Golden China- 9 Days (Beijing, Xian, Guilin)

 Land Only from US $2350

Beijing, Forbidden City, Great Wall, Xian, Terracotta Warriors, Guilin, Yangshuo

Limited 2017 dates: 07/01, 09/17/ 10/13

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    A BETTER WAY TO TOUR: To us, 'value' means making a better way to tour. We love to surprise our guests with unique experiences, top-notch service, hidden local delights, & memories of a lifetime. We include only the best highlights and leave out the tourist traps, making this one of the highest-quality tour experiences in China available.  Travel with our world-class guides and explore highlights of China in-depth; perfect for first-time visitors.

    Travel through time to relive the old Imperial era in Beijing, meet the famous Terracotta Warriors, and glimpse into the future with some of the most modern sights on the planet. 


    Amazing Special Inclusions

    • Luxurious and atmospheric accommodations:
      • Stay in the finest accommodations in each area including world-class authentic 5-star hotels in Beijing, Xi'an, and Yangshuo
    • Special site arrangements:
      • Choose from four customized choices tailored to your personal strength level for enjoying the Great Wall.
      • Don’t miss a chance to see 3000 years of history with the best of Xi’an: the Terracotta Warriors and Horses & Shaanxi Museum.
      • Spend two days to unwind in Yangshuo, Guilin, a relaxing travelers’ town with a variety of included activities. Drift along the Yulong River on a traditional bamboo raft and join a sightseeing bike tour to visit local villages and see beautiful geological formations.
    • Our Exclusive guarantees:
      • Taste our special attention to cuisine. We hand-pick restaurants featuring local specialties- some several generations old. Enjoy a variety of menu selections; delightfully different from typical tours.
      • Guided Exploration: The best balance of guided and independent travel. Our tour is fully-escorted so you may enjoy the world-class service of our own professional guides. Where available, enjoy free time to also explore on your own with helpful information we provide.
      • Save Time: We include only the best highlights and leave out the tourist traps.

    Important note for Visas: Visas are required for US/Canada passport holders entering China. Please see our Visa Information Center for details.  Visa fees not included in tour fare.

Tour Map


Day 1

 Depart North America for Beijing, China

Day 2

Arrive in Beijing 【Dinner】

  • "Ni Hao" or "Welcome" to China! A Super Value Tours Representative will meet you at the arrival gate and bring you to our hotel. Airport transfer is available for flights arriving PEK between 11:00AM~10:00PM.
  • Our centrally located hotel is right next to Wangfujing Street, the most famous shopping street in Beijing, so you may choose to rest or explore the bustling city center on your own. 


Local Specialties
Waldorf Astoria Beijing (Walking distance to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City)
Day 3

Beijing  (50 miles, 1.5hrs) The Great Wall (Mutianyu Section)  【3 Meals】

  • The Great Wall at Mutianyu: Avoid crowds with an early visit to the best-preserved yet least-commercialized sections of the Great Wall for a more intimate experience.
    • Choose 1 of 4 routes designed to fit your interest and physical strength. 
      • Take the cable car up the Great Wall, climb the Great Wall at your own leisure pace, then descend from the Great Wall either by:
        • 1. Cable Car: This route is least physically challenging yet you will still be able to experience the Great Wall first hand. (Walking time: 1/2 - 1 hour; difficulty: ★★☆☆☆)
        • 2. Toboggan Sled: Ride the sled downhill for a fun and memorable experience. (Walking time: 2 hours; difficulty: ★★★☆☆)
        • 3. Chair Lift: Dangle your feet in midair and enjoy the surrounding Great Wall scenery. (Walking time: 2 hours; difficulty: ★★★☆☆)
      • 4. For guests who prefer not to endure the physical challenge of the trek, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and take in the breathtaking view of the Great Wall from afar. 
  • Hutong District: Take a rickshaw tour to see the distinctive architectural styles of traditional homes in Beijing.
  • Foot Therapy: Indulge in a therapeutic foot massage specially arranged to relieve fatigue caused by jetlag. 

Hotel Buffet
Beijing Specialty Dishes
Peking Duck Banquet
Waldorf Astoria Beijing (Walking distance to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City)
Day 4

Beijing 【3 Meals】

  • Tiananmen Square: Walk through one of the largest public square in the world, the site of many unforgettable historical events. 
  • Forbidden City: Visit the home of 24 Ming and Qing Dynasty Emperors and the center of the Chinese political power for more than 500 years. 
  • Imperial Summer Palace: Stroll through the regal and picturesque palaces and gardens of the Qing Dynasty. 

Hotel Buffet
Famous Beijing "Zha Jiang" Noodles
Beijing Mutton Pot
Waldorf Astoria Beijing (Walking distance to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City)
Day 5

Beijing  (2 hours) Xian 【3 Meals】

  • Beijing:
    • Temple of Heaven: Morning visit to one of the most historically important temples in China built during the Ming Dynasty. 
  • Fly to Xian, the ancient capital of China. 
  • Xian: 
    • Great Tang All Day Mall: After dinner, stroll through one of the largest shopping streets in Xian and admire the Tang Dynasty architectures. 

Hotel Buffet
Light Lunch
Local Xian Specialties
Wyndham Grand Xian (Near the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Great Tang All Day Mall)
Day 6

Xi'an 【3 Meals】

  • Shaanxi Museum: Built to resemble the architectural style of the Tang Dynasty, the Shaanxi Museum holds over 350,000 artifacts detailing the complex and rich history and culture of China's feudal dynasties. 
  • Terracotta Warriors and Horses: Witness a true wonder and one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the world. Super Value Tours has carefully planned a special route that is effective at avoiding crowds and clearly depicts the history and story of the magnificent Terracotta Army.

Hotel Buffet
Local Specialties
Local Specialties
Wyndham Grand Xian (Near the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Great Tang All Day Mall)
Day 7

Xi'an Guilin Yangshuo【3 Meals】

  • Fly from Xi’an to Guilin and transition from the marvelous history of Xi’an to the peaceful natural beauty of Guilin: renowned for its breath-taking topography.
  • Elephant Trunk Hill: Take a relaxing walking tour on the banks of the Li River, the best angle to enjoy views of Elephant Trunk Hill, the icon of Guilin.
  • Yangshuo: Stroll West Street, a unique mix of eastern and western culture with nearly 1500 years of history.

Hotel Buffet
Simple Meal
Local Specialty Dishes
Yangshuo Resort (our rooms feature views of the Yulong River)
Day 8

Yangshuo  Yulong River  【3 Meals】

  • Yangshuo: explore countryside on bike or take a minivan tour.
  • Yangshuo: Yulong River bamboo rafting
  • Optional Evening show: Impression Liu Sanjie (Tickets not included)


Yangshuo is a slow-paced riverside town stripped of urban bustle and polish. Drift on bamboo rafts to truly enjoy the treasured mountain and river scenery up close.

Hotel Buffet
Yangshuo Specialties
Yangshuo Specialties
Yangshuo Resort (our rooms feature views of the Yulong River)
Day 9

Yangshuo Guilin (KWL)  Shanghai 【Breakfast】

After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport by a Super Value Tours representative. Zai jian (Until Next Time)!

 *Airport send off available from 4:30PM-9:00PM (KWL Airport)

Hotel Buffet
Tian'an Men Square

Directly across the Forbidden City,  Tiananmen (literally "Gate of Heavenly Peace") Square has been the site of several key events in China's history, and holds great cultural significance.

A half mile long and over a quarter mile wide, the gargantuan scale is hard to imagine for many people until they have a chance to see it in person. At maximum capacity, this famous square can contain over 100 million people simultaneously!

The National Palace Museum (Forbidden City)

The Chinese Imperial Palace was the throne of power from the mid-Ming Dynasty (~1400AD) to the end of the Qing Dynasty (1920AD) from which the Emperors ruled for 500 years. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of ancient wooden structures in the world.

Great Wall of China at Mutianyu

Super Value Tours includes a less-commercialized portion of the Great Wall of China so you can avoid the crowds and have ample time to quietly enjoy the magnificent beauty of the area. The Mutianyu section is located 45miles northeast of Beijing, and the beauty is breathtaking. The Great Wall presents a different face in all 4 seasons: Flowers bloom across the mountain in spring, bright green grass dresses the hillside in summer, red and yellow leaves adorn the mountaintop with gold in autumn, and snow blankets the Wall in winter.

Imperial Summer Palace
This second palace served the Qing Dynasty as an imperial retreat from the stifling confines of the Forbidden City. The complex suffered two major attacks, one during the Anglo-French invasion of 1860 and again during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900. The surviving garden was rebuilt in 1886 and 1902, and became a UNESCO World Heritage site in December 1998.
A Hutong is a neighborhood of narrow streets or alleys, most commonly associated with Beijing. An ancient style of city planning, the grid-shaped streets in Hutongs were formed by joining the outer walls of Shiheyuan (literally: courtyard surrounded by 4 buildings) homes together. These folk-style neighborhoods have a long history spanning over 1000 years, but even today, they are still inhabited and retained as an important part of Beijing heritage.
Temple of Heaven
The temple also known as Tian Tan, is one of the largest temple complexes in China and a paradigm of Chinese architectural balance and symbolism. The complex was visited by the Emperors in Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to heaven for a good harvest. Today, the park surrounding the Temple of Heaven has become a favorite gathering place for early morning practitioners of Tai Chi and other bustling social activities.
Shaanxi History Museum
Covering 700,000 square feet, the newly-built museum recreates Tang-dynasty architecture and successfully symbolizes the great extent of Shaanxi (ancient name for Xian) history and its remarkable culture. This is the best starting point on our journey back through time.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Just as the Forbidden City symbolizes Beijing, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a popular piece of ancient architecture in China and symbolizes Xian. The pagoda was erected in the Tang-dynasty (~ 650AD) as a fireproof storehouse for sutras and other Buddhist relics imported from India.
Terracotta Army Museum
The life-sized Terracotta (clay) warriors and horses of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor who unified China, date back over 2,000 years (210BC) and were unearthed in 1974 by local farmers. The delicately carved figures include warriors, chariots, horses, officials, acrobats, strongmen, and musicians, each with different expressions and unique faces. A vast collection has been unearthed across 3 separate pits, but archeologists estimate the entire army consists of over 8,000 soldiers with a majority of the original warriors still buried in the pits.
Xi'an Ancient City Wall
The Ancient City Wall of Xi'an was constructed in the early Ming Dynasty (1300AD), and is a symbol of great significance for China's most famous historic cities. A main feature of the Xi'an City Wall lies in the fact it has been preserved, which is rarely seen elsewhere in the world. The Ancient City Wall has corner towers, ramparts, sentry towers, gate towers, battlements and a number of city fortifications with very strong defensive capabilities.
Bamboo Rafting on the Yulong River
Breaking from typical tour itineraries, we include bamboo rafting in lieu of the usual Li River cruise since it is a much more fulfilling "up close and personal" experience. Drifting down the Yulong River on a raft gives you a chance to enjoy the natural "miles of art galleries" on both sides of the river up close. Pleasing to both the eye and the soul, enjoy the river while drifting lazily downstream; enter a poetic world of harmonious freedom with nature and man blended in one.
Yangshuo Countryside Exploration
Also different from usual tour programs, we include a morning with a choice of relaxing activities to explore the countryside of Yangshuo: biking, hiking, or electric cart. This breathtaking experience offers a glimpse of countryside life in China and is not to be missed. Feel the scenery up close and interact with local villagers.
Raffles Beijing Hotel
Ideally situated at the crossroads of famous Chang An Avenue and the district of Wangfujing, Raffles Beijing Hotel lies in the heart of the prestigious business and commercial districts, a few minutes from Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. Established in the early 1900s, the hotel was then proclaimed as “the only deluxe hotel in the Far East”. A century on, guest rooms and suites draw inspiration from the golden age of travel but are technologically enabled with discretion for 21st century living..
Westin Xi’an

Centrally-located in the city called the "cradle of Chinese civilization," The Westin Xian is just steps from the ancient city’s myriad cultural attractions, great restaurants, and unique shopping.

Yangshuo Riverside Resort Hotel

Located along Yulonghe River, our Yangshuo hotel boasts an immersive view of tranquil water, delicate mountain peaks, leisurely clouds, and stretches of green fields. It's location also makes it perfect for exploring the nature of Yangshuo.

Peking Duck
Peking Dessert
Instant Boiled Mutton
Steam Live Shrimp
Stuffed Tofu
Pea Flour Cake
Beef Sesame cake
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