The Dragon Trip
93% Rating
(16 Reviews)

The Dragon Trip

The Dragon Trip is an adventure tour operator that specializes in affordable, off-the-grid trips in China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. Whether it is camping on the Great Wall in Beijing or learning to make sushi in Tokyo, we provide travelers with one-of-a-kind experiences.

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Reece
Male
22 years old
United Kingdom
Other

Epic China

9/10

What an awesome trip so far! The activities we have done and the things we have seen are truely breathtaking, from the great Wall to kayaking down the Li River. The adventure leaders are always keen to help and are easy to talk to.

The people I have met along the way have been cool and friends for life. I have enjoyed every moment (even the night trains) on the dragon trip and recommend it to anyone and everyone.

How can this program be improved?

Slightly cheaper and maybe increase the places we stay and reduce in other places

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Sarah
Female
24 years old
London
Bournemouth University

China Trip

10/10

Great trip, well organised and really is worth your money for the experience you get. I would defiantly recommend this trip.

This trip meant that you could go and enjoy the cities but the next day you will be traveling somewhere so different and this was a great contrast.

There were lots of night trains to get to places one 16 hours long so bare that in mind.

The leaders are all very helpful and know a lot about each place and are happy to answer any questions.

How can this program be improved?

More honestly regarding when people join the group and when people leave the group early. There were less people at the end of the trip and this impacts the overall experience.

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Francesca
Female
34 years old
United Kingdom
Imperial College London

Dragon Trip - Beijing

10/10

Had an amazing time in Beijing. Highlight for me was going to the Great Wall. Thanks to the Dragon Trip team for organising this so well. Delicious (though spicy!) lunch at the hostel before heading to the Wall, specifically in time to see the sunset (must admit, I didn't join for the sunrise, but I am not a morning person!). Luna was a great guide and I was lucky to have such a nice, welcoming group. Would absolutely recommend to both solo travellers and couples / groups.

How can this program be improved?

Suggestion only as know there are probably date privacy issues, but would be nice if could get an idea before travelling of who else is in the group eg asking everyone to write a 2 line intro.
Alternatively an ice breaker when we all convene for the first time, helps with remembering names!

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Catherine
Female
43 years old
UK
Open University

Catherine’s Trip

8/10

Travelling via public transportation allowed us to connect with ordinary Japanese people. The diversity of trips and experiences gave us a wonderful glimpse of an amazing country and has encouraged me to want to revisit Japan on my own. Will definitely be back to Japan as there’s too much to see.

Favourite experiences include the food and the Tokyo Municipal Building.

All this was helped by the great group of people I found myself traveling with.

How can this program be improved?

Skip the hostel in Hiroshima and reduce the reliance on Snapchat

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Tracey
Female
52 years old
Tokyo
University of Auckland

Japan November 2017

10/10

My first overseas experience going solo. Choose Japan as looks safe and interesting. I was not disappointed. The tour is suitable for all ages of fitness levels are good as there is a lot of walking and stairs. The places visited were varied to cater for different interests. Nighttime activities are varied but can be missed if tired. Tour leader “Alan” was fabulous, entertaining and hot on great with all members of the group.

How can this program be improved?

Communication to entire grou not just some.

Program Listings

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