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TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private talk with a conservation expert at the Terra Cotta Warriors museum in Xi’an

 

tauck value includes

 

On-Tour Air (5 flights)

 

Visit to the Chengdu Panda Base, a conservation and breeding center for the vulnerable Giant Panda

 

Insider experience in one of Beijing’s traditional hutong neighborhoods, including a rickshaw ride and a visit with a local family

 

Ancient “face-changing” Sichuan Opera performance in Chengdu and an excursion to the Giant Buddha of Leshan

 

Visits to the Han Yang Ling Underground Museum and the Shaanxi History Museum

 

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Experiences of a lifetime

The journey of a lifetime... exploring the best of China, filled with ancient treasures, a look at modern life, and discovering the world of the panda!

Spend three nights in both Beijing and Chengdu, and two nights each in Xi’an, Yangshuo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, where travels take you from the Great Wall to the dynamic cities that define China today. Visit a breeding facility for giant pandas... enjoy a private talk with a conservation expert at Xi’an’s Terra Cotta Warriors Museum... go on a private tour, a rickshaw ride, and a visit with a family inside one of Beijing’s disappearing hutongs... and attend a magical “face-changing” Sichuan Opera performance. Featuring stays at world-class hotels throughout, Odyssey in China: Beijing, Chengdu and Hong Kong includes three nights in Beijing for a guided walk along the Great Wall and visits to the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, and the mausoleum of Mao Zedong; Xi’an, with visits to Han Yang Ling Underground Mausoleum, the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, and Shaanxi Museum as well as a dim sum lunch; Yangshuo, where a traditional boat cruise takes you along the tranquil Li River and you attend an interactive cooking demonstration; Chengdu, for a visit to Chengdu Panda Base; a hot pot lunch; and an excursion to Leshan to see the 233 ft.-tall Giant Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Shanghai, where you'll visit Yu Gardens, the Urban Planning Center, and Shanghai Museum; take a walk to see historic shikumen homes; and view an acrobatic performance; and marvelous Hong Kong for rides on the Star Ferry, a private double-decker bus, and a funicular tram to the top of Victoria Peak.  Read Less

The Giant Buddha of Leshan

Day 8

A boat ride to Leshan's ancient Giant Buddha

Near the city of Leshan in China's Sichuan Province, at the confluence of the Min and Dadu rivers, sits a massive stone sculpture of a Maitreya Buddha, carved out of a cliff face. As you approach it by boat for your visit, you may find it almost too big to be believed. The world's largest stone Buddha statue, its construction was suggested by an 8th-century Buddhist monk in the hope that the shrine would calm the dangerous waters that threatened ships on the river. Completed within the next century, the statue's carving caused so much stone to be dropped into the river that its treacherous currents actually were alleviated, and it became safer to navigate!

The Great Wall of China

Day 2

A walk along the Great Wall

One of the only man-made structures that can be seen from space, China's magnificent Great Wall is indeed one of the world's wonders; its sheer size and length make its construction a remarkable human feat. Conceived as a protective barrier, the Great Wall influenced China's history and geography for centuries. On your visit, you'll walk along part of the wall's Badaling section, visit its massive watchtowers, and enjoy lunch at the adjacent Commune... and the spectacular views seemingly stretching on forever...

The Terra Cotta Warriors

Day 5

A 2,000-year-old army of statues

While digging a well near Xi'an in 1974, a Chinese farmer stumbled upon what turned out to be the 3rd-Century BC burial site of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi... where archaeologists soon discovered an army of more than 8,000 life-sized terracotta statues of warriors – each with distinctive physical features – that have been guarding their Emperor for over 2,000 years! And with Tauck, you'll get an insider's view of the Terra Cotta Warriors from a museum staffer.

The St. Regis Chengdu

Nights 6, 7 and 8

An indulgent experience in Chengdu

Situated just steps from Tianfu Square and Chunxi Road, Chengdu’s newest iconic hotel unites impeccable service with the singular ambience of a private residence. An alluring haven in the heart of Chengdu’s business district, The St. Regis Chengdu artfully combines historic Art Deco accents with cutting edge in-room technology and captivating decor that reflects the local culture.

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