Yangtze River Cruise Deluxe Tour 13 Days
Tour Code: 3L13
Day 01 USA-Shanghai
Take a deluxe flight to Shanghai with meals on board and new movies
provided, and cross the international date line.
Day 02 Shanghai
Arrive in Shanghai in late afternoon, met by 3L tour
guide, and transfer to the hotel.
Day 03 Shanghai
morning, start your whole day city tour with strolling the Bund (Wai Tan)
waterfront area, a sweeping area along the Huangpu River, which became the center of Shanghais foreign business establishment and the
symbol of Shanghais 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, and Pudong New Area to get the whole
view of Shanghai.
Day 04 Shanghai Yichang Three Gorges
Fly to Yichang in the morning. After lunch, board the deluxe Yangtze
cruiser and start your 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. Today cruiser will pass the Three Gorges
Dam Project, which is to be built the largest dam in the world.
Day 05 Three Gorges
Cruiser will sail through the Xiling
Gorges, the most dangerous Gorge with shoals. Shore excursion to the Shennong
Xi Stream. With sheer cliff and rare flowers and grass, it is a green stream
with the cry of monkeys by changing string bean boat to cruise down. You
can enjoy the footpath and suspending coffin, Tujia Village with its unique and ancient culture.
Cruiser will continue go through 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.
Day 06 Three Gorges
Cruiser will go through the Qutang Gorge, the most magnificent of all
with majestic scenery of grand mountains soaring into the sky. Passing
Baidicheng, Wanxian, shore excursion to Shibaozhai, which is a 56-meter high,
12-story wooden pagoda isolated steep hill. It was built on the hillside
facing the river during the Ming Dynasty. Its craftsmanship is so wonderful and unique that it is named
Pearl on the Yangtze River. Then the cruiser will pass Fengdu,
the Ghost City and Fuling.
Day 07 Three Gorges Chongqing
Arrive in Chongqing, the mountain city with the history
of 3,000 years in the morning. Visit the Eling Park, Panda House, enjoy the famous
Sichuan Hot Pot in the evening.
Day 08 Chongqing Xian
Fly to Xian, the city where eleven dynasties in the history once took
as the capital. Upon arrival, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell Tower, Ancient City Walls and Gates, and
enjoy the Dumpling Banquet dinner in the evening.
Day 09 Xian
Sightseeing the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, which is recognized by
UNESCO as the eighth wonder of the world, then visit the 8000-year-old
Neolithic Site at Banpo. Enjoy the Tang Dynasty show in the evening.
Day 10 Xian Beijing
Fly to Beijing in the morning. Beijing, the capital of China, served as the capital of 5 dynasties
over a period of 800 years with each
emperor identified as a dragon sent from the heaven. After lunch, visit the Summer Palace, the famous resort of Empress Dowager
Ci Xi. Feast your eyes on the Long
Corridor, Longevity Hill, and Kunming Lake. Enjoy the Peking Duck dinner in the
Day 11 Beijing
The highlight today is a trip to the astonishing Great Wall of China, one of the two man-made structure on
Earth that can be observed from the moon. Later visit the Sacred Path of Ming
Tombs and the Cloisonne Factory. You will attend an acrobatic show in the
Day 12 Beijing
Begin your last day city tour with a visit to the Forbidden City. This complex, the largest and most
intact conglomeration of ancient structures of the imperial palace ever built
in the world, features more than 800 buildings with 9999 rooms, resplendent
golden-glazed roofs, red lacquered pillars and vermilion walls. Next stop is
the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors used to pray for
good harvest. You will also sightsee the Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world.
Day 13 Beijing USA
guide will transfer you to the airport and home your sweet home.
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