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8 Days Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Yangtze River Cruise Tour
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8 Days Beauty Tour to Jiuzhaigou & Yangtze River

Chengdu / Huanglong / Jiuzhaigou / Chongqing / Yangtze Cruise / Yichang

Tour Code:
YRC-CYT-09
Tour Style:
Private Tour (personal guide, driver, private car/van and more service)
Group size:
You, your family, friends or group
Departure:
You Choose!
Experience:
Photograph ship
Features:
The combination of Jiuzhaigou and a Yangtze River Cruise in this tour make this tour feast of natural beauty, cultural treasures and historical sites. Choose the comfortable pace to journey in China and appreciate all the nature beauty under heaven now!

Price fromRequest

1. This price is based on a group (2 to 5 travelers) accommodated in 3-star hotel in lower seasons.

2. This price is subject to change according your group members and traveling time. Usually more travelers, lower the price; higher price in high seasons, lower in low seasons.

3. This price is valid until February 28th, 2018.

Places Visited

Chengdu (2 nights), Huanglong (1 night), Jiuzhaigou (1 night), Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise (3 nights)

Highlights of the Trip

  • Explore 3 valleys, 108 lakes and 3 waterfall groups, a number of unique plant and animal species in Jiuzhaigou;
  • Take a relaxing downtstream cruise from Chongqing to Yichang;
  • Spend some happy hours with the cute giant pandas and red pandas.

Trip Summary

Day 1-2: Fly to Chengdu & Chengdu

Come to the Hometown of Giant Panda and the highlighted attractions in Chengdu, Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Wenshu Temple, Jinli Old Street and more historical and cultural sites.

Day 3-4: Fly to Huanglong & Jiuzhaigou

Sichuan is "A Land of Abundance". Take a flight to Jiuzhaigou and pay visit to Huanglong National Park, Jiuzhaigou National Park. In the UNESCO World Heritage site, you'll be totally immersed in the breathtaking natural scenery.

Day 5: Fly to Chongqing & board Yangtze River cruise

Fly to the Mountain City and have a leisure trip by visiting Ciqikou Ancient Town and Eling Park; later transfer to Chongqing Chaotianmen cruise port to board your Yangtze River cruise.

Day 6-7: Yangtze River Cruise

Enjoy the relaxing leisure life on Yangtze cruise, take shore excursions to Shibaozhai Pagoda, Shennv Stream, appreciate breathtaking scenery along Three Gorges - Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge.

Day 8: Yangtze River Cruise & Yichang Departure

In the morning, transfer to see the world famous Three Gorges Dam Site before you leave Yichang.

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Chengdu Arrival (D)

Welcome to Chengdu, the hometown of Giant Panda. Your local guide will meet you at the airport and then escort you to your hotel in a private vehicle. The rest of today is yours to enjoy the leisure life pace of this city on your own.

In the evening, dinner in a local Sichuan cuisine restaurant.

Sichuan Local Cuisine - Hotpot

Day 2 Chengdu (B, L)

Today you will first have a visit to the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, where you can explore the daily life of the cute pandas. After happy hours with pandas, drive to Wenshu Temple, a typical ancient monastery of Qing Dynasty in downtown Chengdu.

You can also spend some time sitting in its tea house enjoying a cup of traditional Chinese tea and absorb the special atmosphere of Chengdu. Then drive to Jinli Old Street, you’ll roam through one of the oldest streets to appreciate the local snacks and artifacts. Experience here may bring you back to Shu Kingdom.

Two Lovely Giant Pandas are Eating Bamboo

Day 3 Chengdu & Flight to Jiuzhaigou (B, L)

Today after breakfast, your personal guide will escort you to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport for your onward flight to Jiuzhaigou. Upon your arrival, the finest scenery under the heaven, your local guide will meet you at Jiuhuang Airport and escort you to your hotel.

In the afternoon, you’ll visit Huanglong National Park, where densely scatters thousands of travertine color-ponds and flow streams. You’ll marvel at Huanglong Temple and fabulous Five-Color Ponds.

Huanglong Five-color Ponds

Day 4 Jiuzhaigou Valley (B, L)

Today, you’ll visit Jiuzhaigou National Park. It is well-known not only as a national park, but also a UNESCO World Heritage since 1992. Home to nine Tibetan Villages scattered in its 720 sq., it consists of three valleys - Rize Valley, Shuzheng Valley and Zechawa Valley formed a shape of “Y”. There are 114 lakes, 47 springs, 17 groups of waterfalls, 11 rapids and 5 tufa shoals within the reserve. It is said that there is no other place as peaceful as in Jiuzhaigou all over the world. This fairy land will take you to a wondrous world. 

Stay overnight in Jiuzhaigou.

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Day 5 Jiuzhaigou & Flight to Chongqing (B)

After breakfast, your local guide will escort you to Huanglong Airport to catch the early flight. Upon your arrival in Chongqing, your guide will meet you at Chongqing Jiangbei Airport and escort you to your hotel. 

Later, you'll visit Ciqikou Old Town, which was a Chongqing's old harbor and was once the home of many of Chongqing's rich merchants. Also pay a visit Eling Park for a bird's eye view of the whole city.

Then, you'll be transferred to the Cruise pier, and board the ship in the late afternoon. Your lifetime Yangtze River Cruise starts in Chongqing. (Note: the boarding time changes based on the cruise ships, season, water level, weather, etc.)

Ciqikou Old Town

Day 6 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Take shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda. Shibaozhai, like a pearl on Yangtze River, is 278 kilometers away from Chongqing. As the gem of Chinese Architecture, the 12-story, 18th Century red wooden temple is an architectural delight full of Legends and beautiful stories.

Please Note: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Fengdu Ghost City. Reach the top of Ming Mountain to check why it has been regarded as the "City of Ghosts". It is where the devil lives according to Chinese legend. The temples shows punish instruments and demon paintings, depicting the Chinese people’s imagination of hell. You have the final say on which excursion to make, as we can book any of the cruise ships at great rates!

Shibaozhai Pagoda, a Pearl of Yangtze River

Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Shore excursion to Shennv Stream by smaller vessels. Shennv Stream, called Goddess Stream, is reputed as the Original Virgin Valley of Yangtze where you could see extraordinary view.

Note: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Shennong Stream. Shennong Stream is a collection of local culture. The nature scenery, boat tracker, local sampan, ancient hanging coffins, unique ethnic minority Tujia culture… all is worth your exploration. You have the final say on which excursion to make, as we can book any of the cruise ships at great rates!

Breathtaking Wu Gorge Scenery

Day 8 Yichang & Yichang Departure (B)

Today's highlight is your morning excursion to the world-famous Three Gorges Dam. Be prepared for your check-out procedure and the ship will arrive in Yichang at about 11:30 - 12:00. Our guide will expect you on board and visit the Yichang Museum if time permits.

Being free until transferred to the airport or train station to take the flight or train to your next destination or back to home. Service ends.

World-famous Three Gorges Dam
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-March 17, 2017

Hi Wendy,
We had a great time and your organization and your suggestions were perfect. Your guides were all excellent. Thank you for adapting to our needs through the journey....

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