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The Three Gorges of Yangtze River, one of China's top ten scenic spots, starts at Baidi City, Fengjie County, Chongqing in the west and stretches to Nanjingguan, Yichang, Hubei in the east. It is one of the ancient birthplaces of Chinese culture. This magnificent canyon on the Yangtze River is formed by the water downcutting combined with earth's crust rising. Grand canyon between mountains and steep cliffs as well as continuous scenery on both sides and countless heroic legends make Chongqing a must destination for you.

After the completion of the Three Gorges Dam, the river is more spacious and gentle, which is very beneficial to take a boat tour. In Chongqing, the luxury cruise ship is like a luxury "Water Palace", sailing daily on the international gold tourism route of the Yangtze River Three Gorges. You will experience the luxury that you see in the movie plot and touch the colorful picture of the Yangtze River, high gorges and placid lake.

Tour Route

The Three Gorges Cruise lines usually are the Yangtze River waterway with a length of about 660km between Chongqing and Yichang. There are three national grade 5A tourist attractions: Wushan Lesser Three Gorges-Mini Three Gorges, the Three Gorges Dam and the Three Gorges People and other famous attractions.

Wushan Lesser Three Gorges-Mini Three Gorges

Yichang Three Gorges Dam

Cruise Travel

In order to meet the different needs of tourists, the Yangtze River Three Gorges cruises are divided into two types: the Three Gorges luxury cruise and ordinary cruise. The Three Gorges luxury cruise surpasses the Three Gorges ordinary cruise in quality and comfort as well as leisure and entertainment experience. Generally, cruises are arranged 3 nights 4 days from Chongqing to Yichang and 4 nights 5 days from Yichang to Chongqing. All cruises are one way rather than round-trip route. In terms of the various routes, the Three Gorges ordinary cruise provides different options for domestic tourists, including three days and four days of one way from Chongqing to Yichang and three days, four days and five days of round-trip.


The delicious food on the cruises are the favorites of cruise travelers. There are all kinds of Chinese and western cuisines, leisurely buffets, elegant evening bouquets and ice creams, beverages and desserts which you could take whenever you want. There is also a 24-hour food delivery service on the cruise ships. All of these will grant you the impressive experience of luxurious food and noble service. The food on the cruise ships are available 24 hours and they are free of charge except for alcohol drinks. 


A cruise ship is actually a traveling luxurious hotel. The facilities of the guestrooms on the cruise ships are just as complete as those of the hotels. Currently, the guestrooms of Three Gorges cruises are mostly standard rooms with small balconies. There are a few president suites or CEO suites with larger space and more complete facilities, but they cost more.


If you think you can only enjoy sceneries and taste delicious food while traveling on water, you may take things for granted. The constant rich recreation activities are the essence of cruise ships.

In the daytime, you can enjoy a cozy sunbath. At night, you can walk in the moonlight to the bar on the deck, tasting wines and feeling the breeze, with the lively show of the bands by your side. Even the top-class restaurants cannot compare to this enjoyment. The gyms and rock climbing places can meet the demand of sports fans. There are also other facilities including indoor amusement parks, cinemas and disco halls. Both dynamic and statistic activities consist the real mobile entertainment center on water.

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