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Yangtze Explorer

Discount Rate in 2018 (Based on double occupancy)

Sailing Date: Chongqing - Yichang (Downstream), Yichang - Chongqing (Upstream)
Season High Season
Shoulder Season
Downstream USD1549.00 USD1099.00
Upstream USD1549.00 USD1099.00
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Day Times Events
1 18:00-22:00 Embarkation
24:00 Set sail from Chongqing
2 13:45 Shore excursion to Fengdu - "Ghost City"
19:00 Captain's Welcome Reception and A la carte Dinner
20:00 Crew Talent Show and Staff Welcome
3 06:40-07:00 Viewing of Qutang Gorge
08:00-10:00 Viewing of Wu Gorge
10:30-16:00 Excursion to Shennong Stream
16:30-17:30 Free afternoon tea
18:00 Sailing through western section of Xiling Gorge
19:30 Dinner
21:00-23:00 Dance & Music Show
4 07:00-09:00 Breakfast and disembark at Maoping Port
09:00-12:00 Excursion to The Three Gorges Dam site

Bus transfer to Banshan Hotel in Yichang city and say goodbye

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS UPSTREAM ITINERARY (Yichang -> Chongqing )
Day Times Events
1 17:00-21:30 Take free shuttle bus from Yichang City to Maoping Port; Pre-boarding and Reception
2 13:30 Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam site & Exhibition centre
17:30 Sailing through western section of Xiling Gorge
18:30 Captain's Welcome Reception and A la carte Dinner
21:00 Crew Talent Show and Staff Welcome
3 09:00-12:00 Excursion to Shennong Stream
13:00-14:45 Viewing of Wu Gorge
16:00-16:30 Viewing of Qutang Gorge
19:00 Dinner – A la carte Dinner
4 09:00-12:00 Shore excursion to Fengdu "Ghost City"/ Shibaozhai
13:00-18:00 Entertainment on board
19:00 Emperor Farewell Dinner & Dance and Music Show
5 07:00-09:00 International Breakfast Buffet
09:00 Arrival in Chongqing and disembarkation

Ship Information

Yangtze Explorer, a well-designed and deluxe cruise ship, is regarded to be the prior choice of travelers to cruise on Yangtze River. Quite different from other cruises which carry much more than 300 travelers, Yangtze Explorer only accepts at most 124 guests and offers them the most personalized, considerable, comfortable and wholehearted services.

From March to November per year, there are many scheduled sailing dates of Yangtze Explorer between Chongqing and Yichang. In each four or five days voyage, you could have a good rest in the deluxe cabins or suites or the private balcony, enjoy the delicious food made by the Austria chefs in the imperial restaurant, and taste the champagne in the explorer bar. Besides, our onshore excursion arrangements will offer you a chance to explore the thousands of years' inland culture, appreciate the splendid scenery of the three gorges dam, and get to know the life of the pristine migrants from the three gorges area. Yangtze Explorer is the home of the most spacious and luxurious deluxe cabins and suites among all Yangtze cruises, which offer you the most comfortable and thoughtful experience just as the international five-star hotels. The cabin features warm colors and natural materials giving enchanting neo-classic style: the soft Italian leather, French fabric, luxury timber and exotic facilities background the amazing gorges and river scenery sweeping past the large-sized private balcony. Yangtze Explorer comprises 38 deluxe cabins which are entirely different from other Yangtze River cruises, 20 standard suites and 4 deluxe suites, particularly the elegant and sophisticated imperial suites of which make Yangtze Explorer the most advanced cruise on Yangtze River. In order to offer you an more enjoyable cruising, Yangtze Explorer offers various lectures on culture, which help you learn more about local conditions and customs throughout the journey while enjoying the best facilities and services. The cruise also offers movies, Tai-chi playing, cooking class, mahjong playing, chess, bingo games, staff performance and other entertainments, or you can take a catnap on the deck enjoying the breathtaking scenery and sunshine of the grand canyon.

  • Library
  • Business Center
    Deluxe Cabin
  • Standard twin cabin
    Standard Twin Cabin
  • Restaurant


Year Built 2008 Renovated /
Total Passenger 124 Star-Rating 5-star
Length (m) 91.5 Width (m) 16.4
Elevator yes Balcony yes
Deluxe Cabins 38 Area (sq m) 31
Suites 20 Area (sq m) 39
Jade Suite 1 Area (sq m) 81
Mandarin Suite 1 Area (sq m) 81
Celestial Suite 1 Area (sq m) 110
Imperial Suite 1 Area (sq m) 110