Linden Centre – Lake Tai
This experience is based in the gorgeous surroundings of Lake Tai and the atmospheric Linden Centre. Discover more about this wonderful setting and its fascinating history whilst taking part in a series of adventurous activities.
This trip involves a whole range of hands-on activities. Get active with hikes, kayaking and helping local farmers. Learn crafts such as fan-making and lacquer making as well as absorbing much of the village’s unique history. A memorable experience for all concerned and with a consistently wonderful backdrop!
✓ Local tour guide in each city
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs
✓ 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
✓ Adventure leaders
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
An Example itinerary
- Board a private coach to The Linden Centre- this stunning place is in a renovated Qing dynasty villa
- Trip briefing
- Hike to the top of Moli Mountain and learn about our “leave no trace” principles
- Suzhou dishes for dinner
- Seminar about Liu Gongbao- the merchant who built the village
- Fan making
- Help the villagers with their loquat harvest
- Lacquer making workshop
- Bake some Su Style treats
- Cozy board games
- Reflection session
- Kayaking on Lake Tai
- Reflection session and prize giving.
✓ Staying at the Linden Centre
✓ We can arrange transport to and from all the activities
✓ All accommodation and transport used is fully audited
✓ Expert local tour guides and artisan instructors provided
✓ Pre-trip support
✓ Educational materials available, workshops and meetings with local experts
Thank you for making the trip such a wonderful memory.
Hassle free for teachers! The Learning Adventure is experienced in running trips for schools – they know all the drills, e.g. first-aid, insurance, risk assessments, visa application, diet requirements, you name it.
I just wanted to thank you for putting together such a great trip for our students. The feedback from the staff was excellent and they were particularly impressed by the communication in the build-up to the trip, along with the local knowledge of the guide, the range of activities, and the clear contingency planning when the weather didn't cooperate. I am very keen that we repeat this trip next year…
TLA [The Learning Adventure] was great about incorporating our requests for travel and including their own recommendations. As always, a true pleasure to work with. Their attention to details is truly amazing.
I really enjoyed every part of The Learning Adventure as it helped me learn a lot of new interesting things and gave me an insight into business and how to make a start in it, particularly a start-up. Beginning with a short tour around Greater London informed our team about the historical context of the amazing business district and how it all started, and later on I found the start-up activity absorbing and interactive while the entrepreneur who talked to us about such things like career options helped a lot. Our guide was friendly and everything went smoothly. Thank you so much The Learning Adventure!
Thanks for being fun, polite, and patient. We appreciated everything from bringing us on subways to public transport to ordering special food to being on time.
Thank you so much for the incredible experience, we all had an amazing time. I can't stress enough how great Katsumi was as a guide, he built a great relationship with the students and helped us feel safe and engaged throughout. Nishant was also very good when we had him for Kesenumma and he again built good relationships with the kids and his knowledge was great. Thanks again and look forward to working together again down the line!
Fantastic! Helpful, patient, passionate; an ambassador for her country - she created a great impression on the students. Very personable.
Our guides were remarkable in their care and concern. They appreciated our needs and requests as well as made the time to choose meaningful activities for us. Very well done.
The students got the chance to experience the environment of a corporate office which gave them an idea of what working life might be like in the future. The workshops and talk by the guest speaker gave the students insights into start-up businesses and ways in which they can seek support to be entrepreneurs. The students felt really inspired by the talk given by the young entrepreneur as having a young person speak to them about success helped the students to understand that they can have confidence in themselves and their futures. The students enjoyed the workshop where they were given the opportunity to work together and share creative thoughts about start-up ideas. Thank you for organising a really insightful, educational and fun-filled trip for our students. They really enjoyed it!
We enjoyed all the activities immensely, there was a huge range. The school we visited this time was brilliant, so well organised. The guides really tried hard to reference the aims of the trip. Peter was exceptional, he was kind and was very concerned that everyone was well and enjoying themselves. He was also very informative. The geography lecturer was exceptional and fitted the brief 110%!
Health & safety were well taken care of. None of the travellers got sick because of food on the trip, and an effort was always made to ensure the cleanest available restroom. We were always advised to wear seatbelts on the bus when on the highway. The food in Shanghai was a good variety of both dishes and cuisine, and I really appreciated how much effort Caroline put into making sure our 素菜宝宝 had enough to eat.
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