China tour Yangtze River experience:
The best ways to discover the Yangtze River in your China tour is by go on to the Yangtze River cruise experience. The Yangtze River Cruises have a particular focus on the "Three Gorges", we also include exploration of the breathtaking Shennong Stream, and great opportunity to learn about the ancient Chinese culture.
Yangtze River – Chinese name as ‘Yangzi Jiang’ is the longest river in Asia and it is the most important river of China in terms of history, culture and economy. Nowadays the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River is the largest hydro-electric power station in the world. The river is also listed as the fourth longest in the world, from the treeless Mountain Tanggula of Upper Qinghai, some 6,418 kilometres (3,988 miles) long crossing eastward
cross the central and eastern China into the East China Sea at Shanghai.
We arranged many Yangtze River tours over the years and my personal experience about this mighty river is unforgettable. The journey start from Chongqing to Wuhan includes the ‘Three Gorges’. Qutang Gorge – Chinese name as ‘Qutangxia’ is the shortest and most spectacular Gorge with 8 kilometres in length from Baidicheng to Daxi. Wu Gorge – Chinese name as ‘Wu Xia’ is the second Gorge with 45 kilometres in length from Wushan to
Badong. Xiling Gorge – Chinese name as ‘Xiling Xia’ is the largest and farthest downstream of the Three Gorges with 66 kilometres in length from Zigui to Yichang.
Yangtze River tour visits the mighty Shannong Stream – Chinese name as ‘Shennong Xi’ flows south from the Hubei Province of central China into the Yangtze, experience in a pea-pod boat by the local villagers. The Lesser three Gorges – the longest tributary of the Three Gorges is a 13 kilometres in length is the Daning River from Zhongnanshan, Shaanxi Province joins the Yangtze at the western tip of Wu Gorge with beautiful view of towering cliffs like chipped blocks in a picture with the beautiful water. Also stop at various ports of call along the way offering great opportunities to experience China’s ancient culture heritage.
The Yangtze River Tour operates by various cruise ships and for Western visitors usually use the 5 stars cruise the Victoria or the President. There are various itineraries ranging from 3 to 4 nights always on a full board basis. Drinks are NOT included. You will find the wide variety of foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus the hospitality and entertainments on the cruise always second to none. The entertainments usually performed by the crew members, who are fully trained, well rehearsed and very enthusiastic. When the cruise set sail from the first day, all passengers received the Captain’s welcoming banquet & dancing party in the ball room.
During your Yangtze River tour, apart from the Gorges, you will enjoy the shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City and White Emperor City and the Captain’s farewell banquet and talent show party with a lot of fun and enjoyment on your last day on the cruise.
You have the choice for your Yangtze River tour either the Downstream tour from Chongqing to Wuhan or Upstream tour from Wuhan to Chongqing. This will depends on your rest of the China Tour itinerary.