With our experts
Quarter. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal followed by a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.
March 15: Fly to Guilin
This morning is at leisure. Transfer to the airport and fly to Guilin, a city at the heart of spectacular karst formations of the Li River valley.
March 16: Li River Cruise
Embark on a leisurely cruise through the poetic landscapes of the Li River, winding between towering limestone karst peaks and sleepy countryside. Look out for weathered farmers tending their fields, fishermen angling for their daily catch and water buffalo wallowing in the shallows, all watched over by the dramatic geology for which Yangshuo is famed. On arrival in
16 days fully inclusive
■ International economy flights with Singapore Airlines from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. ■ All domestic transportation in China. ■ All accommodation. ■ All meals (from breakfast on day 2). ■ Touring with a national expert and English-speaking local guides. ■ Sightseeing and entrance fees. ■ Visa fee and processing for New Zealand, Australia and United Kingdom passport holders. ■ One exclusive experience. Yangshuo, take some time to explore before driving through the countryside back to Guilin.
March 17: Embark your Yangtze River cruise
Transfer to Guilin airport for your flight to Chongqing. On arrival, visit the Panda House and Chongqing Zoo to see China’s celebrated icon up close. Explore the vibrant streets of the Old Town of Ciqikou before enjoying dinner. Board your Yangtze River Cruise Ship.
March 18: Fengdu Ghost City and Captain’s Reception
Visit the impressive wooden Pagoda of Shibaozhai or the Ghost City of Fengdu. In the afternoon enjoy a reception with the captain and the cruise director and learn
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■ $7599 per person (additional charge, tipping RMB700 paid locally). ■ Single supplement $1400. ■ Ask about our willing to share option.
How to book:
Call 0800 266 610 or visit wendywutours.co.nz/stuff-escapes about life on the river.
March 19: Three Gorges and Goddess Stream
Enter the dramatic Three Gorges, passing through Qutang, Wu and Xiling Gorges.
Later transfer to a smaller vessel for a side trip along the Goddess or Shennong Stream, both narrow, clifflined tributaries of the Yangtze. In the evening, sail through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks.
March 20: Three Gorges Dam
Visit the Three Gorges Dam, one of the largest engineering projects in the world.
Disembark the cruise ship, drive to Wuhan and fly to Shanghai.
March 21: Street of Eternal Happiness & French Concession
Spend the day wandering through the tree-lined streets of Shanghai’s French Concession, and the antiquities of the Shanghai Museum.
March 22: Explore Shanghai
Visit the Yu Garden, a classical example of Chinese horticulture, before walking through Shanghai’s old town. Walk along the Bund, learning about the fascinating history of the area and admiring the Art Deco buildings.
View the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise followed by a farewell dinner this evening.
March 23: Fly home
Fly to New Zealand, arriving home the following day.
The Terracotta Warriors uncovered in 1974.
A panda at Chongqing.