With a China 144-hour visa free tour, you could spend the most amazing 10 days in China. From October to March, it is the best time to visit Sanya, Hainan Island. Sanya is located on the southernmost tip of China's Hainan Island. The long, narrow city sits on hundreds of kilometers of coastline. The stunning scenery has made Sanya the most famous seaside resort in China, and it is known as the "Hawaii of the East". Before, if you want to visit Sanya, you will need a visa. But now, with China 144-hour visa free policy, the flights from Sanya to Hong Kong and Macau are getting more and more. This 10-day 144-hour visa free tour to Sanya, Hong Kong, Macau and Beijing are a good combination for the first-time visitor who loves beaches and sunshine. If you have anything want to adjust, we would happy to receive your request.
Sanya is a tropical coastal tourist city in China. It is the city with the best air quality and the longest life expectancy (average life expectancy of 80 years) in China. There is the most beautiful seaside scenery on Hainan Island. Sanya has a total land area of 1919.58 square kilometers. Among them, the urban area is about 37 square kilometers. The resident population is 536,000, with more than 20 ethnic groups living in Sanya, such as Han, Li, Miao and Hui. The most popular tourist time in Sanya is from September to the Chinese New Year (around February), because it is warm and pleasant in autumn and winter in Sanya. I think winter is the best time to visit the seaside. In winter, even when cold snaps hit the rest of the planet, you can still take a stroll along the sunny Sanya beach in summer clothes and beach shoes, soak in the warm seawater, eat tropical fruits and enjoy the romance of the end of the earth.
Upon arrival, the local guide and driver will pick you up from the airport and drive you to the centrally located hotel. It takes about 1 hour on the road.
Most hotels in Sanya are built near the sea. You could easily reach the beach from the hotel. After checking in, the rest time would be yours to spend.
Our Sanya tour will start from the Nanshan Temple which is located 50 kilometers west of the city center. It takes about 1 hour on the road. Nanshan Temple is a large temple that imitates the style of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and faces the sea. The world's largest Goddess of Mercy on the sea is also located here. The statue is 108 meters high and costs 190 million CNY, which is known as the "treasure of the island" in Hainan.
We will have a vegetarian lunch in the temple.
Then we will drive about 30 minutes to Tianya Haijiao which is located east of Nanshan Temple. Tianya means “the end of the world” and Haijiao means “the cape”. Whether it's spring, summer, autumn or winter, rain or shine, you can't go to Sanya without going to Tianya Haijiao. Since ancient times, Hainan Island, including Sanya, has been the place where many officials and literati were relegated and exiled. They left many tragic stories and stone inscriptions.
Tianya Haijiao is a place full of stories, especially love stories. Legend has it that there was a boy and a girl who grew up as childhood sweethearts. But when they grew up, both families did not allow them to get married. So, they both fled to Sanya, Hainan Island. When they reached Tianya Haijiao, their families caught up with them. It was the vast sea in front of them, and their family members behind them, so they had no way out. In order to be together forever, they embraced and ran to the sea. At this moment, it started to thunder and rain suddenly. After a "boom" sound, all the people were turned into stones. It is said that the two boulders standing on the sea with characters "The End of the World" and "The Cape" were the boy and the girl, and the small stones surrounding them were their families.
The guide will share more stories with you along the beach.
Before we go back to the hotel, we will watch a Qianguqing Performance in the city center. The show breaks through the traditional boundaries of space and sensation with its new stage design, giving people a dazzling aesthetic experience of poetry and painting.
Today you will take a flight to Hong Kong.
Hong Kong (Cantonese: hoeng1 gong2; English: Hong Kong; Mandarin: xiāng gǎng; abbreviation: HK), with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (HKSAR) as full name, is located in southern China, east of the mouth of the Pearl River, along the coast of the South China Sea. Hong Kong is one of the world's highly prosperous cosmopolitan cities, with the entire territory consisting of three major regions, including Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories. The total land area under its jurisdiction is 1,104.32 square kilometers, the total population is about 7,264,000, which is the third most densely populated city in the world. Hong Kong is known as the "Pearl of the Orient", "Gourmet Paradise" and "Shopping Paradise". It is also one of the richest and most economically developed cities with highest living standards in the world.
Upon arrival, the local guide will hold your name sign and wait for you at the arrival hall in the Hong Kong International Airport. They won’t leave until your appearance. There are two exits in the Hong Kong International Airport. The guide will find you easily.
After meeting and greeting at the airport, we will drive to the hotel to rest. It takes about 1hour from the airport to the hotel. The guide will give you some basic information about Hong Kong on the way. After checking in, the rest of the day would be yours to spend. You could walk around the hotel or take a good rest for tomorrow’s adventure.
Wong Tai Sin temple is located in the north of the Kowloon Peninsula. That would be our first stop for today’s Hong Kong city tour. Wong Tai Sin Temple should be the most popular temple in Hong Kong, especially on the first day of the Chinese New Year, a large number of local people come here to pray for a good year. If you ask for a fortune-telling stick here, there are at least more than 100 people who can provide an interpretation of the stick, charging about 20 to 30 Hong Kong dollars or so.
After visiting Wong Tai Sin Temple, we will go to Victoria Peak. Victoria Peak is the highest point in Hong Kong at 554 meters above sea level, located in the northwest of Hong Kong Island, and is the symbol of Hong Kong and its premier tourist attraction. You can enjoy 360-degree unobstructed views of the Hong Kong River from the Lo Kat Road viewpoint, the Lion Pavilion viewpoint, the Peak Plaza viewpoint and the Peak Tower Skydeck.
After giving you some free time to explore the Peak Tower which is a bowled-shape building on the top of Victoria Peak, we will keep on our tour to Repulse Bay. The Repulse Bay, located at the southern foot of Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island, is like a crescent moon. It is a natural shelter from the wind and sea. The bay is a good place to take a beach bath as the water is clear and the sand is fine.
Finally, we will visit the Stanley Market. Stanley, located east of Repulse Bay and west of Shek O, is a famous tourist attraction in Hong Kong. The best feature of Stanley is its ancient, East-meets-West style. With its sunny beaches, unique architecture and shopping and dining centers, it is a great place to visit and relax.
Stanley Market is the liveliest place in Stanley, with a variety of small stores and stalls selling leather, silk, wool and cotton clothing, as well as Chinese handicrafts, watches and souvenirs. Tourists love to come here to hunt for treasures. The Stanley Market's stores are generally open from 10 am to 7 pm daily.
In the end, we will send you back to the hotel.
After checking out from the hotel, we will go to Lantau Island to visit the Po Lin Monastery and Big Buddha. We will drive about 1 hour to the west of Hong Kong Island. After arriving in Ngong Ping Town by Ngong Ping 360 cable car, walk slowly along the market road to the foot of the Big Buddha and climb up to the top, as the Buddha is located on the top of the mountain, the view is very beautiful.
Lunch will be at a local restaurant on market street.
Then we will take a public bus to the other side of the island – Tai O Fishing Village. Tai O Fishing Village in Hong Kong is located at the southwest of Lantau Island with a total area of 146.75 square kilometers and a permanent population of over 2,000 people. Here you can take a boat ride to look for Chinese white dolphins and taste fresh seafood snacks. The most suitable local products are salted fish, dried seafood, shrimp paste, shrimp paste and shellac, all of which are must-haves for tourists.
After visiting, we will take a ferry to Macau. The local guide in Macau will wait for you at the Macau pier. Then you will go to the hotel for a rest.
Today will be a classic Macau city tour. We will start from the Ruins of St. Paul’s. On the way to St. Paul's, you can pass by a lot of unique shops, mainly selling Macau souvenirs, such as dried pork, almond cakes, etc. The taste is not bad, and there are many Hong Kong-style restaurants. Those are the most popular souvenir streets in Macau. When it comes to Macau's most famous landmark, it is probably the most famous and well-known Ruins of St. Paul's. The Ruins of St. Paul's is an important place in the minds of the people of Macau, and every year, festivals and important events are held in front of St. Paul's. The liveliest is during the Chinese New Year, when red lanterns are hung on both sides of the stairs, and lion dances are held in front of the St. Paul's stairs during the New Year!
Keep on walking, we will reach the Senado Square. Senado Square, commonly known as the "Fountain", is one of the four major squares in Macau. In 2005, Senado Square was listed as part of the Historic Centre of Macao and is a World Heritage Site.
Then we will drive to A-Ma Temple. A-Ma Temple is the oldest of the three temples in Macau, a famous attraction with a history of more than 500 years. The temple is dedicated to the A-Ma Goddess of Mercy, the protector of the sea. The stone lion at the entrance of the temple is beautifully carved and realistic. Here is full of believers all year round, especially during the festivals.
Our lunch would be at a revolving restaurant in Macau Tower. For extreme sports lovers, a must mention is the Macau Tower. Hop on the high-speed elevator and you'll be on the observation level in minutes. Ordering a cup of coffee and peeking through the bright glass windows, you can see all of Macau and Zhuhai. And in good weather, you could even see Hong Kong's Lantau Island.
After lunch, we will spend the whole afternoon in the Venetian Resort Hotel. The Venetian sky garden has always attracted countless tourists. The boatmen singing along with the boats gently wandering around makes this place more leisurely. The artificial "sky" here is blue with colored sunset, which is very charming.
At the end of the day, we will go back to the hotel.
Today, you will take a flight to Beijing.
Our local guide in Beijing will wait for you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. It takes around 1.5 hours from the airport to the centrally located hotel. The guide will introduce to you some basic information about Beijing on the road. You won’t feel bored.
After check-in at the hotel, the rest of the day would be your time to discover the surroundings.
Our Beijing city tour will start from Tian’anmen Square, which has a history of more than 500 years. It is the largest city square in the world today. It is the gateway to the Forbidden City, where the opening ceremony of the People's Republic of China was held on October 1, 1949.
From Tian’anmen Square, we will walk to the Forbidden City (Closed each Monday).
The Forbidden City is the imperial palace of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing(1636-1912) Dynasties, as well as a symbol of ancient China. When you are in the imposing and neat high walls and deep courtyard, you can truly feel its former glory.
Then we will have a local lunch nearby.
After lunch we will visit the Temple of Heaven which is located to the south of the Forbidden City. The Temple of Heaven is really worth a visit. Under the blue sky, there are distinctive red walls and yellow tiles of the royal buildings, which are ancient and dignified with royalty. Around the Temple of Heaven, you can also see the elderly exercising in the park. This will be a full daily life experience for the people in the capital.
After that, you will be transferred back to the hotel.
After breakfast, we will drive for about 1 hour to the Ming Tombs which is located 40 kilometers northwest of Beijing city. The Ming Tombs is the collective name for the tombs of the 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to Beijing. The Ming Tombs is one of the largest tomb complex with the most numerous imperial tombs in the country. Today, we will visit the Chang Tomb, which is the first of the 13 tombs of the Ming Dynasty, and is the tomb of Emperor Zhu Di, who is the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty. The Chang Tomb is also the largest of the 13 tombs.
After we will keep driving about 40 minutes to the Badaling Great Wall which is located 30 kilometers northwest of Ming Tombs.
On the way to the Great Wall, we will have lunch at a local restaurant.
Badaling Great Wall is known as one of the "Nine Fortresses of China", which is the essence of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall, with an altitude of 1015 meters. It is also the outpost of Juyongguan Pass Great Wall. Badaling Great Wall is a must-see place when visiting Beijing. Nixon, Baroness Thatcher and more than 300 world-famous people have climbed the Great Wall.
In the end, we will take you back to the hotel.
Today, our guide will take you to the airport according to your flight. The guide will help you to check in the luggage and walk with you to the departure hall.
Author: Lexie Jia
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|City||Five Star hotel list||Four Star hotel list|
|Sanya||Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay Resort and Spa||Hilton Garden Inn Sanya|
|Hong Kong||Harbour Grand Kowloon||Harbour Plaza North Point Hotel|
|Macau||The Four Seasons Hotel & Resort Macau||Rio Hotel Macau|
|Beijing||Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Beijing Wangfujing||Sunworld Hotel Wangfujing|
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We started with a few days in Beijing & ended in Shanghai, from where we visited the Forbidden City and Great Wall. In between we visited Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Panda Base, Shanghai Disneyland.
We had a wonderful holiday in China which will remain long in the memory. China is a breathtakingly beautiful country full of splendid temples and palaces, mountains and rivers, peaceful rural scenes and bustling shopping streets.