China, a land of beauty and fascination, tempts adventurous travelers all over the world. It is a massive country, covering 6,000,000 square miles and spanning 60 longitudinal degrees. She has such an infinite variety of people, enchanting natural landscape, brilliant history, a culture that is among the most ancient in the world and fascinating destinations that a visitor can be almost as bewildered as he is bewitched.
It has been said that China is not a country. It’s really a different world, one possessing origins of the oriental civilizations. China is considered to be the third largest country in the world with reference to area and population. This country of dragon occupies Central and East Asia. It is bound by many countries: Mongolia, Russia and Kazakhstan to the north, North Korea, to the east, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, India, Bhutan and Nepal to the south as well as India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to the west. China’s territory consists of mountains in the west, semi-desert in the north, fertile plains in the northeast, and a basin way down in the farthest east as well as the south with the Yangtze River running through it.
Since China is comparable to a continent, first-time travelers had better spot their itinerary to the outstandingly attractive tourist sites so as to see landmarks identifying the symbols of the country. For tourists visiting for the very first time, these sites in China are a must see, like seeing the Eiffel Tower or La Champs-Elysees when in France. It is also recommended that you shouldn’t miss these cosmopolitans: Beijing, the China’s capital city, Shanghai, the Paris of China and Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi Province where you can see the Great Wall and the recently discovered Army Terracotta Warriors. Also, if you want to, you can include Hong Kong and Macau in your trip so as to have a customary shopping spree after a long quest for exotic experiences.
Generally, most travelers from the other hemisphere would find no difficulty in appreciating the completely different atmosphere in this country. One, especially the health-minded, might even find him/herself too easy to adopt this way of commuting. Isn’t it appealing to cycling around while indulging in the authentically awesome oriental ambience?
However, visitors are not bound to climb the Great Wall or marvel at the extravagant structures only. Plenty of adventurous recreational activities also exist. Up north, the highlands are superb for hiking while camel rides through the desserts of the inner land are also worth trying. Horse riding allows you to immerse into nature as does cycling. You can also opt to ice-skate and ski in the winter, even explore caves in the southwest provinces or follow the footsteps of Marco Polo on the Silk Road at Xi’an.
China travel programs offer opportunities for in-depth eco-travel experiences in choice culturally, historically and scenically rich locales. Engage the people and explore the issues and the environments and culture of China, the planet's most populous nation. We lead well-paced, active and adventurous group trips with frequent departures. Visit China, including the Three Gorges, Beijing, Yunan, Tibet and Hong Kong on your own custom, private, individual or family trip. Or, choose from several Silk Route travel itineraries combining China with Pakistan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan and Tajikistan.
Also worthwhile is taking note that China is creating new avenues for tourism as it is entering into the new millenium. The China National Tourism Administration has set up a new series of tours based on different themes that will take visitors to the very indigenous essences of China. Folk Arts are being focused on with the Culinary Kingdom in 2003; Catch the Lifestyle in 2004, and Visit China in 2005. There has never been a time like now that you are being given an opportunity to dismantle your doubts that have long cast over on this mystic land.
We do operate tours in Beijing (Great Wall of China), Tiananmen, Yunnan, Yangtze, Guilin.