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Tianjiao Educational Exchange Program
Follow Dr.Norman Bethune to China
20 Days (July 15 - Aug 3 2009)
Shanghai- Suzhou - Hangzhou - Beijing - SanyaTrip
Program Features:
*Safe *Cultural and Educational *Luxurious *Five- and Four- Star Hotels
*Authentic Chinese Food *Full buffet breakfast daily in the hotel
 
Day 1 Vancouver - Shanghai (International Flight)

July 15 Highlight
(Wednesday)

Depart for Shanghai via scheduled airline.

Activities

Take international flight to Shanghai.

Meals

Meal and beverage will be served in flight.

Accommodation

In flight

 

Day 2 Shanghai

July 16 Highlight (Thursday)

Arrive in Shanghai in the afternoon or late evening.

Activities

On arrival, a chartered bus will take you to the hotel. Leisure time will follow registration.

Meals

Dinner on your own.

Accommodation

4 - 5 Star Hotel

 

Day 3 Shanghai

July 17 Highlight (Friday)

Reception, networking opportunity, dinner banquet

Activities

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast in the hotel and have a relaxing morning. A reception will be arranged in the afternoon followed by a dinner banquet in the hotel. This is a great opportunity to network with other educators from North America and China.

Meals

In the hotel.

Accommodation

4 - 5 Star Hotel

 

Day 4 Shanghai

July 18 Highlight (Saturday)

the third session of the Sino-Canada International Educational Exchange Forum

Activities

The Opening Ceremony of the third session of the Sino-Canada International Educational Exchange Forum will be hosted in the auditorium of Haimen Middle School. A group photo will be taken after the ceremony. Three strands with different themes will be held in the morning and in the afternoon. A buffet dinner and performance will be arranged to celebrate this great event. Transfer to Suzhou by tour bus in the evening.

Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast - full hotel buffet
Lunch & Dinner – at Haimen Middle School

Accommodation

4 - 5 Star Hotel

 
Day 5 Suzhou

July 19 Highlight (Sunday)

Silk weaving workshop, Lingering Garder, Shan Tang Street

Activities

Suzhou is famous for its silk production. Visit to a weaving workshop will allow visitors to understand the history of silk and the unique silk weaving techniques. You can see how the silk is processed from the silk worm to the final woven cloth. Visit Lingering Garden, one of the largest Gardens in Suzhou. Shan Tang Street has around 1500 years history. A walking tour will be arranged on Shan Tang Street.

Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast - full hotel buffet
Lunch & Dinner – at Haimen Middle School

Accommodation

4 - 5 Star Hotel

 
Day 6 Suzhou – Hangzhou

July 20 Highlight (Monday)

Hupao (Tiger Running) Spring

Activities

Take a tour bus to Hangzhou, and then check in at the hotel. Hupao (Tiger Running) Spring is well-known for its unique fountain. People of all ages highly praise the water after tasting a cup of Longjing Tea with the water from Hupao fountain.

Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast - full hotel buffet
Lunch & Dinner – at Haimen Middle School

Accommodation

4 - 5 Star Hotel

 
Day 7 Hangzhou

July 21 Highlight (Tuesday)

West Lake , Ancient Style Chinese Tea Ceremony

Activities

After the breakfast, visit West Lake. A Tea ceremony in a tea farm of Longjing Village will be arranged in the afternoon.

Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast - full hotel buffet
Lunch & Dinner – at Haimen Middle School

Accommodation

4 - 5 Star Hotel

 
Day 8 Hangzhou-Shanghai

July 22 Highlight (Wednesday)

the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Bund, Acrobatic Show (Optional)

Activities

Transfer to Shanghai by tour bus. Visit the famous “ Oriental Pearl Tower” by going up to the top of the tower and enjoy a birds-eye view of Shanghai. In the afternoon, a visit to the Bund will be arranged. The bund now is a well-known waterfront park. After dinner, enjoy an optional Chinese acrobatics performance - a crowd favorite!

Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast - full hotel buffet
Lunch & Dinner – at Haimen Middle School

Accommodation

4 or 5 - Star Hotel

 

Day 9 Suzhou

July 23 Highlight (Thursday)

Yuyuan Garden , Chenghuangmiao Market, Dinner Cruise (Optional)

Activities

After breakfast, visit Yuyuan Garden, a maze of marvelous pavilions, ponds, little rock mountain and arching tress; Chenghuangmiao Market is one of the most popular local markets. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon. An optional dinner cruise on Huangpu River that winds through the city will offer you a great chance to see an unforgettable view of Shanghai at night.

Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast - full hotel buffet
Lunch & Dinner – at Haimen Middle School

Accommodation

4 or 5 - Star Hotel

 

Day 10 Shanghai - Beijing

July 24 Highlight (Friday)

City Tour

Activities

Take a domestic flight to Beijing. Check in at the hotel. Then a guided city tour of Beijing will be arranged if it is still early. A feast of Beijing Roast Duck will be arranged for dinner.

Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast - full hotel buffet
Lunch & Dinner – at Haimen Middle School

Accommodation

4 or 5 - Star Hotel

 
Day 11 Beijing

July 25 Highlight (Saturday)

2008 Olympic Sites, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Chinese Kungfu Show (Optional)

Activities

Enjoy full buffet breakfast in the hotel and have a relaxing morning. After that, a bus tour to the 2008 Olympic Construction Sites. The next stop for this day will be a guided visit to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square is a culturally significant part of the Chinese culture as it has been the site of several key events in Chinese history. At the Forbidden City, visualize how many Chinese Dynasties served this as their home as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government for almost five centuries. In the evening, enjoy an optional dramatic Chinese Kung Fu performance.

Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast - full hotel buffet
Lunch & Dinner – at Haimen Middle School

Accommodation

4 or 5 - Star Hotel

 
Day 12 Beijing

July 26 Highlight (Sunday)

Taiji Lesson, Jade Factory, The Great Wall, Beijing roast duck

Activities

Learn traditional Tai Chi to start the day in the beautiful hotel garden to gain some Yin and Yang energy. Then a visit to the biggest jade factory in Beijing will be arranged. This is also a perfect opportunity to bring back a wonderful gift for your family members and loved ones or a souvenir of yourself. After the lunch, enjoy your leisure time exploring one of the great wonders of the world!

Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast - full hotel buffet
Lunch & Dinner – at Haimen Middle School

Accommodation

4 or 5 - Star Hotel

 
Day 13 Beijing

July 27 Highlight (Monday)

Hutong Tour, Pearl Farm, Summer Palace

Activities

In the morning, take part in a rickshaw tour of Hutong, an important cultural element of the city of Beijing. As you rickshaw through the narrow streets of this city, embrace in its history and the significance of the residential neighborhood. As part of the tour, enjoy lunch with a local family inside a house in Hutong! After, a trip to one of the biggest pearl farms will be arranged. You will be introduced to the importance of pearls to the Chinese culture. In the afternoon, visit the Summer Palace, the most celebrated imperial garden in China.

Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast - full hotel buffet
Lunch & Dinner – at Haimen Middle School

Accommodation

4 or 5 - Star Hotel

 

Day 14 Beijing – Sanya (Domestic Flight)

July 28 Highlight
(Tuesday)

Depart for Sanya from Beijing

Activities

Transfer to Sanya from Beijing by the domestic flight. Check in at the hotel. Leisure time will follow registration. Sanya is the second largest city in Hainan Island, and it has been eulogized as“the Hawaii of the East”.

Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast - full hotel buffet
Lunch & Dinner – at Haimen Middle School

Accommodation

Yalong Bay Universal Resort, Sanya (Yalong Bay National Resort District, Sanya, Hainan Island, 572016; Tel: (86-898)88566666) or similar hotel

 
Day 15 Sanya

July 29 Highlight
(Wednesday)

Cooking Lesson, enjoy free leisure time and the sunshine at the beach

Activities

A Cooking lesson will be held at the hotel in the morning. Enjoy the blue sky, the white cloud, the sunshine and the beach in the afternoon.

Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast - full hotel buffet
Lunch & Dinner – at Haimen Middle School

Accommodation

Yalong Bay Universal Resort, Sanya (Yalong Bay National Resort District, Sanya, Hainan Island, 572016; Tel: (86-898)88566666) or similar hotel

 
Day 16 Sanya

July 30 Highlight
(Tuesday)

Cooking Lesson, a visit to the local market

Activities

Have a Cooking lesson at the hotel in the morning, and enjoy a visit to the local market in the afternoon.

Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast - full hotel buffet
Lunch & Dinner – at Haimen Middle School

Accommodation

Yalong Bay Universal Resort, Sanya (Yalong Bay National Resort District, Sanya, Hainan Island, 572016; Tel: (86-898)88566666) or similar hotel

 
Day 17 Sanya

uly 31 Highlight
(Friday)

Cooking Lesson, free leisure time and enjoy the sunshine at the beach

Activities

Have a Cooking lesson at the hotel in the morning, and enjoy the blue sky, the white cloud, the sunshine and the beach in the afternoon.

Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast - full hotel buffet
Lunch & Dinner – at Haimen Middle School

Accommodation

Yalong Bay Universal Resort, Sanya (Yalong Bay National Resort District, Sanya, Hainan Island, 572016; Tel: (86-898)88566666) or similar hotel

 
Day 18 Sanya

Aug 1 Highlight
(Saturday)

Cooking Lesson, free leisure time and enjoy the sunshine at the beach

Activities

Have a Cooking lesson at the hotel in the morning, and enjoy the blue sky, the white cloud, the sunshine and the beach in the afternoon.

Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast - full hotel buffet
Lunch & Dinner – at Haimen Middle School

Accommodation

Yalong Bay Universal Resort, Sanya (Yalong Bay National Resort District, Sanya, Hainan Island, 572016; Tel: (86-898)88566666) or similar hotel

 
Day 19 Sanya

Aug 2 Highlight
(Sunday)

Cooking Lesson, free at leisure and enjoy the sunshine in the beach

Activities

Have a Cooking lesson at the hotel in the morning, and enjoy the blue sky, the white cloud, the sunshine and the beach in the afternoon.

Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast - full hotel buffet
Lunch & Dinner – at Haimen Middle School

Accommodation

Yalong Bay Universal Resort, Sanya (Yalong Bay National Resort District, Sanya, Hainan Island, 572016; Tel: (86-898)88566666) or similar hotel

 
Day 20 Depart for Vancouver (Domestic and International Flight)

Aug 3 Highlight
(Monday)

Flight back to Vancouver via scheduled airline

Activities

Enjoy your last buffet breakfast in Shanghai and have some free time in the morning to get ready for flight back to Vancouver or get some last minute souvenirs. In the afternoon, a chartered bus will take you to the airport where you will begin the journey back to Vancouver.

Lunch & Dinner

In flight

Accommodation

In flight

 

* We reserve the right to adjust and change the itinerary according to any irresistible local situations.

 

 
 
 

 

 
     
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Tianjiao's Cultural Exchange trips are more than just a vacation. You meet real people and experience real life in China. You see what you always have dreamed of seeing and live a life never imagined. First class accommodation, the finest foods, and every detail looked after by professionals who know what you are looking for. Ideal for teachers, students and families, I would recommend Tianjiao as the only way to see China. Definitely more than just a vacation; it's the experience of a lifetime.
Stuart Mackinnon
Special Education Teacher
Killarney Secondary, Vancouver
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