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Chongqing Tours

Located at the confluence of the Yangtze River and the Jialing River, the mountain city of Chongqing is the starting point for our downstream Yangtze River cruise tour. Traveling in and around Chongqing, you can explore modern Jiefangbei CBD and ancient Ciqikou Town, capture the natural wonders of Wulong and appreciate the vivid rock carvings at Dazu. In addition, frequent high-speed trains make it easy for you to extend your Chongqing tour itinerary to Chengdu.

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How to Plan a Chongqing Tour?

Generally speaking, one day is sufficient to visit the main tourist attractions in downtown such as Ci Qi Kou, Jiefangbei CBD and the pandas in Chongqing Zoo. As darkness falls, you are recommended to appreciate the splendid night views of this mountain city that boasts "Little Hong Kong" at Hongya Cave or Chaotianmen Dock. Your Chongqing tours can also be extended to the suburban areas like Wulong Karst National Geology Park and Dazu Rock Carvings which is a 2-3 hours' drive. In this case, an additional full day is needed respectively for these two places.

Travelers can also enjoy the fascinating sceneries of the Three Gorges on the Yangtze River. A Yangtze River Cruise tour from Chongqing to Yichang typically takes 4 days. You are free to choose different tour routes of our Chongqing private vacation packages according to your own interest and schedule.

How to Get to Chongqing?

Situated 21 kilometers (13 miles) from the downtown area, Jiangbei International Airport is Chongqing's main airport. Over 200 domestic and international air routes have been opened here, connecting almost all the major cities including Hong Kong and Macau in China as well as the international regions of Europe, North America, Australia and Asia.

Chongqing Railway Station and Chongqing North Railway Station are two main railway stations in the downtown area. Chongqing Railway Station (Caiyuanba Station) serves as the main station for ordinary trains running between Chongqing and other cities like Xian, Shanghai, Kunming and Guiyang. North Railway Station, also called Longtousi Railway Station, serves not only normal trains, but also bullet trains and high-speed trains to most major cities in China. For your convenience, you may want to start your Chongqing trip from Chengdu by taking a 1.5-2.5 hours’ high-speed train ride.

Chongqing is the biggest inland port city on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River and even in western China. Reaching Chongqing by ship from Yichang, Wuhan, Nanjing or Shanghai is also a very popular way of travel among tourists.

Travel Tips for Chongqing Visit

  • 144-hour visa free transit policy is applied to Chongqing. Foreign travelers who meet the requirements can apply for the permit at Jiangbei International Airport and stay in the city within 144 hours (6 days) without a Chinese visa.

  • Known as one of the 'three furnace cities' in China, the weather of Chongqing in summer is incredibly hot and humid. Therefore, if possible, try to avoid the summer months and come in March-May or September-October which are considered to be the best seasons for enjoying our Chongqing tour package.

  • Chongqing is also a paradise for food enthusiasts, being known for its particularly spicy cuisine, including hotpot. While in Chongqing, you can taste some local food at Ci Qi Kou and Jiefangbei CBD if interested.
  • When traveling to Chongqing, a pair of comfortable shoes is recommended as the unique geography can be difficult to tread. In addition, it is necessary to take some warm clothes when visiting Wulong which is located in the mountain area and sees big temperature difference between day and night.