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14 Days The Land of Nine Dragons

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


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 : 02 Sep 2020 Arrival Beijing
02 Sep 2020 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 : 03 Sep 2020 Beijing
03 Sep 2020 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 : 04 Sep 2020 Beijing
04 Sep 2020 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. Followed by a quick visit to Golden House to view local product. Back to city, stop at the Birds Nest Stadium and Water cube stadium, home to the world-viewed 2008 Beijing Olympics for a photo shoot. Peking Duck dinner tonight, an imperial favorite.            

  • 4* Novotel Xinqiao Beijing Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 4 : 05 Sep 2020 Beijing/Xian
05 Sep 2020 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 drive to train station for your high speed day train to Xian, the eastern terminus of the Silk Road and China’s first capital. Met on arrival and transfer to your hotel for a two- night stay at 4* Novotel Xian SCPG Hotel. BL

  • 4* Novotel Xian SCPG Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 5 : 06 Sep 2020 Xian
06 Sep 2020 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. Followed by a visit to Terracotta Replica Workshop. In the city visit the Muslim Quarter and Xian’s Provincial Museum,  and tonight enjoy a Tang Dynasty Music and Dance show.

  • 4* Novotel Xian SCPG Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 6 : 07 Sep 2020 Xian/Chengdu
07 Sep 2020 Xian/Chengdu

Visit Xi’an Museum this morning. Transfer to train station for your fast day train to Chengdu for an overnight stay at the 5* Chengdu Tibet Hotel. Attend a performance of the local Sichuan ‘face-changing’ opera – a vivid and colorful 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 : 08 Sep 2020 Chengdu/Chongqing/Yangtze Cruise
08 Sep 2020 Chengdu/Chongqing/Yangtze Cruise

Visit the Giant Panda Research Base, where the current status and future of giant pandas is of great concern The base supports animals living in the wild and also works on a successful breeding programme. Take a drive to train station for your 2-hour direct high speed day train to the mountain city – Chongqing. On board the 5*Victoria Cruise for an unforgettable three-night cruise down the Yangtze. Unpack in your comfortable cabin and relax in luxury on your private balcony tonight. 
(Remark: Sailing Itinerary & shore excursion services are subject to change due to weather conditions, water level, navigation and seasonal  conditions ).

  • 5* Yangtze Cruise
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 8 : 09 Sep 2020 Yangtze
09 Sep 2020 Yangtze

Relax and savor the extraordinary natural landscapes of the Yangtze’s Three Gorges, and enjoy a shore excursion to visit Shibao Pagoda where stalagmites and stalactites as white as marble have created a fairytale grotto. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Fengdu.

  • 5* Yangtze Cruise
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 9 : 10 Sep 2020 Yangtze
10 Sep 2020 Yangtze

Today you will pass through the first two—Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Qutang Gorge is the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic. The 25-mile long Wu Gorge is known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. Transfer to another vessel for a relaxing excursion through the attractive gorges of Goddess Stream. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to the gorges of Shennong Stream. Enter Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges. In the evening, sail through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. Additional optional Shore Excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge.

  • 5* Yangtze Cruise
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 10 : 11 Sep 2020 Yichang/Shanghai
11 Sep 2020 Yichang/Shanghai

See the Three Gorges Dam in the morning, the largest and most notorious hydroelectric power station in the world.  Disembark at Maoping, have a brief city tour in Yichang, and fly to Shanghai for four nights at the central located 4* Novotel Shanghai Atlantis Hotel.  

Note:  It may take high speed day train ( for 7.5 hours’ train journey) from Yichang to Shanghai today rather than taking flight as the only afternoon flight operating between Yichang to Shanghai has schedule changed to a morning flight at this stage.

  • 4*Novotel Shanghai Atlantis Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 11 : 12 Sep 2020 Shanghai
12 Sep 2020 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 civilization – precious ceramics, bronzes, rare jade sculptures, exquisite calligraphy, traditional folk costumes and furniture. Stroll along the lovely water front of Huangpu River – the illuminated Bund before an Enthralling acrobatic show tonight.

  • 4* Novotel Shanghai Atlantis Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 12 : 13 Sep 2020 Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai
13 Sep 2020 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* Novotel Shanghai Atlantis Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 13 : 14 Sep 2020 Shanghai
14 Sep 2020 Shanghai

Enjoy your free time in Shanghai Today.

  • 4* Novotel Shanghai Atlantis Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast
Day 14 : 15 Sep 2020 Departure Shanghai
15 Sep 2020 Departure Shanghai

Fly from Shanghai to your home.

  • Breakfast
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Single Supplement

02 Sep to 15 Sep (4 people)





02 Sep to 15 Sep (6 people)





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 1st high speed train Beijing to Xian, Xian to Chengdu, Chendgu to Chongqing, Yichang to Shanghai.
2. 10 nights accommodation in 4* hotels with private facilities.
3. 3 nights twin accommodation on the luxurious 5*Yangtze Cruise ship with private facilities
4. Meals specified in the itinerary, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.
5. Comprehensive sightseeing with an English speaking guide and all entrance fees
6. Complimentary domestic travel insurance.
7. Superior Cabin upgrade to Bridge Deck with Amenity Package on the Yangtze Cruise.

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Mutian Valley dangerous?

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It is not dangerous.
We can arrange the coach tour and private tour for you.
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