China Custom Group Travel Programs
CHINA SERVICE AND CULTURE ITINERARY
Connect to a deeper side of China through a group travel experience you will never forget! Go “beyond the wall ” on journeys through China’s divers landscape. Delve deeply into Chinese society and learn about the many cultures that contribute to China as we know it today on an incredible educational tour.
DAYS 1- 4: BEIJING AND GREAT WALL
Arrive in Beijing and meet the Global Works leader at the airport. Take a bus to our comfortable accommodations, a courtyard hotel in “Hutong Land.” Begin our exploration by visiting two iconic Chinese monuments: Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City with its plethora of sites. Punctuate the day with a traditional Peking Duck dinner- make sure you practice your chopstick skills! One of the days, visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China for an awesome full day
DAY 5: CHILDREN’S HOME SERVICE
Spend the day outside of Beijing learning about and serving the children of a nearby children’s home, a school for orphaned children with visual impairments. Spend a full day working on meaningful projects at the center. Return to Beijing at night.
DAY 6-8: CHENGDU PANDA VISIT AND SCHOOL EXCHANGE
Travel by plain to Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, and settle our cozy hostel. Take an excursion to the Giant Panda breeding reserve to learn more about this endangered species. Visit local schools to perform educational service and exchange activities. Take a day trip to visit Leshan, home to the world’s largest Buddha (carved out of a mountain), an awe inspiring experience.
DAY 9: VILLAGE VISIT
Travel back in time to the ancient village of Bajiaogou via the only functioning steam engine train in the world. This beautiful village has remained disconnected from the rest of China and therefore maintains the culture and architecture from China’s 1950s and 1960s. Spend the night in a renovated courtyard guest home where we can have a courtyard barbeque. Join the villagers for an evening of traditional dance, ping-pong and basketball on the village square.
DAY 10: DEPARTURE
After a final night celebration, we fly back to Beijing and straight on to home. It is the end of a trip, but a beginning to a new awareness about yourself and new cultures.