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Chongqing to Yichang

Example 4 Day Cruise aboard Yangzi Explorer
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Embark M.S Yangzi Explorer for your cruise to Yichang. This ship sets sail on its downstream course through the Three Gorges region. Explore this remote breathtaking portion of the Yangzi River and learn the history and culture of the region. The total length of this cruise is 660 kilometers (402 miles) and is considered by most Chinese to represent the single most scenic area in all of China.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Chongqing
Day 2 : Fengdu
Day 3 : Qutang Gorge | Wu Gorge | Shennong Stream Excursion | Xiling Gorge
Day 4 : Disembark in Yichang | The Three Gorges Dam Project

Highlights

  • Cruise the breathtaking Three Gorges region of the Yangzi River
  • Visit Fengdu's local markets and The Relocated Village
  • Enjoy fascinating lectures and learn about Chinese culture

Ship

Yangzi Explorer

Places Visited

  • Asia
  • China
  • Chongqing
  • Fengdu
  • Hubei Province
  • Wu Gorge
  • Yichang

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Embarking on a Zodiac excurison Navigating the river Embrace the beautiful, fall colors of the Yangzi Cruising the blue-green waters of the Yangzi Encounter the local culture on one of our land extensions

Day 1 Embark in Chongqing

Board the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer for your cruise to Yichang. After settling into your cabin, the ship sets sail on its downstream course through the Three Gorges region. Later in the evening, a documentary about the Three Gorges Dam Project is shown in your cabin.

Day 2 Fengdu

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Start your morning with traditional Chinese exercise and work up an appetite for the buffet breakfast. Afterwards, there is a shore excursion to Fengdu where you can visit the Relocated Village, local Kindergarten, or local market. Enjoy lunch and afternoon tea on board, and choose from a range of activities including Chinese reflexology, Chinese painting, and calligraphy.

The evening begins with the Captain's reception, followed by an a la carte dinner and crew variety show.

Day 3 Qutang Gorge | Wu Gorge | Shennong Stream Excursion | Xiling Gorge

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early this morning the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer enters Qutang Gorge. After breakfast, enter the Wu Gorge and then cruise the Shennong Stream. Disembark from the ship at Badong and board a ferry to a local longboat (sampan) poled by Tujia boatmen. After lunch, view the Xiling Gorge and later enjoy an artisan demonstration followed by a lecture about China.

Tonight, enjoy a "Taste of China" dinner.

Day 4 Disembark in Yichang | The Three Gorges Dam Project

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive at the Three Gorges Dam Project site and embark on a tour of the world's largest engineering project. Gain additional insight into the impact that this project may have on the people and culture of this remote Asian region. After the tour, disembark in Yichang around midday for your onward journey.

Yangzi Explorer

Per person starting at
$1,350
Yangzi Explorer's Deluxe Cabin.
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Deluxe Cabin Main Deck
16 deluxe cabins on the Main Deck, 333 square feet. Private balcony with seating area, personal electronic safety-deposit box, mini-bar, hair dryer, air-conditioning, large LCD television with satellite and videos on-demand
Yangzi Explorer's Jade Suite.
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Deluxe Cabin Xiling Deck
14 deluxe cabins on the Xiling Deck, 333 square feet. Private balcony with seating area, personal electronic safety-deposit box, mini-bar, hair dryer, air-conditioning, large LCD television with satellite and videos on-demand
Yangzi Explorer's Celestial Suite.
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Deluxe Cabin Wu Deck
7 deluxe cabins on the Main Deck, 333 square feet. Private balcony with seating area, personal electronic safety-deposit box, mini-bar, hair dryer, air-conditioning, large LCD television with satellite and videos on-demand.
Yangzi Explorers Suite Cabins.
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Suite Wu Deck
8 suites on the Wu Deck, 420 square feet. Private balcony with seating area, personal electronic safety-deposit box, mini-bar, hair dryer, air-conditioning, large LCD television with satellite and videos on-demand.
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Suite Qutang Deck
13 suites on the Qutang Deck, 420 square feet. Private balcony with seating area, personal electronic safety-deposit box, mini-bar, hair dryer, air-conditioning, large LCD television with satellite and videos on-demand.
Yangzi Explorer's Mandarin Suite.
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Mandarin Suite/Jade Suite
1 Mandarin Suite and 1 Jade Suite, 871 square feet. Private balcony with seating area, personal electronic safety-deposit box, mini-bar, hair dryer, air-conditioning, large LCD television with satellite and videos on-demand
Yangzi Explorer's Imperial Suite.
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Celestial/Imperial Suite
1 Imperial Suite and 1 Celestial Suite, both 1,183 square feet. Private balcony with seating area, personal electronic safety-deposit box, mini-bar, hair dryer, air-conditioning, large LCD television with satellite and videos on-demand

Notes

Each cabin may accommodate up to 3 passengers maximum. Third person adult is defined as the third person over 12 years of age sharing with two full paying adults. An extra bed is available for the third adult.

Single Supplement is approximately 90% for most cabin types.

​Rates Include:
  • Accommodation
  • All three meals during full sailing days and breakfast on day of disembarkation with drinks (house wine, local beer, soft drinks and water)
  • Entrance fees as part of scheduled sightseeing
  • Pre-arranged entertainment and onboard activities
Rates Exclude:
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls and purchases from the gift shop
  • Gratuity to staff
  • Embarkation night dinner. This is an optional CNY 400.00 net per adult and CNY 200.00 for children under 12 (advance notice required).
  • Any drinks not included in the meal plan
  • Medical services, travel insurance or visas

Included

  • 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
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