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FAQs about China

  • When is the best time to travel to China?

    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.

  • Are the meals all local cuisine or are there any western meals and do they cater for vegetarians?

    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.

  • Is there a lot of walking involved on our China tours?

    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.

  • Do we have time for shopping on tours?

    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.


Better known as a resident of neighbouring Sichuan province, the giant panda has made a place for itself in Chongqing. Located just outside the city centre, Chongqing Zoo includes the Panda House, a dwelling for China’s most popular bear. Designed to resemble the rock caves and bamboo groves of their native Sichuan Mountains, at the Panda House you can watch the pandas doing what they do best - chomping through great piles of bamboo and romping around with their fellows. Located right on the Yangtze River, the zoo was first opened to the public in 1955 with facilities that include a tea house and restaurants. Chongqing Zoo is also home to a number of other animals, including red pandas, giraffes, gorillas, elephants, kangaroos plus some more unusual additions such as the rare South China tiger.

Chongqing Zoo and Panda House Holidays

What better way to experience it than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Cities of the Orient Tour Tour

16 days from £3,790pp Fully Inclusive of Tour & Flights
  • Warriors in Xian
  • Chengdu Pandas
  • Yangtze River Cruise
  • Shanghai Yu Gardens
Classic China Tour Tour

21 days from £3,890pp Fully Inclusive of Tour & Flights
  • Beijing Forbidden City
  • Li River Cruise
  • Yangtze River Cruise
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge
Dreams of Nature Tour

22 days from £3,190pp Fully Inclusive of Tour & Flights
  • Longji Rice Terraces
  • Zhangjiajie
  • Yangtze Cruise
  • Nine Villages Valley
  • Chengdu Pandas