Yangzi Explorer

Sanctuary Yangtze Explorer is a super 5-star cruise with 5-star service on Yangtze, boasts the largest standard cabins on the Yangtze River. Each identical deluxe cabin features floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a private exterior balcony.

Yangtze Explorer has fresh and different experiences that different from the regular cruise companies which allow you to acknowledge about history-steep cities with exciting rural stories along the Yangtze, it combines two highlights tour: Shennong Stream excursion, including the sampan boat experience, will be further enhanced by addition of a visit to a local river-side trackers village for a glimpse of traditional, rural Chinese life. And the second one is get a chance to visit ‘816 Underground Project’, getting into the heart of a giant nuclear installation which the military started constructing in the mountains in the sixties.

Price Details

Book and pay full payments at least 3 months before cruise departure, get 15% off the list price.



1.The above price are valid for FULL payment at 3 months before departure. If booking date less then 3 months, we will send you the detail quotation (may higher than the above price).

2. The Yangzi Explorer has a 200 yuan (US$32) per person “extra service fee”. The service charge is payable at the time of boarding or at the end of the cruise.

Price Inclusion

  • Entrance fees:The land excursions listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: The daily meals on the ship.
  • Room: A berth in the cabin as specified in the itinerary. Overnight accommodation for morning departure.
  • Credit card processing fee & Government Taxes.
  • Transfers between Maoping Pier and Yichang Tourist Center.

Price Exclusion

  • Transfers: Between airport/hotel and cruise terminal in Chongqing/Yichang/Shanghai.
  • Single Room Supplement.
  • US$23/RMB150 per person as mandatory service tip should be paid onbaord.
  • Shuttle battery cart fee in three gorges dam site CNY10p.p, cable car fee in Maoping Pier CNY2p.p.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.

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Cruise Itinerary

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17:00-21:30 Boarding beginsat Chaotianmen Port of Chongqing. Have a drink in the Explorer Bar, enjoying the stunning nightview of Chongqing. 19:00 A la carte dinner is served (additional at CNY450pp). 21:00 Welcome safety briefing. 21:30 A Talk on 816 Nuclear Bunker. 22:00 Sancturary Yangzi Explorer Departs.

816 underground nuclear installation


6:30 Early bird coffee and tea are served. 6:30 Practice Tai Chi with our Doctor. 7:00-8:00 Breakfast Buffet. 8:00:12:00 "Fuling-816 Underground Project excursion - Option A or Fuling White Crane Underwater Muesum and local market -Option B". 12:00 Lunch Buffet. 13:30 Chinese Foot Reflexology Demo. 14:30 Traditional Chinese Medicine Demo. 16:00 Pearls of the World. 17:00-18:00 Captain's welcome reception with substantial snacks. 18:30-20:40 Disembarkation at Zhongxian for optional Three Kingdoms Open Air Show* from 19:30 to 20:40 (weather permitting) (additional at CNY290pp). 19:00 A la Carte Dinner for guests who stay on board. 21:15 Late Buffet Dinner for guests who go out for the show. 21:00-22:30 KARAOKE NIGHT - ASIANS FAVORITE PAST TIME. 21:00-21:45 Band plays at Explorer Bar. 22:15-23:00 Band plays at Explorer Bar

Shennong Stream


6:30 Early bird coffee and tea are served. 6:45 Practice Tai Chi with our Doctor. 7:00 Passing Qutang Gorge with commentary. 7:20-8:20 Breakfast Buffet service. 8:30 Passing Wu Gorge with commentary. 10:45-16:00 Shennong Stream- inc. Bamboo Gorge and visit to trackers village. 16:30-17:30 Complimentary coffee, tea & Pastries are served. 18:00 Passing Xiling Gorge with commentary. 19:30 A Taste of China Farewell Dinner. 21:00 Lecture: Three Gorges Project. 21:00-21:45 Band plays at Explorer Bar. 22:15-23:00 Band plays at Explorer Bar

Three Gorges Dam


6:30 Early bird coffee and tea are served 7:00 Breakfast Buffet 9:00-12:00 Check out and Disembarkation, followed by Three Gorges Project excursion. 12:30 Bus transfer to downtown Yichang for collection of luggage and onward travel arrangements

Onboard Activities

Taichi Class

The Taichi master teaching Taichi on the upper deck every early morning and demonstrate for passenger who interested this traditional Chinese muscle art, just go and learn how to control the breath and how to control the body.