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Yangtze Explorer Cruise Ship

Yangtze Explorer Cruise Special Itinerary 2023

Special Offer Route: Yichang - Chongqing 5 Days & 4 Nights Upstream Cruises of Essential Shennongjia Visit

Available Dates: Valid only for Yangtze Explorer on July 7, July 28 and August 18 in 2019

During the relaxing Yangtze River cruise in three summer sailings, the world famous Shennongjia Nature Preserve, a UNESCO world natural heritage site and known as the “green pearl” in China, would change your experience really cool. Grateful thanks to the prosperous natural conditions, besides the dense forest providing fresh air, Shennongjia is the best home for a wide species of wildlife, which even enables you to get really close to the wild golden monkeys just in this world unique place. Furthermore, the special visits to the very primeval groves and peculiar natural sightseeing could lighten up your cruising trip with more surprises! Please check the detailed itinerary at below to start your 2019 special summer trip on the Yangtze River in China.

Day Time Event & Activities
Day 1 14:00 Gather at Yichang Banshan Hotel and take coach to Three Gorges Dam SiteYichang Banshan Hotel Address: #56 Fazhan Ave., Dongshan Development Zone, Xiling District, Yichang (宜昌市西陵区东山开发区发展大道56号 - 宜昌半山酒店)
15:00 Take shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam site and witness the amazing project
18:30 Board your ship at Yichang Maoping Port and check in
19:15 Join the Captain’s Welcome Party
19:45 Buffet dinner with Chinese and Western meal is served this evening
21:00 Welcome safety briefing & facilities introduction
Day 2 (B, L, D) 06:00-07:00 Enjoy your buffet breakfast with rich kinds of dishes (Chinese and Western)
07:00 Take a morning excursion to Shennong Nature Reserve, UNESCO World Natural Heritage in Hubei Province, China
07:30-09:00 Take the bus to Shennongjia Jiuhuping Center to transfer on the scenic area sightseeing bus
09:30-11:30 Visit Large Dragon Pool (Da Long Tan ) Protection and Research Center of Golden Monkey, the world unique place to close up to wild golden monkeys, and then visit Xiao Long Tan Wildlife Rescue Station
11:40-12:30 Enjoy lunch at Xiao Long Tan restaurant (Chinese dishes)
12:40-16:00 Enjoy the primeval forest and waterfalls and fresh air at Golden Monkey Mountain (Jin Hou Ling), and natural subalpine scenery at Banbiyan where tracks of wild men were found. Then, visit Liaowang Tower (Liao Wang Ta) which is the highest building in Central China. After that, visit Shennong Valley (Shen Nong Gu) that is also called Scenery Bealock (Feng Jing Ya) and reputed as “No. 1 Scenery in Shennongjia”.
16:30-18:00 Take a coach to get back to Xiakou Port and return your ship
19:00 Chinese and Western buffet dinner
21:00 Aprreciate Band play and movie
Day 3 (B, L, D) 06:30 Enjoy early bird coffee and tea
06:30 Play the traditional Tai Chi with the master to get a physical stretch and inhale fresh air;
07:00-08:00 Enjoy your buffet breakfast with rich kinds of dishes (Chinese and Western);
08:00-12:00 Go shore excursion to Shennong Stream and pay visit to Bamboo Gorge and Trackers Village to feel the nature charm and local culture;
12:00 Enjoy your buffet lunch (Chinese and Western);
13:30 Ship sails through Wu Gorge. Admire the beautiful continuous hills on the banks;
16:00 Ship sails through Qutang Gorge, the most magnificent gorges along the way;
16:30-17:30 Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and pastries with band performance;
19:00 Enjoy A la Carte Western Dinner;
20:00 A Talk on 816 Nuclear Bunker;
21:00 Movie Time (Popcorns offered for free);
21:00-21:45 Appreciate Band play
22:15-23:00 Appreciate Band play
Day 4 (B, L, D) 06:30 Enjoy early bird coffee and tea
07:00 Play the traditional Tai Chi with the master to get a physical stretch and inhale fresh air;
07:30 Enjoy your buffet breakfast with rich kinds of dishes (Chinese and Western);
11:30-12:30 Enjoy your buffet lunch (Chinese and Western);
12:30-16:30 Select one as your shore excursion: (a) Go to see the Fuling 816 Underground Project; (b) Visit Fuling White Crane Ridge Underwater Museum and local market.
16:30-17:30 Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and pastries;
17:00 Yangtze Explorer departs from Fuling;
19:00 Enjoy “A Taste of China” farewell dinner with your partners;
21:00-21:45 Appreciate Band play
21:00-23:00 Appreciate Band play
Day 5 (B) 06:30 Enjoy early bird coffee and tea;
07:00 Luggage out of cabin for collection;
07:00-08:00 Enjoy your buffet breakfast with rich kinds of dishes (Chinese and Western);
08:00-08:45 Disembark at Chongqing Chaotianmen port.

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.

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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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