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Best of China Panda Experience (10 days)

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During this trip you can visit the world-famous Great Wall of China, hiking along part of it. You can enter the fascinating world of the Forbidden City and discover the world’s largest royal building complex.

You can also explore forests and have encounters with cute, giant pandas. Along with a visit to volcanic landscapes that are out of this world.

For movie lovers, there’s even a chance to travel back in time to cinematic sets that make up the popular Haikou Movie Town attraction.



Day 1: Beijing Arrival

Once you’re on the ground in Beijing, your guide will meet you at the airport, ready to get you to your hotel by private car.

Hotel Options: Beijing Novotel Peace Hotel ****

Day 2: Tiananmen Square & The Temple of Heaven

After a good night’s rest, it’s time to get your tour started.

With plenty of history, one of the best ways to start your Beijing experience is by visiting the iconic Tiananmen Square. You can then head to the Forbidden City and get to know the world’s largest royal building complex.

Forbidden City

Not only you will see an amazing display of Chinese architecture, but you’ll also be able to learn more about the history of these well-known locations.  

You will also want to check out the Temple of Heaven, where ancient emperors used to pray for a good harvest.

Hotel Options: Beijing Novotel Peace Hotel ****

Day 3: Mutianyu Great Wall & Sacred Road

Heading out of Beijing on a two-hour dive, you will reach the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall.

It is a lesser-known section of the wall, which offers stunning views which will take your breath away.

Great Wall

You can explore on foot, or you have the option of taking a cable car up and down.

Great Wall

Round off your day with a visit to the Sacred Road, before heading back to the hotel.

Hotel Options: Beijing Novotel Peace Hotel ****

Day 4: Transfer to Xi’an by High-speed Train

Time to leave Beijing, taking a high-speed train to Xi’an. A journey that will take approximately 5.5 hours.

You’ll be met at the train station on arrival, from where you will be taken to your hotel.

Hotel Options: Grand Noble Hotel Xian ****

Day 5: Terracotta Warriors, Xi’an Art Ceramics Factory & Muslim Street

Today you’ll travel around one hour by road, to come face to face with the famous Terracotta Warriors.

Terracotta Warriors

There are plenty of picture opportunities here, of the life-size warriors, horses and chariots.

You can also visit the Xi’an Art Ceramics Factory to hear more about this local industry and discover and underground cave dwelling.

Be sure also to head to Muslim Street, to enjoy some great experiences.

Hotel Options: Grand Noble Hotel Xian ****

Day 6: Transfer to Chengdu by High-speed Train

You can start your day by visiting a local family, to learn about local traditions and how to prepare some authentic dishes.

Then it’s time to take another high-speed train. The destination this time: Chengdu.

Hotel Options: Tibet Hotel Chengdu ****


Day 7: Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Chengdu Museum & People’s Park

It’s time for one of the big highlights many visitors look forward to.

In the morning you’ll travel to the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, where you will be able to admire the cute black and white animals. You can watch the pandas having breakfast and playing around.


Then it’s onwards to the Chengdu Museum, before a walk through the People’s Park, in central Chengdu. Created in 1911, it boasts amazing gardens incorporating cultural relics.

People’s Park

Take some time to enjoy a nice cup of tea in the sun, or, if you fancy it, why not play mahjong with the locals.

Hotel Options: Tibet Hotel Chengdu ****

Day 8: Sanxingdui Museum & Transfer to Haikou

Before leaving Sichuan Province, head to the unique Sanxingdui Museum, by the bank of the Yazi river. The Museum displays artefacts from the famed Sanxingdui archeological site.

Then it’s time to head for the airport, to fly south to the tropical island of Hainan. When you arrive in the capital Haikou, you will be met and taken to your hotel.

Hotel Options: Novotel Haikou Xinbudao ****

Day 9: Leiqiong Global Geo Park of China & Movie Town

You’ll start your day with a quick, 30-minute drive to the famous Leiqiong Global Geo Park of China.

It is a truly fascinating place, with views over volcanic landscapes and craters you may never have seen before. You can explore on foot, to take in this unique experience.

Leiqiong Global Geo Park of China

From geological wonders to the big screen. Continue your journey with a visit to Haikou’s Movie Town, a cinematic set built for the industry.

It’s extremely popular with domestic and overseas tourists. There’s lots to see here, including the Wax Museum.

Movie Town

Hotel Options: Novotel Haikou Xinbudao ****

Day 10:  Hainan Museum & Arcade Streets

No visit to Hainan is ever complete without a trip to Hainan Museum, the perfect spot to learn about the diverse history and heritage of this island.

Check out Haikou’s Arcade Streets to, where you can marvel at the wonderful architecture from the past. It’s also a great place to try some local delicacies and buy some souvenirs to take back home. All rounding off a perfect trip.

Arcade Streets