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Yangtze Cruise Overview

Yangtze River Cruise are available in three different sections starting from Chongqing Municipality to Shanghai Municipality, whether downstream or upstream. Those three sections are all the possibility to enjoy the best of the Yangtze River in a surrounding landscape blessed by the gods. Though most cruisers run from Chongqing to Yichang, other sections are there to make you live an unforgettable experience on the Yangtze.

- downstream (Chongqing-Yichang): 4 days / 3 nights
- upstream (Yichang-Chongqing): 5 days / 4 nights

Recognized by far as the most popular section of the Yangtze, the Chongqing-Yichang route is where seeing the most gorgeous sceneries of the Yangtze, starting with the famous Three Gorges scenic area. Several shore excursions and banks’ attractions are at travelers’ sight: Fengdu Ghost city,  Shibaozhai, Wanxian, Fengjie (White Emperor City), the Lesser Three Gorges, the Three Gorges Dam and the Gezhou Dam…This is no wonder why this is the most popular route of the Yangtze River as it is where observing the most fabulous scenic spots of the cruise. Dotted with lots of cultural and historical relics, the Chongqing-Yichang section is the one the most popular among cruisers. The most famous boats doing the sections are the Victoria Fleet Cruises, President Fleet Cruises and China Dragon Fleet Cruises.

- downstream (Chongqing- Wuhan): 5 days / 4 nights
- upstream (Wuhan -Chongqing): 6 days / 5 nights

One day longer than the previous section for the boat stops at the city of Wuhan located a little bit downstream compared to Yichang, the Chongqing-Wuhan section is maybe the section that is today the less chosen by travelers for stops in Wuhan are not that much a deal. Adding the way Yichang-Wuhan to the previous section, the cruise on this last part is the opportunity of discovering scenic spots such as the Changjiang, Jingzhou Ancient City as well as the famous picturesque Yangzi River Bridge and the city of Wuhan, a huge metropolis on the banks of the Yangtze.

- downstream (Chongqing- Shanghai): 7 days / 6 nights
- upstream (Shanghai -Chongqing): 9 days / 8 nights

Looking for a complete Yangtze River Cruise in China, the Chongqing-Shanghai route is the section that you are looking for. Travelers looking for a deep insight on China’s beauties may want to take on board on one of the luxury ships after or before visiting the sprawling metropolis of Shanghai as well as Chongqing. The route is the longest one as it takes around one week downstream and more upstream to reach each sides but the memory of such a cruise is for sure everlasting. Section demanding lots of resources, passages and dock security, the Chongqing-Shanghai route is known as the one getting a little bit more expensive than its smaller sister routes. On the way, all the scenic spots of the Yangtze section are at the disposal of travelers among which the Three Gorges, Lesser Three Gorges, Three Gorges Dam, Yichang, hanging coffins, Yellow Mountain and China water towns are the most famous highlights.

Whatever the section selected, Yangtze Cruises are a marvel transporting travelers in another vision of China. Providing with the rarest and most beautiful views of the third-longest river of the world, Yangtze River Cruises are an original way to discover China.