Three-time Wildland alums Sue and Carmi came to us last year asking, "what about China?" What about China indeed! Even though China isn't listed on our website, Asia PD Kelsey had spent time traveling in China and was excited to design an itinerary in the land of dragons and emperors.
Sue and Carmi explored an impressive variety of what China has to offer from the Great Wall to Tiger Leaping Gorge to the Terracotta Warriors to riding the rails through the Chinese countryside. Their 3 week trip took them from the capitol city iof Beijing all the way to the Southern metropolis of Shanghai in an adventurous loop. Enough from me, I'll let Sue and Carmi do the talking. Here's a little more from their trip report:
What were the main reasons you chose this itinerary?
We have never traveled in Asia, and thought that it would be amazing to actually walk on the Great Wall, see the terra cotta warriors and see the beautiful countryside in China.
What places or experiences did you enjoy most and why?
Loved the Great Wall and terra cotta warriors. We particularly enjoyed when our guides took us to parks and other places where the locals went. We were the only Westerners in many of these areas and we were able to experience the real people.
Please rate your accommodations:
AMAZING! I wish I lived there. We loved the local, boutique hotels. They were safe and reflected the flavor of the neighborhoods. The hotels that were quite special were the Anantara Emei Resort, Guillin Shangri-La Hotel, and the Puli. Wildland usually books us into a really nice hotel on our last night in the country and the Puli certainly was special.
How were the meals?
A culinary delight! We feasted on fruit, rice, noodles, dumplings (a favorite), chicken and occasionally pork.
What advice would you give to travelers going on this Wildland adventure?
Go!!! Let Wildland plan all the details and enjoy the trip.
Why did you decide to travel with Wildland?
We have traveled with Wildland on 2 previous trips. Wildland does a superior job of organizing and following through to create magical and wonderful adventures and trips.
Questions about travel to China or another destination? Ask us!
Your friendly travel expert,