China Tours  | Yangtze River Cruise

Chengdu, Zigong, Dazu, Chongqing, Enshi Grand Canyon, Three Gorges Cruise, Yichang 10 Days

Tour code: CL10



Year 2020: Depart on Thursday Land Tour Fare Airfare Total Single Supplement
MAR 12, 26 $1599 $700 $2299 $600
APR 02, 16, 30 $1599 $700 $2299 $600
MAY 07 $1599 $800 $2399 $600
MAy 21, JUN 04, 18 $1599 $1100 $2699 $600
JUL 02, 16, 30 $1599 $800 $2399 $600
AUG 13, 27 $1599 $800 $2399 $600
SEP 03, 10, 17, 24 $1599 $700 $2299 $600
OCT 08 $1599 $1100 $2699 $600
OCT 15 $1599 $800 $2399 $600
OCT 22, NOV 05, 12 $1599 $700 $2299 $600
REMARKS:
1. Land Tour Fare listed above are per person in U.S. dollars based on two adults sharing one twin bedded room, double occupancy and does not include any air ticket. A customer who travels alone is required to pay a single room supplement.
2. Airfare listed above includes round trip international air ticket and applicable China domestic air tickets, fuel surcharge and tax. Round trip international air ticket is based on Air China (CA), San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX) departure. For other cities, please call us for the US domestic add-on.
3. Charge for children under 12 (2-11 years of age): For airfare, the rate is 90% of the regular adult price. For land tour tare, the rate is 90% of the regular adult price if share a room with two adults and not asking for extra bed. If need an extra bed in the same room with two adults, the price is the same as adult. Children 12 and older will be charged at the regular adult fare.
4. Early departure and late return: There will a US$50 per person charge for air ticket deviation, in addition to airlines surcharge for different class and weekend if necessary.

Day 1 USA - Chengdu

Board an international flight bound for China. Cross the International Date Line.

Day 2 Arrival Chengdu

Arrive in Chengdu. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the luxury hotel for rest and relaxation.

Day 3 Chengdu

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In the morning, we tour the Panda Preserve Base and visit the old alley. In the afternoon, we visit the Temple of Marquis Wu, the Thatched Cottage of Du Fu. Enjoy the famous Hot Pot Cuisine for dinner, followed by the entertainment of Sichuan Opera. Sichuan opera is one of the principal genres of regional drama in China, it is particularly famous for its unique skills in changing countenance.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Chengdu - Zigong - Dazu

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After breakfast, we drive to Zigong. You will tour Zigong Dinosaur Museum and Zigong Salt History Museum.The Zigong Dinosaur Museum is one of the world's three largest dinosaur museums and the first specialized dinosaur museum in China, covers an area of over 25,000 square meters. The museum is located at the Da Shanpu dinosaur fossils groups site has the world's largest collection of dinosaur fossils from the mid-Jurassic Period. Zigong’s prosperity long depended on its salt industry, and deep drilling for brine has been practiced in the area for centuries. Exploitation of the brine began as early as the Dong (Eastern) Han dynasty (25–220 CE). During the Tang (618–907) and Song (960–1279) dynasties, salt from the area supplied Sichuan’s needs, and by the time of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911/12) production had increased so much that salt was also being shipped to some neighbouring provinces. In 1939 Ziliujing and Gongjing, the two major salt-producing districts in the area, were merged to form the city of Zigong, which took its name from the combination of the first characters in the names of the two districts. Drive to Dazu.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Dazu - Chongqing - Enshi

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You will tour Baoding section of the well-known Dazu Rock Carvings inscribed by UNESCO on the list as one of the World Cultural Heritage. It was first built in 892 and completed by the end of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Be back the city, Visit Ciqikou Ancient Town. Ciqikou ancient town contains rich bayu culture, religious culture, sha-cikou culture, hongyan culture and folk culture, each with its own characteristics. A SLATE road, a thousand years of town, is the epitome and symbol of the ancient city of Chongqing, praised as "little chongqing". We take the high speed train to Enshi. Enshi is one of the cradles of Ba Culture and the only minority autonomous prefecture in Hubei Province.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Ensi Grand Canyon

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Today, you will visit Enshi Grand Canyon, a section of the Qingjiang Grand Canyon and the "natural museum of geological wonders of the world and karst topography", which is praised by experts as comparable to the grand canyon of the United States for its beauty and unique style. Take a sightseeing bus to Yunlong Ground Crevice, steep Banks, waterfall, gurgling water at the bottom of the crevice, connect Tianshui River and the vast Qingjiang River. Continue taking sightseeing bus and transfer to cable car and climb Qixing Village Scenic Spot. You can also hire a slider at your own expense. Take a sightseeing escalator down the mountain. You taste tujia flavor for dinner.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Enshi - Chongqing - Three Gorges Cruise

Visit Enshi Tusi City, the largest and most typical ancient architectural complex in the stilted buildings of Tujia People in China, to learn about the historical origin of Tujia People and experience the ancient and honest folk customs of Tujia people. Jiujin Hall is the core part of the whole Tusi City. It is composed of 333 pillars, 333 stone column plinths, 330 doors, thousands of carved wooden Windows, thousands of purlins and tens of thousands of rafters. Take the high-speed train back to Chongqing in the afternoon. Then transfer to the pier and board our five-star vessel and begin our exciting Yangtze River adventure.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Three Gorges Cruise

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After breakfast, we embark on our Three Gorges adventure. Depending on the river conditions, our first shore excursion takes us to either Fengdu or Shibaozhai (shore excursions are at your own expense). The “Ghost City” Fengdu is known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill. Shibaozhai’s attraction lays with its 12-story tall wooden pagoda, amazingly built 400 years ago without use of a single nail.After returning safely to our ship we again set sail. Onboard, we are free to enjoy shipboard entertainment such as feature films, live performances,well as demonstrations of traditional Chinese arts.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Three Gorges Cruise

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This morning, our ship first passes the mighty Qutang Gorge, sailing through its towering cliffs. Then our ship passes through the rushing waters and jagged turns of Wu Gorge. We arrive at Wushan to board small motorized sampans which afford us access to the Shennong Stream via the Daning River. Reboard later in the afternoon as our ship passes through the Xiling Gorge (western section), the longest of the famed Three Gorges. Stretching over 60 miles, Xiling Gorge is famous for its odd rock formations and tricky, treacherous currents. Arrive later at the Three Gorges Dam Project, currently the world’s largest hydroelectric project.

  • Includes Breakfast

Day10 Three Gorges Cruise - Yichang - USA

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After breakfast, we disembark to board motor coaches which take us to Sandouping Village, site of this mammoth dam project. Return to the boat, we pass through Xiling Gorge (Eastern section). Our Three Gorges adventure ends upon our noontime arrival at Yichang. We will visit Yichang Museum in the afternoon. The Yichang Museum has a collection of more than 30,000 pieces of cultural relics, among which 17,035 pieces were found by archaeologists in Yichang region and 95 pieces listed as first-class relics in China. The exquisite collections have been displayed in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Paris and other places. After that, you are transferred to airport for your return flight back to your home. You will be in the United States the same day. End of tour. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch


Tour Fare Includes

1. International air ticket between U.S. to China (economy class);
2. Five star hotel accommodations or local best hotel accommodations;
3. Three meals a day in China as specified in itinerary including daily breakfast in hotels and local specialty cuisines;
4. Transportation inside China as specified in itinerary;
5. All entrance fees to the sightseeing sites as outlined in itinerary;
6. Experienced and knowledgeable English speaking tour guide throughout China;
7. Travel accident insurance. 

Tour Fare not Includes

1. Chinese Visa fee; 
2. All personal expenses: Telephone bills, Laundry, beverages, postage and excess baggage charges, extended stay and etc.;
3. Tips for tour guides and drivers; 
4. Cost of any programs and activities unlisted and all activities after leaving the group.
5. All the off-shore activities on cruise.

Meals

Three meals a day for the entire trip as specified in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner).
Buffet breakfast or Chinese breakfast each morning at hotel.
Chinese lunches and dinners at local restaurants.

Local Specialty Dinners

Chengdu: Sichuan Hot Pot Dinner
Enshi: Local Flavor Dinner

ENTERTAINMENT

Chengdu: Sichuan Opera




HOTELS

Chengdu.........Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Centre (5 stars)
Dazu............Grand House Chongqing (5 stars)
Enshi..........……..Nverzhai Holiday Hotel (5 stars)
Three Gorges........President Cruises No.7 (5 stars)

COMPLIMENTARY

A bottle of mineral water provided on the bus every day;
Luggage tag and badge provided for your convenience.

 


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