Combining the traditional, modern and stunning nature, this service trip in Beijing offers a perfect blend of creative challenges, hikes and climbs, and opportunities for service. Here’s our volunteering trip in Beijing, China at a glance:
- Day 1: hutong tour, opera mask painting workshop, opera show, welcome dinner
- Day 2: kung fu lesson, cooking class, Summer Palace, boat ride
- Day 3: raft building in Huairou, via ferrata rock climbing
- Day 4: Great Wall hike & sketch, Pearl Market
- Day 5: Chinese school exchange
Like what you see? Discover the incredible cultural and service opportunities that Beijing has to offer in our detailed itinerary below! But remember, all our school trips are fully customisable. Other options include: survival training, shelter building, camping, talent shows and team-building games.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students with 2 free teacher spots.
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
Day 1: Let the Learning Adventure Begin!
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 one of Beijing’s ancient hutong areas, where you can get a glimpse into local life. Hutongs are the traditional courtyard-based residential streets of Beijing. Next up, roll up your sleeves in a Peking opera mask painting workshop.
Finish up your first day with an evening opera show and welcome dinner.
Day 2: Kung Fu & Palaces
Test your skills at a kung fu lesson in the local park. Then, switch gears in a Chinese cooking class.
After enjoying your delicious creations for lunch, spend a relaxing afternoon at the Summer Palace. Walk through the spectacular grounds and take a wooden boat across the palatial lake.
It’s traditional Chinese hotpot for dinner. Fuel up – you’ve got a busy day tomorrow.
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!
Then, move on to the thrilling via ferrata site, where you’ll be rock climbing. Get strapped in and test your nerves. Once you’ve challenged yourself, head on to your accommodation near 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. Pick up some last-minute souvenirs here!
There’s no better way to say goodbye to Beijing than with delicious Peking roast duck dinner – Peking is the romanized name for Beijing.
Day 5: School Visit
It’s your last day in China, so seize the moment! Make lifelong friends in a half-day exchange at a local Chinese school. Give and receive gifts, take a tour and enjoy various activities alongside the Chinese students. Then, it’s time to say goodbye to your new buddies, swap details and make your way to the airport. It might be home time, but it’s not over – your service trip to China will follow you back to the classroom…and beyond!
Creativity: Develop creative skills, like painting and design.
Action: Improve active skills, like hiking, building and rock climbing.
Service: Students will be doing a half-day school exchange with a local school, for which they’ll prepare gifts and a small performance prior to the visit.
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