China

Soak in the rich culture of China


If you are looking for an exotic destination that's exploding with new experiences and has a wealth of cultures, China is hard to go past, packed with diverse sights stretching from the snowy wildernesses of the north to the Gobi Desert to the lush subtropical south.

There's an experience for everyone in China. If you like mountains, China has the Himalayas Range home to Mount Everest, the world's highest peak. Or if you're more of a cruiser take a river cruise through the gorgeous Li River. While you're there, check out the postcard-perfect rice terraces nearby that have been farmed for thousands of years. On the other hand, if you're more of a cultural explorer, there are plenty of other destinations that are a testament to the power and glory of China's past. Soak in the extraordinary Forbidden City, where China's emperors lived for over 500 years. Walk across the Great Wall of China and watch as it snakes thousands of miles across the country. Plus no trip to China is complete without seeing the ancient Terracotta Army, built over two thousand years ago.

China isn't a place where you just go to enjoy a holiday, it is a destination where you can discover a country that's vastly different from your own. Talk to our expert travel consultants about how they can design a holiday to China you'll never forget.

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Things you should know about China

We've gotten pretty used to paying with cards in this part of the world. But, it's not such common practice over in China. While the large hotels and restaurants generally accept Mastercard / Visa, outside of the main centres, China is still largely a cash-based economy. Also, don't forget to tell your bank that you're travelling to China. The last thing you want is to have your cards blocked while trying to draw from an ATM.

It's a good idea to keep your passport on you at all times while travelling in China. Most hotel bookings or entrances to tourist sights/museums can only be made after sighting your passport.

It pays to be prepared. This is especially true in China where you'll definitely need to have your reservations/itinerary planned out before you arrive. Once in China, it's pretty much impossible to access Google or most of the websites you're familiar with. So make sure you're not reliant on that!

Tips and advice from our travel advisors

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