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Imperial China and the Mighty Yangtze
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Guilin Detour
  DETOUR A
The ancient capital of Guilin is renowned for its mountain-river scenery and amazing karst landscape.
Discover Guilin's unusual natural beauty on a cruise amidst craggy limestone peaks and bizarre rock formations emerging over the Li River.
Detour Length: 3 days
Start City: Xi'an
End City: Chongqing
Departs: Daily
 
     
Day 6: Xi'an - Guilin

  Fly to Guilin where you will visit Daxu Ancient Town and Elephant Trunk Hill. (B,L)
   
Day 7:  Guilin - Li River Cruise



  Today's highlight will be a leisurely cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo. Meandering through valleys, bamboo groves and mysterious karst rock formations, the cruise will give you a glimpse of China's rural life amidst magnificent scenery. (B,L)
   
Day 8:  Guilin - Chongqing


  Drive to Guilin and fly to Chongqing. Visit Erling Park, Panda Zoo and Ciqikou Ancient Street. Then board your cruise ship and resume your tour as per Day 6 of the Imperial China itinerary. (B,D)


 
   
 


Jiuzhaigou Valley Detour

DETOUR B
Jiuzhaigou Valley is a wonderland of waterfalls, colourful lakes and forests, verdant hills, and snow-capped mountains - the product of glaciation and earthquakes on a karst landscape.  Also known as "The Valley of Nine Villages", Jiuzhaigou supports a small number of pandas and golden snub nose monkeys as well as deer, and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.

Detour Length: 3 days
Start City: Xi'an
End City: Chongqing
Departs: Daily
 
     
Day 6: Xi'an - Jiuzhaigou Valley
  Fly to Jiuzhaigou and visit Huanglong National Park.  (B,L)
   

Day 7: Jiuzhaigou Valley

 


  Drive to the Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic Area for a full day tour amongst the spectacular valley landscape.  See the sites of the Rize Valley including Panda Lake and Five Flowers Lake. Walk to Pearl Shoals Waterfall and continue to Zechawa Valley to see Long Lake and the Five Coloured Pools. (B,L)
   
Day 8: Jiuzhaigou Valley - Chongqing


  Fly to Chongqing. Visit Erling Park, Panda Zoo and Ciqikou Ancient Street. Then board your cruise ship and resume your tour as per Day 6 of the Imperial China itinerary (B,D)


 
   
 


Chengdu Detour
  DETOUR C
With its numerous parks and relaxing tea houses, Chengdu is one of China's most pleasant cities.  A stay in Chengdu offers the perfect opportunity to take a closer look at the world's most adorable bear - the giant panda - at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

Detour Length: 3 days
Start City: Xi'an
End City: Chongqing
Departs: Daily

 
     
Day 6: Xi'an - Chengdu
  Transfer to the airport and fly to Chengdu. Transfer to your hotel. (B)
     

Day 7: Chengdu




 


Morning tour to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a fantastic place to see the giant pandas up close. This sanctuary focuses on conservation, but has also made great efforts to create a natural landscape for the pandas, allowing the visitor to see them in as close to their natural habitat as possible. In the afternoon tour Chengdu, viewing the Cottage of Du Fu and the beautiful Jinli Old Street. (B,L)
     
Day 8: Chengdu - Chongqing
  Take the bullet train to Chongqing. Visit Erling Park, Panda Zoo and Ciqikou Ancient Street. Then board your cruise ship and resume your tour as per Day 6 of the Imperial China itinerary. (B,D)

     

 

 

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