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Eclipse Tour and Mt Emei

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY 14 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS

 

Day 1- Departure from USA/CANADA July 12, Sun

Depart from USA on one of our carriers. Complimentary meals and drinks will be served on board.

Day 2- Beijing July 13, Mon

Upon arrival at Beijing Airport, you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Beijing.

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel (5*) Meals: D

Day 3 - Beijing July 14, Tue

After breakfast at your hotel, you will have a full-day city tour in the historical center of the capital visiting the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Temple of Heaven. Tonight enjoy a traditional Peking Roast Duck dinner. Overnight at your hotel in Beijing.

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel (5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 4- Beijing July 15, Wed

Today is the day to see the world famous Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. Tonight enjoy the acrobatic show during your dinner. Overnight at your hotel in Beijing.

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel (5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 5- Beijing -Xian July 16, Thu

After breakfast at your hotel, we will tour the ancient Astronomical Building, then take a Hutong Tour by Rickshaw. Transfer to airport for your flight to Xi’an. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Xi’an.

Accommodation: Shangri-la Golden Flower Hotel (5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 6- Xian July 17, Fri

In Xian you will visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum, a Chinese style mosque, the Terra Cotta Warriors and browse through the night market. Enjoy the famous Dumpling Banquet of Xian. In the evening enjoy the Tang Dynasty Dinner Show. Overnight at our hotel in Xian.

Accommodation: Shangri-la Golden Flower Hotel (5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 7- Xian July 18, Sat

Today you will visit the Two Wild Goose Pagodas, the Bell Tower and the prehistoric village of Ban Po. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.

Accommodation: Shangri-la Golden Flower Hotel (5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 8- Xian -Chengdu July 19, Sun

After breakfast at our hotel, transfer to the airport for our flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival take a half day tour to Dujiangyan Irrigation System. Dinner and overnight at our hotel

Accommodation: Shangri-la Hotel (5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 9 - Chengdu July 20, Mon

This morning you will visit the Giant Panda research center. Later in the afternoon visit the Sanxingdui Museum and learn about the culture that existed in the area of Chengdu between 2,800 to 800 BC. Enjoy shopping at a Silk Factory and a Tea shop. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel (5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 10- Chengdu-Leshan-Mt.Emei July 21, Tue

After breakfast we will driver for 2 hours from Chengdu to the Leshan Scenic Area where we will visit the cultural treasure of the Giant Buddha of Leshan. Then we will drive to Emei Shan, visit the Wannian Temple at the foot of the mountain. Then take the cable car to the summit of Mt. Emei. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.

Accommodation: Hong Zhu Shan Hotel (5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 11- Mt. Emei *** ECLIPSE DAY*** July 22, Wed

We have selected to view the eclipse from the summit of Mt. Emei, almost directly on the centerline of the eclipse path. The view from the summit is spectacular and also known as the view to the sea of clouds early in the morning between 9 and 10 am at this time of the year.

  • 1st Contact 08:06 am local time
  • 2nd Contact 09:09 am local time
  • 3rd Contact 09:14 am local time
  • 4th Contact 10:25 am local time

Tonight enjoy dinner and a Farewell Eclipse Party at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hong Zhu Shan Hotel (5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 12-Mt.Emei - Chengdu July 23, Thu

After breakfast at hotel, we will return to Chengdu. We will visit the Wuhou Temple and Dufu's Thatched Cottage in the afternoon.Tonight you can enjoy the Sichuan Opera after dinner at our hotel.

Accommodation: Hong Zhu Shan Hotel (5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 13- Chengdu - Shanghai July 24, Fri

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Free time in the afternoon to visit The Bund, Nanjing Road or just to hang around. Tonight we will enjoy dinner on a cruise on the Huangpo River. Overnight at your hotel in Shangai.

Accommodation: Grand Mercure Baolong Hotel (5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 14- Shanghai /USA July 25, Sat

Transfer from your hotel to the Shanghai International Airport for your flight back home.
See you next eclipse.

PRICES:

LAND ONLY: $ 3,295
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $ 965
LAND+AIR FROM JFK $ 4,675
LAND+AIR FROM LAX $ 4,565
LAND+AIR FROM SFO $ 4,565
PLEASE NOTE:

**Airfare is subject to change and will be fixed 10 months prior to departure date.

WHAT'S EXCLUDED?
  • All personal expenses
  • International flights airport taxes (approx. $383)
  • Airport transfers unless your international tickets are issued by us
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers.
  • Visa fee for China
  • Trip Insurance
WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • All hotel accommodations (5*)
  • Domestic flights and train tickets
  • All meals listed on the itinerary
  • Air-conditioning coach
  • English Speaking Guides
  • All entrance fees
  • Lectures from a well-known astronomy professor
  • Farewell dinner
  • Eclipse Traveler documents kit

DEPOSITS & CANCELLATIONS

  • Deposit of $1000 pp is required to secure your reservation.
  • Second payment of $1000 pp is due September 5, 2008.
  • Final payment is due March 7, 2009.
  • Please send "Reservation form" and copies of travelers' passports along with your deposit.
  • We accept credit card payments. Please fill-out and fax the "Credit Card Authorization form" to 1-888-514-7070.
  • For cancellations made before September 5, 2008, there will be a $250 per person cancellation fee.
  • For cancellations made from September 5, 2008– March 7, 2009, there will be a $1,000 per person cancellation fee.
  • There are no refunds after March 7, 2009.

Trip cancellation, health, and accident insurance is recommended but not required. It can save you money if you are forced to cancel or alter your trip.

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