Known as “Mountain City”, Chongqing is situated in the Southeast of the Sichuan Basin between the Yangtze, and Jialing River. The 3-day tour offers you the highlights of historic Chongqing and an excursion to Dazu Grottoes.
Tour details | Chongqing the Megalopolis
Day 1 Evening excursion – Chongqing Hot pot (Dinner)
On this evening excursion you will get the possibility to experience traditional Chinese hot pot, see one of the oldest types of Chinese opera and see beautiful Hongyadong by night. Your Chongqing the Megalopolis trip has started!
18:00 Chongqing Cygnet restaurants
Chongqing is the birthplace of the hot pot in China. Once upon a time, it was a seasonal food designed to protect against the low temperatures and frigid winds of the winter. People would sit around a table, eat hot pot, and revel in the instant warmth that would flood their bodies. Hot pot has become more and more popular today, and it is widely enjoyed by people and regardless of seasons and regions.
19:00 Huguang Guild Hall
Sichuan opera is a type of the oldest Chinese opera mostprevailing in southwest China. In contemporary opera, performers wave their arms and twist their heads, and their painted masks are changed again and again, much to the astonishment and amusement of the audience.
Hongyadong offers much in the way of natural eye candy. Next to the Yangtze River and the Jialing River, it offers spectacular views of both water and city. In Chongqing, residences with river views are in high demand; and under the curtain of night, Hongyadong becomes a shiny focal spot of the landscape.
21:30 Transfer back to Hotel or go back on your own
Day 2 Historic tour – Full day (Breakfast/Lunch)
The Historic Full day tour will give you a more historic view of the city of Chongqing. You will visit the exciting General Joseph W. Stilwell museum and get a deeper look into the history of the old Chongqing.
10:00 Ciqikou Ancient Town
Perched on a hill overlooking the Jialing River in the west of the city, Ciqikou Ancient Town (Porcelain Village) dates back to the late Ming Dynasty. People always said “One flagstone road, and one thousand years’ Ciqikou”. This is never truer than when you visit Ciqikou Town where you will find the local residents dedicated to their traditional way of life, unaffected by modern influences to be found in the larger towns and cities. Ciqikou is now a part of the city of Chongqing, but it was once was a prominent independent market and trade town.
12:00 Lunch Time (at a local dumpling restaurant)
13:00 General Joseph W. Stilwell Museum
The museum is the former residence of General Joseph W. Stilwell, who was chief commander of US forces in the China-Burma-India Theatre during World War II. Inside the museum, there are more than 200 valuable historical photos showing four themes of General Joseph W. Stilwell and China, the China-Burma-India War, the Flying Tigers, and Forever-lasting Friendship.
15:30 Huguang Guild Hall
This grand building complex was first built in 1759 during the Qing Dynasty. The complex covers around 8500 km2 and contains a variety of halls, towers and a temple. The Yuwang Temple In the complex was the place to pray for a good harvest, dating back 300 years, people gathered at the temple to make sacrifices to Yuwang, a local god, for fortune, happiness and good harvest.
The scenic spots of Hongyadong are beautiful and stunning. Hongyadong is built on mountains and along the river, These houses are based on the Stilted House style, which is the traditional architectural feature of Bayu.
17:30 Transfer back to Hotel or go back on your own
Day 3 Dazu Grottoes excursion – Full day (Breakfast/lunch)
Description: This full day excursion to Dazu Grottoes will let you discover a beautiful Chinese and Historic legacy. The Dazu Rock Carvings in Dazu County are by far one of the most historical, cultural, and popular tourist destinations in China.
09:30 Dazu County
Private transfer to Dazu County (about 2.5 hours),visiting Fozu (Buddha) Temple (about 40 min.). This temple, built in 855 during Tang Dynasty, was located at Baoding Town of Dazu County.There was a famous accomplished monk named Zhao Zhifeng doing practice in Fozu Temple. Because of his devotion and charitable and pious deeds, he was appraised as the bishop of Mi Sect of Buddhism.
12:00 Lunch Time (at a local dumpling restaurant)
13:00 Baoding Mountain Carving of Dazu
Visit Baoding Mountain Carving of Dazu, one of the World Cultural Relics (about 1.5-2 hours). It was built during Southern Song Dynasty. Buddhist sculptures and statues are carved on the face of cliff which is 500 meters long. The most famous ones are Six Transmigrations, Guang Da Bao Lou Ge (Vast Treasure Tower), The Statues of Two Sages of Huayan and Thousand-hand Goddess Guanyin. It is an art treasure which combines Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism.
17:00 Transfer back to Hotel or go back on your own
Your Chongqing the Megalopolis trip finishes.
Price p. person stay at first class hotel:
CNY 2420 per person, min. 2 persons travelling together
CNY 2150 per person, min. 3-5 persons travelling together
CNY 1800 per person, min. 6-9 persons travelling together
Size of group: min. 2 persons
– 2 nights’ hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis with daily breakfast
– Sightseeing tours, entrance fees, private English speaking local guide with air-conditioned van
– 2 lunches at a local Chinese restaurant incl. 1 soft drink
– 1 Chinese hot pot dinner incl. 1 soft drink
Accommodation | Chongqing the Megalopolis
Hotel Name: Chongqing 88 Park Hotel
Information: 88 Park Hotel are well-appointed and provide all the essential amenities including slippers, a refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities
Location: It is located on Eling Zheng Road, The hotel is just a short walk from Eling Park. Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is just a 40-minute drive from the 88 Park Hotel.