Mt. Huangshan & Yangtze River Cruise 14 Days
Day 01 USA Shanghai
Take a deluxe flight to Shanghai with meals on board and new movies
provided, and across the international date line.
Day 02 Shanghai
Arrive Shanghai, the largest commercial and financial center of China, in late afternoon, met by 3L tour guide for
transfer to the hotel.
Day 03 Shanghai Mt. Huangshan
Bund (Wai Tan) waterfront area, a sweeping area along the Huangpu River, which became the center of Shanghaiís foreign business establishment and the
symbol of Shanghaiís identity as a modern city. Here is a good place to capture the western
influence of the old days. Then visit the famous Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple. Fly to Mt. Huangshan in the afternoon. Mt. Huangshan is the most famous mountain in China, it is recognized by UNESCO as the
rich heritage of mankind. It has been famous for thousands of years for its
unique pine trees, stones of strange shapes, the sea of clouds, and hot springs.
Day 04 Mt. Huangshan
Take a cable car to the top of the mountain. Explore the famous peaks such as the Lotus Flower Peak, the Tip of a Magic Writing Brush,
and Beginning to Believe Peak etc. Lotus Flower Peak is the highest Peak with an elevation
of 6,138 feet. Famous pines such as the "Flying Dragon" and the
"Twin Dragons" are found there. From the summit the neighboring
peaks look dwarfed and in the distance the whole scene gradually merges into
one shade of color. Rising out of the profusion of trees and flowers,
Tip of a Magic Writing Brush is a pillar of stone tapering into a sharp point
on which stands a twisted old pine. People metaphorically describe it as the
"Tip of a Magic Writing Brush," that is, a brush painting all the
lovely scenes of Mt. Huangshan. Unlike other peaks, Beginning to Believe Peak is small and dainty but has a charm
of its own. It is noted for its gorgeous greenery and quaint rock shapes. The
beauty of Mt. Huangshan is so captivating that one can't help
feeling as if one has stepped into a Chinese landscape paining shouting,
"Now I believe." Stay overnight at the hotel on top of the
Day 05 Mt. Huangshan Wuhan
Rise early to catch the breath-taking view of the sun rising from the
horizon with mountain peaks shrouded in the sea of clouds. Continue the
excursion on the Mt. Huangshan. Descend by cable car, tour the old
town of Tunxi, then fly to Wuhan.
Day 06 Wuhan Three Gorges
Visit the Yellow Crane Pavilion, you will have a birdís eye view
of Wuhan City and the Yangtze River. Then visit the Provincial Museum. Board the deluxe Yangtze cruiser
after dinner and start the venture tour on the Yangtze River. The Yangtze River rises in Qinghai and Tibet Plateau and flows through
eight provinces before disgorging its waters into the sea. It leaps great
rapids, feeds and drains great lakes and marshes, with over 700 tributaries
joining the Yangtze on its course. It cuts through mountains and cliffs, creating the
fantastic Three Gorges scenery. With a rich Chinese cultural heritage of
thousands of years, the Three Gorges is not only a picturesque natural
gallery, but also a spectacular treasure house.
Day 07 Yangtze
The cruiser will pass by Chibi an ancient battlefield, Yueyang a Pearl on Lake Dongting, Jingzhou one of the nine states of
the ancient times, then arrives the first gorge Xiling Gorge, which is the
most dangerous Gorge with shoals.
Day 08 Yangtze River
Today the cruiser will go through two dams, the Gezhou Dam which is the
largest dam so far on the river and the Three Gorges Dam, which is to be
built the largest in the world.
through Xiling Gorge and Wu Gorge.
Day 09 Yangtze
Enjoy Wu Gorge, which is characterized by beautiful peaks and steep
cliffs on either side, it is famous for its tortuous course and fog that
offers dim and indistinct beauty. The twelve peaks of Mt. Wushan make up a most spectacular scene,
among them the Fairy Peak is most enhancing. At Daning River you will change onto a small boat to
go up stream along the Three Lessor Gorges to enjoy the wonderful view and
see the Hanging Coffin on the cliffs.
Day 10 Yangtze River
Go through Qutang Gorge which is the most magnificent of all with
majestic scenery of grand mountains soaring into the sky. Here you will see
thousands of grotesque crags darkening the daylight with only a narrow
opening up and the thundering river rolling by vigorously, just the thousands
of horses galloping ahead irascibly. Kuimen, the entrance of the gorge, has
been marveled at as the most dangerous pass of the world. Shore excursion to
Fengdu the Ghost City .
Day 11 Three Gorges Chongqing Guiyang
This morning your cruise will come to an end at Chongqing the mountain city with the history
of 3,000 years. Visit the Eling Park, Panda House, enjoy the famous Sichuan Hot Pot Lunch, and
then take overnight soft-sleeper train to Guiyang.
Day 12 Guiyang
Arrive in Guiyang in the morning. Visit the Jiaxiu
pavilion, then take a bus ride to Anshun, sightseeing the famous Huangguoshu Falls, one of the biggest falls in China, 316 feet high and 346 feet wide.
Water pours down a cliff into the Rhinoceros Pool. Sunlight is diffracted
through the drops of water, producing glorious rainbows. There is a natural
cave behind the waterfall, 131 feet above the Rihinoceros Pool. Standing
inside and watching the water pouring down is an unforgettable sight. Around
the Huangguoshu are 18 smaller falls and 30 karst caves.††
Day 13 Guiyang Shanghai
Sightseeing the Qianling Park, Hongfeng Lake in the morning. Hongfeng Lake, the national key scenery spot, is
generalized with mountains, waters, caves and forests scenery as a whole
scenery. Comparing with other scenery spots, it embodies more multiple
cube-united scenes such as mountains linking lakes, the lakes having island,
also some islands having caves, or some caves having lakes , mixed together
within each other. In addition, the minority of Dong and Buyiís Mountain Village are along the hills and by the
waters, and the deep and emotional national performance will show you their traditions,
customs, and hospitality. Fly to Shanghai in the afternoon.
Day 14 Shanghai USA
Tour guide will transfer you to the airport and home your sweet home.