Here is what the standard Nawawi Foundation Itinerary looks like. Many of the foundation members have also customized this itinerary to fit their needs. (We can tailor all of our tours to fit your needs, call today to find out how.)
Day 1-2 Depart from LAX
Board a Trans-Pacific flight to Beijing.
Day 3 Beijing (AB, L, D)
Arrive in Beijing in the early morning. Prior to checking into the hotel, we visit sites of the 2008 Olympic Games such as the Bird's Nest (outside) and the Water Cube (outside). After resting up, we visit the Summer Palace and a pearl factory.
Day 4 Beijing (AB, L)
After breakfast, we visit the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven.
Day 5 Beijing (AB, L, D)
Along the way to the Great Wall, we stop by a jade factory. After exploring the Great Wall, lunch is served. We then return to the city for shopping followed by dinner and a Kung Fu show.
Day 6 Beijing-Lanzhou (AB, L, D)
Take a morning flight to Lanzhou, the most important city on the Silk Road in Northwest China. Upon arrival, we'll transfer to our hotel. After lunch, we'll visit the Yellow River Bridge, and enjoy a Lanzhou Lamian noodle dinner in the evening.
Day 7 Langzhou (AB, L)
Today we'll visit the famous West Gate Mosque. Afterwards, we'll visit 5 Springs Park and Binhe Avenue.
Day 8 Lanzhou-Xian (AB, L, D)
Today we'll take a flight to Xian, and visit the Great Mosque at Huajue Lane. The Mosque is Ming-style design, and is the religious and spiritual center for the 60,000 Muslims in Xian. In the evening, we'll enjoy a Muslim-style Lamb Soup Dinner.
Day 9 Xian (AB, L, D)
Spend an exciting day as we visit the Terracotta Warriors excavation site. Three pits contain over 7,300 warriors, horses and chariots crafted more than 2,000 years ago in honor of China's first Emperor Qin Shi Huang. After lunch, continue to the Big Goose Pagoda and the Ancient City Wall.
Day 10 Xian-Shanghai (AB, L)
Board a flight to Shanghai where we visit Yu Yuan Garden, Old Shanghai District and take a ride up the famous Pearl TV Tower. After lunch, we stroll along Nanjing Road and the Bund.
Day 11 Shanghai-Suzhou (AB, L, D)
Today we visit Suzhou, known for its delicate gardens. In Suzhou we visit Tiger Hill, the Linger-in Garden and Silk Factory #1 before returning to Shanghai. An optional Shanghai Harbor cruise or Shanghai Acrobat Show completes the evening.
Day 12 Shanghai (AB)
Free day to explore Shanghai. We suggest visiting the Shanghai 2010 Expo beginning May 1st, 2010 through October 31st, 2010!
Day 13 Shanghai-USA (AB)
Free morning in Shanghai before catching a flight back home via Beijing.
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