Our Top 9 Destinations for Your Summer Vacation

Our Top 9 Destinations for Your Summer Vacation

With school almost out and the summer sun in full swing, it’s the perfect time to plan your next adventure. Whether you’re seeking breathtaking natural landscapes, immersive cultural experiences, or a blend of both, we’ve got the ideal destinations for you. Our curated list of summer vacation spots offers something for everyone, promising the ultimate summer escape!

Inner Mongolia, China

Perfect for: Adventurers, Cultural Explorers, Families, Nature Lovers, Photographers

Hot tip: The Nadam Festival is an annual traditional festival that usually takes place in July or August. It celebrates Mongolian culture and features the “Three Manly Games” of wrestling, horse racing, and archery.

Fun fact: The Singing Sand Dunes near Baotou City create a unique sound when disturbed by wind or human activity, resembling the humming of an airplane engine or musical instruments.

With its vast grasslands and breathtaking landscapes, Inner Mongolia is an ideal summer holiday destination. Explore the rich traditions of Mongolian nomads, enjoy horseback riding across endless plains, and witness the vibrant celebrations of the Naadam Festival. The mild summer weather makes it perfect for outdoor adventures like off-roading in the Gobi Desert, sand sliding, camel riding, and camping under the stars in traditional yurts. The region’s hearty cuisine and welcoming locals also reflect the nomadic lifestyle and unique culture.

Check out our Inner Mongolia trips.

Guilin & Yangshuo, China

Perfect for: Adventurers, Families, Nature Lovers, Photographers, Wellness Seekers

Hot tip: Hike the Longji Rice Terraces, explore the picturesque river towns, and don’t miss the chance to cycle through the beautiful countryside of Yangshuo.

Fun fact: Guilin’s karst mountains have inspired numerous traditional Chinese paintings.

Explore the breathtaking scenery of Guilin and Yangshuo, where dramatic karst landscapes and lush rice terraces await. Hike through the stunning Longji Rice Terraces, cycle through picturesque countryside, and experience the tranquility of bamboo rafting on the Li River. Families will find a range of activities suitable for all ages, from outdoor adventures to cultural experiences. For those seeking relaxation, the serene environment offers the perfect setting for rejuvenation. Whether you’re an adventurer, a wellness seeker, or travelling with family, Guilin and Yangshuo provide an unforgettable escape.

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Yunnan, China

Perfect for: Adventurers, Cultural Explorers, Families, Foodies, Nature Lovers, Photographers

Hot tip: Plan your visit during mushroom season in the summer to savour a variety of wild mushrooms featured in local dishes.

Fun fact: Yunnan boasts incredible biodiversity, home to over 18,000 species of plants! This makes it a paradise for nature enthusiasts and botanists alike.

Yunnan boasts diverse landscapes, spanning from snow-capped mountains to lush tropical rainforests. In summer, it’s a haven for mushroom foragers, adding a unique twist to outdoor adventures. Explore the traditions of its diverse ethnic groups such as the Bai, Naxi, and Tibetan people, and savour the region’s distinctive cuisine, highlighted by an abundance of wild mushrooms. With its natural beauty and cultural richness, Yunnan offers an unparalleled experience for travelers seeking both adventure and immersion in tradition.

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Tibet, China

Perfect for: Adventurers, Cultural Explorers, Photographers, Wellness Seekers

Hot tip: Don’t miss the Shoton Festival in August, where you can experience traditional Tibetan opera, Buddhist rituals, and delicious local yogurt.

Fun fact: The Potala Palace in Lhasa, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the highest ancient palace in the world.

Tibet offers an unparalleled cultural and spiritual journey, featuring the majestic Potala Palace, the sacred Jokhang Temple, and the serene Namtso Lake. During the Shoton Festival, witness the magnificent unveiling of a giant Thangka at Drepung Monastery. Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey from Yunnan to Tibet, traversing snow-capped mountains, sacred lakes, and ancient monasteries. For the ultimate adventure, don’t miss the opportunity to camp at Everest Base Camp and witness Mount Everest, the highest peak on Earth, where the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas will leave you in awe.

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Guizhou, China

Perfect for: Cultural Explorers, Nature Lovers, Photographers

Hot tip: Explore the magnificent Huangguoshu Waterfall, the stunning karst landscapes of Malinghe Gorge, and don’t miss the vibrant flower blossoms in Luoping.

Fun fact: Guizhou is home to more than 48 ethnic groups, each with their own language and age-old traditions.

Guizhou’s enchanting scenery features majestic waterfalls and lush forests, creating a picturesque backdrop for your journey of discovery. Visit authentic villages and immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures of the Miao, Dong, and other ethnic groups through their captivating music, dance, and culture. Indulge in the region’s rich culinary traditions, known for spicy dishes and unique local beverages. Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites and enjoy activities such as hiking, hot springs, and participating in lively local festivals.

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Huangshan, China

Perfect for: Nature Lovers, Photographers, Wellness Seekers

Hot tip: Hike up Mount Huangshan for a stunning sunrise and to witness the famous “Sea of Clouds”.

Fun fact: Huangshan has been an inspiration for many Chinese artists and poets for centuries.

Renowned for its grand peaks and ancient pine trees, Huangshan is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and photographers. This UNESCO World Heritage site features numerous hiking trails that offer breathtaking vistas, including the iconic sea of clouds and dramatic granite cliffs. After a day of exploring its scenic beauty, unwind in one of the area’s soothing natural hot springs. Also, don’t miss the chance to visit the historic villages of Hongcun and Xidi nearby.

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Gansu, Qinghai, and Sichuan, China

Perfect for: Adventurers, Cultural Explorers, Nature Lovers, Photographers, Wellness Seekers

Hot Tip: Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Jiuzhaigou Valley in Sichuan, famous for its multi-level waterfalls and colourful lakes.

Fun Fact: Qinghai Lake, the largest saltwater lake in China, is one of the most important breeding and stopover grounds for many migratory birds.

Exploring the vast and diverse landscapes of Gansu, Qinghai, and Sichuan is a dream come true for many outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. These regions offer an exquisite blend of picture-perfect mountains, serene rivers, and culturally rich villages. Our Anuthang Trek, for instance, takes you through the stunning Minya Konka region, renowned for its breathtaking views and challenging trails. Along the way, you’ll encounter pristine forests, alpine meadows, and remote Tibetan monasteries that offer a glimpse into the unique spiritual and cultural practices of the area. Or opt for the breathtaking Rainbow Mountains at Zhangye National Park, a geological marvel showcasing a kaleidoscope of colours carved into the earth’s surface over millions of years.

Check out our Gansu, Qinghai, and Sichuan trips.

Mongolia, East Asia

Perfect for: Adventurers, Cultural Explorers, Families, Nature Lovers, Photographers

Hot tip: Stay in a traditional ger camp and spend time with a nomadic family for an authentic Mongolian experience.

Fun fact: Mongolia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world, offering vast open spaces and unspoiled landscapes.

Mongolia boasts a wealth of cultural richness, distinct traditions, and an authentic nomadic lifestyle against a backdrop of stunning landscapes and a storied history. Ideal for those in search of adventure, culture, and natural beauty, summer in Mongolia offers a unique wilderness experience devoid of crowds, featuring expansive mountains, steppe forests, rivers, and diverse flora and fauna. Families can partake in a variety of activities, including horseback riding across vast plains, immersing in traditional ger camps, mastering the art of Mongolian archery, witnessing eagle hunting with skilled hunters, and participating in nomadic customs like yak milking and crafting traditional dairy products.

Check out our Mongolia trips.

Central Vietnam, Southeast Asia

Perfect for: Adventurers, Cultural Explorers, Families, Foodies, Nature Lovers, Photographers

Hot tip: The central region boasts some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, including Da Nang, Hoi An, and Nha Trang.

Fun fact: Hue is known for its historic imperial city and ancient tombs of Vietnamese emperors.

Central Vietnam is home to some of the country’s leading travel destinations. Step back in time in Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site adorned with Chinese temples and colonial villas, evoking its 15th-century glory as a bustling port city. Traverse the ancient streets of Hue, where the Imperial City echoes the grandeur of dynastic rule along the Perfume River. Indulge in coastal luxury in Da Nang, boasting a 30-km coastline dotted with opulent resorts and tantalising cuisine. Immerse yourself in the cultural mosaic of the Cham Dynasty at the Cham Museum, holding the world’s largest collection of Cham artifacts and offering a glimpse into a bygone era.

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Looking to travel somewhere not listed above? Contact us with your dream destination and let our team design the ultimate summer retreat just for you!


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