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Sichuan Yunnan Guangxi Yangtze Cruise Tour - 14 Days

Destination: Chengdu,Lijiang,ShangriLa,Kunming,Guilin,Yangshuo,Chongqing,Yangtze Cruise,Yichang.
Duration: Fourteen Day
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Transportation: Vehicle
Best Travel Time:All Year
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Southwest China owns the most charming landscapes and colorful ethnic culture, where you can not enjoy the great beauty of the nature, but also discover how human live hamoniously with the nature.Extended to the Panda's hometown - Chengdu you will spend some happy hours with the cute panda bears. Also a luxury Yangtze River cruise will make your journey more relaxing.
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Day 1 Chengdu Arrival
Welcome to Chengdu, the hometown of the Giant Panda. Your local guide will meet you at the airport and then escort you to your hotel in a private vehicle. The rest of today is yours to enjoy the leisurely life pace of this city on your own.

 

Day 2 Chengdu (B, L)
After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Today, you'll first visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, where you can explore the daily life of the cute pandas, and get close to the lovely creatures. (Option: You could talk to our guide about option of booking to hold a baby panda for once in a lifetime experience. It needs about 2000 RMB which will be the donation fee, helping to save the endangered giant pandas.)

After lunch, followed a trip to Wenshu Temple. Built in Sui Dynasty (605-617BC), it is the largest and best-preserved Buddhist temple in Chengdu. Enjoy the tranquility of Buddhist monks chanting inside the temple or just walk around the well-manicured grounds. 

Then, head to Renmin Park to sip a cup of traditional Chinese tea and absorb the special atmosphere of Chengdu. Enjoy hot pot for dinner to taste the very local Sichuan flavor.

Your last activity for today is the Jinli Old Street where you will experience Chengdu local culture, taste some featured snacks and get yourself some handcrafts.

 

Day 3 Chengdu - Lijiang (B)
After breakfast, your guide will escort you to the airport to take flight to Lijiang. Upon arrival at the Lijiang airport, your local tour guide and driver will be waiting at the arrival hall and transfer you to the hotel.

After a short rest, you'll start your memorable Lijiang tour from Lijiang Ancient Town. Enjoy a panoramic view of this fascinating old city from Wanggu Tower, the landmark building of Lijiang. This pure wood building was built at 33 meters tall on the top of Lion Hill where you could also overlook Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the distance. Then, followed a trip to Mu's Residence - the ¡°Forbidden City¡± of Lijiang to appreciate Naxi people's brilliant culture and fine arts.

 

Day 4 Lijiang (B, L)
Today, your guide and driver will escort you Yuhu Village which is located in the south of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. When walk around this authentic Naxi Village, you'll see unique stone house, naxi ladies dressing in traditional clothes, a wooden fish is hunging in the middle of the roof, the kids playing¡­Then you get to the Former Residence of Joseph Rock, who is an Austrian-American Botanist came in Lijiang and stayed in Yuhu Village for 27 years.

After that, visit the ancient Baisha Mural Paintings at Baisha Village. Painted over 1000 years ago, the murals combine the cultures of Han, Tibetan and Naxi people displaying the life stories of the Tibet Buddhism, Confucian and Taoism. Then, followed a trip to Shuhe Ancient Town - a component of Lijiang Old Town listed as UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

Later, head for Black Dragon Pool Park and the Naxi Dongba Culture Museum where you can learn Naxi pictograph character and explore the rich Naxi minority culture in the museum.

 

Day 5 Lijiang - Shangri-La (B, L)
Today you'll be driven to the old town of Shigu (Stone Drum) to see the Iron Chain Bridge which the Red Army used to cross the river during the Long March in 1930s. Then head to marvel at the stunning First Bend of the Yangtze River and have a little challenging trek to the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Later, you'll drive to Shangri La, about 100km. You'll enjoy the enchanting natural scenes on the way.

 

Day 6 Shangri-La (B, L)
Today is a full day to explore the on-earth paradise described in the famous novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton. 

You'll visit the Songzanlin Lamasery to be touched about how the simple Tibetan keeps their pure and religious belief in this temporal world. Later take a leisurely walk beside the beautiful Bitahai and Shudu Lakes, feel marvel for the nature's masterpiece.

Later, pay a visit to a local Tibetan family and experience the highly-praised hospitality of Tibetan people.


Day 7 Flight to Kunming from Shangri-La (B, L)
Free until being escorted to the airport for your flight to Kunming. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel in Kunming. After a short rest, head to the Flower Market, Kunming is a city of ¡®flower'.

Then go to visit the West Hill, looking like a beautiful young lady lying beside Dianchi Lake. Stop by to see the magic Dragon Gate.

 

Day 8 Kunming (B, L)
Today your first stop is the renowned Stone Forest, the ¡®First Wonder of the World'. You'll marvel at its natural stone masterpieces and be bewitched by the intricate formations. You feel like come into a ¡°stone world'.

Afterwards, visit a minority village of Sani People, to admire their colorful minority costumes and exotic tradition cultures. You'll have a nice chance to listen to the touching love story of Ashima told by local old people.

After the tour, be transferred back to Kunming downtown.

 

Day 9 Flight to Guilin from Kunming (B, L)
Today will be free until being transferred to the airport and take a flight to Guilin. Your Guilin local guide will meet you in the airport and take you to check into your hotel in Guilin.

After a little rest, head to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill, the city symbol. Then head to visit the fabulous Reed Flute Cave to see the beautiful stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, and stone flowers with various shapes.

 

Day 10 Guilin (B, L)
After breakfast, you'll be driven to Zhujiang Pier to cruise the Li River, a must-do for any Guilin tourists and a mile-long natural gallery.

This was what Bill Clinton said: 'I heard of the name of Li River long ago. Today I visit Li River. It is more vivid and genuine than what I thought before. Nowhere is like Guilin. It makes me think of the traditional Chinese paintings.'

After about 4 hours, disembark in Yangshuo, the paradise of Guilin. Then you'll be free to explore Yangshuo and find out why West Street is so popular among tourists. After tour in Yangshuo, be driven back to Guilin in late afternoon.
Day 11 Flight to Chongqing from Guilin (B, L)
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In the morning, you will be free until your guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to Chongqing.

Upon your arrival at Chongqing, the largest city in Southwest China, your local guide will pick you up and guide an essential city tour including Erling Park, Huguang Gild Hall and Ciqikou Old Town. After the tour, you will be transferred to your Yangtze Cruise ship, and your lifetime Yangtze River cruise starts!

 

Day 12 Yangtze Cruise (B, L, D)
Shore excursion to the Fengdu Ghost City to check why it has been regarded as the "City of Ghosts". It is where the devil lives according to Chinese legend. The temples built on Ming Mountain show punish instruments and demon paintings, depicting the Chinese people's imagination of hell. 

Note: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Shibaozhai Pagoda. Shibaozhai, like a pearl on Yangtze River, is 278 kilometers away from Chongqing. As the gem of Chinese Architecture, the 12-story, 18th Century red wooden temple is an architectural delight full of Legends and beautiful stories.

You have the final say on which excursion to make, as we can book any of the cruise ships at great rates!

 

Day 13 Yangtze Cruise (B, L, D)
Shore excursion to Shennv Stream by smaller vessels. Shennv Stream, called Goddess Stream, is reputed as the Original Virgin Valley of Yangtze where you could see extraordinary view.

Note: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Shennong Stream. Shennong Stream is a collection of local culture. The nature scenery, boat tracker, local sampan, ancient hanging coffins, unique ethnic minority Tujia culture¡­ all is worth your exploration.

You have the final say on which excursion to make, as we can book any of the cruise ships at great rates!

 

Day 14 Yangtze Cruise & Yichang Departure (B, L)
Today's highlight is your morning excursion to the world-famous Three Gorges Dam. Be prepared for your check-out procedure and the ship will arrive in Yichang at about 11:30.

Our guide will expect you on board and visit the Yichang Museum if time permits. After lunch at a local famous restaurant, drive to the Yichang airport to catch flight to your next destination.

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