May 05, 2009

TRAVEL DATES:   May 17 - 21, 2009
GROUP NAME:     MSU China Tour 2009
GROUP LEADER:   Dr. Gregory Stutes
TOTAL PASSENGER NUMBERs:     Thirteen (13)

01 Gregory Stutes (Group Leader)
02 Su-lin Tai

03 Alex Abdullah
04 Ali Abdullah

05 Brittney Bailey
06 Macailia Warner

07 Benjamine Blair
08 Gabriel Gorman

09 Finn Christensen
10 Matthew Warner

11 Michele Kraemer
12 Jessie Satrang

13 Kay Abdullah (single room)

This letter is to inform you of the following tour itinerary and services confirmed and to be provided for your group  by China International Travel Service (CITS)
Head Office:

May 21 (Thu) BEIJING
Arrive in Beijing by UA 851.  Upon arrival, meet / transfer service by CITS guide at Beijing Airport and transfer to International Hotel Beijing for 3 nights with daily buffet breakfast. CITS books 7 rooms (6 twins + 1 single). Evening at your leisure.

May 22 (Fri) BEIJING (B, L, D)
Full day tour of Tian'An Men Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven. A special Peking Duck dinner tonight.

May 23 (Sat) BEIJING (B, L, D)
Full-day tour to the Great Wall (Mutianyu section) and the Ming Tombs, with the sacred walk. Enjoy the Peking Opera show tonight following dinner.

May 24 (Sun) BEIJING / DATONG (B, L, D)
Morning tour in Beijing: Hutong tour with rickshaw ride and local home visit. CITS transfer to Beijing Railway Station. Depart Beijing by Train K615 at 3:15pm, arrive in Datong at 9:06pm. Upon arrival in Datong, local CITS meet / transfer to Datong Hotel for 2 nights. CITS books 7 rooms with daily breakfast.

May 25 (Mon) Datong / Yungang Grottoes (B, L, D)
Full-day pivate tour of Yungang Grottoes, Nine-Dragon Wall and Hanging Temple outside Datong.

May 26 (Tue) Datong / Beijing / Xian (B)
Check out and CITS transfer to Datong Train Station for your train ride back to Beijing by K616, 8:33am - 2:25pm. Upon arrival, meet / transfer by your guide / driver in Beijing to Beijing Airport. Depart Beijing for Xian by HU 7882, 5:15pm - 7:00pm. Upon arrival in Xian, local CITS meet / transfer to Garden Hotel Xian for 2 nights with daily buffet breakfast. CITS books 7 rooms again. Balance of the day at your leisure.

May 27 (Wed) XIAN (B, L, D)
Full-day private tour to the renowned Terra-Cotta Warriors Museum, Banpo Museum, Wild Goose Pagoda, the ancient City Wall, Great Mosque and Muslim quarters. Tonight, enjoy the Shaanxi Provincial Theater Show & Dumpling Dinner in Xi'an.

May 28 (Thu) XIAN / KUNMING / LIJIANG (B, D)
After breakfast, check out and transfer to Xian Airport. Depart Xian for Kunming by MU 5726, 10:55am - 12:55pm.  Then connect MU 5760 for Kunming - Lijiang, 4:30pm - 5:20pm. Upon arrival in LiJiang, local CITS meet / transfer to Jian Nan Chun Hotel Lijiang (at old town) for 2 nights with daily breakfast. CITS books 7 rooms. Tour of Ancient Dayan Town. This evening enjoy the famous Naxi Minority
concert show.

May 29 (Fri) Li Jiang (B L, D)
Full-day tour to visit Dragon Spruce Meadow or Yak Meadow, Snow-capped Yulong Mountain, the Gan Sean, Baishui River, Jade Peak Temple and Baisha Fresco. Visit Black-Dragon Pool,

May 30 (Sat) LiJiang / Dali (B, L, D)
Check out and depart Lijiang for Dali by coach. Along the way you might want to stop by some minority villages for photo-taking and tour. Upon arrival, check into Asia Star Hotel Dali for overnight. CITS books 7 rooms with breakfast. Tour in Dali including the Three Towers, Lake Erhai and Cang Shan plus the Bai village.

May 31 (Sun) Dali / Kunming / GUILIN (B, D)
Check out and transfer to Dali Airport. Depart Dali for Kunming by MU 5982, 8:35am - 9:10am. If time permits, local CITS guide to meet you for a short city tour in Kunming. Then transfer back to Kunming Airport. Depart Kunming for Guilin by MU 5787, 2:20pm - 3:45pm. Upon arrival, local CITS meet / transfer to Park Hotel Guilin for 2 nights with daily breakfast. CITS books 7 rooms again.

June 01 (Mon) Guilin / Li River Cruise (B, L, D)
Few could fail to be enraptured by the beauty of the Li River, with its delicate karst formations, beautiful rural scenery, and lush green hillsides with bizarre rock formations and caves. Centuries of poets and artists have immortalized the very scenes you'll savor on a full-day air-conditioned cruise along this unique and tranquil waterway. At end of the cruise, take a short tour in Yangshuo before returning to Guilin by private coach. Back top your hotel.

June 02 (Tue) GUILIN / SHANGHAI (B, L, D)
Morning tour in Guilin; Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Folded Brocade Hill and other sights in the city. Then transfer to airport for your flight Guilin / Shanghai by FM 9336, 11:20am - 1:25pm. Upon arrival, local CITS meet / transfer to Broadway Mansions Shanghai for 3 nights with daily breakfast. 7 rooms again. Afternoon city tour in Shanghai: the Bund, Yu Yuan Garden.

June 03 (Wed) SHANGHAI (B, L, D)
Full-day tour: Shanghai Museum, Pudong New development Zone, Nanjing Road and Xin Tian Di area, plus other sights. A well known Shanghai acrobatic show tonight following dinner.

Transfer to Train Station. Take 40-minute train ride to Suzhou, 9:09am - 9:48am. Upon arrival, local CITS meet / transfer to the city for full-day tour: Take canal boat ride on Grand Canal, tour one or two Chinese Gardens, plus visit to Silk Factory. Return to Suzhou late afternoon by express train, 5;50pm - 6:34pm. Upon arrival, meet / transfer back to your hotel and dinner out.

June 05 (Fri) SHANGHAI / USA (B)
Check out and CITS transfer to Shanghai Pudong Airport for your flight Shanghai / Taipei by FM 801. End of China trip.

Please note:
1. Your CITS contact in mainland China is Yi Huabing (Oliver). His phone # is (010) 8522-8267 (office) and 1370-110-8374 (cell phone).
2.  Order of sightseeing is subject to change depending on local conditions.
3. All your domestic air tickets in China are issued by CITS in China and they are e-tickets.
4. Your local guides in China will give you those tickets.
5. Please discuss with your local tour guide in each city for daily details and departure time on each day.
6. All your local guides will help you with airport, train and hotel check-in in China.

Beijing International Hotel ±±¾©¹ú¼Ê·¹µê
9 Jian Guo Men Nei Dajie
Beijing, China 100005
Tel: (10) 6512-6688  Fax: (10) 6512-9961

37 West Yingbin Road,
Datong, Shanxi  037008, China

4 Dongyanyin road, Da Yan Ta
Xian, Shaanxi 710061, China
Tel: (29) 8526-1111  Fax: (29) 8526-1998

Jian Nan Chun Hotel LiJiang
8 Guan Yi Jie, Dayan Town,
LiJiang, Yunnan 674100,  China
Tel: (888) 510-2222

Asia Star Hotel Dali ÑÇÐÇ´ó¾Æµê
South suburb of Ancient Town,
Dali, Yunnan 671000, China
Tel: (872) 267-0009 Fax: (872) 267-2299

1 Luo Si Shan,
Guilin, Guangxi 541001, China
Tel: (773) 255-8899   Fax: (773) 282-2296

20 Suzhou Road North,
Shanghai 200080,  China
Tel: (21) 6324-6260  Fax: (21) 6306-5147