Our philosophy is simple: To Know China from real life experience, NOT only from what you read in books.
Traveling opens your eyes to the world. What else could fulfil people's curiosity other than an insightful tour to the Far East? China Educational Tours (CET) was founded to carry out educational exchange programs between China and rest of the world. We provide not only sightseeing tours, but also an in-depth connection to Chinese culture. We are based in China to give you an authentic real life experience. You will know so much more about Chinese culture after taking part in our Programs inside China.
Michael Hu had a brilliant idea.
While working as a tour guide, Michael became very uncomfortable with the way tours were typically managed. Instead of taking time to explore China’s intriguing cultures and breathtaking scenery, tourists were being coerced into spending their time and money in ‘tourist traps’ such as shops, factories and museums.
University educated and possessing excellent English skills, Michael earned a position as Travel Manager in an online travel agency in 2008. Over the next 5 years he successfully assisted more than 2000 overseas travelers plan their trips to China. His clients especially appreciated his attention to detail and personalized care, and soon he had so many repeat customers that he was promoted to Sales Manager.
During this time, some of Michael’s clients were school groups, but he was disappointed to find that the only available options were the standard tours which were lacking in the cultural programs and interactive learning experiences that he knew would benefit the students.
So Michael Hu founded China Educational Tours to be a brand new kind of tour company which could provide visitors to China with exactly what they needed, and at an affordable price. China Educational Tours specializes in local cultural experiences, such as local restaurants, local tour guides and experts, local family and school visits, local company and factory visits, and local farming activities, because people visiting China want a chance to experience something of China’s rich culture.
Michael has worked hard to find the best value tours for students and individual travelers. In his own words:
‘China Educational Tours is not an NGO, but we are happy to be ambassadors for China. I hope all of the in-depth cultural activities and interactive programs are life changing for both our clients and local people they meet.’ -Michael Hu
The China Educational Tours team is productive, experienced, passionate and knowledgeable. The product managers devise various tours based on travel trends and what people want to see the most. Our travel consultants help you tailor-make your personal tours. The last but not the least, our excellent tour guides carry out every single point of our promise and make your trip life-time memorable. With this elite team, you could rest assured, Meet them here.
Responsible travel is about the attitude you take and the choices you make when travelling - respecting people, their cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; and in good will and cross-cultural sharing.
You will be protected by our lifetime Deposit Policy if any cancellation or delay of your trip occurs due to unexpected events. The deposit paid can be saved for your next trip or passed onto a family member or friend.