Take an adventure holiday in CHINA with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.
China Adventures And The Great Wall Of China
China never fails to conjure up a myriad of feelings, images and a sense of mystery. Its history cannot be summed up here in a few paragraphs and to fully appreciate the currents that have shaped the country and its people, you must take the time to read at least one of the many excellent books available.
Adventure Travel In China
World Expeditions operates twenty adventures through China. Our Highlights of China tour will take you on an epic traverse to discover China’s cultural diversity and natural wonders. While an eight day tour will allow you to experience the Lusheng Festival in South West China. Or, take a trek along the Great Wall, camp in nearby villages and explore Beijing’s cultural sites.
The Great Wall Of China
This innovative itinerary takes in a classic section of the Great Wall outside Beijing in Hebei Province. Hosted by local Chinese families, we camp in comfort in exclusive locations and explore the Great Wall over 7 days, trekking between villages. The host families provide us with true rural hospitality in the “real China” and allow us rare interaction with the locals. More On The Great Wall Of China Explorer Tour.
Within the almost four million square miles of China's vast territory live more than 1.3 billion people, which makes it the most populated nation on earth. For centuries, outsiders have yearned to visit China and it's only since 1976 that tourism really started. Initially, foreign visitors were only allowed to see a fraction of what the country had to offer, however, today it is possible to visit as many as 60 different areas. An increasing number of historical sites are also being restored and opened up to viewing for foreign tourists.
As much as China is keen to display its stunning scenery, historical sites and impressive cities, it is also dedicated to conveying something about how its society works. Although its political system has set it apart from the west, China is now moving forward in leaps and bounds, especially in the areas of trade and commerce. The major cities are indicative of the burgeoning economy of modern China.
As in the days of Marco Polo, travellers are still regarded as honoured guests and the locals delight in watching you watching them. Within the relatively short time that China's doors have been open to the West, few tourists have visited the rural parts of the country, including the remote region of Yunnan.