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6 Days Chongqing, Yangtze River & Zhangjiajie Tour
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6 Days Chongqing, Yangtze River & Zhangjiajie Tour

Chongqing / Yangtze Cruise / Yichang / Zhangjiajie

  • Yangtze River Cruise from Chongqing to Shanghai
  • Yangtze River Cruise from Shanghai to Chongqing
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Private Tour (personal guide, driver, private car/van and more service)
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This is the real NATURE tour to Yangtze River and Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. In 6 days, take a relaxing 4-day cruise ship down from Chongqing to Yichang; spend 2 days getting into the surreal AVATAR world to appreciate the unique Karst Mountains and picturesque forests. It will be a memorable trip!

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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, 2018.

Places Visited

Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise (3 nights), Zhangjiajie (2 nights)

Highlights of the Trip

  • Cruise on a relaxing downstream cruise along Yangtze River
  • Throw yourselves into the AVATAR world
  • Enjoy beautiful Three Gorges and national forest scenery

Trip Summary

Day 1-3: Chongqing & Yangtze River Cruise

Come to Mountain City in China and board your luxury Yangtze River cruise at Chongqing Chaotianmen Cruise Port. 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 4: Cruise to Yichang & Train to Zhangjiajie

In the morning, transfer to see the world famous Three Gorges Dam Site before you take a train to Zhangjiajie.

Day 5-6: Zhangjiajie & Zhangjiajie Departure

Have two full day exploration in Zhangjiajie. You'll see Yellow Stone Village, Golden Whip Stream, Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain and more scenic spots in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Chongqing Arrival

Welcome to Chongqing, the Mountain City! 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; transferred by your private car/van and begin today’s sightseeing.

Then, you'll be transferred to the Chongqing Chaotianmen 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.)

Chongqing Chaotianmen Port

Day 2 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 3 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Take shore excursion to Shennv Stream by smaller vessels.

Shennv Stream, literally named “Goddess Stream”, is located on the southern bank of Wu Gorge. Due to the perpendicular mountains, deep valleys and turbulent water, very few people reaches this area, so as the sceneries in it are still in a pristine state. You could view Sleeping Beauty Peak, Palm Peak, Cuiping Peak, Rising Peak, Qiyun Peak etc.

Please 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!

Magnificent Qutang Gorge

Day 4 Yangtze & Train to Zhangjiajie from Yichang (B)

Today's highlight is your morning excursion to the world-famous Three Gorges Dam.

After visiting the Dam, your tour guide may pick you up at Three Gorges Dam Site or Dock in Yichang (depending on your train time to Zhangjiajie). Then drive to the Yichang train station and take train to Zhangjiajie. Zhangjiajie is an awesome place that features the unique Karst mountains and picturesque forests, bringing you to the most surreal world - AWATAR world.

After arriving in Zhangjiajie, the local guide will pick you up at train station and transfer you to the hotel. Have a good rest today!

World-famous Three Gorges Dam

Day 5 Zhangjiajie National Park (B)

After breakfast, you’ll visit the most beautiful scenic spots in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park which is known for its exquisite forests, odd-shaped peaks and rocks, the beautiful canyons, the limestone caves, and the breath-taking panoramic views.

First, you’ll take the cable car to Yellow Stone Village which is 1080m above the sea level. It is the biggest sightseeing platform to view the spectacular scenery in the national park. A saying goes “He who does not reach Huangshi Village does not pay a true visit to Zhangjiajie.”

Later, explore the famous Golden Whip Stream which covers a distance of 7.5 km, winding across mountains and valleys. It is famous for its pristine water, its verdant mountains, its steep cliffs and its serene valley. As a veritable "paradise" for plants, its pathways are adorned by an abundance of flowers, trees, and grasses.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Day 6 Zhangjiajie National Park & Departure (B)

On this day, you’ll first take Bailong elevator up to Yuanjiajie, which is situated in the north of Zhangjiajie National Park. This scenic area is world famous as the mountains here inspired the floating mountains in the Hollywood movie Avatar. The peaks in Yuanjiajie are nearly at the same height, which makes it a mountain platform great for enjoying sweeping vistas.

Next, take a sightseeing bus to Tianzi Mountain, where you can have a stunning view of the peaks rising one after another. Atop of the mountain offers a full extent of the whole scenic area, which is magnificent and spectacular. There are four wonders in Tianzi Mountain: the Sea of Clouds, the Radiance of the Moonlight, Rays of Sunshine and the Snow in winter.

After the exciting tour, you'll return back via the same route (first by sightseeing bus then Bailong elevator). And then, transfer back to Zhangjiajie City. You guide and driver will escort you to the airport or train station to catch the flight/train to your next destination or back home.

Zhangjiajie Tianzi Mountain
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