The Yangtze River Tours

The Yangtze River has been an important navigable waterway for centuries. The Three-Gorge Cruise is the most gorgeous part of the route, connecting Chongqing with Yichang. The magnificence of the scenery along the route never fails to impress. Tourists may also combine the Yangtze River Cruise with the tour to Zhangjiajie National Park. Following are some sample itineraries and frequently asked questions for your consideration.

How many days should I spend for my tour in the Basin of Yangtze River?

Nine-day Yangtze and Zhangjiajie Sightseeing Tour

30% of clients’ choice

Six-day Yangtze Downstream Cruise

25% of clients’ choice

Four-day Zhangjiajie Tour

25% of clients’ choice

Seven-day Chongqing Highlights Tour

10% of clients’ choice
Frequently Asked Questions:

Where should I start my tour along the Yangtze River?

    Both Shanghai and Chongqing are the most ideal points for foreigners to start their tours along the river. There are two international airports in Shanghai, connecting the city with almost anywhere on the planet. Chongqing is also an important aviation hub in Southwestern China. Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport operates flights to 61 overseas terminals and 142 cities within Mainland China. The overseas terminals include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Singapore, Tokyo, etc.

Is the Three-Gorge Cruise worth doing? What is it like?

    The cruise through the Three Gorges is the highlight of the Yangtze River tours. It is undoubtedly worth doing. Tourists usually start their cruise along the river from Chongqing or embark at Yichang, Hubei Province. The cruise is for three nights or four nights. Ships sail through the three gorges, namely, Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. During the cruise, the tourists can go ashore to visit some sightseeing spots, such as the White-Emperor Town and Fengdu Ghost City. However, types of ships and classes within those ships are different. Traveling on a boat mainly for Chinese tourists in the “first class” may not be the same first class in your mind. A luxury cruise ship in 4 or 5 star rating is highly suggested, for example, the Century Yangtze Cruises. Almost all the tourists travelling on those luxury cruise ships are very satisfied with the journey.

What’s the weather like in the Basin of Yangtze River? When is the best time to travel along the river?

    The weather in the Basin of Yangtze River is hot and rainy in summer, relatively warm in winter. The best time to travel along the Yangtze River is in spring(between March and May) and in autumn(between September and November). It is highly suggested to avoid the National Day Holiday which commemorates the founding of the People’s Republic of China(PRC). The holiday lasts from October 1st to 7th.