Why Travel With Us?
At MW Tours, we know our destinations very well. We work hard on every aspect, so you can travel with confidence knowing your trip has been well researched and planned. Our staff travel to every destination we sell, so you know you are speaking to professionals familiar with the local area, allowing for personalised planning of your experience. We offer many options to suit every customer’s requirements, so no matter which tour you choose, our quality & prices are always very competitive offering the best value for money!
Our service goes well beyond a booking too! To ensure you are supported through your whole trip, we provide you with a 24 hour (local & overseas) contact numbers for all destinations, offering you peace of mind and a worry-free holiday!
Please take your time to read through the following, as it breaks down further why you should be travelling with MW Tours.
Family Owned Business
MW Tours is owned and operated by the Wang family. After owning, and being involved in, successful tour operations in Nanjing, China, Navy Wang started the business in Australia in 2008. Today the business thrives as a major competitor in the Asian, Subcontinent & African regions having delivered exceptional holiday experiences to thousands of Australians.
Exceptional Value for Money
You will find our entire portfolio offers exceptional value for money with more inclusions and added value than any other competitor in the market! Thanks to our reliable local partners we offer you the best price right from the start allowing you more time to immerse yourself into planning your trip to each and every destination, however if you happen to find a cheaper price with the same quality inclusions and duration, we will match the price.
Touring Options & Benefits
Fully Inclusive Small Groups
You will not find any ‘Hidden extras’ or ‘Surprises’ after you book a fully inclusive tour with MW Tours and furthermore you won’t get lost in the crowd! When we say fully inclusive, we mean it. This means all our air and land packages are inclusive of international & domestic economy class flights, any cruise and train tickets, luxury accommodation, delicious local meals, English speaking local guides, tipping for guide and driver, local taxes and surcharges, entrance fees, some evening entertainment, pre-tour information booklet, travel wallet, air-conditioned coach transfers throughout and even daily mineral water. One of the benefits to traveling in small groups, is that you get attentive, personalised and intimate service. Your guide will be able to create more unique experiences, aligned with your interests as a result. Put this together with making new friends during your tour, you really can see why this option is becoming a popular choice with our customers. Generally, these tours number between 6-8 travellers.
For those looking at a budget option & may not want everything included, we also have a selection of tours that cater for this. Our semi-independent tours are designed to allow you the ultimate control of your holiday. Like making your own decision on which train to catch or finding your own way back to your hotel at the end of your tour. These tours offer adventure and exploration to customers who want the bare necessities but the most flexibility.
Seat In Coach (SIC)
Tourist destinations have for many years, taken groups of tours and it’s for this reason that in some countries they already offer tours that can be joined by many travellers. Referred to as seat-in-coach tours, these are designed so that English speaking travellers, from all over the world, can hop on these tours (ranging from daily to 14+) and experience the “best of”. We have a number of these available through our portfolio.
Enjoy great flexibility and independence with our Tailor-made packages. Whether you are families with small children, a group of friends or you’re a member of local club, school or community wanting to create a special interest tour, we can tailor-make your tour to suit your requirements to any of our destinations! Simply contact one of our friendly professional consultants to design your perfect itinerary.
We have some of the best cultural experiences in the market. Our itineraries are designed to take you to areas off the beaten track to discover unique & authentic experiences. Things such as staying in Temples where experiencing life as a monk, show you how simple life can be and it’s here that you might experience limited accommodation facilities. Others involve experiencing remote areas of India and the foot hills of the Himalayas, where you stay in regions that are so remote, that cars are banned from the town centres! You really can have the most authentic and cultural experience with MW Tours!
Our small group touring focus allows us to have a broader range of accommodation options. All our group tours use quality 4 – 5* luxury hotels. All hotels are inspected by our staff and our local partners so that our high standards are not sacrificed. In remote areas, we use the best local hotels to accommodate travellers. In each of our brochures, we provide a sample of the luxury hotels, we use & that you may be staying in.
Don’t worry about having no availability at restaurants like most bigger tours. Our local guide will get you a table at the most delicious, authentic & quaint eateries. Our tours include most meals as indicated in the itinerary. Breakfast can often be a combination of local and western food, usually served in a buffet style. Lunch and Dinner consist of famous traditional local cuisine, with a wide range of specialties to choose from. Our included meals are designed to offer travellers an opportunity to experience various types of local cuisine and flavours.
Group sizes in each destination vary, with average group sizes ranging from 6 to 15 passengers. Most of our group tours are guaranteed to depart with a minimum 2 passengers (excludes Festival & Seasonal tours), so you can book with confidence without worrying about your trip being cancelled due to insufficient number of people, like many other operators.
Our Local & National Guides
A Tour guide is the most important factor of group travel. We are proud and fortunate to have knowledgeable, professional and responsible guides, some of which have up to 30-40 years’ experience in our destinations.
Our English-speaking guides may accompany you throughout the tours with larger numbers of passengers sharing their in-depth knowledge inside out along the way. Their job is to handle daily arrangements, coordinate with each local exhibition, assist on and off the coach and help at check-ins. Contact numbers are provided for our guides whilst travelling too, to give you peace of mind and 24hr assistance, should you need it. We even offer bilingual tour guides in some destinations. It doesn’t matter what your requirements are, we have a suitable guide for you.
Various means of transportation are offered in our itineraries, with comfort and enjoyment in mind!
All coaches, vans, cars used are modern, air-conditioned vehicles, no more than 5 years old. On some tours, we keep 20% of seats empty, to allow for space & seat rotation on your trip.
We do not compromise on service when it comes to flying. Full Service Airlines such as Qantas, Singapore Airlines, and Cathay Pacific are used as standard when quoting. Domestic air travel is with reliable and full-service carriers to ensure minimal interruptions on your tours. Please refer to individual tours page for more details.
Cruising is available on many of our tours to China, India and Indochina offering 5 star service and excellent on board experiences and entertainment. We only use first class cruise lines such as American Victoria, Pandaw Cruises, Century Cruises & Au Co Cruises.
High Speed Rail or “Bullet” trains are becoming more available in our destinations. We use modern technology with extra comfort! It is important to remember, that depending on your destination, some bullet train tickets require your luggage to be shipped to your next destination separately requiring you to have overnight baggage for your train journey.
By Cable Car or Ropeway:
We have a number of locations throughout our tours where you are required to take a ropeway or cable car to the top. Locations include Mt Koya, The Great Wall of China, Zhangjiajie and Hong Kong Lantau.
We understand it can be very disappointing if your trip is cancelled, because it’s unable to reach the minimum numbers. With that in mind it’s also essential that we provide confidence and peace of mind to our customers. You’ll be pleased to know, that most of our tours are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people travelling. In the event, however that we are unable to confirm the minimum numbers required to operate certain tours, we will reconfirm the running of the tours with you as soon as possible! Please refer to the terms and conditions, should this situation occur.
We have created various stopover packages in each country, perfect for adding onto an airfare to Europe or doing as part of a cruise. You can add one of them as pre-stay or post-stay package to make your holiday longer or simply mix and match to create your own unique itinerary.
Our Local Partners
With years of experience behind our reliable overseas partners, you can be assured our tours operate efficiently and smoothly in every aspect. Not only does our strong relationship with our local partners ensure they will always look after you! You can assure yourself that you are getting the best local experience with professionals that know all the local secrets.
We’ve removed the confusion! Tipping, depending on your destination, is an expected element in travel these days. Although not a normal custom adopted by Australian’s, our guides, rely on and expect tips from passengers. Many passengers are often uncertain of how much to tip, because the tipping amount is dependent on the length, group size and services used during the trip. MW Tour’s removes this worry because tipping is included in most of our itineraries and paid for on your behalf. Your final documents will specify the recommended tipping amount for your tour guide and driver should tipping not be included, however is at your own discretion.
You might have heard the term ‘single supplement’. What exactly does it mean? Single Supplement is often referred to as the additional cost you pay when travelling single but staying in twin share accommodation. The cost can be almost the same as 2 people travelling, however MW Tours discount this so that you only pay on avg 30% extra. On request, we can try to accommodate you with a fellow guest of the same gender, however, we cannot guarantee this until 4 weeks prior to departure. You are required to pay the single supplement at the time of booking and claim the refund when a roommate is confirmed, to share the room with you.
Before Your Tour Starts
We will provide you with your final travel documents approximately 4 weeks prior to departure. Your documents may include (if applicable) your air ticket, a detailed day by day tour itinerary with hotel names, telephone numbers and support contact details, destination information booklet & maps (if available), complementary travel wallet and luggage tags!
Early Payment Discounts
Book a fully inclusive tour (Air & Land package) and pay in full, a minimum of 6 months before departure and you will be eligible to enjoy the following discounts. For land-only portion value under $2,500, $50 per person discount will apply. For land-only portion value between $2,500 to $5,000, $100 per person discount will apply. For land-only portion value over $5,000, $150 per person discount will apply.
Travel Together and Save $$$
Travel with family and friends is a great way to travel. If a group of 6-9 guests travel together, a discount of 5% off the land-only portion, per person, applies to your booking! If 10 or more people travel together, MW Tours offers very attractive group rates based on the number of people. So, it pays to travel together!
If you’re a MW Tours regular and have travelled with us before, we’d like to say Thank You, by offering a special 5% discount off the land-only portion (Exclude Air) of the next MW Tour! You will need to travel within two years of your last trip to qualify for the discount.
Important: All discounts are per person and do not apply to pre-stays, post-stays, transfers, airfares, taxes or other advertised specials. A maximum 1 discount can be used per booking!
For your convenience, we have graded our tours into 3 pacing categories “Easy Paced”, “Moderate Paced” or “Active Paced’ to assist in selecting the right one for you. You will find the below icons present on the heading of each tour, so that you can identify the grade of the tour you are considering.
Active Paced: Involves longer than expected walking, trekking and many overnight train journeys which an active level of fitness is required for. It may also involve itineraries with no more than 1 night in each location.
Particularly in Asia, long periods of walking can get quite challenging with large crowds. Accommodation can also be challenging as traditional style hotels can have bedding on the floor and bathrooms that have large steps. We recommend all passengers with existing medical conditions (whether external or internal), assess your personal fitness level before attempting to book, with a consultation with your doctor.
Knowing which type of tour is also important when you’re selecting for the perfect holiday. We have categorised the types of tours into several groups to assist in selecting the right one for you. You will find the below icons present on the heading of our Signature Tours, so that you can identify which category the tour applies to.