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Zhangjiajie & Yangtze River Cruise (Upstream) Tour - 8 Days
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8 Days Leisure Tour to Zhangjiajie & Yangtze River

Zhangjiajie / Yichang / Yangtze Cruise / Chongqing

  • Yangtze River Cruises in Nov. 2019
  • Yangtze River Cruise from Wanzhou to Yichang
  • Yangtze River Cruise between Chongqing and Wuhan
Tour Code:
YRC-ZJJ-08
Tour Style:
Private Tour (personal guide, driver, private car/van and more service)
Group size:
You, your family, friends or group
Departure:
You Choose!
Experience:
Hiking Photograph ship
Features:
Look deep into nature and we will understand everything better! This trip is the super nature tour taking you to AVATAR world and Three Gorges. In a relaxing way, you’ll explore the Pandora-the Hallelujah Mountain, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon as well as enjoy a 5-day upstream Yangtze cruise from Yichang to Chongqing. All the beauty of nature will show in front of you!

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

Zhangjiajie (3 nights),Yangtze River Cruise (4 nights)

Highlights of the Trip

  • Enjoy the beautiful mountains as well as the great water in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
  • Experience the world's longest and highest glass bridge in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon
  • Take a relaxing upstream Yangtze River cruise from Yichang to Chongqing and enjoy breathtaking scenery along Three Gorges

Trip Summary

Day 1-3: Zhangjiajie Arrival & Zhangjiajie

Have two full day exploration in Zhangjiajie. You'll see Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, Yellow Stone Village, Golden Whip Stream, Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain and more scenic spots in Wulingyuan Scenic Area.

Day 4: Train to Yichang from Zhangjiajie

Take a train from Zhangjiajie to Yichang for your Yangtze River cruise.

Day 5-8: Yangtze River Cruise & Chongqing Departure

Enjoy the relaxing leisure life on Yangtze cruise, take shore excursions to Three Gorges Dam Site, Shibaozhai Pagoda, Shennv Stream, appreciate breathtaking scenery along Three Gorges - Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. Disembark in Chongqing.

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Zhangjiajie Arrival

Ni Hao! Welcome to Zhangjiajie, the surreal world of Avatar! Upon arrival, you’ll be met by our local guide at the arrival hall of the airport / train station and escorted to your hotel in Zhangjiajie downtown by a private, comfortable and non-smoking vehicle. The rest of today is on your own to explore this amazing city.

Arrival Ideas: Travelers can take flights to Zhangjiajie from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Changsha, Guangzhou and more cities in China. Also, trains are well linked Zhangjiajie with Changsha, Yichang, Beijing and Guangzhou, etc.

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Day 2 Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon & Zhangjiajie National Park (B)

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. First, drive 60km from Zhangjiajie downtown and start your exciting exploration by visiting Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, the landform museum of Zhangjiajie. Hold your breath and experience the 430-meter transparent glass bridge - the highest and longest glass bridge in the world, making you confused about whether walking on the clouds or above the lush plants. After the thrilling moment on the glass, enjoy deeply exploration in the Grand Canyon and appreciate the charming sightseeing at One-Line-Sky, Family Portrait, Waterfall of Butterfly Spring, Dream Links, Bandit Hole and Holy Spring Lake, etc.

Next drive about 38km to visit the stunning sites of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. A popular saying is “It is just waste your time if you do not visit Huangshi Village when you are in Zhangjiajie”. You’ll take the cable car to Huangshi Village which is reputed as the enlarged potted landscape and miniature fairyland. Standing on the high staking platform, you’ll view the overhanging cliffs, jagged rocks and elegant apexes of the whole area.

Then be followed a trip to Golden Whip Stream, the most beautiful valley in the world which is famous its pristine water, its verdant mountains, its steep cliffs and its serene valley. Hike the highlighted part along the deep and quiet winding stream where you’ll see many green hills an colorful flora and hear the song birds.

Stay overnight in Wulingyuan.

Day 3 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (B)

You must know the movie AVATAR, the Pandora World in the movie is so amazing that everyone wants to see it in real world. On this day, you’ll get into the real Pandora world by visiting Yuanjiajie, a naturally formed platform mountain situated in the north of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Take Bailong elevator up to Yuanjiajie and visit the foremost attractions in this area including the First Bridge under the Sun, Hallelujah Mountain, Back Garden, etc. After the visiting you’ll find some of these peaks have nothing that can be compared with, taking on every conceivable shape!

Next, take a sightseeing bus to Tianzi Mountain which boasts rocky peaks in grotesque shapes and shrouded in drifting mist. There are four highlights for the breathtaking sceneries: peak forest, cloud sea, sunrise and winter snow. A visit to Tianzi Mountain, you won’t miss the stone forests and peculiar peaks and the main tourist attractions including Arranging Battles Platform, Imperial Writing Brush Peak, Warriors Taming Horse, Fairy Maid Scattering Flowers, etc.

After the exciting tour, you'll transfer back to Zhangjiajie City and stay overnight there.

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

In this morning, you'll be escorted to Zhangjiajie Railway Station to catch a train to Yichang (about 5hrs and 15mins). Upon arrival, the local guide will meet you at Yichang East Railway Station and escort you to downtown area for today’s sightseeing.

First drive to the downtown area to feel the friendly atmosphere in Yiling Square. You’ll appreciate music fountain, watch pigeons flying over the square, enjoy dances and performances by all ages and styles on the huge square, and others.

Later you’ll visit the Yichang Museum with a collection of more than 30,000 pieces cultural relics. In this small museum, you could have an in-depth understanding of Yangtze River Three Gorges local culture like Changyang People’s fossils, Chengbeixi Culture, Daxi Culture etc.

After the tour, be transferred to Yichang Port (Taohuacun Port or New Century Port) to board your ship during 18:00~24:00. Your once-in-lifetime Yangtze River cruise starts!

Tips for boarding: 1) Travelers who take Victoria Cruises should gather at Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal at 18:00~20:00 and take coach to Maoping Pier for boarding; 2) Please call the ship one day ahead or at least in the morning on the boarding day to have clear idea about which pier you are going to use; 3) The boarding time and departure piers may change based on the ship line, water level, season, weather and other factors. Please pay attention to the important info your travel consultants sent to you before your boarding.

Day 5 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

In this morning, wake up leisurely and enjoy the gentle sunshine shining over the tranquil Yangtze River. You can either follow the Taichi master to play Taichi on the sundeck or enjoy a cup of coffee to stretch your mood to start your beautiful day. It will be colorful and interesting no matter you stay onboard or go shore excursions at river stops.

Onboard you will enjoy different kinds of cultural activities and entertainment, like attending a Yangtze River History and Culture Lecture to know deeply about the third longest river in the world, taking part in the Captain’s Welcome Party to make new friends, or having great fun at the wonderful evening shows with sing, dance and music.

Also, you will follow a local English-speaking tour guide and make a shore excursion to the world-famous project - Three Gorges Dam. The dam is the largest hydropower station in the world with an annual energy output of 84.7 billion kilowatt-hours. The Three Gorges Dam includes three areas: the dam itself, a hydroelectric, and a system of locks. The height of the Three Gorges Dam is 185 meters (607 ft) above the sea level. The dam is about 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) long and about 115 meters (377 ft) wide. With a water capacity of 39.3 billion cubic meters, the dam will hold a huge reservoir which will efficiently prevent flooding in the middle and lower portions of the Yangtze River.

After getting back from the dam, you can watch the fascinating process of passing through the Three Gorges Dam Five-stage Ship Locks. (Please note: Victoria Cruises is the only cruise company sailing through Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift instead of Ship Lock in 2017.)

Optional excursion: Enjoy a shore excursion to Tribe of Three Gorges today for an extra fee. Located on Xiling Gorge near Three Gorges Dam, the Tribe of Three Gorges is like a dreamland garden with breathtaking views - fishing boats along the river side, fishermen using bird to catch fishes, fishing nets hanging along the creek, young couple meeting on the bridge and lots more. You won’t miss the wedding ceremony of Tujia ethnic group.

Day 6 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Today you will continue sailing through the spectacular Three Gorges! Follow the guide’s live interpretation and soak up the breathtaking gorge scenery passing by as you drift through Xiling Gorge, Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge respectively.

On this day, take an enjoyable shore excursion to Shennv Stream (Goddess Stream), a tributary of the Yangtze River in Wushan County. You will be switched to a smaller boat to sail down this primitive stream running in a narrow side gorge where you will have close-up views of steep mountains and hanging coffins high on the cliffs as well as hear some of the local history. Besides, you will be entertained with local music and dance offered by the Tujia ethnic group. (Please note: some cruise ships will make an excursion to Shennong Stream which offers the similar experience at Shennv Stream.)

Optional excursion: Enjoy a shore excursion to White Emperor City today with an extra fee. Located at the entrance of Qutang Gorge, this excursions gives you the chance to know Romance of the Three Kingdoms and offers the best pot to appreciate the magnificent “Kui Gate”.

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

In this morning, you will make a shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda, a pearl of Yangtze River in Zhongxian County. Reputed as one of the eight extraordinary architectures in the world, this 12-story, 16th century red wooden pagoda leans against the side of the rocky and craggy hill about 200 meters tall. Climbing up to the top of Shibaozhai, you can not only visit the Buddhist temples and halls but also have panoramic view of Yangtze River. (Please note: Comfortable shoes are highly recommended since there will be many stairs to climb up the pagoda.)

Optional excursion: Have a shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City today with an extra fee. Called “the Homeland of Divine Comedy in China”, it consists of buildings, structures, dioramas and statues related to the afterlife in hell. Entering this “City of Ghosts”, you will know many mysterious stories about underworld and cruel tortures and different kinds of devils and Chinese demons. (Please note: the visit to Fengdu Ghost City requires much walking and comfortable shoes highly recommended!)

In this evening, enjoy the well-prepared Captain’s Farewell Party with all your mates onboard and have a pleasant dinner together. After the banquet, take part in the cabaret show to enjoy your last night.

Day 8 Yangtze Cruise to Chongqing & Chongqing Departure (B)

In this morning, your ship will arrive at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port around 09:00 where you will go through a check-out procedure and disembark.Upon arrival, your guide and driver will pick you up at the port and escort you to the airport / train station to next destination.

Departure Ideas: Travelers can take a flight from Chongqing Jiangbei Airport to Xian, Guilin, Lhasa, Beijing, Guangzhou, Kunming, Shangri-La and Dali, etc. Or you can take a high speed train from Chongqing North Railway Station to Chengdu (about 1.5hrs) and more cities in China.

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

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