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This Cultural Expedition program is designed to give students the opportunity to experience a different and interesting Chinese Culture and Outdoor Landscape in Beijing, Sanjiang and Yangshuo. Here students will take in the breath-taking beauty and deep traditional folk culture of Yanghsuo. The trip includes a Dong minority culture lecture, hiking around small villages to experience the traditional custom and architecture, visiting a primary school in the village, kayaking the Li River, biking into the countryside of Yangshou. Moreover, rice terrace in Longsheng is also famous for its particular shape, which demonstrate that Chinese minority are bright to figure out how to develop agriculture in ancient society. All of these will make you a wonderful experience of real China.
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(B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
You will be met at Beijing International Airport by our guide and transferred to a hotel in central Beijing. Today you will have an opportunity to rest and recover from the long flight. In the late afternoon, there will be a briefing about the following 11 days. Welcome dinner will be followed by that.
In the early morning, after breakfast, we will go to see the local people doing their morning exercises and join them to learn Taiji from the master in Temple of Heaven. Tai Chi, or Taijiquan in Chinese, is an outstanding gem of traditional Chinese culture that is valuable in promoting health, developing combat and self-defence skills, and improving concentration and overall well-being.
Then we will visit the Temple of Heaven. Temple of Heaven was the venue for the Ming and Qing emperors to offer sacrifices to the Heaven and pray for harvest. This temple was built in the 18th year during the reign of the Ming Emperor Yongle in 1420.
After that, we will follow in the footsteps of emperors, court ministers and eunuchs and head south to the magnificent and colorful Forbidden City. Forbidden City Beijing, also called Imperial Palace Museum, is located in the very heart of Beijing. It remained the residence of the emperors for nearly five hundred years, from the 15th century to the early 20th century, and was the actual and symbolic seat of imperial power. Popularly known as the Forbidden City, it was built in the Ming Dynasty between the 4th and the 18th years of the Yongle period (1406 - 1420 AD). Many of the buildings of the Palace have been repaired and rebuilt, but their basic form and layout remain in their original state.
This afternoon ,we will transfer to visit Summer Palace. Summer Palace located in a northwestern suburb of Beijing, it is an immense park containing some Chinese traditional architecture and arts. It was built and served as a royal garden during the Qing Dynasty. It exhibits the quintessence of the Chinese classical landscape gardening. The halls, the pavilions, the corridors, the pagodas, the bridges and the water were elaborately arranged. The long Corridor is one of the most exquisite structures in the garden. It is over 700 meters long and decorated with thousands of Chinese traditional paintings.

DAY 3 HUANGHUACHENG - XISHUIYU(8km/4-4.5 hrs hiking, BLD)
After breakfast, we will drive about 2 hours to a village called Huanghuacheng. We will start our hike westward to Xishuiyu. Although the climb is steep, there is a good trail alongside the Wall, and it only takes about half an hour to get to the watch tower on the cliff. Here is a great place from which to take photos, one of which must be of the moon-shaped reservoir far below. Then, after another half-an-hour hiking, we will reach the highest point in this area. From this vantage point you will have a nice sunny panoramic view of the whole wide valley, stretching even further toward the west.
From this summit the Wall dives steeply downwards into the valley.
From the valley we will hike westward again, climbing upwards along the broken Wall to our picnic lunch spot(sometime our lunch will be in a homestay at the bottom of the Wall), a tall cliff overlooking Xishuiyu Lake. From here, the view is amazing! You can see the broken Wall running directly into the lake, and beyond it, the endless mountain range. Unfortunately, from here on, the Wall is really too broken to traverse safely, so we will instead follow a pleasant mountain trail downwards to the lake at the bottom. We will take a boat for a short ride around in the lake, where we could see the cliff of Great Wall from the lake, a great view for photo!!! Drive the Jiankou village.
Your last trekking day on the Great Wall is again great for photography! The Jiankou section of the Wall is known to be one of most beautiful part of the Wild Wall near Beijing, loved by photographers. After a half-hour climb upwards, through a gentle wooded area, we will clamber out onto a portion of the Wall not visited by tourists. The hike itself is quiet and beautiful - in about four hours of passing deserted sections of the Wall in its original state, we will get to the well-known restored section of the Wall - Mutianyu. What a difference between the tourist section and the original Wild Wall we have just seen! At the end of the trekking travel back to the city to visit the Olympic Village: Bird Nest & Water Cube (outside of it) in the afternoon. Drive back to the hotel.
We will start the day with a richshow tour to Hutong. Hutong has a long history in Beijing. As the Forbidden City is the symbol of China's royal family, the Hutongs in Beijing show the real life of the common people. When you visit Hutong by rickshaw, you could really taste the life of common people in Beijing. Lotus Market, located in Houhai area, famous for old hutong and modern bars. You will also have chance to have a view of the Beijing drum show today to get close to the Chinese traditional art.
Then we will visit 798 Art District. "798" modern Art Zone was originally the site of a factory that produced electronics. Its massive ducts and bright windows are seldom seen elsewhere. The halls were built using Soviet aid in the 1950s, with East Germany providing architectural and industrial design.
Beginning from 2002, it gradually became an area of international character, bringing together contemporary art, architecture and culture with a historically interesting location and an urban lifestyle which attracting attention from all around. Now "798" has evolved into a cultural concept of interest to experts and normal folk alike, influential on our concepts of both urban culture and living space.
In the late afternoon, we will have a Peking Duck dinner - the capital's most famous dish. Once imperial cuisine, now the legendary duck dish is served at restaurants around the world.
Overnight train to Xi'an.
Our guide will pick you up at Xi'an Railway station, then we will drive to visit the magnificent Qin Terra-cotta Army. It was built in about 2500 years ago and contains more than 6000 warriors, soldiers and horses. UNESCO listed it in 1987 as one of the world cultural heritages. In the afternoon, drive back to Xian city; visit Forest of Stone Steles Museum.
Overnight at a 3 star hotel in Xi'an.
DAY 7 XI'AN - Guilin (by air, BLD)
Breakfast served at hotel. In the morning, visit Shanxi History Museum, and bike on the Old City Wall. The Shanxi History Museum's permanent exhibition primarily displays Shaanxi's ancient history. Representative pieces from all periods have been selected to show the development of civilization in this region. This afternoon you will visit Gao's Grand Courtyard, the Great Mosque and the old street, where you can enjoy the ancient Shadow Poppy show.
Transfer to the airport for flight to Guilin in the late afternoon. Overnight at a star hotel in Guilin.
Breakfast served at hotel. We will drop in on the Panda breeding program at Seven Star Park, and visit the Sun and Moon Pagodas. After lunch, drive about 5 hours to Chengyang in Sanjiang, Introduction of the program, itinerary, and activities, Accommodation in a nice Dong-style guest house with a view of the Wind and Rain Bridge.
After breakfast, Visit Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge (Fengyu Qiao). Hiking for about 2-3 hours around the Dong villages to experience the charm of the minority cultures in the region and take part in the special celebration activities. (Check out handmade cloth from plant fiber and local embroidery).
Transfer to Longsheng (2.5hours) later morning and climb up to Ping'an village(40Minutes), Ping'an (Píng'ān, 平安) is a charming Zhuang minority village that serves as a traveler hub for the incredible scenery that surrounds it at every turn. The scenes of farming and the beautiful village scenery will feast your eyes with a pure country life style. Overnight at Ping'an Hotel or similar.
After breakfast, we will follow our guide to take a hike from Ping'an Zhuang's Village to Dazhai via Tiantouzha (4.5 hours). Situated in the heart of the famous Longji Rice Terraces, Dazhai has the most wonderful terrace view for the Rice Terrace and it is beloved by photographers.
Along the hiking route we could see the rural life and the beautiful Dragon Backbones rice terraces to deep familiar with the local scene and culture. Overnight at Ping'an Hotel or similar.
Early Morning : Transfer to Yangshuo (4-5 hours). In the afternoon: Check into hotel and rest of the time at your own leisure; BBQ dinner. Overnight at a 3 star hotel in Yangshuo.
After breakfastyou will bike onto the country roads, lanes and tracks through the paddy field and orchards that surround the famous mountains. Hike up to the top of Moon Hill for a breath-taking birds-eye-view of Yangsuo. Afternoon Kayaking which ends in ancient LiuGong village; Drive back to Guilin, Overnight at a 3 star hotel in Guilin.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport, take a morning flight to Shanghai. Then you could take your international flight back to Canada.
End of the tour.
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