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A luxurious voyage of discovery, enjoy four nights aboard the luxury Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer cruise ship on the Yangtze, with the dynamic city of Shanghai and the beauty of the Li River Valley added on
Our Yangtze in Style itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading guides whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Fly overnight to the exuberant city of Saigon. On arrival you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel.
Explore China’s great metropolis, visiting the Yu Garden and Shanghai Museum, taking a stroll along the colonial Bund and cruising on the Huangpu River. Enjoy a delicious local meal this evening. (B,L,D)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Yichang. Here, embark upon the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer, you Yangtze cruise vessel, which will be your home for the next four nights. (B,L,D)
Start the morning the traditional Chinese way was a session of Tai Chi on the outdoor observation deck. Later you will visit the Three Gorges Dam. As controversial as it may be, the dam is an impressive feat of engineering, something that can be best admired from the viewpoint, which you will visit. This afternoon, sit back and prepare to admire the magnificent scenery of the first of the Three Gorges, Xiling before enjoying a Captain’s reception followed by an a la carte dinner. (B,L,D)
Cruise through the Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty and forest covered mountains, before heading straight into the Qutang Gorge, the shortest, narrowest and most dramatic gorge of the three. Take a shore excursion along one of the beautiful tributary streams of the Yangtze – your sampan will be poled by Tujia boatmen who will provide an insight into what daily life entails for them. (B,L,D)
Step onto dry land to visit the fascinating Fengdu, a complex of structures and status that represent Diyu, the concept of the underworld in Chinese mythology. Back on board, take part in an afternoon Chinese dumpling making class. In the evening, you will be treated to a ‘Taste of China’ dinner, complete with dancing lion performance. (B,L,D)
Disembark your cruise vessel in the large river port city of Chongqing and pop to the Chongqing Panda House to visit China’s iconic bears. Transfer to the airport and fly to the beautiful city of Guilin. (B,L)
Take a relaxed cruise along the Li River to the charming village of Yangshuo. Around every river bend is a view to take your breath away as jagged karst peaks loom over rural scenes of lush greenery, grazing buffalo and local fishermen. This evening enjoy the enchanting light spectacular that is Impression Sanjie Liu. (B,L)
Yangshuo sits in an exquisite rural location, surrounded by landscapes of jewel-green paddy fields and dramatic limestone karsts. The morning is at leisure and there are many activities available including cycling, rafting and walking, though of course you can relax in town. Return to Guilin and explore the Reed Flute Caves. (B)
Fly home to the UK, arriving home the same or the following day. (B)
Wendy Wu Tours inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. If the hotels listed below for your tour are not available on your chosen departure date, hotels of a similar standard will be used.
The luxury Shanghai Grand Central is located next to the Bund and Nanjing Road: perfect for exploring Shanghai. It offers 353 en-suite rooms equipped with Wifi, air conditioning, safety deposit box, tea making facilities and a minibar. There are two onsite restaurants featuring authentic French cuisine and contemporary Cantonese delicacies....Read more
Situated by the Yulong River, The Yangshuo Resort Hotel offers guests a place to enjoy beautiful views of nearby mountains.
This Yangshuo hotel hosts spacious, river-view en-suite rooms.
For recreation and relaxation, enjoy a spa or massage, take exercise at the fitness centre, or play a game of tennis. The onsite restaurants serve delicious western, local and Cantonese food.
The luxury 5 star Sheraton Guilin Hotel, located moments from the Li River, has spacious en-suite rooms which include a large flat screen satellite television, free Wifi, air conditioning, tea making facilities and a safety deposit box. The hotel’s onsite restaurants serve local Chinese and Western flavours. There is also a fitness centre and a luxurious spa with heated pool....Read more
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