1. Is your tour safe for my family?
All our tours are made with you and your family's safety in mind. We will communicate with you in detail before and during your China tour to ensure that your safety and needs are covered. We will do everything we can to provide you with a safe and relaxing vacation.
2. Do your tours allow only parents and children?
Our family tours are for the whole family. That means you don't have to leave your father, mother, and grandparents at home. You can bring them along on the trip. As long as you have a child under the age of 18 in your group, you are on a family trip.
3. My child has food allergies; can this be fixed?
We try to accommodate all your food needs, so please be sure to let us know at the time of booking. Although we try to select restaurants according to your requirements, it may be difficult to determine if food is 100% allergen-free at some restaurants. We recommend that you take the same precautions as you would if you were dining out in your home country. Or you can bring some snacks that you think are safe to eat as an alternative.
4. Do I have free time during our China tour?
All our tours allow for some free time for you. This allows you to go out alone with your family. If you want to try some extra activities you can let us know and we will design something to your satisfaction. If you want to explore the city on your own, our guides will be happy to offer you some advice and assistance. Most of our tours can be extended, and you can choose to stay longer at the end of the tour to enjoy the beach or the city life.
5. What are the most suitable amusement parks in China to take children to?
Shanghai Disneyland is the first Disneyland in mainland China and the sixth in the world, with the theme of the Magic Kingdom, full of creativity, adventure, and endless excitement. Built in Shanghai, this massive and world-renowned theme park features many of the world's projects and the world's best, such as the world's tallest and largest Disney Castle and the world's largest Disney Store. These new, never-before-seen experiences, along with enduring classics, are what draw people to this unparalleled theme park. Your children and you are sure to create memories to cherish and a world of fun to call your own.
Hong Kong Disneyland features a number of unique attractions, two Disney-themed hotels, and a wide variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment facilities. In addition to the classic Disney stories and rides that are household names, Hong Kong Disneyland is also culturally relevant to Hong Kong. You can also find Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Mulan, Cinderella, and Princess Sleeping Beauty in the park.
Guangzhou Changlong Tourism Resort is a theme park with a large number and rich variety of theme parks in China, with a number of theme parks and theme hotels including Changlong Wildlife World, Changlong Happy World, Changlong Water Park, Changlong International Circus, Changlong Bird of Prey Park and Changlong Hotel, Panda Hotel, etc. Changlong Wildlife World has more than 20000 rare animals of more than 500 species, including Australian koalas, giant pandas, and other national treasures from all over the world. Changlong International Circus is a large international circus art show with a large performance venue. You could see many performers and rich content of programs here. The amusement and performance projects of Changlong Happy World are well-known in China and the water park of Changlong has been ranked as a must-see water park for many years.
Opened in July 2006, Beijing Happy Valley is an international and modern theme park in China. It is the first-choice place for families with cultural landscape, art performance, and amusement experience as the core. It is not only a happy classroom for children but also a popular place for young people's entertainment.
Whether it's a heart-pounding ride, a giant tropical storm wave pool, or a spectacular free live entertainment show, Atlantis Water World will always have a surprise to wow you. You'll have the opportunity to ride the one-of-a-kind slide through an elaborate winding river, or you can relax and unwind while watching entertaining live entertainment. At Water World, you'll be overwhelmed by the abundance of activities and attractions. Exciting rides will also introduce you to a magical world. You'll also have the opportunity to have an intimate encounter with marine animals. You can wear the world's most advanced helmet, wander through the underwater world, surrounded by roaming sharks. You can also go into the water with your family and feed the human friend, the ray, for an interactive experience.
6. Which Chinese cities are suitable for family tours?
Beijing is the first stop for most foreign travelers to China. You can visit Beijing Tian'anmen Square with your family and then go to the Forbidden City to enjoy the vast royal atmosphere. You can also go to Badaling or Mutianyu together and admire the majesty of the Great Wall.
Shanghai is also a preferred destination for many foreign tourists traveling as a family. There are many places for children to visit in Shanghai, such as Shanghai Nature Museum, Shanghai Happy Valley, Shanghai Disney, Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, and so on.
If your family is very interested in history and culture, you can take them on a tour of Xi'an. Xi'an is one of the four ancient capitals of civilization in the world with a long history. Xi'an is surrounded by more than 120 imperial tombs and is known as a "natural history museum". The Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum is known as the "Eighth Wonder of the World". The ancient city wall is also the most complete and magnificent ancient city wall site in the world.
Yunnan has warm winters and cool summers, and four seasons are like spring. Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, and Shangri-La are all good places to go. You can savor the Naxi style in Lijiang with your family or go to see the magnificent terraced fields of Yuanyang, etc. Enjoying a slow time with your parents here will be a very memorable travel experience.
Sanya is known as a natural oxygen bar, with the highest air quality in China and the second highest in the world. Many old people like to travel here for a break. The seaside is a paradise for children. In addition to swimming, Sanya has a variety of water parks and sea activities.
Xiamen is called a sea garden. Xiamen is one of the best cities in China in terms of the environment. Bring your parents or grandparents to Xiamen and spend a leisurely afternoon on Gulangyu Island, where both body and mind can be relaxed.
Older people are not as leggy as younger people, and a leisurely vacation is the most appropriate way. The main way to visit Guilin and Yangshuo is to take a cruise, avoiding the labor of climbing. You can go with your family to see the classic landscape scenery of Guilin and stroll around the old streets of Yangshuo.
7. What are the best Chinese activities for families 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, 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 take your children to learn to make kites together, draw kites and then fly them together.
Panda Volunteer: Bringing your child up 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 family 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.
8. What do I need to pay attention to before leaving for a China family tour?
The family tour is not like a single or double tour. It needs to take care of each person in the family. So, the destination of the tour should be accepted by the limit of the weakest person in the family. Some of the more dangerous places, more exciting places, such as Mount Hua, cannot be selected. So, the destination of travel is best low altitude mountains or zoos and other places with fewer people and more safety.
Don't walk too far. Both the elderly and children are physically limited. Considering their condition, if you choose to climb a mountain, try to visit only one mountain in the day so that you can leave enough time for climbing. The next day's itinerary will depend on the condition of the elderly and children on the first night. If today's climbing makes the elderly and children's legs unstable, then you could choose some leisure attractions the next day, such as ancient towns or ancient streets.
Travel with some common medicine is very helpful and necessary, such as bandages, band-aids, cold medicine, fever medicine, motion sickness medicine, gastrointestinal medicine, and so on.
It is recommended to bring some favorite snacks. If children and the elderly have some special dietary requirements, it is recommended to prepare some of their favorite snacks in case they are hungry and cannot find a suitable restaurant in the middle of the trip.
Know the local customs and bring less cash. Every place has different customs and habits, so it is recommended to check them before you leave to prevent any misunderstanding. Don't bring too many valuables and cash, just bring enough cash for emergencies.
If you go out on your own, it is better to ask the concierge to help you take a taxi. If you are traveling by public transport, be sure to check the route in advance. If you need help, the hotel staff and tour guide can help.
Check your suitcase and personal belongings before each departure to see if your phone, food, documents, and other things are safe.