optional tour

Chengdu: Hotpot  $25
Leshan Giant Buddha $70
Cruise: VIP Dinning Room Urgrade $45 /Three Gorges Dam Lesse, Three Gorges, Fengdu Ghost City  $130

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    Chengdu, Yichang, Yangtze River Cruise

    Please note: Itinerary scheduled activities are subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic conditions and other unforeseen occurrences.
    All optional excursions and evening entertainment are excluded from the package.

    • DAY 1 Chengdu Arrival

      Your China holiday will begin with an international flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival at Chengdu Airport, you will be met by your tour guide and escorted to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for your full day tour tomorrow.

    • DAY2 Chengdu - Chengdu City Tour

      Today, you will have fun with your tour manager to a Chengdu City tour, during the tour you will head to the Jinli Old Street and Kuan & Zhai Aelly; an area unique for its fusion of ancient and modern China. The shop keepers and waiters dress in traditional style clothing, making this street feel as though you have stepped back in time. Spend the afternoon perusing the old street at your leisure before heading back to the hotel.

    • DAY3 Chengdu - Chengdu Leshan Giant Buddha

      Explore the Chengdu or join the optional tour with your local guide for Leshan Giant Buddha tour.
      The Leshan Giant Buddha is a 71-metre-tall stone statue that has been carved out of the side of a towering cliff face. It is the largest stone Buddha in the world and it is by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world.

    • DAY4 Chengdu - Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

      Today, you will visit the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, famous for its breeding program and home of the Giant Pandas and their gorgeous cousins, the Red Pandas. Later, you can join a selection of optional tour with our experienced local guide.

      Today’s special meal:
      You may enjoy an optional Sichuan cuisine – Hotpot.

    • DAY5 Chengdu- Yichang

      Today you will be transferred from Chengdu to Yichang. Upon arrival, you will board the Yangtze River Cruise ship and begin your memorable 4-night cruise down the Yangtze River.

    • DAY6 Yangtze River Cruise

      Start the morning with an exercise on board in the presence of the beautiful Gorges. Spend your day out on an optional excursion or relax on board the cruise ship. This evening you will return to the ship and attend the Captain’s Welcome Banquet and enjoy the evening entertainment with a Chinese dancing ball.

      Optional Activity: Excursion-Three Gorges Dam Site
      The Three Gorges Dam Site is one of the largest construction projects undertaken by mankind and is the biggest hydropower project in the world.
      Optional Activity: Excursion – Tribe of the Three Gorges
      You may also want to visit the Tribe of the Three gorges, the only large scenic spot that has not been influenced by the Three Gorges Dam project, which showcases the abundant Ba Culture and Shu Culture.

    • DAY7 Yangtze River Cruise

      Today, you may choose to embark on the exciting optional excursions or for a leisure day on board the ship. The afternoon you will continue to cruise into the western section of Xiling gorge.

      OptionalActivity: Excursion-Lesser Three Gorgesor / Shennong Stream (Subject to the Cruise)
      Explore the Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream, a shining pearl hidden in the remote mountains. You will leave your cruise ship and board smaller vessels to sail through the narrower and breathtaking Lesser Three gorges region or Shennong Stream, lined by sheer cliffs and mountains.

      Optional Activity: Excursion – White Emperor City
      You may also choose the optional excursion to visit the White Emperor City, an ancient temple that is located atop Baidi Mountain on the northern bank of the Yangtze River in Fengjie County.

    • DAY8 Yangtze River Cruise

      Today you will pass through the mountains of Eastern Sichuan. Participate in the optional excursions or pamper yourself with a massage and make the most of the last full day on your ship. Tonight, enjoy the farewell dinner and pack your bags in preparation for disembarking tomorrow.

      Optional Activity: Excursion – Fengdu Ghost City
      Today’s optional excursion is the Fengdu Ghost City to see why it’s regarded as the “City of Ghosts.” The temples built on Ming Mountain depict the instruments of punishment and demon paintings, demonstrating the Chinese people’s imagination of hell.

      Optional Activity: Excursion – Shibaozhai
      Shibaozhai is a 12-story wooden pagoda built against the rock in the 18th century. It is located in Zhong County on the south bank of the Yangtze River. There are steles and inscriptions of past dynasties on each floor. Visitors may also appreciate the spectacular Yangtze River from the windows of each floor during climbing.

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    • Flights

      Return international flights (economy class) departure from LAX Preferred Airline Partner
      All domestic transfers in China

    • Tours

      Tours and excursions as specified in the itinerary
      Sightseeing admissions

    • Accommodation

      8 nights’ accommodation:
      4 Night in Chengdu – Chengdu High Tech Holiday Inn or similar
      4 Nights on Yangtze River Cruise – Gold 6# or similar
      Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners.

    Single Supplement USD 400 per person

    China Group Visa USD 150 per person

    Extra room Nights
    USD 100 pp surcharge per night
    Early Arrival
    Not available
    Return Date Change
    USD 150 surcharge applied, subject to airline schedule
    Return City Change
    USD 150 surcharge applied, subject to airline schedule
    Stopover Packages
    Not available

    Premium Economy
    Not Available
    Business Class upgrade
    USD 3,000 pp. (subject to availability)* Please note: upgrade is only applicable to the return international flight; no internal flight upgrades available.



      • All domestic and international transfers in China
      • Tours and excursions as specified in the itinerary
      • Sightseeing admissions
      • Private coach transportation
      • Experienced, English speaking guides
      • 8 nights’ accommodation:
        4 Nights Chengdu – Chengdu High Tech Holiday Inn or similar
        4 Nights Yangtze River Cruise – Gold 6# or similar
      • Meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners
    • • China Visa application fee
      • Single supplement charge, upgrades, add-on excursions, optional tours
      • Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
      • Departure city surcharge, High Season surcharge
      • Laundry and other items of a personal expense
      • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
      • Tour tipping
      •Travel insurance (Highly Recommended)
      •Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above


      • Price is for one person based on double occupancy for departures from Los Angeles/Vancouver. Departures from other cities will incur a surcharge.
      • Single supplement of $350 is payable upon booking for single travellers
      • The promotional tour is non-refundable outside the money back guarantee period after the reservation is confirmed.
      • If travel is more than 90 days from the date of reservation, all travellers must complete the reservation form with full names as shown on each traveller’s passport and provide passport copies within 30 days of the reservation being made. If travel is within 60-90 days from the date of reservation, the process is required to be completed within 15 days. If travel is within 60 days of r from the date of reservation, the process is required to be completed within 7 days. Otherwise, SNA Tours may not be able to guarantee the selected travel date.
      • If travel is more than 60 days of the date of reservation, the money back guarantee period is 7 days.  If travel is within 60 days, no money back guarantee is provided.
      • No child discount on this deal.
      • Itinerary scheduled activities are subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic.
      • All currencies are US Dollarsunless stated otherwise.

Tour Highlights

Each Tour Is Designed For A Special Experience

Yangtze River Cruise
  • Three Gorges Dam
  • Luxury facilities
  • On-cruise entertainment

  • Jinli Old Street
  • Kuan & Zhai Aelly
  • Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
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Yangtze Charming – 10 Days 8 Nights

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10 days 8 nights

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