Yangtze River Cruise Tour from Chengdu 6 Days tour
Day 1 Chengdu Arrival
Welcome to Chengdu, the hometown of Giant Pandas! 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. A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with an experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel. Your guide will help you check in. The rest of today is yours to enjoy the leisurely life pace of this city on your own.In the evening, enjoy hotpot in a local restaurant to taste the local Sichuan flavor.
Day 2 visit to Chengdu
In the early morning, your guide and driver will pick you at your hotel. Drive about 10 km to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to see the cute giant pandas and red pandas. Watch the pandas eating, climbing the tree, roaming in their enclosure and playing with each other. After the happy time with pandas, transfer to Wushu Monastery. Built in Sui Dynasty, it is a clean and quiet temple in the city center where you could experience Buddhist culture and local life of Chengdu.After lunch, drive to Renmin Park to sip a cup of tea as locals do and explore the leisure life of Chengdu citizen. Later, stroll along “the First Street of West Sichuan” - Jinli Old Street, admire the traditional Shu Kingdom buildings and taste some local snacks.
Day 3 High Speed Train to Chongqing & Board Yangtze River Cruise
In the morning, be escorted to the train station to take a 2-hour high speed train to Chongqing. Upon arrival, your guide and driver will pick you up at Chongqing North Railway Station and take you to explore the must-sees in the Mountain City. First, visit Ciqikou Old Town where you can still see lots of Ming and Qing Dynasty architecture, local shops, tea houses, local Sichuan street performance and more. Then, head to the famous Three Gorges Museum, the largest monographic museum in China. The exterior of the museum has cambered walls and vitreous dome, representing the history & culture of Three Gorges Project and its origins. Your last stop is Eling Park, one of the old private gardens in Chongqing, built in late Qing Dynasty around 1909 AD. Due to its relatively high altitude, there you can have a bird's eye view of the whole city.Then, you'll be transferred to Chongqing Chaotianmen Cruise Port, and board the ship in the late afternoon. Your lifetime Yangtze River Cruise starts.
Day 4 Yangtze River Cruise
Take shore excursion to 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.
Day 5 Yangtze River Cruise
Shore excursion to Shennv Stream by smaller vessels. Shennv Stream, called Goddess Stream, is reputed as the Original Virgin Valley of Yangtze where you could see extraordinary view.
Day 6 Yangtze River Cruise & Yichang Departure
Today's highlight is your morning excursion to the world famous Three Gorges Dam. It is the biggest dam in China and the world’s largest hydroelectric station for the usage of the flood control and power generation.Be prepared for your check-out procedure and the ship will arrive in Yichang at about 11:30-12:00. 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, train stations and take a flight or train,end the tour.