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    Client: Mr. John S. Sullivan

    Nationality: Australia

    Itinerary:Mt. Changbaishan Tour

    Comments: Jo was a wonderful guide and nothing was too much trouble. Knowledgeable and so helpful. I would certainly request Jo's services again...... .

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    Client: Mr. Valente Carlo

    Nationality: France

    Itinerary: Tailor-made tour

    Comments: I just want to thank you very very much and congratulate you for your job you done for us. It was a great tour and I hope I can count on you again for our next trip in China.

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    Client: Mr. Chase Peter Andrew

    Nationality: Switzerland

    Itinerary: 4 Days Tailor Made Xian/Beijing/Shanghai Tour

    Comments: Tanya is very interesting guide with extremely knowledgeable. The driver is very helpful and willing to do extra work for us.

28 Days Yangtze Cruise and Ethnic Tour

   
from US
$3868

Tour code:

YC01

Days:

28

Destination:

Shanghai-Yangtze-Guiyang-Kaili-Rongjiang-Zhaoxing-Kunming-Liuku-Gongshan-Lijiang-Beijing

Summary:

Enjoy 9 days 8 nights Yangtze River cruise on luxury 5* Victoria cruise ship, and explore China ethnic culture.

 
Tour Itinerary
Day 1 : Arrival in Shanghai
Arrival in Shanghai

Upon your arrival in Shanghai, English speaking guide of China Holidays will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel for overnight stay. The rest of the day is at leisure to overcome any jetlag.

  • 4* Shanghai Hotel or the same class
Day 2 : Shanghai/Victoria Cruise
Shanghai/Victoria Cruise

Half day at leisure to explore the metropolitan Shanghai by yourself. Embark on the 5 star luxury Victoria cruise ship around 5 pm from Shanghai and start your 9 days 8 nights cruise along the Yangtze River.

  • 5* Victoria Cruise ship
  • Breakfast / Dinner
Day 3 : Yangzte Cruise
Yangzte Cruise

Full day shore excursion to Nanjing.  you will tour the Sun Yat-sen Memorial and a Qing Dynasty style bazaar surrounding a Confucian Temple. 

  • 5* Victoria Cruise ship
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 4 : Yangtze Cruise
Yangtze Cruise

Jiuhuashan - Full day excursion to Jiuhuashan or Mountain of the Nine Lotuses, one of the four sacred mountains in Chinese Buddhism. The one hundred square kilometer area is known for its quiet beauty, which includes ridges and peaks, winding paths, waterfalls, streams and ancient temples. (Huangshan or Yellow Mountain may be substituted if weather or road conditions do not permit a visit to Jiuhuashan.) 

  • 5* Victoria Cruise ship
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 5 : Yangzte Cruise
Yangzte Cruise

Wuhan - Evening excursion of Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province. Visit the Hubei Provincial Museum. (Depending on arrival time, an alternate excursion may be substituted to the JiangHan Pedestrian Street, which contains hundreds of establishments, including food shops, retail stores and theatres.) 

  • 5* Victoria Cruise ship
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 6 : Yangtze Cruise
Yangtze Cruise

Sailing through the Yangzte River.

  • 5* Victoria Cruise ship
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 7 : Yangtze Cruise
Yangtze Cruise

Yichang / Xiling Gorge / Three Gorges Dam / Ship Locks - This morning, sail through Gezhou Dam near Yichang. In the afternoon, visit the Three Gorges Dam, the largest in the world. Sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges. Later today, enter the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. 

  • 5* Victoria Cruise ship
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 8 : Yangtze Cruise
Yangtze Cruise

Wu Gorge / Qutang Gorge / Goddess Stream "Small Gorges" - Enter Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty and forestcovered mountains. Then sail through Qutang Gorge, the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic gorge. Take an excursion through the Goddess Stream Small Gorges, which are narrower than the Three Gorges, but very impressive. (Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to the Daning River or Shennong Stream, which have their own attractive gorges.) Additional Shore Excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge. 

  • 5* Victoria Cruise ship
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 9 : Yangtze Cruise
Yangtze Cruise

Fengdu - Take a shore excursion to Fengdu, visiting either the "Ghost City", known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill, or the new relocation village, built for families who have moved as a result of the Yangtze's rising waters brought about by the Three Gorges Dam.

  • 5* Victoria Cruise ship
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 10 : Yangzte Cruise/Chongqing/Guiyang
Yangzte Cruise/Chongqing/Guiyang

Dismark in Chongqing at around 8 am. You will be met and transferred to the airport for your flight to Guiyang. Upon arrival in Guiyang, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for overnight stay. Afternoon visit to Jiaxiu Pavilion - the symbolic building of Guiyang, which enjoys a history of more than 400 years.

  • 4* Ramda Plaza Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 11 : Guiyang/Kaili
Guiyang/Kaili

Today you will take 2.5 hours' car journey to Kaili. Visit Kaili Folk Museum, afternoon visit Gejia people village to see their transitional way of making batik.

  • 4* Heave-sent Dragon Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 12 : Kaili/Rongjiang
Kaili/Rongjiang

In the morning, a short drive from Kaili along the Bala river will take us to Langde Long-skirt Miao village. You will be deeply impressed by its traditional wooden houses. Hike in the village to explore more. Then coach to Datang Short-Skirt Miao village situated at the foot of Leigong Mountain. You will be greeted by its friendly villagers and drink the block way wine before entering the village. In the afternoon, continue our drive via Leigong Mountain to appreciate its mountainous landscape. En route, explore a Shui people village in a deep valley. Some hiking will be arranged to see its gorgeous terraced paddy fields.

  • 3* Dongxiangmi Hotel (local best)
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 13 : Rongjiang/Liping/Zhaoxing
Rongjiang/Liping/Zhaoxing

In the morning, explore Dali Dong village which has not been touched by travelers. Afternoon visit to the Dimen Dong village. Late afternoon arrive Zhaoxing - the largest Dong village in China which boasts 5 drum towers symbolizing 5 different family clans.

  • Zhaoxing Hotel (VIP Building) or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 14 : Zhaoxing/Congjiang/Rongjiang
Zhaoxing/Congjiang/Rongjiang

In the morning, explore Zhaoxing Dong village and climb to the top of a small hill to have a panoramic view of five drum towers. A small stream cut this village into 5 sections. Then coach to Tangan Dong village which is noted as the first ecological museum of Dong people. Afternoon visit Basha Miao village noted for men's hair dresses and women's shinning fabric from egg-white. Hike in this primitive village to experience its daily life with very little signs of modern influence.

  • 3* Dongxiangmi Hotel (local best)
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 15 : Rongjiang/Sandu/Kaili
Rongjiang/Sandu/Kaili

Morning 2.5 hours's car transfer to Sandu enjoy the gorgeous scenery along Duliu river which is the only autonomous county of Shui people in China. Explore a Shui people village and you will be deeply impressed not only by their quiet life and also its gorgeous terraced fields. En route, visit Miao villages. You will find their wooden house in harmony with the nature. Those Miao people who moved to America and Europe are known as Hmong people. Boji will be the first Miao village to explore. We will experience their daily life by visiting the local families. Meanwhile, you can appreciate Miao people's typical architecture- Wooden Stilt house. Then drive to Shiqiao to see its traditional way of making paper from the bark of mulberry tree. Then continue our drive to visit Qingman village. 

  • 4* Heave-sent Dragon Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 16 : Kaili/Guiyang/Kunming
Kaili/Guiyang/Kunming

Today take 2.5 hours car transfer back to Guiyang for your flight to Kunming. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel for two nights stay.

  • 4* Kunming Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast
Day 17 : Kunming
Kunming

Day at leisure.

  • 4* Kunming Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast
Day 18 : Kunming/Baoshan/Liuku
Kunming/Baoshan/Liuku

Morning flight from Kunming to Baoshan (45 min), Baoshan to Liuku by car (160 km, 4 h by car).

  • 4* Liuku Jinmeng Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 19 : Liuku/Gongshan
Liuku/Gongshan

Visit Tiger Leaping Rock, Flying Stone, Stone Moon and Nujiang River along the way. Transfer to the hotel for two nights stay.

  • 3* Gongshan Grand Canyon Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 20 : Gongshan/Bingzhongluo/Gongshan
Gongshan/Bingzhongluo/Gongshan

(Round way 100 km, 2 hour)
Full day tour to the First bend of Nujiang River, Flagstone house of locals, Minorities villages of Nu people, Lisu people and Tibetans, and Zhongding Christian Church.

  • 3* Gongshan Grand Canyon Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 21 : Gongshan/Fugong
Gongshan/Fugong

(120 km, 4 h by car)
Visit Hanging bridge, high wire across Nujiang River.

  • 2* Fugong jingu Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 22 : Fugong/Liuku
Fugong/Liuku

(120km, 3 h by car)  
Full day visit to Laomudeng Christian Church, Zhiziluo discussed city, public bathing place of local minority.

  • 4* Liuku Jinmeng Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 23 : Liuku/Lijiang
Liuku/Lijiang

(8 -9 h by car)  
A gathering place of the Naxi minority, Lijiang Ancient Town is a mountain town of stone and tile, laced with canals and lanes, which has been listed as an UNESCO world monument. Upon arrival, proceed to visit ancient town which is in the form of an official ink stone. Unlike most of the old towns in China, there is no city wall due to a superstitious belief of the local ruler whose family name is Mu (tree), when encircled by walls, would be Kun (besieged). Three nights spend in Lijiang.

  • 4* standard Lijiang Old Town Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 24 : Lijiang
Lijiang

Proceed to Yak Meadow of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Then steeped in the show "Impression Lijiang" performed by 400 locals of 10 ethnic groups and 100 horses in an outdoor theatre against the backdrop of the snow mountain. It was directed by Zhang Yimou, director of the 2008 Olympics Opening & Closing Ceremonies and winner of dozens of world movie prizes. Then visit the Baisha Village with Frescos and the Yuhu Naxi Village with Former Residence of Joseph Rock, the Austro-American botanist and explorer who lived here from 1922 to 1949, introducing innumerable plant species to the West and completing rigorous works on Naxi ethnology.

  • 4* standard Lijiang Old Town Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 25 : Lijiang
Lijiang

Day at leisure.

  • 4* standard Lijiang Old Town Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast
Day 26 : Lijiang/Beijing via Kunming
Lijiang/Beijing via Kunming

Today you will be met and transferred to the airport for your flight to Kunming to catch the flight to Beijing. Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for two nights stay.

  • * Super House International Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast
Day 27 : Beijing
Beijing

Day at leisure.

  • 4* Super House International Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast
Day 28 : Depart Beijing
Depart Beijing

Transfer to the airport for the flight to your next destination.

  • Breakfas
Price Dates
Customized Tour

April - November

Price

Single Supplement

1 traveler

¥59060

$8948

¥0

$0

2-5 traveler

¥33250

$5038

¥12520

$1897

6-9 traveler

¥25530

$3868

¥12520

$1897

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


December to March

Price

Single Supplement

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 in China, incl internal flights from Chongqing to Guiyang, Guiyang to Kunming, Kunming to Baoshan and Lijiang to Beijing via Kunming
2.19 night’s accommodation in hotels with private facilities and 8 nights on 5* Yangtze cruise ship
3. All meals specified in the itinerary B=breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner
4. Comprehensive sightseeing with all entrance fees
5. English speaking guide
6. All airport taxes

  • Comments
Hi, I quite fancy the tour but would start in Beijing instead of Shanghai. Can you give a quote? Also, Yangtze River Cruise I would prefer Yangtze Explorer Cruise, can you price for me. Thank you.

Asked by Richmond Woolmer

China Holidays

Dear Mr Woolmer,

Thanks for your enquiry about the tour. Surely we are pleased to make some slight adjustment to the tour itinerary by starting from Beijing and re-quote the Yangtze Explorer Cruise for you. Please find the details in my email which was sent to you earlier today. As for the Yangtze cruise and most hotel rooms, we can also upgrade them according to your requirements. Please feel free to contact me for any further questions. 

All best regards,

Beijing China Holidays

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