Chongqing, China
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clock-o7 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Rewind the centuries at Ciqikou Old Town and soak in hot springs on this private 8-hour tour from Chongqing. Tour the flagstoned lanes of Ciqikou, an ancient porcelain-making town, and see its Ming- and Qing-dynasty architecture. After a Chongqing hot pot or classic Chinese lunch — your choice —  bathe in the scented thermal pools of the Ronghui Hot Springs Resort. Entrance fees, plus pickup and drop-off at central Chongqing hotels or Chongqing’s Yangtze cruise terminal included.
  • Private 8-hour Ciqikou and hot springs experience from Chongqing
  • Visit Ciqikou, an old porcelain-making town of traditional houses and flagstone lanes
  • See highlights like the Ming- and Qing-era Zhong Family House and Ha Lin Academy
  • Choose a Chongqing hot pot or classic Chinese meal for lunch
  • Relax in the scented thermal pools of the Ronghui Hot Springs Resort
  • Includes private, air-conditioned transport and entrance fees
  • Pickup and drop-off at central Chongqing hotels or Chongqing Yangtze River cruise terminal
Meet your guide at your central Chongqing hotel or Chongqing’s Yangtze River cruise terminal, and travel by private, climate-controlled vehicle to Ciqikou, on the Jia Ling River.
On route, hear about Ciqikou’s history as a porcelain-making center during China’s Ming and Qing dynasties (14th to 20th century). Hear how ‘ciqi’ means ceramics in Chinese, and learn how the town traded its wares along the river. Largely unchanged through the centuries, its traditional architecture and flagstoned lanes provide a captivating window into old China.
On arrival, take a guided tour, following the lanes to the waterfront to see Ming- and Qing-era buildings. View highlights including the Zhong Family Compound and Han Lin Academy, and enjoy time to browse Ciqikou’s porcelain and crafts shops.
Next, visit a restaurant for a traditional Chongqing hot pot — a famous example of Chongqing’s spicy cuisine — or if you prefer, a classic Chinese meal.
Afterward, drive to the Ronghui Hot Springs Resort, one of Chongqing’s leading thermal spas. Here, enjoy two hours free to bathe in the thermal outdoor pools, many scented with natural fragrances like rose and lavender.
Then, feeling relaxed and re-energized, finish your tour with a drop-off back at the original starting point.

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, Apr 2018

This tour was absolutely fantastic. My guide Traci. I hope that I remembered her name correctly for a person so young was among the absolute best guides that I have ever had. She was caring and showed the utmost respect for me. I gush about her because I am not a novice traveler. Among many other places in the world I have visited ALL of the New Seven Wonders of the World. When I travel I ALWAYS make it a point to use Viator whenever possible and this most recent experience seals it for any and all future travels.
Thank You Viator and thank you Traci. The Hot Springs was so relaxing, I could have stayed there in that hot water for the rest of the day and Old Town Chongqing was truly a wonder. With the mansion tour being one of the best. I also managed to pick up some obligatory souvenirs for those less fortunate back home that are not with me Thank you once again Viator..


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