During our trips, you’ll get the chance to interact with local people, get immersed in communities or stay somewhere that gives back to the area you’re visiting. In our Yak Herders and Nomadic Villages trip, you’ll have the chance to visit remote areas of China where a mix of Tibetan, Hui Muslims, and Han Chinese cultures co-exist. Staying in local guesthouses, eating at small restaurants and learning about cultures and traditions offers a two-way exchange, that’s rewarding for both you and the people you meet.
Wherever we can we try to book small-scale, locally run accommodation to add some authentic charm to your trip. As is the nature of China, there are some government owned hotels and in some cities there isn’t as much choice, but wherever possible we will try to arrange accommodation with local flavour which benefits the local community. From courtyard hotels in the traditional hutongs of Beijing to retreats overlooking rice paddies in Yangshuo there’s some real gems during our trips.
Our Local Project
We work with local projects across all of our destinations. This means, when you book with us, you’ll be doing your bit to give something back. With every booking, we contribute £5 to our local project in Lhasa, Braille without Borders. This is an international development organisation that creates training programs and books for blind and visually impaired people in Tibet and across the world.
Our China travel specialists
Our travel specialists love China; the food, the history, the vast landscapes. They’ve travelled across the country and have experienced many of our trips first-hand. They’re on hand to share their passion and knowledge about China with you. Find out more about our team and their top tips on where to go and what to do while you’re travelling in China.
Our local partner in China
In China, we work alongside a local partner who shares our passion for responsible travel. They’re always in contact with our product specialists to find new and authentic experiences that give back to the local communities.
We work closely with local partners in each area of China to make sure they have the specific expertise and knowledge, this also provides income through tourism to more remote communities. And to top it off, you’ll also have 24.7 support from our partners on the ground while you’re there.
Meet our China guides and drivers
We’re passionate about working alongside local guides and drivers who are experts in their areas. For many of our customers, it’s the guides they meet along the way who makes their holidays truly memorable. They’re always proud to show you their country, offering hints and tips along the way to ensure you get that little bit closer to the real China.