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4 Days Chongqing and Yangtze River Cruise Tour

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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!

Day 1 Arrival in Chongqing - Cruise Boarding (Lunch)
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!
Highlights
Eling Park Chongqing Zoo Pandas Ciqikou Old Town          
Eling Park Panda at Chongqing Zoo Ciqikou Old Town Local Life          
Day 2 Yangtze River (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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.)
Highlights
Yangtze River Yangtze River Fengdu Ghost City          
Cruise on Yangtze River Passengers attracted by the landsacpes Fengdu Ghost City Trial          
Day 3 Yangtze River (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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.)
Highlights
Xiling Gorge Lesser Three Gorges Lesser Three Gorges Boat          
Xiling Gorge Lesser Three Gorges Boat to Lesser Three Gorges          
Day 4 Yangtze River - Yichang / Departure (Breakfast, Lunch)
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.
Highlights
Three Gorges Dam Three Gorges Dam Yichang City          
Three Gorges Dam Three Gorges Dam Yichang City          
Package Prices & Details
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.
Yangtze River Cruises
Victoria Series Cruises
As the only American cruise line currently sailing on Yangtze River, Victoria Cruises is a leading fleet line for over 12 years along the River and through its magnificent Three Gorges. Designed for maximum comfort, flexibility and maneuverability, and with their special double-bottom hulls, the Victoria Cruises epitomize safe and smooth navigation on Yangtze River's spectacular twists and turns.
President Series Cruises
President Yangtze Series ships are some of the most luxury sailing on Yangtze River. The company's dedication to high quality service and their state of the art equipment make President Series one of the best fleets on the Yangtze River.
New Century Series Cruises
New Century Cruises on the Yangtze River is a deluxe fleet including 4 super 5-star ships. Sailing on modern, comfortable vessels with state-of-the-art amenities and spacious public areas is surely an enjoyable ride along the Yangtze River.
CSC Changjiang Series Cruises
Divided into two series: Yangtze Premier Cruise Series and Yangtze Classic Cruise Series, the CSC fleet with its professional service team aims at providing guests with an unmatched and high-quality voyage along the Yangtze River.

Meals in the Package

-- 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

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

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Hi Cherry,

Your time and service is very much appreciated. We had a great time in China with no difficulties in the far away land. All the booking turned out exactly as per your scheduled with no complications.

Your country and your people were most welcoming everywhere we went and every one we met in China.

Customer: Mr. Squissato

Destinations: Chongqing - Yangtze River - Yichang

Related Tour: 4 Days Chongqing and Yangtze River Cruise Tour

Dear Sara,

We went to China for 10 days! What a treat to make the Chinese New Year Spring Festival our debut! We saw all the sights on our personal itinerary, and were delighted. There wasn't one hitch or snag the whole time! The people, music, food, and scenery were marvelous! We flew from Shanghai - Yi Chang to catch the Century Cruises 4 day Yangtze River cruise to Chongqing..,then flew to Guilin and back to Shanghai. It was much cleaner than we expected. We envied their roadways for the perfect condition and surprising expense in the landscaping, even the streetlights and overpasses had form and function.

The people are much more free, they come and go, there wasn't even a customs inspection, in or out. They say they are a socialist country led by the Communist Party. They consider North Korea a Communist country.

Customer: Mr. Danan

Destinations: Shanghai - Suzhou - Yichang - Yangtze River - Chongqing - Shanghai

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