7 Incredible Trips to Take in China – This is Shanghai


6-Day North Xinjiang Scenic Tour

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Xinjiang, the remote land of northwest China, is a place of glittering cultural relics and breathtaking views, captivating travelers with its centuries-old towns and villages, exotic customs, bazaars and architecture, its imposing Islamic mosques and pagodas, its distinctive natural lakes, thriving oases and brilliant historical ruins and relics.

This six-day tour takes you on a scenic adventure along the Silk Road, with plenty of commentary from an expert local guide and driver, and comfortable vehicles. Discover beautiful lakes, rivers, hills, snow-capped mountains, desert, woods, grasslands, passing through Urumqi, Burqin, Kanas, Hemu and Karamay.

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Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat in the Anji Mountains: Caojiawu Village


This summer, Yoga for Life Shanghai is back to their favorite retreat spot, Anji Mountains, for their yoga and mindfulness retreat! Over the past five years, Yoga for Life has brought over 550 yogis here on a journey of yoga, mindfulness and transformation.

Guests will stay in a secluded luxury resort located in a quiet village with stunning mountain views, an outdoor swimming pool, incredible nature and ancient trees!

Expect to be surrounded by mountains, waterways, peace, countryside and great nature. Their hope is to provide you with activities and an environment to help you find inner peace through yoga, meditation and mindfulness.

These retreats are among the most popular English language retreat programs in China, led by one of only two Forrest Yoga teachers in the country!

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7 Night Sanya Package to Turn Your COVID Inside Out


COVID lockdowns and restrictions have taken their toll! Isn’t it time to take a break? A stay at Sofitel Sanya Leeman Resort will help reinvigorate mind, body and soul. The Stay Longer package includes a 7-night stay in scenic Haitang Bay.

What’s included?

You will have:

  • 7-night stay in a Club Room with ocean view

  • Daily buffet breakfast for two adults and one child (under 12)

  • 5% discount applicable to Sanya China Duty Free

  • Club benefits, including light refreshments during the day, cocktail hours “the taste” (afternoon tea) and “the aperitif chic”

  • 20% discount at F&B outlets (excluding liquor and live seafood), as well as 20% discount on laundry services, leisure, transport and Sofitel Spa

  • Free daily The Little Prince family activities

  • Welcome amenities

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Packages are priced at 7,999 RMB. From July 16 to August 25 during summer vacation, an additional charge of RMB 500 per night will be charged.

For more information and booking, call 0898 3299 8888 or scan the QR code…


7-Day In-Depth Ethnic Tour in Guizhou

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Nestled in the mountains and on the banks of the rivers, the ethnic villages of Guizhou are sheltered from the rapid development of the rest of the country. For those with a free spirit, this seven-day tour will refresh your body and mind. Discover this mountainous province hidden in a corner of southwestern China that remains secret off the beaten track. In this legendary land, you will meet the Miao people and their bright and colorful culture and enjoy a full day to explore Huangguoshu, the largest and arguably the most beautiful waterfall in China, as well as walk through the stone forest of the Karst.

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Chongming Island Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat

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Yoga for Life Shanghai is back on Chongming Island from August 26-28 for their yoga and mindfulness retreat! Chongming Island is about an hour’s drive from downtown Shanghai. The peaceful countryside has become a favorite nature getaway spot for many people since the onset of COVID-19.

You will stay in a small Zen-inspired hotel with a room designed for meditation and a superb outdoor swimming pool. The hotel is located in a quiet village; expect calm, countryside and nature!

Yoga for Life’s hope is to provide you with activities and an environment to help you find inner peace through yoga, meditation and mindfulness. They will share with you authentic and sincere approaches to these areas and guide you to ignite your passion for life and discern the “dull energy” that is preventing you from living the way your soul and spirit most desire, helping you to connect to your most authentic, sacred and loving self!

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5-Day Desert and Grassland Tour of Inner Mongolia

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Explore endless blue skies, vast grasslands and the nomadic tradition of ethnic Mongols. Enjoy the beautiful natural landscape, live in a traditional Mongolian yurt and watch the sunrise over the Xilamuren grassland. Try desert activities like camel riding, sand sliding, glider flying and car racing in the Kubuqi Desert. Visit Dazhao Monastery, the largest and best-preserved lamasery in Hohhot, and learn about Tibetan Buddhist culture at the Five Pagoda Temple.

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7-Day Yunnan Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La Tour

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Enter a world of ethnic minorities with a brilliant ancient culture and unique customs. This tour includes Dali, Lijiang Old Town, trading posts on the ancient Horse Tea Road, snow-capped mountains, throbbing gorges, and the holy land of Shangri-La. Located in the mysterious Tibetan border regions, Shangri-La is home to many great monasteries, wetlands and grasslands. Enjoy ethnic festivals, architecture, costumes, customs, etiquette, ethnic snacks, crafts, singing and dancing with the locals. And, of course, breathtaking natural landscapes.

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