Customer posing with local woman

Why Rickshaw

Travel with meaning through China as you stay in a traditional hotel in the heart of the hutongs, a Tibetan guest house or in a countryside retreat by the banks of the Yulong river. At Rickshaw Travel we specialise in small-scale, authentic accommodation full of local flavour and independent trips that bring you closer to the people of China.

  • Create your own itinerary by selecting from our bite-size trips
  • Private, independent travel - with occasional small group excursions
  • Discover the real China using our support and local knowledge

Take your pick from our bite-sized trips

Join them together to build your own, unique itinerary


Pick an itinerary off the peg

Where we've combined our favourite trips for you

  • locals walking under green trees in shaxi

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Best time to visit China
Our China specialists have put together a guide for the best time of year to visit China, including typical weather conditions, temperatures and dates to avoid.
Best time to visit China
man rafting in yangshuo, china

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Handy tips for your first China trip

by Fiona

Planning your first trip to China can be a little daunting, so our Travel Specialist, Fiona is here to give her recommendations for where to go and what to eat!
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