4 NIGHT CRUISE YANGZI EXPLORER

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4 night cruise Yangzi Explorer


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Day 1

DEPART YICHANG

In the evening you will arrive at the luxury Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer and check-in to your cabin. The four night cruise sets sail on an upstream course along the Yangzi River the following morning, through the beautiful Three Gorges region. The total length of this cruise is 660 kilometres (402 miles) and is famous for its stunning scenery and is historically and culturally important location for China.

Later in the evening, a documentary about the Three Gorges Dam Porject will be shown in the cabins.

Overnight: Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer


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Day 2

XILING GORGES & THREE GORGES DAM PROJECT

Start your morning with a traditional Chinese exercise and work up an appetite for the international buffet breakfast. After breakfast view the Xiling Gorge or choose the 'Tribe of Three Gorges' tour - a 2.5 hour walk through stunning landscapes where you can experience an ancient wedding ceremony (tour at an additional cost and subject to availability).

After lunch, visit the Three Gorges Project Dam Site and Exhibition Centre. The project was started in 1992, partially completed in 2009 and is due to be finished in 2015. The dam spans 1.2 miles in width and 600 feet in height, and is the largest and most expensive engineering project in the world.

In the afternoon, enjoy a complimentary afternoon tea and enjoy a selection of activities, including a Chinese Medicine demonstration.

Tonight there will be a Captain's reception followed by an a la carte dinner, prepared by our international award winning chef. After, take part in karaoke or retire to your cabins for a cultural movie.

Overnight: Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer


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Day 3

SHENNONG STREAM, QUTANG GORGE, WU GORGE

 

Start your morning with a traditional Chinese exercise and work up an appetite for the international buffet breakfast. This morning cruise the Shennong Stream and disembark at Badong and transfer to a local longboat (sampan) poled by Tujia boatmen before an international lunch buffet on board.

This afternoon view Wu Gorge followed by a Chinese calligraphy demonstration. Alternatively, enjoy an optional tour to the White Emperor City (additional cost and subject to availability) before afternoon tea.

In the evening, a la carte dinner will be followed by our crew variety show.

Overnight: Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer


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Day 4

FENGDU

Start your morning with traditional Chinese exercise and work up an appetite for the buffet breakfast. Afterwards there will be a shore excursion to Fengdu, where you can visit the Relocated Village, local Kindergarten or local market. After lunch join our wheelhouse tour and arts & craft presentation.

Learn to make dumplings with our chef, before our 'Taste of China' dinner.

Overnight: Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer


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Day 5

DISEMBARK IN CHONGQING

Enjoy an international buffet breakfast before disembarking at 9am.






** Childrens on-board entertainment is available **
* Schedule is subject to change *