China’s rich history, diverse terrain, rising economic influence, and ecological fragility present visitors with dynamic opportunities for customized experiences. From the isolated mountaintop villages with a few wooden huts to the towering skyline and bustling streets of Shanghai, China is a complex land of contrasts. 
Today, more than 1.3 billion people inhabit China, making it the world’s most populous country. The population is spread throughout the nation’s 3.7 million square miles and includes a variety of indigenous cultures with folk traditions, exotic cuisine, and colorful celebrations. The wide expanse of China is home to a variety of beautiful landscapes such as snow-capped mountain ranges, sparse deserts, limestone peaks, crystal lakes, and evergreen tropical rainforests. Some of the most beautiful gardens in the world are located in China. Stroll through these impressive gardens, peering into an extraordinary beauty of exquisite architecture blended with natural elements, such as flowers, plants, and rock formations. You will have the opportunity to see the magnificent wildlife of China, such as elephants and panda bears, in their natural habitats. With a history stretching back more than 5,000 years, China is home to historical treasures with which few countries can compete, including structures such as the Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors and the Forbidden City. The country is filled with cultural riches, such as art, pottery, literature, Buddhism, Confucianism and the remnants of royal dynasties that ruled the country for thousands of years. When taking the leap into this mesmerizing and dynamic country, let Holbrook and our expert guides steer you through China and illuminate all of its complexities.