Chongqing Night Lights with River Cruise

Chongqing Night
Lights with River Cruise

Experience Chongqing by night, when the riverside is illuminated and the city
is transformed into a sea of lights. Take a boat cruise along the river
and explore the unique stilted buildings at Hongya Cave.


The massive metropolis of Chongqing combines an enthralling urban cityscape with traditional cultural elements. Famed as the ‘mountain city’, this one-of-a-kind urban sprawl is located on steep hills at the convergence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers. It is south-western China’s economic and political force and has the highest population density in the area.

At its core is the old city of Chongqing, which has a history stretching back 3,000 years. When night falls, the city is transformed into a sea of lights. Decorative lights, lanterns, roadside lamps, bridges and towers all combine together to create a myriad of twinkling lights – some from the past and others from the present. This is a city that never sleeps.


Chongqing Night Lights with River Cruise

17:00 - 20:00

In the later afternoon, the guide and driver will collect you from the hotel. The first visit of the evening is to Hongya Cave located in the riverside area where the Yangtze River and the Jialing River converge. The name is misleading as it is not actually a cave – but a military fortress that dates back over 2,300 years. The site is now home to a large complex of stilt houses called Hongyadong. These unique, 11-storey buildings, built alongside a steep cliff on the bank of the river, are an excellent example of Bayu architecture. This is a vibrant place full of bars and restaurants that is beautifully illuminated at night.

Next, you will board a boat for a cruise along the Yangtze and Jialing rivers. Sit back and relax and take in views of the glittering riverbank, the city skyline and the old and new architecture.

At the end of the tour, the driver will take you back to the hotel.

For even more views, there is the option to go to Pipa Mountain Park, or the well-known sightseeing spot, Yi Ke Shu, on the top of South Mountain.




  • An evening tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • River cruise over the Yangtze and Jialing rivers
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges


  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying inside downtown Chongqing. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Yubei District, any cruise and ferry terminal and Chongqing International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users
  • We will always make the effort to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions
  • This excursion is only operated in the evening.


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