Chongqing Yichang Yangtze River 4 Day Cruise Tour

Chongqing is one of the four municipalities under direct administration by the central government (the other three being Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin). It is possibly the world's largest municipality with a population of 31.4 million and an area of 82,300 kilometers. For tourists, Chongqing is more than just a springboard to kill your time before climbing aboard boats for Yangtze River Cruise. Visitors are attracted by its cliffside buildings overlooking the mighty Yangtze River and the spicy food.

Day 1 Arrival at Chongqing and aboard the ship

Pick up from Chongqing Train Station, or Chongqing airport in the morning. First, have Chinese lunch, start your half day tour in Chongqing with the visit to Ciqikou Ancient Town. The old town is located in Shapingba district of Chongqing and on the west bank of Jialing River, taking up an area of 1.18 square kilometers. The majority of the houses date from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, periods during which many masterpieces of Chinese architecture were created.

Then come back to the city center and visit Stillwell Museum. Joseph W. Stilwell (1883 - 1946) was born in Palatka, Florida, USA. He was graduated from West Point in 1904. Stillwell Museum is situated in the Yuzhong District in Chongqing city to commemorate General Joseph W. Stilwell who contributed greatly to the liberation of China during the World War II.

After dinner, you are transferred to the Dock for your Yangtze River trip.

Day 2 Cruising on the Three Gorges

Cruising on the Yangtze River. Today you will be arranged to have the shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City. Fengdu is the only ghost city in China. First, take a cable car up to the hill and visit the temples all over the mountain with many statues. Then, return to the ship and pass towards the fantastic Three Gorges.

Day 3 Cruising on the Three Gorges

Today enter Qutang Gorge. Cruise ship carefully pilots its way through the narrow course. At Wushan, disembark the ship and board smaller vessels in order to explore either the Daning River (or Shennong Stream). Reboard the ship and sail through the Wu Gorge.

Day 4 Arrival at Yichang and leave

Pass through the Xiling Gorge which is the longest and historically the most dangerous of the Three Gorges. We move on to the massive the Three Gorges Dam and disembark for a tour of this engineering marvel at Sandouping Village. Cruise Arrival in Yichang. Transfer from cruise to airport for your next destination.