15-day Sichuan+Yangtze Combo
Tour code: ETC-Q16
On this tour we will explore and see the most famed scenic spots at Sichuan, for the cute giant pandas, historical sites, cultural relics and beautiful natural scenery. The luxurious cruise will start from Chongqing with its final end at the prosperous the Bund of Shanghai, with stop at Wuhan and Yellow Mountain for excursion.
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
||Arrival in Chengdu|
||Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Jinsha Site Museum, Jinli Old Street|
||Leshan Giant Buddha, Mt.Emei, Baoguo Temple|
||Golden summit, Huazang temple, Golden summit Buddha Statue, hot spring bath|
|5||Emeishan / Zigong
||Transfer to Zigong, Dinosaur Museum, Zigong Salt-mining Museum|
|6||Zigong / Chongqing
||Dazu Grottoes, overnight at Chongqing|
||Three Gorges Museum,General Joseph W. Stilwell Museum, Eling Park, Ciqikou Old Town|
||Board the ship, Fengdu Ghost City|
|9||Yangtze Cruise||Shore excursion to Shennong Stream or Lesser Three Gorges|
||Three Gorges Dam site|
||Hubei Provincial Museum|
||Shore excursion to Yellow Mountain|
||Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and Confucian Temple in Nanjing|
|14||Yangtze Cruise / Shanghai
||Disembark the ship in Shanghai, free time|
Upon arrival, pick you up at Chengdu airport, and then transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 Chengdu (B, L, D)
Drive to Panda Breeding and Research Center (30 minutes’ ride). Usually pandas get fed in the morning, it is the most active period during the day. Watch a film at Panda Museum to have some knowledge of pandas. After lunch at the city downtown, go and visit Jinsha Site Museum, a great place for visitors to closely observe the excavation of archaeological spot and learn the glorious culture of the ancient Shu Kingdom. Then wander around Jinli ancient streets, you can taste different kinds of local snacks there.
Day 3 Chengdu / Leshan /Emeishan (B, L, D)
After breakfast, drive to Leshan to see the biggest stone-carved Buddha sculpture. The Leshan Giant Buddha was finished in 803 of Tang Dynasty after 90 year's construction with a 71-meter height. After lunch, drive to Mt. Emei, check into hotel. Visit Baoguo Temple. Overnight at Emeishan.
Day 4 Emeishan (B, L, D)
Take the local environment-friendly bus to Leidongping, then walk about 15 minutes to Jieyin Hall, where to board a cable car to Golden summit. Visit the Huazang temple, Golden summit Buddha Statue. After lunch, take bus down to the foot of the mountain, you can choose to have hot-spring bath at hotel. Overnight at Mt. Emei.
Day 5 Emeishan / Zigong (B, L, D)
After breakfast, drive to Zigong (about 3.5hours). In Zigong, visit the Dinosaur Museum, established on the site of dinosaur fossils. Together with the American National Dinosaur Park and the Canadian Dinosaur Park, it is one of the world's three largest dinosaur museums. Then visit Zigong Salt-mining Museum. The city was also nicknamed as the 'Salt Capital' in the past because of its salt resources and production. Right here you can see how people make salt in traditional way. Overnight at Zigong.
Day 6 Zigong - Dazu - Chongqing (B, L)
Head for Dazu in the morning, visit Dazu Grottoes upon arrival. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999, the Dazu Grottoes contain over 50,000 stone sculptures carved from the Tang Dynasty (618-907) to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The two major sites are Beishan (North Hill) and Baodingshan (Baoding Hill). Afterwards, drive to Chongqing (117km). Overnight at Chongqing.
Day 7 Chongqing (B, L)
Today explore one of the most dynamic metropolis in West China by starting with a visit to the Three Gorges Museum, occupying an area of 30,000 square meters, it is a monographic museum to display the history and cultural heritage of Chongqing and the Three Gorges area. Then proceed to visit the General Joseph W. Stilwell Museum in memory of the USA general during the Second World War. Move on to see the Eling Park, where you can have a panoramic view of the Chongqing city. Drive to visit the Ciqikou Old Town in the afternoon. Overnight at Chongqing
Day 8 Yangtze cruise (B, L, D)
Board the famous Victoria Cruises ship and depart at 10:00am from Chongqing. Afternoon shore excursion to Fengdu, visiting either the "Ghost City" on Mingshan Hill, or the new relocation village for families who have moved as a result of the Yangtze's rising waters brought about by the Three Gorges Dam.
Day 9 Yangtze cruise (B, L, D)
Today you’ll get a close look of the enchanting landscape as you board a small boat and cruise along a tributary to the Yangtze to explore the exceptionally beautiful Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream depending on the arrangement of the cruise company. Evening sail through Three Gorges Dam Ship locks.
Day 10 Yangtze cruise (B, L, D)
Shore excursion to Three Gorge Dam, which is by far the largest hydroelectric project in the world. Reboard the ship at Yichang dock
Day 11 Yangtze cruise (B, L, D)
Afternoon shore excursion of Wuhan, visiting the Hubei Provincial Museum. It has collected over 200,000 cultural relics, including pottery, porcelains, jade, bronze vessels, ancient weapons, and ancient musical instruments.
Day 12 Yangtze cruise (B, L, D)
Full-day shore excursion to Huangshan ("Yellow Mountain"). It is an ocean of peculiar-shaped rocks, a bevy of wondrous-shaped pine trees, and a historical continuance of villages with the Ming and Qing Dynasty styles.
Day 13 Yangtze cruise (B, L, D)
Full day tour of Nanjing including Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and a Qing Dynasty style Bazaar surrounding a Confucian Temple. At 9:00 pm leave Nanjing for Shanghai.
Day 14 Yangtze cruise / Shanghai (B)
Arrive in Shanghai. Be met and transferred to your hotel at the city downtown. Free time at leisure.
Day 15 Shanghai departure (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.
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PRICES START FROM PER PERSONAs all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.
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