Past and present collide as we start our journey in Beijing, where Tiananmen Square, Mao's resting place and the Forbidden City speak to the city's rich heritage. Our first community service project involves working with a local Hutong charity for students with learning disabilities. Explore the sights and the depth of China's capital city on Bold Earth's China teen program.
Our exploration of the country's world-class landmarks continues as we undertake a breathtaking two-day trek along the 2,000-year-old Great Wall of China. With support from porters, we trace the Wall through mountaintop forests while learning about its history from a local guide. Nightly stays in quaint guest houses afford us the opportunity to wake up in the shadow of this extraordinary world wonder.
Next, we travel to Xi’an and visit the Terracotta Warriors, where thousands of statues face east in battle formation, protecting the emperor's tomb. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is not to be missed! Leaving Xi’an we visit the ancient and world-famous Longmen Grottoes. We spend an afternoon seeing thousands of traditional Buddhist carvings that line the walls of these ancient caves.
Historically a sleepy farming community, Yangshuo blossomed into China's adventure capital during the 1990s, and now draws everyone from backpackers and rock climbers to domestic tourists. In this picturesque town on the Li River, we enjoy rock climbing, tai chi, biking, Chinese cooking classes and a community service project. Moving out of the countryside, Bold Earth's China teen trip concludes in the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong. A visit to Victoria Peak provides incredible views of Victoria Harbor, and the neon jungle of Kowloon glows as we celebrate an epic journey with a final Chinese feast.
China's Best is a China teen tour specifically designed to be combined with Thailand's Best, Australia's Best or Fiji Dive Service or for an epic 4 or 6 week summer! If you are interested contact our Colorado office for more information!