Yichang to Chongqing Cruise

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
Tim Beddow
Yangzi Explorer's elegant dining area.
Tim Beddow
Yangzi Explorer's Deluxe Cabin.
Embark M.S Yangzi Explorer for your cruise to Chongqing. This ship will set sail on its upstream 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 1

Yichang - On Board the Yangzi Explorer

Embark M.S Yangzi Explorer for your cruise to Yichang. After settling into your cabin and relaxing over dinner, enjoy a documentary film onboard about the Three Gorges Dam Project, the world's largest engineering project. The ship will set sail on its upstream course the following morning through the Three Gorges region.

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. The ship will set sail and pass through the longest of the gorges, Xiling Gorge, one of the most memorable passages on the Yangzi River. Embark on a tour of the Three Gorges Dam Site and gain understanding of the impact of this project on the culture and region. Return to the Yangzi Explorer for a session on the art of tea appreciation.

Day 3

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Shennong Stream Excursion/Qutang Gorge/Wu Gorge

Disembark from the ship at Badong and transfer to a local longboat poled by Tujia boatmen. Immerse yourself in unrivaled crystalline waters, rich forest, and towering rock formations and catch a glimpse of several species of endangered flora and fauna, including the elusive golden hair monkey and many varieties of medicinal plants. Resume sailing upstream on the Yangzi and pass through both the Wu Gorge and the Qutang Gorge, with their majestic cliffs and towering peaks.

Day 4

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Enjoy a shore excursion to Fengdu or Wanzhou, two charming river villages noted for their elaborate temples and bustling markets. Mingle with the locals and gain a deeper understanding of the history and culture as you walk the streets of one of China's most remote communities. Back on the Explorer you may participate in several sessions teaching various forms of Chinese art and cuisine.

Day 5

  • Breakfast

Disembark in Chongqing

Enjoy an international buffet breakfast before disembarking in Chongqing.

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. Extra bed is available for the third adult.
Single Supplement is approx 90% for most cabin types

•Accommodation with service charge & government tax
•Shore excursions as indicated in the itinerary in seat-in-coach or boat-in-boat basis, including entrance fees
•Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
•Airport transfers by private vehicle (Hyundai Refine van)
•Services of a driver and a private English speaking guide during airport transfers
•Final documentation

•Any accommodations, sightseeing, transfers or meals not indicated in the itinerary
•Any flights or airport taxes
•Excess baggage charges
•Gratuities to the guides, drivers, porters, etc.
•Travel insurance (recommended)
•Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc.
•China visa (COMPULSORY)

•Quotation is based on 2 people traveling on a double-occupancy basis
•All rates are subject to reconfirmation if an actual booking is made
•Accommodation is subject to availability unless otherwise stated
•Above costs are the ship's net costs and are non-commissionable
•No actual reservations have been made yet unless stated