1. Choose an established tour company you can trust
It's our goal to offer you the trip of a lifetime!
Whether you are a first-time adventure seeker or a seasoned independent traveller, we can help you to discover China’s most amazing people, places and landscapes. Whether you choose to travel on one of our Cultural Discovery or Budget trips or experience some of our Active Walking or Cycling Tours, with China Adventure Tours you will always experience China in an authentic and exciting way.
When you are booking the adventure tour of a lifetime, you need to know
your holiday is safe. We can proudly guarantee the quality of our tours
because we operate 100% of them ourselves. We have been independently
owned and operated since 1996 and for your financial protection, we are
bonded with Iranian Ministry of Tourism.
2. Travelling solo isn't lonely
Meet like-minded people and make new friends
While many people travel as a couple or with friends, around half of our travellers come on their own as they know they can meet friendly, likeminded people along the way. Over the years, many of our passengers have told us that they have made lifelong friends on their China Adventure tour. There’s no such thing as a solo traveller when you're on a trip with us because you won’t be travelling with strangers, just friends you haven't met yet!
While other companies charge solo travellers an additional compulsory
single supplement on group tours, we are proud to say that we don't,
although travellers on our tours who want to have a private room can pay
a single supplement.
Group travel can seem daunting to solo travellers but don't worry, our
tour leaders are adept at helping to integrate newcomers into the group.
You'll also have plenty of time to explore on your own if you prefer to
go your own way during your free time.
3. Travel with like-minded people
Meet adventure seekers from all over the world
Our travellers come in all shapes and sizes, from a wide variety of cultures, nations and backgrounds, and they all share an adventurous spirit, a strong sense of fun and a desire to see the world as it really is. Many China Adventure Tours travellers are aged between 25 and 55, but passengers of all ages are welcome on most of our tours as long as they are willing to integrate with the group and are enthusiastic. If you want to know more about people who travel with us, why not check out our Online Community at Google + and Facebook.
4. Quality and value
We are proud of the high standards we achieve and the value for money we offer
We take great care to ensure that our tours are the best value for money in the business, and we know that outstanding value means ensuring that all of the ingredients are right, not just the price. Many of the inclusions in our tours are the result of years of careful research to get the right balance of quality and adventure that is best suited to our travellers.
Our friendly and approachable tour leaders have extensive regional
knowledge and their expertise will help to lift your experience out of
the ordinary. Our attention to detail and high level of service ensures
our happy travellers come back to us year after year.
Inclusive prices and included excursions
If you are travelling to distant destinations, you certainly don't want any expensive surprises or extra costs that you weren't told about before you booked your tour. China Adventure Tours is one of few Chinese travel companies that tell you what is included and excluded in our brochure and on our website, rather than after you have booked your tour.
You will find that many included excursions on our tours are chosen for
their quality, not their price. On each trip you may find there are some
excursions that are not included. There is generally enough time
allowed for you to do any extra sight-seeing, but if you prefer you can
always spend your free time simply relaxing.
5. Relax and let us deal with the logistics
We make travel so much easier
On our tours you are completely free from the hassle of booking your own accommodation, organising your own transport, finding your own excursions with quality guides. We employ only the best staff with the most extensive local knowledge, so you can rely upon them to find the best places to go for dinner and drinks, according to your needs and budget.
We aim to provide you with all the essentials to make your trip as
relaxing and easygoing as possible - the rest is up to you. All China
Adventure tour leaders speak Chinese and English (while some also speak
French, Spanish, German, Italian and Japanese) so they will be able to
navigate through every situation smoothly and comfortably. In many
places you’ll have the choice to explore with new friends or discover
the destination independently if you wish.
The first and last day of each tour are free days for you to arrive or
depart. Many clients like to spend extra time exploring the joining
cities as there are many sights to see and do which there may not be
time to visit during your tour. Please bear this in mind when reserving
your international flights and if you would like to book pre and post
tour accommodation or airport transfers you can book through us.
6. Make friends with the locals
Get out there, meet local people and have some fun!
Our itineraries are designed to allow you to become as involved as possible with the local communities we travel to. You will have plenty of opportunity to learn about the real lives of local people.
Apart from hitting the major highlights of a destination, we also take
you to those out-of-the-way local sights that guidebooks don’t know of
and many tourists never have the chance to see. We like to encourage our
travellers to have a fully interactive experience, all the while
respecting local cultures and customs.
There is no better way to experience a culture than to learn its
language. Bring a Mandarin phrase book and try out your conversational
skills along the way. When you embark on your tour you'll have new
language skills, new friends, more confidence, a deeper understanding of
the people and fantastic new insights into the culture of the
destinations you'll be visiting.
On many of our tours you will have opportunities to learn to cook
authentic local cuisine in optional classes. There are also optional
activities available depending on the tour destination.
Take your time and see the best a country has to offer
Something to bear in mind – China Adventure tours are designed to let you enjoy the very best that China has to offer. As such, some tours cannot always be rigidly adhered to and will occasionally be improved and amended according to local conditions such as climatic reasons and political changes. In general, we try to keep to the published route, but occasionally we may have to replace one sight with another, according to local conditions. We will always do our best to make sure the sight is equal to or better than the one published on the itinerary. So try to keep a smile on your face and go with the flow and it all just adds to the adventure!
8. Expert road crew
The right kind of leadership is key to a successful adventure
The support of expert road crew is especially important in countries where the language and culture is very different from your own. China Adventure tour leaders know our destinations very well, and are adept at getting the very best out of the destinations we visit. This means everything from back street restaurants serving delicious cheap local food to pointing out interesting sites to see and places to visit along the way.
All of our staff are carefully selected and trained to ensure that you are in the best hands, leaving you free to sit back, relax and enjoy your adventure travel holiday. They are friendly people chosen for their great personalities, passion for adventure travel, invaluable local knowledge and resourcefulness to overcome the occasional setback - probably without you noticing there even was one. Our tours use a combination of different styles of leadership in order to maximise your enjoyment and experiences.