A Journey of Wonders
Discover how the people defeated the Khmer Rouge. Walk with a scholar who can tell you all about the famous wonder — Angkor Wat. Taste the tropical fruits prepared by your guide. An interesting cooking class is waiting for you in Hoi An. Enjoy your time on a sundeck during a Halong Bay cruise. This journey will be an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.
from US$3,038 p/p
Nov. to Apr.
Our trip to Li Jiang and Shaxi Yunnan
We arrived at Lijiang on 9/8. We enjoyed the time in Lijiang a lot with good hotel selection and a well planned program. We went onto Shaxi for the local singing festival of the local minority groups. It was a fantastic experience. What makes the trip most memorable is our guide Alice. She took excellent care of us, anticipating our every need. She was personable, warm and very knowledgeable. We shared many laughters and traded stories. She brought smiles to us during the entire trip. We will specifically ask for her again when we come back to Yunnan. Five star service.More
Consumer, Sep 2023
Great trip around Shanghai
This was our first time ever visiting Shanghai so we wanted to see good places to go to and good food to eat in Shanghai. That's why we booked with China Highlights. They're very responsive and quick to arrange our 3 day trip. Our guide name is Qi and she is a very sweet and helpful person. She knew we wanted to explore many local foods, so she brought us some local breakfast foods when she picked us up from our hotel, just so we can try everything! She was knowledgeable as well about the culture and history of the places we went to. Will definitely recommend this tour and use China Highlights again for our next trip to China!More
Sherry, Sep 2023
Great way to see the city
Private tour with China highlights made seeing Xi'an super easy. We saved a lot of time with a private driver, and our guide Jenny took really good care of us, sending instructions for where to meet once getting off the train and made everything feel really safe and easy. She also accommodated a number of last minute changes to our itinerary without batting an eye. She was very patient, knowledgeable and friendly. It was great having a guide who grew up locally in the area to show us around (which is not always the case, from my previous experiences elsewhere). Would definitely recommend!More
Stephanie N, Sep 2023
One Day Beijing Trip (Great Wall, Summer Palace) With Jennifer
My tour guide Jennifer made this quick one day trip to Beijing great! The day started out a bit overcast and rainy when I landed, but Jennifer’s positive attitude and kind communication (along with her being able to keep up/put up with my jokes) made it fine.Despite this, Jennifer and our driver Chen were able to swing an extra photo shoot stop at the Olympic Stadium. I guess it gives me an excuse to come back to visit again, and when I do - I will use China Highlights and this great fantastic team.More
Alan Landau, Sep 2023
Mervyn is what we call a perfect tour guide!
Mervyn is what we call a perfect tour guide! She is extremely informative all the way through. She knows hers stuff and she is also enthusiastic, knowledgeable, personable and very willing to help. The whole day was perfect. A great amount of walking and a lots of physical activity ( hiking) and she was all smiling, accommodating and keeping us informative. She was absolutely the best tour guide we've ever encountered in China. Her English is perfect! Everything was so well organized. Her knowledge of the local culture and history is impressive. FantasticMore
pdaroundthewrorld, Sep 2023
Best Great Wall experience
Used China Highlights for a private all-day tour of Jinshanling portion of the Great Wall. One of the best days of my life! Tour guide Alan and a driver met me at my hotel and the ride was very comfortable. Alan was extremely knowledgable and friendly, I really enjoyed talking with him. The scenery was astoundingly beautiful; this is a less touristy portion of the Wall. The hiking was fun, Alan brought plenty of water, and showed me things I would not have noticed by myself. On the way back to the hotel, we stopped at a local restaurant for lunch that Alan had arranged - delicious! Once in a lifetime experience.More
LZviajera, Sep 2023
Our tour guide was Mervyn, and she was amazing! She had great knowledge of Xi'an and the silk road, and we learned so many things we didn't know before. The Muslim quarter is a must-see, with so many streets of food. Terracotta warriors were breathtaking. We did a Hanfu experience and enjoyed walking the city at night in our tang Dynasty outfits. We wish we spent more than 2 days here as there's so much to do. Definitely recommend this tour and will be visiting again!More
Laura A, Sep 2023
Unforgettable trip to Guilin
We enjoyed an incredible two day trip in Guilin, taking a brief half-day boat cruise on the Li River and cycling around Yangshuo in the afternoon with our guide Gary. Gary met us at the airport and made us feel very welcome, providing us with five-star service. He gave us a lot of insight about Guilin and the Guangxi region and even gave us a tai chi lesson on the boat. He provided us excellent dining suggestions for the evening as well as suggestions of things to do. Thank you Gary for making our trip to Guilin so memorable!More
Regis B, Sep 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
We were paired with great guides on every city, very knowleadgeble and hardworking people that made our trip fabulous. Jack in Beijing was brilliant and very resourceful making sure we enjoyed the city even when he wasn't with us. In Xi'An we were paired with Crystal that was incredibly smart and made sure we felt we had not only a guide but a friend to rely on in Xi'An, we loved how she made sure we tried the best food and fruit available and helped us from arrival to departure from Xi'An. Finally, kudos to Gary (Wei Li) that worked with us in Guiling and Yangshuo. Gary is a local to Guiling and truly proud of his city and origins. We learned a lot from him and he trully went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time in Guiling adjusting the itinerary to our liking and taking time to explain everything. On our flight out of Guiling we had a bit of an issue with our tickets (booked by ourselves) and Gary promptly lent a hand to help us sort it out with the airport staff, trully a champion. If you are heading to Guiling with Chinahighlights, make sure to have Gary as your guide.More
Moises, Sep 2023
Our guide, Linda, was by far the best person to have for our tours of The Forbidden City, Tianamen Square, and Mutianyu Great Wall. She was an encyclopedia with great knowledge of Chinese History and was able to explain every detail of what we were seeing. She picked us up with a very nice car and driver from our hotel both days, at the time most convenient to us, and dropped us back off wherever we wanted at the end of our tours. Both the Forbidden City and the Great Wall are marvels of human and Chinese achievements and are a must to see in Beijing. Visiting them both with a tour guide that feels more like a friend was certainly helping enjoying it even more.More
Robin Z, Sep 2023
Stunning Yellow Mountain and beautiful Ancient Villages
We had the most fantastic experience with our tour guide, Jack Fan, who is very knowledgeable about the Yellow Mountain and was able to get us quickly to the most stunning highlights. He was our "photographer" anytime we wanted a photo and that was very often. We made the most of our time having him guiding us. He was truly the mountain man as he is a local there. He is very passionate about what he does. He loves history, nature, and travel, which is a must for a guide. He provided historical facts about the stunning Ancient villages at Hong Cun and Xidi. He answered any questions we had about history, nature, and current things we had. I felt like he was a professor, and we were his students in a very good way. He was NEVER late, and neither was our driver. They never bought us anywhere to "sell" us things. He took us to buy tea only when we asked to buy a specific tea, staying much later than he should have! I wanted to check out lotus and rice fields, which was not on the itinerary, but he squeezed it in for us. We were very well taken care of. I highly recommend Jack for a tour guide who speaks English.More
annemompt, Sep 2023
An Unforgettable Tibetan Adventure - Qinghai Train Ride Y971
I recently embarked on an unforgettable journey to Tibet, a land steeped in mysticism and rich cultural heritage. My train trip on the famous scenic Qinghai route on train Y971 Lhasa played a significant role in making this trip an extraordinary experience.Upon my arrival in Lhasa via an overnight train, I was warmly welcomed by the guide assigned Tenzin Lhatse. He had waited for more than 3 hours as he was not informed there was a change in the train schedule. Nontheless, it did not dampen his warm attitude and the seamless transferfrom the train station to the hotel set a positive tone for my stay.The highlight of my stay was undoubtedly the visit to the iconic Potala Palace. The sheer grandeur and architectural brilliance of this historic site left me in awe. The guidance of my knowledgeable tour guide, who revealed the stories behind each shrine, enriched my experience. However, the strict visitor limits and rules underscored the importance of preserving this ancient marvel. The Old Barkhor Street Walking Tour was a journey through time. From Jokhang Temple to the bustling local market, each stop offered insights into Tibetan daily life and folk customs. The Pandatsang Compound's history and the cup of Tibetan sweet tea at Ani Tsangkhung Nunnery added unique flavors to the tour.Overall, my journey through Tibet was an incredible odyssey into a world of spirituality, culture, and natural beauty. I'm glad to have taken this step with my wife to challenge the train ride which was totally worthy of this lifetime.More
GOH-family-tours, Sep 2023
Wonderful trip to the Chinese Silk Road
Special shout out to our guide for the Gansu leg, Helen, who was the most caring guide we have come across in all of our travels. Make sure you ask for her!More
ED, Sep 2023
Fantastic first trip in Shanghai
My partner and I were visiting China for the first time. Our tour guide was Martin, who was friendly and very knowledgeable. He adjusted the tour to our needs and gave us an extensive tour of Shanghai as well as many fascinating insights on China. He also went above and beyond and offered us plenty of recommendations on what to do in the evenings, how to get there, and even made bookings for us. Martin, thanks again!More
Regis, Sep 2023
Yangshuo is magical from the misty…
The guide Lily has a great knowledge in hidden gems and the history about the places. Very memorable experience that i have thanks to them.More
Dony Yugo, Sep 2023
Beijing is AMAZING
Linda Wang our amazing tour guide helped us to have an unforgettable trip to all the best of Beijing. From organizing the driver (also excellent) to drop us/pick us up exactly when we were leaving busy tourist sites, excellent food recommendations, fascinating knowledge relevant to us and our children (13yo and 11yo) making The Forbidden City, Tiannamen Square, Great Wall, Beijing Zoo and The Hutongs thoroughly enjoyable. Handling all the entrance/exit passport and ticket requirements, interpreting, answering any questions we had about local culture, we were so comfortable and happy, never rushed, everything you could want and more.More
Michelle A, Sep 2023
Incredible 2 day tour of Jiuzhaiguo
Our tour guide Mary spoke perfect English, was so nice to us and took us to all the best sights in Jiuzhaiguo. It was an unforgettable tour with incredible views!More
Declan O, Sep 2023
Helen is the best Panda tour guide going around!
I had a fantastic Panda tour with Helen in Chengdu City. From the moment she picked me up, my energy was low from a heap of travelling, but Helen quickly brought me up a notch with her breathtaking passion for Pandas. Not only did she provide a fantastic experience accommodating my every need, but she was also a genuinely kind and joyful company to tour the city with. I can't recommend Helen enough - you won't regret it!More
Isaac C, Sep 2023
Two days in Xi’an
What an amazing few days in Xi’an! Our guide Jenny was first class - very knowledgeable and very helpful, she went out of her way to make sure we had the best experience like ordering us coffees & food and booking dinners for us. The highlight was of course visiting the Terracotta Warriors, but we also really enjoyed visiting a local family to make dumplings. Can’t recommend this trip and Jenny enough!More
Marvin K, Sep 2023
Fantastic experiences in Guilin and the beautiful surroundings together with Vincent.
Go44854472794, Sep 2023
If you are planning your first trip to Asia, we recommend the great Angkor Wat in Cambodia and the picturesque Vietnam. The trip detailed below connects the two countries but you can adjust the itinerary to suit your needs.
Hotel suggestions: Double Leaf Boutique Hotel / Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra
Welcome to Cambodia. Your guide will escort you to your hotel.
There are not usually any direct flights from the US/Europe to Southeast Asia because of the long journey duration. Many travelers choose to take a layover in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, or Guangzhou. When you search for international flight options, check these layover destinations for reference.
In the morning, your guide will take you to the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh.
After lunch, you will be taken to two locations that have a tragic history — the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. The fields were where the prisoners were held and killed, and the prisoners were not ordinary criminals, such as thieves, but scholars who had an advanced communist ideology. They were arrested in the city and taken to this evil place but they never stopped pursuing the communist ideology.
Hotel suggestions: Tara Angkor Hotel / Shinta Mani Shack
You will take a flight to Siem Reap in the afternoon.
Tomb Raider is a world-famous film and visiting Bayon, a temple, in the afternoon will make you think of the scenes in the movie without any special effects needed. The mysterious atmosphere is created by the old trees around it.
Constructed with sandstone, Banteay Srei is a must-see attraction in the complex of Angkor Wat. The best time to enjoy it is in the early morning when the sunlight is shining on the stone.
After some hours walking in Angkor Thom, which used to be the palace for the kingdoms, a local scholar will walk with you at Angkor Wat and tell you many interesting stories and facts that are not listed in guidebooks. This knowledge will help you to unveil the mystery of Angkor Wat.
Hotel suggestions: Millennium Boutique Hotel / Hotel Grand Saigon
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City by airplane in the morning.
After your transfer from the airport, you will have a whole afternoon enjoying the city highlights, such as Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, Saigon Central Post Office, Reunification Palace, and An Dong Market. The private tour will provide you with an authentic experience at a comfortable pace.
You will visit a town located in the Mekong Delta, which is 2 hours away from Ho Chi Minh City. On the way, your private tour guide will give a brief introduction to the lifestyle and culture of this region. Later, you will get in a sampan and an experienced local fisherman will row it and show you how to keep away from the obstacles along the canals.
After getting out of the sampan, some local workshops welcome you to the market. You can learn the manufacturing processes of coconut candy, rice wine, and rice paper. Later, you will go to a garden to help the host do some easy work. He will chat with you and you can enjoy many delicious fruits that have already been prepared by the host.
If you would like to experience the locals' lifestyle in the Mekong Delta, this day is ideal for you. We'll handle all the arrangements for your transportation, guides, and tickets. All you need to do is just enjoy your time.
Hotel suggestions: Essence Hoi An Hotel & Spa / Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort
Take the morning flight to your next wonderful destination — Hoi An. The flight will arrive in Da Nang, from where it takes 40 minutes to reach Hoi An by car.
Your guide will lead you to some key scenic spots, such as the Japanese Covered Bridge, Fujian Assembly Hall, and Old House of Tan Ky in Hoi An.
After lunch, you can go inside the Tran Family Chapel and learn about the lifestyle and history of the family.
Later, you will have a cup of coffee and then you can start your cooking class in Red Bridge Restaurant and Cooking School, which will help you learn how the local Vietnamese make their daily food.
Hotel suggestions: Hanoi Pearl Hotel / InterContinental Hanoi Westlake
Saying goodbye to Hoi An, your guide and driver will escort you from your hotel to Da Nang to catch your flight to Hanoi. Meet your guide in Hanoi and check in at your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your leisure.
If there is a competition to compare which city is the most attractive in the world, Hanoi will be the winner because of its history and multiple cultures. The people who live there, however, are ordinary and work laboriously.
On this trip, you will visit famous places, such as the Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and Hoan Kiem Lake.
In the afternoon, your guide will accompany you to take a cyclo in the Old Quarter to experience authentic Hanoi life. Hanoi's best egg coffee, weird-looking fruits, and ice creams are all highlights there.
Overnight accommodation: Paradise Luxury Cruise / Bhaya Classic Cruise
After enjoying a refreshing breakfast in your hotel, you will be picked up by the shuttle bus arranged by the cruise company and head to Halong Bay. It takes 3–4 hours to drive there depending on the traffic. If you prefer to have a private transfer with an English-speaking guide, just tell your travel advisor.
Board the ship and then your memorable Halong Bay cruise will start. The fishing villages, caves, and kayaking are all highlights there.
In the evening, enjoy your time on the junk under the stars.
After the delicious breakfast on board, you will be transferred to Hanoi and your private tour guide will meet you there. Take your flight back home. We, at Asia Highlights, wish you a pleasant journey!
Price from: $3,038 (Tour code: gh-ah-5)
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- Unique experiences tailored to your interests: Enjoy a premium trip that goes beyond the typical tourist attractions.
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