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4-Day Cruising the Mighty Yangtze
   

Itinerary: Chongqing / Yangtze River / Yichang;        Duration:  4 Days


The Yangtze is the longest river in Asia, and the third-longest in the world. It flows for 6,418 kilometers (3,988 mi) from the glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau in Qinghai eastward across Southwest, Central and Eastern China before emptying into the East China Sea at Shanghai. It is also one of the biggest rivers by discharge volume in the world. The Yangtze drains one-fifth of China's land area and its river basin is home to one-third of China's population. 

Highlights

  • Hu Guang Guild
  • Ciqikou
  • Shibaozhai
  • Qutang Gorge or Wu Gorge
  • Three Gorges shiplocks
  • Three Gorges Dam site Chinese Sturgeon Museum

 

Itinerary: Chongqing / Yangtze River / Yichang;        Duration:  4 Days

Day 01: Chongqing Arrival (L)

  • Flight: TBA
  • Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by your guide and then transfer to have lunch.
  • In the afternoon, transfer to visit  Hu Guang Guild and Ciqikou, situated on the bank of the Jia Ling River, not far from its confluence with the mighty Yangtze is the ancient village of Ci Qi Kou. The history of Ci Qi Kou can be traced back for more than 1700 years. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911) it was famous for its production of porcelain.
  • After sightseeing, transfer to get on board. 9:00pm depart Chongqing.
  • Overnight in the cruise

Day 02: Yangtze River  (B, L, D)

  • Take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named “The Pearl of the Yangtze”.
  • Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Fengdu, visiting the new relocation village built for families who have moved as a result of the Yangtze’s rising waters brought about by the Three Gorges Dam. Additional optional Shore Excursion to Fengdu’s “Ghost City” (river conditions permitting), known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill. 
  • Overnight in the cruise 

Day 03: Yangtze River (B, L, D)

  • Sail through Qutang Gorge / Wu Gorge
  • Excursion to Daning River Small Gorges or Shennong Stream 
  • Additional optional excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting)
  • Sail through Three Gorges dam shiplocks
  • Overnight in the cruise 

Day 04: Yichang departure (B, L)

  • Flight: TBA
  • In the morning visit Three Gorges Dam Site
  • 12pm disembark Yichang
  • You’ll be greeted by your guide at Yichang Wharf, and then transfer to visit Chinese Sturgeon Museum.
  • Finally transfer to the airport for your flight back home
  • End of service

Price:

  

Nationality Classification

Price Based on Per Person in Cash

Price available for American & Canadian

RMB 4,500 / adult sharing twin

RMB 4,000 / child sharing twin

Price available for Australian & European

RMB 4,300adult sharing twin

RMB 3,800 / child sharing twin

Accommodation:

City

Cruise Name

Room Type

Yangtze

Victoria Cruise (5 Star)

Standard Room

 Included Services:

  • All private transfers mentioned in the program with air-conditioned vehicles.
  • All entrance fees for all sights mentioned in the program.
  • Accommodation in mentioned cruise with breakfast (based on twin sharing).
  • Private English speaking local guide in Chongqing and Yichang.
  • All meals mentioned in the program (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner).

Excluded Services:

  • Flight to Chongqing & from Yichang
  • Tips to the guide and driver in Chongqing & Yichang
  • Compulsory tips to the cruise staff (USD 25 per person)
  • Meals not mentioned above.
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers and hotel porters.
  • All expenses not mentioned above.

Remarks:

  • Quotation based on min. 2 adults traveling together.
  • Kindly note that no reservation has been made at this moment.

Passport & Visa:

The passengers are responsible for all visas, entry documents, health and other requirements and any documents required by laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited. All passengers traveling in China and other Asian countries require a Passport, valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip, and with appropriate visas. Multiple-entry visas are required if the passengers need to reenter the country. It is the responsibility of each passenger to have a valid Passport and necessary visas, as well as to comply with entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited. The Operators and agents are not responsible for passport, visa requirements, entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.
China tourist visa is L visa issued for a stay of short duration, usually 30 days, but not more than 90 days, and can not be extended upon expiration.

Climate & Clothing: 

Unless you have a need for formal or dressy clothes, jeans, slacks, shorts, shirts, blouses and T-shirts will do fine.
A comfortable pair of walking shoes is a must. You will be doing a great deal of walking both in the rural and urban areas of China.
Bring a swimming suit if you wish to swim. Many hotels have a swimming pool. Sun block, sunglasses and a light hat are also suggested items.
In spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) you will need a lined jacket, woolen sweater or light coat. In summer (June to August) cool cotton garments are recommended. In winter (December to February) a fleece jacket, sweatshirt, or heavy sweater will probably keep you warm enough in the south, but in the north a heavy woolen coat or down parka is a must.
It is often rainy in late spring and late summer, especially in the southern part of China, so bring some rainwear with you, or you can buy it at your destination.

Beat Jetlag on China Tours: 

Get plenty of rest before your trip. Starting out sleep-deprived makes jet lag worse. If you're traveling east, try going to bed one hour earlier each night for a few days before your departure. Go to bed one hour later for several nights if you're flying west.
Drink plenty of water before, during and after your flight to counteract the dehydrating effects of bone-dry cabin air. It's not clear whether dehydration actually causes jet lag, as some experts maintain, but there's no doubt it makes symptoms worse. For the same reason, avoid alcohol and caffeine, both of which dehydrate you further.
Move around during the flight, walk up and down, do some stretching exercises, to keep the blood circulating, and keep the joints from stiffening. While seated, swirl your ankles around from time to time.
Try to sleep on the plane if it is nighttime at your destination. Earplugs, headphones and eye masks can help block out noise and light. If it's day where you're going, resist the urge to sleep.
Set your watch to the new time before you leave. Once you reach your destination, try not to sleep until nighttime, no matter how tired you are.
Finally, if you just cannot resist and your eyelids are drooping and you feel more and more tired, then set you alarm for four hours, have a hot bath, and jump into bed.

Luggage Allowance for China Tours

Free Baggage Allowance in Weigh
On international and regional flights, the free baggage allowance for each published adult-fare or half-fare passenger is as follows:
First class ticket: 40 kilogram (88 pounds)
Business class ticket: 30 kilogram (66 pounds)
Economy class fare ticket: 20 kilogram (44 pounds)
No free baggage allowance is granted to infants paying 10% of the adult fare.

Free Baggage Allowance by pieces
The free baggage allowance by pieces is applicable only on China-USA and China-Canada international flights. According to the class of tickets, the free baggage allowance for each full-fare of half-fare first-class and business-class passenger is two pieces, and the sum of the length, width and height of each piece must not exceed 62 in. (158cm). The free baggage allowance for each economy-class and discounted tourist-class passenger is two pieces, and the sum of the length, width and height of each piece must not exceed 62 in. (158cm). The sum of the length, width and height of the two pieces of baggage must not exceed 107 in. (273cm); the weight of each piece must not exceed 32 kg. An infant paying 10% of the adult fare is allowed one piece of free baggage, and the sum of its length, width and height must not exceed 45 in. (115cm). In addition, a collapsible infant carriage or stroller is allowed to be carried free. If baggage exceeds the free baggage allowance in pieces, or the sum of the length, width and height of each piece exceeds the prescribed limits, an excess baggage charge must be paid.

Carry on Baggage
In addition to the free baggage allowance in weight, each passenger holding a full-fare or half-fare ticket may carry the following articles: a lady's handbag, an overcoat, a raincoat or a traveling blanket, a walking stick or an umbrella, a small amount of reading material for the trip, a small camera, a pair of small binoculars, infant's food for consumption in flight, an infant's carrying basket, a fully collapsible wheelchair, a pair of braces or artificial limbs. In addition to the free baggage allowance in pieces, regardless of the fare class of the ticket, the passenger may also carry hand baggage that can be placed under the passenger seat, and the sum of the length, width and height of all the pieces must not exceed 45 in. (115cm).