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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 just outside of Beijing. Often overlooked, there are countless beautiful areas for hiking, camping, rock climbing, and sightseeing in the backyard of Beijing. On this 4-day trip we'll have a chance to share your life experiences with the people with learning disabilities in Huiling community services, then explore the backyard of Beijing, enjoying time with friends and China's beautiful nature as we camp, spend time with friends around the bonfire, rock climb, explore and discover.
Note: Visiting time, Transporting time, and Duration of shows and Meals in the itinerary are suggested and will be subject to change particular situations.
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DAY 01  Beijing – Longquanyu- Xiaoxihu Lake (14km, 4.5hrs hike (LD)

Activities: Huiling Community Services, Soft valley hiking, Team building activities - Untie the Knot

Our guide and drive will pick you up from the school, then we will go to Huiling Community Services, making dumpling or learn how to cook China dishes with children (based on the number of participants). Beijing Huiling Community Services for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities seeks to improve the lives of the mentally disabled. Through community-based activities, BJHL facilitates trainees' independence and teaches life skills. At here, our students will have a chance to share their life experience with these children.

After lunch, we will drive about 2 hours to the village named Longquanyu to enjoy a fairly easy walk experience. The hike is through a stunning steep-sided gorge. Towards the end of the walk you will reach the lake of Xiao Xi Hu with breathtaking views of the Great Wall. During the hike, an interesting activity – Untie the Knot. Students will all be attached to a single rope and must work together to untie a messy knot in the middle, weaving themselves in and out of the tangled rope to do so.

And when we arrive at the end point of today's hike, we will walk cross the scenic spot to tonight's lodging place

Overnight at a local guesthouse with private bathroom.

DAY 02  Huanghuacheng – Xiaoguai- Gubeikou (5km, 2-2.5hrs hike)

Activities: Rock climbing challenge;  Great Wall hiking; Camping; BBQ dinner; and bonfire party

After breakfast, we will take 2hrs drive to Baihe Natural Rock Climbing Cliff ( also called Xiaoguai) where is one of the best places in Beijing to go rock climbing on natural cliffs. Both sides of the Baihe River Valley are steep and ideal for climbing. This morning, we will do a rock climbing challenge under special guidance of professional rock climbing coach.

After a simple lunch box, drive to Gubeikou section of the Great Wall.

Upon arrival, we will directly trek 2hrs to tonight's camping site. Today's hike will take us to a military area along the Wall, which we must bypass. We will take a pleasant diversion to a friendly village where will be our tonight's camping site.

At 18:00pm, we will start our tonight's BBQ dinner and bonfire party which will be arranged at the yard of local guest house.

Camping at the bottom of the Great Wall

DAY 03  Campsite – Gubeikou- Jinshanling- Gubei Water Town(10km, 5hrs hike)

Activities: Enjoy a sunrise view on the Great Wall; Hiking challenge from Gubeikou to Jinshanling; Visit evening Simatai Great Wall

We will be up before sunrise to catch the sun throwing soft morning light onto the Wall itself, great for pictures! Simple breakfast will be followed, then we will continue to hike from our camping site eastward to Jinshanling section of Great Wall. The panoramic view is wonderful – partway along the hike. After a 2.5 hours hike, we will arrive at Shayukou Tower, you could down to the bottom of Jinshanling Great Wall through a mountain path. From here, for the participants with good physical strength, they could continue to hike 2.5hrs eastward to Erchu ( Wuyan tower), where we could enjoy a good view of Simatai Great Wall and overlook the surrounding. Then we will down to meet the driver in the parking lot at the bottom of Jinshanling. A short drive will take us to Gubei Watertown at the bottom of Simatai Great Wall

Gubei Water Town is situated in Gubei Township of Miyun County northeast of Beijing, hence the name of Gubei Water Town. It has a charming location with a massive backdrop of the world famous Simatai Great Wall, accompany of the romantic Yuanyang Lake ( Mandarin Duck ) and the ancient Simatai Village that was developed from Simatai Castle built during the reign of Emperor Wanli ( 1573 -1620 ) in Ming Dynasty ( 1368 – 1644 ). So the Gubei Water Town resort is a rare combo of Great Wall, Mountains, Lakes and Ancient Villages.

Check in the guest house and have a short rest, tonight we will have a chance to visit evening Simatai Great Wall.

DAY 04  Gubei Water Town – Beijing

Activities: Orienteering and treasure hunting in the water town; Learning tie-dye or wood sculpture drawing

Orienteering and treasure hunting in the water town to build teamwork, try new things, and explore areas of interest in Gubei Water Town. All the students will be divided into small groups (6 students in one group), firstly, at the start point of the orienteering, do a team work game called "Get to the other side" - Using only a wooden stick, teams compete to get their entire team to the other side of the pitch in the quickest time, without touching the floor. After finished, the game starts.

After the game, we will walk to a workshop to learning tie-dye or wood sculpture drawing with veteran craftsmen.

After a farewell lunch, drive back to Beijing

- End of Trip -

Note: all information shown here are approximate and indicative only, if there is inconsistency, it will depend on the weather, local road condition and other actual situation.
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