service, your lunches will be ordered by your guide catering to your preferences within normal standard. Dinners as the itinerary specified will be also served in local Chinese restaurants. The meal quotation is normalized. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, famous rare dishes, Indian food or more, please inform us in advance. For the unspecified dinners, you will have dinner on your own. Feel free to ask your local guide for suggestions or recommendation.

Private Sightseeing Escort:

Normal sightseeing activities as the itinerary listed will be escorted with English-speaking guide. The English-speaking guide and driver in each city are with you throughout the entire itinerary around that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.

Hotel Accommodation:

Hotel service criterion: two adults share on one standard twin/double-bed room; solo traveler who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room assigned is required for extra single supplement rate. A single room is available on prior request at an additional cost; if a recommended hotel unavailable, it will be replaced by one of the same class. All hotels as the itinerary listed serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.

Tour Arrangements:

The tour cost includes the planning, handling, booking, operation and communication charges.

Service Charge & Government Taxes

Price Excludes:

International airfare or train tickets for entry or exit China, unless that is noted or required otherwise.

Visa Fees, passport application or renewal fee.

Excess Baggage Charges.
Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as excess luggage fees, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities (shows) and meals, beverages...

Any meal are not specified in the itinerary with "B", "L" or "D".
Any extra cost caused by the changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, government and local authority orders, politics, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations; as well as tourist law violation, accident damages or injury incurred out of Access China Travel control.

Tips to guides, escort, drivers bellman, etc.