25-Day Tour of China with The Dragon Trip

Location
China
Length
2 - 12 weeks
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About This Program

Explore the tropical south, rural west, historic north and the flourishing east, in our biggest, most comprehensive, best-value China adventure! Our 25-day China tour goes through the major regions, top destinations, major sites and countless hidden gems in off-the-beaten-track locations. It's probably the quickest, most cost-effective and enjoyable way of seeing so much that this eye-opening country has to offer.

Highlights

  • Adventure: Camp overnight on the Great Wall, go bamboo rafting in Yangshuo, and hike up Hong Kong’s famed Victoria peak.
  • Culture: Visit adorable pandas in Chengdu, see the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, and learn some awesome kung fu moves at the Shaolin Monastery!
  • Food: Enjoy mouthwatering Sichuan hotpot, champagne in a Shanghai rooftop bar and taste the ‘freshest’ tea in China.
  • Relaxation: Take a mud bath in an underground cave, enjoy massages and try out cupping!
  • Learning: Explore UNESCO heritage sites, visit Buddhist monasteries, and learn some Mandarin to help you engage with your surroundings.

Day 1: Arrive in Hong Kong

Day 2 - 5: Yangshuo-- Here you will have the opportunity to do a bike ride to Moon Hill and a cave complex including mud-baths and hot springs. One of the most memorable experiences you will have here is Activity: cruising down the Yulong River on these Chinese style Gondolas
Bamboo Rafts.

Day 6 - 8: Chengdu-- Some of the many possibilities for Chendu activities are having a mandarin lesson, getting a massage from a blind masseuse, or watch a traditional Sichuan opera.

For the full itinerary, send us a message and we will send the schedule for the full 25 days.

Your housing while on the tour will vary greatly depending on the day. Some nights you are in a hostel and others you are in a guesthouse. Overall, you will get a good feel of all of the different accommodation types that exist in China.

During your 25 days here, you will be surrounded by the most incredible food we have to offer. Whether thats Sichuan Hot Pot (known for its legendary spice) or enjoying local delicacies like scorpion!

Hosted by The Dragon Trip

The Dragon Trip is an adventure tour operator that specializes in affordable, off-the-grid trips in China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. Whether it is camping on the Great Wall in Beijing or learning to make sushi in Tokyo, we provide travelers with one...

Availability

Four Weeks
$2039 USD

Reviews

94%
based on 5 reviews
  • Value 9
  • Fun 9
  • Staff 9.4
  • Safety 10
  • Organization 9.4
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Reece
9/10

Epic China

What an awesome trip so far! The activities we have done and the things we have seen are truely breathtaking, from the great Wall to kayaking down the Li River. The adventure leaders are always keen to help and are easy to talk to.

The people I have met along the way have been cool and friends for life. I have enjoyed every moment (even the night trains) on the dragon trip and recommend it to anyone and everyone.

How can this program be improved?
Slightly cheaper and maybe increase the places we stay and reduce in other places
Yes, I recommend this program
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Sarah
10/10

China Trip

Great trip, well organised and really is worth your money for the experience you get. I would defiantly recommend this trip.

This trip meant that you could go and enjoy the cities but the next day you will be traveling somewhere so different and this was a great contrast.

There were lots of night trains to get to places one 16 hours long so bare that in mind.

The leaders are all very helpful and know a lot about each place and are happy to answer any questions.

How can this program be improved?
More honestly regarding when people join the group and when people leave the group early. There were less people at the end of the trip and this impacts the overall experience.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Francesca
10/10

Dragon Trip - Beijing

Had an amazing time in Beijing. Highlight for me was going to the Great Wall. Thanks to the Dragon Trip team for organising this so well. Delicious (though spicy!) lunch at the hostel before heading to the Wall, specifically in time to see the sunset (must admit, I didn't join for the sunrise, but I am not a morning person!). Luna was a great guide and I was lucky to have such a nice, welcoming group. Would absolutely recommend to both solo travellers and couples / groups.

How can this program be improved?
Suggestion only as know there are probably date privacy issues, but would be nice if could get an idea before travelling of who else is in the group eg asking everyone to write a 2 line intro.
Alternatively an ice breaker when we all convene for the first time, helps with remembering names!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Joey
9/10

Amazing experience

China was always a place I wanted to go. But was daunted by how difficult everyone said it was to get a visa and to travel. The dragon trip removed all of these worries. Didn't have to worry what train to get on, what platform etc... just be there at this time. This made us able to fully enjoy the experience rather than worry about transport.

The best part would be visiting the great wall of China, but at a completely tourist free section. It made the experience 10x better without thousands of people there.

Overall I would highly recommend the dragon trip to anyone. It has covered all bases of China.

How can this program be improved?
One point to improve would have been that our group started as 18 at one point. And now will finish with only 7. The group dynamic is affected when people leave. And Would be great if we could start and finish with everyone.
Yes, I recommend this program
Sarah
9/10

China

This trip of china is brilliant! You get to see all the main cities and attractions as well as some smaller villages that you would never see if you were on your own. The guides are really useful and china is a beautiful place. The part of the wall is so quiet and pretty. The people you meet really do make your time amazing. China has a great culture and this trip really gets you to see many different Chinese cultures. The guides have lots of useful information and will really help you. Would highly recommend the trip for all ages.

Yes, I recommend this program

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