Welcome to Chóngqìng City

There's a frontier-town vibe to Chóngqìng City (重庆市; Chóngqìng Shì), one of the most booming metropolises on earth. Despite a history that dates back to the ancient Ba kingdom, as well as being China's de facto capital during WWII, this former walled fortress has a distinctly brash feel.The city sprawling down both banks of the Yangzi River for kilometres – with further development ongoing – but very little remains... Read More

Top experiences in Chóngqìng City

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Travel guides

Starting at $24.99

Image for Image for

Chóngqìng City activities

$387.50 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Night Yangtze River Cruise from Chongqing

Discover the many wonders of the Yangtze River aboard a five-, or super five-star cruise ship. Your cruise will embark from Chongqing and take you down the Yangtze River to Yichang. Along the way, see the magnificent scenery of the Three Gorges (the Qutang Gorge, Wuxia Gorge and Xiling Gorge), and go on shore excursions to Shibaozhai pagoda (included with Goddess cruises) or Fengdu - China’s only ghost town (included with Gold cruise), and the gorgeous Lesser Three Gorges.One of the best parts of this cruise is the five-step ship lock that you will travel through in order to move downriver. It takes a total of almost three hours to pass through the locks! This one-of-a-kind experience is something you won’t want to forget, so make sure your camera is ready to go.Please see the Itinerary below for a more detailed schedule. Passengers may choose to tour both Shibaozhai pagoda and Fengdu ghost town for an additional fee.

$425 Multi-day & Extended Tours

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

Victoria Jenna departs from Chaotianmen Port in Chongqing every Monday night at 20:00 and take you to the most popular attractions along Yangtze River including Shibaozhai, Goddess Stream(Shen'nv Stream) and Three Gorges Dam. The cruise will end around 12:30 in New Century Port in Yichang, Hubei China for your onward journey.ItineraryDay 1: Check in to the cruise at Chaotianmen Port in Chongqing before 20:00Day 2: Shore excursions to Shibaozhai[B, L, D]Day 3: Shore excursion to Goddess Stream(Shen'nv Stream)[B, L, D]Day 4: Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam. Cruise check-out in Yichang around 12:30 pm [B]Optional Excursion: If you are interested in the optional excursions, please sign up on the cruise: Fengdu Ghost City on Day 2 White Emperor City on Day 3

$475 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day 3-Night Yangtze Gold Three Gorges Cruise Tour from Chongqing to Yichang

The Yangtze Gold 1 cruise departs from Chaotianmen dock in Chongqing every Thursday night at 8pm and takes you to the most popular attractions along Yangtze River including Fengdu Ghost City, Lesser Three Gorges and Three Gorges Dam. The cruise will end close to 12:30pm in Yichang, Hubei Province for your onward journey.Itinerary Day 1: Check in to the cruise at Chaotianmen in Chongqing before 8pmDay 2: Shore excursions to Fengdu Ghost City [B, L, D]Day 3: Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges [B, L, D]Day 4: Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam. Cruise check-out in Yichang around 12:30pm [B]Optional Excursion: If you are interested in the optional excursions, please sign up on the cruise: Shibaozhai on Day 2 White Emperor City on Day 3

$439 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

5-Day President No. 7 Yangtze River Luxury Cruise Tour from Yichang

President No. 7 departs from New Century Port in Yichan every Saturday night at 20:00 and take you to the most popular attractions along Yangtze River including Three Gorges Dam, Shennong Stream and Shibaozhai. The cruise will end in Chongqing, Sichuan for your onward journey.

$47 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Tour: Best of Chongqing Including Chongqing Museum

You’ll be picked up from your Chongqing hotel and taken by private air-conditioned vehicle on a tour to the city’s top attractions. Your expert local guide will explain how Chongqing, a major port, is called ‘Mountain City,’ as it lies at the intersection of the Yangtze River and Jialing River. Morning Half-Day Tour: Get a great view of both these rivers at Eling Park, which was built as a private garden in 1909 and is located on Eling Mountain. Discover how this mountain attained its former name of Goose Nape Hill – its narrow shape resembles the nape of a goose’s neck.Next, head to the top of Pipashan (Pipa Mountain) for a tour of the Chongqing Museum, featuring more than 40 exhibit halls displaying 100,000 relics spanning more than 3,000 years of history. With your guide, browse interesting cultural and artistic antiques including bronze wares, pottery, paintings, porcelain and sculptures. You'll then return to your hotel in the afternoon.Afternoon Half-Day Tour: After hotel pickup, head straight to the General Joseph W Stilwell Museum, founded in memory of the American general who contributed a great deal, politically and militarily, to the Chinese people. This three-story museum is actually Stilwell's former residence and headquarters, and in the courtyard, you’ll see an engraving of a speech by American president Franklin D Roosevelt.Your next stop is Arhat Temple, whose location is a bit of a surprise; wedged tightly between skyscrapers and apartment blocks, this 1,000-year-old Buddhist temple and monastery is a place of worship and home to 18 monks. As you approach the entrance, you’ll notice hundreds of terracotta sculptures. Step inside with your guide and walk around for a glimpse into this region's religious culture. Finally, get a taste of Chinese wildlife on a visit to the Chongqing Zoo, where you’ll see adorable pandas! You’ll be taken back to your hotel in the evening.Full-Day Tour:Choose the full-day tour and enjoy all of these activities, including a lunch of traditional Chinese specialties before continuing your tour to the General Joseph W Stilwell Museum. Hotel drop-off is included in the evening.

$86 Cultural & Theme Tours

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

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel entrance lobby and set off on a 2 hours freeway ride (75 miles/120 kilometers) to Heishan Valley (Black Mountain Valley), along the way, enjoy great and unique hilly Chongqing countryside views. After arriving at Heishan Valley, count the steps down the valley to the bottom with a 30 minutes walk (or take a cable car at your own expense) and see karst caves and waterfalls as you descent. Take a 4 hours (4 miles/6 kilometers) hike on plank roads and floating bridges in Valley with crystal streams, waterfalls, caves, origin forest, and wildlife. After a day of full immersion at the natural genome bank, your will set off on the freeway again and head back to your Chongqing hotel.