Cultural Adventure holidays to China with Explore
Travelling on an Explore adventure holiday to China offers a chance to explore a fascinating country that has been developing at an incredibly fast pace, from the class struggles of the days of Mao’s Cultural Revolution to today’s economic powerhouse.
Visit China's capital city, Beijing and you can spend your time standing in the iconic Tiananmen Square or wandering through the impressive Forbidden City complex, an UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can imagine the opulent lifestyle of the ancient emperors. In complete contrast, taking a walking tour with Explore through the hutongs - Beijing's narrow alleyways lined traditional low rise houses, gives you a chance to see Chinese family life. Time in Beijing wouldn't be complete without trying a Peking duck banquet, this tasty dish can be found throughout the city.
On an Explore holiday to China you'll get out of the city as well, taking a short drive out to the famous Great Wall of China. The incredible structure was originally built to protect China from invaders but these days makes a fantastic setting for a day of gentle walking or if you fancy an active adventure you can take a ten day walking holiday on the Great Wall.
China's network of high speed trains means that it's easy to cover large distances and on a ten day holiday it's possible to see the highlights of China. If you have the luxury of more time then spending time with the giant pandas in Chendgu is a must for wildlife lovers. These gentle giants have struggled to survive in the wild but the Panda Research Centre focuses on breeding programs with great success. Visiting Chengdu in August and September gives you a chance to see the new born pandas starting to explore their surroundings.