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

In the 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 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, 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 evening.

 

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 evening.

 

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

Tour guide will transfer you to the airport and home your sweet home.

 

 

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