There are exceptional sights in China to experience on a tailor-made itinerary. Main highlights include the Great Wall, the Forbidden City in Beijing and the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, as well as exquisite nature reserves and natural wonders, not to mention giant pandas in Chengdu. But there is even more to see and do here, activities that will bring you into closer contact with the Chinese way of life.
Get to the heart of Chinese culture and take part in a performing arts show, anything from a kung fu extravaganza performed by China’s best kung fu artists to a display of traditional music and dance from the Tang dynasty era or a Sichuan opera performance in a teahouse.
Perhaps take a tai chi lesson in the peaceful grounds of the Temple of Heaven or learn the art of Chinese calligraphy. Rather than the normal city tour, take a helicopter ride over Hong Kong to really appreciate the high-rise buildings, bays, beaches and mountains. In the more rural areas, stop at a tea estate to learn about the cultivation process, watch the traditional practice of cormorant fishing in Guilin on the Li River and marvel at the beautiful patterns of the Longsheng rice terraces.