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China Geography Trip

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This geographical exploration trip is perfect for students and teachers looking to examine China, its landscapes, her people, and how they’ve interacted through the ages to establish the modern China as we know it today.

Starting on the south coast of China and moving up to its heartlands, this itinerary examines how migration and economic development are related. In addition, we study the different effects of rapid industrial development in different regions.

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Day 1: Hello, Hong Kong! Begin your trip in one of the world’s most diverse metropolises, Hong Kong! Take a tram up to Victoria peak for the best panoramic views of the city. Afterwards, visit the Botanical Gardens and Zoo. In the evening, ride the ferry to Kowloon to explore Nathan Road, the Avenue of the Stars and the Temple Street Night Market.
Day 2: Border Crossings & Buddhism Hop on a train as you cross the border into Guangzhou. Head to a delicious Dim Sum lunch, a wonderful Cantonese culinary experience. Prepared to be awed at the Buddhist Bright Filial Piety Temple, before paying a visit to Yuexiu Park, one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Guangzhou.
Day 3: China’s Bread (Rice) Basket Board a train to neighbouring Guilin, famous for its idyllic rice paddies. Take in the scenery onboard before heading to Longsheng where you can learn about Chinese agriculture. Walk amongst the picturesque rice terraces before visiting the Dragon’s Back area – how intriguing! Spend the night in a cosy hostel at the foot of the hills.
Day 4: From Fields to Food Hike through the remote rice terraces and make pit stops in the indigenous villages. Later, make your way to Yangshuo, famous for its impressive karst peaks. Get cracking in the kitchen as you take part in a class at the local cooking school and enjoy your creations for dinner.
Day 5: Mudcaves and Bamboo Rafts Cycle along the river as you take in the glorious scenery, before embarking on a bamboo raft ride to experience it up close. Visit the iconic Moon Hill and hike to the underground mud cave for an afternoon of fun! In the evening, explore the wonders of West Street’s vibrant night bazaar.
Day 6: A deeper look Spend the morning rock climbing in one of the best locations in the world for it! After your full body workout, partake in a workshop as you learn about the farm-to-table cycle. Finish the day with an exhilarating performance in an open-air natural theatre.
Day 7: School Exchange Learn about the life of Chinese students with a school exchange, where you can tour the hallways, take part in lessons and eat lunch with your new buddies. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the iconic location found on the back of the 20RMB note.
Day 8: Pandas! Board a morning flight to Chengdu, home to the Panda Breeding Research Centre. Learn about the successful conservation project that brought the pandas back from the brink of extinction. Finish the day with a visit to a tradition teahouse and performance hall where you can catch an evening Sichuan Opera show.
Day 9: Final presentations Enjoy a leisurely coach ride to Leshan, where you will visit the tallest stone Buddha in the world! Hike down to the statue’s feet and back up again to the top of its head. For dinner, enjoy the spicy regional favourite meal, Sichuan hot pot. Present your fieldwork presentations to your peers and teachers.
Day 10: Continue the Learning Adventure at home Say goodbye to our guides and trip leaders and transfer to the airport. Set off knowing that you can apply what you’ve learned from your experiences here, back at home!
Learning Outcomes

Understand the relationship between migration and economic development in both urban and rural China.

Explore a variety of breath-taking landscapes including rice terraces, karst mountain ranges and urban metropolises.

Engaging in farm-to-table workshops, half-day school exchanges, hikes and indigenous villages visits guarantee in-depth experiential learning.