Mountain and River Tour
Day 01 USA Shanghai
to Shanghai on deluxe wide-bodied jet plane,
cross the international date line.
Day 02 Shanghai
Arrive in Shanghai in the late afternoon, met by 3L
tour guide. Then transfer to your hotel, unpack, and rest up after dinner.
Day 03 Shanghai Zhangjiajie
Bund (Wai Tan) waterfront area, a sweeping area along the Huangpu River, which became the center of Shanghai’s foreign business establishment and the
symbol of Shanghai’s 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 Zhangjiajie in late
afternoon, which is situated nearly 600m above sea level in the Wuling
foothills, surrounded by sheer cliffs and vertical rock outcrops.
Day 04 Zhangjiajie
Zhangjiajie is a mysterious piece of land where more than 20
nationalities have been laboring, dwelling, and multiplying among the fascinating
hills and waters, breeding graceful dances and beautiful songs with extreme
characteristics of nationalism that reveal fantastic local customs and folk
habits. The first day’s highlight are the Zhangjiajie Forest Reserve, Natural
Reserves of Suoxi Gully, Huanglong Cave, and Natural Gallery of Ten
Miles. The fantastic formations of
peaks, crystal clear water, spectacular karst caves and the unrivalled high
percentage of forest cover will impress you deeply.
Continue your tour by sightseeing the Huangshi Village, Golden Whip Stream, Tianzi Mountain. Every rock, crag and gully has been
given an elaborate name. The boorish, resonant and vigorous Miao songs
accompanied by the obbligato of Mu leaves that soothe your tired body, the brisk
enthusiastic and typical dances that in turn unfold the dreams and romances
of the kind people, the picturesque scenery and harmonious combination of
natural beauty and human civilization that enhance and supplement each other
all of this bewilders your consciousness and makes you fully intoxicated.
Day 06 Zhangjiajie Chengdu
This morning, fly to Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan Province. Upon arrival visit the Wuhou Shrine,
Dufu Thatched House, and enjoy the famous local cuisine in the evening.
Day 07 Chengdu Jiuzhaigou
Motorcoach to the Fairyland Jiuzhai Valley, which is famous for its natural
wonders in terms of colorful waters appearing to be either magically peacock
blue or emerald. All those who encounter it are overwhelmed by the
breathtaking beauty of both its landscape and its lakes, springs, waterfalls,
streams, rivers and shoals.
Start your excursion exploring the fantasy of Jiuzhaigou. There used to be 9 Tibetan villages and so
it is names as Jiuzhai Valley (Nine Stockade Gully). In the
“Y -shaped valley embraced by green mountains, there are 118 big and small
lakes distributed like ladder and 17 waterfalls as well as 11 sections of
torrent between the lakes. Five cal sinters connecting each other constitute
the natural view feathered by mountain lakes and cal sinters, which is unique
in China and rarely-seen worldwide. Sightsee
the Long Lake, Five Flower Lake, Pearl Shoal Waterfall, Shuzheng Waterfall,
Nuorilang Waterfall, Panda Lake and Mirror Lake etc.
Day 10 Jiuzhaigou Chengdu
Motorcoach back to Chengdu, tour the Dujiang Dam on the way
back. Dujiang Dam is a large-scale irrigation project built in the third century
B.C. by the local people under the leadership of Li Bing, the governor of the
province, in order to harness the Minjiang River. It is the oldest and the only
irrigation project without artificial diversion dam in the world and the
irrigation system skillfully takes advantage of the natural topography and
the curved water-flowing pattern on the middle reach of the Minjiang River, which guarantees the Chengdu Plain
“A Land of Abundance .
Day 11 Chengdu Mt. Huangshan
to Mt. Huangshan in the morning. Huangshan is the
most famous mountain in China, and 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. Tour the Tunxi Old Town upon arrival.
Day 12 Mt. Huangshan
Take a cable car to the top of the mountain. Explore the famous peaks such as the Lotus 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 over night at the hotel on top of the
Day 13 Mt. Huangshan Shanghai
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. Fly to Shanghai in the evening.
Day 14 Shanghai USA
to the airport, home your sweet home.