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Huan Ying welcome to China! Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by our local representative and transferred to Chongqing the starting point for our exciting Yangtze River cruise. At 6340km in length, the Yangtze is the 3rd longest river in the world, neatly dividing China into north and south and wending its way through eight very different provinces. The Gorges are a breathtaking sight!
Good morning from the River Yangtze! Over the next 2 days we make our way through the gorges starting with Qutangxia Gorge the shortest and narrowest yet the most impressive. Here, the dramatic 1200m limestone peaks are often shrouded in mist and the river shoots through the narrow entrance with great haste. Next comes Wuxia Gorge which offers spectacular vistas and Xiling Gorge. Shore excursions are offered at no additional expense to Shibaozhai and Shennong stream, with its unique scenery and four natural gorges. Drift serenely along the stream in small, open ‘pea pod boats’, looking out upon lush greenery, jagged peaks and ancient villages of the Tujia people - one of the local ethnic minorities.
We disembark from our cruise in Yichang late this morning where your tour with us comes to an end.
About 100km northwest of Lijiang in Yunnan province is where the Yangtze River’s upper reaches, the Jingsha Jiang, channel with ...