China: Meet The Pandas And Yangtze Cruise

China: Meet The Pandas And Yangtze Cruise

11 days Beijing- Chengdu –Chongqing tour

From $1750
7 Reviews

Highlights

Visit the must-see sites, the Forbidden City, and the Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall,explore the charm of Beijing.

Fall in love with those adorable panda at well-known Panda Base in Chengdu,the sweet memory of a lifetime

Appreciate the beauty of the Three Gorges and join in an excursion to the Three Gorges Dam

Explore the Ghost City of Fengdu,learn about the culture of ghost in China

This trip will start with the discovery of the Capital of China, a great mix of ancient and modern in architecture and thought. Then head for the famous province of Sichuan known for her spicy food and lovely pandas and end your stay with the Yangtze cruise.

Itinerary idea in detail

Day 1Arrival in Beijing
Sights: Beijing
Accommodation: The Orchid (Beijing)

Today arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Your driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free. Option: You will have the opportunity to stroll through the streets of Beijing on a Sidecar to have a first insight of the contrast between the modern and old Beijing and give you an overall idea of the city.

Included: Driver for the pick up.

Day 2The Temple of Heaven Discovery
Sights: Tiananmen Square >Forbidden City >Temple of Heaven > Jingshan Park
Accommodation: The Orchid (Beijing)

This morning you will visit the Temple of Heaven, it has been described as "a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design". The Temple of Heaven was where the emperor came every winter solstice to worship Heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest. Then, you will go to Tiananmen square which is located at the heart of the capital, and visit he Imperial Palace, known as the Forbidden City, which has seen 24 emperors altogether from the Ming to the Qing dynasties. End your afternoon with a walk in Jingshan Park to get an impressive view on the Forbidden City and Beijing Opera.

Included: Driver, English speaking tour guide, entrance fees.

Day 3Transfer to the Famous ​Mutianyu Great Wall of China
Sights: Mutianyu Great Wall
Accommodation: The Orchid (Beijing)

This morning your driver (without guide) will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the Mutianyu part of the Great Wall of China. This impressive wall runs through the country from west to east, with a length of around 5 000 to 6 000 km.

Included: Driver, entrance fees.

Day 4Exploring the Lama Temple
Sights: Lama Temple >Summer Palace >Confucius Temple
Accommodation: The Orchid (Beijing)

In the morning your driver and your tour guide will bring you to visit the Summer Palace where you will discover the covered gallery, the big park, Kunming lake and the dispelling cloud pavillion. In the afternoon you will visit the Lama Temple and Confucius Temple, both located in the hutongs.

Included: Driver, English speaking tour guide, entrance fees.

Day 5Flying Toward Chengdu, Visit of the Well-known People's Park
Sights: People's Park >The Railway Protection Movement Monument
Accommodation: Buddha Zen Hotel

This morning your driver will pick you up at your hotel and will drive you to the airport to take your flight to Chengdu. Today you will visit People's Park, built in 1911 as Shaocheng Park, it is the first public park in the city. The Railway Protection Movement Monument in the park is designated a Major Historical and Cultural Site of China.

Included: Driver for drop off and pick up, English speaking tour guide, entrance fees.

Day 6The Well-known Panda Base
Sights: Wenshu Temple >Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding >Kuanzhai Ancient Street of Qing Dynasty
Accommodation: Buddha Zen Hotel

This morning meet your tour guide in the lobby and go to the famous Panda Base, take a look at those adorable animals, symbols of China. Then head to Wenshu Temple a fairly typical large Buddhist monastery which dates back to the Tang dynasty (618-907) and is named after a monk who lived there. It is the most important Zen temple of the area which possesses relics and attracts pilgrims. Afterwards you can stroll around the temple in the small shopping aisles of Kuanzhai until People's park located in the center of Chengdu. You can admire the bamboo forests, the fish ponds or the local playing chess while sipping tea.

Inclusions: Driver, English speaking tour guide, entrance fees.

Day 7Trip to ​Chongqing by Train
Accommodation: -

Today transfer to the railway station to take your train to Chongqing. Arrive in Chongqing, your local guide and driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer to board on your 5 star cruise.

Day 8Amazing Yangtze River Cruise
Sights: Ghost City of Fengdu County
Accommodation: -

After breakfast, the guide will give you a brief introduction of the cruise and the schedule. Then you will disembark and visit the Ghost City of Fengdu County (not included on the quote). It is believed that every soul is judged in the Ghost City after death, you can learn a lot about the culture of ghost in China here. There are various statues of ghosts and devils molded in temples of Ghost city, visitors will wonder at the artisanship of ancient craftsman and the unique style of architecture. The Captain's Welcome Party will be held tonight.

Day 9Appreciating the Beauty of the Three Gorges
Sights: Xiling Gorge >Qutang Gorge >Wu Gorge >Baidicheng >Five Level Ship Lock of the Three Gorges Dam >Shennv Stream
Accommodation: -

The essential part of your river journey is coming today. You will appreciate the unique scenic splendor of the three gorges. First, the ship will sail through Qutang Gorge, the grandest and most dangerous section. Standing on the deck, you will see the steep precipices on both banks of this narrow stretch of water. After that, you will enter Wu Gorge which is famous for lofty peaks and mountains, especially the twelve charming and lively peaks standing in different postures and manners. The ship will then take you to Xiling Gorge, the longest but gentlest one among the three. Between Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge, you will take a sightseeing boat for visiting Shennv Stream, and then you will disembark and have a visit to Baidicheng (not included on the quote). The adventure will last about 3 to 4 hours. Then sailing into the Xiling Gorge, which is the longest gorge among the three and renowned for the numerous shoals, swift currents and grotesque peaks. The ship will pass the Five Level Ship Lock of the Three Gorges Dam in the evening.

Day 10Discovery of the ​Three Gorges Project
Sights: Three Gorges Dam
Accommodation: The Orchid (Beijing)

Today your journey will end with an excursion to the Three Gorges Dam, which is the major construction of the Three Gorges Project, the world's largest irrigation project. After disembark, transfer to the airport to take your flight to Beijing.

Included: Driver for the drop off in Yichang and pick up in Beijing.

Day 11Departure
Accommodation: -

Day free, then transfer to the airport for your flight back to your country.

What's Included

Hotel with breakfast

English tour guide if mentioned

Private driver if mentioned

Entrance fees as mentioned

Visa

International and domestic flights

Train tickets

Tips to the driver and tour guide

The room before 14 pm and after 12

Reviews

4.8/5.0

Lorne

4.6/5.0

Awesome people. Well organised and most of the guides are very kind and helpful. I would do it again.

Luella

5.0/5.0

Had an amazing time on the China trip. Everything is organised for you so no worrying about trains/buses/hostels while you're travelling. Would definitely go with UME Travel again!

Talen

5.0/5.0

The most inspirational moment of my trip is went to Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding at Chengdu - seeing the giant pandas eating/sleeping or playing. The venue was very well laid out with lots of space for the many visitors.

Wyatt

4.8/5.0

Another fantastic trip from UME Travel. Our guide was great and family-friendly. We were kept busy but with enough free time to add our own touches to the trip and we saw everything that would be on your list of things to do in this fabulous country

Therese

4.6/5.0

The whole trip was more than i could have imagined - I loved every minute of it and I’d recommend it in a heartbeat. If I could do it all over again I would. The stops were all well thought out, activities were excellent and the whole thing was well planned.

Chastity

4.7/5.0

The Beijing Great Wall part was the best! I certainly recommend it! And also make sure you go to meet the pandas they were awesome!

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