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With a total length of 6,211km,Yangtze River, kown as Changjiang (长江) in Chinese, is the longest river in China which is originates on the south west side Mt Geladandong on Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau in China.Yangtse RiverThe Yangtze river is as well as the third longest river in the world.Yangtse River follow over eight provinces and the municipalities of Shanghai and Chongqing.It pours 1,000 billion cubic meters of water each year into the East China Sea. Its valley covers 1.8 million square kilometres, one fifth of the nation, on which 40-50 per cent of the population lives. It also produces almost half of the country's food grains, steel, iron, industrial and agricultural products. 

The Yangtze River is not only vital to the country's water control, irrigation and hydro-electric power generation, but is also one of China's major transport arteries. A Chinese proverb goes: "As on the Yangtze River, the waves behind drive on those before." Therefore, each new generation excels the previous one. The same is true of its own construction and development.


Yangtze River Cruise

Yangtze River cruise is taking in the most beautiful part of 660 kilometers waterway between Chongqing and Yichang, this part of Yangtze River which is further inland, sheltered by high gorges, where there are no strong winds or rough water, and considerate safe for a cruise. The long trip between from Chongqing and Shanghai is available as well to get a deep insight of culture and unique customs of peoples inhabit along Yangtze River.

With a total length of 6,211km, The Yangtze River,also called Changjiang in Chinese, is the longest river in China,as well as the third longest river in the world.An old saying goes “If you haven’t traveled up Chang Jiang, you haven’t been anywhere” because the river winds through some of China’s most spectacular scenery. In the western Wu Shan (Witch Mountains) it meets the world-famous Three Gorges renowned for their dramatic beauty, cultural treasures, religious and historical sites, and most recently for the building of the controversial Three Gorges Dam...Read More: Yangtze River Attractions

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Yangtze River cruise is taking in the most beautiful part of 660 kilometers waterway between Chongqing and Yichang, this part of Yangtze River which is further inland, sheltered by high gorges, where there are no strong winds or rough water, and considerate safe for a cruise. The long trip between from Chongqing and Shanghai is available as well to get a deep insight of culture and unique customs of peoples inhabit along Yangtze River

The wide range of practical information we list might help to clarify to the culture and history of Yangtze River, city guides along Yangtze, how to plan a cruise and suggested things to do during the tour, while there are 3 options to cruise the Yangtze River. 3-4 days cruise between Chongqing & Yichang, 4-5 days Yangtze Cruise between Chongqing & Wuhan or the longest Cruise (7-9days) between Chongqing and Shanghai. big plans star small, let’s pick yours!


What To See Along Yangthe River Cruise ?

The river runs through the spectacular scenery of the Three Gorges, the mighty Three Gorge Dam, Gezhou Dam, beautiful mountains, ancient cities, towns, and many historical monuments, and is an ideal introduction to river cruise in China. Yangtse River Cruise,travel by boat/ship in China, is a wonderful way to discover areas along the the Yangtse River which are otherwise almost inaccessible. You can combine Yangtse River Cruise with stops for sightseeing in temples, towns, villages, natural wonders, human wonders or historical sites. Our friendly and experienced team are here to assist and provide valuable free advice on Yangste River Cruise Tours in China, plus the most competitive quotes. We offer the widest selection and we have a best value and best price guarantee.

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What are the Yangtze cruise ships like?

13 Day Zhangjiajie & Yangtse River TourThe Yangtze cruise ships are different by ratings, 5 star ships, 4 star ships, 3 star ships and passenger’s ferry. The passenger’s ferries are designed to the short trips, no service and outdated facilities so that not on our recommendation list.

Our recommended cruise ships have 22 vessels that are all rated five stars by the China National Tourism Administration (its highest rating), and our ships have been ranked “A” class—the top class by the Yangtze navigation authority. All the vessels all have double-bottom hulls, an important safety feature, and conform to the highest standards for stable river navigation. They have been designed to withstand any type of weather conditions along the Yangtze. The captain and crew all adhere strictly to the safety requirements of the navigation authority.


How many days do I spend on the cruise?

You cruise trip mornoly takes downstream Chongqing to Yichang4 days 3 nights, Chongqing to Shanghai 7 days 6 nights, upstream Yichang to Chongqing 5 days 4 nights, Shanghai to Chongqing 9 days 8 nights.


What kinds of food do I eat ?

Every day serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Passengers on Yangtze river cruise are from different nationalities and they must have their own requirements on food, in this case, the every meal on broad is serve in terms of buffet, and various choose of flavors as salad, steak, bread, pasta Chinese food will savor your taste buds.


What are the cruise ship staterooms like?

Similar as the hotel room that cruise ships’ equip with Bathroom (tub and shower), private balcony, TV, refrigerator, air-conditioning, hair dryer, wardrobe, and other daily necessities.

The stander rooms are allocated from second floor, and if you want a specific deck for better views, you may expect to pay CNY150 -300 per person for a floor upgrades.

Customers book from us take priority to allocate in cabins with good views and less noise away from the engine compartment.


Popular On Board Activities

The cruise ships make you feel like at home by created various fun activities and culture lectures as Taiji Boxing Class, Learn Chinese Cooking, Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Class, Night Crew’s Show, or you can spent time on the swimming pool, cinema and the reading room, we try to create a memorable vacations for all customers.

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