12 Days Hunan Children Reunion Heritage Tour

Tour Route: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo, Longsheng, Chengdu, Changsha, Orphanage City, Guangzhou

We can arrange the visiting to all orphanages in Hunan Province, Famous places like Great Wall/ Giant Panda/ Terracotta Amy are all covered, Private guide/ vehicle and diver offer you valued sevice, No forced shopping activities

Private Tour
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing

Our guide and driver will take our greeting to you. Then they will transfer you to the hotel and you can have a rest.

Meals: No Meals
Day 2 Beijing

A buffet breakfast & real fresh coffee will kick start your day. Your private guide will be on time and waiting in arrivals.
First stop, Tiananmen Square. It is the third largest city square in the world. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. (30 minutes)
Next visit the Forbidden City, which is 24 emperor's palace in Dynasty Ming and Qing. It is called Gu Gong in Chinese, located in the Center of Beijing. It is the ancient palace which has the largest scale, most magnificent, and best reservation in the world.  (2 hour)
Explore the construction art and royal dignity in the largest, most beautiful and exquisite imperial garden--Summer Palace. (90 minutes)
Free-time Ideas: Chinese Acrobatics Show is highly recommended in Beijing. Your guide can help you get tickets.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Beijing

In the morning, you will be driven to the best known section of the Great Wall--Mutianyu Great Wall. Be a hero to hike to the top of the Wall. You may pay extra to take a cable car. (2 hours)
After lunch, visit Dingling Tomb, the most famous one of the 13 Ming Tombs . It is the mausoleum of Emperor Yongle who was the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty. (1 hour)
On the way back to the downtown area, while passing by the Bird's Nest, also called the Olympic National Stadium, we will make a brief stop for you to take some pictures of the huge nest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Beijing to Xian

Explore the fascinating Hutong neighborhoods. Beijing's oldest Hutongs were constructed during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. Your tour will take you through some of the best-preserved Hutong neighborhoods, which represented the history, culture and lifestyle of old Beijing. After a special homemade lunch at a local family residence in the Hutong Lane area, your family can learn how to make your own kites under professional instructions, and then fly your handmade kites with others at the Temple of Heaven which is China's largest temple and altar. It is often regarded as the most recognizable symbol of China.
Take flight from Beijing to Xian and check in your hotel there.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 5 Xian

First site to visit today is Shaanxi Historical Museum, where over 300,000 invaluable historical items are on exhibition. (1.5 hours)
Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda-- the very important Buddhism temple in Xian. (1 hour)
No Tricks (Big/Little) Pagoda –Other companies and large tour operators may take you to Small Wild Goose Pagoda(free admission) instead of the Big Wild Pagoda. We will never do that. 
Ride a rental bike to along the Ancient City Wall--the best preserved ancient city wall in China. (1 hour)
Free-time Ideas: Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show is rated in many Top 10's. Your guide can help you buy tickets.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Xian to Guilin

Embark on an amazing historical and cultural adventure today and begin with an exploration at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, where you will find lifelike terracotta soldiers, horses, chariots and weapons created more than 2,000 years ago to guard the First emperor's tomb. Their vibrant painted details have worn away over time due to weathering, thus revealing their original earthy color.
After that, you will take flight from Xian to Guilin. Local guide will transfer you to the hotel in Guilin.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Guilin to Longshen to Guilin

Today’s excursion will bring you to Longji Rice Terrace. You also can experience the local lifestyle of Yao and Zhuang ethnic minorities who live there. After your tour of this breathtaking area, you’ll be driven back to Guilin, about 2-hour drive.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Guilin to Yangshuo to Chengdu

Be met from your hotel at 7:50 ~ 8:30am and transferred to Lijiang pier at 9:30am, and then take Li River Cruise (4.5 hour) to Yangshuo with lunch aboard. Disembark at Yangshuo in the afternoon and take a short exploration to its old town and West Street. From West Street, you will have bicycle tour around scenic areas and visit a local family. You will be driven back to your hotel in Guilin (18:00).

Li River is the highlight of your Guilin tour, as is one of the highlight in China. The 54-kilometer waterway on the twisty Li River from Zhujiang to Yangshuo covers hundreds and thousands of grotesque peaks. Wonderful appreciation of a stirring "Movement of Mother Nature" !

Finally, you will be driven back to Guilin airport and take flight to Chengdu. Here is one flight for your reference.

Flight No.: CZ3241:
Destination: Guilin-Chengdu
Duration: 18:15-19:50

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Chengdu to Changsha

Begin your day with a tour at the Chengdu Breeding & Research Base of Giant Panda, which is an optimal place to see the Giant Panda up close and not behind bars at a zoo and a delight experience for any age. Followed by a trip to the Wuhou Temple, whose predecessor was the Tang Dynasty Miaoyuan Pagoda Temple, then proceed to Jinli Old Street, which used to boasted as the “the First Street of the Shu Kingdom”
Afterwards, you will be driven to airport to take flight to Changsha. Here is one flight for your reference.

Flight: CA4371
Duration: 16:25-18:15
Destinations: Chengdu-Changsha

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Orphanage City to Changsha to Guangzhou

After breakfast, our guide will transfer you to the SWI (orphanage) city, visit your child's home orphanage and meet with people related to your child's adoption. If you desire, host a lunch or dinner for the orphanage director and staff. Explore the local area with your guide. If needed, locate and visit the place where your child was found or visit your child's former foster family (if applicable and pending special permission). Our guide will escort you back to the Changsha.

In the evening, you will be driven to airport to take flight to Guangzhou. Here is one flight for your reference.
Flight: CZ3166
Duration: 20:10-21:20
Destinations: Changsha-Guangzhou

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 Guangzhou

First visit the Chen Clan Temple, which was built in the sixteenth year of Guangxu Emperor of the Qing Dynasty and served as an academy for Chen families in 72 countries of Guangdong Province.  

Come with the Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall, which was built to worship the Sun Yat-sen. Now the memorial hall is not only a large-scale theatre with modern acoustics, but it is also a landmark.

After lunch at Taotaoju Restaurant, you are going to visit Shamian Island. Shamian was once home to the two concessions given to France and the United Kingdom by the Qing Dynasty government in the 19th century. Now it is a paradise in the busy city like Guangzhou. You won't see heavy traffic there. Houses there are from late 19th century and early 20th century. Return to your cruise port in Guangzhou around 4:00pm. Finally, you will be driven back to your hotel in Guangzhou.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 12 Depart from Guangzhou

See you off at the airport. The tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$1979 US$1785
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$2157 US$1890

1. The price is based on stay in China four star hotels. If you want to deduct, upgrade or downgrade the hotel, please indicate this while sending the inquiry.
2. You will enjoy more discounts if there is more people join the tour.
3. Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Qingming Festival Holiday (Apr. 4 - 6, 2020 ), Labor's Day Holiday (May 1 - 3, 2020) ,Dragon Boat Festival Holiday (Jun. 25 - 27, 2020) and National Day Holiday (Oct 1- Oct 8, 2020).

1.Airfare of Beijing/Xian/Guilin/Chengdu/Changsha/Guangzhou.
2.Airport/hotel/airport (or train station) transfer as listed on itinerary
3.All listed sightseeing and tour programs with private English-speaking tour guide and private van or bus with driver
4.Four-Star Hotels and meals as stipulated on itinerary
5.All prices are quoted in US Dollars and are subject to change without notice. Please check at time of booking
6.All prices are quoted per person based on two people sharing a room (double occupancy). Single supplement applies for single travelers

1.Passport and/or China Visa Fees
2.Some meals
3.Tips to guides and drivers
4.Expenses of a personal nature
5.Provincial Civil Affair Bureau orphanage visit filing fee
6.The cost of holding the panda and taking a picture is additional to the entry fee.
8.The costs are One hundred and eighty five US dollars/per person for holding a baby panda. Although the Pandas are cute and adorable, they may inflict accidental injuries in their playful nature

Interested in this itinerary but would like to make changes to the hotels, destinations, sites, or anything else? Contact us here to customize this itinerary just for you.

It is flexible to change the duration, attractions, starting and ending cities according to your interests. Also the tour can be extended or shorten as your preference, just let your trip consultant know.
All of the tour packages exclude the international airfares. We suggest you can book it one your own. You can compare the price between OTAs (Expedia, Priceline, Sky scanner...) and the airlines. When you have a confirmed date, set alarm and compare it always.
As the China Visa, we cannot apply for you as we are an China inbound travel company. However, we can send you our invitation letter with our company's official seal to you after you booked the tour from us, which could assist you to get China Visa from China embassy easily. Usually, we suggest you to apply the visa about one month or one month and a half before your travel date.
For the breakfast, it is offered by the hotel you stay, usually Chinese and Western buffet breakfast. As for the lunch, we offer 80RMB per person for a standard Chinese meal at a nice tourist restaurant. If you want to order other kind of meals, such as vegetarian, Muslim meals, Indian Meals, please let your trip consultant know. Dinner usually will be left for you to choose the food you prefer. Our guide will help you to balance each meal such as your taboo, your preference and avoid repeated food. You have to pay for the extra cost if you want to take better or more. The meals on Yangtze Cruise are fixed Chinese and Western Buffet.
All the hotels can be replaced by your favorite ones or you can book your own hotels. And the hotel room we offered here usually is standard with twin beds. If you want to have king-size bed room or suite, please let your trip advisor know. Besides, all the accommodation are quoted on two persons sharing one room. The room supplement must be paid if you want to have a single room.
* Most hotels we offered in our tour package have WIFI in the lobby, and some of which have WIFI in hotel rooms. If you need the WIFI in your room, please make sure with your trip advisor.
We have non-shopping private tour and tour with carefully selected shops. For tour with shops, the price will be lower, and you will enter one or two shops in every tourist city. The shops could be jade, silk, pearl, Chinese tea etc., all of which have strong China's character and is worthy to buy. Each shop will take you around 45 minutes. We promise there is no compulsory consumption at all. You get the situation in your hands.
* Department stores, supermarkets, boutiques, hotel and restaurants in most cities of China do accept the credit card with the sigh of MasterCard, VISA and JCB. However, it does generate commission charge. Please check the regulations with your bank manager.
All domestic flight we offered is the economic class, which you can carry one hand-on luggage no more than 5 kg for free. The total of free registered luggage is no more than 20kg. Excess luggage will charge you some extra fees, be aware of that. The free registered luggage allowance in China domestic train is 20kg.
The insurance provided by us is called Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance, which covers accidents occurring during the activities arranged by travel agency. It does not cover mishaps or physical problems occurring outside the guided tour period or caused by clients themsevles, so we highly suggest you purchase the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin.
For group of 1-4 passengers, recommend US$ 4-8 per tourist per day for guide, and US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide; for group of 5 and above, recommend US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide, and US$2-4 per tourist per day for driver. Besides, we highly recommend you to tip every day to encourage better service from them in the next coming days. However, if you have genuine reason not to tip, don't.
Usually, the deposit of tour package accounts for 30% of the total quotation, and the balance should be paid 30 days before your tour date. Payment methods we accept include Bank Transfer and PayPal, Credit Card and so on. More details you can check the Payment Guide page. Moreover, Children who are less than 12 y/o have their own discounts, please contact with your trip advisor.

I still have not received your email..thank you.
Asked by Marcia Redd (Sep.04, 2015)

Trip Advisor (Sep.04, 2015) replied:
Hi, friend. Please recheck your email to find our reply. If not, please check your junk box, my friend. Or you also can leave another email address so that we can try to email you again. Thanks.

Would we be able to take two of the days at our child's orphanage instead of the one? That is quite rushed as Youxian is a drive from Changsha (we did it back in 2003). Thank you
Asked by Marcia Redd (Sep.01, 2015)

Trip advisor (Sep.01, 2015) replied:
Hi, confirm you that we can arrange 2 days if you need. Plese kindly check your email to find more details. Thanks.

in our group our daughters are from ZhuZhou but I notice the itinery does not include a stop in ZhuZhou instead of Changsha and we would like to spend time in Shanghai as opposed to Guangzhou.
Asked by Tracy Wolf (Apr.03, 2014)

Trip Advisor (Apr.03, 2014) replied:
Hi, We can tailor made the tour as your request. Please kindly check your the email with the itinerary as your request. Any question, please kindly contact me anytime. Thanks.

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