Best of the Best 2018 - 100
Modern cities lead the world, but ancient innovations still impress.
Sway with a tai chi master during
a lesson held in Beijing's fifteenthcentury Temple of Heaven. This
exclusive experience will warm
up your body and mind for a
two-week tour that begins in
the capital and makes its way
to Hangzhou via Datong, where
you'll visit the physics-defying
Hanging Temple. Stop in Xian
to see the famous Terracotta
Warriors, and detour into
Pingyao, Taiyuan and Shanghai.
Snuggle with a baby panda at the
Dujiangyan Panda Base in China's
Sichuan Province. The center is
dedicated to the care, research
and conservation of these
adorable giants and currently
houses 170 pandas. Along with
the panda experience (which
includes a photo op), you'll visit
the Dujiangyan irrigation system,
a landmark in Chinese scientific
development, and a UNESCO
World Heritage site.
Clockwise from top:
Temple of Heaven;
up close and personal
with a panda; tai chi
lessons in Beijing.
Wander the Xizhou morning
market in Yunnan Province. This
agricultural village is a stronghold
of Bai, Yi and other Chinese
ethnic minorities. Explore the
area and spend two nights in a
gorgeous traditional courtyard
home. Visit the enchanted cities
of Dali and Shangri-La and gaze
over Tiger Leaping Gorge, one
of the deepest in the world. The
14-day cross-country experience
starts in Beijing and includes
Kunming, Xian and Shanghai.
Your Virtuoso travel advisor
can arrange these exceptional
experiences and more.