Yangtze River Cruise from Chongqing
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Tour Overview

This 4-day Yangtze River cruise from Chongqing to Yichang is China’s most classic one-way cruise along the Yangtze River! Enjoy some quiet moments on board, stunning canyon views, exciting dinners, and Crew Cabaret. Visit real sites on shore to get a taste of the amazing Chinese culture.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Enjoy a luxurious Yangtze River cruise slowly down through the beautiful golden waterway of the Three Gorges.
2. Take a boat tour of the beautiful Goddess Stream to admire the towering peaks up close.
3. Have a good time at the welcome party, watch the local ethnic performance, and go ashore to visit different tourist attractions.
4. Feast your eyes and relax your body with countless charming natural scenery outside the window.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to our 4-day Yangtze River cruise! Please head to Chaotianmen Dock between 18:00-20:30 to board our Yangtze cruise ship.

    The exciting Yangtze River cruise will depart at 21:00! Around 21:15, you will be given some safety instructions and a brief itinerary for the next day. Have a sweet dream!

    Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock
    Chaotianmen Dock

    * Note:

    1. Please confirm the actual departure time and boarding dock with your travel advisor before boarding. Usually, boarding times and departure terminals vary according to water levels, weather, and other factors.
    2. Please contact your travel consultant one day in advance for specific boarding locations. Chaotianmen Dock has 13 sub-quays, which are berthed by different ships.

    Accommodation: On the Cruise

  2. In the morning, the magnificent view of the Yangtze River outside the window will gradually wake you up.

    Enjoy early bird tea or coffee and fine refreshments. After that, practice Tai Chi on the boat's sundeck and bask in the serene glow of the mild sunshine illuminating the peaceful waters of the Yangtze River.

    Yangtze River Cruise
    Yangtze River Cruise

    Have a buffet breakfast at 07:30 am.

    Start your shore excursion at 08:00 am. You will take a guided tour of Fengdu Shuanggui Mountain, which covers an area of about 1 square kilometer. It is famous for being "strange, quiet, and quaint", with verdant trees, flowing streams, and singing birds.

    Yangtze River Cruise Shuanggui Mountain
    Shuanggui Mountain

    After that, return to the cruise for a lunch buffet and a rest. At approximately 17:20, you will be offered a Captain's welcome party, at which all the programs are performed by the crew.

    * Options:

    1. Fengdu Ghost City from 08:00 to 12:00.
    2. FengYan SanGuo "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" Show from 19:00 to 21:30.

    Accommodation: On the Cruise

  3. Get up early and enjoy the sun on the deck with a cup of coffee or tea. Today, the ship will take you through the Three Gorges to witness the spectacular canyon scenery.

    The Qutang Gorge is the first one. At eight kilometers long, it is the shortest of the Three Gorges, but the most majestic and precipitous. The rock walls are towering on both sides, and the great river surges between the cliffs.

    We will then sail through Wu Gorge. Known for its beauty, Wu Gorge is long and deep, with abrupt peaks rising one higher than the other. The ship travels through Wu Gorge, just like entering a beautiful gallery.

    Three Gorges Wu Gorge
    Wu Gorge

    After the lunch buffet, take a short break. At about 15:00, you will be arranged to take a boat tour of the beautiful Shennv Stream (Goddess Stream) to admire the towering peaks up close.

    After the tour, return to the ship. In the evening, enjoy your last night at the Captain's farewell banquet. Afterwards, watch the Crew Cabaret.

    * Option:

    Additional Shore excursion to White Emperor City from 07:30 to 10:15.

    Accommodation: On the Cruise

  4. After the breakfast buffet, pack your luggage. The ship will dock at Maoping Wharf. Go ashore to visit the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric project in the world.

    Three Gorges Dam
    Three Gorges Dam

    You will learn about the background history of the Three Gorges Dam Project from your guide, marvel at the huge dam from different angles, and appreciate the beautiful landscape and scenery around it.

    After the visit, take the shuttle bus to Yichang Three Gorges Central Cruise Terminal at about 12:30. Your 4-day Yangtze River cruise ends here!

    * Option:

    Board sightseeing-ferry sailing through TGP Ship's elevator from 07:45 am.

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

Price Includes

  • Private van with good air conditions;
  • Excellent English-speaking guides & experienced drivers;
  • 3 nights on the cruise ship with 3 breakfasts + 2 lunches + 2 dinners;
  • Entrance tickets to the scenic spots as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Crew cabaret on Day 3;
  • China Travel insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Air tickets or high-speed rail tickets to Chongqing and off Yichang;
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Any optional activities, such as Fengdu Ghost City;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single room supplement fee;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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