Call us

020 3856 3903

Email us

Enquire

However you choose to contact Flash Pack, you will always talk directly to a human, we don’t believe in bots.

Contact us now.

FAQ's

See all trips

Book with confidence: flexible transfers & payment protection

China Trips

why travel solo to china?

One of the world’s oldest civilizations, yet also the fastest developing; China is a place of intense contrasts - making it an excellent choice for your next adventure.

Your trip to China will be a tale of two halves, thanks to the wildly different experiences you’ll have between city and countryside. Noisy, ultra-modern yet historic, and each with their own individual charms (and incredible cuisine); Shanghai and Beijing represent the China you’re probably expecting – and then some. In these cities, you’ll visit impressive temples, the iconic Tiananmen Square, vast shopping districts, picturesque gardens, and experience Shanghai’s traditional Hu cuisine.

Then there’s the countryside. A mystical, quieter world where Giant Buddhas, mountains, pandas, the Great Wall, charming markets and traditional architecture will keep you endlessly occupied.

If you’re looking for diversity and culture, travel in China is up there with the best.



China Facts

What’s the weather like in China?

China has a range of climates, varying from tropical monsoon to alpine highland. Temperatures can reach as high as 40ºC (104ºF) in summer, and drop as low as -30ºC (-22ºF) in winter, depending on where you are in the country.

32 °c

Average temp in high season

What’s the national language in China?

Mandarin Chinese

What is the currency in China?

Chinese Yuan Renminbi

Timezone

Chinese Standard Time is GMT+8

Top three activities

1. Walk along the Great Wall of China
2. Learn Sichuan cuisine in Chengdu
3. Master the art of calligraphy in Xi’an

Top five dishes to try

1. Kung pao chicken
2. Ma po tofu
3. Dumplings
4. Wonton noodle soup
5. Yangzhou fried rice

Our China trips

Top places to visit in China

Beijing

China’s sprawling capital is where ancient history and industrious modernity collide, resulting in a city which is constantly redefining not only itself, but the nation and its place in the world. Travel to Beijing, and you’ll discover a multilayered city brimming with cultural richness.

Xi’an

One of China’s most storied cities, Xi’an was the endpoint of the Silk Road – a fact to which Xi’an owes its impressive heritage. It’s home to the Terracotta Army, as well as ancient mosques, a labyrinthine Muslim Quarter and Ming-era city walls.

Chengdu

While Chengdu has less to offer in terms of historical sites and heritage than other Chinese cities, it more than makes up for it in its famous regional cuisine – a fantastic place to master the basics of Sichuan cuisine.

Shanghai

Glamorous Shanghai is the beating heart of Chinese culture, from its Michelin-starred restaurant scene to its vibrant music and art venues. This is the sort of place to put the map down, and let the rhythm of the city carry you from one place to another.

Our Promise

Joining the Flash Pack community comes with a few special guarantees...

The People

We bring together like-minded people in their 30s and 40s on incredible adventures and 98% travel solo. Want to know more about your group? Get in touch.

The Trips

We know the world’s best bits. Think sleeping on a secret island in the Philippines and lunch with a sumo in Japan. You’ll always enjoy a comfortable stay in handpicked hotels, too.

The Guides

We pride ourselves on the fact our guides know their destinations better than anyone. From Lee in Vietnam to Nayla in Argentina, with Flash Pack you really are guided by the best.

The Ease

We take the hassle out of travel planning for you. Whether you need help choosing your trip or you’re nervous about travelling solo – we’re always on hand to help. Get in touch today.

Subscribe to our newsletter

SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Our newest adventures, exciting offers and competitions and the latest travel stories from around the world, straight to your inbox.

Talk to an expert

Need help choosing your perfect adventure? Speak to one of our dedicated Travel Advisors now.

Contact Us

WHAT TO EXPECT

Hear about our new adventures before anyone else.

Be the first to hear about exclusive Flash Pack offers.

Access exciting competitions.

Receive weekly inspiration and travel stories from solos just like you.