Itinerary of Yangtze Cruises from Chongqing to Yichang to Chongqing
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Itinerary of Yangtze Cruises from Chongqing to Yichang to Chongqing

Yangtze Cruise from Chongqing

The well-planed eight days and seven nights' itinerary of Yangtze Cruises from Chongqing to Yichang to Chongqing will offer passengers an opportunity to fully enjoy the beautiful scenery of Three Gorges.

Itinerary of Yangtze Cruises from Chongqing to Yichang to Chongqing

Day 1 Depart Chongqing

09:00: Sail from picturesque "Mountain City" – Chongqing.

Day 2 Fengdu

Take a shore excursion to Fengdu, visiting the "Ghost City:, which is known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill. Or visiting the new relocation village, which was built fir families who have moved as a result of the Yangtze River's rising water brought about by the Three Gorges Dam.

Day 3 Three Gorges/Lesser Three Gorges/ Ship Locks

Enter the Three Gorges, one of nature's most extraordinary sculptures. Pass through the shortest, narrowest and most dramatic one amount the Three Gorges – Qutang Gorge.

Then, enter the 25 miles long Wu Gorge, which is known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and sheer cliffs. Take a shore excursion through the Daning River Lesser Three Gorges, which are narrower than the Three Gorges, but very impressive. Later, enter Xiling Gorge, which is the longest and the deepest one in the Three Gorges. The cliff walls rise to 4,000 feet.

In the evening, sail through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks.

Day 4 Three Gorges Dam/Yichang

In the morning, visit the Three Gorges Dam at Sandouping, the largest project of its kind in the world.

In the afternoon, visit Yichang, the economic and cultural center of western Hubei Province.

Day 5 New Zigui

Take a shore excursion to New Zigui, a new city built to accommodate families relocated as a result of the rising water of the Yangtze, brought about by the Three Gorges Dam project.

Day 6 Shennong Stream/Wu Gorge/Qutang Gorge

Transfer to another vessel for a relaxing ride through the attractive gorges of Shennong Stream. Pass through Wu Gorge, Qutang Gorge.

Day 7 White Emperor City

Take shore excursion to the ancient site overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge. White Emperor City (Baidicheng) has long been a refuge for would-be kings and poets who have traveled here to be inspired by its majestic views. According to legends, in 25AD, white vapor in the shape of a dragon rose from a well here, and Gong Sunshu, a soldier who had his headquarters here, declared himself the White Emperor. Remains of the city wall can be seen on the hill behind Baidi Mountain, and a temple built to commemorate Gong's reign dates back over 1950 years.

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