A sports-service itinerary, this trip challenges students to push themselves physically while building meaningful relationships and interactions with the students at a local Kungfu School for underprivileged children.
The school is run by a Shaolin Kungfu master for children who choose not to go to, or are rejected, from traditional schools. We visit the school to help renovate and aid their school in the mornings and learn Kungfu from them in the afternoons. Before going to the Shaolin area, students visit one of the four Great Ancient Capitals of China – Luoyang to see the 100,000 Buddhas.
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*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
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Day 1: The Longmen Grottoes
Upon arrival, meet your trip leaders and transfer into Luoyang city. Visit the Longmen Grottoes, an amazing collection of caves and over 100,000 stone structures. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s leading example of Buddhist art. Afterwards, we participate in a Traditional Chinese Ink Art lesson with students having the opportunity to integrate Buddhist motifs seen at the grottoes. After dinner, we visit Lijingmen street for a stroll. Take in the nightscapes and enjoy the local arts and crafts on display.
Day 2: Shaolin
Transfer to Dengfeng, the closest town to the Shaolin Temple and check in to our accommodation. Afterwards, we walk to the Shaolin Temple itself; the home of Shaolin Kung Fu. After a short walking tour and a performance, we hike to the Dharma cave located nearby. We then visit the Kungfu school at which we will be training for the next few days. The students perform a spectacular Kung Fu show followed by a lesson taught by the resident Shaolin Monk.