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The Panda Trail

Burst into the vibrant Beijing and discover its imperial history before embarking on a journey through ancient Xian, the end of the famous Silk Road, before setting off on the magnificent Giant Panda trail in Chengdu.

9 Days
4 Experiences
1 Country
8 Inclusions
1 Room options

About This Trip

Dive into the cultural explosion that China has to offer, reawaken your senses with their captivating values, century-old traditions and stunningly spectacular scenery. Our DealsAway Following the Panda Trail package is designed to give you the opportunity to see the breath-taking and iconic sites that China has to offer in a small group so you can immerse yourself in the culture, meet locals and learn from well-informed tour guides who will make this experience come to life whilst you travel with likeminded people. 

Your trip is fully inclusive meaning you can travel deep into the heart of China with total peace of mind as all tours, transfers, accommodation and food are included.

 

You will begin in Beijing, the lively heart of China and the nation’s capital, and have three full days taking in the city, temples and of course The Great Wall. From there you will cut across the country diving into its centre with luscious landscapes, Terracotta Warriors and exhibitions. From here the high-speed bullet train will take you onto the trail of the Giant Pandas, it is here in Chengdu where you will meet them, spend time in their sanctuary and learn about the nation’s iconic animals. 


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What To Expect

Trip Itinerary

Where You'll Stay
Included
4 Star Accommodation

All accommodation has been selected for convenience of the location you are staying, for your comfort or the character, they are all generally rated at a 4-star standard.

  • The 4-star Mercure Beijing Downtown is very well connected across the city, with easy access to the city centre and multiple transport links. The elegant and spacious guests rooms offer free internet access and satelite TV.
  • A short distance from Xian's historic old town, the 4-star Lanxi International hotel features a terrace for you to enjoy, as well as an indoor pool and hot tub. The modern guest rooms offer a private bathroom, desk and flat screen TV.
  • The 4-star Xinliang Hotel is located in the heart of Chengdu, just a short distance from some of the cities key attractions. The hotel's interior was inspired by Bashu culture and blended with a modern charm. Enjoy the recreational facilities available to you, including a sauna and steamroom designed for escapism and relaxation.

 

Please note: These are just examples and actual hotels are to be confirmed with your final documents

In more remote areas, accommodation may vary and it could be of a lower standard and may not have all amenities you are used to. 

All of your group tour hotels will have private bathroom facilities, air conditioning, TV and telephone.

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
highlights

At DealsAway we take the time to prepare package holidays that not only include a range of activities tours and excursions but that you can experience with a first-class service. You will be travelling with a small group, a maximum of 16 people, so you can really make the most of all your holiday without waiting in long queues and getting the full experience each tour has to offer. 

 

Every tour will be provided in English by local experienced tour guides who know the towns, cities and areas you will be visiting so you will get a real feel for each destination and see them come to life. 

 

We don’t want you to see China through the window of a coach or speed through the itinerary without having the opportunity to really experience the culture, the people, the tastes and smells. This world powerhouse has so much to offer tourists and that’s why we have created an itinerary tailormade to make the most of your entire stay.

 

There will be plenty of time for you to explore at your own pace, to discover cities as you lose yourself on their well-worn paths, dive into the countryside and trail behind the beautiful Giant Pandas. With our range of excursions and packages included you will also be able to see other sides to China that perhaps you may not be able to do otherwise.


location

Taking a step back into China's dynastic past at the Imperial Forbidden City where you will see Chinese culture in all its glory, this explosion of eastern architecture, history and vibrance Beijing enchants all its visitors.

Beijing is your starting point on this great panda trail adventure, moving through China with stops at the incredible Great Wall of China, before flying across the country to the unforgettable Xian which marks the end of the infamous silk road and you can experience a collision of cultural vibrance.

Your next stop will be in Chengdu stopping off to see the famous and imposing Terrocatta warriors before reaching the sanctuaries of the Giant Pandas where after spending quality time in their company learning about them and observing them in their natural habitat your tour will come to end.


facilities

All of your group tour hotels will have private bathroom facilities, air conditioning, TV and telephone. 


important info

Exclusions

  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Age restrictions

  • This tour is aimed at guests aged 18 years or older

Occupancy

  • Minimum number for this tour to commence is two people
  • Double/Queen sized bed or twin share

Passport & visa requirements

  • All visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • Entry visas are required by all visitors to China and DealsAway can assist you with the process of obtaining a visa
  • Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times.

Travel insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package
  • We strongly encourage all customers to take a copy of their travel insurance documents (especially relevant international contact numbers) with them while on tour

Health & vaccination

  • Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective
  • Health care such as a doctor’s surgery, dentist and optometrists may not always be accessible on this tour
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance

Luggage

  • All travellers are limited to two items of luggage each, this can be:
    One suitcase with a maximum weight of 20kg
    One piece of hand luggage with a maximum weight of 5kg

Porterage

  • Porterage will not always be available throughout this trip, if/when it is available a tip is recommended

Tipping

  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package
  • Customary tipping amount of approximately RMB320pp (AU$67pp) is paid locally in China

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/package tours/cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing at nearly all of the palaces, fortresses and some temples involves climbing quite a number of steps. The steps tend to be quite large, not level and sometimes without handrails. Sometimes you will need to walk from the bus park to the entrance, and/or need to climb steps inside

Dietary requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements
  • In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you

Transfers

  • All transfers are included on this trip

Documentation

  • Any applicable pre trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at support@dealsaway.com 

Flights

  • Prices include airline fuel surcharge and taxes. Correct as of 12 August 2020, subject to change
  • Depending on airline schedules, you may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights' accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may be required at an additional cost
  • Based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
  • Departures from other cities and flight upgrades available upon request
  • Price listed is based on new bookings only

DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time

 

Availability

  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at support@dealsaway.com
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable for the dates you have chosen we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates

 

Surcharges

  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest


AMENDMENTS & CHANGES

Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted
  • After bookings are fully paid, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs $69 fee per person from our supplier, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the amendment

Date changes

  • Date changes are not permitted

Refunds

  • Please refer to our booking conditions for all information on refunds

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