Highlights: Get aboard.
9:00 pm Depart from Chongqing, which is a modern city, China's fourth municipality after Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin. Within its borders Chongqing encompasses a wealth of water reserves, mineral resources, dense forests, and abundant flora and fauna. The focal point of the unique Yangtze Three Gorges Dam, Chongqing is a tourist attraction as well as a commercial city.
Destination: Three Gorges
Highlights: Ghost City or Shibaozhai or Wanxian
Fengdu is where the devil lives, according to Chinese legend. They say that spirits go to heaven, and evil goes to Fengdu. The town is overlooked by Ming Shan Hill, home of Tianzi, the King of the Dead.
Shibaozhai Stone is 52 km away from Wanxian, simply a rectangular rock with sheer cliffs, standing on the riverside. From afar, the protruding 220-meter (720 foot) hill on the north bank can appear to resemble a jade seal, and is so named.
Wanxian is a small mountainous city known as the gate way to East Sichan. The city's silk-spinning and weaving industries are well known in the Yangtze Gorges region.
Destination: Three Gorges
Highlights:Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream
Qutang Gorges is the first of the Three Gorges on the Yangtze River. With vertical cliffs of some thousand meters high as its two flanks, the Qutang Gorge is only a few dozens of meters wide just like a narrow gateway.
The Wu Gorge is gifted with exquisite peaks and lush mountains and ranges. It's deep and serene with changeable weather. The rolling River twists and turns and boats zigzag their way along, as if cruising in a fantastic gallery.
Shennong Stream, a tributary of the Yangtze River, rises in the southern part of Shennongjia Natural Reserve. With crystal clear steam flows swiftly from north to south through deep gorges, a sampan tour will allow you to experience a speedy adventure.
The Lesser Three Gorges, situated on a tributary of the Yangtze, are much smaller, narrower and have some dramatic scenery. On both sides impressive stone cliffs are interspersed with surrounding rural scenery and forested areas.
Highlights: Three Gorges Dam, Passengers disembark from the ship
Morning visit Three Gorges Dam; 1:30 pm disembark Yichang
Three Gorges Damis 27 miles upstream from Yichang City, 38km upstream from the Gezhouba Dam Lock, inside the third of the Three Gorges. The height of the Three Gorges Dam will be 185 meters. All 26 generators will be put into operation. The project is scheduled for completion in year 2009.
Yichang City is located at the west of China's Hubei Province, where the middle and upper reaches of the Yangtze River are divided. For a very long time, it has been renowned as "Gateway to the Three Gorges".