12-Day China Yunnan & Yangtze
River Cruise Tour: Beijing, Lijiang, Kunming,
Yangtse River, Shanghai
Tour Code: CNTP_06
Tour Type: Private
Best Travel Time: Suitable
for the whole year, best from April to November.
||Arrival in Beijing
You will be met on your arrival
at Beijing Airport and transferred to your hotel.
Driver to Tian'anmen Square
and take photos, then visit the Forbidden City.
After lunch, tour to the Temple of Heaven.
The world's largest public square, Ti'ananmen Square
is a vast desert of paving stones at the heart of
Beijing and a poignant epitaph to China's hapless
With a history of more than 500 years, it is the
largest and best-preserved cluster of ancient royal
palatial complex in China and home to two dynasties
of emperors, the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911),
who didn't stray from this pleasure dome unless
they absolutely had to.
Temple of Heaven:
Its Chinese name actually means Altar of Heaven
- originally served as a vast stage for solemn rites
performed by the Son of Heaven, who prayed here
for good harvests, and sought divine clearance and
After breakfast in your hotel,
tour to the Mutianyu Great Wall. After lunch, return
to the downtown and see the exterior of Bird Nest
and Water Cube - the Beijing 2008 Olympic National
Mutianyu Great Wall:
One of the "Seven Wonders of the World" and a symbol
of Chinese civilization. Mutianyu Great Wall is
one of the most famous and best-preserved wall.
Its highest point is some 800 meters above sea level.
Cable car is available and optional.
||Beijing - Lijiang
Take a relaxing Hutong Tour
by rickshaw at the Drum Tower area - it's a good
way to know the Beijing local lifestyle, then explore
the Summer Palace. After lunch, be transferred to
the airport for flight to Lijiang. You
will be met on your arrival at Lijiang Airport and
transferred to your hotel.
and courtyard homes have been the signature features
of Beijing's urban landscape sine the Ming Dynasty
(1368-1644). These homes traditionally comprised
buildings built around an enclosed courtyard, but
many have been subdivided in modern times.
The huge regal garden in the northwest of Beijing
is one of city's principle attractions and requires
at least half a day of your time. As long ago as
the Yuan Dynasty, officials set up their private
gardens in this scenic area.
|| Lijiang (Breakfast
Visit the Jade Dragon Snow
Mountain, the Baisha Murals, the Ancient Shuhe Village
of Naxi people. In the afternoon, explore Lijiang
Ancient Town - Dayan.
Dragon Snow Mountain: The mountain is located
15 kilometers north of Lijiang, it has 13 peaks,
stretching 35 kilometers from north to south.
Shanzidou, the main peak, is 5,596 meters above
sea level. Access to the mountain is provided
by a cable lift to Yunshanping Meadow, halfway
to the glacier peak. Every season, different kinds
of flowers bloom and almost throughout the entire
year visitors can see flowers in bloom.
Baisha Murals: Lijiang's murals are works
of the Ming Dynasty, chiefly created from the
Hongwu to the Wanli eras. They were originally
distributed among the Juexiansi Temple and twelve
others, nine of which fell to ruins. The remaining
four temples have altogether 55 murals, with a
total area of 139.22 sq. m.
people: Naxi literature is rich in form and
content. Besides works by Naxi scholars and writers,
there is a repository of oral folk literature.
Ancient Town: As one of UNESCO's World Heritage
sites in China, Lijiang Ancient Town has attracted
many tourists from home and abroad. Different
with other old towns, it has no city wall. Lijiang
features with cobbled streets, crisscrossing canals
flowing with water, swaying willow trees and gaily-hued
blossoms and many buildings and structures are
in styles of Ming and Qing dynasties. The people
here are mainly from the Naxi ethnic group and
you can still see many older women dressed in
their traditional attire. They have an obvious
passion for flowers, as almost every courtyard
is a garden.
||Lijiang - Kunming
Free in the morning. Take
flight to Kunming after lunch.
After breakfast, our driver
will pick you up for a day of sight seeing of the
Stone Forest. Drive back to Kunming in the afternoon.
Forest: Situated in Lunan County, it is an
area of typical karst landform with numerous groups
of strange gray-black stone peaks and stone pillars.
The Stone Forest covers an area of 400 square
kilometers, is about 85 kilometers away from Kunming
and requires 1.5 hours' driving.
||Kunming - Chongqing
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Tour to the Bamboo Monastery
and the Dragon Gate in Western Hills.
Take flight to Chongqing in the afternoon. Our local
guide will pick you up and send you to the pier
for cruise boarding.
Hills: The forest reserve on the west bank of
Lake consists of the Huating and Taihan mountains.
This is a colossal natural forest reserve in the
midst of a lofty mountain range crisscrossed by
babbling brooks and gurgling streams. Ancient trees
are adorned with thick, lush foliage and birds chirp
and flutter in the green treetops. Near the top
of the mountain, is the Dragon Gate. Hacked from
the cliff between 1781 and 1835 by a Taoist monk
and co-workers, the Dragon Gate is a group of grottoes,
sculptures, corridors and pavilions.
Monastery: The first temple dedicated to Zen
Buddhism in Yunnan. It dates back to the Song Dynasty
(960-1279). The present structure mostly dates from
the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The temple's
most outstanding artistic feature is the statues
of the life-sized clay figures of 500 Arhats.
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Start cruising down the Yangtze
River. Enjoy the marvelous scenery along way. Take
a shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City, experience
a fatastic and special ghost culture.
In the evening, various activities
will be held on the cruise for your entertainment.
They include welcoming banquet, dancing and singing
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Continue your cruise along
the Yangtze River, passing through the breathtaking
Three Gorges. Steep precipices, hidden reefs, perilous
cliff and tumbling rapids¡ all are on
your way along Yangtze River! You will also tour
past Shennong Stream or the Lesser Three Gorges
depending on different cruise itineraries.
Captain's Farewell Banquet will
be held tonight, enjoy Sichuan Opera Show or crew
|| Yangtze River
Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai (Breakfast
Pass the largest hydroelectric
power project in the world - the Three Gorges Dam.
Arrival at Yichang Pier, your local guide will be
pick you up and transfer to the airport for a flight
to Shanghai. Local Shanghai tour guide will meet
you and then have a stroll over the Bund and Nanjing
Bund: Symbolic of Old Shanghai, the Bund was
the city's Wall St, a place of feverish trading,
of fortunes made and lost.
Visit the Yuyuan Garden and
the nearby Chenghuangmiao Old Street. Transfer
from hotel to the airport for your departure flight,
we wish you safe and happy journey back to your
Garden: The best Chinese classical garden in
Shanghai with exquisite scenery and abundant culture.
History of the Yu Garden can trace back to the Ming
Dynasty, while the Pan family, founded the gardens,
and took 18 years (1599-1577) to be nurtured into
existence before bombardment during the Opium War
Hotels For This Tour
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1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons
sharing one twin or double standard room with private
Daily American or Chinese breakfast
at the hotel, Chinese lunch or dinner in local Chinese
restaurant as specified in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport
or railway station and hotel and all the sights by
4. Transportation between Cities
The economic class air tickets
of the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets
between cities as specified in the itinerary.
5. Entrance tickets
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the sights mentioned.
6. Guiding service
Excellent tour Guiding. All
normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking
guide and admission fees where applicable. Our guide
will not fly with you from one city to another. Upon
your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver
will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see
you off after you finish the itinerary of each city.
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The Above Tour:
1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa
to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic
air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed
by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will
What is single
The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor
travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd
(such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room
has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel
is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature
such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional
activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges
or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are
not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers
Tips depending on the service
of your guide and driver, entirely voluntary.
Mutianyu Great Wall
Forbidden City, Beijing
Temple of Heaven
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Naxi People, Lijiang
Lijiang Ancient Town
on the Yangtze boat
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
The Bund, Shanghai