Start your morning with an early bird tea or coffee and a traditional Tai Chi lesson, led by our certified Tai Chi Master, and work up an appetite for the buffet breakfast.
This morning’s lecture is on the Three Gorges Project. Learn more about the dam’s construction, including the controversial resettlement of 1.2 million people.
Mid-morning, there is a Chinese foot reflexology demo in the Tang Theatre. Alternatively, take this time to visit our luxurious spa and select from a range of deluxe treatments, or work out in the well-equipped gym.
Guests will also have the option to go on an excursion of the Three Gorges Tribe (optional).
Enjoy a delicious lunch on board
After lunch, depart Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer and visit the Three Gorges Project Dam Site and Exhibition Centre. The Three Gorges Dam, situated in Yichang, nearby the Xiling Gorge, is the biggest dam in China and the world’s largest hydroelectric station for the usage of flood control and power generation. In 1997, the dam was officially opened to the public. As the pearl of the Yangtze River, Three Gorges Dam is the top highlight during Yangtze Cruise Tour. The tourist area mainly includes: Gorges Exhibition, which tells the history of the construction of the site with the help of pictures and videos; Tanzi Ling Park, best location where to admire the panoramic views of the Three Gorges project; 185 Park Zone that, at the same sea level of the dam, lets you feel the heigh of the dam and view the surface of water in the impounding reservoir.
This afternoon, the lecture topic is traditional Chinese medicine. Afterward, we sail through Xiling Gorge - the longest of the Gorges, measuring some 76 kilometers (47 miles) in length. Enjoy the view of the river where the river widens and sweeps through groves of orange and pomelo trees. This is the perfect introduction to the relaxed pace of the Yangtze River.
This evening we have prepared a special Captain’s welcome reception and a delicious a la carte dinner. Tonight, show off your singing skills with some karaoke before a live band performs in the Explorer Bar.
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