Three Gorges & Mount Huang Tour
14 Days Beijing/Xian/Three Gorges/Mount Huang/Shanghai


Cruise along the mighty Yangtze River to experience the breathtaking scenery. Mt. Huang is a key scenic site in China
For booking information, terms and conditions, please contact us: tour@eduabroadchina.com

 

 

Day 01: Entry Beijing
Upon Arrival in Beijing, our guide will meet you at the Beijing airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest time is on your own.
Day 02: Beijing
Visit the intriguing Forbidden City, constructed by hundreds of thousands of workers between 1406 and 1420, and now a World Heritage Site. Explore its imperial gardens, extraordinary architecture, and museums. Then, view the Temple of Heaven which features stunning Ming Dynasty architecture. This evening, enjoy a Peking Duck dinner.
Day 03: Beijing
Drive to the impressive Great Wall, which once stretched for 6,200 miles across northern China. Then, visit the Summer Palace, which was built in 1888 by the Empress Dowager Ci Xi, using funds originally intended for the Qing Imperial Navy. Here, there will be plenty of time for exploring the beautiful grounds. Cruise on the lovely Kunming Lake or wander through the royal gardens. Walk along the Painted Gallery, the longest covered walkway in China, decorated with exquisite landscape paintings. Watch a famous Peking Opera in the evening.
Day 04: Beijing/ Xian
Explore the Houhai District of Beijing, a region of old courtyard homes and hutongs, alleys that border the tree-lined lakes north of the Forbidden City. Tour the district by pedicab to get a unique perspective on the traditional life that still exists today. Enjoy lunch at a Houhai resident's private home. Then, take an afternoon flight to the ancient Tang Dynasty capital, Xian and check in the hotel. Enjoy a dumpling dinner, where more then 20 varieties of traditional dumplings will be served and watch the Tang Dynasty dance show in the evening,
Day 05: Xian/Chongqing
Walk down Muslim Street and visiting the Grand Mosque in the morning. Then, view the extraordinary 2,300-yearold terracotta warriors made for the tomb of China's first emperor, Qinshihuang. The warriors still stand on the site where they were discovered by peasants in 1974. Later, take an afternoon flight to Chongqing. Upon arrival, transfer to the pier and board the deluxe cruise and begin the Three Gorges and Yangtze River tour.
Day 06 – 07: Three Gorges and Yangtze River Cruise
Sail down the Yangtze River and marvel at China's greatest natural wonder, the extraordinary Three Gorges, and the last year you can view the region as it has appeared for millennia. Beginning in June of 2003, the waters will rise behind the massive dam currently under construction. The East King takes you through the Qutang, Wu, and Xiling Gorges, each with majestic cliff walls and dramatic vistas that reveal themselves at each bend in this mighty river. Disembark daily to visit scenic areas, such as Shibaozhai village. Board smaller vessels for an exciting trip through the steep canyons of the Three Small Gorges, and see ancient hanging coffins in the cliffs and sail through the Three Gorges ship Locks.
Day 08: Three Gorges Dam Site / Mount Huang
Visit to the Three Gorges Dam site at Sandouping, the largest project of its kind in the world, in the morning. Arrive in Yichang at noon and disembark after lunch. Fly to Mount Huangshan via Shanghai and check in the Hotel. Mt. Huangshan ranks among china's best-known scenic spots. You may find all beauties of Nature in Mt. Huangshan. But its charm lies especially in its odd-shaped pines, fantastic rocks, the sea of clouds and hot springs - the four supreme sights on the mountain.
Day 09: Mount Huang
Take bus to Yixian County to visit the Ancient Residences of Hongcun Village and Xidi Village, both are the World Cultural Heritage and also a place where the movie "Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon" was shot. Wander the lanes of these authentic Ming and Qing dynasty villages. Taste a traditional lunch of Anhui flavor at a courtyard home. Then back to Huangshan city.
Day 10: Mount Huang
Travel to Mount Huangshan by a motor coach in the morning. The staggering beauty of granite precipices emerging from fog-banks has intoxicated Chinese artists for centuries. Take a cable car to the summit of the mountain, check into the West Sea Hotel. Then, choose between short strolls on nearby paths or longer hikes along the summit ridge to explore the beauty of Mount Huangshan. This is a great time to sit at the edge of thousand foot cliffs and absorb nature at its most sublime.
Day 11: Mount Huang/ Shanghai
This morning is free to continue exploring the mountain’s beauty. Then take the cable car or walk down the mountain and transfer to the Huangshan Airport. Fly to Shanghai and check in the hotel.
Day 12: Shanghai
Explore delightful Yuyuan Garden, built in 1577 and featuring a magnificent zigzag bridge. Visit the Jade Buddha Temple, which houses two rare statues of the Buddha, and explore the Shanghai Museum, with its world-class art collection, walk along the famous Bund. Enjoy an amazing acrobatic show in the evening.
Day 13: Shanghai
Enjoy a full day leisure time in Shanghai. Feel free to explore Shanghai such as visiting the themed museums, characteristic streets, mounting the Oriental Pearl Tower to view the up-to-date Shanghai fashion, tasting the delicious dishes etc.
Day 14: Departure
Transfer to the Pudong International Airport and take the flight to your next destination.
Price: From US$ 1690 / per person
Inclusions:
1. Domestic airfare (Beijing/Xian, Xian/Chongqing, Yichang/Mount Huang, Mount Huang/Shanghai), airport taxes and charges.
2. Yangtze River cruise boat
3. All hotel accommodations based on double occupancy:
4. Daily western style breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner at fine local restaurants specializing in regional cuisines
5. Private ground transportation, airport/hotel transfer with air-conditioned van or bus
6. All sightseeing, entertainments and cultural activities listed in the itinerary
7. Private English-speaking tour guide
Exclusions:
1. Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, and phone calls,
2. Gratuities for guides and drivers,
3. Overweight baggage charges.
Note: Prices and programs are subject to change without notice. All prices quoted in US dollars. For booking information, terms and conditions, please contact us: tour@eduabroadchina.com
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