China Wildlife and Culture Exploration (09 Days; # 305)

The 09 day tour is focused upon taking you to the exuberant wildlife and culture of China- the world’s 4th largest country in the world. Your journey will kick start in the ancient city of Xian which is world renowned for its Terracotta Warriors. Besides being branded as the historic footprint, the place is a hub for shopping antiques and clothes. Yangxian is the next stopover which is considered to be one of the finest birding spots housing the endangered & endangered Crested Ibis. We will also visit Tangjiahe, the paradise for Giant Pandas and other wildlife leading an unperturbed life in this part of the country. We will also be covering several scenic spots in Chengdu, a tourist’s paradise with a wide range of landscapes from snow-capped mountains, green plains to rugged hills.

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Itinerary Overview

Oct 10, 2019 Thursday: Arrival Xian
Oct 11, 2019 Friday: Terra-Cotta Warriors-Ancient city wall-Muslim Quarter
Oct 12, 2019 Saturday: Xian to Yangxian via Foping
Oct 13, 2019 Sunday: Yangxian to Tangjiahe
Oct 14, 2019 Monday: Tangjiahe
Oct 15, 2019 Tuesday: Tangjiahe to Chengdu
Oct 16, 2019 Wednesday: Chengdu Panda Base and Sanxingdui Museum
Oct 17, 2019 Thursday: Qingchengshan and Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Oct 18, 2019 Friday: Departure

Highlights

Traditional market & local specialties
Remarkable archaeology
City Bicycle Rides
Panda Feeding Unique Birds and Mammals
Bamboo Groves & Blooming Flowers
Sichuan Opera
Oriental Cuisines

Accommodation

Inclusions

Services Included
-A nice private 17-seat van, including the cost of fuel and tolls throughout the whole trip
-A private bus inside Tangjiahe NNR
-International flight
-All meals at local popular restaurants abbreviated to BLD in the itinerary
-Two person occupying one twin-bed room on sharing basis at 3-star standard hotels in the city and local best guesthouses in the mountainous area. If client prefers to use a private room or someone fails to have a roommate, he would need to pay the Single supplement
-Service of all logistic support
-China Domestic Travel Insurance
-Entrance fee
-Bottled water and snacks
-Service of an English-speaking bird guide for the whole trip
-A local ranger in Tangjiahe NNR

Services Not Included
-Drinks during the meals.
-Extra charges due to change of itinerary from client side or factors beyond the control of AlpineBirding such as natural disaster and governmental policy change.
-Discretionary tips to the guide and driver.
-All personal expense such as laundry service.
-Airfare to Xian and out of Chengdu.
-Any program not listed in the itinerary.