The Yangtze River cruise is a wonderful way to discover China as it boasts a fantastic mix of total relaxation on board and incredible sightseeing adventures along the country’s mightiest river. Setting off the bustle and hustle of the tourist trail, sit back and relax on the sun deck while soaking up the dramatic landscape of Three Gorges, be immersed in the history, grandeur and culture of ancient China on shore excursions. The epic voyage, complete with luxury, comfort and convenience, affords you more intimate experience of enchanting China that you’ll cherish for years to come.
Apr 06, 13, 20* , 27
May 04*, 11, 18, 25
Jun 01, 08, 15, 22*, 29*
Jul 06*, 13*, 20*, 27
Aug 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
Sep 07, 14, 21*
Oct 05*, 12, 19, 26
Nov 02, 09, 16, 23*
Apr 03, 10, 17, 24*
May 01*, 08*, 15, 22, 29
Jun 05, 12, 19*, 26*
Jul 03*, 10*, 17*, 24*, 31
Aug 07, 14, 21, 28
Sep 04, 11, 18*, 25*
Oct 09*, 16, 23, 30
Nov 06, 13, 20, 27*
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Begin your journey with your international flight to Chongqing (subject to the flight schedule, some flights will depart one day earlier). Upon arrival at the Chongqing International Airport you will be greeted by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Departing on your flight’s arrival time, the remaining time of the day is free for your individual activities. (For early arrival before the hotel room is ready, you may join the optional massage treatment and wash off the tiredness that caused by the long flight journey).
Today you’ll travel to Yichang pier where you’ll check-in to your comfortable cruise ship – home for the next four nights.
Your first day on the Yangtze River will begin with a beautiful buffet breakfast, and enjoy the relaxing morning by attending the Taichi class on board. This evening you will return to the ship and attend the Captain’s Welcome Banquet and enjoy an evening of entertainment. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES TRIBE OF THE THREE GORGES: Explore the ancient past by visiting the historical village on the water, the brook-side tribe, and the mountain-top tribe. THREE GORGES DAM SITE: It is one of the largest construction projects undertaken by mankind and is the biggest hydropower project in the world. You may also upgrade this excursion and to experience the world’s largest ship lock lift.
Today you will continue your cruise journey, and enjoy the available optional shore excursions on board at your choice. In the evening, enjoy music and dancing in a crew cabaret. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES SHENNONG STREAM: The stream flows through three beautiful gorges including the Mianzhu Gorge, Parrot Gorge and Longcangdong Gorge. Each gorge is renowned for its unique and stunning scenery. The Shennong Stream is also home to the Hanging Coffins, which are ancient coffins containing the remains of descendants of the Tujia people. WHITE EMPEROR CITY: It is an ancient temple that is located a top Baidi Mountain on the northern bank of the Yangtze River in Fengjie County, and it is the best viewing point to appreciate the entrance of Three Gorges.
Today is another relaxing day on cruise, you can choose to join your preferred optional shore excursions or discover the cultural activities on board. This evening you enjoy a Farewell Dinner with the rest of the travellers and crew and prepare for disembarkation tomorrow morning. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES SHIBAOZHAI PAGODA: This site had a history of over 400 years when it was built into the side of a 200-metre-tall hill. The striking nine stories red pagoda was built in 1819 to make it easier for people to reach the Buddhist temple at the very top of the hill. FENGDU GHOST CITY: Fengdu Ghost City in Chongqing is a hot destination for many visitors and Yangtze River cruise travellers. This extremely old place is featured with the culture of “ghost” in China, and also a treasurable storage of the folk culture about Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism together.
Today you will disembark the cruise at Chongqing, which is known as the Mountain City in China. You can explore this beautiful city at your own pace before travel to the airport for your flight home. Alternatively, you can join our well planned optional day tour and be transferred to the airport as per your flight time. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES GIANT PANDA TOUR: This morning you will visit the famous Giant Panda Reserve Zoo in Chongqing and get a close distance to watch the giant pandas and their offspring. Afterwards enjoy a tour to Ciqikou Old Town, one of Chongqing’s most historic conservation districts. Constructed from 998 to 1003 and most of the architectures on the streets were built in Ming or Qing architectural style. This pleasant pedestrian thoroughfare is home to a fascinating mix of classic Chongqing architecture and modern cafes and boutiques. During lunch, you can slurp up some spicy Chongqing-style Hot Pot. In Chongqing this south-western megacity with 30 million people, hotpot is not just food but a lifestyle.
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