The table below is the weekly schedule for 4 nights Yichang to Chongqing cruise.s Passengers check in the following ships on the evening of the check in day, then have a 4 nights 5 days cruise trip on the Yangtze with daily shore excursions. The disembark time is normally around 8:00 AM.
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2019 Yichang-Chongqing Sailing Schedules
This four-night cruise up the Yangtze takes advantage of the best experiences available with the least hurry – a perfect blend of excitement and relaxation. As we move upstream from Yichang, 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.
Day 1 – Yichang Check-in
Boarding the ship at Maoping Pier (in 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.
Day 2 – Adventure Begins
Morning 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 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.
Day 3 – Wu Gorge
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.
A side excursion is offered into the Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong stream in our smaller boats. Tonight’s dinner features local cuisine and entertainment while you feast.
Day 4 – Qutang Gorge
On our last full day, we’ll be in the narrowest of the Three Gorges. We’ll visit Fengdu, the “Ghost City.” 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. The day finishes with a Farewell Banquet. Tomorrow we will finish up at Chongqing.
Day 5 Chongqing Check-out
This morning after breakfast, we will check out the cruise in Chongqing.