Trips to China
Chengdu & EnvironsExplore Chengdu and environs on this 4-day tour. Visit the world-famous Panda Breeding Centre and meet Sichuan province's most famous - and cutest - residents. Take in local tea houses, morning tai-chi, and enjoy a night at the opera before heading out to Leshan for a visit to see the world's biggest Buddha statue, on the banks of the Min River.
Historical Xi’anIf Beijing is the political heart of China, then Xi'an is its historical center. An ancient philosopher once mused that all those seeking the truth should go to China. A contemporary philosopher added that no visit to China is complete without a journey to Xi'an. This reflects the important position Xi'an holds as a famed historical and cultural city and one of China's six major ancient capitals.
Eastern Yunnan ~ A Winter WonderlandThe 3 destinations of Hongtudi, Luoping and Puzhehei combines to form a treasure of landscapes little known to Westerners. It offers a very wide range and exceptionally colorful landscapes. It is moreover a winter getaway (February and March is the best season to explore the area) in a country where travelers are used to travel during spring and summertime.
Eastern Yunnan, A Paradise for PhotographersThis is an extraordinary journey through lesser-visited places in Yunnan, a province with a riot of colours making it a paradise for photographers. A patchwork of oxidized land, fields of flowers, karst peaks, lakes, waterfalls, rice terraces and improbable rock formations continuously keep travellers enraptured.
Tu Shaman Tibetan FestivalMagic can happen on the vast Tibetan plateau. Encompassing large swathes of China's wild, wild, west, it is a place of endless skies, towering peaks and beautiful blue lakes. This epic journey kicks off in the city of Xining, during the Tu Shaman Festival, where Tibetan and Tu ethnic groups give thanks to the immortal Mountain God in a range of - often shocking - ways.
Chinese & Tibetan Buddhism in SichuanEmbark on a spiritual journey into China's Buddhist heart. In Sichuan province, explore the history & temples of Chengdu before taking a trip to Leshan, where the huge, 71m tall Giant Buddha overlooks the Min River. Following an encounter with local pandas, guests then head up into sacred mountains where ancient towns and monasteries are nestled among the hills, grasslands, valleys and glaciers.
Hidden China & Inner MongoliaEnvision ancient times at the Great Wall of China, live like a local in an Inner Mongolian ger, marvel at the Hanging Monastery of Datong, stare down the Terracotta Warriors, learn traditional Chinese painting in Pingyao. 12D classic adventure from USD $1,499 per person; trip departures up to Sep, 2016.
Discover Yunnan by BikeDiscover the Yunnan historical cities of Lijiang and Dali by bike. The spectacular landscapes that surround these cities are in a class of their own. The old towns found inside the cities, like the Ancient Dayan Town in Lijiang and the Dali Old City, will take you back in time.
Burmese Road to ChinaThis ancient Asian trading route is now accessible on our incredible 14-day journy. From Mandalay, travel north along the 'Burma Road' to the former capitals of Ava, Sagaing and Amarapura, and onwards to the colonial hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin. Then explore the volcanoes and hot springs Tengchong, the markets of Ruili and culture of the Dai people, en route to Dali and Kunming.