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9 Days Yangtse River Cruise plus Zhangjiajie & Beijing Tour

9 Days Yangtse River Cruise plus Zhangjiajie & Beijing Tour

Chengdu - Chongqing - Yichang - Beijing
Duration: 9 Days Departure: All year around
Highlights:
Chengdu Panda Base, Marquis Wu Shrine, Jinli Street, Wenshu Monastery, Erling Park, Chao Tian Men Dock, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Huangshi Village, Golden Whip Stream, Hutong, Family visit, Jiaozi Learning, Forbidden City and Tian’anmen Square, Mutianyu Great Wall
Over this nine days tour, you can see lovely giant pandas, cruise over picturesque Yangtse Rive Gorges, visit stunning Zhangjiajie National Park and amazing Great Wall. It will be quite a relaxing and pleasant China journey with some other culture experience.
DAY BY DAY
D1 - D2: Chengdu
D3 - D5: Yangtse Cruise
D6: Zhangjiajie
D7: Zhangjiajie
D8 - D9: Beijing
$ per person

Day 1: Chengdu Arrival

Schedule today: When you arrive at Chengdu, your guide and driver will meet you at airport and transfer you to your hotel. Have a nice rest

Day 2: Chengdu

Highlight: Chengdu Panda Base, Marquis Wu Shrine, Jinli Street

Schedule today: Your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby, you will first to visit Chengdu Panda Base, where you can get close to see the pandas and photograph them. After visiting, transfer to have lunch. In the afternoon, you will go to visit Marquis Wu Shrine which is dedicated to Zhuge Liang who was the Prime Minister of the Shu Kingdom during the Three Kingdoms era in Chinese history. Shu Kingdom territory almost was the same like today’s Sichuan province. Afterwards, you will go to visit Jinli Ancient Street, which is sitting beside Marquis Wu Shrine, is one of the most famous streets to experience the traditional architecture of Sichuan.

Chengdu Panda Base Marquis Wu Shrine
Chengdu Panda Base Marquis Wu Shrine

Day 3: Chengdu - Chongqing

Highlights: Wenshu Monastery, Erling Park, Chao Tian Men Dock

Schedule today: In the morning, visit Wenshu Monastery in downtown Chengdu. Built in the Sui Dynasty around 1400 years ago, it is the best - preserved temple in Chengdu. The culture relics such as the Buddha statutes are the highlights of the temple, as well as exquisite garden and solemn halls. Then your guide and driver will transfer you to train station, take train to Chongqing. When you arrive, your guide and driver in Chongqing will pick you up at train station. Go to visit Erling Park. It is the earliest private garden in Chongqing. Then transfer to Chao Tian Men Dock.

18:00 - 20:30 Embarkation at Chao Tian Men Dock #5
21:00 Set sail from Chongqing
21:15 Safety briefing
Wenshu Monastery Erling Park
Wenshu Monastery Erling Park

Day 4: Chengdu - Chongqing - Yangtse Cruise

Schedule today:

06:30 - 8:30 Morning Coffee and Breakfast (Buffet). Practice Tai Chi
08:00 - 11:00 Additional Shore Excursion - Fengdu, the city of Ghost
09:30 - 11:30 Cultural Activities. Sailing through Qutang Gorge around 10:45
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch (Buffet)
15:15 - 18:15 Shore excursion - - - Goddess Stream
19:00 - 21:45 Captain’s Farewell Banquet, Crew cabaret
Fengdu Ghost City Qutang Gorge
Fengdu Ghost City Qutang Gorge

Day 5: Yichang  - Wudang Mountain

Schedule today:

Your guide and driver will pick you up and send you to Zhangjiajie by car. (About 5 hrs)

Three Gorges Dam Yangtze Cruise
Three Gorges Dam Yangtze Cruise

Day 6: Zhangjiajie 

Highlights: Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Huangshi Village, Golden Whip Stream

Schedule Today: In the morning, go to visit Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. It has the world largest and highest glass bridge. It has 380 meters long and 300 meters high. Standing on the glass bridge, you can see the whole view of this canyon. Then go to visit Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. It is the first forest national park in China. Take the cable car to Huangshi Village. It’s said that Huangshi Village is the most beautiful place in Zhangjiajie. Then go to visit Golden Ship Stream, the most beautiful valley in Zhangjiajie.

Zhangjiajie National Park Zhangjiajie National Park
Zhangjiajie National Park Zhangjiajie National Park

Day 7: Zhangjiajie - Beijing (by flight)

Highlights: Hutong, Family visit, Jiaozi Learning

Schedule today: In the morning, you will be transferred to airport and fly to Beijing. When you arrive, your guide and driver will meet you at airport and transfer to visit Hutong, which is regarded as the real Cultural of Beijing together with Siheyuan (courtyards). After visit, transfer to a local family to learn to make Jiaozi (dunpling) for your dinner.

Hutong Jiaozi Learning
Hutong Jiaozi Learning

Day 8: Beijing

Highlights: Forbidden City and Tian’anmen Square, Mutianyu Great Wall

Schedule today: In the morning, your guide and driver will to visit Tiananmen Square, which is the largest public square of this kind in the world. Then go to visit Forbidden City. Served as the Chinese imperial palace from the mid - Ming Dynasty to the end of Qing Dynasty, it is one of the largest and best - preserved wooden structures building complex in the world. After lunch, go to visit Mutianyu Great Wall. It is called the most beautiful section of Great Wall in Beijing, less crowded than Badaling Great Wall. After visit, transfer back to your hotel.

Forbidden City Mutianyu Great Wall
Forbidden City Mutianyu Great Wall

Day 9: Beijing Departure

Schedule today: In the morning, your guide and driver will transfer you from your hotel to train station or airport and your trip end up with sweet memories.

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