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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.

For more tour plans, you can refer to the Top 10 Things to Do in Chongqing.
Appreciate the atistic Dazu Rock Carvings
Admire the breathtaking scenery at Wulong

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.
Jiefangbei Pedestrian Street
Local residents in Ciqikou Town

Travel Tips for Chongqing Visit

  • China's 72-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 72 hours (3 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.
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    4.722 Reviews
    Jacqueline
    France
    Posted on July 07, 2020
    I had a great Chongqing tour! Chongqing and Sichuan in China were two places I had been longing to visit. I ate authentic hot pots and Sichuan snacks, and saw adorable pandas! The tour to Chengdu was very satisfying, especially the tour guide was really enthusiastic, and also considerate to serve us. He cared for us a lot in every aspect and was really a dedicated tour guide who did his best.
    James
    USA
    Posted on June 17, 2020
    All tour guides were sincere and explained in detail. Especially a tour guide in Chongqing told us many other sites and local customs of Chongqing in fear that our trip would be too boring. In a word, this Chongqing trip not only gained happiness but also deepened my understanding of the hospitality of the Chinese people. Thanks to Travel China Guide for arranging a great tour route for us and thanks for their considerate services!
    Maria
    Australia
    Posted on May 27, 2020
    This Chongqing tour also included several spots of Sichuan, which was so great! The first day we arrived in Chongqing, the guide met us at Chongqing airport, and he was so friendly. We had a relatively FULL schedule of the itinerary. And the driver was also helpful and thoughtful. Fortunately, there was no strong sunlight or heavy rain when we visited Chengdu. We enjoyed all the scenic spots very much. The lovely pandas and spectacular Le Shan Giant Buddha and Mt. Emei were all impressive!! We experienced the grandeur of the mountains and clouds along the way, but also suffered mild high altitude sickness from more than 10 thousand feet. It was quite an interesting Chongqing trip!!! ... More
    Jacob
    USA
    Posted on May 06, 2020
    The hotels were of high quality and the surrounding was prosperous. The meals was really good. VERY PLEASED with everything during this Chongqing tour!
    Annemarie
    United States
    Posted on April 04, 2020
    Had such an amazing time on my recent day trips from Chongqing to Wulong and the Dazu Rock carvings. The booking process was so easy and the English speaking guides made my private group tour so enjoyable. Will continue to use Travel China Guide for my trips throughout China.
    Elsha
    USA
    Posted on April 02, 2020
    This was my first attempt to book a group tour on TCG - a China operator, and surprisingly I did have a happy Chongqing tour.

    First of all, the whole trip was transferred in place, and the driver picked us up on time. Secondly, I was very satisfied with the accommodation. The high-quality rooms were spacious and clean. In addition, the meals were much better than those provided by other tour groups in the past. Both the breakfast and lunch this time were delicious :)

    In short, TCG was really a reliable online company and traveling with them without worrying about anything!
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    Stella
    New Zealand
    Posted on March 18, 2020
    This 6-day Chongqing trip was worth recommending! Each sight had its own charm. Our tour guide had a high quality, strong professionalism and fluent English! The only drawback was that our return flight was late. Fortunately, our driver and guide accompanied us to kill 30 minutes of boring time. All in all, the whole journey was satisfactory, and my family had a good time. In the future, we have travel plans and will continue to choose Travel China Guide.
    George
    Canada
    Posted on February 22, 2020
    The Chongqing trip was not bad, and the guide’s explanations were very comprehensive! The driver had excellent driving skills and created a .comfortable environment. What I was most satisfied with was the meal - the best one I’d ever had in my travels!
    Adam
    USA
    Posted on February 02, 2020
    Our amazing Chongqing tour provided us with a precious opportunity to experience the local cultural and natural heritage. The ancient Ciqiko, China Three Gorges Museum, Leshan Giant Buddha and Mt. Emei were all must-see destinations on Chongqing tours! We added the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in our itinerary and took lovely pictures of those chubby pandas! Special praise for our elegant guide who was friendly and dedicated to arranging our schedule orderly!
    Bhavin Webster
    United Kingdom
    Posted on January 14, 2020
    I was deeply impressed by my fantastic Yangtze River journey. Our ship sailed through Qutang Gorge and later Wu Gorge. Qutang Gorge was the shortest one among the famous Three Gorges, but the grand and precipitous cliffs, narrow and sinuous riverway, surgent and rushing torrent made it be the most exciting and imposing part of the river cruise.
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