China Highlights

If this is your first time to China we highly recommend this highlight trip which will take you from the north of China all the way down to the south.

Hunan Zhangjiajie: spectacular mountains

Hunan Zhangjiajie: spectacular mountains

Zhangjiajie belongs to the top 10 of the world’s most spectacular mountain landscapes. Hundreds of peaks and thousands of karst pinnacles make it an impressive sight. Not so long ago, this was a remote land known mainly to three minority peoples: Tujia, Miao and Bai. Nowadays more than 20 million visitors annually come to the park. It is said that this amazing landscape was the inspiration for the movie “Avatar” the floating mountain island world of the blue creatures. It’s easy to see why, especially when the early morning mist comes floating in. Zhangjiajie can be included in any kind of China trip. We would recommend at least 2 days to explore this huge area. For people who want to make a different trip than what most people do in China, we can recommend our in depth Hunan mountain and Dong minority trip which starts with spectacular mountains landscapes, takes you back in time to old villages and ends with the low hillside ricepaddies and wooden wind- and rainbridges of the Dong people. Other (non-touristy) (day)trips: Dali trip to Yi market Dali – Lijiang – Shuhe car via Shaxi & Shibaoshan temple dali: car around Erhai Dali: car to Yi market Lijiang bike trip South China China highlights Yunnan trekkings Family trips Non touristy daytrips Dali: Jim’s Tibetan hotel City tours Tibet...

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Beijing to Hong Kong/ Shanghai: cities and nature 17 days

Beijing to Hong Kong/ Shanghai: cities and nature 17 days

If this is your first time to China we highly recommend this highlight trip which will take you from the north of China all the way down to the south. On your more than 5000 kilometers long trip you will not only see the famous sights like the Great Wall and the Terracotta army but you will also enjoy the magnificent mountain ranges of the south and its peaceful villages surrounded by ricefields. Trip in days Day 1 arrival in Beijing, transfer from airport to a courtyard hutong hotel Day 2 Beijing: free day. You can go to the Forbidden city, Temple of Heaven, Lamatemple, Olympic sites, take a hutong tour, have a silk dress made etc. If you want a guide we can also arrange it for you. optional evening shows: acrobat show, Kungfu, Beijing Opera Day 3 Beijing: car and driver to the Great Wall and optional choice to go to the Summer palace Day 4 train Beijing to Xi’an Beijing: free day until evening train to Xi’an with soft sleepers and overnight in train Day 5 Xi’an: after arrival by train you go with car and guide to the Terracotta army. The afternoon is free to explore Xi’an town: visit the Chinese muslim quarter, the walls, the Bell tower, a Taoist temple. Day 6 flight Xi’an to Chengdu in Xi’an free time until transfer to airport for flight to Chengdu, transfer to hotel Day 7 Chengdu: with private car visit the panda breeding centre. Optional tours: visit Wenshu monastery, have a Buddhist vegetarian lunch in the neigbourhood and drive on to Sanxingdui museum with a stunning collection of ancient golden masks. Other trips from Chengdu: trip to the big Buddha in Leshan and mount Emei or a 4 days trip to Leshan and Tagong to Chinese & Tibetan Buddhas: Leshan & Tagong Day 8 flight Chengdu to Lijiang transfer to airport for flight to Lijiang, transfer to hotel and in Lijiang you have free time to explore the surroundings. Day 9 Lijiang: spend half a day for a countryside trip with bikes and private car. This guided trip will take you around a lake to unspoilt non touristy Naxi villages (incl car, bikes, lunch,guide) Day 10 private car to (no guide) to the authentic Bai village Shaxi and in the afternoon visit Shibaoshan monastery. You will arrive at the end of the afternoon in Shaxi. Day 11 private car to (no guide) to Dali. Upon arrival in Dali you have free time to explore the surroundings. Day 12 Dali daytrip: visit unspoilt villages & markets with the Yi and the Bai people choice between a guided daytrip to the Yi people or do the Erhai lake boat & Bai people trip Day 13 Dali to Kunming overland, flight Kunming to Guilin public bus or private car (about 5 hrs ride) or flight (40 minutes) to Kunming airport for flight to Guilin. Upon arrival at Guilin airport a private car to Yangshuo (about 1 hour ride) Day 14 Yangshuo: a bike trip in karstmountain landscape along the ricepaddies with guide Day 15 Yangshuo: free day Day 16 Yangshuo-train Guilin to Guangzhou- train or ferry to Hong Kong Free time until transfer to trainstation for overnight train to Guangzhou. The next morning a transfer to either the trainstation for the train or to the harbour for a ferry to Hong Kong. You can arrange your own hotel in Hong Kong through one of the hotelbookings sites. It’s easy and convenient. Day 17 arrival in Hong Kong Other trips City tours China highlights Yunnan 7 days Family trips South...

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