Track pandas in wild mountains and volunteer at a Panda sanctuary
Cross from the remote west into Central Asia along the Silk Route
Sail along the mighty Yangtze River on a luxurious ship
See iconic sites; the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors and the splendid scenery of Guilin
Travel to areas inhabited by China's minority group in the southwest and in Tibet
Steppes started offering tailor-made holidays to China in 1994 after Paul Craven joined the company. He had travelled to China as a student in 1983, and has since made over 30 visits, when China was a very different place to visit. Almost three decades on China has seen many changes. What is exciting now is that a new spurt of small, comfortable, well run boutique and luxury hotels have come online allowing travellers to access more remote and interesting parts of the country.
Apart from the legendary sites such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City in Beijing and the Terracotta Warriors at Xian, there are many other options open to the intrepid traveller planning a holiday in China. Explore Yunnan Province with its multitude of flowers and Buddhist religion which, unlike in Tibet, has been allowed to grow and flourish. Alternatively cruise the Yangtze, in one of the new ships and glimpse the gorges. For the more adventurous, there is always the opportunity of following the ancient Silk Road West, skirting the formidable Taklamakan Desert to explore the ancient Buddhist caves at Dunhuang and ending at the Sunday market in Kashgar.
If you would like to travel as part of a small group tour, we offer a few fascinating group holidays to China and Tibet which are led by the knowledgeable Gina Corrigan.
For more information and advice from our China experts, who have firsthand knowledge and top tips, on what to see please call 01285 880 980.
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