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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

Guilin is known for the famous Li River and its beauty. The Yangtze is the cradle of the history of China and the country's life blood. Enjoy the best of both in this unforgettable tour.

Highlights

  • Immerse in Guilin's Li River
  • See the giant pandas in Chongqing
  • Unforgettable experience on the Yangtze River Cruise

Tour Itinerary

DAY
1
Guilin Arrival
  • Activities: Airport Transfer (Guilin)
  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Sheraton Guilin 5-star hotel  |  Grand Link Hotel Guilin 4-star hotel  |  Guilin Osmanthus Hotel 3-star hotel

Check in hotel upon arrival and have some free time.

DAY
2
Guilin
  • Activities: Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Western Lunch Package
  • Hotels: Sheraton Guilin 5-star hotel  |  Grand Link Hotel Guilin 4-star hotel  |  Guilin Osmanthus Hotel 3-star hotel

Cruise on the Li River to Yangshuo from Guilin. Along this unforgettable cruise you will experience stunning scenery and enjoy beautiful views of the bamboo groves peaking from behind limestone peaks, farmers working in rice paddies, fishermen in their bamboo rafts and water buffaloes bathing in the river. If you are lucky you might even spot a fishing cormorant.

Li River Cruise

DAY
3
Guilin to Chongqing by Flight No. TBA
  • Activities: Reed Flute Cave, Folded Brocade Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill, Calligraphy & Painting shop (Guangxi Normal University Art Shop), Airport Transfer (Guilin), Airport Transfer (Chongqing)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at McFound Restaurant
  • Hotels: Kempinski Hotel Chongqing 5-star hotel  |  Eling Park Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Lafei Royal Hotel - Chongqing 4-star hotel

First, we will visit the Reed Flute Cave. The cave got its name from the reeds that grow at the entrance which is used for manufacturing flutes and howcases the artistry of nature. This is one of the most impressive and largest caves in the city and offers fantastic colors and shapes in animals, plants, birds, stone curtains, stone pillars, stalagmites and stalactites. This 40 minute tour also includes a lot of steps.

Continue our tour to visit Folded Brocade Hill. The hill is often known as Piled Silk Hill and is popular for its smooth climbing path and beautiful views. There are many interesting points to explore here such as the Catching Clouds Pavilion, beautiful scenery of Li River, Looking at River Pavilion, Diecai Tower, Wind Cave, Yuyue loft and Diecai Pavilion.

After lunch at local restaurant, we will to go Elephant Trunk Hill which is a recognizable symbol of the city located at Peach Blossom River and Li River’s junction. The hill looks like an elephant drinking from the river with its trunk, giving it this unique name.

And then, you will take flight from Guilin to Chongqing.

Elephant Hill

DAY
4
Yangtze
  • Activities: Goose Neck Park, Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, Ciqikou Old Town, Cruise pier Transfer (Chongqing), Board the ship from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and departs Chongqing at 9:00pm.(Dinner is not included)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Madam Zhu’s Kitchen in Jiefangbei
  • Hotels: On the Ship

After breakfast, start our Chongqing tour to Goose Neck Park. Visit this popular garden where the locals come to make music, play Mahjong and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Wish to see Giant Panda? Go to Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo which is home to rare animals like South China Tigers and Golden hair moneys. Visitors can observe giant pandas and their newborns in the Panda Room or join Tai Chi practice here during the morning hours.

After lunch at local restaurant, we will visit Ciqikou Old Town. The lively Ciqikou Old Town is still a busy and authentic community with narrow streets and old wooden houses. Close to the river you will find souvenir and craft shops, local snacks and food, music and teahouses.

And then, our guide will transfer you to Cruise dock to board your cruise.

Good to Know:

  • Dinner is not included on the cruise, you are suggested have dinner at a local restaurant or buy some food with you when you board.
  • DAY
    5
    Yangtze
    • Activities: Welcoming Banquet, Dancing Party,Shibaozhai (14;00-16;00).Optinal tour to Fengdu Ghost City(RMB260 per person).
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner
    • Hotels: On the Ship

    Shore excursion to Shibaozhai. 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

    DAY
    6
    Yangtze
    • Activities: 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(RMB280 per person).
      Crew's Performance.
      Sails through the 5-steps Ship locks.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner
    • Hotels: On the Ship

    Shore excursion to Shennong Stream. It 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.

    Shennong Stream

    DAY
    7
    Yichang to
    • Activities: Cruise pier Transfer (Yichang), Three Gorges Dam Site.
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Hotels: On the Ship

    Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site and arrive in Yichang at 1:00 pm. 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.

    Arrive in Yichang dock, our guide will meet you and transfer you to airport for your departure flight.

    Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

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

    * The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

    * The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

    What's Included & Excluded

    Price Inclusion

    • Entrance fees.
    • Meals listed in the itinerary.
    • Private transfers.
    • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
    • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
    • Service Charge & Taxes.
    • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    • Luggage Transfers.

    Price Exclusion

    • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    • China Entry Visa Fees.
    • Excess Baggage Charges.
    • Personal Expenses.
    • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
    • Single Room Supplement.
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    Tour Type : Private Tour

    Best Season :All seasons

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