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Yangtze Cruise (3N) tour

You cruise for four days along the 600km-long Yangtze reservoir in 5-Star river ship luxury, with a private balcony enabling you to take in exquisite gorge scenery from wherever you are on the ship.  Included shore excursions enhance the story of the construction of the dam...a project that took 17 years, from an idea first mooted more than 50 years ago. The dam wall and a 5-Step ship lock are among the many highlights of what is essentially an outer limits scenic extravaganza. Apart from the cruise, the prices below includes a professional guide to pick you up from the airport in Chongqing and take you for a half day tour of Chongqing before ttansferring you to the cruise ship. When you end your cruise in Yichang, you will be taken for lunch and transferred to the airport.

Minimum - 2 persons.
English-speaking guides and dedicated drivers included everywhere.  Meet and Greet at all airports.

For the prices below, we have separated the Land arrangements and international airfare. However, please note that the Land arrangements do include all domestic flights within China.

Day 1
Previous destination - Chongqing (Lunch, Dinner)
Upon arrival, your local Chongqing guide will meet you at the airport and take you for lunch before city tour including a visit to see the National treasure of China -  the Giant pandas and Er Ling Park for a view of the city. After a famous hot pot dinner, board your cruise ship in the evening for a relaxing journey down the mighty Yangtze River.

Day 2
Yangtze Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, continue on your cruise on the mighty Yangtze River with its vertical limestone cliffs. If water levels cooperate, stop at Shibaozai, a magnificent wooden pavilion constructed without nails, perched dramatically against a sheer rectangular cliff; or shore excursion to the Fengdu - Known as Ghost City. Locals gather here to pray for a good afterlife and re-incarnation in their next life. Tonight, dress smart for the Captain's welcome dinner.

Day 3
Yangtze cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, pass through the magnificent Qutang Gorge and the beautiful Wu Gorge. A shore excursion to Baidi City (optional tour) and Lesser Three Gorges, transfer to a small sampan to cruise the Shennong Stream. Experience the trackers of ancient China and see the Hanging coffins of the Ba minority. Tonight, enjoy the Captain's farewell dinner.

Day 4
Yangtze cruise - Yichang - Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, your wonderful cruise has come to an end. Disembark and visit the Three Gorges Dam. After lunch at Yichang, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

Unlike other cities, flights from Yichang are scarce, your best option is to fly to Shanghai or Beijing.

High Season: Apr 16-May 31, September 1- November 15
Shoulder Season: March 1-April 15, June 1-August 31, November 16- November 30
Low Season: Dec 01 - February 28

Important Note:
Due to the current fluctuation of the Rand against the US Dollar, we have quoted in US dollars for the land portion of this tour only. For the International flights, please advice us with your names as appearing on your passports to enable us to check for the availability of class of travel on our special IT fare.

Services included
A.  Cruise (twin share cabins) as listed in the itinerary.
B.  All Entrance fees as listed in the itinerary.
C.  Scheduled sightseeing by air-conditioned coach with a private English Guide in each city.
D.  Meals and Entertainment as listed in the itinerary,
E.  Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerary.
F.  Service Charge & Government Taxes.
G. Terms & Conditions

Services not included
A   International airfare (Johannesburg - Beijing & Shanghai - Johannesburg).
B.  Airport Taxes and fuel charges
C.  Domestic airfare and taxes
D.  Visa Fees.
E.  Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers.
F.  Personal expenses (ie. laundry, beverages and entertainment not shown in itinerary)
G.  Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L", or "D".
H.  Single Room Supplement.
     Hotels in China charge per room per night - if you wish to stay in a room by yourself,
     add the single supp. price to the per person sharing rate.

  1. Due to the fluctuation of the Rand, we have quoted the land arrangements separately in US Dollars. However, our prices are still subject to change of the exchange rate between US$ and RMB.
  2. Subject to availability of the respective class of travel on Cathay Pacific airline. Please advise us with your names to enable us to check for availability on our special IT fare.
  3. The prices listed include a discount for cash payment either by wire transfer or cheque deposit, for any other type of payment, the discount price may not apply and subject to 5% surcharge.

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Price Details (per person in US Dollars) -  2015

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Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
10 persons or more
in twin
single supp.
in twin
single supp.
in twin
single supp.
High Season
$ 811
$ 386
$ 751
$ 386
$ 737
$ 386
$ 662
$ 291
$ 602
$ 291
$ 588
$ 291
Low Season
$ 662
$ 291
$ 602
$ 291
$ 588
$ 291