NZCFS Tours motto ‘we know China best’ still stands up to scrutiny. With increasing competition to some (very) cheap options, NZCFS offers a quite different product that the discerning traveler will appreciate. No hidden costs, a focus on real China that dodges the tourism traps of the cheap tour. For full justification of this claim, see http://nzchinasociety.org.nz/nzcfs-tours-2/.
EXPLORE CHINA- THE SOUTH-EAST
Still positions available. A fantastic tour through a very attractive part of China, rich in diverse aspects of culture, history, beautiful and dramatic scenic beauty. The itinerary is here http://nzchinasociety.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-SE-China.pdf
NZCFS ICE and TROPICS Tour
February 12 to March 4 2020 (dates to be confirmed)
One of the most common questions we receive at NZCFS Tours is “when are we going to go to the Ice and Light Festival in Harbin? “ The answer is February 2020!
Immediately after the two golden weeks of Spring Festival holidays, NZCFS will go to Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, to enjoy the ice sculptures. By day, the International Ice sculpture festival on Sun Island, and the Ice Lantern Art Fair. At night, the illuminated Ice and Snow World of buildings constructed from from ice.
Explore the Russian architecture in Central Street typified by St Sofia Church that brings the Russian history to life, visit Stalin Park, visit the extensive Siberian Tiger Park.
Temperatures down to -20, so you will need an extra pair of socks!
For the survivors, fly for more than 5 hours as far south as possible in China to Sanya, Hainan Island. Relax on white sand under the shade of coconut palms, even swim in the sea! Five days in and around Sanya including tropical forest Parks, ethnic minority heritage villages, Buddhism and culture. An opportunity will be made available to enjoy a health spa and gain an experience of traditional Chinese medicines, acupuncture and massage. This island is tropical, but the temperatures in late February will be a pleasant cool, rather than tropical.
Then to Guangxi Guilin for a long overdue visit to this city famed for its water and karst limestone beauty. Cruise down the Li River, relax in Yangshuo, go north for an overnight stay in the terraced rice hillside villages of Longji, and stay in the Zhuang village guest houses.
Continue an efficient circuit by bus through Sanjiang Dong village to Liuzhou. Visit the unique “Strange rock” museum, a fascinating collection of rock formations of interest to geologists as well general visitors. Back to Guilin, then a final stop in Hong Kong to explore this often passed through city. Hong Kong and a day trip by ferry and new bridge to Macao can offer more than shopping and gambling. Just 3 nights here perhaps!
Full itinerary, final draft is available here. The Harbin visit will be offered as an optional extra.
Option One, includes Harbin
21 days in China
- Dates: 12 February to 4 March (to be confirmed)
- All inclusive Cost: $9250
- Single supplement $1260
Option 2, not including Harbin, fly direct to Sanya.
18 days in China
- Dates: 16 February to 4 March (to be confirmed
- All inclusive Cost: $7950
- Single supplement $1070
- Return international travel from your NZ hometown
- Twin share accommodation
- 4 star hotels or best available
- All in-China costs
- all meals -enjoy a range of regional food experiences
- Travel – flights, bullet trains, coach
- Entrance fees, at least one performance
Insurance, visa application fee