See the highlights of Chengdu and Chongqing, from Giant Pandas to ornate grottoes, before boarding a relaxing Yangtze cruise to see the sights from the water.
Our Chongqing & Yangtze Cruise tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.
Come face to face with these adorable creatures at Chengdu Panda Reserve
Take a 3-night voyage on China's most famous river and see the magnificent Three Gorges
Stand in awe amongst the towering limestone karsts and deep gorges of Wulong
Spend a night in Shanghai, the Paris of the East
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Fly overnight to Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
A visit to Chengdu's famous Panda Conservation Centre allows you to see and learn about China's celebrated bears. See them up close in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat as they chomp through piles of bamboo. A look around the informative museum gives an overview of the Reserve's breeding programme. Later, transfer to Dazu.
Today, visit Dazu Grottoes. Later, transfer to Chongqing. On arrival, check in to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
This morning, venture to Black Valley, also known as Heishan Valley. After this, travel to Wulong for the rest of your day at leisure.
Spend the day at the Natural Three Bridges, a series of three naturally formed arches of limestone in Xiannushan. You will also see Longshui Gorge Ground Fissure whilst here.
Start today at Furong Cave, before travelling to Chongqing jetty to board your Yangtze river cruise.
Relax as you drift along the river, before stepping back onto land to visit the scenic area of Fengdu, home to the largest image of the Jade Emperor in the world.
Today, drift among the Three Gorges, one of nature's most extraordinary sculptures. Pass through Qutang and Wu Gorge before moving to another vessel for a boat ride through the Goddess Stream.
This morning, disembark the shop and visit the huge Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest power station. After this, transfer to Yichang and fly to Shanghai.
Fly home to the UK.
We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.
The Chengdu Tianfu Sunshine Hotel is located a ten minute walk from the centre of Chengdu. All of its air conditioned, en-suite rooms have a safety deposit box, tea making facilities and a flat screen satellite television. There are also complimentary toiletries. The hotel also boasts a swimming pool, a fitness centre and an onsite restaurant featuring Chinese and Korean cuisine.
The Ramada Plaza Chongqing West hotel is located close to Dazu’s Rock Carvings. Traditionally decorated, the hotel’s en-suite rooms include free Wifi, flat screen satellite television, air conditioning, a minibar and a safety deposit box. The hotel’s onsite restaurant serves both Chinese and Western cuisine. An outdoor pool and tennis courts are also available.
It is a business hotel located in Wulong County Chongqing, quite close to Wulong Karst Scenic Area.
The best times to visit China are in spring (April to May) and autumn, (September to October) when temperatures are warm and humidity low.
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There are no dedicated Solo departures for this year. You can enjoy any of our tours with no Single Supplement on our Happy to Share option or explore the solo departures in other years.