Highlights

In this July & Augest, we offer a 5-day Yangtze Cruise Summer Camp (Yichang to Chongqing) for our honor guests to better discover China with kids. By taking Super five-star M.S. Yangzi Explorer, the adults and children will explore the most legendary river of China while participating some fun activities and cultural classes, such as Tai Chi Exercise, Evening Pajama Party and Game Night, cooking class.   

2018 Sailing Schedule (5D4N):

July. 10 - 14

July. 17 - 21

July. 24 - 28

Aug. 14 - 18

Destinations: Yichang - Yangtze Cruise - Chongqing

Starting Point: Yichang

Ending Point: Chongqing

Day

5:00pm: Embark Sanctuary M.S. Yangzi Explorer for your cruise to Chongqing. 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). 

Three Gorges Dam

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. 

8:30am: Xiling Gorge Viewing – The Three Gorges Dam 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). 

10:15am – 12:00pm: 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 hydro electric 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.  

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

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

4:00pm: 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: Crew Cabaret 

Three Gorges Project Dam

7:00am: Tai Chi Exerciser – Observation Deck area or inside at the Tang Theater. 

7:30am – 8:30am: International Buffet Breakfast – served at the Dynasty Palace  

8:30am – 12:00pm: Cruising Shennong Stream – Enjoy a ferry ride through the breathtaking scenery of the smaller gorges and then transfer to a sampan poled by Tujia boatmen. 

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

1:45pm: Wu Gorge Viewing – the Wu Gorge is known for the 12 famous peaks including the Goddess Peak. 

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.

4:00pm: 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. 

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

Children & Adult Family Game – Movie music “Name that Tune”  

5:30pm: Children East Meets West Language & Culture Exchange 2/ Adult Lecture & Discussion 

7:00pm: A la Carte Dinner 

8:30pm: Children Evening Pajama Party and Game Night!!! 

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

Shennong Stream

7:00am: Tai Chi Exerciser – to be at Oberservation Deck or Tang Theatre 

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

8:30am: Fengdu Shore Excursion – 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 

1:30pm: Children Music Lesson – Learn to play with the on board band “Stardust Duo” / Adult Arts & Craft Demonstration 

3:15pm: Children Folk Dances Class 

4:00pm: Adult Mahjong Lesson – learn and understand the favorite past-time of the Chinese 

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

5:30pm: 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 & Adult Family BINGO 

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: Crew Farewell Show

Fengdu

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

9:00am: 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 *

What's included

  • Guide

    Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide.

  • Meals

    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Transport

    Private transfers airport/hotel/airport.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodations with daily breakfast.

  • Other

    Domestic flights and trains listed.
    Admission fees.

  • Visa

    Visa arrangement. Please consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General first for the tourist visa.

  • Other

    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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