China & Japan Backpacking Tours

We’ve added ANOTHER Japan date! November 28th: learn more

The Dragon Trip’s China budget backpacking tours are filled with jaw-dropping scenery, cities of the future and a mountain of history, culture and adventure for fun-loving people!

Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or this is your first time travelling, our adventure leaders will show you the real, authentic side of China, with cheap, flexible activities to suit anyone. Our trip routes cover major sites and loads of ‘off-the-beaten-track’ locations, ensuring you get a comprehensive & unforgettable package experience. It’s great value too – we specialise in budget China tours. So get started now and check them out!

cheap china backpacker tour


HONG KONG - HONG KONG 25 days $ 2 040

The big one! A full circuit backpacker tour round China

BEIJING - BEIJING 18 days $ 1 640

Compare the capital with the rest of the country

HONG KONG - BEIJING 15 days $ 1 365

South to north tour, city to city, 1,000 miles of countryside

SHANGHAI - SHANGHAI 18 days $ 1 640

Start your tour in the most international city in China

HONG KONG - HONG KONG 16 days $ 1 450

Half of the full tour up to Beijing, then bullet train back south

BEIJING - SHANGHAI 9 days $ 699

Take a culture-packed tour down the booming East coast

HONG KONG - CHENGDU 8 days $ 694

Action, scenery and wildlife in Western China



Educational trips designed specifically for your school: safe, rewarding and affordable. And teachers travel free!  Visit Site



Our NEW budget Japan backpacking trip covers Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Osaka (and much more) + LOADS of culture!


"An amazing trip and great value for money. It was a perfect way to get a snapshot of China."

Emily Ball
Exeter, UK

"The Dragon Trip has been a truly amazing experience. It provides those on a budget with the opportunity to experience the wonders of China. We have been supported by amazing guides who are both knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The mix of culture and adventure has made the trip unforgettable."

Steve Moore
London, UK

"It's not easy to find what backpackers are looking for... but The Dragon Trip gets it and delivers 100%!"

Manchester, UK

"Words cannot describe the experience I have had with the dragon trip in China! The staff have always gone above and beyond what they need to do to make sure everybody is happy!"

Connor Frankie Franks
Rochdale, UK

"The Dragon Trip itinerary is amazing. I've loved that you can pick and choose activities and tailor it to what you want to do."

Florentyna Dalloz
London, UK

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