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).
98.8% Positive Customer reviews among 10,000+
First of all thank you to our English speaking guide Steven, who’s help and knowledge about China made sure this trip exceeded out expectations.more
Aug 2023, Filip Naudts
Amazing experience with Chase and CHINA HIGHLIGHTS
The whole experience was amazing. Chase our tour guide and the driver were super nice. The attractions we went to in Guilin and Yangshou were magnificent and the choices of hotels to stay at were clean and relaxing. Definitely would recommend China highlights to friends wanting to visit China from abroad.more
Jul 2023, Consumer
Had an amazing time in Guilin and…
Had an amazing time in Guilin and Yangshou. Everything was well organized and the places we visited were beyond beautiful. Our tour guide, Chase, was very humble, helpful and knowledgeable. He also speaks English very well so we didn’t have trouble in communicating. I did an amazing wedding shoot in Yangshou and Chase was kind enough to take photos and videos. I definitely recommend this service to friends wanting to visit China and will definitely recommend asking the company for Chase to be your tour guide.more
Jul 2023, Afnan Alqadri
Me and my husband took a trip to Guilin and Yangshou and it was for sure amazing! I had a pleasant experience with Highlights in China. The tour Guide Chase was super kind and helpful and very knowledgeable about China. He made the trip easygoing I forgot about the language barrier because he was automatically translating without us even asking. The attractions we went to were magnificent and getting to places was just way easier with a driver picking us up and taking us to far away places. I definitely recommend it to anyone coming from abroad to visit Chinamore
Jul 2023, hakiim a
Unforgettable River Lii
We took a trip to Guilin as part of our China journey. We had some great time there due to our guide Frank from China Highlights. Everything was perfectly organized and went as planned. We visited the amazing rice terraces, we took a 4 star boat on the river Lii, we rode a bike along the river, had delicious food, stayed at a wonderful hotel.more
Jul 2023, Viki B
Wonderful 3 days in Longji/Guilin/Yangshou with guide Vincent
My wife in and spent 3 delightful days in the area, including an overnight in the Longji Rice terraces and a cruise on the Li river. We had laid out our preferences and all the arrangement had been made by China Highlights: guide, car, hotels and the cruise. I appreciate their willingness to ability to tailor the time to our priorities, and our guide Vincent, also was happy to adapt the schedule to our interests on the fly. Vincent is an outstanding guide and was an important part of the success. In addition to being knowledgeable and flexible, he is also very personable - critical when someone is joining your vacation for 3 days. He ably helped find and arranged for vegetarian food and took additional photos that he shared with us. I highly recommend both China Highlights and Vincent.more
Jul 2023, Flamenco64
Best Tour of Guilin
My family and I went to Guilin over the summer, and we had a wonderful experience. We went to see the Longsheng Rice Terraces and on a cruise to see the landscape of Guilin. Our guide Chase was able to make the tour more enjoyable, with his knowledge and his patience. He went out of his way to make sure we got the most out of our trip. I recommend this trip to anyone who wants to enjoy Guilin to the upmost, but doesn’t want to have the hassle of touring with a big group of strangers. Thank you Chase!!more
Jun 2023, Jimena M
Perfectly organized trip to Guilin
We spent 3 days in GuiLin and Yangshuo. The trip was great! China Highlights booked everything for us so we didn’t have to worry. The accommodations were clean and comfortable and the activities were exactly what we were looking for. Our guide, Chase, was excellent. He spoke fluent English and was friendly, knowledgeable, efficient, very willing to accommodate our requests and pleasant to be around. He was the perfect balance of being warm and helpful while giving us space to have our own trip.more
Jun 2023, S R
A truly unforgettable tour
I would like to thank our guide Jenny for our wonderful time in Guilin and yangshuo. Your expertise and attention to detail helped us understand and appreciate the history and culture of the city in a way that we never could have on our own. Your friendly and personable nature made the tour enjoyable and engaging, and we loved the stories and anecdotes you shared along the way. We will never forget this experience and we are so grateful to have had you as our guide. Thank you again for a truly unforgettable tour. We will definitely be recommending you to our friendsmore
Jun 2023, ajay p
Excellent, will book again
I have booked Guilin and Yangshuo tour with Chinahilights and it was amazing. Our guide was Jenny. She is very helpful and good command in English. She take care of our all China trip starting from arrival to return. We did not face a single problem although I did not know Chinese. It is worth to book with Chinahilights and ask Guide Jenny. I guarantee your tour will be memorable. Thanks again Chinahilights and Jenny.more
Jun 2023, Brahma Nath
The guy who was our tour guide, Chase, was a total gem ! He was so professional and knowledgeable. He was never overbearing, gave us plenty of space, while guiding us on a breathtakingly beautiful, fun, educational, exciting and relaxing adventure!They arranged for a private driver to escort us to each new attraction.We hiked, saw ancient villages, took a Li River cruise, went to the Reed Flute Cave, hit the local street markets, went electric bike riding in the countryside along rice paddy fields, and more! I would do it again, and probably will do it again with more friends. So, yes, worth it! An absolutely awesome timemore
Jun 2023, Wondy C
Amazing Guilin and Yangshuo trip!
Booked a 5 day private tour for me and my senior parents. Incredible experience! Our tour guide was Oscar and he was insightful, professional, and understanding of our questions and needs. The hotels were beautiful and comfortable, the attractions we saw were stunning (Longji rice terraces, reed flute caves, river cruise, etc), the activities were really fun (hiking, cooking class, meeting a villager). Super comfortable, well-planned itinerary. We went a bit off season in mid-June, which was great because there were hardly any tourists in some of the places we visited, like the rice terraces and the caves. Definitely try to avoid national holidays because Oscar said those places get packed.more
Jun 2023, Domee
Million thanks to Chase , Kimi and China Hightlights!!
Our Tour Guide Chase is very caring and full of patience throughout the trip , we have the best of fun in Guilin and Yangshuo , so much to see and sceneries to die for . Thank you China Hightlights!!more
Jun 2023, Jade
Guilin and Yangshuo tour
A shout out to Chinahilghts and especially Jennie for taking me and my entire family (big group) around Guilin and Yangshuo! Jennie was informative and knew the best places to eat, take pictures, shopping, sightseeing, activities, etc. She was very knowledgeable and resourceful. Highly recommended to contact them if you need a guide.more
Jun 2023, Grace
Guilin June 2023
We had a wonderful time at Guilin with our guide Jenny. We were a large group of 10, with ages ranging from 25 to 80.Jenny was not only knowledgeable, she is also conversant in both Chinese and English. Although we had an itinerary planned, she was flexible and catered to the needs and interests of both the young and old.She took us to places to soak in the culture and enjoy and local cuisine. Guilin is such a mountainous place, yet she was able to take the elderly up the rice terraces and eat bamboo rice with the locals.We even managed to have a surprise birthday celebration dinner and Jenny went out of her way to buy a birthday cake for her.She made the trip memorable, affordable and possible for both the young and elderly travelling together.more
Jun 2023, Susana L
Memorable family trip
Our tour guide, Jenny, was thoughtful and experienced. As we were travelling as a big family with old folks, she was able to cater to our needs. Overall, it was a memorable experience and we will consider choosing China Highlight again!more
Jun 2023, Isabelle Lim
Pleasant Trip to Guilin with Jenny and Mr Zhang!
Went on an amazing trip with Jenny and Mr Zhang (driver) with my family. The tour was seamless and many of the administrative complications were settled by Jenny. The experience, needless to say, was very pleasurable and enjoyable. Administrative matters aside, Jenny and Mr Zhang are such caring individuals that go the extra mile to help make our experience better, from providing us useful local tips during our travels to helping the elderly in our group move around safely. I am grateful to have had such wonderful guides during our stay in Guilin, and would definitely recommend them to those who are looking for a good and enjoyable experience.more
Jun 2023, Joseph L
Guilin 5-day trip with family
Guilin exceeded all our expectations, but our guide Jenny, was even better. She was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and engaging. She also helped with all our requests outside of what was already arranged, at her own expense. The entire trip was extremely smooth, fun, beautiful and would definitely come back again with @Chinahighlightsmore
Jun 2023, Samuel L
I've been the tour with Jenny & China Highlights.A pretty place, and an excellent guide.I wholly recommend the experiencemore
Jun 2023, Raledon
Beautiful Longsheng Rice Terraces
Great organization for a tour on the rice terraces of Longsheng near Guilin. Our guide Chase, always available and extremely kind and helpful, did an amazing job navigating us through the rice terraces with a lot of great explanations! Amazing time, very recommended!more
Jun 2023, Sergio C