Trip Itinerary & Travel Details
Day 1: YiChang/Yangtze River Cruise (/)
The guide will pick you up at Yichang airport. You will board your deluxe cruise ship:Yangtze (4 stars) or President No.1 (5 star) for the Three Gorges river journey.
Day 2: Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)
This morning you arrive Yang Jia Wang and visit the Three Gorges Dam site, a controversial, immense construction project that is the largest hydroelectric and flood-control dam in the world. Sail through the Three Gorges ship locks and the third gorge Xiling, enjoy the natural scenery at leisure.
Day 3: Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)
In the morning disembark for your boat excursion down the crystal-clear Shennong Stream or the Daning River, depending on local conditions. Re-board your ship and continue throuth the passage, head upstream through the second and first of the three gorges - Wuxia, known for its quiet beauty and forest-covered mountains. and Qutang Gorge, the shortest but most dramatic gorge, You can nearly touch the perpendicular walls rising from the riverbanks as your captain negotiates this narrow gap.
Day 4: Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)
Depending on river conditions, one of the following shore excursions will be offered: Wanxian, "Gateway to Eastern Chongqing City," tucked in between rolling mountains; Shibaozhai, with its 400-year-old, twelve story red wooden pagoda high on a cliff side; or Fengdu, China's "Ghost City", where you will see ghost- and devil-like statues at numerous temples.
Day 5 Yangtze River Cruise/Chongqing -- Guilin (B)
In the morning your ship arrive Chongqing. Nicknamed the "mountain city," Chongqing is renowned for its unique scenic spots, especially the parks, and many places of historical and culture interest. Transfer to the airport to take flight to Guilin. Stay in Guilin.
Day 6 Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo (B, L)
Cruise on Li River is the highlight of today's tour. The tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Guilin at about 8:00 am and drive to Zhujiang Pier. The Li River Cruise to Yangshuo is the most scenic cruises on earth. The Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is the highlight of Guilin tour. Li River flowing from Guilin to Yangshuo boasts the largest and most beautiful scenic area in China and attracts thousands of visitors each year.
- Li River Cruise: A cruise along the Li River between Guilin and Yangshuo is an unforgettable experience. As you take in the stunning scenery there's something interesting to see at almost every bend in the river. Between spectacular limestone peaks you'll see graceful bamboo groves, farmers tending rice paddies, and lumbering water buffaloes pulling carts or cooling off in the river. You may see fishermen gliding along on their narrow bamboo rafts, and if you're very lucky you might see one of the famous fishing cormorants. Boats depart from various wharves, according to the height of the river at different times of the year.
Yangshuo is one of the most famous tourist destinations of China. It boasts breath-taking natural sceneries, mysterious ancient local dwelling houses and an insight into a diverse range of cultures.
Day 7 Guilin (B, L)
The tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Guilin at about 8:00 am and drive to visit Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hill and the Seven Star Park. Stay in Guilin.
- Elephant Trunk Hill: is a must-see of Guilin tour. It is located at the confluence of Li River and Peach Blossom River in the southwest of Guilin city. Elephant Trunk Hill is usually regarded as Guilin's most recognizable symbol. It is a national 4A scenery spot. The Water Moon Cave is close to the river. The water flows through it and the cave looks like a moon floating in the water. The stone dropped into the water like an elephant drinking the water of the Li River.
- Reed Flute Cave: a natural underground chamber full of stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years. It is known as 'the Palace of Natural Arts' this large and well-presented cave system has some remarkable formations. Reed Flute Cave is a must-see scenic spot for state leaders, and leaders of foreign countries.
- Fubo (Whirlpool) Hill: It is located in the city proper with half standing in the river and the other half perching on land. Fubo Hill is a 4A scenic spot of national grade. It is cliffy, propping up from the ground, famous for the Pearl-Returning Cave (nearly 350 steps to enjoy the view). From the summit of Fubo Hill you can enjoy a fantastic view of Guilin city.
Day 8 Depart Guilin (B)
Transfer to the airport and end the 8 Days Yangtze River Cruise and Guilin Tour.