China Trip Planning—Is this Trip Right for You?
Most westerners travel to China only once in their lifetime. China Spree want to ensure you have all the resources in planning your dream vacation. Please read the following information regarding the level of activity you can expect, your physical requirements, trip destination information, tour pacing and meal arrangements specific to this China trip.
This trip is suitable for China Spree travelers who live an active lifestyle, enjoy good health and mobility, are comfortable participating in 3-5 hours of daily physical activities and sightseeing, and are able to walk 2-3 miles unassisted over the course of each day. It is not appropriate for individuals who rely upon wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Agility and balance are required for the hiking tour to the Dragon Spine Terraces.
This journey includes an exclusive hiking tour to the Dragon Spine Terraces in Guilin and Longsheng area. It's not like climbing a mountain, but it's not just a simple hike either. The hike is fairly strenuous—we travel up the stone path, and walk over narrow trails that do not have handrails—that should not be undertaken by anyone who is not reasonably fit or who has knee, heart, or breathing problems. If you need assistance, villagers stand by to carry tour participants up the hill in sedan chairs for about $45 - this option is at your full discretion. However, if you like, you may skip this tour, and enjoy a relaxing day exploring Guilin on your own. The Sheraton Guilin is ideally located along the Li River, and this hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, and free internet access. Some down time on your own at this half way point of your trip is actually greatly appreciated.
Climate & Terrain:
Read more about the climate of cities on this China tour.
China Visa Required:
U.S. and Canadian citizens traveling to China must have a valid passport and a visa obtained prior to entering the country. Please read Passport & China Visa for the complete information including answers to ALL your questions about VISA to China. Download China Visa Instructions.
China Spree tours comprise of air travel segments using commercial flights with airlines, such as Air China. This is NOT chartered flight and therefore the passage contract and your air tickets, once issued, shall constitute the sole agreements between you and the airline(s), and are subject to terms and conditions specified by the airlines.
Please download Flight Schedule, and make sure to read All About Flights section regarding details about baggage allowance, mileage, and seating & dietary request, etc. The flight schedule and information are accurate as of May 30th, 2012.
Seasonal flight schedule change: Each year the airlines routinely undergo flight schedule changes during the month of March or late-October to early November, when Daylight Savings Time begins and ends. China Spree may not be notified of these schedule changes until 60 days or less prior to your tour departure. Changes in schedules are beyond our control and solely at the discretion of the airlines. Please take this factor into consideration when you arrange your flight to Air China gateways. We recommends that you make no payments for connecting airfare, or any other services related to this tour, until your final payment is made.