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Luxury Red Dragon & Giant Pandas


Experience the diversity of China on a 5* luxury tour and travel by high-speed train. Explore the mix of new and old in dazzling Shanghai, and stroll along the Bund. In Beijing, discover the Forbidden City and walk on the mighty Great Wall. Head to Xi'an, the heartland of the ancient dynasties, to admire the Terracotta Warriors and visit leafy Chengdu to meet the endangered pandas.

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  • Departures from main US airports. See instructions for booking
  • International Flights: US - Shanghai, Chengdu - US. *
  • High-Speed/Bullet Trains: Shanghai - Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu in 2nd class seats. **
  • 12 nights accommodation in Luxury category hotels. *** See hotels included
  • 12 Breakfasts. ****
  • Transfers in an air conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English speaking guide. ***** See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Invitation letter for Chinese Visa.
  • Visit Panda Base, home to the iconic and elusive Giant Pandas.

* Important: If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 04:00) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

** We cannot guarantee that you and your travel companions will be allocated seats together on the train. Some train journeys and flights can be early in the morning in order to successfully follow the schedule.

*** The hotels stated in the letter of invitation do not need to be definitive; the hotels will be confirmed between 45 and 30 days before departure.

*** If the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative options or similar:

Shanghai: Keya International

Beijing: Wyndham Beijing North or Beijing Marriott Hotel Changping

Xi'an: Rongmin International or Guangcheng Hotel

Chengdu: Minya Hotel Chengdu

**** If your return flight departs early in the morning, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast.

***** Possibility of booking optional excursions in the next step of the booking. Please note that all additional optional excursions which are not selected at time of booking must be requested before final payment is made at least 60 days before departure. The final price will be shown once you have selected the optional excursions, in the final step of the reservation process.

IMPORTANT: In order to receive your invitation letter for your Chinese Visa (mandatory) it is important that all of your details and names are given to Exoticca exactly as they appear your passport. Once you receive your invitation letter from us you will be required to go to the Chinese Embassy in person with your passport, a passport photo, invitation letter and an Exoticca Booking Form (provided by Exoticca) to apply for your Chinese Visa. Please apply for your visa as early as possible. The cost is approximately $140.

MANDATORY: Please send copies of the passports of all passengers to as soon as you have booked your trip in order for us to process your Chinese Visa Invitation Letter.

Not included:

Drinks, tips* and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Tips to Guide & Driver (Mandatory $5 per person per day to be paid directly at the destination).

Steps to follow
  • Entry requirements :
    Passport with a minimum of six months validity.
  • Visa* :
    A visa is required to enter the country. Issued by the embassy or consulate. Price approximately $150.
  • Currency :
    Chinese Yuan.
  • Language :
    Mandarin Chinese.
  • Electricity :
    220 V. Adapter required.
  • Health :
    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from the US.
  • Time zone :
    UTC + 08:00.
  • Other useful information :
    Different signs, numbers and symbols.
  • Tourist Office website :
* The relevant tourist authorities can change the price of visas without prior notice
** Valid for travelers with U.S. passport
*** The conditions of visas may be modified by the authorities without notice

Flights are non-refundable and non-amendable. Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

Triple room: the third bed will be a rollaway bed.

Children: 2 - 11 years.

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Airline: Air mauritus
Sábado 18 de febrero
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Aerolinea: Air mauritus
Martes 25 de marzo
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