TOUR COSTS INCLUDE

Transportation

Transpacific air will be provided via Air China or China Eastern Airlines. For passengers departing from either San Francisco or Los Angeles to either Shanghai or Beijing with a return from either Shanghai or Beijing, a round trip economy class ticket will be included in the tour. Departure from other cities in the US will require an "add-on". Please consult with PTS for further details. Persons, who wish to travel via other airlines can do so, however, the ticket price will differ. If a person would like to upgrade from economy class to either business or first class, a person can do so, however, the upgrade will incur a higher price difference. Please consult with PTS for the price difference and reservations.

For travel within China, visitors will travel via China domestic airlines (significant distances) or deluxe, modern coach with amenities and comfortable travel. For portions of a tour or an entire tour requiring river travel, transportation will be provided on state-of-the-art ships with deluxe accommodations and full amenities.

Transfers

Round trip airport to hotel transfers are provided in each city

Hotel Accommodations

Visitors will stay at five-star hotels at each destination. Four-star hotel reservations will be provided at the request of the client, and will be considered an upgrade in rating and price difference.

Meals

Meals will be provided as mentioned in the itinerary. Guests will be provided with an American breakfast (AB), lunch (L), and dinner (D) at local restaurants unless otherwise stated.

Special Meals

Special meals are included as stated in the tour.

Escorted Tour

Bilingual (English and Chinese) professional tour guides will escort visitors throughout the entire tour.

Travel Insurance

When you confirm your reservation and make final payment, PTS will provide travel insurance coverage for $30,000US. We also offer additional insurance coverage plans, which can be provided at your own expense. Application forms can be obtained from PTS.

US Departure Tax

All tour packages, unless otherwise stated, includes the US Departure Tax $53.

TOUR COSTS DO NOT INCLUDE:

Travel Document

A valid passport is required, and the expiration date cannot be less than 6 months of the tour dates. Wonderful Vacation will not be responsible for any delays, damages, and/or losses, including missed portions of the tour, which are related to missing travel documents.

Visa Processing

Travel to China requires the proper documents, one of which is the visa, which can be obtained from any Consulate of the People's Republic of China within the United States. However, for your convenience, PTS will obtain the necessary visa for your trip to China. Application forms will be provided by PTS upon request from you. The charges for the visa processing are as follows:


Group Visa:
For entry to China and departure from China with the tour group, your passport is required. The original passport and photo are not required for a visa application, which should be obtained from PTS. Group visa charge - $30 per person.

Individual Visa:
For entry into China and departure from China as an individual tourist, your passport, two photos, and application form are required. Individual visa charge - $50 per person. If you possess a passport other than from the US, please consult with PTS for the processing fee.

China Passport:
For individuals carrying a China passport with a U.S. Green Card, a visa is not required, however, a copy of the passport is mandated.


China Airport Construction Tax

A very nominal fee/tax is assessed and charged at each airport of departure from each city in China.

Tips (It is customary to give the driver $1.50US/person/day and the tour guide $2.50/person/day. Should you wish to tip more, you can.)

Baggage Handling Fee

Baggage handling fees are not covered by the price of the tour, and will be your responsibility.

Extra Arrangements for Activities, Which Are Not Specified in the Tour Package

Should you wish to add additional activities to your tour, the arrangements for such should be made with PTS before registration is made to enable PTS to make the necessary modifications to your tour and price of the travel package. Please consult with PTS to obtain various activities, which are available and the respective charge(s).

Personal Expenses

Personal expenses, such as laundry, postage, telephone calls, etc. are not included in the price of the tour. Therefore, the requirement for such matters will be your responsibility.

NOTE: The sixteenth (16th) person will travel free-of-charge having to pay only for the US departure tax on the air ticket - $53 (current tax) if departure is from Los Angeles and San Francisco. If departure is from the East Coast, the current tax is $ 53. This applies to group tours, in which every person departs from the same city in the US and in China, and on the same dates.

Terms and Conditions

Payment and Deposit

Reservation


1. Deposit

To ensure that your reservations are processed and confirmed, a deposit of $300 is due upon registration for the tour. The check or money order is to be made payable to PTS. A $35 fee will be charged for any return checks. At the time of registration, an application should be obtained from PTS, completed, and provided to PTS with your deposit.

2. Balance

The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to departure. Delay in the provision of the remaining balance will result in cancellation of your reservations.


Cancellation

The following will be charged or refunded accordingly when you cancel your tour reservation:

Written notice is required 60 days prior to departure for any cancellation; within 60 days before departure the cancellation fee will be as follows:

 

  • 59-31 days prior to departure, $300 per person;
  • 30-15 days prior to departure, 50% of total price. Plus any other service fee caused from the cancellation, like airline tickets have already been issued at the time of cancellation (regardless of number of days prior to departure), the traveler will be assessed an additional airline cancellation penalty and service charge pursuant to the airlines rules and regulations.
  • 14 days prior to departure or withdraw during the tour shall be regarded as willingly give-up of all rights concerned, 100% of total price, and request for other service as substitute shall not be accepted.


Unused Portion of the Tour

Any unused tour feature with respect to air travel or land arrangements are not refundable nor can substitutions be made once the trip is underway.

Tour Price

All tour prices are in US dollars. These rates are subject to change as deemed necessary by PTS to cover its costs for airline hikes in fares, increase in hotel rates, or any other increases charged for any service rendered by the contracting agents in China.

Group Tour vs. FIT

Group tours are based on participation of ten (10) or more persons. For groups of travelers less than ten (10), a reasonable tour price will be based on an "FIT" basis unless otherwise stated.

USA & Canada Add-on Fare

If you are planning to leave from cities other than Los Angeles or San Francisco, we would like to apprise you that the appropriate domestic add-on fare to Los Angeles or San Francisco will apply. Due to seasonal fluctuations in pricing and price changes at the discretion of the airlines, prices for any add-on fares cannot be published. Please consult with PTS for details, i.e., fare price, seat availability, and confirmation.

Price Guarantee

When the final payment is made to PTS, the price of your tour will be guaranteed providing there are no changes made to the tour package and air travel arrangements, and there are no unforeseen changes beyond the control of PTS.

Health Condition

PTS would like you to have a most enjoyable trip to China, and would highly recommend that travelers be in good health. Should you have a physical condition, which may be affected by travel, please consult with your physician to make certain that it would be feasible for you to travel without complications. Also, if you require any prescription medication, please make certain that you bring your medication in the properly labeled bottles with identification that the medication is prescribed. If you have any dietary restrictions, please notify PTS, who will notify the airlines and agents in China of your restrictions.

Baggage

Your baggage throughout the trip is your responsibility. Baggage allowance for your transpacific flight is two pieces of luggage, not to exceed 40lbs. Extra weight will incur extra charges. Carry-on luggage is limited to one piece not exceeding 45 inches in combined dimension. Excess baggage charges and insurance will be your responsibility.

Deviation Charge

There will be a charge for any deviations from the tour.

Change Fee

Once your reservation is booked and confirmed, any changes, which you may wish to make, will be charged a fee of $35US. Once the ticket is issued, no changes will be permitted.

Shopping

If you require, PTS will be more than happy to assist you with your shopping requirements. However, PTS does not assume any responsibility for any items purchased in China. Should any problems arise from purchase, the responsibility to seek remedy from the merchant will be on your part. PTS does not hold responsibility for the value, reliability, quality or authenticity of any goods purchased in China.

Substitution


PTS reserves the right to substitute hotels with hotels of the same level in such events, which preclude availability of sufficient rooms for all of the tour participants.

Alterations to the Tour by Agents other than PTS

Since the Chinese ground agent has exclusive control of operations of the tour in China, the ground agent reserves the right to increase rates and make alterations to the tour itinerary as to destinations, transportation, accommodations, and all other services. Neither PTS nor any subsidiary or affiliate of PTS shall be responsible for any such alterations made by the Chinese ground agent. Should an increase in the price of any segment of the tour occur, PTS reserves the right to adjust the tour price to cover the added cost.

Missing Travel Documents

Should a tour participant be denied entry into China for the lack of the necessary travel documents or for other legitimate reasons, PTS will not refund the unused portion of tour nor will it be responsible for any additional expenditure arising from such a problem.

Responsibility

Liability Exclusions

Perfect Transportation & Travel Service (PTS), Inc., located at 533 South Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park, CA. 91754 (hereinafter referred to as the Tour Operator) is responsible for developing the tour(s).   The responsibility of the Tour Operator and/or its representatives and/or its agents is limited.  The Tour Operator acts only as an agent for the tour participants in all matters connected with the tour transportation, hotel & dining services, sightseeing tours, and other services, including all transportation whether by air, motor coach, rail, car, boat, or by any other means.  The Tour Operator does not own, manage, control or operate any transportation vehicle, any hotel or restaurant, or any other suppliers or services related to this tour program.  The Tour Operator acts only on behalf of hotels, airlines, cruise lines, bus companies and/or owners, operators or contractors (all hereinafter called Contractors) providing services in connection with these tours; and all tickets, receipts, coupons and vouchers are issued subject to the terms and conditions specified by these Contractors.  As an agent, the Tour Operator holds itself free of responsibility for any damage, injury, or loss resulting from any cause.  By accepting the coupons and tickets, or utilizing the services, tour participants agree that neither the Tour Operator nor its representatives and/or agents shall be liable for any loss, or additional expense, injury, or damage to the tour participants or their belongings or otherwise in connection with any accommodation, transportation or other services, resulting directly or indirectly from any other occurrences beyond the control of the Tour Operator, including breakdown in equipment, strikes, acts of God, fire, acts of government or authorities, wars, whether declared or not, riots, theft, pilferage, epidemics, quarantines, medical or custom regulations, delays, cancellations or changes in itinerary or schedules, etc..  Any agreement between Tour Operator and any travel agent, passenger, air carrier, hotel, ground operator, or other tour operator shall be valid only when accepted in writing by Tour Operator's authorized representative at the office of Tour Operator's principal place of business.  The Tour Operator reserves the right to withdraw and/or cancel a tour or to make changes in  the itinerary whenever, in its sole judgment, conditions warrant it.  If the Tour Operator cancels the tour, it shall have no responsibility beyond the refund of all moneys paid to the Tour Operator by tour participant.  The Tour Operator reserves the right to decline accepting or retaining any person as a member of the tour at any time should such person's health or general deportment or attitude, in the Tour Operator's sole judgment, impede the operations of the tour.  If such person is asked to leave while the tour is in progress, that person will be responsible for charges incurred by their departure from the tour or their return to the USA.  The Tour Operator will refund any moneys which can be recovered for their unused portion of the tour, and there will be no further obligation  or liability on the part of the Tour Operator.