Three Gorges Exploration

S-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:
  • See the giant pandas up close in the Panda House of Chongqing Zoo
  • Unwind with a Yangtze River cruise tour & see the Three Gorges and dam project
  • Drifting along the Shennong Stream in a peapod boat with local boat trackers
  • Participate diversified cultural programs on board and feel totally relaxed
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Day 1 Entry Chongqing
Relaxing Yangtze cruise
Once you arrive in Chongqing, our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the downtown area of the city. If time allows, you will take a brief city trip to the Panda House in Chongqing Zoo and then to the General Joseph W. Stilwell Museum. Joseph W. Stilwell was the commander-in-chief of the US Army in China Burma India Theater (CBI) and the Deputy Commander of the South East Asia Command during the Second World War. More than 100 articles including Joseph W. Stilwell's manuscripts and uniform are exhibited in the museum, for you to learn more about the famous general. Then we will transfer you to the wharf to board the 5-star President No.7 or President No.8 cruise ship. As the ship starts sailing at 22:00, your memorable cruise journey begins.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Cruises: President No.7/No.8 with balcony
Day 2 Yangtze River Cruise
Around 12:30, you will disembark and visit Mount Shuanggui, which was ratified as a state-level forest park in 1992. Walking in the park, you will be treated to a harmonious place where the birds are flying over the bubbling stream and verdant forest as well as the ancient architectures hidden in the trees and flowers. Then embark again and the cruise continues sailing. For the rest of the day, you can stroll on the deck and enjoy the picturesque scenery along the river. The Captain's Welcome Party will be held this evening.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Yangtze River Cruise
Today you will come to the highlight part, the Three Gorges, including Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. The shortest one is the Qutang Gorge, where sheer mountains loom up 1,000 to 1,500 meters (3,281 to 4,921 feet) along its course and turbulent river is narrowed down to a belt of 100 to 200 meters (109 to 219 yards) in width pushing its way through the gorge. Wu Gorge is the most brilliant part of the Three Gorges. With range of graceful hills and rugged cliffs rising along the banks, it looks like a natural gallery of Chinese landscape paintings. Xiling Gorge is the longest among the three, which is known for its tortuous channel, dense reefs and shoaly waters. When the ship sails to the border between Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge, you will disembark for an interesting junk adventure to the Shennong Stream for three to four hours. The most interesting part is that you will sit on the local special pea boat, and listen to the primitive and beautiful singings of the trackers while enjoy the enchanting scenery along the stream. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Yichang Exit
Wu Gorge
Your relaxing cruise vacation will come to the end after an excursion to the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydropower project in the world. You will learn about the dam and the Three Gorges Water Project, and enjoy the beautiful scenery around. Before that, please pack your luggage and follow the check-out procedures. 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 and take you to visit Yichang Museum if time permits. At the museum, you will have a deep understanding of the history and culture about the Three Gorges area through the historical items. Afterwards, our guide will take you to Yichang airport with our comfortable private transfer and see you off.

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 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, Yichang Museum

No meals

Day 02 Disembark for Three Gorges Dam   B, L, D
Day 03 Disembark for Shennong Stream B, L, D
Day 04 Disembark for Shuangguishan National Forest Park 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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    5.01 Review
    Carol NAgy
    Posted on December 05, 2018
    Travel China Guide was a very easy way to figure out Train schedules in English, and buy the tickets....which is something you want to do before arriving at the station, several days in advance if possible. When you get to the station go to the window marked International Travel, they always spoke English.
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