OVERVIEW

Explore the Three Gorges including Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, and Xiling Gorge by a Chinese 5-star boat upstream along the Yangtze River for a 5-day-and-4-night cruise from Yichang to Chongqing with shore excursion, 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 1Depart from Yichang

Depart Yichang - 9:00 pm: Sail from Yichang, the economic and cultural center of western Hubei Province.

Transport: Arranged by your own to the dock
Accommodation: Overnight on the cruise

Day 2Three Gorges Dam Tour and Xiling Gorge

Morning visit to the Three Gorges Dam at Sandouping, the largest in the world. Later sail through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. Sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges.

Additional optional Tribe of the Three Gorges Shore Excursion (river conditions permitting), offering an interesting glimpse into life in the Xiling Gorge region. 

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

Day 3“Small Gorges”/Wu Gorge/Qutang Gorge

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. Enter Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. Then sail through Qutang Gorge, the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic gorge. 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 Shibaozhai or Yuhuang Shengdi

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 either 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 5Disembark at Chongqing harbour

Arrival Chongqing - 8:00am: Disembark at picturesque Chongqing, the “Mountain City”.

Transport:
Accommodation:
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, Shennong or Small Gorges or Goddess Stream tour, Shibaozhai or Jade Emperor Sanctuary 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

Please apply China Visa before the tour.

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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