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Three Gorges Cruise

The Three Gorges cruise is a highly “In” way of travel for global visitors, especially during the recent several years. As one of the most classic ways to appreciate the natural charm and historical culture of China, you are extremely recommended to take this cruise to have a different leisure holiday. So read more about the highlights along the sailing, popular cruise routes, and best cruise ships for your trip planning.

Three Gorges Cruise Highlights

What to see and experience during the Three Gorges cruise sailing? A lot! The Three Gorges, the dam, and a bunch of wonderful shore excursions are well arranged to enrich your days in China.

Three Gorges

This is of course the must-see and best highlight The magnificent scenery of “high hills and flat river” makes it an inspiration of multiple famous ancient poets in China. Consisting of Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge, the Three Gorges is special and wonderful also with the winding and twisting river path, gorgeous natural sightseeing during different months, and beautiful stories and legends, which makes it one of the 10 most beautiful sites in China. Amazing like a picturesque photo gallery, the gorges absolutely will provide the best visual feast for a vacation. Check more about The Three Gorges.

Three Gorges Cruise

Highlighting Three Gorges

More favored shore excursion sites

There are a lot to experience! The Three Gorges Dam is the world-hitting largest hydro power dam project with fine view surrounding. Also, take it slowly to admire the strange building of Shibaozhai Pagoda, interesting history of Fengdu Ghost City, touching story of White Emperor City, enchanting sightseeing of Shennong Stream and Shennv Stream, etc.

Check details of all shore excursions sites.

Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam Flood Discharge

Three Gorges Cruise Routes

Among all Three Gorges routes, we recommend the best two routes between Chongqing and Yichang selected by about 95% of Yangtze River cruise travelers, which is reputed as the golden section of the Yangtze River and covers the best highlights.

1. Downstream Cruise from Chongqing to Yichang

Length: 4 days & 3 nights

  1. Day 1: Chongqing Embarkation & Departure;
  2. Day 2: Shibaozhai Pagoda, Captain’s Welcome Party, other cruise activities;
  3. Day 3: Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Xiling Gorge, Shennv Stream, Captain’s Farewell Party, other cruise activities;
  4. Day 4: Three Gorges Dam, Yichang Disembarkation.

Check more about downstream cruise from Chongqing to Yichang.

2. Upstream Cruise from Yichang to Chongqing

Length: 5 days & 4 nights

  1. Day 1: Yichang Embarkation & Departure;
  2. Day 2: Three Gorges Dam, Xiling Gorge, Captain’s Welcome Party, other cruise activities;
  3. Day 3: Shennong Stream, Wu Gorge, Qutang Gorge, other cruise activities;
  4. Day 4: Shiabaozhai Pagoda, Fengdu Ghost City, Captain’s Farewell Party, other cruise activities;
  5. Day 5: Chongqing Disembarkation.

Check more about upstream cruise from Yichang to Chongqing.

Note: as different cruise companies have different arrangement of the shore excursion sites, please check the specific cruise ship to know the detailed itinerary.

Recommended Three Gorges Cruise Ships

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Three Gorges Cruise Ships

In 2020, there are 25 Three Gorges cruise ships for your appreciation of the magnificent Three Gorges. As these ships are well facilitated with equipment and amenities of high qualities and outstandingly managed with strict principles, and also thoughtfully serve guests for their various needs, people onboard would have a wonderful holiday. For your cruising, here we recommend some top cruise ships which have received many great feedbacks and reputations from our guests and travelers online. Please check them at below.

Top Three Gorges Cruise Ships

Besides, there are some popular articles about top cruise ships according to different needs of cruise travelers for your choosing an ideal cruise:

Top 5 Best-value ships 2020

2020 Newest Yangtze Ships

Top 3 Most Luxury Yangtze Cruises


Also, you could check all popular Yangtze River cruise ships 2020 to unveil your cruise tour in China.

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