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Rita Jiang - Experienced Yangtze Cruise Consultant

Rita Jiang


Hi, dear friends! I’m Rita Jiang, your travel consultant from Chengdu Bamboo International Tours.

I’m glad to be in this family which is full of friendliness, enthusiasm and great cooperation. During my work, I’m a hard worker to serve you with my passion, knowledge and experience. After my work, I’m an enthusiastic traveler to explore the beautiful scenery and nature like you. I’m well prepared to help to DIY the tours you want most. Right here waiting for you!

Why not take the advantages of Rita's travel experience to design a itinerary just for you, that suits your budget and interests. Her passion to serve you never fades away!

Yangtze Cruise Tips from Rita

  1. When is the best time to have a Yangtze River cruise?

    The "best" depends on which you are more concerned about, weather or price. To most visitors,the bestRed Leaves in Yangtze River Autumnseasons for Yangtze Cruise should be the Spring and Autumn, namely, April to June and September to November when the weather is cool and comfortable, neither cold nor hot.

  2. Which cruise line should I choose?

    There are different cruise lines to cater different customer demands. Cruising between Chongqing and Wuhan on deluxe ships is the most popular for tourists.

  3. Should I take a upstream or downstream cruise?

    Upstream means sailing from lower part of river to the up to the higher part of the river.Less cost, and it usually costs 10%-30% lower than that of downstream and more time onboard for leisure activities, Chinese folk customs, etc. Downstream mean sailing from higher part of the river to the lower part of the river. There is enough time to enjoy the shore excursions because all scenic sites are arranged in the daytime.

  4. How long is the cruise vacartion?

    You cruise vacation duration is decided by the ship and itinerary you have chosen and booked.

  5. Top five cruise ships recommended by our former customers

    Yangtze River Cruise: top five recommended ships including Victoria Jenna, President Prime, Yangtze Explorer, Victoria Sophia & Century Diamond.Book now with great discount!

    See What My Customers Say & See!

    Rita at Mount Emei
    Travel on the way
    Take a rest and enjoy her holiday around Chengdu

    No problem, dear Rita,

    Actually you probably stated there was no pearl market and I did not remember. We went (briefly) to Chunxi Road (Kowloon and other places) and the ladies were satisfied about what they had seen. They did not purchase anything. So we had in summary another good day yesterday.

    In a few minutes we will move to the airport — therefore in hurry.

    Thank you again for your excellent preparation of our trip and warm regards,


    March 13, 2016

    Hi Rita,

    Thank you for everything and surely if I have any friends who will come to China I will recommend your agency


    ItalyJune 23, 2015

    Hi Rita

    Sorry for the late response

    Just got back from our trip yesterday.

    Overall trip was good and very happy with the arrangements made by you

    The van and guide on time and polite and helpful. Especially our driver for the chongqing/wulong is very good. His driving is careful.

    I will be happy to recommend your services to my friends

    Best regards


    June 26, 2015

    Hi Rita,

    Sorry for disturbing you when you were on holiday, I should have looked at the letter with contact information better! Thanks for getting the checkin information for me even though you were on holiday. The cruise was even better than I anticipated. The cabin was excellent and had nicer and more facilities than I thought and the food was great. The staff were helpful and well organised, as were the tours. Very enjoyable. Thanks for your prompt and clear communication.

    Best wishes


    April 07, 2016

    Dear Rita

    We are back from a fantastic trip to the Yangtze. You don’t have to miss us, we still are in China and will stay here for another 3 years :)

    The Century Legend was fantastic. We were surprised. The staff of this ship is great.

    When they keep this high quality standard, I can highly recommend this tour to everyone and I will do in the near future.

    If you need more detailed information, please feel free to ask.

    Best regards


    April 19, 2015

    Hi Rita:

    We have returned from our trip to China and I want to provide you with just a few comments. Overall, we had a good time without any problems. We enjoyed seeing all the sites and being on a "private" tour. We didn't have to wait for other people and were driven close to the entrance of all the sites.

    We liked all the guides (Linda, Waldner, Steven, Diana, Frank and Frank). We liked Steven the best because he was very calm, patient and spoke English well. The drivers were also good. The driver who only drove us back to the hotel from Disney was professional and had a nice car - we wish we had him the entire time in Shanghai.

    We did like that all the drivers had bottled water for us. Mr Tang (driver with Linda) was especially prepared with kleenex, wipes and candy - very nice!

    We liked some of the meals that the tour provided, but would have liked more input, possibly tasting more "local" types of dishes and not dishes that all the tourists enjoy. I could eat similar dishes at home.

    We enjoyed the cruise and were pleased with the arrangements.

    We were also very pleased with all the hotels that we stayed in. Good locations and easy to walk to restaurants for dinner.

    Thank you for making our vacation a very enjoyable one. We definitely liked learning about Chinese history and culture.

    Joanne and Phil Tokeshi

    May 16, 2015

    Hi Rita,

    We had a great time on our cruise. There were only 10 English speakers but we were made to feel very welcome with Vivi looking out for us. My adult daughter, husband and myself enjoyed the scenery, the excursions, and had a great time at the Captain's welcome and the Theatrical night as well as working on our table tennis each night after dinner, We would definitely recommend your services to our friends.


    Hilary Davis

    (The following pictures was shared by Hilary Davis)

    Yangtze River Cruise

    Hilary Davis Visited Yangtze-River

    Yangtze River Cruise

    Hilary Davis Visited Yangtze-River

    June 8, 2015

    Dear Rita

    We arrived home from our China tour last Wednesday after visiting Chengdu, the Yangtze, Yichang and Shanghai. Apart from the cruise I made my bookings on the internet. However I would like to commend you on your service and attention to the booking of our cruise. Every time I emailed you regarding the cruise, before, during and after making the booking, your reply came courteously and promptly. You answered all our questions and at all times your service was outstanding. I would have no hesitation in recommending you and your company to other clients interested in booking travel to China. We really enjoyed the cruise and, although there were few English-speaking people on board, we were looked after by a young lady named Gracie.  The cruise was very pleasant - the food, the cabin and the facilities were all very nice.  

    Once again we thank you for making our booking and for your excellent service.

    Kind regards

    Christine Foster


    AustraliaAugust 9, 2015

    Hi Rita,


    The trip that you arranged for us was wonderful and just about everything worked out perfectly.

    Your tour guide, Waldner, and driver in Xi'an were exceptional and the Sofitel hotel was very nice and in a perfect location for visitors.

    The Century Paragon was a great experience for us as well, as they balanced the need to entertain and feed  western and Chinese passengers perfectly. The ships facilities were very nice, as the boat is relatively new.

    All of our agreed arrangements worked out perfectly, and when the low river level in Chongqing changed our plans, your team worked quickly to get us back on track. 

    We were very pleased with working with you and I will recommend your company to all my friends interested in a trip to China. 

    I will also post to the trip advisor web site about our positive experience.

    Thank you, again, for helping to make our tour of China so pleasurable.



    August 29, 2015

    Dear Rita,

    Thanks for the excellent service and we really enjoyed the Century Paragon Cruise on the Yangtze River. Excellent Cruise with great service & very good Cabins with Balcony and well arranged transfers.

    This is a  premium Cruise for international travelers as half of the travelers are international travelers and half are Chinese.

    Staff speaks partly English and all tours on board were available in English language which was very easy for us.

    We certainly engage you when we visit China again and thanks for your hospitality and excellent service.

    Johan van Haften

    September 15, 2015

    Dear Rita,

    We will miss you too and thank you for arranging everything for us! We will definitely contact you when we come back to China.

    Everything was perfect. Our tour guide in Beijing, Sabrena, did an spectacular job. She helped us with our problems at the hotel. She explained everything very thoroughly and was very friendly and nice. We loved her! The cruise was very nice and so was the hotel at Xian.

    We felt very relaxed and at ease, because we knew we were being taking care of.

    Thank you for everything!

    Valerie Muniz

    September 28, 2015

    Hello Rita,

    I apologize for not getting back to you earlier but I have been very busy with work.

    Our Yangtze River cruise was well worth taking. We enjoyed every part of it, especially the part about letting us get on board early as we had had such a bad time with our flight connections and were exhausted. We also got bumped up to a nicer cabin and that was also really lovely.

    The tours were good although I think the best one was the first one we went on. It was lovely walking through the forest and seeing the beautiful environment.

    Your company did a great job for us and was very quick in organization, especially any questions we had. We would definitely recommend your company to others of our friends who might be touring China. Thank you for your service.

    Jenny and Allan Tomkins

    October 25, 2015

    Dear Rita,

    Sorry to be so late with our response to your questionnaire. We have finally recovered from our wonderful trip. We are working on our pictures and we’ll send a little travelog to you when we are finished.

    Our tour arrangements were excellent and the service was more than we expected. We saw everything you planned for us and in Yichang, Fay took us to a free museum in addition to a lovely lunch. All our guides were so knowledgeable and helpful. The drivers were excellent and patient with all that traffic. We particularly enjoyed Maria Lu in Shanghai and Timo in Xi’an.

    We have and will continue to recommend your company and the services and you to our friends. I have already given you an excellent review on trip Advisor and hope you are able to view it.

    All in all, we had a wonderful experience using your company to tour your lovely country and hopefully will be able to return someday and call upon your services once again.

    Best Regards,

    Linda & Dan Santucci

    November 3, 2015

    Dear Rita,

    We are home safely in Australia now having had a wonderful trip to China. Your part in the success of the trip is greatly appreciated and I regret that we could not meet so that I could show my appreciation to you.

    The Yangtze River Cruise was a highlight of our travels. The staff were friendly and helpful, especially the Cruise Director Amanda. The unfortunate haze was not able to suppress the magnificent scenery.

    The train trip in 2nd class was fine so no problem. The train was changed to a 14:17pm departure. This worked out well with an efficient transfer from the cruise to the station there was plenty of time, plus we arrived in Shanghai earlier. Caroline met us in Shanghai and she too was an excellent friendly guide with good English. We will remain friends with Caroline.

    So that all add up to a wonderful experience which you put together for us. Thank you so much. Please feel free to contact me again as a friend rather than an employee of YRC.

    Kind regards

    David Wettenhall

    November 6, 2015

    Hello Rita,

    We really had a good time during the cruise aboard the Victoria Jenna ship, thank you very much ! As we are travelling in China we haven't sorted out our pictures yet but the views of the three gorges and the dam were amazing, with beautiful sunshine.

    In general we appreciated the level of service on the boat, the kindness of the personnel, the comfort on the boat. We also approve strongly of employing local guides for the visits. The general organization was very efficient too.

    Thank you again for helping us.

    Best regards,

    Stephane Mulard

    November 7, 2015

    Hi Rita,

    We aren't quite home yet. We are visiting old friends in Hawaii. So, I will e-mail you when we get home. A real quick note to let you know we had a wonderful time and everything was great. We definitely will recommend your agency to everyone.



    November 12, 2015

    Dear Rita,

    The Yangtze River Cruises we chosen to arrange our travel from Nanning to Shanghai was excellent provided by you, Rita. You have been very quick to respond to all our many and changing requirements. You have understood the style of tour we seek. You have been professional at all times.

    Yangtze River Cruises was more expensive than several other service providers but it was Rita’s support which made the difference.

    We hope the rest of the tour lives up to the high standard set by Rita.

    Kind regards,

    David Wettenhall

    AustralianJune 5, 2016

    Hello Rita,

    We enjoyed the trip and we will recommend you to our friends.



    CanadianJuly 10, 2016

    Dear Rita

    Please translate and pass this message on to your supervisor/manager and copy it back to me in Chinese.

    The main reason we chose Yangtze River Cruises to arrange our travel from Nanning to Shanghai was the excellent service provided by you, Rita. You have been very quick to respond to all our many and changing requirements. You have understood the style of tour we seek. You have been professional at all times.

    Yangtze River Cruises was more expensive than several other service providers but it was Rita’s support which made the difference.

    We hope the rest of the tour lives up to the high standard set by Rita.

    Kind regards

    David Wettenhall

    July 20, 2016

    Hello Rita,

    We're all fine and we had a wonderful vacation in your great country. Wow, what a country and what an experiences we had. We're back home now and we're working on securing as many as possible of this probably once in a life time experience.

    Special THANKS from me and the family to you for supporting us in finding a very nice hotel after arriving in Chongqing. You delivered a great service and many thanks for that. This really felt good!

    Your arrangement is perfect! All went well, very smoothly and we had a wonderful and in many ways exciting river cruise. Definitely something we will recommend to friends that want to visit China for vacation.

    Your service is very oriented and helpful. You're absolutely understanding the importance of a hassle free and trustworthy vacation experience and how to deliver such an experience.

    Therefore again many THANKS for your great services and we definitely will recommend your perfect services to our friends. We had a wonderful time and many unforgettable experiences in China. Thank you!


    Johan and the rest of the family

    September 30, 2016

    Hi Rita,

    The Victoria Jenna cruise was a wonderful experience and we all enjoyed it so much. The bus ride from Chongqing to Fendu was a beautiful ride and was no problem. We boarded the ship in Fendu at about 9 pm. Each day on the cruise was perfect. Thank you for making the arrangements. Kitty met us in Yichang and we went to a wonderful restaurant in a cave. Kitty was a good guide.

    Thank you again for all the help


    October 11, 2016

    Hello Rita,

    Greetings from Australia, I hope all is well with you in China. I just wanted to let you know that we had the most wonderful time in China. We especially want to thank you for organising everything. The drivers and guides in both Yi Chang and Chong Qing were wonderful. The cruise was just great and we were spoilt by the staff. Unfortunately we were the only English speaking guests on board but it didn't matter as everyone was just wonderful and friendly and we managed to communicate effectively and were able to laugh together when we tried out our Chinese. There was only 120 guests on the cruise so it wasn't crowded and it was easy to get to know everyone. I will be recommending you to our friends if they are planning to come to China as your service was excellent and much better than that provided by Australian travel agents. We will be visiting China in the future and would be happy to engage your services again. Do you organise other trips in China with a guide and driver as we like small groups and don't really enjoy big groups?

    Kind regards

    Peter and Frances Millmore

    October 11, 2016

    Dear Rita,

    Thanks for the email. Betty and I had a great trip in China and thoroughly enjoyed it. I would certainly recommend your travel firm to our friends.

    Our only problems were in regard to the air travel, as the flights from KL to Guangzhou and then to Xian were very late, as I detaiiled in my previous email to you. This resulted in the Guide there not being at the airport and we had to wait about 90 minutes for her. I was not critical of her as it was outside her control., and the changes in flight schedules must have been confusing.

    On the way beween the end of the cruise and Ghnagzhou the plane was on time, but the flight from Ghangzhou to Penang was late and was subsequently diverted to Kua;a Lumpur because of a very severe storn with lightening in Penang. We ultimately got to Penang at midnight, 3 hours late.

    We are in Penang for 7 days because I am examining medical students here in their final exams.

    I will send some photographs to you afetr we return to Melbourne on 15 June.

    My comments to the various questions you asked are in your email in UPPER CASE type.


    Roger Pepperell

    November 8, 2016

    Hi Rita,

    Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you. We have only just arrived home in Australia.

    We sailed on the Century Paragon, departing Chongqing on the 14th of April 2015. The ship was beautiful and clean. The extra activities were fun. The tours were well organized.

    I have never traveled 5 star before so how the Century Paragon compares to other cruise ships I don't know but I was really happy and would recommend Yangtze River Cruises to anyone looking for a couple of days of rest and relaxation.



    AustralianAugust 21, 2017

    Hi Rita,

    A quick note to say thank you for all your help and the cruise was terrific, we loved it.



    AustralianOctober 28, 2017

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