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SCIC Chinese Medicine Study Course and Silk Road Explorations is available in Easter Period. Special offer from USD$1980 per person. This 14 days fully exclusive trip that covers Beijing, Dunhuang, Turfan and Urumqi. Don't miss it. More trips are available including the Yangtze River Cruise, Yellow Mountain Painting Trip, Shaolin, Wudang Mt and Terracotta Warriors Trips.

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The way you organized the tour was superb and from a cultural aspect gave good insights into Chinese customs, their civilization and their achievements from both past and present. Give a great thanks to you and your team!

-Barry Phelon UK-


Before You Come To China

Apply for a tour or travel program

Individual Participants:
Apply for a tour or travel program that matches your interest and travel dates.

Group Participants:
Customize a tour or a specialized travel program for parties of 4 or more people. Choose your travel dates, hotel class and request any special requirements or preferences.

Both Individual & Group Participants:
Apply for a tour or travel program that has already been confirmed by other participants. Please note that travel dates and hotel preferences are already established in a confirmed tour or travel program. Enjoy discounts according to the number of participants joining in this tour or travel program.

Book Your Flight to China

Our trip programs do not include the return flights from your home country, so flight tickets should be obtained by yourself or the group leader or school teacher prior to departure. This can be done by phoning the airline direct e.g. Air-China, BA or via a travel agency in your local area. Alternatively tickets can be bought via the Internet (e.g.www.expedia.com). more info>>

Apply for a China Visa

Chinese visas can be easily applied for 3 months prior to the trip. This can be done by visiting the Visa Office or Chinese Embassy in your home country, or by post. We will provide all the information and documents for your visa application. All applicants should submit an application in person or through a third party (e.g. travel agency). If you come to the trip as a group from martial arts schools, the group visa can be arranged either by the group leader or the school teacher. more info>>

Obtain Your Travel Insurance

It is highly recommended that all travelers have adequate travel insurance cover, especially for the purposes of flight cancellation,accident and medical expenses. You will be responsible for arranging proper cover with the insurance companies or travel agencies in your home country.

Vaccination and Health

Short trips of less than 90 days generally do not require vaccinations for China travel. Please consult your GP for further advice.

Taking and Exchanging Money

We recommend you bringing English Pounds, Euros or US dollar traveler cheques, which are safe and easier to cash in most of the banks in Beijing. Major credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard or American Express are widely accepted in most of the hotels and some of the shops and restaurants. Cash as Sterling, Euro or US dollars can be changed into local currencies in the major banks. As all the transfers, tour sites entrance fees, airport taxes and most of the meals etc are paid for, you only need to carry a small amount of cash for convenience or personal use.

What should you pack?

Best option is to pack light, because China is good place for shopping and you will bring many things back from China. Please note that your luggage can be stored in the hotel in Beijing when you travel to other places of China. A small bag or suitcase is recommended for trips to other cities in China. Our trips are informal with many outdoor activities so dress for personal comfort. A comfortable pair of walking and training shoes is recommended. For special dinners and performances you may wish to dress up but smart casual will suffice. The type of garments you bring will depend on the time of year you visit China. (A swim suit is useful as some locations have swimming pools or spas during the time in China). It is also best to pack sufficient medication, etc., for the trip.

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