Be in the know before you go
Please note US citizens require a Visa to enter China. Please contact the Chinese consulate directly, or use the services of a visa processing company such as Travisa: http://travisa.com/?accountcode=AFF0249. Yampu is not affiliated with this company. Please double check this information with your local consulate as it is subject to change without notice.
A valid passport is required to travel. It should be machine readable and have at least 6 months’ validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.
Please note that blackout dates for traveling to China are as follows;
Chinese New Year 2017 (Jan 28-Feb 2, 2017, Feb 15-23, 2018)
Chinese National holiday (Sep 26- Oct 10, 2017, Sep 26-Oct 10, 2018)
May labor day (May 1-3, 2017; May 1-3, 2018)
Dragon boat festival (May 27-30, 2017; Jun 18, 2018)
Tomb-sweeping day （April2-4, 2017; April 3-5, 2018)
Moon Festival (Oct 4, 2017; Sep 24, 2018)
F1 period in Shanghai (April 7-9, 2017, April 6-8, 2018)
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"WOW!!!..... Just had Evelyn on the phone for over an hour and they had an incredible time...... "Very impressed with China and learned a lot! We loved our experience in Tibet. The people are lovely and scenery magnificent. We had very accommodating and thoughtful guides. Very helpful." Flights in China were great and no delays, hotels were awesome, guides were wonderful, tours were perfect and even the train worked out. The 8th person on the train was a young Tibetan woman and they felt safe with her in the compartment. Once again, a total success and very happy clients.... "