3 nights in luxury
Cruise for four days along the 600km-long Yangtze reservoir in 5-Star river ship luxury, with a private balcony enabling you to take in exquisite gorge scenery from wherever you are on the ship. Included shore excursions enhance the story of the construction of the dam...a project that took 17 years, from an idea first mooted more than 50 years ago. The dam wall and a 5-Step ship lock are among the many highlights of what is essentially an outer limits scenic extravaganza. Apart from the cruise, the prices below includes a professional guide to pick you up from the airport in Chongqing and take you for a half day tour of Chongqing before transferring you to the cruise ship. When you end your cruise in Yichang, you will be taken for lunch and transferred to the airport.
Previous destination - Chongqing (Lunch, Dinner)
Upon arrival, your local Chongqing guide will meet you at the airport and take you for lunch before city tour including a visit to see the National treasure of China - the Giant pandas and Er Ling Park for a view of the city. After a delicious hot pot dinner, board your cruise ship in the evening for the start of your relaxing journey down the mighty Yangtze River.
Yangtze Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Continue on your cruise on the mighty Yangtze River with its vertical limestone cliffs. If water levels cooperate, stop at Shibaozai, a magnificent wooden pavilion constructed without nails, perched dramatically against a sheer rectangular cliff; or shore excursion to the Fengdu - Known as Ghost City. Locals gather here to pray for a good afterlife and re-incarnation in their next life. Tonight, dress smart for the Captain's welcome cocktails and dinner.
Yangtze cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, pass through the magnificent Qutang Gorge and the beautiful Wu Gorge. A shore excursion to Baidi City (optional tour) and Lesser Three Gorges, transfer to a small sampan to cruise the Shennong Stream. Experience the trackers of ancient China and see the Hanging coffins of the Ba minority. Tonight, enjoy the Captain's farewell dinner.
Yangtze cruise - Yichang - Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch)
Your wonderful cruise comes to an end. Disembark and visit the Three Gorges Dam. After lunch at Yichang, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to your next destination. Unlike other cities, onward domestic flights from Yichang are scarce, so your best option is to fly to Shanghai or Beijing.