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Overview

 Highlights


  • Exploring original sections of the Great Wall
  • Visiting Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City
  • Exploring the markets and shopping in Beijing
  • Meeting authentic villagers while on trek for a rare glimpse into rural life
  • Visiting a local school to help with classes and play sport
  • Working with local authorities to help improve signage along the Wall

This fantastic itinerary has been designed with the younger traveller in mind. You’ll walk along remote sections of one of the world’s most amazing icons – the Great Wall of China – as well as visit a local school near the Wall, where you will help with classes and play sport, as well as assist local authorities with practical work along the wall, such as assist with creating English signage. Your trek will take in a remote section of the Great Wall outside Beijing in the Hebei Province. Staying at basic yet comfortable guesthouses while on trek, you will trek between villages be awestruck by the vast and diverse scenery as we walk our way through tall swaying corn cropped field to distant green river valleys with one of the great wonders of the world as our backdrop. The local families you’ll encounter will provide you with true rural hospitality in the 'real China' and allow us rare interaction, including visits to family homes. In Beijing take in the capitals must see sites such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the lakeside Summer Palace. We also indulge in the culinary delight that Chinese cuisine is so famous for, including a special Peking duck dinner!

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Starting Point:

Beijing

Activities:

Grading:Introductory to Moderate   

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Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Beijing

Day 2

Drive to Gubeikou, commence trek

Day 3

Trek from Gubeikou to Jinshanling

Day 4-5

Community Project work

Day 6

Lao Dong Po

Day 7

Transfer to Simatai, walk below the summit of Mt Simatai, to Beijing

Day 8

Beijing: Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace

Day 9

Beijing: Tianamen Square and Forbidden City

Day 10

Trip concludes in Beijing


Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health And Well-being:  Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Quality Education:  Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.


Learning outcomes for students

A World Expeditions Schools adventure is a unique learning experience. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development along with leaving the communities and environments where we travel in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the local peoples
• basic outdoor skills obtained on trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals
Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young men and women to help them deal with adverse situations in life.
CARBON NEUTRAL
World Expeditions Schools absorbs the cost of credits mitigating 100% of the unavoidable carbon emissions. This is our commitment to being part of the solution to climate crises.


Grading

Introductory to Moderate

The theme behind most of our trips is action holidays and the fitter you are, the more easily you will adjust and enjoy yourself. On a trekking trip such as this you need to be in general good health and moderately fit. The grading overall would be moderate, with little "strenuous" activity. Before departure aerobic-type exercise, which increases your breathing, is an obvious advantage. We recommend that for about two to three months prior to departure you try to exercise most days for 30 - 45 minutes or aerobic type activity.


Customise your program

We can fully customise a School Travel Program to suit your students' learning objectives and budget. Whether you require a Service Learning program, physical challenge, cultural immersion or certain curriculum targets - talk to one of our educational travel experts about the elements you need in your itinerary. We pride ourselves on developing unique itineraries to meet the learning requirements for schools.

World Expeditions Schools is a division of one of the world's leading adventure travel companies, World Expeditions. We can develop itineraries in any destination that is offered by World Expeditions, which is to every continent on earth.

Use our simple Expedition Design Form to contact us with your requirements and an educational travel expert will be in touch to assist.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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Want to find out more?

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.


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