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Program #15122RJ
16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Oct 20, 2013
Meet your Group Leader in the hotel lobby at 6:00 pm on the arrival day and join a welcome meeting. Check-in time for your hotel is 2:00 pm on Day 2.
You will be staying at the Tangram Hotel Xin Yuan Li that night.
Location: Beijing
Transportation to site: If independent flights do not coincide with the designated group transfer or if arrivals are a day or more earlier than the program start date, it is the responsibility of participant(s) to make arrangements to get to the program site. Taking a taxi from the airport to your hotel is very easy. Your Final Information Packet includes a sheet with taxi information and your hotel location in English and in Chinese characters. Just show it to a taxi driver and he will know exactly where to go. Many participants have used this sheet and no one has ever had a problem. Taxi cost between Beijing airport and your hotel is about $30 US (170 Chinese yuan) per car. Taxi cost from Shanghai airport to your hotel is about $40 US (240 yuan). Tip is not expected. (You will need to buy Chinese currency at the airport upon arrival. ATM's and Foreign Currency Exchange desks are easy to locate. All signs include English.) Take taxis at designated taxi stands and make sure the driver turns on the meter. Time to the hotel by car takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour (depending on traffic).

End of Program
Nov 3, 2013
Your program ends at 11:30 am. Check-out time from your hotel is 12:00 pm/noon.
You will be staying at the Four Points by Sheraton Daning Hotel Shanghai the night before.
Location: Shanghai
Transportation to site: Program Only Participants (POP) can take the scheduled airport transfer free of charge if there is room in the transfer vehicle. Alternately, your Group Leader can help you arrange a taxi. Cost is about $40 US (240 Chinese yuan) per car. Tip is not expected.
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Situated conveniently at the heart of Beijing's Chaoyang District, between the San Li Tun Embassy area and off the Airport Expressway, the Tangram Hotel Xin Yuan Li Beijing (Beijing Xinyuanli Tangemei Fandian) has easy access to both second and third ring road and is located within 10 minutes by foot from the San Li Tun shopping village and entertainment center. The guest rooms at Tangram features a free standing bed with a multifunctional desk readily equipped to work most efficiently. Complete with a 46'' TV and a large shower. Free wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
20 Xin Yuan Li Xi
Beijing, China
phone: +86 -10-84460606
Room amenities: Domestic Direct-dial International Direct-dial Slippers Desk Bathroom Magnifying Make-up Mirrior Hot Water £¨24hrs£© Electric Kettle Coffee/Tea Pot Free Toiletries £¨over 6£© Free Bottle of Water Multi-type Outlets 110V Socket Separate Shower Room Hairdryer Central Air Conditioning

Facility amenities: Chinese Restaurant Coffee Shop Front Desk Safety Box Charged Parking WiFi in Public Areas Lobby Bar Escalator/Elevator

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Program Provider (CAEE)
Additional nights pre-program can be arranged by your Program Provider.

Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: This five star hotel is in the city center, close to many of Shanghai's highlights and within walking distance of one of Shanghai’s most popular parks where locals gather for traditional exercises and exchange of local news.

Contact info:
No.1928 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District
Shanghai, 200070 China
phone: +86 21 2602 2222
Room amenities: Air-conditioning, television, mini-bar, hair dryer, room service, rooms will be no smoking but hotel has smoking areas.

Facility amenities: AC, daily laundry, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, cafe, bar, restaurants, business center, currency exchange, free wi-fi in hotel lobby

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Contact your Program Provider.
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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
14 nights of accommodations
40 meals: 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 14 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
19 Field trips
13 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances
4 Flights during the program

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4.8
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