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Are you looking to make your first trip to China or ease your way in to a new culture through a familiar one first? Hong Kongis the ideal springboard for trips to the rest of China. A compact city with a colonial past and a vibrant, exciting array of experiences that offers a window on the culture and cuisine of many distinct parts of China, Hong Kong never fails to impress.
Caves, bamboo groves, hills, limestone cliffs and rock formations are abundant natural features of the landscape surrounding Guilin city and Yangshou.
And a trip down the Li River not only gives you this breathtaking natural scenery, but an abundance of wildlife and culture including water buffalo plowing terraced paddy fields and cormorant birds used by skilled fishermen in centuries old practices.
A bicycle ride through the countryside, a trip to the city highlights of Guilin, and a visit to a cultured pearl producer tops off this scenic tour.
For nature lovers — extend your love of the outdoors to some of China's truly breathtaking countryside, with a discovery tour to China's most biodiverse province, Yunnan.
Visit people from various ethnic groups and understand their religious beliefs. Take trips through ancient towns and villages that haven't changed for centuries and ascend fabled snow-capped mountains in timeless Lijiang.
Then there's Shangri-La, fabled land of incredible beauty with lamaseries, national parks and Tiger Leaping Gorge. So much to see and do on an amazing journey that begins and ends in fabulous Hong Kong. Check out details of Kunming, Lijiang, and Shangri-la Tour
For the seasoned traveler with the time and ambition to visit all the most famous sights, the classic World tour of China is the final word.
Once again, the trip starts in Hong Kong with a couple of nights to see the sights. Then, look forward to 2 river cruises, 5 cities, one ghost town, and 14 days of landmark destinations that comprehensively capture China's beauty and history, such as the Three Gorges, the Bund, the Summer Palace, Tian' anmen Square, and the Great Wall.
This breathtaking tour takes in Guilin and a cruise to see the limestone karsts that jut from the banks of the Li River like so many broken teeth.
And en route to the mega cities of Shanghai and Beijing, pass through the Dazu Grottoes of Chongqing and along one of the World's most important commercial waterways, steeped in history, the Yangtze River.
This short trip is ideal for discovering the delights of Hong Kong's shopping, nightlife and culture, followed by short train journeys and flights to Guangzhou, Guilin and back to Hong Kong.
Guangzhou is arguably one of China's wealthiest cities and Guilin, with its limestone karsts and picturesque scenery is authentic, picture postcard China.
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