Yangtze river cruises tour

The 3rd longest river in the world at 6300 km, the Yangtze River originates in Southwestern Qinghai, winding its way through Tibet, before cutting its way through China and flowing into the East China Sea north of Shanghai.
An inspiration to many of China's famous poets and painters of the years gone by, the scenery of the Three Gorges such as the limestone rock formations, magnificent cliffs, villages, are still exciting many visitors today. Travellers can enjoy a six day journey from Chongqing to Shanghai, but the most enjoyable and rewarding scenery comes from the three day boat trips that operate between Chongqing and Yichang. Here you can take in the scenery of the Three Gorges - Xiling Gorge, Wu Gorge, and Qutang Gorge, and the Little Three Gorges.

Due to be completed in 2009, the Three Gorges Dam is one of the largest and most expensive projects in the history of China. When completed the dam wall will be 185meters high, and 2km wide, and will generate more than 10% of China's electricity. In 2003 the height of the Yangtze River was filled to a depth of 127 meters, and by 2009 the depth will become 175 meters. By the time the dam is completed, around 1.5 million people will be relocated and thousands of archaeological and historical sites will be submerged.

The Yangtze River/Three Gorges can be visited all year around. High season on the river is around spring and autumn - April/June, and September/October. July and August are still a good time to visit, although the weather can be a little hot. During winter there are less boats on the river, and the price will be cheaper, but it can be very cold. Please be sure to take warm clothes with you.

Three Gorges Cruise from Chongqing to Yichang takes 2 or 3 days via famous attractions such as Fengdu Ghost Town, Shibao Village, Zhangfei Temple, Qutangxia Gorge, Wuxia Gorge, Xiningxia Gorge and Junior Three Gorges. Tourists need disembark for visiting some of them.

Dozens of the cruise sail in Three Gorges, from cut-price to plush. Dreams Travel offers different cruise programs: from a 5-6 beded cabin that costs under USD100 to a 5-starred standard that costs more than USD500.

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