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Payment Guide

China Odyssey Tours will provide you with quote calculated in Chinese currency-CNY, as well as the equivalent quote in USD based on the current exchange rate between them. Please note our quote in USD may change slightly due to the fluctuation of the exchange rate, though CNY quote remains the same (You can find reference exchange rate at BOC EXCHANGE RATE).

After you confirm your itinerary with us, we will request you to pay deposit to secure the booking. On average, the deposit is 15% of the total tour price. The amount of deposit may be adjusted by your travel consultant based on your actual itinerary and group size; and the balance should be paid at least 30 days before your tour date. Full payment is required if your tour is booked within 30 days before departure.

For our clients' convenience, we accept various ways of payment: 

PayPal

It's fast, easy and safe to pay by PayPal, which has over 100 million customers and is widely accepted by global brands such as Dell and StarBucks. China Odyssey Tours also take it a worry-free payment method for our clients.

* How to pay by PayPal:

It’s very easy to pay by PayPal, your travel consultant will send you a secured PayPal online payment link by email, click the link, log in to your PayPal account and click on the "pay" button then the payment is completed.

If you don't have an account on PayPal, you can still use it by providing your credit card information. PayPal accepts all major credit cards and debit cards.

* Please Note: 

Our PayPal account can be found when you click our payment link.

China Odyssey Tours is owned by Tang Dynasty Tours Co. Ltd (License Number L-GX-GJ00080). Read the company overview for details.

If you choose to pay by PayPal and you also have E-check, please find the option of E-check to pay the money.

Credit Card

A. Credit Card (Online payment)

China Odyssey Tours accepts Visa Card and MasterCard, but not debit card. To finish the payment, please click the "Pay Now" button on the link sent over by your travel consultant via email. You will then finish your payment through Bank of China (one of biggest state-owned commercial banks in China).

B. American Express Credit Card Authorization Form

China Odyssey Tours accepts American Express payment with a clear photo/scan of the Authorization Form, but not debit card. Your travel consultant will send the Authorization Form via email for you to print and fill out.

* Three Steps to complete the credit card payment authorization:

Step 1: Print and fill out the Credit Card payment Authorization Form with your VALID credit card information (card type, number, card holder's name, billing address and card holder's signature, etc.).

Step 2: Scan or take photos of the completed Credit Card payment Authorization Form, both sides of your credit card and your passport, then send the original image files to your travel consultant.

Important note: To make sure the scan or photos are legible for the bank to process the authorization, we recommend you use a high-resolution camera to take the photos, and email us the original digital image files.

Step 3: After we receive your authorization documents, we will acknowledge the receipt by sending you an email and send the documents to Bank of China who will help us get your payment from your credit card issuing bank.

* Please Note:

According to the rules of the Chinese Government, we are not allowed to charge in foreign currencies. So the payments on our side is charged in CNY based on the current exchange rates in China. Your card issuing bank will charge you in local currency and China Odyssey Tours have no control on the exchange rate employed by your card company. As a result, there might be a subtle difference between the final amount charged from your credit card and the amount identified on the Credit Card Authorization Form.

Usually it takes 2-5 days for the payment reach on our side, so if you make the payment less than 10 days prior to your arrival date, credit card won't be accepted by us.

Wire Transfer (Regular Bank Transfer)

It's easy to pay through wire transfer; however it could take 3 - 7 days for the payment to reach our side. Due to this reason, for clients who make booking less than 30 days before arrival, China Odyssey Tours can't accept wire transfer.

* Please pay to our bank account:

Account Name: GUILIN TANG DYNASTY TOURS CO. LTD
Account Number: 4538 1100 0018 0100 12645
SWIFT Number: COMMCNSHGLN
CNAPS Number: 301617000010
Branch Number: 301617000028
Our Bank Name: BANK OF COMMUNICATIONS GUILIN BRANCH
Bank Address: No.8 Nan Huan Road, Guilin, Guangxi, P.R. China
Our Company Address: Room 218, Building 6, No. 11 Huixian Road, Qixing District, Guilin, China 541004

Note: Please write your travel consultant's name on the postscript when transferring the money.

* Please do remember:

After you send the money, please take a picture of the bank receipt with a high-resolution camera and then send the digital image file to your travel consultant via e-mail.

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