5 Day 4 Night Yangtze River Cruises – Yichang to Chongqing

Chongqing - Yichang

The 4 Night Yangtze River cruises take advantage of the best experiences available with the least hurry – a perfect blend of excitement and relaxation. As we cruise upstream from Yichang to Chongqing, both the modern and the ancient are on offer, from the cutting edge technology of the Three Gorges Dam to the untouched beauty along the otherwise inaccessible wilderness.

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

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Embarkation in Yichang

Boarding the ship at Maoping Port (Zigui, a suburb of Yichang) in the evening allows our guests to settle in and become familiar with the amenities on offer while shedding the hustle and bustle of their travels. We give you a buffer to refresh and prepare for the next day’s sightseeing on the amazing Yangtze, the ancient pathway across China, spanning centuries of cultures and blending the best of the old and the modern.

Meals: n/a;
Overnight: Cruise Ship


Three Gorges Dam excursion
Three Gorges Tribe

Three Gorges Dam / Set Sail / Xiling Gorge

Take a shore excursion to the Three Gorges dam. This 60-story, mile-wide structure is a stunning example of human achievement and a hallmark of an emerging China.

The cruise ship departs upstream through the west section of Xiling Gorge in the late afternoon, the first of these dramatic slices through the surrounding mountains. The new reservoir has altered the landscape, and with more than a million people relocated, the picture is now of a wild countryside – the physical embodiment of thousands of beautiful Chinese landscape paintings. Watch the fog move in that turns the mountains into ghostly sculptures and enjoy our sumptuous Captain’s Dinner for your evening meal.

Additional optional shore excursion is available in the morning (river conditions permitting) to Three Gorges Tribe.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Cruise Ship


Wu Gorge
Qutang Gorge

“Small Gorges” / Wu Gorge / Qutang Gorge

A morning side excursion is offered into the Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong stream or Goddess Stream in smaller sightseeing boats. Here we will see where the mighty Yangtze flows faster and has carved narrower, even more dramatic, rising stone cliffs. We’ll spot the coffins of the Ba people hanging on suspended along an ancient plank road that hugs the cliff face. Tonight’s dinner features local cuisine and entertainment while you feast.

Your cruise ship will sail through the Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge. 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. Qutang Gorge, known for its magnificence, is only 8 kilometers long.

Additional optional shore excursion is available in the late afternoon (river conditions permitting) to White Emperor City and “Return to the Three Gorges” Live Show (evening).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Cruise Ship



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 Captain’s Farewell Banquet. Tomorrow we will finish up at Chongqing.

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 ancient village of temples is full of shrines to the gods of the underworld. Visitors are said to be purified after they “survive” the scares. Surrounded by misty mountains, this area was revered as a crossing-over point, a mix of the material and spiritual worlds.

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



Disembarkation in Chongqing

This morning after breakfast, we will check out the cruise ship in Chongqing around 9:00 am.

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: n/a

4 Night Yangtze River Cruises Sailing Schedules 2020

The table below is the weekly sailing schedule for 4 Night Yangtze River cruises sailing upstream from Yichang to Chongqing. Passengers embark the following ships on the evening of the check-in day, then have 4 nights 5 days cruise trip on the Yangtze with daily shore excursions. The disembarkation time is normally around 9:00 AM on Day 5.

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Day Cruise Ship Names First Sailing Last Sailing
Monday Victoria Katarina May 25, 2020 November 30, 2020
Century Glory March 16, 2020 November 30, 2020
Victoria Grace March 16, 2020 May 18, 2020
Yangtze Gold 7 March 09, 2020 December 07, 2020
President No.8 March 09, 2020 November 16, 2020
Tuesday Victoria Sophia March 17, 2020 November 24, 2020
Century Legend March 17, 2020 November 03, 2020
Yangtze Gold 5 March 17, 2020 December 29, 2020
Yangtze No.1 March 10, 2020 November 24, 2020
Wednesday Victoria Lianna March 18, 2020 November 25, 2020
Century Sun March 11, 2020 November 25, 2020
Yangtze Gold 8 March 11, 2020 December 09, 2020
China Goddess No.2 March 04, 2020 December 02, 2020
Thursday Victoria Jenna March 19, 2020 May 14, 2020
Victoria Sabrina May 21, 2020 November 26, 2020
Century Sky March 19, 2020 December 3, 2020
Yangtze Gold 1 April 2, 2020 December 10, 2020
Friday Victoria Anna March 20, 2020 November 27, 2020
Century Paragon March 13, 2020 November 30, 2020
Yangtze Gold 2 March 27, 2020 December 18, 2020
President No.6 March 20, 2020 November 13, 2020
Saturday Victoria Katarina March 21, 2020 May 16, 2020
Victoria Jenna May 23, 2020 November 28, 2020
Yangtze Gold 6 March 07, 2020 December 05, 2020
President No.7 March 14, 2020 November 14, 2020
Sunday Victoria Selina March 08, 2020 December 27, 2020
Yangtze Gold 3 March 15, 2020 December 13, 2020
Yangtze No.2 March 08, 2020 November 22, 2020
China Goddess No.1 March 08, 2020 November 29, 2020
Yangzi Explorer March 08, 2020 November 22, 2020

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