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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.

2021 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 2021

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

Chongqing - Yichang 4 Days & 3 Nights Downstream Cruise

Arranged Shore Excursions: Shibaozhai Pagoda, Shennong Stream, Three Gorges Dam, Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift;

Optional Excursions & Activities: Fengdu Ghost City

Day Time Events & Activities
Day 1 19:00-21:00
Board the ship at Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock & check in
Depart from Chongqing
Day 2 (B, L, D) 07:00
Buffet Breakfast
Optional shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City (290 RMB/pp)
Buffet lunch
Cultural lecture time
Shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda
Captain's welcome party & Chinese table dinner
Evening dancing shows & entertainment
Day 3 (B, L, D) 07:00
Buffet Breakfast
Sail through Qutang Gorge
Sail through Wu Gorge
Shore excursion to Shennong Stream
Buffet lunch
Experience Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift
Captain's farewell dinner
Day 4 (B) 07:30

Disembark at Yichang Sandouping Port
Morning excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site and then transfer to Yichang city downtown

Yichang - Chongqing 5 Days & 4 Nights Upstream Cruise

Arranged Shore Excursions: Fengdu Ghost City, Shennong Stream, Three Gorges Dam, Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift;

Optional Excursions & Activities: White Emperor City, Tribe of Three Gorges, Boat Trackers Towing the Boat (special activity when visiting Shennong Stream)

Day Time Events & Activities
Day 1 19:00-20:00

Gather at Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal and take the arranged coach to Yichang Sandouping Port and check in (or you can board the ship at Sandouping Port by yourself during 18:00-22:30)
Day 2 (B, L, D) 07:00
Depart from Yichang Sandouping Port
Buffet breakfast
Optional shore excursion to Tribe of Three Gorges (290 RMB/pp)
Buffet lunch
Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site
Experience the largest ship lift in the world - Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift
Captain's welcome party & Chinese table dinner
Evening dancing show & entertainment
Sail through Xiling Gorge (west section)
Day 3 (B, L, D) 07:00

Buffet breakfast
Shore excursion to Shennong Stream and enjoy optional activity to see boat trackers towing the boat (290 RMB/pp)
Buffet lunch
Sail through Wu Gorge
Sail through Qutang Gorge
Optional excursion to White Emperor City (290 RMB/pp)
Chinese table dinner
Evening entertainment & dance show
Day 4 (B, L, D) 07:00
Buffet breakfast
Buffet lunch
Shore Excursion to Fengdu Ghost City
Captain's farewell party
Day 5 (B) 07:00
Buffet breakfast
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:
(a) You can choose to sail through the world’s largest ship lift - Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift to very closely marvel at the huge dam which is a totally fresh and exciting experience for travelers. (b) No matter you take Ship Lift or not, you’ll do check out procedure in this early morning. (c) Only dam visiting: you’ll take bus from Maoping Port to Three Gorges Dam for sightseeing. You’ll arrive in Yichang downtown around 12:30. (d) Dam & Ship Lift Experience: travelers who are interested in Ship Lift will first switch to a sightseeing boat to sail through the Ship Lift and then visit Three Gorges Dam Site. You’ll arrive in Yichang downtown area around 13:30. (e) 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 2021. You’ll find everything here.

Schedule of Yangtze 1

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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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