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Guilin and Yangtze Tour

cht-yz-03: 7-Day Guilin, Chongqing, Yangtze and Yichang Tour
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Guilin, renowned for its beauty and the famous Li River icon scenes cannot be missed. The Yangtze is known as the cradle of Chinese culture and in many ways is the life blood of China.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Guilin

On your arrival in Guilin your guide and driver will meet you and transfer you to the hotel, so you can relax.

Day 2Guilin and Li River Cruise to Yangshuo

Enjoy the serene Li River Cruise to Yangshuo, as you pass through some stunning scenery.

Day 3Guilin to Chongqing

The famous sites in Guilin are explored this morning: Reed Flute Cave, Folded Brocade Hill, and Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin. If you want to rest and not climb all the hills, just mention it to your guide.

Lunch in a traditional northern style restaurant is guaranteed to awake your taste buds.

In the evening our guide and driver will take you to the airport and help you board to your flight to Chongqing.

Day 4Pandas and Ciqikou Old Town

The day starts with a visit to the Goose Neck Park, and the nearby Chongqing Zoo and its Panda Room. In the mornings, many local people practice Tai chi at the zoo. Lunch is a treat, local Chinese food with a Chongqing twist.

Before boarding the cruise ship, visit the Ciqikou Old Town, partly restored, but with old wooden houses and narrow streets. Your ship departs Chongqing at 9:00pm.

Day 5Yangtze Cruise

Enjoy the scenery and river banks passing by in leisure. In the afternoon take a short visit to Shibaozhai, a magnificent red pavilion, offering spectacular views of the area. An optional tour to Fengdu Ghost City awaits those who are interested in matters of the mystic.

A welcoming banquet and party ends the day, while you glide along the glistening river.

Day 6 Shannong Stream

Two of the three gorges, Qutang and Wu Gorge, are passed through this morning via the vast ship locks, be ready with the camera. The afternoon in dedicated to Shennong Stream, a side gorge with rushing waterfalls, and an ancient plank path leading to some suspended coffins in the cliff face. You also have the option of visiting the White Emperor City.

In the evening the crew of the ship entertains you with their performances.

Day 7Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam is the highlight of the day, and a visit to the top of the dam offers great photo opportunities. After arrival to Yichang, you will be taken to the airport for transfer flight to Shanghai.