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China Tours for Expats

These are the tours we specially designed for expats living in China. We know that, compared with typical foreign tourists, you have lived in China for a long while and will be more likely to have higher expectations for the in-depth experience and exploration. So, while designing the tours, we focused on creating unique and authentic experiences and activities for you to connect with the true essence of each destination and local people.

The tours we provided for you include hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path sites, classic China tours to iconic landmarks like Great Walls, Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Li River in Guilin, spectacular photography experience to Yunnan, Kanas in Xinjiang, etc., interesting hiking adventures to Mt. Huangshan, Mt. Fanjing, Shangri-La, wild Great Walls, etc., ethnic culture experience to Guizhou and Inner Mongolia, thrilling grassland and desert excursions, epic Silk Road Tours and Tibet Tours, long journeys and weekend breaks, etc.

We have helped over 1.5 thousand expat clients to arrange and tailor-make their memorable China holidays during the COVID period. Our expert team are always dedicated to turning your dream travel plans and ideas into an incredible stress-free holiday of a lifetime!

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Most Popular Tours for Expats

We have rounded up the most recommended seasonal vacations for every type of traveler. Each of the destination is selected for stunning sceney or unique experience of this season and the upcoming season. Whether you prefer family-friendly holidays, authentic local culture experiences, thrilling outdoor adventures, or amazing natural sightseeing, we will make it easy for you. All the tours are customizable according to your interests and inquiries.

Highlights of Yunnan
A local market in Yunnan
  • Experience brilliant culture

  • Shangri-La

Grassland Thrills + Desert Activities
Inner Mongolia Xilamuren Grassland
  • Xilamuren Grassland

  • Kubuqi Desert

Desert Off Road Adventure
Badain Jaran Desert
  • Badain Jaran Desert

  • Zhangye Rainbow Mountains

Explore Essence of Silk Road
Zhangye Rainbow Mountains
  • Ancient grottoes

  • Stunning landscapes

Explore Avatar Mountain
Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie
  • Hallelujah Mountain

  • Grand Canyon Glass Bridge

Pingyao, Mt. Wutai & Buddhist Sites
Shanxi Yungang Grottoes
  • Pingyao Ancient City

  • Yungang Grottoes

Explore Karst Mountains & Hidden Tribes
Guizhou Huangguoshu Waterfall
  • Miao village & Tianlong Tunpu

  • Huangguoshu+Wanfenglin

Exotic Culture & Amazing Scenes
Xinjiang Kashgar Old Town
  • Kashgar Old City

  • Heavenly Lake

Holy Plateau Adventure
Tibet Potala Palace
  • Potala Palace

  • Everest Base Camp

Discover Xian through Food
Xi'an Terracotta Army
  • Terra-Cotta Army

  • Local food adventure

Natural Wonders & Pandas
Sichuan Jiuzhai Valley
  • Dujiangyan Panda Base

  • Jiuzhai Valley & Huanglong

Last Pure Land on Earth
Daocheng Yading
  • Quintessential plateau scenery

  • Classic hiking routes

Weekend Getaways from Beijing and Around

Get inspired by our weekend getaways from Beijing. Leave behind your busy city life, and escape to these amazing places for pleasing natural views, hiking adventures, culture and history discoveries. Including famous Terracotta Army and Longmen Grottoes, interesting Shaolin Kungfu experience, adventure to China-Vietnam border, and wilk Great Wall hiking and camping, we are ready to organize you short breaks from Beijing full of fun and adventure.

Explore History + Try Tang Suit
Xian Big Wild Goose Pagoda
  • Terracotta Army

  • Try Tang Suit

Explore Guangxi Wonderland
Detian Waterfall in Nanning
  • Detian Waterfall

  • Mingshi Scenic Area

Wild Great Wall Adventure
Beijing Jinshanling Great Wall
  • Gubeikou Great Wall

  • Jinshanling Great Wall

Experience Shaolin Kung Fu
Shaolin Kungfu
  • Shaolin Temple

  • Longmen Grottoes

Weekend Getaways from Shanghai and Around

Short breaks and weekend getaways that allow you to easily get out of or around Shanghai. You can expect the antique water towns, leisure resorts, and nearby Suzhou and Hangzhou essence tours. A quick weekend getaway can also be fulfilling and rewarding since we will organize it properly.

Explore Oriental Venice
Shanghai Zhujiajiao Water Town
  • Zhujiajiao North Street

  • Fangsheng Bridge

Uncover Huangshan Essence
Mt. Huangshan
  • Mount Huangshan

  • Several ancient villages

Tea Culture & West Lake
Hangzhou West Lake
  • West Lake

  • Meijiawu Tea Village

Chinese Garden Experience
Suzhou Museum
  • Humble Administrator’s Garden

  • Cruise along Grand Canal

Weekend Getaways from Guangzhou and Around

Guangzhou enjoys convenient access to excellent destinations for all kinds of travelers. You can join a tour for the leisure Xiamen discovery, or enjoy a beach holiday in Sanya, or to spend 2-3 days in Guilin, or even fly to Guizhou for the stunning nature beauty and brilliant culture. Choose a time-smart trip based on your interests.

Xiamen Highlights Discovery
Xiamen Hongkeng Tulou Complex
  • Hongkeng Tulou Complex

  • Gulangyu Island

Immerse in Natural Wonders
Guilin Li River Cruise
  • Li River Cruise

  • Yangshuo West Street

Great Beach Holiday
Sanya West Island
  • Nanshan Temple

  • West Island

Karst Scene & Ancient Village
Tianlong Tunpu in Guizhou
  • Huangguoshu Waterfall

  • Tianlong Tunpu

More City Breaks and Weekend Getaways

A short city break is the perfect way to explore charming destinations like Shanxi, Xi’an, Luoyang, etc. Our China city escape packages will be your perfect choice if you are keen on a quick adventure. Thanks to the time-efficient transportation network, you may find that the Pingyao Ancient Town, winter fairyland of Harbin, historical Datong, Jiayuguan, magical Zhangye Danxia landform, etc. can all be added on your bucket list of short breaks.

Mt. Fanjing Exploration
Mt. Fanjing
  • Mt. Fanjing

  • Zhaisha Dong Village

Fairytale of Ice & Snow
Harbin Yabuli Ski Resort
  • Sun Island Park

  • Yabuli Ski Resort

Go back to Ancient Times
Pingyao Ancient City
  • Yungang Grottoes

  • Pingyao Ancient City

Explore History & Nature
Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes
  • Jiayuguan Pass

  • Echo Sand Mountain

Meet Rainbow Mountains
Zhangye Rainbow Mountains
  • Danxia Geological Park

  • Matisi Grottoes

A Look into Buddhist Treasures
Hanging Temple
  • Yungang Grottoes

  • Hanging Temple

Enjoy Exciting Skiing
Harbin Ice and Snow World
  • Yabuli Ski Resort

  • Ice and Snow World

Visit 2 UNESCO Sites
Sichuan Leshan Giant Buddha
  • Leshan Giant Buddha

  • Emei Mountain

Top-Rated China Expat Long-Holiday Tours

Have longer time availbe and want an in-depth experience of one popular destination? No problem. Below are the hand-picked tours of 5 days or more, aiming to help you deeply discover the hidden wonders and gems. Covering holy Shangri-La, stunning minority culture experience in Dali and Lijiang, historical and cultural treasures along the Silk Road, etc., these long-holiday tours enable you to an in-depth exploration at a leisure pace.

Step into Holy Land
Yunnan Songzanlin Monastery
  • Dukezong Ancient Town

  • Meili Snow Mountain

Dali & Lijiang Minority Culture
Yunnan Lijiang Ancient Town
  • Xizhou Old Town

  • Lijiang Old Town

Travel from Xian to Urumqi
Xian Terracotta Army
  • Zhangye Rainbow Mountain

  • Heavenly Lake

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About Joy Tour

Joy Tour is one of the best travel service providers that specializes in high-end tailor-made China trips. We continuously get high evaluation since foundation and our positive reviews on TripAdvisor overwhelm most other China tour agencies. We are established to help you create a unique China experience your way.

We were initially established as “China Xian Tour” in Xian when we specialized in tours and itineraries in Xian. Then, after ten years’ accumulation of experience and continuous dedication, we extended our tour destinations and services to every corner of China with our brand “Joy Tour”.

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WOW. Thank you so much for your superb organisation. From start to finish the trip was expertly and efficiently run. The drivers were courteous and professional. The airport transfer was seamless and Simon, our English speaking guide, was waiting for us when we landed in Xian. The trip to see the Terracotta Army was unforgettable and our friendly guide who accompanied us throughout was incredibly knowledgeable.
I can’t thank you enough for this wonderful trip and want to pass on my thanks to Simon who was very informative and really helped to make this trip so special.

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