I recommend a classic China itinerary:
Beijing -3 days, for imperial Chinese history
Xi’an – 1 days, for ancient Chinese history
Yunnan Province – 7 days, for colorful ethnic cultures and stunning scenery
Shanghai – 2 days, to experience the head-spinning modern China
Skip Hong Kong if you have limited time. You can always swing by on your next business trip.
Don’t do the Yangtze River Cruise unless it’s absolutely your thing. Too much time spent on board with hundreds of other western tourists, eating hotel food. Why come to China to do that?
Come back to my post to read about what to do if you have 3 days in Beijing and more
Received this review from a WildChina client:
As a general statement, let me just say that we were TOTALLY pleased with the services that WildChina provided us through the efforts of Jenny, Stuart and our driver (I’m sorry to say I’ve forgotten his name). Should we have the need and opportunity, I would heartily recommend your business to other friends and travelers. In fact, we already had referred a couple folks to Jenny who were a part of a TaiChi group we joined in Beijing following our trip to the Guilin area. I would look forward to working with your people again if we should have the good fortune to be able to return to China in the future!