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Wheelchairs & Handicapped Travelers


Those who need a wheelchair to get around or are otherwise disabled should not be put off from visiting China. However you must realize handicapped access does not receive the same development priority that it may in the country you come from. Be prepared to face some limitations, but with patience you can still do most things.

Sightseeing

Visiting major sights in Beijing such as the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace are not a problem. Similarly you may visit major sights in Xi'an and Shanghai. Smaller places may be more difficult or limiting, please work with our agent to customize the best itinerary for your needs.

We recommend a ride through the Hutongs (old alleyways) in a cycle rickshaw, a great way to see the street life in old Beijing while being transported comfortably with your group. You do not need to get out and can skip the family home visit if it does not work for you. Other sights such as Tiananmen Square and the Olympic Venues are vast areas which are ideal for wheelchairs. Parks in China are also common venues for wheelchairs and you will see the elderly pushing their own wheelchairs for exercise.

The Great Wall

If you are game and not overly obese you can take a cable car up to the base of Great Wall. This does mean getting out of the wheelchair, into a gondola car, then back into your wheelchair at the top. You might not be able to go further than the gondola exit as the wall has stairs and can be steep. But at least you can get up to the base of the wall. If you are able to walk a little then you can take a brief stroll on the Great Wall.

Vehicles

We provide cars, vans and buses which can fit a wheelchair, but there is nothing with an automatic lift. You must be able to get in and out of the vehicle with assistance of your guide, driver and travel companions.

Wheelchair rental

We can arrange wheelchair rental for those who would like that service. Please make arrangements with our travel agent.

Hotels & Restaurants

Hotels do not have "handicapped accessible rooms" in most cases. When you are ready to book we can recommend options depending on your budget.We will select good local restaurants where you can get in and out easily. If you have special dietary needs or preferences, we can cater to your needs. Let our agent know the details when building your itinerary.


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China tours
18 days
More than two weeks of exploring hidden gems in China may seem to good to be true, but we at the China Guide are used to bringing these dreams to life! This tour is designed for those seeking an in-depth cultural experience. While we will cover some major sights together, we also aim to provide you with time to relax along the way, and get to know the real China. Activities are geared...

Beijing → Luoyang → Xi'an → Tibet / Lhasa → Chongqing → Yangtze River Cruises → Yichang → Shanghai
China tours
2 days
This is one of our most popular tour itineraries. You will fly from Beijing to Xi'an, go on an adventure with a historical theme, and fly back the next day (after a comfortable and well-deserved night’s rest in a 4-star hotel). All of our guides are carefully selected and well-trained experts in local history. You will take a bike ride around Xi’an’s celebrated city walls, and...

Beijing → Xi'an → Beijing
China tours
1 day CNY 640
Suzhou is a city of over 2,500 years history located in the Yangtze River Delta region. It is an easy day trip from Shanghai to the canals, stone bridges, pagodas, and meticulously designed gardens that are now UNESCO world heritage sites. The area is also famed for its exquisite silk production. We will give you a taste of all these aspects of Suzhou in one day, picking you up from your...

Shanghai → Suzhou → Shanghai
China tours
2 days
For those who enjoy walking, this is an ideal itinerary to do some relatively easy hiking through China's rural Longsheng Rice Terraces. The first day you arrive at Dazhai village and hike about 45 minutes to Tiantouzhai village where you will spend the night in a guest house. You have free time in the afternoon to explore Tiantouzhai village and then go on a sunset hike in the rice...

Guilin → Longsheng Rice Terraces → Guilin
China tours
7 days
This is a ‘no-frills’ tour along the classic Beijing → Xi'an → Shanghai route. You’ll start your first morning in the Chinese capital with a tai-chi class, followed by a trip to the gorgeous Temple of Heaven, and wrap up the day with visit to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square for a lesson or two in Chinese history. The Huanghua section of the Great Wall of China is...

Beijing → Xi'an → Shanghai
China tours
11 days
There is much more to this tour than simply taking in sights and being given great photo opportunities. Our North China Cultural Adventure is just that, a highly interactive opportunity to get to know a few incredible cities. Your adventure starts in Beijing. You will be able to visit all of the capital’s must-see sights, as well as take the path less trodden by exploring the hutongs (or...

Beijing → Pingyao → Xi'an → Luoyang → Beijing
China tours
3 days
Jiuzhaigou is an area of superb natural beauty, featuring colorful lakes and multi-level waterfalls, is part of the Min Mountains and is on the edge of the Tibetan plateau. This tour takes you to the two major national parks in the area and accommodates you in a unique Tibetan village. The hotel is in an open valley where you can hike or go horseback riding. If you want horse riding added to...

Jiuzhaigou
China tours
7 days
Combining the best of north and central China, this tour takes you through Beijing, Hohhot, and Datong with a visit to the Xilamuren Grasslands in between. This is a great tour for those who would like to see some of Beijing's most famous sights and also have a chance to get off the beaten track. In Beijing, you'll visit the Great Wall, wander through the Forbidden City and explore...

Beijing → Hohhot → Datong → Beijing
China tours
9 days
Sichuan and Yunnan offer some of the most diverse experiences you can have in China. The diversity both in landscape and people in that part of China makes for an extremely interesting trip both for first-time visitors and return guests. This tour combines the highlights of both provinces with a focus on nature and culture. Destinations include Sichuan's capital Chengdu, the giant Buddha of...

Chengdu → Kunming → Lijiang → Tiger Leaping Gorge → Lijiang
China tours
3 days
This three day Luoyang tour takes in all the sights of the area. We can customize it, add hotels and train tickets as you might require. Special features include a Kungfu lesson at the Shaolin Temple. Optionally we can arrange a night at the hotel inside the Shaolin Temple, which gives Kungfu enthusiasts maximum opportunity to observe and participate.

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