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Cruise: VIP Dinning Room Urgrade $45 /Three Gorges Dam Lesse, Three Gorges, Fengdu Ghost City  $130
Xi’an: Tang Dynasty Dance Performance
Kung Fu Legend Show $35
Summer Palace Tour $40
Hutong Rickshaw Tour with meal $55

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    Chengdu, Yangtze River Cruise, Xi'an, Beijing,Gubei Water Town

    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 Chengdu Arrival

      Begin your journey with your international flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival at the Chengdu International Airport you will be greeted by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel.

    • DAY2 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.

    • DAY3 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 GorgesYou 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.

    • DAY4 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.

      Optional Activity: Excursion – Lesser Three Gorges or ShennongStream(SubjecttotheCruise)
      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.

    • DAY5 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 rockinthe18thcentury.ItislocatedinZhongCountyon thesouthbankoftheYangtzeRiver.Therearestelesand inscriptions of past dynasties on each floor. Visitors may also appreciate the spectacular Yangtze River from the windows of each floor during climbing.

    • DAY6 Chongqing - Xi an

      Today you will be transferred from Chongqing to Xi an. Uponarrival,youwillbemetbyyourtourguideand transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for your tour tomorrow.

    • DAY7 Xi,an-TerracottaWarriors,MoslemStreet

      Today you will explore the ancient wonders of Xi’an. For
      a period of more than 1,000 years, Xi’an served as China’s capital city and remains home to a great number of precious relics and historical sites. Your tour today will include a visit to the Terracotta Warriors and the lively Moslem Street. The Terracotta Warriors site is widely consideredastheeighthwonderoftheworldandwas discovered by accident in 1974. You will see the army of over 7,000 soldiers, archers, horses and chariots that has guarded Emperor Qin’s tomb since 210BC. Each figure is unique and the painstaking repair and evacuation continues to this day. After lunch, you will walk through the famous Moslem Street, where many souvenirs and delicious local snacks can be sampled.

    • DAY8 Xi,an-Wild GoosePagoda, ProvincialMuseum, AncientCity

      Today you will begin with a visit to the Wild Goose Pagoda. The temple was originally used by a large team of scholars to translate the Buddhism Scriptures into Chinese and subsequently became a holy place for pilgrims. You will then continueontotheProvincialMuseum,whichdocuments China’s archaeological finds which date as far back as the Neolithic Age (20,000 years ago). Your next visit will be to the AncientCityWall,whichwasbuiltin194BCandisthe oldest and best preserved ancient city wall in all of China.

      In the evening, you may choose to join.

      Optional Activity: Tang Dynasty Dance Performance

    • DAY9 Xi,an - Beijing

      Today you will board a high speed train to the capital city of Beijing. Upon arrival, you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for your full day tour tomorrow.

    • DAY10 Beijing - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City

      Begin your day with your daily hotel buffet breakfast, featuring a large selection of Asian and Western cuisine. You will then set out with your trip leader to discover Beijing’s imperial treasures. Stand in Tiananmen Square, one of the largest and grandest public plazas in the world. Enter the imposing walls of the Forbidden City, once the exclusive domain of the Ming Dynasty, for an extensive tour through this vast complex.

      Today’s Optional tours:

      Hutong Tour – Take a rickshaw tour of the traditional Hutong areas famous for the old-style buildings, and time-honoured workshops. Enjoy a local family style meal before retiring to your hotel.

    • DAY11 Beijing - The Great Wall Of China, 2008 Olympic Games Sites

      Today, you will travel into the rugged mountain landscapes north of the city to the magnificent Great Wall of China. Once on top of this ancient defensive structure, you’ll find that some sections are quite steep, but the views are magnificent and the experience is truly unforgettable. You will then learn about Jade, China’s most precious and celebrated stone, and its manufacturing process at the largest Jade factory in Beijing. Furthermore, you will visit the 2008 Olympic Games Sites including the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. Afterwards you will head back to the city to enjoy an oriental foot massage before returning to the hotel.

    • DAY12 Beijing - Temple Of Heaven

      In the morning you will practice Tai Chi in 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.

      Today’s optional tours:

      Summer Palace – the largest royal park in China that looks over the stunning Kunming lake and for hundreds of years, the summer residence of Chinese royalty and their families. Today it is a UNESCO world heritage site and a sacred retreat for locals and tourists.

    • DAY13 Beijing Departure

      Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. We hope you enjoyed your journey to China with us!

  • 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

      12 Nights' Accommodation:
      1 Nights Chengdu – Chengdu High Tech Holiday Inn or similar
      4 Nights Yangtze River Cruise – Gold 6# or similar
      3 Nights Xi'an – Grand Noble Hotel or similar
      4 Nights Beijing – Park Plaza Science Park or similar
      Meals:12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

    Single Supplement USD 500 per person

    China Group Visa USD 150 per person

    City Package
    USD 199 pp – Chengdu 3 Nights city package ( Per tour)
    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
      • 12 nights’ accommodation:
      1 Nights Chengdu – Chengdu High Tech Holiday Inn or similar
      4 Nights Yangtze River Cruise – Gold 6# or similar
      3 Nights Xi’an – Grand Noble Hotel or similar
      4 Nights Beijing – Park Plaza Science Park or Similar
      • Meals:
      o 12 Breakfasts
      o 6 Lunches
      o 5 Dinner

    • • 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, tour tipping.
      • Laundry and other items of a personal nature
      • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
      • Optional insurance coverage is available for baggage, accident and trip cancellation/interruption
      • Tour tipping.
      • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above

    • • Price is for one person based on double occupancy.
      • Single supplement charge is $500 per person.
      •Cancellation prior to flight ticket issue will incur a$350plus any applicable fee for cancellation, there will be no refund after the flight ticket is issued.
      • Return date change will incur charge of$150per person before the air ticket has been issued and is subject to airline availability.
      • No child discount on special deal.
      • Itinerary scheduled activities are subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic.
      • Condition and other unforeseen occurrences.
      • 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

  • Terracotta Warriors
  • Moslem Street
  • Wild Goose Pagoda
  • Provincial Museum
  • Ancient City Wall

  • Tiananmen Square
  • Forbidden City
  • Great Wall of China
  • Temple of Heaven
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Yangtze Charming – 14 Days 12 Nights China Tours – US

Per Person
14 days 12 nights

Departure Cities

Los Angeles



14 DAYS $4199

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