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China & Thailand

Free – Explore China & Thailand. Yes, We Said Free

Amy Thompson Gehl
Deal Expert
This free land only trip has dates available through 2026.

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Change without Fees

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You read that right this 13-night bucket list trip from UTOvacation is free! This exclusive offer is in celebration of UTOvacation's 10-year anniversary, as well as the re-opening of these countries, and allows you the chance to explore two amazing places with one unforgettable deal.

Here's what we know: UTOvacation is offsetting the cost of this trip with local partners and tourism associations to jumpstart travel to China and Thailand. Only Travelzoo members will be able to book a complimentary 13-night trip that covers your hotel stays, ground transfers and tours. Passengers can lock in your travel date now and change name or the travel date at a later time.

Important: As seats are limited, we expect UTO's phone lines to be very busy, so we recommend you to book this trip online ASAP on their site first. Please read our detailed instructions on "How to Book" on the right or the bottom of the page, as you need to use a special promo code (FREECHINATHAILAND) to have the price reduced to $0.

What's included:

  • 4-star accommodations over 13 nights in China and Thailand — 3 nights in Beijing, 1 night in Suzhou, 1 night in Wuxi, 1 night in Hangzhou, 2 nights in Shanghai, 3 nights in Bangkok and 2 nights in Pattaya
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides
  • Ground transfers, per itinerary
  • Multiple guided tours such as the Great Wall of China, West Lake, Golden Buddha and more, per itinerary. There are also lots of extensions or optional tours such as Phuket, Chiang Mai, Yangtze River Cruise, Japan, Cambodia, Vietnam available as upgrades from $299

What's not included:

  • Roundtrip international flights from your city of departure and regional flights between Beijing and Shanghai; Shanghai to Bangkok. We recommend that you book through UTOvacation at heavily discounted prices from $299 depending on date and departure city, or you can secure a flight with those credit card points you've been meaning to redeem.
  • Chinese visa: this can also be arranged hassle-free via UTOvacation for $230 or applied for independently
  • Meals are not included but UTOvacation does have meal plans available as an upgrade
  • Travel insurance, tour extensions and optional programs


  • Travel Jan. 1, 2022 - Dec. 20, 2026 (weekly departures)

Book by July 30.

* Note: This offer is being run and managed by UTOvacation. Travelzoo makes no guarantees that a member will receive a free vacation. Please refer to the terms and conditions on the UTOvacation site.

Restrictions may apply. A Chinese Visa is required for U.S. travelers. You can arrange this with UTOvacation hassle-free for $230 per person, or apply independently. Pricing is per person, based on two people sharing a room. Single occupancy supplement is $600. UTOvacation reserves the right to cancel or modify a tour prior to departure date if the group has less than ten passengers. An alternative departure date will be offered for no extra charge or a full refund will be returned. Deposit will only be required if optional tours or extensions are added. Children 17 and under are $199 per person. Double and triple occupancy rooms are free. If you want to add a 4th person, contact UTO after 1-2 weeks and it will be $199 for the 4th person. This complimentary tour is limited to one room per booking. Should your party have multiple rooms, the 2nd room and above will be charged the standard fees.

Change without Fees: This is trip is free and cannot be redeemed for cash or other services or products. If you book now but have to change your trip, you’ll receive a credit in the full amount of what you booked that can be used in the future (this does not apply to the trip itself, only add ons). If other tours or departure dates are higher at the time of rebooking, you will have to pay the difference. Any changes for other tours must be finalized at least 150 days prior to scheduled departure. For further assistance, call 1-855-526-1286.


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at 10:00 AM CT on Jul 30

When You Can Go

Select dates Jan. 1, 2022 - Dec. 20, 2026



How to Book

Continue to UTOvacation

Rates will initially appear as $1199/person and the promo code will be applied at checkout.

  1. Click "View Dates & Continue"
  2. Select your desired travel date on the calendar and click "Continue"
  3. Add number of desired travelers (2) and click "Continue"
  4. Enter customer information. You will need to do this for both travelers
  5. Select flight and transfer information
  6. Enter email and phone number and click the red "Continue" button in the right hand side
  7. Select optional tours or "Continue" to next booking page
  8. Register by creating an account and entering your email and creating a password
  9. Enter promo code FREECHINATHAILAND in the gray box in all uppercase letters (this is case sensitive) and click "Apply Coupon"

Book this deal by phone

Call UTOvacation at 1-855-526-1286.

  • Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET

When booking by phone, mention Travelzoo. UTOvacation also has an online chat feature that you can use to ask questions. Look for the icon on the right side of your screen and get connected with a representative in minutes.

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