See China Tour Pricing below...then get your Passport ready!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

All tour packages inclusive of:

  • Travel Costs*

    Depending on the package chosen: round-trip airfare from Chicago O'Hare to China. Ground transfers and transportation included. Not included in the "Meet us There" package.

  • Factory Tours

    We will visit a variety of factories.  Factories tours will be determined by the needs/industries of the group

  • On-site Coaching and Support

    Receive valuable on-the-ground coaching from Jalona on how best to leverage your new connections, avoid risks, and maximize profits.

  • China Visa Invitation Letter

    You must be invited to China by a registered company. TCC will obtain this important document on your behalf and assist with obtaining your class M Visa.

  • Market Tours

    Let your creativity go wild at the numerous markets we will visit. Fabric, Jewelry, Accessories, Electronics, Plus Size, Athletics....we could go on and on! 

  • Translation Services

    Many of the vendors you'll meet won't speak English, with us will be professional translators and sourcing agents. 

  • Welcome Breakfast & China Swag Bag

    Before we depart, you'll receive a gift bag of personalized goodies and items to make your trip memorable. On the first day of the tour, you'll enjoy a welcome breakfast with the other tour participants.

  • Upscale Accommodations 

    6-night hotel stay in a 4-star hotel. Double occupancy, breakfast included.

  • Access to China 101 Portal

    Access Jalona's vault of how-to videos, packing lists, VISA instructions, and many other resources to help you prepare. 

  • Shipping Service

    You will buy lots of things! We help you ship it all back home. Shipping fees not included.

  • Follow-up Strategy Call

    Going to China is just the first step in your sourcing journey. You'll enjoy a follow-up consult call to help you align your efforts and get the most out of your new connections.

  • Private Transportation

    Our private drivers will greet us and provide smooth and safe transport to and fro'.

Tour Pricing

We have two tour packages to suit your needs.

TRAVEL WITH JALONA

Fall 2022

Pre-determined dates. Includes flight and hotel

  • Travel in a group hosted by China imports expert, Jalona Falkner
  • Round-trip airfare from Chicago ORD to Guangzhou, China included (and/or Yiwu)
    • Participants are responsible for transportation to Chicago. 
  • 8-night hotel accommodation (double occupancy)
  • See below for a full list of what's included

No Risk Deposit

Pay $149 today to reserve your place.

(deposit is refundable after initial consultation)

BY YOURSELF BUT NOT ALONE

Select your own dates. Book your own airfare to China

Our on-the-ground team translates and guides you through the week's agenda

  • Select your own dates and enjoy a personalized tour lead by a China Connect team member.
  • Purchase own round-trip airfare  to Guangzhou, China (CAN) or Yiwu
  • 6-night hotel accommodations (double occupancy)
  • See below for a full list of what's included

No Risk Deposit

Pay $149 today to reserve your place.

(deposit is refundable after initial consultation)

THE EXPERIENCE


We live for experiences and have designed the tour to be unforgettable in every way 

  • Product Sourcing

    You will leverage our vast network of factories and on-the-ground support to find, vet, and get connected with the perfect factory/vendor to produce or supply your products.

  • Factory Tours

    Get up close and personal with the people, process, and machines. You will visit a variety of factories and be able to discuss your projects first-hand. 

  • Market Tours

    Guangzhou is #1 in China for the largest collection of markets. From apparel to paper goods, tea, beauty, athletic wear, to electronics...this city has it all! Buy wholesale or one at at time, the options are endless.

  • Custom Itineraries

    Your goals are important to us, that's why we customize the group's agenda based on our specific products and projects. Want to visit that factory you've been chatting with on Alibaba? Done.

  • Expert Sourcing Agents

    You will have the opportunity to connect with experienced and honest sourcing agents who can coordinate orders and shipping even after you return home.

  • Live coaching & advise

    Team Jalona Marie will coach you through the process of doing business in China. From shipping, to negotiations, to currency exchange, we've got your back.

THE EXPERIENCE

Upgrade your experience and get even more out of your tour with these special add-ons

(options selected after your initial consult after deposit is submitted)


  • Dedicated Translator/Guide

    Maximize your China experience with a dedicated translator/guide. Your guide will remain with you the entire day, allowing you to explore even more of what China has to offer, even outside of the group's itinerary. 

  • Upgrade to a Suite

    Pamper yourself with extra room to relax and stretch out. A well-appointed suite gives you and your roommate space to roam, chat, and spread out your purchases - trust us, you will definitely want to play with your new wares. 

  • Post-Tour Coaching & Support

    Going to China is just the beginning of a journey that can be full of twists. Lock in 6 months of post-tour coaching from Jalona Marie to make your journey quicker and easier.  Learn secrets to shipping, negotiating, and product sourcing from the expert - avoid costly mistakes and maximize your investment. 

  • Access to The China Connect Membership

    Continue working with The China Connect team after the tour.  Tons of answers and help with shipping, re-orders, new product sourcing, and more! Access to the private FB group, instant messaging and time-saving templates.

Payment Info

Payment Options

We make it easy to pay for your trip with flexible payment options

  • Option 1 - Paid In Full  

    You can pay for your trip in full at any time. 

  • Option 2 - Six (6) Payment Installments 

    Installment amount determined after deposit is paid and Discovery Call completed. 


Payments Types Accepted

In addition to eCheck, we accept these payment methods:


I'm SO glad I opted for my own personal guide. Lily was with me the entire day which allowed me to go to extra markets and make even more connections. It was totally worth it and allowed me to get so much more out of my tour.

Christina W., Owner, Meile Beauty

@chrissy_doll

Thinking about joining the tour? 

Want to know what it's really like?

FEEL FREE TO CHAT WITH A PAST TOUR PARTICIPANT!

Click below to be connected with a past participant of the China Business Tour with Jalona Marie. 

This was a dream trip and I was so glad to have come with Jalona's team - she is so knowledgeable and prepared us so well for the culture, experience, food, and even shared her secrets on how to stay healthy and avoid jet lag.

Freda E.

Owner, The Bracelet Boutique

Jalona has been the ultimate professional, even down how she did the workbook. Within the first hour of the first day I had SO many business cards to file and was happy I had the vendor log to keep them all organized.  

Chris W.

Owner, Meile Beauty

@chrissy_doll

"If you are on the fence about going to China, JUMP! Fear only holds you back. This tour was amazing and a game-changing decision for me and my business.

Kim Terry

Owner/Seamstress, Kouture Kreations

@kouture_kreations

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What happens after I pay the deposit?

Should I be concerned about the Coronavirus?

Is there a confidentiality agreement?

Can I bring my spouse?

Will I have a roommate?

Is there a confidentiality agreement?

Can I bring my spouse?

Will I have a roommate?

What happens after I pay the deposit?

We do the Happy Dance then schedule your Discovery call! Your Discovery Call with Jalona is to determine your goals for the tour. This call will help the Jalona Marie team design your agenda and begin coordinating factory tours. You will have two Discovery calls.

 

Over the next few months, you'll be well prepared for your business tour. With regular emails, conference calls, q&a sessions and videos - the Jalona Marie team will ensure that all i's are dotted an t's are crossed.

Is there a confidentiality agreement?

Can I bring my spouse?

Will I have a roommate?

What happens after I pay the deposit?

We do the Happy Dance then schedule your Discovery call! Your Discovery Call with Jalona is to determine your goals for the tour. This call will help the Jalona Marie team design your agenda and begin coordinating factory tours. You will have two Discovery calls.

 

Over the next few months, you'll be well prepared for your business tour. With regular emails, conference calls, q&a sessions and videos - the Jalona Marie team will ensure that all i's are dotted an t's are crossed.

Is there a confidentiality agreement?

Can I bring my spouse?

Will I have a roommate?

Will we be in the same city the entire time?

Why Guangzhou?

What if I don't have a product in mind?

Thats OK! During your discovery call, you will discuss potential business services and products. You will also have the opportunity for a deep dive into production/service capabilities of the Jalona Marie team.

What if I can't make the Fall 2020 tour? Is there a 2021 tour?

Yes! Dates for the Spring 2021 tour will be released soon, be sure to get on our email list to be notified when the registration opens.

What factories will we visit?

How are the living conditions in China?

How's the food in China

Will there be lots of walking?

How many people are going on the tour?

This tour is limited to a small group of entrepreneurs. . 

I have another type of business, can I source for that on this trip?

I already work with a vendor in China, can transportation be arranged to visit that vendor?

Will there be any time for personal shopping?

How much money should I bring?

Will I need a Chinese Visa?

Yes! You will need to obtain a special type of Chinese Visa. You also have to be invited by a Chinese company. Team Jalona Marie will coordinate obtaining your VISA, however, the cost of the VISA ($150-$250) is the responsibility of the tour participant.

Do I need a U.S. Passport?

Is any of my payment refundable?

Yes. A portion of your payment is refundable depending on when the refund is requested. The deposit ($600 is non-refundable). If tour is cancelled on or before Feb. 1st, 2020, 30% of payments received are refundable.

 

Should I learn Mandarin/Chinese?

With a sharp business sense, a fearless approach to business and an innovator's instinct, Jalona is smashing goals and taking others along with her. With over a decade of experience working with factories and B2B outlets in the Far East, she has developed a network of tried and true connections that have enabled her to grow her own bridal business as well as launch 3 other lucrative enterprises.

 

Her frequent tours in China has allowed her to expand her network and hire on-the-ground support for her enterprises as well as her private clients. She's worked hard to establish win-win relationships, she's now raised the bar and established "Hezuo" up close and personal, and wants you to win too.