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Essence of Chongqing with Yangtze River Tour

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    The tour encompasses the marvelous Three Gorges as well as the intriguing and historic sites along the Yangtze River. The journey offers a winding into the soul and spirit of China.To My Highlights

Tour Code: CQ-3
Destination:   Chongqing → Yangtze → Shanghai
Tour Price: $1326 USD   Price Details
Our Promises: Unbeatable Value for Money!
Departure Dates: You Choose!
Tour Type: Land tour + well selected hotel + Private Guided with your own English speaking guide (otherwise specified), your own driver at your own pace and schedule.

Day by Day Itinerary: - top -

Day 1

Place & Transport: Arrive in Chongqing, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Airport to Hotel Transfer (Chongqing)

Day 2

Place & Transport: Chongqing to Yangtze
Today's Activities: Cruise pier Transfer (Chongqing), Goose Neck Park, Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, Ciqikou Old Town, One day tour in Chongqing, Board the ship before 9:30am and departs Chongqing at 10am. Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City.(Pre-overnight accommodation is not included)

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Cai Xiang Yuan (Yangjiaping Branch)

- Goose Neck Park: Very popular with the locals who come here to enjoy the gardens, play Mahjohngg, make music or just relax. Nice views over the river and Chongqing, there are also a number of interesting buildings and former Embassies in the grounds, plus an enormous long painting of the Yangtze.
- Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo: Here you can see Giant pandas, Lesser pandas, Golden hair monkeys, South China Tigers and some other national protected animals.
- Ciqikou Old Town: This lively old area has been partly restored, and remains an authentic and busy community. The old wooden houses and narrow streets furthest from the river are mostly unimproved, closer to the river there are craft and souvenir shops, teahouses and music, and lots of local food and snacks. The locals certainly love their food – this is a good chance to try some.
--One day tour in Chongqing: An air-conditioned van with driver and private guide are at your disposal for the day(Chongqing)
- Cai Xiang Yuan (Yangjiaping Branch): It has accommodation for 320 dinners with 20 personal boxes. Most of dishes are cooked with local flavors and ingredients, meanwhile Cantonese dishes are available.
--Fengdu is where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that spirits go to heaven, and evil goes to Fengdu. The town is overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. The whole place has an eerie feel to it with deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.

Day 3

Place & Transport: Yangtze
Today's Activities: Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

--The Lesser Three Gorges are the three separate valleys of the Daning River: Dragon Gate Gorge, Misty Gorge and Emerald Gorge. These lie on the lower reaches of the Daning, which flows into the Yangtze. The gorges are truly spectacular. Sheer cliffs soar up towards the sky from the brown-green water. Mountain tops hover above the ribbon of mist, disconnected from their roots. Its 'subtle mountains, clear waters, pretty rocks, dangerous rapids, sharp turns, fantastic caves, and stalactites in various shapes' create the timeless beauty that you see in Chinese landscape paintings. Monkeys, mandarin ducks and other water birds can be seen loitering on big boulders in this area. In addition to the wonderful natural scenery there are a number of historical places of interest along the way, such as a suspended coffin, boat coffin, and remains of ancient plank walkway.

Day 4

Place & Transport: Yangtze
Today's Activities: Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

--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 will be competed in 2009. It will be 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom.The tourists can get access to the top of the dam and enjoy different kinds of photo opportunities.

Day 5

Place & Transport: Yangtze
Today's Activities: From 12:00 noon/3:00 pm shore excursion of Wuhan, visiting the Hubei Provincial Museum.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

--The museum was built in 1953. In the museum the most precious collection is a complete set of 65 ritual bells of different sizes,which were made in the Chunqiu & Zhanguo dynasties(more than 2200 yeaers ago).Enjoy the amazing ritual bells concert.

Day 6

Place & Transport: Yangtze
Today's Activities: From 9:00 am to 8:00 pm shore excursion to Huangshan ('Yellow Mountain').

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

--known as 'the loveliest mountain in China', famous for its magnificent scenery made up of many granite peaks and rocks emerging out of clouds.
(Jiuhuanshan or 'Mountain of the Nine Lotuses' may be substituted if weather or road conditions do not permit a visit to Huangshan.)

Day 7

Place & Transport: Yangtze
Today's Activities: Full day tour of Nanjing including Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and a Qing Dynasty style Bazaar surrounding a Confucian Temple;
9:00 pm Leave Nanjing for Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

--Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, the building was designed to be more impressive than those of the emperors whom the father of the Chinese republic overthrew. The mausoleum, 158 meters above sea level, has 392 steps and a five-meter-high statue, and is well worth visiting.

Day 8

Place & Transport: Yangtze to Shanghai, Flight No. TBA (Your arrangements)
Today's Activities: Airport Transfer (Shanghai), Cruise pier to airport Transfer (Shanghai), Cruise pier Transfer (Shanghai), Disembark at Shanghai Wusongkou wharf at 08:00am.
Meals: Breakfast


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Featured Hotels for this tour: - top -

City Superior Class
Chongqing JW Marriott Hotel ChongQing


Tour Price: - top -

Tour ClassYour Group Size 1 person 2-5 persons 6-9 persons Single room supplement
Superior Class 1509 1326 1273 64

Our Promises: Unbeatable Value for Money!


* Price is in US dollars, for one person. Price is for references only, may vary according to your travel time Please inquire for more details. Click here to change prices to your Currency

* Better discount is available when travel in low season from Nov to March or when travel in a large group. Please Contact Us for more details.


Price Inclusions:

  • Entrance Fees:
    To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals:
    All meals as specified in the itinerary.
    If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts is supplied, however there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
  • Private Transfers:
    Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Chongqing, Yangtze, Shanghai by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above).
    Your comfort is our priority! Click here to get a description of the vehicles that we use for our tours.
  • Guide:
    As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Hotels:
    Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.
    All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
  • Yangtze River Cruises:
    The price quoted for a Yangtze River Cruise includes all meals onboard, and all land excursions including the smaller cruise fee to Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream. (Optional land excursions are available for a few ships which will be specially noted.) The price does not include any incidental charges, including room service, mini bar, laundry, and drinks and bar charges, tipping, etc.
    The Pre-boarding Fee includes overnight accommodations on the ship the night before departure and breakfast in the morning.
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes:
  • Insurance
    The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    Click here to learn more about the insurance coverage and the sum insured.
  • Luggage Transfers:
    Between airports/cruise piers and hotels.
  • Arrangements:
    The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclusions:

  • Personal Expenses:
    Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Meals:
    Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement:
    Important note for those who choose to pay a single room supplement fee: The fee only covers hotel single room supplements; it does NOT include use of a single cabin on the Yangtze River Cruise. Standard Yangtze River Cruise prices per person are based on 2 people sharing 1 cabin unless otherwise specified. If you would like to request a single cabin on the Yangtze River ship, please contact us to check cost and availability

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