Start your adventure in Beijing and begin to tick off all of the sights on your Chinese bucket list, all the while tucking in to delicious local snacks.
Widely considered to be the greatest archaeological find of the 20th Century, the Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an were designed to protect Emperor Shihuang into the afterlife. Nearly 2000 years after his death, the site is still steeped in superstition.
As the clouds pass through Zhangjiajie’s jaw-dropping mountain-scape, you may feel a sense of déjà vu, especially if you have seen James Cameron’s Avatar. The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park was the inspiration for the sci-fi movie’s ‘floating peaks’. There is certainly something ‘other-worldly’ about trekking through the park’s karst valleys. From Zhangjiajie you’ll drive to Fenghuang Ancient Town, one of China’s most interesting and well-preserved settlements.
Next, it’s on to the international city of Shanghai. Officially the most populated city proper in the world, Shanghai has something for everyone. There are trendy shops, Buddhist temples, and the Huangpu River Cruise (which is not something to be missed).
What makes this tour special:
China’s three most famous cities are all completely unique, but there is nothing quite like the Zhangjiajie landscape.