China Geography

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China is an incredible school trip destination, yet the geographical aspect of China offers case studies unique to China, therefore making the perfect Geography school trip.

The Adaptable Travel China geography tour takes in the incredible sites in Guangzhou, Yangshuo and Changdu, offering the perfect mix of geography studies and Chinese cultural immersion.  When thinking about Chinese culture and geography, one will likely conjure images of rice paddies and mountainside Buddhist Temples.  Your group will experience human geography in the Chinese cities, tourism case studies, alongside rural migration issues. You will be able to explore beautiful karst landscapes on a bamboo raft, limestone peaks by bike and relaxing in hot spring mud baths and of course iconic geographic sites including the famous sites of the Yangshuo.

Finally, no trip to rural China would not be complete without visiting a Panda sanctuary, and your students will visit the Chaengdu Panda Breeding Research Centre to discover more about China’s national animal and conservation efforts.

All school trips to China with Adaptable Travel are bespoke, meaning you can tailor make this tour with the help of our friendly team.  Contact Adaptable Travel today to tart organizing your trip.

Li River - Bamboo Rafts
Let the breathtaking karst scenery sink in as you gently glide through t... Read more
Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Centre
You'll have the opportunity to see China's national animal and learn about the conservation efforts.
Buddhist Bright Filial Piety Temple
The Buddhist Bright Filial Piety Temple is with a history dating back more than 1,700 years. 
Yuexiu Park
The largest park in downtown Guangzhou, this park is made up of three artificial lakes and seven hills of Yuexiu Mountain. 
Longji Rice Terraces
Also known as 'The Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces', is one of the amazin... Read more
Moon Hill
Located a few kilometres outside Yangshuo, the hill with a natural arch is a popular... Read more
Impression Sanjie Liu lightshow
Watch a live performance on the waters of the Li river, South from Yangshuo. Directed and choreographed by Zhang Yi Mou, who also created the opening ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Baiyun City Hotel

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Located at the busy commercial center in east of Guangzhou railway s... Read more

Days Inn Frontier Yangshuo

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Days Inn Frontier Yangshuo is 750 yards from Yangshuo West ... Read more

Longsheng Hot Spring Resort

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Longsheng Hot Spring Resort offers accommodation in the pi... Read more

Holiday Inn Express

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Located in Chunxi Road Pedestrian Street in downtown Chengdu. It o... Read more

Destination Pack
To assist you with planning the most relevant and appropriate itinerary for your students, a Leisure & Learning destination pack complete with a full excursion list including curriculum area recommendations will be sent with every quote.

Below is a suggested itinerary for 8 days, 6 nights visiting Guangzhou, Yangshuo and Chengdu. Did you know our itineraries are 100% flexible? We have an expert team waiting to help create your perfect China school trip, so if the below needs tweaking, just ask.

 

DAY 1: TRAVEL

  • Depart from UK airport (usually London) and travel overnight to Guangzhou.

 

DAY 2: GUANGZHOU

  • Morning/Afternoon:
    Upon your arrival at the Guangzhou Airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation.
     
  • Afternoon
    Your first visit will be the Buddhist Bright Filial Piety Temple and Yuexiu Park.
  • Evening:
    Enjoy a Cantonese Dim Sum dinner.

 

DAY 3: LONGJI RICE TERRACES

  • Morning:
    Take the morning train from Guangzhou South Station to Guilin West Station. From here, a coach transfer (2 hours) will take you to the Longsheng County, an ideal base to learn about Chinese agriculture.
  • Afternoon:
    Visit the Longji Rice Terraces in Ping'an village. Stay overnight in a simple guesthouse in the mountains.

 

DAY 4: YANGSHUO

  • Morning:
    Hike through rice paddies and see minority tribes. Visit the amazing viewpoints, "seven stars and one moon" and "nine dragons and five tiger". Then transfer to Yangshuo (3 hours)
  • Afternoon/Evening:
    Attend a cooking class and make fantastic local dishes that you'll eat for your dinner. Then check-in to your accommodation in Yangshuo.

 

DAY 5: MOON HILL

  • Morning:
    Relax in mud baths and hot springs at the back of a 2km deep cave. Then hike to the top of Moon Hill, a famous natural landmark, and enjoy the view over Yangshuo.

    Afternoon:
    Continue exploring the countryside on bikes (helmets provided), stopping off at limestone peaks as your group cycle alongside Yulong River.

    Evening:
    Spend the evening shopping in West Street in Yangshuo.

 

DAY 6: YANGSHUO TOWN

  • Morning:
    Witness the beautiful karst scenery on bamboo rafts (fully risk-assessed and much gentler than white-water rafting).
  • Afternoon:
    Learning activity: students research and discuss challenges facing rural China and effects of tourism on a LEDC with the group and local experts (Yangshuo is a useful case study).
  • Evening
    Enjoy the stunning Impression Sanjie Liu light show in the evening.
     

DAY 7: CHENGDU

  • Morning:
    Fly from Guilin Liangjiang International Airport to Chengdu Shuangliu Airport.
  • Afternoon:
    In the afternoon visit Chengdu’s Panda Breeding Research Centre to see China’s national animal and learn about conservation efforts.
     
  • Evening
    Try traditional Sichuan Hotpot, a fiery broth for dipping meat and vegetables.
    Student Fieldwork Presentations: “The Contrast Between Urban and Rural China” (or an alternative project designed by the lead teacher, pre-discussed with Adaptable Travel before travel)

 

DAY 8: CHENGDU

  • Morning:
    Transfer to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport for the flight home.

 

Adaptable Travel can tailor-make an itinerary around the needs of your group. Contact us today to start organising your next school trip to China. Contact us here.

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