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  • Caiyuanba Yangtze River bridge in Chongqing is a photo opportunity while on Yangtze River cruises
  • Fisherman on the Yangtze River
  • Spectacular night views of Chongqing and the Yangtze River can be seen when booking one of our China tours.
  • The Jiujiang Yangtze River bridge
  • Fertile agricultural land alongside the Yangtze River

The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and third largest in the world. It flows for almost 6500 kms from the glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau in Qinghai, eastward across southwest, central, and eastern China before emptying into the East China Sea at Shanghai and a popular destination on China tours.

The largest water system in China, the Yangtze River plays a significant role economically, historically, and culturally, as it’s been an important transportation route with major cities along its banks for several thousand years. Adding to its function, bridges started being constructed in the mid-20th century, transporting passengers across the river. More recently, the first tunnel, Wuhan Yangtze River Crossing Tunnel was also built, as well as the Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel and Bridge.

The Yangtze River is considered to be the dividing line between northern and southern China, each side showing some of their cultural, economic, environmental, and scenic differences, all to be seen on tours to China.

With many tributaries along its route, the ‘heart’ of Yangtze River features The Three Gorges, a scenic area between Chongqing and Yichang, and home to The Three Gorges Dam - the largest dam project and hydro-electric power station in the world.

On a China vacation,many cruises can be enjoyed from this area of the Yangtze River, as tourists can explore 21st century Chinese life along the water.

The Yangtze River is a true symbol of China’s strength.

 


 

China and Tibet Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a China vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of China, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about China's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering China for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our China tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your China tour consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.

 

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  • China Odyssey

    The ultimate locally escorted tour for China visiting Imperial Beijing, the ancient capital, Xian, exotic Guilin and vibrant Shanghai with a day to the beautiful Suzhou. Most meals included.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,493
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Tours
    China See Trip Details
  • China Odyssey with Yangtze River Cruise

    The ultimate locally escorted tour for China visiting Imperial Beijing, the ancient capital, Xian, exotic Guilin, vibrant Shanghai plus cruise the majestic Yangtze River. Most meals included.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,058
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Tours
    China See Trip Details
  • China Odyssey with Hangzhou Extension

    The ultimate locally escorted tour for China visiting Imperial Beijing, the ancient capital, Xian, exotic Guilin, historic Hangzhou and vibrant Shanghai with a day tours to Suzhou. All meals included.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,058
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Tours
    China See Trip Details
  • Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer Cruise: Downstream from Chongqing to Yichang

    Embark on an exciting voyage along the Three Gorges region of the Yangzi River, marveling at the spectacular scenery and embedding yourself in the rhythms of the culture. Enjoy a wide range of cultural activities like Tai Chi sessions and dumpling-making classes aboard a deluxe cruise ship with the highest crew-to-passenger ratio on the Yangzi when not making shore excursions to take in some of China’s most fascinating landscape.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,347
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Small Group Tours, VIP Luxury Touring
    China See Trip Details
  • Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer Cruise: Upstream from Yichang to Chongqing

    Marvel at the awe-inspiring scenery of the Three Gorges and immerse yourself into the natural and cultural splendour of the Yangtze River. Enjoy a wide range of cultural activities like Tai Chi sessions and dumpling-making classes aboard a deluxe cruise ship with the highest crew-to-passenger ratio on the Yangtze when not making shore excursions to take in some of China’s most fascinating landscape.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,347
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Small Group Tours, VIP Luxury Touring
    China See Trip Details
  • Tail of The Dragon

    This memorable trip starts with the essentials of most China tours, including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the Terracotta Army. It then takes you deeper into this amazing country, discovering beautiful Guilin and the Li River.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,728
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Hong Kong See Trip Details
  • Yangtze River Cruise: Yichang to Chongqing

    Wind your way up one of the world’s most iconic rivers, discovering ancient pavilions and haunted cities as you pass through the Three Gorges.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 503
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    China See Trip Details
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