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11 Days Yangtze River Cruise from Hong Kong and Guilin
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11 Days Yangtze River Cruise from Hong Kong

Hong Kong / Guilin / Yangshuo / Chongqing / Yangtze Cruise / Yichang / Wuhan

  • Cycling around the Paradise Yangshuo Town
Tour Code:
YRC-HK-11A
Tour Style:
Private Tour (personal guide, driver, private car/van and more services)
Group size:
You, your family, friends or group
Departure:
You Choose!
Experience:
Architecture Culture Photograph ship
Features:
Get the Bird's eye view of Hong Kong at the Victoria Peak, bike in the idyllic scenery of Yangshuo and cruise along the Yangtze River to experience the many nuances of Chinese life and culture.

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

Hong Kong (2 nights), Guilin (3 nights), Yangtze Cruise (3 nights), Wuhan (2 nights)

Highlights of the Trip

  • View the integration of Chinese and Western culture in Hong Kong
  • Get close to appreciate the rural serenity of Guilin Landscape
  • Relax yourself along Yangtze Cruise & sightseeing the culture city of Wuhan without detour

Trip Summary

Day 1-2: Hong Kong Arrival & Hong Kong

Welcome to Hong Kong, the first stop of your China Tour. From Modern skyline of Victoria Peak to the traditional fishing Aberdeen Harbor, Hong Kong gives you different things to see to discover its mixture of cultures.

Day 3-5: Fly to Guilin & Guilin

Once you arrive in Guilin, you will be pleased about the local service offered by our guide and the finest landscape wherever you go around Guilin downtown, cruising Li River or walking along the West Street in Yangshuo town.

Day 6: Fly to Chongqing & Board Yangtze Cruise

Fly to Chongqing and before you get onboard of Yangtze Cruise, you have time to tour around this mountain city and visit Chongqing Zoo and Ciqikou Old Town with local transfer service.

Day 7-9: Yangtze Cruise to Yichang & High speed train to Wuhan

Feast your eyes on Three Gorges’ nature scenery and shore excursions when taking Yangtze River Cruise from Chongqing to Yichang. With a short sightseeing, depart from Yichang for Wuhan to meet your local guide.

Day 10-11: Wuhan & Wuhan Departure

With much history to carry, Wuhan welcomes you to visit the famous Yellow Crane Tower, Hubei Provincial Museum and East Lake for better understanding this cultural city. Then move on for your next trip. Service ends!

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Hong Kong Arrival

Welcome to Hong Kong - China's most energetic city! After arrival in Hong Kong, our local guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The rest of day is free at your own leisure.

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Day 2 Hong Kong (B, L)

Be picked up from your hotel by your guide after breakfast in your hotel. Today’s tour will last about 5 hours. Hong Kong is a fascinating combination of East and West but it has its own unique and distinctive culture.

Your half day tour will take in Victoria Peak, Hong Kong's number one tourist destination. It features the 112 year old Peak Tram and Hong Kong's most unusual building, The Peak Tower.

Next stop is Aberdeen Harbor which is home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks. If you would like close up look at this unusual way of life, you can take a sampan ride (US$10-12). Repulse Bay is the last stop today; it is one of Hong Kong's most exclusive residential areas.

Victoria Peak of Hong Kong

Day 3 Flight to Guilin from Hong Kong (B, L)

Free in the day until our local guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Upon your arrival in Guilin, you will be met and escorted to your hotel in Guilin. Rest of the day is free at your own leisure.

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Day 4 Guilin Li River Cruise & Yangshuo Town ( B, L )

After breakfast today, you’ll be driven to Zhujiang Pier (40-minute drive) to start your boat cruise down the picturesque Li River, which is the highlight of any visit to Guilin, until you get to Yangshuo County. Along the river, you’ll be inspired by breathtaking views of peaks and pinnacles, crystal-clear water and picturesque pastoral views of rice paddies and water buffaloes. Visitors feel they have stepped into a traditional Chinese painting. After checking into your hotel in Yangshuo, free to explore the beautiful town and its famous West Street.

Guilin Li River Landscape

Day 5 Guilin (B, L)

Today, you will be driven back to Guilin (1.5-hour drive), where you will tour Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill and Reed Flute Cave.

Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin, got its name because it looks like an elephant drinking water. The round opening that would be under the elephant’s trunk is known as Water-Moon Cave because at night the reflection of the moon can be seen through the arch and it looks like it is under the water and floating on the surface of the water at the same time.

Fubo Hill is a solitary peak, standing elegantly half on land and half on water, situated to the west of Li River and the north of Guilin. Reed Flute Cave known as the Palace of Natural Arts is is a fantastic cave decorated by peculiar-shaped stalactites, stalagmites, and rock, being in Guilin urban area.

The Famous Elephant Trunk Hill

Day 6 Flight to Chongqing from Guilin (B, L)

Today will be free until your guide picks you up to the airport and flight to Chongqing. After arriving in Chongqing city be met and transferred to your hotel in Chongqing. After a little bit rest, your tour guide and driver will take you to the Chongqing Zoo to see the Giant Panda, and then visit the Ciqikou Old Town, if time permits.

Then, you'll be transferred to the Cruise pier, 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 Zoo

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

Today you will embrace your first shore excursion site-Shibaozhai Pagoda. With 278 kilometers away from Chongqing, Shibaozhai is a pearl on Yangtze River. As the gem of Chinese Architecture, the 12-story, 18th Century red wooden temple is an architectural delight full of Legends and beautiful stories. Climbing on the top, you can have a panoramic view of the Yangtze River.

Optional Site: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Fengdu Ghost City instead. Also called as the City of Ghosts, it endows kinds of mysterious stories about the underworld cruel tortures and kinds of devils. Enter inside, you can find more devil statues and vivid cruel scenes.

Note: Once you told us which excursion site you choose, we’ll arrange the right cruise ship for you at great rates.

Shibaozhai Pagoda

Day 8 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!

Shennv Stream

Day 9 Yangtze Cruise to Yichang & High speed train to Wuhan (B, L)

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. 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 train station and take high speed train to Wuhan for about 2 hours.

After arrvial, you'll meet your local tour guide and driver, then be transferred to you hotel in Wuhan, and the rest of today is at your own pace.

World-famous Three Gorges Dam

Day 10 Wuhan (B, L)

After breakfast, you will begin to visit Guiyuan Temple. First built in the early Qing Dynasty, Guiyuan Temple is one of the four biggest temples for Buddhist meditation in Hubei as well as an important Buddhist temple in China.

Later, head to the Heptachord Terrace (Guqin Tai), located on the south bank of Moon Lake, near the western foot of Tortoise Hill. It is the beautiful site with great layout where you could appreciate the sincere friendship between Yu Boya and Zhong Ziqi in Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 B.C.).

Lastly, transfer to Yellow Crane Tower, one of the most renowned towers south of the Yangtze River. It enjoys the fame of “The First Scenery under Heaven”. And its cultural significance led to its being made the symbol of Wuhan City.

Yellow Crane Tower

Day 11 Wuhan & Wuhan Departure (B)

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Today, you’ll first visit Hubei Provincial Museum. Founded in 1953, Hubei Provincial Museum has 6.5 hectares with 200,000 exquisite items include bronze, jade and lacquer work, porcelain and paintings. You can enjoy a performance of chime bells, stone chimes and other ancient instruments. The museum is a window to explore Chinese history.

Later, take 5-minute walk to East Lake. It is the largest lake within a city in China. Take the ferry boat to explore the scenic area with pavilions and gardens.

After the tour, be escorted to the airport or train station for your next destination!

Hubei Provincial Museum

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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

+ 2 more days to visit the world everyone knows metropolis - Shanghai

Shanghai is the most populous city in China. Sitting at the mouth of Yangtze River, it has long been a commercial centre between east and west. It marks the emergence of China and has recently flourished as one of the world’s leading cities.

The Bund of Shanghai

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