Get to know the Red Dragon.


Insider Expeditions has been taking groups and individuals on intimate, exclusive tours of China for more than 10 years.  This fascinating and complex nation is known as a rising power with a complicated and critical relationship to the United States.  Therefore, coupled with historical context, it has perhaps never been more important to understand the cultural, political, economic, and scientific ambitions rippling throughout the world’s most populous nation.  Recently, we have partnered with Beijing Tourism to offer even more insider access, local contacts, and special, interactive experiences for our travelers.  As always, though, all of our trips are customized to the interests and needs of our travelers: no matter the size of your group. Even after all of these years, no two trips have been, nor will be, the same.  To inquire on a program or design your own unforgettable, insider experience in China, please write to


Popular Themes

  • Insider China: See China as others cannot, with special access to highlights of Beijing, Shanghai, and other select cities.
  • STEM China: Learn about the evolving future of genetics and AI from experts in the fields.
  • Wellness: Discover the traditions of Chinese medicine and healing practices.
  • The Legacy of the Panda: Marvel at the dynamic environment and wildlife in China.
  • Behind the Trade Scenes: Learn more about China’s bustling industry and its part in the global supply chain.
  • Adventure China: From golf to the Great Wall, take a more active journey through China’s wonders.
  • Far East Firsthand: Bring the sophisticated brushwork of Chinese culture to your fingertips for a cultivated understanding of this influential world power.
  • Annals of Chinese History: Discern your Xia from your Qing as you walk in the steps of emperors and learn over 3,000 years of China’s dynastic past.
  • Fan Artistic Curiosity: View immaculate works by ancient masters and modern artisans, and roam the famed gardens and temples that have served as muses for calligraphers, poets, sculptors and painters for centuries.