China is a beautiful place, and there’s simply so much to see and do. Hiking along the Great Wall and visiting the Forbidden Palace are some of the standard fares guests to China look forward to.
However, with the right connections, you can add a little spice to your trip with access to private tours and experiences beyond the usual destinations and activities.
Here are 8 exclusive experiences in China you can look forward to.
Sip Champagne on the Great Wall of China
Take in the vast scenery while enjoying a champagne brunch in a Ming-era watchtower atop the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. A trusty guide will revel you with tales of the Great Wall while explaining the history and significance of this UNESCO World Heritage monument. A feast for the senses indeed!
A special guided tour at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum
The Terracotta Army is a famous collection of life-sized warriors in Xi’an. Who better to share about this magnificent piece of history other than the director of the museum’s Heritage Management Office? As the director was personally involved in the excavation of the Terracotta Army, you’ll get a tour that’s full of life and personal experiences.
Visit a private section of the Mogao Grottoes
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Mogao Grottoes are a collection of caves containing some of the finest specimens of Buddhist arts spanning a period of 1,000 years. Take a step away from the touristy crowds and visit an exclusive part of the Mogao Grottoes that’s not open to the general public. Better preserved than the public areas of the Mogao Grottoes, you’ll enjoy a private tour with a dedicated guide.
Get a bird’s eye view of Hong Kong and Macau
Transverse between Hong Kong and Macau in a cross-boundary AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter. Soar above the crowds and feel that thrill of flying over the cities and seas beneath your feet. Each ride takes about 15min, and you can even bring along check-in luggage if you plan to stay at your next destination for a few days. Aim to travel just before the sun sets for a romantic sunset scenery.
Explore the Silk Road with a personal chef
For guests with special dietary needs or who simply want to have an exclusive dining experience, you can get your very own personal chef as you journey along the Silk Road. Traveling alongside your vehicle in a van and all prepared with the necessary ingredients and equipment, the personal chef provides an absolutely pampering experience.
Enjoy a fully customized and flexible itinerary
Many tour agencies cater to large crowds with standardized schedules, resulting in a bland and inspirational trip. Some agencies such as U China Travel provide fully customized tours with a flexible itinerary, ensuring that you’ll enjoy a hassle free trip that’s catered to your preferences. Private tours also allow you to experience a more authentic side of China.
Dine with a panoramic view of the Shanghai Bund
With a myriad of historical and modern buildings that line that waterways, the Bund is a popular destination with amazing views. There is a certain charm to sitting along the Bund and simply watching the world go by. Take this up a notch and enjoy the view while dining on contemporary cuisine at M on the Bund.
Meal at the Temple Restaurant (TRB Hutong) in Beijing
Modern cuisine meets traditional ambience in this lovingly restored 600-year old temple. This restaurant has rave reviews and fans from all over the world. The food and service on are point with full of pleasant surprises. From the gorgeous traditional courtyard to the dining areas within the temple complex, TRB Hutong provides a surreal gastronomic experience for its guests from the moment you enter.
Chinese boutique travel agency U China Travel specializes in upscale tours within China which are fully customized according to the preferences and needs of their guests. Whether you’re looking to sip champagne on the Great Wall or visit a private section of the Mogao Grottoes, U China Travel can make it happen.
Visit their website and drop them an email to start your adventure in China.
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