15 Day Yangtze River Cruise ( Departure July 2, 2001 )





Day 1 Vancouver-Shanghai The mysterious Dragon Beckons you as you board your flight from Vancouver. Cross the international dateline.
Day 2 Shangahi Welcome to Shanghai. The legendary seaport and the most poulous city in the world. Arriving in the late afternoon. You will be met by friendly guideand transfer to the 4 star Ocean Hotel.
Day 3 Shanghai Your highlights today include a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple, Yu Yuan Garden and Nanjing Road, the most famous street in Shanghai. Dinner will be followed by an interesting acrobatic show.
Day 4 Shanghai Today is a free day for you to explore this bustling city on your own.
Day 5 Shanghai - Yicahng Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will visit Shanghai Mueseum. After lunch you will be transferred to the airport and depart on a domestic flight to Yichang. Then stay at the Qianlong Cruiser.
Day 6

Three Gorges


This ship will set sail at 0700h, sailing through Gezhouba Dam and pass through the Three Gorges Dam. You will enjoy the spectacular sites of the Xiling Gorge before noon. At 1500-1800 you will go on a small boat excursion into the most scenic Shennong Stream, which is a natural habitat of mandarin ducks and golden haired monkeys.. Dock at Badong for the night.
Day 7 Three Gorges Your highlight today at 0700 pass the dramatic vistas in the Wu Gorge and at 1100 to Qutang Gorge.
Day 8 Yangtze River Cruise The cruise will stop at Wanxian at about 0700. Go ashore to visit Fengdu "The Ghost City"
Day 9 Chongqing - Guilin

Arrive Chongqing at 0700. Tour the Pipa Hill and the Painters Village. Transfer to the Airport and fly to Guikin. Upon arrival, transfer to the 4 star Guishan Hotel.

Day 10 Guilin - Xian Board the Li River Cruiser, marvel through a landscape of needle like limestone hills. In the afternoon, tour the mysterious Reed Flute Cave and Fubo Hill. After dinner depart by flight to Xian. You will be staying at the Jianguo Hotel.
Day 11 Xian Marvel at the Terra Cotta Warriors and horses in battle formation guarding the Tomb of Emporer Qin Shi Huang, and the Banpo Neolithic Commune Mueseum. Dinner is followed by the Tang Dynasty Singing and Dancing show.
Day 12 Xian - Beijing This Morning you will tour the ancient City Wall and the Big Wildgoose Pagoda. Depart by flight to Beijing. Then transfer to Grandview Garden.
Day 13 Beijing On this day long excursion, you will visit Tian An Men Square, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and the Temple of Heaven. Dinner is followed by a Beijing Opera performance.
Day 14 Beijing On this day long excursion you will walk the Great Wall and tour ancient Ming Tombs enroute. Peking duck for dinner.
Day 15 Beijing - Vancouver Say Goodbye as you board a flight back to Vancouver......