Custom Guided Tours for Travel to China
"I grew up with Nixon and whatever mistakes he made, he was a man of extraordinary political vision. China is becoming China once again."
Shanghai reeks with mystery, intrigue, guile, beauty. Xian conveys a staggering sense of unreasonable loyalty of the emperors' household. The excavation site of the terra cotta warriors suggests that this city was once the crossroad on the trading routes fron China to central Asia. Xian vied with Rome for the title of the world’s greatest city.
The Great Wall, the Three Gorges, the Yangtze and the Forbidden City are the true treasures of China. Xian is the 8th Wonder of the World.
Consider Hainan Island for a quick weekend getaway for Asia residents or a luxury leisurely stay at this exotic beach side paradise.
The Great Wall
The Great Wall stretches over approximately 4,000 miles from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Nur in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia, but stretches to over 6,700 km (4,160 miles) in total. At its peak, the Ming Wall was guarded by more than one million men.
We can arrange a variety of travel packages to The Great Wall of China, including hikes with overnight sleeping out under the stars and side visits to the Ming Tombs.
The Terracotta Warriors Xian
The Terracotta Army is a form of funerary art buried with the First Emperor of Qin (Qin Shi Huang, Shi Huang in 210-209 BCE Consequently, they are also sometimes referred to as “Qin’s Armies.”
The Terracotta Army was discovered in eastern outer suburbs of Xi’an, Shaanxi Province by local farmers drilling a water well 1.5 miles east of Mount Lishan. I met the farmer in Xian, who first discovered the artifacts.
The Forbidden City
The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.
The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty 1406 to 1420. It served as the home of the Emperor and his household, as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government.
Along the 100-kilometer stretch of the Li River, majestic limestone mountain peaks rise into the sky. It is one of China's most famous scenic areas. have often been compared to those at Halong Bay, Vietnam. the small town of Yangshuo is the most famous location along the river and barges cruise between Guilin and Yangshuo on a daily basis.
The Yellow Mountains
The Huangshan mountains were formed about 100 million years ago in southern Anhui province in eastern China. The mountaintops often offer views of the clouds from above, known as the Sea of Clouds.
Mount Huang is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, as well as modern photography. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of China’s major tourist destinations.
Since explorer Marco Polo claimed this to be The most beautiful city in China its legend carries on. One of Hangzhou’s most popular sights is West Lake.
Hangzhou is also well known to tea lovers in China and around the world. Longjing Tea is one of the most sought-after types of tea.
Jiuzhaigou Valley is a nature reserve in the north of Sichuan, a province in south western China. It is known for its many waterfalls and lakes, and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. Flights are available from Chendu.
The Bund lies north of the old, walled city of Shanghai. From the early 19 century til now the Bund is a major financial hub of East Asia. The Bund houses 52 buildings of various architectural styles such as Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Beaux-Arts, and Art Deco (Shanghai has one of the richest collections of Art Deco architectures in the world). A day or evening stroll along the Bund, this former British settlement is a delight.
The Potola Palace the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama is worth a visit as well as the home of controversial Sun Yet Sen.
Selected China Tours and Travel Packages
- Highlights of China – 11 days
Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai, Suzhou & Luzhi
- Highlights of China: with Yangtze Cruise – 14 days
Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Li River Cruise, Yangshuo, Yangtze River Cruise, Shanghai, Suzhou
- Beijing and Shanghai Stopover – 6 days
- Essential China
Beijing - Xian - Shanghai - Guilin - Yangshuo - Hong Kong
- Ancient Capitals of China
Beijing - Xian - Luoyang - Nanjing - Suzhou - Hangzhou - Shanghai
- Hilltribes of China
Lijiang - Zhongdian - Tiger Leaping Gorge - Dali
- Contact us for full details of available China travel packages and personalized travel planning services
China tours combine and coordinate well with Tibet and Nepal.
For additional tours and full itineraries or to ask about other travel in china and the rest of Asia, please contact us by phone or email.
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