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10 Days China Tour: Kunming, Lijiang, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang, Guangzhou

Destinations: Kunming, Lijiang, Chongqing, Yangtze River, Yichang, Guangzhou
Tour Code: Yangtze_05
Availability: Year round

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive In Kunming
Arrive in Kunming, our guide will meet you at the airport. After claiming your luggage, you will easily find our guide holding a welcome sign with your name on it. Visit the Western Hills by the Dianchi Lake and the Daguan Park.

Western Hills: Neighboring the Dianchi Lake, the hill stretches 40 kilometers from north to south. The Western Hill is endowed with breathtaking natural scenery, blooming flowers, green grass and dense forest. This is a great place for relaxing and hiking. The 66.5m Dragon Gate Grottoes are the largest and most beautiful Taoism grottoes in Yunnan, they were carved on the cliff between 1781-1853.
Daguan Park: First built in 1682 by a monk, is known for its longest antithetical couplet in China.

Day 02 Kunming - Stone Forest - Kunming / (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, drive 1.5 hours (90 KM) to visit the Stone Forest. Return to Kunming in the afternoon.

Stone Forest: As a typical karst landscape, it should not be missed if you visit Kunming. The Stone Forest is 89 kilometers from Kunming and the driving takes an hour. The area covers 26,000-hectare and from a distance, it does indeed look like a forest of stones with its peaks and odd-shaped rocks standing straight up from the ground.
Day 03

Kunming - Lijiang (Breakfast, Lunch)
Take morning flight to Lijiang.Tour to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang Murals and Ancient Shuhe Village of Naxi people. Explore Lijiang Ancient Town.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: A holy mountain for the Naxi people that is located 15km north of Lijiang city with an altitude of 5600 meters (18,400 feet) above sea level. Visit villages of Naxi people.
Lijiang Murals: Made in succession from the early Ming dynasty to the reign of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing dynasty. These mural paintings, with their fine and smooth lines, bright colors, vivid pattern and balanced and harmonious composition are a wonderful sight.
Lijiang Ancient Town: It is situated on a plateau at an elevation of 2,600m and is impressive because of its scenery and lush vegetation. There is no other town in China like Lijiang which incorporates the folkways of so many people and the architectural styles of both north and south China.

Day 04 Lijiang - Kunming (Breakfast, Lunch)
Visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge and the First bend of the Yangtze River. Take flight back to Kunming.

Tiger Leaping Gorge: Extending for 15 kilometers from the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain of Lijiang to Haba Snow Mountain of Zhongdian, Tiger Leaping Gorge, with a drop of 3,000 meters, is believed to be one of the world's deepest canyons. The torrential Jinsha River, roaring and crashing over grotesque shaped rocks, produces a thrilling and stirring sight here.
First bend of the Yangtze River: The Jinsha River, the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, rises in the Qinghai Tibet Plateau and flows southward. When the river reaches Shigu Township of Lijiang County, it makes an abrupt turn and flows northward, forming a great V-shaped bend reputed as the First Great Bend of the Yangtze River.
Day 05 Kunming - Chongqing (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Transfer to the airport for flight to Chongqing. Our guide will pick you up from the airport. Visit the Chongqing Zoo and Ciqikou old street. After dinner, board the Cruises for a memorable voyage down the mighty Yangtze River.
Day 06 Shibaozhai (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
07:30-09:30, disembark for an excursion to
Shibaozhai. Shibaozhai was first built in Qing Dynasty in 1750, the mountain looks like a rectangular rock with sheer cliffs, and the wooden architecture that is built by catch upon the cliff with a height of 56 meters and 12 stories, standing on the riverside. Back to the ship and continue the cruise. The Captain's Welcome Party will be held in the evening.
Day 07 Three Gorges - Sandouping (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
07:00-07:30, sail through the
Qutang Gorge, its towering rock formations have names which reflect their bizarre shapes such as Hanging Monk Rock or Rhinoceros Looking at the Moon.

08:00-09:00, pass the second gorge -
Wu Gorge, celebrated for its lofty Twelve Peaks which almost blot out the sky. The guides will talk about legend of historic sites: Ancient Plank Road, Mengliang Stairway and the suspended coffins on the sheer cliffs.

10:00-13:30, disembark at Badong and take a sampan tour to the picturesque Shennong Stream. The Shennong Stream is a tributary carrying clear, cooler water into the Yangtse. The "stream" runs through steep gorges, in which the ancient asian Bahu people used to live, thousands of years ago. Back to the ship and continue the cruise.

16:00-17:00, pass the
Xiling Gorge. About 66 km long, it is the longest of the Three Gorges and is entirely within Hubei Province. This gorge is full of shoals and rapid currents.

20:00, pass the 5-stage shiplock. Dock overnight at Sandouping.
Day 08 Sandouping - Yichang - Guangzhou (Breakfast + Lunch)
08:00-10:00, shore excursion to visit the Three Gorges Dam, it is planned to be by far the largest hydroelectric project in the world. Back to the ship and continue the cruise. Disembarkation in Yichang at about 13:00, Our local guides will get on board to meet you. Transfer to the airport for flight to Guangzhou. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
Day 09 Guangzhou (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Dr. Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall, Chen Family's Temple and Temple of the Six Banyan Trees and Local market.

Dr. Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall: Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925) was the first president and founding father of the Republic of China in 1911. Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall is located near Yuexiu Park. This remarkable piece of traditional Chinese style architecture was constructed between 1929 and 1931. It has a vast auditorium which can seat up to five thousand people. Through an ingenious design, there is not one supporting pillar to obstruct the view. The grand octagon building boasts a beautiful blue tile roof.
Chen Family's Temple: This edifice is distinguished because of its exceptional size, covering an area of 25,000 sq. ft. (2,323 sq. m.) and because of the glazed pottery carvings on its roof. It was constructed in 1890 and it is now utilized as an exhibition space for the art of the City of Guangzhou and the Province of Guangdong.
Temple of the Six Banyan Trees: The temple's most noted feature is its pagoda, which is designated as the "decorated pagoda" to clearly identify it from the undecorated "naked" minaret of a nearby mosque. The temple was established in 479 A.D., and the pagoda built in 537 A.D.
Day 10 Departure (Breakfast)
Transfer to the airport for your departure, end of service.


2. Hotel Accommodation For This Tour

Destination Luxury Standard Comfort
Kunming Kai Wah Plaza
Kunming Hotel
Camellia Hotel
Lijiang International Hotel
Zen Garden Hotel
Xin Na Hotel
Yangtze Cruise President No.1
Three Kingdoms
Three Kingdoms
Guangzhou Baiyun Hotel

Hotel Landmark Canton
Liuhua Hotel

3. Tour Price

Please send us an email and provide the information below so that we can quote precisely for the above tour.
1. The number of adults and the number of children in your party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
3. The code of the tour that you are interested in. Each tour has a code, you can find it above - at the top of the page where the tour is.
4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from the above tour, please let us know your requests.


4. Inclusion For The Above Tour:

1. Airport or hotel pick-up and drop-off service in cities listed in the itinerary.
2. Private English-speaking tour guide, driver and car service as indicated in the itinerary.
3. The admission tickets for scenic spots listed in the itinerary.
4. Service charge and government taxes.
5. The air ticket of economic class, taxes and dues for the flights as listed in the itinerary.
6. Fourteen-night hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
7. A lunch served on board as listed in the itinerary.
8. Tibet entry permit based on the listed itinerary.



5. Exclusion For The Above Tour:

1. International flight tickets or train tickets.
2. Hotel single room supplement.
3. Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
4. Tips to local tour guide and driver.
5. Estimated group surcharges for excess baggage.
6. Fees for entry visa to China.
7. Cable car, sightseeing bus and cruise unless explained specially.
8. Meals (L & D) not listed in the itinerary.

 

6. Terms / Condition

Cancellation and refund policy for Tours reservation
If you want to cancel your booking or part of it, you must advise us in advance. The letter must be signed by the lead name on the booking and once we receive it you should expect to receive a cancellation letter within 24 hours. If you do not then please contact us to ensure your letter has been received.
To cover the cost of processing your cancellation and to compensate us for the risk that we may not be able to resell your travel arrangements, we make a cancellation charge on the scale shown below. The person who made the booking is responsible for paying this charge. The size of the charge depends on when we receive your cancellation notice or letter or how you would like us to deal with your payment providing that we have received your full payment for the tours.
No Cancellation Fees if written cancellation notice is received more than 30 days prior to tour departure!
Cancellation in advance & Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days, no Cancellation Fee
30-10 days, 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show, 100% of the full payment

 

7. Pricing Policy

  • The price is set as four travelers together, usually more people more discounts. See Price Calendar on top right corner.Please fill out Tailor-made form for free if you have over 10 travelers, and we will calculate a more favorable quoted price.
  • Accommodation
    The quoted price contains Standard Tour Class lodging, and we offer hotel upgrade service. You can choose to upgrade hotel when booking, the price will change accordingly.
    Not all hotels can provide Standard Triple Room if you want three travelers in one room, they may arrange extra bed service. The additional fee for an extra bed is Single Supplement, and it is included in the final price.
    Your earlier arrival to Beijing later departure from Hong Kong can be adjusted on line; but the extra charge is not included in the original charge.
    The single supplement is not included in the quoted price except single traveler's price.
    We choose only centrally located hotels with western standard service and breakfast. However, we can also arrange good location and clean local hotels with lower prices. Please inquiry for details.
  • Breakfast
    The breakfast is subject to hotels' arrangements, they may offer western food or Western & Chinese Buffet in the morning.
    Child's breakfast is included only when he/she occupy a bed. Otherwise the hotel may charge an extra fee for the breakfast.
  • Lunch and Dinner (Optional)
    The original price excludes lunch and dinner unless particular illustration. Usually, dinner and lunch are optional Chinese food with local flavor, and the meal price is charged based on the group size.
    If you have some preferences on meals such as vegetarian meal and diabetic meal, please make us know in Special Requirements.
    Please also fill the Special Requirements if you want other choices such as Hindu meal, Halal food or Western food, etc. You are suggested to uncheck lunch and diner when booking. We will try to arrange it and your meal price is charged by the local restaurant.
    Our guide will lead you to your favorite restaurants when you don't select meals, the meal fee is at your own. Besides, your group should pay an extra 100RMB per day in cash to the driver and guide.
  • Transfer Service
    We offer free airport/railway station transfer service as specified in the itinerary. As for earlier arrival or later departure, you will be charged a bit of service fee and guide service is not provided. Please provide train/flight number, arrival time and contact information in Special Requirements.
    Usually, local guide will drop you off at security checkpoint of airport or railway station without guide serve on the flight or train. And the transfer guide may be not the same of that on the tour.
  • Flight
    We promise to offer flights operated by major airlines such as Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airline, etc. or local big airlines such as Shenzhen Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Shandong Airlines and so forth. And the aircraft type is Airbus A3XX Series or Boeing 7-Series. Any change due to objective cause, we will ask your permission in advance.
  • Scenic Spots
    Children, between 2 to 12 years old and under 1.3 meters (4.3 feet), can get discount.

 

Yangtze River Cruise Tours map
Tour Package: Yangtze_05
Daguan Park
Daguan Park
Stone Forest
Stone Forest
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Heilongtan Park
Heilongtan Park
Lijiang
Lijiang
Lijiang
Lijiang
Ciqikou Ancient Town
Ciqikou Ancient Town
Ciqikou Ancient Town
Ciqikou Ancient Town
Shibaozhai
Shibaozhai
Qutang Gorge
Qutang Gorge
Qutang Gorge
Qutang Gorge
Wu Gorge
Wu Gorge
Shennong Stream
Shennong Stream
Xiling Gorge
Xiling Gorge
Three Gorges Dam
Three Gorges Dam
Three Gorges Dam
Three Gorges Dam
Guangzhou Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall
Sun Yatsen's Memorial Hall
Chen Family's Temple
Chen Family's Temple
Chen Family's Temple
Chen Family's Temple
Six Banyan Trees Temple
Six Banyan Trees Temple
 
 
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