13 Days Xinjiang Children Reunion Heritage Tour

Tour Route: Guangzhou, Guilin, Chengdu, Urumqi, Orphanage City, Xian, Beijing

We can arrange the visiting to all orphanages in Xinjiang 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

CADT-28
Daily
Private Tour
Day 1 Arrival Guangzhou

After you arrive in Guangzhou, our local guide will pick you up and then drive to hotel for a good rest.

Meals: No Meal
Day 2 Guangzhou to Guilin

After breakfast, tour around Shamian Island: stop at the medical clinic where adoption medical exams are conducted and visit the photo shop where your child's visa photo was taken.
In the afternoon, take another trip down memory lane when you visit the American Consulate. Your guide will escort you to a local park where you can linger and relax while enjoying a story-time of traditional Chinese folktales to deepen your understanding of the rich cultural heritage of your child.

Take the late afternoon flight to Guilin.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Guilin to Yangshuo to Guilin

After breakfast, embark on a scenic cruise along the Li River and enjoy a delicious lunch onboard. The landscape of Guilin is noted as the most gorgeous in China, with sparkling clear waters and magnificent green hills; you will see fishermen fishing with their trained cormorant birds occasionally as well.
Have fun cycling in the countryside of Yangshuo to see Chinese rural life up close.
Yangshuo Countryside Cycling: See the poetic natural scenery of Yangshuo's countryside. Biking alongside the paddy fields and orchards that surround the famous mountains will give a fascinating insight into life in rural China.
Free-time Ideas in Yangshuo:
It is flexible and convenient to add the interesting activities to enrich your experiences, such as learning Taichi, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese cooking and kayaking. Just ask your travel advisor, and let us do the rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Guilin to Chengdu

Your guide will be waiting for in the lobby of your hotel, ready to guide you around the star sights of Guilin by private vehicle.
Elephant Trunk Hill: It is the symbol of Guilin and got its name because its shape resembles an elephant with its trunk drinking from the Li River.
Reed Flute Cave: The cave is regarded as the most impressive cave in Guilin. The bizarrely-shaped limestone formations look fantastic under colorful lights.
Then visit Seven Star Park. With elegant mountains, miraculous stone forest, deep and serene valleys, valued cultural relics, clear water and plentiful animals and plants, Seven Star Park becomes very popular since the Sui (581-618) and Tang (618-907) Dynasties. It got its name from the seven peaks that are supposed to resemble the star pattern of the Big Dipper constellation.

Then take flight from Guilin to Chengdu. Check in the hotel and have a good rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Chengdu to Urumqi

We will arrange you to visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and see the pandas in the early morning. Every morning at about 8:30 to 09:00, the breeders will begin to feed the pandas. At that time all the pandas will come out for the breakfast. It is the very good chance for you to see more pandas, take pictures of them and also observe their own distinctive manners of eating bamboos. You will definitely be impressed.
After that, you will proceed to visit Jinsha Site Museum in the afternoon. Covering an area of 5 square kilometers, it is the historical remains of the Shang and Zhou dynasties (1700BC-221BC) focusing on the cultural relics' exhibit and the sacrificial site.

Take flight from Chengdu to Urumqi and have a good rest in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Orphanage City in Urumqi

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 provincial capital city or overnight in the SWI city.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 7 Urumqi to Xian

This morning, you will take a boat trip on Heavenly Lake. Later, learn something about beautiful Xinjiang at Xinjiang Museum.
In the afternoon, you will get to the International Bazaar, symbolizes the boom of Sinkiang's commerce and tourism. It is the landscape architecture as well as landmark architecture. At night, you will attend a party where you can sample Xinjiang's widely known roast lamb.
Then fly from Urumqi to Xian and check in your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 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 9 Xian to Beijing

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.
In the afternoon, continue to visit the Great Mosque, a place where the local Muslims attend worship ceremony.

Then transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Beijing. After you arrive in Beijing, our guide will pick you up and drive to hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 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: Lunch
Day 11 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 12 Beijing

In early morning visit the Temple of Heaven, the sacred altar for worshiping the God of Heaven in the world. Watch local people playing Taichi morning exercises. (90 minutes)
Take a rickshaw ride to visit old Hutong, you can see the ancient Beijing lanes and quadrangle houses that have been preserved for 700 years. (90 minutes)
Next, you may pay a visit to the Nanluoguxiang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13 Depart from Beijing

Today you will be driven to the airport for your departure flight, tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$2553 US$2274
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$2678 US$2478

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


1. Some meals
2. Tips to guides and drivers
3. Expenses of a personal nature
4. Provincial Civil Affair Bureau orphanage visit filing fee
5. Side trips to the designated provinces on Day Eight-Ten, the airfare between Chengdu – Urumqi – Xian which can be arranged by us for an additional cost. Please provide your adopted child's orphanage location so we can give you a more detailed itinerary with the extra costs for Day Eight-Ten.
6. The cost of holding the panda and taking a picture is additional to the entry fee. The costs are USD One hundred and eighty five/per person for holding a baby panda. Although the Pandas are cute and adorable, they may inflict accidental injuries in their playful nature.


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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.

My daughter and I would be interested in this trip. Can we shorten the trip to approximately 7 days with the orphanage visit towards the beginning of the week? My daughter was adopted from the Xinjiang Children's Welfare Institute. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Asked by Kathryn Byington (May.19, 2015)

Tour consultant (May.19, 2015) replied:
Hi Kathryn, we can tailor make the tour based on your requirment. For more information, please kindly check your email box

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