13 Days 12 Nights Shanghai - Yichang - Yangtze Cruise - Chongqing - Lijiang - Kunming - Hong Kong Tour

  • Tour Code: YCE-603  
  • Destinations: Shanghai - Yichang - Yangtze Cruise - Chongqing - Lijiang - Kunming - Hong Kong
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Day 01: Arrive in Shanghai

Arrive in Shanghai International Airport and be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel, and the rest of the day is leisured.


Day 02: Shanghai

Huangpu River and Pudong
This day we tour the acclaimed Shanghai Museum, with its priceless collections of ancient Chinese bronzes, ceramics, calligraphy, paintings and furniture. And peaceful Yuyuan Garden, a traditional Chinese garden with plantings, courtyards, pavilions, and create the illusion of mountains and lakes. Tonight we attend Chinese acrobatics show after dinner. (B, L, D)


Day 03: Shanghai to Yichang and Embarkation at Yichang

When you arrive in Yichang Airport and you will be greeted by your guide. After dinner, your guide will escort to super deluxe cruise ship and help you check in. Your Yangtze River cruise tour will begin. (B, L, D)


Day 04: Embarkation and Departing Yichang Pier

Yangtze River Three Gorges Dam
Today we begin our sailing of the splendid Three Gorges. We first pass the east part of the Xiling Groge which is 50mail (80 km) marathon reach brimming with history and legend and multiple smaller gorges; then, arrive at Sandouping Pier. We do a shore excursion to massive Three Gorges Dam Project which is the largest water conservancy pivotal project in the world today, it has already begun to alter the geography of the region, however, submerging towns and monuments and transforming the Three Gorges. And we will pass the Three Gorges Dam 5-stage Ship lock. Tonight we attend the Captain's cocktail party. (B, L, D)


Day 05: Yangtze River Three Gorges Cruise and Shennong Stream Shore Excursion

Yangtze River
Today we continue sailing through the whole splendid Three Gorges. Passing western part of Xingling Gorge, we disembark at the part of Badong, for excursion to Shennong Stream which is one of the highlights of the whole Yangtze cruise. We take rowboat detouring up the ever-narrowing, ever-more shallow waters of Shennong Stream and view the mossy cliffs, hanging coffins, cliffside paintings, plank roads, verdant plants, and precious animals. Get back to have lunch on the ship. After sail through bewitching Wu Gorge which is famous for its cloudy supernatural peaks and crushing of scale, we will pass Qutang Gorge which is the shortest of them at 5 miles (8 km) long and the water flows rapidly through the gorge, pinched between cliffs. Mengliang Ladder and Bellows Gorge are two famous attractions of Qutang Gorge. (B, L, D)


Day 06: Fengdu or Shibaozha Shore Excursion

Shengnong Stream
We disembark at Fengdu to go to Ming Shan - "the City of Ghosts" for shore excursion in the morning. Ming Shan is a mountain dedicated to the afterworld and its ruler. Or visit Shibaozhai (meaning Precious Stone Fortress) which is an outstanding monastery sits on an island; with the beautiful 11-story Lanruo Dian (Orchid Palace) built into the cliff above. Continue sailing the Yangtze River. (B, L, D)


Day 07: Arriving Chongqing - Disembarkation

Chaotianmen, Chongqing
We arrive in Chongqing in the morning - Disembarkation. Visit the Residence and Headquarters General Joseph W. Stilwell Chief Commander (General Joseph Stilwell Museum) and the Chongqing Zoo to see pandas. (B, L, D)


Day 08: Chongqing to Lijiang

Lijiang
Fly to Lijiang. Arrive in Lijiang Airport and be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel. We will begin our exploration of this splendid Lijiang Old Town at Square Street. Strolling through the Dayan Old Town which is listed as a UNESCO World Cultural heritage Site, first thing you notice is the town gurgles with water. Everywhere, canals, swift streams bubble with the crystal clear water, little bridges - stone, wooden, flat, arched, roofed, cobbled pathway, and ancient traditional house where local Naxi people still live. Then, we will visit Black Dragon Pool which is stunningly picturesque with the elegant Deyuelou placed at the center of a carp-filled pool, and back dropped by the peak of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain After have dinner, followed by a Naxi Ancient Music performance at Dongba Palace feeling the ancient Naxi culture. (B, L, D)


Day 09: Lijiang to Kunming

Lijiang Old Town
This morning we tour the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, where we visit Baishui Tableland, the Dry Sea, go to Spruce Plateau by cable car to view the wonderful snowy scenery of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, encrusted with snow and set against a shape with blue sky. Then, we will go to Baisha Village of Naxi minority group, where we will visit Baisha Murals which tell vivid Tibetan, Naxi and Han legends, and visit the Rock Joseph's Former Residence in Yuhu Village. Later, fly to Kunming. Arrive in Kunming Airport and be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel. (B, L, D)


Day 10: Kunming

Stone Forest, Kunming
We begin our discovery of this spring city at the limestone pillars of the Stone Forest which is celebrated as a natural wonder and it is the most visited sight in Kunming. Scattered around the Stone Forest are villages populated by the local ethnic minority, the Sani. This place is breathtaking - a lake, caves, gorgeous vistas of the surrounding countryside and stone formations projecting from the ground provide the feeling go being in a primeval forest. Then we go to visit Golden Temple which has the largest bronze temple building in China (B, L, D)


Day 11: Kunming to Hong Kong

Hong Kong
This morning we tour the Western Hills and Dragon Gate which is known as "sleeping Beauty", from where there are fine views over Lake Dian (Dian Chi). After then, fly to Hong Kongyour guide will escort you to the airport. (B, L)


Day 12: Hong Kong

Hong Kong
We experience this modern city from different perspectives today, first on a funicular tram ride up Victoria Peak, visit the Repulse Bay, then aboard a traditional sampan on a cruise through one of the city's oldest floating villages, Aberdeen; and Stanley Market. After lunch transfer to Pier for taking Star Ferry to Kowloon side, walk along the waterfront promenade. (B, L)


Day 13: Depart from Hong Kong

Today your guide will escort you to the airport for your return flight home, or continue your tour that we Tailor-made for you. (B)

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B--BreakfastL--LunchD--Dinner

Accommodation:

CitySuper Deluxe ClassDeluxe ClassTourist Class
KunmingGrand Park Hotel 5Kunming Hotel 4Mercure Hydro Majestic Hotel 3
LijiangTreasure Harbour International Hotel 5Lijiang Yinxiang Old City Hotel 4Grand Hotel 3
ShanghaiSheraton Huating Hotel 5Longmen Hotel 4Zhaoan Hotel 3
Yangtze River CruiseVictoria Cruise 5President Cruisers 5President Cruisers 4

 

Tour Quotation (based on per person and shown in US dollars)

Dec. 01 - Mar. 31 Low Season (2013) Apr. 01 - Nov. 30 High Season (2013)
Group SizeTour ClassTour PriceSingle Room SupplementInquire
1 PersonSuper deluxe-0Inquire
Deluxe-0Inquire
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2-5 PersonsSuper deluxe--Inquire
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6-9 PersonsSuper deluxe--Inquire
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10 Persons or OverSuper deluxe--Inquire
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Group SizeTour ClassTour PriceSingle Room SupplementInquire
1 PersonSuper deluxe-0Inquire
Deluxe-0Inquire
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2-5 PersonsSuper deluxe2998-Inquire
Deluxe2697-Inquire
Tourist2499-Inquire
6-9 PersonsSuper deluxe2697-Inquire
Deluxe2398-Inquire
Tourist2199-Inquire
10 Persons or OverSuper deluxe--Inquire
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Tour Quotation Includes:

Hotels with daily western breakfasts;
Mails as listed in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-Dinner) at typical local restaurants;
Excellent individual English speaking guide in each city ;
Entrance fees to tourist sites as listed in the itinerary;
Private air-conditioned car or van for land transportation;
Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerary;
Service Charge and Government taxes;
Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.

Tour Quotation Excludes:

Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets;
Visa Fees;
Personal Expenses;
Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers;
Single Room Supplement;
Meals: Any meals which are not specified with 'B', 'L', or 'D'.

 
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