China Tours for Expats

China Tours for Expats

These China travel recommendations are especially for China expats. We understand that you're different from typical foreign tourists. Here we focus on travel opportunities for your long holidays in China and also provide short breaks from your China day-to-day. The tours we have selected for you feature amazing natural landscapes, authentic local culture, and interesting outdoor activities.

Our 20-year experience in customizing private tours for Westerners ensures a high-quality service. In this complicated COVID period, leave sorting out the travel restrictions and transport planning to us. Just enjoy your personalized trip and share your moments, which might make even your Chinese friends jealous!

Recommended Winter Tours

With the best-choice destinations for each season as a starting point, we can carefully customize each tour according to your interests. Here are the top recommended tours for this season or the incoming season.

china snow town
Discover a Dreamlike Snow Paradise 5-Day Harbin and China Snow Town Tour
  • Harbin Ice & Snow Festival
  • China Snow Town
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rafting on hot spring river
Step into the Winter Fairyland of Changbai Mountain 7-Day Harbin, Snow Town, and Mt. Changbai Tour View more
 ladies with the colorful dress
Escape to the Rainforest 6-Day Xishuangbanna and Pu'er Tour View more
the colourful slipper on the beach
A Feast of the Sea, the Shore, and the Sun 5-Day Sanya Tour with the Best Beach
  • Hobie sailboat experience
  • Private beach
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the big bend of Nu River
Discover Less-Traveled Roads in Northwest Yunnan 8-Day Yunnan Tour of the Nu River and Tengchong View more
the Hakka tulou
Enjoy a Weekend in "Mulan's Hometown" 3-Day Xiamen and Tulou Relaxation Tour View more

Top-Rated China Expat Long-Holiday Tours

These tours are recommended for expats who have a 5-day (or more) holiday to fully enjoy one of the popular destinations of China or to explore some of its hidden treasures more deeply. All can be customized according to your needs.

Peaks in Zhangjiajie National Park
5-Day Zhangjiajie Hiking and Biking Tour for Any Level
  • Instagram-Worthy View
  • Hiking and Biking
Three white pagodas in Dali
8-Day Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, and Shangri-La Tour
  • Mountains and Old Towns
  • Ethnic Minorities
Echoing Sand Mountain
11-Day Tour from Xian to Kashgar
  • Exotic Culture
  • Gobi and Desert
Qinghai Lake
8-Day Qinghai Lake, Zhangye, and Dunhuang Tour
  • Rainbow Mountains
  • Silk Road Culture
snow mountain and cloud
8-Day Chengdu to Shangri-La Adventure Tour
  • Mountains and Gorges
  • Tibetan Beauties
Miao people with traditional dress
8-Day Guilin, Yangshuo and Guizhou Tour
  • Karst Formation
  • Beautiful Countryside

The Best City Escapes for Your Short Breaks

Want a time-smart tour for a weekend escape? No problem! Here are some recommendations for your short breaks. Well-designed must-see experiences will ensure you get the most out of your trip.

fantastic rocks on Yellow Mountain
3-day Ancient Villages and Yellow Mountain Tour
  • Sunrise and Sunset
  • Ancient Villages
Terra-Cotta Warrior
3-Day Classic Xian Tour from Beijing
  • Terra-Cotta Amy
  • The Top History Museum
baby panda
1-Day Chengdu Highlight Tour
  • Cute Pandas
  • Sichuan Lifestyle
Fujian Tulou
1-Day Mulan's Tulou Tour
  • Amazing Earth Buildings
  • Hakka Culture
 Jinshanling Great Wall
1-Day Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking Tour
  • Moderate Hiking
  • Wild Great Wall
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Why Book with Us

We cover COVID-control compliance considerately:
  • Confirm where you can go.
  • Help you get the required documents.
  • Offer you the best options when last-minute changes occur.
  • Promise you a full refund up to 24 hours before departure.
No tourist traps or risky rush-arounds! Enjoy quality with us:
  • Flexible travel pace
  • No commission shops
  • No risky bookings with one-man companies
TA feedback

Rita had help plan a once in a lifetime tour for us last spring that we cancelled due to Covid. CH refunded our deposit in one day and wished us luck and good health. She then offered to send us masks since they were impossible to find in the US in April. 2 weeks later we received ~200 masks from CH with no charge! What a great, ethical and knowledgeable travel agent. Would rebook in a mi Ute if we knew it was safe. More...

- Greg K. from US

Had a wonderful time with our tour guides Cactus and Jin. In the time of COVID it was a great relief to have help sorting through protocols for entering tourist sights. Excellent lunch options. The juggling and sugar candy art in the hutong was a real treat. Great thing about touring now - no crowds. Highly recommended tour operator for anyone traveling to Beijing. More...

- Francisca Adenike from Canada
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