Yangtze Cruise and Jiuzhaigou Fairyland

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Yangtze Cruise and Jiuzhaigou Fairyland

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Length of trip:

15 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 2599 to $ 2949

Best travel dates to go:

Jun 18, 2008 to Jul 02, 2008; Jul 10, 2008 to Jul 24, 2008; Oct 15, 2008 to Oct 29, 2008; Sep 17, 2008 to Oct 01, 2008; Jul 02, 2008 to Jul 16, 2008; Oct 08, 2008 to Oct 22, 2008; Sep 10, 2008 to Sep 24, 2008; Nov 05, 2008 to Nov 19, 2008; Oct 22, 2008 to Nov 29, 2008;


Detailed Description of this trip:

During this Regional Escorted 15 Days Yangtze Cruise and Jiuzhaigou Fairyland Tour, you will enjoy sightseeing and many activities in Yangtze River Cruise & Jiuzhaigou Fairyland, Shanghai, Xian and Beijing. The tour includes: 14 nights hotel with buffet breakfast at hotels: - 3 nights at Shanghai Galaxy Hotel or similar ( 4 star) - 4 nights on MV Splendid China (5 Star Boat) of CITS Presidential Cruises - 2 nights at Jiuzaigou Seraton Hotel or similar (5 star) - 2 nights at Xian King Dynasty Hotel (superior) or similar hotels (4 star) - 3 nights at Beijing Grand Chang An Hotel, Plaza Royal, Oriental Bay International (all 5 star)


Trip Properties:


Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Shanghai

    Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be transferred to the hotel.

  • Day 2 - Shanghai

    Sightseeing

    Full day city tour featuring the Bund, Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum. (B, L, D)

    Performing Arts

    Enjoy Acrobatic Show in the evening.

  • Day 3 - Shanghai

    Sightseeing

    Morning excursion to Zhujiajiao, a river-town near Shanghai, then continue with a stop at the Oriental Pearl TV Tower for a bird’s eye view of Shanghai, the Jade Buddha Temple and a Carpet Factory. (B, L, D)

  • Day 4 - Yichang

    Shanghai - Yichang.
    Commercial Flight

    Fly to Yichang.

    Sightseeing

    Visit the Wild Fish Protection basement if time permits. (B, L, D)

    River or Barge Cruise

    Embark the MV Splendid China.

  • Day 5 - At Sea

    Sightseeing

    Excursion to visit the New Dam construction site. (B, L, SD)

  • Day 6 - At Sea

    Shennong Stream.
    Sightseeing

    Today, take an excursion to the Shennong Steam by Sampan boats. (B, L, D)

  • Day 7 - At Sea

    Shibaozhai.
    Sightseeing

    Off-shore visit to Shibaozhai, a typical riverside village. (B, L, SD)

  • Day 8 - Chongqing

    Chongqing - Jiuzhaigou.
    Commercial Flight

    Disembark in Chongqing and then fly to Jiuzhaigou.

    Sightseeing

    Jiuzhai Airport is at an elevation of 3400 meters above sea level, the 3rd highest elevation airport in the world. It is specially built up for visiting the Fairyland Jiuzhaigou (Nine Tibetan Villages Valley) and Huanglong Scenic Area. The airport is located between Jiazhaigou & Huanglong (Yellow Dragon), 32 km (20 miles) northwest forward to Jiuzhaigou and 74 km (46 miles) southeast forward to Huanglong.

    Sightseeing

    Upon arrival at the airport, first drive to explore the beauty of Huanglong for the remainder of the day with lunch.

    Food and Dining

    Dinner will be served at the hotel. (B, L, SD)

  • Day 9 - China

    Jiuzhaigou.
    Sightseeing

    Explore the fantasy of Jiuzhaigou for the whole day. In the morning, take the bus 18 KM deep into Jiuzaigou (Nine Tibet Villages Valleys) including a visit to the Panda Lake, Mirror Lake, Tiger Lake, Five Flower Lake, Rhinoceros Lake, Peacock River & Lake, Nourilang Waterfall, Shuzheng Waterfall, Pearl Shoal Waterfall. (B, L, D)

  • Day 10 - Xian

    Jiuzhaigou - Xian.
    Sightseeing

    Today, continue exploring the fantasy land of Jiuzhaigou.

    Sightseeing

    In the morning you enter into Jiuzhaigou by visiting the Long Lake and others not previously seen.

    Commercial Flight

    In the afternoon leave Jiuzhaigou and fly to Xian. (B, L, D)

  • Day 11 - Xian

    Museums

    The day is spent at the Terra-cotta Museum, Ancient Huaqing Hot Spring Palace, Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

    Food and Dining

    Dumpling Dinner & Tang Dynasty Show. (B, L, SD)

  • Day 12 - Beijing

    Xian - Beijing.
    Commercial Flight

    Today, you fly to Beijing.

    Sightseeing

    Visit the Summer Palace before checking in at the hotel. (B, L, D)

  • Day 13 - Beijing

    Sightseeing

    Enjoy a full day tour including the Temple of Heaven, Tian Anmen Square and the Forbidden City. (B, L, D)

  • Day 14 - Beijing

    Sightseeing

    Today's activities include an excursion to the Great Wall and the of Ming Tombs with Sacred Way.

    Food and Dining

    Tonight, enjoy a Peking Duck Farewell Dinner with Cultural Show. (B, L, SD)

  • Day 15 - Beijing

    Beijing - USA.

    Departure transfer to airport for homeward flight. . (B)

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