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Program #15122ENZ
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.
Gain a vivid overview of ancient and present-day China as you encounter its most significant icons. On the Yangtze, discover how the world’s third-longest river influenced China’s development for thousands of years. Uncover the differences between the South and North as you explore imperial Beijing, ancient Xi’an, cosmopolitan Shanghai, and sail beneath the mystical mountains of the Li River.


Highlights

• Experience three scenic nights aboard the Yangtze River study vessel.
• Visit remote riverside villages and the Three Gorges Dam project.
• Walk the Great Wall and enter the Forbidden City.

Program Notes

Optional tai ji and Chinese conversation classes.

The 2014 itinerary differs slightly: Arrival Beijing, 4 nights; fly to Xi’an, 2 nights; fly to Guilin 1 night; sail to Yangshuo, 1 night; fly to Chongqing, embark Yangtze vessel, 3 nights; fly to Shanghai, 3 nights; departure. Zhang Yi Mou's musical is not included in the itinerary.

Activity Notes

Walking up to three miles daily; uneven terrain, uneven stone stairs; steps without railings.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Beijing, 3 nights; fly to Xi’an, 3 nights; fly to Guilin for coach to Yangshuo, 2 nights; fly to Chongqing, embark Yangtze vessel, 3 nights; fly 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 ...
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

Ratings

4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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