Three Gorges Exploration

L-YR01: 4 Days Private Tour of Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang
Tour Type: Yangtze River cruise with private transfers in Chongqing & Yichang
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned vehicle
Meals: 3 western buffet breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Tour Highlights:
  • Discover the mountain city of Chongqing for its vibrant life and fine food
  • Savor majestic beauty of the Yangtze Three Gorges: Wu, Qutang & Xiling Gorges
  • Admire the Three Gorges Dam Project, the largest hydroelectric dam in the world
  • Participate in diversified cultural programs on board and feel totally relaxed
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Day 1 Arrival in Chongqing
Our guide will pick you up at Chongqing airport or the train station according to your arrival schedule. If time permits, we will take a brief tour to visit the Ciqikou Village and Jiefangbei Pedestrian Street. Since there is no meal served on board today, we suggest you have some local foods for dinner in the Chongqing city. The guide is glad to offer you advice. After that, we will transfer you to board the luxurious New Century Cruise Ship.

At around 21:00, the river guide will give all guests a brief introduction to the cruise ship and the daily activities. As the cruise sets sail at 21:30 tonight, your fantastic Yangtze River cruise journey begins with a grand welcome wine party.

Accommodation: New Century Cruises with balcony
Day 2 Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River cruise
In the morning, pleasant soft music will awaken you. Open the curtains and look out from the balcony. The magnificent view of the Yangtze River will greet you. Following the schedule of the cruise company, you are free to enjoy your time today to relax on the sunshine deck, use the facilities on the ship, and join their cultural activities.

The included onshore tour today will be in the afternoon at around 15:00. You will follow the group to visit Shibaozhai. As you walk across the suspension bridge, you will be greeted by an orange gate with a big plaque. Accompanied by the guide, you will learn some Chinese folktales while entering the gate and ascending the wooden tower beyond. Afterwards, get back to the cruise ship and take a rest before you have your buffet dinner. Additionally, there is a welcome party tonight. All the programs are performed by the crew themselves. Don't miss it, it will be joyful.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Yangtze River Cruise
Amazing scenery of Three Gorges
The ship is going to sail through the Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge today. Qutang Gorge is the shortest one among the three gorges, but its 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 of the three. It is especially famous for its deep valley and elegant beauty. Passing through Wu Gorge is like entering a winding gallery of paintings. Xiling Gorge is the longest one. Once the most dangerous part of the river, 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 the Gezhou Dam.

The included onshore excursion today features tributaries of the Yangtze River. In the afternoon, you will disembark for a tour of Shennv Stream in a motorized ferry. It features picturesque natural scenery, distinctive Tujia minority culture and valued historical relics.

The cruise company will arrange some activities for you to entertain yourself for the rest of your time. Should you have any questions about their schedule, you may talk with your river guide or the staff at the reception desk.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Departure from Yichang
Our clients visiting the Three Gorges Dam
After a whole night of sailing, the ship will stop at Maoping pier of Yichang. 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. After finishing the excursion, the cruise company will drive you to the Three Gorges Tourist Center in Yichang city, where you will meet the local guide and driver. If time permits, you will pay a visit to the Yichang Museum. After that, we will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight and bid farewell.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
 Friendly Tips

The schedule of the Yangtze River cruise tour described here is the normal schedule. It may change because of the water level, weather condition, shipping lanes, government bans, etc. If there are any changes, we will do our best to inform you in time. However, some notices are given just before the trip or even not made at all. We recommend that you follow the final itinerary announced by the cruise company after boarding.
Yangtze Cruise Upstream Itinerary (from Yichang to Chongqing)
If you prefer to take an upstream cruise from Yichang to Chongqing, please refer to the following itinerary schedule. The quotation is same with the downstream cruise.
5 Days /4 Nights Upstream Itinerary (Yichang - Chongqing)
Day 01 Yichang airport-port transfer No meals
Day 02 Excursion to the Three Gorges Dam   B, L, D
Day 03 Excursion to Shennv Stream   B, L, D
Day 04 Excursion to Shibaozhai B, L, D
Day 05 Visit Ci Qi Kou and Jiefangbei time permitting, Chongqing airport or train station see-off B
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Tour Prices
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$589  
$569  
$519  
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Stan Collett from NEW ZEALAND | Feb. 22, 2019 22:38Reply
Four day river cruise
What dates does the cruise depart from From no w until start of March.?
Is the. Trip just one way or is it return.?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Feb. 24, 2019 17:49
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If you will take this Chongqing - Yichang (Downstream) Cruise Tour, it is a one way trip and the latest cruise will depart from Feb.28 and end on Mar.3, and next cruise will be start from Mar.3 to Mar.6. For more details, you can check the Yangtze Gold Cruises Sailing Dates for 2019 on page https://www.travelchinaguide.com/cruise/ship/yangtze-gold/sailing-date.htm. If you have further question please contact us without hesitate. Thanks.
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
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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
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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
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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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