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From Yangtze River to Li River Tour

16-Day Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang, Shanghai, Guilin, Yangshuo and Hong Kong Tour

This China package tour is designed for the river lovers, for it includes the Yangtze River Cruise and the Li River Cruise.So for the river lovers, this may be the best tour to China.The Yangtze river cruise is famous for its length and grandeur as well as its important role in Chinese history and culture, while the  Li River Cruise during your Guilin tour is reputed for its serenity and grace. These two rivers have been the dream for many International friends who want to make package tours to China. After this China tour, you will have a general idea of what China is like.
Tour Code:CH-23
Destination:Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang, Shanghai, Guilin, Yangshuo and Hong Kong
Tour Days:16 Days
Departure Date:You Choose
  
Reasons of choosing this China tour package
  • During this China tour, you will see the main attractions in Beijing, Xian,Shanghai, Hongkong and so on.
  • This China tour package includes two famous rivers- Yangtze river and Li river, so for the river lovers, it may be the best tour to China.
Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing Flight not included Airport Transfer(Beijing) /
Day 2 Beijing Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Treasure Houses, Hutong Tour in Xicheng District, Lizexiang Pearl Store B,L
Day 3 Beijing The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Temple of Heaven, Shahe Cloisonne Factory B,L,D
Day 4 Beijing,Xian Virtue and Harmony, Beijing Olympic Green, Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport Transfer (Xian) B,L
Day 5 Xian The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Imperial Fine Arts center B,L
Day 6 Xian Shaanxi History Museum, Xian City Wall with Bicycle, Forest of Stele Museum, Great Mosque B,L
Day 7 Xian,Chongqing,Yangtze (Chongqing), Goose Neck Park, Ciqikou Old Town, Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, 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 8 Yangtze Welcoming Banquet, Dancing Party, Fengdu Ghost City(8:30-10:30) B,L,D
Day 9 Yangtze Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Shennong Stream(1:30pm-5:30pm), Crew's Performance B,L,D
Day 10 Yangtze,Yichang,Shanghai Cruise pier Transfer (Yichang), Airport Transfer (Yichang), Airport Transfer (Shanghai), Three Gorges Dam Site B
Day 11 Shanghai Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, The Bund, The Shanghai World Financial Center, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop. B,L
Day 12 Shanghai,Guilin (Guilin), Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Calligraphy & Painting shop (Guangxi Normal University Art Shop) B,L
Day 13 Guilin,Yangshuo Li River Cruise B,L
Day 14 Yangshuo,Guilin,Hongkong Yangshuo Countryside Cycling, Our guide and driver will escort you from Yangshuo to Guilin, Airport Transfer (Guilin), Airport Transfer (Hong Kong). B,L
Day 15 Hongkong Half day Hong Kong Island Orientation Drive to Victoria Peak, Aberdeen, Repulse Bay(meals not inclusive) B
Day 16 Hongkong Half day Hong Kong Island Orientation Drive to Victoria Peak, Aberdeen, Repulse Bay(meals not inclusive) B

Itinerary of this China tour package

Day 1

Place & Transport: Arrive in Beijing
Today's Activities:Airport Transfer (Beijing)
Meals:Breakfast
Hotels:Days Inn Forbidden CitySunworld HotelCrowne Plaza

Day 2

best tour to china:Beijing Hutong Beijing Hutong
best tour to china:Forbidden City Forbidden City
best tour to china:Tiananmen Square Tiananmen Square

Place & Transport:Beijing
Today's Activities:Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Treasure Houses, Hutong Tour in Xicheng District, Lizexiang Pearl Store.
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Days Inn Forbidden City/ Sunworld Hotel/ Crowne Plaza

- Tiananmen Square Located in the heart of Beijing, it is the largest one of its kind in the world. This immense courtyard is also the site of various historical events.
- The Forbidden City Also called as the Palace Museum, it is the largest and the best preserved Imperial Palace in the world.
- Treasure Houses : Treasure house has undergone 4 time renovations, the present one takes up almost 220 square metres, more than 440 treasures on display belonged to Qing dynasty royalty, half of which have not never been on display in the old one. It's worthy of visiting.
- Hutong Hutong is an ancient urban alley peculiar to Beijing. The main means of transportation for a hutong tour is the rickshaw.
- Pearl Store pearl store specializes in both freshwater and seawater pearls and has a reputation for selection and high quality. All kinds of pearl jewelry in different colors, shapes and sizes as well as famous Chinese traditional cosmetics pearl cream and pearl power are available. This is a popular place for looking for special, quality souvenirs.

Day 3

best tour to china:Mutianyu Great Wall Mutianyu Great Wall
best tour to china:Temple of Heaven Temple of Heaven

Place & Transport:Beijing
Today's Activities:The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Temple of Heaven, Shahe Cloisonne Factory
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch,Dinner
Hotels: Days Inn Forbidden CitySunworld HotelCrowne Plaza

- Mutianyu Great Wall Mutianyu Great Wall is the tourist attaction which combines the ancient Chinese history and Chinese glorious culture and the gorgeous natural landscape Mutianyu Great Wall is situated in Huairou County about 70km from Beijing.
- Temple of Heaven:The temple was built specifically as a place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvests
- Shahe Cloisonne Factory : Cloisonne is an intricate and detailed process, dating back over 700 years, to produce fine enamel on a copper base. You can watch the workers at all stages of the process to see how these beautiful objects are produced. - Roast Duck Restaurant In the evening, enjoy Peking Roasted Duck which is renowned as the most delicious food of Beijing at Qianmen Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant(Old Duck). As the nickname implies, this is one of the oldest restaurants in the capital, dating back to 1864, and they serve great Peking duck.
- Shahe Cloisonne Factory : Sha He Cloisonne Factory manufactures and sells high quality Cloisonne ware. High quality Cloisonne also called "Copper - body and wire inlaid Enamel" requires an elaborate and complicated manufacturing process including hammering, filigree welding, enamel filling, surface polishing and gilding.

Day 4

best tour to china:Summer Palace Summer Palace
Bird Nest Bird Nest

Place & Transport:Beijing to Xian, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities:Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, Exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Stadiums(Bird's Nest and Water Cube), Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport Transfer (Xian).
Meals:Breakfast
Hotels:Xi'an Skytel HotelGrand Noble HotelSofitel On Renmin Square

- Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony : It is the best-preserved and largest imperial garden in China adn a classical park in the world. It covers an area of 2.9 million square meters, of which three fourths are taken up by water. Its main features are Longevity Hill, Kunming Lake, and various buildings. In the time of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it had become a luxurious royal garden providing riyal families with rest and entertainment. The Summer Palace also holds tens of thousands of precious cultural relics.
- Exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Stadiums(Bird's Nest and Water Cube) :China's National Stadium, or the Bird's Nest, as it has become known, is the world's largest steel structure and the most complex stadium ever constructed.

Day 5

best tour to china:Terracotta Warriors Terracotta Warriors
best tour to china:Big Wild Goose Pagoda Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Place & Transport:Xian
Today's Activities: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts center.
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Xi'an Skytel HotelGrand Noble HotelSofitel On Renmin Square

- The Terracotta Warriors and Horses :The Terracotta Warriors and Horses wre excavated in 1974 and the museum was built at the site in 1979. It is a sensational archeological find of all times that has put Xi’an on the map for tourists. The museum has three pits of terracotta warriors and horses, forming a huge legion. Altogether over 7,000 pottery soldiers, horses, chariots, and even weapons have been unearthed from these pits. Most of them have been restored to their former grandeur.
- Big Wild Goose Pagoda :The Big Wild Goose Pagoda, or Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, was built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty and originally had five stories。Now this well-preserved holy place for Buddhist has been the symbol of Xian.
- Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts center: Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts mainly manufactures jade carvings and lacquer ware. Tourists can learn how the fine Chinese jade carved and the function of jade.

Day 6

best tour to china:City Wall City Wall
best tour to china:Forest of Stele Museum Forest of Stele Museum
best tour to china:The Great Mosque The Great Mosque

Place & Transport: Xian
Today's Activities:Shaanxi History Museum, Xian City Wall with Bicycle, Forest of Stele Museum, Great Mosque
Meals: Breakfast
Hotels: Guilin Osmanthus Hotel (Economy)//

- Shaanxi History Museum:In the southern part of Xian about one kilometer northwest of the Greate Wild Goose Pagoda stands the Shaanxi History Museum, a large State-grade Museum, which covers an area of seven hectares. It consists of a group of magnificent Tang-style palaces.
- Xian City Wall with Bicycle :The first landmark visitors will encounter in Xian is the ancient City Wall, which stretches round the old city. It is also one of the most famous attractions in Xian. We operate this with bicycle
- Great Mosque :The Great Mosque of Xian, located near the Drum Tower, is one of the oldest and most renowned mosques in the country. Built in the Tang Dynasty (reign of Emperor Xuan Zong, 685-762), it still used by Chinese Muslims today as a place of worship.
- Forest of Stele Museum :Xian Stele Forest (Bei Lin) Museum is located near the south gate of the Xian City Wall. Once the site of the Temple of Confucius during the Northern Song Dynasty it was officially re-named as the Forest of Stone Steles in 1992.

Day 7

best tour to china:Ci Qi Kou Old Town Ci Qi Kou Old Town
Panda Room In Chongqing Zoo Panda Room In Chongqing Zoo

Place & Transport:Xian to Chongqing to Yangtze, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities:Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Chongqing), Goose Neck Park, Ciqikou Old Town, Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, 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, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: ///

- 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.
- 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。
- 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.

Day 8

best tour to china:Wu Gorge Wu Gorge
best tour to china:Shibaozhai Shibaozhai

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,Chinse Dinner

--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 9

best tour to china:Wu Gorge Wu Gorge
best tour to china:Shennong Stream Shennong Stream

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

Day 10

Place & Transport:Yangtze to Yichang to Shanghai, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities:Cruise pier Transfer (Yichang), Airport Transfer (Yichang), Airport Transfer (Shanghai), Three Gorges Dam Site
Meals:Breakfast
Hotels: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (Economy) The Bund Hotel Shanghai (Deluxe) Radisson Shanghai New World Hotel (Superior)

--Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site. Arrive in Yichang at 1:00pm. 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.

Day 11

best tour to china:Yuyuan Garden Yuyuan Garden
 The Bund The Bund
Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai World Financial Center

Place & Transport:Shanghai
Today's Activities:Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, The Shanghai World Financial Center, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop.
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (Economy) The Bund Hotel Shanghai (Deluxe) Radisson Shanghai New World Hotel (Superior)

- Yuyuan Garden: Yuyuan Garden is the only fully restored classical Chinese garden in Shanghai. It was inaugurated in the Ming dynasty and has a total area of 20,000 square meters.
- The Band:The Bund has been a symbol of Shanghai since a hundred years. It begins with the Waibaidu Bridge at the estuary of Suzhou Creek in the north and ends at Jinling Road in the south, with a total length of 1,500m.
- Shanghai World Financial Center: Shanghai World Financial Center is a super tall skyscraper in Pudong New Area, Shanghai. On 14 September 2007 the skyscraper was topped out at 492.0 meters (1,614.2 feet) and became the second tallest building in the world .
- Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall: The Center is a six-story building, with two basement levels, which displays Shanghai urban planning and development. This is one of the world largest showcases of urban development and is much more interesting than its dry name suggests.
- Silk Shop and Workshop:Shanghai is famous for its silk production. In this factory you can learn more about silk production and the detailed steps involved in the silk making process.

Day 12

best tour to china:Reed Flute Cave Reed Flute Cave
best tour to china:Elephant Trunk Hill Elephant Trunk Hill

Place & Transport:Shanghai to Guilin, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities:Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai), Airport Transfer (Guilin), Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Calligraphy & Painting shop (Guangxi Normal University Art Shop)
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Guilin Osmanthus Hotel (Economy)Guilin Bravo Hotel (Deluxe)Sheraton Guilin (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.
- 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 13

best tour to china:Li River Li River

Place & Transport:Guilin to Yangshuo
Today's Activities:Li River Cruise
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel (Economy)Green Lotus Hotel (Deluxe)Green Lotus Hotel (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 14

best tour to china:Countryside Cycling Countryside Cycling

Place & Transport:Yangshuo to Guilin to Hong Kong, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities: Yangshuo Countryside Cycling, Our guide and driver will escort you from Yangshuo to Guilin, Airport Transfer (Guilin), Airport Transfer (Hong Kong)
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Metropark Hotel Kowloon YMCA of Hong Kong (Deluxe)Harbour Grand Kowloon (Superior)

- Yangshuo Countryside Cycling: Experience the hustle & bustle of the Yangshuo traffic for 10 minutes before you escape onto the country roads, lanes and tracks of the distinctive and beautiful Yangshuo countryside. Biking alongside the paddy field and orchards that surround the famous mountains will give a fascinating insight into life in rural China. You will have a family visit on the half way. It is an opportunity to see a real country life and talk to the local farmers.

Day 15

best tour to china: Victoria Peak Victoria Peak

Place & Transport:Hongkong
Today's Activities: Half day Hong Kong Island Orientation Drive to Victoria Peak, Aberdeen, Repulse Bay(meals not inclusive)
Meals:Breakfast,Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Metropark Hotel KowloonYMCA of Hong Kong (Deluxe)Harbour Grand Kowloon (Superior)

--Half day Hong Kong Island Orientation Drive to Victoria Peak, Aberdeen, Repulse Bay(meals not inclusive) : You will be picked up from your hotel by your guide who will accompany you on your tour. The tour will last a time of maximum 5 hours. Hong Kong is a fascinating combination of East and West but it has its own unique and distinctive culture. Your half day tour will take in Victoria Peak, Hong Kong's number one tourist destination. It features the 112 year old Peak Tram and Hong Kong's most unusual building, The Peak Tower. Next stop is Aberdeen Harbor which is home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks. If you would like close up look at this unusual way of life, you can take a sampan ride (US$10-12). Repulse Bay is the last stop today; it is one of Hong Kong's most exclusive residential areas. (meals not inclusive)

Day 16

Place & Transport:Depart Hong Kong, Flight not included
Today's Activities:Hotel to airport Transfer (Hong Kong)
Meals:Breakfast
Hotels: Metropark Hotel KowloonYMCA of Hong Kong (Deluxe)Harbour Grand Kowloon (Superior)

Price Details based on Per Person

Price Detail with hotel
Nov.1 - Mar.31 Luxury Standard Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $5278 $4759 $4623 -
2-5 persons $3586 $3314 $3263 $930/$652/$530/
6-9 persons $3059 $2770 $2736 $930/$652/$530/
Apr.1 - Oct.31 Luxury Standard Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $5864 $5048 $4844 -
2-5 persons $3918 $3459 $3382 $1205/$805/$627/
6-9 persons $3399 $2923 $2847 $1205/$805/$627/

Booking Notes:
1.Price are 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 package 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 Exclusion:

  • 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 sport shoes and pay attention to the climate in each city.

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