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    Jinan, Tai’an, Beijing, Gubei Water Town, Chengdu, 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.

    • DAY1-2 Los Angeles - Jinan, China

      Your holiday to China will begin with an international flight from LAX. Upon arrival in Jinan International Airport, you will be greeted by your tour guide and transferred to the hotel.

    • DAY3 Jinan

      Today you’ll visit Daming Lake which is located in the center of Jinan City, and covers 81 hectares. The lake retains a constant water level throughout the year and becomes a natural and cultural symbol of Jinan city. You will then proceed to the Black Tiger Spring. According to the old myth, there was a black rock in front of the cave that resembled a tiger. The resemblance to the shape and sound is the meaning behind the name Black Tiger Spring. Later in the evening, you will be transferred to Tai’an and check in to the hotel.

    • DAY4 Tai'an

      Today, you can enjoy a day of leisure, exploring the city at your own pace. Tai’an is host to a great number of historical and cultural sites. Alternatively, you can join a selection of optional tours with our experienced tour guide.

    • DAY5 Tai'an-Beijing

      Today you will be transfered to Beijing by bullet train. Upon arrival you will visit the Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world and the spiritual heart of China. Afterwards, you will be able to explore the city on your own or you can join the optional Hutong tour to explore the Hutong neighbourhood on rickshaw and visit a local family for lunch. The Hutong neighbourhood is one of Beijing’s rapidly disappearing traditional districts. You may also join an optional tour with your tour guide to discover Beijing’s imperial treasures. Enter the imposing walls of the Forbidden City, once the exclusive domain of the Ming & Qing Dynasty, for an exclusive tour through this vast complex of courtyards and lanes. (Forbidden City closed on every Monday)

    • DAY6 Beijing – Great Wall

      This morning travel to China’s most iconic sight – The Great Wall. Once on top of this ancient defensive structure, you’ll find that some sections are quite steep, however, the views are magnificent, and the experience is truly unforgettable. Your Visit to the Great Wall will be followed by a stop at a Jade Factory to learn about Chinese Jade – China’s most precious and celebrated stone. Today you could also have the chance to join an optional tour with your experienced tour guide to visit the Summer Palace. Wander through a traditional Chinese royalty garden and take in the exquisite architecture.

    • DAY7 Gubei Water Town

      Head to the famous Gubei Water Town – also known as the Star Town under the Great Wall. Today you will be staying overnight at Gubei Water Town and you will enjoy the night scene of the Great wall – Simatai Section.

    • DAY8 Gubei Water Town

      Today you will continue to explore the Gubei Water Town at your own pace. You will enjoy and experience an old fashioned simplicity and elegance. Row upon row of houses, old quartzite streets and long Hutongs show the style and features of the old town. River channels are scattered between streets; houses near the river are bathed in sunlight. Alternatively, you have options to experience unique local customs and participate in a range of activities.

    • DAY9 Gubei Water Town – Beijing

      Today you’ll be heading back to Beijing in the morning. Practice Tai Chi at the Temple of Heaven. Tai Chi is an internal martial art system which places emphasis on the development and control of Chi (Consciousness) energy within the body.
      Afterwards, you can experience an oriental foot massage at a traditional Chinese Medical Centre where you will learn about alternative treatments for illness and will have a chance to consult with a Chinese Medical professional.

    • DAY10 Beijing -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 tomorrow.

    • DAY 11 Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Chengdu

      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. Chengdu City tour will be next on the itinerary. During the city tour, you will be heading to the Jinli Old Street and Kuan Zhai Alley; 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.

      Today’s special meal:

      You may enjoy an optional Sichuan cuisine–Hotpot.

    • DAY 12 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.

    • DAY 13 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.

    • DAY 14 Yangtze River Cruise

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

      Optional Activity: Excursion – Lesser Three Gorges or 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.

    • DAY 15 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.

  • Tour Inclusions

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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

      14 nights’ accommodation
      2 Nights in Jinan –Ramada Jinan or similar
      1 night in Tai'an-four points by sheraton Tai'an or similar
      2 nights in Beijing-Crown Plaza Hualian or similar
      2 nights in Beijing-Gubei Water Town hotel or similar
      1 night in Beijing-Chunhuiyuan resort or similar
      2 Nights in Chengdu-Chengdu High-tech holiday Inn or similar
      4 NightsinYangtzeRiverCruise- President Cruise or Victoria Cruise Similar
      Meals: 14 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners.

  • Beijing: Lesser Potala Palace
                    Hutong Tour/Forbidden City

    Tai’an: The Confucius Temple complex
                   Confucius Feast
                   The Feng Shan Sacrifice performance

    Chengdu:Sichuan Cuisine-Hot Pot

    Yangtze River Cruise:  Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream
                                                   Fengdu Ghost City


    • • International roundtrip airfares
      • All domestic and international transfers
      • Round trip to and from the airport
      • Private coach transportation with air conditioning
      • Experienced, English – speaking guides
      • Meal list on itinerary
      • 14 nights’ accommodation
      2 Nights in Jinan –Ramada Jinan or similar
      1 night in Tai’an-four points by sheraton Tai’an or similar
      2 nights in Beijing-Crown Plaza Hualian or similar
      2 nights in Beijing-Gubei Water Town hotel or similar
      1 night in Beijing-Chunhuiyuan resort or similar
      2 Nights in Chengdu-Chengdu High-tech holiday Inn or similar
      4 Nights inYangtzeRiverCruise- President Cruise or Victoria Cruise Similar

    • • 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 $600 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

  • Tiananmen Square
  • Forbidden City
  • Great Wall of China
  • Temple of Heaven

  • Daming Lake
  • Black Tiger Spring

  • Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Yangtze River Cruise
  • Shibaozhai
  • Fengdu Ghost City
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