Backyard Travel Branch Out Into China

20 December 2012

Bangkok, THAILAND Backyard Travel, Asia’s most innovative travel company, have today expended their range of tailor-made tours to China, lifting the lid on Asia’s biggest nation and a veritable treasure trove of opportunity for travelers.  As with all other destinations the company provides tours to, Backyard Travel has set up operational offices with ‘on-the-ground’ experts around China to provide up-to-date information and insider knowledge as and when it’s required.

Backyard Travel tours promise to offer a unique experience on every tailor-made tour they provide, showing travelers under the skin and behind the scenes of each location. For example, on the Epic China tour, Backyard Travel takes guests to Anhui to visit Hongcun, a fascinating village that was purpose-built to represent the silhouette of a buffalo to learn first-hand about the art of fengshui.

With expert insider knowledge, Backyard Travel promises to show travelers the ‘real’ China, with expeditions into China’s countryside and heartlands to meet and interact with local hill tribes like the Bai, Yi, Naxi and Hui people. These indigenous tribes are a version of living history, and their preserved culture provides fascinating insights into the past of modern-day China.

Backyard Travel will also take travelers on unique social experiences, such as overnight journeys on sleeper trains. The tailor-made tours of China also include options like guided bike trips around picturesque villages, visits to hospitals practicing traditional medicine, homestay opportunities and ‘insider’ experiences like picnicking on the Great Wall. Backyard Travel tours can also offer the best of ‘Modern China’ with guided walking city tours of Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong.

Nature lovers’ pulses will be set racing by visits to some of the most stunning scenery in this diverse natural wonderland, with guided trips to the spectacular Yellow Mountains of Huangshan, The Sugar Mountains and Li River in Yangshuo, the Jade Dragon Mountain in Lijiang as well as unique sites like the ‘Stone Treasure Mountain’ of Shibaoshan, the Yungang Grottoes and the Suspended Temple near Datong.

With bustling metropolises like Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong to satisfy the city-lovers; dramatic, breathtaking landscapes of picturesque places like Hangzhou, Guilin, Xidi and Wase for nature buffs; and mountainous locations such as the majestic snow-capped Sacred Mountains and the vast expanse of the Gobi Desert – China truly has something for everyone, without considering sites like The Terracotta Warriors, The Forbidden City and, of course, The Great Wall of China.

“We are incredibly excited about expanding our services to China,” said Backyard Travel’s General Manager Maeve Nolan. “China is an awe-inspiring country and offers an outstanding choice of places to visit, some well-known and some lesser so. We are thrilled to be able to offer more people the option to experience a tailor-made tour to Asia’s largest nation.”