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4-Day Yangtze Cruise Downstream: Chongqing-Yichang Tour

Tour Code: YCT-1      

Day 01 - Chongqing: Chongqing Arrival, Boarding Yangtze Cruise, Depart Chongqing

  • Chongqing Arrival

    Chongqing Arrival

    Fly to Chongqing on your own. You can choose to book an airport transfer with us, or proceed to Yangtze cruise pier on your own. If you need airport transfer, please contact us in advance.
  • Chongqing Pier


    The Chongqing Chaotianmen Pier is located at the junction of the Yangtze River and Jialing River of the northeast of the city, one of the busiest ports in China, where is the starting point of Yangtze River Cruise. It is surrounded by mountains on three sides, and slopes down to the river on each side.
  • Yangtze Cruise

    Boarding Yangtze Cruise

    Boarding Yangtze Cruise before 8:00 PM.
  • Yangtze River

    Depart Chongqing

    Depart Chongqing at 9:30 PM.

Day 02 - Yangtze River: Learn Tai Chi, Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost Town or Shibaozhai, Captain's Welcome Dinner;

  • Learn Tai Chi Chuan

    Learn Tai Chi

    Tai Chi Chuan is a sophisticated method of fighting based on the reconciliation of dynamically interacting forces. Daily practice of Tai Chi promotes mental clarity and a healthy body, assists with balance and helps the circulation of the blood. Tai Chi is also a vehicle for the realization of surpassing beauty. We offer Tai Chi early mornings to begin the day.
  • Fengdu Ghost Town

    Fengdu Ghost Town

    The Fengdu Ghost Town is a tourist attraction in Fengdu County, Chongqing municipality, China. It is situated about 170 kilometres (110 mi) downstream from Chongqing on the north bank of the Yangtze River. It is an attraction of a cruise tour along the Yangtze River. The town has numerous buildings, structures, dioramas, and statues related to Diyu, the concept of the underworld and hell (or Naraka) in Chinese mythology and Buddhism. It is modelled to resemble Youdu, the capital of Diyu.
  • Shibaozhai


    Shibaozhai, literally "Precious Stone Fortress") is a hill along the bank of the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) in Zhong County, Chongqing, China. This rocky and craggy hill has extremely steep sides and is about 200 meters (700 feet) tall. On the river side of the hill is a red pavilion of nine floors which leans against the side of the hill providing a walkway to the temple at the top of the hill. A yellow entrance at the base of the pavilion provides an entrance.
  • Captain's Welcome Party

    Captain's Welcome Party

    In the dinner, the Captain and crews will welcome guests with a party. The crew members will perform folk dances and traditional music for the guests. At the end of the party the Captain will toast the guests and all will be welcomed onboard. Visitors can have photo with captain after the dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner;

Day 03 - Yangtze River: Visit Qutang, Wu Gorge, Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream;

  • Qutang Gorge

    Qutang Gorge

    The Qutang Gorge is the shortest and most spectacular of China's Three Gorges. Immediately downstream of the ancient village Baidicheng the Yangtze River passes between the Chijia Mountain on the north and the Baiyan Mountain on the south. The point where the river passes between these mountains is called the Kuimen Gate and it is the entrance to the Qutang Gorge - the first of the three Yangtze gorges.
  • Wu Gorge

    Wu Gorge

    Wu Gorge, sometimes called Great Gorge, is the second gorge of the Three Gorges system on the Yangtze River, People's Republic of China. Formed by the Wu River, it stretches 45 kilometres (28 mi) from Wushan to Guandukou, and is located downstream of Qutang Gorge and upstream of Xiling Gorge. The gorge straddles the boundary between Wushan County of Chongqing Municipality (formerly part of Sichuan Province) and Badong County, Hubei Province.
  • Lesser Three Gorges

    Lesser Three Gorges

    The Lesser Three Gorges is one of the exciting and famous stops in the Yangtze Three Gorges. It is often called the "highlight" of the Yanzgte cruise, even the whole China trip. It always refers to the three separate valleys of the Daning River, namely "Dragon-Gate Gorge", "Misty Gorge" and "Dicui (Emerald) Gorge". These three gorges, with an area of 160 hectares of forest, lie on the lower reaches of Daning, extending from the entrance of the Dragon-Gate Gorge in the South to Tujiaba in the North for 50 km.
  • Shennong Stream

    Shennong Stream

    Shennong Stream is a left tributary of the Yangtze River, located in the Hubei Province of central China. Fed by tributaries some of which come from the Shennongjia Forestry District, the stream flows south, falling into the Yangtze opposite the city of Badong.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner;

Day 04 - Yichang: Visit Three Gorges Dam, Xiling Gorge, Captain's Farewell Banquet,Disembark in Yichang, Yichang Departure;

  • Three Gorges Dam

    Three Gorges Dam

    The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, located in Yiling District, Yichang, Hubei province, China. The Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW) but is second to Itaipu Dam with regard to the generation of electricity annually.
  • Xiling Gorge

    Xiling Gorge

    The longest among the Yangtze Gorges, Xiling Gorge stretches west to east for 76 kilometers from the mouth of the Xiangxi River at Zigui in Hubei Province to Nanjing Pass near the city of Yichang in Hubei. It is divided into two sections -- the west section consists of the Military Book and Sword Gorge, the Bull's Liver and Horse's Lung Gorge and Kongling Play Gorge, while the east section features the Shadow Play Gorge and the Yellow Cat Gorge, otherwise known as Yichang Gorge.
  • Yichang Pier

    Disembark in Yichang

    Disembark in Yichang after lunch about 1:30 PM.
  • Yichang Departure

    Yichang Departure

    Yichang Pier is about 15 kilomteters to downtown and 45 kilometers the airport. If you book private airport transfer with us, your English speaking guide and driver will pick you up at the lobby of Yangzte Cruise at 1:30 PM.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

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