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6 Days Yangtze River Cruise Tour from Chengdu

Chengdu / Chongqing / Yangtze Cruise / Yichang

Tour Code:
YRC-CDYT-06
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:
Take 2 days to enjoy the leisure life in the Hometown of Giant Panda; relax on a luxury Yangtze River cruise from Chongqing to Yichang after your Chengdu panda trip. It will be memorable, relaxing all the way!

Price from$1327

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), Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise (3 nights), Yichang

Highlights of the Trip

  • Spend some happy time with the cute pandas
  • Enjoy a 4-day Yangtze River cruise from chongqing to Yichang
  • Marvel at the world famous Three Gorges Dam

Trip Summary

Day 1-2: Chengdu Arrival & Chengdu

Come to the Hometown of Giant Panda and explore the Land of Abundance by visiting Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Wenshu Monastery, Renmin Park and Jinli Old Street.

Day 3: High Speed Train to Chongqing & Board Yangtze River Cruise

Take a 2-hour high speed train from Chengdu to Chongqing and have a leisure exploration in the Mountain City; transfer to Chongqing Chaotianmen cruise port to board your Yangtze River cruise.

Day 4-5: 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 6: 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 Pandas! Clear the customs and retrieve your baggage by yourself upon arrival, be greeted by our tour guide in the Arrival Hall who is holding a sign on which says your name. A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with an experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel. Your guide will help you check in. The rest of today is yours to enjoy the leisurely life pace of this city on your own.

In the evening, enjoy hotpot in a local restaurant to taste the local Sichuan flavor.

Sichuan Local Cuisine - Hotpot

Day 2 Chengdu (B, L)

In the early morning, your guide and driver will pick you at your hotel. Drive about 10 km to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to see the cute giant pandas and red pandas. Watch the pandas eating, climbing the tree, roaming in their enclosure and playing with each other.

After the happy time with pandas, transfer to Wushu Monastery. Built in Sui Dynasty, it is a clean and quiet temple in the city center where you could experience Buddhist culture and local life of Chengdu.

After lunch, drive to Renmin Park to sip a cup of tea as locals do and explore the leisure life of Chengdu citizen. Later, stroll along “the First Street of West Sichuan” - Jinli Old Street, admire the traditional Shu Kingdom buildings and taste some local snacks.

Chengdu Giant Panda

Day 3 High Speed Train to Chongqing & Board Yangtze River Cruise (B, L)

In the morning, be escorted to the train station to take a 2-hour high speed train to Chongqing. Upon arrival, your guide and driver will pick you up at Chongqing North Railway Station and take you to explore the must-sees in the Mountain City. 

First, visit Ciqikou Old Town where you can still see lots of Ming and Qing Dynasty architecture, local shops, tea houses, local Sichuan street performance and more. Then, head to the famous Three Gorges Museum, the largest monographic museum in China. The exterior of the museum has cambered walls and vitreous dome, representing the history & culture of Three Gorges Project and its origins. Your last stop is Eling Park, one of the old private gardens in Chongqing, built in late Qing Dynasty around 1909 AD. Due to its relatively high altitude, there you can have a bird's eye view of the whole city.

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

Three Gorges Museum

Day 4 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

Day 5 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!

Wu Gorge

Day 6 Yangtze River Cruise & Yichang Departure (B, L)

Today's highlight is your morning excursion to the world famous Three Gorges Dam. It is the biggest dam in China and the world’s largest hydroelectric station for the usage of the flood control and power generation.

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. After lunch at a local famous restaurant, drive to the Yichang airport, train stations and take a flight or train to next destination.

World-famous Three Gorges Dam

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+ 3 more days to feel the imperial capital city World - Beijing

As a metropolis in northern china, Beijing served as the political and cultural centre for the immense China for a long history. Major buildings of each age in Beijing bear de facto historical and national significance. Its opulent palaces, temples and magnificent walls and gates make wonderful tourist destinations in China.

Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests of Temple of Heaven

+ 2 more days to explore the Ancient of Heart - Xian

With a history of over 3000 years, Xian is the birthplace of Chinese civilization and capital of most important dynasties in early Chinese history. It is known as the eastern terminus of the famed Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army along with many other historical sites.

Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the Eighth Wonder of the World

+ 3 more days to feel a real Chinese white & black painting - Mt.Huang

Mt.Huangshan is located on the south side of Yangtze River, well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly- shaped granite peaks, pine trees, and views of the clouds from above. Huangshan is a frequent subject for traditional Chinese paintings and modern photography. It is now one of the major tourist destinations in China.

Yellow Mountain

+ 2 more days to step back into a Ming-and-Qing Dynasty China - Pingyao

This former Chinese financial centre is renowned for its well-preserved ancient city walls and has been listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Pingyao still retains the city layout from Ming and Qing Dynasties and most of city’s ancient streets and storefronts largely remain their historical appearance. It has always been a No.1 choice for those who would like to explore the genuine ancient China.

Shanxi Pingyao Ancient Town

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