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8-Day Private tour from Chengdu to Chongqing and Yangtze River Cruise

Visit highlights of China including the Chengdu, Chongqing and Yangtze river cruise with this private 8 days tour from Chengdu.

You will be picked up at Chengdu hotel and dropped off at Yichang.

per adult from

$2,315

AUD

Duration

8 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • The private car & private tour guide
    • The entrance tickets
    • The bullet train ticket with the first class from Chengdu to Chongqing
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)
    • Entry/Admission - Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
    • Entry/Admission - Wulong Karst geological park
    • Entry/Admission - Wulong Tiankeng Three Bridges
    • Entry/Admission - Stilwell Museum/Former Residence of General Stilwell (Shidiwei Jiangjun Jiuju)
    • Entry/Admission - The Dazu Rock Carvings
    • Entry/Admission - Shennv Stream
    • Entry/Admission - Three Gorges Dam Project
    What's excluded :
    • The hotel & breakfast & dinner

  • Day 1: Chengdu. O/N Chengdu.

    Stop At: Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan
    In the morning, our driver and guide will meet you at 8:00am of your Chengdu hotel then transfer to Chengdu Panda Base, need 30 minutes driving, 15km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), No.1375 Xiongmao Avenue the Outside Northern Third Ring Road, Chenghua District, Chengdu 610081 China
    First, we will visit the Chengdu's Giant Panda Breeding Research Base which is home to over 80 of China's iconic pandas. Most are of the familiar black and white variety, but the Base is also home to a number of the smaller, lesser-known red pandas.

    You'll view the animals eating and at play in a carefully maintained habitat that is as close to their natural environment as possible. You'll also learn how scientists and ecologists are working to protect the few remaining wild pandas and expand the captive population. On that last note, over 100 bears have been born at the Base since 1987.

    The Base became even more important after the Sichuan earthquake of 2008, with eight bears sent here from the badly damaged Wolong reserve. Your visit provides both moral and financial support for the ongoing conservation effort.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Chengdu Renmin Park, No.12 Shaocheng Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu 610015 China
    Next, go to Renmin Park and you know that park is a comprehensive garden for both the cultural heritages collection and entertainment. The locals in Chengdu often drink tea for relaxing here. You will never know what real lifestyle in the “Capital of Leisure” is like unless you visit Renmin Park. There are always crowds sitting in the shade of the park from when the sun rises. The best things to do here include going into a teahouse, ordering a cup of tea, reading for a whole afternoon, thinking about nothing, or chatting with some old friends. Enjoying the slow life in Chengdu, you may suddenly feel that you are leading a happy life.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Jinli Pedestrian Street, No.231 Wuhouci Street, Wuhou District, Chengdu 610041 China
    After the lunch, take the private car to Jinli old street which is an impressive trip to the famous old street. Time steals away from you quietly while walking on the lively streets which are full of delicious local snacks, delicate artifacts, interesting folk shows, etc.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan
    At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel.
    Duration: 16 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Chengdu--Chongqing by train. O/N Chongqing.

    Stop At: Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan
    After breakfast at your hotel,our driver and guide will meet you at your hotel lobby of 09:00am then transfer to the Leshan and need 2.5hrs driving, 150km.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), No.2435 Lingyun Street, Shizhong District, Leshan 614000 China
    Experience the Giant Buddha of Leshan, one of Chinese Buddhism's holiest sites, on this amazing full-day tour from Chengdu.
    Dating from the 8th century, the Giant Buddha of Leshan is the largest carved stone Buddha and the tallest pre-modern statue in the world. It was cut from the cliffs of Lingyun Shan in the hopes of calming the turbulent waters of the three rivers that flow together under its gaze. Stairs are carved into the cliff that connect the area at the Buddha's feet with the land above, allowing you to view this astonishing sight from a range of vantage points. Views are stunning over elbows and knees, taking in the river scene and Leshan's skyline.

    Upon arrival in Leshan, you can have lunch at a restaurant within sight the Giant Buddha. You'll then explore the Giant Buddha and enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding landscape from atop the Buddha's head.

    Wen then pay a visit to Lingyun Temple and Museum and get a deeper insight into the history of this amazing Buddhist site and learn the story of the carving of the Giant Buddha.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Chengdu East Railway Station, Cheng Du Dong Zhan, Chenghua Qu, Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng, China
    Afterwards, take the private car to Chengdu East Railway Station, where a train to Chongqing is waiting for you. We may book the G1887 17:59-19:33 for you. The train takes around 1.5 hours.


    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Chongqing Railway Station, Yuzhong District, Chongqing, China
    Upon arrival at Chongqing, you will be picked up on time and transferred to the Chongqing hotel(Driver only. no guide).
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Chongqing. O/N Chongqing.

    Stop At: Chongqing, Chongqing
    At around 08:30, our excellent tour guide will pick you up at your downtown Chongqing hotel for a 3-hour comfortable private vehicle drive to Wulong County.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Wulong Karst geological park, Furong River Bank, Jiangkou Town, Wulong County 408506 China
    Wulong, featuring peculiar karst landforms, boasts of jaw-dropping stone bridges, caves, pits, eroded sinkholes and gorges.
    Wulong becomes known to foreign tourists due to Michael Bay's hit movie – Transformers: Age of Extinction, which directly shows the majesty beauty of the Three Natural Bridges in Wulong. Besides the famous movie-site, other interesting nature objects are also in this area, like Furong Cave, Longshuixia Gap and Fairy Mountain.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Wulong Tiankeng Three Bridges, Junction of Baiguo Town and Hetao Town, Wulong County 408500 China
    After a hearty lunch at a local restaurant, your splendid Chongqing Wulong karst tour begins with the Three Natural Bridges, the essential scenic feature of this world heritage area. Exquisitely sculptured by the hands of god, the three giant stone arch bridges are real wonders that can't be seen anywhere else in the world. Inside the tranquil scenic area, you can embrace the rugged beauty of the mountain bridges and gorges by meandering along the narrow path on the valley's bottom.

    During the 2 - 2.5 hours visit, you will also stop by an ancient staging post near Qinglong Bridge, which was constructed during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) for handling official business and receiving guests. The wooden-structured courtyards are still well preserved with more than 20 rooms remaining.

    After some free time to wander around, your Wulong trip from Chongqing concludes. You will be transferred back to your hotel. Upon arrival at around 18:30.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Chongqing, Chongqing
    At the end, your guide will escort you to your Chongqing hotel.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Chongqing. O/N Chongqing.

    Stop At: Chongqing, Chongqing
    In the morning, our driver and tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at 09:00am then transfer to Chongqing city center for the city day tour.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: People's Assembly Hall, No.173 Renming Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400015 China
    Your first stop of this tour will be The People’s Hall of Chongqing, a landmark architecture completed in 1954 to memorize China's resistance war and establishment of new government. It is also one of the top 10 classic architectures in 20th century Asia.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Stilwell Museum/Former Residence of General Stilwell (Shidiwei Jiangjun Jiuju), Jialing Xin Cun 63, Chongqing China
    Then, you will visit Chongqing Stilwell Museum - The Flying Tiger Memorial, which was once used as an important lodging place by the KMT government to accommodate VIPs during the war against Fascism.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Ciqikou (Porcelain Port), 14 km W of Chongqing, Chongqing 400030 China
    After the museum visit, your guide will take you to taste authentic Chongqing Hot Pot (steam bowel) which is well known and popular in China. You will challenge this hot and spicy dish for lunch to appreciate its popularity. In the afternoon, you will visit Ciqikou old town. Ciqikou received its name from making of Chinaware in ancient time. It is also a good place to explore local folklore.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: E'ling Park, No.176 Eling Centre Street, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400014 China
    Your last stop in Chongqing will be the Eling Park, the highest scenic location where you could enjoy aerial views of the whole city.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Chongqing.O/N Victoria Cruise boat.

    Stop At: Chongqing, Chongqing
    Today, you will go to Dazu County for a whole day of sightseeing (your guide will meet you at 08:30 in your hotel lobby).
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Dazu Rock Carvings, In DaZu Zone, Dazu County 402360 China
    A famous world heritage site, the Dazu Rock Carvings refer to all the grotto sites in Dazu County, which cover several large scenic areas. Today, our guide will accompany you to tour the well-preserved Baodingshan Carvings. There are green buses taking you to Baodingshan directly. You will see that mountain cliffs are densely scattered with Buddhist and Taoist statues as well as celebrity figures from the late Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). You can wander at your own pace to have a close look at the precious grotto art.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Chongqing Chaotianmen, Interchange of Yangtze River and Jialing River, Chongqing 400000 China
    After that,then transfer to the Chongqing Chaotianmen pier and helping you check in.Board the ship from 18;30 to 21:00 and departs Chongqing at 21:30.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Victoria Cruise Ship, a 5-star boat.

    Day 6: Sailing & Shore Excursion at Fengdu Jade Emperor. O/N Victoria Cruise boat.

    Stop At: Fengdu County, Fengdu County
    Today will be a relaxing day for you. A Yangtze River cruise orientation will be given by the cruise guide after breakfast. Then you can choose to rest on the deck or participate in some activities in the schedule. An onshore excursion to Fengdu "Jade Emperor" will be arranged in the morning around 8:00am.After the excursion, you will continue the cruise trip and the Captain's Welcome Party will be held in the evening.

    P.S: About the Fengdu Jade Emperor Scenic Spot--The scenic spot is built along the mountains and river, use the Jade Emperor image as the overall shape. The construction of 30 traditional architectures here are based on four-image, five-element and eight-diagram, contained more than 200 elaborately sculpted statues of gods, revealing the traditional immortal culture and creating a solemn atmosphere of religious culture. Famous scenic spots are including Jade Emperor Hall, the Great Buddhist’s Hall, Land’s Hall, Domu Hall, Wealth Hall and Prayer Hall etc.If you are interested in the old structures and traditional Chinese culture and religions, do not miss this great place.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Victoria Cruise Ship, a 5-star boat.

    Day 7: Sailing through Three Gorges & Shore Excursion at Shennv Stream. O/N Victoria Cruise boat.

    Pass By: Chongqing Qutang Gorge, Baidi Cheng, Fengjie County 404600 China
    This day the Yangtze River Cruise Ship will first enter Qutang Gorge, the beginning passage of the Three Gorges, which is the shortest but the grandest one. Later, we will pass the Wu Gorge with famous lofty and misty peaks on two sides. It is the largest and the longest gorge along the way. This gorge is full of craggy grotesque rocks, and the entire pass looks like a winding natural gallery.

    Stop At: Shennv Stream, Changjiang River South Bank, Originated in Guandu District, Wushan County 404700 China
    Afterwards, you will disembark at Badong for an excursion to the Shennv Stream, which originates from the south slope of Shennongjia. You will take a pea boat ride drifting along the crystal stream to have a close look at mossy rocks, verdant plants, plank roads, ancient hanging coffins and precious animals. Moreover, the unique songs of the local Tujia people will leave you a deep impression.

    After that, you will go back to the ship and continue the cruise to the west section of Xiling Gorge, which is famous for torrential water.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Victoria Cruise Ship, a 5-star boat.

    Day 8: Sailing & Shore Excursion at Three Gorges Dam. The cruise end of Yichang. The tour end.

    Stop At: Three Gorges Dam Project, Sandouping Town, Yiling District, Yichang 443134 China
    After breakfast, please pack your luggage and check out the cruise. The cruise company will arrange an excursion to visit the Three Gorges Dam, which is the largest water power project in the world. Then they will drive you to the Three Gorges Tourist Center in Yichang city.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Yichang, Yichang, Hubei
    Our local guide will meet you at Three gorges tourist center and transferred to Yichang airport or Yichang train station or have a half day tour at Yichang city center, like the river side park and Wanda Plaza.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pickup all the Chengdu hotel in central
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Stroller accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Can add more days if you want
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by happychinatours

Activity ID: V-40944P692

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