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China Unique Southwest and Hong Kong with Yangtze River Cruise

15-Day Hong Kong, Guilin, Yangshuo, Kunming, Lijiang, Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang, Shanghai Tour

China Unique Southwest and Hong Kong with Yangtze River Cruise

To see the original China with all of its natural beauties and unique history you need to take the tour exactly like this one. When you add a Yangtze River cruise to the whole experience you do get something really extraordinary and appealing.

Tour Code: CHT-YZ-08

Departure Date: You Choose!

Inclusions:

Private Guide Driver Hotel
Entrance Fees Authentic Chinese Meals

From $3,519  P/P Price detail

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Day1

Hong Kong Arrival

This day is reserved for getting in to the city of Hong Kong and settling in to your hotel. No other activities are predicted.

Meals: No Meals

Hotels: Harbour Grand Kowloon   |  The Salisbury YMCA of Hong Kong Hotel   |  Metropark Hotel Kowloon 

Day2

Hong Kong

Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak

During this day you will get a half day orientation drive which will allow you to see some really interesting things. The first one is the Victoria Peak. It is one of the most distinctive landmarks of Hong Kong and on its very top is the Victoria Tower. The special curiosity is the 112 old tram that operate there. After that you will get to see the very busy and lively Aberdeen harbour. Most of the people there live of fishing junk and you can get a closer look by renting a sampan. That would cost you some additional $10 to $15. Finally, you will get to see the Repulse Bay. This is one of the most prestigious and most expensive parts of the Hong Kong and it makes some real difference compared to the previous stop. Meals are not included in this tour.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotels: Harbour Grand Kowloon   |  The Salisbury YMCA of Hong Kong Hotel   |  Metropark Hotel Kowloon 

Day3

Hong Kong to Guilin by Flight.

Longsheng Terrace

Longsheng Terrace

This day is reserved for air transfer from Hong Kong to Guilin and no other activities are predicted.

Meals: Breakfast

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

Day4

Guilin

Yao minority and their settlement can be seen in the near vicinity of the Guilin city. It is a completely different settlement than most in the China and they mainly live off the land. The main scenic attraction here is the view of the Terrace Fields. This unique and ingenious design allows these people to maximize the effect of scarce fertile land in the area. This is a very interesting spot that allows you to see some real things and it should be considered as one of the most interesting spots in the area. You will also have the opportunity to eat lunch at the local Restaurant and that will definitely be an exquisite gourmand experience. Meals: Breakfast and a Chinese lunch

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular local restaurants with authentic Longsheng food

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

Day5

Yangshuo

A cruise down the Li River is definitely something that anyone would cherish as a special and extraordinary experience. There are many interesting things to be seen along the way and you will enjoy the unspoiled nature to the fullest. If you are extremely lucky you might even see the local fishermen in their bamboo rafts. Additionally, you will get to enjoy the countryside view by taking a bicyle or car。 Meals: breakfast

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotels: Green Lotus Hotel    |  Green Lotus Hotel    |  Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel 

Day6

Guilin to Kunming by Flight.

During this day you will get to see the Reed Flute Cave. It is the largest cave in the area and it really looks more than impressive and beautiful. There are all sorts of the cave jewellery available to be seen there. After that you will get to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill. This hill was for many years the most famous landmark of Guilin as it looks exactly like an elephant drinking water from the Li River. The lunch will be served at the local Restaurant. After that you will be transferred to the Kunming. Meals: Breakfast and a lunch

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular local restaurants with authentic Guilin food

Hotels: Green Lake Hotel   |  Kunming New Era Hotel    |  King World Hotel 

Day7

Kunming

The first stop of the day is some 90 kilometres from the Kunming city and it is a unique Stone Forest. Millions of years of tectonic movements made this dreamland scenery that will surely take your breath away. The lunch will be served at the Chinese Restaurant. Meals: Breakfast and a lunch

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotels: Green Lake Hotel   |  Kunming New Era Hotel    |  King World Hotel 

Day8

Kunming to Lijiang by Flight.

Lijiang Town

Lijiang Town

Lijiang Ancient town is situated in the middle of the country and it was founded on a mountain some 2400 metres above sea level. This is more than impressive thing to see and it is one of the rare well preserved minority cities in China. The Mufu of also known as Wooden Cottage is a construction made by the Governor Mu from the Ming Dynasty period. He wanted to copy the Forbidden City and the final outcome shows all of the resourcefulness the Naxi people possess. The lunch will be served at the local restaurant which is famous for their Naxi dishes. Meals: Breakfast and a Lunch

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Local Restaurant in Lijiang Ancient Town

Hotels: Intercontinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort   |  Lijiang Wangfu Hotel   |  Hexi Hotel 

Day9

Lijiang

Baisha Mural Painting

Baisha Mural Painting

This day begins with a visit to the Jade Dragon mountain. The access can be made easier by using a cable car and the view will be more than spectacular while you are climbing. Once when you are at the mountain take care to walk slowly and eat often since this will help you adjust to the environment. The next stop is the Baisha Village and its Murals. These murals were painted some 1000 years ago and they depict the history of the Naxi, Tibetan and Han people. It is something truly special and there are not many things that can compare with it. The final stop of the day is the Shuhe ancient town. It is a delightful peaceful place deep in the mountains and it still looks like the age hasn’t touched it at all. The lunch will be served at the local Restaurant and it is famous for its Naxi dishes. Meals: Breakfast and a lunch

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Local Restaurant in Lijiang Ancient Town

Hotels: Intercontinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort   |  Lijiang Wangfu Hotel   |  Hexi Hotel 

Day10

Lijiang to Chongqing to Yangtze

Ciqikou Ancient Town

Ciqikou Ancient Town

This is the day when you will be boarding your ship. Still, before that you will get to see the Three Gorges Museum. This place is dedicated to the Yangtze and to the dam but there are also some artefacts from the war years as well. After that you will be visiting Ciqikou Old Town. This is a very lovely place that is partially restored and looks exactly as it used to look like centuries ago. It is also a nice place to shop for the souvenirs. The lunch will be served at the local Restaurant and after that you will be boarding the ship. Meals: breakfast and a lunch

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular local restaurants

Hotels: On the Ship

Day11

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

Day12

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

Day13

Yichang to Shanghai

--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

Hotels: Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World   |  SSAW Boutique Hotel The Bund   |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 

Day14

Shanghai

Yuyuan Garden

Yuyuan Garden

The first stop today is the Yuyuan Garden. It is a beautiful classic Chinese style garden that was built in 1559 and it is very peaceful and lovely. Besides it there is a lively marketplace where you can shop for the souvenirs. After that you will be visiting the Bund. It is a very nice part of the Shanghai that was once the centre of the commerce in the city. Nowadays it is refreshed and there are many exclusive stores and bars to be found in that marvellous European style made street. The Shanghai Museum is the next stop of your journey and it is the largest and best equipped museum ion all of the China. It is arguably even the most important museum in the country and that means that there will be more than enough to see there. Finally, you will get to visit the Shanghai World Financial Centre. This is a marvellous skyscraper that belongs to the group of the tallest buildings in the world. It has a mixed purpose and you can see many pretty interesting things there. The star of the show is the observation platform which is definitely the highest in the entire world. The lunch will be served at the local Restaurant. Meals: Breakfast and a Chinese Lunch

Meals: Lunch at Popular Local Restaurant

Hotels: Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World   |  SSAW Boutique Hotel The Bund   |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 

Day15

Shanghai Departure

This is the day of the departure and no activities are predicted.

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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