This 11-day China Eco-Adventure School Tour is the perfect integration between natural-cultural exploration and education. We provide teachers and students with the trip to discover and have a break, you also can learn about the environment and protection measures of China. This is truly a field trip for school students who are concerning environmental problems.
General School Tour Information
Duration: 11 days
Start/End: Beijing/ Shanghai
Tour Route: Beijing – Xi’an – Hangzhou – Shanghai – Suzhou – Shanghai
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Fill your specific requirements out the inquiry form)
Day 1: Welcome to Beijing
Day 2: Beijing: Visit landmarks
Day 3: Beijing: Clean up at Hunaghuacheng Great Wall
Day 4: Beijing – Xi’an Visit Gaobeidian Wastewater Treatment Plant
Day 5: Xi’an Highlights
Day 6: Xi’an – Hangzhou
Day 7: Hangzhou: Explore Hangzhou Environmental Group
Day 8: Hangzhou – Shanghai: Close to Nature
Day 9: Shanghai: City Tour
Day 10: Shanghai – Suzhou: Environmental Park Explore
Detailed China School Trip Itinerary
Day 1: Welcome to Beijing (D)
Welcome to Beijing – China. Your tour guide and driver will wait for you at the arrival airport and transfer you to your hotel to help you to check-in. You have free time to look around as you like. Have dinner time at the hotel.
Day 2: Beijing: visit landmarks (B, L, D)
On your first day of this itinerary, you will have breakfast servings at the hotel. The Eco Tour will start by venturing the cultural background of China. The Forbidden City or Imperial Palace is a must-see for any visit to Beijing or even a trip to China. Along the way, you will drop in on Tian’an men Square. Go across the square, and you will see the biggest and oldest palace complex in China, which was built in the Ming and Qing Dynasty. The knowledgeable and experienced guide will lead you to reveal the real-life of emperors with empresses in the past, uncover the exquisite structure and design, and visit quiet places few people get to see. You will be enchanted by Chinese culture.
Have lunch at a local restaurant. After that, we continue to the Shijia Hutong Museum to visit this typical local residence. From the origin of the Hutong to the history, celebrities, and old things of hutong life, the essence of Chinese civilization is unfolding in front of you.
Students and teachers will be escorted to the hotel, and have dinner here. Time in the evening is free for you.
Day 3: Beijing: Clean up at Hunaghuacheng Great Wall (B, L, D)
In this morning, have a break then you will be transferred to the Temple of Heaven, so wander around this historical religious construction learning about architecture and spiritual symbolism. Enjoy local taste for lunch in a local restaurant. The following destination is the Huanghuacheng Great Wall, which is a 2-hour drive from the center city. Different from other sections of the Great Wall, Huanghuacheng Great Wall combines mountains, a lake, and the ancient Great Wall. Students and teachers will not only be hiking, but as we start we’ll keep an eye out for things to pick up, and do our best to keep the Great Wall clean and green. This is the purpose of today’s traveling.
Day 4: Beijing – Xi’an Visit Gaobeidian Wastewater Treatment Plant (B, L, D)
Have breakfast at the hotel. This morning we will move to the Gaobeidian Wastewater Treatment Plant. It is the largest treatment plant in Beijing. Students will learn about the wastewater treatment processes and the current standards for wastewater treatment in China. This visit will contribute to school students’ thinking on the design of municipal facilities and the application of sound standards and treatment processes in water-stressed regions.
Return and have a quick lunch at the hotel. The guide and driver will drive you from the hotel to Beijing Railway Station, and you will take the bullet train from Beijing to Xi’an. It often takes about 4 hours.
On the arrival at Xi’an, local experts will be taken you to the hotel and relax. Enjoy your dinner here.
Day 5: Xi’an Highlights (B, L, D)
Start your day with breakfast. Today’s destination is The Terracotta Warriors museum, home to the greatest archaeological treasures of China. There are three excavated pits to exhibit amazing warrior figures and Chinese ancient weapons. Teachers and students can enjoy the time to explore the history of the Qin Dynasty and legends of Qinshihuang Emperor.
Have Xi’an local cuisine in a restaurant near the tourism zone. Proceed to Cave dwelling to experience cave-dwelling life and have lunch at a farmer’s house. These distinctive houses in Xi’an have a 3000-year history. Then continue to the City Wall, where you can take a leisurely walk, a bike ride or Eco-Car ride to visit. Xi’an Ancient City Wall was established in the Ming Dynasty, and you will see beautiful sights from the top of the wall.
In the later afternoon, we will transfer to the Muslim Quarter, where our tour guide will bring you to explore the local traditional gourmet food. Enjoy dinner here.
Day 6: Xi’an – Hangzhou (B, L, D)
Enjoy leisurely breakfast at the hotel; we will gather at the hotel lobby and transfer to Xi’an Railway Station. Take the high-speed train from Xi’an to Hangzhou for 2 hours.
Your tour guide and driver will pick up you at the Hangzhou Railway Station. Escort you to your hotel. Have a late lunch and take a good rest.
After dinner at the hotel, you have free time to explore the inner city at night.
Day 7: Hangzhou: Explore Hangzhou Environmental Group (B, L, D)
Your breakfast will be served at the hotel. Today, we pay a visit to Hangzhou Environmental Group where there is a one-stop solution provider that taps into every possible way of re-using waste and shows how wastewater is being re-used through the treatment facility. This visit will take about 5 hours.
Have lunch along with group members. In the afternoon, students will continue learning about sewage treatment. Get back to the hotel before it gets dark and enjoy your meal here.
Day 8: Hangzhou – Shanghai: Close to Nature (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will head to Lingyin Temple, which is situated in the verdant hills and is one of the most extraordinary Buddhist sites of China. Together with the nearby Feilai Feng Grottoes and Liuhe Pagoda, you will feel refreshed, peaceful and with all of the bothers out of your mind. The next stop is Meijiawu Tea Village, where you can try to learn tea picking and drying. On rainy days, we can provide a raincoat for doing the activity. Gain a deep understanding of the culture of Longjing Tea, traditionally brew a cup of tea by yourself, and enjoy a wonderful sipping experience.
After lunch at a local restaurant, you will have a trip to West Lake. Take a scenic cruise on West Lake, enjoy some great relaxation as you immerse yourself in the legendary stories and tranquil landscape.
Later, go back to your hotel to pick up your luggage, and transfer to the railway station. You will take about 1 hour to arrive in Shanghai. We will accompany you to the hotel and have dinner.
Day 9: Shanghai: City Tour (B, L, D)
In the morning, head to the Old French Concession., as this area is unique with its architecture and western street style mixed with local Shanghai features. Teachers and students will visit some original buildings and admire their different charms. Next, come to Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, the largest urban planning exhibition hall, which shows the past development and the current situation of the city. It is the perfect place to gain a comprehensive understanding of Shanghai.
After tasting Shang local food for lunch, we will go to the Bund during the daytime, and you will look over the modern architecture on the east bank of Huangpu River and the skyscrapers. Later, we will explore Yu Garden. Shanghai Gardens belong to Jiangnan-Style Traditional Gardens, which are filled with Chinese culture, the art of garden design, and antique beauty.
In the evening, head back to the hotel and have dinner. Free time after that is for you.
Day 10: Shanghai – Suzhou: Environmental Park Explore (B, L, D)
Have breakfast and take a bullet train to Suzhou, about a 30 minutes length. Then we will stop for Mengqing Garden Environmental Park. You will learn about the history of the Suzhou River, its pollution as well as its treatment, and the process of rehabilitating the river and technologies for eco-environmental protection.
When we finish the half-day trip, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. we will go back to Shanghai by high-speed train.
Return to your hotel and have dinner here.
Day 11: Departure Shanghai (B)
Enjoy your last breakfast in Shanghai and have free time to pack your luggage, our guide and driver will take you to the airport. The amazing school trip ends. We wish you have a nice trip and keep for yourselves knowledge of Chinese environment aspects!