Three Gorges Exploration

L-YR01: 4 Days Private Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang
Tour Type: Yangtze River cruise with private land tour in Chongqing & Yichang
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned, licensed car
Tour Highlights:
  • Visit Panda House in Chongqing Zoo to get close to the incredibly cute pandas
  • Savor the majestic beauty of Yangtze Three Gorges: Wu, Qutang & Xiling Gorges
  • Admire the Three Gorges Dam Project, the largest hydroelectric dam in the world
  • Soften and scent your body from head to toe on the luxury 5-star cruise
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Day 1 Arrival in Chongqing
Airport pick-up and transfer, Panda House and Residence of General Stilwell if time permits. Yangtze River tour begins at 21:30.
Our guide will pick you up outside the Baggage Claim Area of the airport and transfer you to downtown Chongqing. If time permits, you will take a brief private city travel to the Panda House of Chongqing Zoo and the General Joseph W. Stilwell Museum. After that, we will transfer you to board the luxurious Gold Cruise Ship. As the cruise sets sail at 21:30 tonight, your fantastic Yangtze River journey begins.  

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Yangtze Gold Cruises with balcony
Day 2 Ghost City of Fengdu
An excursion to the Ghost City, Captain's Welcome Party. (B+L+D)
Yangtze River cruise
After breakfast, the river guide will give you a brief introduction on the cruise and the daily schedule of your ship ride. At around 08:00, the cruise will disembark at Fengdu and you will have an onshore excursion to the Ghost City. In the legend, Netherworld is the home of a deceased's soul. Mixing Confucian, Buddhist and Taoist folk culture, Fengdu is a treasure-house of arts. Covered with luxuriant trees and interspersed with temples and pavilions, the whole scenic area is more like a landscape painting rather than a "Ghost City". Back to the cruise ship, you will be invited to join in the Captain's Welcome Party.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Three Little Gorges
Yangtze Three Gorges visit. (B+L+D)
Amazing scenery of Shennong Stream
The ship is going to sail through Qutang Gorge and later Wu Gorge. Qutang Gorge is the shortest one among the famous Three Gorges. But the grand and precipitous cliffs, narrow and sinuous river way, impetuous and surgent torrent make it to be the most exciting and imposing part of the river. Measuring about 40 kilometers long, Wu Gorge is the most beautiful one among the Three Gorges. It is especially famous for deep valley and elegant beauty. Passing through Wu Gorge, you will feel like entering a winding gallery of paintings. Then, you will disembark at Wushan for an excursion to Three Little Gorges in motorized ferry, which features picturesque natural scenery, distinctive Tujia minority culture and valued historical relics. In the afternoon, continue sailing into Xiling Gorge, the longest one among the three. Once the most dangerous part with numerous reefs, riffles and rocks, Xiling Gorge is gentler and milder after years of rectification and improvement on the river way as well as the building of Gezhou Dam.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Departure from Yichang
Disembark the cruise, Three Gorges Dam. Yichang Museum if time permits. See you off at the airport. (B+L)
Our clients visiting the Three Gorges Dam
After a whole night's sailing, the ship will stop at Sandouping town. You will disembark to visit the Three Gorges Dam, the grandest hydroelectric project in the world. It has brought great benefits in flood control, power generation, navigation and tourism. Before that, you should pack your luggage and follow the check-out procedures of the cruise company. After finishing the excursion, the cruise ship company will drive you to the Three Gorges Tourist Center in Yichang city. Our local guide will meet you there. If time permits, you will pay a visit to Yichang Museum. After that, our guide will transfer you to the airport for your return flight and say farewell.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Yangtze Upstream Itinerary (Yichang - Chongqing)
If you prefer to take an upstream cruise (Yichang - Chongqing), please refer to the following itinerary schedule and check for the relevant 2018 cruise sailing date. The quotation keeps the same with the downstream one.
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
5 Days /4 Nights Upstream Itinerary (Yichang - Chongqing)
Day 01 Yichang airport-port transfer No meals
Day 02 Excursion to Three Gorges Dam   B, L, D
Day 03 Excursion to Three Little Gorges   B, L, D
Day 04 Excursion to Fengdu Ghost City. B, L, D
Day 05 Panda House in Chongqing Zoo and Residence of General Joseph W. Stilwell. Port-Chongqing airport transfer B, L,
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Michael Moore from USA | Jun. 04, 2017 05:50Reply
I would like to take the Yangtze river 3 night 4 day cruise.
At the end of the cruise how do I return to Chongqing?
I only speak english
Answers (1)
Answered by Susan from RUSSIA | Jun. 07, 2017 21:12

Will you have the cruise along the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River? Which wharf you will finally arrive, Xinshiji Wharf in Yichang?
If yes, you may walk 200 meters to Sanyoudong Bus Stop to take bus no.10-1 to Yiling Square Bus Stop. Then you may walk 300 meters ahead along Xiling 1st Road and turn left for about 130 meters along Dongshan Avenue. After that, you may find the Xiling 1st Road Bus Stop and catch bus no.b9 to Yichang East Railway Station directly. Upon arrival, you can catch a high speed train to Chongqing North Railway Station.
Asked by Janet Orito Lu from PHILIPPINES | Feb. 25, 2017 21:56Reply
Need advice on best way to Chongqing from Hongkong and from Yichang back to Hongkong.
We are 4 passengers ( with 3 seniors) from Hongkong wanting to join the Yangtze River Cruise.
Please help book flights with airport transfers. Travel dates April 7-11, 2017.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Feb. 26, 2017 19:10

Hi, flight is the best choice for your plan, but there is no direct flight between Yichang and Hong Kong. You should connect a flight via Shanghai. Please submit the online inquiry form, then our travel consultant will offer you the details by email. Thank you.
Asked by Malcolm from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 09, 2017 19:24Reply
Can you please remind me about where and when we get our tickets for the cruise.?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Feb. 09, 2017 19:24

We have booked the cabins for you under your names on your passports. There is no need for the paper tickets. You just show your passports when you board the cruise ship.
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