Tailor Made China: Wonders of Yunnan

14 days
Save this trip to your favorites or other list
Additional images not provided by operator
Video not provided by operator
4.1/5 Great
59 reviews  
76%
Save this trip to your favorites or other list
preferred

USTOA

Private Guided
Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests. Embark on an immersive journey revealing China's enduring icons, including a remarkably preserved section of the Great Wall, the mysterious Terra Cotta Warriors an...
Inquire for Pricing
See departure dates

Overview

Trip type
Private Guided
Lodging level
Luxury - 5 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

What's this trip about?

    Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests. Embark on an immersive journey revealing China's enduring icons, including a remarkably preserved section of the Great Wall, the mysterious Terra Cotta Warriors and the furry pandas of Chengdu. Continue south to meet minority groups in Lijiang and then northeast to experience cosmopolitan Shanghai.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeOperator does not provide
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City BEIJING
End City SHANGHAI

Destinations

  • China

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: BEIJING, CHINA

Upon arrival into Beijing, you are met at your gate by an airport representative, assisted with immigration and customs, and then introduced to your A&K representative. You are then transferred to your accommodations and assisted with check-in, enjoying the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Day 2: BEIJING

Explore the well-preserved and less-frequented Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China as you stroll remote battlements of this immense fortification commanding views of the surrounding countryside. Begun in 221 BC and expanded during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644),...

Day 3: BEIJING

Begin your morning at the Temple of Heaven, a massive complex offering a look back to the life, culture and religion of the Ming Dynasty. Next, hop a pedicab to explore a hutong, a network of traditional neighborhoods with interconnecting lanes. Later this afternoon, ...

Day 4: XIAN

Today, you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival, discover the Yangling Museum’s archaeological wonders with a brief stop en route to your accommodations. Take in the culmination of nearly 10 years of excavation as you tour objects recen...

Day 5: XIAN

Set out on a full-day, guided tour exploring the best of Xian. Begin at the famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses dig site. It is thought this life-sized army of soldier statues was created to safeguard the emperor’s passage to the afterlife. Enjoy lunch at a local r...

Day 6: CHENGDU

Board a high-speed train to Chengdu, stopping to tour People’s Park and Jinli Street before transferring to your accommodations. Immerse yourself in local life and culture at the People’s Park, where area residents play traditional Chinese instruments, practice calligraphy and engage in tai chi.

Meals Provided : Breakfast

Day 7: CHENGDU

Meet China’s furry ambassadors to the world at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center. Take a half-day, guided tour of this facility dedicated to preserving the endangered pandas and get a rare glimpse of these iconic Chinese natives. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure exploring Chengdu.

Meals Provided : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: LIJIANG

This morning, you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Lijiang. Upon arrival, you are met by an A&K representative and set out to visit Lashi Lake and Zhiyun Monastery before checking into your hotel with the remainder of the day at your leisure with time to acclimatize.

Meals Provided : Breakfast

Day 9: LIJIANG

Uncover the secrets of ancient civilizations on a full-day, guided tour. Begin with a visit Longquan Village, a traditional Naxi village surviving here for over 800 years, and Dragon Spring Temple. Afterward, journey to the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain to visit B...

Day 10: ZHONGDIAN

Enjoy the scenic route from Lijiang to Zhongdian, stopping along the way. Begin by crossing an 8,600-foot pass, taking in the view of the Yangtze's First Bend as the shining river cuts through a patchwork of farm fields and orchards in the valley below. Next, stop in ...

Day 11: ZHONGDIAN

Immerse yourself in the Tibetan culture of Zhongdian with a visit to the 300-year-old Songzangling Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan Province and home to the Living Buddha. Next, sip butter tea with a farming family and experience the traditi...

Day 12: SHANGHAI

This morning, visit Napa Lake Marshlands, Napa Village, and Hamugu Village. Next, fly to shanghai via Kunming, where, upon arrival, you are met by an A&K representative and transferred to your luxurious accommodations for an evening at leisure.

Meals Provided : Breakfast

Day 13: SHANGHAI

Get a taste of small town life on a half-day, guided tour of Zhujiajiao, a water town in the countryside west of Shanghai. Stroll its bridges spanning the bubbling streams flowing from Dianshan Lake and take a peaceful, private boat ride along the winding river, passi...

Day 14: SHANGHAI

This morning after breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for your international departure.

Meals Provided : Breakfast

Want a tailor-made trip instead?

Your trip, your way, planned by an expert:

  • You choose budget, destinations, activities, transport & lodging type
  • Expert designs the itinerary for you, and once approved, takes care of logistics
Design custom trip

Dates & Availability

Price From $0
Price per day$0
Last Updated: 2/23/2024

Check Current Availability, prices, specials with Abercrombie & Kent.

The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.

Abercrombie & Kent Reviews & Ratings

4.1/5  Great
Excellent
45
Great
0
Average
2
Disappointing
1
Terrible
11
Write a Review

Other Abercrombie & Kent Reviews

T

Tory

Nov 2023

I will Never, EVER, EVER use A&K again. They are not what they were represented to be.

We started planning our South Africa and Kenya Safaris 2 years in advance and could never get our questions answered by A&K representatives. The piles and piles...

J

Japan Trip

Aug 2023

High Fees with Low Quality Experience

Recently traveled throughout Japan coordinated by A & K. Two couples, paid $4k per day for excursions alone (hotel not included). Experience FAR below what one...

T

Top notch tour of Peru

Jun 2023

Best tour; from the guides to the hotels to the sites - absolutely top notch

We did a private tour of Peru with A&K for our 30th wedding anniversary. It was truly remarkable. The attention to detail, sites we visited, hotels we stayed a...

Write a Review

Tour Operator

Abercrombie & Kent

preferred
View Profile

At Abercrombie & Kent, we strive at every turn to redefine your notion of what is possible on a vacation. Our approach combines singular service — such as a private passage by road and lake through the Andes, or a maximum group size of only 12 guests on each Galápagos shore excursion — with insider-access opportunities unlike any you have experienced before. A&K lets you discover Machu Picchu through the eyes of its former resident archaeologist, and introduces you to Mayan culture firsthand, through an exclusive meeting with a Mayan family.

In these and myriad other ways, Abercrombie & Kent consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty — and no A&K journey is complete without that extra, unexpected "and" that makes your experience unique and unforgettable.

Choose from a Luxury Small Group Journey, the finest group travel experience in the world; a Connections journey, which combines A&K’s renowned service with unbeatable value; A Marco Polo Club Invitational Journey to an exotic locale; a private Signature Series itinerary; or a custom independent journey created just for you. When it comes to discovering the world, the possibilities are endless.

Making these extraordinary journeys possible are the handpicked experts in our 50 offices worldwide, on call around the clock. Chief among them are our resident A&K Tour Directors and local guides. The Tour Director leads each group departure, providing unmatched on-the-ground expertise with A&K local guides contributing along the way.

With expertise in not only luxury but culture, wildlife and history as well, Abercrombie & Kent reveals your destination with an authenticity beyond the reach of any other travel company.

What they’re known for
Luxury and exclusive experiences in adventurous destinations that are carefully curated for intimate groups or tailor-made for private travelers.

Associations

Why Travelstride

Find your perfect trip

An epic selection of pre-planned trips on every continent, for every style. Thousands of itineraries from over 1,000 trusted travel companies.

Save time

Use simple search and comparison tools to easily find the best trip. Don't sweat the logistics — travel providers plan for you.

Save money

Book directly with the operator. See inclusive packages for the best values, and get access to amazing deals.

Travel confidently

Read unbiased user reviews, pick the operator that suits your needs, and connect with them directly.

Logistics

Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance alongside your travel package to safeguard against unforeseen circumstances such as medical expenses, trip cancellations, and other contingencies. It offers you peace of mind and ensures you are prepared for unexpected events that may occur before or during your journey
Visa requirements
Visa requirements vary depending on your country of origin and your country of destination. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the relevant requirements. For a handy tool that can help you quickly find the requirements, please visit this link .
Meals Included
  • 13 Breakfast
  • 8 Lunch
  • 0 Dinner
Age Requirements
6 years and up
Trip ID
abercr-c9ab07d4-0382-4999-adb7-f69930f67c5a

Become a member

(it's free)
  • Save up to $700 per person
  • Access members-only specials
  • Personalize trip recommendations
Sign up and save
Top Tour Companies on Travelstride:
All 1,600+ companies >