Crafting the Perfect China Itinerary
China is an incredible destination for educational travel, offering a unique mix of cultural experiences and learning opportunities. Covering a massive land area of over 9.5 million kilometers, the country’s diversity is unparalleled. Discover ancient history and the serenity of rural life one day. Then glimpse the future while taking in the skyline of a mega-city the next day. The key to the perfect China itinerary in is combining different cities and locations into a logistically sound tour.
The following itinerary is Evolve Tours approved and takes advantage of China’s endless variety to offer the perfect blend:
The capital of the People’s Republic of China is a blend of the traditional and contemporary, and therefore a perfect introduction to your tour. The city is rich in history, due to having been the political centre of China for eight centuries. At the same time, it continues to have a global influence in a variety of fields from business to art, education and sports. Visit the Forbidden City to experience stories of China’s imperial past before admiring the stunning modern architecture of the stadiums designed for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Next up, dive into your history books with a visit to Xi’an – one of the oldest cities in China. The highlight of this city is the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. One of the world’s most significant archaeological discoveries, the mausoleum dates back to the Qin Dynasty. In 210 BC, an army of thousands of unique Terracotta warriors and horses were buried with China’s first emperor to protect him in his afterlife.
In addition to its urban centres, China can also offer breathtaking nature. Therefore, consider Guilin as a prime location to add some outdoor adventure to your itinerary. Travel aboard a river cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo, consistently ranked as one of China’s most beautiful regions. During the cruise, you can view villages, the iconic karst hills, farm fields and bamboo forests.
Welcome to the future. Shanghai is the most populous city proper in the world, and boasts a population of over 24 million people! As a global financial centre, the city is also a leader in technology, transportation, architecture, fashion, dining and trade. Stroll along the Bund waterfront and bask in the glow of Pudong’s iconic skyline and it will be hard to believe that just days ago you were walking amidst rice paddies in a country-side village.