Mei Zhang Named A Conde Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2017

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This week we are honored to share the news that WildChina Founder Mei Zhang has been named a Conde Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist for 2017. Here Mei discusses what makes WildChina the leader in sustainable, luxury travel in China.


WildChina Founder and CEO Mei Zhang

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This will be my 8th year on CN Travelers list of Top Travel Specialists and I continue to be humbled by the recognition.

People often ask me what makes travel with WildChina so different from other China tour companies? I always answer in the same way, that WildChina is not only there to deliver your imagination of China, but to expand it  – bus tours cannot do that. My goal was always to make the real China accessible to visitors, and that’s what we continue to strive for. We’ve built a whole community around a passion for this kind of travel. It’s the common thread that unites our clients, service providers, and our staff. This accolade is really a celebration of our whole community and I thank you for your continued support.

I hope you’ll take the time to read on and learn more about what makes WildChina different.


WildChina Beijing Guide Michael

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Passionate Local Guides and Experts

Our guides are hired locally and trained by our head office team to ensure they are the best in the business. They’re passionate about getting you to the heart of a destination and are experts at making time in your schedule for the spontaneous moments that make travel in China so special. If you stumble across a village wedding or are even asked to judge a local talent contest, we’ll be sure to stop and take a closer look.


Sitting with a shaman from an Yi ethnic minority community

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Immersive Experiences

We’ve built a vast network across the country of people who can’t wait to share their traditions, culture, and customs with you. We encourage you to meet real people, spend time with them, and learn about the opportunities and challenges they face in modern day China.


WildChina Architecture Expert Diana Chan Chieng

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Exclusive Access

On a WildChina journey, you can spend time in restricted areas of the Forbidden City, be guided by a museum director through the largest collection of Buddhist frescos in the world, and reach Hoh Xil, the world’s largest and highest plateau. Our privileged or exclusive access will help you dive deeper.


Grand Lobby of the Waldorf-Astoria Beijing

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Preferred Hotel Partners

We work with the finest properties across China to secure preferred rates and privileges for WildChina travelers. From 5-star elegance in top-tier cities to stunning boutique hotels with local flourishes, we have a vast array of options to satisfy any travel style.

Our passion for travel in China and our unique network across the country allow us to deliver everything you hoped the Middle Kingdom would be and so much more. I hope that next time you’re planning a China trip you’ll get in touch. It would be our pleasure to help to you experience China differently.