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9-day Along the Yangtze China

Tour code: ETC-Q116   

Travelling along the Yangtze River in China for deep explore the cultures in the region: After visiting the ancient capital Nanjing, take a flight to Chengdu for some UNSE sites like Leshan giant Buddha and giant pandas, boarding a cruise ship at Chongqing for the splendid rivers scenery as well as the grand three gorges dam site.

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Nanjing
Arrival in Nanjing
2 Nanjing
Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Zhonghua Gate, the Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre
3 Nanjing / Chengdu
Fly to Chengdu, Wenshu Temple, have some tea at local tea house
4 Chengdu
Leshan Giant Buddha, Huanglongxi old town
5 Chengdu / Chongqing Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center, train to Chongqing, Three Gorges Museum, board your cruise ship
6 Yangtze Cruise On board, shore excursion to Fengdu or Shibaozhai
7 Yangtze Cruise explore Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream
8 Yichang / Wuhan Three Gorge Dam, disembark at Yichang, train to Wuhan, East Lake Scenic Area
9 Wuhan Hubei Provincial Museum and Yellow Crane Tower, transfer to your next destination

Day 01 Arrival in Nanjing (No meal)

Arrive in Nanjing, be met and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure the rest of the day. 

Day 02 Nanjing (B,L)

After breakfast, you will start today’s tour with a visit to the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, then to Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Zhonghua Gate and the Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre.

Day 03 Nanjing / Chengdu (B, D)

Transfer to the airport, and fly to Chengdu. Be met and transferred to the hotel. Visit Wenshu Temple and have some tea at local tea house. 

Day 04 Chengdu (B, L)

Full day tour to see the Giant Buddha at Leshan. En route, visit Huanglongxi old town.

Day 05 Chengdu / Chongqing (B, L, D)

Visit the Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center, after lunch, transfer to take a speed train to Chongqing (2 hours), visit the Three Gorges Museum. After dinner, board your cruise ship.

Day 06 Yangtze Cruise (B, L, D)

On board, shore excursion to "the Ghost City" --Fengdu or Shibaozhai depending on the schedule of the cruise companies. Since 2010, some cruise companies offer optional shore excursions during your cruise, please kindly check with your travel consultant for more information.

Day 07 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.

Day 08 Yichang / Wuhan (B, L)

Shore excursion to the amazing Three Gorge Dam: it is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW). Later, disembark at Yichang. After lunch, transfer to board a speed train to Wuhan (2 hours). Have a stroll at East Lake Scenic Area.

Day 09 Wuhan departure (B, L)

Visit Hubei Provincial Museum and Yellow Crane Tower. Then transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.

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As 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.

Included Services

Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Domestic flights and trains listed;
Admission fees.

Non-included Services,
Visa arrangement;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Personal expense;
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";
Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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