4 Day 3 Night Yangtze River Cruise-Chongqing to Yichang

Chongqing - Yichang

The 4 Day 3 Night Yangtze River cruises travel downstream the Yangtze River from Chongqing through the Three Gorges to Yichang. The cruises take in both the rich cultural heritage of the area, the natural beauty and the modern marvel of the Three Gorges Dam.

4 Day 3 Night Yangtze River Cruise Itinerary (Chongqing to Yichang)




Embarkation in Chongqing

Settle in and get comfortable. We board in the evening to allow our guests time to recover from their travels and shift gears into a more relaxed mode. Tomorrow, we’ll start our adventures.

Meals: n/a;
Overnight: Cruise Ship


Shibaozhai Pagoda

Cultural Heritage: Shibaozhai Pagoda or Fengdu

Today’s adventure includes a shore excursion to the Shibaozhai Pagoda or Fengdu, according to different cruise line arrangements. Only one is included, and you could visit the other one as the optional excursion at extra cost. The day finishes with a sumptuous Captain’s Welcome Dinner.

Shibaozhai Pagoda: This 400-year-old temple was saved from the rising waters and become an island where once it was a hilltop. The temple is built partway into the cliff and no nails or bolts were used in its construction. 

Fengdu: This area is sacred to three different religions: Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. Revered as a place where the dead transition into another realm, it is surprisingly not dark or a cemetery like. Rather, the “Ghost City” is vibrant and colorful, although the local names are a bit scary. Here you will find “Nothing to Be Done Bridge,” “Ghost Torture Pass,” and “River of Blood.” Despite the names, Fengdu Ghost City is tranquil and spiritually uplifting.

Additional optional shore excursion is available in the evening (river conditions permitting) to “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” live show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Cruise Ship


Qutang Gorge
Wu Gorge

Enter “Three Gorges” / “Small Gorges”

Today, your cruise ship will sail through the Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Qutang Gorge, known for its magnificence, is only 8 kilometers long. Wu Gorge is 45 kilometers long, Noted for its deep and serene scenes, the Wu Gorge is full of zigzags, weird peaks, rising mists, and beautiful sights.

Today’s adventures include a side excursion on smaller boats to the Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream or Goddess Stream. The Yangtze has carved out scenery here with towering green cliffsides and misty mountains. For centuries, the scenery before you has inspired Chinese paintings and poetry. Look for the coffins of the Ba people hanging suspended on the cliff faces and marvel at unparalleled natural beauty. Wildlife, including monkeys and the famous giant sturgeon, are commonly seen. Tonight’s dinner features local cuisine and cultural entertainment.

Additional optional shore excursion is available in the morning (river conditions permitting) to White Emperor City.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Cruise Ship


Three Gorges Dam excursion

Three Gorges Dam / Arrive in Yichang

As we disembark at Maoping Port in Xiling Gorge, we’ll be transferred to the Three Gorges Dam by coach. Here we’ll see one of modern China’s great achievements. The mile-wide dam is a stunning monument and an excursion allows you to see the project up close. We will arrive at the Yichang Sanxia Tourist Center (downtown area) around 12:30 pm after the Three Gorges Dam tour.

Additional optional shore excursion is available in the morning (river conditions permitting) to Three Gorge Dam ship-lift, and your arrival in Yichang would be around 1:30 pm.

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: n/a

3 Night Yangtze River Cruises Sailing Schedules 2024

The table below is the weekly schedule for 3 nights 4 day Yangtze River cruise sailing from Chongqing to Yichang. Passengers check in the following ships on the evening of the check-in day, then have 3 nights 4 days cruise trip on the Yangtze with daily shore excursions. The disembark time is normally around 12 noon. There are more than 20 ships in total, Yangtze.com is proud to offer the best rates for booking these cruises. Please click on the cruise name to view more details, or make a booking online.


Day Cruise Ship Names First Sailing Last Sailing
Monday Victoria Jenna March 11, 2024 November 18, 2024
Century Legend July 01, 2024 August 26, 2024
Tuesday Century Paragon March 17, 2024 December 24, 2024
China Goddess No.1 March 05, 2024 November 26, 2024
Yangtze Gold 7 March 12, 2024 November 19, 2024
Wednesday Victoria Anna March 06, 2024 December 25 2024
Century Victory March 13, 2024 November 27, 2024
Thursday China Goddess No.3 March 14, 2024 November 21, 2024
Yangtze No.2 March 07, 2024 November 21, 2024
Yangtze Gold 3 March 21, 2024 November 28, 2024
Yangzi Explorer March 14, 2024 November 21, 2024
Friday Century Voyage March 15, 2024 November 22, 2024
Victoria Sabrina September 13, 2024 November 22, 2024
Yangtze No.3 March 08, 2024 November 22, 2024
Yangtze Gold 8 March 08, 2024 November 29, 2024
President No.8 March 22, 2024 November 29, 2024
Saturday Century Oasis March 16, 2024 November 30, 2024
Yangtze Gold 5 March 16, 2024 November 30, 2024
Sunday Century Glory March 10, 2024 November 24, 2024
Victoria Katarina March 10, 2024 November 24, 2024
China Goddess No.2 March 17, 2024 November 24, 2024
Yangtze Gold 6 March 10, 2024 November 24, 2024

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