2008 Yangtze & Beyond:18 day China Tour

2008 Yangtze & Beyond - 18 days

From an army of terracotta warriors to spectacular river gorges, and beyond.

You will take in stunning views of sheer gorges and mountain villages whilst sailing the waters of the mighty Yangtze, China's lifeblood, on this once-in-a-lifetime journey.

Experience the dramatic landscape of the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River, home to ancient mountain villages scheduled to be flooded by the ever-rising waters as power is harnessed to support nearly a billion people. You will also get to know Beijing's secret hutongs, Shanghai's modern treasures, and spend time soaking up the spectacular scenery in Guilin and Longsheng. This journey will bring you to China's highlights and let you discover a past fast disappearing.

Beijing, Great Wall, Guilin, Longsheng, Li River, Yangshuo, Yangtze River Cruise, Three Gorges, Shanghai, Zhujiajiao.

Trip grading: MODERATE Suitable for travellers with an average level of fitness and mobility. Fly between major destinations, one overnight train (on Standard option only).

What's included: (Standard) – 13 nights hotel accommodation, 1 overnight train (soft sleeper four-berth shared cabin) and 3 nights cruise ship accommodation (including 1 night pre-sailing), flights as specified, all road transport by air-conditioned vehicles, all sightseeing as specified (excluding entrance fees), Western tour leader based on a minimum of seven travellers, local English-speaking guides throughout, arrival and departure transfers, breakfast daily, four lunches and two dinners.

Tour Leader: Travel Indochina tour leader based on a minimum of 7 people.

Maximum group size: 15

     

Go Deluxe: The Westin in Shanghai offers not only one of the best addresses in the city for those keen to explore the Bund and backstreets, but also the refined elegance you can expect from The Westin brand. You will enjoy all of the hotel’s special touches on our Deluxe option.

Not Ready to go Home Yet?: A stopover in Hong Kong is a wonderful way to start or end your Yangtze journey. From the views atop Victoria Peak to those from the iconic Star Ferry, from ancient villages to modern shopping wonderlands, discover your own Hong Kong when you stay there with us.

Ask our Travellers: "Our tour leader went beyond any expectations; he was fun, energetic, kind and thoughtful. I will not hesitate to recommend this journey and your organisation to my travel agent, friends and acquaintances. Thank you for a wonderful experience." S. Burke - Canada

Tip's for your Holiday: Spend your free time (and dollars) on a professional massage at one of the not-for-profit blind masseur centres that Travel Indochina supports in Shanghai.

Responsible Travel: Yichang’s Sturgeon Farm has several conservation initiatives in place to help bring the fish back from the verge of extinction in the Yangtze region; you can visit their breeding centre, time permitting.

Did you know: Travel Indochina can organise your flights and any additional accommodation. Call us on 1300 138 755 to speak to one of our experts or click here to request a quote.

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Departure dates

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    Itinerary

    • Days 1 to 4       - Beijing 
    • Days 5 to 6       - Xian 
    • Days 7 to 8       - Guilin & Longsheng
    • Days 9 to 10     - Yangshuo
    • Days 11 to 14   - Yangtze River
    • Days 15 to 18   - Shanghai & Zhujiajiao