Travel China with Confidence
We've launched a number of COVID-safety initiatives on top of our personalized service. Check out all the things China Highlights is doing to help you feel safe, confident, and fulfilled in your travels..
Your Wellbeing Is Our Priority
Your Own 1-to-1 Travel Expert
Your own experienced travel expert will always be available to help you with any questions, so you can feel confident and safe before traveling.
They'll be up to date on local regulations and restrictions and can guide you through your travel process as smoothly as possible.
Personal Tour Guides
Your private tour guides will be there for you exclusively throughout the whole trip.
With their local knowledge, support from our local offices, and new health and safety training, they are responsible for keeping you safe and happy while enjoying the highlights of your journey.
Distancing and Hygiene Protocols
Vaccinated Guides and Drivers
All of our guides and drivers have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines.
Our guides and drivers receive training in the guidelines established by the leading health experts, including the World Health Organization (WHO), World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), and United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), to minimize any coronavirus exposure during your journey.
Apart from daily health and temperature monitoring, our guides and drivers will wear masks wherever physical distancing is not possible. They will also wash their hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
Private touring with China Highlights means there will be only you and your family/friends during the whole journey, accompanied by your personal guides and drivers.
There will be no busloads of strangers. Big jostling tourist groups will be avoided for your peace of mind. Physical distancing will be practiced wherever we go.
Supply of Medical Masks and Hand Sanitizers
We will prepare medical masks, hand sanitizers, and wet wipes in your private vehicles. Your guides will also carry these protective items with them during the tour.
Wearing a mask is highly suggested in vehicles, indoor spaces, and any outdoor spaces where physical distancing is not possible.
In our spacious private vehicles with comfortable seats and air conditioning, we have enhanced the cleaning and sanitization for every arrival, departure, and transfer (with a focus on high-frequency touchpoints, such as door handles, seats, safety belts, and any other places you might touch.)
Hotels with Style and Safety
All our hotels are carefully selected for their brands, locations, service, and customer feedback. We also recommend high-quality boutique hotels with one-of-a-kind style and fewer guests, so that you can make a better connection with the destination.
We work continuously with our hotel partners to further up their health, safety, and cleanliness procedures, including daily cleaning and disinfecting of surface areas in your room. No staff will enter your room after it has been cleaned, and there is increased frequency of cleaning public areas.
Food with Flavor and Assurance
Since our beginnings in 1998, we have always arranged restaurants with an authentic flavor, local features, and a nice dining ambiance for our customers.
With the pandemic, we've been working closely with our restaurant partners to ensure they are meeting safety and cleanliness standards with their staff training, food preparation, and delivery. Food handlers will be wearing masks at all times.
Whenever possible, you will have a private table or even a private room to enjoy the meal and allow for physical distancing.
Sometimes, we might even grab a bite or enjoy a meal outside in picturesque natural scenery.
Your Trip is Perfectly Planned
Play Hide and Seek with the Crowds!
Crowds have never been our thing, as they can spoil the exclusive and exciting travel experiences on our private journeys. Now we have more reason to avoid them.
When visiting popular attractions, we will buy the tickets online in advance (wherever possible), so that you can skip the lines. Your personal guide will also adjust the route and timing flexibly to beat the crowds.
To further avoid the crowds, we usually choose to present the highlights differently. When the touristy groups are crowded on a Li River cruise or a shuttle bus around Jade Dragon Mountain, our customers are enjoying a bird-eye view of Li River or peacefully hiking at the foot of the mountain. We believe this is a better and more sustainable way to make a connection with the destinations you visit.
Fresh Insights into Local Culture and New China
Travel is a chance to open up your mind to our world and introduce new perspectives on life.
Travel is about listening. Listen to the stories local people tell you about their cultures. Let's make a sincere human connection at a safe distance and create greater cultural understanding in this increasingly complex world.
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Unlock Your Hidden Menu
If you are looking for a vanilla tour with a common itinerary, China Highlights might not be the best choice for you. We are passionate about helping you realize your dreams that may not even be about traveling! We have put so much energy into developing and enhancing travel experiences that inspire.
Your unique travel reasons and desires should be the real highlight of your private journey, so please tell us if you would like to present a Panda Volunteer Program as a birthday gift to your child, or prepare a romantic proposal on the Great Wall… We will make it come true.
Read the unlocked hidden stories of our former customers.
Your Booking Is Risk-Free
Full Refund Policy
During the Pandemic period, you can cancel the tour 3 weeks before departure, and 100% of your payment will be refunded to you (unless your travel expert informs you in advance about items beyond our control.)
You may change your itinerary as much as you like before the tour is confirmed at no cost.
Even after tour confirmation, we will not charge anything for making changes (excluding unrecoverable third-party fees from cruise operators, airlines, hotels, etc).
Discover real reviews of Highlights Travel Family's best-rated service across trusted platforms.
Lily Wong our guide at Guilin was wonderful. Along with all the good qualities like being punctual,courteous, organized,knowledgeable,hard working she is also caring.The scenaries at Guilin is second to none,Lily helped us to take lots of pictures to capture the scenaries as much as possible.With Lily's help I can enjoy the amazing cave and the rafting.At Yangshuo Lily also recommend a Light Show on the river.That was fantastic never saw anything like it. I must mention the unique hotel they put us in.Its called Yangshuo Moondance hotel.My wife is very happy with Lily because she took a lot of pictures for her and took her shopping for a new (Qie Pao,cantonese Cheung Sham).more
Jan 2024, Peter W
Just wish I could stay longer!
Our guide Frank was fantastic. He was really knowledgeable about the region and the many different ethnic groups living here. He has contacts with local people who invited us into their homes. He was so high energy and kind. We saw many things in a short period of time from the pagodas, to history Duha (so?) street, to a beautiful relaxing cruise on a river….we also attended a spectacular cultural show in Yangshou. It wasn’t on the agenda but so glad we went. (Randomly called the Romance show). Frank also introduced us to local cuisine like Guilin noodles. We stayed at the Aspara Lodge for one night in Yangshou and seriously could have stayed for a few days if I didn’t have to go back to work. Travel advisor Liberman was a great resource as well and helped plan such a special trip.more
Jan 2024, Rosequarose
Remarkable experience in Guilin
I have an excellent trip to Guilin and my guide, Gary Wei who works for China Highlights Tour was very professional and knowledgeable in regard to the history of the Guilin and Yangshuo. Gary was remarkable with his recital of a lot of ancient poems. Hence, I had such a good and memorable experience. I do highly recommend China Highlights Tour to anyone who wish to visit China.more
Jan 2024, Sooi C
Don't Miss the Chinese Countryside!
Our guide William (Wei Jiyi) was exceptional. He made the utmost effort to accommodate our groups' additional requests and recommended restaurants, shows and attractions that were all of great interest. He ensured the already included items in the itinerary were entertaining to the whole group by providing expert opinions and answering all questions.more
Jan 2024, Diana G
Well organised tour
We started in Guilin, our tour guide was Frank, Frank's knowledge of Chinese history is very good and he added in all the interesting historical facts along the way. On this part of the tour we were 14 people, including my 87 year old dad, and Frank was very patient with our group rounding us up and waiting for my dad as he was a bit slower. Some family members left Guilin at different times due to different travel arrangements, Frank and Carol arranged the necessary transfers and changed the tour schedule slightly to accommodate everyone as much as possible.more
Jan 2024, LC
Greatest Asian Experience
All local guides, from Lena in Tokyo, Denis in Kyoto, Tom in Bangkok, Kai in Phuket, Martin in Hong Kong, William in Guilin, Linda in Zhangjiajie, to Jessie in Beijing, did their best to make sure everything went smoothly and to adjust to my teens' additional requests.more
Jan 2024, Diana Gadjanov
Great China Highlights tour with Vincent
We had a great 4,5 days tour in Guilin with Vincent! Vincent has a lot of information about the history and culture of the area, he is always attentive to the details, proposes items originally not included in the tour but which might be of interest (like the show in Yangshuo, hiking routes, going to RUYI peak, tea party, etc.), considers individual diet requirements. In addition, Vincent's English is advanced and professional.more
Jan 2024, Ксения
Beautiful place and amazing guide
We did a visit to Yangshuo with China Highlights. We really enjoy our visit, our guide, Gary Wei was so friendly and kind. Very good company on the River Li Cruise and on our visit to Guilin and Yangshuo. We did a very fun bike ride to the country side, visit the West Street and to the wonderful show. We really recommend all of this!more
Jan 2024, Journey44166757277
Great experience in Guilin and Yangshuo
We visited Longji rice terraces, Li River cruise, Yangshuo impressions show and Yangshuo county ebike tour, spending 2 nights in Guilin and one in Yangshuo. Our guide Tony did a great job for our Guilin and Yangshuo tour, we would recommend this company.more
Jan 2024, Lee Fitzmaurice
Extraordinary value of our 4-days trip
We reserved a 4-days trip with China Highlights for Guilin and Yangshuo. We normally travel only relying on our own, but this time we decided to apply to a local agency. It may sound pretty expensive, but we valued every moment.more
Jan 2024, Veronica P
Guilin and Yangshuo with China Highlights!
We reserved a 4-days trip with China Highlights for Guilin and Yangshuo. We normally travel only relying on our own, but this time we decided to apply to a local agency.more
Jan 2024, Veronica Pesarasi
amazing trip around Guilin
With our funny, storytelling, thoughtful first rate guide Steven we hiked, and biked around Guilin. The vistas, the encounters and discoveries were beyond our expectations.more
Jan 2024, Aude P
Guilin with Cherry was a highlight on my China trip!
I had an amazing 4 days in Guilin/Yangsho with Cherry. I visited China for 5 weeks but this part of my trip was a highlight. I loved the sights we got to see with the highlight being the Li river cruise and the rice fields! Cherry also brought me to some delicious local restaurants I would not normally be able to try, including a place where you pick your own fish to eat in the tank before. Cherry also accompanied me to Yangsho and made sure I was settled in my new hotel and I had everything I needed, she went above and beyond. Also during the tour Cherry was so helpful with any questions I had about life in Guilin or about the attractions. If you are visiting Guilin make sure you go with Cherry!more
Jan 2024, David
Perfect introduction to Guilin and Yangshuo with China Highlights!
Gary Wei was our guide for Guilin and Yangshuo. We visited mid December and it was getting chilly. Seeing that we were slightly under dressed for the weather, Gary bought 4 of us earmuffs the next day! He also went out to speak to the bike hire people to find a smaller bike for my tweenager son so he could ride on his own too! We will highly recommend Gary as your next tour guide!more
Jan 2024, Catherine W.
Christiansen experience in Guilin and Yangshuo.
Amazing experience we have in Guilin and Yangshuo with the help our our tour guide Chase and Emily (from China Highlights) for booking our well thought and amazing itinerary.more
Dec 2023, Fely C
our agent Gary Wei was very helpful in telling us mor about GuiLins history and various attractions in GuiLin. He was entertaining and always checked our well being. His attitude would definitely help others enjoy their trip as well.more
Dec 2023, Ri
your satisfaction being their motivation
All through the way, we were well supported with energetic tourguides (believed they had a selection criteria for these guides) and they made the difference in the experience of the tour - particularly able to tale care of the elderly in the trip and also entertaining the youths with questions and interesting facts.more
Dec 2023, Jerome
Guilin and Yangshuo with China Highlights
We had Gary Wei as our guide for the 3rd leg of our China tour this December. Gary is a genuinely kind and curious local guide. He was proud to show us what his hometown offers, and ensured our trip was comfortable and fun too! I would highly recommend Gary for anyone visiting Guilin and Yangshuo. The stay at the Li River Resort, the Li River cruise on the 4-star boat, as well as the meal prepared by a local family restaurant with freshly harvested bamboo, and the bike ride at Yangshuo were all highlights for us!more
Dec 2023, Catherine W
Vincent is a great guide
Vincent is a great guide. We really enjoyed his company during our visit to Guilin and Yangshuo. We’re impressed with his local knowledge and his honesty. We hope we will see him again in the future. Thanks Vincent.more
Dec 2023, Tiong Oen
GUILIN AND YANGSHUO TRIP
It was a wonderful experience. My tour guide, Lily , was very kind, helpful, and was very good at explaining information about the places we went to. She was very knowledgable and an expert on her field.more
Dec 2023, Gacha CinnamonB