8 days Superb China River Cruise Tour
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from $ 2000 to $ 4000
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China is a land of ferocious contrasts. If you are a nature lover, the amazing landscape and country scenery in Guilin, will never disappoint you. Hong Kong is one of the most energetic cities in the world. Hong Kong is abustle and beautiful, also glitzy and glamorous. You will visit many places including Fengdu Ghost City, Shennong Stream, Three Gorges, Yangshuo County, Fubo Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Yangtze River cruise from Chongqing to Wuhan, Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo and much more beautiful places in China.
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Day 1 - Chongqing
International flight on your own arrangement.
Upon your arrival at Chongqing, the largest city in Southwest China, our local guide will meet you and escort you to board the ship. Pre-boarding Regal China Cruise. Accommodations: On the Cruise
Day 2 - China
River or Barge Cruise
Departs Chongqing at 08:00AM. Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City.
Fengdu Ghost City: constructed on the Mingshan Hill by the river bank, it is so called because of the legend which goes that about 1,700 years ago, two officials, Yin and Wang (the combination of their surnames means "Ghost King ") became Taoists here and eventually Immortals. Now with fantastic temples of underworld demons and gods, it shows the Chinese ghost culture and is a place for punishing the devil and awarding the good. Accommodations: On the Cruise, Meals: B,L,D
Day 3 - Yichang
River or Barge Cruise
Shore excursion to Shennong Stream by smaller vessels(11:30-15:00).
Shennong Stream: a small tributary of the Yangtze River is 60 kilometers long and is famous for its picturesque scenery. Shennong Stream is beautiful and ancient. When you take a sampan drifting along it, which is not without risk yet exhilarating and a challenge to battle with the nature. You will be attracted and surprised by its crystal clear steam flowing swiftly from north to south through deep gorges, steep ridges and peaks, thick vegetation and wild flowers, flying birds and a plank road built along a cliff and ancient hanging coffins. Sweet love songs will be presented to you by the local ethnic people. Accommodations: On the Cruise, Meals: B,L,D
Day 4 - Yichang
Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam site.
Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam site(08:00-10:30).
Three Gorges: spanning the Yangtze at Sandouping, Yichang, Hubei province, China. Construction began in 1994, and the 'Three Gorges Dam' is now the largest hydroelectric dam in the world. The Dam will be 2,335 meters long, 18 meters wide, and its bottom will be 130 meters wide after completion in 2009. When completed, the water level will rise to 135 meters above sea level. The reservoir began filling on June 1, 2003, and it will occupy the present position of the scenic Three Gorges area, between the cities of Yichang, Hubei, and Fuling, Chongqing Municipality. Accommodations: On the Cruise, Meals: B,L,D
Day 5 - Wuhan
Disembark the ship in Wuhan at 11:30AM. Be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 6 - Guilin
Flight to Wuhan/Guilin.
Free at leisure in the morning. Take flight to Guilin. China domestic flight arranged by us.
Upon your arrival at Guilin, the most scenic city in China, our local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure. Accommodations: Guilin Park Hotel, Meals: B
Day 7 - Guilin
River or Barge Cruise
After breakfast, drive to Zhujiang Pier (about 40-minute drive) to start the boat cruise along the tranquil Li River, the highlight of your sightseeing tour in Guilin, until you get to Yangshuo County. After checking in the hotel in Yangshuo, free time in the afternoon for you to explore this beautiful county.
Li River Cruise: Along the river, you will be inspired by the breathtaking views of peaks and pinnacles, crystal-clear water and reflections in the water together with the serene pastoral views of rice paddies and water buffaloes.You will certainly feel like you are walking into a traditional Chinese painting by cruising on this wonderful river.
Yangshuo County: founded in 590 AD, Yangshuo County has been booming because of tourism. With so many beautifully shaped mountains surrounding this county, it is described as "the world of green lotus and jade bamboo shoots". Accommodations: New Century Hotel, Meals: B,L
Day 8 - Hong Kong (SAR)
Today, drive back to Guilin (1.5-hour drive) and have a city tour of the Elephant Trunk Hill, the Fubo Hill and the Reed Flute Cave.
Fubo Hill: where you can see lots of Buddha statues left about 1000 years ago in the Returned Pearl Cave and have a birds' eye view of the whole city after climbing up to the very top.
Reed Flute Cave: 5 kilometers away from the city center, famed as "A Natural Palace of Art", in which you can see lots of stalactites & stalagmites illuminated by the lights of different colors. You will also learn how they were formed.
Elephant Trunk Hill : the symbol of Guilin, which resembles a giant elephant drinking water from the Li River.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to HK.
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