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Luxury Kingdom of Cathay


In Beijing, explore the Forbidden City and walk on the mighty Great Wall. Head to Xi'an, an eternal city and heartland of the ancient dynasties to admire the world-famous Terracotta Warriors. Find tranquillity in the untouched landscapes of Guilin & Yangshuo, on the Li River. Finally, let Shanghai amaze you with its mix of new and old, as you visit the highlights of the city.

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  • Departures from main Australian airports. See instructions for booking
  • International Flights: Australia - Beijing, Shanghai - Australia. *
  • Domestic Flights: Xi'an - Guilin, Guilin - Shanghai. **
  • Bullet Train from Beijing to Xi'an in a second class seat. ***
  • 14 nights accommodation in Luxury category hotels. **** See hotels included
  • 14 Breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 Dinners. *****
  • 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.

* If your flight arrives in the early hours of the morning, and you wish to have your room available before 14:00, you can book early check-in in the next step of the booking process.

** Documentation of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area"closer to your departure date.

*** 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:

Beijing: Beijing Wyndham Hotel

Yangshuo: Jasper International

Xian: Rongmin International or Guangcheng Hotel

Shanghai: Crowne Plaza

***** 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 A$273.

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:

Visa (mandatory), entrances not mentioned on the itinerary, drinks, early check in, tips* and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Tips to Guide & Driver (Mandatory 5USD 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 in advance.
  • Currency:
    Chinese Yuan.
  • Language:
    Mandarin Chinese.
  • Electricity:
    220 V. Adapter required.
  • Health:
    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from Australia.
  • 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 Australia 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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