Cruise Yangtze River

Enshi, Yichang, Yangtze River & Chongqing

From $5100 per person in low season

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per person based on two sharing. 
Please note that the cost of the itinerary will be higher during peak periods of travel, over Chinese National Vacations.

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At a Glance

  • Hike the magnificent Enshi Grand Canyon, one of China's best kept secrets

  • Admire the UNESCO-listed Tujia architecture at Tusi ancient city

  • Sail the legendary Yangtze River and the famous Three Gorges on board the luxurious M.S. Yangzi Explorer

  • Enjoy a spa retreat at the end at Chongqing, the city of hot springs

  • Admire the wilderness of Wulong Karst National Geology Park and UNESCO-listed Dazu Rock Carvings

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The vast province of Sichuan has a diverse and varied climate. The eastern lowlands of the Sichuan Basin have a tropical monsoon climate, characterized by humidity and fog. Winters are mild, summers are scorching, autumn is wet, and spring is dry and pleasant. The cities of Chengdu is famed for its fog, with the weather often likened to a damp day in London. The mountainous gorges and forested plains along the Yangtze River make autumn and spring the prime time for a Yangtze Cruise, with clear skies and pleasant temperatures making ideal sightseeing weather. Winter can be spectacular, despite the cold, when the water level is lower in the Three Gorges and the soaring cliffs even more dramatic.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

An adventure through the picturesque Central China. Let our guide bring you through the Enshi Grand Canyon and Tusi ancient city before you embark on a cruise through the legendary Yangtze River's Three Gorges, concluding at the hot springs spa retreat at Chongqing with visits to Wulong Karst and Dazu.

  1. Days 1-3: Enshi

    Arriving into Chongqing or Wuhan airport, you will then be transferred into the station for your high-speed train to Enshi for your two nights' stay.

    You will spend an entire day hiking through the magnificent Enshi Grand Canyon, which is one of China's best kept wilderness secrets. We will visit Qixingzhai Scenic Spot, One Incense Pillar and Yunlong Ground Fissure. Whether easy or challenging hikes, or optional electric sightseeing vehicle or cable car, we can tailor-make your trip to be as breezy or as adventurous as you would like it to be.

    Accommodation: Mövenpick Hotel Enshi (2 nights)

  2. Days 3-4:

    Bidding farewell to Enshi, we will make a stop at the UNESCO-listed Tusi ancient city. It is a quintessential example of traditional Tujia architecture. As you stroll around the area, you will come to appreciate the numerous sculptures, carvings, paintings and folk arts inside.

    Afterwads, we transfer you the train station for your high-speed rail journey to Yichang where you will spend a night.

    Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Yichang (1 night)

  3. Days 4-8: Yangtze River & Yichang

    We spend the next five days exploring some of the scenic sights which you will pass through as you sail across the legendary Yangtze River.

    Discover the secret 816 Underground Project on the world's largest man-made military cave, goes 148 feet under water at White Crane Ridge Underwater Museum to admire the intricate ancient rock carvings of the river bed, enjoy a traditional longboat sampan with your Tuja boatmen through Shennong Stream's verdant gorges and hanging coffins.

    Finally, we arrive the famous Three Gorges. You will sail through the beautiful Wu Gorge, Qutang Gorge and Xiling Gorge before concluding your journey at the Three Gorges Project Dam Site and Exhibition Center. You will learn how the world's largest and most expensive engineering feat had come to shape the landscape of the Three Gorges.

    Accommodation: M.S Yangzi Explorer (4 nights)

  4. Days 8-10: Chongqing

    Disembarking in Chongqing, we then bring you into the UNESCO-listed Dazu Rock Carvings, including Mount Baoding and Mount Beishan.

    We will spend the next two nights in a hot spring retreat where you can enjoy optional spa experiences. We will also make a day trip out to Wulong Karst National Geology Park where you can admire the Three Natural Bridge and Longshuixia Fissure Gorge.

    Accommodation: Bolian Resorts & Spa Chongqing (2 nights)

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Enshi, Yichang, Yangtze River & Chongqing

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