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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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Essential China: From Beijing to Shanghai

9 Days: $ 3,590 / person
Discover the top three destinations on this private China vacation. At the bustling megacity of Beijing, walk on the Great Wall of China and explore the Forbidden City.
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The Chinese great wall at Badaling in the mountains in the north of the capital Beijing

Classic China

14 Days: $ 4,990 / person
From exploring the Great Wall of China to visiting the Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an, cruising past lush rice paddies in Yangshuo and navigating 700-year old rice terraces in Longsheng – unearth all the classics with this private, tailor-made China tour.
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Secrets of the Southwest

11 Days: $ 3,290 / person
Uncover the southern heart of China, traversing Himalayan mountains, picture perfect valleys, majestic canyons, lakes and spiritual kingdoms. From peaceful Kunming to historic Lijiang, surreal Shangri-la and cultural Chengdu – temper your tour of Southwestern China with leisurely picnics, cultural explorations, outdoor activities and rewarding visits with the country’s beloved Giant pandas.
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China for Families: Heritage Cities, Landscapes & Beach

16 Days: $ 8,190 / person
Set out for a fun-filled family vacation in China, uncovering ancient heritage and world class cuisine on exclusive and unique tours that are perfect for travelers of all ages. Explore China’s big cities, landscapes and countryside on custom excursions, treasure hunts, cycling tours, theme park visits, rock climbing and more, and end your vacation on […]
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Imperial Cities, Tibet & Yangtze River Cruise

15 Days: $ 6,790 / person
Unearth Chinese legends and spiritual citadels as you make yours way through China’s imperial cities to the Tibetan center of Lhasa. Afterwards, discover pastoral bliss as you cruise gently down the Yangtze river, finally ending your tour in eclectic Shanghai.
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China’s Imperial Cities & Legendary Landscapes

19 Days: $ 6,990 / person
This in-depth China tour takes your deep into the heart of this magical land, where you can discover the country’s imperial history, ancient heritage, traditions and cuisine, with unique tours and excursions. Not just famous highlights such as the Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an, The Great Wall of China at Beijing, the ‘Avatar’ mountains of Zhangjiajie […]
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