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China Today: Hidden Villages, Contemporary Cities and Yangtze River

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Road Scholar
Program #16602ENZ
22 Days | 21 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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.
Gain a fresh perspective on China’s greatest monuments and contrast the lives of modern, middle-class Chinese in cosmopolitan Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai against the timeless traditions of rural peoples in the remote and beautiful Guizhou Province. Journey along country roads and walk village pathways to gain access to places not often visited by outsiders and learn about the age-old traditions of the local peoples.


Highlights

• Journey by vans through remote Guizhou Province’s rural villages to meet residents and village chiefs.
• Meet China’s new middle class at an individual dinner in homes of English-speaking faculty and share a home-hosted lunch with a Miao family in the countryside.
• On a three-night voyage on the Yangtze River, learn about the river’s role in Chinese history.

Activity Notes

Van transportation over bumpy roads for extended periods. Walking up and downhill on dirt paths, stairs without railings.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Beijing, 3 nights; flight to Xi’an, 3 nights; flight & van to Kaili, 2 nights; van to Leishan, 1 night; van to Rongjiang, 1 night; van to Zhaoxing, 2 nights; Van to Guiyang, 2 nights; flight to Chongqing; Yangtze River study cruise, 3 nights; flight to Shanghai, 3 nights; departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
20 nights of accommodations
57 meals: 20 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 20 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
26 Field trips
27 Hands-on experiences
6 Performances
4 Flights during the program

Ratings

5
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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