Small group tours to China

“A complete overview of China's diverse appeal, this balanced tour combines busy days of bustling cities, history and ancient culture with relaxing evenings and comfort.”

Highlights

Shanghai | Zhujiajiao | Guilin | Fubo Hill | Longsheng | White Yao village visit | Dragon's Backbone rice terraces | Great Wall of China | Li River | Chengdu Panda Research Centre | Xi'an | Terracotta Warriors | Beijing | Tiananmen Square | Mutianyu

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2016: 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov, 19 Nov
Our top tip:
This trip is very popular with single travellers - don't be nervous of going it alone.
Trip type:
Small group, 7-16 people.
Activity level:
Leisurely/Moderate.
Accomm:
13 nights 3*-4* hotels, 1 night sleeper train.
Solos:
Solo travellers welcome. Single rooms available for a surcharge.
Meals:
All breakfasts, 2 lunches.
Included:
Accommodation, domestic flights, transport, entrance fees, tour leader and guide.
Vouchers
Accepted
Holiday type

Small group adventure holiday

These small group journeys have a maximum of 18 like-minded travellers which ensures that all travellers have an amazing overall experience with the destination and that they enjoy the flexibility that comes with the small group dynamic. On this trip you will stay at boutique accommodation with character. Our numbers are discreet enough for us to interact with local families in their homes and meet people in markets, bazaars and temples – something that’s just not possible when you arrive as part of a large tour group. Along with our unique combination of Western tour leader and local English-speaking guide this will ensure an unforgettable travel experience.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Small group tours to China

Environment

We believe that travel should entail an exchange of knowledge and perspectives, a sharing of wealth, and a genuine appreciation of China’s natural environment. This philosophy underpins the heart and soul of our style of travel. We recognise that poorly planned itineraries or poorly informed tourists contribute less to cross-cultural understanding and less to the livelihoods of local people.

Experience the incredible diversity of China from the might of Beijing to bustling Shanghai via the rural areas around Guilin and Yangshuo. In the capital enjoy a delicious home-made lunch with a local hutong family – an experience which allows for cross-cultural exchange. Then hop on rickshaws for more close-up glimpses of local life in these laneways. These environmentally friendly rickshaw tours benefit drivers who tend to be socio-economically disadvantaged. During this journey we also actively encourage our travellers to patronise or financially assist numerous not-for-profit organisations in China including the blind masseur centres in Beijing and Shanghai.

On this journey our local guides are trained to share their knowledge of cultural and other local issues in a balanced, informative way; in this journey alone you are likely to meet several local guides from different provinces in China. They share real experiences from their own lives and insights into their family life, influences and beliefs, thus providing our travellers with a deeper understanding of the places they visit. This is what motivates our guides, not shopping commissions.

Community

Community:

A GENUINELY SMALL GROUP TOUR:

These small group journeys have a maximum of 16 like-minded travellers which ensures that all travellers have an amazing overall experience with the destination and that they enjoy the flexibility that comes with the small group dynamic.

Our small group tours in China are discreet enough for us to interact with local families in their homes and meet people in markets, bazaars and temples – something that’s just not possible when you arrive as part of a large tour group. Along with our unique combination of Western tour leader and local English-speaking guide this will ensure an unforgettable travel experience.

We believe that travel should entail an exchange of knowledge and perspectives, a sharing of wealth, and a genuine appreciation of China’s natural and built environment. This philosophy underpins the heart and soul of our style of travel. We recognise that poorly planned itineraries or poorly informed tourists contribute less to cross-cultural understanding and less to the livelihoods of local people.

LOCAL EXPERIENCES:

Experience the incredible diversity of China from the might of Beijing to bustling Shanghai. In the capital enjoy a delicious home-made lunch and cooking class with a local hutong family – an experience which allows for cross-cultural exchange.

Indeed, throughout this journey you will have the opportunity – with guidance from our expert local guides – to visit small and independent run restaurants, avoiding the big chains.

Then hop on rickshaws for more close-up glimpses of local life in these laneways. These environmentally friendly rickshaw tours benefit drivers who tend to be socio-economically disadvantaged. During this journey we also actively encourage our travellers to patronise or financially assist numerous not-for-profit organisations in China including the blind masseur centres in Beijing and Shanghai.

LOCAL GUIDES WITH A DIFFERENCE:

On this journey our local guides are trained to share their knowledge of cultural and other local issues in a balanced, informative way; in this journey alone you are likely to meet several local guides from different provinces in China. They share real experiences from their own lives and insights into their family life, influences and beliefs, thus providing our travellers with a deeper understanding of the places they visit. This is what motivates our guides, not shopping commissions.

SCHOOL AND ORPHANAGE VISITS:

Although sincere, many attempts at responsible travel can breed dependence (an increasingly disturbing and typical example is the rise of 'orphanage tourism') and are not always as they seem. By working through NGO's and local groups we are able to avoid such pitfalls.

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