The best times to visit China are in the Spring, which falls between April – May and then in the Autumn, which is between September – October. This is when the weather is much more comfortable for tourists to explore.
As our tour focuses on unique and authentic experiences restaurants are hand-picked to ensure quality and authentic traditional dishes. Vegetarians and vegans are well catered for as we make sure all dietary requirements are sent over to the guides prior to departure.
We grade our tours on level of activity and amount of walking involved, which can be found on the tour pages on the website and in our brochures, under ‘Physical Rating’. We grade the tours as follows:
Level 1 – A reasonable level of fitness is required, but its more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances.
Level 2 – This will involve a little more time on your feet than level 1 tours and may involve a bit more walking or steps.
Level 3 – A good level of fitness is required, as around 2-3 hours of walking will be required per day. Other activities such as cycling, may be included and walking longer distances.
Level 4 – Level 4 is similar to level 3 but the activities may be of longer duration or a more challenging terrain.
Level 5 – You’ll need to be fit and adventurous to participate in these tours as in some cases you will be active for most of the day on tough terrain or have physically demanding activities.
Most of our tours include time for shopping whether it be in a local market or Bazaar, or with a visit to a shopping mall. This will be explained in the tour dossier, or by the local guide in resort. However, if this is something that you would like to include in your tour, please speak to one of our experts before travelling.
Zhangjiajie, known for its breathtaking scenery, is located in the northwest of Hunan province. Home to China’s first national forest park, Zhangjiajie is endowed with striking natural beauty, its dramatic pinnacles a distinctive feature of the Chinese landscape that are found in many a traditional Chinese painting. They are also said to be the inspiration for the film Avatar. Throughout the park there are more than 3,000 of these narrow limestone pillars, many over 200m high. Between the peaks lie ravines and gorges with streams, pools and waterfalls and caves as well as two magnificent natural bridges. It is also home to a number of endangered plant and animal species and is a UNESCO listed site that was awarded the title of “World Geological Park” in 2004.
In August 2016, a glass bridge across the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area opened to the public. Spanning 430 metres long and 300 metres high, it is said to be the world’s highest and longest glass bridge ever constructed.
What better way to experience it than on a Wendy Wu tour?