Responsible tourism: Beijing to Hong Kong tour, by rail
This company has operated on responsible tourism values since its inception. From an environmental perspective, our initiatives extend from our company offices to our tours. Our head office and stores are powered by a local green energy provider, we encourage cleaner transportation methods for staff, and we purchase all supplies from a local green business supplier. Tour leaders provide travelers with information about local environmental issues in their respective regions, and provide suggestions of how we can best protect the local environment and culture.
Low Impact Transportation: This trip gives you the chance to try out rickshaws, public buses, and overnight sleeper trains. Using public transport is the most sustainable way to go – after walking and cycling of course!
There are a multitude of opportunities to support local businesses and immerse yourself in Chinese culture on this trip. From colourful markets to the bustling food stalls and cafes, the choices for eating and purchasing handicrafts are endless with the money spent staying in the local economy.
It may not be apparent that learning about and respecting other cultures is part of being a responsible traveler, but we believe that this discovery is a natural way for people of all backgrounds, nationalities, and religions to interact and learn from each other, fostering peace and understanding. On this trip, a good example is in Xi’an where you’ll visit one of the oldest and best-preserved mosques in China with a mixed architecture of traditional Muslim and Chinese styles.
On this trip there are numerous opportunities to visit important heritage sites Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall. There are also the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, the limestone karst hills in Yangshou, among others. Many world heritage sites are designated for protection so that all people can share in these fascinating and historical wonders for generations to come.
Support the local economy by taking a cooking class in Beijing and included in Yangshou, a visit to a local farmer’s home for a delicious lunch.