Horse trekking at wenhai lake, Yunnan, China, sky, mountains, grass, horses and people

About Us

Outdoor Education in China

Zen Quest Adventures Limited (ZQ) was founded by Eben Farnworth and Edward Lau in 2012, to run high end outdoor education programmes for Shantou University and a range of corporate, school, charity and other organisations. Many programmes travelling to some of the most beautiful and hard to reach parts of the middle kingdom have since been established. These range from comfortable and easy to reach programmes in Hong Kong, Yangshuo and Lijiang to wild adventure locations in the deserts of Inner Mongolia and the mountains of Sichuan.
Since 2015 ZQ launched a range of environmental technology and field studies modules to add to its existing outdoor education programmes. Bringing ideas from: natural building, permaculture, organic farming, plastic recycling and 3d printing; adding great depth to our programs and experiences.

Group review, trekking, Yunnan, China

Our mission

We combine cutting edge educational research with deep expertise of the Chinese outdoors to create innovative education programmes that empower people to reach their full potential.

Shaxi Old Theatre

Our values

We are the instigator of change and the custodian of this world. As such to change the world we must first change the man. To educate is to innovate.

Kayaking Lijiang River

Our vision

We are the leading experiential education provider in Asia. Together with our strategic partners, we serve companies and organisations throughout the Asia Pacific region.  As a leading force in progressive education, we believe in creating real value to companies through personnel development, innovation and team cohesion. We believe in synthesising knowledge and experience into a cohesive force to facilitate your organisation’s continuous quest for excellence.

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Our services

  • Outdoor Education
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Field Studies
  • Expeditions
  • Skills Training
  • Team Building
  • Summer / Winter youth camps
  • Management Development
  • Environmental Technology
  • Media support in the outdoors.                                                                                                                                                                        
Art in Yangshuo

Experts of China

Our experienced team have travelled the breadth and width of China and much of the world in search of the most interesting and rewarding programmes both for outdoor adventure, business education and cultural/environmental diversity.

Contact us for more information, we look forward to seeing you on a Zen Quest Adventure in the future.