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

    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
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      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
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      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
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      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 of 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.

    • DAY4 Yangtze River Cruise
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      Today, you may choose to embark on the exciting optional excursions or for a leisure day on board the ship. In the afternoon you will continue to cruise into the western section 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.

    • DAY5 Yangtze River Cruise
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      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.

    • DAY6 Chongqing - Xi an
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      Today you will be transferred from Chongqing to Xi an. Upon arrival, you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for your tour tomorrow.

    • DAY7 Xi,an - Terracotta Warriors, Moslem Street
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      Today you will learn about over1000 years of Xi’an history, which served as China’s capital for 13 dynasties and visit the Terracotta Warriors Site, considered the eighth wonder of the world and discovered by accident in 1974. Wear comfortable shoes today as, you will explore the army of over 7000 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. On the way to the terracotta warriors, you will also visit an excellent factory where you can learn more about the creation, conservation and history of the Warrior vaults. After lunch, walk through the famous Moslem Street, where many delicious foods and souvenirs are available for purchase.

    • DAY8 Xi,an- Wild Goose Pagoda, Provincial Museum, Ancient City
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      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 continue on to the Provincial Museum, which documents China’s archaeological finds which date as far back as the Neolithic Age (20,000 years ago). Your next visit will be to the Ancient City Wall, which was built in 194B Candis the 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
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      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 - Great Wall
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      Today, you will visit the 2008 Olympic Games sites. Then visit Jade factory to learn about Jade, China’s most precious and celebrated stone, and its manufacturing process at the largest Jade factory in Beijing. After lunch, 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. Afterward heading to Gubei Water Town and stay overnight and enjoy the night scene of the Great wall.

    • DAY11 Gubei Water Town
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      Today, you’ll enjoy and experience an old-fashioned simplicity and elegance. Row upon row of houses, old quartzite streets and long narrow alleyways show the style and features of the old ancient town. River channels are scattered between streets; houses near the river are bathed in sunlight. Besides sightseeing, you can experience unique local customs and participate in native activities.

    • DAY12 Gubei Water Town - Beijing
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      Morning is free for leisure, optional tours are offered to Little Potala Palace, Chengde. It was modeled after the Potala Palace in Tibet. It was built for Emperor Qianlong to receive the visiting Tibetan nobles. Heading back to Beijing in the afternoon. Stand in Tiananmen Square, one of the largest and grandest public plazas in the world. Afterward, experience the oriental foot massage at a traditional Chinese medical centre where you will learn about alternative treatments for illness and have the chance to consult with a Chinese Medical professional.

    • DAY13 Beijing - Shanghai
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      Today you will be transferred to Shanghai by bullet train. Upon arrival in Shanghai you transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for your full day tour tomorrow.

    • DAY14 Shanghai - Nanjing walking district, The Bund Shanghai Museum, People Square
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      Today, you will visit the Nanjing walking district and discover the history and culture of Shanghai at the Shanghai Museum. You will then continue to the Bund by the Huangpu River, and witness the old meeting the modern side of the city. Enjoy an optional evening on the Huangpu River Cruise, allowing you to take in the. famous sites of Shanghai including; the People’s Hero Monument, the Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the dramatic skyline of the Pu Dong business district, the bustling International Passenger Station of Shanghai Harbour, the docks and the Wu Song ancient gun fort relics.

    • DAY15 Shanghai - Ancient Water Town
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      After breakfast, enjoy a tour of an ancient water town. The town, known as ‘The Venice of Shanghai’ is a well preserved ancient water town in modern Shanghai. With a history of over 1700 years, it is typical of a country environment of southeast China. There are hundreds of gardens here that were established in the Ming and Qing dynasties. 15 rivers divide the town into 7 islands, with 49 historic bridges connecting the islands together.

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

    • Tours
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      Tours and excursions as specified in the itinerary
      Sightseeing admissions

    • Accommodation
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      15 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 3 Nights Shanghai – Shanghai Crowne Plaza Fudan or Similar
      Meals: 15 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 5 Dinners.

  • Cruise: VIP Dinning Room Upgrade
                    Three Gorges Dam
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    Three Gorges
                    Fengdu Ghost City
    Xi’an: Tang Dynasty Dance Performance

    • • All domestic and international transfers in China
      • Tours and excursions as specified in the itinerary
      • Sightseeing admissions
      • Private coach transportation
      • Experienced, English speaking guides
      • 15 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
      3 Nights Shanghai – Shanghai Crowne Plaza Fudan or Similar
      • Meals: 15 Breakfasts 7 Lunches 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
      • 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

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

Gubei Water Town
  • old ancient town
  • Xi'an
    • Terracotta Warriors
    • Moslem Street
    • Wild Goose Pagoda
    • Provincial Museum
    • Ancient City Wall

    Beijing
    • Tiananmen Square
    • Forbidden City
    • Great Wall of China
    • Temple of Heaven
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    Yangtze Charming – 17 Days 15 Nights

    $3699
    Value
    $2699
    Duration
    17 days 15 nights

    Departure Cities

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