We feel it is important to offer trips where you can interact with local communities or stay somewhere which really gives something back to the area you are visiting. In our Yak Herders and Nomadic Villages trip you 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 authentic restaurants and learning about cultures and traditions gives something back to the local community as well as giving you a different perspective of life in China.
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 select local projects across the globe and provide the chance for our customers to give back by making a small donation when they book their trip. For our China customers we offer them the chance to donate to our local project in Lhasa, Braille without Borders. This is an international development organisation which creates training programs and books for blind and visually impaired people in Tibet and across the world.
Our China Travel Specialists
Our specialists love China; the tasty food, ancient history and vast landscapes. They are keen to share their passion and knowledge with you about China. Find out more about our team and their top tips of where to go and what to do in the vast and varied country of China.
Our Local Partner in China
In China we work alongside a local partner who shares our passion for meaningful travel and values. They are constantly in contact with our product specialists to find interesting and meaningful trips to give back to the local communities. We use 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.
Meet our Guides and Drivers
We are passionate about working alongside local guides and drivers who are experts in their areas and will be proud to guide you around their home country, offering hints and tips along the way to ensure you get that little bit closer to the ‘real’ China.