B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner | SD: Special Dinner
Day 1**May.12 | Honolulu –> Shanghai
We start our vacation by boarding an international flight bound for Sahnghai, the most populous city in China. Due to its rapid growth in the last two decades, it has again become a global city, exerting influence over finance, commerce, fashion, and culture. Meals and snacks will be served on the plane.
Day 2**May. 13 | Shanghai | (D)
Upon our arrival at Pudong International Airport, an Air & Sea Travel representative will greet and escort us to the hotel after having dinner.
Day 3**May. 14 | Shanghai –> Huangshan | (B, D)
China high-speed trains, also known as bullet trains, have a running speed of 200 to 350 kph (124 to 217 mph). They are popular for their punctuality, comfort and safety, and they are the most convenient way of traveling around China. Today, we will transfer by High Speed Tran, which touch 155 mph on runs between Shanghai and Huangshan. This beautiful ancient city is steeped in history and is a great bonus destination for tourists. It is the major gateway to Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain). The Huangshan area is well known for its scenery, sunsets, oddly-shaped granite peaks, pine trees, and breathtaking views of the clouds from above. Upon arrival, we will check in to our hotel.
Day 4**May. 15 | Huangshan – Mt. Huangshan | (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will drive to Huangshan Scenic Area. This beautiful mountain range is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990. Upon our arrival, we will take a Cable Car to Mt. Huangshan and then walk for an hour to our hotel. Next, we will tour the Xihai Scenic Area in the west, stopping at Bright Peak, the second highest peak of Huangshan and Flying Rock. Bright Peak got its name from the long sunlight illumination time due to its high and spacious peak. Flying Rock got its name from the shape resembling a rock that has fallen from the sky. It is 12 meters high, 8 meters wide and weighs 360 tons. Lastly, we will head 1 km north to the Cloud-dispelling Pavilion, the best place for admiring the unique rocks, hence the nickname “Unique Rock Exhibition Hall”. Tonight, we will be lodging on the top of Mt. Huangshan.
Day 5**May. 16 | Mt. Huangshan – Huangshan | (B, L, D)
Rise and shine! This morning, we take an early morning stroll to watch one of the most beautiful Sunrises on earth, with the sun emerging with nature. Then, we will tour the Beihai Scenic Area that includes Writing Brush Peak, Lion Peak, Refreshing Terrace, and Begin-to-Believe Peak. Enjoy the poetic and illusive atmosphere of the Black Tiger pine, Interlocking pine, and Chessboard pine. This area feels like heaven on earth, and the view looks like it came from an ancient Chinese drawing. Afterwards, we will take the Cable Car down and visit the Tunxi Old Street which preserves a Song Dynasty atmosphere.
Day 6**May. 17 | Huangshan Wuhan | (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will continue our journey by taking the High Speed Train to Wuhan, the capital and largest city of the Chinese province of Hubei. It lies in the eastern Jianghan Plain, on the middle reaches of the Yangtze River’s intersection with the Han River. Upon our arrival, we will check in to our hotel.
Day 7**May. 18 | Wuhan/Maoping Yangtze River | (B, L, D)
In the morning, we will visit Yellow Crane Tower，one of the Four Great Towers of China, stands on the banks of the Yangtze River at the top of Snake Hill. It is incredibly beautiful and its cultural significance led to its being made the symbol of Wuhan city. After lunch, we will drive to Maoping. In the evening, we will start our Yangtze River Adventure when we board a luxurious and distinguished 5-Star River Cruise Ship — Century Glory, the newly constructed luxury cruise ship is the new shining star of Century Cruises. Making its first voyage in September, 2019, it is at present the No.1 new and large and most luxury cruise ship sailing on the Yangtze. Besides, this vessel is constructed super luxurious to enable every guest onboard to get the best deluxe holiday experience. As so far a super large ship with 149.98 meters in length and 21.2 meters in width, Century Glory can house up to 650 dearest guests once but still arrange very good space for your stay in the cabins and public entertainment places.
Day 8**May. 19 | Yangtze River | (B, L, D)
In the early morning, we can do Tai Chi exercise on deck. Tai Chi Chuan is a sophisticated method of fighting based on the reconciliation of dynamically interacting forces. Daily practice of Tai Chi promotes mental clarity and a healthy body, assists with balance, and helps blood circulation. After a buffet breakfast, we will sail through the west part of Xiling Gorge, the longest of the three gorges known for its swift currents and dangerous shoals. We will take a Shore Excursion to the worksite of the Three Gorges Dam Sites. The dam is the largest water conservation project for flood control, generation of electricity, cultivation, and flood discharge. In the evening we will have the Captain’s Welcoming Banquet and a Crew Cabaret show.
Day 9**May. 20 | Yangtze River | (B, L, D)
This morning, the ship will enter Wu Gorge, famous for its meandering waterways and mystical, ever-changing fog that hovers over the river. We will take a Boat Excursion to explore the Shennv Stream or “Goddess Stream”. The scenic area of Shennv Stream is a newly-developed scenic area with the construction of Three Gorges Project. Due to the perpendicular mountains, deep valleys and turbulent water, very few people reach this area, so the sceneries are still in pristine condition and are worth visiting. Some of them are so vivid that we would find it hard to believe they exist. After lunch, the ship will enter Qutang Gorge, the shortest, narrowest, but most striking section of the three gorges, with sky-soaring majestic mountains on both sides.
Day 10**May. 21 | Yangtze River | (B, L, D)
Today, a Shore Excursion is scheduled to Shibaozhai (Stone Treasure Fortress), an isolated steep peak along the river bank. We can take a staircase to the top of a magnificent twelve-story red pavilion built on the peak. The Three Gorges Dam would have submerged the base of the red pavilion but a coffer dam was built around the base to protect it from the rising water level. After lunch, we can attend Culture Lectures. Topics include the evolution of the dam project and its importance to China, the immigration life of the people along the Three gorges, the history of Three Kingdoms, Chinese medicine, poetry by many famous Chinese sages, Chinese language, Chinese calligraphy, dumpling wrapping. The Captain’s Farewell Dinner is arranged for tonight.
Day 11**May. 22 | Yangtze River Chongqing –> Shanghai | (B, L)
The Yangtze River Adventure concludes in the city of Chongqing. The city presents a unique magnificent picture with miles of roads and streets winding up and down the hills and along the riverbanks. Then we will go to the Chongqing Zoo to see the Giant Pandas and the cat-like small pandas, as well as their offspring. In the afternoon, we will transfer to the airport and take a short flight to Shanghai. The balance of the day is free at leisure.
Day 12**May. 23 | Shanghai –> Honolulu | (B, L)
Today, enjoy a free leisure time in the morning. In the afternoon we will transfer to Pudong International Airport for our return flight home, ending our fantastic tour in China.
We wish you a safe journey and many wonderful memories to share with family and friends! ☺
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