12-Day China Yunnan
And Yangtze River Cruise Tour: Beijing,
Lijiang, Kunming, Yangtse River, Shanghai
Tour Code: SYRT_01
Tour Type: Private
Best Travel Time:
Suitable for the whole
year, best from April to November.
|| Arrival -
Upon your arrival in Beijing, you will be greeted
by our English-speaking guide at the exit of the
Beijing airport. Be transferred to your hotel.
In the morning, walk through
the Tiananmen Square and take photos, then visit
the palatial Forbidden City. Have lunch at a
local restaurant. In the afternoon, tour to
the Temple of Heaven. Drive back to your hotel.
Optional program in the evening: Peking Opera,
Kungfu Show or Chinese Acrobatics.
The imperial palace for the 24 emperors of Ming
and Qing dynasties (1368-1911). Construction
of the palace began in 1406 and was completed
in 1420 during the reign of Ming Dynasty emperor
Yongle. Enclosed behind its moat and 9.9-meter-high
walls are 980 buildings, vast courtyards and
long corridors that occupy a total area of 720,000
Temple of Heaven:
Occupying 2,668 hectares, it is the largest
extant sacrificial temple in China. Construction
of the Temple of Heaven was begun in 1406 during
the reign of the Ming Dynasty Emperor Yongle.
It took 14 years to complete. During the Ming
and Qing dynasties, it was the site of imperial
sacrifices to Heaven.
Today we will have an
excursion to the Mutianyu Great Wall, the Sacred
Way and the Ming Tombs. On the way back to downtown,
have a brief outside visit of the Bird's Nest
(Olympic National Stadium) and the Water Cube
Mutianyu Great Wall:
Located 73 kilometers from Beijing, this well-preserved
section joins the Juyongguan Pass in the west
and Gubeikou Great Wall in the east. It was
built about 1,400 years ago and reconstructed
later during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Mutianyu
boasts breathtaking beautiful scenery in four
seasons with comparatively less tourist.
||Beijing - Lijiang
After breakfast, explore
the Summer Palace. Take a Hutong tour, passing
Shichahai, Yinding Bridge, Yandaixiejie, Drum
tower or Bell tower, feel the original old Beijing
Culture. Drive to Beijing airport and fly to Kunming.
Your local guide will pick you up at Kunming airport
and transfer you to the hotel.
Occupying a total area of 290 hectares, it is
one of the finest examples garden architecture
in China. The traditional architectures in the
park include pavilions, pagodas, temples, terraces,
waterside gazebos, stone bridges, covered corridors
and marble boat. The history of the Summer Palace
dates back some 800 years, three quarters of it
is made up of shallow lakes.
Visit the Jade Dragon Snow
Mountain, Baisha Fresco, Ancient Shuhe Village
of Naxi people. In the afternoon, explore Lijiang
Dragon Snow Mountain: The mountain is a located
15 kilometers north of Lijiang, It is the southernmost
mountain with snow-capped all year round in the
Northern Hemisphere. Shanzidou, the main peak
at 5,569 meters above sea level, looks like a
gigantic dragon clad in white snow all year round.
There are over 6,500 different kinds of plants
on the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, including 400
types of trees in 20 primeval forest communities.
Mural: Drew in the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644),
it stores 44 pieces of murals in total, specializing
in the religious stories. They are quite different
from other frescos. Each painting includes at
least one hundred portraits, but perspective is
used very well, and the close, middle and establishing
images are clear. The earliest one is in the Glazed
Hall. It was painted before 1417. In the period,
the religious painting in Central Plain of China
had gone downgrade. In the Tang and Song dynasties,
Taoism was popular. The famous painter all liked
making religious paintings.
Old Town: Built in the late Song dynasty (960-1279
A.D.) and the early Yuan dynasty (1206-1368 A.D.),
Lijiang is a Historical and Cultural Heritage
in China and it has been included in the World
Cultural Heritage. Lijiang is also the center
of the Naxi people, a relatively small minority
group with a rich culture.
Free Day for you to explore
the old town of Lijiang. Take flight to Kunming
in the evening.
Drive to Lunan County which
takes 2 hours and explore the Stone Forest. Return
to Kunming in the afternoon.
Forest: Located about 86 km away from Kunming,
it is a world of innumerable bizarre shaped stone
peaks and cliffs created by water erosion some
270 million years ago. Stone Forest is a typical
example of karsts topography covering an area
of 400 square kilometers and including both large
and small forest as well as many other scenic
||Kunming - Chongqing
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Tour to the Qiongzhu Temple
and the Dragon Gate in Western Hills.
Take flight to Chongqing in the afternoon. Arrive
in Chongqing, our tour guide will meet you and
transfer to Chaotianmen wharf and check-in at
the cruise boat, which Set sail from Chongqing
at 9:00 p.m..
Temple: A Buddhist temple which was first
built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Verdant old
trees surround the temple and the peaks are always
curled up by cloud and mist. The most impressive
features in this temple are the 500 Arhat sculptures.
Compared with Bodhisattvas, Arhats look more like
human beings than Gods, and therefore they are
popular among the common people and monks.
Gate: A group of exquisite stone grottoes,
rooms and Buddhist figures carved with excellent
craftsmanship on a large natural rock. It is in
Western Hill, a forest reserve that is suited
at the west bank of the Dianchi
Lake with flourishing flowers and dense forest.
Yangtze River Cruise
+ Lunch + Dinner)
on board. After breakfast, take shore excursion
to the Fengdu Ghost City. Sailing through the
Qutang Gorge. In the afternoon, take shore excursion
to Shibaozhai. In the evening, the Captain's
Welcome Party will be held, after welcome dinner,
enjoy the Singing & Dancing Concert.
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Continue sailing along the
Yangtze River. Pass through the Wu gorge. Take
Shore Excursion For Shennong Stream or mini three
gorges. The Farewell Dinner Banquet will be held
in the evening, enjoy the Singing & Dancing
Concert. Pass the ship locks of the Three Gorges
Yichang - Shanghai (Breakfast
After breakfast, take shore
excursion to the Three Gorges Dam. After lunch,
Sailing through the Xiling gorge; Then avrriving
at Yichang at noon, check-out then driven to Yichang
airport. Take flight to Shanghai. Your Shanghai
tour guide will wait for you at the airport and
help you check-in your hotel. Take a walk at The
Bund and Nanjing Road.
Tour to the Yuyuan Garden
and the nearby Chenghuangmiao Old Street. Your
guide will escort you to the airport and board
your flight to your next destination, end of service.
Garden: The most notable classic garden in
Shanghai. The garden was finished in 1577 of the
Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). In 1956, a large-scale
rehabilitation or restoration was done. In 1982,
it was ranked as the key protection of national
historic sites. Yuyuan Garden is famous for its
pure Chinese-style layout and architecture. There
are many wood and brick sculptures, stone inscriptions,
valuable old paintings and calligraphy masterworks
scattered around the garden.
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For the land tour in each city, daily American breakfast
is served in the hotel, and Chinese lunch and/or dinner
will be served with two cups of soft drink outside
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Private transfers for you and your party as a group
between airports, train stations, hotels and all sightseeing
spots. Separate arrivals and departures will incur
One private English-speaking guide and driver will
accompany you on all normal sightseeing tours in each
Entrance fees to the tourist sites.
your tour include a cruise, then the shore excursion
in groups and activities will be subject to the arrangements
made by the cruise company.
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recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance
from you country of origin.
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telex, telephone calls or overweight baggage charges.
of obtaining your visa to enter China.
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to Guide and driver, entirely voluntary.
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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.
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