Visit the Mountain City of Chongqing on a Private Custom Tour
The Marvelous Mountain City of Chongqing has accredited, popular and great private custom tours. The largest municipality in the southwest of China, this city is a modern port on the upper part of the incredible Yangtze River.
The city has an area of about 31, 800 square miles and borders with the provinces of Hubei, Guizhou, Hunan, Sichuan, and Shaanxi. This city is China’s fourth municipality after Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin, Chongqing has also maintained active economic development while still preserving a magnificent natural environment.
It is known as the 'Mountain City' because of its wavy terrain and wealth of water reserves, mineral resources, dense forests, and its abundance of flora and fauna. Chongqing attracts many tourists from home and abroad and many of the private guided tours it has to offer to take you to the cities natural wonders and cultural heritage.
As a well known starting port for Yangtze River cruise, tourists can then go for a downstream escorted tour to the magnificent Three Gorges.
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Take the Glorious Three Gorges Tour With a Private Guide
Visit the glorious Three Gorges with a private tour guide, situated along the Daning River one of the main tributaries of the Yangtze River, with a total length of about 250 kilometers. The river is quite small, but it does exceed Yangtze's Three Gorges in beauty and tranquility. This is why they are known as the Lesser Three Gorges (Three Little Gorges) and have begun to gain a lot of popularity nationwide.
Sailing along the Daning River, you will pass through the Longmen Gorge (Dragon Gate Gorge), Bawu Gorge (Misty Gorge) and then the Dicui Gorge (Emerald Green Gorge). These magnificent gorges stretch along the river for 50 kilometers (31 miles). Beautiful Waterfalls are here among the green covered mountains, and the natural scenery is a wonderous sight and makes for an excellent natural scenic backdrop for photography.
Travel Tips for Chongqing
The best months to go to Chongqing is from February to May when it is not as hot as in the summer; it can get sweltering hot. Spring is also a recommended season to visit Chongqing, as it is the time when the orange blossoms are in bloom. The summer can be very long and is said to be the hottest and most humid in China. In the winter the coolest temperature will be around 6 degrees Celsius and nearly never snows.
The cost of living is quite average for China, for example, a price of a three-course meal for 2 is around 100 Yuan. A local beer would cost around 5 Yuan while an imported beer would be more like 15 Yuan. Transportation costs are quite reasonable with a one-way ticket costing only 2 Yuan if you prefer to travel by taxi the tariff would start at 10 Yuan and would cost 2 Yuan for every mile.
Chongqing is an easy city to visit as the main areas downtown offer multi-lingual signs and traveling about is reliable and cheap. The city is very modern and visitor-friendly even though it is a center of history and has large residential areas that have changed very little for centuries. English is not widely spoken, but finding an English-speaker if needed for sightseeing tours shouldn't be difficult.
The summer here is quite long lasting around 120 days from May to the end of September when it can get quite muggy with an average temperature of around 26 degrees Celsius. In the winter you will find the average temperature is about 4 degrees Celsius there is not a lot of snow, but it can get very foggy and misty. The Autumn from October to late November you may get an Indian summer if you are lucky.