Electrical appliances will require an adapter
that can change the shape of the plug prongs, as
well as an electrical voltage converter that will
allow a normal 110-volt Canadian appliance to take
220 Volt Chinese current. Most hotels have a hair-dryer
in each room. Small adapters for international
travel can be purchased at appliance or hardware
stores in Canada.
For the international flight, adult
and children traveling in economy class are entitled
to 2 pieces of free checked baggage and 1 piece
of free carry on. For the checked baggage, the
maximum dimension of each piece should not exceed
158cm and the maximum dimension of two pieces should
not exceed 273 cm. The weight allowance of each
checked piece is 23kg. The free carry – on
baggage of each passenger should be within 5kg.
The length of free carry on baggage should be less
than 55cm, the width should be less than 40cm,
and the height should be less than 20cm. For
the domestic flight within China, passengers
holding adult-fare are entitled to a free checked
baggage allowance of 20kg (44 lbs) for economy
class. If the bags exceed the weight limit specified,
an overweight fee of 1.5% of one-way non-stop economy
class ticket will be charged for every kilogram
Clothing & Shoes
Pack lightly and bring casual
clothes. Attire for dinner is also casual, but
shorts or sandals are not considered appropriate.
A sturdy, comfortable pair of walking shoes is
a must. A business suit and tie for men and one
or two dresses or pant suits for women will suffice
for our educational exchange and forum. Bring a
couple of shirts, sweaters, and a jacket that can
be worn in layers to accommodate on the top of
the Great Wall. All hotels offer reliable laundry
and dry cleaning services.
The Canadian dollar can be exchanged
for Chinese currency at airports or hotels (Currently
about 7.2 Chinese yuan against 1 Canada dollar).
ATM machine are available in China and major credit
cards are accepted at many stores. You need Chinese
currency for taxies, shopping at street vendors,
and smaller shops.
Expert Tour Guides
Our Tianjiao tour guides are
required to meet very strict professional requirements
including language proficiency, knowledge of the
history and culture in China, and congeniality
toward our tour participants.
We customarily use Air China or China
Eastern Airline for our international flights.
We may also use Air Canada or other airlines for
certain tours. Meals and full beverage are provided
on board, and movies are also available. Add-on
airfare from other cities to the gateway cities
may be arranged at a nominal additional cost. Direct
international flights from the west coast of Canada
to Chain take about 12 hours.
The local handling travel agency requires
exclusion in China of any person rendered unsuitable
for long trips by health conditions such as mental
illness, serious, chronic ailments, contagious
disease, advanced pregnancy, senility or infirmity.
Vaccinations are not required. Please check with
your family doctor or travel clinic for current
required or recommended inoculations. * Tourists
are recommended to drink bottled water when they
are traveling in China.
We offer the comfort to five-star, four-star
or the best available hotel accommodations with
full continental buff breakfast in each city. For
our China price buster tours, superior first class
hotels may be used in certain cities.
programs have been created by China and Asia tour
experts with many years of experience-not only
designing the tour of these destination – but
also living and working in that part of the world.
We have set up an office in Beijing
in order to better coordinate our tours and render
immediate assistance – if needed – to
our clients during their stay in China. We also
provide names and telephone numbers of contacts
in each city, along with a complete itinerary including
hotel addresses and telephone numbers, to our passenger
for every tour.
Please be aware that all Chinese hotels
provide an in-room safe or locked security boxes
at the front desk. Leave valuables at the hotel.
If there is a problem, report it immediately to
a security guard or the police.
Special Telephone Numbers:
110 – Police
119 – Fire
120 – Emergency
140 – Directory inquires and information
In addition to the breakfast buffet served
at the hotel, most tours include lunch and dinner
at select, on-site locations. Farewell dinner parties
are arranged near the end of each tour, and most
itineraries include special dinner, such as Beijing
Roasted Duck dinner in Beijing, the lunch in local
family and etc.
All passengers must have a passport
which is valid for six months from the tour return
date to Canada, and the passport must have at least
two blank pages for a visa.
Time for shopping will be arranged during
your tour at various sites for your convenience.
Tianjiao International Education Group does not
take any responsibility for any damages, payments,
shipping or other problems of your purchased. It
is each passenger’s responsibility to contact
During our trip, you will visit some
local schools and families. We suggest you to bring
some little gifts from Canada to give out to the
people you meet there. Pins with Canadian flag,
Key chains, little books about culture and education,
Canadian flag or souvenirs from your school would
make good gifts for them.
Travel Visa for China
A group usually ranges from 30 to 50
people per bus. The minimum number of a group is
of twenty people. Availability is limited,
so book early as reservations are made on a first
come, first served basis.
Consulate General of People’s
Republic of China: 1338 West Broadway; Tel: (604)
734-0704; operates Hours: 9:00am -1:00pm from
Monday to Friday. For a normal visa request
you will need one recent passport-size photograph,
valid passport and the completed visa application
form. The fee for one entry travel
visa costs $50. The visa is usually handed out
4 business days after the visa has been requested.
There is also an express visa service, where
you may obtain your visa the same day at a higher
cost and all express requests must be done before
11:00 am. Please note that the Chinese Visa Section
is very busy and there is a long wait if you
decide to arrive late. There is an application
form that must be completed beforehand. This
application form can be downloaded from the website
of Visa section of the Chinese consulate or you
can ask us to send you one by fax. People from
the east coast please contact Toronto Consulate
General of China. Applications by mail are no
Visa Application Service
We can provide visa
application service for people who are not able
to show up by themselves. If you need visa application
service, please send in your signed application
form, your passport which is valid for at least
6 months after the departure date, one passport-size
photo, and a cheque of payment by mail. The total
cost is $120 including
visa application fee, service fee, and express
mail fee to send back your passport and visa. Please
contact us for further details.