9-Day Luxury Yangtze River Summer Cruise (from Chongqing to Shanghai)

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Introduction Along this route, you will discover the famed Three Gorges “ Qutang, Wu and Xiling ” showcasing dramatic scenery, deep valleys, verdant landscapes and stunning vistas; shore excursions of the Small Gorges with visits to either Shennong Stream Gorges or t..

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It is a cruise along the most magnificent section of the Yangtze River. Along this route, you will discover the famed Three Gorges “Qutang, Wu and Xiling” showcasing dramatic scenery, deep valleys, verdant landscapes and stunning vistas; shore excursions of the Small Gorges with visits to either Shennong Stream Gorges or the Daning River; and the Three Gorges Dam Site, the world’s largest construction project and an engineering marvel.
 
Day 1 Arrival in Chongqing (D)
Upon your arrival, our professional local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Included sightseeing safaris get the Panda House in Chongqing Zoo and the Residence of General Joseph W. Stilwell covered if time is available. A rich buffet dinner is scheduled at the 5-star Hotel.
 
Day 2 Chongqing – Fengdu (B, L, D)
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to board the deluxe cruise ship in the morning. Embark the deluxe cruise ship which sets sail at 11:00, when your memorable Yangtze River cruise starts. After lunch, land at Fengdu, the "Ghost City" for an excursion. In the evening Captain's Welcome Party presents Chinese folk dancing and music performance. You can also join in for fun.
 
Day 3 Yangtze Three Little Gorges (B, L, D)
Begin the passage with Qutang Gorge, the shortest and the grandest of the Three Gorges. Later pass the Wu Gorge with its famous lofty and misty peaks. Disembark at Wushan Daning River for an adventurous excursion to the Three Little Gorges. The pea boat allows you to experience a speedy adventure and have a close look at mossy rocks, verdant plants, plank roads, ancient coffins and precious animals. Then continue sailing into the western section of Xiling Gorge.
 
Day 4 Three Gorges Dam (B, L, D)
After a whole night's sailing, the ship will stop at the Sandouping village in the morning. You will disembark for a visit to the grandest hydroelectric project in the world. It is still under construction and expected to complete by the year of 2009. After visiting, get back to the ship and the sailing will continue.
 
Day 5 Excursion to Wuhan (B, L, D)
While sailing by Wuhan, disembark for a city tour including a visit to the Hubei Provincial Museum and you can also take the opportunity to walk around the city.
 
Day 6 Excursion to Huangshan (B, L, D)
Take excursion to Mt. Huangshan and enjoy its breath-taking picturesque natural scenery.
 
Day 7 Excursion to Nanjing (B, L, D)
Today you will have a city tour to Nanjing, involving the visit to Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and a Qing Dynasty style Bazaar surrounding a Confucian Temple.
 
Day 8 Arrives in Shanghai (B, L, D)
At 10:00 the ship arrives in Shanghai and your memorable Yangtze River cruise ends here. The local guide will meet you on board and transfer to the hotel. The Shanghai city tour covers the Shanghai Museum, the Yuyuan Garden, Bund and Nanjing Road. Dinner will be served at a fancy restaurant named Wang Bao He, which is the best place to sample Shanghai cuisine. The evening delight is the Portman Acrobatic Show held at the Shanghai Center Theatre.
 
Day 9 Departure from Shanghai (B)
Comfortable hotel-airport transfer will be arranged according to your flight schedule. See you off and have a good journey. We are here waiting for your next coming.
 
Note: B-- Breakfast     L-- Lunch     D—Dinner
 
Quotation
1800 US Dollars for group containing 2-5 travelers
 
Price Includes
1. Entrance fees of all sites as mentioned
2. Meals as listed in the itinerary
3. Excellent private guide
4. Private vehicle with driver
 
Price Excludes
1. Personal expenses
2. China visa fees
3. The international flight or train of entering and exiting China