Chengdu Bamboo International Tours

Chengdu Bamboo International Tours

Chengdu Bamboo International Tours
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Chongqing is the starting/ending point of Yangtze River Cruise. Most people come to Chongqing for Three Gorges cruise. It is a good idea to take a one-day private Chongqing tour before or after your Yangtze River cruise,and book your Yangtze River cruise with us-we offer over 30 ships for you choice.
Chongqing, Chongqing Region, China

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2022

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panhoong
Shanghai, China11 contributions
May 2021
We (a group of six expats who live in Shanghai) went on a three night cruise on the Victoria Jenna during the Labour Day golden week in May 2021, which we organised through Yangtze River Cruises. Wonder was our consultant.

First of all, Wonder was fantastic! He was friendly and very responsive to our queries. He also helped us source a driver and a vehicle for a day trip to the Wulong Karst prior to the trip at a competitive cost (along with itinerary suggestions for the day). I would be very happy to reach out to him again for any future trips in China.

With regards to the cruise itself, the Victoria Jenna was much better than my expectations. Being a cruise company based in China, I was skeptical about the quality of service, facilities and food at first, but I was proven wrong!

The staff are very friendly and most spoke English pretty well so we had no problems communicating. The facilities were much better than I thought, though you can start seeing wear and tear since it got last renovated in 2018. The food was actually pretty good; every meal is a buffet with a mix of western and Chinese dishes. You get water, soft drinks, tea and coffee included, but any wine or beer you need to pay extra.

As for the itinerary, this is not like a Mediterranean cruise trip. The days are packed with excursions and activities from early to late. Breakfast was early (e.g. 6:30 on one day, 7:00 another day) and it felt like the cruise company tried hard to fill every last minute with stuff to do. So don't expect to have lots of 'free time'.

The Three Kingdoms show optional excursion is excellent, by far the best of all the activities, so don't miss out! It's one of the most interesting shows I've seen in China.

The Shuanggui Hill was medicore; and we didn't bother doing the optional White Emperor City excursion. The Godess Stream was also medicore. These excursions are rigid, in that you have to follow the tour guide and don't have the freedom to explore. Also, the guides are given in both Chinese and English, so there's a lot of wasting time. The so-called "local shows" are always not worth it in any place you visit in China.

The ship sails through two gorges and the narrative given during the time was helpful. The gorges are one of the highlights of the trip, so come to the open deck to see the views!

The Three Gorges Dam ship lift after disembarking the Victoria Jenna was interesting. However, the short tour around the dam was not. It just takes you to a few spots to take a few photos, and you aren't able to get really up close to the dam.

Overall, it was worth having spent the time doing the Yangtze River cruise on the Victoria Jenna. And the kind and helpful service from Wonder at Yangtze-River-Cruises.com made planning the whole trip smooth and seamless.
Written May 13, 2021
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Curiosity591804
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family

We took the President no. 7 for the Yangtze River cruise tour from Chongqing to Yichang (4 days 3 nights). Our consultant, Jack, actually recommended the Century cruises because it‘s newer and more international (maybe in terms of food or English-speaking staff). But due to our planned schedule, President no. 7 is the only choice.

The ship is a bit old but the room is quite spacious and clean with a private balcony. The check-in process was very smooth and well organized. The cleaning staff will come every morning to change the towels in the bathroom and to make bed. The buffet has varieties of food, mainly chinese, tastes good.

We were the only foreign family on board, with my husband having a fair chinese speaking ability. The staff, despite communicating mainly in chinese, have tried sometimes explaining in English, when we didn’t fully understand.

I took 2 optional tours, Fengdu ghost city and a night performance. As the only foreigner, the staff made sure putting me in the group, of which tour guide can speak English. While visiting the ghost city, she would explain in chinese first and then translate to me in English.

The night performance is so fantastic! The open-air stage was built in a beautiful landscape surrounded by the mountains. With Lasers, light and sounds techniques, the show lured the audiences into the extraordinary ancient war scenes.

The highlight of the cruise trip was the Wu Gorges and Shennong stream. We really enjoyed the beautiful scenery along the Yangtze river.

The Covid test was organized on board on the third day, which is very convenient.

To sum up, we had a great experience with the Yangtze river Cruise. The cruise team was very friendly and helpful. Also thanks to our consultant, Jack, for your good advice.
Written August 17, 2022
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Joshua H
3 contributions
Oct 2021
We did a four night, five day tour of Inner Mongolia (Hohhot city, grassland, nature parks). Before the tour, Lyn and Jack were excellent about arranging everything to our exact desires, budget, and time frame. Our tour was great, and our guide (Arthur) was good at finding us local foods and helping us explore even though we went at the end of the season and some things were closed or limited services. However, the "shining moment" of our tour was when we were suddenly told we needed a COVID test before leaving Hohhot and returning to Guangzhou. Arthur went above and beyond to help us get the test at the local hospital, and was even available for a video call the next day (when he was not officially on duty for us anymore) to help us get the results. That kind of above-and-beyond service is so typical of China Discovery, and is why we keep coming back to travel with them again and again. China Discovery staff is truly caring, knowledgeable, and willing to do what it takes to ensure travelers have a fun, smooth, and memorable trip.
Written October 13, 2021
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TravelingCat22
Tucson, AZ2,398 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
We were very happy to book our 3-day Cruise with this organization, our contact Riley was very helpful with perfect English. It's also very practical to link via WeChat.
We choose the Century legend boat which was better appointed than I expected (large cinema theater, pool, gym, karaoke, kids games, several shops, etc.) and the service was fabulous with many in the staff who spoke English despite foreigners being only 10% of the clientele.
We were always on time for the excursions and the boat booked a guide each time who spoke English. We did all the excursions: the included ones and the optional ones which left very little time to rest but if you have to skip one it is better to skip the ghost City then the white emperor temple. The boat lift is a great experience.
Written April 19, 2021
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logan665
5 contributions
Feb 2020
We were booked thru this Tour Operator to do the 4 days Yangtze Cruise. But due to the unfortunate incident of the 'coronavirus' - the trip had to be cancelled. Though disappointed - the Tour Operator's handling of the situation and communication amid extreme difficulties was excellent and very professional. My hats off to them. And we look forward to re booking with them when everything gets back to normal.
Written March 29, 2020
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Megan N
4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
I am not one to write reviews but I have had such a great experience booking tours with Leo I had to write a review. I first did a Yangtze River cruise and it was so great! He helped me make the best choice and helped me book the best and amazing cruise! I had such a great time I continued to work with Leo in planning a tour to Tibet. Since Tibet wasn’t open to foreigners at the time he suggested a Silk Road tour. He was so accommodating and helped me plan an amazing tour. Unfortunately due to COVID I couldn’t go on the whole tour. But if it weren’t for Leo I wouldn’t of traveled at all. There were a lot of changes and rearranging that needed to be done because of COVID and he handled everything so well and kept me well informed and updated. Travel in this time can be difficult and he helped so much in keeping me safe and traveling to places that were open for travel. I look forward to someday finish my tour with them. They provide the best itineraries and the best tour guides. I have been nothing but impressed with everything they have provided.
Written August 12, 2021
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Carlsky B
4 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Leo was very helpful organizing the trip. This is the second time I have worked with Leo and each time he has been professional, and very informative and responsive. The cruise accomodations were reasonable, and the service was great. Stephan was the cruise manager and did a fantastic job translating and making sure non-Mandarin speaking guests were well taken care of.
Written April 8, 2021
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Shania L
Switzerland17 contributions
Dec 2020
we booked the 4d 3n Yangtze river cruise with Riley(China discovery) in late December 2020 then travel to chengdu, jiuzhaigou ,leshan, emeishan, Riley professionally help us organised the whole trip. Although some part of our trip had been cancelled, Riley helped us with some alternative options. I highly recommend Riley and her tour company if you want to have a smooth travel in China
Written January 10, 2021
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JOHN D
1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Friends
We are a group of over 30 persons went to Tianjin for 2 days. Riley was professional, always with promptly reply even in early mornings and late evenings. The tour guides were also did a great job, knew well about this city.
Written May 3, 2021
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Leandro Preda
Shanghai Region, China3 contributions
Oct 2020
We had a great experience with Bamboo International and Victoria Sabrina Cruise. The experience with Bamboo was flawless, super clear, and no hidden fee. Received many messages during the booking process until we leave the boat, always available to instruct and help.

The cruise was fantastic, the ship is brand new and sails silently through the Yangtse, All stops were given enough time to appreciate the sightseeing with enough instructions from local guides. The ship crew were experienced and always available to provide help with all precautions taken regarding COVID-19.
Written October 8, 2020
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