Combining classical Beijing with a taste of natural landscapes surrounding it, this itinerary offers a perfect blend of creative challenges, hikes, and opportunities for service.
We start in Beijing city for the must-sees, then move into the mountains around. Students participate in an ‘American-camp-style’ program complete with options for survival training, shelter building, camping, cooking, talent shows, raft-building, team building games, as well as a very exciting excursion to do Via Ferrata.
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*Prices based on groups of 20 students with 2 free teacher spots.
Day 1: Hello Beijing
Arrive in the world’s largest city and transfer to your accommodation. After a short trip briefing, transport back in time with a visit to the ancient Hutongs. Participating in a Peking Opera mask painting workshop before finishing the day with an evening Opera show and welcome dinner.
Day 2: Kungfu and Palaces
Take part in a Kungfu lesson in a local park before putting your skills to the test in a cooking class. After enjoying your delicious creations for lunch, visit the Summer Palace and voyage on a wooden boat across the palatial lake. Finish the day with a traditional Chinese meal of hot pot!
Day 3: Via Ferrata
Hop on a bus to Huairou on the outskirts of the city. Take part in a Raft Building activity and test your raft out on the water! Spend some time relaxing and trying off before a thrilling visit to the Via Ferrata site. Head to your accommodation located close to the Great Wall.
Day 4: Sunrise on the Wall
Start the day early watching the unmissable sunrise on the Great Wall. Sketch the view and hike along the wall before heading back into the city. Test your haggling skills at Beijing’s famous Pearl Market. Treat your taste buds to Chinese delicacies at the Wangfujing Night Market before enjoying a Peaking roast duck banquet for dinner.
Day 5: School Visit
Engage in a half-day school exchange at a local Chinese school. After exchanging welcome gifts, take a tour of the halls and enjoy various activities alongside Chinese students. Say goodbye to your new buddies, trip leaders and guides as you make your way to the airport. Leave excited to apply what you learned, back at home!