Question 1: How long is a suitable length for senior people to travel China?
As China is very large country with rich tourism attractions, it is well worth a discovery. Considering that seniors need more rest and relaxation, the suggested length to travel is between 12-15 days.
Question 2: I'm afraid I have too many questions about my tour, and will trouble my travel consultant a lot. They may be out of patient?
Please don't worry about this. All of our travel consultants are very patient and helpful. One on one service gives you no restriction to explain your wants and concerns. No matter how many times and questions you feel need to ask, feel free to contact us, and it is Free. Your travel consultant will be very glad to assist you. It is our pleasure to realize your ideal personalized tour.
Question 3: I care my sleep very much. Can you recommend some good hotel for me?
Yes, please tell us your special needs about the hotel such as: king size bed; twin beds; suite room; standard room. We often recommend our senior customer to stay at the international brand hotel as they are familiar with the hotel's quality and service. The good location also will be the side of consideration.
Question 4: I have high blood pressure, can I travel in winter?
Yes, the main tour destinations like Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai is suit for old people go tour any time, even people of high blood pressure. We suggest the seniors travel to China during Spring or Autumn as the weather will be more comfortable. Taking a custom tour with no fixed departure date, you choose any time you like to travel.
Question 5: As westerners we could be susceptible to food poisoning. What medications should we bring with us in case this happens?
The restaurants we arrange for our customers are very clean and safe to protect them from food poisoning. But as for the safe side, we do suggest you take some common medicines with you, such as the medicines for flu, sore throat, coughing, diarrhea, etc that you use at home. We strongly suggest you go to see your doctor and take his/her advices as well as the medicines he/she suggests.
Question 6: Is tap water drinkable in hotels?
Tap water is not drinkable except in some of the hotels. In hotel rooms there will be thermos of boiled water offered by the hotel free of charge or sometimes an electrical water boiler with which you can boil water by yourself. Bottled mineral water is recommended, especially for the first few days of your tour. The bottled water can be purchased easily for about $0.25 to $0.75 per bottle everywhere. Sometimes a bottle or two is provided free in your room by certain hotels.
If you want a bath or shower, the water will be no problem. It's safe.
Question 7: Is Mutianyu Great Wall a dangerous climb for senior people?
Great Wall tours for the elderly is very safe. Especially at Badaling and Mutianyu sections. Cable cars are operating in these two sections transporting people to the top of Great Walls.
Question 8: Is Mt.Huangshan elderly traveler suitable to visit?
The regular tour of Mt.Huangshan is very safe and the stairs are flat. Also there are cable cars going to the middle of the mountain. You still need to climb a bit, and sometimes it could be tiring, but it is absolutely ok for senior travelers.
Question 9: Do I need to bring my medical record with me?
Yes, we suggest you take your medical record with you in case that you need it in the event of an emergency, and please also take with you your doctor's name, address and phone number, emergency contact name and phone number, and your insurance company's name, address and phone number.
Question 10: Do we need vaccinations to travel to China? If yes, what kinds of vaccinations do we need?
While you travel to China with China Odyssey Tours, we always carefully select restaurants and hotels that are clean and safe in order to provide you with a safe and healthy environment. However, we do suggest you have sorts of vaccinations 4 to 6 weeks before your trip as the following, especially if you choose to go and visit those remote and /or rural areas.
- Hepatitis A or immune globulin (IG)
- Hepatitis B
- Rabies, if you might have possibility to be exposed to wild or domestic animals.
- Typhoid, for visiting developing countries.