Adventure tours | Active small group holidays | Encounters Travel Adventure tours | Active small group holidays | Encounters Travel
Your passport to adventure
PHONE: 1 877 260 3950
For help and expert advice:
1 877 260 3950
China

CHINA TOURS

Our China tours have been carefully created to uncover the real China, combining sightseeing with activities and cultural experiences.

Enjoy the unique sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the vast and compelling country that is China. Whether you're a young adventurer, an energetic family or a laid-back traveller, our small group China tours and private, tailor-made China holidays will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

From the hustle and bustle of China's capital Beijing to the must-see sites like the Terracotta Army and Great Wall to the stunning landscapes and rich cultural history, this truly amazing country will captivate and enthral even the most seasoned traveller.

Our range of shoestring China tours offers the best value for money travel you can find and perfectly combine sightseeing with active adventure, tailored to the younger more adventurous and fun-loving traveller.

Our tailor-made China holidays allow you to set the pace, pick the route and choose the budget. We'll work with you to design the perfect China holiday and take away all the stress and pressure of booking your once in a lifetime adventure holiday to China.

More information about China tours

Do you want to know more about China and its beauty? Or do you need accurate visa information?

Contact the China tourism board for more information.

Filter By Reset Search

Preferences

This Month's Promotions

All Tours

On Sale

Hide Price On Request


Destinations

Egypt & Middle East

Africa

Indian Subcontinent

Asia

Southeast Asia

South America

Europe

Oceania

Polar Regions


Tour Types

Small Group

Shoestring

City Break

Private

Family

Overland


Price Range


Duration


Group Departure Dates

3 Tours | From $745 p/p

Duration:

9 Days

Country(ies):

China

Tour Type:

Shoestring

Group size:

Min: 7 | Max: 20

Meals:

B- 0, L - 0, D - 0

Highlights:

Sprawling Beijing, sunrise on the Great Wall of China, swimming in crystal clear lagoons, beautiful rural landscapes of Hangzhou, bamboo for...


   From

$745(p/p)

Duration:

25 Days

Country(ies):

China

Tour Type:

Shoestring

Group size:

Min: 7 | Max: 20

Meals:

B- 0, L - 0, D - 0

Highlights:

Bright lights of Hong Kong, active adventure in Yangshuo, cute Pandas, the Terracotta Warriors, Kung Fu monks of Shaolin, bustling Beijing &...


   From

$2100(p/p)

Duration:

15 Days

Country(ies):

China

Tour Type:

Shoestring

Group size:

Min: 7 | Max: 20

Meals:

B- 0, L - 0, D - 0

Highlights:

Bright lights of Hong Kong, active adventure in Yangshuo, rural landscapes of Fujian, cute Pandas, the Terracotta Warriors, Kung Fu monks of...


   From

$1400(p/p)

TOUR REVIEWS

The trip was excellent and very well run, we have no complaints it was exactly as we expected.The guide was knowledgable and courteous, it ran on time and accommodation was fine.We have no complaints and have now booked again to go to India.
The trip was as above and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, all destinations were as expected and lived up to our expectations.We went with the idea of visiting Turkey and especially Gallipoli which achieved our goals.The historical part of thetrip was very well done and memmorable.

Encounters Travel did an excellent job in all aspects of our trip! Egypt was amazing and the trip was made especially enjoyable as a result of the quality of the guides. I highly recommend Encounters Travel!
Worth every penny! Go to Egypt with Encounters Travel!

Anthony has been a pleasure to work with and when he is not available, other members of the team respond in a timely manner. I have booked a total of 6 trips since December 2013 and plan to book more to fill my bucket list.

I purchased my rid tour as part of a group coupon. Is obituary hesitant but my tour was great. The staff at Encounters were professional and helpful. I had a lot of questions but no one made me feel like a pest. Good experience.
I always wanted to go to Morocco and I finally got to go last September. I'm glad I chose this tour group. They were professional and attentive. Good times!

I had an amazing time on the trip. Everything was incredibly well organized and planned out to a tee. Our tour guide, Big Mo, was amazing and super knowledgeable. I couldn't have imagined a better trip to Egypt!
Excellent

ratings

China Country Guide

China Country Guide Flag

Factfile


Time: UTC+8
Dial Code: +86
Area: 9,596,961 km2
Elevation: Highest point is Mount Everest, 8,848m (29,029 ft), lowest point is Turpan Pendi, ?154m (?505 ft)
Population: 1,438,282,986
Capital: Beijing
Government: Socialist Consultative Democracy
Language: Mandarin

Since China opened its arms to travellers from all over the globe in the 1970s, the country has experienced massive growth and change.

In fact, it is believed that in less than 10 years, the country will become the first tourist destination with the world's largest number of visitors.

Thousands of tourists visit China every year now, to learn more about its ancient history and the positive future which lies ahead.

There aren't many cultures with a history as long and fascinating as China's, which makes it a very attractive destination to many adventurers looking for an authentic travel experience.

Knowing when to go is very important. If you're planning on visiting China's north-east region, you can expect sweltering summers and icy cold winters. In the south, you'll find a semi-tropical climate.

The best time to go is generally during China's springtime and Autumn.

If you are planning a China tour, there are some things you just cannot miss. Travellers have to see the Great Wall of China - an architectural wonder, the Forbidden City in Beijing, Xi'an's Terracotta Soldier Museum and the Giant Panda's of Chengdu.

China has wide variations in culture, language, customs and economic levels. The economic landscape is particularly diverse. The major cities such as Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai are modern and comparatively wealthy. However, about 40% of Chinese people still live in rural areas as of 2018; despite the fact that only 10% of China's land is arable. (source - Wikitravel)

Highlights

  • See the longest wall in the world - the Great Wall of China.
  • Visit the largest ancient palatial structure in the world - the Forbidden City in Beijing.
  • Visit the Terracotta Army Museum in Xi'an - one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world.
  • Explore the Li River - which offers one of the worlds most scenic boat cruises.
  • Marvel at the natural scenery of the Yellow Mountains - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tips

  • Try to learn basic Mandarin, it will help you quite a bit during your time in China.
  • Carry toilet paper with you - its rarely found in rest rooms.
  • If you need help, try to find a younger local as students have studied English for years.
  • Don't tip in China. The Chinese do not tip and you won't be expected to either.
  • Try to avoid drinking tap water. Bottled water is sold cheaply.

VIDEO FEATURE

Our video features aim to bring our adventure tours to life in a way that no photo can, giving you a great taste of the destination.

POSTS FROM OUR BLOG

Need some travel inspiration or looking for some handy travel tips? Our blog provides excellent insight into our travel destinations - from tour updates to country guides, packing lists to little known things to do, you'll find it all in our travel blog.

https://ucarecdn.com/a9343fad-36e3-4125-8af8-38176c0262d1/ By: Will Maddicott 2016-06-23 16:00:00

Highlights of Tibet

In China

Tibet is a fascinating and culturally rich holiday destination, which attracts numerous visitors every year. 

Read More 0 Comments
https://ucarecdn.com/c66463c2-22f8-4ec8-b160-58e96a0572ba/ By: Ralph Foulds 2016-02-21 19:00:00

Zika Virus – Advice for Customers

In News

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its travel advice for a number of countries in relation to the Zika Virus.

Read More 0 Comments