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11 Days China Yangtze Three Gorges Hiking Tour
Tour Code: TPLOLB-E-2
Destinations: Beijing, Yichang, Three Gorges, Shanghai
Starting from: $1,366 per person
Tour Features:

Takes you on an exciting and unique trek through several valleys along the Yangtze River. Along the way we enjoy breathtaking views. We spend the nights in guesthouses and private homes at local village.

 

Day 1 Beijing (no meal)
On arrival you will be met by our guide and transferred to hotel.  

You will be free for the rest of the day.

 

Day 2 Beijing (B, L, D)
A morning tour of Tian'anmen Square, the largest public square in the world, and the Palace Museum, known as the Forbidden City. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be driven to visit the Temple of Heaven. Exciting Hutong tours in rickshaw will be followed. This evening you will be treated to a delicious Beijing roasted duck dinner.

 

Day 3 Beijing (B, L)
Full day excursion to the Great Wall – the landmark of China. After lunch at a local restaurant, drive to the Ming Tombs along the Sacred Way.

 

Day 4 Beijing to Yichang (B)

You will visit the Summer Palace in the morning. Taking flight to Yichang. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel.

 

Day 5 Three Gorges Hiking (B, L, D)
This morning, you’ll take public bus & express ship from Yichang to Fengjie County (3 hours). After local lunch, have a warm-up hiking around the Qutang Gorge for about 3 hours (some 6KM).

In Chinese history and literature, there are always vivid descriptions about this best view point, reflected in the well-known classic novel The Romans of Three Kingdoms and the Tang Poetry by Li Tai-bai & Du Fu, some stories taking place 1400-1750years ago. And before all, here is the so-called Gate and the landmark of the Yangtze Three Gorges. You can hardly imagine how magnificent the Yangtze Qutang Gorge is before you get there.

Return to Fengjie County for overnight.

 

Day 6 Three Gorges Hiking  (B, L, D)

Breakfast at 7:30 am before departing for today’s hiking at 8:30 am and board the chartered ferry.

Half an hour trip brings you to the mid Wushan Gorge. Then start your 4 hours hiking along the River (some 8KM). For this hike you will walk through the green flied, pass by villages behind the lush growing bamboo and nice orange trees. And enjoy various colorful flowers in different seasons. Especially the honestly charming smiles of the local villagers.

Box lunch on board. Accommodation at a local family.

 

Day 7 Three Gorges Hiking (B, L, D)

Breakfast at 7:30 am. Departing for the daily hiking at 8:30am. Today you will have an unforgettable hiking experience (about 7 hours, some 16KM).

Most hikers may find the mountain shapes and gorges sides present a natural art gallery, and create lovely atmosphere. During your hike, you will surely enjoy the scenery; it looks much like heavenly Oil Painting, Wood Block Prints and Traditional Chinese Paintings. While climbing up and coming down along the trails, you will level or even be higher now and then than the Goddess Peak (1280m. above the sea level), the most famous of the Three Gorges.

Box lunch & overnight at a local hostel or family.

 

Day 8 Three Gorges Hiking (B, L, D)

After breakfast, you’ll have a 3-hour hiking in the east part of Wu Gorge. When you are almost exhausted at the end of the hike, the nice ferry charted is down there in the valley waiting for you. And a completely relaxing 3-hour boat sailing is for rest part of the day.

Box lunch on board. Late arrival to Yichang City or at the Dam area (if clients want the optional Three Gorges Dam excursion, they need to overnight in the dam area).

 

Day 9 Yichang - Shanghai (B)

Morning at leisure for a good rest or take the optional Three Gorges Dam excursion (price quoted separately).

Afternoon drive to Yichang airport and flight to Shanghai-a cosmopolitan, bustling and heavily populated city in China. You’ll be transferred to hotel and free for the remainder of the day.

 

Day 10 Shanghai (B, L, D)

Your sightseeing this morning features on a tour of the Yuyuan Garden, the old town area, and a stroll along the lively waterfront, known as the "Bund". After lunch, you’ll have a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple.

After dinner, you’ll have chance to enjoy a stunning acrobatic show.

 

Day 11 Departure (B)
At leisure until transfer to the airport for homebound flight.

End of your unforgettable China Three Gorges Hiking tour.

 

Hotels:

City

Budget Class-3*

Standard Class-4*

Beijing

Traveler Inn Huaqiao

Holiday Inn Express Minzuyuan

Yichang

Yiling Hotel

Yingjia Hotel

Shanghai

East China Hotel

Yun’s Paradise Hotel

 

Related tours:

14 Days China & Yangtze Cruise Tour

11 Days China Yangtze Explorer Coach Tour

 

-  Accommodation at listed hotels or similar with daily breakfast.

-  Flights Beijing/Yichang/Shanghai on Y class include taxes

-  Meals & shows as indicated in the itinerary.
-  Private sightseeing by air-conditioned vehicle

-  English speaking local guide service

-  Luggage handling and transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa.

 


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