Tibet Lama

Memories of China with Yangtze Cruise & Tibet

Suggested Itinerary
Day 1: Beijing Arrival

After arrival at Beijing airport, your will be met by your guide who will help you check-in at your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore near you hotel.

Day 2: Beijing:Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Square and Summer Palace
the summer palace

The Forbidden City and Summer Palace offer an insight into China's history while the Tian'anmen Square is a live show for today's Beijing. You will begin to see Beijing’s character together with our knowledgeable Beijing tour guide.

Day 3: Beijing: Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall and Temple of Heaven
mutianyu section of great wall beijing

First thing we visit a wonder of the world - the Great Wall. We will visit the Mutianyu Section, which has a round way cable car.

Later, visit the Temple of Heaven. The Temple of Heaven used to be a worship place for the kings to pray for harvests.

Day 4: Beijing Flight to Xi'an
hutongs in beijing

A Hutong tour is a good way to get to see local life. Tour the Hutong in Xicheng District by rickshaw and have a Chinese calligraphy lesson, which offers a unique experience of Chinese traditional culture and is today's special activity.
After lunch, you will fly to Xi’an. Check in upon arrival. Free time to explore the ancient capital.

Day 5: Xi’an: Terracotta Warriors & Horses and Big Wild Goose Pagoda
big wild goose pagoda in xian

The impressive Terracotta Warriors & Horses shows Qin Emperor's ambition for immortality. In the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, you can see people worshiping the Buddha made of clay and gold.

Day 6: Xi'an: Shaanxi History Museum and Ancient City Wall
xian steles forest museum

Enjoy a Tai Chi experience on the ancient City Wall. Every morning, local people will go cycling, doing exercise or strolling on the City Wall, which is an interesting sight.
Later, learn some Chinese history at the Shaanxi History Museum and Forest of Stele Museum will impress you with excellent art works.

Day 7: Xi'an Flight to Lhasa

Today you fly to Lhasa, and take some time to acclimatize to the altitude.

Day 8: Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street
Potala Palace

Enjoy a classic Lhasa tour visiting the Potala Palace, which is a symbol of peace and a great masterpiece of Tibetan architecture.
Later, step into the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet and the holiest destination for all Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims. Barkhor Street offers you a glance at daily life of the locals.

Day 9: Lhasa: Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka and Sera Monastery
sera monastery in tibet

Continue your Lhasa tour with the Sera Monastery, comprising a great sutra chanting hall, a college and 32 sections.
After lunch, you will visit Norbulingka, Tibet’s Summer Palace, and it means “Jeweled Park” in Tibetan language. The last Lhasa tour attraction for today is the famous Drepung Monastery, surrounded by the dark faces of mountains, its grand white buildings stand out shining in the sunlight.

Day 10: Lhasa Flight to Chongqing

Leave Lhasa in your memory and fly to Chongqing. Check in upon arrival. Chongqing is a charming city, today you will have some free time exploring it.

Day 11: Chongqing Tour and Board Yangtze River Cruise
giant panda chongqing zoo

In the Panda Room of Chongqing Zoo, you will have a chance to get close to the giant pandas. These cute little friends have become a symbol of China. Then visit Ciqikou Old Town and Three Gorges Museum before boarding Yangtze River Cruise.

Day 12: Yangtze River Cruise

Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and China’s pride. A Yangtze River Cruise will take you through the three gorges and to the Three Gorges Dam in Yichang City, giving you the opportunity to see some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable.

Day 13: Yangtze River Cruise: Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Shennong Stream on shore excursions
qutang gorge

Qutang Gorge is the spectacular first of the Three Gorges on the Yangtze River.Wu Gorge is the second of the Three Gorges, through which the Yangtze River flows. Shennong Stream is another tributary of the Yangtze River, and its fast-flowing, crystal clear water runs southwards through deep gorges. Return to the cruise after the visit.

Day 14: Yichang Flight to Shanghai

Visit the Three Gorges Dam when the cruise arrives in Yichang. The Three Gorges Dam Project was completed in 2009. Situated at Sandouping Town of Yichang City, Hubei Province, the Three Gorges Dam is the largest hydropower station in the world with an annual energy output of 84.7 billion kilowatt-hours.
Have lunch and then fly to Shanghai. Have some free time after checking in.

Day 15: Shanghai: Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund and Yuyuan Garden
yuyuan garden in shanghai

Explore Shanghai by visiting The Bund, one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai. Charm of old Shanghai will be seen in the Yuyuan Garden, which was built in the Ming Dynasty.
After lunch, visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Afterwards, take a short visit to the Shanghai old alleys.

Day 16: Shanghai Departure

Your tour guide, driver and car will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your departure flight. The tour guide will accompany you till the point of security check and wave goodbye.

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