Yangtze Cruise and Jiuzhaigou Fairyland
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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)
This Trip is Recommended for:
Day 1 - Shanghai
Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day 2 - Shanghai
Full day city tour featuring the Bund, Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum. (B, L, D)
Enjoy Acrobatic Show in the evening.
Day 3 - Shanghai
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.
Fly to Yichang.
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
Excursion to visit the New Dam construction site. (B, L, SD)
Day 6 - At Sea
Today, take an excursion to the Shennong Steam by Sampan boats. (B, L, D)
Day 7 - At Sea
Off-shore visit to Shibaozhai, a typical riverside village. (B, L, SD)
Day 8 - Chongqing
Chongqing - Jiuzhaigou.
Disembark in Chongqing and then fly to Jiuzhaigou.
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.
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
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.
Today, continue exploring the fantasy land of Jiuzhaigou.
In the morning you enter into Jiuzhaigou by visiting the Long Lake and others not previously seen.
In the afternoon leave Jiuzhaigou and fly to Xian. (B, L, D)
Day 11 - Xian
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.
Today, you fly to Beijing.
Visit the Summer Palace before checking in at the hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 13 - Beijing
Enjoy a full day tour including the Temple of Heaven, Tian Anmen Square and the Forbidden City. (B, L, D)
Day 14 - Beijing
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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