China Travel Tours & Trips

Terracotta Warriors of Xian
Kite flying in Tiananmen Square
Shanghai
The Forbidden City
Lijiang - former capital of the Naxi Kingdom
The Bai traditional minority tribe of Dali
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Giant Buddha at Leshan
Songzanlin Monastery - a place of homage for Tibetan Lamaism
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Buddhist murals of Mogao Caves
Chengdu's Giant Pandas and Sichuan cuisine
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    Silk Road & Pamir Adventure - 41 days

    The artworks found in the Magao Caves rate among the oldest and most alluring ancient Buddhist pieces in the world – some of them dating back 1000...
    Countries visited: China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
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    From US $9285

    Grand Silk Explorer - 38 days

    According to local legend, in the planning stages of the Jiayu Pass an official asked how many bricks would be needed. 99,999 the designer answered. When the...
    Countries visited: China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
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    From US $3445

    Kyrgyzstan Explored - 14 days

    A beautiful emblem of Kyrgyz life, the shyrdak is an intricately decorated woollen carpet made using traditional methods that have been passed down from mother...
    Countries visited: China, Kyrgyzstan
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    From US $3695

    China's Silk Road - 15 days

    Xian’s Muslim Quarter has long been popular among travellers looking to witness a different side of China. Ethnic Hui men wear white fez-like caps, women...
    Countries visited: China
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    From US $5285

    Treasures of Tibet - 13 days

    At the Drigung Monastery, ‘sky burial’ is still practised - the bodies of the dead are laid out to decompose naturally or to be consumed by birds....
    Countries visited: China, Nepal, Tibet
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    From US $1205

    Xi'an Experience - Independent - 4 days

    The original city wall of Xi’an took around 4 years to build and was completed around 198 BC. Later enclosed by bricks, its original incarnation was a...
    Countries visited: China
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    From US $907

    Shanghai Experience - Independent - 4 days

    The architectural style of Shikumen, meaning “Stone Warehouse Gate”, first appeared in Shanghai around 1860. Comprising two or three stories, a...
    Countries visited: China
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    From US $842

    Beijing Experience - Independent - 4 days

    In 2009, the Great Wall of China officially became even longer. A two-year study employing infrared and GPS technology revealed nearly 300 kilometres of wall...
    Countries visited: China
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    From US $1307

    Great Wall Experience - Independent - 5 days

    Mega monster China stretches for more than 9 million sq km, is home to 1.3 billion people, 800 McDonald’s restaurants and spans five time zones. It may...
    Countries visited: China
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    From US $6177

    Yangtze & Beyond - Independent Journey - 14 days

    The Yangtze River winds, ducks and climbs through the heart of China before coming to an end in the East China Sea near Shanghai. At around 6,380 kilometres...
    Countries visited: China
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  • Why we love China

    • History and ritual run deep through this country, reaching back thousands of years in a way that those of us from younger cultures can only wonder
    • Stroll to just outside the city wall in Xian and enjoy an early Tai Chi lesson with the locals, who practice with the local master every morning. They are more than accepting of uncoordinated foreigners!
    • In Yangshuo there is a steep walk up a limestone karst known as the ‘TV Tower’. It is a good 45 minute walk but the views are brilliant and show the karsts stretching in all directions
    • The rooftop bar at Monkey Jane’s in Yangshuo also offers outstanding views… and well-priced beer.
    • China makes for some sensational eating experiences. Don’t miss the hotpot in the Muslim quarter in Xian, or the Peking Duck in any of the many duck restaurants in Beijing
    • The sight of the astoundingly huge Three Gorges Dam is implacably framed by the Three Gorges themselves, shrouded in mist, sheer cliffs plummeting into the water; directly lifted from some timeless Chinese watercolour

    Safety information

    China is a safe country to travel in and very few travellers will experience any safetly concerns. Serious crime against foreigners is relatively rare, but incidents do occur. Foreigners can be targeted for passports, laptops, mobile phones, purses and handbags. Major tourist sites and areas frequented by foreigners attract thieves and pickpockets. Take extra care at major tourist sites, street markets, Beijing International Airport, major international events and conferences and popular bar areas after dark.
     
    There are occasional incidents with taxi and pedicab drivers who insist the passenger misunderstood the fare. Avoid travelling in unmarked or unmetered ‘taxis’ and insist on paying only the meter fare. Ask the driver for a receipt (fapiao), on which the taxi number should be printed. You can take this to the police to lodge a complaint.
     
    Counterfeit bank notes (especially RMB100) are increasingly common. They are generally crumpled to avoid detection. Unscrupulous traders may try to switch your genuine bank notes for counterfeits. Check carefully before accepting notes. It is quite normal to do so.
     
    Beware of scams particularly in popular tourist areas. A regular example is the ‘tea tasting’ scam. Scams usually involve a foreign national being invited to visit a bar, shop or cafe – for example to practice English or meet a girl - but results in demands for an exorbitant fee, often payable by credit card. This can result in threats of violence or credit card fraud.
     
    Fire protection standards in Chinese accommodation are not always the same as at home. Check fire precautions including access to fire exits.
  • From our Blog

    5 works of art worth travelling for

    With so many inspiring and influential works of art in galleries, museums, and yes, even caves, around the world, it's no easy task to choose five works of art worth travelling to. But here are some that we think should be on everyone's list.

    There's nothing quite like coming face...

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    Our Yunnan adventure: Tony and Olga Hammock

    Peregrine adventurers, Tony and Olga Hammock, recently returned from the 10-day Yunnan Explorer trip. They took some fantastic photos, which they've kindly offered to share with the Peregrine community. Here are a few of our favourite shots, with a little caption about each one from Tony...

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    Feast cookalong: Kung Pao chicken

    Alix Clark is the editor of SBS food magazine Feast. In this regular series, she will choose a different dish from Feast magazine and recreate it in her own kitchen:

    For some reason, Kung Pao chicken puts me in a US-sitcom state of mind. It seems like the kind of Chinese dish that is ordered by...

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    3 ghoulish festivals around the world!

    In honour of the upcoming Halloween celebrations, we look at three festivals around the world that celebrate the dead. They're not as morbid as you think!

    Near Death Festival 
    Every year in Las Nieves, Spain, people who have suffered a near death experience in the past year...

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    Our visit from Mao's Last Dancer

    We were extremely privileged to have former ballet dancer Li Cunxin visit the Peregrine office yesterday.
    Li is the author of Mao's Last Dancer, the 2003 Australian Book of the Year, which describes his journey from Beijing to America and finally to Australia where he still lives today.

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