The Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer is a luxury river cruiser and has introduced a whole new standard of cruising in China. It has the largest cabins and suites on the river complete with their own private balconies, one crew member per guest, and is the smallest and most exclusive ship with only 62 cabins cruising the stunning Three Gorges regions of China. From now until November, guests can sail the Yangtze River on board the Sanctuary Yangtze Explore and receive a complimentary night at Aman at Summer Palace in Beijing.
Life aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer is an intimate and calming experience, and with many sites of China’s history dotted along the way, the journey offers an extraordinary insight into past glories as well as 21st century innovation. At Shennong Stream, crystalline waters, verdant forests and stunning riverine gorges provide an incredible backdrop for an experience aboard traditional sampans rowed by expert Tujia boatmen, whilst at one end of the Xiling Gorge is the Three Gorges Dam Project, the largest construction project ever undertaken, and the biggest hydropower project in the world. Guests have the option of sailing from Chongqing to Yichang (3 nights), or Yichang to Chongqing (4 nights), taking advantage of a wealth of experience from great guides, and unparalleled luxury in their surrounding accommodation.
A range of activities is included and compliments the natural beauty of the Yangzi River, with a rich programme that highlights the remarkable wealth of China’s vast cultural tradition. Tai Chi classes, Chinese cooking classes and hands-on calligraphy and silk embroidery workshops are just some of the engaging programmes available, whilst evenings feature live entertainment that includes the best of both East and West. Dining is led by a team of internationally trained chefs providing a gastronomic experience to remember, with an innovative a la carte menu featuring the finest of Chinese and continental cuisine, served with complimentary house wines, local beers and other refreshments.
The Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer is currently offering guests the opportunity to stay one night complimentary at the Aman Summer Palace Beijing. For those seeking an all-round exclusive experience, Aman at Summer Palace is a serene retreat with peaceful internal courtyards which embrace traditional imperial Chinese architecture, with a back door onto the gardens of the Summer Palace. The Aman Summer Palace Beijing is the ideal location to discover Beijing, with close by landmarks such as the Great Wall, The Temple of Heaven, and the hutongs as well as Beijing’s hottest restaurants, art galleries and other contemporary gems.
Based on two people sharing, the Aman Summer Palace offer starts at HKD 11,744 (USD 1,508) per person for sailings on board Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer. Thiscan be used for one night in a Courtyard Guestroom before or after the cruise, and includes amenities such as breakfast, free Wi-Fi, access to the Summer Palace, cultural activities at Cultural Pavilion, use of technogym facilities, indoor swimming pool, pilates and yoga studio, and use of Aman’s very own private cinema. Offer is subject to availability on a selection of dates and is valid for new bookings only.