Start the day right once more with a delicious tea or coffee and a session of Tai Chi to further refine your skills before breakfast.
For guests sailing mid-March to May and mid-September to November, this morning you can choose to experience one of the following two activities: The 816 Underground Project or the White Crane Ridge Underwater Project.
The 816 Underground Project is the world’s largest artificial military cave, an intriguing secret project, hidden in the mountains of Fuling. Over 50 years ago, more than 60,000 constructors, came to Jianzishan, an uninhabited place among mountains and forest, to start work on a top-secret construction project of a monumental scale. The work continued for 17 years and was nearly completed when the government decided to suspend it, before any nuclear material could be produced. Now as the secrets of military caves are revealed, you will be able to look at the true face of 816 project hidden for 50 years
The White Crane Ridge Underwater Project will take you some 130 feet under water to admire the river bed and the intricate ancient rock carvings left there many years ago. Learn about the Yangtze river, it’s flora and fauna, while enjoying this fascinating Project. After visiting The White Crane Ridge Underwater Project, move on to the local market where you will gain insight into the region’s rich culinary culture. This is a daily market where farmers meet to buy and sell a variety of goods, ranging from fruit and vegetables to fish and meat, and of course a whole array of pickles - which Fuling is famous for.
A lunch buffet is served on board followed by onboard activities such as a traditional painting and calligraphy demonstration and a dumpling cooking class. We’ll also introduce you to the ancient Chinese board game - Mahjong.
For guests sailing between mid-May and mid-September, enjoy onboard activities this morning. After lunch, choose to experience either the 816 Underground Project or the White Crane Ridge Underwater Project and a visit to a local market.
Tonight, we’ll treat you to a sumptuous farewell dinner, ‘A Taste of China’, before a live band performance in the Explorer Bar.