Chongqing to Yichang Yangtze River Cruise 2024/2025

The 4 days and 3 nights Chongqing to Yichang Yangtze River Cruise sails downstream along the world third longest river. People from both home and abroad are welcomed to have a fresh try of this quintessence section of the Yangtze River cruise,since so rich types of views and experiences can be encountered during the trip. No matter the especially famous Three Gorges of continuous and steep hills, appealing waterscape, well-known cultural and historical attractions, primitive natural streams,suspended coffins, local customs and culture of ethnic groups, or the world-hit Three Gorges Dam Site, unique views of vital port cities, and so forth, this golden cruise route will cover all to give the best and complete experience of the impressing Yangtze River cruise days in your tour in China.

4 Days & 3 Nights Chongqing to Yichang Yangtze River Cruise Sample Itinerary

Chongqing Yichang Cruise Route

Chongqing to Yichang Yangtze River Cruise Route

Day 1 Chongqing Embarkation

Time Itinerary
21:00 Undock from Chongqing Chaotianmen Port


  • Chongqing is a vital municipality of China and a cosmopolitan city centered with politics, economy, culture, technique, education, creation and art. In this city built on the mountain landform, you can enjoy facilitate traffic transportation, various kinds of local food, such as hot pot, many worth-going sites like Eling Park, Ciqikou Ancient Town, Three Gorges Museum, etc.
  • Chaotianmen Port at the junction of Yangtze River and Jialing River serves all Yangtze River cruise ships, and here you can appreciate the gorgeous night view of the modern buildings, crossing roads and bridges, and the sightseeing cruise ships all shining with colorful sparkling lights.
Chongqing to Yichang Yangtze Cruise - Chongqing Chaotianmen Port

Night View of Chaotianmen Port

Day 2 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Time Itinerary
14:00-17:00 Shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda
18:00-19:00 Captain’s Welcome Party
21:00 Crew’s performance & evening entertainment


  • Shibaozhai Pagoda is reputed as the “Pearl on the Yangtze River” and one of the world 8 strange structures by the Discovery Channel in America. Its 12-story red pagoda was constructed with wood, leaning the mountain, making this building a great place to seek an interesting climbing and a nice site for sceneries and stories.
  • Captain’s Welcome Party specially prepared by the cruise company will show the warm welcome from the cruise captain and all crews, and it is also a cool occasion for delicious food and drinks, dancing relaxation and friends making with others.
  • Crew’s cabaret and evening’s amusement will extend your happy hours, with the exciting fire spitting, face changing, singing and dancing, other performances from the versatile cruise staff.
Chongqing to Yichang Yangtze Cruise - Shibaozhai Pagoda

Shibaozhai Pagoda

Chongqing to Yichang Yangtze Cruise - Yangtze River Cruise Activity

Happy Hours with Cruise Staff

Day 3 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Time Itinerary
11:00-12:00 Sail through Qutang Gorge
12:00-13:00 Sail through Wu Gorge
13:30-17:30 Shore excursion to Shennv Stream
18:00-19:00 Sail through Xiling Gorge
19:00-20:30 Captain’s Farewell Dinner


  • The Three Gorges consisting of Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge boasts the impressing, magnificent and amazing natural view of high hills and flat water at the world only big gorge. Among these three gorges, Qutang Gorge is featured with the rapid rolling water at the narrow riverway, which makes it majestic and precipitous. Wu Gorge is famous for its elegant and serene sightseeing, and towering mountains surrounded by clouds and mists, deep gorge, etc. make it full of poetic romance. And Xiling Gorge is the longest one with the length of 76 kilometers in total, and the winding river, strange stones, elegant sightseeing makes Xiling Gorge another popular shining spot along Yangtze River cruise.
  • Shennv Stream, or called Goddess Stream is 30 kilometers long and favored by tourists with its eye-pleasing landscape and the especially primitive and quiet enjoyment.
  • The cruise captain will give their sincere appreciation and say goodbye to every guest during the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.
Chongqing to Yichang Yangtze Cruise - Three Gorges

The Three Gorges

Chongqing to Yichang Yangtze Cruise - Shennv Stream

Shennv Stream

Day 4 Yichang Disembarkation

Time Itinerary
08:00-12:30 Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam site and be shuttled to Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal for departure
08:00-13:30 Optional experience of the Ship Lift. After that, shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam site and be shuttled to Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal for departure


  • The Three Gorges Dam is the largest and most complicated hydropower project worldwide, which was designed and built for the benefits of navigation, flood control, river shipping, and tourism, etc. It is an extremely popular site for the human’s project and natural sightseeing. The Ship Lift is the largest and most sophisticated ship lift in the whole world.
Chongqing to Yichang Yangtze Cruise - Three Gorges Dam Site

Three Gorges Dam Site

Popular Chongqing to Yichang Cruise Ships

In the year of 2024, there are totally 26 cruise ships sailing from Chongqing to Yichang. And here at below are some very popular cruise ships, recommended by us and many Yangtze River cruisers, with nice prices, high standard facilities, great services, tasteful food and beverages, rich sorts of activities, and interesting shore excursions, and so forth. Choose your favorite one to see the details of the ship before planning your Yangtze River cruise from Chongqing to Yichang!

Century Paragon
From only $438-$483
Century Legend
From only $438-$483
Century Sun
From only $361-$421
Victoria Sabrina
From only $504-$593
Victoria Jenna
From only $385-$474
Victoria Anna
From only $370-$474
Yangtze Explorer
From only$1,453-$3,337
President No.7
From only $362-$415
President No.8
From only $362-$415


If you want to see other cruises, you can go and check all Yangtze River Cruise Ships 2024/2025 to have more options.


1. Detailed Time and Sites arranged in the itineraries and maps of each Chongqing to Yichang Yangtze River cruise ship are varied. Please check your specific favorite ship to see the detail info.

2. If you are more interested in Yichang to Chongqing Yangtze River cruise, please check the details to plan a 5 days & 4 nights Yangtze River cruise from Yichang to Chongqing, and if you want to know more information, please feel free contact our professional Travel Consultant for help.

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