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9 Days Spring Festival Tour in Southern China

Tour Route:
Hong Kong(modern metropolis)→Guilin(the scenic city)→Yangshuo(global county )→Chengdu (relaxing city)
Trip Highlights:
Hongkong Spring Festival

Contrast the modern, future and nature of China as you travel Hong Kong, Chengdu and Guilin.

  • A dizzying shopping in Hong Kong, from bargain alleys, factory outlets and malls to big brands, make your shopping experience better and more varied.
  • What a few visitors realize is that Guilin's countryside and ethnic minority villages are simply breathtaking. Dropping a visit to Guilin during the Chinese New Year, you will experience the unique minority cultures of South China, and some of the most exotic New Year traditions.
  • Cruise the beautiful Li River, step into the traditional Chinese painting with peaceful hills and river, and return to the nature.
  • Get a close-up look into the life of endangered Giant Panda as you visit Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Chengdu, home to babies bred in captivity, adolescent and adult pandas.
  • Enjoy the lunar New Year's exhibit of lanterns with local people of Chengdu, sitting in the tea house to have a cup of tea and absorb the special leisure atmosphere there.
  • Taste the most famous Spicy Hot Pot, which is an absolute must for any visit to Sichuan, for a full blown hot pot experience.


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Tour Code: NY-08
Dates: From January to March. You may decide when to start on your way and where to linger a litter longer.
Tour Customizable: Absolutely. Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form. Let us take care of the details in your tour. Our custom service is free.
Starts/Ends: Hongkong/Chengdu
Trip Type: Special-themed Tours
Activity Level: Easy walking
Special Experience:
  • Feel the heated New Year atmosphere in the warm and beautiful southern city
  • Enjoy the incomparable picturesque sights of the southern city
  • Get your New Year auspicious gifts from this tour
  • Taste and learn how to cook the New Year dishes and dumplings
  • Cruising on the crystal clear Li River
  • Eat the spicy " tongue numbing " Chuan food
  • Pray for a good luck in Hongkong's famous Wong Tai Sin Temple during the New Year
  • See the adorable panda up-close

Day-by-day Itinerary

Price & Included Features
Day 1 Arrival Hong Kong
Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement
Accommodation:Regal Kowloon Hotel

Upon your arrival at Hong Kong, a vibrant metropolis, our local guide will hold a welcome sign to meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you. You may either rest to recover from jetlag at hotel, or head out to this world-renowned shopaholics' paradise.


Day 2 Hong Kong
Sites visited: Aberdeen,Jade Market,Repulse Bay,Victoria Peak,Wong Tai Sin Temple
Accommodation:Regal Kowloon Hotel
Wong Tai Sin Temple

Today, you will explore Hong Kong's unique blending of Chinese heritages and colonial influences. You will first visit the Victoria Peak located on the mountain with an altitude of 552 meters. It provides you a spectacular bird's-eye view of Hong Kong's famous skyline.

Then, you will visit the floating community of Aberdeen, which is a harbor area crowded with junks and sampans, where 6,000 people live and work on junks.

Your third stop today is the Repulse Bay, one of the most famous and beautiful beaches in Hong Kong.

You next stop is the famous Wong Tai Sin Temple. It is one of the most famous temples in Hong Kong and is extremely popular during the Chinese New Year. Many worshipers would wait outside the temple before the New Year' Eve. It is believed that the earlier they offer the incense, the luckier they will be through the year to come.

Jade Market in Kowloon is your last stop today. If you are a jade lover, it sure is an ideal place to buy all kinds of jade crafts and jewelries. However, you need to bargain hard!

Day 3 Hong Kong / Guilin
Accommodation:Bravo Hotel
Chinese New Year Painting

Free in the day until our local guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Your tour guide in Guilin will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. On the way, you will receive a Chinese way of New Year greeting, a Red Packet (a red envelope enclosed ¥50 lucky money), a Chinese New Year Painting, and a Chinese Knot, from your lovely and considerate tour guide. These gifts symbolize fortune and wealth wishing you a good luck in the year to come. (More lucky New Year decorations)

Day 4 Guilin / Yangshuo
Sites visited: Li River Cruise
Special Dinner: Dumplings and Chinese dishes
Accommodation:New Century Hotel
Li River Cruise

After breakfast, you will be driven to Zhujiang Pier (40-minute drive) to start your boat cruise down the picturesque Li River, which is the highlight of any visit to Guilin, until you get to Yangshuo County. Along the river, you will be inspired by breathtaking views of Karst peaks and pinnacles, crystal-clear water and picturesque pastoral views of rice paddies and water buffaloes. Visitors feel they have stepped into a traditional Chinese painting.

After checking into your hotel, you will have a very special cooking class to make dumplings and other Chinese dishes. Your cooking teacher will accompany you to a local market to purchase the ingredients needed. Dumpling is a necessary food during Spring Festival in China. Eating dumplings is considered auspicious for fortune and wealth in the year to come. (Welcome to see more Chinese New Year food)

Day 5 Yangshuo / Guilin / Chengdu
Sites visited: Elephant Trunk Hill ,Reed Flute Cave
Special Dinner: Special New Year Dinner
Accommodation:Tian Fu Sunshine Hotel
Elephant Trunk Hill

Today you will be driven back to Guilin (1.5-hour drive) and visit some of its most famous sites. Elephant Trunk Hill is alike a giant elephant drinking water from the Li River. It is vivid and considered the symbol of the Guilin City.

Reed Flute Cave, with magically illuminated stalactites and stalagmites, is one of the most beautiful Karst caves in the region.

Your lunch will be served at a restaurant making excellent local cuisine. You will be enjoying some of the most delicious local New Year dishes, such as glutinous rice dumpling in soup and rice cake. Chinese New Year dishes usually have auspicious names. Glutinous rice dumpling is also called Tang-yuan. In Chinese it means reunion and everything goes smoothly. Thereby eating Tang-yuan is considered bringing good luck. After lunch, your local guide will escort you to the airport for your flight to Chengdu.

Upon arrival at Chengdu, your tour guide in Chengdu will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. You will have the famous hot spicy "Tongue Numbing" Sichuan dishes for your dinner. Get your mouth and tongue prepared for the challenge.

Day 6 Chengdu / Leshan / Mt. Emei
Sites visited: Baoguo Temple,Giant Buddha ,Mt. Emei
Accommodation:Hongzhushan Hotel

On this day you will be driven about 2 hours to Leshan to visit the Giant Buddha carved out of the cliffs at the confluence of the Dadu, Minjiang and Qingyi Rivers.

You will be taken to Mt. Emei to visit Baoguo Temple, where is famous for the ancient bronze bell.

You will stay overnight at the foot of Mt. Emei. It is the highest of China's four holy Buddhist Mountains. It is well-known for its sunrise, sea of clouds and the adorable monkeys. Enjoy your stay in Mt. Emei.

Day 7 Emei / Chengdu
Sites visited: Golden Summit,Mt. Emei,Qingyinge,Wannian Temple
Accommodation:Tian Fu Sunshine Hotel
Wannian Temple

Today you will tour the Mt. Emei to see its extraordinary natural scenery by taking the cable car up to the Golden Summit and the Wannian Temple. Then you will walk to Qingyinge - China's biggest natural ecology reserve area for monkeys before back to Chengdu.

Day 8 Chengdu
Sites visited: Giant Panda Breeding Research Base,Wenshu Temple
Special Dinner: Local snacks
Gala Event: New Year Lantern Fair
Accommodation:Tian Fu Sunshine Hotel
Panda Bear

The tour on this day will bring you to the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base first. You will see many adorable pandas in close distance, even get chance to cradle baby pandas in your arms.

Followed by a trip to the Wenshu Temple where you can spend some time sitting in its tea house to have a cup of tea and absorb the special leisure atmosphere of Chengdu.

China celebrates the first full moon of the year with Spring Lantern. This festivities is called Chinese New Year Lantern Festival,  So in the evening, you could enjoy the lunar New Year's exhibit of lanterns in the park. When you tired or hungry, you could relax yourself with the delicious local snacks,and appreciate the folk shows. It is a good chance to view real life of Chinese people today.

Day 9 Chengdu / Departure
Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Free until you local guide escorts you to the airport for your flight. Please double check your suitcase before you leave your hotel.

Service ends. 

Price & Included Features

Price & Included Features

 As the private tour goes, the price of each person differs in the size of the group, the hotel rating and the domestic flight price. Because our tour has no fixed departure date, there are no international tickets in our quoted price. You could choose the date you arrive in China depends your need. No matter when are you arrive, we will arrange your tour flexible. So you need to get a custom price quote for this tour from travel consultants, please fill out the online inquiry form and give us detailed information you could think in your tour. Our online travel consultants will help you to design a perfect private tour for you. The travel consultants' tour planning service is totally free! All things you do is just enjoy our talented travel consultants' tailor made itinerary.

EARLY BIRD SAVING: If you pay deposit for  this  route before January 31, 2009. All the  person in your group (regardless of your group size) are going to receive  free accommodation for one night at New Century Hotel, Yangshuo county.

What's included ?

  • China domestic flights as specified in the itinerary
  • Accommodations: for 1 night at 3 star hotel, 7nights at 4 star hotels in comfortable twin-bedded rooms with a private bath, air-conditioning, television, telephone and minibar.
  • 15 meals: 7 full breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinner (included dumplings and Sichuan dinners)
  • Round-trip transfers between airports, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers
  • A local English-speaking guide in each city
  • Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  • Government taxes and service charges except tips for tour guides and drivers


Accommodation (Click this button to find more details)
Location: 71 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Rooms: 600
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Bed Types: 1 king and 2 queens are both available.
Check-in: 2:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 noon
Location: 14 Ronghu Road, South, Guilin, Guangxi 541002, China. It is located along the lake area in the city center.
Rooms: 329
Rates From:
Average Size of Standard Room:
Bed Types: 2 queen
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 noon.
Location: Pantao Road, Yangshuo, Guilin, China, 541900. It is near the beautiful Yangshuo Park, in the city centre.
Rooms: 270
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Average Size of Standard Room:
Bed Types: 2 queen
Check-in: 2:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 noon
Location: No. 2 Taisheng Bei Road,Chengdu, China, 610017. It is situated in the bustling city center.
Rooms: 224
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Average Size of Standard Room:
Bed Types: 2 queen
Check-in: 1:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 noon
Location: Baoguo Temple (Baoguo Si), Emeishan China 614201. It is located at the foot of Emei Mountain.
Rooms: 500
Rates From:
Average Size of Standard Room:
Bed Types: 2 queen
Check-in: 2:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 noon


Meals (Click this button to find more details)

If you have any specific requirements for food, for example, vegetarian, vegan or food allergies, feel free to tell us! The things you do just write down your problem on the inquiry form so that we could arrange you the special accommodations according to your situation in advance. If you are a gourmet, China Festival Tours could be your perfect culinary guide and take you to enjoy all the delicious local food and the world famous cuisine. Enjoy your tour in China Festival.

Breakfast - You will have your nutritious breakfast in the hotel you live. The hotel provides both Chinese and western dishes to meet every diner's taste. The menu include: Bacon and Sausage Sandwich, Scrambled Egg, Hot Milk, Noodles and Congee etc.

Lunch - Lunch will be served in one of the Chinese restaurant near the scenic spots. You could taste many of Chinese delicious cuisines, just like: Crispy Chicken, Mushroom Ducks, Mapo Tofu, Steamed Beef etc.

Dinner - If you want to eat the local special food for supper, our enthusiastic travel consultant will introduce a good place for you to enjoy the mouthwatering local food ahead of time, just like the Beijing Duck, Xian dumplings and the Sichuan hot pot etc. You could still let your considerate tour guide to recommend a nice place for you.

Transfer and Transport Service

Transfer and Transport Service(Click this button to find more details)

Every China Festival Tours' tours are Private Tours. Travelers will have their own personal Tour Guide and Driver. Even if a traveler is traveling alone, they will have their own personal Tour Guide and Driver. Each of our Tour Guides must meet rigorous standards and are licensed, very knowledgeable, and extremely experienced. Each of our drivers must also meet our standards and are patient and have years of experience. Each of the vehicles used by China Festival Tours is newer luxurious MPVs and each traveler's private vehicle is included in the price of their tour.

As always, the above tours can be fully customized to fit your travel plans. Discuss your trip with our experts and enjoy personalized service, and you can build your exact dream trip.

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