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News & Updates

  • Meant to Be
  • Dining Etiquette& Tips
  • Serious Advantages of Winter Travel
  • Winter Travel Perspective
  • Women's Equality: Certain Progress & Definite Limits
  • From a recent traveler to the rural farmer's home visit & stay:
  • Guidelines for Guides & Tipping
  • Chinese New Year's Day Taboos
  • December 2015 From Lea Xu & Louie Yi
  • A Trip of a Lifetime
  • Meant to Be
  • I AM ME
  • June Galoph’s Dilemma in China
  • Joining the Game
  • Fun Facts About Pandas
  • Sichuan & Hunan - Some "Spicy" Provinces
  • Hunan Adoptive Families Reunion - Winter 2015
  • Submission Guidelines
  • General terms
  • How each Chinese province got its name
  • Lantern Festival-Start the Year Right!!!
  • How each Chinese province got its name
  • The Internet with "Chinese Characteristics"
  • Jasmine Sings
  • Winter Solstice / Winter Festival / Dongzhi
  • December 2014
  • "Lucky Money" Envelope Giveaway
  • Vancouver B.C. hosts "Journeys Weekend"
  • China's "Singles Day" Sets Worldwide Record
  • China's Ancient Art of Shadow Puppetry
  • Ancient Art:"Soul of the Rice Fields"
  • Let's Finish Funding Wade's School Semester!
  • Marriage and Divorce in China: A Changing Landscape
  • Feminine Ideal Shifts in China's Cultural Evolution
  • Marriage and Divorce in China: A Changing Landscape
  • Terra Cotta Warriors Horses and Museum
  • Bridge
  • Days of Chinese New Year Festival
  • Symbolic Foods for Chinese New Year
  • "Lucky Money" Envelope Giveaway
  • Educational Pressure in China: A Parent's Perspective
  • Hebei Province
  • The Great Wall
  • Sections of the Great Wall
  • 18th Anniversary Reflections:A Journey of Growth
  • Fujian Province
  • One Family's Volunteer Experience
  • Louie Yi -- Wuzhou Orphanage Visit
  • The Eight Major Cuisines of China
  • Anhui Province
  • Bicycles in Beijing
  • Jiangsu:"Land of Fish and Rice...."
  • Yunnan Province
  • Differences in a Decade
  • A Family Chinese New Year Holiday in Hainan Island
  • Chinese Chopsticks
  • Jiangxi Province
  • Ask the Expert
  • Henan Province
  • Louie's Tibetan Travels:The Beauty of the Less Traveled Road
  • Louie's Photos & Visit to Jiuzhaigou
  • It was one year ago today that we left on our fabulous 16 day China trip. We have so many wonderful memories from that 2 weeks. We still talk about all the things we saw, the people we met, the kind, funny guides in each city, and all the food we ate! I wanted to extend another thank you to you and Lotus travel for making it truly a dream trip that we will always remember.
    2011--Vietnam--here we come!!
    Fondly, Lisa Bara

    Guilin Photo Gallery

    Early Bird Savings

    We are pleased to offer an Early Bird savings of 5% off overall tour costs following confirmed booking on 2018 spring or summer full-service heritage tours. Thisincludes group tours, fully-private tours as well as semi-private group/family tour schedules.

    To take advantage of this promotional opportunity, click Early Spring Break Trips-I  or Spring Break Trips II to review Spring  2018 itineraries.  Or choose from a full slate of trip offerings. If summer is best for your schedules, you can review many fun, flexible and engaging Summer 2018 travel options.   

    This special offer requires coupon code request of WB185 upon tour inquiry and is valid for in-country services, including Create Your Own and “Off Path” 2018 traveloptions. Please note: this promotion is not applicable to airfare and has limited terms*. Promotional discount is applied to trip balance upon travel confirmation with paid deposits made prior to December 31, 2017*.

    Email louie@lotustours.net to request a draft itinerary if you know exactly what you’d like to do. You can also email iris@lotustours.net to discuss any initial planning questions you may have, or join any upcoming webinar!  

    THIS is the best time to make plans! 

    *Applicable only to full-service tour schedules; not applicable to side-only trip requests; or airfare. Not applicable to previously booked travel and cannot be combined with other promotions, coupons or vouchers.  Lotus Travel Inc. reserves the right to amend, clarify or end this promotion for any reason at any time without notice.

    Yes, Lotus is making red envelopes available again to FCC or FCV groups in support of your Families with Children from China or Families with Children from Vietnam/Asia  groups’ celebrations. 

    Lucky MoneyLotus Travel will provide complimentary “lucky money” envelopes, on a first-come, first served basis to any FCC or FCV group requesting these for the upcoming Lunar New Year celebration events. (Please, no individual family or classroom requests—we are not able to accommodate those requests).                      

    Please send an email with the following information to iris@lotustours.net

    • Number of envelopes desired and how many children and adults attending your event
    • Snail mail address (no PO boxes – we ship via Fed Ex ground)
    • Contact name and phone number
    • Event date
    • Brochures or heritage trip informational packets desired.

    Once you receive a confirmation email about your request, please allow 4-6 weeks for handling and shipping. For any further questions, email iris@lotustours.net or call 1-800-956-8873.

    We wish everyone  “Xin Nian Kuai Le”

     If interested, send an email to iris@lotustours.net  with the following information:

    • date of the event
    • mailing address
    • # of children 
    • # of adults 
    • contact phone #
    Let us know if we may send any promotional pamphlets and educational articles and allow 4-6 weeks for preparation and delivery.  Requests will be handled on a on a first- come, first-served basis
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