Exploring China's Must-Sees With ChinaTour.com
When it comes to a country as vast -- and varied -- as China, most people opt for longer trips so they can experience as much of the country as possible. But even with a longer stay, it can be difficult to pack in the lengthy list of "must-sees" that any visitor to China should be checking off their bucket list.
Enter ChinaTour.com. Whether your client has two weeks or just a few days in which to take in China's most famous attractions, ChinaTour.com has a host of private tours ideally matched to their interests and timeframe. Straight from ChinaTour.com’s top 10 list of tours are three examples of how the tour company wins with clients.
Long and Windy Road
Twelve Days Classic China Photo Tour. Geared to those with more time in which to tour the country, this tour takes visitors to Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Yangshuo and Shanghai. Photography buffs will be overwhelmed with photo (and selfie) opps as they visit such sites as the Forbidden City, Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven, the largest extant sacrificial temple in China. A visit to the Terracotta Warriors — known as the "Eighth Wonder of the World" —is completed with a cruise down the picturesque Li River, with its Gumdrop Mountains and cormorant fishermen.
From there, it's on to Yangshuo. Surrounded by karst peaks, it's one of the most frequently photographed scenes in China and heaven for photographers. Next stop is Guilin and a visit to the amazing Elephant Trunk Hill. Shanghai is next on the itinerary, where tourists will be able to visit local markets and explore the Old Street, Nanjing Road and the Lujiazui Financial Area.
Six Days Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong & Dujiangyan Tour. This tour is ideal for those interested in seeing more of China than just the city sites. With the first stop taking travelers to the Chengdu Giant Panda Base, the bar is set high. From there, it's off to the Jiuzhaigou Valley. Dreamlike scenery, such as the Multi-Colored Lake, Pearl Beach and Nuoriland Falls, makes for a breathtaking day.
The following day brings travelers to the Huanglong Scenic Area, known as "Fairy Land on Earth." This region is famous for its colorful lakes, snow-capped mountains, spectacular limestone formations, waterfalls and hot springs. The tour rounds out with visits to the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project, one of the world's oldest and largest non-dam irrigation projects, and the Wuhou Temple and Tomb of Wang Jian.
Just Popping In
Four Days Beijing Tour with Badaling Great Wall. This tour is ideal for visitors with only a few days in which to explore, but who still want to see some of China's best known sites. With visits to the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site with the world's largest imperial garden, it won't disappoint.
Travelers also have the option to take a Hutong tour and enjoy lunch with a local family. The following day, it's off to the Badaling Great Wall, perhaps the most famous section of the Great Wall, and Wangfujing, Beijing’s must-see shopping zone.
For more information visit ChinaTour.com Top 10 China Tours.
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