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Journey to the world's most populous country & witness how this industrious nation has developed throughout ancient and modern history. Tour the brilliant city of Shanghai, where you can easily spend several days touring China's financial & commercial center. In Beijing, you will visit the famous Tiananmen Square, among other interesting sites from Mao's rule. Don't miss a chance to walk on the longest structure in the world, the Great Wall of China, built millennia ago as a defense against invading armies and still proudly standing today. Trekking through the mountains will bring you deep into the hidden corners & isolated villages of the backcountry. Step back in time at the Museum of Qin, where an impressive army of Terracotta warriors was unearthed in the 1970s. Contact a China travel specialist to plan your trip.
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Li river and hills in the sun, Yangshuo
Great Wall, Dynasties, & Rivers
Experience some of the main highlights of China on an active trip designed for those who want to explore on the move. Hike the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall, as well as through rural villages in the rice terraces of Longsheng. Bike through …
  • 12 Days
  • $3,325 USD
Passions:
Trekking & Hiking, Biking, Land, Wildlife Viewing, Urban Exploration
Places:
Asia, China, Xi'an, Beijing, Guilin, Yangshuo, Longsheng, Ping'An Village, Dazhai Village, Terracotta Warriors, …
Level:
Easy Active
Variety of dim sum steamed in traditional bamboo containers
Flavors of China
Calling all foodies! Experience the highlights of China while tasting the diverse cuisine found all around this beautiful country. Expore the Great Wall, visit the Forbidden City, attend cooking classes, tour temples, volunteer at the Panda Base, and …
  • 12 Days
  • $3,965 USD
Passions:
Land, Wildlife Viewing, Urban Exploration, Volunteering, Cooking Class
Places:
Asia, China, Shanghai, Xi'an, Beijing, Terracotta Warriors, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Mutianyu Section, Chengdu, …
Level:
Easy Active
Rice terraces and mountains in China
Essence of China
Explore the best of China on this classic China highlights tour in 11 days. Visit Beijing and tour the Great Wall and Forbidden City. Continue on to Xi'an to see the Terracotta Warriors. Next head further south to the cities of Guilin and Yangshuo, …
  • 11 Days
  • $3,125 USD
Passions:
Village Visit, River Cruises, Land, Urban Exploration, Cooking Class, Light Hiking
Places:
Asia, China, Xi'an, Beijing, Guilin, Yangshuo, Longsheng, Ping'An Village, Terracotta Warriors, Fuli Town, …
Level:
Easy Active
Hiking on Mount Everest
Journey to Everest
Journey to the Roof of the World on this 10 day trip exploring the best of Central Tibet, including Everest Base Camp! Visit Potala Palace and other monasteries in the Lhasa area, journey along the Friendship Highway through Shigatse and Tingri, and …
  • 10 Days
  • $3,970 USD
Passions:
Trekking & Hiking, Land
Places:
Asia, China, Chengdu, Tibet, Lhasa, Shigatse, Tingri, Rongbuk Monastery, Everest Base Camp - North, Potala Palace, …
Level:
Relaxed
Great Wall of China in the sunshine
Beautiful Beijing & the Wall
Explore Beijing and its most popular attractions on this week-long China tour. Visit the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven. Hike along the renowned Great Wall, try your hand at cooking Chinese cuisine, and explore the magical Art Zone …
  • 6 Days
  • $1,410 USD
Passions:
Cooking Class, Biking, Urban Exploration, Land
Places:
Asia, China, Beijing, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Mutianyu Section
Level:
Easy Active
Farmer in rural China
Legendary Yunnan
Spend ten days exploring the rich cultural diversity of the Yunnan province on a China culture tour. Visit Kunming, Lijiang and old town Dali as you learn about the centuries-old history that has shaped the cultural landscape found in this region today. …
  • 10 Days
  • $2,255 USD
Passions:
Land, Village Visit, Light Hiking, History, Local Market
Places:
Asia, China, Kunming, Lijiang, Dali, Shaxi, Shangri-La, Weibaoshan, Xizhou Village, Baisha Village, …
Level:
Relaxed
Tianmenshan National Park in Hunan Province
Hiking Enchanted China
Guizhou is one of the most diverse provinces in China, with 18 various ethnic groups including the Miao, Dong, and more. Spend 10 days hiking from rural villages to ancient towns. Connect with the locals, and learn about their more isolated way of life. …
  • 10 Days
  • $3,160 USD
Passions:
Land, Light Hiking, Community Stay, Village Visit, Trekking & Hiking
Places:
Asia, China, Zhangjiajie, Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Huangshi Village, Guiyang, Zhenyuan, Dazhai Village Homestay, Leishan County, Mt. Leigong, …
Level:
Challenging
Yak in Tibet landscape
Tibet's Wild Frontier
Journey through Kham Tibet and get an authenic look at daily life for people living on the Tibet-Qinghai plateau. Hike along high Tibetan ridges, drive through the vast landscape and visit local monasteries as you tour the eastern region of Tibet. Learn …
  • 11 Days
  • $4,115 USD
Passions:
Village Visit, Land, Local Market, Wildlife Viewing, Community Stay, Light Hiking
Places:
Asia, China, Chengdu, Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Tibet, Kangding, Tagong, Danba, Baoxing, Xiaojin, …
Level:
Easy Active
Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an
Boundless China
Explore China in-depth on this slower paced 25-day tour that visits the popular highlights and lesser known gems of mainland China. See the Great Wall, the ancient city of Xi'an, and visit the modern cities of Hong Kong and Shanghai. Enjoy biking in …
  • 25 Days
  • $9,365 USD
Passions:
Land, Biking, Trekking & Hiking, Urban Exploration, River Cruises, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Asia, China, Shanghai, Yichang, Chongqing, Xi'an, Beijing, Xiling Gorges, Badong, Wu Gorge, …
Level:
Moderate
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Cruising the blue-green waters of the Yangzi
Yichang to Chongqing
Embark the Yangzi Explorer for your 5-day cruise from Yichang to Chongqing. This ship sets sail on its upstream course through the Three Gorges region. Explore this remote breathtaking portion of the Yangzi River and learn about its history and …
  • 5 Days
  • $1,350 - $5,030 USD
Ship:
Yangzi Explorer
Passions:
River Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Places:
Asia, China, Yichang, Chongqing, Xiling Gorges, Badong, Wu Gorge, Fengdu, Wanzhou
Level:
Relaxed
Potala Palace
Lhasa Highlights
Explore the Roof of the World with this 4 day Lhasa Highlights tour in Tibet. Enjoy leisurely paced walking tours of the main sites such as Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery and Norbulingka. Interact with the monks and pilgrims who come to Lhasa for …
  • 4 Days
  • $1,590 USD
Passions:
Land
Places:
Asia, China, Tibet, Lhasa, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Cang-Gyan Lhasa Hotel, …
Level:
Moderate
View of Shanghai skyline from the Bund
Explore Shanghai
Add this 4-night extension to any China trip for an experience of urban life in the world's most populous city. Shanghai offers shopping, restaurants, and a variety of amusement that appeals to locals and visitors alike. Explore unique museums and …
  • 5 Days
  • $1,255 USD
Passions:
Land, Urban Exploration
Places:
Asia, China, Shanghai, Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town
Level:
Relaxed
Boat and skyline of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Spend three days touring Hong Kong, the unique Special Administrative District and a modern commercial hub to mainland China. Explore the commercial center of the city and tour nearby Hong Kong Island and Lantau Island, with fishing villages, gardens, …
  • 4 Days
  • $1,560 USD
Passions:
Land, Urban Exploration
Places:
Asia, China, Hong Kong Island, Lantau Island, Kowloon District, Salisbury Hotel Hong Kong
Level:
Relaxed
Spectacular views in Amdo Tibet
Amdo Tibet Homestay
Get an inside look into the Tibetan way of life on this 6-day journey into the Amdo Tibetan region. Stay with a family in a small mountain village and witness their way of life first hand. Enjoy their cuisine and try your hand at cooking side by side …
  • 6 Days
  • $2,225 USD
Passions:
Community Stay, Cooking Class, Land
Places:
Asia, China, Chengdu, Tibet, Songpan, Langmusi, Ruoergai, Tiewu Village
Level:
Easy Active
Traditional Chinese sachets for New Year's
Chinese New Year Festival
Spend five full days experiencing the Chinese New Year and Spring Festival like the locals do in the Sichuan Province. Enjoy time with a local family on New Year's Eve, watch performances, play games, and enjoy street eats as you celebrate the coming …
  • 6 Days
  • $2,010 USD
Passions:
Festivals, Land
Places:
Asia, China, Chengdu, Dujiangyan, Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Mount Qingcheng, Luodai Ancient Town, Guanghan
Level:
Relaxed
Jiuzhaigou waterfall in Autumn
Jiuzhaigou National Park
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jiuazhaigou National Park on this 5 day retreat. Known for rivaling the beauty of Yosemite National Park, this park consists of three scenic valleys that converge to form a wonderland of foliage, waterfalls, and …
  • 5 Days
  • $3,160 USD
Passions:
Community Stay, Wildlife Viewing, Land
Places:
Asia, China, Chengdu, Tibet, Songpan, Jiuzhaigou National Park, Huanglong National Park
Level:
Easy Active
Giant panda at the research base in Chengdu
Wonders of Sichuan
Explore the Sichuan province on this 4-day China tour add-on. Visit the engineering marvel of Dujiangyan and spend a day volunteering at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base witnessing these magnificent creatures up close. Spend some time exploring the …
  • 4 Days
  • $1,190 USD
Passions:
Land, Wildlife Viewing, Volunteering
Places:
Asia, China, Chengdu, Dujiangyan, Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Mount Qingcheng, Sanxingdui Museum
Level:
Relaxed
Harbin Ice Festival
Harbin Ice Festival
Add an extra 3 days to your China tour and visit the Harbin Ice Festival during the month of January or early February when the weather is coldest. Explore this winter wonderland and see the impressive ice sculptures and lit buildings that this city …
  • 3 Days
  • $1,015 USD
Passions:
Festivals, Land
Places:
Asia, China, Harbin, Sun Island Park, Siberian Tiger Park
Level:
Relaxed
Jinshanling section of the Great Wall
Great Wall Trek
Spend four days hiking more remote sections of the Great Wall of China. Hike along the Gubeikou, Jinshanling, Jiankou, and Huanghuacheng sections on this difficult yet rewarding China trek. Visit the Ming Tombs to top off your journey. This tour is a …
  • 4 Days
  • $1,075 USD
Passions:
History, Trekking & Hiking, Land
Places:
Asia, China, Jinshanling Section, Mutianyu Section, Shuangyang Hotel, Gubeikou Section, Simatai Section, Jiankou Section, Huanghuacheng Section, Ming Tombs, …
Level:
Moderate
Night scene of the ancient Xian city wall
Historic Xi'an
Explore the historic Xi'an city, one of the oldest cities and a capital for 13 dynasties in China's history. The start of the historic Silk Road, this city is believed to have been one of the four largest cities in the entire world from the 7th …
Passions:
Urban Exploration, Land
Places:
Asia, China, Xi'an, Shaanxi Museum, Terracotta Warriors
Level:
Relaxed
Li river and hills in the sun, Yangshuo
Rural Landscapes
Experience the rural rice terrace and karst landscapes of the Guangxi Region on this 4-day active China trip. Visit the Longsheng Rice Terraces and connect with the Zhuang and Yao people and glimpse into their quiet way of life. Hike, bike and raft as …
  • 4 Days
  • $1,215 USD
Passions:
Whitewater Rafting, Land
Places:
Asia, China, Guilin, Longsheng, Ping'An Village, Moondance Resort, Yangdi, Xingping, Fuli Town
Level:
Moderate
Beijing Touring Gubeikou great wall
Jinshanling Great Wall Hike
For the more adventurous at heart, spend two days hiking along a lesser visited portion of the Great Wall. Start your hike at the Gubeikou section and hike west to Jinshanling. Parts of the wall are covered with vegetation and you hike along a trail in …
Passions:
Trekking & Hiking, Land
Places:
Asia, China, Jinshanling Section, Gubeikou Section, Simatai Section
Level:
Challenging
Dragon Boat Festival in Guizhou
Dragon Boat Festival
Add time to a China trip in July to come witness the Miao dragon boat festival along the Qingshuijiang River in the Guizhou Province. Learn about the unique subcultures here within the minority groups in the region and visit local villages to learn about …
  • 4 Days
  • $1,090 USD
Passions:
Festivals, Land
Places:
Asia, China, Guiyang, Kaili, Shidong, Langde Village
Level:
Relaxed
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