CUSTOM TRIPS TO CHINA
PRIVATE TRAVEL FOR YOU, YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS
Custom isn't complicated: in fact over 70% of our travelers experience Asia while on a Custom Journey. And here's the beauty, a custom trip to China departs on dates of your choosing and you travel only in the company of loved ones to destinations entirely up to you. You determine the trip length and focus. The type of China lodging is likewise up to you, as are included meals. All trips are accompanied by expert private local guides and drivers, all for about the price of a group departure (or if you choose, the sky is of course the limit).
To get started, view our China sample itinerary below or customize one of our signature Small Group Trips to China to suit your travel dates.
Your Journey, Your Way
Contact a China Travel Expert or call 1-800-642-2742 to begin creating your unique China journey.
HERE ARE SOME IDEAS
- Share a meal and a roof for the night with a local family at their home in a tribal village
- Discover Beijing's raging avant-garde art scene with a behind-the-scenes guided tour of Factory 798
- Take a private taichi lesson at dawn on the Great Wall, where there's not another soul in sight
- Ride a bike around Yangshuo amongst massive limestone cliffs and endless rice fields
- See a Chinese opera in Beijing, a demonstration by famed Chinese acrobats in Shanghai, or the little-known but phenomenal "Changing Faces" performance in Chengdu
ICONIC CHINA | 20 DAYS
This is a sketch of what your Custom Journey to China might look like. Keep in mind these are merely suggestions. We can create a custom China tour package entirely from scratch, based on your available time, interests, budget, and preferred pace.
Depart U.S. to Beijing. Cross International Dateline, arrive mid-morning. Overnight Beijing.
Beijing. Visit the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, hutong tour, tai chi lesson in local park.
Fly to Xi'an. Visit the Terracotta Warriors, History Museum, ancient city walls, and the Muslim quarter.
Fly to Lijiang. Explore around Lijiang, visiting locals in villages.
Continue to Zhongdian (Shangri-la). Explore local monasteries, hiking, lunch with local Tibetan family.
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PERSONALIZED TRIP PLANNING
Tell us your vision. We'll pull together a dazzling, totally personalized itinerary that reflects all of your interests. We charge no upfront fees for this outstanding service.
We go beyond just preparing a day-by-day itinerary with watertight logistics. Our personal connections and in-depth knowledge mean the possibilities are endless and the experiences extraordinary. Is avant-garde art your passion? We can get you inside an artists' colony in Beijing, with a contemporary-art museum curator as your guide. Do you dream of seeing tigers in the wild? We can arrange for a private elephant-back safari in search of the Bengal tiger with a biologist from the World Wildlife Fund in China.
THE FINE DETAILS
Custom Journeys also include internal airfare, daily activities and entry fees, ground transportation, private airport transfers and a customized Travel Guide, specific to your journey. We also provide comprehensive Emergency Evacuation and Emergency Medical travel insurance.
PRIVATE LOCAL GUIDES & DRIVERS
You will have your own private, local guide in each destination. Our guides are the best in the region–educated, friendly individuals who offer insights you can only get from a local. Your own private driver is also included for all tours and transfers.
ACCOMMODATIONS & CUISINE
Boutique and often very luxurious accommodations are included in a Custom Journey. From exquisite, restored maharajahs' palaces in China to a nomadic ger camp in Mongolia, we emphasize authentic local style–it's as much a door into a culture as any visit to a museum. Our dining picks likewise reflect our true-to-the-land obsession and appreciation of all things excellent.