Here is a summary of the current popular way of sightseeing for you to appreciate the red leaves of Three Gorges: sightseeing by boat, experiencing by car, hiking. Under normal circumstances, the three ways of traveling by car, hiking and boating are combined with each other.
Experience the Three Gorges Autumn Leaves by Car
Goddess Creek Circle Line
Depart from Wushan County, through the Yangtze River Bridge to reach Liuping Tourist Reception Center in Jianping Township; transfer to a battery car to reach Huangyan Tourist Reception Center; then take Wushan County’s first sightseeing ropeway to reach the mountainside; walk down the mountain to the Jingtan upstream of Goddess Creek Peak Power Station; transfer to a cruise ship to Qingshi Village; finally, take a boat through the Yangtze River Wu Gorge and return to the county, forming a loop of water and land tourism. More than 10 kilometers of tourist routes have red leaves and beautiful scenery, which is the most attractive red leaf scenic spot.
Mountaineering and hiking experience
The Three Gorges used to be one of the top ten hiking routes in China. Nowadays, the more popular hiking routes are generally selected for the most elaborate road to appreciate the red leaves on both sides of Wushan. Departing from Yichang, you will arrive at Wushan County, start the hiking tour of the Three Gorges Red Leaf Essence, pilgrimage to the first goddess peak of the twelve peaks, and then return to Wushan County to complete the journey of the Three Gorges’ stunning red leaves. This route belongs to the most elite trekking journey of viewing the red leaves of the Three Gorges, and the difficulty is moderate. The public can withstand the physical strength. The whole journey takes about five days to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Three Gorges red leaves. It is also a hot hiking route.
There are two main ways to take a boat tour. One is the normal cruise ship as a way of ferrying. This kind of boat tour generally combines mountaineering and car tour.
The other is to take the Three Gorges luxury cruise ship alone. It is also suitable for traveling with the elderly and children, but it is best to book cruise ship tickets half a month in advance. The Three Gorges luxury cruise ship is mainly driven through the Chongqing-Yichang section of the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River, passing through Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Xiling Gorge, and stopping at Fengdu Ghost Town, Shibaozhai, Baidi City, Small Three Gorges, Three Gorges Dam, Shennv Creek, Shennong Creek, etc. You will eat and live on the cruise all the way, which is very casual and comfortable.