Rating in China
$ 4791

Dreams of Nature

Multi
Multi
min $ 4791
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Guilin, Yichang, Huanglong, Emei Mountain, Chengdu
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 4791
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Description

Towering pinnacles swathed in mist, sky-skimming mountains and nature at its most verdant are just some of the wonders included on this scenic tour. Indulge your senses with China’s most spectacular, mysterious and dramatic natural highlights. Please note that Nine Villages Valley is temporarily closed. Until it reopens, you will visit the spectacular Three Natural Bridges National Park and Heishan (Black Mountain) Valley instead.
Explore the moss-crowned sand pillars of this national park Zhangjiajie National Park Take a relaxing cruise through the magnificent Three Gorges Yangtze River Stand in awe amongst the colourful beauty of this amazing valley Nine Villages Valley Come face to face with these majestic creatures at Chengdu's Panda Reserve Giant Pandas

What's Included?

all international airfares all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges all accommodation meals as per itinerary entrance fees, guides and daily tours visa fees for UK passport holders

22 Day Dreams of Nature Tour Itinerary

Our Dreams of Nature itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.

Days 1-2 Fly to Guilin

Fly overnight to Guilin. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

DAY 3 YANGSHUO’S LANDSCAPES

Take a gentle cruise along the Li River to Yangshuo. Lined with dramatic limestone cliffs, the serenity of life on the riverbanks is a wonderful sight. Later, take a walk through this idyllic wonderland and get an insight into life here. There’s an option to take a rewarding hike to Moon Hill for beautiful views. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 TAI CHI & BAMBOO RAFTING

Start the day with a relaxing and invigorating session of Tai Chi, taking a class with a master to learn this ancient martial art. This afternoon, there is an option to go bamboo rafting on the Yulong River. Drift past verdant riverbanks and under ancient bridges as you paddle on the glass-like water. This evening, you have the option of enjoying the magical Liu Sanjie night show. (B,L)

DAY 5 REED FLUTE CAVE

Drive back to Guilin and spend the afternoon exploring Reed Flute Cave and learning about the South China pearling industry at the Pearl Museum. (B,L,D)

DAY 6 LONGJI RICE TERRACES

Travel to the iconic Longji Rice Terraces and head out for a threehour walk through the traditional rural landscapes. There are several viewpoints boasting picture-postcard views of the extensive rice terraces that cover the hillside in intricate patterns. Drive back to Guilin. (B,L)

DAY 7 ZHANGJIAJIE

Take the bullet train to Changsha, and drive to Zhangjiajie. (B,L,D)

DAYS 8-9 ZHANGJIAJIE

A scenic area of over 3,000 sandstone pillars, rising from misty folds of subtropical forest and cloaked in vibrant green vegetation, Zhangjiajie’s striking beauty is unforgettable. Ravines and gorges, streams and waterfalls and a plethora of endangered plants and animal species complete this idyllic scene. During your time here you will enjoy some beautiful walks, as well as taking a cruise on Lake Baofeng and a visit to Huanglong Cave and Jinbian Stream. Pay a visit to the Ten-Mile Natural Gallery. You'll also see the famous Yuanjiajie Avatar Mountain and Emperor Mountain. (B,L,D)

DAY 10 YICHANG

Catch the train to Yichang, where you’ll board your Yangtze Cruise vessel, home for the next four nights. (B,L,D)

DAYS 11-13 YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE

A man-made marvel, The Three Gorges Dam showcases this massive feat of engineering. But as we cruise upstream, nature takes over, revealing some of the world’s most dramatic scenery including the Three Gorges themselves. A voyage along China's riverine treasure is a chance to relax and enjoy a slower pace, whilst absorbing extraordinary countryside. Take a side trip to the attractive Shennong or Goddess Stream and enjoy shore excursions to Shibaozhai or the Jade Emperor Scenic Area near Fengdu. (B,L,D)

DAY 14 FLY TO JIUZHAIGOU

Disembark your cruise vessel and fly to Nine Villages Valley (Jiuzhaigou). (B,D)

DAY 15 NINE VILLAGES VALLEY

A national park of ragged peaks, sapphire lakes, abundant forests and rushing waterfalls, the Nine Villages Valley (Jiuzhaigou National Park) is considered one of China’s most beautiful areas. A trip up to the top of the valley to Long Lake, the highest, deepest and largest in the area, offers spectacular alpine views, whilst a short walk to Five- Coloured Lake and Nuorilang Falls showcases some of the valley’s most beautiful sights. Later, enjoy traditional lamb skewers. (B,L,D)

DAY 16 SHUZHENG VILLAGE

Visit Shuzheng Village, the largest settlement in the park. Spend some time with a local Tibetan family who will give you an insight into daily life in Nine Villages Valley. A lovely afternoon walk takes you from Rhinoceros Lake, passing Tiger Lake ending at Reed Lake – an excellent way to really appreciate the local scenery. You’ll pass an old watermill and Tibetan prayer flags en route. (B,L,D)

DAY 17 HUANGLONG POOLS

Travel to Huanglong Valley, home to hundreds of vivid pools in striking colours, formed by thousands of years of mineral deposits tumbling gently down through the bright green forests. There is an option to take the chairlift up towards Huanglong Temple at the head of the valley for excellent panoramic views, before catching a flight to Chengdu. (B,L)

DAY 18 LESHAN GRAND BUDDHA

Travel to Leshan to see the Grand Buddha. The 71-metre Buddha, the world’s largest and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is carved into a hillside overlooking the confluence of the Dadu and Min Rivers. Completed in the year 803, it is said that the Buddha’s presence has calmed the turbulent waters of the river. View the Buddha from above before taking a short boat trip, which will give you an even better perspective from below. Continue to Emeishan. (B,L,D)

DAY 19 EXPLORE MOUNT EMEI

Mount Emei is the cradle of the Buddhist religion in China with the first temple built on its peak in the 1st century. Pilgrims and tourists mix amongst the lush vegetation and inconspicuous old temples, all admiring the striking and diverse natural beauty of the mountain and its setting. Spend the day soaking up the ambience and exploring. (B,L,D)

DAY 20 PINGLE ANCIENT TOWN

Dating back to the Han Dynasty, Pingle was a stopping point on the Tea Horse Road. Take time to walk through its maze of teahouse-lined streets before seeing the bamboo forest from above on Jinji Suspended Rope Bridge. Drive back to Chengdu. (B,L)

DAY 21 CHENGDU PANDA BASE

Spend the morning visiting the Giant Pandas of Chengdu Panda Base. Here you can observe these adorable creatures lounging, playing and chomping through piles of bamboo in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. This afternoon, absorb the culture at People’s Park. People-watching here is an endless pleasure, from the lively locals playing mahjong to the lonely singles looking for love in Matchmaker’s Corner. In the evening, enjoy a delicious Sichuanese hot pot dinner and an optional ‘face changing’ show. (B,D)

DAY 22 FLY CHENGDU TO UK

Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day. (B)

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TOUR HOTELS

Wendy Wu Tours inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. If the hotels listed below for your tour are not available on your chosen departure date, hotels of a similar standard will be used.

Jin-Tone Hotel

Guilin Jin-Tone Hotel is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city and its local attractions. Each of its air conditioned, modern en-suite rooms include satellite television, a minibar, Wifi and tea making facilities. There is an onsite spa that offers Chinese massage, and the hotel’s restaurant serves Chinese and Western dishes. ...Read more

Jasper International Hotel

Yangshuo Jasper International Hotel is located a 5 minute complimentary shuttle ride to the centre of Yangshuo’s pedestrianised market streets. Each of its 400 air conditioned, modern en-suite rooms include satellite television, safety deposit boxes and tea making facilities. There are 2 onsite restaurants offering local southern Chinese cuisine as well as Western cuisine. The outdoor pool is a highlight. ...Read more

Jin Tian International Hotel

The Jin Tian International Hotel is situated at Wulingyuan Scenic Area and it enjoys good view and natural surroundings.

Elegance Hotel

The Elegance Hotel is located in the Zhangzha Town of Jiuzhaigou and it enjoys stunning landscapes.

Chengdu Tianfu Sunshine Hotel

The Chengdu Tianfu Sunshine Hotel is located a ten minute walk from the centre of Chengdu. All of its air conditioned, en-suite rooms have a safety deposit box, tea making facilities and a flat screen satellite television. There are also complimentary toiletries. The hotel also boasts a swimming pool, a fitness centre and an onsite restaurant featuring Chinese and Korean cuisine. ...Read more

Hongzhu Hotel

It is a 4 star business hotel situated at city center of Yaan city, close to Bifeng Valley and the Bifengxia Panda Reserve.


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