I am on the China Explored trip and I will arrive in the early afternoon [flight arrives around 12pm] the day before the tour starts. I would like to go to [in order of importance] the Summer Palace, the Ming Tombs, and maybe the Temple of Heaven in addition to the scheduled places on the tour. Will I have enough time to do this?
Will it be difficult to go to these places without a tour book? I do not have a Chinese tour book and hope not to have to buy one [since I have 4 books for countries that I am travelling to on my own.]
Your suggestions are most welcome.