As people are starting to book their 2022 travels, here is a list of answers to our most frequently asked questions! If there is anything else you are wondering just drop a message in the chat box, email us or call!
How can I book my trip?
All you have to do is email us with your full name at email@example.com and send in your deposit (10% of trip cost) to guarantee a place in the tour of your choosing. The full amount will be due 70 days before your trip departure date. Once we have confirmed your deposit or full payment, then we will need your correct passport name, birthdate and passport number so that we can issue you your visa invitation letters and booking pack.
What’s Included in the trip price?
Western and local (English-speaking!) adventure leaders.
Accommodation in hostels and hotels which meet The Dragon Trip’s high standards. All have their own unique charm, and at the same time are safe, clean, and hygienic.
All train, boat and bus tickets.
Entry to a whole range of places plus a vast number of included activities.
All taxes and charges.
What’s not included?
Flights to and from the start and end country
Aside from the many free unmissable activities The Dragon Trip offers you, we also offer some extra activities which are great value for money, safe and fun.
Food and Drink
Why should you travel with us?
You’re choosing pretty much the best value in backpacker travel…
We take you to see the absolute best of each country. All-encompassing, packed itineraries give you access to the top must-see sites you’ve read about, as well as all the hidden, off-the-beaten-track destinations you haven’t.
Experience travelling with an amazing group of like-minded people – not just those travelling with you, but our expert, fun-loving guides too! They’ll show you their part of Asia their way.
Give something back by volunteering in the local community.
We have an excellent commitment to safety – we do the hard work keeping you safe, so you can enjoy yourself to the full.
Environmentally friendly and sustainable travel – we want these stunning places to exist for future generations.
We like to think of ourselves as open-minded people, and our tours are for open-minded people too. We welcome travellers of any nationality, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, gender and sexual orientation.
We are a LGBT-friendly travel operator, so you’ll feel safe travelling with us, whatever your way of life – that means no judging and no harassing!
Our trips are most suitable for travellers aged 18 to 45, however, we do occasionally make exceptions outside of this on an individual basis.
Who will guide the tours?
You will always have extremely knowledgeable, English-speaking guides! A lot of our dragons say that the guides made the trip! Each of our Adventure Leaders is an expert in their area – so actually you will have a different Adventure Leader in each location. At the end of the trip for each location they will either travel with you just on the train or see you off onto your train and another Adventure Leader will pick you right back up as soon as you get off your train.
Do I need any vaccinations before I travel?
The Dragon Trip aims to enter no areas with tropical diseases. However, as with any backpacking trip, we urge you to seek advice from a travel nurse before departing your home country. There will often be 1 or 2 vaccines required before travelling Asia, depending on your vaccine history. Take a look at the NHS advice for travel vaccines here.
So now you know everything you need to book, check out the latest deals we have on for our trips here!