The third longest river in the world and the longest in Asia, the Yangtze River flows for 6,418 kilometers (3,988 miles) from the glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, with a river basin of of1.8 million square kilometers. Read more on Special Report of the Yangtze River.
The Yangtze is a major inland transport artery and a Yangtze River Cruise is often referred to the sailing routes Chongqing – Yichang and Chongqing – Shanghai. The journey tops on most China tours, offering travelers with spectacular vistas and enjoyable onboard experience. Land excursions to historical or cultural sites are included; boats sailing at a slow speed enable you to view creator's worker in a close distance.
China Travel offers different Yangtze River Cruise ships and China tours with Yangtze River Cruise to maximize your China holiday.
There are four major sailing routes on the Yangtze River:
- Chongqing --> Yichang (Downstream): 3 nights and 4 days
- Yichang --> Chongqing (Upstream): 4 nights and 5 days
- Chongqing --> Shanghai (Downstream): 6 nights and 7 days
- Shanghai --> Chongqing (Upstream): 8 nights and 9 days