Exotic Family Vacation to China: Beijing to Shanghai

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The exotic and wondrous magic of China will enchant your family during this exciting, 7-day adventure. Capture the intimate sights and smells of street vendors as you travel across town in a rickshaw before taking a toboggan down the longest wall in the world. Enrapture your taste buds with tempting delights from prestigious food to the soupy dumplings that lead your mouth on a heavenly adventure. Embrace a baby panda and scale the bright green backbones of dragons, then honor the stoic and intricate...

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Trip Highlights

  • Laugh and frolic with baby pandas at the only panda reserve as seen on National Geographic
  • Indulge in the prestigious foods only that imperial families and high-ranking officials could eat at one point in time
  • Venture to the Great Wall a cable car before taking a toboggan down the Mutianyu side
  • Marvel at the complex expressions of soldiers and horses when you witness the Terracotta Warriors
  • Delight your taste buds with a full-flavored adventure around the delicacies of China on Snack Street

Detailed Description

The exotic enchantment of China will swirl around your family as they explore the historical and present-day aspects of this enigmatic country. You will glide to the top of the longest wall in the world among a wide expanse of greenery, frolic with baby pandas as you feed them bamboo, and dive deep into the enticing flavors of Snack Street. When you stand amongst the clouds in remote villages, you can gaze out over the green and golden backbones of dragons. The mystical country of the Orient awaits you on this adventuresome look at its inner worlds.

You will recline in an authentic rickshaw as your driver zips through the bustling streets of Beijing, providing you with a sneak peek of the city. The only way to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Great Wall is to venture away from the crowds and head to the Mutianyu section, which is an area that allows you to cable car to the top before riding a toboggan down the side. When your bellies begin to rumble, you will transfer to the infamous Snack Street, where three floors of tasty treats will plead for your taste buds to explore them. The previous dynasties have left an architectural imprint behind but none more so than in the Forbidden Palace, which is where both the Ming and Qing emperors reigned.

Your eyes will be astonished at the sight of the Terracotta Warriors as you descend into the pits where they have been interred for the past 2,000 years. Then, your hearts will fill with glee when you watch the baby pandas of Chengdu lumber toward you for the bamboo in your hands. You will travel to remote villages, where you can gaze upon the curving emerald and golden Longji Rice Terraces that resemble dragon backs. You will also fill your belly with the delicious and most-famous delicacy of Shanghai called xiao long bao. Your exotic adventure will conclude with a walk among the clouds at the Jin Mao Tower, where the bustling metropolis of Shanghai will infuse you with its dreamlike magic.

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Starting Price

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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