China

Travel with experts to the
Far East

The most ancient of the world’s civilizations, China awes travelers with its range—from serene villages to throbbing Shanghai, ancient ruins to cutting-edge-modern skylines. Our expertise there reaches back decades, to the days when the country opened its long-isolated hinterlands. We’ve explored ultra-remote areas and crafted new approaches to classic destinations. From these explorations arise a number of itineraries, all featuring our trademark imaginative planning, superb guiding, and top accommodations.

Custom China GeoEx trip

Having gone there for decades, we like to think of ourselves as old China hands. And yet we are constantly rediscovering this vast country. Our Custom Trips are as hugely eclectic as our travelers' interests. If you yearn to see the well-known destinations—Beijing’s Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Xian’s Terracotta Warriors, the limestone karsts of magic Guilin—we'll help you navigate them without the crowds, in the company of connoisseur guides. You may also enjoy branching out from those classics to marvelous places like Kunming, nicknamed the City of Eternal Spring, and Yunnan Province’s spectacular gorges and snow ranges. The list goes on: you could traipse into the high Tibetan borderlands, visit panda preserves, investigate China’s millennial tea culture, trace the rise and fall of dynasties, or dally in remote tribal villages few Westerners have heard about—much less experienced. The possibilities are endless, as befits this huge, diverse, and massively intriguing country. Give us a call and we’ll help you settle on the right combination of spectacular sights for your next trip to China.

Sample Itineraries

Essence of China

  • China's most notable sights in 14 days
  • Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Lijiang & Shanghai
  • Experience China's enormous diversity
  • Bamboo rafting among limestone karsts
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China Family Explorer

  • Markets, temples & village life
  • The wonders of Beijing & Shanghai
  • Yulong River by bike & bamboo raft
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Hidden Tribes of China

  • Explore little-touristed Guizhou Province
  • Hike to ethnic minority villages
  • Spiky karsts & bamboo groves
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Yunnan: South of the Clouds

  • Quick getaway to favorite China spot
  • Dizzyingly deep Tiger Leaping Gorge
  • “Shangri-La” on the Tibetan Plateau
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