13-day China Winter Cruise Tour

  • Tour Code: IFH-CW-16
  • Tour days: 13 Days
Spectacular China winter cruise vacations: Li River, Huangpu River, Erhai Lake, Zhujiajiao Water Town...with beautiful gardens, picturesque mountains, islands, villages, landmarks, unique cultures, ancient temples and towns.

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  • Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai

    Transfer via: TBA – your arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport to hotel transfer

    Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be met by the local guide and transferred to the hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

  • Day 2 Shanghai

    Activities for today: Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund, Nanjing Road

    After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and full day guide tour to visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower where has best viewing spot of Shanghai located by the Huangpu River with 468 meters high. Followed by a visit to the Yu Garden. The garden used to be a private garden with 400 years' history; it features traditional architectural style of Yangtze Delta.

    After that, have a free walk on the nearby Old Street and transfer to visit the Jade Buddha Temple. Free at leisure on the Bund and Nanjing Road.

    Optional evening activity: Night Cruise on Huangpu River to see the night view of Shanghai City.

  • Day 3 Shanghai/Lijiang

    Transfer via: TBA – our arrangement

    Activities for today: Zhujiajiao Water Town, Jiangnan Silk Workshop

    After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and drive to Zhujiajiao Water Town to see the traditional life at Yangtze River Delta. You may have a short boat cruise in the water town.

    After lunch, drive back to the city and pay a visit to the Jiangnan Silk Workshop. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for the flight to Lijiang. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel for a good evening.

  • Day 4 Lijiang

    Activities for today: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Baisha Village & Murals

    Today guide tour to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which is quite a different view from the one you get at the Dry Sea. You will take a cable car up to the Spruce Meadow for the beautiful views of snow-capped peaks. Followed tour to Baisha Village where you will visit a local Naxi family to get a close touch to the daily life of Naxi Minority.

    After lunch, pay a visit to the Baisha Murals to see the colorful murals with 600 years of history. Drive back to your hotel for a free evening.

  • Day 5 Lijiang

    Activities for today: Lijiang Ancient City, Black Dragon Pool Park

    Today guide tour to explore the Lijiang Ancient City and Black Dragon Pool Park. Lijiang Ancient City was listed as the World Cultural Heritage Sites in 1997. The town was originally called Dayan Town. Built by Naxi People with unique cultural background, it is a very well preserved old town.

  • Day 6 Lijiang/Dali

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Three Pagodas, Xizhou Old Town

    After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and drive to Dali.

    Upon arrival, visit the Three Pagodas and Xizhou Old Town.

  • Day 7 Dali

    Activities for today: Cangshan Mountain, Cruise on Erhai Lake, Dali Old Town

    Today take a cable car up to explore Cangshan Mountain, take a boat cruise on Erhai Lake, Free to explore Dali Ancient City and local boutique workshop.

  • Day 8 Dali/Kunming

    Transfer via: TBA – our arrangement

    Activities for today: Western Hills and Dragon Gate

    Free at leisure and transfer to the airport for the flight to Dali.

    Upon arrival, you will be met by the local guide and transferred to visit the beautiful Western Hills. Standing in its historic Dragon Gate, you can get a commanding view of the beautiful Dianchi Lake.

  • Day 9 Kunming/Guilin

    Transfer via: TBA – our arrangement

    Activities for today: Stone Forest

    Today's excursion will take you to the Stone Forest. It is the most famous tourist attraction in Kunming - a typical formation of Karst topography.

    In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for the evening flight to Guilin.
    Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

  • Day 10 Guilin

    Activities for today: Elephant Trunk Hill, Jingjiang Palace, Reed Flute Cave

    After breakfast at the hotel, today is the guide tour to visit the symbol of Guilin - Elephant Trunk Hill, and the Jingjiang Palace.

    In the afternoom, explore the Reed Flute Cave, which is a fantastic stalactites & stalagmites formation, known as "Natural Art Gallery". Drive back to your hotel and free at leisure for the rest of the day.

    Optional evening activity: cruise on the Central Lakes to see the night view of Guilin City

  • Day 11 Guilin/Yangshuo

    Transfer via: Cruise

    Activities for today: Li River Cruise, West Street

    After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and drive about 40 minutes to Zhujiang Pier, and take a cruise on the Li River (about 3.5-4 hours) and enjoy a simple Chinese buffet lunch on board.

    Upon arrival at the small town Yangshuo in the afternoon. Check in your hotel and free for your own exploration (perhaps strolling or shopping for some souvenirs along the West Street).

    Recommended evening activity: Impression Liu Sanjie, an outdoor night show, performing on the Li River.

  • Day 12 Yangshuo

    Enjoy free day for independent exploration.

  • Day 13 Yangshuo/Guilin/Exit

    Transfer via: TBA – your arrangement

    Activities for today: Hotel to airport transfer

    Free at leisure unitl meet the guide and drive to Guilin Airport for the flight to your next destination.

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