4 Days Yangtze River Cruise from Chongqing

Tour Route: Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang

Private Tour
Day 1 Chongqing-Yangtze River

Today our guide will pick you up from your Chongqing hotel or airport. The daily tour starts at the Goose Neck Park. This place is more than popular with the local people and they often come here to relax or play mah-jong. Also, in this park is a very long wall painting of the Yangtze River and it is generally a very nice and peaceful place which offers serenity and peace. After the visit to this park, the next stop is the Ciqikou Old Town, This place is partially restored and you can enjoy narrow streets and old wooden architecture there. Also, this part of the city is full of various souvenir shops and snack bars and it gives an ideal opportunity to catch some of the local taste. The last attraction of the day is Chongqing Zoo with its Panda Room. There you can see various pretty rare animals but the absolute highlight is the Panda Room where you can see Giant and Lesser pandas together with their cubs. Many of the local people practice the Tai Chi in the zoo and you are more than welcome to join them.

Meals: Lunch
Day 2 Yangtze River

Shibaozhai, literally means Stone Treasure Fortress, Located in Zhong County, it was first built in Qing Dynasty in 1750. Shibaozhai is one historic site that will look much different in 2009. The wooden architecture stands on the riverside. It is built by catch upon a rectangular rock with sheer cliffs with a height of 56 meters and 12 stories. And every floor of the wooden structure contains interesting artifacts. Each of the 12 floors of Shibaozhai is dedicated to a famous general of the Three Kingdoms period (220-265AD), a local scholar or a renowned Chinese poet.This day is definitely packed with action onboard the ship so you will have a welcoming banquet, a Thai chi lessons and the visit to the Fengdu Ghost City. This place is very specific as the Fengdu is the Chinese equivalent of hell. It is said that the evil that die go to the Fengdu and this city is rather spooky and unnerving. All of the buildings and streets are empty except for the people who are visiting and those who lead the tours. It is dominated by the Ming Shan Hill which is considered to be the home of Tianzi, who is King of the Dead. There are some 100 steps from the river to the city and a cable car ride is also available to the top of the hill although this isn’t included in the price of the tour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Yangtze River

 Passes through the 1st gorge--Qutang Gorge. Passes through the 2cd gorge---Wu Gorge. Shore excursion to Shennong Stream(1:30pm-5:30pm). You have the option of visiting White Emperor City(RMB260 per person). Crew's Performance. Sails through the 5-steps Ship locks. Shennong Stream is another tributary of the Yangtze River, and its fast-flowing, crystal clear water runs southwards through deep gorges. The stream races past large and small karst caves, flocks of swallows, sheer cliffs, deep gorges, waterfalls, three-colored springs, rapids, the ancient plank path, a suspended coffin in the cliff, groups of ancient tombs and marvelous karst formations Passing through the gorges of the Yangtze River allows you to enjoy the view that is simply breathtaking and after you pass them, the visit to the Shennong Stream is predicted. This is a small tributary to Yangtze River and it looks very beautiful since it combines several different features like deep gorges, steep cliffs, rapids and crystal clear water. There is an option of visiting the White Emperor City but it is not included in the tour cost and the admission fee is some RMB 260. After that the boat goes through 16 ship locks to enter the lower part of the Yangtze River.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Departure from Yichang

The Three Gorges Dam is the biggest construction of this kind ever made by men and it was a generations-long dream for the people of China. Finally, in 2003 the dam was finished and in 2009 it became fully operational. The top level of the dam is open for visitors and you will have the chance to stand on it and take some pictures. After that the tour passes through the last great gorge, the Xiling Gorge and the trip ends in 13:00 with disembarkation at Yichang.

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$500 US$450
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$550 US$500

1. The price is based on stay in China four star hotels. If you want to deduct, upgrade or downgrade the hotel, please indicate this while sending the inquiry.
2. You will enjoy more discounts if there is more people join the tour.
3. Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Qingming Festival Holiday (Apr. 4 - 6, 2020 ), Labor's Day Holiday (May 1 - 3, 2020) ,Dragon Boat Festival Holiday (Jun. 25 - 27, 2020) and National Day Holiday (Oct 1- Oct 8, 2020).

1. Daily lunches and/or dinners at local finest restaurants for the land tour
2. Excellent private guide & driver for the land tour
3. Standard cruise cabin with full board (eg: Gold cruises)
4. Cruise shore excursions
5. Entrance Fees to the Scenic Spots as Listed in the Itinerary

1. the service charge of CNY150.00 per person
2. International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
3. China Entry Visa Fees.
4. Single Room Supplement.
5. Personal Expenses: such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary

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It is flexible to change the duration, attractions, starting and ending cities according to your interests. Also the tour can be extended or shorten as your preference, just let your trip consultant know.
All of the tour packages exclude the international airfares. We suggest you can book it one your own. You can compare the price between OTAs (Expedia, Priceline, Sky scanner...) and the airlines. When you have a confirmed date, set alarm and compare it always.
As the China Visa, we cannot apply for you as we are an China inbound travel company. However, we can send you our invitation letter with our company's official seal to you after you booked the tour from us, which could assist you to get China Visa from China embassy easily. Usually, we suggest you to apply the visa about one month or one month and a half before your travel date.
For the breakfast, it is offered by the hotel you stay, usually Chinese and Western buffet breakfast. As for the lunch, we offer 80RMB per person for a standard Chinese meal at a nice tourist restaurant. If you want to order other kind of meals, such as vegetarian, Muslim meals, Indian Meals, please let your trip consultant know. Dinner usually will be left for you to choose the food you prefer. Our guide will help you to balance each meal such as your taboo, your preference and avoid repeated food. You have to pay for the extra cost if you want to take better or more. The meals on Yangtze Cruise are fixed Chinese and Western Buffet.
All the hotels can be replaced by your favorite ones or you can book your own hotels. And the hotel room we offered here usually is standard with twin beds. If you want to have king-size bed room or suite, please let your trip advisor know. Besides, all the accommodation are quoted on two persons sharing one room. The room supplement must be paid if you want to have a single room.
* Most hotels we offered in our tour package have WIFI in the lobby, and some of which have WIFI in hotel rooms. If you need the WIFI in your room, please make sure with your trip advisor.
We have non-shopping private tour and tour with carefully selected shops. For tour with shops, the price will be lower, and you will enter one or two shops in every tourist city. The shops could be jade, silk, pearl, Chinese tea etc., all of which have strong China's character and is worthy to buy. Each shop will take you around 45 minutes. We promise there is no compulsory consumption at all. You get the situation in your hands.
* Department stores, supermarkets, boutiques, hotel and restaurants in most cities of China do accept the credit card with the sigh of MasterCard, VISA and JCB. However, it does generate commission charge. Please check the regulations with your bank manager.
All domestic flight we offered is the economic class, which you can carry one hand-on luggage no more than 5 kg for free. The total of free registered luggage is no more than 20kg. Excess luggage will charge you some extra fees, be aware of that. The free registered luggage allowance in China domestic train is 20kg.
The insurance provided by us is called Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance, which covers accidents occurring during the activities arranged by travel agency. It does not cover mishaps or physical problems occurring outside the guided tour period or caused by clients themsevles, so we highly suggest you purchase the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin.
For group of 1-4 passengers, recommend US$ 4-8 per tourist per day for guide, and US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide; for group of 5 and above, recommend US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide, and US$2-4 per tourist per day for driver. Besides, we highly recommend you to tip every day to encourage better service from them in the next coming days. However, if you have genuine reason not to tip, don't.
Usually, the deposit of tour package accounts for 30% of the total quotation, and the balance should be paid 30 days before your tour date. Payment methods we accept include Bank Transfer and PayPal, Credit Card and so on. More details you can check the Payment Guide page. Moreover, Children who are less than 12 y/o have their own discounts, please contact with your trip advisor.

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