How It All Began
When the founders worked as English speaking tour guides, their clients always asked many interesting questions with some misconception about China.
Here are the top 5 questions:
- Everyone knows Kungfu in China.
- China’s village life is like Li Ziqi’s videos.
- Mandarin is the most difficult language in the world.
- It’s not safe to travel in China.
- China has only cheap items.
We can understand that there are some misconceptions due to cultural barriers. We, however, believe that the best way to break the barriers is to see the real China with your own eyes.
We offer tours for complete immersion in Chinese culture and society. We strongly believe that education should not be confined to classrooms or schools. We can learn in factories, visiting villages, museums, meeting local families, helping in the farm fields, and while sightseeing. This we call it as 'Educational Travel'. It is for everyone – from the young to the elderly.
China Educational Tours is all about allowing everyone to not just see and capture a glimpse of the country, but to learn, discover, embrace and have a deeper understanding of the real China in a very unique way.
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Why Travel with Us?
We are NOT a typical "Travel Agent"- but an Educational Travel Provider. CET is all about allowing everyone to learn, discover, embrace and have a deeper understanding of the real China in a very unique way.
We want your China trip to be full of good memories, not of complaints about wasted hours in shopping traps.
24/7 care from the tour planning, through the traveling, until your tour is completed. We promise Money Back Guarantee if our promise hasn't been carried out.
We do in-depth assessments of our products that include restaurants, hotels, vehicles, transportations, and sightseeing. Your safety is our top priority.
We are China-based local experts, offering 1-1 travel consultancy services. We focus on in-depth China tours for individuals, friends, families, and student groups.
No one wants to think about having to cancel their trip, but sometimes it happens. CET has the best cancellation policy: Cancellation received before departure: 100 % refund of all money paid! Yes, we do!
Why travel is the best education?
Educational Travel focuses on 'cultural immersion, participation, discovery, understanding, connection and community'. It arouses your curiosity, broadens your horizons giving you a global perspective about people, their culture, political, economic and social structures. You are taken on a journey that is beyond books, television, and YouTube. From images in books and screens, your travel will come alive when you meet with the people, walk along the Great Wall, enter into the heart of the Forbidden City, encounter the Warriors in Xi’an, cruise along the Li River in Guilin, feed the pandas, the smells and tastes of exotic foods, and much more. You will be amazed by the depth of Educational Travel. You will experience and encounter the "real heart of China".
"Educational Travel" VS "Regular Travel"
NO, educational travel is for everyone who wants to travel - for a vacation, honeymoon, anniversary; to explore, to have fun, to relax, and go on a journey that is beyond your boundaries. Going on education travel has some similar experience to regular travel but with the added dimension of 1) understanding more about where you went, what you saw, who you met, and “a lot of why’s”, plus 2) it provides you with a more unique and deeper experience giving you a more real-life encounter than you would in regular travel.
Educational travel avoids the traps that are with regular travel and understands your time is important. It is about creating a journey that when you leave China, you have taken back with you a richer experience and understanding of the country. On regular travel, you will be taken to crowded touristy places, limited time at destination sites, waiting in long queues, and there will always be shopping stops along the way. This means much of your valued time and experience is lost.
Regular travel focuses on just seeing the sites and giving you a brief introduction of the places you visit. You only touch the surface. Educational travel is focused more on interaction, participation, and understanding more about what you’re seeing. For example, a trip to Beijing’s iconic Forbidden City can be done in a regular way or educational way. On a regular tour, you walk around with a guide who may point out and explain some facts, and then you are left alone to explore, and take photos. You will leave with many photos and a vague recollection of the history behind the palace. On educational travel, you will be guided and have interactive activities to do while in the Forbidden City, which focuses your attention on the palace itself, the history and meaning behind it. After the tour, you will have remembered the stories shared behind each photo taken.
Educational travel isn’t about staying in backpackers or hostels, living it rough. You can still enjoy the luxury as on a regular tour by staying in reputable hotels, enjoying the personal services and benefiting your time – but yet still affordable. By avoiding all the tourist traps where they charge commission, you will save money and time.
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Our local experts know our destination better than anyone else, and are passionate about sharing it with travellers. As well as customising your trip, we'll be available to help 24/7 while you're abroad.
Responsible travel is not complex, not just about low budget, cutting corners, or going the extreme. It is as simple as immersing yourself in the places you visit to interact with different cultures. For travelers, it is about the attitude you take and the choices you make - respecting people, their culture, and the local environment. For a travel agent, it is to provide in-depth and unique travel experience to our customers and undertake social responsibilities of cross-cultural sharing, environmental protection, and enhancing the local economy.
- 1 Respect local people and culture
- 2 Support the local economy and help with the local community
- 3 Preserve the environment throughout our tours
- 4 Give back through NGO partnership