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Classic Chengdu Plus Yangtze River Cruise

6-Day Chengdu, Chongqing, Yangtze River, Yichang

Code:CD09
Type:Private Tour
fr US$949based on 2 adults & 4-star hotels in low season
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Classic Chengdu Plus Yangtze River Cruise

Unveil romantic Chengdu with great panda discovery, best food experience and a chance to explore the old tea houses for a taste of laid-back lifestyle followed by a cruise down the mighty Yangtze River with majestic scenery of grotesque peaks alongside where the beauty of China will be much appreciated.

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Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Delve into a pandas' paradise to see their daily life and discover their fun facts.
  • Seek the profound Buddhism culture at Leshan Giant Buddha.
  • Explore Jinli Street, a well-known foodie's paradise.
  • Savor Chengdu's slow-paced lifestyle at the local Wangjiang Park.
  • Spend 3 days cruising down the mighty Yangtze River.
  • Marvel at the world's largest hydro-power project, Three Gorges Dam.
  • Embark on Chinese High-speed train ride from Chengdu to Chongqing.

Classic Chengdu Plus Yangtze River Cruise

6-Day Chengdu, Chongqing, Yangtze River, Yichang

Code:CD09
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$949
Tour Highlights
  • Delve into a pandas' paradise to see their daily life and discover their fun facts.
  • Seek the profound Buddhism culture at Leshan Giant Buddha.
  • Explore Jinli Street, a well-known foodie's paradise.
  • Savor Chengdu's slow-paced lifestyle at the local Wangjiang Park.
  • Spend 3 days cruising down the mighty Yangtze River.
  • Marvel at the world's largest hydro-power project, Three Gorges Dam.
  • Embark on Chinese High-speed train ride from Chengdu to Chongqing.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrive in Chengdu
Airport/railway station pickup. Free exploration to the local neighborhood.
Luxury: Sofitel Chengdu Taihe Superior: Dorsett Grand Chengdu Hotel

Upon arrival, your will be greeted by your tour guide holding a name sign at the airport/railway station and transferred to your hotel. Then enjoy a free day and explore a bit on your own.

Day 2
Chengdu-Leshan-Chengdu by Private Vehicle
Get close to giant pandas and admire Leshan Giant Buddha.
Breakfast

Today, take a trip to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding for an up-close encounter with the Chinese star mammals, where more than 100 giant pandas are well taken care of. Your hearts would be stolen away as you meet some cuddly adult pandas who nibble bamboo shoots, playing or taking naps on the grasslands blessed with bamboo groves. Continue to be amazed by those lovable panda cubs running around and naughty red ones playing on the treetops. Seize a rare chance to see the little pink newborns kept in incubators if you visit during the breeding season (Aug-Oct).

Afterwards, get ready to conquer the UNESCO site Leshan Giant Buddha, with its impressive 71-meters (233 ft) height after a 2-hours' drive. Climb all the way up to marvel at the world's largest Maitreya Buddha up close and continue to be astonished by the steep staircases zigzagging their way down to Buddha's feet.

Then conclude your Buddhism expedition with a boat cruise to capture the most spectacular panoramic view of the Giant Buddha. Afterwards, sit back and travel back to the bustling Chengdu for a good rest.

Leshan Gaint Buddha
Day 3
Chengdu-Chongqing by High Speed Train
Savor Chengdu's leisure life in Jinli Street and Wangjiang Park. Then take a high-speed train to Chongqing.
Breakfast
Luxury: Century Sun Superior: Century Sun

Start your morning like the locals by a leisure walk at Jinli Street for a perfect gourmet experience, with local delicacies, restaurants and traditional tea houses scattering throughout the most visited foodie's paradise.

Then soak in the slow-paced Wangjiang Park where the locals are gathering here for morning exercises. You are more than welcome to join them or savor the unique taste of Chengdu over a cup of tea or an ear-cleaning service along the walkways with bamboo groves embraced by.

Afterwards, travel to Chongqing by a high speed train and get expected for your luxury Yangtze River Cruise. 

Once you arrive, you will be picked up by your friendly tour guide holding a name sign at the exit of train station. Then relax yourself as you head to Chaotianmen Pier for a leisurely Cruise down the mighty Yangtze River. 

Day 4
Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River Cruise trip. Shore excursion to Shibaozhai. Attend the Captain's Welcome Party. Optional excursion to Fengdu Ghost City.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sailing along Yangtze River, a leisurely cruise takes you deep into the most splendid Three Gorges and on the way, embark on a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, a 12-storey pagoda survived itself along the steep mountain for over 500 years thanks to its amazing wooden construction and wonderful design. Stand atop to overlook the mighty river with marvelous rocks stretching out and torrential waters rushing down.

Then spend more leisure time onboard and get expected for the Captain's Welcome Party tonight. 

Day 5
Yangtze River Cruise
Sail through the splendid Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. Shore excursion to Shennv/Shennong Stream. Attend the Captain's Farewell Party. Optional shore excursion to White Emperor City.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up earlier and get refreshed for the Gorge's beauty as the Cruise winds its way through the peaceful river and towering mountains varied in shapes. Enjoy more tranquility as you delve into the primitive Shennv Stream or Shennong Stream by a small wooden boat ride where emerald green streams with the backdrop against marvelous peaks give you a feeling of being in a wonderland.

Then sail back and venture into the most dangerous Xiling Gorge with roaring torrents, steer cliffs, rugged rocks and twisted courses surrounded by.

Spend a wonderful night in the Captain's Farewell Party to conclude your day.

Yangtze River
Day 6
Depart from Yichang
Marvel at the Three Gorges Dam. Visit Binjiang Park and Yichang Museum. See off at the airport / railway station for your departure.
Breakfast

After breakfast, disembark at Maoping Pier and wonder at Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydropower project with total capacity of over 39.3 billion cubic meters (6.43 cubic miles). Its successful control of water has greatly alleviated the flood in summer.

Then enjoy a promenade along the willow-lined Binjiang Park to soak up the graceful Yangtze River and delve into Yichang Museum for a glimpse of its glorious past with more than 30,000 historic relics. Farewell!

Your wonderful 6-day tour concludes here and you will be transferred to the airport/ railway station for your departure. Wish you a nice journey home!

Accommodations
ChengduYangtze River Cruise
Chengdu
Luxury

Sofitel Chengdu Taihe

15 Binjiang Middle Road, Jinjiang, Chengdu, China
As the Accor Group member, the hotel perfectly fuses French style and Sichuan local Style. The hotel's central location allows easy access to the city's stylish fashion centers and malls.
Superior

Dorsett Grand Chengdu Hotel

No.168, West Yulong Street, Qingyang, Chengdu, China
Next to Chengdu's famous pedestrian shopping street Chunxi Road, the hotel features with its standard service, nice breakfasts well as various exotic cuisines in its on-site restaurants.
Yangtze River Cruise
Luxury

Century Sun

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Launched in 2006, renovated in 2012 Spacious rooms with outdoor private balconies Great service from professional and warm-hearted staff
Superior

Century Sun

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Launched in 2006, renovated in 2012 Spacious rooms with outdoor private balconies Great service from professional and warm-hearted staff
Luxury
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Chengdu

Sofitel Chengdu Taihe

15 Binjiang Middle Road, Jinjiang, Chengdu, China
As the Accor Group member, the hotel perfectly fuses French style and Sichuan local Style. The hotel's central location allows easy access to the city's stylish fashion centers and malls.

Yangtze River Cruise

Century Sun

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Launched in 2006, renovated in 2012 Spacious rooms with outdoor private balconies Great service from professional and warm-hearted staff
Superior
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Chengdu

Dorsett Grand Chengdu Hotel

No.168, West Yulong Street, Qingyang, Chengdu, China
Next to Chengdu's famous pedestrian shopping street Chunxi Road, the hotel features with its standard service, nice breakfasts well as various exotic cuisines in its on-site restaurants.

Yangtze River Cruise

Century Sun

Century Cruises
5-Star rating cruise Launched in 2006, renovated in 2012 Spacious rooms with outdoor private balconies Great service from professional and warm-hearted staff
Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
Tour Class Superior Luxury
High Season( MAR - NOV ) US$1018 US$1049
Low Season( DEC - FEB ) US$949 US$985
  • Prices above are based on 2 persons sharing one room of Superior/Luxury Class Hotels. Please enquire to get a better rate if there are more than 2 travelers in your group.
  • Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, hotels, etc.
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees to sightseeings and attractions
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking tour guides
  • Private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Domestic flights, trains and cruises as specified in the itinerary
Booking Procedure
  • Once you send an enquiry, a confirmation email with your exclusive Case No. will be sent to you and at the meantime, our travel consultants have started working on your enquiry.
  • A detailed itinerary with quotation based on your enquiry will then be sent to you within 12 hours or even sooner. You could share your ideas freely to adjust the itinerary till your satisfaction.
  • You enjoy free consultancy during trip planning and only need to pay a deposit for your tour to secure the booking once you confirm the tour. We accept Bank Transfer, PayPal, Credit Card, Alipay, etc.
  • Before your departure, detailed travel tips and necessary information will be sent to you to help you fully prepare and to gurantee a smooth trip.
  • No cancellation fee will be charged by us upon receipt of your written cancellation 20 days prior to your departure if you must cancel. Your early notification is highly suggested to avoid cancellation fees charged by suppliers like the airlines or hotels.
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