Jointly organised by Silver Horizon Travel Co-Operative Ltd
WTS Travel & Tours Pte Ltd
10 Days 9 Nights Yang Tze River 3 Gorges Jiang Ja Jia Explorer Getaway.
Depart: 26 March 2019. Returning: 04 April 2019
26 March 2019
Singapore – Chongqing MI 976 26Mar ETD 1225 /ETA 1710
We assemble at Changi International airport at 10.00am
Welcome to Chongqing, the Mountain City of China! Upon arrival, the local guide will meet you at Chongqing Jiangbei Airport and escort you to downtown area for today’s sightseeing.
(Subject to arrival of flight timing) Next will be an interesting visit to the thousand-year-old Ciqikou Ancient Town, a famous business harbor in ancient time. Reputed as “Little Chongqing”, Ciqikou is a heaven-like place where you can leisurely wander along the bustling old streets with Ming and Qing architectures standing by, visit the featured shops, taste delicate local snacks, or enjoy a cup of at the old teahouse.
Transfer for Dinner and check in hotel @ JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing
27 March 2019
Chongqing / Three Gorges
Breakfast at hotel. Check out and depart tour to the Three Gorges Museum which sits opposite to People’s Assembly Hall. Entering into this large and modern museum, you’ll have a deep understanding about the geography of Yangtze River, the changes of Three Gorges and the world-famous project Three Gorges Dam; know the history of ancient Ba and Yu, as well as learn about every aspect of Chongqing City in 20th century.
Then drive to the “The First Corridor across Yangtze River” to experience the 1166-meter-long Yangtze River Cableway to have a panoramic view of the mountain city and Yangtze River. (Please note: it’s recommended to take Yangtze River cableway in a clear day.)
Before the night falls, head to Hongya Cave to end your today’s Chongqing tour. You’ll find yourselves in a world of stilted buildings with old streets lined with featured souvenir stores, elaborate specialty shops and spectacular collection of restaurants ranging from western food to Japanese cuisine to various Chinese favourites.
In the late afternoon, you’ll be transferred to Chongqing Chaotianmen Port to board your ship during 18:00~21:00. Your 4-day relaxing downstream Yangtze River cruise will sail at 21:00!
28 March 2019
Yangtze River Three Gorges
In this morning, wake up leisurely and enjoy the gentle sunshine shining over the tranquil Yangtze River. You can either follow the Taichi master to play Taichi on the sundeck or enjoy a cup of coffee to stretch your mood to start your beautiful day. It will be colourful and interesting no matter you stay on board or go shore excursions at river stops.
On board you will enjoy different kinds of cultural activities and entertainment, like attending a Yangtze River History and Culture Lecture to know deeply about the third longest river in the world, taking part in the Captain’s Welcome Party to make new friends, or having great fun at the wonderful evening shows with sing, dance and music.
Also, you will follow a local English-speaking tour guide and make a shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda, a pearl of Yangtze River in Zhongxian County. Reputed as one of the eight extraordinary architectures in the world, this 12-story, 16th century red wooden pagoda leans against the side of the rocky and craggy hill about 200 meters tall. Climbing up to the top of Shibaozhai, you can not only visit the Buddhist temples and halls but also have panoramic view of Yangtze River. (Please note: Comfortable shoes are highly recommended since there will be many stairs to climb up the pagoda.)
Have a shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City today with an extra fee. Called “the Homeland of Divine Comedy in China”, it consists of buildings, structures, dioramas and statues related to the afterlife in hell. Entering this “City of Ghosts”, you will know many mysterious stories about underworld and cruel tortures and different kinds of devils and Chinese demons. (Please note: the visit to Fengdu Ghost City requires much walking and comfortable shoes highly recommended!)
29 March 2019
Yangtze River / Three Gorges
Today you will sail through the spectacular Three Gorges! Follow the guide’s live interpretation and soak up the breath taking gorge scenery passing by as you drift through Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge respectively.
On this day, take an enjoyable shore excursion to Shennv Stream (Goddess Stream), a tributary of the Yangtze River in Wushan County. You will be switched to a smaller boat to sail down this primitive stream running in a narrow side gorge where you will have close-up views of steep mountains and hanging coffins high on the cliffs as well as hear some of the local history. Besides, you will be entertained with local music and dance offered by the Tujia ethnic group.
In this evening, enjoy the well-prepared Captain’s Farewell Party with all your mates onboard and have a pleasant dinner together.
Enjoy a shore excursion to White Emperor City today with an extra fee. Located at the entrance of Qutang Gorge, this excursions gives you the chance to know Romance of the Three Kingdoms and offers the best pot to appreciate the magnificent “Kui Gate”.
30 March 2019
Yangtze River Three Gorges / Yichang / Zhangjiajie
After breakfast, you’ll go through a check-out procedure and disembark at Maoping Port. Then, take a morning shore excursion to visit the world-famous project - Three Gorges Dam. The dam is the largest hydropower station in the world with an annual energy output of 84.7 billion kilowatt-hours. The Three Gorges Dam includes three areas: the dam itself, a hydroelectric, and a system of locks. The height of the Three Gorges Dam is 185 meters (607 ft) above the sea level. The dam is about 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) long and about 115 meters (377 ft) wide. With a water capacity of 39.3 billion cubic meters, the dam will hold a huge reservoir which will efficiently prevent flooding in the middle and lower portions of the Yangtze River.
(Optional experience – RMB 218): you can choose to sail through the world’s largest ship lift - Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift to very closely marvel at the huge dam which is a totally fresh and exciting experience for travellers.)
After the dam visiting, you’ll take the tourist bus arranged by the cruise company transferring you to Yichang Three Gorges Centre Cruise Terminal around 12:30~13:30. Here you’ll be picked up and escorted to next destination - Zhangjiajie.
Tips & Note: No matter you take Ship Lift or not, you’ll do check out procedure in this early morning.
(1) Only dam visiting: you’ll take bus from Maoping Port to Three Gorges Dam for sightseeing. You’ll arrive at Yichang downtown around 12:30.
(2) Dam & Ship Lift Experience: travellers who are interested in Ship Lift will first switch to a sightseeing boat to sail through the Ship Lift and then visit Three Gorges Dam Site. You’ll arrive at Yichang downtown area around 13:30.
We would disembark from the Victoria cruise ship and board our tour coach for lunch. Afterwhich we would depart for a Zhang Jia Jie. Enroute, we would be doing sightseeing, arriving at our Hotel in Zhang Jia Jie just in time for dinner at about 8.00pm
After breakfast, visit Tianmen Mountain. One of the world’s longest and most spectacular cable cars brings you to admire the grand sandstone peaks, a suspended glass walkway, and a winding road through the beautiful scenery of towering heights. When you arrive at Tianmen Mountain, set out for a walk along a plank road built right along the cliff face, often shrouded in mist that gives you the sense of walking through a fairy tale. Admire the pecular peaks, lush plantations, and colourful flowers that fill the landscape around you. To get a unique sense of the towering heights of the scenery, try out the 200-foot-long (60 metre), glass-floored walkway that stretches almost 4,700 feet(1,430 metre) up in the air.
01 April 2018
After breakfast, you must know the movie AVATAR, the Pandora World in the movie is so amazing that everyone wants to see it in real world. On this day, you’ll get into the real Pandora world by visiting Yuanjiajie, a naturally formed platform mountain situated in the north of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Take Bailong elevator up to Yuanjiajie and visit the foremost attractions in this area including the First Bridge under the Sun, Hallelujah Mountain, Back Garden, etc. After the visiting you’ll find some of these peaks have nothing that can be compared with, taking on every conceivable shape!
Next, take a sightseeing bus to Tianzi Mountain which boasts rocky peaks in grotesque shapes and shrouded in drifting mist. There are four highlights for the breathtaking sceneries: peak forest, cloud sea, sunrise and winter snow. A visit to Tianzi Mountain, you won’t miss the stone forests and peculiar peaks and the main tourist attractions including Arranging Battles Platform, Imperial Writing Brush Peak, Warriors Taming Horse, Fairy Maid Scattering Flowers, etc.
In the evening, enjoy the charm of Xiangxi song and dance show.
02 April 2019
After breakfast, will depart drive 60km from Zhangjiajie downtown and start your exciting exploration by visiting Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, the landform museum of Zhangjiajie. Hold your breath and experience the 430-meter transparent glass bridge - the highest and longest glass bridge in the world, making you
confused about whether walking on the clouds or above the lush plants. After the thrilling moment on the glass, enjoy deeply exploration in the Grand Canyon and appreciate the charming sightseeing at One-Line-Sky, Family Portrait, Waterfall of Butterfly Spring, Dream Links, Bandit Hole and Holy Spring Lake, etc.
Next drive about 38km to visit the stunning sites of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. A popular saying is “It is just waste your time if you do not visit Huangshi Village when you are in Zhangjiajie”. You’ll take the cable car to Huangshi Village which is reputed as the enlarged potted landscape and miniature fairyland. Standing on the high staking platform, you’ll view the overhanging cliffs, jagged rocks and elegant apexes of the whole area.
Then be followed a trip to Golden Whip Stream, the most beautiful valley in the world which is famous its pristine water, its verdant mountains, its steep cliffs and its serene valley. Hike the highlighted part along the deep and quiet winding stream where you’ll see many green hills and colorful flora and hear the birds singing.
After breakfast, visit the Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, after lunch, visit Baofeng Lake in the afternoon (including cruise + VIP eco-car), Hunan Art Palace - Junsheng Painting Academy.
03 April 2019
After breakfast, drive to Changde (about 2H), visit Changde Big and Small Street, German style street, view Liuye Lake, poetry wall.
Go to Changsha (about 2.5H by car) and visit Huangxing Road Pedestrian Street.
04 April 2019
Changsha / Singapore
After breakfast, visit the Xiangxiu Exhibition Hall, visit the Orange Island Park, after our morning sightseeing tour, we would have an early lunch and depart for the airport for our flight home to Singapore
Changsha – Singapore 04Apr MI951 1305-1730
Singapore to Chongqing 26 March 2019 MI976 12.25hrs – 17.10hrs
Changsa – Singapore 04 April 2019 MI951 13.05hrs – 17.30hrs
A Deposit is S$500 per person is required at the time of booking. 7 weeks prior to departure, full payment of the tour is required.
Closing Date - 3 January 2019
For Silver Horizon Travel members
Per person in twin share room: S$2,368.00
Single room tour fare cost S$2568.00.
For Non Silver Horizon Members
Per person in twin share room: S$2418 .00
Single room tour fare cost S$2718.00.
Tour fare includes:
Round trip airfare on Silkair from Singapore to Chongqing and Changsa back to Singapore in economy class
30kgs baggage allowance
First Class Hotels throughout the tour where possible
3 Nights on First class Yang Tze River 3 Gorges Cruise on Victoria Cruises or Similar
2 of the major Optional tours during the cruise has been included in the tour fare
All meals during the tour has been included in the tour fare beginning with dinner on arrival
Services of English speaking tour guide during the tour in China
Services of a tour manager from WTS Travel
All sightseeing and entrance fees as mentioned in the tour program has been included in the tour fare.
Chongqing : J W Marriott Hotel
Yang Tze River Cruise : Victoria Cruises
Zhang Jia Jie : Xiang Rui Pavilion lnn
Changsa : Jin Xing International Hotel
Not included in the tour fare
All items of personal nature.. like personal travel insurance, laundry, telephone service, drinks not mentioned in the itinerary or sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary.
Tipping to local tour guide:
The suggested tipping amount to the local Chinese Tour guide would be SGD$5/- per person per day. The suggested tipping for the local coach driver would be SGD$2/- per person per day.