To book your whole tour with one agent is definitely much cheaper to book them separately. Here at Tibet4Fun, we offer you this 12-day tour including Hong Kong, Macao, Chengdu, and Tibet, allowing you a worry free vacation. From beginning to end of your tour planning, you only need to communicate your tour wishes with just one agent.
|D1||Arrival in Hong Kong||Transfer from HK Airport|
|D2||Hong Kong||Repulse Bay, Golden Bauhinia Square, Sky100 Observation Deck, Victoria Peak(by tram), Victoria Harbor, Hollywood Road|
|D3||Hong kong > Tian Tan Buddha > Hong Kong||Tian Tan Buddha at Lantau Island(with cable car), Tai O Fishing Village, Pang uk|
|D4||Ferry: Hong Kong > Macao > Hong Kong||Ferry between HK & Macao, Ruins of St. Paul, Penha Hill, A-Ma Temple|
|D5||Flight: Hong Kong-Chengdu||Transfer to HK Airport;
Transfer from Chengdu Airport;
|D6||Chengdu||Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Wenshu Monastery, Kuan Zhai Lane|
|D7||Flight: Chengdu-Lhasa||Transfer to Chengdu Airport;
Transfer from Lhasa Airport;
|D8||Lhasa||Potola Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street|
|D9||Lhasa||Drak Yerpa, Sera Monastery|
|D10||Lhasa > Samye > Tsetang||Drolma Lhakang Monastery, Samye Monastery|
|D11||Tsetang||Trandruk Monastery, Yumbulagang Palace, Chongye Burial Mounds|
|D12||Tsetang > Lhasa Airport||Transfer to Lhasa Airport|
Day 01: Arrival in Hong Kong
Your HongKong guide will be waiting for you at HongKong Airport holding a sign with your name on it. A comfortable private non-smoking car & experienced driver are ready to transfer you to hotel in HongKong. Guide will help you check in. The rest of the day will be at leisure for you to explore the city on your own.
Overnight: Hong Kong
Day 02: Hong Kong
Activities: Repulse Bay, Golden Bauhinia Square, Sky100 Observation Deck, Victoria Peak(by tram), Victoria Harbor, Hollywood Road
Repulse Bay: located in the southern part of Hong Kong Island, is the most spectacular bay in the region. Its name comes from a 19th century battle in which the British army repulsed attacking pirates. Today, the place is a luxurious residential area for dining, relaxation, and aquatic activities.
Golden Bauhinia Square: it is an open area in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Golden Bauhinia Square was named after the giant statue of a golden Bauhinia blakeana at the centre of the area, situated outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, where the ceremonies for the handover of Hong Kong and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region were held in July 1997. The sculpture, a gilded flower bauhinia, is six metres high. The major part is composed of a bauhinia on a base of red granite pillar on a pyramid.
Sky100 Observation Deck: the highest indoor observation deck in the city, offers incredible 360-degree views of Victoria Harbour. To get there a high-speed lift will whisk you up 100 floors in just 60 seconds. You can also explore the observation deck’s state-of-the-art interactive exhibition with a fascinating multimedia tour of Hong Kong’s history and culture.
Victoria Peak(by tram): Victoria Peak is the highest peak on Hong Kong Island with an altitude of 552 meters and is a landmark of the island. It is the best spot to have a bird’s-eye view of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island, and Kowloon.
Victoria Harbor: situated between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula, Victoria Harbour, aka. Victoria Bay, is the largest harbour in China and the third largest in the world, after San Francisco in the United States and Re de Janeiro in Brazil. It is home to most of the ports of Hong Kong, making the city one of the world’s busiest ports. The harbour bustles day and night with all manner of watercraft – from the historic Star Ferries to cruise liners, cargo ships, and wooden fishing vessels.
Hollywood Road: running from Sheung Wan in the west, through Soho and northern fringes of Central in the east, was one of the first roads built in Hong Kong. Laid by royal marine engineers and given its famous name well before that other, better known Hollywood, the road has been one of the city’s main thoroughfares for more than a hundred years. It’s also been one of the city’s most important centres of commerce.
Overnight: Hong Kong
Day 03: Hong Kong > Tian Tan Buddha > HongKong
Activities: Tian Tan Buddha at Lantau Island(with cable car), Tai O Fishing Village, Pang uk
Tian Tan Buddha at Lantau Island(with cable car): also known as the Big Buddha, is a large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong. The statue is sited near Po Lin Monastery and symbolises the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and faith.
Tai O Fishing Village: the fishing village of Tai O is located on the northwest coast of Hong Kong’s biggest island, Lantau Island, and is popular for its seafood, stilt-houses and fishing culture. Especially on weekends, locals love to visit this unique fishing village, strolling through the small streets, exploring the surroundings, taking photographs and looking for the best seafood and snacks.
Pang uk: it is a kind of stilt house found in Tai O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Pang uk are built on water or on small beaches. They were once found in many other fishing towns and villages in rural Hong Kong, but only those in Tai O are preserved in a large scale, with some in the Lei Yue Mun Village and Ma San Tsuen in Lei Yue Mun. Pang uk developed from the boat houses of Tanka or fishing people.
Overnight: Hong Kong
Day 04: Ferry: Hong Kong > Macao > Hong Kong
Activities: Ferry between HK & Macao, Ruins of St. Paul, Penha Hill, A-Ma Temple
Guide & driver ll pick you up from hotel in the morning, then transfer to take the ferry to Macao with guide. Upon arrival at Macao, local driver will come over to transfer you for sightseeing. After which transfer to port to take the ferry back to Hong Kong. Upon return to Hong Kong, local driver will be there to transfer you back to hotel.
Ruins of St. Paul: the Ruins of St. Paul’s (also known as Sam Ba Sing Tzik) stands adjacent to the famous Mount Fortress and Macau Museum. The front façade and the grand stone stairs are the only remains of the greatest church.
Penha Hill: or Colina da Penha in Portugal, standing 62.7 meters high above sea level, is the third highest hill in Macau Peninsula. The hill just faces the inner harbour in the west, looks at the Guia Hill, the highest hill of Macau, across the South Bay in the northeast and connects A-Ma Hill in the south; furthermore, the famous hundred years old A-Ma Temple is just seated on its southwestern submontane area. On the mountain slopes, many pieces of granite are found with inscriptions given by celebrities and scholars; on the hill top are the Penha Church which was built in 1622 and the mansion house of Macau’s Catholicism just constructed aside in 1935.
A-Ma Temple: located in the southeast of the Macau Peninsula, is the oldest temple here. It was constructed in the year of 1488 of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to commemorate Mazu, the sacred sea goddess who blesses the fishermen.
Overnight: Hong Kong
Day 05: Flight: Hong Kong-Chengdu
Transfer to Hong Kong Airport to catch the flight to Chengdu. Upon your arrival, look for your Chengdu guide who ll be there waiting for you holding your name board. Then transfer to hotel in downtown Chengdu. The rest of the day will be at leisure for you to rest or explore the city a bit on your own.
Day 06: Chengdu
Activities: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Wenshu Monastery, Kuan Zhai Lane
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding: here not only you can see these amazing creatures up close in their natural environment, it also provides an in-depth look into these laidback animals. Established in 1987, the facility began with just six rescued giant pandas, a number that has since grown to exceed 80 animals. Tours also include a chance to visit the onsite museum featuring exhibits dealing with the reproductive problems of these fickle bears. Often found sleeping, pandas are their liveliest during morning feeding times, that’s why we usually arrange this in the morning.
Wenshu Temple: this Tang dynasty monastery is Chengdu’a largest and best –preserved Buddhist temple. Wenshu Temple epitomizes a Buddhist temple – the air is redolent with incense, there’s alow murmur of chanting, exquisite relief carvings, and best of all, there is a sense of serenity and solitude, despite the crowded of worshippers who flock to the temple. A vegetarian restaurant and two atmospheric teahouse are on the grounds.
Kuan Zhai Lane: When Chinese soldiers of the Qing Dynasty returned from war with Tibet in 1718, many of the soldiers and their families based themselves around Kuan-Zhai Lane in Chengdu. Although the name literally translates to “Wide-Narrow” Lane, both Kuan and Zhai lanes exist as narrow alleyways, with one being imperceptibly wider than the other. Along with the third lane, Jing, these three parallel alleyways are recognized as one of Chengdu’s three historic conservation districts.
Day 07: Flight: Chengdu-Lhasa
Transfer to Chengdu Airport to catch the flight to Lhasa. Upon your arrival, look for your Tibetan guide who ll be there waiting for you holding your name board. Then transfer to hotel in downtown Lhasa. The rest of the day will be at leisure for you to rest or explore the city a bit on your own.
Day 08: Lhasa
Activities: Potola Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Potala Palace: it is the landmark of Lhasa, and one of the great wonders of world architecture. Potala Palace, winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century, symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. The complex, comprising the White and Red Palaces with their ancillary buildings, is built on Red Mountain in the centre of Lhasa Valley, at an altitude of 3,700m.
Jokang Temple: included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 2000 as part of the Potala Palace , the Jokhang Temple is located in central Lhasa. With an area of 25,100 square meters (about six acres), it is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. In front of the entrance to Jokhang is a forecourt that is perpetually crowded with pilgrims polishing the flagstones with their prostrations.
Barkhor Street: located in the old town of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is a very ancient round street surrounding Jokhang Temple. It’s said that in 647, the first Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo (617-650) built Jokhang Temple. Due to its magnificence, it quickly attracted thousands of Buddhist pilgrims. As a result, a trodden path appeared. It was paved by hand-polished stone boards. Though it is not broad, it accommodates thousands of pilgrims and tourists every day. Varied shops stand on its both sides and thousands of floating stands are on every corner.
Day 09: Lhasa
Activities: Drak Yerpa, Sera Monastery
Drak Yerpa: for those with an interest in Tibetan Buddhism, Drak Yerpa(4885m), abt 16km northeast of Lhasa, is one of the holiest cave retreats in Ü of Tibet. Among the many ascetics who have sojourned here are Guru Rinpoche and Atisha(Jowo-je), the Bengali Buddhist who spent 12 years proselytizing in Tibet. King Songtse Gampo also medicated in a cave, after his Tibetan wife established the first of Yerpa’s chapels.
Sera Monastery: located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa, Sera Monastery is dedicated to the Gelugpa or Yellow Hat Sect, a branch of Tibetan Buddhism, and built it in 1419 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Sera literarily means wild rose in the Tibetan. When the monastery was built, the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom, the name was thus decided. Between 3pm~5pm from Monday to Friday, debating is held in the monastery’s debating courtyard, which is a sight so extraordinary and enchanting even you don’t understand a word they’re saying.
Day 10: Lhasa > Samye > Tsetang
Activities: Drolma Lhakang Monastery, Samye Monastery
Drolma Lhakhang Monastery: this significant although small monastery is jam-packed with ancient relics and hidden treasures. As you return from Shigatse to Lhasa, you’ll pass a blue rock carving of Sakyamuni Buddha at the base of a cliff. Drolma Lhakhang Monastery is abt 6km from it. Inside Drolma Lhakhang Monastery, the first chapel to the left is a gonkhang, decorated with severed stags’ heads and arrow holders. As you enter and exit the main monastery building look for the 2 ancient guardian deities, which may even date back to the 11th century at the founding of the monastery.
Samye Monastery: Samye(elev 3630m) is deservedly the most popular destination for travelers in the Ü region. Surrounded by the barren mountains and dramatic sand dunes and approached via a beautiful river crossing the monastery has a magic abt it that causes many travellers to stay longer than they had intended. As Tibet’s 1st monastery and the place where Buddhism was established, Samye is also of major historical and religious importance.
Day 11: Tsetang
Activities: Trandruk Monastery, Yumbulagang Palace, Chongye Burial Mounds
Trandruk Monastery: Trandruk is one of the earliest Buddhist monasteries in Tibet, having been founded at the same time as Jokhang & Ramoche in Lhasa. Dating back to the 7th-century region of Songtsen Gampo, it is also one of Tibet’s demoness-subduing temples.
Yumbulagang Palace: a fine, tapering finger of structure that sprouts from a craggy ridge overlooking the patchwork fields of Yarlung Valley, Yumbulagang is considered the oldest building in Tibet.
Chongye Burial Mounds: Tombs of the Kings at Chongye represent one of the few historical sites that gives any evidence of a pre-Buddhist culture in Tibet. Most of the kings interred here are now firmly associated with the rise of Buddhism on the high plateau, but the methods of their interment point to the Bön faith.
Day 12: Tsetang > Lhasa Airport
Transfer from Tsetang to Lhasa Airport to catch your flight. Your 12-day HongKong Chengdu Tibet Tour ends today. Have a safe trip home.
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