Commence your journey in China’s capital, the unique and efficient megacity of Beijing. Venture beyond the crowds to the wonderful Forbidden City which was once home to the Emperor and today, holds great significance. With your expert guide, receive exclusive access to private areas, restricted gardens and buildings once home to ancient treasures. In the evening, indulge in a delicious dinner in a hidden underground venue beneath the Forbidden City. Once wine cellars for China’s rulers and government, the arched stone doorways and curved ceiling create impressive surroundings for your fine-dining experience.
Journey north out of Beijing to see one of the world’s Seven Wonders; the Great Wall of China. Soar above the immense structure, soak up the beautiful views as it winds through the hillside and catch glimpses of reservoirs that fill the valley. Venture to the ‘wild’ section of the wall where you will stop for a rustic picnic lunch with awe-inspiring panoramic views. Before leaving the city, take part in a private Tai Chi lesson at the Temple of Heaven. From a master, discover the intriguing theories and join him to practice this ancient healing art.
From the bustle of Beijing, the Gobi Desert offers a vast and pleasant land with areas of desolation, striking rock formations, towering sand dunes and ancient ruins. This desert and bush land spans the Chinese-Mongolian border and holds pre-historic secrets aimed to excite. Embark on a wild exploration to ‘Dinosaur Ground Zero,’ a remote location providing a world-first opportunity following its initial exploration in 2018. Together with expert Palaeontologists and NASA technology used to explore the surface of Mars, go in search of dinosaur remains that are yet to be discovered. Further your desert adventure and add to the action by exploring the dunes in ATV’s and fat bikes. PELORUS will provide exclusive access to the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas, a fascinating underground labyrinth brimming with ancient treasures. Accompanied by an expert guide, discover the intriguing stories behind this dwelling as you enter areas inaccessible to the public.