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3 Days Chongqing & Wulong Karst Landscape Exploration Tour

Immerse in Wonderful Landscape & Chongqing City

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South China Karst has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. I always think it is an incredible wonder made by nature and one of the world’s most spectacular examples containing most significant types of karst landforms. You many have seen the gorgeous karst mountains standing alongside the picturesque Li River in Guilin. However, Wulong Karst is different from Guilin Karst and it is famous for giant dolines, natural bridges and caves, providing the evidence for the history of one of the world’s great river systems, the Yangtze and its tributaries. The magnificent scenery makes here become one of the important outdoor photograph locations of “The Transformers: Age of Extinction”, the famous American science fiction action film.

With about 190 kilometers away from Chongqing, Wulong Karst landscape exploration is composed of four parts - Three Natural Bridges, Longshuixia Gap, Fairy Mountain and Furong Cave. This 3-day tour takes you have a glimpse of the highlights of Chongqing downtown area as well as a fun and in-depth trip in Wulong Karst Region. In this piece of land, you’ll not only feast your eyes with beautiful scenery, but also interesting activities with specially-designed experience. Go with us now!

Highlights of This tour

  • Enjoy your hiking time and be absorbed in heave-like Karst landscape with an full appreciation of Three Natural Bridges and Longshuixia Gap;
  • Be amazed when getting into a super brilliant underground artistic palace and a cavern scientific museum under the illumination of colorful colored lights;
  • Have a brief exploration of the Mountain City of China to better understand about the special topography with memorable house crossing metro experience;
  • Catch panoramic view of the sprawling metropolis surrounded by mountains and rivers and learn profound history and amazing culture of it and the Yangtze River.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
from Request
  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Chongqing / Wulong / Chongqing
Travel Length:
3 Days & 2 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-CQWT-03
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
HikingPhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Chongqing

Welcome to Chongqing, the Port City of Yangtze River Cruise! On this day, you’ll have the chance to fully experience the uniqueness of the Mountain City and culture of Yangtze River. First, be escorted to Three Gorges Museum at the city downtown. The vast collection of more than 280 thousand pieces of precious historical relics will let you have an amazing understanding of the great Yangtze River and formation of the magnificent Three Gorges, and also tell you the gradual thriving of Chongqing from 3,000 years ago, to its war defense in 20s century, and developmental path to be one of the 4 prosperous municipalities in China. Stepping out from the museum, have a nice look at the People’s Assembly Hall that is popular with fancy classical exterior design and was listed into the History of Architecture compiled in London in 1987.

Later, be transferred to take Chonqing Rail Transit Line 2 from Huanghuayuan Metro Station to Liziba Metro Station to look at the city’s prototype from a different angle. Then, get off to have the never-seen magic of the train going through 11-storey block of flats, existing only in the fantastically structured Chongqing built against mountains.

After that, travel up to E’ling Park and embrace the impressive panorama of Chongqing City which has been highly praised as “Little Hong Kong” with its well-arranged row upon row of modern skyscrapers and two winding rivers surrounding. Then, go down to visit Hongya Cave, the must-see highlight to appreciate the layers of featured Ba and Shu regional wooden tilted houses overlapped leaning the mountain up to 11 storeys, which looks quite glittery lit by the orange lights from nightfall. And continue to get up to the 11 level with vehicles and roads alongside to catch the sparkling nightscape of Jialing River and the nearby buildings with beautiful neon.

After the tour, be transferred to your hotel in Chongqing downtown area. 

Chongqing Light Rail Going Through a Building at Liziba Metro Station Hongya Cave Night View
Day 2 Chongqing - Wulong Karst Region (B, L)

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Today, you’ll be escorted to Wulong Karst National Geological Park in Wulong County which is about 190 kilometers away (about 2.5-3 hours’ driving). Wulong Karst is well known for its giant dolines, natural bridges and caves, inscribed as a part of South China Karst UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

After arrival at Wulong Tourist Center, you’ll first hop on a sightseeing bus to the largest natural bridge cluster in Asia - Three Natural Bridges where you can appreciate exceptionally high natural bridges with long stretches of deep unroofed caves. Take the sightseeing elevator down the valley bottom and enjoy your hiking by passing Tianlong (Sky Dragon) Bridge, Tianfu Post House (the shooting place of Zhang Yimou’ s movie “The City of Golden Armor”), Qinglong (Azure Dragon) Bridge and Heilong (Black Dragon) Bridge. Surrounded by magnificent Karst Mountains, miraculous caves, beautiful waterfalls, you’ll immerse into the wonderland made by incredible nature. After that, continue to take a sightseeing bus at the exit to your next stop - Longshuixia Gap. It is actually a gap-style gorge and it's the important part of Wulong karst landform. Nature has spent thousands of years forming these wonderful landscapes. Here you can actually feel the Earth is older than a city and more powerful than a rocket. In this natural oxygen bar, enjoy 2 kilometers’ fun walking through the ground and witness the cliffs on both sides steep, original forests in the valley dense and waterfalls endless and gorgeous. You won’t miss One Line Sky, Dragon Pool Minoring the Moon, etc.

In this afternoon, you’ll be transferred to Fairy Mountain, about 10 kilometers from Wulong Tourist Center. Fairy Mountain, called “Switzerland on the Orient”, is famous for its unique alpine steppe scenery. Forest sea, marvelous peaks, alpine meadow and snowfield are the four wonders of Fairy Mountain. Take a sightseeing train at Mutizi to fully explore the vast green prairie, pass through horse field to see herds of horses galloping, or stop at hunting ground to view the hunting scene…If you come in the right season, you can experience camping, skiing or other outdoor activities.

After the tour, be escorted to your hotel in Wulong County for accommodation.

Evening Optional Activity: In this evening, you can go to watch Impression Wulong directed by famous director Zhang Yimou which is a large-scale live-action show to feel the magnificence of Wulong Karst and Ba Shu culture. It lasts about 70 minutes.

Three Natural Bridges Longshuixia Gap in Wulong Fairy Mountain
Day 3 Wulong - Chongqing & Chongqing Departure (B, L)

On this day, after breakfast, you’ll be driven about 23 kilometers to Furong Cave, a brilliant underground art palace. With nearly 70 kinds of karst cave sediments, Furong Cave is the only karst cave in China that has been rated as a world natural heritage. Follow your guide along the raised pathway to see and explore about 2 kilometers - all lit up with multicolored stage lights. Along the way, you’ll pass stone waterfalls and rocks shaped like dragons or Buddhas.

After the tour, you’ll be escorted back to Chongqing downtown area for departure. If you go on for a Yangtze cruise, your guide and driver will escort you to Chaotianmen Dock and help you board your ship. If you have the schedule to leave Chongqing today, they will escort you to the airport/railway station for catching your flight/train to the next destination or home. Service Ends! (Note: Just tell us your ideas and arrangements and we can adjust the itinerary for you.)

Furong Cave

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Panoramic View of Yangshuo Town

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