A classic journey exploring China's historic sites and stunning landscapes
Tracing the remnants of China's imperial past, we discover the magnificent monuments of Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors, the imposing mosques of Xi'an, and the delightful canals of Tongli.
We also have time to explore some of the exquisite landscapes and tranquil countryside so beloved by Chinese poets and painters in Yangshuo.
In Shanghai we are brought right into the 21st century by the world's most rapidly expanding city. Visit a time capsule containing one quarter of the human race, where the modern world coexists with the ancient, with Mao suits next to mini skirts, and each region with its own traditions and culinary delights.
What makes this trip responsible?
We use Chinese owned and run accommodation, who make every effort to reduce the environmental impact of your stay (e.g. notices advising not to change linen or towels daily if possible and automatic keys that turn off lights air conditioning). These initiatives we believe will enable the wide community to benefit financially from our visits and will help with cross cultural understanding. In order to get around this vast country, we utilise local transport where possible, including one overnight journey by sleeper train to help minimise our carbon footprint.
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Xi'an city wall, China