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The Real Wonder of China

19 Days + 16 Nights + Two Way Flights

HolidayXP (Dandenong Plaza)
+61 3 9998 2470

Tour Highlights

  • Zhangjiajie: Be mesmerised by the breathtaking landscapes of Zhangjiajie
  • Fenghuang: A wonderful example of what villages were like prior to the onset of modernisation
  • Yangtze River Cruise: See the Three Gorges Dam as you cruise along the magnificent Yangtze River
  • Chongqing: Enjoy a short tout of the city's historic sites
  • Jiuzhaigou: Bask in the inherent natural beauty of the Nine Villages Valley
  • Huanglong: Numerous unique landscapes of geological landforms, accumulated limestone landscapes and pools
  • Chengdu: Get up and close to the adorable giant pandas
  • Leshan: Stand at the foot of the towering Grand Buddha
  • Mount Emei: The highest of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China

Prices start from $6,999

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Highlights

  • Economy class international flight from all Australia City (subject to availability)
  • Round trip airport and hotel transfers
  • 4 nights president cabin with private balcony aboard Yangtze River Cruise (twin share only)

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Departure Dates

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  • sold out/wait list
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What’s included

  • Economy class international airfares, taxes and fu
  • Round trip airport and hotel transfers
  • 12 nights hotel accommodation (twin/double/triple
  • 4 nights standard cabin with private balcony aboar
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Itinerary

  • Day 1. Australia to Changsha
  • Day 2. Changsha
  • Day 3. Changsha/Fenghuang
  • Day 4. Fenghuang /Zhangjiajie
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Accommodation

  • Changsha Country Garden Phoenix Hotel
  • Dacheng Shanshui International Hotel
  • Yangtze 2, President 7, Victoria Jenna or similar
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Chongqing North
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Terms & Conditions

  • Child Price: Same as adult
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Day 1. Australia to Changsha

Board an overnight flight via a connecting city to Changsha. (for all other Australia beside Melbourne)

Day 2. Changsha

MEL direct flight to Changsha. Arrive in Changsha at afternoon , the capital city of Hunan in south central China. You will be warmly greeted at the airport by your tour guide and transferred to the hotel.

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3. Changsha/Fenghuang

Today, enjoy breathtaking scenery exploring the UNESCO World Heritage listed Zhangjiajie area, which offers a mix of spectacular limestone formations, sub-tropical forests, waterfalls, and mountain ranges. The inspiration for the floating Hallelujah Mountains featured in the Hollywood blockbuster “Avatar”, directed by James Cameron, are found here in Zhangjiajie. Visit Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, set up in 1982. It has been described as majestic, tranquil, delicate, and wild. The park features fantastical peaks, translucent brooks, abundant fauna and flora and a hospitable climate. Your welcome banquet tonight features the local cuisine.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4. Fenghuang /Zhangjiajie

Today, visit Tianzi Mountain Natural Attraction Reserve. Rich in bewildering peaks and spectacular rock formations, the reserve is renowned for its ethereal clouds and mist, luminous moonlight, enchanting winter snow, and blushing dawn and dusk clouds. Explore the Yellow Dragon Cave, a typical limestone cave which has four layers and is known as “the most beautiful cave in China”. This evening, enjoy a spectacular musical drama (based on a traditional Chinese myth and folk tale, “Love between Man and Fox”), “Tianmen Fox Fairy” (at your own expense), performed at the foot of Tianmen Mountain, with the high mountains and deep valleys as a magnificent backdrop.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5. Zhangjiajie /Fenghuang

Travel to Fenghuang (“Phoenix”) County, an exceptionally well-preserved ancient town that harbours unique ethnic languages, customs, and arts, as well as many distinctive architectural remains of Ming and Qing styles. Immerse yourself in this mysterious, elegant, and simple world, dominated by the colour green. The mountain slopes are covered with green foliage, the fields are green, and even the Tuo Jiang River reflects the greenery.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6. Zhangjiajie /Yichang/Yangtze River Cruise

Travel by coach to Yichang, the economic and cultural centre of China’s Hubei province and starting point of the Yangtze River adventure. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the docks to board the luxury five-star Yangtze River Cruise. You will receive an introduction on all cruise events and activities on board

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7. Yangtze River Cruise

Enjoy a tour to the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest, before continuing on the Yangtze River Cruise. Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery over the next few days as you cross through the Yangtze Three Gorges: Xiling Gorge, Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge. Enjoy shore excursions to explore the area’s fascinating history and the tranquil landscapes at your own leisure.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8. Yangtze River Cruise

Enjoy shore excursions to explore the area’s fascinating history and the tranquil landscapes at your own leisure.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9. Yangtze River Cruise

Enjoy shore excursions to explore the area’s fascinating history and the tranquil landscapes at your own leisure.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10. Yangtze River Cruise/Chongqing

Disembark from the cruise in the port city of Chongqing this morning. Enjoy a short tour of the city’s historic sites, including the Residence of General Joseph W. Stilwell, People’s Assembly Hall, and Hongya Cave, followed by a famous Chongqing hot pot dinner in the evening.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11. Chongqing/Huanglong/Jiuzhaigou

Fly to Jiu Zhai Huang Long Airport and travel by coach to Jiuzhaigou – Nine Villages Valley.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12. Jiuzhaigou

Explore Nine Villages Valley Scenic Area. The Nine Villages Valley is a great masterpiece of nature, with dreamlike scenery and abundant natural resources. It combines blue lakes, waterfalls, verdant forests, snow-covered mountains, and is home to the folk customs of the local Tibetan and Qiang peoples. Stay in the valley for the next two nights, to further explore its beauty.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 13. Jiuzhaigou

Explore Nine Villages Valley Scenic Area. The Nine Villages Valley is a great masterpiece of nature, with dreamlike scenery and abundant natural resources. It combines blue lakes, waterfalls, verdant forests, snow-covered mountains, and is home to the folk customs of the local Tibetan and Qiang peoples. Stay in the valley for the next two nights, to further explore its beauty.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 14. Jiuzhaigou/ Huanglong/Chengdu

Travel by coach to Huanglong. The ‘World Wonder’ and ‘Fairy Land on Earth’ are names enjoyed by the Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area, which is renowned for its hundreds of sparkling mineral pools, where beautiful colors intertwine, and the water cascades down the mountains. From here, continue to the airport to board your flight to Chengdu, the capital of China’s Huanglong province.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 15. Chengdu

Today’s highlight is a visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The best place to see Chengdu’s most famous residents, it imitates the pandas’ natural habitat to ensure they have the best possible environment for breeding and rearing young. The centre also cares for other rare and endangered wild animals. In the afternoon, explore the dynamic folk custom street Jin Li, and experience the lifestyle of Old Chengdu. This evening, you can enjoy a fascinating show featuring Face Changing, a magical type of traditional Chinese dramatic art that is the pride of Sichuan opera (at your own expense).

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 16. Chengdu/Leshan/Mount Emei

Travel by coach and boat to Leshan, and marvel at the Grand Buddha, an enormous statue carved into the side of the Lingyun Mountain. The Buddha is over 71m tall and is wide enough for over 100 people to sit between its feet. Later this afternoon, travel onwards to Mount Emei, one of Chinese Buddhism’s most sacred sites.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 17. Mount Emei/Chengdu

Today, explore the magnificent mountain of Mount Emei. Towering, beautiful, anicient and mysterious, Mount Emei resembles an enormous green screen standing on the southwest of the Chengdu Plain. It is the highest among all the famous sightseeing mountains in China. Return to Chengdu in the evening.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 18. Chengdu fly back Australia

Enjoy the morning at leisure before you are transferred to Chengdu airport to board your overnight flight via a connecting city to Australia. The trip may be over, but the experiences and memories will certainly last a lifetime.

  • Breakfast

Day 19. Australia

Arrive home this morning.

Inclusions

  • Economy class international airfares, taxes and fuel (subject to availability)
  • Round trip airport and hotel transfers
  • 12 nights hotel accommodation (twin/double/triple share)
  • 4 nights standard cabin with private balcony aboard Yangtze River Cruise (twin share only)
  • 3 shore excursions (subject to change and favourable weather conditions)
  • Daily meals as indicated on the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All transportation: coach, cruise, rail, internal flights (operated by a local carrier)
  • Admissions to scenic attractions
  • English-speaking tour guide(s)

Exclusions

  • Tipping prepaid in Australia: $190
  • Optional recommended excursions
  • Optional shore excursions (payable on board)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenditure and anything not stated

Changsha Country Garden Phoenix Hotel

Changsha

Dacheng Shanshui International Hotel

Zhangjiajie

Yangtze 2, President 7, Victoria Jenna or similar

Yangtze River Cruise

DoubleTree by Hilton Chongqing North

Chongqing

Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Resort

Jiuzhaigou

Sheraton Chengdu Lido Hotel

Chengdu

Huasheng Hotel

Mount Emei

Meeting Point

  • Take your flight from your local airport

Tips & Options

  • Tipping prepaid in Australia: $190

Addons

  • Early Arrival/Stay Behind/Stopover Surcharge: From $250 (subject to availability and applicable fare difference)
  • Pre/Post-Tour Accommodation in China (including breakfast): From $150/twin room/night
  • Airline Upgrade (economy class)^: Cathay Pacific from $700 (subject to availability and applicable fare difference. Tip: upgrade to avoid paying the interstate & early arrival/stay behind surcharge)
  • Premium Economy Upgrade^: Cathay Pacific from $2400 (subject to availability)
  • Business Class Upgrade^: China Eastern or China Southern Airlines from $2800, Cathay Pacific from $5100 (subject to availability)

Terms & Conditions

  • Child Price: Same as adult
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