China vacation, ancient capitals tour

“This tailor made tour includes domestic flights, transfers and private guides to bring you the historical highlights of Beijing and Xi’an in just five days.”


Beijing | Tian’anmen Square | Forbidden City | rickshaw ride into the Hutongs | Great Wall | cable car ride on the Mutianyu Section | Xi’an | terracotta warriors and horses | Big Wild Goose Pagoda | Ancient City Wall | Shaanxi History Museum

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Our Vision is to offer warm, caring, and thoughtful service to ensure our customers have an enjoyable trip to China. And two of our values are to “protect the environment and promote eco-tourism”, and to “respect the local people, cultures and customs of tourist destinations”.
We encourage our staff to reduce the use of the fax machine, for example by using our email fax viewer, and to reuse printout paper. As we know, reducing use of paper reduces the felling of trees.
The environment is important to us, and we believe we can influence others as long as we insist on our values when working with suppliers. We only choose suppliers who meet our environmental standards. After we have chosen restaurants, attractions, hotels etc, we put them to the test by carefully monitoring our customer’s evaluations. This continual review process ensures that we act quickly if our high standards are not maintained by our suppliers.
If a tour’s duration is short, and it doesn’t need the use of a car, we encourage our customers use a bicycle or walk to appreciate the landscape. This way not only allows customers to enjoy the scenery better, but also reduces carbon dioxide emissions. As global warming is getting worse, we recognize we must do everything reasonably possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
We advertise and facilitate train transport in China, a lower carbon footprint option than flying.
We specialize in tailor-made and customized tours, most of which are arranged in small private groups. Keeping tour groups small reduces the impact of tourism on the environment, e.g. no noise pollution from loud hailers, and smaller vehicles mean less damage to roads.

The Impacts of this Trip

Volunteering & Charity
We are proud and happy to have formed a partnership with a local NGO — Helping Hands Volunteer Association, which operates a residential care facility to assist orphans in our community. We have sponsored Helping Hands for many years. We have been giving 10 yuan to Helping Hands for every person who travels with us this year. When you travel with us you already have made a donation to the disadvantaged children in our local community.
A Fair Deal
We employ more local people and use more local products and services than foreign tour operators, and we pay better salaries (including to tour guides and supplier agencies in other cities) than other Chinese operators. This benefits local Chinese economies and contributes to a better social environment in the areas our customers visit.
Traveling with Respect
Before arrival at your tourist destination, our travel advisor will inform you about the local wildlife, environment and culture, which, along with following the local guide’s advice, will help you keep in harmony with the local environment.


1 Reviews of China vacation, ancient capitals tour

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 10 Dec 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Visiting the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an and seeing the amazing jade carvings and Buddha statue.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Beijing airport is full of fairly elaborate scams - call your guide if you can't immediately see them. It's worth getting a SIM that works in China, too, for this

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I felt like this benefited the local people, though I don't think it specifically reduced environmental impact.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Amazing experience, one of the best travel experiences I've had, would highly recommend the tour operator - the guides were all knowledgeable and extremely helpful and friendly.

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