South China's Essence
3-Day Kaiping and Foshan Tour
Lingnan ('Mountain Range South') historically refers to the region to the south of the five mountain ranges that separate the Yangtze River catchment (central China) from the Pearl River catchment (southern China), but it has become almost synonymous with Guangdong Province. Lingnan culture is the essence of Cantonese (Guangdong) culture and it manifests itself most notably in food, art, and architecture.
Tour 'Wow' Points
Satisfy your taste buds with the best Cantonese food
Explore gourmet city Shunde, the cradle of Cantonese cuisine. From the roasted goose and drunken goose to the sliced raw fish and ginger milk curd, you will remember the genuine flavor of Cantonese food.
Appreciate brilliant Lingnan folk culture
Watch amazing lion dancing performed by a pro team and appreciate exquisite Lingnan architecture.
Learn the Wing Chun Kung Fu Style
Foshan is home to the Wing Chun style of gongfu. Learn Wing Chun from a local master who teaches at one of the leading kung fu schools in Foshan.
Immerse yourself in historical, picturesque diaolou villages
Get away from the hustle and bustle, take a walk or bike ride among the rare and tranquil Kaiping diaolou ('watchtower building') villages, and admire the gorgeous fusion of agriculture and architecture.
Enjoy a traditional Cantonese morning tea and a dim sum meal
Cantonese morning tea combines having breakfast and drinking tea. Sip tea and taste dim sum in a top local restaurant to enjoy a leisurely morning local-style.
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What Our Customers Said
The tour was scheduled perfectly, we had the opportunity to know many places and enjoy local food. Our guide Ivy exceed our expectations. She took care of every detail, taking care of us. I can say that she loves her job.more
Jan 2023, Claudia
Very professional and knowledgeable. Our tour guide, Lily, went the extra mile on everything. Could not of asked for better planning. The explanations were detailed and interesting. The local restaurant choices were delicious.more
Dec 2022, Robin C
GREAT Forbidden City tour!
We took a guided tour with Ivy through the Forbidden City. She had everything perfectly organised, knew all the amenities and explained the most important facts around history and design of the palace in an enticing manner. Can absolutely recommend her as a guide, we had a great day!more
Oct 2022, Adam A
Beautiful Day at Great Wall in Mutianyu
We had a wonderful day visiting the Great Wall together with our guide, Ivy. The organisation - from the pick up to the return - was excellent, we had nothing to worry about. So It was a lovely and relaxed day profiting from the experience to the fullest without having to trouble about transport or tickets. Ivy explained well the history and knew about all nice parts of the part of the wall that we visited. She is very nice company. We had a very good experience.more
Oct 2022, Nina
Excellent time in Beijing
Ivy was a true professional who spoke excellent English and engaged us with stories of the very rich Chinese cultural heritage and history. We went away with so much more knowledge with her as our guide giving us a live commentary as we walked around. She brought us to the off the beaten track spots, less crowded corners of the attractions and very importantly, knew which toilets were clean and more foreigner friendly. Highly recommend Ivy to any future visitors to Beijinmore
Oct 2022, JCCEBJ
Excellent time in Beijing
Zac from China Highlights organised a 3 day Beijing trip for my family during the Golden Week in China.more
Oct 2022, JCCEBJ
Our travel planner Monica is kind, very attentive, and there is no pressure or "hard sale". Great service and highly recommended!more
Sep 2022, Julia
A great tour
Our trip to Beijing was brilliantly organised and stress free. As usual with China Highlights our guide Ivy was really well prepared, knowledgeable and dealt with all the security, covid checks and tests etc. It made the trip really easy.more
Aug 2022, Peter F
Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
We'll pick you up in downtown Guangzhou and travel to Kaiping County in about 2 hours. The charismatic diaolou('watchtower building') buildings and lovely countryside await…
You'll visit a pretty UNESCO World Heritage Site — Zili Village and Li Garden, which is a good place to get mentally relaxed from the city noise and in touch with nature — hear the breeze and your footsteps…
Then we'll journey on for an hour to Albion Resort & SPA Greenland Nar Golden Valley for you to soak in a hot spring among the rice fields and absorb peace of mind from the tranquil environment.
Stay overnight in Enping — a famous hot spring area in China.
In the morning we leave Enping for Shunde, which takes about 2 hours. .
Hunt for tasty Cantonese food in gourmet city Shunde with the assistance of your guide and driver. After lunch, take a leisurely walk for digestion in Qinghui Park, the most famous Guangdong Garden.
Then visit Fengjian Water Village, take a rowing boat, explore the old houses and ancient alleys, and savor delicious local snacks for your afternoon tea dessert.
You'll travel for an hour to Foshan in the late afternoon and stay overnight in Foshan.
Take a Cantonese morning tea and dim sum meal at a time-honored local restaurant and experience leisurely local life.
Visit Foshan Ancestral Temple to watch lion dancing and a martial arts performance. Learn Wing Chun from a local master who teaches at one of the leading kung fu schools in Foshan.
We will transfer you to downtown Guangzhou. If you need a transfer to Guangzhou railway station or Baiyun Airport for your departure, please tell our travel consultant when you put on an inquiry.
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.
- Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
- English speaking local guide
- Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
- 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
Tour code: gd-1