Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Skiing the Mountains and Seeing the Cities of China (8 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Beijing, China To Beijing, China

Valid for Departures Now Through: 18 Mar 2019

Skiing the Mountains and Seeing the Cities of China (8 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Beijing, China
Park Hyatt Beijing Dinner

Arrive in the glorious, cultural metropolis of Beijing and take in the bustling city sights as your driver transports you to your hotel. We recommend you enjoy your stay at either the classic and refined Park Hyatt Beijing, or the excitingly chic Opposite House.

Day 2
Beijing, China
Park Hyatt Beijing Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Journey through the intriguing and historical landmark of Tiananmen Square, learning about the revolutionary ideas that were born in this very area. After, explore the Forbidden City, formerly home to Chinese dynasties, and adventure through the local culture and charm of “Hutongs” (lanes and small streets). End your day with a visit to the beautiful Taoist Temple of Heaven.

Day 3
Beijing, China
Park Hyatt Beijing Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rise early and drive to Mutianyu to visit China’s Great Wall, making sure to bring your camera for all the breathtaking photo opps. After, drive 20 miles to the Huaibei Ski Resort: spend three thrilling hours on the otherworldly peaks, all of which provide stunning views of ancient watchtowers across the Great Wall.

Day 4
Zhangjiakou, China
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early breakfast, pay a visit to the ancient Lama Temple, the oldest and best-preserved lamasery in Beijing, for a rare view into China’s alluring past. Enjoy a delicious lunch of local cuisine, then drive to the peaks of the lovely Secret Garden Ski Resort, slated to be the 2022 Olympic Games host for freestyle skiing competitions.

Day 5
Zhangjiakou, China
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the daylight hours on the slopes, perfecting your technique and enjoying the perks of heated chairlifts and cable cars to transport you to the peaks. After, relax with a cocktail in the resort’s elegant Genting Lounge, which offers a luxurious Cigar Humidor room and a VIP wine cellar.

Day 6
Zhangjiakou, China
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, enjoy a change of scenery by heading to the adjacent Wanlong Ski Resort: this north-facing resort offers a series of peaks steeper than those of the Secret Garden for more challenging runs. Later, return to the Secret Garden Ski Resort and sample the perfectly-prepared Hot Pot delicacies served at the traditional Old Beijing restaurant.

Day 7
Beijing, China
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the morning and early afternoon taking your final rides down your favorite slopes. After a warm lunch, return to Beijing and enjoy an evening taking in the unique cultural excitement of the city.

Day 8
Beijing, China
None Breakfast

After a light breakfast, it is time to bid Beijing farewell as you head to the airport for your departure flight home or onto your next exciting destination.

Exclusively for Virtuoso Guests

VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

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Description

The cultural brilliance of China is in a league of its own. Booming Beijing boasts a variety of beautiful, historic and traditional opportunities for adventure. Alongside this amazing metropolis lie awe-inspiring mountains and tranquil resorts, all of which offer Olympic-quality skiing to visitors from near and far. Starting in effervescent Beijing, explore the majestic architecture and ancient cultural influences that have long made this one of the greatest cities in the world. After, travel to Zhangjiakou and immerse yourself in the winter wonderland of China’s most magnificent mountains.


Highlights:

  • Learn stories of China’s history from the heart of Beijing’s Forbidden City

  • Adventure to new heights along the glorious Great Wall of China

  • Explore miles of Olympic skiing throughout gorgeous Zhangjiakou

  • Relax in the chic yet traditional bars and restaurants of the Secret Garden Ski Resort

About Us

Remote Lands creates highly personalized itineraries with extraordinary experiences for discerning travelers, based on their own passions, interests and needs. The world’s most elite travel advisors rely on us for our deep knowledge of Asia and entrust us with their highly discerning clients, from celebrities to CEO’s, Wall Street titans to professional athletes. We are available to travel advisors 24/7 from the initial consultation to the day your clients return from Asia.

Insider Tip

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Terms & Conditions

Payment Notes
  • Payment by wire transfer or by cheque; American Express, Visa and MasterCard also accepted.
  • 25%

Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • 50% of total trip price refundable if cancelled 30-90 days before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable


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By: Squash1


Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2013

excellent at making sure everything is taken care of...personal cell phone contact appreciated and very customized orientation...also very nice
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Excellent package

By: Mike53-Birmingham


Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2013

Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu was fantastic as was the Kinabatangan River Resort. Raimie our guide was first-rate!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth

Perfect

By: Dustin and Eli


Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

Remote Lands coordinated our trip and made the experience worry-free. All of our transfers and guides were on time, professional, kind and even went above and beyond when a couple of unexpected needs arose. Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Geraldine Hasting

Taiwan 2018 trip

By: Cindi


Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

Wonderful experience! This was my daughter’s senior trip prior to going away to college and it was everything I’d hoped it would be. Great guide, driver, travel agent, etc. Overall a very positive experience!!
Travel Advisor:  Deanna Byrd

far east

By: Mike


Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

we had to different tour guides, both were just excellent and well worth the money definitely made the trip more memorable
Travel Advisor:  Jason Swaye

Japan

By: Joel and Kathy


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2018

The Remote Lands Guides were excellent. The cars used for transportation were roomy and clean. The hotels were 5 star and their attention to detail was over the top. There was only perfection from the people we met and it was also comforting to know that our trip was being carefully monitored by Remote Lands supervisors every step of the way. We would recommend Remote Lands to anyone needing exceptional service in Asia.
Travel Advisor:  Kate Winslow

Remote Lands Rocks

By: Morty


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2018

Terrific professionals! Looked out for us the entire time we were on the road!! Many thanks!
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Elias