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).
What Our Customers Said
Gorgeous Guilin with Gary
What made it all the better of course was the sure and steady guidance of Gary whose knowledge and love for his home was as bountiful as the greenery all about! Upon arriving in Guilin, Gary and our wonderful driver, whose knowledge of the roads and navigating skill are a credit to her, escorted me to my first hotel in Guilin proper which was not only beautiful, with its spectacular waterfall feature, but also manned by friendly and experienced staffmore
Jan 2023, Apis N
An Exceptional Tour with China Highlights - Highly Recommended!
She was knowledgeable and friendly and took care of every small detail to ensure we had a great time at every destination. She was also very considerate of our baby and made sure that we had everything we needed to make our vacation comfortable and enjoyable.more
Jan 2023, Imane
An Exceptional Tour with China Highlights - Highly Recommended!
The hotels, transport, and activities were all top-notch, and we felt well taken care of throughout the trip. We have already recommended China Highlights to our friends and family, and we will definitely use their services again. Thank you for making our vacation so memorable and enjoyable!more
Jan 2023, Imane
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
During Golden Week holidays we spent 7 wonderful days in Guilin, Longsheng and Yangshuo. Thanks to Carol for a well organized and stressless trip and also to our tour guide Henry who was always very knowledgeable and supportive. He did a great job making the trip comfortable and enjoyable for us.more
Oct 2022, Anja
Amazing trip to Guilin and Yangshuo
Thanks to Gary Wei and China heights for an amazing customised three day excursion in Guilin. Really enjoyed caving, the rock climbing and a relaxing afternoon with stand up paddle. Gary our tour guide was able to find paths off the beaten track and often time there were no other tourist to be seen. He also went out his way to make sure we’re well provisioned and took his own initiative to not only be our tour guide and our own photographer, providing us with many more and different memories of the trip. We would highly recommend both china highlight and especially Gary Wei as your local guide for a worry free, non stress trip.more
Oct 2022, Yujie Z
Guilin and Yangshuo
We had wonderful holidays in Guilin and Yangshuo during the golden week. Our guide Linda was able to plan the activities in a way that we manage to visit several places in short time. It was something very special to be the first person to go rafting and on the “wild” hiking to the top of the mountain to enjoy a beautiful view. Thanks to Linda we had an unforgettable holiday with many special moments.more
Oct 2022, Karla
Lovely getaway during National holidays to Yangshuo
Thanks to Sharon from China Highlights to organize such a great customized trip. A big shoutout to our amazing tour guide Gray. He made sure that traveling even during such a busy period of time was such a joy. Gary went out of his way caring for us. And his photography skills are spot on to have beautiful memories also captured in the digital way and not just in our hearts. We loved our time in beautiful Yangshuo and will be definitely back to Guilin anytime soon.more
Oct 2022, Adriana Peiris
Perfect holidays in Guanxi!
We had a wonderful experience in Guanxi. Our tour guide Henry was not only well informed about sights, history and local hotspots, he managed to make our trip to Guilin, Longcheng and Yangshuo interesting, funny and relaxing all in once. He really knows how to give interesting insights to parents and kids and took perfect care for both of our families. The tour organization was great !more
Oct 2022, Daniel