Yangtze River Cruise and Three Gorges

Yangtze River cruise can offer travelers many kinds of expeditions. The river can be traveled by scheduled steamers or luxury cruise ships for the 2,500 km between Chongqing and Shanghai . The travelers can also make overland expeditions to trace the remote upper reaches of the river - northern Yunnan , Tibet , and even as far as the river's source in Qinghai .

The cruise downstream starts with the city of Chongqing . There are many interesting sites to see in the small towns nearby: Fengdu was known for a temple dedicated to the King of the Underworld; Fuling was the site of the royal tombs of the fourth-century state of Ba. Also look for Shiabozhai, a temple built on a 100-foot-high rock that juts into the sky. Continue going downstream, Wanxian is the overnight stop for the scheduled steamers before they negotiate the Three Gorges by morning light.

Baidicheng is the last city before you reach the first gorge, the Qutang. It offers splendid views into the mouth of Qutang, and has a temple which was originally dedicated to the mythical White Emperor. Qutang Gorge was known to foreigners in the last century as 'The Windbox' because of the light mist hanging between towering cliffs. The next gorge is Wu Gorge with twelve peaks. The most renowned peak is Goddess Peak (Shennu Feng), which is said to resemble the figure of a maiden kneeling in front of a pillar. Xiling Gorge, the longest of the three gorges, runs for 75 km through slopes planted with orange groves. The shoals and rapids within Xiling were the most treacherous of all obstacles in the Three Gorges. Until the 1950s, boasts were hauled over them by trackers, whose backbreaking job would guarantee them an exceedingly short life span. Yichang marks the end of the upper reaches of the Yangtze River .


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Yangtze Cruise Itinerary

2012 Upstream-Yichang to Chongqing , 5 days and 4 nights

Date

Ports

Arrival

Departure

Day 1

Embarkation at Yichang

22:00

Day 2

Embarkation & Departing Yichang Pier

08:00

09:15

Passing Xiling Gorge - East Part

09:30

10:30

Arrive Yangjiawan Pier

11:00

Three Gorges Dam Project - Shore Excursion

14:00

17:00

Passing Three Gorges Dam 5-stage Shiplocks

18:00

Day 3

Passing Xiling Gorge - West Part

07:00

08:00

Shennong Stream - Shore Excursion

10:00

13:00

Passing Wu Gorge

13:30

16:00

Passing Qutang Gorge

17:00

17:40

Day 4

Wanxian - Shore Excursion

08:00

10:00

Day 5

Arrive Chongqing - Disembarkation

09:00

2012 DOWNSTREAM - CHONGQING TO YICHANG - 4 DAYS & 3 NIGHTS

Date

Ports

Arrival

Departure

Day 1

Embarkation at Chongqing

22:00

Day 2

Wanxian - Shore Excursion

14:00

17:00

(After Apr. 20, 06)

Fengdu - Shore Excursion

13:00

15:30

( before Apr. 20, 06 and for low water or foggy weather)

Day 3

Passing Qutang Gorge

06:40

07:00

Passing Wu Gorge

08:00

10:00

Shennong Stream - Shore Excursion

10:30

13:00

Passing Xiling Gorge

15:00

16:00

Passing Three Gorges Dam 5-stage Shiplocks

18:30

Day 4

Three Gorges Dam Project - Shore Excursion

08:00

10:00  

Arrive Yichang - Disembarkation

11:30

The cruise schedule and sailing date tend to change due to the water level and less booking, please contact us at chinaonyourmind@hotmail.com to get exact information.

 

 
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