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

Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Li River Cruise
  • Reed Flute Cave
  • Folded Brocade Hill
  • Elephant Trunk Hill
  • Goose Neck Park
  • Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo
  • Ciqikou Old Town

Tour Details

Day 1Hong 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 2Guilin

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: Lunch
  • Hotels: Sheraton Guilin   |  Guilin Bravo Hotel    |  Guilin Osmanthus Hotel 
Day 3Guilin to Chongqing by Flight.

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, Lunch at McFound Restaurant
  • Hotels: JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing   |  Lafei Royal Hotel - Chongqing   |  Lafei Royal Hotel - Chongqing 
Day 4Yangtze

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, Lunch at Cai Xiang Yuan Restaurant (Yangjiaping Branch)
  • Hotels: On the Ship
Day 5Yangtze

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, Lunch , dinner
  • Hotels: On the Ship
Day 6Yangtze

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, Lunch , dinner
  • Hotels: On the Ship
Day 7Yichang to Wuhan by Train.

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: Breakfast
  • Hotels: Renaissance Wuhan Hotel   |  Holiday Inn Mei Lian Hotel   |  Holiday Inn Mei Lian Hotel 
Day 8Wuhan to Hong Kong

You will transfer to Wuhan airport to catch your flight to Hong Kong(flight inlude). Service end.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Hotels: On the Ship

What's Included & Excluded

What's Included

  • Entrance fees to the scenic spots as listed in the itinerary
  • Centrally located hotels with daily western & Chinese buffet breakfasts
  • Authentic Chinese lunch at approve local restaurants
  • Private air-conditioned car or van according to your own group number with a local driver
  • Private English-Speaking Guide
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Fees (If the flights are included)
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Travel Insurance

What's Not Included

  • Single room supplement
  • International airfare or train tickets to enter or leave China
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Personal Expenses which are not listed in the tour itinerary

Good to Know

  • This is a private tour. The local private English-speaking guide and the private car will serve your own group only.
  • When on the tour, your tour guide and the driver can shorten or lengthen your time as your energy levels permitted.
  • Once you make an inquiry, you will get the specific reply from one of our travel advisors within 24 hours without service fee.
  • You can ask the travel advisor to tailor-make your own Guilin or even China trip based on this itinerary.
  • We can also arrange tours in other Chinese cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'an and add them to this itinerary.
  • You will stop at a shop but absolutely no forced shopping.

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