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China Yangtze Package

 
Tour Code: LCTP008   China Yangtze Tour
Trip Duration: 15 Days & 14 Nights  
Departure Day: Daily    
Visiting: Beijing,Xian,Shanghai, Yichang, Yangtze River Cruise, Chongqing, Guilin, Yangshuo,Hong Kong  
Summary: Visit the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in Beijing on this escorted journey in China. View the thousands of life-sized Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian before exploring Shanghai the "Oriental Pearl" city. Board on the Victoria Cruise to explore the wild gorges of the Yangzi River and Cruise the picturesque Li River in Guilin. Conclude your journey in cosmopolitan Hong Kong.  
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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive at Beijing(-/-/-)

Transfer via: International Flight arranged by you

Welcome to Beijing, where the capital, political, and cultural center of China lies. We meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After check-in, you have free time to relax.

Day 2 Beijing (B/L/D)

BeijingAfter breakfast, begin the day's activity with a visit to Tian'anmen Square, the largest urban square in the world. Then, move on to the Imperial Palace, also known as the "Forbidden City", the biggest palace complex in the world. In the afternoon, cruise Lake Kunming and explore the Summer Palace, the 19th-century imperial garden and summer retreat. Later, enjoy Beijing Duck Dinner severed as welcome dinner.

Day 3 Beijing (B/L/D)

You will be accompanied by our local professional guide to one of the greatest world heritage sites - the Great Wall of China , Badaling section in the morning. Also visit Longdi Jade Gallery. After lunch, continue to the Ming Tomb, the burial site for 13 of 17 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Conclude the day tour after seeing the appearance of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) in the distance on the way to the downtown. The cheering Peking Opera (the national opera) is scheduled as the evening delight after enjoy Beijing Duck Dinner severed as welcome dinner.

Day 4 Beijing (B/L/-)

This morning visit Temple of Heaven, the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvest, followed by tour the winding alleys of the Hutongs by pedicab, then visit the Lama Temple.

Day 5 Beijing / Xian (B/L/-)

Xian Terra-cotta Warriors TourTransfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

Fly to Xian and explore the site of the Terra Cotta Warriors, thousands of life-size figures created to guide Emperor Qin Shihuang in death. Your visit to this archaeological marvel includes Pits One, Tow and Three. Also visit Qin Terra-cotta Figures Factory.

Day 6 Xian / Shanghai (B/L/-)

Transfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

You will Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in 652 A.D. It contains a large volume of Buddhist scriptures which were obtained from India by the eminent monk of Xuanzang and the Ancient City Wall, which is the most complete city wall survived in China as well as one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world and Great Mosque before fly to Shanghai. Upon arrive in Shanghai, your local guide will meet you and escort you to the hotel.

Day 7 Shanghai (B/L/D)

Shanghai, China's most modern metropolisBegin the day with a stroll through the Yu Garden and Old Town before taking a guided walk along the Bund, the magnificent waterfront Esplanade along the Huang Pu River. In the afternoon, learn all about Shanghai at the Urban Planning Museum and the Shanghai Museum. End your day at the famous Shanghai Acrobatic Show.

Day 8 Shanghai / Yichang (B/L/-)

Transfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

Visit Pearl TV Tower and Pudong Area in the morning and fly to Yichang in the afternoon. Upon arrival, your local guide will greet you at airport and escort you to board on the Victoria Cruise Boat to begin your cruise on Yangtze River.

Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise(B/L/D)

Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site

Three Gorges Dam, the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man and it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994. The body of the dam was completed in 2003, and the whole construction will be competed in 2009. It will be 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom. The tourists can get access to the top of the dam and enjoy different kinds of photo opportunities.

Day 10 Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)

Yangtze River CruisesShore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges (8:00am-12:00pm).

The Lesser Three Gorges are the three separate valleys of the Daning River: Dragon Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge. These lie on the lower reaches of the Daning, which flows into the Yangtze. The gorges are truly spectacular. Sheer cliffs soar up towards the sky from the brown-green water. Mountain tops hover above the ribbon of mist, disconnected from their roots. Its "subtle mountains, clear waters, pretty rocks, dangerous rapids, sharp turns, fantastic caves, and stalactites in various shapes" create the timeless beauty that you see in Chinese landscape paintings. Monkeys, mandarin ducks and other water birds can be seen loitering on big boulders in this area.

Day 11 Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D )

Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City (8:00-10:00am)

Fengdu is where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that spirits go to heaven, and evil goes to Fengdu. The town is overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. The whole place has an eerie feel to it with deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.

Day 12 Chongqing / Guilin (B/L/-)

GuilinYour cruise will be ended at 9:00 in Chongqing. Your local guide will greet you and escort you to the airport for the flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, you will be met and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Reed Flute Cave which is one of the largest known examples of what each tropical limestone cave cone conceals within it, and Elephant Trunk Hill which is the simple of Guilin.

Day 13 Guilin/ Hong Kong (B/L/-)

Transfer via: International Flight arranged by us

Today's highlight is cruising down the Li River, which stretches 83 kilometers from Guilin to Yangshuo. The cruise will give you a chance to savor the lovely view of the area's extraordinary limestone peaks. The cruise ends in Yangshuo. Visit local markets. Yangshuo is a charming small town with its main street lined with small hotels, countless souvenir shops and restaurants. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrive in Hong Kong, be met and transferred to the hotel.

Day 14 Hong Kong (B/-/-)

Stanley MarketFull day tour to Hong Kong Island, and Kowloon.

Day 15 Hong Kong/ Departure (B/L/-)

Transfer via: International / Internal Flight arranged by you

After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

Accommodation

City 3 Star Hotel 4 Star Hotel 5 Star Hotel
Beijing King Parkview Hotel Sunworld Hotel Crowne Plaza Beijing
Xian Skytel Hotel Xian Bell Tower Hotel Xian Hyatt Regency Xian
Shanghai Express by Holiday Inn Putuo Shanghai The Bund Riverside Hotel Sheraton Shanghai Hotel & Residences, Pudong
Guilin Hotel Grand 0773 Guilin Bravo Hotel Sheraton Guilin Hotel
Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel Yangshuo New Century Hotel Green Lotus Hotel
Hong Kong YMCA International House Stanford Hillview Hotel Royal Garden Hotel
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