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Adventurous Discovery Series:
Footprints on Roof of the World – 9 Days, 8 Nights

Tsedang - Lhasa - Shigatse - Gyangtse
Most of Tibet is made up of the immense Qinghai-Tibet Plateau that lies at an average altitude of
4,000m to 5,000m. Locked in its mountain fortress of the Himalaya, Tibet has long exercised a
unique hold on the imagination of those both at home and abroad. It was not until recently that few
outsiders had laid their eyes on the holy city of Lhasa and the other secrets of Tibet. With the
Qinghai-Tibet Railway open last year, come quickly before it develops and changes too much.
Taking the weather condition into consideration, this itinerary concentrates on the best months of
April to October.


Nature's Splendor – 8 Days, 7 Nights

Chengdu - Wolong - Songpan - Jiuzhaigou
As the home of giant panda – the “living fossil”, Sichuan is bordered by the Tibetan Plateau in the
west and by the Three Gorges and the Yangtze River in the east. The eastern part of the Sichuan
basin is ringed by lofty mountains and experiences a subtropical and humid climate.

With a history of over 4,500 years, Sichuan has been renowned as the “Land of Abundance”. The
nature has endowed Sichuan with the richest tourist resources in China. Visitors to this province can
enjoy a wide variety of beautiful landscapes, rich historic relics and delicious local cuisine.


China Explorer - 16 days, 15 nites

Beijing – Lhasa - Shangri-La – Lijiang - Shanghai
Explore some of the most fascinating spots in this vast country. See Tiananmen Square, walk the
Great Wall and embark on tours of ancient sites such as the Sacred Way and the Temple of Heaven.
Shop in mysterious alley shops and enjoy the frenetic buzz of the markets. Take a train to the
mystical cities of Lhasa and Shangri-La, where temples and monasteries quietly reign over
unparalleled views of the region’s natural beauty. End your trip in Shanghai, where you can tour
bazaars, gardens and museums as well as enjoy the fine cuisine of this city.
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Yunnan and Tibet by SUV – 13 Days, 12Nights

Kunming - Dali - Lijiang - Shangri-La - Deqin - Mengkang -
Basium - Bomi - Linzhi - Lhasa
Traveling by airplane into Lhasa is one thing, ascending to altitudes over 5,000 meters above sea
level, crossing majestic mountains of Yunnan and Tibet in a 4 x 4 SUV is quite another!

Tibet by SUV is an extraordinary tour. Driving up through high mountain passes, dropping down to
lush green valleys, gushing gorges, deep canyons, ancient glaciers, picturesque landscape,
encountering the most distinct local cultures; this trip is a travel adventure for the senses and a
photographer’s wonderland.

The Yunnan/Tibet SUV tour is classified as a semi-adventure tour. It is not a typical China tour. A
reasonable level of fitness is recommended for this trip as some walking and light hiking is involved.
During some days, altitudes as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet)

will be reached. At these heights, oxygen level decreases and therefore breathing will be more
strenuous. You will however become acclimatize to the environment shortly. Individuals with high
blood pressure and heart conditions should consult a doctor before taking such a trip. Acquiring
travel insurance before the trip is recommended.


Footprints on Roof of the World – 9 Days, 8 Nights

Tsedang - Lhasa - Shigatse - Gyangtse
Most of Tibet is made up of the immense Qinghai-Tibet Plateau that lies at an average altitude of
4,000m to 5,000m. Locked in its mountain fortress of the Himalaya, Tibet has long exercised a
unique hold on the imagination of those both at home and abroad. It was not until recently that few
outsiders had laid their eyes on the holy city of Lhasa and the other secrets of Tibet. With the
Qinghai-Tibet Railway open last year, come quickly before it develops and changes too much.
Taking the weather condition into consideration, this itinerary concentrates on the best months of
April to October.
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Fabulous Culture Series
Legend of the Silk Road - 9 days, 8 nights
Lanzhou - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang - Turpan - Kashgar - Urumqi
The fascination and mystery that drew the adventurers of old still attracts modern-day travelers to
these far-flung regions of China. They come to explore the remote deserts and mountains, to see
the relics and remnants of the past. The mosques and minarets of Islam where calls to prayer are
still echo today in the most distant towns along the Silk Road.


Colorful Yunnan - 8 Days, 7 Nights
Kunming - Dali - Lijiang - Shangri-La
Located on China’s southwest frontier, Yunnan Province shows not only picturesque landscape and
pleasant climate, but also rich and intense ethnic folk customs.
A plateau and mountainous province, Yunnan has an average altitude of 2,000 meters above sea
level. The fact that 94 percent of Yunnan’s land is mountains provides the region with divergent and
imposing landscapes from tropical rainforest to icy Tibetan highlands. Yunnan is the home of 26
ethnic groups, 15 among whom are the sole ones of China, thus making the land China’s only
province with the greatest number of ethnic minority groups.


Ethnic Guizhou – 7 Days, 6 Nights

Guiyang - Anshun - Kaili
Guizhou, with its stunning karst limestone scenery, had been isolated from the rest of China and
world by its mountainous terrain. Has long been known as “a land without three feet of flat land”, it
boasts the largest waterfall of Asia and the biggest limestone cave in China. This mysterious and
scenic mountainous province in southwest China has many ethnic groups who still keep their old
and primitive civilization and customs. People can find long-forgotten skills and techniques in
embroidery, batik, spinning, weaving, etc.
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China Classic Series
Beijing - 5 days, 4 nights

Beijing has an excellent mixure of the ancient and modern. Highlights of this tour include the Great
Wall, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Temple of Heaven. Top it off with a traditional
Beijing Duck dinner!


China Highlights - 10 days, 9 nights

Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Shanghai
Visit some of the most amazing sights in China including the Great Wall, the Terra Cotta Warriors,
the astonishing beauty of the Li Mountains, and the mind-boggling cities of Beijing, Shanghai, and
Hong Kong. Your private English-speaking local guides will enhance your experience of the wonders
of this ancient land.


Essence of China - 8 days, 7 nights

Beijing - Xian - Shanghai
Beijing, Xian and Shanghai are the three most frequently visited cities of China. Highlights include
the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven in Beijing; the Terracotta Warriors in Xian,
and the Bund and an acrobat show in Shanghai.


China and the Yangtze River - 12 days, 11 nights

Beijing - Xian - Yangtze River Cruise - Shanghai - Guilin
- Hong Kong
Experience the history of Beijing and the Great Wall, the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian, the
spectacular Three Gorges on a Victoria Cruises ship down the Yangtze River, the energy and
incredible skyscrapers of Shanghai, and the serene beauty of the limestone mountains of Guilin on
this spectacular 12-day tour.

				
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