One of our popular suppliers of tours to Asia is Wendy Wu Tours. They have a large range of options including China, Vietnam, Japan, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Borneo, Tibet and Central Asia. Tours range from small groups to private departures.
Wendy Wu Tours are fully inclusive, including return flights from New Zealand, taxes, meals, accommodation, transport and local guides. Air travel is usually on Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific, depending on your destination. The only added extra is for tipping, which is paid in advance on arrival in to the destination country. A local guide is only provided for departures with at least 10 people. And land-only tours are also an option if you want to add a tour to an existing trip.
Wendy Wu have three grades of tour – the Comfortably Paced Tour is your easy-going entry-level trip that will involve some walking and stair-climbing and getting in and out of boats, but is suitable for any reasonably active person. These tours are usually a bit shorter and stay on the mainstream tourist trails.
The Medium Paced Tour picks it up a bit and although still not considered strenuous it may include long days of walking and sightseeing. It is usually a bit longer in duration and there may be overnight train trips and long driving days. There may also be easy hiking and homestay accommodation.
The Active Paced Tour has a bit more going on and is similar to, but generally a bit more demanding than, the Medium Paced Tour. Accommodation options are similar although you may travel to quite remote areas and reach altitudes of over 5,000 metres. A mountain symbol is used to denote tours that reach over 3,000 metres.
Tour dossiers are available outlining day-to-day descriptions of each tour. Travellers over 70 years, or who have pre-existing medical conditions or other medical requirements will need to fill in a Medical Information Form when booking so all their needs can be accommodated. Children under 12 years are not able to join Wendy Wu tours, except the ‘In Pursuit of Pandas’ tour which accepts children from 8 years and over.
China is one of the three most visited countries in the world and Wendy Wu have a great selection of tours throughout China and its included territories.
The standard of accommodation varies amongst the destinations but all are visited regularly by Wendy Wu tour leaders to ensure their standards are high. You may find that a 4-star hotel in China is closer to a 3 star in New Zealand, but the experience will still be excellent. Single supplements are available and single travellers can also ask to room with another traveller to save paying the supplement.
So what are some of the most popular Wendy Wu tours in to China? The Yangtze River cruises are always popular, as are Beijing, Shanghai and Xian. Tours such as Magnificent China, the Wonders of China and Grand Yangtze will give you a great overview of this vast country. And if you want to drill a bit deeper then tours like the Sichuan Explorer, Yunnan Adventure, Silk Road Explorer and the China & Tibet Discovery tour will take you deep into the landscape, culture and mystery of China.
Pricing is very reasonable, especially remembering that the tour price includes airfares. The 17 day Wonders of China tour, for example, is only $NZ5879 per person (pricing from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch). Departures leave throughout the year from March to November.
For more information or bookings for any Wendy Wu Tour contact Sue
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