The Best of Budget China Tours: Summer Palace, Terracotta, Panda

Let this best budget China Tour take you to the majestic places of this country including Beijing, Summer Palace and 798 Art Zone, and Chengdu. Explore the stunning and historic Forbidden City, experience the delights of both ancient and modern Chinese at the tranquil Summer Palace and the renowned 798 Art Zone, and much more.

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Let this best budget China Tour take you to the majestic places of this country including Beijing, Summer Palace and 798 Art Zone, and Chengdu. Explore the stunning and historic Forbidden City, experience the delights of both ancient and modern Chinese at the tranquil Summer Palace and the renowned 798 Art Zone, and much more.

Trip At A Glance:

Day 1: Welcome in Beijing

Day 2: A Tour to the streets of Beijing

Day 3-4: A Tour to the Summer Palace and 798 Art Zone

Day 5: Tour of Terracotta Warriors

Day 6: Chengdu – Panda Keeper Program

Trip Highlights:

  • Deboard on the majestic land of Beijing and relax for the night before hitting the real trip

  • Experience Beijing’s most notable landmarks including the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden Palace

  • Pay a visit to  with magical garden designs exclusively for former royal families

  • Explore the fascinating panda-themed city of Chengdu and its unique laid-back atmosphere

  • Visit the historical sights of Xi’an and view incredible archaeological findings with the Terracotta Army

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Welcome in Beijing

Welcome to the incredible Capital of China, Beijing. After arrival, you may simply settle into your hotel for the night or if you have time, do take a street walk before beginning the actual trip to China.

Day 2: A Tour to the streets of Beijing

Begin this tour for your taste buds in befitting surroundings as you head to the kitchen of an esteemed culinary establishment for some early morning cooking lessons. Expert chefs will show you the secrets of making China’s most well-known traditional dishes – before you put your newly-learned skills into practice and produce some (hopefully!) delicious food. Staff will also focus on teaching the cultural significance and history of the dishes. Finish the lesson with some additional delectable food prepared by the chefs, and, if you wish, a glass of wine or bubbly.

After filling your belly with all of the delightful food, spend the afternoon touring the cultural highlights of Beijing. Begin with the stunning and historic Forbidden City – one of the five palaces regarded as the most important in the world. Home to emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasty, this incredible area is formed of almost 1,000 buildings and over 8,000 rooms. Its name derives from the belief that only those who had permission from the emperors were allowed to enter the hallowed grounds.

Day 3-4: A Tour to the Summer Palace and 798 Art Zone

Headstart your trip with the delights of both ancient and modern Chinese at the tranquil Summer Palace and the renowned 798 Art Zone. Start this best budget China tour with the dreamlike Summer Palace and keep delving into the incredible gardens as you journey around the palace. Gaze at the mazes of temples, palaces, pavilions and halls making it a completely picturesque place. Talking about the history of the palace, it was created back in 1750 with magical garden designs exclusively for former royal families. With every footstep you take towards the palace, the garden will lead to a greater feeling of serenity and enchantment as human-made wonders. If this seems to enough for day one, book the tour to the 798 Art Zone for the second day. Come with a refreshing mind to enjoy an exhilarating trip to the contemporary art galleries. The art zone is made up of a number of disused factories that have been turned into art galleries. Marvel by the giant sculptures, machinery, stencils and much more, and end up the day with luscious chinese cuisine in the popular Chinese restaurants.

Day 5: Tour of Terracotta Warriors

Today is the day to explore the life-size statues of the Terracotta Warriors that were stumbled upon by farmers drilling a well. It is completely made up of horses, chariots, and warriors which make it an extraordinary piece of history. Next, move to one of Xi’an’s most famous landmarks with the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. When done, take some time out to re-energize and wander a bit before your guide escorts to your hotel.

Day 6: Chengdu – Panda Keeper Program

Today is the last day of your China Tour so you need to get up early to experience with the magnificent pandas. Pay a visit to the Dujiangyan Panda Base, a small city famous for its beautiful mountains and other picturesque natural scenery. Do not miss to experience the magic in the air while having a meal with the pandas as you feed them their favorite snacks. Watch the excitement on the pandas’ faces after you’ve decorated and cleaned their enclosures.

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