1. What is an all-inclusive vacation?
An "all-inclusive vacation" means that all the necessities you need for your vacation are included in the cost of your trip. In addition to accommodation, food, drinks, activities, and entertainment can all be included at no extra cost to you. A truly all-inclusive vacation shouldn't have unexpected expenses, it allows you to have a carefree vacation without having to worry about paying bills.
2. Why choose all-inclusive travel?
No Stress: When you pay for an all-inclusive vacation, you don't have to worry about hotel and airfare prices, you don't have to waste time looking for restaurants, and of course you don't have to worry about planning activities. We take care of everything, so your only job is to get away from it all and relax and enjoy every moment of your vacation.
Great value for money: all-inclusive holidays are a great way to save money. There is a lot of competition among tour operators these days, so everyone tries to offer you better value for money. When booking an all-inclusive trip you hardly need to spend any extra money because everything is already included in the price.
Save time: Booking each part of your vacation separately can be very time-consuming. But an all-inclusive trip allows you to avoid this. In addition, you don't have to waste precious time planning the various activities at your destination yourself, because we help you plan everything in advance.
Better conditions: If you are not an experienced traveler, then it is very likely that when you plan a trip on your own, the results will most likely not match your expectations. You may even spend a large amount of money on something that is not worth it.
Variety of choices: From luxury vacations, family-friendly tours on the Yangtze River cruise, romantic honeymoons, or exciting adventure trips, we have many types of all-inclusive vacations to suit everyone's needs and financial plans. So you just need to decide which one is best for you.
A wide range of activities: Generally, resorts on all-inclusive trips offer a variety of facilities and entertainment. Each resort also organizes its own set of entertainment activities to keep guests happy. These activities usually include shows, musical evenings, or sports, and fun excursions.
A unique and memorable trip: Most tourists are skeptical about this type of vacation. It may not offer you much opportunity to explore and the flexibility to dine whenever you want, but it offers you many benefits such as relaxation, safety, or value for money. Most people in the world crave these things, so for them, all inclusive travel is the way to go.
3. What do you expect an all-inclusive tour to include?
There's nothing better than arriving at your destination knowing that your private car to your hotel and your private car to the airport at the end of your tour has been arranged. In addition, the quality and variety of food is one of the first things guests consider when choosing a destination. China is definitely a foodie paradise, from Beijing to Xi'an, Shanghai to Hong Kong, each city has many international cuisines and restaurants to choose from. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner, it's all included. This means you can really have an all-you-can-eat vacation. Want an unlimited drink for dinner? No problem. Let us know what you need and everything you need will be included. In addition, whether it's a spa, karaoke, or any activity you want, we are here to help you plan your tour.
4. Are western toilets available during my tour in China?
Yes. Although squat toilets are still more common in China, you can still find Western-style toilets in airports, hotels and most attractions. During your tour, your local guide will tell you the location and availability of toilets. The guide can also provide toilet paper if needed. Western-style toilets are generally not available at small attractions and local restaurants. However, you can also find Western-style toilets in some fine dining restaurants and large shopping centers.
5. Do I need vaccinations to travel to China? If yes, what kinds of vaccinations do I need?
To ensure you travel safely and healthily, we will provide you with clean and safe hotels and restaurants. We also recommend some popular destinations that are free of any infectious diseases. Nevertheless, we recommend that you consult your doctor for professional advice at least 6 weeks prior to your vacation.
6. Do I need to bring a lot of cash when I travel to China?
Senior people can afford to buy more expensive items than younger people. If you wear expensive jewelry and watches while traveling, it could make you a target for thieves. So, it's better not to wear expensive jewelry and watches when you travel. You can carry a small amount of cash and credit cards. Cash can be exchanged in advance in your country or at your hotel and nearby Chinese banks after arrival. Small amounts of cash can be kept in the wallet you will use most often during your trip. You can ask your guide for help if you need it.
7. Will our guide pick us up if we fly into China quite late/early?
Yes, your personal guide and driver will be waiting for you at the arrival hall. Whether you arrive early or late, they will always be waiting for you and then take you to your hotel.
8. Do we have free time to explore the cities we visit?
Yes, in addition to our scheduled itinerary, you will have free time to explore the cities. You can walk around the neighborhood, visit the parks, or go shopping. Besides, during your tour, you can experience the vibrant nightlife of each city in the evening. For your convenience, your guide will also help you write down the addresses of the places you want to visit in English and Chinese.
9. When is the best time to visit China?
In the travel industry, we divide the year into three seasons: high season, flat season, and low season. The latter is the ideal time for you to travel to China. During the low season, all suppliers will offer cheap tours at lower prices. From November to early March is the low season for travel in China. Although the weather is a bit cold during this time, you can save money on hotels, airfare, and entrance fees, and you can avoid the crowds of tourists. If you travel to Shanghai or other cities in southern China, the temperature there will not be as cold as in Beijing. If you like skiing and skating, it's even better to come to China in winter. Harbin and other cities in the northeast are your best bet.
10. Do I need to tip when traveling in mainland China?
You don't have to worry too much about tipping in mainland China. Tipping is not required at restaurants, spas, cabs, etc. If you choose to tip in RMB, such as change on a dinner bill, the staff will likely chase you down and give you your money back because they will assume you accidentally left it behind. In other places, such as hotel restaurants, they usually add a service charge, but again, no tip is required.
But the porters, room service staff, and waiters of some fancy hotels and restaurants often serve foreign guests, so they are used to receiving tips. If you want, you can give them cash, preferably in RMB, but other currencies are fine. Or you can bring them some small gifts from your country.
Also, when you go on a group tour, you usually need to tip the guide and driver at the end of the tour. It is customary to tip the tour guide and driver a certain amount per day for China tours. The guide should get a bigger tip than the driver, but both parties will expect and appreciate the tip. Of course, if you are very much against tipping, you don't have to give it. If you think a guide or driver is rude or incompetent, please inform us of any bad behavior by the driver or guide so that we can take appropriate measures to protect your rights.
11. What are the best Chinese activities to experience?
Learn Tai Chi: Most foreign visitors to Beijing will visit the Temple of Heaven. In the morning, the Temple of Heaven is full of Tai Chi enthusiasts practicing. If you are interested, you can learn a few moves with them. If you want to experience a real Tai Chi class, we can also arrange it for you.
Cooking Class: There are so many Chinese cuisines, such as roast duck, hot pot, dumplings, etc. If you want to make a delicious Chinese dish with your family or friends, we can arrange for you to go to the market with the chef to choose the ingredients and make a great dish.
Kite Flying: Kite flying is one of the traditional Chinese folk games and a custom of the Qingming Festival. Kites originated in China as a communication tool invented by ancient working people. The first kite was made of bamboo by Lu Ban, and later only in the imperial palace. Weifang City in Shandong is known as the capital of kites. You can learn to make kites, draw kites and then fly them.
Panda Volunteer: Getting close to a panda is definitely an unforgettable experience. Once you have successfully put on the panda volunteer overalls, you will officially become a panda volunteer. You will learn to clean the enclosures, make food for the pandas and have the opportunity to feed them.
Dress up in traditional Chinese costumes: If you are interested in traditional Chinese costumes, you can take a photo in the Forbidden City wearing the costumes of the Qing Dynasty. Or you can also rent a Chinese costume to experience traditional Chinese dress and etiquette.
Enjoy kung fu and acrobatics: Chinese kung fu and acrobatics have long been famous at home and abroad. Don't miss an authentic Chinese kung fu and acrobatics show in China. The most famous kung fu show in Beijing is "Legend of Kung Fu" at the Red Theatre. This is a stage show that focuses on Chinese kung fu and incorporates dance, music, acrobatics, and other art forms into one, showing the twists and turns and difficult growth of the young monk Chun Yi. To see acrobatics, you can go to Beijing's Chaoyang Theater.
Hutong Rickshaw: Beijing Hutong is the symbol of Beijing. If you want to explore the hutongs by transportation, there is nothing more convenient and historical than taking a rickshaw. Currently, the most concentrated area in Beijing for rickshaw tours is the Shichahai area.
Make dumplings with local families: Many people choose to visit families in the hutongs after visiting them. If interested, you can make dumplings with local families, cook and enjoy an authentic Chinese meal. Of course, in addition to Beijing, Xi'an, Lhasa, and many other places can arrange for you to visit local families and have a meal together.
Biking on the city walls: One of the very best places to ride in Xi'an, spacious, less crowded, and car-free, is the city walls. Traversing the city walls is like little birds flying freely in the sky, with a sighting that is unimaginable on a normal day. Without the obstruction of the streets and lanes, the view is extremely open.
Each city has unique activities, such as you can take a helicopter tour of the Great Wall, enjoy the beautiful night view of Shanghai on a river cruise, experience bamboo rafting on the Encounter River, etc.
12. What are the favorite Chinese dishes of foreign tourists?
The number one favorite dish of foreign guests is sweet and sour pork. It's not surprising that this dish comes first. The mixture of sweet and sour taste combined with the bright and vibrant appearance makes it impossible for anyone to refuse.
The second dish is Kung Pao chicken. The dish is fresh and spicy with tender chicken and crispy peanuts. It is widely popular among the public. Especially in Western countries, chicken is a commonly accepted meat among people. And the ingredient peanuts are not only a good dish for Chinese people but also foreigners.
Spring rolls are also known as spring pancakes. It is the Han folk festival traditional food and popular in all parts of China. In the Qing dynasty, spring rolls are one of the nine snacks of the Manchu-Han Imperial Feast.
Dumplings have a high status in China, and Chinese people like to eat dumplings during the holidays. The many variations of dumpling fillings encompass the essence of Chinese culture and are naturally one of the most representative dishes of China in the eyes of foreigners. Potstickers are also very popular abroad, the reason for which should have a lot to do with dumplings, right?
Shredded pork with garlic sauce is a special traditional dish, belonging to Sichuan cuisine. This dish tastes sweet, salty, and delicious, and it's perfect with a bowl of rice.
Beijing duck is famous at home and abroad. It has more than 160 years of history and is known as the world's first food. It was one of the Qing Dynasty's imperial dishes. The food that many foreign visitors to Beijing must eat is roast duck.
Another dish foreign guest like to eat is shrimp with cashew nuts. The shrimp is smooth and tender, and the cashew nuts are crispy. Both old people and children like this dish very much.