Smooth as Silk: A Specially Curated Vacation in China
China is as big as it is diverse, and a vacation to this East Asian nation is guaranteed to be a many-splendored one. Immerse yourself in the buzz of sprawling modern cities, the gentle pace of picturesque rural landscapes, and absorb the rich history of this ancient civilization.
Touristy though they may be, begin your tour with China’s iconic sites: the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Tiananmen Square in Beijing; the Bund and Shanghai Museum in Shanghai; the sea of terracotta warriors at the tomb of Qin Shi Huang in Xi’an. If you can, walk a section of one of the great wonders of the world, the Great Wall, which winds some 13,000 miles through mountains.
China’s treasures also include natural wonders and great cultural experiences. Guilin and Yangshuo have ethereal karst mountains and gorgeous countryside. Similarly, the tall sandstone pinnacles of Zhangjiajie National Forest, made famous by the movie Avatar, are extraordinary to witness. Lijiang and Dali in the Yunnan province promise heritage sites and cultural insights into some of China’s ethnic minorities. Take a luxury cruise on the Yangtze River between Chongqing and Yichang, past gorges, pagodas, and the magnificent Three Gorges Dam. In Chengdu, you can meet cuddly, but endangered giant pandas in their natural bamboo forest habitat. Chengdu is also a UNESCO city of gastronomy, birthplace of the ever-popular Szechuan Cuisine.
With at least eight unique regional cuisines, food is undoubtedly at the center of any trip to China. All of it very different from the Chinese food in your home country. Grilled street fare rules in Yunnan, while Jiangsu cuisine is dominated by seafood. For lighter flavors turn to Shandong and Zhejiang cuisine, but if you appreciate bold, spicy food make a beeline for specialties from Hunan and Szechuan. Every city has an unending variety of must-try dishes—Beijing’s famous roasted Peking duck, Shanghai’s hairy crab, various hotpots, steamed buns, century eggs, moon cakes, smoky roasted meats, and a thousand types of noodle dishes and dumplings. Always washed down with the ubiquitous Chinese tea.
There are so many gems in this vast and unique land. From Hangzhou to Pingyao, China’s heritage and culture is staggering. When you need a break, go shopping at omnipresent street markets, boutiques, or upmarket malls. To wind down, end your China trip with a white-sand beach escape in Sanya, in a charming water town like Tongli, or at the hill resort of Moganshan.
Breathtaking as it is, China is not an easy country to navigate. A private, tailor-made tour is the perfect way to discover its range of UNESCO sites, its manmade and natural marvels. With an Enchanting Travels consultant by your side, take heart, every logistical detail will be taken care of, and you’re ensured a journey that is smooth as Chinese silk.
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The energetic megacity of Beijing is a rich tapestry of the old and new, where imperial palaces, museums and buzzing ancient alleyways rub shoulders with cutting edge architecture, new shopping…
Chengde's stunning beauty leaves you in no doubt as to why it was chosen as a summer retreat during the imperial Qing dynasty.
The capital of the Sichuan province, Chengdu, in the foothills of the Himalayas, is renowned for its giant pandas, flavorful cuisine, and a laid back vibe.
Chongqing, also known as Mountain City, lies at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers in southwest China.
Dali is located in China’s south western Yunnan province on the shores of Erhai Lake, between the Cang mountains to the west and Mount Jizu to the east.
Home to several indigenous communities like the local Tujia and the Miao people, Fenghuang has been a vibrant center of trade and culture for centuries.
At Enchanting Travels, our unique tours are built on extensive knowledge of our destinations, an outstanding team of professionals, and personalized, top-notch service. We were recognized with the Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award in 2019 for being the World’s Leading Tour Operator – Overall, and were nominated as Europe’s Leading Tour Operator in 2019 by World Travel Awards.
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If you want an unforgettable exquisite travel experience, feel confident that Enchanting Travels will exceed your expectations from the first day all the way through your trip. I wouldn’t hesitate to book with them a recommended their excellent company.
We were taken care in every aspect of our trip. It was flexible based on our needs but structured enough to see everything we wanted and needed to see.
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