Who are we?
Access Tibet Tour(ATT) is a local Tibet travel agency and tour operator based in Lhasa, Tibet, specializing in travel services in and around Tibet. We are Tibet specialists. We live here and know this land – the geography, the local amenities (hotels, restaurants, museums, shops), and the people, their culture and religion. We give you up-to-date information, not stole tips from the tour books. And all this at an unbeatable price.
We are based in Lhasa; We know Tibet better than any other tour operator.
We have been operating inbound travel services for travelers from all over the world (mostly English-speaking countries) since 1991.
We are the local tour operator of several world-renowned travel companies, including OAT (Overseas Adventure Travel), Uniworld, Viking Tour,China Odyssey Tours, China plus, China Discovery Tours, RITZ Tours, and Collette..
We have explored every corner of Tibet and we know how to design the best Tibet trips.
We have a long-established relationship with the hotels, restaurants, and transportation companies of Tibet, and can provide guaranteed service at a lower price. As a local tour operator, the prices of our Tibet tours are regularly 10%-20% lower than our competitors from Chinese cities like Chengdu, Shanghai, Guilin, Beijing, etc., and 15%-25% lower than overseas travel agents or wholesalers.
We don't sell inflexible packages whose restrictions keep you from traveling your own way.
We allow you to customize your trip to help you get the most out of Tibet.
Notice: Foreign travelers are not allowed to travel independently in Tibet according to the policy of the government of China. Your visit must be arranged by a travel agency whether you travel in a group or individually. Access Tibet Tour is a full service tour operator, with a full Chinese government-issued license to operate in Tibet. We are uniquely qualified to help you plan your perfect trip to Tibet.
How to make bookings?
After receiving your inquiry, we will work out an ideal tour itinerary and take proper price under the full understanding of your requirements (we might have some questions). When we finally meet your demand, it's time for you to book your Tibet trip by communicating with us. Here are some easy steps to book a tour with Access Tibet Tour:
1)Send an email to tell us whether you accept the tour itinerary and price that we provided (including inclusions and exclusions);
2)Reservations and Payments. We strongly suggest you to book your Tibet tour at least 45 days before your arrival date, especially in the peak season of August and September. Below is our reservation policy.
a.If the booking is made two months (60 days) prior to your arrival in Lhasa, a deposit of 30% of the total tour cost plus transportation fares (flight/train) is required to secure your reservation when you confirm your trip with us.
b.If the booking is made within two months (60 days), but 15 days prior to your arrival in Lhasa, a deposit of 50% of the total tour cost plus transportation fares (flight, train)is required to secure your reservation when you confirm your trip with us.
c.If the booking is made within 15 days prior to your arrival in Lhasa, you are required to pay in full. That is, the total tour cost and transportation fares. Every effort has been made to produce pricing information accurately. We reserve the right to correct errors.
3)At the time you pay the deposit, we also need to know some information of every member in order to apply for your Tibet travel permit:
- -full name;
- -date of birth;
- -passport number;
-all your personal information should be exactly the same as on your passport. And you need to tell us your occupation because journalists, government officials, and people who work in Embassy could be revoked (they need more complicated procedure to get a permit). * Please fax us or send by email a clear copy of each member's passport and China visa to us at (86)891-6830371; then write in email to your travel advisor the above 6 items (the fax copy may not be clear enough to recognize so email writing is necessary).
4)Once we receive your deposit, we will make all the reservations according to your itinerary within one week. We will send you a confirmation letter when all the bookings are secured. At this time all you need to do is to pack up for your lifetime trip to Tibet!
You are welcome to contact us at any time. Our expert personnel are happy to be at your service. The easiest way to contact us is to fill in the on-line form at the bottom of this page. If you want to book a Tibet tour or make an inquiry, simply fill in the relevant information and we will respond promptly. Please remember: the more you tell us, the better and the quicker we can respond to you.
** For help on making an on-line inquiry, there are two ways: LiveChat at the right bottom, and Skype on the right of page
We may also be contacted by the following means:
- By e-mail at email@example.com （copy this email address and send an email to us)
- Via Skype for real-time assistance: "accesstibettour.com". but you can just click on Skype on the right side of the page
- By snail mail at the following postal address:
ROOM 8110, Lhasa Chaoyang Grand Hotel, NO. 81 BEIJING WEST ROAD, LHASA CITY,
850000, TIBET AUTONOMOUS REGION, CHINA
- By phone, to one of our Travel Advisors at Access Tibet Tour's Chengdu Sales and Marketing Division, at the following phone number: (86)28-86183638 (4 lines)
- By fax at: (86)28-87562424
1.We do not SELL travel permits. We can not provide "permit-only" service. If you do not book a tour with us, we can not help you acquire a permit.
2. By booking a trip, you agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.
3. This form is provided for inquiry only, not for booking. No payment is required at this time. Travel consultation is provided free-of-charge.
These Terms and Conditions govern the relationship between you, the client, and us, Access Tibet Tour (hereafter referred to as "ATT"). In booking a tour, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, which affect your right to legal recourse, and specify the laws, forum, and jurisdiction governing this agreement; please be sure to carefully read this section, and make sure you understand your rights and obligations, as well as the rights and obligations of ATT.
These terms and conditions will be restated in the Tour Contract which will be sent to you after confirmation of all reservations and arrangements. The tour contract will also include any terms and conditions specific to your tour, and will require re-confirmation of your agreement upon receipt.
Following is important information about the tour contract that will be sent to you before your Tibet tour officially begins.
*** Important information about the Tour Contract:
Upon receiving the contract, it is important to respond as quickly as possible. If there are items you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact us so that we may come to a consensus. If you agree to the terms and conditions of the contract, please sign your name and date, and send us a copy of the signed contract by either email or fax. If you do not have access to a scanner or fax machine, you will be required to give written confirmation that you accept the contract (by email, or other means) and herein agree to complete the contract signing upon your arrival in Lhasa. However, if you fail to respond to this contract (neither contacting the tour advisor nor signing the contract), we will consider that, by purchasing the tour, you fully agree to and accept all terms and conditions listed in the contract, and ATT shall not be responsible for any consequences hereof caused due to your negligence.
◆Reservations and Payments
◆Alteration, Cancellations and Refunds
◆Passports and Visas
Reservations and Payments
We suggest you book your Tibet tour at least 45 days before your arrival date, especially during the peak season of August and September. Below is our reservation policy.
◆If the booking is made at least two months (60 days) prior to your arrival in Lhasa, a deposit of 30% of the total tour price, plus transportation fees (for flights, train), is required to secure your reservation upon confirmation of your tour.
◆If the booking is made less than two months (60 days), but more than 15 days, prior to your arrival in Lhasa, a deposit of 50% of the total tour price, plus transportation fees (for flights, train), is required to secure your reservation upon confirmation of your tour
◆If the booking is made less than 15 days prior to your arrival in Lhasa, you are required to pay the tour price in full, plus transportation fees (for flights, train).
◆For information on how to make payments, please click here.
Every effort has been made to provide correct pricing information. We reserve the right to correct errors.
Alteration, Cancellations and Refunds
It is permitted to modify your itinerary twice, without penalty, after booking and confirmation of your tour. For further changes, we will charge a $20 (USD) surcharge per alteration. Additionally, changes requested too close to the date of the tour may not be workable.
You may cancel your confirmed booking by written request. If cancellation is requested after your tour has been confirmed, or if you fail to pay the full cost of the tour within the specified time, you will be liable to pay a cancellation fee. Cancellation fees are as follows:
◆If cancellation occurs more than 30 days prior to the start of your tour, you forfeit $100 (USD) of your deposit. We will refund the rest of your deposit within 30 days (note: most travel agencies retain the full deposit).
◆If cancellation occurs less than 30 days, but more than 7 days, prior to the start of your scheduled tour, you forfeit 30% of the cost of your tour.
◆If cancellation occurs less than 7 days prior to the start of your scheduled tour, you forfeit 50% of the cost of your tour.
◆If you fail to appear at your scheduled arrival time without prior notice, you forfeit 100% of the cost of your tour.
◆If, during the course of your tour, you decide to cancel the rest of your tour for reasons outside of ATT's control, you will not be refunded any fees or expenses that you have already paid. If you wish to book further activities or destinations, you will be required to pay the extra costs.
** The date of notification of cancellation will be considered the date on which notification is received at our premises in writing (by either email or fax).
If you have already paid your deposit, and cancel your tour at least 30 days before the start of your tour, we will refund your deposit, minus the $100 (USD) cancellation fee.
Passports, Visas and Tibet Travel Permits
Foreign citizens traveling in China are required to have both a valid passport and a valid Chinese visa; ATT is not responsible for providing either document. You should contact the appropriate consular office to apply for a Chinese visa. If necessary, and if the deposit for your tour has already been payed in full, ATT can provide an invitation letter to help you apply for your Chinese visa.
In order to travel to Tibet, special entry permits are required. Please carefully read our information on Tibet travel permits.
According to the policies of the government of Tibet, diplomats, journalists, and government officials are obliged to travel to Tibet only by arrangement of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Government of Tibet. Access Tibet Tour is not permitted to arrange travel services for these categories of people. If any member of your party belongs to one of these categories, please contact the Foreign Affairs Office of the Government of Tibet directly. If, upon your arrival, we discover that any member of your party belongs to one of these categories, we are obliged to send you back immediately, or transfer you to the Foreign Affairs Office.
The responsibility of ATT and its affiliated companies is strictly limited. As a tour operator, ATT organizes, promotes, and sells tour programs consisting of travel services including surface, air, and water transportation, sightseeing excursions, and cruise/hotel accommodations which ATT purchases or reserves from various suppliers. ATT does not own or operate any of these Suppliers. The Suppliers providing travel services for ATT’s tour programs are independent contractors, and are not agents or employees of ATT. As such, ATT is not responsible for any negligent or willful act, or failure to act, of any supplier or third party. Some tours include visits to shops and merchants. ATT is not responsible for any purchases you make during your trip, whether that merchant is part of the scheduled itinerary or not. By utilizing the travel services of the Suppliers, you agree hold responsible such Suppliers for any accident, injury, property damage, or personal loss incurred by you or to those traveling with you, and that neither ATT nor any representative of ATT shall be liable.
Without limitation, ATT is not responsible for any injury, loss, or damage to person or property, death, delay, or inconvenience in connection with the provision of, or failure to provide, any goods or services occasioned by or resulting from—but not limited to—acts of God or force majeure, acts of war or civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, overbooking or downgrading of accommodations, mechanical or other failure of airplanes or other means of transportation or for the failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart on time, sanitation problems, lack of medical care, or for any other cause beyond the direct control of ATT.
ATT reserves the right to correct promotional or pricing errors at any time, or to increase the program price in the event of cost increases due to changes in airfares, cruise fares, currency fluctuations, park fee increases, taxes, or fuel surcharges. ATT reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of any tour or to cancel or alter the tour without notice, in which event your sole remedy shall be a prorated refund for any remaining portions of the trip. Hotels and other accommodations are subject to change.
Due to the unique geographical conditions in Tibet, it may be necessary to alter your tour itinerary in case of road collapse, road construction, military or government injunction, etc. If any extra cost is incurred in such cases, passengers will be responsible to pay the extra costs incurred.
Any penalties resulting from flight changes made at your request after flights are booked will be your responsibility. If you cancel your trip after receiving your tickets, you must return your tickets to ATT before your refund (if applicable) is processed.
Air routings are subject to availability. Routings cannot be guaranteed, and are subject to change at any time. ATT is not responsible if an airline cancels or delays a flight. If that occurs, you should work with the airline to ensure you arrive at your destination. ATT will not provide any refund for portions of trips missed due to canceled or delayed flights. If an air schedule requires an overnight stay in a gateway city, ATT can assist with hotel reservations; however, if a flight requires a layover, overnights are at your expense.
You must advise us in writing, at or prior to booking, of any physical, emotional or mental condition which may require professional attention during the trip or may require the use of special equipment. If you fail to disclose any such conditions, ATT may refuse to allow you to participate in the tour, and you will forfeit the cost of the tour; in such event we shall have no liability, financial or otherwise.
If you have any of these conditions, you must bring and be responsible for all necessary items related to your condition. If any such condition arises after the trip is booked, you must advise us in writing immediately. Failure to advise us shall release ATT and all professional personnel from any liability related to such condition or its treatment.
If you require a wheelchair, you must provide your own small, collapsible wheelchair. Certain features, and certain trips, are not wheelchair-accessible. We cannot guarantee any wheelchair assistance or accessibility in international destinations. ATT reserves the right to decline any trip participant whose condition, in our opinion, may affect the health, safety or enjoyment of other participants.
ATT is not responsible for the costs of any medical treatment you may require during the trip. Under no circumstances is ATT responsible for the quality of medical care, or lack thereof, you may receive while on the trip.
Let's grow together!
We invite you to work together with Access Tibet Tour, your best local tour operator and partner in Tibet.
As a professional tour operator providing travel products all over Tibet, we offer you and your clients the highest level of service at a very competitive price. We are extremely proud of our reputation of helping people achieve their dream of traveling to Tibet; now we'd like to do the same for your clients.
What you can promote?
◆Any of our pre-designed Tibet tour packages
◆Discount hotels all over Tibet
◆Customized Tibet trips designed by you, or your clients, or by our travel consultants according to you or your clients' need
◆ Air tickets to and from Lhasa, and domestic air tickets all over China
◆Tibet Train tickets (only combined in a tour package)
◆ Car rental; etc.
Why work with us?
◆We are based in Tibet. We know Tibet.
◆We have over 15 years of experience in providing Tibet travel solutions, and a strong reputation in the industry.
◆Our high volumes and long established relationships with our suppliers allow us to offer better prices to you and your clients.
◆ Efficient and prompt service. We respond quickly, both on-line and off-line. Emails will be replied to in less than 12 hours, in less than 30 minutes if urgent. Our customer service team is standing by 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Our promise to you!
Our goal is to meet and exceed your client's expectations. Our commitment begins with your first inquiry, with custom itinerary design and continual support. While your clients are in Tibet, our customer service team closely monitors all aspects of the tour's operation, in all destinations, to make sure your clients' needs are met and their problems resolved quickly.
Contact us now!
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What people say
We are honored to have received travel reviews, feedback and testimonials as to the quality of our service and personnel from our clients from all over the world. Here are just a few of them:
◆"You did an excellent job of arranging everything. I do not feel that your work or the tour could have been any better. We were pleased with the various tours, the vehicle transfers, and the hotel."
◆"It was one of the best experiences I have yet to have. Our guide, Pasang, did a fantastic job educating us about the local culture."
◆"I dealt everything with Katherine and do not have enough words to thank her for the wonderful job she did! Everything was great and very well organized! Can not think anything on the improvement and all your guys supplied the excellent service and very professional! We will recommend your service to anyone who would like to visit Tibet and you could use all my comments to anywhere you want, and I hope you got the photo I sent."
◆We really enjoyed our 4 day tour of Tibet. You did an excellent job of arranging everything. I do not feel that your work or the tour could have been any better. We were pleased with the various tours, the vehicle transfers, and the hotel.
Pictures of the train tour from Beijng to Lhasa
Beatiful fall sightseeing in the Tibet train
Tibet train along the snow mountain
Tibet train against the spring scenery
Beatiful fall sightseeing in the Tibet train
Tibet train seen by tibet people
Luxury new oriental express tibet train
Tibet train image in summer
See amazing scenery in the tibet train
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