This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Yangshuo adventure vacation, China
Transport: What better way to support the environment and lower our carbon footprint... than by cycling. Traveling by bike is not only a great way to see and experience a culture, but this means we use less vehicles, less oil and less carbon.
Water: We encourage everyone to bring their own water bottle or re-use a bought one. This prevents you from needing to buy too many plastic bottles that add to landfill.
Waste: We hand out a gift set of chopsticks and cover to all passengers on day one to encourage everyone to avoid using the disposable sets that are provided in many restaurants in China.
Wildlife: We try to inform and help educate people about the still prevalent issue of eating "wild" and "exotic" animals in China. Whilst eating strange and interesting things can be a fun part of traveling in China, there are many issues that have a negative impact on the local wildlife and also other animals that are mistreated.
Energy: We encourage guests to conserve energy and maintain the use of air conditioners, lights and other electrical equipment to a minimum. This doesn't mean we don't want you to use it, but be concious of your usage and turn off everything whilst you are not in your rooms.
Buildings: China is growing and growing fast, this also means many of the beautiful traditional buildings and much of the local architecture is in danger of being destroyed. We choose our accommodations and cycle routes very carefully, ensuring we support and encourage those in the community who are maintaining and using these wonderful buildings.
Suppliers: We support the communities where we travel. Our accommodations, restaurants, guides and drivers are all locals and we encourage everyone we meet to treat our environment with care and respect. We hope at the least, that we lead by example.
We send out trip specific information booklets to all passengers on our trips before the trip has started to encourage participants to start reading and learning about the country and region that they will be traveling through.
The areas we travel in all have strong, rich and unique cultures that are different to the concept of just ‘China’. Many of the people and villages we visit are from one of the 55 Minority groups recognised in China. We love to explore, listen and learn about these cultures from the minority people themselves, we manage this by encouraging local interaction and supporting minority and locally run businesses and suppliers.
The maximum group size for this trip is 12. This helps to preserve the experience as a more personalised for you and also makes it less intimidating for locals.
Discovering new foods, dishes and flavours is an integral part of traveling, and we love to eat! For breakfast, lunch and dinner we will take you to all manner of local eating establishments, eating fresh, regional produce cooked by the people who know best – the locals!
On this adventure we only stay at locally owned guest houses and encourage people to support local businesses and smaller shops, as opposed to bigger supermarkets and chain stores.