OVERVIEW

Explore the pretty Three Gorges including Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, and Xiling Gorge by a Chinese 5-star boat downstream along the Yangtze River for a 4-day-and-3-night cruise from Chongqing to Yichang with three included shore excursions, meals, and accommodation included. Kindly note three excursions are included, but the three sites might be changed as per different boat schedule and we will send you the final three excursions before your tour.

ITINERARY

Day 1Cruise Depart Chongqing - 9:00 pm

Depart Chongqing - 9:00 pm: Sail from picturesque Chongqing, the “Mountain City”.

Detailed harbour information will be sent to you before the tour.

Transport:
Accommodation: Overnight on the cruise

Day 2Cruise sailing to Shibaozhai or Yuhuang Shengdi

Shibaozhai - Take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named "The Pearl of the Yangtze". Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Yuhuang Shengdi (Jade Emperor Sanctuary), visiting the new relocation village built for families who have moved as a result of the Yangtze's rising waters brought about by the Three Gorges Dam. Additional optional Shore Excursion to Fengdu's “Ghost City” (river conditions permitting), known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill. 

Transport:
Accommodation: Overnight on the cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3Cruise enter the Three Gorges

Enter the Three Gorges, one of nature’s most extraordinary sculptures. Today you will pass through the first two—Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Qutang Gorge is the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic. The 25-mile long Wu Gorge is known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. Transfer to another vessel for a relaxing excursion through the attractive gorges of Goddess Stream. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to the gorges of Shennong Stream or Goddess Stream. Enter Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges. Additional optional Shore Excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge. 

Transport:
Accommodation: Overnight on the cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4Cruise to Three Gorges Dam, then to Yichang

Three Gorges Dam/Yichang - Morning visit to the Three Gorges Dam at Sandouping, the largest in the world. Arrive Yichang in late morning and disembark.

Transport:
Accommodation: Overnight on the cruise
Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED

Group Size: 1--100 travelers 

Travel Season: Year around

Accommodation: 5-star boat 

Transport: N/A

Meals: Listed in the itinerary

Guide: English-speaking boat guide

Three excursions: Dam Tour, Shibaozhai or Jade Emperor Sanctuary Tour, Shennong Stream or Lesser Three Gorges or Goddess Stream Tour 


EXCLUDED

Optional Excursions:

Fengdu Ghost City 280 RMB p.p.

White Emperor City 280 RMB p.p. 


Tips for the cruise crew 150 RMB p.p 


TRIP NOTES

Kindly note three excursions are included, but the three sites might be changed as per different boat schedule and we will send you the final three excursions before your tour.

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