Things to Do in China
With a country that is home to more than 55 ethnic minorities there is an extensive array of experiences, China’s history and culture is fascinating and vast so in each itinerary we would include cultural and historical experiences often with a local guide so they can bring the country alive.
The snow-capped mountains throughout the country provide some fantastic hiking options for those who want to don their boots and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the scenery around them. First on many peoples list is the Great Wall of China which is one of the manmade wonders of the world, the wall ribbons along the top of the mountains for over 21,196 km and though a popular site our guides will ensure that you explore remote parts of the wall. For those who are weary after a day walking on the bricks then we can organise a toboggan ride down again! The cuisine in China is as far reaching as the country so we would really suggest weaving in a culinary experience or two during your trip, whether it’s the lighter dishes you can enjoy in the east or the spicy Sichuan cuisine to the west, whereas the north is more salty and heavy compared to the south which is sweeter in its taste.
Beijing Highlights - Tian An Men Square and the Forbidden Palace
Beijing, Beijing & Around, China
This morning, explore the highlights of Beijing. Visit Tian An Men Square and the Forbidden City. Delve into the rich history and witness the past grandeur and glory of the Chinese imperial family.
Cultural and Historical Lhasa
Dive into the culture and history of Tibet today! Visit Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore Barkhor Square, the bustling market of old Lhasa and visit Jokhang monastery, the most important religious activity centre for Tibetan Buddhism.
Visit Ganden Monastery and explore the largest and oldest temple among the six renowned temples of Gelugpa. You may wish to hike up the hill to soak-up breath-taking panoramic views of the surrounding Kyi-Chu Valley.
Magnificient Terra Cotta Warriors
Be amazed by thousands of life-sized soldiers that were constructed to accompany Emperor Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China, into the afterlife. Spend some time to explore the museum and gain an insight into the Terra Cotta Warriors.
Muslim Street Food Walking Tour
Walk through the Muslim quarters rich with historic Islamic culture and embark on a street food walking tour. Try out their local delicacies such as their famous Liangpi “cold skin” noodles or mutton soup with flour cake.
Mutianyu Great Wall Exploration
Great Wall, China
Today, visit the restored section of the Great Wall - Mutianyu. Take a cable car ride up and go for an easy walk before riding down on a toboggan!
Chonggu Temple & Pearl Lake
Daocheng Yading, Sichuan and Yangtze Cruises, China
Arriving into Yading Nature Reserve, you will enjoy a hike to Chonggu Temple for a view of the Xiannairi holy peak. Afterwards, you will visit Pearl Lake.
Cycling Tour near Guilin
Guilin, Guangxi & Around, China
A great option for those who are more active, enjoy a cycling tour through Xinping Old Town that's home to beautiful bridges, ancient shop houses and intricate temples.
Forbidden City and Hutong Family Homemade Lunch
Beijing, Beijing & Around, China
Beijing balances its ancient history with its 21st century lifestyles and this experience is a chance to explore both of these with a visit to the ancient Forbidden City and a chance to meet a local family and join them for lunch in their home.
Full Day Tour of Chengdu and Panda Experience
Chengdu, Sichuan and Yangtze Cruises, China
Enjoy a full day tour of Chengdu exploring the wonder of the Wenshu Temple, take a visit to the ancient Jinli Street, and of course spending time at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base to marvel at these majestic and rare animals.