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The Beautiful Guilin Li River and Yangtze river Cruise Tour

7-Day Guilin, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise Tour

Guilin is renowned for the beauty of  the Li River, while Yangtze river is known as the cradle of Chinese culture.We combine both rivers to bring you the best family trip.
Tour Code:CH-09
Destination:Guilin, Chongqing, Yangtze and Yichang
Tour Days:7 Days
Departure Date:You Choose
  
Reasons of choosing this China tour:
  • Take this vacation tour to China to enjoy the two famous rivers Yangtze river and Guilin Li River.
  • Seven days' best family trip to relax you on the Yangtze river Cruise and Li River Cruise.
Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Arrive in Guilin, Flight not included Airport Transfer (Guilin) /
Day 2 Guilin Li River Cruise B,L
Day 3 Guilin to Chongqing, Flight No. TBA Reed Flute Cave, Folded Brocade Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill, Calligraphy & Painting shop (Guangxi Normal University Art Shop), Airport Transfer (Guilin), Airport Transfer (Chongqing) B,L
Day 4 Chongqing to Yangtze Goose Neck Park, Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, Ciqikou Old Town, Cruise pier Transfer (Chongqing), Board the ship from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and departs Chongqing at 9:00pm.(Dinner is not included) B,L
Day 5 Yangtze Welcoming Banquet, Dancing Party, Shore excursion to Shibaozhai(14;00-16;00).Optinal tour to Fengdu Ghost City(RMB260 per person). B,L,D
Day 6 Yangtze Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Shennong Stream(1:30pm-5:30pm), Crew's Performance B,L,D
Day 7 Yangtze to Yichang to Departure City, Flight not included Cruise pier Transfer (Yichang), Airport Transfer (Yichang), Three Gorges Dam Site. B

Itinerary of this Yangtze river Cruise Tour

Day 1

Place & Transport: Arrive in Guilin, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Airport Transfer (Guilin)
Meals:Breakfast
Hotels:Guilin Osmanthus Hotel (Economy)Guilin Bravo Hotel (Deluxe) Sheraton Guilin (Superior)

Day 2
best family trips:Li River Li River

Place & Transport:Guilin
Today's Activities:Li River Cruise
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels:Guilin Osmanthus Hotel (Economy)Guilin Bravo Hotel (Deluxe) Sheraton Guilin (Superior)

- Li River Cruise:The most beautiful scenes of Guilin scenery are found along the Li River. The hills beyond hills with their reflections in the crystal water are like fairy land, the green bamboo greets you all the way along the river in the breeze; the water buffaloes eating grass casually; the ducks swimming along the river; the fisherman fishing or catnapping on the bamboo rafts with his cormorants resting peacefully next to him, it's God dotted landscape.

Day 3
best family trips:Reed Flute Cave Reed Flute Cave
best family trips:Folded Brocade Hill Folded Brocade Hill

Place & Transport:Guilin to Chongqing, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities:Reed Flute Cave, Folded Brocade Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill, Calligraphy & Painting shop (Guangxi Normal University Art Shop), Airport Transfer (Guilin), Airport Transfer (Chongqing)
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels:Eling Park Hotel (Economy) Eling Park Hotel (Deluxe)JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing (Superior)

- Reed Flute Cave): The Reed Flute Cave offers a majestic fairyland of karst caves with landscape and rural scenery. It is a magic fairyland of stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains, birds, plants and animals in fantastic shapes and colors, all glistening in colorful lights.
- Folded Brocade Hill:Towering over Li River's west bank, Folded Brocade Hill (Die Cai Shan) lies in the northeastern part of Guilin city. The name is derived from its queer-looking rocks, which are broken horizontally. A visual feast of magnificent scenes such as Diecai Pavilion, Wind Cave and Cloud-Catching Pavilion, along with countless stones with inscriptions created by famous Chinese scribes, awaits your eyes.
- Elephant Trunk Hill :It is the badge of Guilin city. The whole hill looks exactly like a huge elephant stretching its trunk drinking water of the Li River. It is the masterpiece of karst landscape, composed of pure limestone deposited on seabed 360million years ago.
- Calligraphy & Painting shop (Guangxi Normal University Art Shop): Guangxi Normal University Painting gallery is sheltered by towering ancient trees and just a few steps away from a precipitous limestone pinnacle, called Solitary Beauty Peak. At the foot of the hill are buildings dating back to the Ming Dynasty, some 5-6 hundreds of years ago. The setting is a great inspiration for the teacher & students who work there.

Day 4
best family trips:Panda Room In Chongqing Zoo Panda Room In Chongqing Zoo
Goose Neck Park Goose Neck Park

Place & Transport:Chongqing to Yangtze
Today's Activities:Goose Neck Park, Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, Ciqikou Old Town, Cruise pier Transfer (Chongqing), Board the ship from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and departs Chongqing at 9:00pm.(Dinner is not included)
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch
Hotels:/ Hilton Hotel Xi'an

- Goose Neck Park :In the zoo there are such rare animals such as pandas and golden haired monkeys. Besides, there are many attractions worth visiting, such as Sheng Bridge, Tiger Terrace, Bonsai Garden, where guests can appreciate flowers and bonsai, enjoy the night scene and tasting the tea beverage.
- Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo :In order to preserve this valuable species, the Panda House in Chongqing Zoo is designed according to the natural environment and the living habits of giant panda. Here, visitors can get a close distance to watch the giant pandas and their ffspring.Although giant panda is a kind of bear, they all are shy when in the public. Sometimes it is hard to see the giant panda, while in other times, they may walk around in their rooms leisurely.
- Ciqikou Old Town :Ciqikou is an old town preserved in sprawling modern Chongqing. Travelers to Chongqing and locals alike throng to Ciqikou's steep and narrow pedestrian streets.

Day 5
best family trips:Fengdu Ghost City Fengdu Ghost City

Place & Transport:Yangtze
Today's Activities:Welcoming Banquet, Dancing Party, Shore excursion to Shibaozhai(14;00-16;00).Optinal tour to Fengdu Ghost City(RMB260 per person).
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch,Dinner.

- Shibaozhai : Shibaozhai literally means Stone Treasure Fortress, Located in Zhong County, it was first built in Qing Dynasty in 1750. Shibaozhai is one historic site that will look much different in 2009. The wooden architecture stands on the riverside. It is built by catch upon a rectangular rock with sheer cliffs with a height of 56 meters and 12 stories. And every floor of the wooden structure contains interesting artifacts. Each of the 12 floors of Shibaozhai is dedicated to a famous general of the Three Kingdoms period (220-265AD), a local scholar or a renowned Chinese poet.

Day 6
best family trips:Wu Gorge Wu Gorge

Place & Transport:Yangtze
Today's Activities: Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Shennong Stream(1:30pm-5:30pm), Crew's Performance
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch,Dinner.

Passes through the 1st gorge--Qutang Gorge.
Passes through the 2cd gorge---Wu Gorge.
Shore excursion to Shennong Stream(1:30pm-5:30pm). You have the option of visiting White Emperor City(RMB260 per person). Crew's Performance.
Sails through the 5-steps Ship locks.
- Shennong Stream: Shennong Stream is another tributary of the Yangtze River, and its fast-flowing, crystal clear water runs southwards through deep gorges. The stream races past large and small karst caves, flocks of swallows, sheer cliffs, deep gorges, waterfalls, three-colored springs, rapids, the ancient plank path, a suspended coffin in the cliff, groups of ancient tombs and marvelous karst formations.
- Wu Gorge: It is the most graceful and charming of the Three Gorges, known for its forest covered mountains and changeable clouds and mists wreathing around the tops.

Day 7
best family trips:Three Gorges Dam Three Gorges Dam

Place & Transport:Yangtze to Yichang to Departure City, Flight not included
Today's Activities:Cruise pier Transfer (Yichang), Airport Transfer (Yichang), Three Gorges Dam Site
Meals: Breakfast

Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site. Arrive in Yichang at 1:00pm.
- Three Gorges Dam: The Three Gorges Dam Site is planned to be by far the largest hydroelectric project in the world. The Project calls for the construction of a concrete dam, a hydroelectric power plant and a series of locks just below the scenic Three Gorges region. The project is designed to be built in three phases and is scheduled for completion in year 2009.

Price Details Based on Per Person

Price Detail with hotel
Nov.1 - Mar.31 Luxury Standard Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $1623 $1359 $1283 -
2-5 persons $1138 $1019 $934 $252/$98/$99/
6-9 persons $968 $832 $764 $252/$98/$99/
Apr.1 - Oct.31 Luxury Standard Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $1793 $1444 $1317 -
2-5 persons $1291 $1062 $985 $308/$143/$99/
6-9 persons $1087 $866 $798 $308/$143/$99/

Booking Notes:
1.Price is for reference only, may vary during special holidays and date.
2.The prices above are based on two persons sharing one standard room. If you prefer a single room on your own, please pay single room supplement.
 
Price Inclusions and Exclusions of this China tour

Price Inclusions:

  • Airport private transfers
  • Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
  • Private car or van with English speaking guide
  • Hotel fees based on two people sharing one room with twin beds
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  • Luggage Transfers Between airports and hotels
  • Arrangements

Price Exclusions:

  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Excess Baggage charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips to your tour guide and driver
  • Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.

Remark for this China tour:
    Wear casually with comfortable sports shoes and pay attention to the weather and climate in each city.

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