Cultural school trips to China

Why China?

“I think the reason to go on a Cultural trip to China lies in that very question. There’s so much mystery and intrigue and, as a result, misconception. I couldn’t work out at first why I kept going back, but it dawned on me that it’s because there’s so much to discover.

Over the past 3 and a half years, I’ve been lucky enough to work in this amazing country, alongside some amazingly knowledgeable educators, climbers and adventurers. From the bustling city of Chengdu to the mountains of Yangshuo , to the deserts in Inner Mongolia, my aim is to go beyond the typical tours
offered by many companies and show you the real China.”

Mike HendeyMike Hendey, Group Travel Consultant

mike@msgtours.com
07708035359

How our China trips work…

Our aim is that, when you leave China, you feel you know it. It’s a country that is easy to feel lost in, whether that’s the language barrier or just the sheer size of the place.

The Tours

Our cultural China tours are split into 5 day ‘bitesize chunks’ that allow you to get to grips with each location in amazing detail.
Each section features a ‘must see’ activity, a community element to allow you to really engage on a personal level and something adventurous to get the blood pumping

Beijing is, quite simply, gigantic. During your time there you will have a chance to experience the old by ambling around the Hutong District, the new, courtesy of the incredible architecture in the financial district and the truly ancient by waking up on the Great Wall.

No where else on earth will you find a city of such variety, culture and excitement.

Adventure Push your limits with a via ferrata and climbing session on the scenic mountains here

Community Spend a morning in a Chinese school, experiences their education system and participating in a school ceremony

Must see Wake up next to the Great Wall for a sunrise experience away from the crowds at the major tourist spots

 

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Xi’an was the starting point for the Silk Road and as a result, a melting pot of cultures, customs and architecture. It has served as the capital for several dynasties and the grand City Walls are an immediate indicator as to its rich history. You’ll climb to new heights in the Hua Mountains and help children in a local orphanage. Xi’an has so much to offer and we can show you how.

Adventure –  Hiking in the notoriously steep scenery of Hua Shan and soaking up the views as your reward.

Community – Spend a morning creating art to donate to a Children’s centre for orphan’s affected by parents serving prison sentences.

Must see – Known as the ‘8th Wonder of the World’, you’ll be blown away by the scale of these ancient guards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chengdu is famous for its Pandas, its slow pace of life and its spicy (and I mean spicy) food.
DuJiangYan is the oldest irrigation system in the world and part of Chengdu’s former fame as a farming heartland in China. In recent times, the city has become one of the most important economic centres in the country, attracting huge investments. The city even plans to launch an artificial moon to replace streetlights in 2020…

Adventure –  Hiking through Buddhist temples on the magnificent Emei Shan.

Community Spend a full day in an old people’s home, learning from China’s elders and bringing happiness to the residents.

Must see Pandas! Need I say more?

 

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Yangshuo is rural China at its absolute best. A town of around 70,000 residents, nestled in a clearing between towering karst peaks, you’ll never be short of something to do. From camping under the stars in Fuli to descending into the caves beneath the beautiful peaks, you’ll see a side of China that not many experience.

Adventure  Hiking through Buddhist temples on the magnificent Emei Shan.

Community Spend a full day in an old people’s home, learning from China’s elders and bringing happiness to the residents.

Must see Pandas! Need I say more?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities on earth, Shanghai has something for everyone. Wander through the French Concession, gaze up at the skyline along the bund and escape the city for a day in the tea plantations near Hangzhou.
See what Shanghai can offer you…

Adventure –  Camping under the stars in Fuli and abseiling from ‘Mike’s Window’.

CommunitySpend time in the countryside with farming families and help paint murals at a local school

Must see take your pick! The amazing Liu San Jie, the rice terraces in Longsheng or bamboo rafting on the Yulong river

 

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Mix and Match

Lean on our expertise to customise this to your study aims and combine locations to create a tour that suits you. China is incredibly well connected by air and train to allow each itinerary to fit seamlessly into the same trip. So pick what you like, speak with our experts and then add your flights based around your preference

Go Explore!

Once you’ve made your choices, leave it with us as we create your ideal itinerary and take the stress out of such a big trip. We’ll listen to the focus for your trip, your budget and your objectives to create a China tour like no other.


Example Itineraries

Our China itineraries are designed by our in-house China expert, Mike Hendey. Mike spent 3 and a half years living in the country, working as a teacher, adventure guide and outdoor educator, 3 roles that took him the length and breadth of this fascinating country.


Getting there

Flying is the quickest way to get to China, with the average journey time from the UK being around 10 hours.

Where to Stay

We have a selection of hostels located in the city centre of each destination for you to choose from.


When to Visit China?

You can visit China at any time of year, but we recommend to visit in the Spring or Autumn for the best experience.

 

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