11-day Private Tour To Shanghai,chongqing,yangtze River, Zhangjiajie And Guilin

11-Day Private Tour to Shanghai,Chongqing,Yangtze River, Zhangjiajie and Guilin

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We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Shanghai. O/N Shanghai.

Stop At: Shanghai, China
Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Urban Planning Exhibition Hall in around 20 minutes ride.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, No.100 Renmin Main Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200003 China
At Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, you can view many textual and graphic files and architectural models, which will help you get an overall understanding of the development of Shanghai.

The Urban Planning Exhibition Hall showcases the urbanization and modernization of Shanghai. You will know more about Shanghai's past and present by viewing the miniatures of the city, and rich materials about the city planning. Also, the high-tech methods are widely adopted to forecast the blueprint of Shanghai through 2020.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China
Next, have a relaxing time rambling in the beautiful Yu Garden.Located in the old town, Yuyuan Garden is the most famous ancient site in this city for its ingenious layout and delicate architecture. The treasure of the garden, Yu Ling Long (an exquisite jade stone), an artificial hill, is considered as one of the three most well-known peaks in Southern China.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yuyuan Bazar, No.269 Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China
Then,visit the Yuyuan Bazaar, also known as Yuyuan Market, is outside the Yu Garden, in the heart of Old Shanghai City, and close to the Old City God Temple. There are many traditional Chinese buildings, which nowadays are used as commercial stores to sell local products, snacks, jewelry, souvenirs, antiques and so on.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Shanghai World Financial Center, Building 1, No.100 Century Ave, Pudong New Area, Shanghai China
Afterwards, go to the Shanghai World Financial Center and go up to the 100th floor for the panoramic views of the city. It is the world's 8th tallest building, and the 4th tallest structure in Mainland China. The 100th floor has a viewing gallery that is 55 meters long. It is the second highest observation deck in China. It is higher than the viewing platforms on the Canadian TV Tower (447 meters) and the Dubai Tower (440 meters).

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai China
After that you will come to the Bund area which is the quintessential of Shanghai area. Located on the bank of Huangpu River, travelers come to the Bund not only for the charming riverside scenery, but the unique western and gothic architectures also deserve a look. We will set aside some free time for you to stroll around the Bund and take some photos.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Shanghai, Shanghai
Finally, we will drive you back to your hotel, or you may enjoy your own time at Nanjing Road that is very close by.
Duration: 18 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Shanghai--Chongqing. O/N Chongqing.

Stop At: Shanghai, Shanghai
Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Zhujiajiao water town in around 60 minutes ride.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, No.36 Meizhou Road, Qingpu District Zhujiajiao Town, Shanghai 201713 China
The Zhu Jia Jiao water town, is well-known throughout the country, with a history of more than 1,700 years. Covering an area of 47 square kilometers (11,614 acres), the little fan-shaped town, being regarded as Shanghai's Venice, glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains.
The three places in the water town deserve your visit: Kezhi Garden, Qing Dynasty Post Office and Fangsheng Bridge. Your tour guide will accompany you to visit these.

Kezhi Garden was built in 1912 and contains various pavilions and buildings, lotus pond, stele corridors, bridge of nine turnings and different kinds of plants. You can see the calligraphy inscription of the literati in Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644 AD) with high value of art in the stele corridor.

In Qing Dynasty Post Office, you can see the precious old postcard and letters in Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911 AD) and there is a post box with a carved dragon on it which is still in use today.

Fangsheng Bridge, built in Ming Dynasty, is the largest and longest stone arch bridge in Shanghai with five arches.

You will take a local featured wooden boat from Kezhi Garden and go ashore at North Street. The left time is for you to have a free visit to wander around the ancient streets.

You will have an opportunity to get in close touch with the local people and their life.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Jade Buddha Temple, 170 An Yuan Road, Shanghai China
After lunch,we will take you to the Jade Buddha Temple. Built in 1882 for the two white jade Buddha statues from Burma, the Jade Buddha Temple is a famous Buddhist shrine and an active Zen monastery. The temple plays an important role in disseminating Buddhism through cultural means, including lectures and library service, Buddhist academic publishes as well as regular Buddhist cultural activities.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tianzifang, Tianzifang, Shanghai
Then later will conclude at Tianzifang, an old-style cultural block featuring distinctive Shikumen buildings with art studios, themed cafés and bars, and handicraft workshops.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pudong International Airport, Pudong International Airport, Shanghai
At the end, your guide will escort you to Shanghai Pudong airport and flight to Chongqing. We may book the CA4556 20:00--22:55 for you, the flight takes 3hrs.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Jiangbei Airport, Yubei District, China
Upon arrival at Chongqing, you will be picked up on time and transferred to the hotel(Driver only, no guide)
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Chongqing. O/N Victoria Cruise boat.

Stop At: Chongqing, Chongqing
Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 07:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Wulong Karst in around 3 hours ride.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Wulong Karst geological park, Furong River Bank, Jiangkou Town, Wulong County 408506 China
Wulong, featuring peculiar karst landforms, boasts of jaw-dropping stone bridges, caves, pits, eroded sinkholes and gorges.
Wulong becomes known to foreign tourists due to Michael Bay's hit movie – Transformers: Age of Extinction, which directly shows the majesty beauty of the Three Natural Bridges in Wulong. Besides the famous movie-site, other interesting nature objects are also in this area, like Furong Cave, Longshuixia Gap and Fairy Mountain.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wulong Tiankeng Three Bridges, Junction of Baiguo Town and Hetao Town, Wulong County 408500 China
After a hearty lunch at a local restaurant, your splendid Chongqing Wulong karst tour begins with the Three Natural Bridges, the essential scenic feature of this world heritage area. Exquisitely sculptured by the hands of god, the three giant stone arch bridges are real wonders that can't be seen anywhere else in the world. Inside the tranquil scenic area, you can embrace the rugged beauty of the mountain bridges and gorges by meandering along the narrow path on the valley's bottom.

During the 2 - 2.5 hours visit, you will also stop by an ancient staging post near Qinglong Bridge, which was constructed during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) for handling official business and receiving guests. The wooden-structured courtyards are still well preserved with more than 20 rooms remaining.

After some free time to wander around, your Wulong trip from Chongqing concludes.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Chongqing Chaotianmen, Interchange of Yangtze River and Jialing River , Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400000 China
At the end, your guide will escort you to Chongqing Chaotianmen pier. Board the ship from 18:00 to 20:00 and departs Chongqing at 21:30.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Victoria Cruise Ship, a 5-star boat.

Day 4: Sailing & Shore Excursion at Fengdu Jade Emperor. O/N Victoria Cruise boat.

Stop At: Fengdu County, Fengdu County
Today will be a relaxing day for you. A Yangtze River cruise orientation will be given by the cruise guide after breakfast. Then you can choose to rest on the deck or participate in some activities in the schedule. An onshore excursion to Fengdu "Jade Emperor" will be arranged in the morning around 8:00am.After the excursion, you will continue the cruise trip and the Captain's Welcome Party will be held in the evening.

P.S: About the Fengdu Jade Emperor Scenic Spot--The scenic spot is built along the mountains and river, use the Jade Emperor image as the overall shape. The construction of 30 traditional architectures here are based on four-image, five-element and eight-diagram, contained more than 200 elaborately sculpted statues of gods, revealing the traditional immortal culture and creating a solemn atmosphere of religious culture. Famous scenic spots are including Jade Emperor Hall, the Great Buddhist’s Hall, Land’s Hall, Domu Hall, Wealth Hall and Prayer Hall etc.If you are interested in the old structures and traditional Chinese culture and religions, do not miss this great place.


Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Victoria Cruise Ship, a 5-star boat.

Day 5: Sailing through Three Gorges & Shore Excursion at Shennv Stream. O/N Victoria Cruise boat.

Pass By: Chongqing Qutang Gorge, Baidi Cheng, Fengjie County 404600 China
This day the Yangtze River Cruise Ship will first enter Qutang Gorge, the beginning passage of the Three Gorges, which is the shortest but the grandest one. Later, we will pass the Wu Gorge with famous lofty and misty peaks on two sides. It is the largest and the longest gorge along the way. This gorge is full of craggy grotesque rocks, and the entire pass looks like a winding natural gallery.

Stop At: Shennv Stream, Changjiang River South Bank, Originated in Guandu District, Wushan County 404700 China
Afterwards, you will disembark at Badong for an excursion to the Shennv Stream, which originates from the south slope of Shennongjia. You will take a pea boat ride drifting along the crystal stream to have a close look at mossy rocks, verdant plants, plank roads, ancient hanging coffins and precious animals. Moreover, the unique songs of the local Tujia people will leave you a deep impression.

After that, you will go back to the ship and continue the cruise to the west section of Xiling Gorge, which is famous for torrential water.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Victoria Cruise Ship, a 5-star boat.

Day 6: Sailing & Shore Excursion at Three Gorges Dam. The cruise end of Yichang and drive to Zhangjiajie. O/N Wulingyuan.

Stop At: Three Gorges Dam Project, Sandouping Town, Yiling District, Yichang 443134 China
After breakfast, please pack your luggage and check out the cruise. The cruise company will arrange an excursion to visit the Three Gorges Dam, which is the largest water power project in the world. Then they will drive you to the Three Gorges Tourist Center in Yichang city.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Yichang, Yichang, Hubei
Our local driver will meet you at Three gorges tourist center and transferred to Zhangjiajie by car, need 4.5hrs driving, 378km.
Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 7: Zhangjiajie. O/N Wulingyuan.

Stop At: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China
On this full-day tour our guide will meet you at 9:00am of your hotel lobby inZhangjiajie city central or Wulingyuan hotel then we visit different mountain areas such as Tianzi Mountian, where the world's longest cable car ride carries you to the mountain's peak, and the unique platform-shaped Yuanjiajie Mountain.

There are more than 500 species of wildlife and vegetation in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, including rare monkeys, gingko trees and thousands of colorful birds. The most notable geographic features of the park are its hundreds of towering sandstone pillars. Fans of Hollywood blockbusters will instantly recognize the stunning landscape as the inspiration for the scenery of Pandora in James Cameron’s hit movie Avatar.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie, Within the District, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400 China
Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area , lying to the north of Zhangjiajie City, is a charming tourist attraction. It is one of the 40 famous scenic spots in China. It is said to be 'The ampliative miniascape and the contractible fairyland' and was admitted to the 'World Heritage List' in 1992.

The Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area boasts of natural beauty where mountains, valleys, forests, caves, lakes and waterfalls exist in total harmony. Over 560 attraction sights can be found here. The strangely-shaped peaks, the absurd stones, the hidden valleys, the wonderful waters and the limestone caves form the 'Five Wonders' of Wulingyuan and they are really worth seeing.

Covering an area of 690 square kilometers (266 square miles), Wulingyuan Scenic Area consists of four parts- Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve and the newly added Yangjiajie Scenic Area.

Today our tour will visit the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve area.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tianzi Mountain, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400 China
When we purchase the main park entrance tickets and we will take a shuttle bus(20 mins driving) to the Tianzi mountain cable station and need to walk up the 200 steps to reach the station.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tianzi Mountain Clouds, Tianzishan Town, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427403 China
After the 20 mins cable car ride, we will reach the top of the Tianzi mountain then we will take a shuttle bus again(5 mins driving) to the Tianzi Mountain central area which is provides stunning views of peaks, which rise one after another. It is known as 'the Monarch of the Peak Forest'. At the top of the mountain, visitors can see the full extent of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Beautiful scenes of the mountain greet visitors in different seasons. There are four wonders: the Sea of Clouds, the Radiance of the Moonlight, Rays of Sunshine and the Snow in winter.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: BaiLong Elevator, National Forest Park, Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie China
After the Yuanjiajie(Avatar mountain), we will take a shuttle(15 mins driving) head to the Bailong Elevator.
Bailong Elevator is very magnificent. The total height of it is 335 meters (1099 feet), of which the running height is 326 meters (1069 feet). 154 meters (505 feet) of the total height is in the mountain wells and the rest of 172 meters (564 feet) was composed of steel derrick and other components. The Elevator includes three exposure sightseeing elevators running parallelly. Each elevator can take 50 passengers every time and the speed is 3 m / s (the speed has been accelerated to 5m / s since 2013). If the three elevators run simultaneously, the amount of one-way passengers will reach 4,000 per hour.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Golden Whip Brook, In Wulingyuan District, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400 China
We will hiking around one hour along the Golden Whip Stream then take a shuttle go out of the park and back to the hotel.

Golden Whip Stream (Jinbian Stream) is famous for its pristine water, its verdant mountains, its steep cliffs and its serene valley. As a veritable “paradise” for plants, its pathways are adorned by an abundance of flowers, trees, and grasses. And it is also a kingdom of animals. Golden Whip Stream is named after Golden Whip Crag, its landmark spot, and runs from Laomo Bay to Shui Rao Si Men(water-surrounded gates).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, Zhangjiajie China
Next, we will head to the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge area, but we just see the bridge, there is no time for us to visit the Grand canyon.
Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, aka Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon skywalk, is the world’s longest and highest glass bridge, hanging over Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. Looking from a distance, it looks like a piece of white silk floating between the clouds and fog, hence it is also called Yuntiandu, meaning “a way of clouds to the sky”. Standing on it, if dare to, you can have a bird’s eye view of the Grand Canyon.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China
At the end,we drive you back to your hotel.
Duration: 18 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 8: Zhangjiajie--Fenghuang. O/N Fenghuang.

Stop At: Zhangjiajie, Zhangjiajie, Hunan
At 9:00am, our tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer to the Zhangjiajie Tianmen park.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park, Tianmen Mountain Ticket Station, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie 427000 China
Today we will spend 3-4hrs at Tianmen Mountain Park. We will using the cale car or shuttle bus go up of the hill, but it depends of the traffic.
Tianmen Mountain, appears as the ”New Legend Of Zhangjiajie “. It’s the highest spot (1500m) in Zhangjiajie,where you can walk on super-exciting cliff-path and glass walkway and see the whole city and beautiful countryside with bird’s view. and the landscape there is totally different from, meanwhile, at the same level as the ZJJ national Park. Both are world-class scenery, so it’s a must-visit highlight of this city you should not miss. What is more Unbelievable? this single mountain holds 4 World Guinness Records in its small body. and any of them will be overwhelmingly impressive to any type of human being. Just an amazing experience you have never had before.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Fenghuang County, Fenghuang County, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan
After the lunch, your guide will escort you to Fenghuang, need 3hrs driving, 220km. The Fenghuang(Phoenix) Town, built in 1704, was granted as a famous national cultural and historical city. The blue flagstone streets, stilted houses, and customs of the Miao nationality all make up its unique charm. For the rest of day, you can wander around the ancient town freely.


Duration: 18 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 9: Fenghuang--Sanjiang Chengyang. O/N Chengyang village.

Stop At: Phoenix Ancient Town, Tuojiang Town, Fenghuang County 416200 China
Today we will have a full exploration of the Fenghuang Ancient Town. After breakfast, we will take a boat along Tuojiang River, the mother river of the town. The clean river flows slowly along the city walls and you can see water plants swaying in the gentle waves. In addition, the mist sometimes rises from the quiet green water, making it a fairyland. Then you will be guided to Wanming Pagoda on the north bank of the river. The hexagonal pagoda of around 21 meters (69 feet) high has seven layers. There are copper wind bells hanging at each corner of the eaves. Colored paintings and sculptures are also decorated on the body of the pagoda.

After enjoying the elegant pagoda, we will cruise down to the Rainbow Bridge. Looking out of the window on its second floor, you can have a good view of the green hills, blue water, city walls, red slates, and stilted houses. Besides, you can also see several boats moving quietly through the river.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tuojiang Rock, Tuojiang River, Outside the North Gate, Fenghuang County 416200 China
We will conclude our private Fenghuang tour with Tiaotiao Rock, one of the landmarks of the town. The total length of the rock is about 100 meters (110 yards) with 15 stone piers crossing the Tuojiang River. Standing in the middle of the Tiaotiao Rock, you can definitely take nice shots of the stilted buildings and Rainbow Bridge.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Chengyang Bridge Scenic Resort, Within the County, Sanjiang 545500 China
After lunch, we will drive you to Sanjiang Chengyang Dong village( 4hrs driving, 315km) and touring in the village.
The Chengyang village is the Dong Village in Sanjiang. Situated at the foot of mountains and surrounded by rivers, Dong Village features well-preserved residential houses and charming natural landscape. In the village, you will see the landmark constructions of Dong village, the Wind and Rain Bridgeand the Drum Tower. Constructed with wood and bricks, the Wind and Rain Bridge blend the styles of bridge, corridor and kiosk into a whole, reflecting the unique Dong style and the wisdom of the Dong people. The bridge was built to provide a shelter for the people who works in fields, but later became a date place for the young people and a famous attraction to visitors at home and abroad. When you see the lofty pointed tower with upturned eaves, you will know that you come to a Dong Village. The Drum Tower is always located in the center of a village, acting as the political and cultural center. Every time when the chief of the village beats the drum on the top floor, villagers will stop their work and get together around the Drum Tower.

Duration: 18 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 10: Chengyang--Longji--Guilin.O/N Guilin.

Stop At: Chengyang Bridge Scenic Resort, Within the County, Sanjiang 545500 China
Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 08:30 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Longji terraces in around 90 minutes ride, 100km.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, 80 kilometers from Guilin, Longsheng County 541701 China
The Longji Rice Terraces stretch layer upon layer from the mountain base to its summit. From the 13th century during the Yuan Dynasty, the local Zhuang people started to construct and use the amazing terraces. Now, the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces cover an area of 66 square kilometers (about 16,308 acres) and span an altitude between 300 meters (about 984 feet) and 1,100 meters (about 3,608 feet). Standing on the mountain, you will be shocked by the patches of fields and curve lines around the mountains. You will then pay a visit to the Villages of Zhuang to experience the unique Chinese ethnic culture.


Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), 0773-2695075, Guilin 541001 China
Next, go to Guilin and visit the Reed Flute Cave which are large amount of stalactites and stalagmites, forming a luminous underground palace together with colorful lights on the ceiling of the cave.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan), Within Xiangbishan Park, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541004 China
Then Continue the Guilin tour to Elephant Trunk Hill, a landmark of Guilin. The hill looks like an elephant stretching its trunk into the water trying to drink, showing the unbelievable creativity of the nature.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Guilin, Guilin, Guangxi
At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel and is free time for you.
Duration: 18 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 11: Guilin--Yangshuo. The tour end.

Stop At: Guilin, Guilin, Guangxi
In the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel at around 07:45, and then escort you to the Zhujiang pier, where you will start the Guilin Li River cruise to Yangshuo(4 star boat with the buffet lunch).
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Li River, East of Guangxi Zhuang China
The boarding time is scheduled at 9:20am, and the whole journey takes about 4 hours. With our guide's company and interpretation, you could immerse yourself in the stunning karst landscape made up of rolling hills, verdant forests, odd caves and tranquil villages along the Li River. A buffet Chinese lunch will be offered on board before you reach Yangshuo at 2:00pm.


Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Xianggong Mountain, Xingping Town, Yangshuo County 541906 China
After disembarkation, we will drive you to see the Yangshuo Xianggong hill.We will climb for 15 minutes along a moderately sloped staircase to reach the top of Xianggong Hill. Please inform our guide in advance if you need a walking stick. Lying between the famous Yellow Cloth Shoal and the Mural Hill, Xianggong Hill is one of the greatest viewing platforms in Guilin to take in the glamour of the Li River. The supreme view of the meandering Li River making a 180-degree bend, attracts countless visitors and photographers annually.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Guilin, Guilin, Guangxi
At the end, your guide will escort you to Yangshuo/Guilin hotel or Guilin airport/train station. End of our 11 days tour services.
Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

$3,020.00 Per Person