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2 Days Chongqing Tour with Mount Jinfo Karst Landscape
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2 Days Classic Chongqing Tour with Mount Jinfo

Chongqing / Mount Jinfo / Chongqing

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Tour Code:
YRC-CQJ-02
Departure:
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Service:
Private tour guide & driver + Private car/van
Trip overview:
There are a lot to see and do in and around Chongqing. You’ll take one day to escape from the bustle and hustle to Mount Jinfo, “South China Karst” as well as “Museum of Natural Plants”, to see karst landscape, enjoy different kinds of rare plants, have a look at 500 Arhat Buddha in Ancient Buddha Cave, if time is right, appreciate sea of clouds, light of Buddha, sunset. After getting back to Chongqing, visit the classic sites like Chongqing Zoo, Ciqikou Ancient Town and Three Gorges Museum! You’ll fully feel the charm of mountain city!
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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, 2016.

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Highlights

Visit:
Three Gorges Museum
Ciqikou Old Town
Chongqing Zoo
 
Mount Jinfo
Hongya Cave
Yangtze River Cableway
Experience:
Immerse yourselves in Karst landscape and kingdom of natural plants in Mount Jinfo;
Have close contact with the lolvey Giant Pandas in Chongqing Zoo;
Have a panoramic view of Mountain City leisurely and absorb some history and culture.

Sampling Itinerary Day by Day

Day 1 Chongqing - Mount Jinfo - Chongqing (L)

On this day, your guide and driver will pick you up at hotel, airport or train station. Then, you’ll be driven to Mount Jinfo, about 105 kilometers from Chongqing downtown which needs 2 hours.

Mount Jinfo was listed as a part of “South China Karst”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the diversity of karst features and landscape. With the highest altitude of 2238 meters, Mount Jinfo is reputed as “Museum of Natural Plants”, enjoying forest coverage of 95%. When sunshine falls on the mountain, it looks like a giant Buddha shinning with boundless golden radiance, hence Mount Jinfo is literally called “Golden Buddha Mountain”.

You’ll explore from the Western Slope to the Northern Slope. Along the way, wander through 3.5-kilometer secluded Azure Stream Valley; take the 15-minute cableway up to the mountain for a panoramic view of the majestic mountain; explore the vivid Golden Turtle Facing Sun Platform, Jinfo Cave, Azalea King Tree; challenge yourself by walking through Steep Cliff Plank Road; get into the Ancient Buddha Cave with about 500 Arhat Buddha which is also the best location to appreciate sea of clouds…moreover, stone forest, waterfalls, valleys, rare and endangered plants and animal species are surrounded you everywhere. After the tour, drive back to Chongqing downtown.

Please Note: (a) Instead of walking, you can take sightseeing bus to save energy in the scenic area. (b) In spring, you can enjoy azalea flowers in blossom and in winter, you can enjoy different kinds of skiing in Qianniuping Ski Resort.

Overlook Beautiful Scenery of Mount Jinfo by Taking CablewayAncient Buddha Cave on Mount Jinfo

Day 2 Chongqing & Chongqing Departure (B, L)

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. First drive to Chongqing Zoo which has more than 240 species of animals and over 4,200 in total. In the Panda House, you can have a memorable time and close contact with the lovely giant pandas and red pandas. Besides, you can see the rare South China tiger and white tiger, the Asian elephant and more animals.

Next will be an interesting visit to the thousand-year-old Ciqikou Ancient Town, a famous business harbor in ancient time. Reputed as “Little Chongqing”, Ciqikou is a heaven-like place where you can leisurely wander along the bustling old streets with Ming and Qing architectures standing by, visit the featured shops, taste delicate local snacks, or enjoy a cup of at the old teahouse.

Later drive about 13km from Ciqikou to Three Gorges Museum which sits opposite to People’s Assembly Hall. Entering into this large and modern museum, you’ll have a deep understanding about the geography of Yangtze River, the changes of Three Gorges and the world-famous project Three Gorges Dam; know the history of ancient Ba and Yu, as well as learn about every aspect of Chongqing City in 20th century.

Then drive to the “The First Corridor across Yangtze River” to experience the 1166-meter-long Yangtze River Cableway to have a panoramic view of the mountain city and Yangtze River. (Please note: it’s recommended to take Yangtze River cableway in a clear day.) Before the night falls, head to Hongya Cave to end your today’s Chongqing tour. You’ll find yourselves in a world of stilted buildings with old streets lined with featured souvenir stores, elaborate specialty shops and spectacular collection of restaurants ranging from western food to Japanese cuisine to various Chinese favorites. If time permits, enjoy the stunning night view of Hongya Cave at sunset.

After the tour, you’ll be transferred to the airport, train station or cruise port for your departure flight, train or Yangtze River cruise.

Note: All attractions can be customized according to your arrival and departure arrangements. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

Ciqikou Old Town Yangtze River Cableway for Panoramic View of ChongqingChongqing ZooBeautiful Night View of Hongya Cave

Recommended Add-on Options

+ 4~5 more days to cruise on the magnificent Yangtze River

Taking a relaxing cruise sailing on the Yangtze River is a popular way to get a short break during your China tour. You’ll not only enjoy many colorful cultural activities and entertainment programs onboard, but also enjoy three to four shore excursions to deeply know the authentic life along Three Gorges and witness the world-famous Three Gorges Dam.

You can take: 1) 4 Days & 3 Night Downstream Cruise from Chongqing to Yichang; 2) 5 Days & 4 Nights Upstream Cruise from Yichang to Chongqing.

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