China, the 3rd largest country in the world spans over more than 5000 years of ancient history and civilization. It is a populous country of more than 1.4 billion citizens with majority living in the major cities as the mountains dominate over 70% of the landscape. It is also a place where modernity intertwined with tradition. With such a big area to discover and to get under the skin, it helps to have a well-planned itinerary and we pride ourselves on delivering an assortment of experiences throughout China.
Located in Guangxi province, Guilin and Yangshuo are renowned for their breathtaking karst landscapes and picturesque scenery. Cruise down the Li River, pass by stunning limestone peaks, and explore the otherworldly beauty of Reed Flute Cave. In Yangshuo, immerse in the tranquil countryside, cycle through paddy fields, and witness the famous Impression Sanjie Liu outdoor performance.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan province is famous for its towering sandstone pillars, lush forests, and breathtaking vistas. The stunning landscape served as inspiration for the floating mountains in the movie “Avatar.” Take a cable car up Tianmen Mountain, walk along the glass-bottomed Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Bridge, and explore the picturesque Golden Whip Stream.
In Fujian province, visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Fujian Tulou. These unique earthen buildings, constructed by the Hakka people, served as communal residences and fortresses. Explore the villages of Yongding and Nanjing to witness the architectural wonders and experience the traditional Hakka culture.
Given the massive size of China, different areas have varying climate though in general, spring (Mar-May) and autumn (Sep-Nov) is generally the best time to visit China with the exception of Tibet, which is closed to foreigners for about 2 months in spring.
Avoid traveling to China during the Golden Week and Chinese New Year period.
If you can get past the cold, winter can be a good time to visit, with lesser crowd and Tibet is actually a good destination to visit during winter.