The spectacular Three Gorges lie between
Chongqing and Yichang. The scenery is varied
with each part of the journey displaying
unique characteristics. The Qutang Gorge is
the narrowest of the gorges and is the most
dramatic; the Wu Gorge is often considered the most beautiful with
the river lined by forested mountains; while
the Xiling Gorge is the longest and deepest.
Enjoy the views from your ship’s observation
deck or from your own private balcony.
A highlight of your cruise is a trip along one
of the river’s tributaries, either the Daning
River Small Gorges or Shennong Stream,
both of which are noted for their narrow
width and high cliffs. Transfer to a smaller vessel to explore the upper reaches. Also visit the Ghost City
of Fengdu, a collection of Daoist temples
and shrines built on a hillside overlooking
the river. Further excursions such as Tribe of
the Three Gorges may be offered depending
on your ship’s itinerary.