Your Journey Map
Day 1 | Itinerary: (D)
PM: Arrive in Beijing and meet your local guide at the arrivals gate
Transfer to hotel and check-in (Holiday In Dongzhimen Hotel or equivalent)
Icebreakers, opening ceremony, and welcome dinner
Day 2 | Itinerary: (B, L, D)
AM: The group will kick off proceedings with a visit to see the Temple of Heaven. Here, they will experience imperial Chinese architecture and get a taste of Chinese park life with a unique Kung Fu Experience.
PM: Take a Pedi-cab tour of Beijing’s hutongs (Alternative participate in Gulou Amazing Race)
Visit a traditional Siheyuan and partake in traditional Chinese activities such as calligraphy, paper cutting, and knot making (Other potential activities: playing ping pong with locals, learn about stories of old objects etc.)
Visit Nan Luo Gu Xiang Shopping Street
Day 3 | Itinerary: (B, L, D)
AM: Bilingual School Visit
PM: Gaze across Tiananmen Square and take in the full weight of its historical and cultural significance
Enter the Forbidden City, where emperors ruled, concubines fluttered their fans, and eunuchs schemed for five hundred years. Here, our academic team will prepare a historical scavenger hunt for the group.
Enjoy Peking Duck Dinner
Day 4 | Itinerary:(B, L, D)
AM: Transfer to Anhui Guild Hall. Peking Opera Fun: students will learn the history behind Peking Opera, learn basic movements & wear costume, and decorate their own Peking Opera Face Masks
PM: Visit the Summer Palace and learn about how the British and French troops invaded Beijing, ransacked the Palace, and looted its treasures, which are now displayed in museums around the world
Day 5 | Itinerary: (B, L, D)
AM: Transfer to Mutianyu, and hike along this incredible section of The Great Wall of China.
(optional) Take a fun toboggan ride down to the bottom.
PM: For lunch we visit the School House Restaurant, we will learn how to make Chinese noodles (School House) before enjoying an authentic noodle lunch
Visit the home of a local doctor. While there, we will come to understand medical practices in a small village and hear stories about lives in a local village
Day 6 | Itinerary:(B, L, D)
AM: Visit The Dandelion School, the first and the only middle school established for children from low-income migrant families in Greater Beijing.
PM: Transfer to 798 Contemporary Art District and partake in a scavenger hunt that will provide students will educational takeaways that will give them an insight into contemporary Chinese art culture.
Day 7 | Itinerary: (B, L, D)
AM: Check out of the hotel and take flight to Guilin
PM: Arrive and meet your local guide at the Guilin airport
Transfer to Yangshuo (~2 hrs)
Hotel check in (Jasper hotel or equivalent)
Day 8 | Itinerary: (B, L, D)
AM: Cycling along the Yulong River, and enjoy Yangshuo’s stunning limestone karst formations, winding rivers, and picturesque countryside.
PM: Take part in the caving activity. Enjoy an educational guided tour of the cave and our guide take you through narrow passageways, over suspended bridges, and through chambers filled with colorful rock formations
Day 9 | Itinerary: (B, L, D)
AM/PM: Transfer to village school for having classes with the local students/teaching some lessons to the local students
Other potential activities: school cleaning, school wall painting, playroom disinfecting, bookshelf setup, school gardening, etc.
Day 10 | Itinerary: (B, L, D)
AM: Transfer to a local village and help to build community facilities (more details to be confirmed)
PM: Enjoy a cooking workshop with locals
Day 11 | Itinerary: (B, L, D)
AM: Transfer to Guilin airport and take flight to Shanghai
PM: Arrive in Shanghai and meet your local guide at the airport
Transfer to your hotel for check-in (Holiday Inn Express Shanghai or equivalent)
Experience the amazing sights of Shanghai from the tallest building in China, the Shanghai Tower
Dinner followed by Evening River Cruise
Day 12 | Itinerary:(B, L, D)
AM: Walk along the French Concession and soak in the foreign architecture while learning about the different international influences that have had a profound impact on Shanghai over the years
PM: Visit Yu Garden and Chenghuangmiao Bazaar to experience the architecture style and enjoy the beautiful gardens inside
Enjoy a stupendous acrobatic performance followed by farewell dinner
Day 13 | Itinerary: (B)
AM: Easy check out of the hotel and take your flight back home