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Trip Report Yangtze River cruise-upstream or downstream?

Difference between Upstream & Downstream

The biggest difference between upstream and downstream is the holiday duration. Usually downstream holiday visits are decreased. And the prices of upstream and downstream holiday visits may be little difference for some holiday paths.

And in Chinese providers peoples’ perspective, downstream indicates “plain sailing”, therefore many Chinese providers usually choose downstream. In fact, both upstream and downstream have their benefits and drawbacks. So how to make your choice is identified by your own schedule and what is really important to you.
Upstream Cruise

Up Circulation Yangtze Cruise

Upstream Cruise trips mean sailing from Southern Chinese providers suppliers - decreased element of the flow (such as Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuhan, or Yichang) up to Chongqing.

Below are the three upstream Yangtze Cruise itineraries with particular holiday duration & shore journey views.

2 evening and 3 periods Yichang - Chongqing Upstream cruise

Coast excursion: Three Gorges Dam Web page, Shennong Circulation, Shiny Emperor Town, Wanzhou Sports Floor, Xishan Gong Framework, Xishan Play area.
4 evening and 5 periods Yichang - Chongqing Upstream cruise

Coast excursion: Three Gorges Dam Web page, Trip of Three Gorges, Small Three Gorges and Daning Circulation, Shiny Emperor Town, Fengdu Spider Town, Shibaozhai Temple.
8 evening and 9 periods Shanghai - Chongqing Upstream cruise

Coast excursion: Nanjing Ming Kingdom Town Wall Collection (Tai City), Nanjing Confucian Temple, Mt. Huang, Wuhan Heptachord Patio (Guqin Tai), Three Gorges Dam Web page, Small Three Gorges and Daning Circulation, Fengdu Spider Town.

Advantages & Drawbacks of Upstream Cruises
Advantages:

1. More gradually Cruise trips & More Here we are at Leisure

Sailing against the current, the holiday needs time at the amount between 15 - 18 kilometer/hour. You may have a more time holiday for much more entertainment and discover Chinese providers way of life, riverside local personalized in a further way.

2. Less Cost

For the same total variety, upstream holiday visits are usually 10 - 30% decreased than that of downstream.
Disadvantages:

1. Viewing at Night

Due to the more gradually amount, holiday collections going to upstream have to journey in the evening in order to arrive at shore journey places and stunning places in daytime. It may effect your getting to rest and certainly some scenery will be accepted by in the evening, like a lot of your power and power moving the Gezhouba provide protected is usually around 4:00am or 12:00pm, which may make the problems to appreciate the amazing provide hair. But the journey is structured so that the features are seen during the day.

2. Investing More Time

Usually the upstream holiday visits take you one more day than downstream holiday visits do for the same variety. So if your journey periods in Chinese providers suppliers are limited, upstream holiday may be long for you (Victoria Sophia Cruise functions between Shanghai and Chongqing needs 9 evening and 8 days).
Downstream Cruise

Down Circulation Yangtze Cruise

Downstream Cruise trips mean sailing from European Chinese providers suppliers - higher element of the flow (such as Chongqing) down to Southern Chinese providers suppliers (such as Yichang, Shanghai).

Below are the three downstream Yangtze Cruise itineraries with particular holiday duration & shore journey views.

2 evening and 3 periods Chongqing - Yichang Downstream cruise

Coast excursion: Shiny Emperor Town, Small Three Gorges, and Three Gorges Dam Web page.
3 evening and 4 periods Chongqing - Yichang Downstream cruise

Coast excursion: Fengdu Spider Town, Shibaozhai Temple, Shengnong Circulation, Shiny Emperor Town, and Three Gorges Dam Web page.
6 evening and One week Chongqing - Shanghai Downstream cruise

Coast excursion: Fengdu Spider Town, Small Three Gorges, Three Gorges Dam Web page, Hubei Provincial Collection, Mt. Huang, Nanjing Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, Nanjing Confucian Temple.

Advantages & Drawbacks of Downstream Cruises
Advantages:

1. Reduced Cruise trips & Less Time

Sailing at the amount of between 28-30 kilometer/hour, the downstream holiday visits needs you less periods. That indicates downstream holiday visits are appropriate for visitors whose visiting time is limited.

2. No activity at night

Generally talking about, downstream provides hook up in the evening and never journey in the evening. So there is no swaying activity during evening, which may effect your getting to rest or evening hours satisfaction on upstream holiday visits. You can have the best chance of a good nights rest. Furthermore, all the scenery is accepted during the day, so you do not miss any wonderful scenery during enough duration of evening.
Disadvantages:

1. Quick View

Because holiday collections going to downstream take decreased interval for going to, you may not have a lot of your power and power to appreciate the stunning areas properly.

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