Experience the historic landmarks, breathtaking natural scenery, and modern-day marvels that China has to offer.
- Beijing: Discover a city where the juxtaposition of modern progress and ancient imperial history is nowhere more salient. Explore the Forbidden City and fly a kite in Tiananmen Square.
- Great Wall of China: Walk along the once 5,500 mile-long wall, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Xi’an: Encounter the fascinating imperial history of this city, home to the Terracotta Army, an army of over 8,000 warriors constructed in the 3rd century BC.
- Guilin: Cruise down the Li River in a bamboo raft, or bike among limestone mountains and marvel at the spectacular karst topography of this region.
- Chengdu: Learn about giant panda conservation during a visit to the Chengdu Panda Base in Sichuan, home to eighty percent of China’s giant pandas.
- Shanghai: Explore China’s commercial and financial hub with a walk along The Bund, and enjoy a performance of the famous Shanghai acrobats.
- Suzhou: Enjoy a day trip from Shanghai to this city, renowned for its classic gardens and picturesque canals.
- Yangtze River: Cruise the longest river in Asia and the third longest river in the world. Visit the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydro-electric power station in the world, and learn how it has changed life along the river for local communities.
- Tibet: Discover the dramatic landscapes of Tibet while visiting unique cultural attractions in and around Lhasa and Shigatse. Explore sites that have endured thousands of years of change while remaining vital centers of Tibetan cultural heritage, such as the sacred Jokhang Temple and the Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lama.
Best Time to Travel
While China is a year-round destination, for the best weather conditions, we recommend traveling to China during the spring months of March to May, or the autumn months of September to November.
Let us customize your trip to China. Start with a sample itinerary below or work with one of our experienced Trip Specialists to design a completely unique program. Many travelers enjoy combining China with other destinations in the region such as Mongolia.