Spirit Of China & The Yangtze River With Mongolia

12/27/2018 through 09/12/2019
12/27/2018 through 10/02/2019
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This amazing, affordable China and Mongolia tour includes a picturesque cruise on the Yangtze Riverand an unforgettable visit to the ruggedly beautiful landscapes of Mongolia.

Your value vacation in China begins in the exciting city of Shanghai on the Yangtze River delta. You’ll marvel at the exquisite Yu Yuan Gardens and the Shanghai Museum-with works of art dating 6,000 years old. In Wuhan, explore beautiful East Lake-China’s second largest freshwater urban lake.Discover 200,000 cultural relics in the Hubei Provincial Museum, including ancient pottery, jades, artwork and coins. Next, board the bullet train to Yichang to embark on your 4-night cruise on the legendary Yangtze River. The Three Gorges Dam, Goddess Stream, and dramatic forested mountain views will mesmerize you, as will Shibaozhai’s cliff side, 400-year-old red pagoda. In one of China’s ancient capitals, Xi’an, you’ll see the emperor’s vault surrounded by the stunning find of thousands of Terracotta Warriors, chariots, and horses guarding the tomb. In Beijing, take a guided tour of Tian’anmen Square past Mao’s Mausoleum. Visit the Forbidden City-the largest collection of China’s ancient buildings and home to the historic Ming and Qing dynasties. Your budget-minded tour of China includes once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including a visit to the iconic Great Wall of China. Witness sweeping vistas from the wall that once stretched 4,000 miles across China’s barren northern terrain.

You’ll fly from Beijing to Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar to embark on an adventure in the Gobi Desert. Sand dunes, the Cemetery of Dinosaurs, and a camel-breeders camp offer fascinating insight into the nomadic lifestyle, ancient culture, and tantalizing traditional foods. Your value-minded tour of China, the Yangtze River, and the remarkable traditions and terrain of Mongolia, is a journey into a spirit of history, beauty, culture, and natural wonders like no other.

Included Features:

SHANGHAI
Sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit Yu Yuan Gardens and the Shanghai Museum

WUHAN
Visit East Lake and the Hubei Provincial Museum; travel by bullet train from Wuhan to Yichang

YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE
Four-night cruise through the Three Gorges, including a tour of the Three Gorges Dam Site, a boat excursion on Goddess Stream, and a walking tour in Shibaozhai

XI’AN
Sightseeing with Local Guide including headsets; visit the Terracotta Warriors, city wall, and a lacquerware factory; walking tour through Muslim quarter

BEIJING
Sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall; Peking Duck dinner

ULAANBAATAR
Visit the National History Museum, Sukhbaatar Square, Bogd Khan Winter Palace, Gandan Monastery, and Zaisan Hill; Mongolian folklore performance; Host service during your stay

GOBI DESERT
Visit Eagle Valley, Cemetery of Dinosaurs, and a camel breeders camp; Host service during your stay

Itinerary

Day 1 Shanghai, China
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Day 2 Shanghai
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Day 3 Shanghai – Wuhan
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Day 4 Wuhan – Yichang (Embarkation) – Yangtze River Cruise
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Day 5 Three Gorges Dam
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Day 6 Wu Gorge – Qutang Gorge
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Day 7 Shibaozhai
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Day 8 Chongqing (Disembarkation) – Xi’an
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Day 9 Xi’an
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Day 10 Xi’an – Beijing
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Day 11 Beijing
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Day 12 Beijing
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Day 13 Beijing – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Day 14 Ulaanbaatar – Gobi Desert
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Day 15 Gobi Desert
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Day 16 Gobi Desert – Ulaanbaatar
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Day 17 Ulaanbaatar – Beijing
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Day 18 Beijing
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