Welcome to Húběi
Like much of central China, Húběi (湖北) is better known for its industrial belt rather than the searing beauty of its lush and fertile landscape of mountain parks and plains sluiced by rivers, lakes and sacred Taoist sites.The Three Gorges snakes across the border, carrying gobsmacked visitors into its belly, while the mountainous west rises to the sacred peaks of Wǔdāng Shān, the kind of kung-fu film setting where... Read More
Top experiences in Húběi
Beijing Night Show of Peking Opera
You will be picked up at your centrally located hotel in Beijing.China's national opera, Peking Opera, enjoys immense popularity among Chinese theatre goers, and holds great appeal to foreign audiences. Its origins date back to 1790 when four local opera troupes from Anhui province came to Beijing to give performances at the Qing court. In 1828 they started to stage joint performances at the Qing court with the local opera troupes from Hubei province. The art was influenced by Beijing local dialect, and drew on each other, as well as the artistic styles and expressions of other local operas, particularly singing.These joint performances developed over a twenty-year period which was during the reign of Emperor Xianfeng (1850s) into a new form of opera, with distinctive features. This became known as Peking Opera.After the show, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing.
4-Day Century Sun Yangtze River Cruise Tour from Chongqing to Yichang
Day 1: Boarding Cruise from ChongqingEveryone will meet at Chaotianmen Dock in Chongqing before 8pm to prepare for boarding the cruise ship. There will be a required safety orientation and river briefing presentation waiting for you. The departure time is usually between 8pm and 9:30pm but could vary from one ship to another.Day 2 Yangtze Cruise (B+L+D):Sail along the Yangtze River. Around 6:30am there will be a Tai Chi exercise. After breakfast, go ashore for an optional excursion to Fengdu Ghost City (river conditions permitting). Fengdu Ghost City is dubbed as the final resting place for all souls in Chinese mythologies, hence the series of temples and grotesque images ubiquitously found in town. Additional trip to Shibaozhai will be arranged. Shibaozhai is a 56-meter high tower leaning against the Yuyin Hill. The tower and the land around it were specially isolated and encircled by a moat after the Three Gorges Dam project in 2003 rendering it a gargantuan bonsai besides the Yangtze. Enjoy the exciting welcome party hosted by the captain in the evening. Just sit back and enjoy the Chinese folk dancing and music performance. You are always welcome to join in.Day 3 Yangtze Cruise (B+L+D):In the morning, optionally choose to take part in the Tai Chi exercise at 6:30am. There will also be an optional tour to the White Emperor City at Fengjie County. Pass through the Qutang Gorge and the Wu Gorge before taking an excursion by rowboat through the Shennv or Shennong Stream or Lesser Three Gorges. In the evening, sail through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks. Day 4 Depart in Yichang (B):After breakfast, begin the shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam after sailing through Xiling gorge (eastern section). As the ship arrives at Yichang, you will disembark the boat and end your tour at Yichang Port in Hubei around 12:30pm.
Encounter the essence of China in all its wonderful diversity—climb the Great Wall and stare down the Terracotta Warriors before heading down south on this 3-week tour of China's cultural and natural highlights. Rest your gaze on the giant Buddha of Leshan and explore ancient mountainside monasteries at Emei Shan, then float down the world-famous Three Gorges of the Yangtze River before stepping out to experience the vibrant rural life and stunning scenery of Yangshuo. With your accommodation and transport arranged by our expert CEOs, this adventure offers up a great combination of must-see highlights and free time to explore on your own.
China on a Shoestring–Hong Kong to Beijing
Soak in the vibrant pulse of Hong Kong, float down the Yangtze on a Chinese-style riverboat, and walk the Great Wall with other others that share your appetite for adventure. Enjoy 18 days packed with China's major sights and out-of-the-way gems with the freedom to choose those that interest you. Cycle along Xian’s ancient city walls and through the stunning rice fields and limestone karsts of Yangzhou. Explore gorgeous scenery straight out of a painting or just relax and take it all in.
Highlights of China
Experience the towering achievements of China's rich history as you uncover its past along the Great Wall and reflect on its future among Shanghai’s gleaming towers. Explore the country’s great cities, magnificent architecture, gorgeous landscapes, and archaeological treasures. Float down the Yangtze River and wander among iconic limestone karsts. Our expert CEOs will reveal the region’s hidden gems, taking the hassle out of travel so you can focus on experiencing all that China has to offer.
Explore China & Tibet
Explore China like an insider on this 15-day adventure across its awe-inspiring interior. Go for a walk on the Great Wall, explore the bustling city of Beijing, and meet pandas at a breeding centre in Sichuan. Glimpse daily life in Tibet and cruise the incredible Yangtze River on a riverboat. Cycle atop the city walls of Xi’an, and face its standing army of terracotta warriors before eating lunch with a local family. Venture into the heart of the country, and find the pulse of China.