China and Thailand Highlights Tour

TH-04: China and Thailand Highlights Tour
From: $2,139
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Pack up China's profound history with Thialand's delightfulness, this 15-day China and Thailand tour introduces you to the major highlights of China and relax yourself with some free days on the beach.

Highlights

  • Enter the Forbidden City with VIP access and tour with a real insider
  • Hike on the Great Wall with wide-open vistas
  • Cooking class at Chiang Mai
  • Relax your body and soul on Kata Beach of Phuket

What's Included

  • Entrance to scenic spots listed in the itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guide and driver service throughout the tour
  • Lunches mentioned in the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Private transfers between the airport/train/bus station, attractions, and hotels

Itinerary map

map of China and Thailand highlights tour

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Welcome to China! You will meet up with your private China tour guide upon arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport. Transfer to hotel and relax.

- Jetlag:
To ease from jetlag, we'd suggest you flight in during daytime as you will have much time to adjust and relax.

Accommodation
3 nights at Sunworld Hotel Beijing (superior class 4*)/ Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall (deluxe class 5*)

Day 2 Beijing Forbidden City Heritage Walk
The Forbidden City in Beijing

The first stop of today will be the Tian'anmen Square, where you will get a close up at the portrait of Chairman Mao. The square is also the entrace of the Forbidden City.
Don't waste your time waiting in the line. Today you will enter the Forbidden City with your insider tour guide who is an expert of the royal palace. You will walk through this massive site learning about the stories behind. Have lunch at a local restaurant.
Your tour guide will take you up the top of Jingshan Mountain in Jingshan Park and you will watch the sunset of the Forbidden City.

Day 3 Beijing The Great Wall Wonder
Enjoy the view at the Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall

You will hit the road early in the morning as to beat the big crowds. Arrive at the Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall, enjoy a cable car ride up to the top. Go for a gentle hike along the backbone of the mountain. Have a simple lunch after the visit.
In the afternoon, drive back to the city and visit the Temple of Heaven where the royal families took as an alter to worship the heaven.

Day 4 Beijing Fly to Shanghai

After breakfast, have some free time in the city. Fly to Shanghai and free at leisure for the rest of today.

Accommodation
3 nights at The Bund Hotel (superior class 4*)/ Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World (deluxe class 5*)

Day 5 Shanghai City Highlights
The Bund at sunset

As fast-moving as it is, Shanghai has a lot to share. Today you will firstly visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall to learn about how Shanghai was built. And the visit Yuyuan Garden. Taste some local cuisine for lunch.
Walk in the Former French Concession while your tour guide tells you some interesting stories back in the days. Admire the city in lights after nightfall in The Bund along the Huangpu River.

Day 6 Shanghai Free Day

Enjoy a whole day free at leisure in Shanghai.

- Shopping time!
Get some great deals in the malls around the People's Square. If you are interesting in antiques, remember to check out Dongtai Road Antique Street.

Day 7 Shanghai Fly to Bangkok

Thailand is known as the Land of Smile for its friendly people, beautiful landscape and various experiences. Fly to Bangkok from Shanghai and get yourself relaxed in this charming city.

Accommodation
2 nights at Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Siam (superior class 4*)/ Banyan Tree Bangkok (deluxe class 5*)

Day 8 Bangkok Essence Trip
The Grand Palace of Bangkok

Sense Bangkok's passion with an insightful visit to the Grand Palace and the Temple of Emerald Buddha, which will unveil the history and Buddhism cultures. Later, visit the National Museum and Jim Thompson House. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant with authentic Thai taste.

Day 9 Bangkok Fly to Chiang Mai

Take a flight to Chiang Mai and spend some free time in this peaceful place.

Accommodation
2 nights at Dusit Princess Chiang Mai (superior class 4*)/ Rachanmankha a Member of Secret Retreats (deluxe class 5*)

Day 10 Cooking Class and Lovely Chiang Mai Tour
Learn some Thai cookery skills in Chiang Mai

Thai people think natural ingredients would help them better understand and approach to long life both physically and mentally. And today you will learn a thing or two about how Thai people cook at a Cooking Class at Thai Orchid Cookery School. Lunch is included.
In the afternoon, take visits at Wat Prahat Doi Suthep and at night you will have some fun at Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.

Day 11 Chiang Mai Fly to Phuket

Have some free time in Chiang Mai and take a flight to Phuket. Check in at the hotel and enjoy a whole free day on the beach.

Accommodation
3 nights at Metadee Reosrt & Villas (superior class 4*)/ Tavorn Pam Beach Resort Phuket (deluxe class 5*)

Day 12 & 13 Phuket Free Days
Swimming in the crystal-clear water of Phuket

Enjoy yourself on the beautiful beach of Phuket.

Day 14 Phuket Fly to Bangkok

Have some free time before the flight to Bangkok. Check in and have some time shopping or leisure.

Accommodation
1 night at Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Siam (superior class 4*)/ Banyan Tree Bangkok (deluxe class 5*)

Day 15 Bangkok Departure

Have some free time in Bangkok before the flight back home. Hope to see you again soon!

Trip Notes

1. Visa for Thailand

Travelers may apply Visa-On-Arrival at both airports of Bangkok. The fee is THB1,000 (Thai Bhat in cash only) with 2 passport-size photos.

2. Tailoring Your Tour

This tour is very flexible. You can alter the itinerary, extend or shorten it to suit your price, interest, and schedule. If you would like to book the hotels on your own, we can remove the hotel cost from quotation. Please inform your travel advisor about your preference.

Options to further extend your tour:

  1. Travel to Vietnam or Cambodia
    It is fairly easy to extend your trip to the neighboring countries of Thailand. Vietnam for profound history and fascinating landscape and Cambodia for the splendid Angkor Wat.
  2. Minority Tribes in Chiang Rai and Around
    Rearrange this itinerary and you may stretch out to Chiang Rai and its rolling mountains where Karen people and other ethnic groups live.

Feel free to tell us your requirements and interests, and we will be happy to help you arrange a trip with our professional knowledge and experience.

3. Booking Procedure:

Step 1: Submit your name, email address and traveling dates for the tour. The price may vary according to the location of your hotel.
Step 2: Choose to make payment via PayPal and your request will be listed as our top priority. We guarantee a 100% refund if you are not satisfied.
Step 3: Receive a reply within 24 hours. The tour will be tailor-made to meet your requirements and the booking confirmed.
Step 4: Enjoy the tour!

4. Payment Methods:

We now offer three payment methods: PayPal, credit card authorization via fax, and wire transfer. PayPal is recommended for its safety and efficiency. You can pay with USA dollars, Australian dollars, European dollars, and British pounds directly with your credit card or debit card if you do not have a PayPal account.

5. Cancellation Policy:

In the event of cancellation, we will refund any payment made to China Highlights (unless any cancellation fee is applicable) within 14 days of our receipt of your written cancellation request. Visit here for more details.

7. Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance is not included. We carefully selected some insurance providers from your region that give you the best value for money. Click here to go to the travel insurance page.