5 Days Chongqing & Yangtze River Cruise Tour

Explore Chongqing Scenery with Yangtze River Cruise


This is the most relaxing Chongqing & Yangtze River Cruise tour! In the 5 days, discover China's most spectacular scenery, cultural treasures, religious and historical sites with the spectacular Yangtze Cruise in comfort and style.

Highlights of this tour

  • Stand at the highest point of Chongqing to have a bird’s eye view of the whole city and Visit the most famous Ciqikou Ancient Town there;
  • Visit the very hot local attractions of Fengdu Ghost City and Shibaozhai Pogada, etc. on a short excursion;
  • Take in unforgettable sightseeing on your journey of discovery of Three Gorges;

Basic Trip Information

  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Chongqing / Three Gorges / Yichang
Travel Length:
5 Days & 4 Nights
Tour Code:
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Chongqing Arrival

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Welcome to Chongqing, the mountain city! Clear the customs and retrieve your baggage by yourself upon arrival, be greeted by our tour guide in the Arrival Hall who is holding a sign on which says your name; transferred by your private car/van and to your hotel. The rest of the day is free on your own for any kind of the activity. 

Chongqing Night
Day 2 Chongqing (B, L)

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Today after breakfast, you’ll visit Chongqing Zoo. This is a rather specific zoo since some very rare species can be seen there. Besides tigers and Golden hair monkeys, there are also both Giant and Red Pandas together with their cubs. After the zoo, the tour goes to the Erling Park to have a birds-eye-view of the whole city. It is one of the old private gardens in Chongqing, built in late Qing Dynasty around 1909 AD. Then, you'll visit Ciqikou Old Town. It was Chongqing's old harbor and was once the home of many of Chongqing's rich merchants, where you can still see lots of Ming and Qing dynasty architecture, local shops, tea houses, local Sichuan street performance and so on.

Your local tour guide will escort you to Chongqing Chaotianmen Port to board your Yangtze cruise ship during 18:00-20:00. Your lifetime Yangtze River cruise sails at 21:00! (Note:The boarding time and pier change based on Yangtze cruise ships, water level, season and weather, etc. Your travel consultants will tell you the detailed time and pier before your boarding.

Chongqing Zoo
Day 3 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

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Shore excursion to the Fengdu Ghost City to check why it has been regarded as the "City of Ghosts". It is where the devil lives according to Chinese legend. The temples built on Ming Mountain show punish instruments and demon paintings, depicting the Chinese people’s imagination of hell.

Note: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Shibaozhai Pagoda. Shibaozhai, like a pearl on Yangtze River, is 278 kilometers away from Chongqing. As the gem of Chinese Architecture, the 12-story, 18th Century red wooden temple is an architectural delight full of Legends and beautiful stories. You have the final say on which excursion to make, as we can book any of the cruise ships at great rates!

Fengdu Ghost City  Tour
Day 4 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

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Take enjoyable adventure to primitive Shennv Stream (Goddess Stream). You’ll switch to a smaller boat sailing down the beautiful stream in a narrow gorge and get close-up views of high mountain peaks and hanging coffins in the steep cliffs. Entertain yourselves with local music and dance offered by the Tujia ethnic minority.

Optional Excursion: Take shore excursion to White Emperor City which charges extra fee. Located at the entrance of Qutang Gorge, it offers the best viewing spot to appreciate the magnificent Kuimen Gate.

Lesser Three Gorges
Day 5 Yichang & Yichang Departure (B)

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Today's highlight is your morning excursion to the world-famous Three Gorges Dam. Be prepared for your check-out procedure and the ship will arrive in Yichang at about 11:30. Our guide will expect you on board and visit the Yichang Museum if time permits. After lunch at a local famous restaurant, drive to the Yichang airport and take the flight to go back home or to your next destination.  

Note: Lunch on Day 5 depends on cruise ship you take. Some cruises like Victoria Cruises offer lunch onboard, while some other cruises not. Please contact our professional travel consultants for detailed information.

Three Gorges Dam Tour

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