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There’s nothing more romantic than whisking your Valentine away to an exotic location to spend some quality time enjoying your coupledom. A change of scenery means a breath of fresh air for romances both new and old and whether your nearest and dearest loves sun, snow, wildlife or adventure, there’s a deal to suit everyone this month.

Tiger Leaping Gorge Trek

If you’re looking for a little bit of adventure around Chinese New Year, treat yourself to one of the most famous treks in Yunnan, the Tiger Leaping Gorge Trek. The two-day journey will expose you to breathtaking scenery, authentic villages, surrounding forests and gaping precipices. There are two treks every month, with the deadline for each trek coming a week before departure. Prices range from RMB 410 to 1,140.

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Island Paradise

Located on the island of Borneo in the eastern part of Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu in Sabah is a perfect exploration locale for nature lovers. Spend four nights at the Nexus Resort, situated on the spectacular Karambunai Peninsula, set on six kilometres of white sandy beach with a million year old tropical rainforest as your majestic backdrop. A RMB 9,500 package includes return airfare, four nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast and return airport transfers.

Classic Travel. Tel: 6416 0808. Web:

Discover China

Located in the west of Sichuan Basin and in the centre of Chengdu Plain, Chengdu is blessed with many rare and valuable natural resources. This four-day itinerary involves a visit to the ancient town of Shangli, trips to several Panda reserves and a stopover in Leshan to see the world-famous ‘Leshan Buddha’. The RMB 7,490 price includes return airfare, a private vehicle with local English-speaking guide, all entrance fees and three nights’ accommodation.

Great West Travel. Tel: 5212 2065. Web:

St Petersburg and Moscow

Start in the romantic city of St. Petersburg with a walking tour, soaking up the atmosphere of this charming city, with its many museums and palaces. Catch the five-hour express train to Moscow to explore the Kremlin, visit Red Square and marvel at the city’s beautiful cathedrals. This seven-day itinerary is priced from RMB 26,235 and includes international and domestic airfares, express train fares, all accommodation and all entrance fees.

Country Holidays. Tel: 3222 0616. Web:

Mountain Romance

Treat your loved one to a scenic and romantic getaway with Naked Retreats ‘Romance in the Mountain’ offer. Situated deep in the heart of the bamboo forest of Moganshan, spend two nights in your choice of one of three private studios. For a weekday visit, the price of RMB 1,350 includes a ‘decompression walk’ on arrival, breakfast on both mornings, a bottle of sparkling wine, a candlelit dinner and a full couple’s massage. For a weekend visit, the price is RMB 1,680.    

Naked Retreats. Tel: 6431 8901. Web:


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