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19 Days Photographic Tour in Sichuan and along Yangtze River

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 19 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): China  
Specialty Categories: Photography and Videography   Ecotourism  
Season: March - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3345 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 7501 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 - Beijing (No meal included)

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the guide and be transferred to your hotel in the city center.

Day 2 - Beijing (B, L)

Visits : Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Beijing Summer Palace

Today you will visit Tiananmen Square, the biggest city square in the world. Covering 440,000 square meters, it has witnessed many important historic events taking place here. Then pay a visit to the Forbidden City, one of the five most famous palaces in the world where 24 emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties lived and ruled for over 500 years. After having lunch visit the Summer Palace, which used to be a summer resort of Empress Dowager Cixi. It is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill (60 meters high) and the Kunming Lake. It covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is water. After that, explore the Wangfujing Avenue. It is the most popular pedestrian street in Beijing where you can do some shopping.

Day 3 - Beijing (B, L)

Visits : Mutianyu Great Wall

Today explore the fantastic wild section of Great wall-Mutianyu Section, which is well preserved with spectacular view and has less tourists than Badaling.

In the afternoon you will pay a visit to Dingling, one of the 13 Ming Tombs. It is the tomb of Zhu Yijun, who is considered as the most indiligent emperor in China's history. The tomb is the only one among the 13 tombs that was excavated.

Day 4 - Beijing -> Chengdu (B, L)

Visits : Temple of Heaven

This morning you will visit the Temple of Heaven where emperors conducted religious rituals and prayed for good harvest in Qing and Ming dynasties. It is one of the most important landmarks of Beijing. After lunch you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Chengdu. Flight: CA4116 (1500-1755)

Day 5 - Chengdu -> Jiuzhaigou (B, L, D)

This morning you will have a bike tour to explore the small alleys of the city,experience the local markets,tea houses and traditiional architectures.

In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Jiuzhaigou. This UNESCO listed nature reserve is home of rare animals and plants as well as the Baima Tibetan minority.
Flight: 3U8603 (1735-1825)

Day 6 - Jiuzhaigou (B, L, D)

Visits : Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic Area

After enjoying your breakfast Full day exploring the wonderland.

Our first stop, Mirror Lake, is located at the mouth of Ri Tse Valley.

As indicated by its name, the lake has a mirror-like flat surface onto which every object - flowers, grasslands, forests, as well as distant mountains - are reflected.

The Pearl Shoal is a wide, fan-shaped calcium beach. The water flows down the beach, the water drops splash in all directions as if thousands of pearls shining in the sun.

The Five Colored Pond is located at the lakefront along a rugged road.

The multi-colored pond is an enchanting sight; the water takes on a faint blue color from deadwood and leaves underneath its surface, while in other parts it is darker because of the shades of the trees and mountains nearby.

Day 7 - Jiuzhaigou (B, L, D)

Visits : Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic Area

This morning you will continue to visit the Panda Lake, the Primeval Forest and countless other waterfalls and lakes in Jiuzhaigou.

The Panda Lake features curious color patterns of blue and green.

It empties into the multi-stream,multi-level Panda Waterfall, dropping 78 metres in three steps.

The Primeval Forest is a well preserved ancient woodland.

Day 8 - Jiuzhaigou -> Chengdu (B, L)

This morning transfer to a UNESCO World Natural Heritage-Huanglong Scenic Area. Well known for its colorful lakes, snow clad mountains, valleys and virgin forest, Huanglong Scenic Area is considered "The World Wonder" and "Fairy Land on Earth".

In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport and take flight to Chengdu. Flight:CZ3402 91350-1440)

Day 9 - Chengdu -> Ya'an -> Chengdu (B, L)

Today you will be driven to Ya an. After having lunch have a close touch with the China treasure Giant Pandas at Bifengxia Panda Reserve.

Then be transferred to Chengdu by car.

Day 10 - Chengdu -> Dujiangyan -> Chengdu (B, L)

Visits : Dujiangyan Irrigation Project of China

This morning you will be driven to Dujiangyan. This afternoon visit Dujiangyan Irrigation System, a project started in the 3rd century BC to re-channel the Min River into irrigation canals. This ambitious project has contributed to the prosperity of the Chinese civilization in the Chengdu Plain.

you will be transferred to Chengdu by private car.

Day 11 - Chengdu -> Le Shan (B, L, D)

Visits : Leshan Giant Buddha

After breakfast you will be driven to Le Shan. In the afternoon you will go watch the Giant Buddha, which was accepted as one of the World Heritages in 1996. You will take a short boat ride on Min River to have a distant view of the Buddha. Plus, take some photos.

Day 12 - Le Shan -> Emeishan (B, L, D)

Today enjoy a free morning at leisure.

This afternoon you will be transferred to Emeishan. After that, trek to Golden Peak.At the Leidongping Temple there is a cable car going to the top of the mountain. Hiking on foot from here takes another 2 hours. The route to the summit crosses a lush and diverse landscape with enchanted rock formations,waterfalls and narrow gorges.Golden Peak at Mt. Emei If the weather cooperates, the vista is divine at the 3077m high Golden Peak. This is the place to relax,meditate and enjoy the sunset.

Day 13 - Emeishan -> Dazu (B, L, D)

After enjoying your breakfast enjoy the beautiful sunrise which is one of the four spectacles of Mt. Emei and China's lengendary experiences. Back to Leidong Ground parking lot, and then take bus to the Traffic Center on the foot of the Mt. Emei.

This afternoon you will be transferred to Dazu.

Day 14 - Dazu -> Chongqing -> Three Gorges Area (B, L, D)

This morning visit the famous Dazu Rock Carvings.

Dazu Rock Carvings consist of two major sites, North Mountain and Baoding Mountain.North Mountain is smaller and requires less time.

The most popular statues might be the Goddess of Mercy(Guanyin) and the Peacock King.The sculptures at Baoding Mountain are far superior. At the centre is the giant Reclining Buddha which is 31m long and 5m high. The expression on his face is one of peace and happiness.

In the afternoon you will be transferred to Chongqing. After that, depart from Chongqing at 8:00 am. Tonight you will take a ship to Three Gorges Area.

Day 15 - Three Gorges Area (B, L, D)

Today make shore excursion to Fengdu, a legendary old town made famous by old stories of sinister spirits and terrible ghosts. You will see many statues of ghosts and devils in the mountain town.

Return to the ship and continue cruising down the Yangtze.

Day 16 - Three Gorges Area (B, L, D)

After enjoying your breakfast sailing through the Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Have a shore excursion to Shennong Stream or Lesser Three Gorges, then sail through the Three Gorges dam shiplocks.

Day 17 - Three Gorges Area -> Yichang -> Shanghai (B, L)

After enjoying your breakfast you will arrive at Huangling Temple at 8am; visit the Three Gorges Dam in the morning, which is the world's largest water project. Disembark the cruiser at about 1:30pm.

After having lunch Your local guide will meet you and take you to the center of Yichang for lunch.Flight:FM9366 (1530-1700) Then you will be transferred to the airport and board the flight to Shanghai.

Day 18 - Shanghai (B, L)

Visits : The Bund, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Old Street, Yuyuan Garden

This morning visit Shanghai Museum and People's Square. Then pay a visit to the Bund and later on enoy a cruise trip on the Huangpu River.

In the afternoon you will visit Yu Garden (Yu Yuan), an age-old garden where you can get close touch with Chinese traditional architecture. Then you will have a free walk around Shanghai Old Street.

Day 19 - Shanghai (B)

Free till being transfered to the airport. End of the fabulous tour in China.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary;
- Meals as listed in the itinerary: B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
- Personal Guide and Driver + Private car/ van for Private Transfer and sightseeing;
- Hotels (twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary;
- Domestic flights (economy class) or trains as listed in the itinerary;
- Domestic airport taxes;
- Service Charge and Government Taxes;
- Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels.

Price Excludes:
- Entry or Exit China International transportation;
- Visa Fees;
- Excess Baggage Charges;
- Personal Expenses;
- Single Room Supplement;
- Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers.

About This Supplier
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