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China: Dreams of Nature

Guilin, Yangshuo, Chengdu
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Included in this Holiday

  • Indirect international flights, departing London.
  • Small Group Tour with Wendy Wu
  • 20 nights in 4* accomodation
  • All transfers, visa fees & meals throughout your tour are included.
  • Yangtze River Cruise and Panda Conservation Centre visit
Price based on 2 people sharing, Priced for travel in April 2024.
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The Dreams of Nature tour by Wendy Wu is a 22-day journey through some of China's most breathtaking regions. Starting in Beijing and ending in Shanghai, this tour takes you through Jiuzhaigou, Chengdu, Leshan, Emeishan, Guilin, and Yangshuo. Explore the iconic sites of Beijing, including the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and Tiananmen Square. In Jiuzhaigou, experience the cultural heritage of Nine Villages Valley, while in Chengdu, marvel at the world's largest stone-carved Buddhist monument. Discover the spiritual beauty of Emeishan, and enjoy the stunning landscapes of Guilin and Yangshuo. Throughout the tour, enjoy traditional Sichuanese cuisine and observe China's beloved giant pandas at the Panda Conservation Centre. This tour is the perfect way to experience the beauty and culture of China's natural wonders.

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Day 1

Fly from the UK to Guilin

Day 2

Guilin

Start your adventure in the picturesque city of Guilin, located in southern China. Upon your arrival, your local guide from Wendy Wu Tours will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city on your own, and later attend a tour introduction meeting with your group to get acquainted and learn more about your upcoming travel experiences in China.

4* Lijiang Waterfall Hotel (or similar)

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Day 3

Guilin – Yangshuo

Get ready for a breath-taking 4-hour cruise along the Li River to the picturesque village of Yangshuo, where you will spend the next two nights. Marvel at the stunning views of the rural scenery, including lush greenery, grazing buffalos, and local fishermen, as you glide along the river. The cruise boats are small, accommodating around 100 passengers, with an enclosed dining area on the lower deck and an open viewing area on the upper deck. Upon disembarking from the cruise, arrive at your hotel and spend the afternoon exploring the scenic countryside of Yangshuo. Take an optional hike to Moon Hill, which offers stunning views.

4* Elite Garden Hotel (or similar)

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Day 4

Yangshuo

Participate in a traditional Tai Chi class this morning and learn the skills behind this ancient and spiritual exercise. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy at your leisure. Choose from a variety of optional activities, including walking, cycling, and bamboo river rafting, which can be arranged locally. In the evening, watch the enchanting ‘Liu Sanjie’ show, an optional experience that will leave you mesmerized.

4* Elite Garden Hotel (or similar)

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Day 5

Yangshuo – Guilin

Begin the day with a scenic drive back to Guilin, taking in the picturesque countryside views along the way. In the afternoon, explore the fascinating Reed Flute Caves, where you can marvel at the stunning colours and shapes of the stalactites and stalagmites. After your visit to the caves, you will also have the opportunity to visit a Pearl Factory and learn about the South China pearling industry.

4* Lijiang Waterfall Hotel (or similar)

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Day 6

Longji Rice Terraces

Embark on a journey to the Longji Rice Terraces, an iconic destination known for its breath-taking landscape. Enjoy walk through the traditional rural scenery, with several viewpoints offering postcard-worthy views of the expansive rice terraces. Later, transfer back to Guilin and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

4* Lijiang Waterfall Hotel (or similar)

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Day 7

Guilin – Zhangjiajie

Take a bullet train for a 3.5 hour journey to Changsha and then drive to reach Zhangjiajie.

4* Jin Tian International Hotel (or similar)

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Day 8

Zhangjiajie

Get ready to be enchanted by the stunning natural beauty of Zhangjiajie National Park. Traverse through the mesmerizing karst landscape and marvel at the Huanglong Cave formations. Experience the breath-taking Jinbian Stream and Ten-Mile Natural Gallery on a two-way sightseeing train.

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Day 9

Zhangjiajie

Relax on a cruise on Lake Baofeng, surrounded by picturesque karst scenery. Board a sampan and glide along the serene waters, then explore Zhangjiajie on foot. Visit the magnificent Yuanjiajie Avatar Mountain and Emperor Mountain a walking tour.

4* Jin Tian International Hotel (or similar)

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Day 10

Zhangjiajie – Yangtze River Cruise

Take a train to Yichang, and board the ship and start your four night journey along the Yangtze River.

Yangtze River Cruise

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Day 11

Yangtze River Cruise

Discover the world-renowned Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric dam in the world. Take a 20-minute drive to the viewing area above the ship locks for a panoramic view of this impressive engineering feat. Afterwards, sail through the stunning Xiling Gorge, the longest and deepest of the three gorges.

Yangtze River Cruise

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Day 12

Yangtze River Cruise

Embark on a smaller vessel and journey through the awe-inspiring Shennong Stream gorges, which are narrower than the Three Gorges but equally beautiful. Enjoy stunning views of the Wu and Qutang gorges as the cruise ship continues upstream. Wu Gorge is renowned for its serene beauty, while Qutang Gorge is the shortest, narrowest, and most dramatic of the three gorges.

Yangtze River Cruise

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Day 13

Yangtze River Cruise

Explore the Jade Emperor Scenic Area, where you'll find the largest image of the Jade Emperor in the world.

Yangtze River Cruise

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Day 14

Yangtze River Cruise - Jiuzhaigou (Nine Villages Valley)

Check out of your cabin and disembark in Chongqing. Transfer to the airport for a short flight to Jiuzhaigou (Nine Villages Valley National Park). Enjoy a scenic drive to Nine Villages Valley and check-in at your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure.

4* Xinliang Hotel (or similar)

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Day 15

Jiuzhaigou (Nine Villages Valley)

Discover the stunning natural wonders of Nine Villages Valley National Park on this full-day adventure. Immerse yourself in the diverse scenery as you explore some of China's most stunning landscapes. Admire the Long Lake, Five Coloured Lake, and Nuorilang Falls.

4* Xinliang Hotel (or similar)

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Day 16

Jiuzhaigou (Nine Villages Valley)

Discover the cultural heritage of Nine Villages Valley by visiting one of its charming Tibetan villages. Embark on a scenic walk from Rhinoceros Lake to Reed Lake, taking in the incredible natural beauty of the area and passing by Tiger Lake on the way. Along the route, you'll come across a historic water mill, as well as prayer wheels and flags that showcase the area's spiritual traditions.

4* Xinliang Hotel (or similar)

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Day 17

Jiuzhaigou (Nine Villages Valley) – Chengdu

Enjoy a scenic drive to the Huanglong Valley to see the Huanglong Temple and its stunning pools, with crystal-clear waters in vibrant colours caused by mineral deposits over thousands of years. Spend around 2 hours exploring this area, which is located at an altitude of 3,500m. Then transfer to the airport for your flight to Chengdu.

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Day 18

Chengdu - Leshan – Emeishan

Embark on a journey to Leshan, a city located south of Chengdu, where you will discover the world's largest stone-carved Buddhist monument, the Leshan Grand Buddha. Experience a short boat ride in front of the statue to fully appreciate its grandeur. From here, continue your journey to Emeishan where you will check in for your two-night stay.

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Day 19

Emeishan

Discover the spiritual beauty of Emeishan on a full-day excursion. Explore the lofty peaks, towering trees, and steep cliffs by taking one of the many pathways available. Take the cable car from Jieyin Temple up to the golden summit and enjoy walk to Wannian Temple.

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Day 20

Emeishan – Chengdu

Explore the ancient town of Pingle, which dates back to the Han Dynasty and is located on the famous Tea Horse Road. Take a stroll through the streets, lined with traditional teahouses, before crossing the Jinji Suspended Rope Bridge and taking in the stunning views of the surrounding forest. Return to Chengdu after your visit.

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Day 21

Chengdu

Experience the charm of China’s beloved giant panda today at the Panda Conservation Centre. Observe these gentle creatures in their natural habitat and learn about their conservation. Witness the playful antics of the young pandas, although the feeding times cannot be guaranteed. Afterwards, visit People’s Park and witness the lively atmosphere of Matchmaker’s Corner, where parents search for suitable partners for their children. End the day with a delicious dinner of traditional Sichuanese cuisine.

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Day 22

Depart Chengdu and return to the UK

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