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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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    4.813 Reviews
    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.
    Patricia Riaz
    Posted on December 23, 2019
    We were impressed by a tour guide in Sichuan, who gave us excellent service. Her explanations were very professional and had a good command of English. We also had a great experience of the cultural history of Chengdu and learned about the frankness and enthusiasm of Sichuan people. The food and hotels were great! I will use Travelchinaguide again for my next visit to China!
    Jim Blankenship
    Posted on December 02, 2019
    Amazing Chongqing tour! The itinerary was very reasonable and the sightseeing time matched the scheduled by guides. We were left plenty of time for every attraction. So satisfied!
    United Kingdom
    Posted on November 11, 2019
    The Chongqing tour was short but impressive covering the sites of Ci Qi Kou Ancient Village and Rock Carvings in Dazu County. Our guides could speak good English and had good knowledge regarding the scenic spots. The hotels were comfortable and serving delicious buffets.
    Posted on October 22, 2019
    The guide in Chongqing was very friendly and humorous. She told us some interesting stories related to scenic spots when we were sleepy or bored, which was fascinating!
    United Kingdom
    Posted on September 29, 2019
    Excellent services in every respect! Good advice for our Chongqing trip and kind guides and drivers! We will travel with TCG again and look forward to booking another China package next time.
    United Kingdom
    Posted on September 11, 2019
    The Chongqing trip was very WELL-PLEASING!! The itinerary was very full and interesting. We had a very leisure time because were not pressed for time. Overall it was so great! The scenery of Mt. Emei was quite beautiful, not to be missed!
    Paul Davidson
    Posted on September 05, 2019
    The 6 days private Chongqing tour of Chengdu – Le Shan Buddha - Mt. Emei was VERY HAPPY! The Le Shan Giant Buddha was stunning! Mt. Emei had beautiful natural scenery, and the Golden Summit was quite resplendent, just like a fairyland…The tour guides were warm and thoughtful. The meals were also good, but the local foods were too spicy! Tour buses were also clean and comfortable. We deeply felt the kindness and hospitality of the people of Chengdu when walking on the Chengdu streets, which was really an unforgettable city. It was well worth visiting! ... More
    Posted on August 28, 2019
    We enjoyed the Chongqing tour very much! We were deeply impressed by Ciqikou, where we could find various local foods, such as deep-fried twisted dough and beef jerky. They were so delicious!
    Posted on August 20, 2019
    The route arrangement was reasonable. All the scenic spots around Chongqing had been visited, and the upscale hotels offered the first-class service and we felt extremely comfortable. We also appreciated the drivers and tour guides. Professional and dedicated!
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