Yangtze Cruise Weekend Tour
The scenic and historical essence of Yangtze River cruise lays between Chongqing and Yichang, therefore, it is very fit for a 4/3-night weekend trip. Board a stylish, luxurious ship, enjoy a gentle voyage, and visit some featured destinations to experience China differently and authentically. You’ll understand China’s ghost culture at Fengfu, or admire the magnificent Shibaozhai Pagoda, definitely an architecture masterpiece of ancient China. Also witness yourself the fishing life and discover mystical hanging coffins in Goddess Stream and Lesser Three Gorges. Three Gorges Dam is also a must-see and offers great views.
Duration: 4 days & 3 nights
Destinations: Chongqing - Wanzhou - Yangtze River Cruise – Yichang
Travel Style: private tour
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On board, you may join the morning Tai Chi class, and take shore excursion to "the Ghost City" Fengdu or Shibaozhai depending on the schedule of the cruise companies. Since 2010, some cruise companies offer optional shore excursions during your cruise, please kindly check with your travel consultant for more information. Fengdu received its reputation as the "Ghost City" in the Eastern Han Dynasty. To Chinese people, the social structure of hell is exactly like that in the real world. In hell, a spirit goes through the whole bureaucracy to be finally judged. Those pure of spirit will be rewarded and those sinful of spirit will be subjected to severe punishments. Shibaozhai represents one of the gems of Chinese architecture along the banks of the Yangtze River. From afar, the protruding 220-meter (720 foot) hill on the north bank can appear to resemble a jade seal, and is so named.
Meal: B, L, D
Today you'll get a close look of the enchanting landscape as you board a small boat and cruise along a tributary to the Yangtze to explore the exceptionally beautiful Goddess Stream or Lesser Three Gorges depending on the arrangement of the cruise company. The Goddess Stream is also called Shennv Stream, the water is rushing, shallow and narrow, including 10 km untraversed primitive valley. You’ll switch to a smaller boat sailing down the beautiful stream in a narrow gorge and get close-up views of high mountain peaks and hanging coffins in the steep cliffs. The Lesser Three Gorges, situated on a tributary of the Yangtze, are much smaller, narrower and have some dramatic scenery to offer. The natural scenery is spectacular, and you can take an optional tour to the Mini-Three Gorges, where you will enjoy one of the best rafting in China.
Meal: B, L, D
Early in the morning, you should check out the ship, and then disembark at Maoping Port. Take an excursion to Three Gorges Dam - the world’s largest hydropower project. As the modern China's most ambitious construction, and one of the most controversial in the world, it took a steady and firm step to its completion from 1993, finally to 2009. The estimated investment is about US$29 billion.
After that, the cruise ship company will transfer you to the Three Gorges Tourist Center in Yichang city and our local guide will meet you there and then transfer you to the airport or rail station for your next destination. End of your 4D3N Chongqing to Yichang Yangtze Cruise tour.