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Yangtze Explorer Cruise Ship

Yangtze Explorer Cruise Itinerary & Route Map 2022

Yangtze Explorer Cruise Itinerary Map

There are two classic cruise routes that Yangtze Explorer operates, namely downstream route (Chongqing to Yichang) and upstream route (Yichang to Chongqing). If you want a longer holiday, you can also visit 8 Days Chongqing-Yichang-Chongqing Loop Cruise or 8 Days Chongqing-Jiujiang Cruise to dialogue with remained treasures.

Chongqing - Yichang 4 Days & 3 Nights Downstream Itinerary & Cruise Timetable

Arranged Shore Excursions: Fuling 816 Underground Project or Fuling White Crane Underwater Museum, Goddess Sky Road, Three Gorges Dam Site (ticket fees included)

Optional Shore Excursions: Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift (CNY380/pp), Lesser Three Gorges + Mini Three Gorges (CNY480/pp)

Day Time Event & Activities Venue
Day 1 16:00-20:00 Embark on the ship at Chaotianmen Port in Chongqing & Check in; Have a drink in the Explorer Bar and enjoy the stunning nightview of Chongqing city. Explorer Bar, Deck 6
18:30-20:00 A la carte Western dinner Dynasty Dining Room , Deck 2
21:00-21:30 Welcome safety briefing & facilities introduction Tang Theatre, Deck 3
21:30 Join the Captain’s Welcome Party with plenty of snacks; Explorer Bar, Deck 6
22:00 Yangzi Explorer Departs from Chongqing Chongqing
Day 2 (B, L, D) 6:30 Enjoy early bird coffee and tea Explorer Bar, Deck 6
7:00-7:30 Play the traditional Tai Chi with the master to get a physical stretch and inhale fresh air; Explorer Bar, Deck 6
7:00-8:30 Enjoy your buffet breakfast with rich kinds of dishes (Chinese and Western); Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
8:30-12:00 Select one as your shore excursion: (a) Go to see the 816 Nuclear Military Plant; (b) Visit Baiheliang Underwater Museum . Fuling
12:30 Enjoy you’re A La Carte lunch (Western); Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
17:00-18:30 Enjoy your Buffet Dinner Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
18:30-21:30 Enjoy "Three Kingdom Open Air Show" (weather permitting) Zhongxian
22:00-23:00 Appreciate Band play Explorer Bar, Deck 6
Day 3 (B, L, D)

 

6:30 Enjoy early bird coffee and tea Explorer Bar, Deck 6
7:00-7:30 Play the traditional Tai Chi with the master to get a physical stretch and inhale fresh air; Explorer Bar, Deck 6
8:00-9:00 Enjoy your buffet breakfast with rich kinds of dishes (Chinese and Western); Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
10:00-10:30 Ship through Qutang Gorge, the most majestic one in the three gorges. Explorer Bar, Deck 6
11:00-13:00 Enjoy you’r buffet lunch; Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
11:00-15:00 Go shore excursion to Goddess Sky Road, which is advantageous to overlook the belt-like emerald Yangtze and verdant flowery gorge mountains Goddess Sky Road
17:30-18:15 Ship through Wu Gorge; Explorer Deck, Deck 6
18:30-20:00 Attend captain's farewell dinner; Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
22:00-23:00 Appreciate Band play Explorer Bar, Deck 6
Day 4 (B) 7:30-8:00 Enjoy your buffet breakfast with rich kinds of dishes (Chinese and Western); Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
8:00-9:00 Luggage out of Cabin for collection; Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
9:00-11:00 Go shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam, which is is the world largest hydroelectric station and the biggest dam project in the whole China contributing a lot to the flood control, electricity generation, shipping, etc. Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
12:30-14:00 Enjoy your dinner at Juweng Pinwei Restaurant in Yichang. Juweng Pinwei Restaurant
14:00 Bus riding to Yichang Airport / train station for leaving. Yichang



Yichang - Chongqing 5 Days & 4 Nights Upstream Itinerary & Cruise Timetable

Arranged Shore Excursions: Three Gorges Dam, Goddess Sky Road, Bashan Forest (or Shennong Nature Reserve), White Emperor City or Three Gorges Summit.

Optional Shore Excursions: Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift (CNY 380/pp)

Day Time Event & Activities Venue
Day 1 16:00-19:00 Gather at Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal and be transferred to Yichang Maoping Port for embarkation. Have a drink in the Explorer Bar. Yichang Maoping Port; Explorer Bar, 6th Floor
21:00-21:30 Welcome safety briefing & facilities introduction Tang Theatre, Deck 3
21:30 Join the Captain’s Welcome Party with plenty of snacks; Explorer Bar, Deck 6
21:00-21:30 Welcome safety briefing & facilities introduction Tang Theatre, Deck 3
Day 2 (B, L, D) 6:30 Enjoy early bird coffee and tea Explorer Bar, Deck 6
7:00 Play the traditional Tai Chi with the master to get a physical stretch and inhale fresh air; Explorer Bar, Deck 6
7:00-7:30 Enjoy your buffet breakfast with rich kinds of dishes (Chinese and Western); Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
09:00-12:00 Shore excursion to Bashan Forest and Wuyuan Cave in some schedules;
Shore excursion to Shennong Nature Reserve (whole day) in other schedules.
Badong/Shennongjia
13:00-14:00 (12:30-13:30) Enjoy your lunch in local restaurant; Badong / Shennongjia
16:30-17:30 Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and pastries; Explorer Bar, Deck 6
19:00 Enjoy A la Carte Western Dinner; Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
21:00-21:45 Appreciate Duo plays at the bar Explorer Bar, Deck 6
22:00-23:00 Appreciate Duo plays at the bar Explorer Bar, Deck 6
Day 3 (B, L, D) 05:30-6:15 Ship sails through Wu Gorge. Admire the beautiful continuous hills on the banks; Explorer Deck, Deck 6
7:30-11:30 Go shore excursion to Goddess Sky Road, which is advantageous to overlook the belt-like emerald Yangtze and verdant flowery gorge mountains; Wushan
12:00-13:30 Enjoy your lunch (Western); Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
13:30-14:00 Ship sails through Qutang Gorge, the most magnificent gorges along the way; Explorer Deck, Deck 6
15:00-19:00 Go shore excursion to A: White Emperor City which is the famous Chinese Ancient “Poem City”, or B: Three Gorges Summit - the highest peak of the famous Three Gorges area to catch the most beautiful gorge and winding river sightseeing Fengjie
19:00-20:00 Enjoy A la Carte Western Dinner; Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
22:00-23:00 Appreciate Band play Explorer Bar, Deck 6
Day 4 (B, L, D) 6:30 Enjoy early bird coffee and tea Explorer Bar, Deck 6
7:00 Play the traditional Tai Chi with the master to get a physical stretch and inhale fresh air; Explorer Bar, Deck 6
8:00-9:00 Enjoy your buffet breakfast with rich kinds of dishes (Chinese and Western); Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
14:00-18:00 Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City, a large complex of shrines, temples and monasteries dedicated to the afterlife located on Ming Mountain or Xiaoguanshan Dewelling Houses which takes you to explore Fengdu’s thousand-year history by seeing the ancient dwellings, temples and gates of Ming and Qing Dynasties Fengjie
19:00 Enjoy A Taste of China farewell dinner with your partners; Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
22:00-23:00 Appreciate Duo plays at the bar Explorer Bar, Deck 6
Day 5 (B) 7:00-8:30 Enjoy your buffet breakfast with rich kinds of dishes (Chinese and Western); Dynasty Dining Room, Deck 2
8:00-8:20 Disembark at Chongqing Chaotianmen port. Chongqing

Please note:

1. Subject to Change

The itineraries, ports, departure & arrival time, shore excursions listed above are subject to change according to the weather, river condition and permission from the navigational authorities. Besides, activities onboard, dining and entertainment options vary and are subject to change.

2. Shore Excursions

The Yangtze Explorer cruise company will usually arrange three shore excursions during the whole cruise between Chongqing and Yichang. The ARRANGED shore excursions are included in your quotation, so you could visit the sites without extra charge. However, if you do not visit the sites, the fees of arranged shore excursion sites are not refunded.

As for optional shore excursion and show, travelers can decide to go or not based on your interests, real physical condition and budget. The optional sites will be visited depending on the number of travelers who want to go and the cost for the "Three Kingdom Open Air Show", "White Emperor City", "Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift", and "Tribe of Three Gorges" is 290 RMB/person for each. If you want to go, tell the reception desk who would register and arrange for you. If you decide not to go, you could stay on the ship to enjoy some leisure time. For your safety, you are not allowed to leave your ship on your own.

3. Meals

On the first day of embarkation, if you want to enjoy dinner onboard, it will need extra charge for the meal.

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Please Note:
• The above price range is based on a standard cabin for twin sharing.
• The prices are valid by Dec.31 of the year.
• Please enquiry for the exact price according to your nationality, cruising time and cruising route.
• Please quote us for the price may change during China's Golden Week and Spring Festival.
• Limited winter schedules may be adjusted into other dates, cruise ships, etc. based on the arrangement of the cruise company.

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