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We have designed a fun trip that lets you visit China’s must-see spots. Over the course of 12 days, you will explore the country’s most treasured sites and try out a slew of transportation options!

Travel to the Great Wall in a campervan, go by Jeep to the Loess Plateau and the Terracotta Warriors site, sail on the Li River, fly to Guilin, cycle around Moon Hill in Yangshuo, take a local high-speed train to Xi’an, and catch a ride on a sidecar through the streets of Shanghai!

In Beijing and Shanghai, you’ll get to know the locals: chat with a bicycle repairman in Beijing, talk with a gardener in Shanghai, meet a modern art gallery curator, assist in a mahjong party, and learn about the Schoolhouse project in Beijing.

Then enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having your own private guide every day!

Itinerary:
Day 1 and Day 2:
Beijing
Day 3 and Day 4:
Beijing → Great Wall
Day 5:
Beijing → Xi’an
Day 6 :
Xi’an
Day 7:
Xi’an → Guilin
Day 8:
Guilin → Yangshuo – Cruise on the Li River
Day 9:
Yangshuo → Guilin → Shanghai
Day 10, 11 and 12:
Shanghai
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INSPIRATION CORNER

CHINESE ART:

Ai Weiwei

http://aiweiwei.com/bio

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_National_Stadium

The 798 SPACE in BEIJING

http://www.798space.com/

THE SHANGHAI MUSEUM

http://www.shanghaimuseum.net/en/index.jsp

 

RECOMMENDED READING:

A Loyal Character Dancer by Qiu Xiaolong

Chronicle of the Chinese Emperors by Ann Palludan

Oracle Bones by Peter Hessler

 

VOCAB:

Hutongs – narrow streets or alleys, most commonly associated with Beijing. Hutongs are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. Many neighborhoods were formed by joining one siheyuan to another to form a hutong, and then joining one hutong to another. The word hutong is also used to refer to such neighbourhoods.

Siheyuan – A siheyuan is a historical type of residence that was commonly found throughout China, most famously in Beijing. In English, siheyuan are sometimes referred to as Chinese quadrangles. The name literally means a courtyard surrounded by four buildings.

Acupressure massageAcupressure is an alternative medicine technique similar in principle to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through “meridians” in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to trigger points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians. Pressure may be applied by hand, by elbow, or with various devices.

Some medical studies have suggested that acupressure may be effective at helping manage nausea and vomiting, or for helping lower back pain. Some people remain skeptical, though. According to Quackwatch, acupressure is a dubious practice, and its practitioners use irrational methods.

Acupoints used in treatment may or may not be in the same area of the body as the targeted symptom. The traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory for the selection of such points and their effectiveness is that they work by stimulating the meridian system to bring about relief by balancing yin, yang, and qi (also spelled “chi”). This theory is based on the paradigm of TCM.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Wander the vibrant Donghuamen Night Market in old Beijing.
  • Enjoy a Kung Fu show at Beijing’s Red Theater.
  • Be amazed by the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, the third largest city square in the world.
  • Have a Chinese barbecue after climbing the Great Wall of China and before sleeping in your campervan.
  • Hop a sidecar in Shanghai and marvel at the frenzy of vertical construction and the city’s rich art deco heritage.
Destination:
China
Duration:
12-Days
Group Size:
private tour, minimum 1 person
Price From:
$1003.00
Call: (415) 952-0319 or
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