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Chongqing-Yichang Yangtze Cruise Tour

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YT-01: Yangtze Downstream Tour

Day 1: Boarding Yangtze Cruise in Chongqing

Arrival in Chongqing on your own. Boarding the Yangtze Cruise before 20:00. If you need airport transfer, please inform us in advance.

Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River Cruise

Chongqing is a major city in Southwest China and one of the five national central cities in China. Administratively, it is one of China's four direct-controlled municipalities (the other three are Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin), and the only such municipality in inland China.

Day 2: Yangtze River

Activities & Attractions: Learn Tai Chi, Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost Town or Shibaozhai, Captain's Welcome Dinner;

The Fengdu Ghost Town is a tourist attraction modelled after Diyu, the concept of hell in Chinese mythology and Buddhism. It was built over 1,800 years ago. The ghost city will become an island once the Three Gorges Dam project is completed. Specifically, part of the Fengdu Ghost City will be submerged, but scenery above the "Door of Hell" will remain.

Fengdu Ghost Town
Fengdu Ghost Town
Shibaozhai is a hill along the bank of the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) in Zhong County, Chongqing, China. This rocky and craggy hill has extremely steep sides and is about 200 meters (660 feet) tall. On the river side of the hill is a red pavilion which leans against the side of the hill providing a walkway to the temple at the top of the hill. One of the largest wooden temple, red pavilion built at the side of rock and has nine floors. A yellow entrance at the base of the pavilion provides an entrance.

In the dinner, the Captain and crews will welcome guests with a party. The crew members will perform folk dances and traditional music for the guests. At the end of the party the Captain will toast the guests and all will be welcomed onboard. Visitors can have photo with captain after the dinner.

Day 3: Yangtze River

Attractions: Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Three Little Gorges or Shennong Stream;

Qutang Gorge
Qutang Gorge

Qutang Gorge, the shortest and most majestic of the Three Gorges, winds five miles from Baidi City in Fengjie County to Daxi Town in Wushan County. The two banks of the gorge contain numerous scenic spots. Southwest of the Qutang Gorge is the Kui Gate, also called the Qutang Pass. Two peaks, Mt. Baiyan (White Salt Mountain) in the north and Mt. Chijia soar above the horizon. The two mountains resemble a gate that might have been created by Heaven and placed here on earth.

Wu Gorge, sometimes called Great Gorge, is the second gorge of the Three Gorges system on the Yangtze River, People's Republic of China. Formed by the Wu River, it stretches 45 km (28 mi) from Wushan to Guandukou, and is located downstream of Qutang Gorge and upstream of Xiling Gorge. The gorge straddles the boundary between Wushan County of Chongqing Municipality (formerly part of Sichuan Province) and Badong County, Hubei Province.

Wu  Gorge
Wu Gorge

Three Little Gorges also called Daning River Three Little Gorges, zigzags about 31 miles from Wushan County in the south to the Dachang Ancient Town in the north. It refer to the three gorges of the lower reaches of Daning River (the largest branch of Yangtze River) in Wushan County - Dragon Gate Gorge (Longmen Xia), Misty Gorge (Bawu Xia), and Emerald Gorge (Dicui Xia). Because of its beauty, it has been said that although Wushan Three Little Gorges are not the Three Gorges of Yangtze River, they are almost the same.

Day 4: Yangtze River - Yichang

Attractions & Activities: Visit Three Gorges Dam, Xiling Gorge, Captain's Farewell Banquet,Disembark in Yichang, Yichang Departure;

The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, located in Yiling District, Yichang, Hubei province, China. The Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW).

Three Gorges Dam
Three Gorges Dam

Xiling Gorgeis a canyon (gorge) on the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) in Hubei province, China. It is the largest and most downstream-eastern of the famous Three Gorges.The area is named after Mt. Xiling, a peak at the eastern end of the gorge, and has been so named since at least the Three Kingdoms Period when it was recorded in the geographical treatise Shui Jing Zhu.

Yichang is a prefecture-level city located in western Hubei province, China. It is the second largest city in the province after the capital, Wuhan. The Three Gorges Dam is located within its administrative area, in Yiling District. At the 2010 census, its population was 4,059,686 inhabitants whom 1,350,150 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of Yiling, Xiling, Wujiagang and Dianjun urban districts as Xiaoting District are not yet urbanized.

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