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Tour Overview

Have a free day in Chongqing before boarding a Yangtze River cruise? This 1-day Chongqing tour is the best choice! This tour will take you to explore Chongqing’s Bayu culture and learn about the city’s centuries-old history and changes, by strolling through the famous Ciqikou Ancient Town and visiting the Three Gorges Museum.

You will also witness the unique cityscape of the light rail running through residential buildings. In the evening, head to Hongya Cave for a stunning night view – the illuminated stilted buildings leaning against the cliffs embracing the soft river. This Chongqing day tour includes a private guide and comfortable transfers.

Travel destination: Chongqing
Suitable for: Culture Seekers, Nature Lovers, Photographers
Tour type: Private

Highlights of this tour:

  • Admire the Ming and Qing Dynasty architectural styles, enjoy traditional folk art performances, and taste a variety of authentic Chongqing dishes in Ciqikou Ancient Town.
  • Immerse yourself in the night created by the illuminated “hanging house” at Hongya Cave.
  • Capture the city’s unique scene – the light rail running between residential buildings at Chongqing Liziba Station.
  • Climb to the highest point of the city, E’ling Park, for a panoramic view of Chongqing.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. In the morning, your private guide will pick you up at airport, train station or your downtown hotel at the agreed time. Your 1-day Chongqing tour begins at antique Ciqikou Ancient Town. Located in the center of Chongqing, Ciqikou is a well-preserved ancient town famous for its Ming and Qing Dynasty architectural style, long history and rich culture. Most of the buildings here are mostly two-story or three-story buildings with wooden or brick structures, which are rustic and elegant. In this town, you can enjoy traditional Sichuan opera, commentary and other folk art performances, as well as taste a variety of authentic Chongqing cuisine.

    Chongqing Ciqikou Ancient Town
    Ciqikou Ancient Town

    Continue your Chongqing city tour to Three Gorges Museum on the west side of People's Square. The museum has a collection of tens of thousands of various cultural relics, such as Bashu bronzes and Han Dynasty sculpture artifacts, which show the history of the development of this mountainous city. Here you will discover Chongqing's ancient civilization, trace the roots of its 3,000 years of culture, and learn about its urban changes over the past hundred years.

    After lunch, go to visit the Chongqing Light Rail, a unique scene in this city. Liziba Station is the highlight. You will witness the train shuttling through the body of residential buildings. Your local guide will point out the best places for you to take photos.

    Chongqing Liziba Light Rail
    Liziba Light Rail

    Next, transfer you to E'ling Park, the highest point of Chongqing city. You can capture the whole of city as well as the Jialing and Yangtze River, with the beautiful sunset views. The Stone Rope Bridge is one of the iconic attractions in this park.

    Hongya Cave, the city's most famous night scene, is the last stop of your today’s Chongqing tour. It is a real existence for the romantic scene you’ve seen in Miyazaki Hayao’s anime. The stilted buildings leaning against the cliffs, embed their bodies harmoniously into the hills with drops about 75 meters and get embraced into the hug of the soft river. Especially when it lights up at night, Hongya Cave seems to come into life when rosy lights flow from the windows.

    Chongqing Hongya Cave
    Hongya Cave

    After the visit, your guide will escort you to the airport/train station/dock to your next destination.

    Meal: Lunch

    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

  • Lunch;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets to/off Chongqing;
  • Hotel;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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