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Charlotte“The Dragon Trip tour of China was an incredible experience. I went by myself but made so many friends along the way. I did the Hong Kong - Hong Kong tour so was there for the whole month but those that were taking part in shorter trips integrated into the ...“

The Dragon Trip

The Dragon Trip

4.4/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in London, England
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TOURS
12
AGE RANGE
18-80
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
8h
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ends on 31 May 2018
  • Unmissable attractions - bucket-list China and Japan
  • Off the beaten track - unique local experiences
  • Great nightlife - likeminded people
  • Giving back - leaving a positive impact

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 la...

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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40 The Dragon Trip Reviews

Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Average
3%
Rather Poor
3%
Bad
0%
Accommodation
4 / 5
Transportation
4.5 / 5
Meals
4 / 5
Value for money
4.5 / 5
Guide
4.5 / 5
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  • C
    Beijing to Shanghai
    4.0 - Good
    Written on April 9, 2018
    I was very impressed with the accounting for optional activities, and with the knowledge of the guides.
  •  reviewer 2
    Tokyo to Tokyo
    4.0 - Good
    Written on March 30, 2018
    Very fast paced and exciting tour . I would have liked more time in Osaka as we only arrived there at 1.30 pm and left 11 am the next day . Would have liked mo…
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  •  reviewer 3
    Tokyo to Tokyo
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 29, 2017
    Fabulous experience on this tour!!! I don't think that I would have seen and done as much as I did if going on my own through Japan. Shanna was an excellent t…
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  • LY
    Beijing to Beijing
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on November 8, 2017
    I completed my Beijing to Beijing tour with gained confidence to a country where a language is never spoken except for few phrases. The various cities visi…
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  • JS
    Tokyo to Tokyo
    2.0 - Rather poor
    Written on October 1, 2017
    good guide Alan has a very good knowledge of Japan and japan language.He is also patient with the travellers. Japan is a clean and friendly country. It also has…
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  •  reviewer 6
    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 7
    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 8
    Hong Kong to Hong Kong
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on January 12, 2017
    Perfect for students and young people, as well as active families. On the China tour, one of the most unique experiences of my life! The dragon trip give an exp…
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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 all great and we don't think we could have traveled China without them.
  •  reviewer 10
    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 but made so many friends along the way. I did the Hong Kong - Hong Kong tour so was…
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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.

The Dragon Trip videos

  • The Dragon Trip Trailer
  • The Dragon Trip Experience
  • 2015 Dragon Tripper - Laura
  • 2015 Dragon Tripper - Charlotte
  • Japan: The Ultimate Travel Guide
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  • The Dragon Trip Japan Adventures
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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.