Day 1: Enter Chongqing. Our tour guide will pick you up at Chongqing airport. Visit the Chongqing Museum and the Residence of General Joseph W. Stilwell if time is permitted. Your memorable Yangtze River tour begins as you board the deluxe East King or East Queen (5 star) cruise ships at 23:00. Includes: (D)
Day 2: Shibaozhai. Sail through the mountains of Eastern Sichuan this morning. After lunch around 13:30, disembark for an excursion to Shibaozhai, The nine-storey Precious Stone Stronghold represents the first gem of Chinese architecture to be encountered on the downstream journey of the Yangtze. Back on board at 15:30. Around 19:00 there will be Captain's Welcome Party. After the party, guests can mingle and enjoy the ball if they want. Includes: (B, L, D)
Day 3: Three Gorges/Yichang. Early in the morning, the ship enters the Qutang Gorge, the shortest and grandest of the Three Gorges. After breakfast at 8:30, pass the Wu Gorges with its twelve ofty and misty gorges. The river guide will talk about the poetic gorges on the Sundeck. Around 11:00, disembark at Badong for a sampan tour to Shennong Stream, a newly opened unspoiled river with verdant plants, ancient coffins and precious animals. The striking scene of "Tracking through the Rapids" is most impressive. Trackers begin their heavy work of making tons of cypress by going up a fierce river way. Get offshore and have lunch on the cruise ship. Around 16:30, pass Xiling Gorges and the Ship Locks of the Three Gorges Dam. Includes: (B, L, D)
Day 4: Exit. Around 8:00 this morning, disembark for an excursion to the new and still under construction, Three Gorges Dam. The estimated arrival in Yichang is at 11:30. Back on board and pack your bags with leisure. Complete check-out procedures before lunch and disembark afterwards. Our guide will meet you on board. See off. Includes: (B)
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