Our experiences at Wild Homestays are enriching, educational and inspirational. Immerse your students in Anhui’s stunning bamboo forest and choose from a whole range of options designed to offer students transformational learning experiences. We can adapt stays here around particular curriculum focuses, service learning or team-building.
Whether it’s a couple of days or a week-long trip- time in this stunning part of China will help students really learn outside the classroom. Our team of educational experts can help curate a trip that hits specific learning goals. There’s opportunities to interact with local experts such as speaking with an architect about the impact of deforestation, learning how to make copper from a local craftsman and assisting local farmers in a farm to table experience. Plus there’s a range of outdoor exercises from orienteering, camping to forest hikes. We can guarantee this will broaden your students’ perspectives and provide a memorable adventure.
✓ Local tour guide in each city
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, airport pick-up & 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
An Example itinerary
- Meet at your school and transfer via private coach to Anhui’s bamboo forested hills
- Learn from a local craftsman in a copper-making workshop
- Evening – welcome briefing
- Hike through bamboo forests and marvel at the biodiversity on show
- Learn about rural life and assist local farmers with agricultural tasks including tofu-making
- Listen to an experienced architect discuss the impact of soil erosion and deforestation.
- Head to the forest edge for a tree planting project
- Learn how to pitch tents and set up camps ready for a night in the wilderness
- Enjoy a hearty meal before sleeping out in the tents
- Rise early and break down the camp before breakfast and a rest at Wild Homestays
- Bamboo workshop in the forest focused around sustainable forestry
- Learn traditional weaving techniques from a local expert
- Orienteering challenge through the village and surrounding forests- learn basic maps and compass skills
- Session at the outdoor gym and team-building games
- Build fire pits ahead of the bonfire party
- Evening reflection session
✓ Staying in local, rustic accommodation
✓ We can arrange transport to and from the centre
✓ All accommodation and transport used is fully audited
✓ Expert local tour guides provided
✓ Pre-trip support
✓ Educational materials available, workshops and meetings with local experts
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.
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 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!
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.
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%!
Thank you for making the trip such a wonderful memory.
Fantastic! Helpful, patient, passionate; an ambassador for her country - she created a great impression on the students. Very personable.
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…
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.
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.