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Yangzi Explorer Cruise

Yangzi Explorer Cruise

Written by Kimi HuangUpdated Aug. 24, 2023

Yangzi Explorer

Yangtze Explorer is one of the most luxurious ships on the Yangtze River. It was designed by the famous French designer Anthony Dugdale and was decorated by famous British designer Andrew Sobenko. All onboard facilities are new and advanced, ideally suiting the elegant decor.

Yangtze Explorer boasts the largest standard cabins on the Yangtze River. It offers the finest and most personalized service of any ship sailing the river, the ratio of crew to passengers is 1:1! This ship has been chosen by many celebrities, such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Henry Kissinger, for their Yangtze River cruise.

Price starts from:
US$ 1523p/p
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Cruise Highlights of Yangzi Explorer

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Immerse yourself in the nice views of the Three Gorges


Delightful service during the trip


Explore Shengnongjia National Nature Reserve


Enjoy a wide variety of onborad activities


Visit the spectacular Three Gorges Dam

War Fire of Three Kingdoms

Watch the amazing night show "Return to The Three Gorges"

Itinerary of Yangzi Explorer Cruise Line

  • From Chongqing to Yichang
  • From Yichang to Chongqing
Yangtze Cruise Map
DAY 1 Arrive in Chongqing 


Embarkation at Chao Tian Men Dock between 16:00-20:30;

Captain's Welcome Reception.

DAY 2 Fuling



Shore excursion to 816 Nuclear Military Plant in Fuling;


Shore excursion to enojoy the "War Fire of Three Kingdoms" night Show.

DAY 3 The Three Gorges



Sailing through Qutang Gorge;


Shore excursion to (A) The Goddess Sky Road in Wushan County or (B) the Lesser Three Gorges;

Sailing through Wu Gorge;

Sailing through Xiling Gorge.

DAY 4 Three Gorges Dam & Disembarkation in Yichang


Ship disembarkation at Maoping port;

Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam;

Bus riding to Yichang downtown for leaving.

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  • Child Price Reductions (Based on Full Prices): babies (0–2) occupying a bed 90% off; children (2–12) NOT occupying a bed 25% off; extra bed 25% off
  • Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher than above price list during Chinese National Holiday and Chinese Spring Festival. Contact us for the detail price.

Price includes:

  • Accommodations:Double Occupancy (Twin Share)
  • Meals on board
  • Transfers between Maoping Pier and Yichang Tourist Center.
  • Shore excusions listed above (except optional ones)
  • Port taxes & Fuel charge

Price Excludes:

  • Cruise Service Charge: the cruise line charges CNY 150 (approximately US $24.00) upon check-in. Please pay onboard in cash or by credit card.
  • Optional excursions listed above
  • Any optional upgrade supplement upon check-in
  • Personal Expenses Onboard such as bar purchases, photographs, laundry service, telephone and etc.

Cabins info on Yangzi Explorer

  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5

Deluxe Cabin

Yangzi Explorer Deluxe Cabin
  • Area: 31㎡
  • Beds: Twin beds (2.0m*0.9m) / A King Bed (2.0m * 1.8m)
  • Private Balcony: Yes

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