11-day Golden Triangle Exploration + Yangtze Cruise

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Tour code: TCG-L-033       

The Yangtze and Golden Triangle vacation is pleasant and comfortable. From the historically significant Beijing, to the marvelous Terracotta army in Xian, to the pleasurable ride on Yangtze and glowing skyscrapers and shops in Shanghai, you will experience the diversified landscape and liveliness in China. Combines a visit to the three gorges dam, this itinerary is very popular for travelers on their first visit to China.

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  • Day 1 Arrive in Beijing

    Transfer via: international flight - on your own

    Upon arrival in Beijing, meet the local guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

  • Day 2 Beijing

    Activities for today: Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven Park, Peking Duck Dinner

    After breakfast at your hotel, meet the guide and start today's city tour from the Tian'anmen Square which is the largest city square in the world, followed by the Forbidden City. It is the largest imperial palace in Cina for 24 emperors' reign during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years. Lunch will be taken at a local Chinese restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer to visit the Temple of Heaven Park, which is a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation. In the evening, enjoy a famous Peking Duck Banquet for dinner.

  • Day 3 Beijing

    Activities for today: Mutianyu Great Wall, Hutong Tours

    After breakfast at your hotel, meet the guide and drive to visit the Great Wall of Mutianyu Section, which is one of the great wonders in the world and the symbol of China. You can take a short hiking on the wall. Lunch will be taken at a local Chinese restaurant. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Cloisonné Factory where you can see the traditional Beijing culture Art. Drive back to the city, take a 3-wheel rickshaw to Hutong and have a visit to the local family. Hutong is the unique street design in Beijing - some crisscrossing old narrow paths with courtyard houses built on each side. It can be regarded as a window into Beijing folk life. Drive back to your hotel and free at leisure in the evening.

    Recommend evening Activities: Enjoy the famous Chinese Kung Fu Show in the evening.

  • Day 4 Beijing/Xi'an

    Activities for today: The Big Wild Goose Pagoda Park, Ancient City Wall

    In the morning, meet the guide and transfer to Beijing airport for the morning flight to Xi'an.
    Upon arrival in Xi'an, meet the local guide at the airport and transfer to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Park. The pagoda is the city emblem, which was first built in Tang Dynasty for the storage of Buddhist scriptures taken from India by Monk Xuanzang. Followed by a visit to the Ancient City Wall, the best-kept and biggest city walls in China. Drive to your hotel and free evening for your own exploration.

  • Day 5 Xi'an / Chongqing

    Transfer via: domestic flight - on our arrangement

    Activities for today: Xi'an Daqin Terra-Cotta & Lacquer Furniture Art Factory, Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Yangtze River Cruise

    After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and drive to visit the Xi'an Daqin Terra-Cotta & Lacquer Furniture Art Factory. In the factory, you can see the process of how to make Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Continue drive to visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is one of the most important archaeological finds in the 20 th century; an army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb since 2200 year ago. Lunch will be taken at a local Chinese restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer to Xi'an Airport for the afternoon flight to Chongqing.
    Upon arrival in Chongqing, meet the local guide and transfer to board Yangtze River Cruise.

  • Day 6 Yangtze Cruise

    Activities for today: Fengdu Ghost City or Shibaozhai Village

    Shore excursion to Fengdu - Chinese Ghost City or Shibaozhai Village.

  • Day 7 Yangtze Cruise

    Activities for today: Shennong Stream or Lesser Three Gorges

    Take a sampan to go deep into the beautiful narrow gorges of Shennong Stream, the once torpidly flowing water is now tamed and it is ideal for a sampan-pulling performance.

  • Day 8 Yichang/Shanghai

    Transfer via: domestic flight - on our arrangement

    Activities for today: Three Gorge Dam

    Appreciate the magnificent Three Gorges Dam and pick up more background information on this largest water conservancy project. Disembark in Yichang around 11:30am, meet the local guide and transfer to the airport for the afternoon flight to Shanghai.
    Upon arrival in Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, meet the local guide and transfer to your hotel.

  • Day 9 Shanghai

    Activities for today: Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl Tower, the Bund, Nanjing Road

    After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and full day guide tour to visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower where has best viewing spot of Shanghai located by the Huangpu River with 468 meters high. Followed by a visit to the Yu Garden. The garden used to be a private garden with 400 years' history; it features traditional architectural style of Yangtze Delta. After that, have a free walk on the nearby Old Street and transfer to visit the Jade Buddha Temple. Free at leisure on the Bund and Nanjing Road.

    Recommended evening activity: Acrobatic Night Show.

  • Day 10 Shanghai

    Activities for today: Zhujiajiao Water Town, Jiangnan Silk Workshop, Xintiandi Area.

    After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and drive to Zhujiajiao Water Town to see the traditional life at Yangtze River Delta. After lunch, drive to the city and pay a visit to the Jiangnan Silk Workshop, and Xintiandi Area.

  • Day 11 Shanghai/Exit

    Transfer via: international flight - on your own

    Free at leisure until meet the guide and transfer to Shanghai Pudong airport for your flight to your next destination.

    Trip ends.

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