Tour Itinerary of China Educational and Community Service Tour

13-Day Lijiang and Shangri la Tour (CHT-ET-01)

This 13-day expedition tour provides the participants with an opportunity to serve as well as learn and have some fun in a beautiful village near Shangri-la in the highlands of Yunnan Province. Experience the joy of service, learn new cultures with local friends, learn to work and live together with your group. It will be a special and unique China experience. Note: This tour is valid for a group of minimum 20 people.

Day 1

Place & Transport: Arrive in Lijiang (Watch the Video ), Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities: Airport Transfer (Lijiang),
Meals: Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

Accommodations: Lite Hotel 

Day 2

Place & Transport: Lijiang to Shangri la (Watch the Video )
Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Lijiang to Shangri la, Familiarizing Work
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Familiarizing Work: Depart Lijiang 9am. Coach 3 1/2 hrs to reach Zhongdian town. After lunch in Zhongdian town, take some time to shop for groceries before heading to Ringha Valley. From the town, it takes about 30 min to reach Ringha Valley. First 20 min, on good tarmac road. Next 5 min, on not so good village tarmac road. The last 5 min, on mud road. Rest of the day to acclimatize and interact with host family. Overnight with local family.

Accommodations: Homestay 

Day 3

Place & Transport: Shangri la (Watch the Video )
Today's Activities: Work Allocation
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Work Allocation: One hour village familiarization walk in the morning. After lunch, brief introduction to the project and allocation of work. The group is divided into 3 smaller groups. One group will take care of meals preparation; another group will work project works and another group on education programmes with the villagers. The theme for each group shall be rotated. Evening interaction with villagers. Overnight with local family.

Accommodations: Homestay 

Day 4

Place & Transport: Shangri la (Watch the Video )
Today's Activities: Project Works
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Project Works: 5-6 hours Project work during the day; Educational games with young adults in the evening. Overnight with local family.

Accommodations: Homestay 

Day 5

Place & Transport: Shangri la (Watch the Video )
Today's Activities: Project Works
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Project Works: 5-6 hours Project work during the day; Group facilitation in the evening. Overnight with local family.

Accommodations: Homestay 

Day 6

Place & Transport: Shangri la (Watch the Video )
Today's Activities: Project Works
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Project Works: 5-6 hours Project work during the day; Educational games with young adults in the evening. Overnight with local family.

Accommodations: Homestay 

Day 7

Place & Transport: Shangri la (Watch the Video )
Today's Activities: Project Works
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Project Works: 5-6 hours Project work during the day; Preparation for culture performance. Overnight with local family.

Accommodations: Homestay 

Day 8

Place & Transport: Shangri la (Watch the Video )
Today's Activities: Project Works
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Project Works: 5-6 hours Project work during the day; Preparation for culture performance. Overnight with local family.

Accommodations: Homestay 

Day 9

Place & Transport: Shangri la (Watch the Video )
Today's Activities: Hiking and Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Hiking and Camping: 6 hour Forest Conversation with trek (approx. 15KM). Overnight camp in the hills. Camping ground is about 3600m high.

Accommodations: Camping 

Day 10

Place & Transport: Shangri la (Watch the Video )
Today's Activities: Hiking
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Hiking: 6 hour Forest Conservation with trek (approx. 15KM). Overnight with local family.

Accommodations: Homestay 

Day 11

Place & Transport: Shangri la (Watch the Video )
Today's Activities: Village Visit
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Village Visit: Visit Ringha Monastery and Ringha Community Nursery. Culture Night: Interaction through food, songs and dances, etc. Overnight with local family.

Accommodations: Homestay 

Day 12

Place & Transport: Shangri la (Watch the Video )
Today's Activities: Hiking and Free Time
Meals: Breakfast

- Hiking and Free Time: Depart Ringha Valley at 8am and trek 4 hours to the Shangri-la town. Self exploration in the old town for the rest of the day. Overnight at Gylthang Dzong Hotel

Accommodations: Gyalthang Dzong Hotel (Economy) 

Day 13

Place & Transport: Depart Shangri la, Flight No. TBA
Meals: Breakfast

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Excellent Local Guide

Excellent Local Guides

We selected the most experienced tour guides in each city. They are all very professional and flexible during the tour with oustanding knowledge of all the sites and history.

Our Luxury Car for  Families

Our Luxury Car for Families

We use the modern air-conditioned luxury cars for families or 2-3 persons. The comfort and safety of our customers is of utmost importance, so we ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are well-maintained and always very clean.

Comfortable People Carrier for Small Groups

Comfortable People Carrier for Small Groups

We use only air-conditioned small buses for small groups of 4-7 persons. Our drivers are very nice and careful with over 5-year drive experience.

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Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Inclusions:

  • Entrance Fees:
    To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals:
    All meals as specified in the itinerary.
    If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts is supplied, however there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
  • Private Transfers:
    Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Lijiang, Shangri la by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above).
    Your comfort is our priority! Click here to get a description of the vehicles that we use for our tours.
  • Guide:
    As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Hotels:
    Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.
    All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
  • Transportation:
    Entrance City To Lijiang Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)
    Entrance City To Lijiang Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)
    Shangri la To Departure City Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)

  • Service Charge & Government Taxes:
  • Insurance
    The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    Click here to learn more about the insurance coverage and the sum insured.
  • Luggage Transfers:
    Between airports and hotels.
  • Arrangements:
    The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclusions:

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    USA-CHINA/CHINA-USA: China Highlights has negotiated special discount fares (restrictions apply) for selected flights operated by Air China from major US and China gateways. We are able to offer these special deals to confirmed customers. Discount US to China Flights
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
    Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carryon baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm. More
  • Personal Expenses:
    Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Meals:
    Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.
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