China is an immense wonderland of people, landscapes, and antiquities—stretching from the dizzying modernity of Beijing to the quiet less-explored western mountains, where mists rise over ancient temples and snow-capped peaks. In southern China, far from the crowds, you can visit the Miao and Dong villages in Guizhou, where people maintain a bucolic way of life, and explore the dramatic domes of Guilin. From Beijing you can see the magnificent Great Wall of China before heading Yangshuo, nestled in China's southeast corner, where adventures include bamboo rafting through the surreal karst setting of the beautiful Yulong River. Farther west you can experience Silk Road hospitality in the ancient cities of Xinjiang Province, famous for its beautiful landscapes of forest, steppe, grassland, and desert, framed by the dramatic backdrop of the snowy Tian Shan Mountains.
MTS has five incredible China trips to choose from, mostly centered in the south and western mountains where specialize in village-to-village walks and mountain trekking in breathtaking landscapes. We also offer a new China Adventure Week trip that includes Beijing, and a special visit to the lesser-visited Gubeikou and Jinshanling portions of the amazing Great Wall. Our wonderful guides are local experts, who live and breathe China— like our Uighur guide in Xinjiang Province, who operates a family-run business that focuses solely on travel within Xinjiang for a truly authentic experience.