Wu Gorge of Yangtze River

Oriental Express: Xinjiang Tour with Yangtze River Cruise

Suggested Itinerary
Day 1: Urumqi Arrival,Airport pick-up and transfer

Our local Xinjiang tour guide will meet you up at the airport and take you to hotel. The rest of today will be free at your leisure.

 
Day 2: Urumqi to Beitun (By China Oriental Express)

Enjoy breakfast with a cup of coffee at your hotel, and later our car will drive through the city while our local Xinjiang tour guide introduces the history and culture of the city. Visit the famous International Bazaar with countless vendors selling all kinds of Xinjiang specialities.

Free time afterwards till transfer to the train station. Our train will leave for Beitun at 10pm.

 
Day 3: Beitun to Kanas, Kanas Lake Sightseeing
Kanas lake

At 8am, we will arrive in Beitun, a small town by the border. We will change to a coach and take a 6-hour journey to Kanas.
Kanas Lake is known as the paradise land for amazing views especially in autumn. Despit the long and tiring road trip, you will be awed once you see how the colors collide with each other at the background setting of Altai Mountains and pine threes.

 
Day 4: Kanas to Jiadengyu: Fish Pavilion, Baihaba Village and transfer to Jiadengyu

Wake up in a beautiful morning and we will get to Fish Pavilion and take in awesome views of Kanas. Later we will stop by Baihaba Village, where Tuwa people lead their lives peacefully and happily.

 
Day 5: Jiadengyu - Beitun - Urumqi (By China Oriental Express): Agung Getty Prairie, Colorful Beach and land transfer

Painting out a picture of peaceful ranch life, today we will visit Agung Getty Prairie and go to Colorful Beach Scenic Area, which is not really a beach but a jaw-dropping site that flows different colores.
Our coach will drive back to Beitun and board the train. At 10pm, we will leave Beitun for Urumqi.

 
Day 6: Urumqi to Kitai: Land transfer and Jean Burak Scenic Area

Laying at the southwest point of Junggar basin, Kitai County used to be an important trade spot during history. After we arrive in Urumqi at 8am, we will drive for 3 hours to Kitai. Check in and have lunch before the tour.

Later, we will visit Jean Burak Scenic Area by golf cart. Here you can see herdsmen watching over their flocks and local people come camping on the mountain side.

 
Day 7: Kitai to Urumqi: Jimsar Beiting Museum, Multicolored Bay and land transfer

Driving to the small town of Jimsar, and we will visit its museum, which displays some important historic relics of the Tang Dynasty. The next site is Multicolored Bay, which is actually a complex of colorful and wired-shaped wind-eroded rocks. After the tour, we will be back to Urumqi.

 
Day 8: Urumqi to Chongqing by Flight; People Square, People's Hall and Hongya Cave

After breakfast, we will fly to Chongqing. Check in your luxury hotel upon arrival.
For the rest of today we will visit People Square and People's Hall. Later, tour the bustling yet interesting Hongya Cave, which is noted for gorgeous night view of the city.

 
Day 9: Yangtze River Cruise; Dazu Grottoes and transfer to the pier
dazu grottoes

This morning, we will visit a wonderful site, Dauz Grottoes. Here you will learn about the ancient Buddhism religion and Chinese' concepts of hell and afterlives.
Board on your cruise and enjoy the night.

 
Day 10: Yangtze River Cruise and land transfer to visit Shibaozhai

Shibaozhai is like a large Bonsai on the riverbank of Yangtze River. Featuring with traditional pagoda and natural landscape, it would make quite a nice excurison for today.

Be back to the cruise and the crew will present a nice dinner with music and dance.

 
Day 11: Yangtze River Cruise and visit to Shennong Stream, Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge
qutang gorge

Today we will navigate along Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Later, take a small boat in Shennong Stream. Be back on the cruise and let the fantastic journey go on.

 
Day 12: Yangtze River Cruise, Three Gorges Dam, Jingzhou Museum and transfer to Wuhan

Watch sunrise on the deck and later we will arrive in Yichang. Drive up and visit the world-famous Three Gorges Dam. Later, we will drive to Jingzhou, a city with rich history. Here, we will visit Jingzhou Museum.
Before the end of today, we will reach Wuhan, a large city with plenty to offer. Check in upon arrival.

 
Day 13: Wuhan: Yellow Crane Tower, Guiyuan Temple and East Lake
yellow crane tower wuhan

Asides from its fast-moving pace and bustling morning street vendors, Wuhan attracts people with its history and cultures. Today we will visit Yellow Crane Tower and Guiyuan Temple. A relaxing boat trip in East Lake will put a perfect ending to our tour.

 
Day 14: Wuhan Departure (International Flight not Included)

Free time in Wuhan and transfer to the airport on your own means. You can take a cab or bus to the airport or contact us for transfer service.

 
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