Touring in China is often very tiring sightseeing day after day especially over a two or three week period. I often recommend to my clients a Yangtze River Cruise for three days or as long as 7 days to relax a bit and recharge your batteries. From Chongqing to YiChang down river is the most popular however going up stream is one additional day against the current and costs the same. Or you can do both at a reduced price for a round trip. It can be as relaxing or as busy as you like. Each day you have an off boat experience as well as an up close tour of the largest dam locks in the world. I recommend Victoria Cruise Line and which is American owned and operated with 8 modern river boats. See their web site at www.victoriacruises.com with details. I discount the cruise when you book other tour arrangements with me at Interlake China Tours, Inc. www.interlakechinatours.com Another not widely known cruise is the Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo which is a day cruise of about 4.5 hours through some of the most beautiful scenes in China. You can even stop at Crown Cave which is a fantastic cave tour during the cruise. When you go to China you might as well see what you are interested in rather than a stock off the shelf tour. I do custom private tours as a specialty with over 20 years experience as a Tours to China tour operator and planner. I work directly with Chinese suppliers who obtain local pricing by contract and you get my 25 years and over 50 trips to China experience and knowledge of China.