Adventure holidays in China. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

China adventure holidays

China adventure holidays

Our China adventure holidays are an exploration of the country’s fascinating cultural and religious heritage and can be as active and adventurous as you please. Take in the immense history of the Great Wall one two feet, or opt for two wheels and cycle through stunning mountain scenery; go cormorant bird fishing, or take a cookery class with a local and learn the secrets of China’s fragrant flavours.

Great Wall of China walking holiday
Trek along various contrasting sections of the wall, from £1499 - £1779 (10 days) inc UK flights
China and Japan holiday, Beijing to Tokyo
Incredible journey showcasing the best of two ancient cultures, from £2999 - £3249 (18 days) ex flights
Tailor made holiday in China
China's iconic historical sights, from £2800 - £3500 (14 days) inc UK flights
Trans-Mongolian Express, Eastbound
Russia to China on the Trans-Siberian Railway, from £2595 - £2795 (20 days) ex flights

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Small group tours to China
A popular small group journey through the best of China, from £2760 - £3445 (15 days) ex flights
Hong Kong to Beijing overland tours
Hong Kong Yangtze River Boat trip Shanghai & Beijing, from £1129 - £1249 (18 days) ex flights
Yangshuo adventure holiday, China
Be active & adventurous, see Yangshuo's best, from US $425 - US $695 (5 days) ex flights
Discover Yunnan holiday, China
Be challenged by this active trip, from £780 (13 days) ex flights
Small group tour to China
Visit the Great Wall & Tiger Leaping Gorge, from £1999 - £2399 (21 days) ex flights
Essential China holiday
Encounter the essence of China, from £1999 - £2399 (21 days) ex flights
China Express adventure holiday
A fast-paced tour of China’s highlights, from £640 - £1099 (8 days) ex flights
Trans-Siberian Railway, small group tour
Crossing six time zones from Moscow to Beijing, from £3599 - £3649 (19 days) inc UK flights
Trans Siberian railway journey, tailor made
Linking Europe and Asia on this epic Trans-Siberian journey, from £3500 (19 days) inc UK flights
The Silk Route, Beijing to Tashkent
Travel from China to Central Asia on this historic journey, from £3430 (27 days) ex flights
The Silk Road small group tour
Discover the Silk Road in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China, from £2299 (16 days) inc UK flights
Trans Mongolian adventure holiday
An epic journey from Russia to China, from £1599 - £1699 (16 days) ex flights
Silk road tour in China
Travel deep into the China that few will ever see, from £1599 (18 days) ex flights
Silk Road overland tour, Tashkent to Bishkek
Explore Central Asia’s mountainous hinterland, from £960 (38 days) ex flights
Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar Silk route overland truck tour
Discover one of the world's oldest trade routes, from £6890 - £6940 (120 days) ex flights
China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong
China will astonish you with its diversity and uniqueness, from £1670 - £1855 (23 days) ex flights
London to Beijing overland tour
Join us on this epic journey, travelling Overland from London to Beijing, visiting 17 countries, from £4649 (17 weeks) ex flights
Northern Vietnam and Yunnan holiday
Travelling through North Vietnam to remote, unspoilt Yunnan, from £3200 (18 days) inc UK flights
Budget holiday to China
Buddhist heritage & archaeological treasures of China, from £1499 - £1599 (14 days) ex flights
Silk Road overland holiday, great Silk Road adventure
Once in a lifetime Trans-Asian Silk Road Adventure, from £9500 (7 weeks) ex flights
Small group holiday to China
See iconic China on this succinct small group tour, from £1805 - £2200 (9 days) ex flights
Vietnam & China holiday
Journey from Hanoi to South Yunnan visiting minority tribes, from £2395 (16 days) ex flights
Silk Road holidays, Central Asia
Journey along the Old Silk Road, from £3295 (23 days) ex flights
Trans Mongolian rail journey, Beijing to Ulaanbaatar
Beijing sightseeing tour and train to Mongolia, from £800 (6 days) ex flights
Silk Road overland tour, Istanbul to Beijing
Travel the entire length of the Silk Road, from £5645 - £5660 (96 days) ex flights

41 reviews for Adventure holidays in China4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Adventure holidays in China reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Great Wall of China walking holiday
Five stars: Themost memorable parts were walking on the Great Wall, interacting with ordinary Chinese people in theTemple of Heaven Park and seeing Red & Giant Pandas. (more)Sally Payne
I LOVED every minute of my stay in China, and the tour was very efficiently run. Our tour guide, Jerry was really great. (more)Phyllis Ryan
Great organisation, exactly what I was looking for and far exceeded my expectations. (more)Lynne Oakerbee
From £1499 - £1779 including UK flights
Silk Road holidays, Central Asia
Most memorable? It has to be Kyrgyzstan. The landscape, the people, sleeping in yurts - even the food. All fantastic. (more)Sue Noble
Seeing the breathtaking mountain views in Kyrgyzstan was the most memorable part of this holiday. (more)Jayne Hanlin
The most memroabel part of the holiday was the yurt stay in Son Kul and Tash Rabat and Samarkand. (more)Karen O'Driscoll
From £3295 including domestic flights only
The Silk Route, Beijing to Tashkent
Memorable parts? The sights and experience was truly magnificient, hard to pinpoint as there were so many. Had the most wonderful travelling companions, and though we got stuck in no man's land between China and Kyrghistan, nobody complained. Tips? To travel as light as possible, to keep an open mind in case something unforeseen happens and to enjoy all the wonderful people you come across everywhere. A smile goes such a long way and gives so much in return ! Local benefits? We... (more)Gunilla Westerlund
From £3430 excluding flights
Discover Yunnan holiday, China
Hmmm, hard to choose just one most memorable part since the whole trip was so great!...Overall my trip to China was one of the best vacations I've ever had. (more)Ethan Meyers
The highlight was hiring bikes in Dali and spending the day cycling through villages by the lake. It was great to get away from the touristy spots for a few hours and get a glimpse of the local lifestyle. (more)Juliet Hewish
From £780 excluding flights
Trans-Mongolian Express, Eastbound
The Lake Baikal Homestay and the Mongolian Ger Camp... both have incredible memories for me that will stay with me for life! (more)Heidi Hosgood
I loved the train journey, chatting to the locals, making food, using the hot water urns at the end of the carriage and having the wheels changed on the Mongolia/China border was a fantastic experience. (more)Sally Foote
The most memorable was staying in a ger at Terelj National Park [Mongolia] and walking in the park... The most exciting was seeing the cosmonaut memorial in Moscow and balancing a Kazakh hunting eagle on my arm outside Terelj. (more)Christine Johnstone
From £2595 - £2795 excluding flights
Budget holiday to China
The Great Wall was the most memorable part. None of the pictures really do it justice, the views are amazing. We went about 60KM away from Beijing and set off early. It was really worth it as it was not crowded at all and we almost had the Wall to ourselves. (more)Darren Grubb
It was great! The tour was well organized and the guide was awesome. China is a huge country, but you get to see a nice bit of it in this tour. (more)Candy Owens
From £1499 - £1599 excluding flights
China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong
Memorable parts? The terracotta warriors at Xi'an and the Great Wall. Cherry, our guide although very young, was dedicated and gave us great tips and help when choosing restaurants and outings. Our group integrated very well and everyone was on time for going places. Tips? Travel light, but do take toilet paper!! Local benefits? We certainly used local transport (busses, trains and only once taxis). Overall rating? Most enjoyable. The only thing that didn't work out... (more)Sheila Taylor
From £1670 - £1855 excluding flights
Hong Kong to Beijing overland tours
The Great Wall and toboganning were the most memorable parts of the holiday (more)Lourdes Macias
The "Guilin/Yangshuo" segment was the most enjoyable, the place was scenic and relaxing, and we had lots of options for activities from kung fu to cooking class. (more)Christine Frank
From £1129 - £1249 excluding flights
Beijing to Kathmandu tours, Mountains & Monasteries
All of the holiday was fantastic. I particularly enjoyed the train journey from Beijing to Lhasa. The visit to the nunnery was fun. There was nothing on my trip that I didn't enjoy so it's hard to choose 1 thing I enjoyed most. (more)Jules Palmer
Excellent....Go with an open mind, an attitude of adventure. It is a different country. You will not find the same facilities as at home. The food is different. But it's all part of the adventure. (more)Yoginee Patel
It was very memorable and exciting, and a good idea to go on a tour through a country that would be difficult to navigate alone. (more)Laura Tomlinson
From £2795 - £3020 excluding flights
Shanghai to Beijing tour in China
The best part of my holiday came unexpectedly on the last day, when I found myself gazing at the roofs of the Forbidden City from the top of Jingshan Temple. (more)Jennifer Jenkins
I feel that every part of the journey is memorable - I enjoyed it throughout. It is very difficult to pick a few highlights, as I feel this trip includes most of China's highlights....It was a great holiday - a lot of interesting sights, fascinating history and great people (more)Pamela Krueger
I have been on quite a few trips around the world but this has certainly been the best, largely due to the unrelenting quality of the tour leader. (more)Thomas Webb
From £930 - £1055 excluding flights
The Essence of China vacation
The Great Wall walk was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Colin Nelson
The overall holiday was excellent, and the group we travelled with were very nice. We thought that the trip itinerary was well designed and we thank the operator management and staff for the opportunity to have this wonderful experience. (more)Michael Barnes
I had a brilliant time, the tour was amazing, I got to see some really different parts of China and loved every day of it. (more)Lisa Calmiano
From £2255 - £2435 excluding flights
Silk Road in China holiday
Memorable parts? Finding a replica of a Tang Dynasty sancai glazed, funerary sculpture of a camel and rider, which I had first experienced as part of an exhibition of artefacts from the ancient Silk Route mounted by the British Library in 2004 in a shop in Jiayuguan at a price that I could afford. Even though the Mogao Grottos are becoming commercialised, being able to see the frescos that are available in the caves that are open to the public was a wonderful experience. Tips? Be... (more)Genie Gabel-Dunk
From £3250 excluding flights
The Silk Road small group tour
Memorable parts? The livestock market at Kashgar. Tips? It was very hot throughout, so take loose, cool clothing. Local benefits? Supported local people by eating in some homes. Overall rating? It was very interesting, with an insight into post Russian life. The scenery in Kyrgyzstan was spectacular. The only downside was the guide in China was poor and we didn't spend enough time in the market. (more)Gillian Urro
From £2299 including UK flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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