Shanghai, Suzhou, Chengdu, Hainan Island, Hong Kong
Dates are customizable for private departures.
Experience the allure and mystery of China during this exotic and romantic 7-day adventure that will provide you with the ultimate culture shock. Visit the Paris of the Orient and astonish your taste buds with the feng shui flavors of cuisine in Shanghai. Dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant, trek to the summit of Mt. Emei, and immerse yourself in the unique culture of China.
Shanghai - Feng Shui Flavors
When you arrive at Shanghai Pudong Airport, your private transfer will lead you on a gentle ride down the Huangpu River after you have had a chance to check in to your luxurious accommodation. You will cruise the length of the river and witness the harmonious blend of Eastern and Western influence that is imbued in the architectural landmarks. Afterward, you will be escorted to explore the Bund. One of the best parts of Shanghai is its use of feng shui with its cuisine, which blends multiple flavors together to create a balanced blend of salty, sweet, and spicy.
Shanghai - The Twin Bridges
The day will begin with a historical exploration, and your guide will drive you to the Zhouzhuang Water Village, which is located just outside of Shanghai. You and your partner can stroll across the twin bridges of Shide and Yong’an, where the layout of the two creates a giant Chinese key. From there, you will receive an exclusive peek behind the hidden door of Old Town or Nanshi, which is not open to the public. Your guide will then escort you to Yu Garden. Near the end of the night, you will dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant that encompasses experimental dining with a twist.
Suzhou - The Venice of China
Once your bullet train from Shanghai arrives in Suzhou, you will be transported to an Asian paradise. At the train station, your private transfer will guide you and your partner to Tongli Water Village. You will float down the canals in a gondola ride and gaze up at the sky for a peaceful introduction to Suzhou. The cuisine of Suzhou is known as one of the eight culinary arts in China, and you will indulge in their elaborate way of cooking. Afterward, your guide will drive you to Tiger Hill, which has a pagoda that sits on the hill’s summit.
Chengdu - Hiking at Mt. Emei
Today, your private charter will descend into the city of Chengdu, which is known as the land of abundance. Upon your arrival, your private transfer will drive you out to the Wolong National Nature Reserve, where you will have the opportunity to feed and play with baby pandas. As you leave part of your heart behind at the panda reserve, your guide will escort you to Mt. Emei, which is the highest mountain in the area. Kuanzhai Alley is famous for its ability to combine Chengdu’s historical and cultural reserves all in one area. Here, you will explore ancient tea houses as well as the daily lives of Chengdu locals.
Hainan Island - The Hawaii of China
Known across Asia as the Hawaii of China, Hainan Island is also famous because it is an excellent place to explore or escape the bustle of the mainland. Upon your arrival, your private transfer will escort you to the Yanoda Rainforest, which is known for its serene valleys, waterfalls, and springs. Afterward, your guide will lead you to Tianya Haijiao, which is referred to as the Ends of the Earth. This is a remote area where the Chinese believed Heaven and Earth meet. After your idyllic day of relaxing around Hainan Island, you will be given the remainder of the day to spend at your leisure.
Hong Kong - Michelin-Starred Dim Sum
The bustling energy of Hong Kong will be evident the minute your plane lands at the Hong Kong International Airport. Upon your arrival, your private transfer will greet you and usher you off to the highly anticipated portion of your trip: the Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant. Afterward, your guide will drive you to Victoria Peak for a gentle walk to the summit. At the top of the peak, you will be offered a spectacular 360-degree view of Hong Kong with all of its neighborhoods. You will then venture to Tsim Sha Tsui promenade. At the main port, you will board a Chinese Junk Boat and sail to Victoria Harbour.
Hong Kong - Departure
On your final morning in Hong Kong, your guide will lead you to the Tian Tan Buddha or the Big Buddha at Ngong Ping Plateau. The view from the top of the hill is astounding and will take your breath away as you gaze out across the landscape. After you descend the hill by foot or cable car, your guide will direct you to Hong Kong International Airport for your departure home.
- Revel in the feng shui flavors of Shanghai cuisine and lead your mouth on a multidimensional journey
- Saunter across the Jiuqu Bridge in Yu Garden and spoil your palate with a trip to a Michelin-starred restaurant
- Trail your fingers in the canals during a gondola ride in Suzhou’s Tongli Water Town, which is considered the Venice of China
- Ascend to the top of Mt. Emei and witness picturesque waterfalls in the forest
- Indulge in Michelin-starred dim sum in Hong Kong before immersing yourself in Victoria Peak
- Marvel at the top of Ngong Ping Plateau under the largest sitting Buddha statue in the world
Shanghai embodies the modern culture of China perfectly as it harmoniously blends Eastern and Western styles in Shanghai’s French Concession. It is also an excellent introduction to the romantic side of China. During your stay, you will visit the most charming sights that will make you wish that you lived in China. You will marvel at the architectural wonders of Shanghai as you stroll along the Bund before feasting on the delights of Shanghai cuisine and appreciating the feng shui blend of flavors. You will also cross the twin bridges, Shide and Yong’an, where the layout creates an ancient Chinese key.
When you journey to Suzhou, you will discover intricate canals, where you and your loved one will lay back to enjoy a gentle gondola ride. Then, you will stroll through the beautiful Ou Garden, which is renowned for strengthening a couple’s love for one another. The following day, you will laugh at the lumbering baby pandas as they search for bamboo. A visit to Mt. Emei will conclude your trip in Chengdu, which is where it is famous for lovers to visit and prolong their relationship. As you descend the mountain, you will eat delectable dishes from the Leshan region.
Afterward, you will fly to the Hawaii of China that is known as Hainan Island. Golden beaches and swaying palm trees will greet you and your loved one as you land. Here, you will experience the tranquility of Tianya Haijiao, which is where the Chinese believe Heaven and Earth meet. Your trip to China will culminate in Hong Kong, where upon arrival, you will dine like royalty at a Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant. As you board a Chinese Junk Boat with its bright red sails that resemble the ears of dragons, the world will alight with color for the Symphony of Lights. The sights and tastes that you will experience in China will forever remain in your hearts as your private transfer escorts you to the airport for your departure home.
$1,570 per person (excluding international flights)
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.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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