This is a private tour for 3 passengers maximum, only your group could participate. We offer hotel, airport and port pickups, bottled water, private English-speaking tour guiding and private transportation.
Lunch and admission fare are not included unless specified.
As a first timer you need a chance to learn about a new place in a short trem and easy joyful way, you also need a right guide born and rised up localy to pick up proper sites to enlighten you what's the city spirits. The best way to learn a brand new place would always be to join the local life, taste their food, see what they see, walk where they walk, become one of them, thats called "Lets travel like a local". As a guide been to lots foreign countries with over 25 years guiding experiences I could bring all these to you.
Start from pick up point, get to the first stop-Hongya Cave, a China town in China, cool traditional style architeture nearby the joint point of 2 big rivers in town with an outstanding city view, nice place to learn the local culture and city history.
Next stop would be a land mark of Chongqing City, Peopels Grand Meeting Hall. A mock Manchurian architecture sort of like Temple of Heaven in Forbiden city Beijing but much bigger. Being considered lamdmark of Chongqing city, a must-go photo site. Travelers might also explore an open market nearby and taste some real local special flavor there, this would be a highlight. If go inside the Hall that would cost you 10 Chinese yuan. The Peoples Assembly Hall+open market neaby+a simple lunch roughly takes 2 hours.
Then move to Eling Park, a viewing point in downtown, former private garden of General Chiang Kai Shek, nice place to learn local Mha-Jong life style and open tea house, nice view of Yangtze and the city center, travelers might also take a visit of a war musuem nearby all about General Stilwell and Flying Tiger Team of World War II, or a unique Chongqing thing-a monorail train straight through one apartment building. If go inside that war museum that would cost you 15 Chinese yuan.
Next is Luohan Temple, one of the few Buddhism temples still preserved in downtown, quite small but marks one part of the history of Chongqing. A wholesell market across street also brings lots of fun.
Get cross Jialing River to the City Opera House, a modern avant-garde designed architecture standing right nearby where Jialing River joins Yangtze River, the central point of Chongqing, travelers might take a walk around this giant buiding, enjoy the view of this huge mountain city and Hongya Cave from a unique angle.
Then we move back to travellers hotels and end this tour.