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13-Day China Essence Tour with Yangtze River Cruise
Tour Code: ODY-CN-002
Discover the best of China in this 13-day China tour. Imagine standing atop the Great Wall, cruising the Yangtze River, and immersing yourself in China's rich culture. It's not just a tour, it's your personalized Chinese odyssey! 
Please note this itinerary is just a starting point, and we can tailor it to fit your schedule and preferences.
  • Explore iconic landmarks like Beijing's Forbidden City and the Great Wall
  • Marvel at the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an
  • Cruise down the picturesque Li River in Guilin
  • Experience a Yangtze River cruise and witness the Three Gorges Dam
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant city of Shanghai, where old meets new

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Day 1Arrival in Beijing
Upon your arrival in Beijing, your personal tour guide will welcome you and take you to your hotel. Use the rest of the day to relax and rejuvenate.
Day 2Beijing Sightseeing
Start your day with a visit to Tiananmen Square and then explore the grandeur of the Forbidden City. In the afternoon, stroll through the beautiful Summer Palace, where you can admire stunning architecture and serene landscapes, immersing yourself in Beijing's rich history and cultural treasures.
Day 3Great Wall and Changling Tomb
Today, you'll set foot on the awe-inspiring Great Wall of China, a UNESCO World Heritage site, enjoying the breathtaking views. Later, visit Changling Tomb to learn about ancient emperors and their mausoleums.
Day 4Bullet Train to Xi'an
Immerse yourself in Beijing's culture with a Hutong Tour, connecting with locals and discovering traditional lifestyles. Later, board a high-speed bullet train to Xi'an for the next chapter of your adventure. 
Day 5Xi'an Terracotta Warriors
Unearth the mystery of the Terracotta Warriors, an underground army guarding ancient secrets. In the afternoon, walk along Xi'an's Ancient City Wall, and savor the flavors of the vibrant Muslim Quarter.
Day 6Fly to Guilin, Explore Reed Flute Cave
Fly to Guilin and visit the enchanting Reed Flute Cave, filled with stunning stalactites and stalagmites.
After finishing your cave exploration, head to the hotel and complete the check-in process to start your stay.
Day 7Li River Cruise
Enjoy a leisurely and picturesque Li River cruise, where you will be mesmerized by the stunning karst landscapes that surround you. Afterward, explore the lively West Street in Yangshuo, this bustling street is filled with a plethora of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, offering a delightful experience for visitors of all ages.
Day 8 Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise
Hop on a high-speed train to Chongqing, the starting point of your remarkable Yangtze River cruise, and board your Yangtze River cruise ship, where days of relaxation and exploration await.
Yangtze River Cruise
Day 9Shibaozhai on the Yangtze River
Visit the historical red pavilion of Shibaozhai, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Continue to enjoy the tranquility of the Yangtze River.
Yangtze River Cruise
Day 10Shennv Stream and Majestic Yangtze River
Take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque Shennv Stream, where you can marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the cascading waterfalls and lush greenery that surrounds you. Then continue to enjoy the majestic views of the Yangtze River.
Yangtze River Cruise
Day 11Three Gorges Dam and Flight to Shanghai
Today you will visit the magnificent Three Gorges Dam, which is known for its impressive size and engineering marvel. After enjoying the breathtaking views, you'll disembark in Yichang and make your way to the airport for a flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, your private guide and driver will transfer you to your comfortable hotel. 
Day 12Discover Shanghai's Highlights
Begin your journey with a visit to Shanghai Museum to explore the city's rich history. Then explore the enchanting Yu Garden with traditional Chinese architecture. Take a leisurely stroll through the charming Former French Concession, where you can sense the echoes of its colonial past.
Lastly, indulge in the vibrant atmosphere and breathtaking skyline of the iconic Bund – a must-see during your visit to Shanghai.
Day 13Departure from Shanghai
Enjoy your free time in Shanghai, and when it's time, your guide will escort you to the airport for your departure flight. Carry with you the unforgettable memories of your Chinese adventure.

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