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9 Days Guangzhou Guilin Yangtze Cruise Tour Package
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9 Days Yangtze Cruise from Guangzhou & Guilin

Guangzhou / Guilin / Chongqing / Yangtze Cruise / Yichang

Tour Code:
YRC-GL-03
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:
Have taken care of business at the Canton Fair or other events in Guangzhou? Why not treat yourself to visit more about the city and relax with a Yangtze River cruise? This is your trip. Explore the cultures and history of Guangzhou, and see the beautiful landscape of Guilin and feel the heart of China's essence by cruising the Yangtze River.

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

Guangzhou(2 nights), Guilin(3 nights), Yangtze Cruise(3 nights)

Highlights of the Trip

  • Experience the traditional local life among this modern city of Guangzhou
  • Appreciate the dynamic landscape and nature of Guilin Li River Cruise
  • Enjoy the lifetime Yangtze Cruise with stunning natural scenery

Trip Summary

Day 1-2: Guangzhou Arrival & Guangzhou

Guangzhou, as a modern metropolis is a great gateway to transfer to other cities of China from other countries. Also with over one thousand year history, it has many cultural sites to explore.

Day 3-5: Fly to Guilin & Guilin

Visit the finest scenery under heaven in Guilin and experience the Li River Cruise in person, you will be totally immersed yourself in the nature and picturesque landscape.

Day 6: Fly to Chongqing & Board Yangtze River Cruise

Transfer to Chongqing for your late afternoon Yangtze Cruise before with a casual downtown tour of Chongqing Zoo and Ciqikou Old Town.

Day 7-9: Yangtze River Cruise & Yichang Departure

Make yourself at home, this Yangtze cruise do much that it says. Land tours, historical sites, meet with locals, explore the changes along Yangtze, you have more to find out.

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Guangzhou Arrival

Welcome to Guangzhou – one of the most popular destinations for business travelers of the world! After arrival in Guangzhou, our local tour guide and driver will escort you to your hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore the metropolis on your own.

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Day 2 Guangzhou (B, L)

Today’s tour will start from visiting the Chen Clan Academy (Chenjia Ci). It is not only an important heritage site under protection by the country, but also a local Guangdong handicraft museum. Then head to visit the Dr Sun Yat-sen’s Memorial Hall, a landmark of Guangzhou. Afterwards, the Nanyue King’s Tomb Museum in Tang Dynasty is a must-see! The tomb has a history of more than 2,000 years and it is the oldest underground structure ever discovered in southern China.

Day 3 Flight to Guilin from Guangzhou (B, L)

Today will be free for you to explore on your own until your guide escort you to the airport and take the flight to Guilin. After arrival in Guilin, the city with the most beautiful landscape under the heaven, your local tour guide and driver will meet and pick you up to your hotel in Guilin from the airport. Rest of the day is free to explore the picturesque city on your own.

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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.

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.

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 the Chongqing downtown. 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.)

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.

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!

Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise & Yichang Departure (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 airport and take a flight to your next destination or back to your home.

Recommended Add-on Options

+ 3 more days to explore the capital city of China - Beijing

Get into the imperial capital city whose story goes back at least 3000 years.

Beijing’s opulent royal palaces, temples and magnificent walls and gates make it the first tourist destination in China. A wealth of history, both ancient (Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace) and more recent (Tiananmen Square, Bird’s Nest & Water Cube) will inspire your imagination. A visit to the Great Wall, the longest manmade structure in the world, is absolutely essential.

Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests of Temple of Heaven

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

Explore the glorious past in the ancient capital of China for 13 dynasties!

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, like Ancient City Wall, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda and so on.

Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the Eighth Wonder of the World

+ 2 more days to visit the largest metropolis in China - Shanghai

Experience the past, present and future of China all at once!

The Huangpu River splits Shanghai into two districts: Pudong and Puxi. The Pudong skyline with stunning tall buildings like Shanghai Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center and Oriental Pearl TV Tower gives you a flourishing scene of modern Shanghai. On the Puxi side, walk along the Bund to get a taste of old Shanghai. What a huge contrast!

Tall Buildings in Pudong New District

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

“No mountain is worth seeing after a trip to Mount Huang”. It features the “Four Wonders” - beautifully-shaped pines trees, fantastic rock peaks, sea of clouds and hot springs. Besides, the poetic Hongcun and Xidi old villages are also extremely popular for its ancient Hui style structures, local culture and peaceful sceneries, which makes them the favorite of photographers home and abroad.

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