Private luxury tours in China

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Luxury China Tours

Discover China
(9 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Shanghai

China in Depth
(19 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Guilin & Yangshuo, Hangzhou, Shanghai & Suzhou, Lijiang, Hong Kong

Highlights of China & Hong Kong
(13 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Guilin & Yangshuo, Shanghai & Suzhou, Hong Kong

Luxuries of China
(12 Days)
Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing & Great Wall

Exclusive China
(14 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Lijiang, Shanghai, Hong Kong

China: Three Cities
(11 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Shanghai, Hong Kong

Family Tour of China
(12 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Shanghai, Hong Kong

Culinary Tour of China
(13 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong

Treasures of Yunnan
(10 Days)
Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Zhongdian

Hong Kong in Depth
(6 Days)
Hong Kong & environs

Active China
(13 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Huangshan, Yangshuo, Longsheng, Guilin, Hong Kong

Journey Through China & Tibet
(21 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Huangshan, Shanghai, Guilin with Yangshuo & Longsheng, Xian, Chengdu, Lhasa, Hong Kong

Luxury Tibet Tours

Introduction to Tibet
(4 Days)
Lhasa and environs

Chengdu & Tibet
(7 days)
Chengdu, Lhasa

Multi-country Tours

Southeast Asia in Style
(20 Days/19 Nights)
Hong Kong, Hanoi, Hoi An, Saigon, Siem Reap, Chiang Mai, Bangkok

Family Tour of Southeast Asia
(13 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Siem Reap, Hong Kong

Best of the Himalayas: Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet
(13 Days)
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Kathmandu, Lhasa

Best of Japan & China
(14 Days)
Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Guilin & Yangshuo, Shanghai & Suzhou

Three Capitals: Tokyo, Seoul & Beijing
(11 days)
Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing & Great Wall

Southeast Asia in Style

(20 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Hong Kong, Hanoi, Hoi An, Saigon, Siem Reap, Chiang Mai, Bangkok

This luxury tour is designed for travelers wanting the most comprehensive and luxurious tour of Southeast Asia.

Begin in Hong Kong, one of Asia's most attractive and exciting cities, with a spectacular skyline, beautiful harbors and beaches, superb restaurants, bustling markets and much more. Stay in a select room at The Peninsula and enjoy unbeatable views across Victoria Harbor. With your expert private guide and driver, learn about the historic buildings and modern skyscrapers in Central. Tour interesting residential neighborhoods in the hills. Take a scenic drive along the beautiful coastline. Dine on dim sum at teahouses, and enjoy reservations at one of Hong Kong's most exclusive restaurants—a showcase of fine Cantonese food, art and design. Learn about traditional Chinese medicine at local spice and herb markets. Perhaps watch a horse race at Happy Valley Racetrack, enjoy private appointments at leading antique shops or with noted designers, or get fitted for custom clothing at our favorite tailors.

Continue to Hanoi, Vietnam's fascinating capital and intellectual center. During private touring, visit the city's most important historical attractions, such as the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, the House on Stilts and Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum. Take an in-depth tour of Hanoi's incredible Old Quarter, where each street was historically dedicated to a specific trade or material, such as bamboo, silk and lacquer. While touring the narrow streets, learn about the history of the Old Quarter and its traditional architecture, and see how it has transformed into a fashionable district with cafes, art galleries and boutiques featuring the finest Vietnamese design and style. Explore Hoan Kiem Lake and leafy backstreets lined with beautiful French colonial-era buildings, many of which are now upscale restaurants. If desired, also visit Hanoi's top museums, such as the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. One day, meet a culinary expert to tour one of Hanoi's excellent markets and sample local street food specialties like bun cha (barbecued pork with noodles) and pho cuon (fresh herb and beef rolls). Also attend a performance of Hanoi's renowned water puppet show, or attend a performance at the landmark Hanoi Opera House.

Next, travel to Hoi An, an atmospheric port town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stay at a luxury beachfront resort, and experience the best of this centuries-old town during private touring. Visit the vibrant morning market, where stalls are piled high with fresh fish and produce. Explore the colorful backstreets, and tour well-preserved historic homes, temples, the Japanese Covered Bridge and other interesting attractions. Perhaps visit a local tailor for custom-made silk clothing, a Hoi An specialty, and enjoy a boat ride on the river. Also visit the nearby Museum of Cham Sculpture, as well as the Marble Mountains, which contain Buddhist cave temples. Upon request, we can arrange additional activities in and near Hoi An, such as visits to local villages, cooking lessons and farm visits, an excursion to the Cham ruins in My Son, biking through the countryside, or a silk lantern-making lesson at a Confucian temple. There will also be time to relax and enjoy your resort's beautiful architecture, spa and beach.

Spend the next two nights in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam's most dynamic city. With an expert private guide and driver, learn about the city's history while touring French colonial-era landmarks, as well as the mid-century Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. Visit interesting neighborhoods like Cholon (Saigon's Chinatown) and explore busy markets and temples. Perhaps stop for a refreshing Vietnamese iced coffee, or snack on a typical Vietnamese banh mi (baguette sandwich). If desired, browse the boutiques of Vietnamese designers and renowned art galleries and museums. One day, take an excursion into the countryside to tour the Cu Chi Tunnels and observe a colorful religious ceremony at the Cao Dai Temple. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange additional activities such as river boat rides, meeting with historians, visits to private homes, private musical performances, philanthropic activities, art and design touring, an excursion to the Mekong Delta, private cooking classes and tasting tours, and more.

Next, fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia, to explore incredible Angkor, the wondrous ruins of the ancient Khmer empire. With your private guide, tour the most interesting parts of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including Angkor Wat, an enormous temple city built as a model of the Hindu universe in stone; Angkor Thom, an ancient capital filled with iconic sites such as the Bayon, Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King; Ta Prohm, a temple being devoured by the jungle; and serene Preah Khan, a former monastery and school. Also visit Banteay Srei, a petite temple with elaborate carvings in pink sandstone, and other lesser-known temples. Additional special-interest activities can also be arranged, such as a cruise on Lake Tonle Sap, bike riding, Khmer cooking lessons, private yoga sessions, visits to orphanages and children's centers, Khmer dance performances, photography excursions, shopping, village tours or chartering a helicopter to remote jungle temples.

Spend several days in rural Chiang Mai in northern Thailand at one of Asia's most luxurious and atmospheric resorts, surrounded by mountains and lush fields of terraced rice paddies. Browse craft districts specializing in celadon ceramics, silver, teak furniture, paper umbrellas, and beautiful silk weavings. Visit revered mountaintop temples, the royal family's Winter Palace, an elephant camp, and local hill tribe villages. A day will be at leisure to enjoy the resort's spa, cooking school, golf, or pool. Additional cultural excursions are also available.

This spectacular tour concludes in Bangkok, with several nights at the legendary Mandarin Oriental Bangkok. Travel by private longtail boat through Bangkok's residential canals, learn about Buddhist art and beliefs at the glittering temple Wat Phra Keow and Wat Po, indulge your senses at Bangkok's markets, and view traditional Thai art and architecture at the Jim Thompson Museum and the Prasart Museum. Also enjoy Bangkok's wonderful cuisine and spas.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Hong Kong
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 2 Hong Kong
Full-day private city tour
Day 3 Hong Kong
Half-day private city tour or excursion to nearby island
Day 4 Hong Kong – Hanoi, Vietnam
Private transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi (flight not included). Fast-track assistance through immigration. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 5 Hanoi
Full-day private city tour. Evening water puppet or opera house performance
Day 6 Hanoi
Half-day flexible private touring and shopping
Day 7 Hanoi – Hoi An
Private transfer to airport for flight to Danang. Private arrival transfer to Hoi An resort for 3 nights
Day 8 Hoi An
Private tour of Hoi An, including river boat cruise
Day 9 Hoi An
Morning private tour of local villages
Day 10 Hoi An – Saigon
Private transfer to Danang airport for flight to Saigon. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private city tour
Day 11 Saigon
Full-day private city tour or full-day private excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple or to Mekong Delta
Day 12 Saigon – Siem Reap, Cambodia
Private transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap. Fast-track assistance through immigration. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Sunset private tour of ruins
Day 13 Siem Reap
Private touring of temples and ruins
Day 14 Siem Reap
Private touring of more remote temples and ruins or private cruise on Tonle Sap Lake
Day 15 Siem Reap – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok. VIP airport assistance through immigration and connecting flight to Chiang Mai. Private arrival transfer to resort for 3 nights
Day 16 Chiang Mai
Option for sunrise alms-giving. Full-day private tour of town, temples and craft districts. Private round-trip transfer to night market
Day 17 Chiang Mai
Morning Thai cooking lesson and market tour
Day 18 Chiang Mai – Bangkok
Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private city tour, including private longtail boat ride
Day 19 Bangkok
Full-day private city tour
Day 20 Depart Bangkok
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Hong Kong: Peninsula Hong Kong
Hanoi: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Hoi An: The Nam Hai
Saigon: Park Hyatt Saigon
Siem Reap: Amansara
Chiang Mai: Four Seasons Chiang Mai
Bangkok: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Cost
$20,710 Per person (double occupancy)