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4-day Yangtze Cruise Summer Camp (Chongqing to Yichang)

Tour code: ETC-Q124   

Parents and kids, come join us at this 4-day Yangtze Cruise Summer Camp (Chongqing to Yichang) for a special summer to remember! We especially craft the itinerary in order for some real fun with a relaxed cruise vacation by luxury M.S. Yangzi Explorer. There're interesting activities and cultural classes for both adult & kids: Tai Chi exercise, Peking Opera mask painting, dumpling making class... Sailing Schedule (4D3N): July. 14 - 17 July. 28 - 31 Aug. 11 - 14 Aug. 18 - 21

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Chongqing Depart Chongqing
2 Fengdu Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City
3 Three Gorges Dam  shore excursion to Qutang Gorge,Wu Gorge, Shennong Stream, Xiling Gorge, Three Gorges Dam 
4 Yichang Three Gorges Project Dam Site and Exhibition Center , disembark Yichang

2016 Sailing Schedule (4D3N):

July. 14 - 17

July. 28 - 31

Aug. 11 - 14

Aug. 18 - 21

 

Day 01 Chongqing – On Board the Sanctuary M.S. Yangzi Explorer  

5:00pm: Embark Sanctuary M.S. Yangzi Explorer for your cruise to Yichang. The ship will set sail on its downstream course through the Three Gorges 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. 

8:45pm: Movie and Popcorn – Enjoy a wholesome movie with the whole family in our Tang Theatre. 

Documentary Film of Three Gorges Dam Project – showing in room channel (English & Chinese).    

Day 02 Fengdu 

7:00am: Tai Chi Exerciser – start off your morning with a traditional Chinese exercise and work up an appetite for the buffet breakfast. Learn from our certified Tai Chi master and experience the soothing art form in the outdoor Observation Deck area or inside at the Tang Theater. 

7:30am – 8:45am: International Buffet Breakfast – Enjoy a full hearty buffet breakfast to start off your first day on the Yangzi journey. Buffet breakfast to be served at the Dynasty Palace. 

9:00am: Safety Briefing and Ship’s Orientation 

9:45am: Fengdu Shore Excursion – choice of venture into the ghost temple where the Chinese believe the souls would gather after they past away, or alternatively explore the real life of the Yangzi River.  

12:00pm: International Lunch Buffet – served at the Dynasty Palace 

2:00pm: Children Peking Opera Mask Painting / Adult Lectures and Discussions – Tang Theatre 

3:30pm: Children Digital Camera Scavenger Hunt – follow a list of clues and capture the answers by cameras. Figure out the most correct answers and receive a special prize. 

4:30pm – 5:30pm: Complimentary Afternoon tea with Pastry – served at the Explorer Bar 

5:00pm: Children East Meets West Language & Culture Exchange / Adult Chinese Medicine Demonstration  

6:30pm: Captain’s Welcome Reception – meet with our Captain and other Department Heads of the ship. 

7:00pm: A la Carte Welcome Dinner – enjoy our wide selection of items from our specially designed a la carte menu by our International Award Winning Chef.   

9:00pm: Welcome Crew Cabaret – enjoy an evening of our well-prepared entertainment by our crew member.  

Day 03 Qutang Gorge/Wu Gorge/Shennong Stream Excursion/Xiling Gorge/Three Gorges Dam Site 

7:00am: Qutang Gorge Viewing – during the early morning your ship will enter the Qutang Gorge through the majestic two imposing cliffs at the Kui Men gate, which marks the western extremity of the gorge. 

7:30am: International Buffet Breakfast – served at the Dynasty Palace 

8:30am: Wu Gorge Viewing – the Wu Gorge is known for the 12 famous peaks including the Goddess Peak. 

9:30am: Children Music Lesson – Learn to play with the on board band “Stardust Duo” / Adult Arts & Craft Demonstration 

10:30am – 1:30pm: Cruising Shennong Stream – disembark from the ship (at Badong) get on board a ferryboat and then be transferred to a local sampan poled by Tujia boatmen. On the return ferryboat ride, a local Tujia boat tracker will join and provide an insight into what daily life entails for them, and guests will also get the chance to try on and feel their unique clothing, rain hat, and rain coat. A demonstration of how the Tujia make their special sandals will also take place on board. This interaction with a Tujia tracker is currently exclusive to the Yangzi Explorer. 

1:30pm: International Lunch Buffet – served at the Dynasty Palace 

3:00pm: Children Cooking Lesson with Executive Chef – learn from our Executive Chef on board in culinary creation that are both tasty and safe for children of all ages.

Adult Mahjong Lesson – learn and understand the favorite past-time of the Chinese. 

4:00pm: Xiling Gorge Viewing – (the Three Gorges Dam sits in the first part of the Xiling Gorge) is the longest of the Gorges, measuring some 76 kilometers (47 miles) in length. Enjoy the view of the river where the river widens and sweeps through groves of orange and pomelo trees (a variety of citrus related to the grapefruit).  

4:30pm – 5:30pm: Complimentary Afternoon Tea with Pastry – served at the Explorer Bar 

5:15pm: Children & Adult Dumpling Making Class – learn how to make one of the most wildly recognized food of China from our Chinese chef on board. 

6:00pm: Children Folk Dances Class / Adult Lecture & Discussion 

7:00pm: “A Taste of China” Dinner – Be greeted by our dancing lions and enjoy a Chinese fusion dinner experience while dressed up to the nines along with the crew. Remember to bring your Chinese outfit (clothing, jewelries, accessories, etc.) and take some photos during this very memorable dining experience.  

9:00pm: Children Evening Pajama Party and Game Night!!! 

Day 04 Disembark in Yichang

7:00am: International Buffet Breakfast – served at the Dynasty Palace 

8:00am – 10:00am: Three Gorges Project Dam Site and Exhibition Center – arrive at the Three Gorges Dam Project site and embark on a tour of the area (this tour will serve as a general introduction to the project site, which, currently, is the world’s largest hydroelectric project).  

The Three Gorges Dam Project was started in 1992. The main construction completed and operation by 2008, and the ship elevator project will be finished by 2012. The dam is the largest dam on earth, generating 22,400 megawatts of hydroelectricity (almost 50% more than the world’s current largest dam, the Itaipu Dam in Brazil and Paraguay). The dam will be 1.2 miles in length and measure 600 feet (185 meters) in height. The dam has 32 generators that can generate enough clean energy to reduce China ’s reliance of highly polluting coal by up to 50 million tons annually.  

12:30pm: Disembarkation 

End of the summer camp trip, each kid will be rewarded with Yangtze Explorer Summer River Camp logo T-shirt and Certificate

 

* The summer river camp activities are subject to change *

PRICES START FROM PER PERSON

As all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.

Included Services

Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Domestic flights and trains listed;
Admission fees.

Non-included Services,
Visa arrangement;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Personal expense;
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";
Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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