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What We Love
- Immersing ourselves in the world’s most ancient yet modern culture.
- Exploring Beijing with an expert guide, gaining insider access to the great imperial city turned Maoist capital
- Beholding mysterious feats of human endeavor, such as the Great Wall
- Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the terra cotta Warriors of Xian
- Traveling south to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountains and the cobblestone streets of Lijang, a medieval city that inspired the architecture of Disney's Mulan
Things To See & Do
- Ride through the Gobi Desert on camelback.
- Follow Marco Polo’s footsteps along the Silk Road.
- Engage in the exquisite comforts of Shanghai, the “Paris of the East.”
- Sail past traditional fishing villages on the Yangtze River as it winds through the Three Gorges.
- Spend time in Hong Kong, which many consider the bridge between modern life and the traditional folkways of old China. Like the rest of China, it is a place of tantalizing contrasts, ranging from booming nightclubs to “Tea at High Noon” at the Peninsula.
To really get out into the wilds of the East, we suggest adding Tibet or Mongolia, which both have fascinating landscapes and cultures.
As home to the Potala Palace, the traditional residence of the Dalai Lama, Lhasa is the spiritual heart of Tibet. Return home from the Roof of the World with a deeper understanding of an ancient spirituality.
The long-isolated Mongolia is a treasure for those interested in epic landscapes and human history. The ancestral homeland of Genghis Khan, Mongolia features some of the world's oldest spectacles of skill, strength, and horsemanship during the Naadam Festival.