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Tour Code: DY091501
15 Days Shanghai Yangtze River & Shangri-La Escapade

Itinerary Package Price Terms and Conditions

Day 1 • Arrive Shanghai
Arrive Shanghai, china‘s largest metropolitan city, you are greeted and escorted to check in to the hotel
Shanghai Ramada Plaza Hotel

Day 2 • Shanghai to Yichang
Sightsee Shanghai’s highlights: Yu Garden and Jade Buddha Temple. After lunch, fly to Yichang where you board your deluxe Victoria Cruise Ship and settle into your comfortable outside cabin to begin your memorable cruise upstream.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 • Yangtze River Cruise
Stop at San Dou Ping this morning to see the historic Three Gorges Dam project. Reboard the ship and sail through the dramatic Three Gorges Ship lock before continuing through Xiling Gorge, longest of the famed Three Gorges.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 • Yangtze River Cruise
Early this morning, delight in Wu Gorge's deep zigzagging valley. At Wushan, transfer to a motorboat for an exciting excursion on either Daning River or Shennong Stream to view their breathtaking small gorges. Reboard the ship and soon pass through the dramatic grandeur of Qutang Gorge, framed by steep cliffs.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 • Yangtze River Cruise
Today's shore excursion shows the magnificent 12-story wooden pagoda known as the "Pearl of the Yangtze" in scenic Shibaozhai.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
*Alternate shore excursion may visit Fengdu or Wanzhou.

Day 6 • Chongqing
Morning cruising through now-gentle countryside to Chongqing where you disembark the ship. On arrival, tour the ancient town: Ciqikopu, People’s Great Hall of Chongqing, China Chongqing Three Gorges Museum.
Sheraton Hotel, Chongqing
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch  

Day 7 •Chongqing to Kunming
After breakfast, fly to Kunming, City of Eternal Spring. On arrival, tour the Western Hills, commonly referred to as ‘Sleeping Beauty Hills’ an adequate description of the spectacular formations Then on to tour the 400 year old Golden Palace Temple at the top of Mingfeng Hill, home of the Taoist Taihe Palace (Hall of Supreme Harmony) and the largest copper temple in China.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
Grand Park hotel
Day 8• Kunming to Stone forest /Kunming
Today, experience a highlight of your trip as you take an excursion to the legendary Stone Forest, where massive limestone columns form a vast forest of surreal shapes and images. This area is home to the Sani Minority, known for their fine embroidery and dancing skills.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch  

Day 9 • Kunming to Dali
This morning a short flight takes you to Dali, capital of ancient Nanzhao and Dali kingdoms, and home of the Bai minority group. Enjoy a cruise on stunning Erhai Lake, and experience a traditional tea tasting. Visit Jin Suo Isle, which is home to a Bai minority fishing village and colorful market. Continue on to visit the picturesque Three Pagoda Temple and explore the fascinating wonders of Dali's ancient quarter .In the evening stroll down Foreigner's Street, absorbing the local atmosphere of the authentic markets.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
Asia Star Hotel

Day 10 • Dali to Lijiang
This morning depart Dali traveling by motor coach to breathtaking Lijiang En route; visit the Bai Traditional House in Xizhou, home to a diverse population. Visit the Yang family courtyard, a traditional Bai house. In the afternoon, arrive in Lijiang, where the Naxi ethnic minorities have a long history and splendid culture, with their unique traditions, architecture and clothing. Visit the ancient Dayan Town, a UNESCO world heritage site, where the houses are wood-and-earth structures with tiled roofs and flower-filled courtyards. Then on to tour the Lion Hill.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch   
Lijiang Guan Fang Hotel

Day 11 • Lijiang
A full day of sightseeing the renowned Black Dragon Pool with its Moon Embracing Pavilion, Five Phoenix Pavilion and Dongba Cultural Village. Then on to visit Yufeng Temple, with its famous 500 year old camellia tree. In the afternoon, visit Baisha village to see its Ming and Qing dynasty frescos, then tour Yuhu Village, a well-preserved Naxi community.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch,   

Day 12 • Lijiang to Zhongdian
Today drive to Zhongdian, the stunningly picturesque setting believed to be the inspiration of the mythical Shangri-La described in James Hilton’s novel, The Lost Horizon. Along the way, behold the “First Bend” of the Yangtze River at Shigu, and astounding Hutiao (Tiger Leap) Gorge on the Jinsha River, one of the deepest gorges in the world.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch   
Paradise Hotel

Day 13 • Zhongdian
Today’s breathtaking tour of this beautiful region visits 17th-century Gedan Songzanlin Monastery, scenic Napa Lake, then on to tour Zhongdian’s Tibetan-style old town and local market. In the evening, pay a visit to a Tibet family, where you will enjoy a local Singing and Dancing Show with some special snacks.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch   

Day 14 • Zhongdian to Kunming /Guangzhou
In the morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Kunming, where you check into the hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 15 • Depart Kunming
After breakfast, transfer for your flight home.
MEALS: Breakfast

Package Price
Cruise Ship  
2-5 travelers high season US$ p.p. single cabin suppl US$
shoulder season US$ p.p. single cabin suppl US$
6-9 travelers high season US$ p.p. single cabin suppl US$
shoulder season US$ p.p. single cabin suppl US$
10 travelers high season US$ p.p. single cabin suppl US$
shoulder season US$ p.p. single cabin suppl US$

Note:The private guided tour is tailored for your group, your friends or your family exclusively. No other guest will be in your group.