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Join Frontiers’ exclusive tailor made China trip, September 7-22, 2012
Escorted by Bill Hurst

China invites and intrigues today’s traveler in a special way with its many paradoxes.  It’s 5000-year dynastic traditions are firmly rooted alongside dynamic population growth, urban expansion and unprecedented economic prosperity.  Its rice paddies have seemingly sprouted manufacturing meccas overnight; cities like Beijing and Shanghai have re-invented themselves into vibrant, cosmopolitan metropolises and bicycle rickshaws slowly replaced by luxury imported cars.  Its natural beauty and topography is equally diverse from steamy lowlands of the southeast to the majestic Himalayan peaks of Yunnan Province and Tibet to the vast expanses of the Gobi Desert in the north. 

On the hospitality front, China’s hoteliers are at the forefront of trend-setting advancements.  Visually stunning, with every modern and technological amenity and a detailed eye to the importance of discreet service are just a few of the elements distinguishing deluxe properties in today’s competitive arena.  China’s diverse cuisine preserves its ancient disciplines and yet has evolved into an art form.  In spite of Mao’s legacy of cultural and intellectual oppression (which is hard to believe just 40 years ago) it’s as if China is making up for lost time with its thriving contemporary art scene is thriving, and innovative architecture that is the envy of the western world.

There has never been a better time to discover this fascinating country – or rediscover it if you’ve been before, because of the relentless pace of change over the past few decades).  In response to the interest expressed by a nucleus of savvy and loyal Frontiers clients, we have designed a fabulous itinerary for China at the pinnacle-best time of year to visit for good weather.  It takes in the quintessential highlights and “must-sees” for the first time visitor like the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Terra Cotta Warriors, but also spotlights parts of rural China where life continues as it has for many centuries. And, we’ve asked one of our favorite “private-label” expert guides, Bill Hurst, to escort this intimate group.  Bill has lived in and traveled throughout Asia for the past 40 years and has escorted several groups of discerning Frontiers travelers, always with rave reviews.

Limited to just 14 participants, and already more than half full, we expect this group to fill quickly. Contact Mollie Fitzgerald (mollie@frontierstravel.com) for more information and to secure your reservation!

Documents
Click to view or download (Adobe Acrobat) Detailed Itinerary: Hong Kong & China, A Frontiers' exclusive tailor made China trip, September 7-22, 2012
Click to view or download (Adobe Acrobat) Learn more about Bill Hurst



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