Crossroads China Heritage Tour Itinerary

June 14 (Mon)/ Day 0: Travel Day
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver, Denver to San Francisco, San Francisco to Beijing

June 15 (Tue)/Day 1: Beijing
3:15 pm: Arrive in Beijing
Private van to hotel
Stay at Jinglun Hotel (5 star)

June 16 (Wed) / Day 2: Beijing
8:00 am: Breakfast at hotel
9:30 am: Orientation meeting
11:00 am to around 3:00pm: Hutong Rickshaw tour to see old Beijing residential areas, visit Bell tower and drum tower, visit a local Beijing resident’s house and learn to make dumplings and eat dumplings for lunch.
3:30 pm to early evening: Shopping at Silk market
Dinner on our own
Evening Optional: Acrobatic Show

June 17 (Thu) / Day 3: Beijing
7:30 am: Breakfast at hotel
8:00 am: Tour Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City
Lunch
Afternoon: Visit Badaling Great Wall
Dinner on our own

June 18 (Fri) / Day 4: Beijing/ to Xian at night
7:30 am: Breakfast at hotel
Visit an elementary school in Beijing (Boarding school, grade 3 class, kids’ age is around 9.5 or 10, born in the year 2000. We’ll be in a 45 minute English class and will have chance to talk to the students.)
Lunch
Afternoon: Drive past Olympic Park to see bird’s nest from a distance, visit a local Folklore village outside Beijing to experience how to do paper-cut and make Chinese ties.
5:30 pm: Dinner at Beijing Duck Restaurant
8:00 pm: Be at train station; take an overnight sleeper train to Xian at 9:25pm

June 19 (Sat)/Day 5: Xian
Morning: Arrive in Xian at 8:05 am, check into hotel, stay at New World Grand hotel (4 star).
Meet the local guide and tour Great Wild Goose Pagoda after breakfast.
Lunch
Afternoon: Tour Terra-Cotta Warriors, on the way, may visit a folklore village or a jade factory if time permits.
Evening: Dumpling banquet and Tang Dynasty Dancing performances

June 20 (Sun)/Day 6: Xian /Chengdu
Morning: Breakfast at hotel.
Tour old city and bike riding on city wall
Brush painting class
Lunch
Afternoon: Fly to Chengdu (18:50-20:10)
Dinner on our own
Yinhe Dynasty Hotel (4 star)

June 21 (Mon) / Day 7: Chengdu

Morning: Breakfast at hotel.
Visit Panda Breeding Research Base where you will observe the giant pandas at close range. (This will be the highlight of the trip for Becca when she can hug a real panda!)
Lunch
Afternoon: Visit Du Fu Cottage and Sichuan Embroidery Factory
Dinner on our own
Evening: Variety Show includes Changing Masks and Sichuan Opera

June 22 (Tue) / Day 8: Chengdu
Morning: Breakfast at hotel.
Tour Wenshu Accademy (An ancient buddist temple)
Lunch
Afternoon: fly to Changsha, departs at 16:10, arrives Changsha at 17:45.
Dolton International Hotel (5 star)
Dinner on our own

June 23 (Wed) / Day 9: Changsha
Morning: Breakfast at hotel.
Visit Civil Affairs department
Tour Yuelu academy
Lunch
Afternoon: Visit and shop Hunan Silk Embroidery factory
Dinner on our own

June 24 (Thu) / Day 10: Changsha/ to Chenzhou
Morning: Breakfast at hotel.
Tour Hunan Provincial Museum (Han tomb)
Lunch
Afternoon: Travel to Chenzhou city
Hotel: Chen Zhou Hua Tian Hotel (5 star)
Dinner on our own

June 25 (Fri) / Day 11: Chenzhou
Morning: Breakfast at hotel.
Visit orphanage and meet the directors, staff and caretakers
Lunch with orphanage directors and staff
Afternoon: Visit Mia’s finding place
Dinner on our own

June 26 (Sat) / Day 12: Chenzhou/Guangzhou
Morning: Breakfast at hotel.
Travel to Guangzhou by train (one hour)
Check into Garden Hotel Guangzhou (5+ star).
Lunch
Afternoon: Shop around White Swan Hotel
Dinner on our own

June 27 (Sun) / Day 13: Guangzhou
Morning: Breakfast at hotel.
Tour Guangdong Folk Art museum
Tour Six Banyan Buddhist Temple
Lunch at Cantonese restaurant
Afternoon: Tour either Guangzhou Zoo or Yuexiu Park (with the five rams statue)
Dinner on our own
Optional: Pear River Cruise

June 28 (Mon) / Day 14: Guangzhou to Hong Kong
Morning: Travel to Hong Kong at 5:30am to catch Anita’s flight departing at 11:45am from Hong Kong to US.

June 29 (Tue) / Day 15: Hong Kong
Site seeing in Hong Kong

June 30 (Wed) / Day 16: Hong Kong to US
Morning: Travel to Hong Kong International Airport for flight from Hong Kong to US.

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