14 Day Dreamland Tour to Jiuzhai Valley and Yangtze

Yangshuo Countryside Biking

  • Yangshuo Countryside Biking
  • Ciqikou Old Town
  • Li River Cruise
  • Emei Mountain
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14 Days Shanghai, Yichang, Yangtze, Chongqing, Jiuzhaigou, Chengdu, Emeishan, Guilin, Longji, Yangshuo Tour

Highlights: Ciqikou Old Town, Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area, Jinli Old Street, Chengdu Kuan-zhai Lane, Leshan Giant Buddha, Emei Mountain, Longji Terraced Field, Li River Cruise

Day 1

Place & Transport: Shanghai to Yichang to Yangtze, Flight No. TBA

Today's Activities: Airport Transfer (Yichang), Cruise pier Transfer (Yichang), Board the ship from 5:00pm to 10:00pm and departs Yichang at night--00:00am.(Dinner is not included)

Day 2

Place & Transport: Yangtze

Today's Activities: Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site(8:30-10:30am).


Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Dinner, Chinese Lunch

--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 will be competed 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.

Day 3

Place & Transport: Yangtze

Today's Activities: Shore excursion to Shennong Stream(8:00am-12:30pm).You also have the option of visiting the White Emperor City.


Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

--Shennong Stream is another tributary of the Yangtze River, and its fast-flowing, crystal clear water runs southwards through deep gorges. The stream races past large and small karst caves, flocks of swallows, sheer cliffs, deep gorges, waterfalls, three-colored springs, rapids, the ancient plank path, a suspended coffin in the cliff, groups of ancient tombs and marvelous karst formations.

Day 4

Place & Transport: Yangtze

Today's Activities: Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City (8:30-10:30am).


Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Dinner, Chinese Lunch

--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.

Day 5

Place & Transport: Yangtze to Chongqing to Jiuzhaigou, Flight No. TBA

Today's Activities: Cruise pier Transfer (Chongqing), , Ciqikou Old Town, Goose Neck Park, Airport Transfer (Chongqing), Airport Transfer (Jiuzhaigou), Arrives in Chongqing at 9:00am.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Cai Xiang Yuan Restaurant(Yangjiaping Branch)

- Ciqikou Old Town: A symbol and miniature of old Chongqing, this vibrant old neighborhood retains the buildings that date back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Its steep and narrow streets and wooden houses lining on each side are mostly unimproved and thus keep their original appearance. Shops that sell numerous souvenirs and handicrafts are worth exploring, while the tea houses, food stands and restaurants offer a good opportunity to taste the local food.
- Goose Neck Park: The park is very popular among the local people in Chongqing. People come here to climb up the tower and enjoy a nice view of the city, do morning exercises, play cards or Mahjong, or simply relax.
- Cai Xiang Yuan Restaurant(Yangjiaping Branch): Located close to the Chongqing Zoo, Cai Xiang Yuan Restaurant serves with dishes are cooked with local flavors and ingredients. Cantonese dishes are also available.

Day 6

Place & Transport: Jiuzhaigou

Today's Activities: Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area, Sight-seeing Public Vehicle in Jiuzhaigou Valley, Rize Valley

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area: Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area is one of the world natural heritage sites enrolled by the UNESCO. It is actually a narrow valley with dense forestry, colorful lakes and some Tibetan villages.
- Sight-seeing Public Vehicle in Jiuzhaigou Valley: It is public transportation capacity:28-47seats.During the travel season, it is quite crowded.
- Rize Valley: Containing the largest variety of sites with colorful lakes, high waterfalls, soft beaches and dense forests, the 18-kilometer-long Rize Valley is considered to be the best part of all tour routes in Jiuzhaigou.

Day 7

Place & Transport: Jiuzhaigou

Today's Activities: Shuzheng Valley, Zechawa Valley, Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area, Sight-seeing Public Vehicle in Jiuzhaigou Valley

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Shuzheng Valley: Shuzheng Valley is the main tourist route in Jiuzhaigou, and it is reputed as the epitome of Jiuzhaigou. Shuzheng valley contains over 40 lakes, taking up 40% of all the lakes in Jiuzhaigou.
- Zechawa Valley: Zechawa Valley is the longest route and of the highest altitude in Jiuzhaihou, ,stretching from Nuorilanf to Chang Lake. Along the way, you will see snow-capped peaks, seasonal lakes and five-colored pond.
- Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area: Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area is one of the world natural heritage sites enrolled by the UNESCO. It is actually a narrow valley with dense forestry, colorful lakes and some Tibetan villages.
- Sight-seeing Public Vehicle in Jiuzhaigou Valley: It is public transportation capacity:28-47seats.During the travel season, it is quite crowded.

Day 8

Place & Transport: Jiuzhaigou to Chengdu, Air China CA4484 Dep - Arr

Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Jiuzhaigou), Airport Transfer (Chengdu)

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Day 9

Place & Transport: Chengdu

Today's Activities: Jinli Old Street, Chengdu Kuan-zhai Lane, Wu Hou Temple

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Sanguyuan Restaurant

- Jinli Old Street: Jinli Street was one of the busiest commercial street in ancient times. The architecture of the style of Ming and Qing Dynasties. Here you can enjoy almost all kinds of traditional dishes and snakcs of Chengdu, relax in one of the elegantly decorated bars,or buy some traditional crafts such as chopsticks, papercuts, tea and lanterns as souvenirs.
- Chengdu Kuan-zhai Lane: It is a part of the old city in Chendu which has been restored and renovated. This is a chance to see old Chengdu and experience the traditional lifestyle. It features Western foods and drinks, take-aways, coffee and art.
- Wu Hou Temple: It is a temple in memoriam of Zhuge Liang (181-234), a famous Chinese military strategist. The temple has several peaceful gardens and memorial halls, with some impressive statues and many inscribed stone tablets.
- Sanguyuan Restaurant : It's the place where you can enjoy not only the wonderful dishes but the culture of Three Kingdoms. Each dish has a name related with Three Kingdoms.

Day 10

Place & Transport: Chengdu to Emeishan

Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Chengdu to Emeishan, Cruise to have a overlook at Leshan Giant Buddha, Leshan Giant Buddha

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Cruise to have a overlook at Leshan Giant Buddha: The Leshan Giant Buddha is by far the largest stone-carved sitting Buddha statue in the world. It is situated to the east of Leshan City, at the confluence of Min River, Qingyi River and Dadu River. Its stone sculpture faces the Mount Emei, and is at 71 meters tall with his hands resting on his knees.
- Leshan Giant Buddha: The Leshan Giant Buddha is by far the largest stone-carved sitting Buddha statue in the world. It is situated to the east of Leshan City, at the confluence of Min River, Qingyi River and Dadu River. Its stone sculpture faces the Mount Emei, and is at 71 meters tall with his hands resting on his knees.

Day 11

Place & Transport: Emeishan to Chengdu to Guilin, Air China CA4323 Dep - Arr

Today's Activities: Emei Mountain, , Our guide and driver will escort you from Emeishan to Chengdu, Airport Transfer (Chengdu), Airport Transfer (Guilin)

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Emei Mountain: As one of the most famous mountains for Buddhism in China, Mt.Emei which is also on the list of the World Famous Cultural Relics is a must-see place during your visit in China. There are four wonders of Mt.Emei, including the Golden Summit Sunrise, sea of clouds, Buddha's Halo and the Holy Lamp.

Day 12

Place & Transport: Guilin to Longji

Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Guilin to Longji, Longji Terraced Field

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Longji Terraced Field: In Longsheng county, 90km away from Guilin.It is a national 3A scenery spot, the Terrence Field are like chains or ribbons spreading from the foot of the hill to the top. The small one looks like spiral shell and some big ones are like towers. The fields lie tier by tier, grand and beautiful. Sedan chairs are available from the parking lot to the top of the mountain for customers who would like to see the great views but fail to climb all the way up to the top, it takes about CNY350 per person for the round trip.

Day 13

Place & Transport: Guilin to Yangshuo

Today's Activities: Li River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Li River Cruise: The 83-kilometer-long waterway between Guilin and Yangshuo is the essence of Li River. A cruise along Li River is a relaxing and enjoyable experience, where you can not only enjoy the stunning scenery with rolling hills, bamboo groves and limpid water, but also see the daily life of farmers alongside the banks, such as water buffaloes pulling carts, farmers tending rice fields, women washing clothes by the riverbank, or if you are lucky, you might see how cormorants fish in the river.

Day 14

Place & Transport: Yangshuo to Guilin to Shanghai, Flight No. TBA

Today's Activities: Yangshuo Countryside Biking, Our guide and driver will escort you from Yangshuo to Guilin, Airport Transfer (Guilin)

Meals: Breakfast

- Yangshuo Countryside Biking: Experience the hustle & bustle of the Yangshou traffic for 10 minutes before you escape onto the country roads, lanes and tracks of the distinctive and beautiful Yangshou countryside. Biking alongside the paddy field and orchards that surround the famous mountains will give a fascinating insight into life in rural China. You will have a family visit on the half way. It is an opportunity to see a real country life and talk to the local famers.

Tour Summary

Tour Dates Destinations Transport Today's Activities Meals Included
Day 1 Shanghai to Yichang to Yangtze Flight No. TBA Airport Transfer (Yichang), Cruise pier Transfer (Yichang), Board the ship from 5:00pm to 10:00pm and departs Yichang at night--00:00am.(Dinner is not included) \
Day 2 Yangtze Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site(8:30-10:30am).
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Day 3 Yangtze Shore excursion to Shennong Stream(8:00am-12:30pm).You also have the option of visiting the White Emperor City.
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Day 4 Yangtze Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City (8:30-10:30am).
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Day 5 Yangtze to Chongqing to Jiuzhaigou Flight No. TBA Cruise pier Transfer (Chongqing), , Ciqikou Old Town, Goose Neck Park, Airport Transfer (Chongqing), Airport Transfer (Jiuzhaigou), Arrives in Chongqing at 9:00am. B,L
Day 6 Jiuzhaigou Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area, Sight-seeing Public Vehicle in Jiuzhaigou Valley, Rize Valley B,L
Day 7 Jiuzhaigou Shuzheng Valley, Zechawa Valley, Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area, Sight-seeing Public Vehicle in Jiuzhaigou Valley B,L
Day 8 Jiuzhaigou to Chengdu Flight No. CA4484 Hotel to airport Transfer (Jiuzhaigou), Airport Transfer (Chengdu) B,L
Day 9 Chengdu Jinli Old Street, Chengdu Kuan-zhai Lane, Wu Hou Temple B,L
Day 10 Chengdu to Emeishan Our guide and driver will escort you from Chengdu to Emeishan, Cruise to have a overlook at Leshan Giant Buddha, Leshan Giant Buddha B,L
Day 11 Emeishan to Chengdu to Guilin Flight No. CA4323 Emei Mountain, , Our guide and driver will escort you from Emeishan to Chengdu, Airport Transfer (Chengdu), Airport Transfer (Guilin) B,L
Day 12 Guilin to Longji Our guide and driver will escort you from Guilin to Longji, Longji Terraced Field B,L,D
Day 13 Guilin to Yangshuo Li River Cruise B,L
Day 14 Yangshuo to Guilin to Shanghai Flight No. TBA Yangshuo Countryside Biking, Our guide and driver will escort you from Yangshuo to Guilin, Airport Transfer (Guilin) B

Tour Price

Your Group Size Tour Class

Low Season

(Nov.16 - Mar.31)

High Season

(Apr.01 - Nov.15)
1 Person Superior Class
Deluxe Class
Tourist Class
2-5 Person Superior Class
Deluxe Class
Tourist Class
6-9 Person Superior Class
Deluxe Class
Tourist Class
City Superior Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Yangtze Stay at Cruise Stay at Cruise Stay at Cruise
Jiuzhaigou Jiu Zhai Gou Ge Sang Hotel Jiuzhaigou Sheraton Hotel The Zhonglv Hotel
Chengdu Tianfu Sunshine Hotel Chengdu Crowne Plaza Chengdu Lhasa Grand Hotel
Emeishan Hong Zhushan Hotel Hong Zhushan Hotel Emeishan Hotel
Guilin Guilin Bravo Hotel Sheraton Guilin Guilin Osmanthus Hotel
Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel Green Lotus Hotel Aiyuan Hotel

* Prices are in US dollars per person. Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Labor’s Day (Apr 29-May 3, 2012), China National Day Holiday (Sep 29-Oct 8, 2012), and Chinese Spring Festival (Jan 21-26, 2012).

* If only one person is traveling then the single room supplement is not required. If, for example, three people book a hotel, with two in one room and one in another room, the single room supplement must be paid.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Inclusions:

  • Entrance Fees:
    To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals:
    All meals as specified in the itinerary.
    If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts is supplied, however there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
  • Private Transfers:
    Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Shanghai, Yichang, Yangtze, Chongqing, Jiuzhaigou, Chengdu, Emeishan, Guilin, Longji, Yangshuo by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above).
  • Guide:
    As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Hotels:
    Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.
    All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
  • Yangtze River Cruises:
    The price quoted for a Yangtze River Cruise includes all meals onboard, and all land excursions including the smaller cruise fee to Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream. (Optional land excursions are available for a few ships which will be specially noted.) The price does not include any incidental charges, including room service, mini bar, laundry, and drinks and bar charges, tipping, etc.
    The Pre-boarding Fee includes overnight accommodations on the ship the night before departure and breakfast in the morning.
  • Transportation:
    Shanghai To Yichang Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)
    Shanghai To Yichang Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)
    Jiuzhaigou To Chengdu Transfer via: Flight, CA4484 (Our arrangements)
    CHENGDU To GUILIN Transfer via: Flight, CA4323 (Our arrangements)
    Guilin To Shanghai Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)

  • Airport Tax for Domestic Flights
    Airport Tax and Fuel Fee for Flights if applicable
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes:
  • Insurance
    The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Luggage Transfers:
    Between airports/cruise piers and hotels.
  • Arrangements:
    The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclusions:

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    USA-CHINA/CHINA-USA: China Highlights has negotiated special discount fares (restrictions apply) for selected flights operated by Air China from major US and China gateways.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
    Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carryon baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm.
  • Personal Expenses:
    Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Meals:
    Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement:
    Important note for those who choose to pay a single room supplement fee: The fee only covers hotel single room supplements; it does NOT include use of a single cabin on the Yangtze River Cruise. Standard Yangtze River Cruise prices per person are based on 2 people sharing 1 cabin unless otherwise specified. If you would like to request a single cabin on the Yangtze River ship, please contact us to check cost and availability.

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