China

 

Our all inclusive approach

With nearly 30 itineraries to choose from, our competitively priced adventures offer options for every type of traveller. While some itineraries include internal flights, cycling trips feature bike hire and a support vehicle. We aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible in the tour cost such as most meals, accommodation, transfers, gear hire and excursions, allowing you to enjoy a hassle free experience.

World firsts

In 1978, we proudly developed the first cycling itinerary for international groups through China. Our knowledge of the various routes, terrains and logistics are second to none, ensuring your experience is a smooth and memorable one.

Authentic experiences

Our range of China adventures allow you to interact with the culture under your own steam - a rewarding experience that provides realistic insight into local cultures and geographic diversity. From hiking along 'untamed' sections of the Great Wall to discovering China at handelbar level, our trips are the perfect balance of active and cultural touring.

Experienced local guides

The knowledge and expertise demonstrated by our local leaders in China reflect their years of experience in the field. Whether they are taking you to hidden hutongs to sample the renowned Chinese cuisine or guiding you along the best cycling routes, the passion they have for their country will shine through each day.



The Silk Road with World Expeditions and Maria Visconti
Currency

Renminbi (aka Yuan)

EUR / AUD / US dollars are easily changed in China.

Credit cards and ATM are available in most large cities and hotels, however it is not recommended to rely on these solely.

International Dialing Code

+86

Electricity
Type A plug

Electricity in China is 220 Volts, at 50 hertz. Plugs vary, often from town to town, and can be 3 pronged angled, 2 flat pins or 2 narrow round pins. Plug types are A, C & I.

Visas

Visas are required for passport holders from the following countries:-

• Australia

• New Zealand

• Canada

• United States

• United Kingdom

Details of obtaining visas are provided in your confirmation kit. If you are travelling to China via any other Asian countries please check visa requirements with your reservations consultant.

All other nationalities should check with your nearest embassy or consulate.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.

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