China Sights & Golf Tour

 

China Sights & Golf Tour: October 11 – 27, 2020

A very special tour of China that takes you from eastern China with Beijing all the way to the western parts like Lijiang and Kunming and ending at Hainan Island. You will experience walking the Great Wall, taking in the terracotta exhibits in Xian and experiencing the city of eternal spring in Kunming and visiting the bamboo forest.You will also enjoy Hainan Island, China’s most southernmost point. Along the way, we will experience some of the most interesting golf courses in China!

Itinerary Details

Oct. 11 BEIJING – Arrival
Arrive into Beijing Capital Airport. After clearing airport formalities, meet our guide and transfer to Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town.

Oct. 12 BEIJING – City Tour – Meals: (B,L,D)
This morning we start with a walk-through Tiananmen Square, a site of several significant political gatherings in the history of the country. From there, continue under the beautiful Gate of Heavenly Peace with its iconic portrait of Chairman Mao to enter the splendid Forbidden City. This ancient city was the sacred heart of the empire for over 500 years and home to the Ming and Qing dynasty imperial courts. Summer Palace where we explore the beautiful grounds that served as the emperor’s summer residence. Tonight, we enjoy a Peking Duck Dinner. 

Oct. 13 BEIJING – Great Wall – Meals: (B,D)
Visit one of the mankind’s most amazing feats of construction, the Great Wall of China, at Mutianyu including round trip cable car. You will certainly enjoy hiking (or taking cable car) to the end of this section of Wall and admire the amazing panorama of the surrounding countryside and reflect on the enormity of the material and labor required for the Wall’s creation. Lunch at restaurant close to Wall. Return to Beijing. Afternoon visit Temple of Heaven where emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasty prayed for good harvest and you can find locals gathering to practice Taichi, traditional dance and opera.

Oct. 14 BEIJING – Golf – XIAN – Meals: (B)
Morning round of golf at Beijing Golf Club. This course is located in the east bank of Chaobai River Shunyi District, Northeast of the Capital International Airport. The course, designed by Benz& Poellot Golf Course Architects of U.S.A, has 7101 yards length in two million square meters area and very challenging 18 holes among the beautiful forest with clean pond. The club hosts the annual Helong Cup, China’s premier Amateur Golf Invitational Tournament.

Late afternoon flight to Xian with arrival transfer to Xian Sheraton North.

Oct. 15 XIAN – Terracotta Warriors – Meals: (B,L,D)
Today we visit the Xian’s greatest site Terracotta Warriors. Buried for over 2,000 years and unearthed only in 1970’s, the vast army of warriors was created to protect Emperor Qin Shi Huang in the afterlife. We also explore the city’s Muslim Quarter and check out the Great Mosque- an interesting fusion of both Middle Eastern and traditional Chinese architectural styles and an important place of worship for the Muslim population of Xian. Evening Xian dumpling dinner.

Oct. 16 XIAN – LIJIANG – Meals: (B,L)
Morning visit Greater Wild Goose Pagoda erected in 752, a seven-storied brick structure of 6401 meters tall and features traditional Chinese architectural style. Then we move to visit Ancient City Wall which is the largest and best preserved ancient castle in the world. Fly to Lijiang. Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to Lux Lijiang Resort.

Oct. 17 LIJIANG Golf / Tour – Meals: (B,L)
After breakfasts in your hotel, the entire group drive to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Scenic Area:
Golfers: Morning round of golf at Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club ( Mountain Course)
Non Golfers: drive a little bit further and take a cable car to visit the spruce meadow.Then take a small battery car to visit the Blue Moon Valley.

The entire group: After lunch, meet with each other and enjoy the “Impression of Lijiang” show (VIP seats). This unique show is choreographed by the famous Chinese director Zhang Yi Mou and it involves more than 500 hundred dancers in their best ethnic costumes plus horses performing outdoor with the stunning Jade Dragon Mountain as the backdrop. On the way back to Lijiang city, visit Baisha village, to witness the authentic life of the Naxi People and appreciate their culture.

Oct. 18 LIJIAN Tour – Meals: (B,L)
This morning, the group will drive to visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge where The Yangtze River, still in its infancy here, passes through the Gorge with cliffs of almost 4,000 metres on either side. Clients could enjoy 3 hours short trekking tour in middle tiger leaping gorge. After that, drive back to Lijiang, visit Lijiang’s fascinating Old Town, Dayan, where our guide brings alive the area’s history and its indigenous Dongba culture. We visit Black Dragon Pool with Dongba cultural Museum.

Oct. 19 LIJIANG – KUNMING – Meals: (B,L,D)
Transfer to train station for high speed train to Kunming. Meet your local guide and transfer to visit Western Hills with dragon gate, also called ‘Sleeping Buddha Hills’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty Hills’. Dragon Gate is a big exquisite stone carved edifice. The stone paths, stone rooms, stone grottos, and stone Buddhist figures are all carved with excellent craftsmanship on a large natural rock. Dragon Gate was also built on cliff. You can stand on the edge of the cliff holding the railing, looking downward to experience the steepness of the hill and enjoy the spectacle of Dianchi Lake. After that, drive to your hotel, Kunming Spring City Golf & Lake Resort.

Oct. 20 KUNMING Golf / Tour –  Meals: (B,L,D)
Golfers: Morning round of golf at Spring City Golf Club (Mountain Course)
Non Golfers: Today, we will a visit a local traditional Yi village- Nuohei Stone Village nearly everything in this village is built with Stone, including stone laid roads, stone walls, stone laid square, and a large quantity of stone houses. Stone houses here mostly have two floors. Moreover, what may surprise you is that you can’t see any cement mortar among stone gaps.

The entire group: In the afternoon, meet and drive to visit Stone Forest, a notable set of limestone formations. The tall Rocks seem to emanate from the ground in the manner of stalagmites, with many looking like petrified trees thereby creating the illusion of a forest made of stone.

Oct. 21 KUNMING Golf / Tour – Meals: (B,L)
Golfers: Morning round of golf at Spring City Golf Club (Lake Course)
Non Golfers: Today, we will arrange a local English Speaking guide and a smaller car( 7 seats or 11 seats air-conditioned vehicle) for you. They will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and together head back to the Downtown of Kunming City. Visit Jinmabiji Square, Bird and Flower market. Then transfer to visit Yuantong Temple, the largest and most ancient Buddhist temple in Kunming, to learn about the differences between the halls of the three denominations of Buddhism. And then visit the Green Lake Park. Here you may take a leisure walk or enjoy the performance (playing Taiji, Mahjong and local operal) by local people. The most interesting thing is some local people dance together with their traditional dress and some gentlemen play traditional instruments. You are welcome to join them.

The entire group: In the afternoon, meet with each other and drive to visit Yunnan Minority Village, enjoy the different architecture, culture, traditions and lifestyles of 26 Minority Groups in Yunnan province. Proceed into Kunming town ant check into Kunming Cache Boutique Hotel.

Oct. 22 KUNMING SANYA – Meals: (B)
Transfer to airport for flight to Sanya with arrival transfer to Sanya Bay Crowne Plaza. Balance of day free to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities or explore the area.

Oct. 23 SANYA Golf – Meals: (B,L) 
Golfers: Morning round of golf at Yalong Bay Golf Club.
Non Golfers: Visit Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise forest zone and seaview glass walk.
After lunch, whole group will visit Yalongbay Love Cube coastal paradise and Rose Park. 

Oct. 24 SANYA HAIKOU – Meals: (B,L)
This morning visit Li and Miao minority village and continue on to Nanshan Temple to visit the sea based Kwangyin Statue. After lunch, drive on to Haikou and check in at Mission Hills Resort Haikou.

Oct. 25 HAIKOU Golf – Meal: (B,L)
Golfers: Morning round of golf at Mission Hills Haikou Golf Club
Non Golfers: Visit Fengxiaogang Movie Town and Mission Hill New Town.
Whole group will meet for lunch and then vist Qilu Old Street

Oct. 26 HAIKOU Golf – Meal: (B)
Golfers: Morning round of golf at Mission Hills Haikou Golf Club.
Non Golfers: Day free to enjoy the resort or any last minute shopping.

Oct. 27 HAIKOU Departure – Meal: (B)
Early morning departure to airport for flights home.

Unique Golf Vacations Ireland Golf Courses Inlcluded

Golf Courses

Beijing Golf Club
Jade Dragon  Snow Mountain Golf Club
Spring Valley Golf Club (Mountain Course)
Spring Valley Golf Club (Lake Course)
Yalong Bay Golf Club
Mission Hills Haikou Golf Club (2 rounds)

Unique Golf Vacations Ireland Hotels Included

Hotels

Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town
Lux Lijiang Resort
Kunming Spring City Golg & Lake Resort
Sanya Bay Crowne Plaza
Mission Hills Resort Haikou 

Unique Golf Vacations Pricing

Pricing

C$ 6918.00 Per person, twin sharing
C$ 4913.00 Non golfer price*
*Includes non-golfer tours per itinerary

International airfare not included.  We can advise you on securing the best fare for this program

 

Package Includes

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16 Night hotel accommodations as indicated

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Daily buffet breakfasts & other meals as indicated

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All transfers & sightseeing tours by private coach with English speaking guides

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All admission fees as indicated

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7 rounds of golf including green fees and power cart (sharing basis)

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All non-golfer tours as indicated

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