11 Days Shanghai Chengdu Guilin Hong Kong Tour

For many travelers, a panda volunteer tour in China is a lifetime experience. Therefore, we come up with this 11 days classic tour itinerary, with which you can maximize your China trip and enjoy an up-close-and-personal access with giant pandas, a unique treasure of China and one of the loveliest creatures on earth. Besides, this luxurious itinerary is a brilliant combination of scenery, culture and relaxation, and showcases many of China’s highlights.

Trip Highlights

  • Discover the cultural traditions of Shanghai
  • Become a caring panda keeper at Dujiangyan Panda Base
  • Cook authentic Sichuan dishes at an interesting cuisine museum

Customizable Tour Itinerary

Nihao, welcome to China! Take your time for landing, luggage claim and meet your guide outside the customs of airport. Be transferred to your luxurious hotel with a comfortable, well-maintained vehicle. Spend the rest of the day free at leisure.

  • Hotels: Grand Hyatt Shanghai, Four Seasons Hotel Pudong Shanghai, Grand Central Hotel Shanghai
Shanghai XintiandiShanghai Xintiandi

Start Shanghai city tour with a visit of Shanghai Museum, a fabulous ancient Chinese art museum with tens of thousands of precious relics, including bronze ware, ceramics, calligraphy, painting, etc.

Tour Yu Garden, located right next to the City God Temple. Built in the 16th Century, it is one of the finest examples of China’s traditional gardens with many exquisite and elegant ancient structures. Then roam the old streets of Yuyuan Market, where the old buildings are well-kept and turned into local food and specialty shops.

Later learn from your guide about Shanghai’s colonial culture when on the Bund, where you can see an array of 19th Century colonial architectures. Across the Hupu River is the ultra-modern Lujiazui Financial District. Stand on the 118th floor observation deck of Shanghai Tower, the highest Observation Deck in the world, to view New China.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Shanghai XintiandiShanghai Xintiandi

Discover the style and vibe of traditional Shanghai on a trip to Zhujiajiao that thrived in the 17th Century. Enjoy a boat cruise along the streams to see the ancient bridges, riverside dwellings, temples, tea houses… and experience the unique charm of Jiangnan’s Watertown.

You will be driven to the airport and board the flight from Shanghai to Chengdu. Soon later you will meet giant pandas in person!

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels: Buddha Zen Hotel Chengdu, Fairmont Chengdu, Grand Hyatt Chengdu

Transfer to Dujiangyan Panda Base, where you will participate in a full day panda volunteer program. Dress up and be an honorary keeper – learn knowledge and stories about panda bear that has been living on Earth for at least 8 million years, thus known as a "living fossil”. And take good care of pandas by cleaning their house and feeding them.

Want to take a photo with giant panda? We can fulfill your dream to hold a panda and take photos (with extra fee).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
A day of panda volunteer programA day of panda volunteer program

Have a delightful morning at Chengdu Renmin Park of laidback atmosphere. See local people enjoying their slow-paced life by reading, dancing, playing mahjong, drinking tea, performing Chuan Opera in the park. Travel as a local – you can also sample tea at an elegant teahouse.

Apart from the pandas, Chengdu is also famous for Sichuan cuisine. Have a visit of Sichuan Cuisine Museum where there are various cooking utensils of different historical periods are on display. Savor delicious local specialties on the food street and learn to cook Chinese dishes in a cooking class.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Cooking class at Sichuan Cuisine MuseumCooking class at Sichuan Cuisine Museum

Take a flight from Chengdu to Guilin, known as one of the most beautiful places to visit in China.

Pick up from hotel and later visit Reed Flute Cave, the most spectacular karst cave in Guilin, featuring a grand, mystical underground palace of a series of stalactites and stalagmites, lighted up by gorgeous colorful lights. With sedan chair, even the little kid and senior travelers can tour Reed Flute Cave easily. Later climb up Folded Brocade Hill for a superb panorama of Guilin City, embraced by jagged karst hills.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels: Guilin Shangri La Hotel, Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel Guilin, Sheraton Guilin
Folded Brocade HillFolded Brocade Hill

Drive for about two and a half hours to get to Longji Rice Terraces, built for hundreds of years on the mountainsides and resembling a dragon's ribs, hence the name Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces.

Walk up to the viewing deck to obtain breathtaking views of the endless terraced fields. And your guide will lead you to Longji Ancient Zhuang Village to experience Zhuang people’s traditional customs and lifestyle.

  • Meals: Breakfast,
Longji rice terracesLongji rice terraces

Admire the unique scenery of South China Karst by taking a 4 to 4.5-hour Li River cruise trip. Picture yourself boating on a Chinese landscape painting. If you’re lucky, you may see local fisherman fishing with cormorants.

Go ashore in Yangshuo. Roam the bustling West Street, time-honor alleyways lined with snack stalls, souvenir shops, cafes, restaurants…

Thereafter, ride a bicycle or sit on your private vehicle to tour the countryside of Yangshuo. Soak in the amazingly beautiful surroundings of limestone peaks, green vegetation, twisting rivers, vast farmlands stretching to ancient villages…

Enjoy Impression Liu Sanjie night show, performed in the outdoor with real landscape as the backdrop (optional).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels: Alila Yangshuo, Yangshuo Banyan Tree Hotel, Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Li River cruiseLi River cruise

Practice Tai Chi boxing, an easy-to-learn Chinese martial art, with a master. Tai Chi absorbs the essence of ancient Chinese philosophy and will benefit to human body and mind.

Check out and drive from Yangshuo to Guilin railway station. Then ride a high speed train from Guilin to Hong Kong.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels: Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
Morning Tai Chi LessonMorning Tai Chi Lesson

Enjoy half day classic Hong Kong tour with private guide and vehicle. Take one-way Peak Tram to ascend Victoria Peak, the highest peak in Hong Kong with incredible panoramic view of Victoria Harbor and the city skyline. Then enjoy a sampan ride across Aberdeen, previously a small fishing village, followed with visit to Repulse Bay, known as “the oriental Hawaii” or Stanley Market with various kinds of souvenirs and specialty crafts for sale.

For the rest the day, you may go shopping in the world’s “shopping paradise”.

  • Meals: Breakfast,
Repulse BayRepulse Bay

Enjoy a private transfer service from your hotel to airport – end of your 11 days China tour. Have a safe and pleasant journey back home!

  • Meals: Breakfast,
Victoria HarbourVictoria Harbour

Price Includes

  • In-country transportationas noted in the itinerary.
  • Admission fees and activity expenses as noted in the itinerary.
  • Luxury or boutique hotels centrally located.
  • Meals in local restaurants as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water.
  • Your own English-speaking guide service.
  • Your own chauffeur and vehicle service.

Price Excludes

  • International transportation.
  • Chinese tourist visa. (which enquired for most foreign passport holders)
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • Meals, snacks, alcohol, etc. apart from those included in the itinerary.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Sights, excursions and activities not included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities to guide and driver.


This tour is tailor-made and we can tailor to meet your reqeusts. Your personal travel consultant will contact you within 24 working hours!


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