Three Gorges Exploration

L-YR01: 4 Days Private Tour of Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang
Tour Type: Yangtze River cruise with private land tour 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:
  • 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
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 New Century Cruise Ship. As the cruise sets sail at 21:30 tonight, your fantastic Yangtze River journey begins.  

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: New Century Cruises with balcony
Day 2 Yangtze River Cruise
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 15:00, you will have an onshore excursion to Shibaozhai. As you walk through the suspension bridge, you will be greeted by an orange gate with a big plaque. Accompanied by the guide, you will know some Chinese folktales while entering the gate and ascending the wooden tower behind. 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 Yangtze River Cruise
Amazing scenery of Three Gorges
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 for an excursion to Shennv Stream 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
Our clients visiting the Three Gorges Dam
After a whole night's 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 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 2019 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 Shennv Stream   B, L, D
Day 04 Excursion to Shibaozhai 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 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

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 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

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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