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.
Yunnan offers a glimpse into its rich history through its ancient towns. Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its charming cobblestone streets and traditional wooden buildings, is a favorite among travelers. The historic city of Dali, with its picturesque setting and ancient architecture, is another must-visit destination.
Sichuan is home to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, where you can observe adorable pandas in their natural habitat. Additionally, the Wolong Nature Reserve and Bifengxia Panda Base provide opportunities to learn about panda conservation efforts.
Guizhou, located in southwestern China, is known for its stunning karst landscapes, traditional minority cultures, and rural charm. Renowned for its breathtaking karst formations, limestone peaks, and scenic rice terraces. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Huangguoshu Waterfall, one of the largest waterfalls in Asia, is a must-visit attraction. The beautiful Longji Rice Terraces near Guilin and the unique stone forest formations in Libo County are also worth exploring.
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.