We are a travel agent specialised in heritage tours to China, Ethiopia and Taiwan for adopted children and their family. We are based in the Netherlands, but can be of service to families from all over Europe.
We, Liliane Clavaux and Marjolein Penning are adoptive parents ourselves, our children come from China and Ethiopia. We met during our first adoption trip to Nanchang, Jiangxi province, in November 1999 where we adopted our eldest daughters. Several years later we decided to start a travel agency specialised in heritage tours. With our combined experience in the travel world and our passion for adopted children and their families, we make a strong team. Being adoptive parents ourselves we realise the importance of a journey to the country where your child(ren) came from. It might be an emotional journey so we want to make sure all the practical aspects are well taken care of.
Since September 2006 we have been organising heritage tours to China, Taiwan and Ethiopia for Dutch and Belgian families. Since the start more than 500 families travelled with us on this very special journey. We can offer all different aspects of your journey, including the necessary permission to visit the orphanage your child came from. Your journey will be made to measure, you can decide which hotels you like, how you want to travel and which itinerary suits you and your family best. We work with experienced English-speaking guides that will do everything to make your journey an unforgettable one.
The way we work
First we will discuss all the aspects of your trip. Together we will work out a schedule, either by e-mail or by phone. Once you have decided this schedule is right for you we will work on a price quote. This will be sent to you by e-mail. You can still make adjustments in this, maybe you and your family have a limited budget or you prefer a different itinerary. Once you have decided to book the trip we will sent you an invoice and several weeks before your departure you will get the travel documents.
Since we are based in the Netherlands it is advisable for you to arrange your own flight to/from China. It is possible for us to book these flights but you will probably get a better price in your own country.
If you would like to have a schedule and quote please contact us by email or phone.
Lotus Tours Netherlands
Kerkpad Zuidzijde 150
3764 AV Soest
Tel: 0031355337781 (09:00-12:00 Monday to Friday)