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Overview: 15-day Chengdu Yunnan Chongqi Yangtze Shanghai Tour covers Sichuan Leshan Buddha, Mt.Emei, panda bases, Kunming Stone Forest, Dali and Lijinag Old Town to Shangrial and top attractions of Yangtze River cruise....
Day 1 : Arrival in Chengdu
Welcome to Sichuan. Upon arrival at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, your local guide and driver will pick you up to hotel for a rest.
Day 2 : Chengdu
Today will go to visit Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Center, to see lovely Panda. Then back to Chengdu city to visit Kuanzai Alley.
Day 3 : Chengdu/Leshan/Mt. Emei
After breakfast, will transfer you to visit Huanglongxi Ancient Town which has 1,700 years of history. Then take bus to Leshan, to see the world's largest stone Giant Buddha.
Then visit the Lingyun Temple, the ancient Plank Cliff Path and the Stele Forest. After visiting will take bus to Emeishan, stay overnight at the foot of Mt. Emei.
Day 4 : Mt. Emei/Chengdu/Shangri-La
After breakfast will take cable car up the Mt. Emei. Visit the Wannian Temple. Then walk through Qingyin Pavilion - the biggest natural ecology reserve area for monkeys. Then take the tourist bus down to the foot of the mountain. To visit the Fuhu Temple, one of famous nuns temple. Then you will be transfered back to Chengdu for the flight to Shangrila in Yunnan. When you arrive in Shangrila, will meet your guide and transfer you to hotel for a rest.
Day 5 : Shangri-La
After breakfast, will transfer you to visit Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan, also known as Guihua Monastery, is one of the famous monasteries in the Kang region.
Then go to visit Napa Lake. Napa Hai ("Lake behind the forest") Nature Reserve is a state-designated wetlands area situated some 8 kilometers north of Shangri-La County (aka Zhongdian County) on the Yunnan -Guizou Plateau in northwestern Yunnan Province.
Day 6 : Shangri-La/Lijiang
Today will drive you to Lijiang, about 4 hours on the way. Will go to visit First Bend of Yangtze River and Tiger Leaping Gorge on the way. When you arrive in Lijiang also will visit the Lijiang Ancient town, Walk relax the Sifang Street is good choice.
First Bend of Yangtze River: The attraction is the Jinshajiang section of the Yangtze, with an elevation of over 1800 meters. The sight is one of the top attractions of Lijiang and the important hub linking the Tiger Leaping Gorge, Laojunshan and Meli Snow Mountain.
Tiger Leaping Gorge: It is on the Jinsha River of the upper reaches of the Yangtze) is located 105 kilometers south of Zhongdian County. The gorge is 17 kilometers long with a drop of 213 meters.The Tiger Leaping Gorge is divided into three sections: Upper, Middle and Lower Hutiao. At the narrowest spot the river is only 30 meters wide. The mouth of the gorge is 1,800 meters above sea level. The river is flanked by Yulong and Haba snow mountains, with a height difference of 3,900 meters. It is one of the deepest gorges in the world.
Day 7 : Lijiang/Dali
After breakfast, you will pay a morning visit to Yuhu Village (Jade Lake Village), where you have overlook view of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, a holy mountain for the Naxi people that is located 15km north of Lijiang city. Then visit Locke's Former Residence.
Stroll through Baisha Old Town, which is an enchanting traditional Naxi style old town, where houses Baisha Murals made in succession from the early Ming dynasty to the reign of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing dynasty. These mural paintings, with their fine and smooth lines, bright colors, vivid pattern and balanced and harmonious composition are a wonderful sight. Then will also go to visit Zhiyun Temple. After visiting will driver you about 3 hours to Dali. Overnight on Dali.
Day 8 : Dali
Today will visit the Xizhou local morning market in the morning, The go to visit Bai Village, visit the Yan Family. Then go to visit Chongshengsi Three Pagodas and Dali Ancient Town. In the end will drive you around the Erhai Lake, enjoy the beautiful views about Erhai Lake.
Day 9 : Dali/Kunming
Transfer you to take morning flight from Dali to Kunming. When you arrive in Kunming, meet you and transfer you directly to visit Stone Forest, enjoy the time in there. After tour, you will be drived back to Kunming city for overnight.
Day 10 : Kunming/Chongqing/Yangtze River Cruise
After breakfast in your hotel, you will take a morning flight from Kunming your guide will meet you and you will be driven to visit Dazu Grottoes. Located in Dazu County, the Dazu Grottoes, are located 167 kilometers from Chongqing and are located in several different sites. Carving began in 650, in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) through the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The grottoes feature over 5,000 statues and over 100,000 characters. The grottoes have Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian carvings, with Buddhist carvings being the dominant type. In the evening when it is time to board your Yangtze River cruise ship, your guide will take you to the docks. After boarding on the boat you can have a good rest.
Day 11 : Yangtze River Cruise
In the morning after breakfast, your ship will dock for your shore excursion to Shibaozhai or the White Emperor City. The captain will choose based on the weather situation.
After your shore excursion, you will board your Yangtze River cruise ship and continue on your cruise through the amazing Three Gorges.
Day 12 : Yangtze River Cruise
In the morning you will board small vessels for your trip through either the Lesser Three Gorges or the Shennong Stream. Your captain will choose depending on weather situation.
Day 13 : Yangtze River Cruise/Yichang/Shanghai
In the morning after breakfast onboard ship, your Yangtze River Cruise ship will dock and you will have an excursion to the famed Three Gorges Dam, the larges hydro electric dam in the world. After lunch onboard ship, you will disembark your ship in the city of Yichang. Upon your arrival in Yichang, your local guide will meet you and you will be driven to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arriving in Shanghai, your local guide will meet you and you will be driven to your hotel.
Hotels: Choose to suit your budget and preference. (2 nights in Shanghai)
Day 14 : Shanghai
In the morning after having breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to the Yuyuan Garden, the only ancient traditional Chinese garden left in Shanghai. You will then stroll through the streets lined with traditional styled architecture of the Yuyuan Market located outside the garden and get a glimpse into the local's lifestyle. Then go to visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall is an amazing display of the progress and future of Shanghai. After take a quick visit to a charming silk workshop then visit the World Financial Center to get a bird's eye view of Shanghai from within its unique architectural orbs. After visiting the tower, you will stroll along The Bund, known as a museum of Western architecture, and the nearby Nanjing Road, the No.1 shopping street in China.
Day 15 : Shanghai Departure
After breakfast, you will pay a visit to Zhujiajiao. Then your guide will meet you and escort you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
Payment Terms & Methods :
* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
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