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Southern Odyssey

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Southern Odyssey

Days 1-2 : Fly to Xiamen

Fly overnight to coastal Xiamen.

Day 3 : Explore Gulangyu Island

Take a ferry ride to Gulangyu Island, famous for its natural landscapes, ancient relics and fascinating architecture. Visit Hi Heaven complex, enjoy a puppet show and visit Shuzhuang Garden, Guanfu Classic Art Museum, Organ Museum, Music Hall and see Sanyi Church. Later on the mainland visit Hulishan Cannon Fortress, built in 1894.

Day 4 : Hakka Roundhouses

Travel to Yongding, the heartland of the Hakka people. Visit the famous Hakka Roundhouses, also known as Tu Lou, a unique style of Chinese communal earthen houses.

Day 5 : Beautiful Lijiang

Fly to Lijiang (via Kunming), at the foothills of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

Day 6 : Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Explore the impressive Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which soars to a height of 5,500m. Take a chairlift to the high meadows to view the amazing scenery. Later, see the Baisha Frescoes.

Day 7 : Black Dragon Pool

Visit the picturesque Black Dragon Pool and wander through the UNESCO Listed Old Quarter. Drive to Dali. This afternoon visit the Xizhou Village and see a Zhoucheng tie-dye demonstration. Overnight Dali.

Day 8 : Relaxing Dali

See the charming Song Dynasty’s Three Pagodas which dominate the skyline above Dali’s historic city walls. Cruise on Erhai Lake. This evening, explore Dali’s ancient quarter and stroll down Foreigner’s Street.

Days 9-10 : Stone Forest, Kunming

Fly to Kunming. This evening, sample Kunming’s famous Across the Bridge Noodles. The following day wander through the Stone Forest where massive limestone columns form a vast forest of surreal shapes and images. This afternoon, fly to Guilin, one of China’s most stunning cities.

Day 11 : Longji Rice Terraces

Travel to Longji, also known as Longsheng or the Dragon’s Backbone, home to a vast region of rice terraces. Walk up the steps of the rice terraces for incredible views. Return to Guilin.

Days 12-13 : Li River Cruise

Cruise the stunning Li River to Yangshuo and witness the breathtaking landscape of spectacular limestone hills, tranquil fishing scenes and picturesque villages. This morning discover the beautiful rural countryside around Yangshuo with its pretty hills and local farms. The afternoon is at leisure. There are many activities available (arranged locally at extra cost) such as cycling, rafting and walking or you may choose to relax in the town. In the evening watch a demonstration of traditional cormorant fishing.

Day 14 : Fly to Hong Kong

Return to Guilin and visit the stunning Reed Flute Caves. Transfer to the airport and fly to Hong Kong. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure (breakfast only included).

Day 15 : Victoria Peak

Take a tour of Hong Kong Island today, including Victoria Peak and Stanley Market. Later you will visit the Aberdeen Fishing Village (breakfast only included).

Day 16 : Giant Buddha & Lantau

Take a ferry ride through Victoria Harbour to Lantau Island. Visit Cheung Sha Beach, Tai O Fishing Village and the Giant Buddha before taking the Skyrail cable car down the mountain. Enjoy dinner at the top of Victoria Peak (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 17 : Fly Hong Kong to UK

Fly to the UK arriving the same or following day

Tour includes:

all international airfares and current taxes
all domestic transportation
all accommodation
all meals
touring with guides and entrance fees
visa fees for UK & EU passport holders

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Wendy Wu Tours Wendy Wu Tours is the leading independent specialist tour operator to China in the UK. They offer an extensive range of tour itineraries to enable you to visit famous tourist attractions such as the Great Wall, the Yangtze River or the Terracotta Warriors in China, Angkor Wat in Cambodia and the Taj Mahal in India.

Many of their tours also take you off the beaten track, to emerald lakes and traditional villages, allowing you to enjoy the authentic China experience. Other unforgettable excursions include a rickshaw ride through Beijing’s traditional Hutongs, attending a Buddhist ceremony or cruising on a traditional junk boat. They also offer the opportunity to explore a bustling city like Hong Kong or Dubai en-route for a few nights.

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