China Experience With Mongolia & Hong Kong 2019

China Experience With Mongolia & Hong Kong 2019


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

China , Mongolia

Tour Itinerary

Embark on a 17-day odyssey that includes affordable guided tours in Mongolia and China, with the perfect ending in Hong Kong. To begin, you’ll fly from Beijing to Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar to embark on an adventure in the Gobi Desert. Sand dunes, the Cemetery of Dinosaurs, and a camel-breeders camp offer fascinating insight into the nomadic lifestyle, ancient culture, and tantalizing traditional foods. Your affordable vacation in Mongolia returns to the dynamic city of Beijing, China, where you’ll visit its iconic sites. A highlight of this China tour includes a visit to Xi’an, where you'll discover the Terracotta Warriors. These well-preserved, life-size figures of thousands of warriors, horses, and chariots were created in the 3rd century BC to accompany China's first emperor into the afterlife. They are nothing short of spectacular! Of course, no tour to China is complete without a visit to the Great Wall of China, the longest man-made structure in the world. Imagine how you'll feel when you're standing on this famous site!Other highlights of this China tour include visits to the Shanghai Museum, with a collection of 140,000 relics, some dating back 6,000 years; Beijing’s Forbidden City, the home of China's emperors from 1420 to 1912; and Beijing's Temple of Heaven, first constructed in 1420 and the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped the god of heaven and prayed for a good harvest. You'll enjoy a Peking duck dinner in Beijing, a walking tour of the Muslim quarter in Xi'an, a visit to a Silk Museum in Shanghai, and more. In Hong Kong, take a cable-car ride for sweeping views of Victoria Harbour, savor a dim sum lunch, and enjoy a full day at your leisure to explore the city at your own pace. Your value-minded tour of China and the remarkable traditions and terrain of Mongolia is a journey into a spirit of history, beauty, culture, and natural wonders like no other!

Day 1: BEIJING.
Welcome to Beijing, the capital of China! Hotel rooms are available for a mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2: BEIJING–ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA.
Today, fly to Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia. After some time in the hotel, enjoy a city tour that includes Sukhbaatar Square and the NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM with a rich collection of exhibits covering the history and people of Mongolia. (B,D)

Day 3: ULAANBAATAR–GOBI DESERT.
Early this morning, fly to the Gobi Desert. Covering most of southern Mongolia, the Gobi is the world’s fourth-largest desert. Visit EAGLE VALLEY and marvel at stunning mountain scenery and the Gobi Glacier. The Gobi supports more than 300 varieties of flora and fauna and several endangered species, including the Snow Leopard and the Bactrian Camel. (B,L,D)

ACCOMMODATIONS IN THE GOBI DESERT
You will be staying in a traditional ger, a round dwelling with a wooden frame. Your ger is comfortably furnished with twin beds and furniture. A natural ventilation system helps it stay cool in the heat of the day, and a stove provides heat at night. Please note – shared bathroom and shower facilities are located in a separate building.

Day 4: GOBI DESERT.
This morning, stop at the largest SAND DUNES in the region en route to Bayan Zag. Here, explore the CEMETERY OF DINOSAURS, where the world’s best-preserved dinosaur skeletons and their petrified eggs were excavated. Then, visit a CAMEL BREEDERS CAMP to learn about the nomadic lifestyle and culture, and to try some traditional food. (B,L,D)

Day 5: GOBI DESERT–ULAANBAATAR.
Fly back to Ulaanbaatar early this morning. Upon arrival, visit the BOGD KHAN WINTER PALACE, the GANDAN MONASTERY, and Zaisan Hill, offering sweeping views of the city. This evening, enjoy a MONGOLIAN FOLKLORE PERFORMANCE featuring traditional musical instruments, throat singing, and dances. (B,L,D)

Day 6: ULAANBAATAR–BEIJING.
Today, return to Beijing and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 7: BEIJING.
Sightseeing today includes a stroll through TIAN’ANMEN SQUARE past Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum and to the treasure-filled FORBIDDEN CITY, the largest and best-preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it was home to emperors as well as the center of politics. This evening your dinner features the local delicacy, PEKING DUCK. (B,L,D)

Day 8: BEIJING.
The GREAT WALL OF CHINA once stretched 4,000 miles across China’s barren northern terrain from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. Head north to a village where the Great Wall is well preserved and walk along the wall to enjoy sweeping vistas of this mammoth fortress. (B,L)

Day 9: BEIJING–XI’AN.
Today, fly to Xi’an, the former ancient capital. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Day 10: XI’AN.
One of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world when China dominated the silk trade, Xi’an today is an archaeological treasure trove. Sightseeing begins with the enormous tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, accidentally discovered by local farmers in 1974. Marvel at the legion of TERRACOTTA WARRIORS that has been guarding the burial site for 2,000 years. Later, walk along the ancient CITY WALL of Xi’an and visit a CERAMIC and LACQUERWARE factory. (B,L)

Day 11: XI’AN–SHANGHAI.
This morning, take a WALKING TOUR through the lively Muslim Quarter to explore the Islamic food markets before flying to Shanghai, China’s largest city and center of trade. (B)

Day 12: SHANGHAI.
Sightseeing today includes a stroll through the Old Town and the beautiful YU YUAN GARDENS, a place of peace and tranquility in this bustling city. Visit the SHANGHAI MUSEUM, where superb antiquities and fine arts dating back 6,000 years are on display. Walk along the famous Bund with its colonial architecture, and explore the restored Xintiandi area with its unique 1920s-style Shikumen buildings. You will also visit a SILK MUSEUM to learn about the silk-making process. This evening is at your leisure. (B,L)

Day 13: SHANGHAI.
Explore Shanghai at leisure. You may opt to join an optional excursion to the historic water town of Wuzhen, renowned for its Old World charm and picturesque setting. Tonight, join your traveling companions for dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 14: SHANGHAI-HONG KONG.
After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong, Asia’s vibrant commercial capital. (B)

Day 15: HONG KONG.
Your sightseeing tour begins with a ride on the popular STAR FERRY from Kowloon Island to Hong Kong Island. On arrival, take a CABLE-CAR RIDE up Victoria Peak for panoramic vistas. Then, explore the old Sheung Wan neighborhood and visit the DRIED SEAFOOD MARKET. Savor a DIM SUM feast for lunch before traversing the Central District aboard the historic DOUBLE DECKER TRAM, commonly referred to as the “Ding Ding,” due to the sound of its bell. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B,L)

Day 16: HONG KONG.
Enjoy free time for independent exploration. (B)

Day 17: HONG KONG.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

ULAANBAATAR
Visit the National History Museum, Sukhbaatar Square, Bogd Khan Winter Palace, Gandan Monastery, and Zaisan Hill; Mongolian folklore performance; Host service during your stay

GOBI DESERT
Visit Eagle Valley, Cemetery of Dinosaurs, and a camel breeders camp; Host service during your stay

BEIJING
Sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall; Peking Duck welcome dinner

XI’AN
Sightseeing with Local Guide including headsets; visit the Terracotta Warriors, city wall, and a lacquerware factory; walking tour through Muslim quarter

SHANGHAI
Sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit Yu Yuan Gardens, the Shanghai Museum, and a silk factory

HONG KONG
Ride on Star Ferry; cable car ride to Victoria Peak; visit the dried seafood market; dim sum lunch; Host service during your stayPrivate, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring in China. Sightseeing vehicle in Mongolia & Hong Kong.

Meals:
16 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners


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Accommodations

Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Cosmos, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $1,888. Required intra-vacation air segments: Beijing/Ulaanbaatar; Ulaanbaatar/Gobi Desert; Gobi Desert/Ulaanbaatar; Ulaanbaatar/Beijing; Beijing/Xi’an; Xi’an/Shanghai; Shanghai/Hong Kong. Air prices were effective on August 15, 2018, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

Gratuities for Tour Director, driver, and Local guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$925 to $975

Triple rooms are not available.

Extra Nights per person in Beijing:
April–May & September–October: in single room $120; in twin room $65
June–August: in single room $115; in twin room $63

Extra Nights per person in Hong Kong:
April & July 12–August 24: in single room $232; in twin room $127
May–July & August 25–September 29: in single room $202; in twin room $112
October 11–November 4: in single room $281; in twin room $152

Beijing: Novotel Xin Qiao
Ulaanbaatar: Ramada Ulaanbaatar Citycenter
Gobi Desert: Gobi Mirage
Xi'an: Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel
Shanghai: Golden Tulip New Bund Asia
Hong Kong: Stanford Hillview Hotel

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


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