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Beijing (4N) - Lhasa (4N) - Train (1N) - Xi'an (2N)

Visit Beijing to appreciate the might and grandeur of Imperial China and walk on the Great Wall and continue onto Lhasa. Tibet is a dream for many people, however, there are many misconceptions of what actually happens here. Come see it with your own eyes and feel it with your own heart. Discover its beautiful landscape and experience its ancient charming culture with their mysterious folklores. Enjoy a train journey through magnificent scenery to the ancient city of Xi'an to see the Terracotta Warriors.
                                                                                                                                               

Day 1
Johannesburg - Hong Kong
Flight CX748 (13h10 - #07h40 ) from to Johannesburg to Hong Kong.

Day 2
Hong Kong - Beijing (special Dinner)
Flight KA 990 (09h10 - 12h25) from Hong Kong to Beijing. Upon arrival at Beijing Capital airport and after clearing customs, your professional local English speaking guide will meet you at the airport in Beijing and take you to visit Summer Palace - the tranquil Imperial gardens. Drive through "Chinese Wall Street"-Beijing Bank Street and enjoy succulent Peking Duck for dinner before transferring you to the hotel.

Day 3
Beijing (Breakfast, special Lunch, Dinner, Show)
After breakfast, enjoy a full day tour of Beijing visiting Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City. Drive on perhaps the most important street in Beijing - Chang an Avenue and visit the National Grand Theatre and Ancient City Walls. After seeing how the royalties lived, have Jiaozi (dumplings) together with a chinese family for lunch and enjoy a pedi-cab tour of the Hutongs. In the evening, enjoy the exciting and dramatic Kung-fu show after dinner before returning to the hotel.

Day 4
Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast at hotel, full day tour of The Great Wall at Badaling. Lunch will be served at a good Chinese restaurant. After late lunch, drive back to Beijing and visit the Bird's Nest (National Olympic Stadium) and the Water Cube (Olympic Aquatic Centre). In the evening, enjoy the night views of Beijing CBD & SOHO Business Street, and Houhai Lake Bar street before returning to the hotel.

Day 5
Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, visit the holiest temple in Beijing - Temple of Heaven. After lunch, visit the Lama Temple and the Silk market before returning to your hotel in the evening.

Day 6
Beijing - Lhasa (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, fly to Lhasa - regarded as the "Roof of the World". Upon arrival at Lhasa's Gongar airport (3600m), your English speaking guide will meet you and present you with a Hada (white silk scarf) to express a sincere welcome and best wishes. On your 2 hour private transfer to the hotel, you will stop at many places along the way for some spectacular scenery. Upon arrival at Lhasa city (3658m), have a good rest at the hotel to acclimatize to the high altitude.

Day 7
Lhasa (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, visit Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama and one of the most famous architecture works of Tibet & the cream of Tibetan culture. In the afternoon go for a tour to Jokhang monastery, bustling with worshippers and redolent with mystery. It has architectural features from the Tang Dynasty. The quadrangle of streets surrounding the Jokhang is the Barchor Bazaar- Lhasa's most interesting pilgrimage circuit, which gives you a curious sensation of having slipped through time into a medieval carnival.

Day 8
Lhasa (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will take you to visit the Sera Monastey where - if you're lucky - you can enjoy an excellent lection debate followed by a tour of Norbulingka  - the summer palace of Dalai Lama. After lunch, visit the Tibet Museum  and a local family to experience the unique Tibetan culture and religion.

Day 9
Lhasa (Breakfast)
After breakfast at your hotel, have a free day at leisure in Lhasa.

Day 10
Lhasa - Xi'an (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you will say goodbye to Tibet and take the Qinghai-Tibet train, billed as the highest railway in the world. Travelers have opportunity to enjoy the stunningly beautiful scenery on that way. You will pass Yangbajing Town, Dangxiong Town, Namtso, one of the three holiest lakes in Tibetan Buddhism, boundless Qiangtang Grasslands, Tanggula Mountains, one of the nearest places to heaven about 5,300 m above sea level, Kekexili, the largest uninhabited area in China and a wonderland for wild donkeys, yaks, Tibetan antelopes and 230 species of wild animals, Mt. Kunlun, known as the "forefather of all mountains", Chaerhan Salt Lake, the second largest salt lake in the world, and Qinghai Lake, famous for its Bird Island.

Day 11
Lhasa - Xi'an (Breakfast)
Continue on your train journey and arrive Xian in the evening. You Xi'an guide will meet you at the train station and transfer you to your hotel for rest.

Day 12
Xi'an (Breakfast, special Lunch, special Dinner, Show)
After breakfast, visit the thousands of life size Terracotta Warriors and Horses.  Lunch will be at the restaurant in the museum where you will taste Hand-pulled noodles. Drive back to the city and visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Ancient City wall. Tonight, feast your eyes and ears; enjoy what many regard as the best show in China - the Tang Dynasty dinner and show.

Day 13
Xi'an - Hong Kong (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum (where you can learn so much about China's history) and the Grand Mosque with Muslim Quarter. After lunch, it is time to say goodbye to your Xian guide as you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong. Your connection to Johannesburg is late in the evening.

Day 14
Johannesburg
Arrival O R Tambo International Airport.
Home sweet home with unforgetable memories of your wonderful trip to China.
                                                                                                                                               

Price Details (per person in US Dollars) - 2009

4 Star (★ ★ ★ ★)
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
10 persons or more
in twin
single supp.
in twin
single supp.
in twin
single supp.
High Season
$ 2,260
$ 380
$ 1,976
$ 380
$ 1,746
$ 332
Shoulder
$ 2,212
$ 340
$ 1,929
$ 340
$ 1,709
$ 301
Low Season
$ 2,187
$ 319
$ 1,903
$ 319
$ 1,679
$ 276
5 Star (★ ★ ★ ★ ★)
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
10 persons or more
in twin
single supp.
in twin
single supp.
in twin
single supp.
High Season
$ 2,529
$ 604
$ 2,245
$ 604
$ 2,024
$ 564
Shoulder
$ 2,465
$ 551
$ 2,181
$ 551
$ 1,961
$ 511
Low Season
$ 2,331
$ 439
$ 2,047
$ 439
$ 1,827
$ 399
High Season: May 1-May 31, September 1- November 15
Shoulder Season: March 1- April 30, June 1-August 31, November 16- November 30
Low Season: Dec 01 - February 28

Important Note:
Due to the current fluctuation of the Rand against the US Dollar, we have quoted in US dollars for the land portion of this tour only. For the International flights, please advice us with your names as appearing on your passports to enable us to check for the availability of class of travel on our special IT fare.


Services included
A.  Domestic airfare and taxes between Beijing & Lhasa and  Xi'an & Shanghai.
B.  Overnight train from Lhasa to Xi'an as per itinerary.
C.  Hotels (twin share basis) as listed in the itinerary.
D.  All Entrance fees as listed in the itinerary.
E.  Scheduled sightseeing by air-conditioned coach with a private English Guide in each city.
F.  Meals and Entertainment as listed in the itinerary,
G.  Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerary.
H.  Service Charge & Government Taxes.
I. Terms & Conditions

Services not included
A   International airfare (Johannesburg - Beijing & Xi'an - Johannesburg).
           Approx. R7,370 - Subject to availability of S-Class on Cathay Pacific Airlines.
           Approx. R8,800 - Subject to availability of S-Class on Cathay Pacific Airlines
                                    (Dec 01 - Jan 15)
           Please advice us with your names to enable us to check for the availability on our
           special IT fare. Fare increase for tickets bought after Mar 31.
B.  Airport Taxes and fuel charges (+- R1200)
C.  Visa Fees.
D.  Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers.
E.  Personal expenses (ie. laundry, beverages and entertainment not shown in itinerary)
F.  Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L", or "D".
G.  Single Room Supplement.
     Hotels in China charge per room per night - if you wish to stay in a room by yourself,
     add the single supp. price to the per person sharing rate.

Note:
  1. Due to the fluctuation of the Rand, we have quoted the land arrangements separately in US Dollars. However, our prices are still subject to change of the exchange rate between US$ and RMB.
  2. Subject to availability of the respective class of travel on Cathay Pacific airline. Please advise us with your names to enable us to check for availability on our special IT fare.
  3. The prices listed include a discount for cash payment either by wire transfer or cheque deposit, for any other type of payment, the discount price may not apply and subject to 5% surcharge.
  4. Above are prices for adults. Children at the age of 12 or above will be treated as adult.
  5. Children at the age of 2 or under will be charged 10% of the land arrangements. Children at the age between 3 and 11 will be charged at 75% of the land arrangements. Please contact us for more information.


Featured Hotels for this tour

City
5 Star option
Rating
Beijing
Hong Kun International Hotel or similar
( ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Lhasa
Lhasa Manasarovar Hotel or similar
( ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Xi'an
Paradise Resort Hotel or similar
( ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ )
City
4 Star option
Rating
Beijing
Sunworld Hotel or similar
( ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Tibet
Lhasa Kailashi Hotel or similar
( ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Xi'an
( ★ ★ ★ ★ )