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Yangtze 1

Yangtze 1 Cruise Ship

Yangtze 1 is a fine 4.5-star cruise designed in the style of ancient luxurious Chinese castle. With a reasonable low price among all the Yangtze River cruises, it is popular for travelers with budget.

2023 Top Highlights of Yangtze 1 Cruise:

Complete Three Gorges Scenery: The ONLY ship will board and disembark at Yichang Sandouping Port, providing the rare chance to enjoy breathtaking scenery of the whole Xiling Gorge.

Free & Special Experience to Inspire You: The ONLY ship offers the fresh and awesome experience to sail through Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift for Free.

Cruise Route:

  • Chongqing - Yichang (4 days & 3 nights;)
  • Yichang - Chongqing (5 days & 4 nights;)
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Yangtze 1 Cruise Ship Itinerary in 2023

Yangtze 1 Chongqing Yichang Itinerary Map
Map of Yangtze 1's Itinerary

Chongqing - Yichang 5 Days & 4 Nights Downstream Cruise

Arranged Shore Excursions: Xiaoguanshan, White Emperor City, Goddess Sky Road, Shennong Stream, Three Gorges Dam,Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift

Day Time Events & Activities
Day 1 16:00 Board the ship at Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock & check in
21:30 Depart from Chongqing
Day 2 07:00-07:30 Enjoy morning tea & coffee, learn Tai Chi with a master
07:30-08:30 Buffet Breakfast
09:00-11:30 Visit Xiaoguanshan (included)
12:00-13:00 Buffet Lunch
17:30-18:00 Captain's welcome party
18:00-19:00 Buffet dinner
Day 3 06:30-07:00 Enjoy morning tea & coffee, learn Tai Chi with a master
07:30-08:30 Buffet Breakfast
08:00-10:30 Shore excursion to White Emperor City (included)
11:10-12:00 Sail through Qutang Gorge
12:00-13:00 Buffet Lunch
12:30-17:30 Shore excursion to Goddess Sky Road (included)
18:00-18:30 Sail through Wu Gorge
19:00-20:00 Buffet dinner
Day 4 06:30-07:00 Enjoy morning tea & coffee, learn Tai Chi with a master
07:00-08:00 Buffet Breakfast
08:00-11:00 Shore excursion to Shennong Stream (included)
12:00-13:00 Buffet lunch
14:30-18:00 Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam (incuded)
18:00-19:00 Experience Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift (included)
19:00-20:30 Captain's farewell dinner
20:00-21:30 Farewell party
Day 5 06:30-07:00 Enjoy morning tea & coffee, learn Tai Chi with a master
07:00-08:00 Buffet Breakfast
08:00-09:30 Sail through Xiling Gorge
10:00-11:00 Ship crosses Gezhou Dam
12:00 Disembark at Yichang No.9 Wharf

Yichang - Chongqing 5 Days & 4 Nights Upstream Cruise

Arranged Shore Excursions: Three Gorges Tribe, Three Gorges Dam,Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift, Little Three Gorges, White Emperor City, Xiaoguanshan.

Day Time Events & Activities
Day 1 19:00-20:00 Embark the ship at Yichang No.9 Wharf)
Day 2 06:00 Depart from Yichang
06:30-07:00 Enjoy morning tea & coffee, learn Tai Chi with a master
07:00-08:00 Buffet Breakfast
07:00-08:00 Sail through Xiling Gorge
09:30-12:30 Shore excursion to Three Gorges Tribe (included)
12:30-12:30 Buffet lunch
18:00-18:30 Captain's welcome party
18:30-19:39 Buffet dinner
20:30-21:30 Experience Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift (included)
Day 3 06:30-07:00 Enjoy morning tea & coffee, learn Tai Chi with a master
07:00-07:40 Sail through Wu Gorge
07:30-08:30 Buffet Breakfast
09:00-12:30 Shore excursion to Little Three Gorges (included)
12:30-14:00 Buffet lunch
14:30-15:00 Sail through Qutang Gorge
15:30-18:30 Shore excursion to White Emperor City (included)
18:30-19:30 Buffet dinner
Day 4 06:30-07:00 Enjoy morning tea & coffee, learn Tai Chi with a master
07:00-08:00 Buffet Breakfast
12:00-13:00 Buffet lunch
13:30-17:00 Shore excursion to Xiaoguanshan (included)
18:00-19:00 Buffet dinner
Day 5 07:00-08:00 Buffet breakfast
08:00 Disembark at Chongqing Chaotianmen Port

Please Note:

1. Subject to Change:
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. The cruise company will arrange the same fabulous sightseeing if the prearranged sites cannot be visited in a particular case.

2. Embarkation Tips:
(a) Please call the ship one day ahead or at least in the morning on the boarding day to have clear idea about which pier you are going to use; (b) It is better to arrive in Chongqing before 16:30 on the embarkation day; (c) There are 13 sub-pier of Chongqing Chaotianmen Port. As the car/taxi driver can only stop the car at the entrance of the port, you need to walk to your exact pier. Usually, it needs about 180 meters (about 3 minutes) to the nearest No.9 Dock, about 180-680 meters (about 3-8 minutes) to No.7, No.5, No.3 and No.1 Docks, and about 680-850 meters (about 8-10 minutes) to the No.2, No.4, No.6, No.8 and No.10 Docks from the east side, via the edge of the port to the west side; (d) The boarding time and departure piers may change based on the ship line, water level, season, weather and other factors. Please pay attention to the important info your travel consultants sent to you before your boarding.

3. Disembarkation Tips:
Luggage Consigning for Chongqing - Yichang Disembarkation: For the national policy about the security of the Three Gorges Dam Project, no large luggage (exceeding 20cm*40cm*50cm or 5kg) is allowed to be taken into Three Gorges Dam scenic area. You could consign your luggage to Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal and get the luggage consigning document from the cruise staff on the 4th cruising day morning and gather it after you are in Yichang downtown by showing that document. The service is offered by the cruise company and needs extra charge of 25RMB for each piece of luggage.

4. Arranged Shore Excursion:
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.

5. Optional Shore Excursions:
The OPTIONAL shore excursion needs extra charge. The optional sites will be visited depending on the number of travelers 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 who would register for you and receive your pay in site.

6. Physical Demands:
There are many stairs to climb up to Fengdu Ghost City and reach the top of Shibaozhai Pagoda / White Emperor City. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended to visit these sites.

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

8. Dressing Code for Parties:
Travelers who attend the Captain's Welcome Reception, Yangtze Pirate Night Show should wear smart casual or formal.

9. More Travel Guide & Support:
To know more details your life onboard, like cabins, dining, drinking, service, onboard activities and lectures, please head to Yangtze River Cruise Guide 2023. You’ll find everything here.

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    Please Note:
    • 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.
    • Limited winter schedules may be adjusted into other dates, cruise ships, etc. based on the arrangement of the cruise company.

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