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Yangtze Explorer (also called Yangzi Explorer) is the most luxury, and the only super 5-star ship on the Yangtze River. Carrying just 124 passengers, it offers the finest and the most personalized service (highest crew to passenger ratio on the river of 1:1) to ensure every level of comfort for an intimate cruising experience.

Top Highlights of 2018:

  • 1. New and Innovative Discovery: the only Yangtze cruise taking you to explore world unique 816 Nuclear Military Plant, amazing White Crane Ridge Underwater Museum, etc.
  • 2. Special Routes to Inspire You:
    • a. enjoy enchanting sceneries of Shennongjia, world only place for you to close-up to wild golden monkeys, etc. (some cruises in summer)
    • b. appreciate sea of colorful azalea flowers with Shennongjia highlights (cruise on May 6th, 2018)

    Please check more about Special Itinerary of Yangtze Explorer.

Cruise Route:

Chongqing - Yichang (4 days & 3 nights;)

Yichang - Chongqing (5 days & 4 nights;)

Price:  $1,097-$1,497 •This price range is based on a standard cabin for twin sharing.

•The prices are valid until Feb.28, 2019.

•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 (the first week of October) and Spring Festival.

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Yangtze Explorer Cruise Ship Itinerary of Special Routes in 2018

In the year of 2018, Yangtze Explorer takes the lead in creating and offering special experience of the wonderful visit to the famous Shennongjia National Nature Preserve during your leisure cruising on the Yangtze River cruise in summer period. Besides the highlighting Shennongjia, the cruise would take distinguished you to appreciate the Three Gorges Dam Project, magnificent Three Gorges, and picturesque Shennong Stream with a deeper exploration, and have best new-try to the 816 Underground Nuclear Project and the White Crane Ridge Underwater Museum. All that are best arranged to give you a special and unforgettable experience of the Yangtze River cruise in China.

Route 1

Yichang – Chongqing 5 Days & 4 Nights Upstream Cruises of Essential Shennongjia Visit

(Valid only for Yangtze Explorer on July 8th, July 22nd and August 12th in 2018)

During the relaxing Yangtze River cruise in some summer dates, 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 2018 summer trip on the Yangtze River in China.

Yangtze River Cruise with Shennongjia Yangtze River Cruise Summer Route
DayTimeEvents & ActivitiesPlace
Day 1 14:00 Gather at Banshan Hotel in Yichang & take the bus to Three Gorges Dam site Yichang
15:00 Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Three Gorges Dam site
18:30 Embark the ship at Maoping Port Maoping Port
19:19 Captain’s Welcome Party Explorer Bar, 6th Floor
19:45 Chinese and Western buffet dinner Dynasty Dining Room , 2nd Floor
Day 2 (B, L, D) 06:00-07:00 Chinese and Western buffet breakfast Dynasty Dining Room, 2nd Floor
07:00 Shore excursion to Shennongjia, UNESCO World Natural Heritage in Hubei, China Shennnongjia Scenic Area
09:50 Visit primeval forest at Golden Monkey Mountain (Jin Hou Ling), the protection zone of golden monkeys and white bears
10:40 Visit wild animal rescue center at Little Dragon Pool (Xiao Long Tan)
11:10-11:50 Chinese lunch at Little Dragon Pool (Xiao Long Tan)
12:20-15:30 Enjoy the primeval forest at Taiziya and natural subalpine scenery at Banbiyan where tracks of wild men were found, and Liangfengya that is watershed of Yangtze River and Han River. Then, troll at Mirentang arrow bamboo forest, and 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”.
15:50-17:00 Optional visit to Large Dragon Pool (Da Long Tan ) protection and research center of golden monkey, the world unique place to close up to wild golden monkeys.
17:30-18:15 Return to the cruise by arranged bus -
19:00 Chinese and Western buffet dinner Dynasty Dining Room , 2nd Floor
21:00 Other activities onboard -
Day 3 (B, L, D) 07:00-08:00 Chinese and Western buffet breakfast Dynasty Dining Room, 2nd Floor
08:00-12:00 Shore excursion to Shennong Stream to visit Bamboo Gorge and the trackers village Shennong Stream
12:30 Chinese and Western buffet lunch Dynasty Dining Room, 2nd Floor
13:30 Sail through Wu Gorge Explorer Bar, 6th Floor
14:30 Other activities onboard -
16:00 Sail through Qutang Gorge Explorer Bar, 6th Floor
17:00 Other activities onboard -
19:00 A la carte Western dinner Dynasty Dining Room, 2nd Floor
20:00 Other activities onboard -
Day 4 (B, L, D) 07:30 Chinese and Western buffet breakfast Dynasty Dining Room, 2nd Floor
09:00 Other activities onboard -
11:30-12:30 Chinese and Western buffet lunch Dynasty Dining Room, 2nd Floor
12:30-16:30 Shore excursion to Fuling-816 Underground Project (world largest artificial cave of military nuclear project) or White Crane Ridge Underwater Museum (the world first underwater museum) 816 Underground Nuclear Project site or White Crane Ridge Underwater Museum
19:00 Farewell Dinner Dynasty Dining Room, 2nd Floor
21:00-23:00 Other activities onboard -
Day 5 (B) 07:00-08:00 Chinese and Western buffet breakfast Dynasty Dining Room, 2nd Floor
08:00-08:45 Disembark at Chaotianmen Port in Chongqing Chaotianmen Port

Route 2

Yichang – Chongqing 5 Days & 4 Nights Upstream Cruise of Alpine Azalea Admiration

(Valid only for Yangtze Explorer on May 6th in 2018)

For cruise on May 6th, 2018, Yangtze Explorer offers the special exciting experience to appreciate the alpine azalea blossoms that cover the mountains in different colors into a fabulous splendor.

As the azalea appreciation is well arranged within the visit to Shennong Valley at Shennongjia on the day 2, visitors would enjoy this “big wonderful show” there. On the occasion that is the best time to appreciate the alpine azalea flowers, multiple types of azaleas bloom fully from the altitude of 1500-3000 meters at Shennongjia, and the large area of thousands of meters long from Shennongding to Taiziya would be changed into an amazing sea of azalea blossoms. That is really a comfortable treat for your eyes and cameras. Besides the item of azalea appreciation on day 2, this itinerary is the same as that of the special upstream cruise of Shennongjia visit mentioned above, except the day 4. Please check the detailed itinerary at below.

Yangtze River Cruise with Shennongjia Shennongjia Yangtze River Cruise
DayTimeEvents & ActivitiesPlace
Day 1 Refer to Day 1 of Route 1
Day 2 (B, L, D) 06:00-07:00 Chinese and Western buffet breakfast Dynasty Dining Room, 2nd Floor
07:00 Shore excursion to Shennongjia, UNESCO World Natural Heritage in Hubei, China Shennnongjia Scenic Area
09:50 Visit primeval forest at Golden Monkey Mountain (Jin Hou Ling), the protection zone of golden monkeys and white bears
10:40 Visit wild animal rescue center at Little Dragon Pool (Xiao Long Tan)
11:10-11:50 Chinese lunch at Little Dragon Pool (Xiao Long Tan)
12:20-15:00 Enjoy the primeval forest at Taiziya and natural subalpine scenery at Banbiyan where tracks of wild men were found, and Liangfengya that is watershed of Yangtze River and Han River. Then, troll at Mirentang arrow bamboo forest, and visit Liaowang Tower (Liao Wang Ta) which is the highest building in Central China.
15:00-15:30 Visit Shennong Valley (Shen Nong Gu) that is also called Scenery Bealock (Feng Jing Ya) to admire the wonderful sightseeing of colorful alpine azalea flowers capping from Shennongding to Taiziya.
15:50-17:00 Optional visit to Large Dragon Pool (Da Long Tan ) protection and research center of golden monkey, the world unique place to close up to wild golden monkeys.
17:30-18:15 Return to the cruise by arranged bus -
19:00 Chinese and Western buffet dinner Dynasty Dining Room , 2nd Floor
21:00 Other activities onboard -
Day 3 (B, L, D) Refer to Day 3 of Route 1
Day 4 (B, L, D) 07:30 Chinese and Western buffet breakfast Dynasty Dining Room, 2nd Floor
09:00-12:30 Shore excursion to Fuling-816 Underground Project (world largest artificial cave of military nuclear project) 816 Underground Nuclear Project site
12:30 Chinese and Western buffet lunch Dynasty Dining Room, 2nd Floor
14:30-16:00 Optional shore excursion to White Crane Ridge Underwater Museum (the world first underwater museum) with local market White Crane Ridge Underwater Museum
13:45-17:30 Other activities onboard -
19:00 Farewell Dinner Dynasty Dining Room, 2nd Floor
21:00-23:00 Other activities onboard -
Day 5 (B) Refer to Day 5 of Route 1

Note:

1. The itinerary of Route 1 with Shennongjia visit is valid only for upstream Yangtze Explorer cruises starting on July 8th, July 22nd and August 12th in 2018; the itinerary of Route 2 with alpine azalea appreciation in Shennongjia is valid only for upstream Yangtze Explorer cruise on May 6th in 2018.

2. The time, arrangement, shore excursion, activities and places may be adjusted according to practical situation .

3. Please note that all arrival and departure times, shore excursions and lectures are subject to change due to weather, river conditions and permission from the navigational authorities.

4. The OPTIONAL shore excursion needs extra charge. You have the final say whether you take it or not onboard. And the optional sites will be visited depending on the number of travelers who want to go.

5. The OPTIONAL shore excursions are prepared based on the number of visitors who want to go. You can visit if there are 30 or more people interested (the number of visitors may be adjusted based on the real situation). You have the final decision where to go or not on your own. If yes, tell the reception desk at least 1 day in advance who would register for you and receive your pay in site. 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. If you do not visit the shore excursions, you could stay on the ship to enjoy some leisure time. And for your safety, you are not allowed to leave your ship on your own.

6. To know detailed transportation in Chongqing and Yichang, please head to How to Get to/Leave Yangtze Cruise Ports in Chongqing and Yichang.

7. Please feel free to contact our professional travel expert if you are interested or have any questions.

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• 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 (the first week of October) and Spring Festival.

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