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.
Full Day Tour of Lijang
Lijiang, Yunnan, China
Explore Lijang's maze of humble cobbled streets with your guide today. During this full day tour enjoy a visit to the city's Old Town, a cable car up to The Jade Dragon Mountain and later, a bird's eye view from the famous Lion Hill.
Full Day Tour of Xian
Xian, Xian & Around, China
Enjoy a full day tour of Xian and a visit to some of the city's most important landmarks. Start with a tour of the Muslim Quarter and visit The Great Mosque before heading on to visit the Terracotta Warriors, an archaeological wonder.
Historical Xian Tour
Explore the remarkable Shaanxi Provincial History Museum before setting off to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a famous well-preserved Buddhist pagoda built in the 652 during the Tang Dynasty.
Introduction to Tai Chi & Qigong
Tai Chi and Qigong are two fascinating physical exercises which Chinese people often like to practice in preparation for the day ahead. During this short class, understand the history and health benefits of this morning ritual and learn some basic moves.
Jinshanling Hike at The Great Wall
Great Wall, Beijing & Around, China
Get away from the crowds as you trek a remote section of the Great Wall of China with a guide, along crumbling ramparts and past watchtowers with exceptional views over the surrounding rugged countryside.
Mount Tai & Dai Temple
Tai'an, Henan, Shanxi and Shandong, China
Today, we ascend by cable car to Mount Tai to visit the Bixiaci Temple, South God Gate, Mountain Gate, Fragrant Pavilion and the Main Palace. Afterwards, we can descend by cable car or walk down to visit Dai Temple.
Qingdao in a Nutshell
Qingdao, Henan, Shanxi and Shandong, China
In this full day tour, you will discover the very best of Qingdao, including Laoshan Mountain, Badaguan Scenic Area and Zhanqiao Pier.
Daocheng Yading, Sichuan and Yangtze Cruises, China
Red Grassland is an ideal scenic places for photography. Be astonished by the impressive visual impact of the red, blue, white and yellow in the colorful Red Grassland. The tour is only available between 24 September and 12 October.
Shennong Peak & Longtan Valley
Shennongjia, Sichuan and Yangtze Cruises, China
Discover Shennongjia's key spots, including Shennong Peak Scenic Area, Shennong Valley and Banbi Rock. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to come face-to-face with the golden apes at Longtan Valley.
Songyang Academy & Songyue Temple in Dengfeng
Luoyang, Henan, Shanxi and Shandong, China
This half-day tour visit the Songyang Academy and Songyue Temple Pagoda.