With Victoria Cruises
Day 01: Arrival Yichang (-/-/-)
Pick up from train station or airport and transfer you to cruise terminal. Boarding the cruise at Yichang around 7:00pm. Sail from Yichang, the economic and cultural centre of western Hubei Province.
Day 02: Three Gorges Dam – Xiling Gorge (B/L/D)
Morning visit to the Three Gorges Dam at Sandouping, the largest in the world. Later sail through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. Sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges. “Optional Tribe of the Three Gorges Shore Excursion offering an interesting glimpse into life in the Xiling Gorge region.
Day 03: Small Gorges – Wu Gorge – Qutang Gorge (B/L/D)
Transfer to another vessel for a relaxing excursion through the attractive gorges of Goddess Stream. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to the gorges of Shennong Stream. Enter Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. Then sail through Qutang Gorge, the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic gorge. Optional Shore Excursion to White Emperor City an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge.
Day 04: Shibaozhai (B/L/D)
Take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named “The Pearl of the Yangtze”. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Fengdu, visiting either the new relocation village built for families who have moved as a result of the Yangtze’s rising waters brought about by the Three Gorges Dam. Optional Shore Excursion to Fengdu’s “Ghost City” known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill.
Day 05: Arrive Chongqing (B/-/-)
After breakfast, Disembark at picturesque Chongqing, the “Mountain City” and transfer to airport for your next flight.
Daily departure from Mar – Nov
Sunday departure from Dec – Feb
Number of Days 5
Price From $799
December – February: Sunday departures
March – November: Daily departures
4 nights accommodation in a superior balcony cabin on the main deck
Return train station/airport transfers on private basis
English speaking guide
Porter service fee
Shore excursions with local English-speaking guides
Entrance fees, meals as listed
Personal expenditure such as drinks, Laundry services and souvenirs
Compulsory service charge RMB150/person ($30) payable on arrival
Amenity package upgrade $180/person
Insurance of any kind
Seasonal surcharge from $150/person for April, May, Sep and Oct departure
Single supplement from $455/person based on low season
From $799 per person, twin share