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Paul“Travelling with a tour group was a great experience. Shawna our guide was clear and careful in keeping us all together in very busy situations, she gave us lots of insights into the places we visited and was always very helpful in answering any questions a...“

The Dragon Trip

The Dragon Trip

4.3/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in London, England
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TOURS
15
AGE RANGE
18-60
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
0-1h
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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

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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58 The Dragon Trip Reviews

Excellent
62%
Good
33%
Average
2%
Rather Poor
2%
Bad
2%
Accommodation
4 / 5
Transportation
4.5 / 5
Meals
4 / 5
Value for money
4.5 / 5
Guide
4.5 / 5
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  •  reviewer 1
    Tokyo to Tokyo
    4.0 - Good
    Written on September 16, 2019
    Mostly a great tour. Would've wished for a bit of background information to the sights.
  • Southeast Asia Circuit, 31 days
    4.0 - Good
    Written on September 12, 2019
    You get what you pay for. I had some amazing experiences on this trip and got to do so much and travel so far for not that much. It’s a lot of travel but you se…
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    The Dragon Trip commented on this review
    Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such positive feedback! We are so glad that you had amazing experiences on this South East Asia circuit - we hope to see you again on another trip soon!
  •  reviewer 3
    Tokyo to Tokyo
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on September 2, 2019
    Was excellent! I appreciated the variety. I wanted to get an overview of Japan which i think that we did and it was good the way it catered to both younger an…
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    The Dragon Trip commented on this review
    Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback - we are so glad that you had an amazing trip and got exactly what you wanted! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
  •  reviewer 4
    Tokyo to Tokyo
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on July 13, 2019
    For us as a family was once in a lifetime experience and it was perfect i must thank all the boys and girls of the group they were so nice to us and our guide o…
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    The Dragon Trip commented on this review
    Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback - we are so glad that you had an amazing trip as a family! We are also so pleased that you thought the tour guide was excellent. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
  • Tokyo to Tokyo
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on July 1, 2019
    The tour was amazing. We had two guides Juno for the first few days and then Chips for the rest of the trip. They were both great, easy to get on with and very …
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    The Dragon Trip commented on this review
    Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive feedback - we are so glad that you had an amazing trip and thought that the guides were great! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
  • Tokyo to Tokyo
    4.0 - Good
    Written on June 27, 2019
    Over all the trip was amazing ,very well thought out trip ,the itinerary there are two things I would change is the imperial palace in Tokyo as the one in Kyoto…
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    The Dragon Trip commented on this review
    Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback - we are so glad that you had an amazing trip! We're taking your comments on board - but we're glad that the guide was very helpful and the transport was great!
  • PG
    Tokyo to Tokyo
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on May 23, 2019
    Travelling with a tour group was a great experience. Shawna our guide was clear and careful in keeping us all together in very busy situations, she gave us lots…
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    The Dragon Trip commented on this review
    Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback - we are so glad that you had a great experience on the Japan trip! We are so pleased that you loved Shawna and the activities! We hope to see you again soon!
  • KJ
    Tokyo to Tokyo
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on May 18, 2019
    This trip was amazing. Our tour guide Shawna was awesome. I saw so much of Japan and I met some great people. I highly recommend the Dragon Trip tour of Japa…
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    The Dragon Trip commented on this review
    Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback - we are so glad that you had an amazing trip! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
  • SH
    Hong Kong to Chengdu
    4.0 - Good
    Written on May 17, 2019
    I will use tourrader again
    The Dragon Trip commented on this review
    Hi! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback - we hope to see you again soon!
  • JO
    Hong Kong to Chengdu
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 27, 2019
    Wished I could have done the whole tour - loved that it was so flexible
    The Dragon Trip commented on this review
    Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback - we are so glad that you had an amazing trip! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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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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.

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