China nature & culture vacation

Please feel free to email the Help Desk team if you need any advice on your vacation plans. We're always happy to help!

Departure information

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

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: China nature & culture vacation

Environment

Small groups

Our group size is usually small. Small group means we are less intrusive to the places we visit, we keep the disturbance caused to nature and communities to the minimum.

This also means that each attendee gets a lot more time with the lead and guides. A lot more opportunities to meet the locals and understand their way of thinking, needs and life styles.

Conservation:
We actively increase awareness and solicit against building new concrete buildings in old villages like Ping An where traditional building material is wood.

While trekking we encourage our participants to stay on the paths, not to damage environment, plants or any other artifacts they come across.

We spend most of our time in areas away from the main commercial tourist areas, therefore providing additional income in local economies that may not normally benefit from revenue from tourism.

Suppliers
We use suppliers that match our environmental values. We encourage hotel owners to stick with traditional methods and to use carefully sourced local materials when extending or upgrading their premises.

Community

We make use of local suppliers and services. These include locally owned and family run accommodation, local drivers, locally produced and prepared food. This ensures that the local economy is supported. We also only employ local guides. We also visit local community projects and remote schools where our contributions are greatly appreciated.

Ethically correct
We respect people, their cultures. We approach people (where possible prior to the tour), we explain our aim and agree on a plan.


Fair trade
We do not exploit anyone in any way. We do pay people who spend time and effort to make us have a great adventure a fair fee.
We donate to places we visit to photograph like schools, family houses, social clubs.

At the end of our photo adventure, we encourage our participants to donate unwanted clothes, toiletries and other goods which we then get our local guide to distribute to local people in need.

We have had an excellent long-term relationship with our guides and suppliers and this helps to stabilise their income generation and so helps to create a more sustainable future. We use local Chinese leaders who are committed to responsible tourism and helping to preserve the way of life in their area.

1 Reviews of China nature & culture vacation

5 out of 5 stars
SHOW
1
0
0
0
0

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2017 by

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


Undoubtedly engaging with Dong culture in such depth, especially the music, dance and embroidery!

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


Be prepared for humidity!

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


hard to say but we were very aware of how tourism was essential to the minority peoples.

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


Absolutely fantastic - we couldn't have wished for a more informative and thoughtful guide.

Popular similar vacations

Shanghai to Hong Kong tour, discover China

Shanghai to Hong Kong tour, discover China

Cities, wildlife, ancient history and rolling rice paddies

From 2138 18 days excluding flights

China highlights tour, tailor made

China highlights tour, tailor made

Walk along the Great Wall and relax in the stunning LiRiver

From US $2319 - US $2719 11 days including domestic flights only

China vacation and Yangtze river cruise

China vacation and Yangtze river cruise

A comprehensive China itinerary covering its length and breadth

From US $3335 - US $3485 19 days excluding flights

Silk Road vacations, Central Asia

Silk Road vacations, Central Asia

Journey along the Old Silk Road

From 3695 - 3795 23 days including domestic flights only

Convert currencies