WildChina is dedicated to providing sustainable, socially responsible travel to China as well as off-the-beaten-path experiences. In its Beijing: A Glimpse into the Past and Future of the Middle Kingdom tour, travelers can explore China's sociopolitical center while visiting the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Prices for the five-day trip begin at $1,450 per person.
The 10-day Salween to Mekong Trek follows the original route taken by 19th-century French missionaries and offers a view of China not often seen. The hike starts from the Salween River valley, close to the Yunnan and Myanmar border and winds up and down the mountains that separate the Salween and Mekong. During this moderately challenging trekking excursion, clients visit ancient Catholic churches, a Songzanlin Monastery and the old towns of Dali and Shangri-La. Prices begin at $3,990 per person. www.wildchina.com