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Adventures Afloat: Yangtze River: Waterways and Landmarks of China

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Program #6071ENZ
19 Days | 18 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
The rivers of China, one of the most mountainous countries in the world, have connected and delineated its peoples for millennia. The Yangtze (Long River) marks the border between south and north, its dramatic gorges figuring in myth and legend. The serene waters of the Li River, flowing among mist-enshrouded green mountains, have long inspired Chinese poetry and painting. In this program, learn about China’s heritage, contemporary life, its vast and varied terrain, and sail its renowned waterways.


Highlights

• On traditional sampans, pass through a Yangtze tributary's narrow gorges where you might even catch glimpses of red monkeys amongst the trees.
• Experience the wonder of the Terracotta Army, buried in the tomb of a Qin Emperor 2,200 years ago.
• Sail aboard a four-deck river cruiser and enjoy traditional Chinese performances in the Yangtze Club.

Program Notes

Optional tai chi and Chinese conversation classes when time permits. Group leaders are full-time Chinese Foreign Affairs Office staff, university graduates who are fluent in English, well-educated in safety and protocol, and supported by offices nationwide.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles over uneven terrain, unpaved paths, cobblestones, uneven stone stairs, steep stairs at Yangtze docks, some without railings.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Beijing (China), 4 nights; flight to Yichang, embark Yangtze study vessel, 4 nights; disembark Chongqing, flight to Xian, 3 nights; coach to Yangshuo, 3 nights; flight to Shanghai, 3 nights; departure.

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17 nights of accommodations
48 meals: 17 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 16 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
18 Field trips
21 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances
4 Flights during the program

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