21 Day Ultimate Yangtze

21 Days/20 Nights China & Yangtze River Cruise with Deluxe Balcony 

This 21 Day Ultimate China Tour with Yangtze River Cruise is the cream of the crop when it comes to travel to China. In the span of 21 days, Chinapac has ensured that your China vacation packages will include seeing all the must-see places and sights in this vibrant & exciting country. You’ll see the bustling colors of Beijing, the heart and soul of Shanghai and the most renowned sights like the Great Wall, Forbidden City and the Terra Cotta Warriors.


Yangtze River – Great Wall of China – Forbidden City – Terra Cotta Warriors – Guilin Li River – Boat Cruise – Garden City of Suzhou – Romantic City of Hangzhou – Local Cuisines and Shows -  Century Sky Deluxe Balcony Cabins


Beijing – Xian – Guilin – Chongqing – Suzhou – Hangzhou - Shanghai

Day.01.  Home City – Beijing
Your journey begins with boarding your transpacific flight to Beijing. Set your watch a day ahead as you cross the international dateline.

Day.02.  Beijing (D)
Welcome to Beijing, the political and cultural centre of the world's most populous nation. You will be met by your friendly guide and transferred to the impressive 5-star New Otani Changfugong Hotel. 

Day.03.  Beijing (B/L/D)
Visit Tian An Men Square, the largest public plaza in the world. Tour the Forbidden City, which houses numerous priceless treasures. Two-dozen emperors lived here from the 15th to the early 20th century. Lunch will be at a Chinese Dim Sum restaurant which is very popular with the Beijing locals. Then visit the beautiful Summer Palace before a trip to the Beijing Zoo to see lovely Chinese treasure Pandas. A delicious Peking Duck Dinner waits in the evening. 
Day.04.  Beijing (B/L/D)
On a daylong excursion, you will walk the mighty Great Wall and tour the ancient Ming Tombs. Take a photo stop at the Olympic sites visiting the Bird Nest Stadium and Water Cube Aquatic Centre. Enjoy a Hutong Tour by tricycle through the ancient residential areas. 

Day.05.  Beijing (B)
Today is a free day for you to explore the city or shop. Major sights and the Wang Fu Jing shopping street are within walking distance from your hotel. We also suggest you take a walk through the interesting Xiushui Silk Market where you can take advantage of super bargains. 

Day.06.  Beijing – Xian by flight (B/L/D)
Visit the Temple of Heaven in the morning and later transfer to the airport to take a flight to Xian. Arrive and transfer to the 4-star Grand New World Hotel. 

Day.07.  Xian (B/L/D)
In 1974, while digging a well, a farmer uncovered what turned out to be a major archaeological discovery of the 20th century; the Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang guarded by the Terra Cotta Warriors. Marvel at the statues of warriors and horses in battle formation, guarding the emperor and his precious treasures. In the afternoon, visit the ancient City Wall. Enjoy a Dinner with Four Kinds of Dumplings and a wonderful Tang Dynasty Show. 

Day.08.  Xian – Guilin by flight (B/L/D)
Visit the Grand Mosque, which has incorporated a lot of traditional Chinese architectural characteristics with a symmetrical layout and also visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Later transfer to the airport to fly to Guilin. Arrive and transfer to the 4-star Universal Hotel. 

Day.09.  Guilin– Yangshuo by cruise (B/L/D)
Enjoy a boat ride on the Li River, marvel at the unusual needle-like limestone hills surrounded by lush tropical growth. Afternoon arrive in Yangshuo and check-in. After check-in the guide will take you to do the cycling in the beautiful countryside and on the way you will visit one of the local farmer's house and free time to stroll around the famous West Street (Xi Jie). Evening enjoy the amazing Impression Liusanjie Show. Stay overnight in Yangshuo at 4-star Jasper International Hotel or similar.

Day.10.  Yangshuo- Guilin by coach (B/L/D)
Free morning in Yangshuo. Later, drive back to Guilin. Visit the mysterious Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hill, and Elephant Trunk Hill. 

Day.11.  Guilin – Chongqing by flight (B/L)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Chongqing. Upon arrival, meet you guide and transfer to the centrally located 5-star Harbour Plaza Hotel. Dinner on your own. 
Day.12.  Dazu Day Trip - Preboard Cruiser (B/L/D)
This morning, take the coach to the stone carvings of Dazu. Large numbers of cliffside-cut sculptures were created in Dazu County when grotto art was declining in the northern part of China and along the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze. In Dazu, there are about 100,000 statues scattered over 70 places. According to the stone inscriptions, Dazu Rock Sculptures began to be chiseled in 650BC. Afterwards pre-board the Yangtze River Cruise-Century Cruise. 

Day.13.  Yangtze River (B/L/D)
Set sail in the early morning, absorbing the spectacular sights on the Yangtze and appreciating its rich history and beauty. Depending on water and weather conditions, take a shore excursion is a visit to Fengdu "the Ghost City" or WanXian, home to a 12 storey red wooden pavilion built against a protruding 220 meter rectangular rock with sheer cliffs on the north bank. Enjoy a Captain's Dinner and Folkloric Performance in the evening. 
Day.14.  Three Gorges (B/L/D)
In the early morning, admire breathtaking sights of the narrow cliff walls and dramatic vistas in the Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. After lunch, take a small boat to enjoy a shore excursion to the scenic Shennong Stream, a natural habitat of mandarin ducks and golden hair monkeys. Hanging Coffins can also be spotted on the high surrounding cliffs. In the late afternoon, pass through the Xiling Gorge and the Three Gorges Dam 5-stage Shiplocks. 

Day.15.  Yichang - Hangzhou by flight (B/L/D)
Shore excursion to the Three Gorge Dam Project before disembark in Yichang at 11:30 am. Transfer to the airport and flight to Hangzhou. Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to the 4-star Hangzhou Vanwarm Hotel and stay for two nights. 

Day.16.  Hangzhou (B/L/D)
Hangzhou is a romantic city with charm and tranquility. Relax on a cruise on the serene waters of the West Lake, which mirror the surrounding landscape. Visit the Lingyin Temple and the Dragon Well Longjing Tea Plantation where you can sip a cup of delicious green tea. Also visit the Six Harmony Pagoda. This evening appreciate a local flavoured dinner in this city that is known for its warmth, beauty and romance. 

Day.17.   Hangzhou-Suzhou by coach (B/L/D)
Take morning coach ride to Suzhou. Enjoy a leisurely Grand Canal boat cruise, a visit to the Master of Nets Garden and a Silk Factory. Today’s lunch will be a local flavored lunch at one of Suzhou’s popular eating spots. Overnight stay at the 5-star Pan Pacific Hotel. 

Day.18.   Suzhou– Shanghai by coach (B/L/D)
Transfer to Shanghai by coach. Visit the Bund in the afternoon. Stay at the 5-star Jin Jiang Hotel. An amazing Acrobatic Show is arranged after dinner. 

Day.19.   Shanghai (B/L/D)
Today visit the Jade Buddha Temple, the Nanjing Road commercial district and also the Yu Yuan Garden. Local –flavored lunch and dinner will be arranged. 

Day.20.   Shanghai (B)
Enjoy a free day on your own to explore or relax. 

Day.21.   Shanghai – Beijing-Home City by flight (B)
After breakfast, pack your bargains and say good-bye to China as you're transferred to the airport to board transpacific flight back to home city. 

 *Note: B-Breakfast/ L-Lunch/ D-Dinner/ SD-Special Dinner


  • Beijing New Otani Changfugong
  • Xian Grand New World
  • Guilin Universal
  • Yangzhou Jasper International
  • Chongqing Harbor Plaza
  • Century Sky with Deluxe Balcony Cabins
  • Shanghai Pan Pacific
  • Hangzhou Vanwarm
  • Shanghai Jianjiang

(Or similar hotels)


  • ​Round trip international economy fare with Air China
  • China domestic airfares as specified
  • Hotel accommodations as specified
  • Sightseeing and admissions as specified
  • 51 meals
  • Ground transportation
  • Cultural Show as specified
  • English speaking guides per city

 (As specified on the itinerary only)


  • ​Airport/fuel taxes TBA
  • China domestic taxes TBA
  • China Visa $175 BC Residents + $35 courier fee if needed (other cities call us)
  • Travel insurance, land only passenger transfers & personal expenses
  • Tipping, optional tours, personal expense, beverages for meals

(Prices per person and subject to change)


*Prices per person and based on group size minimum of 10 people. Prices are subject to change and availability until a deposit of $550 per person has been received.