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Experience Our China

Our customized, private insider tours of China feature our favorite places and experiences in the country.

Iconic landscapes...

Feel like you’re in a Chinese ink painting while cruising the Li River past beautiful karst formations or hiking among the spectacular stone pinnacles of Huangshan (Yellow Mountain).

Luxury...

Most destinations in China have very luxurious hotels and resorts, including Aman, Four Seasons, Peninsula, Mandarin Oriental and Banyan Tree properties.

Favorite day trip...

Walking on a less-visited part of the Great Wall followed by lunch at a local restaurant.

Consider...

A tea tasting at a tea plantation in Hangzhou or Guilin.

Don't miss...

Xiao long bao (soup dumplings), a classic Shanghai dish.

Gaze into the future...

Relax with a drink at the bar atop The Peninsula in Shanghai, taking in views across the Huangpu River to the futuristic skyline of the Pudong district.

Traditional healing...

Have a private consultation with an acupuncturist or practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine.

Martial arts...

Learn basic tai chi movements during a private lesson in a leafy park.

Backstage pass...

Watch actors apply makeup before an opera performance in Beijing or a “face-changing” show in Chengdu.

Did you know...

The imperial florist once lived in the traditional Chinese pavilions that now house the Aman at Summer Palace? The resort has private access to the beautiful gardens of the Summer Palace, a sprawling imperial complex.

Shoppers’ delight...

Beijing’s 798 District is best known for art galleries, but it’s also full of shops selling artisan wares from all over China.

For history buffs...

Don't miss a private tour of the fascinating Terracotta Army excavation site in Xian.

Fun for all...

Watching pandas eat and play at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is a delight for all ages.

Daily life...

City parks in China are great for people-watching. Two of our favorites are the Temple of Heaven in Beijing and the People’s Park in Chengdu.

For a splurge...

Artisans of Leisure can arrange a private yacht cruise through (or helicopter flight over) the beautiful islands of Hong Kong.

In on the action...

Watch monks in Lhasa, Tibet use their whole bodies to energetically debate Buddhist doctrine, and learn about the meaning of their slaps, claps and other gestures.

For architecture buffs...

Shanghai combines nostalgic Art Deco buildings, futuristic office towers and forests of high-rise apartments. See how all the parts fit together in the enormous scale model at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center.

Consider...

Having a tailor in Hong Kong or Shanghai make clothes to order.

Local flavor...

Learn to prepare bite-sized Cantonese treats during a private dim sum lesson in Hong Kong.

Off the beaten track...

Artisans of Leisure can arrange a private day trip from Guilin to the spectacular rice terraces of Longsheng, hiking in the foothills of the Himalayas outside Lijiang, and biking through rural villages in the countryside near Yangshuo.

Memories of the Silk Road...

In Xian, dine on mutton soup with flatbread and other dishes influenced by the Silk Road trade.

Experience Our China.

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