Be ready for convenient pickup at your Beijing hotel (pickup available for hotels within the fourth ring road) at 9am.
In a private vehicle with your dedicated guide, head for the Beijing Zoo and Aquarium. The historic zoo was founded during the Qing dynasty and is home to 14,500 animals. Walk through the classical Chinese gardens laid out throughout the zoo and observe the animals, then move on to the Aquarium, considered one of Beijing's top attractions. See precious Chinese sturgeons, shows performed by dolphins and sea lions, and jellyfish displayed under neon lights.
Head into central Beijing to see the Drum and Bell towers, then stop for a traditional Chinese lunch. Take a rickshaw ride through the ancient Beijing Hutong street to see traditional Chinise life, then head back to your hotel for drop-off or opt to explore further on your own.