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8-Day of Guilin Essence and Yangtze River Cruise Trip from Hong Kong

Guilin Essence and Yangtze River Cruise Trip from Hong Kong

  • Highlights:The natural beauty of Guilin and the munificent view on Yangtze River are the great combination of Chinese natural landscape scenery, taking this tour will leave you once a life time experience. This special deal tour is included round way airfare between Wuhan and Hong Kong.
  • Destination: Hong KongGuilinChongqingYangtzeYichangWuhan
  • Guide Languages:English English German:  Additonal cost may apply! Spanish: Additonal cost may apply! French: Additonal cost may apply! Japanese Chinese

Inclusions:

  • Private Guides
  • Driver
  • Hotels
  • Entrance Free
  • Authenic Chinese Meals

From: $1,649 Price details

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Day 1

Hong Kong to Guilin by Flight.

Depart from Hong Kong Airport(flight include), and arrive at Guilin Airport. Our guide and drive will meet you at Guilin airport and take you to your hotel. You are free to rest and or explore the city around your hotel.
Meals: No Meals
Hotels: Sheraton Guilin   |  Guilin Bravo Hotel    |  Guilin Osmanthus Hotel 

Day 2

Guilin

Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo

We will start our tour with a Li River Cruise. The 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. The cruise takes about fours hours and lunch is provided on the boat. At Yangshuo, you have time to walk around famous West Street which is a meeting point for travelers from all over the world.
Meals: Breakfast
Hotels: Sheraton Guilin   |  Guilin Bravo Hotel    |  Guilin Osmanthus Hotel 
  • Li River

    Li River

Day 3

Guilin to Chongqing by Flight.

Reed Flute Cave,Folded Brocade Hill,Elephant Trunk Hill

Today we will visit three scenic spots in Guilin City. Reed Flute Cave is a magic land of stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains, birds, plants and animals in fantastic shapes and colors. After lunch at local restaurant, we will continue the trip to Folded Brocade Hill, which looks like a pile of colorful folded silk. The last stop is Elephant Trunk Hill which is the symbol of Guilin. Our guide and driver will take you to airport for your flights to Chongqing. Our guide will meet you at Chongqing airport.
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at McFound Restaurant
Hotels: JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing   |  Lafei Royal Hotel - Chongqing   |  Lafei Royal Hotel - Chongqing 
  • Reed Flute Cave

    Reed Flute Cave

  • Folded Brocade Hill

    Folded Brocade Hill

  • Elephant Trunk Hill Park

    Elephant Trunk Hill Park

Day 4

Yangtze

Board the ship from 6pm-8pm for overnight accomodation(Dinner is not included),depart Chongqing at 9:30pm.,Ciqikou Old Town,Goose Neck Park,Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo

Before start your Yangtze cruise, visit several interesting sights in Chongqing. Goose Neck Park is first. This is a popular place for locals who play Mahjong, make music or just relax everyday. You can join in them to play Mahjongg if your interested. The pandas in Chongqing Zoo are next. Panda Room at the zoo has the giant and lesser pandas as well as baby pandas. After lunch at good local restaurant, we will go to Ciqinkou Old Town which remains an authentic and busy community as it was in times past. The old wooden houses and narrow streets furthest from the river are quite original. Our guide and driver will take you to Chaotianmen dock to board your Yangtze cruise in the late afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Cai Xiang Yuan Restaurant (Yangjiaping Branch)
Hotels: On the Ship
  • Goose Neck Park

    Goose Neck Park

  • Panda

    Panda

  • Ciqikou Ancient Town

    Ciqikou Ancient Town

Day 5

Yangtze

Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City 09:00-12:00.

Fengdu is where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that spirits go to heaven, and evil goes to Fengdu. The town is overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead. The whole place has an eerie feel to it with deserted streets, tower blocks, empty shops and banks. The only people here are those who make a living from visiting cruise boats.Morning Taichi lesson at 6am for early birds. Today's shore excursion is to Fengdu Ghost City which is where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that spirits go to heaven, and evil goes to Fengdu. After lunch relax on the sundeck while the scenery passes. The Captain's welcome dinner presents specialties from Yangtze river area. The crews present a dance show.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Hotels: On the Ship

Day 6

Yangtze

Shore excursion on Shennv Stream (12:30am–16:00pm).Before that you have the option of visiting the White Emperor City(7:30-10:00am)RMB260 per person

Shennv Stream has become a new highlight for a Yangtze Cruise. Passengers will take the wooden flat bottom boat to see the stunning scenery on both sides of the river. The stream is also called Goddess Stream and Beauty Stream, belonging to the estuary of the south bank of the Yangtze. It originates from Guandu District of Wushan County and joins the Yangtze River from Qingshi Town which is opposite to the Shennv Peak(Goddess Peak). The stream is 15 miles long but boasts untraversed original valleys for over 10 miles thanks to the steep and dangerous geographical conditions. During high flow period, boats could reach the depth of the valley along the stream to see the natural scenery and original life of locals.Today, the ship passes two of the Three Gorges – the Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. After lunch is a shore excursion to Shennong Stream which is tributary of Yangtze river and one of the highlights of the cruise. After dinner, the Crew Perform for passengers. The ship will sail through the 5-steps lock during the night.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Hotels: On the Ship

Day 7

Yichang to Wuhan

Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site. Arrive in Yichang at noon--12:00pm.

Three Gorges Dam, the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man and it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994. The body of the dam was completed in 2003, and the whole construction has been completed in 2009. It will be 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom.The tourists can get access to the top of the dam and enjoy different kinds of photo opportunities. After breakfast, we visit The Three Gorges Dam Site, which is the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man. The project was completed in 2009. The dam is 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide at the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom. Finish the Yangtze cruise journey when ship berths on Yichang dock and the guide will takes you to the Yichang Train Station for catch the train to Wuhan. Your Guide will meet you at Wuhan Train Station and then take you to your hotel in Wuhan.
Meals: No Meals
Hotels: Renaissance Wuhan Hotel   |  Holiday Inn Mei Lian Hotel   |  Holiday Inn Mei Lian Hotel 

Day 8

Wuhan to Hong Kong

You will transfer to Wuhan airport to catch your flight to Hong Kong(flight inlude). Service end.
Meals: No Meals
Hotels: No

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Dec. 1 – Mar. 31 Superior Deluxe Economy Single RoomSupplement *
1 person $2399-
2-5 persons $1869$138 / $168 / $222
6-9 persons $1649$138 / $168 / $222
>10 persons $1569$138 / $168 / $222
Apr. 1 – Nov. 30 Superior Deluxe Economy Single RoomSupplement *
1 person -
2-5 persons $138 / $205 / $275
6-9 persons $138 / $205 / $275
>10 persons $138 / $205 / $275

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Price Includsion

  • Entrance Fees to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • Centrally Located Hotels with daily western & Chinese buffet breakfasts.
  • Authentic Chinese Food.
  • Private Cars and Drivers.
  • Private Guides.
  • Flights & Transfers in China.
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Fees.
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes.
  • Insurance
  • Luggage Transfers

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Personal Expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement

Customer Reviews and Question

What our Customer Say

Douglas Apr. 21, 2015 - Apr. 27, 2015

Our guide Lili did a tremendous job. She was cooperative and led us well. Once we were finally allowed off the ship by immigration...a 4 hour delay for Lili and driver...all went well. The best sights were enjoyed and Lili always made sure we had good lunches etc as well as making sure that hotel check in went well. The days were long for her but she was always very 'up' as they say.

Kimber May. 1, 2015 - May. 4, 2015

I had a wonderful trip! The ship and crew were great, the scenery was spectacular, and the private guides and drivers transfers were also very very good. The tour in Chongqing was especially appreciated. My sincerest thanks for all of your excellent arrangements. I will definitely recommend ChinaHighlights and you personally to my friends and I will contact you to arrange my next tour of China - most likely the beautiful Li River.Until then, Simon, xie xie! You have a beautiful country and beautiful people. All the best,

FIONA Apr. 12, 2015 - Apr. 25, 2015

Thanks so much for your help in organising our China trip. It was incredibly exciting and very well organised. It was great to meet the tour guides at each of the cities and we were very well looked after. Overall it was a great experience.

RAJA Apr. 7, 2015 - Apr. 13, 2015

I just want to thank you for everything that you have done in order to make it it a wonderful and unforgettable trip for me and my husband. Overall, we were most satisfied with the itinerary and arrangements in both Beijing and Xian and, in particular, we are most happy with the attention and service given by China Highlights and we are also impressed with the flexibility shown in making our flight changes and change of vehicle and restaurants in Xian.

Luis Apr. 9, 2015 - Apr. 22, 2015

Thanks Whitney again for everything, very happy to have met you pesonally, thanks for your beatifull present and many thanks for your permanent attention.All the best to you.

Sheila Apr. 11, 2015 - Apr. 17, 2015

Our trip was wonderful. We loved every minute. Vicki and LeLe were wonderful guides. We had a great time with both of them. I am still going through my many photographs. When I am finished I will send you a slideshow of some of my favorites.Thank you so much for your help in planning our vacation.It was was perfect in every way!

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