China

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For many travel enthusiasts, a China tour is high on the wish list and that is anything but strange. Traveling through China means coming into contact with the remains and elements of a civilization that is more than 4000 years old, but there are several different types of countries. For example, the Chinese have the second-largest economy in the world, the fourth in the list of countries with the largest area, and even well above the top when it comes to population numbers. All this makes traveling around China a fascinating experience.


Anyone who decides to travel through China will in any case be confronted with remains from the turbulent past of the East Asian country, which has been ravaged by many wars. The best example of this is clearly the Chinese wall. This original defensive wall is more than 6,000 kilometers long and, including defense grooves and natural borders, even has a length of almost 9,000 (!) Kilometers.


During your trip through China, there is so much more to see than just the Great Wall. In the Chinese capital Beijing (Beijing) alone, you will come across the most impressive historical places. In that context, a visit to the Forbidden City should certainly not be missing. The fact that Beijing has developed rapidly over the last decades into a modern metropolis is demonstrated by the large, contemporary shopping centers and giant skyscrapers.

A trip through China is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience for every traveler. Visit the Far East and get to know the land of contradictions!

China, the land with rich history and beautiful landscapes and rich authentic culture and tradtions

Best of Beijing and Lhasa

7 days / 6 nights
Starting from: $1,710 USD per person

As Lhasa embraces the essence of Tibet, this 7 day tour covers the best of Lhasa and Beijing. Take a deep dive into the Tibetan culture and indulge yourself in Buddhism during your 4 days stay in Lhasa. Your days in Beijing will be spent exploring the best of the city and the Great Wall of China!

Classic China

8 Days / 7 nights

This itinerary covers two ancient capital cities of China – Beijing & Xian, as well as the most developed city – Shanghai. During this tour, you will climb on the majestic Great Wall, walk into the splendid Forbidden City and Summer Palace, ride a rickshaw to experience Hutong folk custom in Beijing, be amazed by the fascinating Terracotta Warriors, stroll on the Ancient City Wall in Xian, and seize the most prosperous and modernized scene of China in Shanghai.

Discover China

13 Days / 12 Nights

Discover China is a tour that will take you to all the cultural and past and present highlights in China, including Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai, then enjoy two beautiful nature destinations - Guilin and Zhangjiajie. Spend time at leisure in Guilin and Yangshuo while enjoying the Li River Cruise.

Discover Tibet

13 Days / 12 Nights
Starting from: $2,830 USD per person

Our Discover Tibet tour starts in Beijing and ends in Kathmandu (Nepal) but you will spend a good amount of time in Tibet. You will explore the highlights of Beijing and Kathmandu but you will also take a deep dive into the Tibetan culture and explore Everest Basecamp, which is a real highlight during this trip.

Grand Tour China

21 Days / 20 nights

Our Grand Tour China will start in Hong Kong and ends in Beijing and you will visit many highlights on the way. You will get to experience the most highlights of China, including cruising on Li River to appreciate the serene scenery of Guilin, relaxing on luxury Yangtze River cruise ship, visiting the lovely Giant Pandas, feeling the mixture charm of ancient and modern in Shanghai, Xian and Beijing. You will also visit the Zhangjiajie mountains, also known as the Avatar mountains.

Practical information

Itineraries While we intend to adhere to the route described in your contract, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion, it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
The contract is a general guide to the tour, region, and proposed itinerary any mention of specific wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be encountered, as we can never guarantee what mother nature has to offer us. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

Accommodation If a hotel is unexpectedly fully booked, we will always contact you before booking an alternative. We will always offer alternatives of the same level and value for money.
Kindly note that water is scarce in many parts of the world, so we always recommend taking short showers and reuse towels if possible.

Emergency Contact Should you need to contact Your Travel Nation during a situation of dire need. If you do not receive an immediate answer for any reason, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so we may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. We have an emergency line, which will connect you directly with our office.
+1 757 656 3391

Luggage You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be restricted to one medium-sized rolling bag, duffle bag, or backpack, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited.

Packing list
Documents:

• Flight info (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the immigration)
• Insurance info (With photocopies)
• Passport  (With photocopies)
• Required visas or vaccination certificates  (With photocopies)
• Copy of your contract 

Essentials:
• Any medication you might need: This should include medication for possible common situations like headaches or diarrhea;
• Sunblock, sunglasses, hat, and lip balm.
• Your electronic devices and chargers.
For camera and lenses; we recommend bringing a wide lens (about 17-55mm) for those scenery pictures, and a GoPro for those action shots; Renting a camera is not possible. Please ensure your camera equipment is appropriate for all weather conditions;
•  Clothes: Comfortable and casual clothing, with khaki, beige or green colors. You should pack T-shirts, shirts with long sleeves, jeans, a sweater and a jacket (for the cold mornings), swimwear (if the accommodation you selected has a pool or if you do a beach extension), and comfortable hiking shoes;
• Insect repellent;
• Refill water bottle;
• Adaptor for A, C and I Type plugs.

Laundry Hand washing of clothes can be done at most of the hotels where you will stay. We recommend you bring a non-polluting/biodegradable soap, as well as a roll of simple string to act as a drying line for your clothes. If you arrive in the late afternoon, or if there is poor weather, it may not be possible for your clothes to completely dry. Your hotels may also have a laundry service available at an additional fee.

Visa & Entry requirements As a tourist, you are required to obtain a visa before you arrive in China. Certain tourists may apply for a visa on arrival (VOA) at certain entry ports. It is valid for a maximum stay of 30 months, 6 months, 1 year, and sometimes 10 years. You have to make sure that your passport is valid for another 6 months from the day of departure from China.

Insurance A travel insurance is highly recommended when traveling. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that we highly recommend good medical coverage and repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage, and personal effects.
We don’t issue any insurances; however, we recommend using www.worldnomads.com

Health We recommend you contact your family physician, or your local travel clinic for the most up-to-date health information at least three months before departure or in case of a last-minute tour, as soon as you confirm your travels. Travellers are also advised to carry a basic first-aid kit and hand sanitizers/antibacterial wipes on their travels. Medical facilities are basic throughout these countries. For your own safety, we strongly recommend that you advise your local guide of any medical condition that may affect you while travelling. Your local guide will be able to inform you of local health advisories (e.g. drinking water quality). Please ensure you have all the inoculations recommended by your doctor.

Allergies and dietary restrictions This is something we take very seriously. Upon booking with us, we will send you a form in which you will be able to indicate any dietary preference or restriction or any specific request you might have. We will then provide that information in advance to all the hotels.

Safety and Security Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. 
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, bank cards, cash, and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelry at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of your group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our local guides have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.  

Photography and drone laws Please refrain from taking photos of police stations, airports, bus stations, immigration or border crossings, army barracks and personnel, or any government building. It is against the law and will result in the minimum of your film and camera being confiscated. The use of drones is allowed in China.  The maximum altitude is 120m (400ft). Anything higher requires a commercial license from CAAC. 

Electricity For there are three associated plug types A, C, and I. Plug type A is the plug that has two flat parallel pins, plug type C has two round pins, and plug type I is the plug that has three flat pins in a triangular pattern. China operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Religion Buddhism is the largest religion in China.

Climate The Chinese climate varies from region to region. The northeast, experiences hot and dry summers, and bitterly cold harsh winters, with temperatures, know to reach as low as  -20℃. The north and central region have almost continual rainfall, temperate summers reaching 26℃(79℉) and cool winter when the temperatures reach 0C(32℉). The Southeast region has substantial rainfall and can be humid, with semi-tropical summer.


Best time to visit The weather in China is best in spring, from March to April, or autumn from September to October when most of the popular places have their most tourism-friendly weather. Spring is one of the best times to visit, especially for nature lovers. Flowers bloom and temperatures are cool and warm.

Plastic bags Plastic bags are banned from entering China. However, plastics carrier items known as “Ziplock bags” that are specifically used to carry toiletries will be permitted as they are expected to remain in the permanent possession of visitors and are not expected to be disposed of in the country. 

Money and currency The official currency in China is the Renminbi (RMB or CNY). You can bring USD, Euros, or Pounds and exchange them at any authorized bank in China and large hotels usually have a money exchange counter. Hotels will usually only allow you to change money if you are a guest at the hotel. Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, and tipping. We always recommend carrying enough cash if you would like to pay for something in a remote place and the credit card machine cannot connect to any network. Please keep in mind that credit- or debit card payments may be subject to an extra charge, varying from 2% or 3%. Depending on the card and co-branded payment network.

Dress code Tourists can wear anything they feel like. If you want the respect of people for any portion of your trip, dress conservatively, even in hot weather. Comfortable walking shoes, weather-appropriate layers, and helpful accessories like secure bags and useful hats(Warmth or sun protection) are all perfectly acceptable choices.

Why book with us?

Great value for money

With our partners being on the ground and getting the best prices for you, we assure you that our prices are unbeatable.

Travel with Care

Not only do we care about our guests and their experience, the world itself is one of our main concerns.

Customised itineraries

Everyone is different and therefore no request is too crazy. Customise your trip down to the finest detail.

Need any help booking? Call us anytime: +1 (757)-656-3391