The Dragon Trip

The Dragon Trip

Headquarters in London, England
4.4/5 - Excellent
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  • Unmissable attractions - bucket-list China and Japan
  • Off the beaten track - unique local experiences
  • Great nightlife - likeminded people
  • Giving back - leaving a positive impact
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  •  reviewer 1
    Tokyo to Tokyo
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on September 10, 2017
    This tour was fantastic, absolutely loved the itinerary, I felt like we did so much. The customer service beforehand was excellent, my questions were always ans…
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  •  reviewer 2
    Tokyo to Tokyo
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on June 12, 2017
    Overall, the tour was unforgettable. The highlights: our tour guide, Alan, was amazing with his in-depth knowledge of Japan language/culture/history and handl…
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  •  reviewer 3
    Hong Kong to Hong Kong
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on January 12, 2017
    …es. On the China tour, one of the most unique experiences of my life! The Dragon trip give an experience not achieved, in my view, by the regular …
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  • J
    Hong-Kong to Beijing
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on December 13, 2016
    The Dragon Trip is a great tour. Such value for money. The tour guides were …
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  • CA
    Hong Kong to Hong Kong
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 26, 2016
    The Dragon Trip tour of China was an incredible experience. I went by myself…
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  • JP
    Shanghai to Shanghai
    4.0 - Good
    Written on October 10, 2016
    The tour was really insightful and had a great mixture of culture and fun. The tour guides were all great and very helpful. When I first arrived in Shanghai I w…
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  • S
    Hong Kong to Hong Kong 16 Days
    3.5 - Good
    Written on September 14, 2016
    The experiences were amazing and the sights were next to none. However, when you book the tour the company fails to mention how much extra money you will need. …
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  • SS
    Hong-Kong to Beijing
    4.0 - Good
    Written on September 12, 2016
    I had an amazing time on the trip, the food, people , culture and the country in general was just breath taking. The tour was set at a good pace and i liked the…
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  • ST
    Beijing to Beijing
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on August 21, 2016
    Everything was well run and explained with helpful tips for each city and location. All the hostels where surprisingly clean and nice places to stay !
  • IH
    Hong Kong to Hong Kong
    4.0 - Good
    Written on August 16, 2016
    The Dragon trip was excellent. It was great value for money and being on a b…
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About The Dragon Trip

Mission The Dragon Trip aims to show backpackers the REAL China. We give them a chance to meet other like minded travellers and make a positive impact to the places they visit. We ensure maximum value for money and safety at all times. History The Dragon Trip was launched by travellers, for travellers, in response to the lack of affordable tour options for young backpackers who can’t speak Mandarin. Ownership The Dragon Trip Pte Ltd is a British owned and managed company, registered in The United Kingdom. After forming a partnership with them in 2011, The Dragon Trip is part owned by CRCC Asia, one of the leading companies catering for young foreigners in China.

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  • 2015 Dragon Tripper - Laura
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  • Japan: The Ultimate Travel Guide
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • Can I take a camera to North Korea?

    Cameras with lenses of no more than 150mm are allowed so long as they are declared at customs in Pyongyang. The rules do change often though, so you bring any such equipment at own risk.

  • Is there anything I shouldn't bring to North Korea?

    Do not take religious texts or books about North Korea- you can take laptops, Ipads and phones. Large camera or video equipment may be viewed as an attempt to film or document the country, please refrain from bringing such equipment.

  • Can I travel independently in North Korea?

    No, you need to be with a tour group- even if you are not normally someone who would book onto a group tour- it really is the only way to see North Korea!

  • I have visited South Korea before - is that an issue if I want to go to North Korea?

    This is not a problem.

  • Is it safe to travel to North Korea?

    Despite the country’s reputation- the crime rate is very low. The political situation is closely monitored and we would not take a tour if the political climate was dangerous.

  • Do I need any special vaccinations for Japan?

    No vaccinations are required to enter Japan. Tap water is safe to drink anywhere in Japan.

  • How do I get my Japanese Visa?

    Nice and easy- these are available upon arrival for over 60 countries including the UK, US, Canada Australia and EU countries

  • How do I get money in China?

    You will be able to withdraw money at an ATM in each city, and your Adventure Leader will tell you when the next stop on the Trip where you will be able to withdraw more cash is. We advise that you notify your bank that you will be travelling before you depart. As a note, many banks and cards do charge a foreign transaction fee when withdrawing money while abroad, so it will probably be cheaper to exchange Chinese Yuan (RMB) before you start your trip.

  • Suitcase or backpack?

    Suitcase is OK, but a backpack/hold-all is much more convenient.

  • What should I pack for my trip?

    We strongly recommend packing very light for The Dragon Trip. China has everything under the sun- they are after all the world’s factory- so don’t fret too much if you left something behind, almost anything you’d conceivably need is available throughout China.You really need very little as you can wash clothes regularly in the hostels. Bear in mind also that you can leave a bag in Hong Kong for the duration of your trip for HK$300.