Come with us on an adventure to China.
China is a huge country with a vast beautiful countryside, giant dense cities, and some of the best food in the world. We’ve led groups dozens of times to different regions and each trip reminds us of why we love this country so much. The ancient culture, incredible hospitality, and the friends we’ve made all over China make every trip a new adventure.
We’re especially excited for this trip, where we’ll tour cosmopolitan Hong Kong, visit friends doing important work in the casino city of Macau through Project Partner, and of course, visit the Great Wall of China just outside Beijing. Most importantly, we’re excited because each of our friends coming along on this adventure are of the highest quality.
We’re just taking a small group so you can truly see the China we’ve come to know and love over the years. We hope you’ll join us.
-Gary and Belinda Kendall
visit China with project partner
9 DAY/8 NIGHT TOUR
with gary and belinda kendall
PRICE: $2,450.00 per person
Including: Lodging 4* and 5* hotels, all ground transportation, airport transfers, in-country flight Macau-Xi’an, train transportation Xi’an-Beijing; breakfast each day, some lunches and dinners, tour manager on-site throughout Xi’an and Beijing portions of trip, entrance fees to sites, Chinese visa
Not Including: Additional meals (est $200 additional), optional travel insurance (AWL Travel can refer to partners, prices vary between $50-$350 per person depending on age and coverage), international airfare USA-HKG; PEK-USA (estimated between $1,000-$1300 per person roundtrip from MCI), passport fees if new passport needed, tips (est. $50 per person)
*Note: B, L, D indicates Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner included in your trip price on a given day
USA - Day 1 - Thursday - Group departs USA
Hong Kong - Day 2 - Friday - B* - Arrive Hong Kong evening. Check out the Hong Kong City Lights show just outside your hotel at the 4* YMCA Salisbury at Kowloon. Overnight Hong Kong.
Hong Kong to Macau - Day 3 - Saturday - B - This morning we’ll get up and take a brief informal walking tour of Hong Kong including the Star Ferry and Victoria’s Peak. In the late afternoon, we’ll transfer via the TurboJet Ferry to Macau. Overnight Macau.
Macau - Day 4 - Sunday - B, L - Throughout the day, we’ll visit friends while touring around Macau, beginning with a church service in the area. We’ll get a closer look at Project Partner’s work throughout China by speaking with team members based in Macau and spend the day with Chinese friends and partners while touring the city. Overnight Macau.
Macau to Xi’an - Day 5 - Monday - B, L - A morning flight will take us to Xi’an, where we’ll take a Panoramic City Tour of Xi’an. Depending on flight times, we’ll plan on a panoramic tour through the city of Xi’an. Overnight Xi’an.
Xi’an to Beijing - Day 6 - Tuesday - B, L - In the morning, we’ll visit the most famous of Xi’an artifacts: the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. One of the most important archaeological finds in the twentieth century, this army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults date back 2,200 years and are truly spectacular. After our visit to the museum, we’ll board a train for Beijing, giving us a chance to take in the sites along the way to China’s capital city of the north. Overnight Beijing.
Beijing - Day 7 - Wednesday - B, L - Today we’ll visit Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world. After our guided visit, we’ll travel to the very near Forbidden City. As the largest imperial palace in China for 24 emperor’s reign during the Ming and Qing dynasties, this UNESCO World Heritage site is amazing. Finally, we’ll visit the Summer Palace, the 800 year old largest and best-preserved royal garden in China.
Beijing - Day 8 - Thursday - B, L - We’ll depart Beijing proper and visit the Great Wall of China at the Mutianyu entrance. First built in the 6th century AD to ward off the northern nomads, it remains one of the best preserved sections of the Great Wall. After the visit, we’ll stop by the Temple of Heaven, a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design where the ancient emperors used to pray for God’s blessing. Finally, we’ll end the trip with a Peking Duck farewell dinner in the Wangfujing food district.
Beijing - Day 9 - Friday - B - Depart for USA, arrive USA
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
*Andrew W Lyon Travel can help book your flight to China or you're welcome to book your own flight and meet the group at the first hotel in Kunming. Feel free to contact Andrew W Lyon Travel team representative for Gary and Belinda's flight itinerary if you'd like to arrive on her flights and transfer to the hotel in Hong Kong with them.
**Please note: With all Andrew W Lyon Travel trips, we try as best we can to get the best value for price and to give you all the anticipated expenses on a trip. Please take note of exactly what's included in the trip price and what is not included, and be sure and budget for those 'not included' expenses during the trip. Some other travel operators sometimes advertise a lower price, but later add on unexpected prices once you're abroad - we work hard to ensure that you aren't surprised by any additional charges. If you have any questions about that, please contact us.