Come experience one of the most ancient civilizations on earth, a culture so rich and exotic it can't help but fill the senses and fire the imagination. Sure, there's a wealth of history and tradition here and, yes, your kids will return home knowing more than you - or they - ever thought.
But on our China adventure, learning comes naturally - practicing the art of Tai Chi, walking the famous wall, making dumplings in a traditional Chinese home, getting up close and personal with Giant Pandas, kite flying in the Temple of Heaven, treasure hunt in the Lijiang Old Town - and the list goes on. Interact with the locals: dine with a family in their home; visit the classrooms of the next generation of Chinese artists; and meet with the people of a local village. While your children prepare for the trip, they might like to learn about life in China by corresponding with Chinese pen-friends.
This exciting trip is evenly paced, so that your family keeps a satisfying balance of relaxation and adventure. Locally born guides accompany us each step of the way to ensure pleasant encounters and to reveal subtleties of authentic Chinese culture. Accommodations are welcoming and child-friendly four- and five-star hotels with swimming pools. Every meal is comprised of delicious local Chinese cuisine along with kid-pleasing options for the less adventurous!
Day 1: Arrive in Beijing.
Days 2-4: Beijing: Great Wall, Hutongs, Temple of Heaven, Local Markets, Meet-up with Pen Pal.
Day 5: Fly to Xiian: Terracotta Warriors, Muslim Quarter.
Day 6: Xiian to Chengdu: Big Goose Pagoda, Chengdu city tour.
Day 7: Chengdu: Panda Breeding Center, local craft streets, Face-changing show.
Day 8: Fly from Chengdu to Lijiang: Lijiang Old Town.
Days 9-10: Lijiang: Dongba Culture Lesson, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Treasure Hunt in Lijiang.
Day 11: Lijiang to Guilin via Kunming: Reed Flute Caves.
Day 12: Li River Cruise Guilin to Yangshuo.
Day 13: Biking Yangshuois backcountry, Chinese Cooking Lesson.
Day 14: Fly to Shanghai/ Beijing/ Hong Kong or other gateway cities to catch your international flight back home.
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