BEIJING / XIAN / GUILIN / YANGTZE RIVER / SHANGHAI
Beijing – The Great Wall of China, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, is a short tour bus ride away and a must-see for any visitor. The fabulously wealthy dynasties that ruled China centuries ago left behind palaces such as the Forbidden City.
Xian – Xian is a large city and capital of Shaanxi Province in central China. Once known as Changan (Eternal Peace), it marks the Silk Road’s eastern end and was home to the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties' ruling houses. At archaeological sites in Xian’s surrounding plains are the famed Terra Cotta Army, thousands of life-size, hand-molded figures buried with China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang.
Guilin is famous over the world for its "best landscapes under the heaven"-the unique and elegant karst hills and rivers.
Yangtze River – The Yangtze or Yangzi is the longest river in Asia, the third-longest in the world and the longest in the world to flow entirely within one country. It rises in the northern part of the Tibetan Plateau and flows 6,300 km in a generally easterly direction to the East China Sea.
Shanghai – on China’s central coast, is the country's biggest city and a global financial hub. Its heart is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Across the Huangpu River rises the Pudong district’s futuristic skyline, including 632m Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with distinctive pink spheres. Sprawling Yu Garden has traditional pavilions, towers and ponds.
Paraguay – this is a landlocked country between Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia, home to large swaths of swampland, subtropical forest and chaco, wildernesses comprising savanna and scrubland. The capital, Asunción, on the banks of the Paraguay River, is home to the grand Government Palace and the Museo del Barro, displaying pre-Columbian ceramics and ñandutí lacework, the latter available in many shops.
South Korea – one of the most invigorating places on earth to experience an Eastern culture ranging from traditional to high tech electronics of Samsung and rock music the K-pops.
See the best of South Korea on one convenient trip thanks to this 9-day, 8-night, comprehensive tour. Get a closer look at the country’s cuisine, culture, and history as you explore highlights including Daejeon, Suncheon, Busan, Gyeongju, Pyeongchang, Yeosu, a tea ceremony with a Buddhist monk, and much more. Accommodation in 5-star hotels, transport, most meals, and entrance fees are included.
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Excellent and well planned trip to see the highlights of South Korea. Great experiences for first time travelers -- highly recommended.
Japan – the most satisfying place on earth to experience an Eastern culture.
Tour Overview Traveling on this 10-day Japan highlights tour removes the hassle of visiting Japan, so you can just relax and enjoy the sights. You’ll visit some of the must-see natural and cultural attractions around the country, including Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and more. Enjoy a combination of free time and guided tours. Save time by traveling by bullet train, so you can fit in more places of interest. Transfers from/to Narita Airport in Tokyo are included A great tour for first-time visitors to Japan who want an overview Receive a seven-day Japan Rail Pass for easy and fast travel Seven nights’ accommodation is included, with some breakfasts.
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
This tour transports you by super-speed bullet train, letting you cover more sights in less time; and the semi-self guided tour style allows you to explore on your own.
Hong Kong – the most exciting place on earth to experience Eastern culture meeting the West. This city is a kaleidoscope of life, a sophisticated fusion of East and West, a city of diversity where new and old meet at every turn. It is like a dream of Manhattan, arising from the South China Sea.” Hong Kong—like Manhattan—is one of those places that almost defies description. You just have to go and see for yourself.
Taiwan – The Beautiful Isle. Famed for centuries as Ilha Formosa (Beautiful Isle; 美麗島; Měilìdǎo), this is a land with more sides than the 11-headed Guanyin. Towering sea cliffs, marble-walled gorges and tropical forests are just the start of your journey, which could take you as far as Yushan, Taiwan's 3952m alpine roof.In Taiwan you can criss-cross mountains on colonial-era hiking trails or cycle a lone highway with the blue Pacific on one side and green volcanic arcs on the other.