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Prepare yourself at the hot & spicy Chongqing city with visits to Eling Park, Panda House of Chongqing Zoo and Ciqikou Old Town. Then set sail against wind and waters down the magnificent Yangtze River through marvelous gorges! Just take all natural beauties into your eyes during the great voyage!
Visiting lovely pandas at Chongqing Zoo
Voyaging down Yangtze River - the longest river in China & 3rd in the world!
|Today's Activities|| Arrive in the hot Chongqing, a city especially famous for its spicy food and snacks. Take the city skyline into your eyes on top of Eling Mountain, where the Eling Park lies. The grand view of Yangtze River and Jialing River will also come into your sight.
Of course you won't miss the Chongqing Zoo, a reserve and the base of the breeding program for pandas, South China Tigers and other endangered species. Just whistle your way among these cuties!
Then move on to Ciqikou Old Town (Porcelain Village), which dates back to the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 A.D.). In this old town, you will find the local residents dedicating to their own traditional way of life inspite of the modern influences.
After the visit, head to the Chongqing Pier for cruise boarding. Ready for the following wonderful voyage along Yangtze River!
|Today's Activities|| Set sail along the mighty Yangtze River today! Embrace the breeze and enjoy the marvelous views of Yangtze River along way. Spend some time for a shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City to feed your curiosity about this special ghost culture.
A variety of free activities will be held on the cruise for your entertainment, including welcoming banquet and dancing shows.
(Note: Different cruise will have different activities, e.g. Tai Chi Learning, Fashion Show, Music Salon, etc.)
|Today's Activities||Continue your voyage on Yangtze River through hidden reefs and tumbling rapids. Get past the famous Three Gorges - Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge, and you will find yourself among sttep precipices and luxuriant flora. You will also tour past Shennong Stream or the Lesser Three Gorges depending on different cruise itineraries.
(Note: Different cruise will have different activities, e.g. Tai Chi Learning, Face Changing Show of Sichuan Opera, Crew Performance, etc.)
|Today's Activities|| Awed at sight of the majestic Three Gorges Dam take a visit to the site; it's the largest hydroelectric power project in the world! You will get some knowledge of the buleprint and achievement of this great project during the tour.
Later finish your voyage and call at Yichang Port, after which you will be escorted to Yichang Airport for your departure for the next destination.
|Your Group Size||Deluxe Class||Superior Class|
|1 person||$1023 / $798||$686 / $624|
|2 - 5 persons||$907 / $683||$571 / $509|
|6 - 9 persons||$861 / $637||$524 / $462|
|single room supplyment||$513 / $363||$288/ $246|
|The price in Red stands for High Season (Apr.01-Nov.30), and Black for Low Season (Dec.01-Mar.31).|
|Tour Package Includes:|
|Dining: 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners||Admissions: Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in itinerary|
|Ship Tickets: Chongqing - Yichang||Hotels: Accommodation on Yangtze River cruise ship|
|Tour Guide: Local experienced English-speaking guides||Car Driver: Experienced licensed drivers|
|Vehicle: Private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers||Luggage Transfers: A hand for your heavy luggage;|
|Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance;||Government taxes & Service charges|
|Tour Package Excludes:|
|- Other optional attractions/ tours/ meals and international flights||- Tips for tour guides and drivers.|
-- Breakfasts are offered by the hotels & cruise ship
-- Lunches and dinners (including onboard) are arranged according to different classes of tour
-- Other dinners are for your own arrangement
We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:
Chongqing food is largely a hybrid of Sichuan cuisine and local specialty dishes. Compared with Chengdu's Sichuan Cuisine, Chongqing's has a stronger taste, spicier and more innovative. Famous Chongqing Cuisine include Chongqing Hotpot, Qianzhang (Beam Cream Skim), Jiangtuan Fish, Sliced Meat with Cripsy Rice, etc.
-- Chongqing Hotpot: Most famous Sichuan traditional dish. Characterized by heavy flavors, diverse ingredients, and steaming aromas, hotpot is to the local culture what tea is to Chinese culture. If spicy food doesn't agree with you, you can also take a Yuanyang Hotpot, which offer both hot and light tastes in different containers at a time.
-- Sliced Meat with Crispy Rice: Slice meat with crispy rise is another local favorite. The meat is soft and tender while the rice is crispy, forming a sharp but great contrast.
-- More Information about Chongqing Dining
For travelers who spend their time and dinner before boarding the cruise ship, Qinghuayuan Restaurant is a good choice. Only a few steps away from the Chaotianmen Dock, the restaurant is of local styled architecture, especially featuring in seafood and Sichuan food.
|Local Architectural Style of Qinghuayuan Restaurant||Elegant Arrangement of Qinghuayuan Restaurant|
Customer: Mr. SquissatoUpdate Date: Apr. 28, 2012
Destinations: Chongqing - Yangtze River - Yichang
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Customer: Mr. DananUpdate Date: Feb. 2, 2012
Destinations: Shanghai - Suzhou - Yichang - Yangtze River - Chongqing - Shanghai
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