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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.

Highlights

  • Yangtze River and Li River in Guilin are the best on both worlds.
  • Explore wild nature of Karst formation landscape by cruise down the Li River.
  • Reveal Chinese real farming life by tour to Yangshuo countryside.
  • See the world’s largest hydroelectric dam- three Groges Dam in Yangtze.

Tour Code: CHT-YZ-03

Departure Date: You Choose!

Inclusions:

Private Guide Driver Hotel
Entrance Fees Authentic Chinese Meals

From $1,199  P/P Price detail

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Day1

Guilin Arrival

Our guide will meet you with outside the customs of Guilin Liangjiang International Airport and then transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to rest and explore.

Meals: No Meals

Hotels: Sheraton Guilin   |  Guilin Lijiang Waterfall Hotel   |  Guilin Park Hotel 

Day2

Guilin

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 countryside scenery by car (approx 1 1/2 hours), where will leave you a great impaction from Chinese real farming life. Then return to Guilin by our private car.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotels: Sheraton Guilin   |  Guilin Lijiang Waterfall Hotel   |  Guilin Park Hotel 

Day3

Guilin to Chongqing by Flight.

Folded Brocade Hill

Folded Brocade Hill

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, Lunch at McFound Restaurant

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

Day4

Yangtze

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, Lunch at Hai Ke Hui Restaurant

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch , 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(RMB290 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, Lunch , dinner

Hotels: On the Ship

Day7

Yichang to Departure City

--Half Day Bangkok City Temple Tour: Breakfast at hotel and then sightseeing tour to visit: At first visit to Wat Traimit, the Temple of the Golden Buddha, the temple is famous for its 900-years old five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image, and then continue to visit Wat Arun, perhaps better known as the Temple of the Dawn, is one of the best known landmarks and one of the most published images of Bangkok. After that, visit to Wat Po, the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok, as well as the largest single Buddha image: the Reclining Buddha (Phra Buddhasaiyas), also known as Wat Phra Chetuphon or The Temple of the Reclining Buddha. The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage Reclining Buddha. After this place we back to the hotel and free at leisure or go shopping in the afternoon.
--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: Breakfast

Price Per Person in US Dollars

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