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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy an international buffet breakfast before disembarking in Chongqing.
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