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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Chongqing and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Chongqing activities? We have 39 tour ideas.


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City Tours

Private Tour: Best of Chongqing Including Chongqing Museum

Chongqing, China
Duration: 4 or 8 hours
Priced From: USD 47.00


On this private tour of Chongqing, you'll see the city's top attractions with an expert local guide. On your choice of a half-day or full-day tour, you may enjoy views of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers at Eling Park, learn some Chinese culture and history at two museums, visit an ancient Buddhist... Read More

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Cruises from Chongqiing

Three Gorges Tour by Super 5-Star Yangtze Gold Cruise - River Cruise

Chongqing, China
Duration: 4 Days - 3 Nights
Priced From: USD 945.00


Admire the raw intensity and beauty of the Yangtze Three Gorges on this multi-day cruise! Study the three sections of the Three Gorges namely the Qutang Gorge Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge and watch how they combine to form majestic sceneries unmatched by any other river cruise in the world!

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Custom Private Tours

Custom Day Tour: Dazu Rock Carvings

Chongqing, China
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 156.00


Located 101 miles (163 kilometers) away from downtown Chongqing, the general term of 'Dazu Grottoes' refers to all the cliff and rock carvings in Dazu County. Under conservation and protection, there are 75 spots of cliff carvings and grottoes hosting more than 60,000 statues and over 100,000 Chinese characters of inscriptions and epigraphs. <br>

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Day Trips

Day Tour: Incredible Ancient Dazu Rock Carvings in Chongqing

Chongqing, China
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 91.00


This tour will take you to one of Chongqing's most famous attraction, the Dazu Rock Carvings. Boasting over 60,000 stone statues, the rocks are located 104 miles (167 kilometers) to the east of Chongqing city center.

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Day Trips

Essential Chongqing Day Tour with Giant Panda Viewing

Chongqing, China
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 129.00


Delve below Chongqing's modern surface and discover the city's must-see attractions all in one 8-hour guided tour. Admire giant pandas at Chongqing Zoo, a breeding center for this endangered species, stroll through the lovely landscapes of Eling Park, explore Ciqikou, Chongqing's old city,... Read More

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Day Trips

Half Day Three Gorges Museum and People Great Hall in Chongqing

Chongqing, China
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 75.00


Formed along the riverbanks of the Yangzhe River, Chongqing has climbed the corporate ladder swiftly as an economic powerhouse in China. This energetic city still boasts some amazing sights, more than worth it to reserve half a day of your leisure time.

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Day Trips

Full Day The Grottoes of Dazu

Chongqing, China
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 187.50


Few places in the world have such an awe over it, it is hard to explain in words the vastness of UNESCO's Dazu; hundreds of stone carvings, on cliffs and inside caves, scattered around acres of land confirm the unity of three major religions at one spot.

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Full-day Tours

One-Day Tour: Classic Chongqing

Chongqing, China
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 86.00


Chongqing used to be a provisional capital of China and the largest municipality in southwestern region. It is built in the mountains and partially surrounded by Yangtze and Jialing rivers gaining the reputation of 'mountain city' and 'city of rivers'. The night scene of the city is very illuminated with millions of lights and their reflections on the rivers. Mountains, rivers, forests, springs, waterfalls, gorges, and caves... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Half-Day Chongqing Tour of Giant Panda and Eling Park

Chongqing, China
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 105.00


This half-day tour will take you to explore some of Chongqing's must-see attractions including the Panda House in Chongqing Zoo and Eling Park. Enjoy a friendly English-speaking guide, private transfer, and hotel pickup and drop-off.

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Multi-day Cruises

3-Night Victoria Jenna Three Gorges Cruise Tour From Chongqing to Yichang

Chongqing, China
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 425.00


Introduced in 2009, Victoria Jenna Cruise lets you enjoy a luxury cruise experience during your voyage through the Yangtze River. Victoria Jenna Cruise is a part of Asia's largest cruise ship company, which ensures nothing less than 5-star standards to its guests. Comfort is paramount on the... Read More

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Multi-day Cruises

4-Day Yangtze Gold 6 Yangtze River Cruise Tour from Chongqing to Yichang

Chongqing, China
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 455.00


Experience the luxurious tranquility on board the Yangtze Gold 6 along the majestic Yangtze River. This is the voyage of a lifetime, passing through the Three Gorges region, home to thousands of years of history and timeless natural beauty, all in the comfort of one of the most impressive ships on... Read More

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Multi-day Cruises

3-Night Yangtze Gold 2 Yangtze River Cruise Tour from Chongqing to Yichang

Chongqing, China
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 475.00


Yangtze Gold 2 is one of the latest deluxe sightseeing ships on the Yangtze River. Built and started her operation since 2012, she is exquisitely tailored in line with the top five-star standard with the blend of human-oriented design and advanced facilities. Her guest staterooms feature a private... Read More

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Multi-day Cruises

3-Night 5-Star Century Legend Three Gorges Cruise: Chongqing to Yichang

Chongqing, China
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 565.00


Century Legend, one of the newest 5 stars cruise on the Yangtze River, offering the best facilities, delicious food, excursions and cruising experience. The Century Legend is charting a new course for Yangtze River cruising. The ship features a state-of-the-art propulsion system that reduces... Read More

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Multi-day Cruises

3-Night Century Paragon Three Gorges Cruise Tour from Chongqing to Yichang

Chongqing, China
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 565.00


Century Paragon, sister ship of Century Legend, one of the newest 5 stars cruise on the Yangtze River, offering the best facilities, delicious food, excursions and cruising experience. The Century Legend is charting a new course for Yangtze River cruising. The ship features a state-of-the-art... Read More

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Multi-day Cruises

Luxury Yangzi River Cruise - 4 days and 3 nights

Chongqing, China
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 1362.45


Yangtze River cruise is the best way to visit the stunning Three Gorges landscape and Project Dam. Yangtze Explorer sets a new standard of cruising in China with more intimate and luxurious amenities. With the largest cabins and suits on the river, all with private balconies, as well as the highest crew to passenger ratio at 1:1, this is a Yangtze cruise unlike any other. Yangtze Explorer is also the only cruise in China that... Read More

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Multi-day Cruises

4-Day Victoria Yangtze River Cruise

Chongqing, China
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 553.00


The Victoria Yangtze River Cruise is the best way to experience the longest river in China. Yangtze River is the third longest river in the entire and also be amazed by the incredible Three Gorges Dam.

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Multi-day Cruises

4-Day Century Sun Yangtze River Cruise Tour from Chongqing to Yichang

Chongqing, China
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 519.00


The Yangtze River has long played a pivotal role in the history, culture and economy of China. This voyage of discovery is the perfect way to gain some insight into the importance of Yangtze River. Pass through the dramatic Three Gorges - Qutang, Wu and Xiling, visit the man-made magnificence of... Read More

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Night Cruises

Yangtze River Cruise and Private Chongqing Evening Tour

Chongqing, China
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 63.00


During this special evening in Chongqing, relax on a scenic Yangtze River cruise and then admire sweeping views of the illuminated city and mountains from One Tree Pavilion. Your guide will ensure a personalized experience, with private round-trip transportation included.

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Port Transfers

Chongqing Airport to Cruise Transfer including Half-Day Sightseeing and Hot Pot Dinner

Chongqing, China
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 57.00


This is the perfect tour if your time in Chongqing is limited. Enjoy a visit to the Zoo to see the giant pandas, the ancient town of Ciqikou and experience a traditional Hot pot dinner before heading to your next destination. Pick-up and drop-off options include Chongqing Airport, Chongqing Train... Read More

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Port Transfers

Port Departure Transfer: Chongqing Airport (CKG) or Hotels to Cruise Port

Chongqing, China
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 19.00


Book this port departure transfer service from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport or your hotel in Chongqing to Chongqing Cruise Port to board your Yangtze River Cruise.

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Port Transfers

Private Departure Transfer: Chongqing Hotel to Chongqing Chaotianmen Cruise Pier

Chongqing, China
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 49.00


Make the transfer from your hotel in Chongqing downtown to the Chongqing Chaotianmen Cruise Pier as smooth and hassle-free as possible by booking your private transfer with personal tour guide, driver and air-conditioned vehicle.

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Port Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: Chongqing Chaotianmen Cruise Pier to Hotel in Downtown Chongqing

Chongqing, China
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 49.00


Make the transfer from Chongqing Chaotianmen Cruise Pier to your hotel in Chongqing downtown as smooth and hassle-free as possible by booking your private transfer with personal tour guide, driver and air-conditioned vehicle.

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Private Day Trips

Private Dazu Day Tour from Chongqing

Chongqing, China
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 93.00


Embark on this 9-hour private tour, where you will get to know the the highlights Dazu county. Visit the Beishan Grottoes and Dazu Baoding Grottes with your guide. Observe the Dazu Rock Carvings that date back as far as the 7th century after enjoying a provided lunch.

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Private Day Trips

1 Day Private Tour of Wulong Stone Bridges and Canyon in Chongqing Including Lunch

Chongqing, China
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 103.00


Wulong National Karst Park is located approximately 155 mile (250 km) to the South East of Chongqing. Wulong Karst landscape is an amazing natural treasure. It is a cluster of several karst formations consisting of gorges, natural bridges, caves, eroded dolines, shafts, and underground streams.... Read More

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Private Day Trips

1 Day Private Tour of Most Beautiful Heishan Valley in Chongqing Including Lunch

Chongqing, China
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 86.00


Heishan Valley, located in Wansheng, is 75 miles (120 Kilometers) away from Chongqing. 97% of the area is covered by original forests. As an Ecological Scenic Area, it is consist of valleys, gorges, karst caves, waterfalls, forests, and streams. As one of the best preserved natural scenic... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Full-Day Private Tour of Chongqing Highlights

Chongqing, China
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 79.00


Accompanied by a private tour guide, you will spend a full day to learn and explore the 'Mountain City“ - Chongqing and visit popular landmarks including People's Auditorium, the private garden of Eling Park, ancient village of Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village), and Hongyadong Block.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Sightseeing Tour of Chongqing City Including Hot Pot Lunch

Chongqing, China
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 50.01


Enjoy seeing the giant pandas at Chongqing Zoo early in the day when they are most active. Stroll around the gardens of Erling Park and watch activities of local people who congregate here in the mornings. Get a full perspective of the Three Gorges at Three Gorges Museum then enjoy... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Chongqing Private Day Tour of Ciqikou Old Town and Ronghui Hot Springs Including Lunch

Chongqing, China
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 81.20


Take this private guided day tour of Chongqing to visit Ciqikou Old Town and enjoy a traditional lunch (hot pot is an option) before a relaxing half day at Ronghui Hot Springs.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

All Inclusive Private Day Tour to Ciqikou and Three Gorges Museum plus Shopping District

Chongqing, China
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 79.00


Chongqing is a municipality city in Northeastern China with the population more than 3.3 millions. This day trip will let you discover the historical Ciqikou, amazing Three Gorges Museum, modern shopping street Jiefangbei and etc.. Tasty local lunch, entrance fee, private guide and transfer service... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Full-Day Private Tour of Diaoyu Fortress and Laitan Ancient Town from Chongqing

Chongqing, China
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 89.00


Take a 9-hour adventure to the ancient fortress of Laitan in Hechuan Province, north of Urban Chongqing. Explore the ancient walkways, see a large stone carving of Buddha on the mountain, and enjoy a local lunch in town.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

1 Day Private Tour of Chongqing Highlights Including lunch and Optional Photo in Sichuan Opera Costume

Chongqing, China
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 59.00


Chongqing, a modern city with abundant historical relics and country life, has more to offer than you could expect. During this tour, you will visit the Pandas in the morning, explore the old town lifestyle, enjoy the view of Yangtze River confluence, and travel up-and-down of upper and lower parts... Read More

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Tours in Chongqing

Best of Chongqing

Chongqing, China
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 62.69


Spend a day in Chongqing a city on the bank of the Yangtze river and discover its charming old town!

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Chongqing Evening Tour with River Cruise

Chongqing, China
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (starts at 18:30)
Priced From: USD 61.00


Experience a different side of Chonqing by taking this fun evening river cruise. Be dazzled by a myriad of shining lights while viewing the entire city from the famous One Tree Pavilion.

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Tours in Chongqing

Chongqing Half Day City Tour - Morning

Chongqing, China
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 31.00


Take this half day morning tour of Chongqing now and experience 3000 years worth of history! Visit Eling Park where you will have spectacular river views. Explore Chongqing Museum and revel in the multitude of antiquities. Come and enjoy this tour now!

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Chongqing Half Day City Tour - Afternoon

Chongqing, China
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 13:00)
Priced From: USD 43.00


Take this half day afternoon tour of Chongqing now and experience Asian-American history forged during World War II. Visit the General Joseph Stilwell Museum founded in memory of Joseph W. Stilwell an American general who contributed a great deal to the Chinese people. Explore Arhat Temple and admire the impressive entrance to the temple. Visit Chongqing Zoo and fall in love with the adorable Chin

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG) to Hotel

Chongqing, China
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 11.00


Begin your vacation with a comfortable and reliable transport from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport to your Chongqing hotel. Once you land, your friendly and professional driver will meet you at the arrivals gate. The private minivan can seat 1 to 4 passengers and the private van can seat 5... Read More

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Private Transfer: Chongqing Chaotianmen Cruise Pier to Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG)

Chongqing, China
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 65.00


After your Yangtze River Cruise docks in Chongqing, make your return trip from Chongqing Chaotianmen Cruise Pier as smooth and hassle-free as possible by booking your private transfer with personal tour guide, driver and air-conditioned vehicle to Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG).

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Private Transfer: Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG) to Chongqing Chaotianmen Cruise Pier

Chongqing, China
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 65.00


Make your departure from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport as smooth and hassle-free as possible by booking your this private transfer with personal tour guide, driver and air-conditioned vehicle to Chongqing Chaotianmen Cruise Pier for boarding Yangtze River Cruise.

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Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG)

Chongqing, China
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 11.00


Ensure that you don't miss your flight by booking this private transportation service from your hotel to the Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. Your friendly driver will get you to the airport on time and in style in either a private minivan (one to four passengers) or a private van (five to... Read More

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