We are incredibly proud of our track record when it comes to school trips in Asia.

In the past 7 years, we have taken 7,000 young people from over 40 different countries to Asia across over 300 educational trips. In 2018 we underwent a brand-split from our parent company The Dragon Trip and began to operate under the name of The Learning Adventure; we are now focused solely on educational travel. Our Asia-based teams have consistently improved, innovated and evolved our offering into the industry-leading journeys that we have available today. It’s one thing for us to tell you, but it’s all the more compelling when it comes from fellow teachers. Below is a selection of some of the 5-star reviews (over 97% of all reviews!) that we have received about our trips. In addition, there’s a trip memories gallery for your perusal featuring snapshots from some of our favourite Learning Adventures.

Educational Experiences


Bamboo Forest Hike

Hiking on The Great Wall

Cycle Xian’s City Walls

Bamboo Rafting

Kung Fu Lesson

Hiking amidst the Longji Rice Terraces

Tai-chi experience

Cultural Experiences

Historical Tour of Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City

Terracotta Warriors

Visit to Panda Research Centre

Leshan Giant Buddha

Travel via bullet train

Sichuan Opera performance

Acrobatics Show


Student Q and A at National Chamber of Commerce

Tour of Shanghai Volkswagen

Visit to financial centre in Lujiazui, Shanghai

Meeting with leading App development company

Tour of car manufacturers’ premises

Virtual Reality Company experience

Lecture on “How Chinese governmental institutions influence the world”


Roast Duck Dinner

Traditional Hotpot

Wangfujing Night Food Market

Dumpling Making class

Interactive Experiences

Visit to a Chinese school

Panda Volunteering experience

Calligraphy class

Chinese cooking class

Local migrant school experience

Traditional tea ceremony

Muslim Quarter food tour

Forestry School visit

Water Mill Repairing Project


Mandarin lessons

Food market speaking challenge

Speaking with local students

Pearl Market – interactive vocab test


Organic Farming Experience

Rice Terraces Visit

Mud Caves and Hot Springs

Student Fieldwork Presentations

Guest lecture on urbanisation

Case study on impact of erosion


Sketchpad challenge

Tokyo Animation college

International Manga museum

Mori Art museum

Ghibli museum

Suginami animation museum

Visit to calligraphy studio of Koshun Masunaga


Skiing Trips

Trek in Hakone Mountains

Cycling in Kyoto’s Imperial Gardens

Batting Cages

Rugby training and matches

Kayaking in Miyajima

Fushimi Shrine walk

Business and Tech

Maglev Exhibition Centre- see live testing

Stock Exchange Market visit

Toyota Mega Web Car theme park

Science Park experience

Visit to leading tech companies

Car manufacturing factory visit

Honda ASIMO Robot Show

Cultural Discovery

Fish Market experience

Gion Corner

Robot show

J World and Pokemon Centre visit

Skyline views at Tokyo Metropolitan Government building

Buddhism discovery in Asakusa

Bullet Train travel

Mt Fuji visit

Interactive Experiences

Sushi-Making class

Calligraphy Lesson

Visit to a Japanese school and joint lessons

Peace Talk from Hiroshima survivor

Meditation class

Tea Ceremony

Geisha Performance

“Cooking with Grannies” experience

Paper Fan Making

Taiko Drumming Class

Arcade Challenge


Visit to a volcanic valley

Farm visit and interactive activities

Guided tour from forestry park ranger

Discover agricultural waterways in Sasakara

Natural disaster response workshop in Fukushima

Chiang Mai

Doi suthep

Wat chedi luang

Traditional folk dance evening

Sustainable service project


Elephant poo poo paper factory

Bike hike through countryside

Jungle hike to hidden waterfall

Cook a meal together with the locals

Muy Thai workshop



Urban poverty project & volunteer at homeless shelter

City tour

Thai Cooking Class

Muay Thai Training

Meditation Class

Vang Vieng

Visit Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon 2

Rock climbing

Bike hike

Tubing experience


Hoa Lo Prison visit and seminary style lecture about history

Old Quarter Street scavenger hunt

Hoan Kiem Lake visit

Phong Nha


Bike hike to bong lai village

National park visit & wildlife experience

Siem Reap

Sunrise at angkor wat

Observe and interact with excavation or restoration teams

Service project at a local school

Sustainable tourism project – analysis of how tourism is affecting Angkor wat and best ways to preserve cultural integrity in a high volume tourist community

Halong Bay

Overnight cruise experience


Water sustainability and sustainable tourism project

Phnom Penh

Killing fields visit

S21 prison visit

Service project for children of current day prisoners

Grand palace visit

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Food tour

Cooking class

Night market scavenger hunt

Cu Chi tunnels and war remnants museum

Lecture about impact of Vietnam war on modern Vietnamese history followed by Socratic seminar

Floating market sustainable tourism project

Trasu forest, environmental survey and sustainability project

Koh Rong

Beach clean up project

Survivor challenge! Cook, collect wood for fire, set up own shelters and experience survival in the tropics

Luang Prabang

Hmong Night Market photography project

Big Brother Big Mouse service project

Rice farming class and experience

Hike at Kuangsi waterfalls


Trek to Muong Hoa valley

Homestay experience

Local school service project

Hoi An

Ancient town tour

Sketching and collage art project

Interactive crab boat & crab farming class and workshop

Student video competition

We love creating bespoke school trips, but we don’t usually get to see the experience from a student’s perspective. That’s why we’re running a competition for students to enter short films of their experience with us, to be in with the chance of winning a trophy / certificate and £50-£100 (TBD) in Amazon vouchers as a prize.

How it works:

Videos must be no longer than 3 minutes long, showcase TLA activities and the students on the trips (read our T&Cs for the complete Judgement Criteria).

Entries are submitted on behalf of the school, so whether it’s an individual student or a group creating the video, the prize is to be spent by the teacher to reward the class/trip group as a whole.

The competition will run from the launch of The Learning Adventure at the beginning of October 2018 until the
end of May 2019.

The Learning Adventure team will pick our top 5 entries, upload them to our blog and let the public vote for the ultimate winner.

Please make sure to read the Terms & Conditions for full competition details, and to find out how to submit your video.


  • Brian Murphy
    I just wanted to thank you for putting together such a great trip for our students. The feedback from the staff was excellent and they were particularly impressed by the communication in the build-up to the trip, along with the local knowledge of the guide, the range of activities, and the clear contingency planning when the weather didn't cooperate. I am very keen that we repeat this trip next year…
    Brian Murphy
    Harrow School, Hong Kong
  • Maggie Simons
    Health & safety were well taken care of. None of the travellers got sick because of food on the trip, and an effort was always made to ensure the cleanest available restroom. We were always advised to wear seatbelts on the bus when on the highway. The food in Shanghai was a good variety of both dishes and cuisine, and I really appreciated how much effort Caroline put into making sure our 素菜宝宝 had enough to eat.
    Maggie Simons
    Oak Hill School
  • Russell Short
    Fantastic! Helpful, patient, passionate; an ambassador for her country - she created a great impression on the students. Very personable.
    Russell Short
    Al Yasmina Academy, Abu Dhabi
  •  Steve Laurence
    Our guides were remarkable in their care and concern. They appreciated our needs and requests as well as made the time to choose meaningful activities for us. Very well done.
    Steve Laurence
    Shanghai Community International School
  • Sue Whittaker
    We enjoyed all the activities immensely, there was a huge range. The school we visited this time was brilliant, so well organised. We also really enjoyed the tea fields and Moganshan. The guides really tried hard to reference the aims of the trip. Peter was exceptional, he was kind and was very concerned that everyone was well and enjoying themselves. He was also very informative. The geography lecturer was exceptional and fitted the brief 110%!
    Sue Whittaker
    Godolphin and Latymer


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