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Natural Wonders of China

With humming cities and pristine nature, China is a land of amazing contradictions. See the best of its duality in 17 days from Chengdu to Shanghai.

17 Day
From (AUD)
$ 11,490
  • 2017/2018 Chengdu > Shanghai

    Tour Code:

    CHNW

    Duration:

    17 Days

    Departure City:

    Chengdu

    Return City:

    Shanghai

  • 17 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Chengdu
      Highlights:
      Welcome

      Begin your amazing discovery of China with a a three night stay in Chengdu.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Chengdu
      Highlights:
      Freechoice Dining

      Discover the Museum of Sichuan Cuisine before partaking in an interactive cooking class to learn all about the secrets of this famous style of Chinese cooking.

      Freechoice Dining

      Dinner is a choice of Sichuan cuisine at Shang Restaurant or a Western steak or burger at Mooneys.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Chengdu
      Highlights:
      Enrich - hold Panda at the Giant Panda Breeding Centre
      Enrich

      Observe some of the many programs being implemented to protect the endangered giant panda and their habitat before being treated to an enchanting close encounter with rare giant panda cubs. You’ll even get to hold these endangered creatures, truly a moment to cherish.

      Wander through the old quarter of town and visit Jinli Street, one of the oldest commercial streets in China. Also visit the second century Wuhou Temple, a shrine to Sichuan's ancient Shu past and the heroes that made the Shu Kingdom legendary during the Three Kingdoms Period. Tonight, be entertained by a performance of Sichuan Opera, a 300 year old tradition adapted from Chinese legends and stories.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Chengdu > Jiuzhaigou
      Highlights:
      Muni Valley

      Fly to the breathtaking and World Heritage-listed Jiuzhaigou Valley, known as Nine Villages Valley. En route, explore Muni Valley before relaxing at your hotel in Jiuzhaigou for the next two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 5 - Jiuzhaigou
      Highlights:
      Rize Valley with Five Flower Lake

      Today explore the World Heritage-listed Jiuzhaigou Valley by private shuttle bus. This remarkable World Biosphere Reserve boasts sapphire and turquoise lakes and waterfalls, rugged peaks and old age forests, all set amongst three glorious glacial valleys. Have your cameras at the ready to capture the Primeval Forest of Rize Valley and its vivid lakes including Pearl Shoal, Mirror Lake, Panda Lake and of course Five Flower Lake, which is renowned for having the most intense colours of all the lakes in the region. And that’s saying something.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 6 - Jiuzhaigou > Chongqing
      Highlights:
      Songpan Ancient Town

      Discover Songpan Ancient Town then fly to Chongqing for an overnight stay at your elegant hotel.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose between authentic Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine or Asian, Western cuisine.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Chongqing > Zhangjiajie
      Highlights:
      Zhangjiajie Theatre

      Travel to Zhangjiajie and the nearby World Heritage-listed Wulingyuan Scenic Area. This evening, you’ll get to immerse yourself in a unique cultural performance at the Zhangjiajie Theatre, located right next door to your hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Zhangjiajie
      Highlights:
      Wulingyuan Scenic Area

      By private shuttle bus, explore this region’s wondrous ravines and gorges. Avoid the queues with your VIP pass and ride the Bailong elevator at Yuanjiajie. See the gravity-defying mesas of Avatar’s ‘Hallelujah Mountain’, then soak in the views from Tianzi Mountain.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Zhangjiajie
      Highlights:
      Tianmen Mountain

      After a relaxing morning soar on the world’s longest cable car to Tianmen Mountain, also known as Heaven Gate Mountain. The ride takes about 30mins over a distance of 7 kilometres with the last section climbing at an angle of 37 degrees to rise over the peaks.  Please note the cableway may close when there are thunderstorms, high winds, or heavy snowfall.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Zhangjiajie > Guangzhou:f
      Highlights:
      Freechoice, Pearl River Cruise

      This morning fly to Guangzhou, formally known as Canton. The city remains an important industrial and foreign trade centre of China as much today as it did during its colonial heyday.

      Freechoice

      Visit the historical Yuexiu Park and Shamian Island or visit Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. Alternatively ride the Bubble Tram on top of Canton Tower.

      Cruise along the Pearl River before spending the night at your hotel in Guangzhou.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Guangzhou > Guilin
      Highlights:
      City sightseeing tour, Freechoice

      Take the high-speed train to Guilin for an overnight stay. Situated on the Li River and surrounded by spectacular karst scenery, Guilin is one of China’s most picturesque regions and its breathtaking scenery has attracted famous poets and artists for thousands of years.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose between local delicacies or an international buffet.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Guilin > Yangshuo
      Highlights:
      Li River cruise

      Discover why the Li River has been listed by National Geographic as one of the world’s top ten water wonders during your leisurely cruise along the most picturesque section to Yangshuo. Along the way, soak up the beauty of the jagged green limestone karst scenery, small fishing villages and farmers tending their rice fields. Later stroll around the Old Town of Yangshuo before settling back at your luxurious accommodation in Yangshuo for a two night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 13 - Yangshuo
      Highlights:
      Impression Liusanjie Show
      Freechoice

      Venture into the countryside to discover a rural way of life rarely encountered by tourists. Choose between the villages of Liugong or Fuli, fan painter’s village.

      This evening, witness the amazing Impression Liu Sanjie Show which uses the Li River as its stage and is choreographed by Zhang Yimou, who directed the spectacular opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Yangshuo > Guilin > Shanghai
      Highlights:
      Flight Guilin to Shanghai

      Return to Guilin and fly to cosmopolitan Shanghai and enjoy a three night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 15 - Shanghai
      Highlights:
      City sightseeing tour

      Stroll along the Bund and its lively waterfront, admiring the 1930s European colonial architecture. Compare its heritage buildings to those in Yu Gardens before enjoying a delicious lunch of dim sum, a Shanghai speciality. Afterwards cross the Huangpu River to the modern side of Shanghai, Pudong and admire the view of the city from Shanghai Tower, the recently completed and second tallest building in the world.
      Tonight marvel at the agility and skill of the renowned Shanghai Acrobats. This amazing show blends Chinese acrobatics with state-of-the-art multimedia technology and innovation and is sure to be a highlight.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Shanghai
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Encounter amazing treasures, including bronze pieces, ceramic and calligraphy on your visit to the Shanghai Museum, one of the largest museums in China with a collection of more than 120,000 treasures. Then wander through People’s Square, the large public square adjacent to the museum, which was part of the horse racing course of Shanghai, before exploring the French Concession district. Finish at Xintiandi, an area characterised by 1920s style shikumen buildings transformed into trendy clubs, restaurants and boutiques. Alternatively, visit Zhujiajiao - the ‘Venice of Shanghai’, a water town with a rich canal life and a wealth of traditional buildings and bridges dating back to the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing dynasties (1644-1911). Lastly choose to undertake a shopping tour of Shanghai’s markets.

      Later, spend your free time exploring Nanjing Road, with its wealth of shopping opportunities for those last minute gifts before enjoying your farewell dinner in the company of your fellow travellers.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Shanghai
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      It’s the end of an amazing journey and time to bid farewell to China, but rest assured – you’ll be taking wonderful memories with you.

      Meals included: Breakfast