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Jiuzhaigou with Yangtze River Scenery Tours

8-Day Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang Tour

Jiuzhaigou with Yangtze River Scenery Tours

Jiuzhaigou is one of the most stunningly beautiful areas in China. It unique natural scenery was recognized and the status of "World Natural Heritage" by UNESCO. Yangtze River has been called the cradle of Chinese civilization. The combination of Jiuzhaigou and a Yangtze River Cruise in this tour make this tour feast of natural beauty, cultural treasures and historical sites.

Tour Code: CHT-YZ-11

Departure Date: You Choose!

Inclusions:

Private Guide Driver Hotel
Entrance Fees Authentic Chinese Meals

From $1,979  P/P Price detail

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Day1

Chengdu Arrival

Upon your arrival, our guide will pick you up at the arrival hall of the airport. The drive to the hotel in Chengdu takes an hour. The guide will give you a free CH cell phone package which includes free rental for the cell phone and SIM card and at least 30 free minutes. Return the phone to your guide when you depart. Dinner is not included. Our guide can give you suggestions.

Meals: No Meals

Hotels: Sofitel Chengdu Taihe   |  Lia! Chengdu Hotel   |  Minshan Lhasa Grand Hotel  

Day2

Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou by Flight.

Take a morning flight from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou. The tour guide in Jiuzhaigou will meet your at the airport upon your arrival, and then take you to Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area (with Chair Lift) which is about 1 1/2 drive. As you overlook the whole area it is said to look like a golden dragon and that is the meaning of its name. It is famous for “the colorful ponds, the beaches, the snow-capped peaks, the valleys, the ancient temple, and the folk customs”. Chinese call the area “the paradise in the earth”. You will then go to your hotel in Jiuzhaigou which is a 2 1/2 hours drive.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Buffet at Nuorilang Restaurant(CNY98 per person)

Hotels: Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Resort   |  Jiuzhai Resort Hotel   |  Howard Johnson Tianyuan Resort Jiuzhaigou 

Day3

Jiuzhaigou

Jiuzhaigou

Jiuzhaigou

A full day tour of Jiuzhaigou highlights. After breakfast, we will first visit Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area. Jiuzhaigou Valley is called "the beautiful world". Because of its isolation it is protected from noise from the outside world. The primitive natural scenery is well preserved. Shuzheng Valley, it is reputed to be the epitome of Jiuzhaigou. The lakes - Luwei Hai (Reed Lake), Penjing Hai, Huohua Hai (Sparking Lake), Wolong Hai (Sleeping Dragon Lake), Shuzheng Waterfall, and Laohu Hai (Tiger Lake) reflect the sunshine and the surrounding colorful scenery. The on to Rize Valley which is said to be the best route to see the multi-colored lakes, high waterfalls, outstanding beaches and virgin forests. Lastly visit Zechawa Valley. A Simple lunch is included.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Picnic Lunch Box from Sheraton

Hotels: Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Resort   |  Jiuzhai Resort Hotel   |  Howard Johnson Tianyuan Resort Jiuzhaigou 

Day4

Jiuzhaigou to Chengdu by Flight.

Fly from Jiuzhaigou to Chengdu. The tour guide in Chengdu will meet your at the airport and take you to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotels: Sofitel Chengdu Taihe   |  Tianfu Sunshine Hotel Chengdu   |  Minshan Lhasa Grand Hotel  

Day5

Chengdu to Chongqing to Yangtze

Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo

Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo

Take a morning train from Chengdu to Chongqing. The tour guide in Chongqing will meet your at the train station upon your arrival. Before boarding the ship, you will have a half day Chongqing tour to see the pandas at the Chongqing zoo. Then go to Ciqikou Old Town to experience an authentic local community and on to the Three Gorges Museum. Lunch is at a great local restaurant. After finishing the tour, your guide will transfer you to the pier to board the ship between 5:00pm to 8:00pm. The ship departs Chongqing at 9:00pm. Dinner is not included but the guide will help to organize dinner for you.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular local restaurants

Hotels: On the Ship

Day6

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

Day7

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

Day8

Yichang to Departure City

--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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