Chengdu / Chongqing / Yangtze Cruise / Yichang
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.
Chengdu (2 nights), Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise (3 nights), Yichang
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.
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.
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.
In the morning, transfer to see the world famous Three Gorges Dam Site before you leave Yichang.
Full Itinerary Day by day
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.
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.
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.)
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!
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!
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.
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* Please note that our English-speaking guide and driver provided for you in each city or area will not fly with you from one city to another.
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The tour guides in all destinations are qualified, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and responsible!
All of our guides in every destination are locals. They will be greeted you punctually upon arrival at airport, train stations or cruise ports. And escort you to your hotel and tourist attractions and make you have full understanding about the local life, scenic spots as well as show you the fun places for more featured activities and things to do according to your time and interests.
“All our guides, especially those who we had a chance to spend more time with (Guilin, Chengdu, Lijiang, Zhangjiajie) were great. Always very accommodating, punctual and attentive.” - Review from Zane, Canada
Taking our private transportation will make you comfortable, relaxed and worry free!
All our drivers are licensed with many years’ driving experience. They are always polite, friendly and helpful, glad to offer more service you may need during the transfer. Our vehicles are air-conditioned, non-smoking, clean and expertly maintained. We use different types of cars/vans to guarantee your comfort. Besides, there is need to worry about your luggage for we use vehicles with extra space for your luggage.
"With respect to the drivers, we can state that they are excellent drivers and very friendly. They are pleasant with smiling face and helpful too." - Review from Pedro Corro‚ USA
In each destination, we guarantee you a comfortable stay!
The hotels we choose are based with star rating, great location, well-pointed facilities and high quality service and guests’ feedbacks. Choices are a lot and you could decide where to stay on your own. When taking a Yangtze River cruise, you are guaranteed a comfortable cabin or suite with private balconies to enjoy breathtaking scenery.
“All the hotels were comfortable and in good locations. The food was generally good with a wide choice of both western and Chinese choices for breakfast. The room sizes even with the extra bed for Jessica were also fine.” - Review from McHale, USA
On Yangtze River cruise, you are offered three meals (usually buffet with western and Chinese dishes) each day. In other cities of China, breakfast and lunch usually are included in your tour packages. You’ll dine in local restaurants, follow local customs and enjoy local dishes. The food quality and dining environment will suit for your taste. If you have any suggestions or special requirements (vegetarian or food allergies), just let your travel consultants and guides know. They will arrange the suitable food and restaurants for you. Recommended evening dining options are: Peking Roast Duck in Beijing, Dumpling Dinner in Xian, and Hot Pot in Chengdu etc.
“We had very good breakfasts in all the hotels and were given a substantial lunch every day.” - Review from John, United Kingdom
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