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2004 The Best Value China Tours

Adventure tour of Shennongjia National Forest Park
16-day Tour:
$2,399 pp

Shanghai, Yichang, Shennongjia, Yangtze River, Chongqing, Xi'an & Beijing
The Shennongjia National Forest Park Adventure features intriguing destinations that capture intense natural beauty and popular points of interest. The ancient cultures and capital cities of China are included, visits to Shanghai, Xi'an, Beijing and others. Your journey also takes you to some of the most beautiful areas of China along the Yangtze River with an in-depth visit to Shennongjia Forest park which features fantastic peaks and streams-habitat for exquisites floral plants and native animals.
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  • A.Tour Itinerary:

  • Day 1 Arrive Shanghai - Arrive in Shanghai, meet at airport and transfer to your hotel.

  • Day 2 Shanghai - Full day tour to the "Old Town", Yuyuan Garden, TV Tower, the Bund (waterfront promenade) and Shanghai Museum. After dinner you will enjoy Shanghai Acrobatic Show.

  • Day 3 Shanghai/Yichang - Fly to Yichang. Visit a school and interact with teachers. Check into International Hotel in the evening and attend a banquet.

  • Day 4 Yichang/Shennongjia National Forest Park - On the drive to Shengnongjia, the National Forest Park, we will visit the Birthplace of Wangzhaojun, the famous Han Dynasty Concubine. Then we will check into Shennong Hotel.

  • Day 5 Shennongjia National Forest - Full day excursion to Shengnongjia National Forest, including Shennong Peak, Thousand Year -Tree, many fantastic peaks, crags, streams and valleys. Unusual, beautiful plants and animals create this area into the only primeval forest in the mainland. Shennongjia known as "Shennong Ladder" is identified as the "Roof of Mid China".

  • Day 6 Shennongjia National Forest (Hongping and Yantian) - Drive through the picturesque Hongping and Yantian scenic spots on our third day of touring Shennongjia Forest.

  • Day 7 Shennongjia/Yichang - Return drive to Yichang. Check into International Hotel.

  • Day 8 Yangtze River Cruise - Board cruise ship and set sail at 8 o'clock in the morning, past the world's largest ship lock at monumental Gezhouba Dam. The will enter the longest of the Three Gorges, Xiling Gorge and then sail through the Three Gorges Dam construction site.

  • Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise - Early morning, transfer to small river craft on the narrow Shennong Stream to explore the Parrot and Dragon Boat Gorges. Continuing upstream, we will pass Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge.

  • Day 10 Yangtze River Cruise - On the way upstream, we will dock and visit the ancient Shibaozhai Wooden Tower.

  • Day 11 Yangtze River Cruise/Chongqing/Xian - River cruise ends in Chongqing. You will go on a city tour that will include Sichuan Art Gallery, the Zoo to view the Giant Pandas and other sites of interest. In the afternoon you will fly to Xi'an and check into Le Garden Hotel.

  • Day 12 Xian - Morning trip to see the Excavations of the Terra-Cotta Warriors, one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. You will then visit Hua Qing Imperial Hot Springs and Banpo Neolithic Village. Dinner will include a spectacular music and dance show.

  • Day 13 Xian/Beijing - Morning flight to Beijing, the capital of China, visit to Tiananmen Square, the famous Forbidden City and the Imperial Palace. A Peking Duck Banquet will precede after checking into 4 star hotel.

  • Day 14 Beijing - Visit the Summer Palace and the palace of worship of the Qing emperors-the Temple of Heaven. Walking tour through the ancient neighborhoods dating from the Ming Dynasty, Beijing's Hutongs. Entertainment in Laoshe Tea House while sipping tea and enjoy local dessert.

  • Day 15 Beijing - A tour to the Great Wall of China, a cable car is available to the summit. On return, drive along the famed Sacred Way, visit the museum of the Ming Tombs.

  • Day 16 Depart Beijing - After the breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for the departure flight.

  • * (B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)

  • B. Tour Dates in 2004 :

    Suitable Time: all year.

  • C. Tour Cost:

    • USD $2,399/person (for 10 passengers group)
    • USD $2,999 PP (for PRIVATE tour guaranteed departure any date)

  • D. Inclusions:

    1. 4 star hotels accommodation, based on standard room/ double occupancy.
    2. Private coach transfers in each local cities.
    3. Domestic transportations between cities in China.
    4. Three standard meals each day.
    5. Scenery spots entry permission fee.
    6. Professional English speaking guide.

  • E. Exclusions:

    1. International air fare and all airport tax.
    2. Personal expenses.

  • F. Tour Booking Code: 04SHENO

  • G. International air:

    Above tour cost excludes international airfare due to the airfare seasonal fluctuation. People who want to use mileage plan should contact the Airline directly. However, we will provide international air booking service upon your request. Transpacific flights are among choices of United Airlines, American Airlines, Japan Airlines, Northwest, All Nippon Airlines or Air China. Air fare can be paid by credit card. Credit card form is available upon request.

  • H. China visa:

    Chinese Consulate no longer accepts mail in application. The single entry China tourist Visa fee is $75 per person. To apply for it please fill out the China Visa form, submit with your original valid passport and 1 recent picture. Using FedEx to mail your visa application is strongly suggested. We will mail you back the China visa and your passport via FedEx. Regular process takes 7- 10 working days. Express service is available upon request and additional fee.

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