Monday, August 27, 2012

Changes to China Visa Applications

There have been recent changes to applying for China visas that will require travelers to submit a letter of invitation and photocopies of their round-trip ticket and hotel reservations with their visa application.

For more information, please click on the link to the LA Times article that follows:  


We offer a visa processing service through the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles. Please call us @ 866-992-4462 or click on: for details.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

China's World Heritage Sites

Since joining the International Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 1985, China now has 43 World Heritage Sites - 30 cultural heritage sites, 9 natural heritage sites and 4 cultural and natural (mixed) sites, ranking third in the world. 

Want to learn more of China's ancient culture and experience its natural landscapes?  We can customize a specialty tour for you to visit a few of China's incredible World Heritage Sites.

Call us at 866-992-4462 or click on:

Huanglong Scenic Area
Leshan Giant Buddha


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Luxury Value Plus Series - China Discovery

China Discovery Tours has created the Super Luxury Value Plus tour series, as a way to provide ultimate comfort in internationally renown 5-star hotels at affordable prices to seasoned travelers. 

The Value Plus "China Discovery" provides a perfectly balanced taste of the natural scenic beauty you can find in China, while still giving you an authentic look at China’s historical monuments. As you venture through Beijing, marvel at historic architectural achievements including Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and Forbidden City. Climb the Great Wall of China and stroll through the beautiful Linger-In Garden of Suzhou. Experience all of the wonders and mystery that West Lake offers you, combined with a grand spiritual experience at the Lingyin Temple. 

The Value Plus "China Discovery" is a great way to enlighten your life by experiencing some of the natural treasures of the word.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Last Minute Discounts

Hello Travelers,
We have recently updated our last minute discounts on our website and invite you to take a look to see the current specials we have going on.
For easier access please view the information here:
 Please give our travel specialists a call if you have any questions at 866-992-4462
Thank you very much!
China Discovery Tours

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Booking Promotion:Travel Agencies

Dear Valued Travel Agent Partners,

Good afternoon, we are pleased to announce that it is that time of the year again, where China Discovery Tours will be announcing special discounts on certain tours to clients who travel with the agencies we are partnered with. As a way to say thank you for going through an agency to book their travel needs, we are offering a $200 discount per each traveler on four pre- selected tours.

Yangtze Downstream Discovery, Departing on June 2nd, 2012

Featuring a luxurious 5-Star Century Diamond Cruiser down the magnificent Yangtze River and a spectacular journey to famous modern and ancient architectural wonders, this China excursion will lead you on an unforgettable adventure. Experience ancient rural China and the massive Three Gorges Dam Project on exciting shore excursions along the Yangtze River . Enjoy the ancient Terracotta Warriors in Xian, the massive Great Wall of China, a delicious peking duck banquet in Beijing , and the brilliant Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai . The Yangtze Downstream Discovery provides a memorable taste of China to cherish your entire life.

Grand China Discovery, Departing on June 5th, 2012

The Grand China Discovery provides the opportunity to enjoy many of China's picturesque landscapes, historic monuments, and modern-day architectural triumphs. From the bustling streets of Beijing and Shanghai to the shining, beautiful Li River, you will experience the ever-changing urban and rural cultures throughout the country. Climb the Great Wall of China and visit the Xian Terracotta Warriors. Shop in the economic heart of Shanghai and gaze at enormous pagodas and colorful Chinese gardens. The Grand China Discovery will truly astound you.

Yangtze Hong Kong Discovery, Departing on July 14th, 2012

The Yangtze-Hong Kong Discovery takes you to "Middle Kingdom" for a scenic, pleasurable adventure. From the glowing skyscrapers and shops of Shanghai to the vibrant Tang Dynasty Show in Xian, you will experience all the colors and liveliness of China . Relax as you pass through the Three Gorges on your 5-Star Century Diamond Cruise of the Yangtze River and gaze at the magnificent Hong Kong skyline from Victoria Peak . And with visits to serene Beijing temples, the massive Great Wall of China, and the beautifully-crafted Xian Terracotta Warriors, you will see why the Yangtze-Hong Kong Discovery is our most comprehensive China adventure.

Golden China Discovery, Departing on July 17th, 2012

Experience the grandeur of China on our Golden China Discovery Tour. You will enjoy touring some of China 's most historically significant, picturesque and compelling cities. From the dynamic and influential capital city of Beijing , to the ancient city of Xi'an , you will be captivated by this tours diverse sights. Guilin , city of beautiful rivers and landscapes - captured elegantly by artists of the majestic Tang dynasty is also on this tour. Finish with an amazing Shanghai , "Pearl of the Orient" and Suzhou , a city of scenic gardens, canals and Chinese culture.

Thank you very much, and once again we look forward to working towards a mutually beneficial partnership between our two agencies! 

China Discovery Tours

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Travel Agency Promotions

Dear Valued Travel Agent Partners,

Good afternoon, we are pleased to announce that it is that time of the year again, where China Discovery Tours will be announcing special discounts on certain tours to clients who travel with the agencies we are partnered with. As a way to say thank you for going through an agency to book their travel needs, we are offering a $200 discount per each traveler on four pre- selected tours. The tour information will be sent to each agency by their authorized representative at China Discovery Tours and will make sure to answer any questions that you might have.

Thank you very much, and once again we look forward to working towards a mutually beneficial partnership between our two agencies!

China Discovery Tours

Monday, March 5, 2012

To all travel show attendees from January

Dear Traveler,

We would like to thank you very much for stopping by our booth at the travel show back  in January. We really enjoyed getting to spend time with everyone that stopped by. If you would like to receive information about China, including special promotions and deals that we have going on please do not forget to send us a friend request and like our local business page. The information will be displayed on the following page,

We look forward to connecting with you on our other sites too, such as our  blogger or twitter!


China Discovery Tours

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day 2012! Free hotel night!

Dear Travelers,

We would like to thank all of you who have helped make our early booking discounts so successful this year; we appreciate every single one of you. As a way to say thank you, to everyone who has not yet been able to take advantage of our early booking discount for one day only China Discovery Tours will be offering a free nights’ accommodation.

This offer is valid to everyone who calls in between the hours of 10:30am and 12:30pm to place their tour deposits, this upcoming Friday March 2nd, 2012. This offer can only be used at the beginning or the ending of your tour, and is not applicable during the middle. The hotel is based upon our standard tour hotels and double occupancy.

We also hope, that everyone has enjoyed today. Happy Leap Year!

Please call one of our tour specialists for more information.

866-99CHINA (992-4462)

-China Discovery Tours

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Save the Date Reminder!

Hello Traveler,

We would like to make sure and remind everyone that this upcoming Friday February 24th, 2012 we are running a very special promotion as a way to say Thank you! China Discovery Tours will be giving away a free China Visa to everyone who calls in on Friday between the hours of 10:30am - 12:30pm PST, who place their deposits to secure a tour with us.

Please note that this offer is not combinable with any other offers or promotions.

Travel Specialists can be reached toll free at 866-99CHINA (992-4462)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Free Tour Drawing Winner Announced Monday February 6th, 2012

Dear Traveler,

We would like to thank you very much for entering our free tour giveaway from China Discovery Tours.  The winner will be announced Monday February 6th, 2012. It was an absolute pleasure getting to speak with you briefly at the travel show this past weekend, and we look forward to all future correspondences.  

Should you be interested in obtaining additional information on China Tours or Asia Land Tours, please feel free to visit our website at or call one of our travel specialists toll free at 866-992-4462, they are standing by to assist with any questions you may have.

Good luck travelers and we look forward to announcing the winner on Monday.
Have a great weekend!

China Discovery Tours
20407 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Letter to our Valued Travel Partners!

January 24, 2012

Dear Travel Partner,

It is our absolute pleasure to be able to present to you our new 2012-2013 luxury all inclusive tours to China and all of Asia. Not only do we have predesigned group tours that you and your clients are able to select from, we are also able to customize your clients experience to their exact specifications. You can choose any combination of the following; the date of departure, the locations that they will visit, and the activities that they will visit.  There are no limits to what we can put together, all you have to do is be able to dream it and we will create it together.

Who is China Discovery Tours, you might ask? Since 1986, as a family owned company, we have maintained the philosophy of providing our customers with high quality, all-inclusive tour packages with outstanding customer service at reasonable prices. We judge our successes by the growing number of customers we attract each year simply by word of mouth. Only the finest hotels, restaurants, cruise ships and professional guides are selected, and fully customized tours for any group size are available upon request. With our knowledge and long-standing experience, we hope to assist you in embarking on a journey of a lifetime to discover the riches of Asia, and prove to you that "Nobody shows you Asia like China Discovery Tours!"

China Discovery Tours welcomes you to join us in 2012-2013 in exploring China and other countries in Asia. We believe that travel is a life-enriching experience, which is why we are here to guide you on your journey of discovery by providing a deeper understanding of other nations, their people and their histories.

We look forward to creating mutually beneficial partnerships between our agencies.


China Discovery Tours 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Frequently asked questions and our answers!

Do cell phones work in China?

As far as cell phones go, you really have two choices. The one that I think is best would be to, would be to call your cell phone company and tell them that you would like to get a China roaming package because you will be traveling to China. Then after you get home, call them and cancel the service. That always seems to be the best option, although you will probably need a converter for your cell phone battery charger. Or the other option would be to buy a cell phone in China. They can be rather expensive to call a number in the US but it is another option. If you wanted it for local China, then that might be all that you would need.

What can you tell me about using cash, charge accounts, exchanging currency  etc. while in China? 

In terms of cash, I would highly recommend you carry US currency and a small amount of Chinese (Yuan) while you are out and about on your daily adventures. You can either exchange some US cash before you leave at your personal bank. The airports and hotel lobbies will also have currency exchanges available for you to use, at a small fee. I would not recommend using your personal credit card at many of the local little street vendors, and a majority of them will not even have credit card processing machines. If the larger shops that we will be taking you to, you are able to use your credit card should you choose to purchase anything. (It is also safe at these locations) Generally, most of our clients have found that it is easiest to go to one of the local bank of china ATM’s and by using their personal checking account debit cards, directly withdrawal currency that way. PLEASE NOTE: to check with your bank branch before you leave that there are no large international withdrawal fees associated with your card.  People such as your guide and driver will accept US Currency as a tip. However, please remember other than your provided guide and driver; it really is not a tipping culture. (such as cab drivers or waiters)

Do we need to have any immunization shots before leaving?

As far as immunizations are concerned we actually do not recommend or require any vaccinations, neither does the government of China. However, I always recommend that my clients check with their primary care physician just to be sure that their doctor does not recommend anything. I mean obviously your personal doctor knows you best, and it’s just over all better to get a professional opinion. Although we here at the company do not suggest or require anything, just something to keep in mind.

Is there some sort of a dress code that we should follow?

There is not an actual dress code throughout the course of the trip, the trip is set up to be very causal and comfortable. Some sort of dress shirt/button down shirt for men and a pair of slacks should be more than adequate in terms of at dinners. Even t-shirts and jeans are okay as well. As far as what clothing I would recommend for a woman, it really doesn’t matter as long as you are comfortable. There are not any formal, suit and tie or gown events.  Really is depends on the preference of the traveler. I would however not recommend wearing any strappy sandals with heels as you will be doing a lot of walking and will want comfortable shoes. Your main priority should be comfortable shoes throughout the course of the trip and then the rest of the trip will pretty much just fall into place.

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