The first leg of your trip will take you to Beijing, where you will witness the grandeur of Chinese history and learn about ancient Chinese culture. You will explore the architectural wonders of the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, and the Great Wall, only stopping to dig in to authentic Chinese cuisine.
Lhasa, the center of Tibetan culture and faith, is your next stop. It is a place of unique culture, religious significance and untouched nature. You will be welcomed into a local family home, and have the chance to learn about the very different lifestyles of the Tibetan people. Early-risers will also be able to start their day with the spiritual experience of watching the sunrise over the breath-taking Namtso Lake. Everyone dreams of visiting Tibet; this is your chance.
The climates of the two locations can be shockingly different from one another. Travelers taking this tour should be prepared for a variety of temperatures as well as the high altitudes of the Tibetan Plateau.
» Domestic flights, economy class as listed in the itinerary
» Private English speaking guide (selected/trained by our western staff), experienced Chinese speaking driver and quality, air-conditioned vehicle
» Admission tickets to all sights listed on the itinerary - no hidden costs
» Free bottled water supplied in your vehicle
» Meals as specified in quality local restaurants with unlimited standard drinks (Coke, Sprite, bottled water, Chinese tea)
Not included in the tour price
» Hotel (we can add on request)
» Tips to your guide and driver
» We do not provide international travel insurance, however, we are happy to offer advice on where and what kind of travel insurance to purchase. We highly recommend our trusted partner Compass Benefits; read more about their plans here: http://www.compassbenefits.com/client/thechinaguide