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13 Days The Land of Nine Dragons

   
from US
$2336

Tour code:

bj1128

Days:

13

Destination:

Beijing-Xian-Chengdu-Chongqing-Yangtze Cruise-Shanghai-Suzhou-Shanghai

Summary:

Yangtze Cruise will offer unique encounters with China's rich cultural heritage as well as some spectacular vistas that will remain forever etched in one's memory.

 
Tour Itinerary
Day 1 : 14 Oct 2015 Arrival Beijing
14 Oct 2015 Arrival Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, and you have free time in this afternoon.   

  • 4* Novotel Xinqiao Hotel or the same class
Day 2 : 15 Oct 2015 Beijing
15 Oct 2015 Beijing

Visit Tiananmen Square, then proceed to enter the Forbidden City, the great palace that housed 24 successive emperors and their thousands of courtiers, eunuchs, concubines and slaves. Continue to Jingshan Park, the imperial gardens, for panoramic views and visit the magnificent red and gold Temple of Heaven that was built for the
Emperor, the son of Heaven, to make sacrifices for a good harvest. Spectacular Kung Fu show tonight. 

  • 4* Novotel Xinqiao Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 3 : 16 Oct 2015 Beijing
16 Oct 2015 Beijing

Drive out to one of the best-preserved and most dramatic sections of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, and walk along the crenellated parapets that have snaked across the rugged mountain landscape for centuries. Peking Duck dinner tonight, an imperial favourite. 

  • 4* Novotel Xinqiao Beijing Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 4 : 17 Oct 2015 Beijing/Xian
17 Oct 2015 Beijing/Xian

Visit the imperial Summer Palace where you can wander through the formal gardens that were laid out by the extravagant Empress Cixi, before flying to Xian, the eastern terminus of the Silk Road and
China’s first capital. Stay two nights at 4* Grand New World Hotel. 

  • 4*Grand New World Hotel Xian or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 5 : 18 Oct 2015 Xian
18 Oct 2015 Xian

7,000 Terracotta Soldiers have stood guard over China’s first emperor for over 2,200 years, and now, painstakingly repaired along with their chariots and horses, they still stand in battle formation in giant exhibition halls erected around the pits where they were discovered in the 1970s. In the city visit the Muslim Quarter and Xian’s Provincial Museum,  and tonight enjoy a Tang Dynasty Music and Dance show.

  • 4* Grand New World Hotel Xian or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 6 : 19 Oct 2015 Xian/Chengdu
19 Oct 2015 Xian/Chengdu

This morning visit The Great Mosque, then fly to Chengdu for an overnight stay at the 5* Chengdu Tibet Hotel. You will have a lunch, then transfer to hotel for a short break, then attend a performance of the local Sichuan ‘face-changing’ opera – a vivid and colourful spectacle of dance and music. See if you can spot how the actors swap their masks so quickly.  

  • 5* Chengdu Tibet Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 7 : 20 Oct 2015 Chengdu/Chongqing/Yangtze Cruise
20 Oct 2015 Chengdu/Chongqing/Yangtze Cruise

Visit the Giant Panda Research Base in the morning. Have lunch before transferring to the rail station for 2-hour direct train to the mountain city Chongqing.  On board the 5*Century Paragon for an unforgettable three-night cruise down the Yangtze. Unpack in your spacious cabin and relax in luxury on your private balcony as the ship sets sail tonight

  • 5* Yangtze cruise Cruise
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 8 : 21 Oct 2015 Yangtze
21 Oct 2015 Yangtze

Relax and savour the extraordinary natural landscapes of the Yangtze’s Three Gorges, and enjoy a shore excursion to visit Snowy Jade Cave where stalagmites and stalagtites as white as marble have
created a fairytale grotto.

  • 5* Yangtze Cruise
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 9 : 22 Oct 2015 Yangtze
22 Oct 2015 Yangtze

Cruise through Qutang Gorge, the shortest and narrowest of the Three Gorges, and onwards beneath the forbidding, misty cliffs of Wu (the Witches’) Gorge. There is an optional shore visit to the Temple of White Emperor City, where it is believed white vapour in the shape of a dragon was seen rising from a nearby well, and another exploring one of the Yangtze’s tributaries on an included scenic excursion by small boat along the picturesque Shennong Stream. Re-join your ship to sail through what was once the most dangerous section of the river, Xiling Gorge, and progress through the five enormous ship locks that are part of the transformation of the Yangtze in recent years. 

  • 5* Yangtze Cruise
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 10 : 23 Oct 2014 Yichang/Shanghai
23 Oct 2014 Yichang/Shanghai

See the Three Gorges Dam, the largest and most notorious hydroelectric power station in the world.  Disembark at Yichang, and fly to Shanghai for three nights.

  • 4*Ocean Hotel Shanghai or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 11 : 24 Oct 2015 Shanghai
24 Oct 2015 Shanghai

Stroll through the 400-year-old Yuyuan Garden, with its elegantly landscaped ponds and pavilions, rockeries and statues, and visit Jade Buddha Temple whose two jade statues were carried all the way from Burma by Chinese monks on their backs.  Continue to the superb Shanghai Museum that displays centuries of Chinese civilisation – precious ceramics, bronzes, rare jade sculptures, exquisite calligraphy, traditional folk costumes and furniture. Enthralling acrobatic show tonight.

  • 4* Ocean Hotel Shanghai or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 12 : 25 Oct 2015 Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai
25 Oct 2015 Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai

Drive to Suzhou, one of the region’s beautiful ‘water towns’ and famed for its classical Mingera gardens. Visit the Humble Administrator’s Garden, and the 800-year-old Panmen City Gate, the only land and water gate left in the world.  Later inspect some of the region’s fine needlework at the Silk Embroidery Institute before returning to Shanghai. 

  • 4* Ocean Hotel Shanghai or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 13 : 26 Oct 2015 Departure Shanghai
26 Oct 2015 Departure Shanghai

Fly from Shanghai to your home.

  • Breakfast
Price Dates
Group Departure

Date

Price

Single Supplement

14 Oct--26 Oct 2015

¥15420

$2336

¥5150

$780

Notes: ¥=RMB or CNY (Chinese Yuan, Renminbi)   $=USD, US Dollars

* Price is for per person, based on two persons sharing one room.
* If one person uses one room, he/she is required to pay additional charge named single supplement.

  • Price Includes
  • Price Excludes

1. All internal transportations and transfers in China, including internal flights from Beijing to Xian, Xian to Chengdu and Yichang to Shanghai.
2. Domestic airport taxes.
3. 9 nights accommodation in 4* hotels with private facilities.
4. 3 nights twin accommodation on the luxurious 5*Yangtze Cruise ship with private facilities
5. Meals specified in the itinerary, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.
6. Comprehensive sightseeing with an English speaking guide and all entrance fees
7. Complimentary domestic travel insurance.
8. First class high speed train from Chengdu to Chongqing.

  • Comments
Mutian Valley dangerous?

Asked by Tom

China Holidays

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It is not dangerous.
We can arrange the coach tour and private tour for you.
I will contact you and send the email to you inbox.
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