Yichang to Chongqing Cruise

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Cruising the blue-green waters of the Yangzi
Adventure Life
Local moving cattle through the fields
Embarking on a Zodiac excurison
Adventure Life
Buddist sculptures
Beautiful fall foliage greets the Yangzi Explorer
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Yangzi Explorer's elegant dining area.
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Yangzi Explorer's Deluxe Cabin.
Embark the Yangzi Explorer for your 5-day cruise from Yichang to Chongqing. This ship sets sail on its upstream course through the Three Gorges region. Explore this remote breathtaking portion of the Yangzi River and learn about its history and culture. 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 1

Yichang | Embark the Yangzi Explorer

In the evening, arrive at Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer and check-in to your cabin. The four night cruise sets sail on an upstream course along the Yangzi River the following morning, through the beautiful Three Gorges region. The total length of this cruise is 660 kilometres (402 miles) and is famous for its stunning scenery and its historic and cultural importantance for China. Later in the evening, a documentary about the Three Gorges Dam Project is shown in the cabins.

Day 2

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Xiling Gorges | Three Gorges Dam Project

Start your morning with a traditional Chinese exercise, learning from a certified Tai Chi master. After breakfast, view the Xiling Gorge or choose the 'Tribe of Three Gorges' tour - a 2.5 hour walk through stunning landscapes where you can experience an ancient wedding ceremony (tour at an additional cost and subject to availability).

After lunch, visit the Three Gorges Project Dam Site and Exhibition Center. The project was started in 1992 and spans 1.2 miles in width and 600 feet in height. It is the largest and most expensive engineering project in the world. Enjoy afternoon tea and a selection of activities on board, including a Chinese Medicine demonstration. Tonight there is a Captain's reception followed by an a la carte dinner. After, take part in karaoke or retire to your cabin for a cultural movie.

Day 3

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Shennong Stream Excursion | Qutang Gorge | Wu Gorge

Start your morning with a traditional Chinese exercise and work up an appetite for the international buffet breakfast. This morning cruise the Shennong Stream and disembark at Badong where you transfer to a local longboat (sampan) poled by Tujia boatmen before an international lunch buffet on board.

This afternoon view Wu Gorge followed by a Chinese calligraphy demonstration. Alternatively, enjoy an optional tour to the White Emperor City (additional cost and subject to availability) before afternoon tea. In the evening, a la carte dinner is followed by a crew variety show.

Day 4

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, 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. After lunch join a wheelhouse tour and arts & craft presentation. Learn to make dumplings with the ship's chef before the 'Taste of China' dinner.

Day 5

  • Breakfast

Disembark in Chongqing

Enjoy an international buffet breakfast before disembarking in Chongqing.

 Deluxe Cabin Main DeckDeluxe Cabin Xiling DeckDeluxe Cabin Wu DeckSuite Wu DeckSuite Qutang DeckMandarin Suite/Jade SuiteCelestial/Imperial Suite
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Early Booking Bonus - Book and pay in full three months before your departure and save up to 25%. Additionally, receive a complimentary cabin upgrade. Contact us for details.
All 2016 Departures
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Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
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.

  • 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

  • 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). Please contact us for current exchange rates.
  • Any drinks not included in the meal plan
  • Medical services, travel insurance or visas