1. Group Tour: comfortable and safe
What is the best way to make your expedition to China – Individual or Group Travel? Of course, both ways will provide you an amazing and different tour. Which one is more amazing depends largely on you. Listed below are some of the advantages for each of the tours and we hope they are able to help in your decision-making.
(A). It is suitable for the old, the female, the travelers with kids and the travelers come to China for the first time as well as those with time constraint.
The easiest and most convenient way of traveling at a reasonable price is to join a small tour group, consisting between 6 to 18 people. The travel agency will arrange everything for you, including a detailed travel itinerary, lodging, meals, visits, entertainment and so on. In a group tour, you share one tourist bus, licensed driver, and a knowledgeable tour guide with others.
Regardless of the starting time of the tour, a guide will meet all the group members upon arrival. The guide will then accompany the group for the whole duration of the tour in China.
(B). Tips for group tour
(a). Follow the tour guide, but be careful, as some guides will induce you to buy unnecessarily.
(b). Always have the contact number of your guide and the hotel in case of emergency
(c). If you feel sick when traveling, tell the guide instantly.
(d). Tipping is not compulsory in China
(e). Choose a reliable travel agency
(f). Stay with your team. If you need to leave the group, please inform your guide in advance, but you are advised not to do so.
2. Individual Tour: exciting and free
(A). It is suitable for regular travelers to China, independent travelers, travelers with plenty of time, travelers exploring the varieties of cultures and local customs of China.
The most challenging way to see China is to travel on your own, for this will provide the most flexibility and freedom. Without any prearrangement done, it all boils down to your whims and fancies. It may be a little troublesome and time-consuming but challenging enough and offers more chances to get close to see the authentic China and her people, as well as their everyday lives.
However, one is highly recommended to carry out some research well beforehand before departure. Then upon arrival, book the accommodation and the tours as soon as possible.
(B). Tips for individual tour
(a). Avoid going out at night
(b). Keep calm when in emergency
(c). Always be at the alert of the strangers
(d). Book a hotel in advance of your departure
(e). Should you hire a car, remember to get hold of a copy of the contract. Pay 60%-70% first and the balance on returning the car.