(15 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Beijing, Guilin & Yangshuo, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Bangkok, Chiang Mai
This itinerary, ideal for repeat travelers to China and Thailand, features culturally-rich and scenic regions, followed by a week of relaxation at two of Thailand’s best resorts.
Begin in Beijing. With your private guide and driver, explore the capital’s imperial highlights, such as the vermilion walls and vast courtyards of the Forbidden City, the lake and hills of the Summer Palace, and the blue tile roofs and stone terraces of the Temple of Heaven. Later, ride in a rickshaw through the atmospheric hutongs—narrow lanes passing through the city’s traditional residential districts. A day at leisure affords independent exploration or excursions to the Ming Tombs or the Great Wall.
Next, fly to Guilin, home to some of China's most breathtaking scenery. Cruise the Li River past jagged limestone karsts and bamboo groves, and visit rustic villages around the town of Yangshuo. Continue to Kunming, the ‘City of Eternal Spring’ and gateway to the culturally diverse southwestern province of Yunnan; Chinese, Tibetan, Laotian, Burmese, Vietnamese, Indian and local hill tribe minorities converge here. Visit markets, temples and monasteries around the foothill towns of Dali and Lijiang.
Next, fly to Bangkok for several nights at The Oriental Bangkok. Enjoy flexible city touring before continuing to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand for three glorious nights at the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai. Overlooking terraced rice fields, working water buffaloes and distant mountains, the resort features a renowned spa and cooking school, wonderful restaurants, and a stunning infinity pool. Optional touring in Chiang Mai includes visits to the night market and handicraft districts, elephant rides, and excursions to local temples and hill tribe villages.
Arrive Beijing, CHINA
Arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon private city touring and visit to night markets
Full-day private city touring
Private excursion to Great Wall excursion. Evening Peking Opera performance
Beijing - Guilin
Transfer and flight to Guilin. Afternoon private touring
Guilin & Yangshuo
Li River cruise to Yangshuo. Afternoon private tour of villages
Guilin - Kunming
Transfer and flight to Kunming. Afternoon private city touring
Kunming - Dali
Transfer and flight to Dali. Full-day private touring in Xizhou and Dali
Dali - Lijiang
Drive to Lijiang. Afternoon private touring of local villages
Morning private tour around Lijiang. Afternoon at leisure. Evening Naxi music performance
Lijiang - Kunming - Bangkok, THAILAND
Transfer and flight to Bangkok, Thailand for two nights
Full-day private tour
Bangkok - Chiang Mai
Transfer and flight to Chiang Mai for 3 nights. Afternoon private tour
Private tour in town and nearby craft districts and elephant excursion
At leisure at resort
Depart Chiang Mai
Private airport transfer and flight to Bangkok
The Peninsula Beijing
Hotel InterContinental Kunming
Dali Regent Hotel
Banyan Tree Lijiang
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Per person (double occupancy)
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