Booking a Tour

What do I need to prepare before booking a Chinapac tour? At the time of booking, you’ll need a photocopy of your passport. Be prepared to give the name of the tour, the departure date, and the tour code (if you know it). If you are a land-only passenger with or without an international flight,...

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Electricity & Internet in China

Will I need electrical adaptors when travelling in China? 220 V/50 Hz is the standard in China. Most 4 and 5 star hotels are also wired for standard North American 110-volt electrical appliances, but it...

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Food, Languages & Dress in China
What will I eat on my China tour? Our tour pages specify the types of meals available each day. These commonly include... 
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Group Size for China Tours

How big are the tour groups? Asia tour group sizes can range from 6–32 people for most of our popular tours. For Asia tours covering remote/rural areas of China, such as Tibet, the Silk Road or... 

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Luggage Restrictions for China Tours

What are the luggage restrictions for flying to China? For travel between Canada and the United States, a first bag fee of $25 applies; for travel between Canada/USA and Asia, a second bag fee...

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Money in China

How do I get Chinese currency? China ’s currency is the Renminbi (RMB), commonly called the Yuan. Ten Jiao make up one Yuan. At present, one Yuan is worth about CAD $0.18. For current rates...

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Shopping & Bargaining in China

What can I buy in China? Most Asia travelers return home raving about the bargain shopping in China. China is famous for its jewellery, silk, carpets, Chinese calligraphy, paintings and jade,... 

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Tipping & Currency in China

Do I need to tip on my China tour? Most gratuities for accommodations are included. Gratuities incurred during optional tours and extensions are the responsibility of participants. Tour providers...

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Vaccinations for China

Do I need to get any vaccinations before going to China? No vaccinations are officially necessary to visit China. If you have any medical conditions, we recommend that you consult a physician...

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Visa, Passport & Travel Documents for China

Do I need a tourist visa to visit China? Canadian passport holders are required to obtain a tourist visa in order to enter Mainland China. (Canadians can now apply for multiple entry visas valid for...

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Weather & Climate in China

What is the weather like in China? China is the third largest country in the world. Due to the immense space it occupies, the climate varies widely throughout. In general, the weather is...

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China Visa

Travel Visas for entering China include Group Tourist Visa, Student Visa, and Multiple-entry/Business Visa. We have provided more information regarding each type of travel visa below...

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Weather Chart

Casual, comfortable clothing (T-shirts, blouses) would be suitable. Good comfortable footwear is essential. There will be a fair amount of walking involved when going through the sights...

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Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Zodiac History. Chinese Zodiac history has pretty much been lost over time. We do know that Chinese astrologers practiced their art thousands of years ago. Birth of the 12 year Zodiac...
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