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  • 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
  • "LUCKY MONEY" envelopes

    Yes, Lotus is making red envelopes available again to FCC or FCV groups upon request to support your group’s celebrations.  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 along with the envelopes.  Or, if you have a need for blue canvas tote bags, or such. Requests are filled on a first- come, first-served basis

    November & December  Early Bird Discount**

    If you book a full heritage trip travel for 2017 with Lotus prior to Dec. 31, 2016 your traveling party receives $50 early-bird discount, per person.

    Email louie@lotustours.net to request initial itinerary draft, or review trip itinerary options here:  http://www.lotustours.net/travel/Tours_Schedule.shtml .   All standard itineraries allow you to add on your own specialized schedule for a hometown/orphanage visit if desired.   Or, you can also build your own full itinerary from scratch if preferred.   Click http://www.lotustours.net/customize/index.jsp  to request a fully customized schedule.

    *Does not apply to previously booked tours, mini-trips or excursions.  Must provide adoption certificate copy for promotional discount to be applied.  Does NOT require that your family’s adoption trip to have been made with Lotus Travel. Cannot be combined with other discounts or vouchers. Must be requested upon initial inquiry and travel booked by year-end.
    * *The $50 early bird booking discount requires booking deposit is made prior to year-end. Does not apply to previously booked tours, or ala carte or mini-excursion trips. *Does not apply to previously booked tours.  Must provide adoption certificate for promotional discount to be applied. Does not require that your family’s adoption trip to have been made with Lotus Travel.

    A Comprehensive Guide to Prepare for a Heritage Trip

    20th AnniversaryAn engaging read…. one can pick and choose where to start. Each chapter highlights one family’s individual experience. ”

    Chapters in this book offers the varied perspectives of adoptive parents, professionals, researchers, as well as adopted children themselves, which provides rich insights.
     It is a valuable resource that will help families prepare for a birth country trip, make decisions about how to travel, anticipate what they might experience in China, and integrate events and emotions after arriving back home. From Home to Homeland is for all internationally adoptive families as the truths contained are universal for families who have embarked on international adoption. For your convenience it is available here. You can request one of the contributing authors to sign your book. (This optional feature only available at Lotus Travel)!

    Option: Signed by 1 author

    Trip Savings Plan - Lotus Travel, Lotus Tours

    Trip Savings Plan . Louie Yi, President of Lotus Travel, has recently announced that we now offer the Trip Savings Plan (TSP). This plan has been created because we ...
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