Tour Itinerary of Chengdu with Yangtze River Trip

6-Day Chengdu, Chongqing, Yichang and Yangtze Tour (CHT-YZ-10)

Chengdu - Gateway to the Yangtze River. The Yangtze River is cradle of Chinese culture. This trip combines Chengdu best sights with the unforgettable Yangtze River cruise.

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Day 1

Place & Transport: Arrive in Chengdu, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Airport Transfer (Chengdu)

Accommodations: Minshan Lhasa Grand Hotel (Economy) 

Day 2

Place & Transport: Chengdu
Today's Activities: Half Day Tour to Panda Breeding Reserve, Half Day Tour to Sanxingdui Ruins
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Long Chao Shou Snack

--Half Day Tour to Panda Breeding Reserve: Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base which covers an area of 600 acres. The grounds of the Panda base have a lush natural environment with bamboo growing luxuriantly. It may be possible to take a photo with a panda. A substantial extra fee is applicable and is not always possible.

Be transferred to your hotel after the tour. Note: you may need to consult with your guide about the interaction programs before you visit the pandas, so that your guide can make a reservation. Lunch is not included.

Those seeking additional interaction with the panda may consider the Panda Keeper Program which requires booking in advance.
--Half Day Tour to Sanxingdui Ruins: You will be picked up from your hotel by your guide who will accompany you on your one day tour. And then, transfer to Sanxingdui ruins, a ruined city with a history of over 3000 years. Thousands of pieces of invaluable relics such as bronze ware, jade ware, gold ware, pottery, and bone ware unearthed respectively. After the tour, our driver will take you back to Chengdu and return to your hotel.
- Long Chao Shou Snack: It is a time-honored snack bar with different kinds of snack. Ordering a package of snack it gives you a chance of tasting all the delicious food in Chengdu. The decoration is extravagant, but is also appearing traditional style of Chengdu.

Accommodations: Minshan Lhasa Grand Hotel (Economy) 

Day 3

Place & Transport: Chengdu to Chongqing to Yichang, Train No. D5104 (Chengdu Railway Station - Chongqing North Railway Station) Dep 09:00 - Arr 11:16
Today's Activities: Hotel to Train station Transfer (Chengdu), Train station Transfer (Chongqing), Chongqing People's Congress Hall, Ciqikou Old Town, Three Gorges Museum, Cruise pier Transfer (Chongqing)
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Yunyuan restaurant

- Chongqing People's Congress Hall (1 hour): Located in the Xuewen Wan, Renmin Road, Chongqing People's Congress Hall is a giant traditional building with a large square. Early morning is the best time to visit it when you will be able to watch the local people doing their morning exercises like dancing, walking, practicing tai chi or playing games on the square.
- Ciqikou Old Town (1.5 hours): This lively old area has been partly restored, and remains an authentic and busy community. The old wooden houses and narrow streets furthest from the river are mostly unimproved, closer to the river there are craft and souvenir shops, teahouses and music, and lots of local food and snacks. The locals certainly love their food – this is a good chance to try some.
- Three Gorges Museum (2 hours): The best exhibits are those on the history of the Yangtze and, of course, the Dam. It also houses some excellent stone and terracotta sculptures, art and interesting artifacts, items from the war years, and temporary exhibitions. The museum faces the impressive People's Hall, built to resemble the Temple of Heaven, across a lively square, itself a hub of activity.
- Yunyuan restaurant: Yunyuan restaurant serves Sichuang food and is famous for its hot pot.

Day 4

Place & Transport: Yangtze
Today's Activities: Welcoming Banquet, Dancing Party, Shore excursion to Shibaozhai(14;00-16;00).Optinal tour to Fengdu Ghost City(RMB260 per person).
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

--Shibaozhai, literally means Stone Treasure Fortress, Located in Zhong County, it was first built in Qing Dynasty in 1750. Shibaozhai is one historic site that will look much different in 2009. The wooden architecture stands on the riverside. It is built by catch upon a rectangular rock with sheer cliffs with a height of 56 meters and 12 stories. And every floor of the wooden structure contains interesting artifacts. Each of the 12 floors of Shibaozhai is dedicated to a famous general of the Three Kingdoms period (220-265AD), a local scholar or a renowned Chinese poet.

Day 5

Place & Transport: Yangtze
Today's Activities: Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Shennong Stream(1:30pm-5:30pm), Crew's Performance

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

--Passes through the 1st gorge--Qutang Gorge.
Passes through the 2cd gorge---Wu Gorge.
Shore excursion to Shennong Stream(1:30pm-5:30pm). You have the option of visiting White Emperor City(RMB260 per person).
Crew's Performance.
Sails through the 5-steps Ship locks.
Shennong Stream is another tributary of the Yangtze River, and its fast-flowing, crystal clear water runs southwards through deep gorges. The stream races past large and small karst caves, flocks of swallows, sheer cliffs, deep gorges, waterfalls, three-colored springs, rapids, the ancient plank path, a suspended coffin in the cliff, groups of ancient tombs and marvelous karst formations

Day 6

Place & Transport: Yangtze to Yichang to Departure City, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Cruise pier Transfer (Yichang), Airport Transfer (Yichang), Three Gorges Dam Site
Meals: Breakfast

--Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site. Arrive in Yichang at 1:00pm.
Three Gorges Dam, the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man and it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994. The body of the dam was completed in 2003, and the whole construction has been completed in 2009. It will be 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom.The tourists can get access to the top of the dam and enjoy different kinds of photo opportunities.

Price Per Person and Shown in US Dollars -Top-
Nov.1 - Mar. 31 Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 Person $1,499 $1,299 $1,299 -
2-5 Persons $1,019 $919 $899 $184/ $92/ $78
6-9 Persons $899 $799 $749 $184/ $92/ $78
Apr.1 - Oct.31 Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 Person $1,659 $1,349 $1,299 -
2-5 Persons $1,139 $939 $899 $223/ $112/ $86
6-9 Persons $1,009 $809 $759 $223/ $112/ $86
  1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
  2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
  3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.
  4. * Single Room Supplement prices are shown: Superior/Deluxe/Economy

Excellent Local Guide

Excellent Local Guides

We selected the most experienced tour guides in each city. They are all very professional and flexible during the tour with oustanding knowledge of all the sites and history.

Our Luxury Car for  Families

Our Luxury Car for Families

We use the modern air-conditioned luxury cars for families or 2-3 persons. The comfort and safety of our customers is of utmost importance, so we ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are well-maintained and always very clean.

Comfortable People Carrier for Small Groups

Comfortable People Carrier for Small Groups

We use only air-conditioned small buses for small groups of 4-7 persons. Our drivers are very nice and careful with over 5-year drive experience.

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Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Inclusions:

  • Entrance Fees:
    To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals:
    All meals as specified in the itinerary.
    If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts is supplied, however there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
  • Private Transfers:
    Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Chengdu, Chongqing, Yichang, Yangtze by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above).
    Your comfort is our priority! Click here to get a description of the vehicles that we use for our tours.
  • Guide:
    As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Hotels:
    Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.
    All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
  • Yangtze River Cruises:
    The price quoted for a Yangtze River Cruise includes all meals onboard, and all land excursions including the smaller cruise fee to Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream. (Optional land excursions are available for a few ships which will be specially noted.) The price does not include any incidental charges, including room service, mini bar, laundry, and drinks and bar charges, tipping, etc.
    The Pre-boarding Fee includes overnight accommodations on the ship the night before departure and breakfast in the morning.
  • Transportation:
    Chengdu To ChongQing North Transfer via: Train, D5104 (Our arrangements)

  • Service Charge & Government Taxes:
  • Insurance
    The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    Click here to learn more about the insurance coverage and the sum insured.
  • Luggage Transfers:
    Between airports/railway stations/cruise piers and hotels.
  • Arrangements:
    The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclusions:

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    USA-CHINA/CHINA-USA: China Highlights has negotiated special discount fares (restrictions apply) for selected flights operated by Air China from major US and China gateways. We are able to offer these special deals to confirmed customers. Discount US to China Flights
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
    Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carryon baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm. More
  • Personal Expenses:
    Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Meals:
    Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement:
    Important note for those who choose to pay a single room supplement fee: The fee only covers hotel single room supplements; it does NOT include use of a single cabin on the Yangtze River Cruise. Standard Yangtze River Cruise prices per person are based on 2 people sharing 1 cabin unless otherwise specified. If you would like to request a single cabin on the Yangtze River ship, please contact us to check cost and availability.
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