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Guilin Scenery and Yangtze River Cruise Escape

7-Day Guilin, Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang Tour

Guilin Scenery and Yangtze River Cruise Escape

Famed as the most picturesque city in China – Guilin boasts stunning scenery. Escape completely and be lost in the masterpiece of nature then combine it with a Yangtze River Cruise to experience sensory overload.

Tour Code: CHT-YZ-03

Departure Date: You Choose!

Inclusions:

Private Guide Driver Hotel
Entrance Fees Authentic Chinese Meals

From $1,109  P/P Price detail

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Day1

Guilin Arrival

Our guide and will meet at the airport/train station/port upon your arrival and transfer you to your hotel.

Our guide will meet you with outside the customs of Beijing Capital Airport and then transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to rest and explore. Our guide will give you your free CH cell phone which will make communication with you family and friends easy. The package includes free rental for the cell phone and SIM card and at least 30 free talk time. Please return the phone to the guide when you depart.

Meals: No Meals

Hotels: Sheraton Guilin   |  Guilin Bravo Hotel    |  Guilin Osmanthus Hotel 

Day2

Guilin

Li River

Li River

Start your memorable Guilin tour by taking a Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. The 83-kilometer-long (52-mile-long) winding Li River reveals itself as a long picture scroll with stunning scenery around every corner. The cruise arrives at the terminal in Yangshuo after lunch and you have the change to explore Yangshuo by yourself. Then return to Guilin by our private car.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotels: Sheraton Guilin   |  Guilin Bravo Hotel    |  Guilin Osmanthus Hotel 

Day3

Guilin to Chongqing by Flight.

Reed Flute Cave

Reed Flute Cave

Today, you will first visit the symbol of Guilin city – Elephant Trunk Hill which is a huge rock which looks like an elephant drinking water at the riverside. Then we transfer to Folded Brocade Hill which is famous for its smooth path for climbing and beautiful view of Li River. Lunch is at a great local restaurant. The Reed Flute Cave is a highlight of the tour today. Reed Flute Cave boasts many Karst formations in the shape of stone columns, stalactites and stalagmites with each presents unique shapes enhanced by colored lights. Then transfer to the airport to board on the flight to Chongqing, where your local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at McFound Restaurant

Hotels: JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing   |  Eling Park Hotel   |  Lafei Royal Hotel - Chongqing 

Day4

Yangtze

Goose Neck Park

Goose Neck Park

Today is a full day city tour of Chongqing to visit the Panda Room at Chongqing Zoo to see the giant pandas and the baby pandas. Then visit a local park - Goose Neck Park where locals spend their spare time playing mahjong, cards or singing and dancing. Lunch is at a great local restaurant. In the afternoon, experience Chongqing old lifestyle by visiting Ciqikou Old Town which is an ancient village with many teashops, outlets for craftwork and groceries. It is a the Ming and Qing dynasty style street. Then our guide will transfer you to the cruise pier to board the ship.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Cai Xiang Yuan Restaurant (Yangjiaping Branch)

Hotels: On the Ship

Day5

Yangtze

Shibaozhai, literally means Stone Treasure Fortress, Located in Zhong County, it was first built in Qing Dynasty in 1750. Shibaozhai is one historic site that will look much different in 2009. The wooden architecture stands on the riverside. It is built by catch upon a rectangular rock with sheer cliffs with a height of 56 meters and 12 stories. And every floor of the wooden structure contains interesting artifacts. Each of the 12 floors of Shibaozhai is dedicated to a famous general of the Three Kingdoms period (220-265AD), a local scholar or a renowned Chinese poet.--Shibaozhai, literally means Stone Treasure Fortress, Located in Zhong County, it was first built in Qing Dynasty in 1750. Shibaozhai is one historic site that will look much different in 2009. The wooden architecture stands on the riverside. It is built by catch upon a rectangular rock with sheer cliffs with a height of 56 meters and 12 stories. And every floor of the wooden structure contains interesting artifacts. Each of the 12 floors of Shibaozhai is dedicated to a famous general of the Three Kingdoms period (220-265AD), a local scholar or a renowned Chinese poet.

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Hotels: On the Ship

Day6

Yangtze

Taichi exercise. Passes through the 1st gorge--Qutang Gorge. Passes through the 2cd gorge---Wu Gorge. Shore excursion to Shennong Stream(1:30pm-5:30pm). You have the option of visiting White Emperor City(RMB260 per person). Crew's Performance. Sails through the 5-steps Ship locks. Shennong Stream is another tributary of the Yangtze River, and its fast-flowing, crystal clear water runs southwards through deep gorges. The stream races past large and small karst caves, flocks of swallows, sheer cliffs, deep gorges, waterfalls, three-colored springs, rapids, the ancient plank path, a suspended coffin in the cliff, groups of ancient tombs and marvelous karst formations --Taichi exercise.
Passes through the 1st gorge--Qutang Gorge.
Passes through the 2cd gorge---Wu Gorge.
Shore excursion to Shennong Stream(1:30pm-5:30pm). You have the option of visiting White Emperor City(RMB260 per person).
Crew's Performance.
Sails through the 5-steps Ship locks.
Shennong Stream is another tributary of the Yangtze River, and its fast-flowing, crystal clear water runs southwards through deep gorges. The stream races past large and small karst caves, flocks of swallows, sheer cliffs, deep gorges, waterfalls, three-colored springs, rapids, the ancient plank path, a suspended coffin in the cliff, groups of ancient tombs and marvelous karst formations

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Hotels: On the Ship

Day7

Yichang to Departure City

You will be transferred to the airport/train station/port by our private car/van.

--Half Day Lantau Island Tour to Po Lin Monastery and Bronze Giant Buddha or Wisdom Path(meals not inclusive, weekdays only): You will be picked up from your hotel by your guide who will accompany you for your tour. The tour will last a time of maximum 5 hours. Round-trip cable car service in Ngong Ping, Lantau Island. Visit Po Lin Monastery and Bronze Giant Buddha or Wisdom Path, this trip is full of Buddhist culture. Your guide and driver will choose the best route for the tour that day based on your hotel's location and the day's traffic conditions.(meals not inclusive)
--Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site. Arrive in Yichang at 1:00pm.
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 has been completed 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.

Meals: No Meals

Price Per Person in US Dollars

$ USD
Dec.1 - Mar.31 Superior Deluxe Tourist Single Room Supplement
1 person -
2-5 persons / /
6-9 persons / /
Apr.1- Nov.31 Superior Deluxe Tourist Single Room Supplement
1 person -
2-5 persons / /
6-9 persons / /

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Price Inclusion

  • Entrance Fees to the Scenic Spots as Listed in the Itinerary
  • Centrally Located Hotels with daily western & Chinese buffet breakfasts
  • Authentic Chinese Food
  • Private Cars and Drivers
  • Private Guides
  • Flights & Transfers in China
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Fees
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Luggage Transfers

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Single Room Supplement.
  • Personal Expenses: such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.

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