Chengdu-Chongqing -Yangtze River Cruise -Yichang-Shanghai 8 days Tour
Chengdu-Chongqing -Yichang -Shanghai
Day01,arrivel in Chengdu
Upon your arrival, our local guide will meet you and help you check in at the hotel.in the afternoon, your trip starts from a general look into the history and culture of Chengdu and Sichuan Province in Sichuan Museum.
This morning, the guide will take you to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to see the lovely creatures as they feed and play with each other. Your visit continues to Jinsha Site Museum in the afternoon. Then the guide will take you to the Broad and Narrow Alleys to experience the lifestyle of old Chengdu.
Day03, Chengdu - Chongqing
This morning is free for you to explore the city and lunch is on your own arrangement. After that your guide will transfer you to the railway station to catch a bulet train to Chongqing. Upon your arrival, our guide in Chongqing will meet you at the station and transfer you to board the luxurious President No. 8 ship for a three-day Yangtze River cruise. We will book a cabin with balcony for you so that you have a private place to enjoy the picturesque scenery along the river.
The buffet breakfast is served between 07:00 and 08:00 at the dining hall, after which the river guide will give a brief introduction to the itinerary and the facilities on the ship. Then the whole morning is free for you to relax or admire the scenery from the deck. At about 14:00, you will have a shore excursion to Shibaozhai. Then re-embark and continue the cruise trip. Dinner is served at 18:00. Then the Captain's Welcome Party follows, when there are singing and dancing programs and interesting games. Visitors are also encouraged to give performances.
Day05, Badong - Xiling Gorge - Sandouping
Today continue to sail downstream of Yangte River. You will disembark at Badong and connect a smaller ship to take an exciting pea-boat floating along Shennong Stream. Originating from Shennongjia Mountain in Hubei Province, the stream flows for 60 km from south to north through valleys and merges into Yangtze River at Wu Gorge. Sitting in this local special pea-boat, you will see grotesque peaks and cliffs, mysterious hanging coffins, beautiful waterfalls, and various kinds of vegetation. The guide and the boat trackers will also sing the folk songs of Tujia people. Afterwards, re-embark the ship and continue the cruise into the western section of Xiling Gorge, the longest of the three gorges. This evening, you can witness the process of the ship passing through the gigantic Five Level Ship Lock.
Day06, Yichang - Shanghai
After breakfast, you will disembark for an excursion to the Three Gorges Dam. As the world's largest hydro-electric project, it makes great an economic contribution by generating energy, preventing flood, and filtering sediment. Then re-embark to pack your luggage and complete check-out procedures. Afterwards, you will get to the airport for the flight to Shanghai, which is the last destination of your trip.
After breakfast, you will begin the day with visits to Shanghai Museum for its numerous precious collections and then to the well-known Yuyuan Garden, once a private garden during the Ming dynasty and now a fabulous tourist attraction showing the design style of classical Chinese garden architecture. A silk shop is arranged. In the afternoon, you will have some free time to stroll along the Bund and Nanjing Road. Later you will visit an old street.
Day08, Departure from Shanghai
As this is the final day for your wonderful China tour, you need to pack your luggage after breakfast and check out before 12:00. go to airport ,end the tour.